Prophecy News Watch - December 13, 2017

Around the World
US ready to talk any time North Korea wants, Tillerson says
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that the U.S. would be willing to hold talks with North Korea even if the Communist nation does not do away with its nuclear weapons program.
Iraq PM warns Islamic State might erupt again somewhere else
Three days after declaring victory over the Islamic State group, Iraq's prime minister warns that the group's extremists might "erupt again somewhere else" without international cooperation in combatting the militants.
Russia not withdrawing forces from Syria, Pentagon says
The United States said on Tuesday it has not observed any meaningful withdrawal of Russian combat forces from Syria, despite Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement on Monday of a significant pullout.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Soleimani Says Iran Is Ready to Back Palestinian Forces
Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani says his nation is ready to support Palestinian forces in the Gaza Strip, days after the U.S. recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Hundreds of thousands mourn Jewish spiritual leader in Israel
Hundreds of thousands attended funeral ceremonies in Israel Tuesday for a spiritual leader of ultra-Orthodox Jews after his death aged 104, with a sea of black-hatted mourners thronging his neighbourhood.
'We are one': Palestinian Christians and Muslims unite against Trump's Jerusalem call
Less than an hour after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinians protested by turning off the lights on the Christmas tree outside Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace of Jesus.

Inside the United States
Democrat Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore in Alabama race upset
In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations.
Firefighters wrestle to control massive California wildfire
An out-of-control California wildfire that has already destroyed nearly 700 homes in its path of destruction crept closer to the upscale hillside community of Montecito on Tuesday despite calmer winds that slowed its progress.
Feds Collect Record Taxes Through November; Still Run $201.8B Deficit
The federal government collected record total tax revenues of $443,715,000,000 in the first two months of fiscal 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017 through the end of November), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement.
Pa. State Dept Threatened With Lawsuit For Stonewalling Noncitizen Election Records
An election integrity group is threatening to sue the Pennsylvania Department of State for allegedly stonewalling requests for records of noncitizens contained on the state's voter rolls.
Trump lawyer wants separate special prosecutor to probe DOJ-Fusion conflicts
A top member of President Trump’s outside legal team called Tuesday for the appointment of a separate special prosecutor to look into potential conflicts of interest involving Justice Department and FBI officials.

Christian News
Bible Translation Workshops Hit by Demonic Attacks as Pioneering Method Sees Unprecedented Success
One of the world's largest Bible translation organizations has said that while its pioneering rapid translation method is achieving unprecedented success, demonic attacks and severe persecution have been inflicting its workers.
Evangelical Leaders Pray With Trump in Oval Office, Present Him 'Friends of Zion' Award
Top conservative evangelical leaders prayed with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office again on Monday afternoon and also presented him with a 'Friends of Zion' award after his decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.