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Place of refuge

International | Protestant church in the Netherlands ends 96-day service to protect migrant family
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/05/19, 02:46 pm

A church in the Netherlands last week ended a collaborative 96-day worship service it started to protect a refugee family. The Dutch governing coalition agreed last Tuesday to reassess the family’s case, along with those of 700 children who were raised in the country as their parents sought asylum.

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Trump and Erdogan’s tête-à-tête over Syria

International | Plus, a pastor’s bold witness in China
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/14/18, 01:13 pm

SYRIA: U.S. President Donald Trump spoke Friday morning by phone with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the two leaders, according to Reuters, “agreed on the need for more efficient cooperation over Syria, without giving details.” Tension at the Syria-Turkey border has spiked this week, with Erdogan threatening direct military action against U.S.-allied Kurdish militias near an area where U.S. ground forces are based.

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May lobbies EU leaders after delaying Brexit vote

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/11/18, 11:14 am

British Prime Minister Theresa May will hold the delayed parliamentary Brexit vote by Jan. 21, her spokesman said Tuesday. May on Monday postponed the Brexit vote scheduled for Tuesday and acknowledged she expected to lose by a “significant margin” after lawmakers expressed widespread dissatisfaction with the separation agreement she made with the European Union.

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