Prophecy News Watch - March 19, 2018

Around the World
Trump, South Korea prep for nuke talks with the North
President Trump spoke Friday with South Korea President Moon Jae-in about setting up denuclearization talks with the North, said the White House.
Syria war: Turkish-led forces oust Kurdish fighters from heart of Afrin
Turkish-backed forces have taken full control of the centre of the Syrian-Kurdish city of Afrin.
Putin Overwhelmingly Wins Another 6 Years as Russian Leader
Vladimir Putin rolled to a crushing re-election victory Sunday for six more years as Russia’s president, and he told cheering supporters in a triumphant but brief speech that 'we are bound for success.'

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israeli Air Force strikes Hamas terror target in Gaza Strip
The Israeli Air Force struck a terror target located in the central Gaza Strip on Saturday night, the IDF said.
IDF seizes weapons in W. Bank raid following Friday's car ramming attack
The IDF seized illegal weapons, including an improvised rifle, in overnight raids in the West Bank on Saturday night, one day after two soldiers were killed in a terrorist attack near the West Bank settlement of Mevo Dotan. According to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit, units from the Menashe Brigade continued to operate in the Barta'a area following the car ramming attack near the village of Yabed, in which Captain Ziv Daus, 21, and Sergeant Netanel Kahalani, 20, were killed.
Israel destroys two Hamas tunnels: one in Gaza, one infiltrating Israel
The IDF destroyed two Hamas tunnels late Saturday night, including one that crossed into Israeli territory, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit announced.

Inside the United States
US job openings soar to record high of 6.3 million
U.S. employers sharply ramped up their demand for workers in January, advertising 6.3 million jobs at the end of the month, the most on records dating back 17 years.
Senators suspect Comey lied and plotted to double-cross Trump, seek second special counsel
A plan of action for how a second special counsel can investigate the FBI and Justice Department is spelled out in a point-by-point letter submitted by two Republican senators.
‘Lack of candor’: Reason for firing McCabe one of most serious in FBI
When Attorney General Jeff Sessions accused former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe of 'lack of candor,' he was lodging one of the most damning accusations for a bureau man to have lodged against him.
WH: 79 Cloture Votes Used Against Trump Nominees Compared to 17 in Past 4 Administrations Combined
White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short complained of Senate Democrats’ obstruction of President Donald Trump’s nominees, saying at this rate, it will take 11 and a half years for his nominees to be given an up-or-down vote.
Federal Judge Puts the Brakes on Ohio Abortion Ban
Last year, Republican Governor John Kasich signed a bill banning abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome.

Christian News
Pastor in Tajikistan calls for prayer after church raid
The pastor of a church in Tajikistan has called for prayer after secret police raided a church worship service on Sunday 11 March 2018.