Hungry for a Solution to Rising Food Prices

As the Tunisian dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali discovered in January, there is no surer route to political oblivion than to deny people access to affordable food. On Dec. 17, after Tunisian police assaulted a street vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi and seized his produce cart because, according to his family, he couldn’t afford to…

Wisconsin Labor Unrest Could Go National

By Chris Stirewalt Published February 18, 2011 | FoxNews.com Democrats and Unions Badger GOP in Wisconsin “I’ve said all along the thousands of people who are storming the capitol have every right to be heard, but I’m not going to let them overshadow the voices of the millions of taxpayers in the state of Wisconsin who deserve…

Ark. cities feel unexplained surge in earthquakes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Jim Sutterfield was briefly puzzled by a thumping sound that seemed to slam the back of his office chair. But when the small-town Arkansas fire chief turned and saw no one was around, he quickly realized it was just an earthquake — again. “That was only my second time to feel…

WCC NEWS: WCC moderator: Unity and just peace as assembly themes

From WCC media <noreply@wcc-coe.org> Date Wed, 16 Feb 2011 18:40:51 +0100   World Council of Churches – News UNITY AND JUST PEACE SUGGESTED AS ASSEMBLY THEMES For immediate release: 16 February 2011 Rev. Dr Walter Altmann, moderator of the World Council of Churches Central Committee, argued forcefully today that unity as well as justice and…

Vatican: pope, Russian leader want stronger ties

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met at the Vatican on Thursday, stressing the need for better ties and the promotion of shared Christian values, the Holy See said. “I should learn Russian,” the German-born Benedict said following the half-hour private talk, although there was no indication that Benedict would…

Middle East and North Africa rocked by protests

NICOSIA (AFP) – Shock waves from the ouster of presidents in Tunisia and Egypt continued to roll across North Africa and the Middle East on Monday, with peoples long subject to autocratic rule demanding to be heard. Despite many states cautiously welcoming the overthrow of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak, their own…

Romanism the Religion of Human Nature

By Mrs. E. G. White There is great need that all who claim to be Bible Christians should take the Scriptures as they read. There is need of arriving at right conclusions as to what the Scriptures mean in their reference to the man of sin, who thought to change times and laws. He had…

Mideast unrest complicates US fight against terror

By STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press Stephen Braun, Associated Press – Sun Feb 6, 8:29 am ET WASHINGTON – The unrest engulfing Arab streets and threatening authoritarian governments in the Mideast is complicating U.S. counterterrorism efforts, scrambling the volatile battleground against al-Qaida in Yemen and raising concerns about the durability of Egypt’s stance against militants. U.S. counterterrorism officials need to…