Prophecy News Watch - January 2, 2019

Around the World
Trump concedes: No 'rush' out of Syria, we’ve 'almost' eradicated ISIS
President Trump claimed Monday that he never said the U.S. would 'rush out' of Syria despite reporting that indicated he had ordered a rapid withdrawal.
Kim Jong Un says he's willing to meet Trump at any time, in New Year's message
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Tuesday that he is prepared to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump at any time, but warned that he would pursue an alternative course if Washington kept up sanctions on Pyongyang.
China's Xi says Taiwan independence would be disaster, calls for peaceful 'reunification'
Taiwan independence would lead to 'disaster', Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, pledging efforts for peaceful 'reunification' with the self-ruled island but warning China would not renounce the use of force.
Iran denounces Brazil's plan to move embassy to Jerusalem
Iran has denounced plans by Brazil's newly elected president to move its embassy to Jerusalem.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Pompeo to Netanyahu: U.S. still committed to protecting Israel
Syria and Iran were on the agenda Tuesday when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met in Brasilia against the backdrop of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s inauguration.
US, Israel quit UN agency UNESCO, claiming anti-Israeli bias
The United States and Israel officially quit the U.N.'s educational, scientific and cultural agency at the stroke of midnight, the culmination of a process triggered more than a year ago amid concerns that the organization fosters anti-Israel bias.

Inside the United States
'I'm Ready to Go!' Trump Signals Willingness to Make a Deal – But Not Without a Wall
President Donald Trump says he's ready to negotiate with Democrats to end the partial government shutdown, which is now entering its eleventh day.
Under Trump, budget deficit projected to reach $1 trillion
President Trump, like his predecessors, has done virtually nothing to stop America’s runaway debt train.
US fires tear gas across Mexico border to stop migrants
U.S. authorities fired tear gas into Mexico during the first hours of the new year to repel about 150 migrants who tried to breach the border fence in Tijuana.

Christian News
Facebook Apologizes after Banning Franklin Graham for 'Hate Speech'
Evangelist Franklin Graham was banned from Facebook last week over a post he wrote two years ago and now Facebook is apologizing.