Prophecy News Watch - August 22, 2019

Around the World
Russia, China Call for UN Security Council Meeting On U.S. Missile Developments
Russia and China have asked the United Nations Security Council to meet on Thursday over 'statements by U.S. officials on their plans to develop and deploy medium-range missiles,' according to the request seen by Reuters.
China says hopes U.S. stops wrong tariff action, vows to retaliate if new levies imposed
China said on Thursday it hopes the United States will stop its wrong tariff action, adding that any new tariffs would lead to escalation.
Mexico and U.S. reach deal to end tomato tariff dispute
Mexican tomato producers struck a last-minute agreement with the Trump administration to avert an anti-dumping investigation and end a tariff dispute that has rumbled on for months, government officials said on Wednesday.
State TV: Iran to unveil air defense missile system
Iran’s state TV is reporting that the country will unveil an Iran-made air-defense missile system.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Report: US, Russia gave Israel green light to strike Iran in Syria, Iraq
Israel has conducted several strikes on Iranian-controlled bases in Syria and Iraq in recent weeks with permission from the United States and Russia, a Western diplomatic source told a Saudi-owned newspaper Wednesday.
2nd rocket fired from Gaza Strip following IDF retaliatory strikes on Hamas
A rocket was fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip early Thursday morning, the military said.

Inside the United States
Deficits to exceed $12 trillion through 2029: CBO
The federal government will rack up $12.2 trillion in deficits through 2029, according to a new projection from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), an $809 billion increase from its last projection in May.
Electoral College Members Don't Have to Follow the Will of Voters, Appeals Court Rules
A U.S. appeals court in Denver said Electoral College members can vote for the presidential candidate of their choice and aren’t bound by the popular vote in their states.
Trump says administration looking 'seriously' at ending birthright citizenship
President Trump on Wednesday said his administration is once again seriously considering an executive order to end birthright citizenship months after several lawmakers cast doubt on his ability to take such action.

Christian News
'Genocide Is Loading' in Nigeria, Says Jubilee Campaign Exec”
The Jubilee Campaign has submitted evidence to the International Criminal Court that crimes against Christians in Nigeria constitute genocide.