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From Koinonia House **IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES** Israeli President Tells Europe to Open Its Eyes - January 06, 2009 President Shimon Peres on Tuesday told a European Union delegation that the EU must deliver a clear message to Hamas not to use children as human shields. Many Palestinian children have been killed but very few Israeli children, Peres said. This was because Israel did not turn its children into human shields, he declared. Continue Reading

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From Koinonia House **IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES** Russian Professor Predicts End of US - December 29, 2008 Russian state media have recently amplified the voice of Russian academic Igor Panarin, who has been predicting the US will fall apart in 2010. Panarin argues that an economic and moral collapse will trigger a civil war and the eventual breakup of the US. In recent years the Kremlin has blamed Washington for everything from Continue Reading

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From Koinonia House US Warns Russia Not to Sell Missiles To Iran - December 23, 2008 U.S. officials said Monday that they want answers from Russia on whether it is selling advanced surface-to-air missiles to Iran, a move the U.S. insists could threaten American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. AP Egypt Starving Christian Mom's Children - December 22, 2008 Authorities in Egypt are starving children ages 2 and 4 to try to force their Continue Reading

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From Koinonia House OPEC: All Eyes On Russia - December 16, 2008 Earlier this month OPEC President Chakib Khelil made the pledge that there would be a "surprise" cut in production in Algeria. Since the market had already been pricing a cut of 1.5 million barrels a day into futures trading, it has since upped that estimate to around 2.0 million. On Nov. 25, Russia's energy minister, Sergei Shmatko said Russia was planning to cooperate with Continue Reading

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From Koinonia House No Effin and Jeffin - December 09, 2008 The city center of Preston in Lancashire, England has introduces a zero-tolerance policy against swearing and other anti-social behaviour such as swearing, spitting, litter dropping and dog fouling. Urinating in public is also discouraged. Preston is trying to keep things nice, especially while people visit for the holidays. The Telegraph Ancient Kushite Capital To Be Flooded - Continue Reading

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From Koinonia House US Envoy Can't Trust Pyongyang's Word - December 02, 2008 The top U.S. negotiator in talks to rid North Korea of nuclear weapons said Tuesday that Pyongyang must agree to a verification of its disarmament activities and the deal must be put in writing. "Whether that takes one document, two documents, three documents, we don't know. The important point is to make it clear, so there are no misunderstandings," said Assistant Continue Reading