Prophecy News Watch - October 8, 2018

Around the World
Pompeo cites progress made with Kim Jong Un on N. Korea trip
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made unspecified progress Sunday toward an agreement for the North to give up its nuclear weapons, though there was no immediate indication whether Pompeo had managed to arrange a much-anticipated second summit between Kim and President Donald Trump.
Evangelicals wield voting power across Latin America, including Brazil
Evangelical churches are flourishing across traditionally Catholic Latin America and as the religious movement grows, its influence -- including in this weekend’s elections in Brazil -- is transforming the region and swinging its politics to the right, analysts say.
Haiti quake kills at least 11, injures others
Emergency teams worked to provide relief in Haiti on Sunday after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake killed at least 11 people and left several injured.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Netanyahu, Putin to meet for first time since crisis
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet shortly for the first time since relations were badly strained following last month’s Syrian downing of a Russian intelligence plane.
Trump envoy Greenblatt consults senators on Mideast peace plan
U.S. President Donald Trump's Special Envoy for Middle East Affairs Jason Greenblatt has spoken with a number of senators on both sides of the political aisle recently about the president's plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, Greenblatt tweeted Friday.
Livid over Qatari aid to Gaza, Abbas said planning to cut PA’s funding to Strip
Angered by the reported funneling by Qatar of aid to the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was said on Saturday to be planning on cutting the flow of funds to the Hamas-run coastal enclave.

Inside the United States
Voters in 3 States to Consider Pro-Life, Anti-Roe Measures
Abortion may be legal nationwide, but voters in three states -- Alabama, West Virginia and Oregon -- will decide in November whether to curtail the right to end an unborn baby’s life.
Kavanaugh Sworn in as Protesters Chant Outside Supreme Court
Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, after a wrenching debate over sexual misconduct and judicial temperament that shattered the Senate, captivated the nation and ushered in an acrimonious new level of polarization — now encroaching on the court that the 53-year-old judge may well swing rightward for decades to come.
Another hurricane could hit US in the coming days, this one targeting the Gulf Coast
Forecasters expect a hurricane to make landfall in Florida on Wednesday, forcing Gov. Rick Scott to plan preparations Sunday for parts of the state in the path of the storm.