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Around the World
Putin Makes Surprise Trip to Russian-Occupied Mariupol in Wake of ICC Warrant
A day after being accused of war crimes by the International Criminal Court, President Vladimir Putin made a surprise visit to the Russian-occupied Ukrainian city of Mariupol, scene of some of the worst devastation of his year-old invasion.
Iran’s nuclear breakout time is under 2 weeks, U.S. Senate hears
According to a U.S. military chief, Iran's uranium development program is so advanced that the Islamic Republic can now produce sufficient fissile material for a nuclear weapon in under two weeks.
Swiss Giant UBS Rescues Credit Suisse To Avoid Global Bank Runs
Troubled bank Credit Suisse has been rescued by its Swiss rival UBS as the world's largest central banks came together to stop a banking crisis from spreading worldwide.
Tensions Over Deliveries of Warplanes to Ukraine (Worthy News Radio)
Slovakia and Poland have confirmed they are delivering fighter planes to war-torn Ukraine despite warnings from Moscow that this will further escalate the armed conflict. The announcement came as Hungary again postponed a crucial vote on the expansion of the NATO military alliance at a time when it maintains close relations with Russia.
Syria Seeks Permanent Russian Military Presence
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has said he would “welcome a permanent Russian military presence” in his country and supports Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Hundreds Detained In France as Anger Spreads Over Pension Reforms (Worthy News Radio)
At least 300 people have been detained across France as police in Paris and elsewhere clashed with protesters after the French government decided to force pension reforms without a vote in parliament. The protests and strikes escalated across the country.
UN: ‘Russia Deports Ukrainian Childen Is War Crime’
United Nations investigators say Russia's “forced deportation” of Ukrainian children to areas under its control amounts to a war crime after Christian missionaries expressed concerns about the plight of orphans.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Prophetic Anticipation Builds: Unblemished Red Heifers for Temple Ceremony Soon Come of Age
Last September, five red heifers arrived in Israel amid great fanfare, because some Jews and Gentiles believe red heifers are a key element leading to the building of the Third Jewish Temple.
Netanyahu touts elimination of ‘dozens’ of Arab terrorists, vows crackdown on anti-judicial reform ‘anarchy’
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed his government will take a tough stance on terrorists, and that the police will crackdown on critics of the judicial reform plan whose protests promote “anarchy.”
Proposed Israel Law Would Forbid Evangelism
Christians involved in evangelism could face a lengthy prison term in Israel under a proposed law amendment obtained by Worthy News.

Inside the United States
‘Ex-President Trump To Be Arrested Tuesday’
Ex-U.S. President Donald J. Trump expects to be arrested Tuesday in Manhattan, New York, and urges his supporters to protest his looming indictment.
US Launching Controversial Payment System
The U.S. central bank is launching a payment system that critics view as a government attempt to control Americans’ expenditures and a trial run for a controversial digital currency.
Around the World
2.5 tons of uranium have gone missing in Libya, creating radiological risk and nuclear security concerns
Around 2.5 tons of natural uranium have disappeared from a location in Libya and, as they are no longer under the Libyan government’s control, present radiological risks and nuclear security concerns, the UN nuclear watchdog told member states on Wednesday.
Russia, Iran, China Hold Military Drills After Drone Crash
U.S. rivals China, Russia, and Iran are conducting joint naval drills in the Gulf of Oman this week off the southern coast of Iran, China's Defense Ministry announced, as East-West tensions rise.
New Farmers Party Wins Dutch Vote (Worthy News Radio)
A new farmers' party whose leader was once ridiculed for arriving by tractor at Parliament won the most votes in Dutch local elections, which will impact the composition of the Senate.
Putin says a government, not ‘pro-Ukrainian group,’ sabotaged Nord Stream pipelines
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that the Nord Stream gas pipeline explosions were carried out on a “state level,” dismissing recent reports that a pro-Ukrainian group had carried out the blasts.
Credit Suisse to borrow up to nearly $54 billion from Swiss National Bank
Credit Suisse announced it will be borrowing up to 50 billion Swiss francs ($53.68 billion) from the Swiss National Bank under a covered loan facility and a short-term liquidity facility.
Thousands Of Hungarians In “Freedom March” Against Government
Thousands of students, teachers, and other critics have rallied in Budapest against Hungary’s perceived autocratic government to demand more freedom and educational reforms.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel: Counter-terrorism forces shoot dead suspected Hezbollah terrorist wearing primed explosive belt
Just hours after a mysterious bomb blast on a highway in northern Israel seriously injured a man on Monday, Israeli counter-terrorism forces shot dead a suspected Lebanese Hezbollah terrorist wearing a primed explosives belt, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.
Roads blocked, some protesters attacked, in mass demos against overhaul; 21 arrested
Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Israel as part of a day of “escalating resistance to dictatorship,” blocking roads and protesting the government’s continued advance of controversial legislation to radically overhaul the judiciary and restrict the powers of the High Court of Justice.

Inside the United States
Texas federal court hears arguments from conservative Christian group seeking ban on abortion pill
A Texas federal court heard arguments Wednesday in a case brought by the conservative Christian group Alliance for Defending Freedom (ADF) to request a nationwide ban on the abortion pill Mifepristone, Politico reports.
Florida advances six-week abortion ban
Florida lawmakers on Thursday approved a proposal to ban abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, with an exception to save the life of the mother and stricter exceptions for rape or incest.

Christian News
Vermont: Christian school suspended from regional sporting events after refusing to play against biologically male transgender player
A Christian school in Vermont has been told its sports teams are suspended from playing in tournaments because it recently forfeited a girl's basketball game in protest that the opposing team had a biologically male transgender player, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
Innocent Christian Man Released From U.S. Prison After 34 Years
A Christian Black man who served over 34 years of a 400-year prison sentence was free Wednesday after the U.S. state of Florida reinvestigated the case and determined he did not commit armed robbery.
Around the World
China, Russia and Iran hold joint naval drills in Gulf of Oman, amid tension with US
U.S. rivals China, Russia, and Iran are conducting joint naval drills in the Gulf of Oman this week off the southern coast of Iran, China's Defense Ministry announced, as East-West tensions rise.
Chinese military has deployed hundreds of satellites with which to attack US satellites in future, Russia not far behind
The commander of the US Space Force warned this week that China’s military has deployed hundreds of satellites with which it could attack American satellites in future, the Washington Times reports.
Poland Court:’Activist Guilty Of Aiding Abortion’
A court in heavily Catholic Poland on Tuesday found a self-declared women’s rights activist guilty of aiding an abortion by providing pills, the first such conviction in a nation with the European continent’s strictest abortion laws.
Netherlands Vote As Social Turmoil Threatens Government
Dutch voters began voting Wednesday in local elections that will impact the national legislature when the country’s longtime prime minister faces the worst social turmoil in years.
EU: ‘Hungary Targets Opponents Through Israeli Spyware’ (Worthy News Radio)
Leaders of the European Union's parliament committee investigating espionage have accused Hungary's government of "grossly abusing" Israeli spyware to intimidate hundreds of perceived domestic opponents.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Warning of civil war, Herzog unveils framework for judicial reform; PM rejects it
President Isaac Herzog on Wednesday unveiled his “People’s Framework” proposal to replace the government’s plans to radically overhaul the judicial system, in a primetime address to the nation in which he urged both sides of the debate “not to destroy the country” in a power struggle over the judiciary, but rather seize the opportunity for “a formative constitutional moment.”

Inside the United States
Moody’s just cut its outlook on the entire US banking system to negative in the wake of SVB’s collapse
Moody's downgraded its outlook for the US banking system on Tuesday, citing the rapid deterioration of the landscape thanks to bank runs and subsequent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank, and Silvergate Bank.
100,000 Californians still have no power as storms whip hurricane-force winds, flood homes and threaten 25 million people in other states
Daily rainfall records were shattered Tuesday in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria. The deluge will keep hitting Southern California on Wednesday before moving east, threatening 25 million people in the central US.
Stocks Tumble Amid Bank Worries
Stocks tumbled on the Wall Street stock exchange in New York on Wednesday as worries worsened about the strength of banks on both sides of the Atlantic.
FBI reports antisemitic crimes against US Jews up by 20 percent in 2021
A new hate crimes report by the FBI shows there was a twenty percent increase in antisemitic crimes against American Jews in 2021 compared to the year before, Algemeiner reports. Published on Monday, the report documents 817 antisemitic hate crimes in 2021 — up from 683 in 2020.

Christian News
Nigeria: Slaughter of Christians continues
Islamic jihadists have killed 17 Christians in Nigeria’s Kaduna state, as the slaughter of Christians in the country continues unabated and with impunity, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.