Prophecy News Watch - August 6, 2019

Around the World
Britain Joining U.S. In Maritime Security Mission In Gulf
Britain says it is joining the United States in an 'international maritime security mission' to protect merchant vessels traveling through the Strait of Hormuz, a key shipping line that connects the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea.
U.S. designates China a currency manipulator, escalating trade war
A yearlong U.S.-China trade war boiled over on Monday as Washington accused Beijing of manipulating its currency after China let the yuan drop to its lowest point in more than a decade.
Kashmir tensions intensify amid India-Pakistan skirmishes
Tensions have soared along the volatile, highly militarized frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as India has deployed more troops and ordered thousands of visitors out of the region.
China Vows 'Countermeasures' If US Deploys Missiles in Asia-Pacific
China says it will take 'countermeasures' if the United States deploys ground-based intermediate-range missiles in the Asia-Pacific region.
North Korea Fires Two More Projectiles: South Korea
North Korea continued to ramp up its weapons demonstrations by firing two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into the sea Tuesday while lashing out at the United States and South Korea for continuing military exercises that the North says could derail fragile nuclear diplomacy.
Trump freezes all Venezuelan government assets in bid to pressure Maduro
U.S. President Donald Trump imposed a freeze on all Venezuelan government assets in the United States on Monday, sharply escalating an economic and diplomatic pressure campaign aimed at removing socialist President Nicolas Maduro from power.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Iran said increasing Hamas funding to $30m per month, wants intel on Israel
Iran has agreed to massively increase its monthly payments to Palestinian terror group Hamas in exchange for intelligence on Israeli missile capabilities, an Israeli television network reported Monday.
PA vows to bolster presence in Judea and Samaria over 'Israeli aggression'
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh on Monday blamed Israel for violating agreements between the parties pertaining to Judea and Samaria.

Inside the United States
Trump explores executive action on guns
President Donald Trump is exploring ways to use regulatory power and executive action to curb gun violence after a pair of deadly shootings over the weekend — a move driven by his aides’ belief that Congress is incapable of coalescing around consensus legislation in a heated 2020 election cycle.
Trump promises action on gun violence after two mass shootings
President Trump said Sunday he will announce steps to stop gun violence, as top Democrats raced to blame him for fomenting two mass shootings this weekend in Texas and Ohio with a toxic stew of violence and white nationalism, and pressed him for quick action on gun control.