Prophecy News Watch - July 26, 2022

Around the World
Japanese volcano Sakurajima erupts triggering alert level 5
A volcano on Japan's western major island of Kyushu has erupted with the alert level raised to 5 - the highest.
Russia’s Gazprom says it’s cutting gas to Nord Stream to 20% of capacity
Russia‘s Gazprom said Monday that it would further reduce natural gas flows through a major pipeline to Europe to 20% of capacity, citing repairs of equipment.
Wheat Prices Up Sharply After Strike On Odesa, Despite Moscow Denying Impact Of Attack
Wheat prices rose sharply on July 25 after Russian missiles struck the Ukrainian port of Odesa over the weekend despite claims by the Kremlin that the strike targeted military installations and would not affect grain exports.
Myanmar’s Military Executes Four Activists
Myanmar’s ruling military confirmed Monday that it had executed four pro-democracy activists as part of a broader crackdown that also targeted Christian minorities.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
‘No one knows what Putin wants,’ say Israeli officials as rift with Russia deepens
Israeli officials said Monday that "no one knows" what President Vladimir Putin truly wants by ordering the closure of the Jewish Agency in the country as the rift between Israel and Russia deepens.
Multiple Russian-Jewish organizations sent warnings by Russian gov’t
Multiple Jewish organizations in Russia have received threatening letters in recent weeks from the Russian Justice Ministry regarding their work, similar to the letter received by the Jewish Agency earlier this month, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

Inside the United States
Fed set to impose another big rate hike to fight inflation
Conflicting signs about the health of the U.S. economy have thrust the Federal Reserve into a difficult spot.
Kansans to vote on removing abortion protections from state constitution
Kansas voters will be the first in the country since the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade to cast votes on abortion rights in their state.
Judge rules life beginning at conception is a ‘distinctly Christian’ idea, blocks Kentucky abortion ban
A judge has temporarily blocked two Kentucky laws that would effectively ban abortion in nearly all circumstances, claiming that the idea of life beginning at conception is a “distinctly Christian” view.
Protesters Gather Outside Indiana Statehouse While Lawmakers Debate Abortion Ban
Indiana lawmakers are pairing a plan to ban nearly all abortions in the state with promises to spend more to help pregnant women, young children, and adoptions.

Christian News
Indonesia: Christian Pastor murdered in Papua province
A Christian pastor was among ten people murdered by separatist gunmen in Indonesia’s Papua province on July 16, the Christian Post (CP) reports. The West Papua National Liberation Army, or TPNPB, the military wing of Papua’s main separatist group, claimed responsibility for the killings.
Uganda: Pentecostal Christian murdered by Islamic extremists
Pentecostal church member Robert Bwenje from Uganda’s Kyankwanzi District has died from injuries he sustained during an attack by Muslim extremists on July 6, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Although Christianity is legal in Uganda, and Muslims are a minority group there, attacks on believers by Islamic extremists have been increasing at an alarming rate.
Canada: Pastor wins appeal against conviction for defying COVID-19 orders
Canadian pastor Artur Pawlowski has won his appeal against a conviction for holding church services in defiance of Alberta public health COVID-19 restrictions, the Washington Examiner reports.

Worthy Watch
BRICS developing new global reserve currency – Putin
President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – are currently working on setting up a new global reserve currency.

Worthy Insights
Great Reset: Ireland to Target Farmers with Carbon Emissions Cuts of Around 28 Per Cent
Ireland’s green agenda-loving government is set to impose an emissions cut of around 28 per cent on farmers, a report has claimed.