Prophecy News Watch - May 10, 2022

Around the World
China says it conducted military exercises near Taiwan
China's armed forces carried out another round of exercises near Taiwan last week to improve joint combat operations, the People's Liberation Army said on Monday (May 9), after the Chinese-claimed island reported a spike in activity.
Son Dictator Philippines Wins Election
Nearly four decades after the ouster of their dictator, Filipinos chose his son and namesake to lead the Philippines as its next president, official results showed.
Hungary Refuses To Join Oil Embargo; EU Chief Returns Empty-Handed
The European Union’s chief executive left Budapest empty-handed Monday after failing to convince Hungary to agree on an EU oil embargo against Russia.
Super Blood moon on May 15
The US, South America, and parts of Europe and Africa are set to see a total lunar eclipse that is not only a Flower moon and a Super moon, but also a Blood moon, Michigan Live reports.
Russia’s President Defends Invasion On Victory Day
Isolated from the Western world and facing unprecedented sanctions, Russia’s president defended his Ukraine invasion, invoking World War II, but without signaling an escalation.
Violence Overshadows Philippines Election
There were reports of violence during Monday’s presidential election in the Philippines that the son of ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos was expected to win.
Dutch Have 20th Anniversary Of Political Killing Pim Fortuyn
The Netherlands on Friday remembered the 20th anniversary of the killing of populist politician Pim Fortuyn, a murder that has remained an open wound for this liberal nation.
Hungary Opposes EU Sanctions Against Patriarch Kirill
Hungary said Sunday it would not support European Union plans to freeze the assets of Patriarch Kiril, head of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
US President Biden Reportedly Weighing Visit to Eastern Jerusalem
United States President Joe Biden is said to be weighing a visit to eastern Jerusalem during his upcoming trip to Israel, according to Israeli officials cited in a media report.
IDF launches most extensive war drill in decades
The Israel Defense Forces announced on Monday the start of its largest war drill in decades, dubbed “Chariots of Fire.”
Israel: ‘Russia Apologizes For Calling Hitler Jewish’
Israel says Russia's President Vladimir Putin has apologized after his foreign minister said that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had "Jewish blood."

Inside the United States
Alabama law criminalizing gender transition surgery, drugs for minors takes effect
An Alabama law making it a felony to provide puberty blockers or perform gender transition surgery on minors took effect Monday.
Major US companies announce reimbursement for employees who travel across state lines for abortion
Even before Monday’s leaked US Supreme Court draft opinion revealing the court intends to overturn its 1973 Roe v Wade landmark ruling which legalized abortion up to viability, a number of America’s largest companies announced they will reimburse employees for travel costs needed to seek an abortion in a state that still allows it, the Washington Examiner reports.
Churches brace for angry pro-choice protests
US congregations prepared to face angry protests at the weekend after vandals defaced a Catholic church in Colorado and pro-choice activists called for demonstrations at churches on Mother’s Days, CBN News reports.
Wisconsin pro-life group targeted by arsonist(s)
The Wisconsin Family Action anti-abortion organization was targeted Sunday when a Molotov cocktail was thrown into its building and a threatening message was spray-painted on an office wall. The attack took place following last week’s leaked US Supreme Court draft opinion that its 1973 Roe v Wade ruling which legalized abortion up to viability should be reversed.

Christian News
Iran: Another Christian woman imprisoned for involvement in house church
A second Christian woman has begun a two-year prison sentence in Iran because of her involvement with a local house church, Article 18 reports.