News from this Week 7/20/22

Breaking World News

The following news is taken in whole or part from Worthy News Ministries.

Ukraine’s President Appoints New Security Chief After Battle Losses

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has appointed a new security official as acting head of the domestic spy agency after two top officials amid allegations of treason. It comes as the death toll rises as Russia’s military attempts to capture the entire eastern Donbas region, Ukraine’s industrial heartland.

WHO: COVID triples across Europe, hospitalizations double

The World Health Organization said Tuesday that coronavirus cases have tripled across Europe in the past six weeks, accounting for nearly half of all infections globally. Hospitalization rates have also doubled, although intensive care admissions have remained low.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Praises Putin For Acting in Ukraine to Stop ‘Dangerous’ NATO

NATO is a “dangerous entity” which, if allowed, would continue to expand with no limits, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.

Latest World News Headlines

G20 Finance Summit ends without joint communique – July 18, 2022

Russia using mercenary group Wagner to reinforce Ukraine frontlines, UK says – July 18, 2022

Khamenei adviser says Iran ‘capable of building nuclear bomb’ – July 18, 2022

Putin, Erdogan head to Iran for talks on Syria, future of Middle East – July 18, 2022

US and Israel want to unite Middle East against Iran, but Iraq could pose a problem – July 17, 2022

US, Saudi Arabia agree on stopping Iran getting nuclear weapons – July 17, 2022

France’s Macron Suffers Vaccination Defeat – July 16, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Israel Warns Lebanon Over Hezbollah ‘Aggression’

Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Defense Minister Benny Gantz warned Lebanon on Tuesday (July 19) that “aggression” by the country’s Iranian proxy, Hezbollah, will not be tolerated.

IDF chief Kohavi warns Israel might be required to act against Iran

In a clear warning to Iran, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kohavi said that the military is preparing for the possibility that it would have to act against Iran’s nuclear program.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Normalization with Israel only if two-state solution reached, Saudi FM says – July 17, 2022

In Bethlehem, Biden pledges to keep up efforts for Israel Palestine peace – July 17, 2022

Biden: Saudi Arabia Opens Airspace For Israel; Tensions Remain Over Murder Journalist – July 16, 2022

US has clinched deal with Saudis for normalization steps toward Israel – July 14, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

California: School district postpones planned vote on putting Planned Parenthood clinic at high school following large protest

California’s Norwalk-LaMirada Unified School District had planned to vote Monday on whether to install a Planned Parenthood clinic at one of its high schools, but the plan was postponed after a large group of parents and anti-abortion demonstrators held a protest outside the board meeting on the same day, Newsweek reports.

US federal government received nearly $4 trillion in record tax income this fiscal year

The US federal government collected a record $3,835,390,000,000 in total taxes in the first nine months of this fiscal year, the new Monthly Treasury Statement of Receipts and Outlays of the United States Government (MTS) reports. The Fiscal Year-to-Date (FYTD) budget deficit through June was $515 billion, a $1.723 trillion (-77%) decrease from the same period last year.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

House Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill, Backed by 47 Republicans – July 19, 2022

US Marine Corps successfully tests Iron Dome-based air defense – July 19, 2022

House Democrats push bill to add four seats to Supreme Court – July 19, 2022

Judge blocks Biden admin’s transgender school bathroom rule, athletes – July 18, 2022

Supreme Court’s religious liberty rulings give new life to legal battle for gay-marriage opponent – July 18, 2022

Several Killed In Indiana Mall Shooting – July 17, 2022

Trump-appointed judge blocks Biden administration’s Title IX protections for transgender students – July 17, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Poll: Majority of Americans believe religious liberty is declining in US

A new poll by Lifeway Research has found that 54% of Americans believe religious liberty is declining in the US, and 59% believe that tolerance of Christianity specifically is declining, CBN News reports. The poll found that evangelical believers are more likely (74%) to say religious liberty is declining than those who are not evangelical (48%).

Three US states allow doctors to refuse to carry out medical procedures against their faith

The Republican-led US states of South Carolina, Arkansas, and Ohio now have laws in place allowing doctors to refuse to carry out certain medical procedures against their religious beliefs, Christianity Today (CT) reports. The religious conscience protection laws affect practices related to gender transition, end-of-life care, contraception, and abortion.

Egypt: Muslim extremists attack Christian homes after government approves church

Enraged Muslim extremists in Egypt attacked the homes of many Coptic Christians in Luxor governate last month, after the government formally recognized the Church of Michael the Archangel, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Prison ministry disciples inmates through its own created app – July 18, 2022

Nigeria Leaders Pray After Kidnappings Priests – July 18, 2022

China Bans Christians From Platforms – July 17, 2022

Brazil, Hungary Support Persecuted Christians, Attack LGBTQ Activism – July 16, 2022

US Jails Danish Evangelist For Weapons Smuggling – July 14, 2022

18 Priests Kidnapped, 3 Killed In Nigeria – July 12, 2022

Washington DC: Arson, vandalism at three churches on one street – July 12, 2022

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