Prophecy News Watch - May 28, 2018

Around the World
Russia and Turkey ink pipeline agreement, end gas dispute
Russian state gas giant Gazprom said on Saturday it had signed a protocol with the Turkish government on a planned gas pipeline and agreed with Turkish firm Botas to end an arbitration dispute over the terms of gas supplies.
US officials arrive in North Korea to lay groundwork for uncertain Trump-Kim summit
A group of U.S. government officials arrived in North Korea on Sunday for talks about preparations for a canceled but still possible meeting between President Trump and the rogue regime's leader, Kim Jong Un, in two weeks, according to a report.
Poland offers US up to $2B for permanent military base
Poland wants a permanent U.S. military presence — and is willing to pony up as much as $2 billion to get it, according to a defense ministry proposal obtained by Polish news portal Onet.
More than a dozen killed by outbreak of rare nipah virus in India
At least 13 people have died in India after an outbreak of a rare disease that health officials warn could cause a global epidemic.
Ireland votes to remove protections for unborn
The Irish public has voted to repeal key constitutional protections for the right to life of the unborn child.
Erdogan calls on Turks to convert dollar, euros into lira
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on Turks on Saturday to convert their dollar and euro savings into lira, as he sought to bolster the ailing currency which has lost some 20 percent of its value against the U.S. currency this year.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Netanyahu: We won’t allow Iran to manufacture weapons in Lebanon
Less than a week after the Israel Air Force released pictures of an IAF F-35 Stealth bomber over the skies of Beirut, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated on Sunday that Israel would not tolerate Iran’s manufacture of game-changing weapons in Lebanon.
21, including Iranians, reported killed in IAF strike in Syria
Twenty one people were killed, including nine Iranians, in Thursday night’s attack on the Dabaa military airport in central Syria, Sky News reported on Saturday.
Israeli army says armed drone from Gaza discovered in Israel
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) revealed late Sunday that a drone originating from the Gaza Strip that had been equipped with explosive materials was discovered in Israeli territory last week.

Inside the United States
Thousands evacuate as Storm Alberto powers toward Florida
Thousands of Florida residents evacuated homes on Sunday as Subtropical Storm Alberto picked up strength as it headed north through the Gulf of Mexico, with forecasters saying it could bring life-threatening inundation to Southern coastal states.
CA Judge Issues Final Decision in Wedding Cake Case
A California judge has handed down his final judgment in the case of a Bakersfield Christian baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a homosexual couple, ruling that cakes celebrating events are a form of speech.
'Catastrophic' flash floods hit outside Baltimore; crews conduct water rescues
A state of emergency was declared in Maryland on Sunday as 'catastrophic' flash floods and dramatic water rescues unfolded in and around Ellicott City amid heavy rains.
Atheist Groups Sue to Remove Ten Commandments Monument from Arkansas State Capitol
Two atheist groups have filed a lawsuit against the state of Arkansas for a Ten Commandments monument erected in April after a man destroyed the first one by ramming it with his car last summer.
Democrats' and media's Trump-Russia collusion narrative falls apart
No narrative is more at the heart of the Democrats’ and media’s Trump-Russia collusion charges than reports that Paul Manafort regularly communicated with Moscow during the 2016 campaign.
Bikers roar into DC by the hundreds of thousands for Rolling Thunder tribute to POWs, MIAs
Hundreds of thousands of men and women rolled into Washington, D.C., on motorcycles Sunday morning as part of an annual Memorial Day tradition that honors fallen service members.

Christian News
Christian Girls and Women are Disappearing in Egypt with Few Being Found
Since April of this year, several Coptic Christian young women have recently been reported missing from various communities around Egypt in what World Watch Monitor calls a recurring phenomenon.
Vice President Pence Tells Pastors: 'Share The Gospel!'
In a last-second surprise appearance before a pastors conference in Washington DC, Vice President Mike Pence outlined how the Trump administration has championed causes important to the evangelical community and implored them to continue to, 'share the good news of Jesus Christ.'
Christians beat homeowners association in Bible study dispute
Christians who were banned by a homeowners association from holding Bible studies or other faith-related meetings in the common areas of a California retirement community are getting a settlement after they prevailed in the dispute.
Transgender people encouraged to become priests in Church of England diversity drive
Transgender people are being encouraged to become Church of England vicars as bishops launch a diversity drive.
Scientist Sues Calif University for Firing Him After His Dinosaur Discovery Supported Creationism
A scientist has filed a lawsuit against the California State University, Northridge saying he was terminated from his job due to his religious views after he discovered soft tissue on a triceratops fossil which supported his creationist view.