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Collective concerns

International | United States stays out of far-reaching global migration accord
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/18/18, 02:30 pm

More than 160 United Nations member states last week signed a first-of-its-kind accord to improve the treatment and safety of migrants around the world.

Several nations, including the United States, abstained from the agreement over concerns it would infringe on their sovereignty.

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China calls well-known house church an ‘illegal gathering’

International | Government officials crack down on Early Rain Covenant Church, arresting 100
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/10/18, 04:24 pm

CHINA: Authorities launched a crackdown on Early Rain Covenant Church Sunday night, arresting Pastor Wang Yi, all church elders except one, church members, seminary students, and parents of students attending the church schools.

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Netanyahu clutches victory from jaws of defeat

International | Israeli leader praises the ‘principled stand’ taken by UN General Assembly members to condemn Hamas
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/07/18, 01:21 pm

UNITED NATIONS: A U.S.-sponsored resolution condemning Hamas received a majority of votes in the UN General Assembly, 87-58, but failed to win the two-thirds majority needed to succeed. In the vote, 32 countries abstained (tally here).

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