Prophecy News Watch - September 8, 2017

Around the World
Mexico earthquake: Capital hit by magnitude-8.1 quake, tsunami with at least three confirmed dead
A magnitude-8.1 earthquake has struck off the southern coast of Mexico, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, shaking buildings as far away as Guatemala.
North Korea Promises More 'Gifts' for U.S. as Fears Rise of New Missile Launch
North Korea’s chief diplomat at the United Nations was not hiding his satisfaction with Pyongyang's recent nuclear test, warning the U.S. that it can expect more “gift packages” to come its way.
Germany disputes size of Russian wargames, predicts 100,000 troops
Germany said on Thursday that Russia was planning to send more than 100,000 troops to war games on NATO’s eastern flank this month, disputing Moscow’s version that only 13,000 Russian and Belarussian servicemen would participate.
Iranian militia vows to turn against U.S. troops once Islamic State is defeated in Iraq
The U.S. military is keeping a wary eye on Iran’s most violent proxy militia in Iraq, which has vowed to start killing Americans again once the Islamic State is expelled.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Military intel chief says IDF fighting enemies ‘near and far’
In the wake of reports that Israel struck a chemical weapons facility in southern Syria, Military Intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Herzl Halevi on Thursday warned that Israel was consistently working to combat its enemies 'both near and far.'
Op-Ed: Israel just showed what a 'red line' is really supposed to mean
A red line’s a red line. That was Israel’s message Wednesday, when it struck a major Syrian arms facility from the air.

Inside the United States
FEMA Is Nearly Out of Cash, Just as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Strike
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is rapidly running out of disaster relief funding as Hurricane Irma slams Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and heads toward Florida.
Potential Record as 3 Hurricanes Could Make Landfall at the Same Time
For the first time in modern history, three hurricanes in the Atlantic are lined up in the most dangerous of ways, according to Eric Blake, a hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center.
South Florida becomes a traffic nightmare as 500,000 people told to flee Hurricane Irma
The race to flee Hurricane Irma became a marathon nightmare as more than a half-million people were ordered to leave South Florida on Thursday.
Hurricane Irma likely to be far worse than monster Andrew
For an entire generation in South Florida, Hurricane Andrew was the monster storm that reshaped a region. Irma is likely to blow that out of the water.
Trump's debt deal was better than Paul Ryan's, many Republicans admit
President Trump shocked and angered Republicans on Wednesday by agreeing with Democrats on a bill to suspend the debt ceiling for three months, but by Thursday, Republican lawmakers and aides were acknowledging that Trump's plan was better for Republicans than the plan put forward by House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
More than 5,000 out-of-state voters may have tipped New Hampshire against Trump
More than 6,500 people registered to vote in New Hampshire on Nov. 8 using out-of-state driver’s licenses, and since then the vast majority have neither obtained an in-state license nor registered a motor vehicle.
Equifax Says Cyberattack May Have Hit 143 Million Customers
Equifax Inc. said its systems were struck by a cyberattack that may have affected about 143 million U.S. customers of the credit reporting agency, shedding light on one of the largest and most intrusive breaches in history.

Christian News
Members of Congress back Christian baker in same-sex wedding-cake case before Supreme Court
A Christian baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple said he’s willing to serve anyone, but said the government shouldn’t force him to create something against his conscience.