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UMC Bishop Defends Plan to Soften Church’s Views on Homosexuality

A United Methodist Church bishop has defended a plan to remove the denomination’s official stance against homosexual acts, claiming that while “not perfect” it welcomes both liberals and conservatives. Next year, the UMC will hold a special General Conference to determine whether to retain its official opposition to homosexuality and gay marriage. One proposal, known […]

U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING, LED BY TRUMP, TO INCREASE PRESSURE ON IRAN

United States President Donald Trump will later this month chair a high-level United Nations Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, in a bid to tighten the diplomatic screws on Iran. The American leader is expected to use the session to focus the spotlight on Tehran’s regional expansionism through its proxies in […]

Trump administration announces closure of Washington PLO office

The United States announced the closure of the Palestinian mission in Washington, DC, in what Palestinian leaders described as “a declaration of war” on peace efforts by the administration of President Donald Trump. In a statement on Monday, the US State Department said the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) office “has not taken steps to advance the start […]

Takeaways from Bruce Schneier’s new book

FIX THE INTERNET BEFORE IT FIXES US — Technologist Bruce Schneier is out with his latest book and his most alarming title yet: “Click Here to Kill Everybody.” In fact, it’s one of the most ominous in the entire cybersecurity canon. Even in his introduction, Schneier admits to hyperbole, yet writes the title isn’t without […]

GERMANY SAYS IN TALKS ABOUT POSSIBLE MILITARY ROLE IN SYRIA

BERLIN  – The German government said on Monday it was in talks with its allies about a possible military deployment in Syria, prompting a sharp rebuke from the Social Democrats (SPD) and setting up a fresh conflict in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s loveless coalition. Overseas military action remains a sensitive and deeply unpopular topic in Germany, […]

First red heifer in 2,000 years born in Israel

The Temple Institute announced the birth of an entirely red female calf that “brings the promise of reinstating Biblical purity to the world”. Red heifers feature in end times tales in both Christianity and Judaism. The cow’s birth and sacrifice is said to proceed the construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem. And the Third Temple’s construction […]

LEAKED VIDEO: Google Leadership’s Dismayed Reaction to Trump Election

This senior Google executive didn’t say, “Hillary Clinton lost” or “the Democrats lost” or “they lost”. She said “we lost”. We. At a Google staff meeting. Being a partisan Democrat is just assumed at Google. pic.twitter.com/wwp4wiV50D — Ezra Levant 🍁 (@ezralevant) September 12, 2018 A video recorded by Google shortly after the 2016 presidential election […]

Pope Francis, facing sexual abuse cover-up claims, touts virtue of silence in Vatican Mass

Pope Francis recommends silence and prayer to react to those seeking scandal and division. Francis offered the advice Monday in his homily at Mass in the Vatican hotel where he lives. Italian Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, a former papal envoy in Washington, stunned the faithful last month by claiming Francis allegedly lifted unconfirmed Vatican sanctions against […]

UN chief: Addressing global challenges impossible without multilateral approach

Challenges are global, and there is no way to address global challenges without a multilateral approach, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told CGTN’S World Insight host Tian Wei.Guterres is in Beijing to attend the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), which opened on Monday.On the complex dynamics of the international situation and the individual development of countries, […]

Barkat: I want to expel UNRWA from Jerusalem

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat threatened to expel UNRWA from Jerusalem, in the first public statement by an Israeli official that called on the government to use its power to shut down the agency that services Palestinian refugees.“UNRWA is a foreign and unnecessary organization that has failed miserably,” Barkat said in a speech he delivered Monday […]