Prophecy News Watch - August 15, 2022

Around the World
U.S. Lawmakers In Taiwan After Visit Speaker Pelosi
As China increases its military presence in the region, U.S. lawmakers arrived in Taiwan Sunday, just 12 days after a visit here by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi angered Beijing.
Ukraine’s President Accuses Russia Of Nuclear Blackmail
Ukraine's president has accused Russia of using "nuclear blackmail" around Europe's largest nuclear power plant and warned Russian soldiers involved in military actions there that they will become targets for attacks.
Europe Rushes To Save France As Blazes Rage
European nations rushed to save France as miles of parched forest were reduced to smoldering ashes by spreading wildfires amid record drought and heatwaves across Europe.
Montenegro Mourns 11 Killed In Shooting
Montenegro's prime minister has declared a mourning period after at least 11 people were killed in a shooting that shocked the tiny Balkan nation. Friday's bloodshed came while Montenegro sought membership in the European Union.
Turkey and Russia: A partnership essential to both
Just 17 days after the last Astana summit in TehranTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his counterpart Vladimir Putin met again — this time in Sochi. As Erdogan was underlining that "the world was watching the Sochi summit," the international headlines drew attention to the "secretive nature" of the two leaders' meeting, which was held behind closed doors.
Iran to build 3 more suspected spy satellites as concern mounts over Russia ties
Iran plans to commission three more versions of a satellite launched this week by Russia, Tehran’s government spokesman said Friday.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Syria says Israeli jets strike near Damascus and Tartus, killing three soldiers
Israeli fighter jets launched a series of airstrikes on areas near the Syrian capital Damascus and the coastal city of Tartus on Sunday night, killing three soldiers and wounding three others, Syria’s official state media reported.

Inside the United States
Attacker Author Rushdie Charged With Attempted Murder
U.S. authorities have charged Hadi Matar, the suspect in the stabbing of author Salman Rushdie, with “attempted murder.”
California prepares for ‘megaflood’ with potential of 100 inches of rain
California is preparing for possible megafloods that could bring more than 100 inches of rain in some areas of the state, which experts are linking to climate change.
Report: Congressional Budget Office Contradicts White House on IRS Expansion Bill
A Congressional Budget Office report found that the Internal Revenue Service will collect billions of dollars from auditing low- and middle-income Americans under the White House-backed "Inflation Reduction Act," contradicting Biden administration claims, according to Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee.
Louisiana Supreme Court denies appeal challenging abortion ban
In a win for pro-life advocates, the Louisiana Supreme Court rejected an appeal in the continued legal fight regarding the state’s abortion law, meaning the ban will remain in effect.
Biden administration exempts religious schools from LGBTQ mandate on lunch funding
Private religious schools won’t be required to comply with the Biden administration’s gender mandate to qualify for student-lunch funding under a newly released exemption.
FBI seizes privileged Trump records during raid; DOJ opposes request for independent review: sources
The FBI seized boxes containing records covered by attorney-client privilege and potentially executive privilege during its raid of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, sources familiar with the investigation told Fox News, adding that the Justice Department opposed Trump lawyers' request for the appointment of an independent, special master to review the records.

Christian News
Dozens Killed In Egypt Church Blaze
At least 41 people, mostly children, were killed and 55 injured Sunday in a fire inside a church in the Egyptian city of Giza, part of the Greater Cairo Area, church and security sources said.

Worthy Watch
“Booster” Shots Compared to Buying New iPhone Every Year by Moderna CEO
In a recent interview, Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said in an interview the advancement of a new mRNA vaccine to updating your iPhone every year. "You don't get the amazing camera, amazing everything the first time you get an iPhone, but you get a lot of things," he said. "A lot of us buy a new iPhone every September, and you get new apps and you get refreshed apps. And that's exactly the same idea, which is you'll get Covid and flu and RSV [respiratory syncytial virus] in your single dose."
Trump had ‘standing order’ to declassify documents taken to residence
John Solomon details that the classified materials the FBI seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate were declassified under a "standing order" while he was president that allowed him to take sensitive materials to the White House residence at night to keep working.