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Around the World
Protests Spread In China, Threatening Rulers
Protests in China against the communist government's strict COVID-19 measures had spread throughout the country Monday in the biggest challenge for Xi Jinping since becoming president in 2013.
Hungary Delaying NATO Expansion Seeks Israel’s Defense
Hungary’s controversial prime minister says his country will only consider ratifying NATO military alliance membership of Finland and Sweden next year.
Build the wall? Finland plans border fence with Russia as NATO membership looms
It’s shaping up to be far less imposing than the Berlin Wall and not nearly as politically divisive as President Trump’s coveted barrier between the U.S. and Mexico, but Finland’s planned border fence with Russia looks to be a major geopolitical statement.
Iran protests: UN Human Rights Council votes to investigate regime’s violent response
The U.N. voted to commence an investigation into Iran’s crackdown on nationwide protests over the past two months.
Report: Iran developing missiles that could eliminate obstacles to delivering nuke
Iran has reportedly been developing large cruise missiles that could potentially “eliminate many of the obstacles” toward delivering a nuclear bomb.
Beijing adds new quarantine centers, as daily COVID cases break records across China
Residents of some parts of China’s capital were emptying supermarket shelves and overwhelming delivery apps Friday as the city government ordered faster construction of COVID-19 quarantine centers and field hospitals.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Netanyahu walks political and diplomatic tightrope as he forms coalition
Israel’s presumed prime minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu is working to form a government amid political and diplomatic challenges.

Inside the United States
Respect for Marriage Act pending in Senate is raising constitutional concerns
Several groups argue the Respect for Marriage Act (ROMA) currently before the U.S. Senate is unconstitutional, and if enacted, will eventually be struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin pushes for new mental health agenda after mass shootings
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is proposing a new agenda on mental health priorities following two mass shootings that left roughly 10 people dead.
Biden admin scrambles to track $20B in Ukraine aid as House Republicans warn of audits
President Biden's administration is scrambling to track the nearly $20 billion in military aid it has sent to Ukraine as Republicans warn of impending audits when they take control of the House in January.
Around the World
Russia asks Turkey to refrain from full-scale Syria offensive
Russia has asked Turkey to refrain from a full-scale ground offensive in Syria, senior Russian negotiator Alexander Lavrentyev said on Wednesday, because such actions could trigger an escalation of violence.
EU Parliament Says Russia Supports Terrorism Amid Ukraine Blackout (Video)
The European Union’s parliament has condemned Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism after a new Russian missile barrage caused blackouts across Ukraine, killing many.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
IDF chief says joint activities with US in Mideast to be ‘significantly expanded’
Israel Defense Forces chief Aviv Kohavi on Thursday said joint activities with the US military in the Middle East would be “significantly expanded” in the near future, following a five-day trip to the US.
Israeli lab ‘explodes’ mice tumors using gas, in possible alternative to surgery
Israeli scientists have destroyed cancerous tumors in mice by carrying out “controlled explosions” inside the body, which tear through the cancer cells.
Israel: Ancient city in Golan was important center of Christianity
Archaeologists in Israel have recently discovered that the ancient city of Hippos in the northern Israeli region of the Golan was a major center for Christianity during the Byzantine period, Israel365 reports. Although Hippos was closely connected to Greco-Roman culture and was known as a religious center for the pagan Seleucids, archaeologists have discovered the remains of seven Byzantine-period churches there.
Israeli foreign ministry concerned Biden may lose patience with Israel’s policies on Russia and China
A document leaked from the Israeli foreign ministry shows officials are concerned the Biden administration may lose patience with Israel if it continues to conduct its diplomatic relations with Russia and China in a manner that undermines US priorities, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.

Inside the United States
Biden Says He Wants Congress To Pass Gun Control In Lame-Duck Session
President Joe Biden announced his intention to push for new gun control legislation in the lame-duck session of Congress.
California school district allows After School Satan Club on elementary school premises
A California school district is allowing the Satanic Temple organization to host an After School Satan Club on the premises of one of its local elementary schools, the Christian Post (CP) reports. The Satanic Temple claims it is a nontheistic organization that seeks to teach social justice through satanic imagery.

Christian News
Nigeria: Parish priest kidnapped by Islamist gunmen in Enugu state
Suspected Fulani Islamic jihadist gunmen forced their way into a Catholic Church in Nigeria’s Enugu state on Saturday and kidnapped the parish priest, Vanguard reports. More than 2,300 Christians in Nigeria were kidnapped by jihadists in the first ten months of this year alone, according to the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law.
UK street evangelist charged with public order offense after preaching on homosexuality
A UK Christian street preacher charged with a Public Order offense for telling a same-sex married couple that their union is against the Bible’s teaching has had his case dropped after the couple refused to engage with it, Christian Concern (CC) reports.
Around the World
UK Supreme Court rules against planned vote on Scottish independence
The U.K. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Scotland does not have the power to hold a new referendum on independence without the consent of the British government. The judgment is a setback for the Scottish government’s campaign to break away from the United Kingdom.
Turkish air strikes in Syria threatened safety of US personnel – Pentagon
Recent Turkish air strikes in northern Syria threatened the safety of US military personnel and the escalating situation jeopardized years of progress against Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.
US to monitor war crimes allegations against Ukraine
The United States has announced it is monitoring allegations of Ukrainian war crimes after the circulation on Friday of videos purporting to show the execution of Russian prisoners of war, the Jerusalem Post reports.
Indonesia Quake Death Toll Rises To Hundreds; Christians Also Impacted
Rescuers on Tuesday struggled to find survivors of a powerful earthquake that rattled a highly populated area of Indonesia's West Java province, killing and injuring more than two thousand people.
No “credible civilian justification” for Iran’s enrichment of uranium to 60%, world powers say
In a joint statement Tuesday, the UK, France, and Germany (the E3) attested there is “no credible civilian justification” for Iran’s announcement that it is enriching uranium to 60% purity not only at its Natanz nuclear site but now, for the first time, at its underground Fordow facility as well, Algemeiner reports.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Jerusalem Explosions Kill One Injures 15
Suspected Palestinian militants set off explosions at two bus stops in Jerusalem, leaving one person dead and at least 15 people injured, authorities said early Wednesday.

Inside the United States
US sending additional $400 million in Ukraine military aid, Blinken announces
Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced a new $400 million military aid package to Ukraine on Wednesday.
US President Supports World Vaccine Passport
U.S. President Joe Biden is enthusiastic about the planned introduction of a worldwide vaccination passport despite concerns it could further limit human rights, Worthy News established.
Gunman Kills 6 In US Walmart Superstore
A gunman shot and killed six people in a Walmart superstore in Chesapeake, in the U.S. state of Virginia, police said early Wednesday.
DeSantis’ Allies Laying Groundwork for Anticipated 2024 White House Run
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis hasn't announced plans to run for the White House in 2024, but his allies are already working to make a potential presidential bid easier.

Christian News
249 more congregations vote to leave United Methodist Church over homosexuality issue
As congregations continue to leave the United Methodist Church mainline Protestant denomination over division on LGBTQ issues, 249 North Carolina congregations disaffiliated from the UMC on Saturday, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
India: Newly Christian man beaten unconscious left for dead after refusing to renounce faith
A former Hindu who gave his life to Christ just four months ago was beaten unconscious and left for dead after a mob of Hindus attacked a gathering of believers at a house church in India’s Odisha state earlier this month, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Worthy Insights
One Billion People Believe in Witchcraft, Including 56 Percent of Russia
A global study has found that roughly one billion people in the adult population of 95 countries examined believe in "the evil eye," and witches that can "cast curses or spells that cause bad things to happen to someone."
Vaccinated people now make up a majority of covid deaths
For the first time, a majority of Americans dying from the coronavirus received at least the primary series of the vaccine.
Biden Agrees to Pay Climate Reparations, But World’s Biggest Polluter, China, Won’t Have to Pay
President Biden has agreed to pay climate reparations to third world countries, many of them run by corrupt dictators who siphon off foreign aid for their own benefit.
Myocarditis after Covid vaccination: Research on possible long-term risks underway
Of the hundreds of millions of Covid vaccine doses given in the U.S. since late 2020, there have been around 1,000 reports of vaccine-related myocarditis or pericarditis in children under age 18, primarily young males, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of those who developed the condition have fully recovered, although research so far has only looked at how well they're doing after several months. Some doctors wonder if it can cause permanent damage to the heart.