42 Countries Demand Russia Withdraws From Nuclear Site As Battles Rage

Dozens of countries have urged Russia to immediately withdraw its forces from Europe’s largest nuclear power plant amid mounting concerns of a possible nuclear disaster. The appeal came as Russia vowed to expand cooperation with autocratically ruled North Korea, which is developing its nuclear weapons.

Just 3% of global missions focus on unreached people groups

Only 3% of Christian missionaries globally are focused on trying to share the Gospel with the three billion people living in communities that have never been reached or have been reached the least, with Christ’s message of salvation, the Christian Post (CP) reports.

World nuclear arsenal expected to increase, “a worrying trend”

A leading international think-tank has warned it expects the world’s nuclear weapons arsenal to grow for the first time in decades, the Guardian reports. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) gave its warning just as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has increased the risk that an atomic bomb may soon be used.

China To Help Lead WHO Despite Controversy

There was mounting concern Wednesday that the World Health Organization (WHO) wouldn’t be able to tackle future pandemics after China joined its executive.

China, Russia veto US bid at UN to punish North Korea

China and Russia on Thursday vetoed a US-led bid at the United Nations to toughen sanctions on North Korea over its missile launches, laying bare divisions that Western envoys fear would be exploited by Pyongyang. 

North Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles amid first virus outbreak

North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles toward the sea on Thursday, its neighbors said, in the latest of a series of weapons demonstrations this year that came just hours after it confirmed its first case of the coronavirus since the pandemic began.

North Korea In Lockdown Over COVID-19

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un has imposed a national lockdown, with state media saying his nation faces the “biggest emergency incident” after confirming its first COVID-19 outbreak.

North Korea tests new guided weapons system

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a new guided weapons system to improve the country’s “tactical nukes”, AFP reported Sunday, citing state media.

US slaps new sanctions on North Korea after missile test

The U.S. State Department announced new sanctions on entities and individuals located in Russia, North Korea, and China in the wake of the Hermit Kingdom’s launching a long-range ballistic missile Thursday, weeks after the U.S. warned of new Pyongyang tests.

North Korea: Letter to advocacy group offers rare insight into life for Christians

Offering a rare glimpse into the life of Christians in secretive, isolated North Korea, advocacy group Open Doors UK recently shared a letter from an underground church leader who was exiled to do hard labor in a remote village without the possibility of returning home, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. North Korea is one of the most dangerous places in the world for Christians: Open Doors describes the level of persecution there as “extreme.”

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