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Japanese volcano Sakurajima erupts triggering alert level 5
A volcano on Japan's western major island of Kyushu has erupted with the alert level raised to 5 - the highest.
Russia’s Gazprom says it’s cutting gas to Nord Stream to 20% of capacity
Russia‘s Gazprom said Monday that it would further reduce natural gas flows through a major pipeline to Europe to 20% of capacity, citing repairs of equipment.
Wheat Prices Up Sharply After Strike On Odesa, Despite Moscow Denying Impact Of Attack
Wheat prices rose sharply on July 25 after Russian missiles struck the Ukrainian port of Odesa over the weekend despite claims by the Kremlin that the strike targeted military installations and would not affect grain exports.
Myanmar’s Military Executes Four Activists
Myanmar’s ruling military confirmed Monday that it had executed four pro-democracy activists as part of a broader crackdown that also targeted Christian minorities.
‘No one knows what Putin wants,’ say Israeli officials as rift with Russia deepens
Israeli officials said Monday that "no one knows" what President Vladimir Putin truly wants by ordering the closure of the Jewish Agency in the country as the rift between Israel and Russia deepens.
Multiple Russian-Jewish organizations sent warnings by Russian gov’t
Multiple Jewish organizations in Russia have received threatening letters in recent weeks from the Russian Justice Ministry regarding their work, similar to the letter received by the Jewish Agency earlier this month, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
Inside the United States
Fed set to impose another big rate hike to fight inflation
Conflicting signs about the health of the U.S. economy have thrust the Federal Reserve into a difficult spot.
Kansans to vote on removing abortion protections from state constitution
Kansas voters will be the first in the country since the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade to cast votes on abortion rights in their state.
Judge rules life beginning at conception is a ‘distinctly Christian’ idea, blocks Kentucky abortion ban
A judge has temporarily blocked two Kentucky laws that would effectively ban abortion in nearly all circumstances, claiming that the idea of life beginning at conception is a “distinctly Christian” view.
Protesters Gather Outside Indiana Statehouse While Lawmakers Debate Abortion Ban
Indiana lawmakers are pairing a plan to ban nearly all abortions in the state with promises to spend more to help pregnant women, young children, and adoptions.
Indonesia: Christian Pastor murdered in Papua province
A Christian pastor was among ten people murdered by separatist gunmen in Indonesia’s Papua province on July 16, the Christian Post (CP) reports. The West Papua National Liberation Army, or TPNPB, the military wing of Papua’s main separatist group, claimed responsibility for the killings.
Uganda: Pentecostal Christian murdered by Islamic extremists
Pentecostal church member Robert Bwenje from Uganda’s Kyankwanzi District has died from injuries he sustained during an attack by Muslim extremists on July 6, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Although Christianity is legal in Uganda, and Muslims are a minority group there, attacks on believers by Islamic extremists have been increasing at an alarming rate.
Canada: Pastor wins appeal against conviction for defying COVID-19 orders
Canadian pastor Artur Pawlowski has won his appeal against a conviction for holding church services in defiance of Alberta public health COVID-19 restrictions, the Washington Examiner reports.
BRICS developing new global reserve currency – Putin
President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – are currently working on setting up a new global reserve currency.
Great Reset: Ireland to Target Farmers with Carbon Emissions Cuts of Around 28 Per Cent
Ireland’s green agenda-loving government is set to impose an emissions cut of around 28 per cent on farmers, a report has claimed.
Italy President Dissolves Parliament As Europe Faces Economic Crisis
Europe, already rattled by record inflation, faced more headache this weekend after Italy’s president dissolved the Parliament of Europe’s third-largest economy.
EU Sanctions Syrians Recruiting Mercenaries In Ukraine
The European Union has imposed asset freezes and visa bans on influential Syrians for allegedly recruiting mercenaries to fight alongside Russian forces in Ukraine.
Russian Missiles Hit Port Threatening “Beacon Of Hope” Food Deal
Explosions rocked a critical Ukrainian port city Saturday, threatening a landmark food that the United Nations chief described as a "Beacon of Hope" for a hungry world.
WHO Declares Monkeypox Global Emergency
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the monkeypox outbreak a “global emergency,” raising the prospect of tighter health measures.
Iran ‘galloping ahead’ with nuclear program, IAEA chief warns
Iran's nuclear program is "galloping ahead" and the International Atomic Energy Agency has very limited visibility on what is happening, IAEA chief Rafael Grossi told Spain's El Pais newspaper in an interview published on Friday.
Russia tests U.S. air defenses in midst of Ukraine war
Two Russian maritime patrol aircraft tested the U.S. and Canadian air defense zone two weeks ago in a show of force in the midst of Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine and nuclear saber-rattling, the commander of the Northern Command said Friday.
WHO Chief Declares Monkeypox a ‘Global Emergency’ Without Expert Consensus
The expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an "extraordinary" situation that qualifies as a global emergency, the World Health Organization chief said Saturday.
Syria says Israeli airstrikes near Damascus kill 3 soldiers, wound 7
Israeli fighter jets launched a series of airstrikes on areas near the Syrian capital Damascus shortly after midnight on Friday, killing three soldiers and wounding seven others, Syria’s official state media reported.
Israel elections: Both blocs still fail to form a coalition – poll
With 100 days left before the elections for the 25th Knesset, both the bloc supporting former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the bloc forming the current coalition are projected to fail in forming a majority government, according to a poll published by KAN News on Sunday.
Gantz: We can leverage the Abraham Accords to strengthen the Palestinian Authority
Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Thursday expressed his support for leveraging Israel’s new ties with several Arab countries to strengthen the Palestinian Authority, a first for a leading Israeli official.
Inside the United States
House Intelligence Committee member warns DNA testing could lead to targeted bioweapons
House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.) warned Americans to avoid DNA testing services over concerns that the information can be sold to make bioweapons to target specific groups or even people.
Republican attorneys general warn Google not to censor pro-life pregnancy centers in search results
A group of Republican state attorneys general have vowed to take action against Google if it follows through with congressional Democrats' demands to censor search results by preventing women from finding pro-life pregnancy centers when searching for abortion.
Evangelist Graham Urges Prayers For Corona Suffering President Biden
American evangelist Franklin Graham has urged Christians to pray for President Joe Biden, who contracted a highly contagious variant of the coronavirus despite receiving vaccinations.
Major new study casts doubt on longstanding ‘chemical imbalance’ theory of depression
A major new study published this week suggests that a longstanding theory of mental depression has little to no evidence to support it.
Sheriff: Residents should tell ATF agents conducting warrantless gun inspections to leave
A Washington state sheriff Friday advised residents in his county that if agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) come to their homes without a search warrant asking to inspect their firearms, they can tell them to leave their property.
Report: Trump Aims to Drain the Swamp in 2025 – Plans Post-Election Purge of DOJ, FBI, Intelligence Community
Former President Donald Trump may not have made an official announcement about a second run at the White House, but according to insiders he has already decided how he would gut the deep state if he does run and win a second term, a new report states.
Famed liberal law professor predicts Bannon convictions will be overturned
Famed Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz is predicting that ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon’s contempt of Congress conviction by a jury will be overturned on constitutional grounds.
Italian Premier Draghi resigns amid political turmoil, collapsed government
Italian Premier Mario Draghi resigned Thursday after key coalition allies boycotted a confidence vote, signaling the likelihood of an early election and a renewed period of uncertainty for Italy and Europe at a critical time.
China Ramps Up Censorship As Protests Break Out Across The Nation
Chinese censors are removing videos, posts and hashtags related to protests over mortgage payments from Chinese social networking sites such as Douyin and Weibo, according to Reuters.
Sri Lanka Tense After New President (Worthy News In-Depth)
There were fears Thursday of new unrest in Sri Lanka after Parliament elected Ranil Wickremesinghe as the new president of the bankrupt Buddhist-majority nation.
Israel: Archaeologists unearth 2,000 Judean villa with ‘mikvah’
Archaeologists in Jerusalem’s Old City have unearthed a 2,000-year-old Judean villa with its own Jewish ritual bath (‘mikveh’), overlooking the site of the Biblical temples, the Associated Press reports.
IDF unveils new Judea and Samaria security fence
The IDF continues its efforts to strengthen the Judea and Samaria security barrier as part of the IDF's recent counterterrorism activities. The construction of the barrier which began in April constitutes a significant step in Operation “Break the Wave'' and the ongoing efforts to thwart and prevent terrorism as well as strengthen the Judea and Samaria security barrier. This operation led to significant progress in the construction of the security barrier in the Judean Desert, and also led to a significant decrease in the number of illegal infiltrations into Israeli territory.
3 Syrian soldiers killed in alleged Israeli airstrikes near Damascus
Three Syrian soldiers were killed and seven others were wounded in alleged Israeli airstrikes that targeted sites near Damascus on Thursday night, according to Syrian state news agency SANA.
Inside the United States
Supreme Court won’t reinstate Biden immigration policies, pending litigation
The Supreme Court on Thursday denied a bid by the Biden administration to block a ruling from a federal judge that barred immigration officials from following its enforcement guidelines.
House Passes Bill Prohibiting States From Limiting Contraceptives, Abortifacients
The House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday that would prohibit states from limiting the possession and distribution of contraceptives and abortifacients, even if they have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Iran: Christian converts convicted of house-church membership
Four Christian converts in Iran have been convicted of criminality due to their membership of house churches, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
House Democrats Block Republican Resolution Condemning Violence at Churches, Pregnancy Centers
House Democrats on Tuesday blocked a Republican resolution that would have condemned the violence seen by radical pro-abortion activists at churches and pro-life pregnancy centers in recent months.
Mystery solved: DOJ secretly thwarted release of Russia documents declassified by Trump
In the final hours of the Trump presidency, the U.S. Justice Department raised privacy concerns to thwart the release of hundreds of pages of documents that Donald Trump had declassified to expose FBI abuses during the Russia collusion probe, and the agency then defied a subsequent order to release the materials after redactions were made, according to interviews and documents.
CIA Director: China Will Use ‘Overwhelming Force’ To Invade Taiwan
Russia’s ongoing struggle to defeat Ukraine has altered the scale and timeline surrounding China’s Taiwan invasion strategy, the head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) said Wednesday.
House-Passed Defense Bill Mentions ‘Gender’ 29 Times, Establishes a ‘Gender Advisor Workforce’
The word “gender” is mentioned 29 times in the House-passed version of the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which also formally establishes a full-time, funded, stationed, and resourced “Gender Advisor Workforce.”
Drag queens, incest, pedophilia dominate taxpayer-funded film festival
American taxpayer dollars contributed to a queer film festival that featured films on drug culture, incestuous siblings, and sexual relationships between adults and minors.
Fentanyl-traffic suspects skip California court date after release on cashless bail
Two men accused of trafficking multiple thousands of fentanyl pills failed to show up for their court date Thursday after having been released on cashless bail last month.
Solar Panels Suffer Stunning Failure as Weather Becomes ‘Too Hot’ for Them to Handle
In an article Tuesday headlined “Weather ‘too hot’ for solar panels,” The Telegraph of London reported Tuesday that temperatures of over 104 degrees Fahrenheit — “for the first time ever in Britain” — severely negatively impacted local solar panels’ ability to store energy.