Prophecy News Watch - June 23, 2015

Around the World
Geomagnetic Storm Slams Earth Causing Radio Signal Blackouts and Possible Auroras
A geomagnetic storm hit Earth Monday as energy from a series of solar explosions reached Earth's magnetic field -- and space weather forecasters say it could be a multi-day event.
Eurozone finance chiefs halt talks for Greek bailout, aim for deal later this week
Eurozone nations were cautiously optimistic on Monday that a deal on Greece's bailout was finally within reach this week, amid fears the country might otherwise default on its debts and fall out of the euro.
Memorize the Quran, Get a Free Slave Girl in ISIS Competition
In honor of the holy month of Ramadan, the Islamic State launched a Quran memorization competition, with slave girls as prizes.
ISIS suspends two boys from pole in Syria for eating during Ramadan
Isis made two youths hang from a beam by their wrists on Monday after accusing them of eating during daylight hours in the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights said.
Britain says no nuke deal if Iran doesn't show flexibility
Britain on Monday urged Iran to show more flexibility in talks on its contested nuclear program as an end-of-June deadline looms after years of tortuous negotiations with the West.
War has left Syria 'on brink of economic collapse'
Syria is heading towards economic collapse after four years of war, a report by a leading British think-tank says.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
France to Propose 'UN Security Council Resolution' to Bring Mideast Peace
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius warned Sunday of an "explosion" in the absence of Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts during a visit to the region Sunday, after Paris said it would propose a U.N. Security Council resolution to set a framework for negotiations.
Israel slams 'politically motivated and morally flawed' UN Gaza report
Israel on Monday said it would 'seriously' evaluate the United Nations Human Rights Council inquiry on the Gaza conflict, while politicians from left and right slammed the international body for bias and declared that the international investigators lacked access to evidence.
Israel launches diplomatic front against Arab majority at UNHRC
A new diplomatic front has been launched in Israel, meant to do away with the automatic Arab majority in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), in light of an impending council vote regarding whether or not to adopt as official the findings of a UN report released Monday on 2014's Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.
US General Denounces UN Human Rights Council Report on Gaza War
U.S. Gen. Charles Wald, the leader of a task force of retired senior U.S. military officers who studied and reported on the 2014 Gaza War, issued a statement Monday denouncing the U.N. Human Rights Council's report on that conflict.
IAF Chief: 'No Restraint' in Next Lebanon War
The Israeli Defense Forces will practice 'no restraint' in attacking civilian areas in Lebanon should another war break out with Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, a senior military official told German newspaper Die Zeit.
Gaza report reveals nothing but UN's cluelessness
The UN report on Operation Protective Edge is far from surprising, offering no far-reaching conclusions. As expected, the report blamed Israel and the 'Palestinian organizations' for possible war crimes. The UN didn't reveal any findings that weren't already known, or expose any startling discoveries.

Inside the United States
US is at the 'Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Faced in This Country'
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee warns that America is dealing with 'the highest threat level we have ever faced in this country.'
GOP civil war: Intense crackdown on conservatives
A civil war is raging within the Republican Party, pitting House leaders against conservatives.
Sessions tells GOP to shoot down Obama's trade bill
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., called on GOP lawmakers to block a 'Fast Track' trade bill on Tuesday that President Obama hopes to finalize in order to secure a string of new trade pacts.
N.Y. State Senator Proposes Using GPS Implants To Track Violent Convicts
It's high-tech and certainly controversial, but with the two prisoners from the Clinton Correctional Facility still on the lam an upstate senator says one way to track future escapees is to microchip them.
Gov. Haley Calls for Confederate Flag to Come Down
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday the Confederate flag should be removed from the grounds of the state capitol, reversing her position on the divisive symbol amid growing calls for it to be removed.
First-Time Buyers Drive U.S. Home Sales to Best Since 2009
More first-time homebuyers took the plunge in May, helping catapult U.S. sales of previously owned properties to their highest level since 2009.
Oklahoma on record earthquake pace, up 90 percent from over a year ago
The ground is trembling underneath the feet of Oklahomans at a record pace this year and by a wide margin, but the jury remains out on whether recent mitigation measures on injection wells will curtail the troubling trend.
US to Provide Weapons, Aircraft, Commandos for NATO
The U.S. committed Monday to contribute weapons, aircraft and forces, including commandos, as needed for NATO's new rapid reaction force, to help Europe defend against potential Russian aggression from the east and the Islamic State and other violent extremists from the south.

Christian News
Mosul Cathedral to become 'Mosque of the Mujahedeen'
The Islamic State has announced that the Syriac Orthodox Cathedral Church of St. Ephrem in Mosul will become known as the "Mosque of the Mujahedeen" in honor of the "holy warriors" of Islam who wage jihad in Allah's name.
UK: Bible teaching becoming a criminal act?
British Prime Minister David Cameron is planning to criminalize fundamental Bible teaching through his new "anti-extremist banning orders."
Faith, Freedom Looking for a Few Good Evangelicals
A number of presidential hopefuls made their pitch to an influential evangelical audience this weekend at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority Conference in Washington, D.C.
Billy Graham Grandson Quits Coral Ridge over Affair
Billy Graham's grandson Tullian Tchividjian has resigned as senior pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church.

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