Prophecy News Watch - May 15, 2018

Around the World
Iran FM in Moscow as Russia moves to save nuclear deal
Iran’s foreign minister was in Moscow on Monday as Russia tries to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive in the wake of Washington’s pull-out, pushing it into rare cooperation with Europe.
U.S., China still 'very far apart' on trade: U.S. ambassador
The United States wants China to give a timetable on how it will open up its markets to U.S. exports as the two countries are still 'very far apart' on resolving trade frictions, U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad said on Tuesday.
Pompeo reaches out to European counterparts amid Iran tensions
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke to German, French and British counterparts in recent days to discuss cooperation over Iran, a State Department spokeswoman said on Monday a week after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel girds for second day of violence amid fears protests may spread
Israeli forces were gearing up Tuesday for a second straight day of Palestinian protests and the prospect that they may spread, after hours of bloody clashes on the Gaza border Monday left at least 58 Palestinians dead and thousands more injured.
Unfazed by Gaza riots, Jerusalem celebrates itself — and Donald Trump
Despite the festive atmosphere, guests of Monday’s inauguration of the American embassy in Jerusalem were acutely aware of the deadly violence taking place at the same time along Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip.
Palestinians say baby, killed by tear gas, among 58 Gaza dead
The Gaza Strip’s Hamas-run health ministry said Tuesday morning that a baby was among those killed during violent border clashes along the territory’s border with Israel the previous day, bringing the overall death toll in the day’s bloody events to 58.

Inside the United States
Supreme Court clears path for states to legalize sports gambling
The Supreme Court cleared the way for a massive expansion of legal sports gambling in the U.S., ruling Monday that a federal law that had effectively limited betting mainly to Nevada is unconstitutional.
New volcanic fissure in Hawaii opens; brings total to 19
Hawaii County Civil Defense officials reported a new fissure opening on Monday, bringing the total number of fissures in the volcanic eruption outbreak to 19.
STD cases hit record high in California
A state report finds the number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in California reached a record high in 2017.
Mueller may have a conflict — and it leads directly to a Russian oligarch
Special counsel Robert Mueller has withstood relentless political attacks, many distorting his record of distinguished government service.
After a Record Hurricane Season in 2017, Forecasters Warn U.S. to Brace for More This Year
Parts of the country are still cleaning up after 2017’s devastating hurricane season, but forecasters are already sounding a warning bell about 2018. And even though hurricane season doesn’t officially begin until June 1, the first named storm could arrive as soon as this weekend.
Melania Trump treated for benign kidney condition, in hospital
President Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, underwent a surgical procedure on Monday to treat a benign kidney condition and will remain at Walter Reed medical center for the rest of the week, the first lady’s office said.

Christian News
Islamic Extremist Suicide Bomber Family Attacks Three Churches in East Java, Indonesia
Islamic extremists in Indonesia, including a family of suicide bombers that targeted three churches, launched multiple attacks yesterday and today that reportedly killed at least 12 people not including the assailants.