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Progress and regress on the international religious freedom front

International | State Department report to inform President Trump’s executive order
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/11/20, 04:38 pm

GLOBAL: The State Department released its 2019 Report on International Religious Freedom, which is expected to help form an action plan for President Donald Trump’s June 2 executive order on international religious freedom.

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Lebanon’s double agony

International | The coronavirus pandemic intensifies economic woes
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/01/20, 04:00 pm

On Tuesday night, protesters in Sidon, Lebanon, broke into a bank and set it on fire while singing. Demonstrators chanting “revolution” also tossed Molotov cocktails at a local central bank branch. The crowd cheered each time they hit their target. Protesters broke curfew to inflict similar destruction in Tripoli, Beirut, and Nabatieh.

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Boris is back to lead Britain

International | Key countries attempt reopening, plus other international news and notes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/27/20, 04:54 pm

BRITAIN: Prime Minister Boris Johnson returned to work on Monday after his battle with the coronavirus, appearing lighter and less intense, but he resisted calls to ease Britain’s lockdown measures. He also said Britain will not extend its deadline for negotiating a trade deal with the European Union following Brexit, despite the pandemic.

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