Russia Passes Law to Stop Christians Sharing Faith

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A new law in Russia that had prompted Christian groups to call for a day of prayer and fasting before its final adoption has been signed into law and now will restrict even the most innocuous conversations about faith, according to reports. “The new law will require any sharing of the Christian faith – even a casual conversation – to have prior authorization from the state,” reported Barnabas Fund, which aids persecuted Christians worldwide. “Thi...

Gog and Magog Watch: China and Russia Navies to Hold First Mediterranean Joint Drills

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By Associate Press The navies of China and Russia plan to hold joint drills in the Mediterranean Sea for the first time in mid-May, China’s Defense Ministry announced Thursday, in the latest expansion of the growing informal partnership between the two militaries. The exercises also illustrate China’s continued engagement with Russia at a time when Moscow has been shunned by much of the international community over its support for separatist rebels in...

Obama Reaches a Nuclear Deal with Iran: Pray for Israel!

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President Obama on Thursday hailed as “historic” a framework deal with Iran that he said was the best way to prevent Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. The United States, Iran and five other world powers reached a preliminary agreement that would lift international sanctions on Iran in exchange for new limitations on its nuclear program. “It is a good deal, a deal that meets our core objectives,” Obama said during an 18-minute speech in the ...