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Iran celebrates moderate president; change unlikely
Iran (MNN) — On August 3, moderate Hassan Rowhani will be inaugurated as Iran’s new president. But is change really coming to the Islamic Republic? Todd Nettleton with the Voice of the Martyrs sums up the results this way: “My favorite description of the Iranian election process comes from Joel Rosenberg who says, ‘It may look like democracy on TV, but don’t be confused. It is not.’ In fact, all of the people who were allowed to run for president were determined by the Supreme Leader and by the mullahs, who have the real power in Iran.” As if to underscore his point, under the furor of the elections, the regime convicted six Christian converts. So, more secrecy, but the people are not as fooled as you might think. In fact, says Nettleton, “You see these charges. People spreading Christianity, people meeting together in a house church setting, are accused of disrupting national security and literally undermining the government of Iran. But in the minds of the man on street, Islam is not working. So there is a great openness to the Gospel.” Please pray. And go to MissionNetworkNews.org, keyword “Featured Links,” to take action.
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Kim Jong Il, North Korea’s mercurial and enigmatic longtime leader, has died of heart failure. He was 69.
In a “special broadcast” Monday from the North Korean capital, state media said Kim died of a heart ailment on a train due to a “great mental and physical strain” on Dec. 17 during a “high intensity field inspection.” It said an autopsy was done on Dec. 18 and “fully confirmed” the diagnosis.
A spokesperson at the Unification Ministry confirmed to NBC News that Kim died on Saturday.
Kim is believed to have suffered a stroke in 2008, but he had… Read more
Rusia, Kazahstan si Belarus au pus bazele Uniunii Eurasiatice, prin semnarea unui acord de integrare a economiilor lor
Presedintii Rusiei, Kazahstanului si Belarusului au semnat un acord prin care isi “integreaza” economiile in valoare de 2 trilioane de dolari, acord ce pune, practic, bazele constituirii Uniunii Eurasiatice, anunta Bloomberg . “Vom crea o uniune pentru dezvoltare economica de durata”, a declarat liderul de la Kremlin, Dmitri Medvedev, in cadrul unui briefing de presa sustinut impreuna cu presedintele Belarusului, Alexander Lukashenko si cel al Kazahstanului, Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Premierul rus Vladimir Putin anunta, la inceputul lunii octombrie, ca Uniunea vamala si Spatiul economic unic, formate in prezent din Rusia, Belarus si Kazahstan, la care au aderat Kargazstan si Tadjikistan, vor deveni in viitor baza pentru o Uniune economica Eurasiatica: “Acest lucru este posibil in conditiile unei stranse coordonari economice si politici valutare. Noua uniune nu va deveni alt URSS, ci o legatura eficienta intre Europa si regiunea Asia-Pacific si unul dintre polii lumii moderne”, spunea atunci premierul rus…Tot articolul aici