Prophecy News Watch - November 16, 2022

Around the World
Suspected Russian Missiles Enter NATO State Poland, Killing Two; U.S. Concerned
U.S. President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he spoke with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda to express “deep condolences for the loss of life in Eastern Poland,” where two people were killed in an alleged Russian missile strike.
World population reaches 8 billion with continued increase predicted
The United Nations predicted in a recent report that the world population would reach eight billion people on November 15 this year and around 9.7 billion in 2050, the Associated Press reports.
Israeli-led study show dramatic decrease in sperm count worldwide
A new peer-reviewed study by Israeli and US scientists shows that sperm counts worldwide have fallen by 62 percent since 1973, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.
Iran may use mass executions to quell anti-hijab protests across country, human rights group warns
An Iranian court has issued the first death sentence related to the months-long anti-hijab protests, prompting fears of mass executions to quell the unrest.
G20 Tensions Over War In Ukraine (Worthy News Radio)
Leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) plan to condemn the war in Ukraine, despite objections from Russia. A draft statement was leaked to the media at the G20 summit, which began Tuesday on Indonesia's resort island of Bali.
Biden Claims “No New Cold War” With China
U.S. President Joe Biden pledged Monday there would be no "new Cold War" with China after meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping, though both sides offered different views on their talks.
Turkey Detains Scores Of People Over Deadly Istanbul Blast
Turkish police have arrested 47 people over the explosion in central Istanbul that left at least eight people dead and 81 others wounded, police said Monday.
Moscow Denies Russian Foreign Minister Rushed To Hospital
Moscow on Monday denied Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was hospitalized for heart problems after arriving in Bali, Indonesia, despite several Indonesian officials confirming the treatment.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel Mobilizes Against UN Resolution Calling for Probe of Israel’s ‘Occupation’ in Judea, Samaria
"A prize for terrorist organizations and their campaign against Israel.” That is how outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid characterized a vote last week in the United Nations.

Inside the United States
U.S. Senate poised to vote on protection for same-sex marriage
The U.S. Senate is expected to hold a procedural vote Wednesday on the Respect for Marriage Act, which would codify same-sex marriage rights.
New York Fed announces test of digital dollar with major banks
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York and major banks will launch a three-month test of a digital dollar in hopes of studying its feasibility.
FBI Director Refuses To Answer Whether Agency Had Sources ‘Dressed As Trump Supporters’ In J6 Riots
FBI Director Christopher Wray refused to answer multiple questions Tuesday from a Republican congressman concerning whether FBI sources were embedded among Jan. 6 protesters during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Worldwide Threats to the Homeland.
Nevada Supreme Court rejects petition to stop hand count of county ballots
The Nevada Supreme Court has unanimously rejected a petition to stop the hand counting of midterm ballots in the state's Nye County.
Democrat Overturns Republican Victory in House Seat After Recount – Wins by 1 Vote
The power given to every American voter was displayed in New Hampshire on Monday with a recount showing the candidate who trailed on Election Day winning her state House seat by one vote.
Georgia judge strikes down six-week abortion ban, declaring it unconstitutional
A Superior Court judge in Georgia on Tuesday overturned the state's ban on abortions after six weeks, saying it violated the U.S. Constitution.
Texas governor declares invasion at border, invokes constitutional powers in historic action
Frustrated by an unending crisis fueled by drug and human trafficking at the southern border, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday declared his state was under an invasion and invoked special powers granted under the U.S. and Texas constitutions.
Suspect Detained After U.S. University Shooting Kills 3
A student is in custody after three football players were fatally shot on the University of Virginia (UVA) campus Sunday night, the latest mass shooting to hit the United States.

Christian News
58 US churches vote to disaffiliate from United Methodist Church over LGBTQ stance
As the US United Methodist Church continues to lose congregations over its acceptance of same-sex marriage and ordination of noncelibate homosexuals, 58 churches in Louisiana officially disaffiliated from the denomination at the weekend, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
Algeria has closed 16 evangelical churches in crackdown on proselytization
A major new report shows the government of Algeria has closed down 16 Evangelical churches in the past year as part of a crackdown on proselytization and perceived blasphemy against Sunni Islam, the Christian Post (CP) reports.