John Hayward

John Hayward

"From the sermon "Be Filled with the Holy Spirit" preached on Oct. 28, 2018 at Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, China."

China Charges Pastor with ‘Subversion’ After Church Raids

Chinese authorities announced on Thursday that they are holding Pastor Wang Yi of the Early Rain Covenant Church on suspicion of “subversion” despite an international outcry from religious freedom advocates and human rights organizations.

Robert Long (L) and Ada Yu hold signs in favor of Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou outside her bail hearing at British Columbia Superior Courts following her December 1 arrest in Canada for extradition to the US, in Vancouver, British Columbia on December 11, 2018. (Photo by Jason …

Chinese Media: Canadians Detained in Retaliation for Meng Wanzhou’s Arrest

The Chinese government has said little about its reasons for arresting Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor this week, but on Thursday, the state-run Global Times published an editorial explicitly framing the arrests as revenge for Canada’s arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

In this image made from video taken on March 2, 2017, Michael Spavor, director of Paektu Cultural Exchange, talks during a Skype interview in Yangi, China. A second Canadian man is feared detained in China in what appears to be retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of telecommunications …

China Takes ‘Coercive Measures’ Against Canadian Friend of Kim Jong-un

China has apparently arrested another Canadian, just a few days after detaining analyst and former diplomat Michael Kovrig. The second detainee is Michael Spavor, a businessman with ties to North Korea who helped arrange meetings between dictator Kim Jong-un and former basketball star Dennis Rodman.

The US opioid epidemic is accelerating, with hospital emergency room visits for overdoses from drugs like heroin, fentanyl and prescription painkillers up 30 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Life Expectancy Declines Again as Fentanyl Rampage Continues

American life expectancy declined again last year according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), adding up to the worst four-year decline since 1915-1918, when mortality rates were driven by the infamous meat grinder of World War One and a deadly flu pandemic.

US Vice President Joe Biden reacts as reporters shout questions asking if he has made a decision on whether to run for President as he awaits the arrival of the South Korean President for lunch at the Naval Observatory in Washington, DC, October 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB …

Chinese Oil Tycoon Linked to Biden Family Headed for Legal and Financial Crash

The New York Times on Wednesday chronicled the meteoric rise and equally precipitous downfall of Chinese oil tycoon Ye Jianming. The “People’s Liberation Army princeling” rolled into Washington as a shining example of China’s booming economy but now sits in an unknown Chinese prison cell while his empire collapses and his underlings face charges in U.S. federal court.

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Chinese Asylum Claims in Australia Triple as Migration Visas Grow Scarce

The Australian Department of Home Affairs on Tuesday noted a remarkable surge in the number of Chinese nationals seeking asylum over the past year. The number of asylum-seekers more than tripled, raising concerns that migrants are filing dubious asylum claims because normal migration visas have been cut back.

Demonstrators staged protests outside the Saudi embassy in Washington to demand justice for missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

CNN Claims Khashoggi’s Last Words Were ‘I Can’t Breathe’

CNN reported on Monday that a source “briefed on the investigation” into the October 2 murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi provided some details about the audio recording of Khashoggi’s death, claiming his last words were, “I can’t breathe.”

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Kremlin Insists Trump Will Hold ‘Impromptu’ Meeting with Putin

President Donald Trump on Thursday formally canceled his planned G-20 summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in response to Russia’s attack on Ukrainian ships near Crimea last weekend, but the Kremlin insisted on Friday that Putin and Trump will have a “brief impromptu meeting” similar to Putin’s encounters with other summit attendees.

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Five Things to Watch For at the G-20 Summit

The G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Friday and Saturday could be the scene of a few momentous encounters as world leaders meet – or refuse to meet – and major strategic conflicts play out. Here are five things to watch for as the summit unfolds.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speak to soldiers during a visit to a military base in Chernihiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov, 28, 2018. Russia and Ukraine traded blame after Russian border guards on Sunday opened fire on three Ukrainian navy vessels and eventually seized them and their crews. The incident put …

Poroshenko Wants NATO Ships to Defend Ukraine Against Russia

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko gave an interview to Germany’s Bild newspaper on Thursday in which he urged NATO to deploy warships in the Sea of Azov to forestall a possible Russian invasion of his country.