Prophecy News Watch - June 25, 2018

Around the World
Turkey election: Erdogan wins re-election as president
Turkey's long-standing leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won a new five-year term after securing outright victory in the first round of a presidential poll.
European countries to formalize EU defense force plan
Nine European Union nations will on Monday (Jun 25) formalize a plan to create a European military intervention force, a French minister said, with Britain backing the measure as a way to maintain strong defense ties with the bloc after Brexit.
Trump warns countries of retaliation over trade barriers
President Trump on Sunday warned other countries that the U.S. would retaliate if they placed trade barriers and tariffs on U.S. exports.
U.S. Plans Curbs on Chinese Investment, Citing Security Risk
The Treasury Department is planning to heighten scrutiny of Chinese investments in sensitive U.S. industries under an emergency law, putting Washington’s trade war with Beijing on a potentially irreversible course.
Saudi air defenses intercept missiles above capital, coalition says
Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it had intercepted two missiles launched by Yemen’s Houthi militia over the capital Riyadh, as a Saudi-led coalition moved to wrest control of Yemen’s main port city from the Iran-aligned group.
Russian jets strike rebel-held town in south Syria, Breaking Ceasefire Deal
Russian jets struck an opposition held town in southwest Syria on Sunday, opposition sources said, in the first air cover provided by Moscow to an expanding Syrian army offensive to recapture the strategic area bordering Jordan and the Israeli Golan Heights.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Kushner to Palestinians: Don’t let your leaders reject a plan they haven’t seen
Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner appealed directly to the Palestinian people, urging them to not let their 'scared' leadership reject the Trump administration peace plan, which the Palestinian Authority has yet to see. Directly critiquing Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, he said he was not sure Abbas truly wanted an accord.
Pro-Assad troops take over Golan UN post in demilitarized area on Israeli border
Forces loyal to the regime of Syrian strongman Bashar Assad took control of an abandoned UN post in the no-man’s land between the Israeli and Syrian areas of the Golan Heights, Israel’s Kan public broadcaster reported on Sunday.

Inside the United States
Supreme Court poised to rule on Trump travel ban, other cases
The U.S. Supreme Court, winding down its nine-month term, will issue rulings this week in its few remaining cases including a major one on the legality of President Donald Trump’s ban on people from five Muslim-majority nations entering the country.
Trump calls for deporting illegal immigrants with 'no judges or court cases'
President Donald Trump said on Sunday that people who enter the United States illegally should be sent back to where they came from immediately without any judicial process.
Bye bye, boarding pass: US airport launches first-ever security checkpoints that scan your face
No wallet. No boarding pass. No phone. No problem. Americans are just a few years away from being able to show up at the airport with nothing but a suitcase in hand.

Christian News
Have You Counted the Cost? The Deadly Price of Spreading the Gospel Abroad
The plight of imprisoned Pastor Andrew Brunson shines a light on the darkness of persecuted Christians around the world.
An unlikely group could get Oklahoma to greenlight medical marijuana: Evangelical Christians
Danny Daniels, an evangelical Christian in the rural Oklahoma town of Lindsay, is reliably conservative on just about every political issue.