Prophecy News Watch - August 3, 2022

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.