Welcome to World Report, I'm Christine Williams
Iran and Israel will soon be thrown into a war. That dire warning came from Joel C. Rosenberg, an Evangelical Christian and New York Times best-selling author. He was addressing a conference attended by Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich .
Here in this video, Iranian President Ahmedinejad is captured touring a nuclear facility with breaking news from Tehran media… that Iran was loading domestically made fuel rods into the reactor. News and talk have been circulating that Israel can strike Iran's nuclear targets as early as April. Rosenberg warned the First Baptist Jacksonville Pastors' Conference that quote: "war is coming"
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Iran is a threat to the world…..
Ontario has been slapped with a long awaited report by former T.D. Bank Chief Economist Don Drummond. It contains hundreds of proposals for the province to rein in its $16-billion deficit. This leading document is said to be a blueprint for fiscal reform across the country. In it, Drummond urged for stringent government reforms including consolidating some ministries and subjecting them to a 30% spending cut.
The federal Conservatives have voted to finally end the controversial long-gun registry. It marks the end of a long political battle over one of the most controversial law enforcement measures in recent memory. The bill passed easily 159-130 in the house of commons. The bill now goes to the senate where the Conservatives also have a majority and will soon be passed into law.
Inspections are underway at factories across China that manufacture Apple products. Apple has been under fire since poor working and living conditions were revealed at the Foxconn plant in Shenzen, China. Apple is one of many companies that outsources its manufacturing. Now--its C-E-O Tim Cook says the company is 'determined' to improve conditions at plants.
Indiana Speaker of the House Brian Bosma has killed a Senate bill that would allow creationism and evolution to be taught together in science classes. Bosma had concerns about possible legal challenges to the bill and the expenses a prolonged legal battle would likely produce. The bill was originally proposed by Republican Senator Dennis Kruse and passed a GOP-controlled Indiana Senate earlier this year by a vote of 28-22.
Meanwhile….. With religion being pushed out of public schools , "The Life Book Movement" -- an outreach of "Gideons International"—has been working to get God's message back in….through the distribution of "The Life Book". It's a brief, interactive overview of the Old Testament and the Gospel of John designed to engage high school students. Because school staff and other adults are not distributing the books, the practice is protected. Since January 2010, more than 2 million classmates have received it.
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Whitney Houston sang a hymn in her last performance--"Jesus Loves Me"-- with friend and music artist Kelly Price. It was at a pre-Grammy Concert at the Hollywood Nightclut "Tru" only two days before she died.
Meanwhile….Gospel singer and pastor Kimberly Burrell is confident that her good friend Whitney is in heaven right now, celebrating with God. Burrell said Whitney went to God, even in her worst times. Whitney will be remembered on Saturday in the New Hope Baptist Church in New Jersey . Her ex-husband Bobby Brown was asked not to attend.
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