Prophecy News Watch - December 8, 2021

Around the World
Russian Invasion Fears After Biden, Putin Talks
After two hours of talks on the crisis between presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin, it was unclear Wednesday whether a feared Russian invasion in Ukraine had been averted.
US reveals its largest-ever grab of weapons shipment by Iran’s Guards
The US Navy made its largest-ever seizure of weaponry from Iran in a haul that included surface-to-air missiles as well as cruise missile parts, the US Justice Department revealed Tuesday.
US hits Iran with new sanctions over rights abuses as nuclear talks flounder
The United States slapped fresh sanctions on a dozen Iranian officials and entities for “serious” human rights abuses Tuesday, days after nuclear talks with Tehran halted with no sign of progress.
Chile same-sex marriage: Law overwhelmingly approved by parliament
Chile has approved a landmark law allowing same-sex marriage in the historically Catholic country.
Iranian reports: Nuclear negotiations to resume Dec. 9
Indirect US-Iranian talks on saving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal will resume on Thursday in Vienna, Iranian news agencies reported on Tuesday.
Elon Musk said Neuralink hopes to start implanting its brain chips in humans in 2022
Elon Musk has said that Neuralink, his brain-interface technology company, hopes to start implanting its microchips in humans next year.
New German Government Signs Deal
The leaders of the Social Democrats, Greens, and the Free Democrats who pledged to phase-out coal and legalize soft drugs have signed their three-party coalition deal.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Fourth COVID shot for all Israelis a possibility, health minister says
Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz said Tuesday that it is possible Israelis will soon become eligible for a fourth shot of the COVID vaccine.
Israel Has Struck 75% of Iran’s Weapons in Syria: Security Sources
Israel has struck some three quarters of Iran’s weapons supply in Syria, sources within Israel’s security establishment told Israeli media Tuesday.
Thousands rally in Tel Aviv in protest of government policies
Thousands rallied in Tel Aviv Tuesday night against government policies they deemed "dangerous" to Israel's Jewish character.

Inside the United States
Judge blocks Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors
A U.S. district court judge blocked the Biden administration on Tuesday from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on employees of government contractors across the nation. This conservative win adds to a string of losses for President Joe Biden in federal courts.
U.S. Military Installs Long-Range Missile-Defense System In Alaska
The U.S. military has completed construction on a long-range radar for an Alaska-based missile-defense system that can track intercontinental ballistic missiles, the Pentagon says.
State of emergency declared in Hawaii, forecasters warn of ‘catastrophic’ flooding
A powerful storm system pounded Hawaii on Monday with heavy rain, and forecasters warned of a chance for "dangerous" and "catastrophic" flooding in some parts of the state throughout Monday night and well into Tuesday.
House passes legislation to increase debt ceiling
The House voted 222-212 on Tuesday to approve procedural legislation allowing the Senate to raise the debt ceiling.

Christian News
Nigeria Gunmen Release Scores Of Christian Hostages Amid Clashes (Worthy News In-Depth)
Suspected Islamic gunmen in Nigeria freed 70 hostages, including 61 members of the Emanuel Baptist Church, in the country’s Kaduna State, but deadly clashes overshadowed their release, Christians confirmed Tuesday.
‘All Lives Matter to our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ’ sign got football coach fired: lawsuit
A First Amendment lawsuit by a college football team's ex-offensive coordinator may hinge on the performance of his players.
Myanmar: Burmese Army burns down Pentecostal church attended by country’s former Vice-President
The Burmese Army (Tatmadaw) has burned down a Pentecostal church once attended by Myanmar’s ousted Vice President Henry Van Thio and his wife, Dr. Sui Hluan in the country’s Christian-majority Chin state, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
Three more abducted missionaries released by Haiti gang
Three more Christian Aid Ministries hostages in Haiti were released Sunday by the Haitian 400 Mawozo gang, which had abducted 17 of the US organization’s missionaries (16 Americans and one Canadian) on October 16, the Washington Times reports. Few details on the new releases have been given for security reasons; two of the missionaries were previously freed on November 21.