Prophecy News Watch - July 29, 2022

Around the World
China’s ‘breathtaking’ nuclear arms push a rising challenge, Stratcom chief says
China is expanding its nuclear forces at a “breathtaking” pace, the commander of the U.S. Strategic Command warned in urging for strengthened U.S. nuclear deterrence against the danger
Iran Reveals Plans To Build New Nuclear Research Reactor
Iran says it plans to build a new research reactor at its nuclear site in Isfahan Province, with construction set to start in the next several weeks.
Ukraine Attacks Russian Forces In Kherson
Ukrainian missiles struck a crucial bridge in Kherson after Russia increased attacks across southern Ukraine, despite reports of heavy casualties.
US Offers Prisoner Swap To Russia
Freedom appeared a little closer Thursday to several detainees after the United States offered a prisoner swap to Russia: Viktor Bout, a notorious Russian arms dealer, for Brittney Griner, the American basketball star, and Paul Whelan, a former Marine.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Five Mossad-affiliated spies arrested in Iran – Iranian media
A spy network affiliated with the Mossad was arrested in Iran on Thursday, according to a report by the Iranian Labor News Agency (ILNA).

Inside the United States
U.S. teetering on brink of recession as GDP contracts in second quarter
The U.S. economy unexpectedly contracted in the second quarter, with consumer spending growing at its slowest pace in two years and business spending declining, raising the risk that the economy was on the cusp of a recession.
Texas declares pre-Roe abortion ban now in effect, new law effective Aug. 25
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an updated advisory clarifying which Texas laws banning abortion are in effect after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its final judgement in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
Federal court temporarily blocks Air Force COVID-19 vaccine mandate
A federal court on Thursday issued a preliminary injunction to block the enforcement of the Air Force's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
60,000 US soldiers to face “adverse actions” for refusing COVID-19 vaccine
Around 40,000 National Guard and 22,000 Reserve soldiers will be subject to “adverse administrative actions,” including the loss of pay and benefits because they refused to be vaccinated against COVID-19, Military news reports.