World News and Prophecy: January 2005

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  • by World News
The United States is still the principal investor and primary trading partner of Latin America's vast markets. However, the region is eager to negotiate even stronger ties with the United States, especially being brought into the NAFTA market as free trade zones. But that's not happening quickly enough for them. And there is a growing Chinese presence in the area that could be called the U.S....
  • by Melvin Rhodes
In Ukraine and Iraq there are problems with the electoral process. But in Ghana's recent election, the Fourth Republic seems to be working. Why does democracy work in some countries but not in others?
  • by World News
The 20th century saw 10 devastating earthquakes, each killing more than 50,000 men, women and children. The worst was the 1976 catastrophe that took about 650,000 lives in China. The other deadly temblors struck Japan, the former Soviet Union, Italy, Peru, Pakistan and Iran.
  • by Robin Webber
It seems as if America is fixated on color schemes. The last four years have been defined with various color scenarios. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security came out with an array of colors to remind us of how secure or insecure we were on any given day. Orange alerts became a seemingly monthly event. For now, that has receded in the recesses of our mind.
  • by Darris McNeely
Students of Bible prophecy have long searched the Scriptures to try to understand the times in which they live. Like Christ's disciples, we want to know what will be the signs of His coming in the power of the universe.
  • by Cecil Maranville
China only occasionally appears in the daily news in the United States, but it actually deserves much more attention. The road ahead is a rocky one, but leading inexorably toward colossal power.
  • by Paul Kieffer
Though many in Europe oppose Muslim Turkey's admission to the European Union, the EU has agreed to begin official negotiations. Where will this lead? What does Bible prophecy reveal?