Breaking News from this Week- 1/18/23

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

Russia to expand size of military to 1.5 million troops, defense minister says

Russia detailed plans Tuesday to expand its military to 1.5 million personnel over the next few years, a move that comes as Ukraine warns that Moscow may be planning an offensive and increased tensions between Moscow and the United States and its allies.

Israeli scientists say substance prevents cancer’s spread in mice with 90% success

Israeli scientists are aiming to produce the world’s first preventative drug designed to stop tumors causing secondary cancer, and say the active ingredient has shown more than 90 percent effectiveness in mice.

Hungary Condemns Western Denial Of Persecution Christians

Hungary’s rightwing government has condemned the West for allegedly playing down the persecution of Christians after Islamists in Africa killed and injured dozens of believers on Sunday, including a priest.

Latest World News Headlines

German court tries to force COVID vaccine on Holocaust survivor – January 17, 2023

Italy Detains Most Wanted Mafia Boss (Worthy News Radio) – January 17, 2023

Nimitz carrier strike group sails in disputed South China Sea – January 15, 2023

Scores Killed In Nepal Plane Crash – January 15, 2023

Prayers As Russian Strikes Kill Over A Dozen In Ukraine City (Worthy News Radio) – January 15, 2023

Czech Elections After EU Funds Controversies (Worthy News Radio) – January 15, 2023

Russian Mercenaries ‘Find British Body’ Amid Fighting In East Ukraine (Worthy News Radio) – January 14, 2023

Breaking Israel News

Palestinian militants preparing for renewed violent conflict with Israel

Palestinian militant groups are preparing for new rounds of violent conflict with Israel this year as part of their resistance to the new “fascist and racist” right-wing Israeli government, Israel National News (INN) reports.

US State Dept: “Unacceptable” for Israel to unilaterally end restrictions on Jewish prayer at Temple Mount

A US State Department spokesperson has told the Washington Free Beacon news outlet that it would be “unacceptable” to the Biden administration for Israel to unilaterally change the “historic status quo” and allow Jews to pray on Jerusalem’s famous Temple Mount.

Latest Israel News Headlines

‘If the world abandons Israel, Netanyahu will bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities,’ says National Security Council chief – January 17, 2023

‘Immediate reversal’ – 90 countries demand Israel lift PA sanctions, restore terror funding – January 17, 2023

Iranian mullah visits Israel for secret meeting with senior officials – January 17, 2023

‘A plan to change Israel’s DNA’: 80,000 rally in Tel Aviv against judicial overhaul – January 15, 2023

Breaking U.S. News

Trump’s Ties to Evangelicals Souring Despite Roe v. Wade Win – ‘It’s a Sign of Disloyalty’

Former President Donald Trump is being extremely blunt about why evangelical leaders have held off endorsing him so far in the 2024 presidential race.

Central-bank digital currencies are coming—whether countries are ready or not

Central-bank digital currency” doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. But you might want to get used to saying it. These so-called CBDCs, or digital versions of dollars, yuan, euros, yen or any other currency, are coming, say those who study them. And depending on how they are designed and rolled out, their impact on the banking system could be profound.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

NYC Health Officials: “Highly transmissible” Omicron XBB.1.5 COVID-19 variant maybe more likely to affect the vaccinated – January 17, 2023

House GOP Introduces Bill to Stop Govt From Colluding With Big Tech to Censor Free Speech – January 17, 2023

Supreme Court to hear case on Evangelical employee wanting Sundays off as Sabbath – January 17, 2023

House Republicans file legislation to end COVID-19 vaccination requirement for international air travelers – January 17, 2023

Christian colleges can receive Title IX funds and uphold religious beliefs on LGBT issues, judge rules – January 15, 2023

House Judiciary Committee launches probe into Biden’s handling of documents – January 15, 2023

Dems reject matched spending cuts, setting up showdown with House Republicans over debt ceiling – January 15, 2023

Breaking Christian News

Japan Rejects Refugee Status Of Bangladesh Evangelist Despite Islamic Death Threats (Worthy News Exclusive)

Japan has declined the refugee status of a Christian evangelist who fled his native Bangladesh after Islamic militants threatened to kill him for converting to Christianity and being forced to marry a Muslim woman.

Islamists Burn Priest To Death In Nigeria; Colleague Injured

Suspected Islamist gunmen burned a Catholic priest to death and shot and injured his colleague in northwest Nigeria on Sunday, police and church sources said, prompting Christians to call for prayers.

Congo Church Attack Kills and Injures Dozens

Dozens of worshipers have been killed and injured in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where Islamist militants bombed a Sunday service at a Pentecostal church, the government and military said.

Latest Christian News Headlines

120,000 Armenian Christians Trapped In Nagorno-Karabakh – January 15, 2023

Congo: Christian woman testifies Jesus is her Shepherd after Islamic terrorists murder her family, abduct, torture, rape her – January 12, 2023

Indonesia: Christians prohibited from holding Christmas services – January 12, 2023

Uganda: Evangelist murdered by Islamic terrorists after leading Muslims to Christ – January 11, 2023

Iran: Pastor re-arrested and imprisoned, no reason given – January 9, 2023

Uganda: Pastor in critical condition after poisoning by Muslim extremists – January 9, 2023

Post-pandemic attendance at worship services has significantly declined, report shows – January 9, 2023

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