Prophecy News Watch - January 25, 2023

Around the World
Finland Ponders Joining NATO Without Sweden After Koran Burning Angers Turkey
Finland says it may join the NATO military alliance without Sweden as Turkey blocks Swedish membership, citing a Koran burning by far-right activists and pro-Kurdish protests in Stockholm.
US Sending 31 Tanks To Ukraine; Germany Over 100
U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the United States would send 31 powerful Abrams tanks - the equivalent of one battalion - to Ukraine.
Chinese military jets and naval vessels enter Taiwanese space amid concerns of invasion in 2027
Days after Taiwan’s foreign minister said he believes China may invade Taiwan in 2027, the country’s Ministry of Defense announced that Chinese military aircraft and naval vessels again trespassed into Taiwanese air and space early on Wednesday.
Russian frigate tests hypersonic missiles with nearly 600-mile strike capacity
Russia’s Defense Ministry announced Wednesday that its frigate Admiral Gorshkov has successfully tested Zircon anti-ship hypersonic missiles that have a range of over 560 miles, i24NEWS reports. Much harder to track and intercept than traditional projectiles, hypersonic missiles can travel more than five times the speed of sound and maneuver in mid-flight.
Scotland: Convicted male rapist may serve time in women’s jail after claims he is transitioning to female
A 31 year-old Scottish man convicted yesterday of raping two women may serve his sentence in a women’s prison because he claims that, since being charged with the sex attacks in Glasgow, Scotland, he has become a trans woman, the Daily Mail reports.
Palestinian Knife Attack In German Train Kills 2, Injures 7
At least two people were killed and seven injured after “a stateless Palestinian” attacked several passengers on a train in northern Germany before police detained him, German authorities said Wednesday.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
US Democrat: Congress would back selling Riyadh weapons for Israel normalization
A Democratic member of Congress said Monday that they and others in the party would likely object to the US selling advanced weaponry to Saudi Arabia, even in exchange for Riyadh normalizing relations with Israel, but acknowledged that such opposition would presumably not be enough to block an agreement.

Inside the United States
DOJ: 2 People Indicted For Spray-Painting Threats on Pro-Life Crisis Pregnancy Centers
The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Tuesday that a federal grand jury in Florida has indicted two people for "spray-painting threats" on crisis pregnancy centers in the state -- threats including "YOUR TIME IS UP!!" and "WE'RE COMING for U."
Florida Supreme Court will hear challenge to 15-week abortion ban
The Florida Supreme Court has agreed to hear a lawsuit challenging the state’s 15-week abortion ban, which was passed in July last year, almost immediately after Roe v Wade was reversed, the Washington Examiner reports. In the meantime, the law remains effective; the high court did not impose a temporary injunction to block it pending review.