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Open Doors sounds alarm on China

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/16/20, 01:04 pm

WASHINGTON—Every day last year, an average of eight Christians were killed for their faith, and about 23 Christian women suffered rape or sexual harassment, according to the persecution watchdog Open Doors, which released its annual World Watch List on Wednesday. The 2020 report reveals that 260 million Christians live in countries with high levels of persecution, a 6 percent increase from 2019.

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China trade deal moves forward

by Kent Covington
Posted 1/15/20, 12:59 pm

President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He met at the White House to sign the first phase of a trade deal on Wednesday. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang on Tuesday repeated an official promise not to devalue the yuan as a weapon in trade disputes, and the United States announced it would drop China from a list of currency manipulators.

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Governments teeter in Iran and Iraq

International | Protests and violence mark a weekend of unrest in the neighboring nations
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/13/20, 02:33 pm

IRAN: Iranians took to the streets declaring “death to this rule” (more here) and calling for the prosecution of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps after its leaders admitted to downing Ukrainian Airlines Fligh

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