Prophecy News Watch = October 17, 2018

Around the World
US to enter trade talks with Japan, European Union, Britain
The Trump administration is formally notifying Congress that it plans to pursue trade agreements with the European Union, Japan and Britain.
ISIS fighting to the death in Syria, frustrating US-backed final offensive
Islamic State fighters trapped in Syria are putting up fierce resistance, using civilians as human shields, setting deadly booby traps, and hiding in underground tunnels, all the while frustrating efforts by U.S.-backed Syrian fighters to deal a final blow to the terrorist caliphate.
Trump says Saudi prince vows ‘full’ probe into missing journalist
US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he had spoken with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and been assured that a 'full' probe into the disappearance of a critical journalist was underway.
U.S. tops World Economic Forum's 'Global Competitiveness Report' for first time in a decade
Organizers of the annual Davos conference ranked the United States first in their ranking of the world’s most competitive economies for the first time in a decade Wednesday, saying the No. 1 spot reflects a new methodology and long-term factors more than recent policies of the Trump administration.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Trump's envoy reveals plan to unite Gaza and West Bank
The White House's peace plan entails intentions to unify the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, Jason Greenblatt, US President Donald Trump's special envoy to the Middle East, told Ynet on Tuesday.

Inside the United States
Heated U.S. congressional races on pace to break fundraising records
This year’s U.S. congressional campaign season is on pace to break fundraising records, driven in part by unprecedented hauls by at least five candidates from both major parties, according to a Reuters analysis of campaign finance disclosures.
Mysterious paralyzing illness found among kids in 22 states
U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern.
Fired FBI Director Andrew McCabe was witness to alleged leak about Trump, Michael Flynn, documents show
The FBI initiated an investigation in March 2017 concerning an alleged, previously unreported media leak about President Trump and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn -- and since-fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was a witness in the probe, newly released documents publicly posted by the FBI show.
'Gosnell' Movie Depicting Abortion Clinic Horror Breaks Top 10 at Box Office
'Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer,' the movie which depicts the story of real-life abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, broke in the top 10 at the box office its opening weekend.

Christian News
Middle East Christians Risking All, Preaching in Deadly Muslim Areas
Christians are continuing to share the Gospel even in highly dangerous areas in the Middle East where the Islamic State terror group remains on the minds of the people.