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China closes church founded by Samuel Lamb

International | Plus, a new church in Ukraine and other international news and notes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/17/18, 11:03 am

CHINA: More than 60 police officers stormed a children’s Bible class Saturday morning to launch a raid shutting down Rongguili Church in Guangzhou. The church was founded by the late Samuel Lamb and became the third prominent Protestant church in China closed in recent months.

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Top Republicans: Stop coddling Saudis

International | Tension grows between Congress and the Trump administration over the Khashoggi case
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/05/18, 10:27 am

SAUDI ARABIA: U.S. senators emerged from a closed-door briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel saying the evidence overwhelmingly points to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s involvement in the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “There’s not a smoking gun—there’s a smoking saw,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

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Ukraine issues travel ban for Russian men

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/30/18, 11:35 am

Ukraine on Friday banned Russian men from traveling into the country amid increasing tension with Moscow. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Twitter that the restriction, which only affects 16- to 60-year-old men, will bar Russians from forming “private armies” in the country. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Russia will not impose similar restrictions on Ukraine.

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