Prophecy News Watch - May 13, 2022

Around the World
Putin’s War Backfiring as NATO Now Set to Expand with New Additions Like Finland, Sweden
Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine is backfiring, big time. By invading Ukraine, Putin intended to keep NATO from expanding along Russia's border. Instead, the opposite is unfolding. Today, Finland announced that it wants to join NATO, and Sweden is expected to follow.
Iran raises prices of food staples, stirring panic and anger
Iran abruptly raised prices as much as 300% for a variety of staples such as cooking oil, chicken, eggs and milk on Thursday. Scores of alarmed Iranians waited in long lines to snatch up bundles of food and emptied supermarket shelves across the country in the hours before the price hike took effect.
IAEA head says Iran won’t disclose nuclear activity at undeclared sites
Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi said Iran was not cooperating fully regarding uranium particles found at older, undeclared sites.
G7 Gathers For Three Days Dominated By Talk Of Ukraine War
Foreign ministers and representatives from the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations (G7) gathered on Germany's Baltic coast on May 12 for a three-day meeting dominated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and its wider impact, including on food and energy supplies.
Astronomers capture 1st image of Milky Way’s huge black hole
The world got a look Thursday at the first wild but fuzzy image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy.
Sri Lanka Has New Leader As Violence Spreads
Bankrupt Sri Lanka appointed a new prime minister hoping to quell worsening civil unrest in which at least nine people died this week, and more than 300 were injured.
North Korea In Lockdown Over COVID-19
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un has imposed a national lockdown, with state media saying his nation faces the "biggest emergency incident" after confirming its first COVID-19 outbreak.
Wives Ukraine Soldiers Ask Pope To Save Their Husbands’ Lives
The wives of two Ukrainian fighters still holed up in the steel plant of Ukraine’s bombed-out city of Mariupol's begged Pope Francis to save their lives.
‘British Boy May Be Forced To Die’
The Christian Legal Centre (CLC) says it helps the family of a twelve-year-old British boy in a critical condition amid concerns he may be forced to die.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
IDF’s ‘Chariots of Fire’ drill finishes its first week
The IDF completed the first week of the "Chariots of Fire" exercise on Thursday, as soldiers dealt with a number of challenges and erupting events on a number of fronts at once.
Israel Slams Palestinian Authority for Rejecting Joint Probe Into Reporter’s Death
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Thursday said the Palestinian Authority is “preventing any possibility of a joint investigation” to determine whether Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by Palestinian or Israeli gunfire, and withholding “access to the basic findings that would be necessary in order to reach the truth.”
Israel company charges electric vehicle battery in less than 10 minutes
StoreDot, an Israeli company which develops extreme fast-charging (XFC) battery technology for electric vehicles, on Wednesday demonstrated its technology can now charge a full-scale electric vehicle battery cell in less than 10 minutes, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.

Inside the United States
Biden Admin Cancels Sale of Gulf of Mexico, Alaska Oil and Gas Leases as Gas Prices Soar to All-Time Highs
The Biden administration has now canceled one of the most high-profile oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Alaska, removing millions of acres from possible drilling as U.S. gas prices reach record highs.
Fusion GPS must hand over docs to Durham, but he can’t use them at trial
The judge in the case against Democratic cybersecurity lawyer Michael Sussmann ruled that John Durham’s team may review two dozen emails improperly withheld following Clinton campaign claims of attorney-client privilege — but the special counsel cannot use the records at next week’s trial.
Biden Marks ‘1 Million COVID Deaths’
U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday there are “one million empty chairs” as he marked the 1 million recorded American deaths in the coronavirus outbreak.
CDC: Firearm homicide rate soared by nearly 35% between 2019 – 2020
Coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic, the US firearm homicide rate increased by a massive 34.6% from 2019 to 2020, reaching its highest level since 1994, a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday has shown.
Republicans move to defund Democrats’ Board of Disinformation
House Republicans have introduced legislation that would ban federal funding for the Democrats’ Disinformation Governance Board, saying the board is an “un-American abuse of power” that will violate First Amendment rights to free speech, Just the News (JN) reports.
The Satanic Temple says it will help women get abortions if Roe v Wade is overturned
Following the leaked draft US Supreme Court's opinion in favor of overturning Roe v Wade and revoking federally legalized abortion, The Satanic Temple (TST) announced it is taking steps that will help women to undergo the “Satanic Abortion Ritual,” Church Leaders reports.

Christian News
Myanmar Army In Christian Village; Thousands Flee
Thousands of refugees faced another tense day Thursday after reportedly being forced to flee their Christian village in northwestern Myanmar as the army attacked it.
Iran Jails Pastor 10 Years For House Church
An Iranian pastor has been sentenced to ten years in prison for running an “illegal” house church in Tehran, the capital, Worthy News learned Thursday.
Former Christian Hostages Graduate In US
A Christian charity hopes that the graduation of two young women who were among hundreds of Christian schoolgirls kidnapped in northeast Nigeria will encourage persecuted Christians.
Church of England apologizes for antisemitic laws from 800 years ago
The Church of England is apologizing for its bad behavior – 800 years ago.

Worthy Watch
DOJ Accused of ordering FBI Investigation into Parents
Australia: Police Officer Investigated for Claiming There are Only Two Genders