Prophecy News Watch - August 29, 2016

Today's Breaking News
Around the World
Iran deploys long-range missiles to Fordo nuclear site
Tehran has deployed a recently delivered Russian-made long-range missile system to central Iran to protect its Fordo nuclear facility, state television said Sunday.
UN condemns 4 North Korean ballistic missile launches
The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned four North Korean ballistic missile launches in July and August on Friday night, calling them “grave violations” of a ban on all ballistic missile activity.
Kerry Meets With Russian Counterpart to Hammer Out Syria Plan
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov began talks in Geneva Friday in an effort to negotiate a peaceful end to the fighting in Syria.
Iran to start construction on two more nuclear plants
Iran said Sunday that it will soon start construction on two nuclear plants in the country, as part of a deal with Russia announced two years ago called Bushehr Phase II.
Iran arrests nuclear negotiator suspected of spying
Iran has arrested a member of the negotiating team that reached a landmark nuclear deal with world powers on suspicion of spying, a judiciary spokesman said on Sunday.
Brexit may send EU 'down the drain' - German vice chancellor
Germany's vice-chancellor has warned the future of the EU could be in doubt if the UK's exit is handled badly.
Khamenei warns Iran will 'hit hard' in response to US aggression
Amid escalating tensions between US and Iranian vessels in the Persian Gulf, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday warned any military aggression against the Islamic Republic would be met with a harsh response.
Russian journalist critical of Vladimir Putin found dead on his birthday with gunshot wound to head
A well-known Russian journalist and critic of President Vladimir Putin has been found dead in his Kiev apartment with a gunshot wound to the head.
Revealed: ISIS sends new waves of jihadis to attack Europe
Britain was today warned of a rising threat from Islamic State fighters sent 'on mission' from Syria.
Global central bankers, stuck at zero, unite in plea for help from governments
Central bankers in charge of the vast bulk of the world's economy delved deep into the weeds of money markets and interest rates over a three-day conference here, and emerged with a common plea to their colleagues in the rest of government: please help.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Netanyahu and Abbas may meet in Moscow in October
Contacts have recently been established regarding a possible meeting in Moscow between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Israeli to be extradited to US over Iran arms sale allegations
Israel's Supreme Court on Sunday ruled that a national charged with selling US defense equipment to Iran can be extradited to the United States, the justice ministry said.
'IDF preparing for scenario in which hundreds of terrorists from Sinai attack'
Brigade commander, Col. Yehuda Hacohen finishes his term on the Egyptian border where the agriculture is flourishing and a dangerous enemy sits on the other side of the border.
Israel First to Deploy Autonomous Military Robots
Several militaries are currently working on a range of not only unmanned, but autonomous military vehicles. Israel this summer became the first to actually deploy such machines to active duty.

Inside the United States
U.S. GDP Growth Just 1.1 Percent in the Second Quarter
U.S. economic growth was a bit more sluggish than initially thought in the second quarter as businesses aggressively ran down stocks of unsold goods, offsetting a spurt in consumer spending.
Obama's $400m cash payout to Iran is unprecedented, say legal experts
A $400 million cash delivery to Iran to repay a decades-old arbitration claim may be unprecedented in recent US history, according to legal experts and diplomatic historians, raising further questions about a payment timed to help free four American prisoners in Iran.
10,000th Syrian reaches US this week in resettlement program
The U.S. will reach its target this week of taking in 10,000 Syrian war refugees in a year-old resettlement program, the U.S. ambassador to Jordan said Sunday, after meeting families headed to California and Virginia.
Obama administration expects to close Guantanamo prison: White House
U.S. President Barack Obama is still committed to closing the U.S. prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and his administration expects to complete the task, White House said on Thursday.
House panel seeks criminal charges for University of New Mexico in abortion research
A prominent southwest university's medical school could face a criminal probe after it was revealed that students dissected aborted fetal brains and other body parts at a summer camp.
Baltimore Police Respond To Report Of Secret Aerial Surveillance Program
Since January, the city of Baltimore has been under intermittent surveillance from the sky, and the public was never told, according to a report out this week in Bloomberg Businessweek.

U.S. Politics
Donald Trump Ratings Among Evangelical Leaders Double After His Pro-Life Supreme Court Shortlist
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's support among evangelical leaders and influencers has doubled, from 22 percent in May to now 44 percent, as he has released a pro-life Supreme Court shortlist, according to WORLD magazine's monthly surveys.
Clinton warns of 'alt-right' rise; Trump dismisses attacks as sign of campaign's weakness
Donald Trump's campaign has become a haven for racism and bigotry, allowing hate to become part of the political debate, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton charged Tuesday in a blistering speech intended to make her Republican opponent too poisonous for voters.

Christian News
American Bapist Minister Targeted Under New Anti-Evangelism Law in Russian
An American man is among the first group of people to be targeted under new anti-evangelism laws in Russia.
Russian Believers May Need to Disobey New Law
Christians in Russia are grappling with a new law that effectively makes it illegal for them to share their faith, preach or pray outside of officially designated sites.
Indonesia: Catholic Priest Stabbed by ISIS Terrorist During Mass
A 60-year-old Catholic priest in Indonesia was stabbed during Sunday morning mass by an ISIS jihadi wielding an axe.

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