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News about what is going on in the continent of Europe from a mission’s perspective.

During the evening of July 8, nine skydivers were killed in a plane crash just outside the Swedish city of Orebro. The nine people were members of a skydiving club who undoubtedly were familiar with taking risks for the sake of a thrill. However, that night a parachute did not save a single person on...
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To the world of soccer enthusiasts, this is a most exciting time. The UEFA Euro 2020 Championship games are happening now, and every soccer fan is busy cheering on their favorite teams and players. Emotions are high as some teams move forward while others lag behind. Recently, Denmark’s team suffered a loss when team member...
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The island of Ireland is politically divided between the Republic of Ireland, containing 26 counties, and Northern Ireland–part of the United Kingdom–containing 6 counties. The political division is rooted in hundreds of years of religious division. As of 2016, 6.6 million people live in Ireland. Around 4.9 million live in the Republic and 1.8 million...
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Montenegro is a picturesque country on the Balkan Peninsula along the Adriatic Sea. This small nation has borrowed a vast amount of money from China to improve infrastructure, yet is finding it difficult to repay the loan. For example, in 2014, $944 million was borrowed to build a 25-mile stretch of highway. Montenegro is a...
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Years ago, Paul the Apostle had a vision of a man from Macedonia saying, “Come over…and help us!” Today, the region of Macedonia includes part of six Balkan countries: North Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria, Albania, Serbia, and Kosovo. North Macedonia is a beautiful country made up of over 2 million people. Most of the people are...
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The coronavirus pandemic has stressed many nations financially, especially more poverty-stricken countries like Moldova. In 2020, the European Union gave Moldova–who is not an EU member–more than 127 million euros in grants to help ease some of the financial burden. Recently, the EU has announced that a 600 million euro recovery plan will be given...
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We are in Albania. God is working in the lives of a young couple, Benjamin and Patricia Broyles. They are praying about serving God here. We are excited to see what God will do! There is a great need here as there is in all the world. Here are a couple of street views. Check...
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Since the Albanian general elections took place in April, the parliament has been considering attempting to impeach the president, Ilir Meta. It was recently decided that the parliament will hold a session on June 9 to investigate his actions and decide if he violated the constitution. The argument is that he has a constitutional duty...
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In many western countries, a trend is unfolding that is pushing paper money by the wayside: digital currency. Sweden is a leader in this new economy, with only 3% of all transactions taking place in cash. An evolving mindset concerning currency, as well as new payment technologies, have paved the way for many countries to...
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Russian authorities are strongly considering banning Twitter due to it’s refusal to remove banned content. Russian authorities allege that the site contains illegal posts that have not been removed by the social media giant. The illegal content includes not only 2,500 posts encouraging child suicide, but also child pornography and drug information. In the past...
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