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NATO turns 70

International | The alliance’s secretary-general lists modern threats to security
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/05/19, 12:28 pm

NATO: On the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, foreign ministers gathered in Washington, D.C., announced increased support for Ukraine to counter the threat from Russia.

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Turkish voters rebuke Erdogan

International | Opposition candidates pick up major victories in municipal elections
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/01/19, 12:34 pm

TURKEY: The party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suffered a high-profile defeat in municipal elections on Sunday, ceding control of the capital Ankara to the opposition. Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) also appears to have lost Istanbul, the country’s biggest city, in a stunning rebuke for Erdogan, who is also AKP party chairman and widened his executive powers under a new presidential system introduced last year.

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A call for prayer

International | ISIS could turn a region in Syria into ‘a bloodbath’ without intervention
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/01/19, 12:41 pm

SYRIA: Christians leading aid efforts in the embattled Deir Ezzor region, along with a Norwegian Share Mission Network, are calling for global prayer Friday through Sunday. “This could be a bloodbath here and drag on and on, and concerted prayer is very needed,” said David Eubank, director of Free Burma Rangers, a team of U.S. and Burmese medics and caregivers who have been on the ground near the fighting in Baghuz since Feb. 1.

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