Prophecy News Watch - December 9, 2018

Around the World
Russia building up forces near Crimea amid tensions with Ukraine, satellite photos show
Two weeks after Russia fired on and seized three Ukrainian vessels in the contested Kerch Strait, satellite images obtained exclusively by Fox News on Sunday show that additional forces may be headed to the region.
Iran increases testing of ballistic missiles that can reach Europe
Tehran has 'significantly expanded' its missile testing, including a missile that can reach European countries, the German daily Die Welt reported on Sunday.
Macron plans 'important announcements' after fourth week of protests
More than 1,000 people were arrested during another weekend of protests in France, as President Emmanuel Macron plans to hold talks with business leaders and trade unions Monday.
Armored vehicles deployed in Paris as France hit by fresh ‘yellow vest’ protests
Armored vehicles rolled through central Paris on Saturday as riot police clashed with 'yellow vest' demonstrators, who set fire to barricades and hurled rocks in the latest demonstrations against French President Emmanuel Macron.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Hezbollah's second-in-command: All of Israel in our missile range
The entire State of Israel is within range of Hezbollah’s missiles, the group’s deputy secretary-general Sheikh Naim Qassem said on Sunday.
IDF urges Lebanese residents to leave 2 towns over ‘explosive’ Hezbollah tunnels
The Israeli Army on Sunday urged residents of two Lebanese border towns to evacuate their homes, telling them that the Hezbollah terrorist group had put them in danger by digging attack tunnels, from southern Lebanon into northern Israel, which the IDF is currently working to destroy.
Israel fired warning shots across its northern border
The IDF fired warning shots across its tense Lebanese border to halt an attempted infiltration as it continued to publish information on a third Hezbollah attack tunnel.

Inside the United States
U.S. appeals court will not restore Trump asylum order
A U.S. appeals court handed President Donald Trump a defeat on Friday when it refused to allow his order barring asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally to take effect, while a court challenge proceeds.
Trump backs $750 billion defense budget request to Congress: official
U.S. President Donald Trump has backed plans to request $750 billion from Congress for defense spending next year, a U.S. official said on Sunday, signaling a Pentagon spending hike at a time of potential belt-tightening elsewhere in the government.