Prophecy News Watch - 6/16/2015

Around the World
China says South China Sea island building to finish soon
China will complete land reclamation projects on its disputed South China Sea territorial claims as planned within days, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday, in an apparent bid to reassure its neighbors over moves seen as sharpening tensions in the strategically vital region.
Al Qaeda in Yemen says leader killed in US bombing
Al Qaeda in Yemen said its leader Nasser al-Wuhayshi was killed in a US bombing, in a statement posted online.
U.S. allies rethink Obama trade agenda in wake of defeat
President Obama's stunning loss in a showdown trade vote last week didn't just complicate his relations with fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill.
Franklin Graham: Obama Freed Muslim Held in Egypt; Christian Pastor Suffers in Iran
Franklin Graham, the Christian evangelist, has said President Barack Obama should intervene to press for the release of Saeed Abedini in the way that he did for a man linked to the Muslim Brotherhood held in Egypt.
Russia says will retaliate if U.S. weapons stationed on its borders
A plan by Washington to station tanks and heavy weapons in NATO states on Russia's border would be the most aggressive U.S. act since the Cold War, and Moscow would retaliate by beefing up its own forces, a Russian defense official said on Monday.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
IDF establishes new cyber branch
IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot decided to establish a new Cyber Branch in the IDF in light of the global increase in cyber attacks.
PM says Iran deal gets worse day by day
With the June 30 deadline for a nuclear deal between the world powers and Iran quickly approaching, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his cabinet Sunday that the deal looks worse with each passing day.

Inside the United States
Boehner, House Republicans Working to Resurrect Trade Bill
House Republicans are working to revive the trade bill squashed last week by Democrats led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Tropical Storm Bill heads for Texas coast
As if Texas hasn't had enough rain this spring, now the state faces a visit from Tropical Storm Bill early Tuesday.
N.C. abortion-ultrasound law dead as Supreme Court denies review
A North Carolina law that would have required doctors to show and describe a fetal ultrasound image to a pregnant woman before she has an abortion is now permanently blocked.
121 murders attributed to illegals released by Obama administration
More than 100 immigrants whom the Obama administration released back into the community went on to be charged with subsequent killings, according to government data released Monday that raises more questions about whether immigration authorities are doing enough to detail illegal immigrants awaiting deportation.
Jeb Bush enters 2016 White House race, ending the long wait
Jeb Bush jumped off the sidelines and into the Republican presidential race on Monday, kicking his campaign-in-waiting into gear after spending months raising money and lining up support.
IRS Finds 6,400 Lois Lerner Emails But Won't Hand Em Over
The Internal Revenue Service may have found 6,400 emails from Lois Lerner, who oversaw the tax agency's Exempt Organizations Unit, but the government agency has no plans to share.
Supreme Court races the clock on gay marriage, Obamacare and more
The future of same-sex marriage and President Obama's health care law hang in the balance as the Supreme Court's 2014 term draws rapidly to a close this month. But those aren't the only big issues on the justices' plate.

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