Prophecy News Watch - March 31, 2023

Around the World
UN warns of ‘imminent’ global water crisis
Billions of people experience water-related issues on a daily basis, from contaminated drinking water to droughts and floods, with a UN report warning Wednesday that the risk of a global crisis was “imminent.”
Nobel Laureate Fears Russia’s Nuclear Plans
The editor-in-chief of banned newspaper Novaya Gazeta and Russia's Nobel Peace Prize laureate fears Moscow may use nuclear weapons against the West.
US Wall Street Journal correspondent arrested/detained in Russia on suspicion of espionage
A US correspondent for the Wall Street Journal has been arrested and detained in Russia on suspicion of espionage, i24News reports. Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) announced Thursday that WSJ correspondent Evan Gershkovich, aged 31, has been taken into custody in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel: Nature Authority requests over $5.5 million a year to protect endangered vulture population
Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority has petitioned the Environmental Protection Ministry to allocate NIS 20 million ($5.6 million) a year to help protect endangered griffon vultures, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports. Vultures play a vital role in keeping the environment safe and clean.
Syria accuses Israel of airstrikes in Damascus for second night in a row
The Israeli Air Force carried out airstrikes in the Syrian capital Damascus shortly after midnight on Friday, for the second night in a row, according to Syria’s state-run media outlet.

Inside the United States
Op-Ed: Biden Budget Proposal Could put U.S. National Debt at $43.6 Trillion by 2033
The Biden administration has floated another bloated budget, one that will put the US national debt at $43.6 trillion by 2033, assuming its optimistic growth and interest-rate projections pan out and the Ukraine war ends. If this budget passes, the debt will hit 110 percent of GDP, federal spending will exceed 25 percent of GDP, and federal revenue will top 20 percent of GDP, with the balance borrowed.
Ex-President Trump “Indicted” For Hush Money Prompting Outrage
Former U.S. President Donald Trump will be charged with a crime over an alleged hush money payment to former porn star Stormy Daniels, several sources said Thursday.
Fewer than 40% of Americans consider God to be important than money, poll finds
A new survey gauging American values shows that the number of US citizens who consider religion to be very important has dropped to fewer than 40% in the last 25 years; the number of those who consider money to be “very important” has increased substantially, and is larger than the percentage of those who place a high value on faith, Axios reports. The survey was carried out by The Wall Street Journal together with the NORC at the University of Chicago, who polled 1,500 US adults this month.

Christian News
UK: Evangelical Alliance expects increased membership as congregations split from Church of England over LGBT stance
The UK’s Evangelical Alliance (EA) is expecting to see a surge in churches joining its ranks as conservative congregations leave the Church of England in protest over its decision to allow voluntary blessing ceremonies for same-sex civil marriages, Christian Today (CT) reports.