Prophecy News Watch - November 8, 2019

Around the World
IAEA accuses Iran of evading attempts to probe uranium production
The top inspector for the UN’s nuclear agency has reportedly accused Iran of evading attempts to gather information on Tehran’s uranium production at a warehouse that was flagged by Israel and where particles were found earlier this year.
China, U.S. agree tariff rollback if phase one trade deal is completed
China and the United States have agreed to roll back tariffs on each others’ goods in a 'phase one' trade deal if it is completed, officials from both sides said on Thursday, sparking division among some advisers to President Donald Trump.
Mike Pence defends federal aid funneling to Christian groups
Vice President Mike Pence is not backing down from criticism that his office improperly funneled federal aid to several Christian groups, particularly those in the religiously diverse Nineveh Plains of Iraq, saying it’s part of the Trump administration’s 'vision' for helping victims of Islamic State genocide.
Death of Hong Kong student likely to add fuel to unrest
Hong Kong students held a candlelight vigil for a university undergraduate who died on Friday after falling in a car park during pro-democracy protests, a death that could trigger more unrest.
Mike Pompeo: Iran positioning itself for rapid nuclear break-out
Iran has positioned itself to rapidly break out into a nuclear power by resuming uranium enrichment at Fordow, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Blue and White, Yisrael Beiteinu Parties Reach Preliminary Deal in Israeli Coalition Talks
The centrist Blue and White and secular-nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu parties have reached preliminary agreements on several issues in ongoing coalition talks, amid Israel’s ongoing political stalemate.
Israel's Shin Bet security agency foiled more than 450 terror attacks in the past year, chief says
The head of Israel's Shin Bet internal security agency said Thursday that his organization has foiled more than 450 terror attacks in the past year, according to The Times of Israel.
Netanyahu: Europe ‘must stop stalling,’ confront Iran over its nuclear program
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu charged Thursday that Iran 'continues to lie' about its nuclear program and called on Europe to 'stop stalling' and confront the Islamic Republic, as the UN atomic agency reportedly discussed a site in Tehran alleged by Israel to be a secret atomic warehouse.

Inside the United States
Study finds LGBTQ characters hit record high on network TV
'Pose' and 'Batwoman' are among the shows contributing to a surge in LGBTQ and gender inclusiveness on television, according to a new study by the advocacy group GLAAD.
Jeff Sessions Seeks to Reclaim His Alabama Senate Seat
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday he wants to reclaim his old Senate seat from Alabama, where he’s been a conservative icon and dominant vote-getter since the 1990s.

Prophecy News Watch - November 7, 2019

Around the World
U.S.-China trade deal signing could be delayed to December; London a possible venue
A meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to sign a long-awaited interim trade deal could be delayed until December as discussions continue over terms and venue, a senior official of the Trump administration told Reuters on Wednesday.
Erdogan to meet Trump in Washington next week as tensions flare
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will travel to the United States next week to meet US President Donald Trump, the Turkish presidency said Wednesday, amid heightened tensions between the two countries.
UK PM Johnson: We will get Brexit done in January
Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday promised to take Britain out of the European Union in January, speaking at a campaign rally he used to frame the country’s Dec. 12 general election as the most important in a generation.
Trump Holds Talks with Foreign Ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan
The foreign ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan met Wednesday in Washington with President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to discuss the Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD) on Ethiopia's Blue Nile.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Blue and White and Likud negotiators meet, say ‘big gaps remain’
The latest negotiations between the Blue and White and Likud parties have failed to lead to a breakthrough that would allow for the formation of a coalition government, the two sides announced in a joint statement on Wednesday evening after further talks.
'We Fear Significant Civilian Costs': US Lawmakers Call on UN to Confront Hezbollah's Threats Against Israel
Democrat and Republican lawmakers are joining together to call attention to the deadly threat of Hezbollah on Israel's doorstep in the north.
Israeli Watchdog Group Says Billions in Aid Donated to Palestinians is Missing, Given to Terrorists
The Israeli research group Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reports that nearly $2 billion in international aid that has been donated to the Palestinian Authority is missing or misused.

Inside the United States
In first, US doctors try CRISPR gene editing for cancer treatment
The first attempt in the United States to use a gene editing tool called CRISPR against cancer seems safe in the three patients who have had it so far, but it’s too soon to know if it will improve survival, doctors reported Wednesday.
Trump Celebrates Confirmation of 158 Federal Judges
President Donald Trump celebrated having confirmed more than 150 judges to the federal bench during a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday.
U.S. diplomats to star in public impeachment hearings next week
Three U.S. diplomats who expressed alarm about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine will serve as star witnesses when Democrats bring their impeachment case against Trump directly to the public with televised congressional hearings next week, lawmakers said on Wednesday.
Federal judge strikes down Trump 'conscience rule' for healthcare
A federal judge has struck down a Trump administration rule that would have allowed for healthcare workers to refuse to provide or refer to sterilizations, abortions, and medically assisted suicide if doing so violated their faith.
Governors’ Races Bring Mixed Results for Trump, GOP
Tuesday's state elections in Kentucky and Mississippi brought mixed results for President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, with the GOP enjoying down-ballot success despite splitting the higher-profile gubernatorial races.
Report: Illegal immigrant population inside US surged 550,000 in 2019
The illegal immigrant population that entered the United States from the southwest border region jumped 550,000 this year, a combination of those who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border undetected and those released into the country after being apprehended at key border crossings, according to a new report.

Prophecy News Watch - November 6, 2019

Around the World
Nine Americans killed in Mexican ambush, Trump urges joint war on drug cartels
Gunmen killed nine women and children in the bloodiest attack on Americans in Mexico for years, prompting U.S. President Donald Trump to offer to help the neighboring country wipe out drug cartels believed to be behind the ambush.
Iran starts injecting uranium gas into Fordo centrifuges, breaking nuke deal
Iran began inserting uranium gas into centrifuges at the Fordo nuclear facility, state television announced Wednesday, marking its latest step away from the nuclear deal.
Iran's Rouhani says Fordow enrichment site will soon be fully operational
Iran’s underground uranium enrichment Fordow facility 'will soon be back to full operation', Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted, a few hours after Tehran announced that uranium gas had been injected into centrifuges at the site on Wednesday.
Erdogan: Turkey arrested slain ISIS leader Baghdadi’s wife, other relatives
Turkey's president on Wednesday announced the country's forces had captured multiple relatives of slain ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, including one of the terrorist's wives -- but he also used the occasion to needle the United States for making 'a fuss' about the mission that resulted in the most-wanted militant's death.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
As Iran expands enrichment, Netanyahu vows it will never have nukes
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Tuesday to 'never let Iran develop nuclear weapons' after Tehran announced it was expanding its uranium enrichment efforts in a further breach of the 2015 nuclear deal.
Russia reportedly in possession of advanced Israeli interceptor missile
Russia is in possession of an advanced Israeli interceptor missile that was launched last year in response to Syrian rocket fire, according to a Chinese news site.

Inside the United States
House Republicans may shuffle intelligence panel roster ahead of impeachment hearings
House Republicans are weighing a move to shuffle the roster of the House Intelligence Committee ahead of public impeachment hearings.
U.S. Congress, White House mull stop-gap funding bill to avoid government shutdowns
The U.S. Congress and the White House are discussing legislation to keep U.S. government agencies operating beyond Nov. 21 when existing funding expires, with an eye toward avoiding shutdowns as Democrats could be moving to impeach President Donald Trump, lawmakers and a White House official said on Tuesday.
Kentucky Governor Race Too Close to Call, Dems Flip Virginia
Democrats took full control of the Virginia legislature for the first time in more than two decades on Tuesday while the race for governor in deeply Republican Kentucky was too close to call despite a last-minute boost from President Donald Trump.

Christian News
30+ Churches Attacked, Clergy and Members Killed in Rising Unrest in Ethiopia
During the past two years since a young prime minister has taken over as the new leader of Ethiopia, more than 30 churches have been attacked with more than half of the buildings burned to the ground.
Growing insecurity threatens fresh exodus of Christians from Iraq
Growing insecurity in Iraq and on its border could lead to a fresh exodus of Christians from the country, warns a partner of Release International, which is supporting refugees in the country.

Prophecy News Watch - November 5, 2019

Around the World
Thousands Attend Competing Rallies in Lebanon
Protesters in Lebanon rallied Sunday to call for President Michel Aoun's ouster as part of a push for sweeping changes that have already brought the resignation of the country's prime minister.
U.S. targets Iranian top leader's inner circle with new sanctions
The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on nine people close to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, including his chief of staff, one of his sons and the head of the judiciary.
Trump submits notice to exit Paris Agreement
On the third anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement going into effect, the Trump administration announced that it has begun the process to withdraw from the multination landmark environmental accord.
Iran uses embassy takeover anniversary to announce doubling of nuclear enrichment
U.S.-Iran tensions escalated Monday as Tehran announced a doubling of its uranium enrichment activities in a calculated breach of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and the Trump administration leveled a slate of fresh sanctions targeting an inner circle of officials around Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Was the corner of God's altar found in Shiloh, West Bank?
This summer, under the guidance of Dr. Scott Stripling, a discovery of a horn, which was one of the four corners of an ancient altar, as described in Kings was found in Shiloh.
Netanyahu: We have no better friends than our Christian friends
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed Christian journalists and dignitaries from around the world Sunday, as the 2019 Christian Media Summit kicked off in Jerusalem.
Hamas warns it has enough rockets to target Tel Aviv for 'six months in a row'
Hamas's leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, on Monday threatened to turn Israeli cities into 'ghost towns' and warned the terror group has enough firepower to launch rockets into Tel Aviv 'for six months in a row.'
Likud MK pushes PM on West Bank annexation
A Likud MK is pushing legislation to hold Prime MInister Benjamin Netanyhau to a campaign pledge to annex parts of the West Bank.

Inside the United States
In a major blow to Trump, a federal appeals court ruled he has to turn over his taxes to New York prosecutors
A federal appeals court ruled on Monday that President Donald Trump's accounting firm must turn over his tax returns to New York state prosecutors.

Christian News
‘Not abandoned’: International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
Various groups and churches across the world are taking part in the annual International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, overseen by the World Evangelical Alliance.

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