Prophecy News Watch - October 14, 2019

Around the World
China's trade with US shrinks again in September
China’s trade with the United States fell by double digits again in September amid a tariff war that threatens to tip the global economy into recession.
US forces unharmed after coming under fire in Syria
U.S. special operations forces located in Syria came under fire Friday but did not sustain any casualties, the Pentagon has confirmed.
Nearly 33 Dead From Typhoon as Japan Continues Rescue Efforts
Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan to rescue people stranded in flooded homes Sunday, as the death toll from a ferocious typhoon climbed to as high as 33. One woman fell to her death as she was being placed inside a rescue helicopter.
EU: Brexit Deal Growing More Likely, Talks With UK Extended
The European Union said Friday that talks with the U.K. to find an amicable divorce deal were back on track, despite huge challenges and a looming end-of-month deadline for Britain to leave the bloc.
F-15s, air defense systems and thousands of U.S. troops heading to Saudi Arabia
The Pentagon is sending Air Force F-15s, new air defense systems and other assets -- along with the thousands of U.S. troops needed to operate and maintain them -- to Saudi Arabia.
UN: Turkey assault has displaced 130,000 and number could triple
Turkey’s deadly assault on Kurdish positions in northeastern Syria has forced 130,000 people to flee their homes, the UN said Sunday, adding it was preparing for that figure to more than triple.
US-China reach trade war 'pause'
The U.S. and China have reached a partial trade pause.
Russia takes part in talks between Syria and Kurdish-led SDF
The Syrian government and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been holding negotiations with Russian participation, a Syrian Kurdish politician said on Sunday, expressing hope for a deal that would halt a Turkish attack.
Fresh conflict in Syria threatens 'new exodus of Christians'
Turkey's incursions into northern Syria are threatening a 'new exodus of Christians', Aid to the Church in Need has warned.
Trump, Congress prepare to sanction Turkey as invasion wreaks havoc on northern Syria
President Trump said on Sunday that he and members of Congress are working to punish Turkey economically after the country invaded neighboring Syria following the administration's decision to withdraw troops from the region.
US moves toward a rapid, complete withdrawal of its military forces from Syria
The United States appears to be heading toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos, cries of betrayal and signs that Turkey’s invasion could fuel a broader war.
Kurds announce deal with Syria on troop deployment to confront Turkey
The Kurdish administration in northern Syria on Sunday announced a deal with the Damascus government on a Syrian troop deployment near the border with Turkey to confront Ankara’s offensive.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
'We assume there are weapons stockpiles on the Temple Mount'
'The Palestinians will never drop the matter of the Temple Mount. It's a tool that they, and parts of the Arab and Muslim world, use to take on Israel,' former Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Chairman and former head of the Shin Bet security agency MK Avi Dichter tells Israel Hayom in a special weekend interview.
Sources: Rivlin won't extend Netanyahu's mandate
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s mandate to form a government will not be extended beyond the Thursday, October 24, deadline, sources close to President Reuven Rivlin said on Saturday night, confirming a report on Channel 12.

Inside the United States
'One sided witch hunt': Trump defends 'legendary' Giuliani amid reports he's under investigation
President Trump still has faith in Rudy Giuliani amid reports that the former New York City mayor is under investigation and despite speculation that the president might ditch him as his personal lawyer.
Evangelical Support for President Trump Being Tested at Values Voter Summit Over Syria Pullout
President Trump will address the Values Voter Summit in Washington Saturday night. His speech comes as there's a growing concern in his evangelical base over his decision to pull troops out of Syria because it leaves US allies like the Kurds and Syrian Christians without protection.
California Universities Forced to Provide Abortion Pills
California governor Gavin Newsom (D.) will force all taxpayer-funded public university campuses to provide abortion pills for students by 2023.

Christian News
17 Percent of Evangelical Teens Aren’t in Public School, Survey Shows
More than one in 10 evangelical teenagers in the United States are homeschooled and an additional six percent are in private school, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
Ethiopia’s Evangelical Prime Minister Wins Nobel Peace Prize
Less than two years since taking office, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has helped Ethiopia achieve the kind of peace and reconciliation once deemed impossible, including resolving a border conflict with its East African neighbor Eritrea.