Prophecy News Watch - June 27, 2022

Around the World
NATO to dramatically increase forces on high alert to over 300,000 from 40,000 amid Russia threat
NATO will significantly increase the number of forces on high alert to over 300,000 from 40,000 as part of the biggest overhaul of the alliance's defenses since the Cold War.
Russia defaults on foreign debt for first time since 1918 following sanctions
Russia defaulted on its foreign-currency sovereign debt for the first time in more than a century after failing to make two payments by the Sunday night deadline.
‘Russian Missile Strike Hits Ukraine Shopping Mall With 1,000 Inside’
A Russian missile strike hit a crowded shopping center in Ukraine’s central city of Kremenchuk, with over 1,000 civilians inside, Ukraine’s president said Monday.
Russia Hit Ukraine’s Capital, Cities As G7 Gathers
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky was to address the Group of Seven (G7) wealthy nations on Monday after Russian missile strikes on the capital Kyiv and other areas killed at least one person and injured many more.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
US says progress made toward elusive Israel-Lebanon maritime border deal
The Biden administration said Monday that recent meetings held between its energy envoy and Israeli and Lebanese officials have resulted in progress toward resolving a long-held maritime border dispute between the neighboring countries.
Gantz: Israel is building a Middle East air defense alliance against Iran
Israel is building a regional air defense alliance to defend its members from Iran, Defense Minister Benny Gantz said Monday, appearing to confirm, at least in part, a report that the Israeli military was in talks with its Saudi and Qatari counterparts on the matter.

Inside the United States
Judge says New York city can’t let noncitizens vote in city elections
New York City can’t let noncitizens vote for mayor and other city officials, a judge ruled Monday, siding with Republicans who challenged the measure as unconstitutional.
Blue Exodus: More Than a Million Democrats Switch to Republican Party
More than a million voters across 43 states have left the Democratic Party and registered as Republicans in the last year, according to an analysis of voting data by the Associated Press.
Supreme Court Upholds Religious Rights, Vindicates Football Coach Who Was Fired for Praying
The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Monday morning in favor of a Washington state high school football coach who was fired from his job for silently praying on the field after games.

Christian News
Burkina Faso: Jihadists murder over 100 Christians; UN/EU condemn attack
Jihadist militants believed to be members of Islamic State or al-Qaeda murdered over 100 people in northern Burkina Faso on Saturday, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. The United Nations and European Union have condemned the attack and have called for an investigation.
Pakistan: Christian man in prison for 4 years awaiting trial for blasphemy
A Christian man in Pakistan has been in prison for over four years after an Islamic extremist group accused him of insulting Muhammad in a Facebook post, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
DRC: Jihadists murder 10 Christians; “We only live by God’s mercy”
Islamic jihadists murdered 10 Christians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo last week, a day after heads of state from the East African Community (EAC) met in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss the increasingly violent and unstable situation in eastern DRC, CBN News reports.
Gunmen Kill 2nd Abducted Priest in Nigeria
A Catholic priest has been killed by kidnappers while on his way to Sunday Mass in Nigeria’s southern Edo State, hours after another priest was murdered, his church confirmed Sunday.

Worthy Watch
Abortion Laws Worldwide Are More Restrictive Than In The U.S.
On Sunday, Fox News presented that the 'developed' world actually has more restrictive laws concerning abortion than the United States.

Worthy Insights
‘God, What Have I Done?’: Man Suing Over Sex Change Says ‘Avalanche’ Of Detransitioners Looms
A British man who intends to sue the National Health Service (NHS) for greenlighting sex-change surgery while battling mental illness has gone public to reveal his painful plight in a bombshell interview.
California Drops ‘Good Cause’ Requirement for Concealed Carry Following SCOTUS 2A Ruling
California dropped its “good cause” requirement for concealed carry permit issuance days after the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) struck down New York’s proper cause requirement for concealed carry.
Study: Transgender-Identifying Youth Nearly Doubled in U.S.
The number of America’s young people identifying as transgender has almost doubled recently, with citizens ages 13 to 25 accounting for a disproportionate number of that population, according to a new study.