Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 19 April 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, We observed the Lord’s Supper in the auditorium here in Tyler last evening, conducted by Mr. Stan Roberts and Mr. Tony Brazil. Several visitors have already arrived for the Holy Day weekend and many more are arriving … Read More

$1 Billion Raised in Two Days to Rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral After Massive Fire

A fire broke out at the cathedral on Monday evening. French President Emmanuel Macron promised to rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral following a devastating fire that destroyed the Paris landmark’s spire and roof on Monday. Overnight, donations have been flooding in in the hundreds of millions. … Read More

France Braces for Yellow Vest Protests With Thousands of Police

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 Forces being deployed in key cities, anticipating violence  Protests would come soon after the Notre-Dame Cathedral Fire A Yellow Vest amid tear gas in Toulouse on April 13th.  Photographer: Alain Pitton/NurPhoto via Getty Images The French government is mobilizing 60,000 … Read More

Paris NGOs warn asylum seekers are becoming invisible

More than 200 asylum seekers from Afghanistan, South Sudan and Eritrea live in tents at Porte d’Aubervilliers in northern Paris. -RFI/Mike Woods The European refugee crisis of recent years has waned, but French humanitarian workers say there are just as … Read More

E.U, China Trade Agreement Opposes Trump’s America First Agenda

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French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker welsome Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, March 26, 2019. (Photo: Reuters) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang assured the European Union that … Read More

The Latest: UK lawmakers avoid Brexit topic at Parliament

French President Emmanuel Macron,left, greets British Prime Minister Theresa May before a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris Tuesday, April 9, 2019. A top official at the French presidency says France doesn’t rule out granting a further delay to … Read More

France’s Emmanuel Macron asks Angela Merkel and Jean-Claude Juncker to join meeting with Xi Jinping in Paris

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Surprise move comes as the European Union’s new, more assertive China policy is being debated in Brussels amid pressure from Paris and Berlin French leader plans to explain Europe’s new strategy on China, with focus on trade and the environment … Read More

Brexit: Theresa May ‘hopes’ UK will leave EU with a deal

Getty Images Theresa May has said she “sincerely hopes” the UK will leave the EU with a deal and she is still “working on” ensuring Parliament’s agreement. Arriving in Brussels, she said that she had “personal regret” over her request … Read More

What might trigger the collapse of the EU?

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Several factors including Brexit and the rise of the far-right pose a threat to the political union. A mural by graffiti artist Banksy on a wall in Dover – Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images The European Union is facing unprecedented threats to its … Read More

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