Prophecy News Watch - October 18, 2018

Around the World
UK, EU agree to take more Brexit time after no-result summit
European Union leaders gave themselves several more weeks - perhaps until the end of the year - to clinch a friendly divorce with Britain before their separation, after a Brexit summit Wednesday avoided any friction but also produced no tangible results.
ISIS 'far from defeated' despite territorial losses, Joint Chiefs chairman warns
The Islamic State remains 'far from defeated,' one of the nation’s top generals warned Tuesday, seeming to break with President Trump’s assertion that the terrorist group was '99 percent' beaten after four years of U.S.-led military action in Syria and Iraq.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Netanyahu threatens ‘forceful’ response to Gaza as violence surges
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that Israel would 'act forcefully' in response to a predawn rocket attack from the Gaza Strip that struck a Beersheba home, as a shaky calm appeared to return to the area.
Gaza rocket hits Be'er Sheva home, IAF retaliates
A rocket fired from Gaza landed on a Be'er Sheva home while another landed in the sea off the shores of a city in central Israel early Wednesday morning, prompting an IAF retaliatory attack in the strip.
Israel, US send secret delegation to Ukraine to train against S-300
Israel and the United States sent a secret military delegation to Ukraine to test the Russian-made S-300 missile defense system, which Moscow recently provided to Syria, Hadashot TV news reported Monday, citing Syrian and Russian news outlets.
IDF says 20 Gaza targets bombed, including tunnels; blames Hamas for rockets
The Israeli military bombed 20 'military facilities' in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday morning, the army said, in response to a predawn rocket attack that struck a home in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba, causing damage but no injury.

Inside the United States
Trump Ask Cabinet to Cut Next Year's Budgets by 5 Percent
Dubbing it the 'nickel plan,' President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he's asking every Cabinet secretary to cut their next-year's budgets by 5 percent.
Trump sets record, appoints the most federal appeals judges in first two years
President Trump is smashing the record for appointing judges to the powerful federal appeals courts with 29 picks confirmed, helping him put his stamp on the judiciary well beyond the Supreme Court.
Mueller ready to deliver core findings on Trump probe after midterms: report
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is set to issue findings of some of the core aspects of his investigation into the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia shortly after the November midterm elections, Bloomberg reported.

Christian News
'They Have No Other Help': High Risk Missionary and Team Rescue Persecuted Christians in Iraq
From the war-torn Middle East to the silent suffering of military veterans in the United States, one former US Marine is changing lives all over the world – and he's giving all of the glory to God.