Prophecy News Watch - May 9, 2018

Around the World
Defying world, Trump says US withdrawing from Iran nuclear deal
President Trump announced the US was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, following through on a campaign promise and defying European allies who implored him to maintain an agreement that international agencies have said Tehran is honoring.
Nine Iran-linked fighters reported killed in alleged Israeli strike on Syria
Syrian state media reported on Tuesday night that Israel conducted an airstrike south of Damascus, reportedly killing nine pro-Iranian fighters in an area previously identified as the site of a suspected Iranian military base.
New outbreak of Ebola kills 17 in northwest DR Congo
Seventeen people in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have died from Ebola, the health ministry said on Tuesday, describing the fresh outbreak as a 'public health emergency with international impact.'
Iran says it may resume enrichment after Trump announces nuke deal exit
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday slammed US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the nuclear deal as an act of 'psychological warfare,' warning that his country could start enriching uranium more than ever in the coming weeks.
Iranian lawmakers burn US flag, vow response ‘US and Zionists will regret’
Iranian lawmakers lit a paper US flag on fire at parliament Wednesday after US President Donald Trump’s nuclear deal pullout, shouting 'Death to America!'
In joint front, Europe’s Merkel, Macron and May vow to uphold Iran deal
In a show of European unity against the US president, the leaders of France, Germany and the UK vowed Tuesday to uphold the Iran nuclear deal despite Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from it.
Pompeo in NKorea to finalize summit, seek Americans’ release
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to North Korea on Wednesday to finalize plans for a historic summit between President Donald Trump and the North’s leader, Kim Jong Un.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Netanyahu sets off to Moscow as tensions skyrocket over Iran, Syria
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left Israel for Moscow Wednesday morning, saying that his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin would be focused on 'ensuring ongoing military cooperation in Syria.'
IDF puts Golan on alert over ‘abnormal’ Iranian movement in Syria
The Israeli army sounded alarms Tuesday night over irregular Iranian movements in Syria, advising Golan residents to ready bomb shelters and putting its air defenses on high alert.
Iran talks tough, Israel braces for worst after Trump pulls out of nuclear deal
Iran said Tuesday that it was prepared to quickly restart uranium enrichment — the process needed to make nuclear bombs — if President Trump’s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal leads to a total collapse of the Obama-era accord.

Inside the United States
Senate Intel report: Russia targeted at least 21 states in 2016 election
The Senate intelligence committee has concluded that Kremlin-supported operatives targeted the voting in nearly two dozen states in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to the first report in the panel’s yearlong probe.
Ex-CIA officer charged with intending to pass secrets to China
A former Central Intelligence Agency officer has been charged with gathering classified information he allegedly intended to pass to the Chinese government, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.
Tuesday's Republican primary winners just Trumpy enough
Republicans are now hopeful Tuesday night’s results put them in a good position to pick up Senate seats in the states Trump won easily in 2016, despite a tough national environment and scandals swirling the White House.
U.S. job openings reach record high of 6.6 million
The United States had a record 6.6 million job openings at the end of March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday.