Prophecy News Watch - January 21, 2022

Around the World
Austria Votes For Forced Vaccines; More EU States May Follow
Austria on Thursday moved closer to compulsory vaccinations, a policy that critics fear could be rolled out across the European Union.
French President: ‘Make Abortion EU Right’
A pro-life association in France has condemned French President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to make abortion a fundamental right in the European Union.
Iran, Russia, China To Hold Joint Naval Drill Amid Growing Ties
Iran, Russia, and China will hold joint naval exercises in the north of the Indian Ocean on January 21, Iranian media have reported, amid speculation that the three countries are teaming up in the face of growing pressure from the United States and its allies over Ukraine and European security guarantees.
After heart transplant, researchers successfully test pig-to-human kidney donation
Researchers on Thursday reported the latest in a surprising string of experiments in the quest to save human lives with organs from genetically modified pigs.
U.S. says nuclear talks with Iran at ‘decisive moment’
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday that talks with Iran over its nuclear program are at a “decisive moment,” and warned that Washington and its allies may change tactics if a deal isn’t reached in the coming weeks.
France and Sweden launch investigative team to prosecute ISIS members for crimes against Christians and Yazidis in Iraq
France and Sweden have launched a joint effort to investigate and prosecute foreign ISIS fighters who committed genocidal crimes against Christians and Yazidis in Iraq in 2014, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
UN Condemns Holocaust Denial As Iran Seeks Israel’s Destruction
The United Nations adopted a resolution Thursday to combat the denial of the Holocaust, also known as the Shoah, despite opposition from Iran, which seeks the destruction of Israel.
Israel buys three submarines from Germany
Israel announced Thursday a deal with Germany to develop and purchase three submarines from German industrial giant Thyssenkrupp for three billion euros ($3.4 billion).

Inside the United States
Pentagon to spend more than $50 million for blimps on the border
The Department of Defense will spend millions of dollars on a fleet of high-tech surveillance blimps to help control the flow of narcotics and illegal immigrants along the border with Mexico.
Biden Admin Obstructing Dozens of Congressional Investigations Into Iran Nuclear Talks, Sanctions Relief
The Biden administration is obstructing more than a dozen congressional investigations into its diplomacy with Iran and its efforts to unwind sanctions on the hardline regime, according to a year-long foreign policy evaluation conducted by Republican leaders in the House.
Fed takes ‘first step’ toward considering digital dollar, seeks public comment
The Federal Reserve is asking for the public’s help in weighing whether the United States should develop and adopt a central bank digital currency.
Supreme Court denies challenge to Texas abortion law – again
The Supreme Court on Thursday voted six to three not to hear a case challenging the Texas abortion law again.
‘Equality Begins in the Womb’: Tens of Thousands of Pro-Lifers Prepare to Defend the Unborn in Washington
Tens of thousands of pro-life citizens will take to the streets in Washington, D.C., on Friday to affirm a powerful message about the importance of protecting the unborn: “equality begins in the womb.”
Illinois school district approves ‘Satan Club’ for elementary school children
An Illinois school board has approved members of The Satanic Temple to lead an extracurricular "After School Satan Club" for elementary school children, Christian Headlines (CH) reports. The Satan Club was approved by the Moline-Coal Valley School District Board of Education on January 10 and is now being held on school premises at Jane Addams Elementary in Moline.