Prophecy News Watch - June 27, 2019

Around the World
NATO looks to outer space as modern warfare evolves
Defending the land, sea and airspace of NATO members may soon no longer suffice. At the organization's Brussels summit this week, NATO defense ministers have for the first time ever discussed branching out into space defense.
'We Wait For Your Help' Says Kurdish General to America, Hoping to See Greater American Support for Kurdistan in Light of Iran Crisis
Christian leaders met with Kurdish military officials in northern Iraq recently, who sought to position themselves as a natural ally of the US against Iranian aggression, should a conflict develop, and hoped the US would begin to see the cause of Kurdistan as part and parcel of its opposition to Iran.
Trump heads to Asia for talks on trade, Iran, North Korea
Heading into what is likely his most consequential overseas trip of the year, President Trump will be forced to grapple with a flurry of international crises, tense negotiations, and a growing global to-do list.
Trump says trade deal 'possible' with China's Xi, tariffs could be lower
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that a trade deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping was possible this weekend but he is prepared to impose U.S. tariffs on virtually all remaining Chinese imports if the two countries continue to disagree.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israeli F-35s train alongside US, UK in first international exercise
F-35 fighter jets from Israel, the United States and United Kingdom conducted training flights over the Mediterranean Sea Tuesday in the Israeli aircraft’s first-ever international exercise, the military said.

Inside the United States
Senate passes border spending package, setting up fight with House
Both the Senate and House have now passed legislation delivering billions of dollars to address the growing humanitarian crisis at the southern border. But lawmakers have no agreement on how to reconcile those bills before a recess set to start on Friday.
'We Are Proudly Defending the Sanctity of Life': Trump Touts Pro-Life Record at 'Road to Majority' Conference
Judicial appointments, abortion, criminal justice reform -- all issues of importance to many evangelicals and they were all issues President Trump brought up Wednesday as he spoke to supporters at a conference in the nation's capitol.

Christian News
Pompeo: State Department Report on Non-Existence of Religious Freedom in Iran ‘Shocks the Conscience’
The thinning oxygen in the atmosphere for Iran’s religious minorities came to light Friday with the State Department’s release of its 2018 Report on International Religious Freedom, which detailed the level of suppression suffered by Christians and Baha’i under the Ayatollahs.