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A waiting game for migrants in France

International | Christians minister at refugee encampments in Paris
by Rob Holmes
Posted 12/19/17, 12:28 pm

PARIS—It’s near freezing when tents begin appearing on Avénue du Président Wilson. Migrants are getting ready for another November night. Their evening ritual creates an impromptu camp in a pedestrianized median on the north side of the city, near the Metro at Porte de la Chapelle.

I greet many of the men as I trail along behind a more expert friend who visits this spot weekly. She is Egyptian and comes like a sister, in the name of Christ, herself a stranger in France.

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U.S. bypasses UN to bring aid to persecuted groups in Iraq

International | Vice President Mike Pence pledges support for Christians and other religious minorities suffering from ISIS terror
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/27/17, 12:11 pm

IRAQ: In a reversal of U.S. policy from the Obama era, Vice President Mike Pence announced Thursday the United States “will no longer rely on the United Nations to assist persecuted Christians and minorities in the wake of genocide and the atrocities of terrorist groups.” The long-awaited reversal came in a keynote address by Pence in Washington for the group In Defense of Christians.

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Pentagon: Americans deserve more information on Niger attack

by Evan Wilt
Posted 10/23/17, 05:43 pm

WASHINGTON—Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, promised on Monday to provide more details about the Oct. 4 attack in Niger that left four U.S. service members dead. But during an afternoon news conference he offered little new information about what he called a “complex” situation. “We owe the families and the American people transparency and we intend to deliver just that,” Dunford said. At least 800 U.S. soldiers are in Niger supporting a French-led mission to defeat regional terror groups Islamic State, al-Qaeda, and Boko Haram.

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