Prophecy News Watch - October 25, 2018

Around the World
NATO launches biggest war games since end of Cold War
NATO launched its biggest exercises since the end of the Cold War on Thursday in Norway.
'Twisted' fibre optic light breakthrough could make internet 100 times faster
A new development in fibre optics could make internet speeds up to 100 times faster – by detecting light that has been twisted into a spiral.

Northern Marianas slammed by strongest US storm this year
Super Typhoon Yutu crossed over the U.S. commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands early Thursday as the equivalent of a category 5 hurricane, making it the strongest storm to hit any part of the U.S. this year, the National Weather Service said.

The Atlantic and Pacific Ocean hurricane season is most powerful on record this year
When all the hurricanes and tropical storms that have formed in the Atlantic and eastern Pacific Oceans this year are added together, the 2018 hurricane season is the most active season ever recorded, Colorado State University meteorologist Phil Klotzbach announced Tuesday.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
After rocket fire, Israeli aircraft bomb Hamas targets in Gaza Strip
Israeli aircraft bombed several targets in the Gaza Strip early Thursday, the IDF said after a single rocket was fired into Israel, ending a week-long stretch of relative calm in the Gaza Strip.
Russia said demanding more notice before Israeli strikes in Syria
Russia is demanding Israel give it more advanced notice before carrying out airstrikes on targets in Syria, Israeli television reported Wednesday, as newly published satellite photographs purported to show the deployment of four advanced Russian anti-aircraft batteries near a suspected Syrian chemical weapons site.

Inside the United States
Pipe bombs sent to Obama, Clintons, CNN and Soros believed to be linked
Crude pipe bombs targeting Hillary Clinton, former president Barack Obama, CNN and others were intercepted Tuesday night and Wednesday in a rash of attacks aimed at prominent Democrats and a cable news network often criticized by political conservatives.
Trump promises thorough investigation into suspicious packages
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that threats of political violence have no place in the United States, promising a full investigation into suspicious packages that were mailed to prominent Democrats and others.
Bombs sent to Trump foes: Here's what we know
Among those who were sent the packages were former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, former CIA Director John Brennan, and left-wing billionaire George Soros. Suspicious packages have also been found outside the offices of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and addressed to former Attorney General Eric Holder.

Christian News
George Soros and his 'rented evangelicals' outed by Christian leaders
A new video from the American Association of Evangelicalsreveals how George Soros, through his many funding ventures, has been busily infiltrating the Christian base in America to divide, and ultimately conquer, the religious minded within the Republican Party.
JESUS Film Project Completes 1,700th Translation of Its Signature Film
The JESUS Film Project announced Wednesday that it had reached another milestone with the completion of the 1,700th language translation of the film.
New 'Christian Pixar' Film Company to Be Launched by 'I Can Only Imagine' Producers
The Erwin brothers are gearing up to take their movie enterprise to the next level by creating their own Christian version of companies like Pixar or Marvel to help unite inspiring filmmakers.

Prophecy News Watch - October 23, 2018

Around the World
Russia supports Syria, Iran ramps up support to Hezbollah
Iran reportedly delivered GPS components to Hezbollah in Lebanon that will allow the group to transform rudimentary projectiles into precision-guided missiles, thereby increasing the threat to Israel. Western intelligence services believe Tehran has shifted its strategy by increasingly shipping weaponry directly to its proxy in Beirut, with a view to evading Israeli air strikes.
US, EU trade negotiators to meet in Washington as they struggle to find common ground
U.S. and European Union trade negotiators will meet in Washington, D.C., this week to keep the ball rolling on talks first started back in July to reduce nontariffs barriers between the two. Progress may be announced on some minor issues, but other broader agreements are unlikely until next month at least.
Christian evangelical voters boost 'Brazil's Trump' in presidential bid
If the polls hold true and Brazilians elect right-wing maverick Jair Bolsonaro as president Sunday, then they will have not only turned their country’s political order upside down, but they also will have clinched the clout of Christian evangelical voters as Brazil’s most critical electoral bloc, powerful enough to elect one of their own in South America’s most populous nation.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Trump prepared to pressure Netanyahu with peace plan
US President Donald Trump and his peace team say they are prepared to apply pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in their effort to jump-start peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
Ancient 'Jerusalem' inscription discovery thrills archaeologists in Israel
A unique 2,000-year-old stone inscription unearthed in Israel has thrilled archaeologists.

Inside the United States
Trump promises 10 percent tax cut for middle class, catching allies off guard
President Trump called for new, major middle-class tax cuts on Monday, adding to comments made over the weekend, but backpedaled on the timing, saying they would come after midterm elections.
Trump blasts caravan, says he's cutting Central American aid
President Donald Trump declared Monday the U.S. will begin cutting aid to three Central American countries he accused of failing to stop thousands of migrants heading for the U.S. border. But across his administration there was no indication of any action in response to what he tweeted was a 'National Emergy.'
Gallup: More Americans than ever favor legalizing marijuana
About two-thirds of Americans favor the legalization of marijuana -- the greatest majority ever recorded, Gallup said in a survey Monday.

Christian News
Dozens of Christians Killed in Muslim Attack on Market in Kaduna State, Nigeria
Muslims attacked a market in Kaduna state, in north-central Nigeria, on Thursday (Oct. 18), killing dozens of Christians and burning a church building, sources said.
Museum of the Bible says 5 Dead Sea Scrolls are forgeries
The Museum of the Bible announced Monday that five of its Dead Sea Scrolls fragments are forgeries, the result of a third-party scientific analysis.

Prophecy News Watch - October 24, 2018

Around the World
Why Implanted Microchips in Humans Are About to Go Big
Experts admit that, so far, getting humans to adopt microchip implants has been a tough sell. Many Christians reject them because of concern they could be a prelude to 'the mark of the Beast' which Revelation chapter 13 says will be 'a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads.'
Trump and Putin plan Paris meeting
US President Donald Trump and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin plan to meet in Paris next month, amid a continuing dispute over a key nuclear arms treaty.
UN humanitarian chief says danger of 'big famine' in Yemen
The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that 'there is a clear and present danger of an imminent and great big famine engulfing Yemen.'
EU rejects Italian draft budget, setting up standoff with defiant Italy
The European Commission rejected Italy’s draft 2019 budget on Tuesday, saying it brazenly broke EU rules on public spending, and asked Rome to submit a new one within three weeks or face disciplinary action.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
France to US: Release your peace plan or we’ll release ours
France denied Israeli media reports that it warned the US it would promote its own peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict if US President Donald Trump fails to publish his plan soon. French allegedly pressured Trump to release his plan within a number of weeks after the American midterm elections on November 6.
Trump said to question Netanyahu commitment to peace, threaten to get ‘tough’
US President Donald Trump has said he is willing to 'be tough' on Israel in peace negotiations, mirroring the administration’s combative stance toward the Palestinian Authority, according to an Israeli report Monday.
PA, Hamas routinely use torture to crush dissent, human rights report finds
Security forces of the rival Palestinian governments in both the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian Authority routinely use torture and arbitrary arrests, among other tactics, to quash dissent by peaceful activists and political rivals, a Human Rights Watch investigation has found.
Palestinians call on China to support Abbas's peace plan
The Palestinian Authority called on China – in its capacity as a permanent member of the UN Security Council – to play an active role in the Middle East peace process, during a meeting in Ramallah on Tuesday between visiting Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan, PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and senior PLO and Fatah officials.

Inside the United States
Illegal immigrant families set record in 2018; top 100,000 for first time
Illegal immigration by families surged this summer after the collapse of President Trump’s zero-tolerance border policy, reaching record levels and leaving the Trump administration frustrated over the lack of easy solutions.
Faith-Based Adoption Agencies Are Under Siege in the US
United States Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke is under fire for criticizing a law that allows faith-based adoption agencies to turn away same-sex couples.
Oregon Dismisses Criminal Charges Against Judge Who Says He Was Targeted for Christian Beliefs
The state of Oregon is dropping criminal felony firearms charges against suspended Marion County Judge Vance Day because a key witness refused to testify at his trial.

Christian News
Atheists Put an End to Police Prayer Vigils, but Fail to Stop 'Pastors on Patrol'
A police department in Louisiana will no longer host or promote citywide monthly prayer vigils following a complaint from one of the nation's leading atheist groups.
Former LGBT People Now Christians to Share Message of Jesus' Love in LA
A group of ex-LGBTQ people are getting ready to take the streets of Los Angeles, California to declare the transforming power and love of Jesus Christ.

Prophecy News Watch - October 22, 2018

Around the World
Trump asks for more answers on Khashoggi death, but backs Saudi arms deals
US President Donald Trump said Saturday he was not satisfied with Saudi Arabia’s response to a dissident journalist’s death, but warned against scrapping a multibillion-dollar deal with the conservative kingdom.
Trump confirms U.S. to abandon nuclear arms treaty with Russia
President Donald Trump on Saturday said the United States will pull out of a decades-long nuclear deal signed between Washington and Moscow during the Cold War.
Hurricane Willa a Category 4 storm in Pacific off Mexico
Newly formed Hurricane Willa rapidly gained force and grew into an 'extremely dangerous' Category 4 storm in the Pacific off Mexico on Sunday, with a potential to make landfall on a western stretch of coast between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta in the coming days.
Report: Russia transfers upgraded S-300 missile batteries to Syria
Moscow has transferred three advanced S-300PM anti-aircraft batteries to the Syrian regime, Russian news outlet Izvestia reported on Friday.
EU withdrawal deal is 95% settled, Theresa May to tell Commons
Theresa May will tell the Commons on Monday that 95% of the Brexit withdrawal agreement and its protocols are settled as she seeks to demonstrate to anxious MPs in her own party that she is making headway in the increasingly fraught divorce talks.
US, Turkey to soon begin joint patrols in north Syria
Turkish and American troops could begin conducting joint patrols in a matter of days around the northern Syrian city of Manbij within the coming days, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East said Sunday.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel worried US peace plan will include Jerusalem as Palestinian capital
Israel is worried the American peace plan would include a declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of two states -- Israel and Palestine -- in an effort to convince Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to return to the negotiating table.
Iran Boosting Shipments of Advanced Weaponry to Hezbollah in Lebanon
American and western intelligence sources believe Iran has been increasing its shipments of advanced weaponry to Hezbollah, deliveries that now include Global Positioning System (GPS) components to make previously unguided rockets into precision guided-missiles, increasing the threat to Israel.

Inside the United States
Trump says team working on tax cut for middle-income earners
U.S. President Donald Trump said the administration was studying a tax cut for middle-income earners that could be rolled out some time around the beginning of November, just before pivotal congressional elections.
Migrant caravan pushes into Mexico
The combined efforts of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and the U.S. were not enough to deter thousands of migrants who broke through barricades or swam into Mexico over the weekend, defying their home government’s calls for them to return and America’s warnings that their journey is futile.
GOP warns economy will tank if Dems win
Republicans are turning positive economic news into attacks on Democratic candidates, warning of dire consequences if the minority party wins control of Congress in the midterm elections.