Prophecy News Watch - May 12, 2022

Around the World
Britain Offers Sweden, Finland Military Support
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed security declarations with Sweden and Finland after Russia warned the Nordic nations not to join the NATO military alliance.
DIA: Intel suggests COVID virus was lab-engineered
Army Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, revealed in prepared Senate testimony this week that some U.S. intelligence agencies — not identified by name — believe the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic may have been genetically modified in a laboratory and not transmitted naturally from an animal host in China, where it was first identified.
U.S. Warns Ukraine War Will Last Long
United States intelligence officials warned Wednesday that Russia was preparing for a long war in Ukraine and that a victory in the eastern Donbas region may not mean the battle is over.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Knesset reopens with government teetering, opposition seeking to bring it down
The Knesset reopens on Monday for the summer session with the government fighting for survival after losing its majority during the recess and the opposition vowing to bring it down.
Israel: Arab Ra’am party to stay in governing coalition
Israel’s Likud party led by former PM Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday withdrew a bill to dissolve the Knesset after Ra’am leader Mansour Abbas said his Islamist independent Arab party will remain in the governing coalition, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.

Inside the United States
Senate Democrats fail in effort to codify Supreme Court Roe decision into law
Senate Democrats’ effort to codify Roe v. Wade into federal law failed Wednesday.
Federal Judge Forces Biden Admin To Follow Trump-Era Border Policy For Even Longer
A federal judge granted an extension Wednesday of the temporary order forcing the Biden administration to continue implementing Title 42, the Trump-era public health order used to quickly expel certain migrants.
House Republicans Demand Answers From CDC Over Reports It Tracked Location Data From Millions Of Americans During COVID-19 Pandemic
Republican Georgia Rep. Jody Hice sent a letter Tuesday to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) demanding answers over reports the government agency tracked the location data from millions of Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Leaked SCOTUS opinion on reversing Roe v. Wade renews House Democrats push to ‘pack’ court
Support for Democrat-led Capitol Hill measure to expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court has regained some momentum following the leak last week of Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion that suggests the court will reverse the Roe v. Wade decision on abortion.
U.S. overdose deaths hit record 107,000 last year, CDC says
More than 107,000 Americans died of drug overdoses last year, setting another tragic record in the nation’s escalating overdose epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated Wednesday.
Inflation surges higher-than-expected 8.3% in April, near 40-year record
Inflation surged a higher-than-expected 8.3% in April, staying near its steepest level in decades as the Federal Reserve scrambles to cool the economy with a series of rate hikes that have rattled investors.

Christian News
Uganda: Muslim extremists kill two Christians in church fire
Two Christians were killed in southern Uganda last Thursday after Muslim extremists set fire to the church building they were praying in, Morning Star News reports.
Nigeria: Islamic State terrorists murder Christians in Borno state, “Where is the outcry?”
The slaughter of Christians by Islamic terrorists in Nigeria continues unabated and, on May 3, eight Christians in Borno state were killed by Islamic State West Africa (ISWAP) militants, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.