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Bertie Boris

International | The unlikely ascension of Britain’s new prime minister
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/25/19, 01:12 pm

BRITAIN: The Conservative Party has named the Bertie Wooster of British culture, Boris Johnson, the country’s new prime minister. Pledging to take the U.K. out of the European Union—as former Prime Minister Theresa May was unable to do—by the statutory deadline of Oct. 31, Johnson has ascended to head of government through an unlikely path resembling U.S.

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U.S. honors religious freedom fighters

International | The State Department recognizes awardees at its recent religious freedom conference
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/23/19, 02:54 pm

The United States last week honored six advocates fighting against religious violence and discrimination with the first-ever International Religious Freedom awards.

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Chinese pastor’s wife released from detention

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/11/19, 12:48 pm

Chinese authorities on Tuesday released Jiang Rong, wife of Pastor Wang Yi, on bail six months after the widespread arrests of leaders and members of Early Rain Covenant Church. Authorities in Chengdu launched a crackdown on Early Rain on Dec. 9, 2018, swarming apartment complexes, ransacking homes, and forcing members to sign a document renouncing the church.

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