Prophecy News Watch - April 13, 2022

Around the World
Russia Warns Finland, Sweden Against Joining NATO
Moscow has warned Finland and Sweden against joining the U.S.-led NATO military alliance after both nations expressed concerns about the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Iranian Americans, senators, security experts urge Biden to keep Iran’s IRGC on terror list
More than 500 Iranian American scholars, scientists, and professionals are urging President Biden not to lift the terrorist designation of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in order to close a new nuclear deal with Iran, warning such a move would fuel the Iranian regime's aggression abroad and oppression at home.
Russia’s Putin Praises ‘Military Operation’ In Ukraine, Calls Mass Killings ‘Fake’
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday his nation’s “military operation” in Ukraine would continue because peace talks hit a “dead end,” and he called reported war crimes “fake.”
China: Authorities seize another Catholic bishop to unknown location
Chinese authorities are continuing to persecute Catholic clergy that are not approved by the state: on April 7 police seized Bishop Shao Zhumin of Zhejiang and took him to an undisclosed location, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. To date, the Chinese government has seized over 10 Catholic leaders, including two in January, and their whereabouts are still not known.
State Department orders non-emergency personnel to leave Shanghai
The US State Department on Monday ordered non-emergency US government workers to leave Shanghai due to China’s zero-tolerance of surging COVID-19 Omicron cases, its imposing of harsh central lockdowns, and its separating positive-tested children from their parents, Reuters reports.
Hungary’s Orbán Facing Pressure Over Ukraine Massacres
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán faces mounting international pressure to distance himself from Russia after evidence of war crimes emerged in Ukraine.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
What is ‘Plan B’ for Israel or America if Iran nuclear deal goes unsigned?
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz made it clear on Monday that if world powers do not reach an agreement with Iran, Israel will be forced to activate “Plan B” immediately.

Inside the United States
Inflation up 8.5% from year ago, 40-year high, according Labor Department’s March CPI report
The cost of consumer goods increased 8.5 % in March, compared to 12 months earlier, the Labor Department reported Tuesday.
Oklahoma Gov. Stitt signs near-total abortion ban into law
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, a Republican, signed a near-total abortion ban into law on Tuesday, making performing the procedure a felony.
Kemp signs constitutional carry bill into law for Georgia
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 319, a "constitutional carry" measure allowing Georgians to carry guns without the need for a state-issued license.

Christian News
Indonesia: Christian sentenced to 10 years for posting videos critical of Islam
A Christian in Indonesia has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for uploading Youtube videos that were critical of Islam, his former faith, Christian Today (CT) reports.
Christian radio continues to broadcast Gospel to Ukraine despite forced evacuation
A Christian radio station team that had broadcast from Ukraine prior to the Russian invasion, is continuing to share the Gospel despite being forced to evacuate from its modern studio in Odessa to an apartment in Romania, WNG reports. Even while struggling with a staff shortage and lack of equipment in Romania, New Life Radio still broadcasts the Good News in Russian to Ukraine as well as to Russia and Belarus.

Worthy Watch
The Numbers Are Finally Out and DeSantis Was 100% Right – FL Beat the Pants Off NY and CA in COVID Response Study