EU-China Investment Deal Threatens US-Europe Relations

Just weeks before taking office, the incoming U.S. administration of President-elect Joe Biden has received an unwelcome housewarming gift from the European Union in the form of a wide-ranging investment treaty agreed to in principle between the EU and China.

Argentina legalizes abortion

In a sharp move away from its strong Catholic foundations, Argentina legalized abortion up to 14 weeks’ gestation on Wednesday. Up to now, abortion in Argentina was only permitted if the mother’s life is at risk or in cases of rape, NPR reports.

Uganda: Female pastor raped by Islamic extremists for preaching the Gospel

Islamic extremists in Uganda raped a female church pastor last month, claiming they were “teaching her a lesson” for converting Muslims to Christianity, Morning Star News reports. The Pastor, who was not named for her protection, was attacked in Kapyani in the Kibuku District of eastern Uganda on December 21. Although Ugandan law allows freedom of religion, and Muslims are a small minority in the country, radical Islamic persecution of Christians is ongoing.