This Week in the News

We begin with reporting on Guido Westerwelle’s resignation as leader of the German FDP coalition party, and as Vice-President, while trying to hold on to the post of Foreign Minister. Germany’s political landscape is bound to change.

In the meantime, France continues to send troops into the tumultuous Ivory Coast; carries out air strikes against military targets; and has taken control of the country’s main airport, to “protect its citizens.” Europe’s leading military role is becoming more and more obvious in other parts of the world as well, such as Libya. At the same time, we can safely say that the euro will not only survive, but it will become much more powerful than the dollar.

While many crop-producing states of the USA are plagued by a most serious drought, Japan’s struggle with leaking radiation is far from over, and highly radioactive water is seeping into the ocean.

A provocative “stunt” of an American pastor has angered the Muslim world, especially Afghanistan, showing again the fragile and superficial relationship between America and its Muslim “allies,” and while American leaders speak of the “Holy Koran,” it should be realized why Muslims consider it to be “holy.”

We conclude with a revealing admission that the Protestant churches are really the outgrowth of the Roman Catholic Church. While they agree on most core traditions and teachings, those are not taught in the Holy Bible.

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