Prophecy News Watch - December 19, 2018

Around the World
US proposes sale of Patriot missile system to Turkey
The State Department says the U.S. has proposed the sale of a $3.5 billion Patriot missile system to Turkey.
U.S., China face off again at World Trade Organization
China and the United States have traded barbs again at the World Trade Organization, with the U.S. ambassador accusing China of theft of technology and an envoy from Beijing retorting that the U.S. was "finger-pointing."
'Thousands' of EU diplomatic cables hacked, says report
Hackers allegedly linked to China were able to access thousands of sensitive EU diplomatic cables for more than three years, according to a New York Times report.
Cashless revolution 'happening too fast' as millions of consumers face exclusion from shops and restaurants
Britain is going cashless too quickly, a report has warned, meaning elderly and disabled consumers face being excluded from shops and restaurants.
Russia says it won't let US see missile at heart of nuclear dispute
Russia said on Wednesday it would not let the United States inspect a new nuclear-capable cruise missile at the heart of a dispute between Washington and Moscow that risks unravelling a landmark arms control treaty.
EU reaches deal with Italy on budget
The European Commission says it has reached an agreement with Italy to avert legal action over the country’s budget plans, which the EU’s executive arm had warned could break euro currency rules.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Nikki Haley in farewell talk: U.N. 'hopelessly biased' on Israel
Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, described the world body as 'hopelessly biased' against Israel on Tuesday in her last address to the monthly Security Council meeting in New York.
Israel joins the race to become a quantum superpower
Israel is aiming to ensure its military superiority with an investment in quantum technology.

Inside the United States
U.S. Military Preparing for a Full Withdrawal of Its Forces From Northeastern Syria
In an abrupt reversal, the U.S. military is preparing to withdraw its forces from northeastern Syria, people familiar with the matter said Wednesday, a move that throws the American strategy in the Middle East into turmoil.
Senate approves historic, bipartisan prison sentencing reform bill
The Senate Tuesday approved an historic and bipartisan reform of the criminal justice system that aims to reduce the sentences of nonviolent offenders and cut recidivism rates by helping prisoners productively rejoin society.
Nation of Islam receiving federal cash to teach prisoners
The Nation of Islam and its leaders have received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the U.S. government since 2008 to teach religious study programs for federal prison inmates, according to records reviewed by the Washington Examiner.
Judges dismiss 83 ethics complaints against Kavanaugh
A panel of federal judges has dismissed more than 80 ethics complaints against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, because lower courts can't investigate a high court jurist.

Christian News
World's First Christian Airline to Cater to Churches, Missionaries, and Charge No Luggage Fees
An aviation ministry located in Texas is set to become to the world's first Christian airline.