Prophecy News Watch - August 19, 2022

Around the World
Iranian hardliners say US set to make concessions for nuclear deal — report
Iranian hardliners have claimed the US is set to make concessions as part of a nuclear deal with Tehran, according to a Thursday report.
‘Ukraine Near Nuclear Disaster’
The leaders of wartorn Ukraine, Turkey, and the United Nations met to discuss rising tensions at Europe’s largest nuclear plant and to review a grain export deal signed by Kyiv and Moscow.
Chinese Troops Joining War Games In Russia
Chinese troops will be in Russia to join military exercises led by the host along with India, Belarus, Mongolia, Tajikistan, and other anti-western countries, China’s defense ministry says.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israeli scientists develop AI to treat cancer
An artificial-intelligence algorithm to identify a group of “point mutations” that cause cancer in TP53 – a gene involved in about half of all cancerous tumors – has been developed for the first time in the world by a group of researchers at Hadassah-University Medical Center in Jerusalem. Their discovery has aroused much interest among doctors and scientists around the world.
World must ‘walk away’ from Iran nuclear talks, Lapid tells Western leaders
The time has come for Western powers to walk away from talks with Iran on returning to the nuclear deal, top Israeli officials are telling their counterparts in Washington and in European capitals.
Palestinian President Accuses Israel of Carrying Out ’50 Holocausts’ in Berlin Press Conference
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday accused Israel of committing “50 Holocausts” following a meeting in Berlin with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

Inside the United States
Ron DeSantis announces 20 charged for voter fraud in Florida
Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Florida Republican, announced on Thursday that 20 people in his state have been charged with voter fraud.
U.S. Judge Reinstates North Carolina Ban on Late-Term Abortions
A federal judge on Wednesday reinstated a decades-old North Carolina ban on abortions performed after 20 weeks of gestation, citing the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision allowing states to freely regulate procedures to terminate pregnancy.
Planned Parenthood to spend historic $50 million on midterm elections, pro-life group calls action ‘desperate’
The pro-choice organization Planned Parenthood is pouring a record $50 million into the 2022 midterm elections in an attempt to elect pro-choice candidates up and down the ballot this November.

Christian News
Nigeria: 20 Christians murdered; “constant killings of Christians is very common”
Twenty Christians were murdered and a Catholic teacher was kidnapped by Islamic terrorists in Nigeria’s Taraba state earlier this month, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

Worthy Watch
The Atlantic: How Extremist Gun Culture Is Trying to Co-opt the Rosary
Just as the AR-15 rifle has become a sacred object for Christian nationalists in general, the rosary has acquired a militaristic meaning for radical-traditional (or “rad trad”) Catholics. On this extremist fringe, rosary beads have been woven into a conspiratorial politics and absolutist gun culture. These armed radical traditionalists have taken up a spiritual notion that the rosary can be a weapon in the fight against evil and turned it into something dangerously literal.
Health care workers fired over vaccine mandate awarded $10 million in settlement
Illinois health care workers who were fired or otherwise impacted by their hospitals' COVID-19 vaccine mandate will receive a $10 million settlement after filing a lawsuit challenging the rule.
Campaign to Unseal Trump Raid Affidavit Got Unlikely Allies, And They Went Straight to the Judge
Several establishment media giants have asked a court to unseal all of the documents related to the FBI’s search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home last week.
Source of anti-Trump dossier wants to use classified info for trial defense; special counsel objects
Special counsel John Durham on Wednesday filed a motion to block Igor Danchenko, a key source for the anti-Trump Steele dossier, from using classified information as part of his defense at his upcoming criminal trial.

Worthy Insights
Sex between men driving monkeypox spread, not skin contact, studies show
Recent scientific evidence suggests that sexual interactions between men are driving the spread of monkeypox rather than skin contact, as previously thought.
80-Year-Old Lady Protests Trans Person in YMCA Women’s Shower, Gets Banned from Pool and Heckled by Activists
An elderly Washington state woman who was permanently banned from her local YMCA pool after telling a transgender employee to leave the women's locker room was harassed by transgender activists at a rally Monday night.