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“No more freedom”

International | China’s new national security law goes into effect in Hong Kong
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/06/20, 04:43 pm

HONG KONG: “We have no more freedom in Hong Kong,” said a prayer meeting organizer as a national security law took effect last week for the once independent territory. The law establishes a Committee for Safeguarding National Security under the supervision of China’s central government, working in secret and outside of judicial oversight.

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Coronavirus infections rise in Peru

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/18/20, 12:38 pm

Peru continues to move up the list of countries in the world with the most confirmed COVID-19 cases. It ranks second behind Brazil in Latin America and seventh overall. The nation has reported nearly 241,000 confirmed cases, with a 53 percent recovery rate and a 3 percent fatality rate. More than 7,200 Peruvians have died from the disease, with close to 129,000 recoveries. Peru’s government has extended its lockdown through at least June 30.

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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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