Prophecy News Watch - July 12, 2017

Around the World
Russia to Build Train and 100-Ton 'Satan 2' Nuclear Missile System
The Russian industry is ready to build a 100-ton ballistic missile, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said. According to him, the same can be said about the Barguzin railway-based missile system.
US, Qatar sign anti-terror deal to end diplomatic spat
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has announced an agreement with Qatar targeting the financing of extremist groups. The tiny Gulf country has been shunned by its neighbors over its alleged backing of terrorism.
Islamic State confirms death of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Syrian Observatory says
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday that Islamic State officials have confirmed the death of terrorist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
UN Report Highlights Hamas Abuses in Gaza During Ten Years of Absolute Rule
A new UN report released on Tuesday highlighted the negative impact of a decade of Hamas rule in Gaza, ending with the grim prediction that living conditions in the coastal enclave will worsen significantly over the next three years.
Fatah official: US ambassador to Israel not wanted in Ramallah
Palestinian officials and US President Donald Trump’s peace envoy Jason Greenblatt will meet in Jerusalem on Tuesday because the Palestinians do not want US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman to come to Ramallah, Fatah Central Committee Member Azzam al-Ahmad said in a television interview.

Inside the United States
House funding bill sets up shutdown showdown over Trump’s border wall
Republican House leaders on Tuesday earmarked $1.6 billion to begin building President Trump's border wall next year, including the money in their homeland security spending bill, setting up a fight with Democrats who have vowed to fight any funding for the wall, even if it means sending the federal government into a partial shutdown.
U.S. says test of THAAD missile defense system in Alaska successful
The United States said on Tuesday it successfully tested its THAAD missile defense system against an intermediate-range ballistic missile in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii and Alaska, Reuters reported.
US Military Researching Neural Implants to Restore Hearing, Sight
DARPA, the research arm of the U.S. military, has awarded contracts to five organizations for the development of neural implants that could enable brains to communicate with computer interfaces to restore sensory performance — primarily speech, hearing and sight, DARPA representatives announced today (July 10) in a statement.
Democrats’ blockade of Trump imperils national security, congressional recess
President Trump may cancel Congress' summer recess and demand that lawmakers stick around through August to force Democrats to confirm more of his nominees, the White House said Monday, throwing down a challenge to senators who have tried to obstruct him at nearly every turn.
Democrats intentionally used disinformation from Russia to attack Trump, campaign aides
While the liberal news media hunts for evidence of Trump-Russia collusion, the public record shows that Democrats have willfully used Moscow disinformation to influence the presidential election against Donald Trump and attack his administration.
McConnell Delays August Recess By Two Weeks
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) announced Tuesday that he is delaying the traditional August recess by two weeks as his party faces a list of agenda items to accomplish.
Donald Trump Jr. releases email chain from meet with Russian lawyer
Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday released the entire email chain that arranged a meeting between himself and a Russian lawyer that show he was offered 'high level and sensitive information' which came from within the Russian government and was said to be of help to his father’s presidential campaign.

Christian News
Church Demolitions in Sudan Sparks Strong Congressional Response
International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a new bipartisan letter from the US House of Representatives was sent today to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, requesting that he raise the issue of Christian churches being targeted in Sudan with the Sudanese government.