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“A very serious situation”

International | COVID-19 caseloads in Europe increase while the debate continues over the disease’s origins
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/21/20, 05:49 pm

EUROPE: Six months after Italy’s coronavirus crisis became an ominous signpost to the West, the World Health Organization is warning of “a very serious situation” unfolding again across Europe.

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Attack kills World Vision worker in Congo

International | Two others taken hostage and released in war-torn area
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/17/20, 07:23 pm

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Armed attackers in eastern Congo killed an aid worker with U.S.-based World Vision and held two others hostage on Wednesday. Their convoy came under attack as the group returned from delivering food to war-ravaged communities in North Kivu province.

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A win for Trump and embattled Mideast leaders

International | The normalizing of Arab-Israeli relations is a big deal
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/15/20, 11:32 am

UNITED STATES: The leaders of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain are signing a peace accord with Israel on Tuesday at a White House ceremony. Bahrain joined UAE on Friday in agreeing to normalize relations with the Jewish state, long a pariah in the Arab world for its treatment of Palestinians.

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