Prophecy News Watch - December 22, 2022

Around the World
Ukraine’s President On His Way To U.S.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was on his way to Washington on Wednesday for a summit with President Joe Biden.
Putin says ‘Satan II’ intercontinental ballistic missiles will be deployed soon
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced plans to soon deploy the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missiles in combat as part of the Kremlin's efforts to modernize the country's nuclear forces.
U.S. to send first Patriot missile defense system to Ukraine as Zelenskyy comes to town
The U.S. is sending its famed Patriot missile defense system to Ukraine, Biden administration officials confirmed Wednesday, marking a major step forward in American military aid to Kyiv as its war with Russia nears the 10-month mark.
UK March for Life director arrested, charged for silent prayer near abortion clinic
The Director of the UK March for Life has been arrested, searched, and criminally charged for silently praying near an abortion clinic in England’s city of Birmingham, ADF UK reports.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Minutes before deadline, Netanyahu secures votes to form government
Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday night secured the final votes needed to form a government, minutes before his deadline to do so, and called President Isaac Herzog to finalize his rise to power

Inside the United States
‘Bomb cyclone’ to impact holiday travel with blizzards, cold temps across the nation
A Christmas blizzard is ramping up this week to ultimately form into a bomb cyclone, creating paralyzing conditions for travelers heading out for the holidays.
$1.7T omnibus bill funds border security in foreign nations, but prohibits it in US
The more than 4,000-page, $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill prohibits funds for U.S. border security but it provides funding for border security in foreign nations.
House panel votes to release Trump tax returns after multiyear Democratic quest
The House Ways and Means Committee voted Tuesday to release former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, a major win for Democrats who have been seeking the records for years.
Elon Musk To Resign As Twitter’s CEO
Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, says he will resign as chief executive officer of social media network Twitter if he finds someone "foolish enough to take the job."

Christian News
Sudan church burned down by suspected Islamic extremist
An Islamic extremist in Sudan’s military is suspected of having burned down the building of a Sudanese Church of Christ congregation in Al Qadarif state last week, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
Persecuted Chinese congregation seeks refuge in the US
An entire church congregation of 62 Chinese Christians who left China three years ago to escape government persecution are now in Thailand and applying for refugee status in the United States, CBN News reports.
Uganda: Christian teacher and son violently attacked by Muslim extremists, “We survived by the grace of the Lord Jesus”
Muslim extremists in central Uganda violently attacked a Christian teacher and his son, after first terrorizing the man’s wife in their home, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Christianity is legal in Uganda but there have been an increasing number of attacks on former Muslims who turn to Christ by Islamist extremists enraged at their conversion.