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Around the World
Putin: NATO Expansion, US Oceans Policy Are Top Threats to Russia’s Security
NATO exercises near Russian territory, and a U.S. policy of seeking “to dominate the world’s oceans” are among the greatest threats to Russia’s national security, according to a new naval doctrine signed by President Vladimir Putin on Sunday.
Biden to seek new nuclear agreement with China, Russia
President Joe Biden on Monday called on China and Russia to work with his administration on nuclear arms reduction efforts amid growing concerns over conflict with those governments and the continued development of Iran's nuclear program.
Iran declares it can use nuclear missiles to turn ‘New York into hellish ruins’
The Iranian regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on Saturday said that it can develop a nuclear weapon within a rapid-fire amount of time and obliterate New York with ballistic missiles.
Grain Ship Leaving War-Torn Ukraine In Turkey
The first grain ship to depart Ukraine since Russia invaded the country in February arrived at Turkey's Bosphorus strait, leaving behind a wartorn nation where a food tycoon was killed.
US Speaker Nancy Pelosi In Taiwan Despite China Death Threat
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi touched down in Taiwan as part of a tour of Asia, despite China branding the landmark visit "extremely dangerous."
Kosovo Postpones Border Measures After Violence
Kosovo's government has postponed new border rules after clashes in the north of the country where ethnic Serbs blocked roads and gunmen fired on police. The unrest in the Balkans have added to concerns within the NATO military alliance and the European Union about a possible new conflict in Europe, which is already facing war in Ukraine.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
US Army ‘Successfully’ Tests Israel’s Iron Dome in Live Fire Interception
Israel’s Iron Dome air defense passed its latest test with flying colors as it successfully detected and destroyed a range of targets during a live fire exercise carried out by the US Army.
Lapid to hold security meeting following arrest of Islamic Jihad leader
Prime Minister Yair Lapid will hold a situational assessment of the security situation following the arrest of a senior leader of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization last night.

Inside the United States
Company to pay millions to employees over denying religious exemptions to COVID-19 shots
A Chicago-area hospital system could pay more than $10 million for denying employees religious accommodations to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, according to a proposed settlement negotiation pending before an Illinois federal court.
Three in four millennials are more than $100,000 in debt: report
A large majority of millennials have accumulated over $100,000 in debt outside of a mortgage, according to a recent study.
Abortion ban in Idaho faces first U.S. legal challenge since Roe
The United States sued Idaho on Tuesday to block a state law that it said imposes a "near-absolute ban" on abortion, marking its first legal challenge to state abortion laws since the Supreme Court in June overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.

Christian News
US: Catholic school entitled to fire employee who entered same-sex marriage, appeals court rules
A federal appeals court in Chicago on Thursday upheld the decision of a Catholic high school to fire a guidance counselor who entered a same-sex marriage after she began her employment there, the Washington Times reports.
Christian university sues Washington state to preserve anti-LGBTQ hiring practices
A Christian university in Seattle is suing the attorney general of Washington state, claiming that his office is interfering with the school’s First Amendment right to follow its religious beliefs and prohibiting staff from engaging in “same-sex marriage and activity,” Courthouse News reports.
China: Jailed Christian pastor awaits sentencing for holding worship service
A Christian pastor in China’s Ningxia province is in jail awaiting sentencing after being tried for holding an “illegal” worship at his church, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
Burkina Faso: Christians increasingly harassed by Islamic extremists
Churches in Burkina Faso have been increasingly harassed by Muslim extremists who have disrupted their services, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. The population of Burkina Faso is 60.5% Islamic and 23.2% Christian, with 15.3% of indigenous beliefs, according to Wikipedia.

Worthy Watch
Biden Weaponizing Justice Department to Force States Into Abortion Compliance
The Biden Justice Department announced Tuesday it is suing the state of Idaho over its new law banning most abortions.
New Molecule May Prevent Age-Related Diseases and Increase Life Expectancy and Wellness Discovered in Israel
A new study led by Professors Einav Gross and Shmuel Ben-Sasson of the Faculty of Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) has identified a group of molecules that enable cells to repair damaged components, making it possible for those tissues to retain proper function.

Worthy Insights
In DNA, scientists find solution to building superconductor that could transform technology
Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and their collaborators have used DNA to overcome a nearly insurmountable obstacle to engineer materials that would revolutionize electronics.

Around the World
Biden to send another $550M in security assistance to Ukraine
The United States is greenlighting another military assistance package to Ukraine, sending $550 million in ammunition for advanced rocket systems and other equipment to the country to fight the Russian invasion.
White House: Pelosi has right to visit Taiwan, China need not turn it into a crisis
The White House on Monday warned China against overreacting to a trip by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, saying she would have every right to visit the self-ruled island despite Beijing viewing it as a highly provocative challenge.
Blinken: Best result for US, Iran is return to nuclear deal
Returning to the 2015 nuclear deal remains the best outcome for the United States, Iran and the world, according to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, speaking at the United Nations about global nonproliferation discussions on Monday.
Biden Confirms Al Qaida Leader al-Zawahiri Killed in Afghanistan
American President Joe Biden said late Monday that “justice has been delivered” after a U.S. drone strike killed terror group al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Russia, Ukraine Launch Criminal Investigations Over Mass Killings
Russian and Ukrainian authorities say they have launched criminal investigations into strikes that reportedly killed at least 40 Ukrainian prisoners of war at a pre-trial detention center in eastern Ukraine. The attacks overshadowed attempts by Ukraine to begin exporting grain to hungry nations.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
In apparent warning to Iran, PM says Israel has ‘other capabilities’
Prime Minister Yair Lapid sent a subtle warning to Iran on Monday, saying that Israel has the capacity to defend itself and counter threats.
US and Israel begin four-day naval exercise in Red Sea
Israeli and U.S. naval forces began a four-day maritime exercise in the Red Sea on Monday, stated the U.S. Naval Forces Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet.

Inside the United States
White House pushes back on GOP claim that Manchin bill hikes middle-class taxes
The White House said Monday that Republicans are wrong to claim that Democratic legislation would increase taxes for those earning less than $400,000 annually.
Pentagon: ‘We do not support Taiwan independence’
Pentagon press secretary John Kirby on Monday hit back against Chinese accusations that the United States was angling for a change in the Sino-Taiwanese diplomatic status quo in the form of formal Taiwanese independence.

Christian News
Vietnam Christians face severe persecution
Hmong Christians in the Nghe An province of Vietnam are suffering intense persecution as officials work to create “Christian-free zones,” Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Christians make up 8.5% of the population in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, where many identify with animism and with ethnic Vietnamese Folk religion.
Syria: Two killed in terrorist attack on church
Two people were killed, and 12 were wounded in a terrorist rocket attack on the Greek Orthodox Hagia Sophia Church in Al-Suqaylabiyah, Syria last week, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
Nepal: Pastor sentenced to a year in jail for alleged forced conversions
A pastor in Nepal has been sentenced by a court of appeals to a year in prison for allegedly forcing Hindus to convert to Christianity, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. The population in Nepal is 81.3% Hindu, followed by 9% Buddhist, 4/4% Islamic, and 1.4 % Christian, according to Wikipedia.
Nigeria Terrorists Kill 6 Pastors And Kidnap Dozens of Evangelicals
The Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) says that suspected Islamic “terrorists,” including Fulani headmen, killed at least six pastors and kidnapped 27 Christians in Nigeria this year.

Worthy Watch
Amazon Cuts 100,000 Employees From Workforce In A Single Quarter
Amazon, one of the largest tech employers in the world, has revealed that it is now hiring at the slowest pace since 2019 and has cut over 100,000 employees globally in the June quarter, likely due to the dramatic economic slowdown since 2021. It is the largest workforce cut in a single quarter in the history of the company.
New Video Shows Drag Queen Performing at NYC Catholic High School Chapel
A new video has been released to social media by a drag queen who was invited to perform at the chapel of a New York City Catholic high school.

Worthy Insights
Israel Moves Closer to Cashless Society Following Latest Legislation
A new Israeli law will go into effect on Monday prohibiting cash payments of over $1,760 (6,000 New Israeli Shekel NIS) in cash or bank checks for transactions between a person and a business. The ceiling for transfers between private individuals will be $4,400 (NIS 15,000) instead of the current amount, almost $14,700.

Around the World
Thousands of protesters breach Iraq’s parliament for second time this week
Thousands of protesters have breached Iraq's parliament for a second time this week.
Ukraine Denies Killing Dozens Of Prisoners; Grain Deliveries Uncertain
Ukraine’s military has denied responsibility for an attack on a prison in separatist-held territory that Russia’s defense ministry said killed dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war.
Russian Moves Troops As Red Cross Struggles To Reach Prison
Kyiv says Moscow is moving large numbers of troops to Ukraine's south for battles against the country's forces through the newly occupied territories and Crimea. The military movements came as elsewhere in Ukraine, the government told people to evacuate ahead of an expected offensive by Russia's military there, while the Red Cross struggled to reach a prison where dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war were killed.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel to Withhold $180 Million in Palestinian Tax Funds Over Terrorist Stipends
Israel’s security cabinet on Sunday voted to withhold almost $180 million from tax revenue that the country collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA), to offset funds paid to families of Palestinian terrorists.
Lapid demands disbanding of antisemitic probe of Israel in letter to UN chief
In response to the antisemitic comments made by senior members of the Commission of Inquiry into Israel’s alleged “war crimes” against Palestinians, Prime Minister Yair Lapid sent a letter on Sunday to UN Secretary-General António Guterres demanding “the immediate removal of all three members of the Commission of Inquiry tasked with investigating Israel, and the disbanding of the Commission.”

Inside the United States
At least 25 dead in Kentucky flooding that ravaged Appalachia – rescues and recovery continue
At least 25 have people died in Kentucky– including four children – in the flooding caused by the torrential rains and flash floods earlier this week, Gov. Andy Beshear said Saturday.
Vicious California wildfire swells a staggering 62 times in size overnight, torching vehicles and homes
Wildfires in California and Montana have spiraled overnight, fuelled by hot and windy conditions and threatening neighborhoods and forcing evacuation orders.
Assault weapons ban passed in House of Representatives
The House of Representatives voted to pass an assault weapons ban Friday evening, with legislators narrowly approving the bill with a 217-213 vote.
Christ-Centered Pro-Life Pregnancy Center to Reopen After Major Damage from Abortion Activists’ Terror Attack
A New York pro-life medical office and pregnancy center plans to reopen its facility Monday after it was firebombed by pro-abortion radicals.

Christian News
Anglicans Drop Proposal to Reaffirm Traditional Marriage Stance
To organizers of the Anglican Communion’s Lambeth Conference, the global body has come to a point where it has to agree to disagree on same-sex marriage.
83 faith-based groups urge Senators to reject same-sex marriage bill
A coalition of 83 conservative Christian and faith-based groups have written to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, imploring Senators to oppose a bill just approved by the House that would ensure same-sex marriage remains legal if the Supreme Court reverses its 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges ruling, Christian Headlines (CH) reports.
Syria: Christians increasingly vulnerable to fraudulent property confiscation
Christians from the north-eastern region of war-torn Syria have reportedly become increasingly susceptible to fraudulent property confiscations at the hands of both Syria’s dictator Bashar al-Assad and the Kurdish Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
Nigeria Militants Kidnap 36 In Christian Village
Suspected Islamic fighters have kidnapped 36 people from a mainly Christian village near the city of Kaduna, in northern Nigeria, well-informed Christians said.

Worthy Watch
Dr. Fauci Tries to Rewrite History and Claims He Did Not Recommend Shutting Down the Country
Dr. Fauci claimed recently he "didn't recommend locking anything down," however, we tracked down footage from Dr. Fauci stating that he recommended to then President Trump in October of 2020, "I recommended to the president that we shut the country down."
Dutch MP Freek Jansen explains the dangers of EU’s new Digital ID
The future of mass control is being shaped in front of our eyes with the introduction of digital identity, warns Dutch MP Freek Jansen.
Fatah Trains Teens in Military Style Youth Summer Camps
In a promotional video produced by Fatah, the organization details its summer camp in Nablus, where it trains teenagers in military operations similar to Hamas-run summer camps in Gaza.
Yuval Noah Harari, “We will be beyond the God of the Bible”
Yuval Noah Harari in speaking of recent technological advancements states, "If we succeed, and there’s a very good chance we will, then very soon, we will be beyond the God of the Bible.”
UAE floods: seven found dead after wettest weather in decades
Seven people have been found dead, as authorities continued a major clean-up operation on Friday after the UAE recorded its heaviest rainfall in 30 years.
Individual Freedoms Ends With Digital ID Warns Australian Senator
Australian Senator Malcom Roberts warns, "It is only through the relentless digital stalking of citizens that the Liberal National's government can micromanage purchasing choices. Businesses are punished with tax while consumers get their credit score docked."

Worthy Insights
Saudi Arabia’s Vision of the Futuristic City of Neom
Saudi Arabia released its $1 Trillion vision of the city of Neom. The vision calls for a city that will house 9 million people that is environmentally friendly eliminating the use of cars or roads and a high-speed rail that will transport people from one end to the other in 20 minutes.
World Economic Forum calls for an end to owning private vehicles
The World Economic Forum (WEF) published a paper last week calling for the end of "wasteful" private car ownership. The WEF argued that communal sharing of cars would lessen global demands for precious metals and fossil fuels.
Florida Surgeon General Questions Vaccine Mandates
Dr. Joe Ladapo, Florida Surgeon General: “How can you force someone to take a vaccine to stop transmission when that vaccine doesn’t stop transmission?”
News engagement plummets as Americans tune out
Engagement with news content has plunged during the first half of this year compared to the first half of 2021 and in some cases has fallen below pre-pandemic levels.
Sending a message: An entire police department just resigned
Town manager Justine Jones started receiving stacks of resignation letters.
44-Year-Old Canadian Doctor Dies ‘Unexpectedly’ – Sixth Canadian Doctor to Die Within Two Weeks
Within the past two weeks, Canada has received news of six deaths of physicians, the most recent being that of Dr. Candace Nayman.