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Irish pastor acquitted of anti-Muslim hate speech

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Free Speech | A court in Belfast, Ireland, has acquitted an evangelical preacher accused of hate speech in 2014 for calling Islam “satanic.” Dismissing the case against…

Globe Trot: Britain comes closer to cutting EU ties over migrant crisis

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | EUROPE: The possibility of the United Kingdom quitting the European Union has gone up, as Europe struggles with an influx of migrants and Prime Minister David…

U.S. mum amid growing, worldwide condemnation of surrogacy

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Surrogacy | Mexico has joined a growing list of countries cracking down on surrogacy, a practice that remains totally unregulated in the United States. The international…

Iraqi Christians evacuated to Eastern Europe

By Mindy Belz
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Persecution | First planeload of refugees arrives in Slovakia to begin new lives in safety

‘An act of war’

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Terrorism | With France and Belgium on high alert in the wake of ISIS attacks, churches remain determined to minister

Brussels on high alert

By Mickey McLean
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Terrorism | The Belgian government placed Brussels under high alert Saturday for possible terrorist attacks, with heavily armed police and soldiers patrolling key…

Mastermind of Paris terror attacks killed in raid

By Leigh Jones & Lynde Langdon
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Terrorism | UPDATE: Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who is believed to have orchestrated the Paris terror attacks, was killed in a raid yesterday at an apartment in the…

Why do so many jihadists come from one small Belgian neighborhood?

By Anna K. Poole
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Terrorism | As Parisian police continue to probe last week’s terror attacks that killed 129 people and wounded hundreds more, a small Belgian borough has emerged as a…

Swedish court rules midwives must perform abortions

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Religious Liberty | A district court in Sweden last week ruled against midwife Ellinor Grimmark, who was denied employment at four hospitals because she refuses to participate in…

NATO war games send scripted warning to Russia

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Military | The largest NATO exercise in Europe since 2002 concluded last week with a huge, one-hour choreographed battle involving 1,800 ground troops from 12 NATO…

U.S. Army has to borrow helicopters, weapons for NATO exercise

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The drawdown of U.S. forces in Europe, combined with cuts to the U.S. defense budget, has forced the U.S. Army, Europe to borrow weapons and equipment from…

Globe Trot: House readies for Hillary’s Benghazi testimony

By Mindy Belz
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International | LIBYA: Tomorrow House Republicans will grill Hillary Clinton on what happened in Benghazi while hoping to avoid more self-inflicted wounds. Look for…

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