Prophecy News Watch - May 9, 2022

Around the World
Son Dictator Marcos To Win Philippines Poll, Surveys Say
Voters in the Philippines went to the polls Monday in a presidential election that put the son and namesake of the late dictator against a human rights lawyer.
Scores Dead As Russia Hits School In War-Torn Ukraine
More than 60 people are now feared dead after a Russian bomb reportedly hit a school in eastern Ukraine on Saturday. The attack came as diplomatic efforts were underway to evacuate wounded soldiers from a steel plant in Ukraine's devastated city of Mariupol.
Nationalist Party Wins Northern Ireland Ballot
The Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein, which seeks a united Ireland, has won North Ireland’s election with the most significant number of seats in the Northern Ireland Assembly for the first time.
Explosion Hit Cuba Hotel; Several Killed
A massive explosion killed eight people and destroyed much of a five-star hotel in Havana that was long known for hosting government leaders and celebrities.
UN Seeks More Evacuations From Wartorn Mariupol
The United Nations tried Friday to secure the evacuation of at least hundreds of civilians trapped at the Azovstal steelworks in Ukraine’s bombed-out city Mariupol.
Senior Russian lawmaker accuses U.S. of being directly involved in Ukraine war
The speaker of Russia’s State Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin, on Saturday accused the U.S. of being directly involved in military operations against Russia in Ukraine.
North Korea preparing for imminent nuclear test, US says
The US warned Friday that North Korea could be ramping up its nuclear activities.
Syria’s Bashar Assad pays rare visit to ally Iran
Syrian President Bashar Assad paid a short visit to Tehran on Sunday, meeting with Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Ebrahim Raisi during his brief sojourn, according to Iranian and Syrian media.
Russia said to pull troops from Syria to bolster forces in Ukraine
Russia has begun the process of withdrawing some of its troops in Syria to help bolster its forces in Ukraine, the Moscow Times reported.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Coalition would fall if settlement homes plan not okayed, officials said to tell US
Israeli officials relayed to the Biden administration that if the government fails to advance plans to build nearly 4,000 settlement homes in the West Bank, the coalition will fall apart, Channel 12 News reported on Saturday.
As Knesset Prepares to Topple Bennett Government, Shaked May Have Readied a Lifeboat
Sources close to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett have denounced Interior Minister and Bennett’s political partner and ally for more than a decade Ayelet Shaked, saying she is “heating up the situation with her announcement about the Temple Mount and her blessing for convening a planning council to discuss settlement construction.” According to those sources, cited Sunday morning by Reshet Bet radio, “Shaked sticks fingers in the eye of our coalition partners, and if she continues like this, this coming Knesset session will end right when it starts.”

Inside the United States
Judge restricts Durham evidence on Clinton campaign ‘joint venture’ in Sussmann trial
A federal judge placed limits on special counsel John Durham’s evidence in court meant to demonstrate a “joint venture” involving Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign to discredit rival Donald Trump with Russia collusion claims.
Justice Thomas says high court won’t be ‘bullied’ over Roe leak
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas declared the high court won’t be “bullied” on Friday, briefly referencing the unprecedented leak of a draft opinion suggesting the justices are poised to overturn Roe v Wade, the 1973 case giving women a national right to an abortion.
U.S. economy added 428,000 jobs in April, exceeding expectations, jobless rate unchanged at 3.6%
The Labor Department said Friday the U.S. economy added 428,000 jobs in April, slightly exceeding Wall Street expectations.
California legislation would allow teen vaccination without parental consent
A bill that would allow California youth ages 12 and older to receive vaccines without parental consent was advanced by state lawmakers.
Congress fires its first warning shot on Biden’s Iran deal
President Joe Biden’s bid to revive the Iran nuclear deal flunked its first test in the U.S. Senate.
Senate Democrats’ bill to codify Roe goes beyond many blue states on abortion
In response to a bombshell leak from the Supreme Court suggesting that a reversal of Roe v. Wade may be imminent, Senate Democrats said they will bring legislation to the floor to codify Roe in federal law. But the bill, which has little chance of passing since Senate Democrats cannot meet the 60-vote filibuster threshold to pass it, would go beyond what Roe permits by overriding nearly all state-level restrictions.

Christian News
China Bans Popular Christian Website In Crackdown
One of China’s most popular Christian websites has been closed down by the ruling Chinese Communist Party as part of its ongoing crackdown on Christianity, well-informed Christians confirmed Thursday.
India: 18 Christians jailed after closed case is reopened
Eighteen Christians who were falsely accused in a five-year-old closed vandalism case in India’s Chhattisgarh state were re-arrested and jailed for several days in the same case before being ordered to reappear in court on April 29, Morning Star News (MSN).
NYC church swarmed by pro-abortion protesters: ‘I’m killing the babies’
Pro-abortion activists descended upon an iconic New York City church on Saturday as an anti-abortion group showed up once again in their monthly routine of demonstrating outside a nearby Planned Parenthood clinic.

Worthy Watch
‘Some Kids Even Have Two Moms!’: Trailer for New ‘Peanuts’ Mother’s Day Special Raises Eyebrows
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