Prophecy News Watch - June 2, 2022

Around the World
Russia stages nuclear drills after US announces rockets to Ukraine
Russia’s Defense Ministry announced Wednesday that around 1,000 members of its nuclear forces staged drills outside of Moscow following an announcement by President Biden that the U.S. is sending "more advanced rocket systems and munitions" to Ukraine.
Russia Warns It Could Strike US Over Rockets Deliveries To Ukraine
Moscow warned Wednesday that Washington’s decision to supply advanced rocket systems and munitions to Ukraine could lead to a direct military confrontation between Russia and the United States.
Exposed: How China Helps Iran Evade Sanctions Through Multibillion-Dollar Oil Scheme
A network of Chinese petrochemical refiners is behind an upswing in the importation of illicit Iranian crude oil, providing the hardline regime in Tehran with at least $22 billion in revenue since President Joe Biden took office.
U.S. Sends Rocket Systems To Ukraine As Fighting Intensifies In East
United States President Joe Biden has pledged to send Ukraine more advanced rocket artillery systems despite concerns in Moscow that they may reach Russian cities. The announcement came as Ukraine struggled to defend itself in the east against the ongoing Russian invasion while Moscow launched nuclear drills on Russian territory.
WHO Strengthens Global Role
The World Health Organization (WHO) appeared to have strengthened its global role after member states agreed on an initial U.S.-led push to reform the rules around disease outbreaks.
China To Help Lead WHO Despite Controversy
There was mounting concern Wednesday that the World Health Organization (WHO) wouldn’t be able to tackle future pandemics after China joined its executive.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israeli Air Force simulates widescale strike on Iran nuclear facilities
Dozens of Israeli Air Force fighter jets conducted air maneuvers over the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday night, simulating striking Iranian nuclear facilities.
Sa’ar’s New Hope said holding talks with Likud over potential new government
The coalition’s New Hope party is holding behind-the-scenes talks with the opposition Likud over options for a potential alternate government, Hebrew-language media reported on Wednesday.
Israel launches government program to support LGBT community
Israel is launching its first-ever government plan to support the Israeli LGBT community, Newsrnd reports. Emphasizing security and the creation of equal opportunities for LGBT citizens, the program is part of a coalition agreement between the Yesh Atid and Meretz governing parties.

Inside the United States
Cyber agency: Voting software vulnerable in some states
Electronic voting machines from a leading vendor used in at least 16 states have software vulnerabilities that leave them susceptible to hacking if unaddressed, the nation’s leading cybersecurity agency says in an advisory sent to state election officials.
Supreme Court Blocks Social Media Anti-Censorship Law
The U.S. Supreme Court blocked a Texas anti-censorship law Tuesday that would ban social media platforms like Facebook from censoring dissenting opinions.

Christian News
Nigeria: 31 people die in stampede for free food at church event
Thirty-one people, including numerous children, were killed Saturday during a stampede at a church’s free food event in Nigeria’s River state, the Associated Press reports.
First transgender Lutheran bishop has been asked to resign
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has asked Megan Rohrer, its first transgender bishop, to resign after the cleric fired a Hispanic pastor on a culturally important religious day for the Latinx community, Church Leaders (CL) reports.
Christians Pray After Islamic Militants Execute 20 Christians In Nigeria
Christians have urged prayers for the surviving loved ones of 20 Nigerian Christian men executed by militants affiliated with the self-proclaimed Islamic State terror group in northeast Nigeria's Borno State. In May, an Islamic States' Amaq News Agency video showed the execution of the 20 Christians forced to kneel by knife-wielding militants.

Worthy Watch
FBI Has Maintained ‘Secure Workspace’ Inside Democratic Law Firm Perkins Coie Since 2012
In response to a letter sent by Reps Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Perkins Coie, the legal arm of the Democrat party, admitted this week that “the FBI has maintained a secure work environment within Perkins Coie offices” since 2012.
California: Unvaccinated Students Banned from Graduation Ceremony
A California High School did not allow unvaccinated high school seniors to attend their graduation ceremonies, including the high school's valedictorian despite the suspension of vaccination requirements.
Biden Administration does not believe in hardening schools
According to Press Sec. Karine Jean-Pierre, Joe Biden does not “believe” in “hardening” schools: "There's been conversation about hardening schools, that is not something that [Joe Biden] believes in."