Prophecy News Watch - March 13, 2018

Around the World
Britain very close to Brexit transition deal with the EU: minister
Britain is very close to agreeing the details of an implementation period with the European Union for its transition out of the bloc, junior Brexit minister Robin Walker said on Monday.
Syrian jets hit south in first such attacks since truce
Syrian jets struck rebel-held towns in the country's south on Monday, the first aerial attacks on the area since the United States and Russia brokered a deal making it a 'de-escalation zone' last year, rebels and residents said.
EU extends Russia sanctions over Ukraine crisis
The European Union on Monday said it had extended sanctions against Russia, imposed over the annexation of Crimea and supporting rebels in eastern Ukraine, for another six months.

North Korean media hasn't reported summits with Seoul, U.S.
North Korean media has refraiend from reporting on Pyongyang's upcoming summits with Seoul and Washington, a Seoul official said Monday.

Syrian Observatory Says War Has Killed More Than Half a Million
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based war monitor, said on Monday about 511,000 people had been killed in the Syrian war since it began seven years ago.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Trump team ready to release peace plan
The Trump administration is finishing up its Middle East peace plan and intends to make it public soon, The New York Times reported Sunday.
White House to meet on Gaza crisis Tuesday, as it prepares to unveil peace plan
The Trump administration will convene a conference at the White House on Tuesday aimed at solving the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, with Jared Kushner and National Security Council staff outlining their plan for alleviating suffering in the coastal enclave.
U.S., Israel can't afford confrontation, Iranian commander warns
A senior Iranian commander has warned Israel and the United States that it cannot afford the costs of a confrontation with the Islamic Republic.
Top US general in Europe pledges support for IDF during joint air-defense drill
The commander of American military forces in Europe on Sunday pledged to support the Israel Defense Forces in times of crisis. He was visiting the army’s Tel Aviv headquarters, during a joint US-Israel missile defense exercise, known as Juniper Cobra.
UNHRC report: Settlements are a war crime
Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank and east Jerusalem is a war crime, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein charged in a report he issued last week.
Ministers approve conscription bill as Yisrael Beytenu tries to halt move
A bill proposing to exempt members of the ultra-Orthodox community from conscription to the IDF, which is at the center of a fierce government crisis that could lead to early elections, passed its first legislative hurdle on Monday, though it wasn’t initially clear whether that reflected an agreement between coalition partners.

Inside the United States
House Intel releases verdict in Russia probe: No collusion
The House Intelligence Committee has released findings from its upcoming report on the Trump-Russia affair — and its main conclusion is that it has discovered no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.
Feds Run $215 Billion Deficit in February
The federal government ran a deficit of $215,248,000,000 in the month of February, while taking in $155,623,000,000 in taxes and spending $370,871,000,000, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement.
Trump to inspect border wall prototypes, but won't pick a winner yet
President Trump will visit San Diego on Tuesday to inspect the eight border wall prototypes that have been built, but the Department of Homeland Security agency tasked with overseeing the construction project says the media shouldn't expect him to announce which of the prototypes will be used on the U.S.-Mexico border.
New England prepares for third major snowstorm in two weeks
Having already been battered by heavy snow, cold temperatures and strong winds in the last two weeks, residents in New England are being advised to brace again for yet another nor'easter -- which could bring another foot of snow.

Christian News
In Isolated World of Pastors, Churches Mum on Troubling Clergy Suicides
An alarming number of pastors have taken their own lives in the last five years. And despite the increasing prevalence of suicide nationally, and the troubling rates at which the epidemic has been affecting certain groups of clergy, many churches remain silent on the issue.
Science Confirms Genesis Flood Account, Again
For the first time, scientists have corroborated with direct evidence that the Earth has oceans of water deep within mantle by actually recovering some trapped inside diamonds.