Prophecy News Watch - January 9, 2017

Around the World
Is Europe Gearing Up For World War III? Biggest Shipment Of US Armaments Since End Of Cold War Arrives In Germany Ahead Of NATO Exercises
U.S. troops began offloading some 2,800 pieces of equipment, including 87 tanks and 144 Bradley fighting vehicles, Sunday in the German port city of Bremerhaven ahead of planned NATO exercises at the end of January in Eastern Europe, just days after U.S. intelligence officials unveiled a report on Russian attempts to influence the U.S. presidential election.
UN chief concerned Iran may have violated arms embargo
The United Nations chief expressed concern to the Security Council that Iran may have violated an arms embargo by supplying weapons and missiles to Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah, according to a confidential report, seen by Reuters on Sunday.
The birth of half-human, half-animal Chimeras
The hope is to implant human stem cells in an animal embryo so that it will grow specific human organs. The approach could, in theory, provide a ready-made replacement for a diseased heart or liver - eliminating the wait for a human donor and reducing the risk of organ rejection.
ISIS Shows Preschooler Killing Victim Tied to Carnival Ball Pit
After an end-of-the-year video showing pre-teens hunt down and kill bound prisoners in an abandoned building, the Islamic State today released an even more gory follow-up with children as young as preschool age murdering prisoners tied to broken carnival rides.
Largest deployment of U.S. troops since Cold War arrives in Germany
The largest armed U.S. military brigade to be deployed to Europe since the end of the Cold War arrived Saturday at a port in northern Germany, military officials said.
Russia role in Syria undiminished despite latest withdrawal
Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to cast himself as a peacemaker in Syria, after his military proved to be the difference in the battle for Aleppo. The Russian military announced Friday it was withdrawing its flagship vessels from the Syrian coast, and Putin has sent his envoys to organize the first talks between the Syrian government and opposition in nearly a year, set for later this month in Kazakhstan.
U.S. intelligence says Putin wanted to damage Clinton, help Trump
Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted Hillary Clinton to lose the election and clearly preferred Donald Trump, the U.S. intelligence community concluded, according to its assessment report released Friday.
Pro-life group's bus ads banned by Canadian judge because they aren't 'welcoming'
A pro-life group in Canada recently suffered a legal setback over buying bus ads because its message was deemed not 'safe and welcoming.'

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Top PA imam: Moving US embassy to Jerusalem a 'declaration of war' on Islam (Video)
If the incoming US administration of President-elect Donald J Trump fulfills its campaign promise to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, it would be considered “a declaration of war” on all Muslims, the Palestinian Authority’s supreme Sharia judge Mahmoud Al-Habbash declared on Friday.
Truck attacker that killed four soldiers supported Islamic State, Netanyahu says
Four Israeli soldiers were killed and at least 14 people were injured after a truck rammed into a crowd as they were disembarking from a bus on a popular tourist promenade in east Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood on Sunday.
Israel's Law Enforcement Gearing Up to Welcome Messiah
Roni Alsheikh, the Israeli Commissioner of Police, announced last week that his department of law enforcement personnel is preparing for the arrival of the Messiah in a truly unique way. Alsheikh was filmed at a celebration held by Chabad Hasidim in his neighborhood of Givat Shmuel, not far from Tel Aviv, in honor of the 19th of the Hebrew month Kislev.

Inside the United States
Navy, Trump planning biggest fleet expansion since Cold War
With President-elect Donald Trump demanding more ships, the Navy is proposing the biggest shipbuilding boom since the end of the Cold War to meet threats from a resurgent Russia and saber-rattling China.
Record 95,102,000 Americans Not in Labor Force; Number Grew 18% Since Obama Took Office in 2009
Barack Obama's presidency began with a record number of Americans not in the labor force, and it's ending the same way.
Winter storm hits New England after icing over the South
The first big snowstorm of the year in the Northeast dumped more than a foot of snow in areas of southern New England after leaving a glaze of ice and snow and bitterly cold temperatures across the South. Below freezing temperatures persisted throughout much of the eastern U.S. on Sunday.
Cancer death rates in US have fallen by 25 percent since 1991
Cancer death rates in the United States have declined steadily over the years, thanks to improved screening guidelines and falling smoking rates, among other factors, according to a report released Thursday by the American Cancer Society. Since 1991, rates have fallen by 25 percent, resulting in more than 2.1 million deaths saved.
Double Whammy Legislation Could End Planned Parenthood's 'Free Ride'
Planned Parenthood's 'free ride' from taxpayers' dollars could be ending soon, according to Congresswoman Diane Black, R-Tenn.
US Authorities Searching for Motive Behind Deadly Florida Airport Attack
U.S. authorities are continuing to look for a motive behind Friday's deadly shooting at a Florida airport amid reports from relatives of suspected gunman Esteban Santiago that he was mentally traumatized by his 11 months of fighting in the U.S. war in Iraq.
Heavy rain, snow and wind batters California
Powerful storms continued to batter Northern California on Sunday, a day after rains triggered flooding and strong winds downed trees on Saturday. Flooding, mudslides and rockslides have been reported throughout the region.
With one bill, Republicans fast track plan to undo Obama regulations
The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday giving Congress the power to kill dozens of recently enacted rules in one fell swoop, as Republicans charged ahead on their campaign to strip down federal regulations.

Christian News
'Thousands Of Muslims Turning To Christ In Middle East Amid Bloodshed, Persecution'
Despite a mass exodus of Christians, 'the church' is far from empty in Syria, Iraq, Jordan and other parts of the Middle East as thousands of Muslims turn to faith in Jesus Christ including through radio broadcasts, a Christian group said Thursday January 5.
China Living Stone Church Pastor Sentenced
Almost two weeks after his trial on 26 December 2016, Pastor Yang Hua of Living Stone Church, Guizhou, has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison.
Christians rescued from Middle East Muslim terror
Muslim 'refugees' from the Middle East have become a worldwide issue, with Germany plagued by sexual assaults, Scandinavians and Brits wondering what happened to their cultures and the United States suffering 'lone-wolf' terror attacks.