Prophecy News Watch - October 29, 2019

Around the World
EU agrees Brexit delay as British parliament blocks December election
The European Union agreed to a Brexit delay of up to three months on Monday, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would push on with his bid to end Britain’s political paralysis with an election on Dec. 12.
Fearing revenge attacks, countries step up security after IS head killed
Nations around the world beefed up security Monday amid fears that supporters of the Islamic State would seek to carry out revenge attacks in the wake of the terror group leader’s death during a US raid in Syria.
U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin says U.S. will ramp up pressure on Iran
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday the United States would increase economic pressure on Iran over its nuclear program, making the pledge during a Middle East trip that includes visits to U.S. allies Israel and Saudi Arabia.
Historic First: All Monotheistic Faiths Sign Document Dedicated to Value of Life
At an historic meeting held Monday (Oct. 28 2019) at Vatican City, representatives of the Chief Rabbinate, along with the heads of the major faiths, signed a historic and preliminary document calling on doctors around the world not to assist in killing people even if they terminal patients.
Anti-IS coalition to meet in Washington on November 14, US says
More than 30 nations fighting the Islamic State group will gather in Washington on November 14 in a French-initiated meeting as the United States pulls troops from Syria, a US official said Monday.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Trump’s departing peace envoy hails ‘huge shift’ in neighbors’ ties with Israel
Jason Greenblatt is formally leaving his position as the White House point man for Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking at the end of this week, but he plans to stay involved in efforts to solve this intractable conflict.
Democratic hopeful Sanders urges giving chunk of US military aid to Gaza instead
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said Monday that part of the $3.8 billion in annual US military assistance to Israel should instead go toward humanitarian relief in Gaza.
Israel Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Aramean Christians, Granting Them More Rights
The Israeli Supreme Court has ruled in favor of an ancient group of Christians who have been campaigning for additional rights under the law.
Netanyahu says Iran seeking to fire missiles at Israel from Yemen
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday that Iran is seeking to develop and deploy guided weapons that can strike any point in the Middle East, including placing them in Yemen to strike Israel.
With Peace Plan Still Locked Away, Trump Envoy Kushner Visits Israel, Meets With Gantz and Netanyahu
US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner visited Israel on Monday, meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his top rivals, Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid of the Blue and White party.

Inside the United States
Democrats to vote on Thursday on how to make Trump impeachment probe public
Democrats in Congress, answering Republican complaints that their impeachment investigation of U.S. President Donald Trump is being conducted in secret, plan a vote on Thursday on how to make their inquiry public, a significant new stage in the probe.
Senate rejects Paul effort to cut spending
The Senate on Monday rejected an effort by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to place an across-the-board spending cut in a domestic funding package being debated by lawmakers.
Federal Income Taxes and Federal Spending Both Set Records in FY19
The amount of money the federal government collected in individual income taxes and the total amount of money the federal government spent both set records in fiscal 2019, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released Friday afternoon.
North Carolina's Congressional Map is Illegal Republican Gerrymander, Court Rules
A North Carolina court on Monday temporarily blocked the state from using its congressional map in next year's elections and strongly suggested it would eventually rule the districts were illegally gerrymandered to favor Republicans.
Air Force’s mysterious X-37B space plane returns to Earth after record-breaking 780 days in orbit
The U.S. Air Force’s secretive X-37B space plane returned to Earth on Sunday after completing more than two years in orbit.
Barr defends Durham probe, rips Comey FBI for ‘failure of leadership’
Attorney General Bill Barr, in an interview with Fox News, defended the independence and integrity of the politically contentious probe being led by U.S. Attorney John Durham into the handling of the Russia investigation – while taking a swipe at James Comey’s past leadership of the FBI.

Christian News
China fines church for owning ‘wrong’ version of the Bible
China is cracking down on Christianity and other religions as part of a campaign by the country's Communist Party to 'eradicate' so-called 'pornography and illegal publications,' according to a Chinese persecution watchdog.