Prophecy News Watch - January 19, 2023

Around the World
Ukraine Helicopter Crash Kills Interior Minister, 16 Others On ‘Black Morning’ (Worthy News Radio)
Authorities say as many as 17 people, including Ukraine's interior ministry's leadership and four children, were killed in a helicopter crash near a nursery in a suburb of Kyiv. The top officials' deaths undermined Ukraine's efforts to halt increased attacks by Russia's invading army.
German Police Remove Climate Activist Greta Thunberg, Sparking Controversy
Famed Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was removed by German riot police for the second time in three days while protesting at a coal mine in Germany Tuesday.
U.S. prepping major military package for Ukraine
The U.S. is gearing up to announce a major new weapons package for Ukraine on Friday, as top military leaders from around the world gather in Germany to discuss how to help Kyiv in its fight against Russia, according to three U.S. officials and another person familiar with the discussions.
Russia says British tanks sent to Ukraine ‘will burn’
The Kremlin said on Monday that the tanks Britain plans to send to Ukraine "will burn," warning the West that supplying a new round of more advanced weapons to Ukraine would not change the course of the war.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel: High Court rules Shas leader Deri cannot retain ministerial positions due to criminal history
In a move that raises questions about the stability of Israel’s new government, the country’s High Court ruled Wednesday that Ariyeh Deri, head of the Shas Haredi political party, cannot retain his positions as interior and health minister because of a long history of financial criminal offenses while in public service, the Jerusalem Post reports.

Inside the United States
Pentagon Still Can’t Account For Roughly $220 Billion In Equipment, Gov’t Watchdog Says
The Department of Defense (DOD) has neglected to address its inability to keep track of at least $220 billion in equipment provided to government contractors, according to a Tuesday report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Feds borrowed $4 billion per day in 2022, totaling $10K per household
Federal debt soared by $1.4 trillion in 2022 as President Joe Biden and Congress approved multiple new spending packages.
Minnesota: Man ordered to remove “Jesus Saves” t-shirt or leave shopping mall
A security guard at the Mall of America in Minnesota, USA, earlier this month ordered a man wearing a “Jesus Saves” t-shirt to either remove the garment or leave the premises, the Washington Times reports. The January 7 incident was captured in video footage which went viral and sparked outrage on social media.

Christian News
Report: ‘360 Million Christians Persecuted For Faith; North Korea Most Hostile’ (Worthy News In-Depth)
One Christian out of seven in the world suffers high levels of persecution and discrimination for his or her faith, and North Korea appears again as the most dangerous place for devoted believers, an annual report showed Wednesday.
Pakistan: Christian father faces death penalty for alleged blasphemy
A Christian father has been arrested and detained in Islamabad, Pakistan on a charge of blasphemy which carries the death penalty, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.