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Communist Cuba still no friend to faith

Cuba | Renewed relations with the United States haven’t helped Cuba’s persecuted Christians
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 8/22/16, 12:32 pm

The restoration of diplomatic ties between the United States and Communist Cuba in 2015 has not yet improved human rights or religious freedom abuses for Cubans.

Instead, some watchdog groups say the repression increased in 2016, and they called on other countries to pressure Cuba over its actions.

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Globe Trot: Newly released emails show Clinton Foundation efforts to influence State Department

International | Meanwhile, more Christians die in Muslim extremist attacks in Nigeria
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/12/16, 03:13 pm

NIGERIA: Emails released this week show a senior Clinton Foundation employee asked the Hillary Clinton–led State Department to help a top foundation donor. Gilbert Chagoury, a prominent Nigerian businessman of Lebanese descent, surfaced as the “key guy there” in just-released emails dating to 2009. Chagoury donated between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation, and in 2009 he pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative.

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Globe Trot: Britain suffers Brexit buyer’s remorse

International | Conservative reaction in the U.S. remains divided
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/27/16, 12:46 pm

BREXIT: All the experts seem to suggest the U.K. faces an economic downturn in the wake of last week’s decision via referendum to leave the European Union. That’s one reason real is sinking in this week.

Conservative opinion in the U.S. remains divided.

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