News Roundup 10/20/17

by | Oct 20, 2017

  • An Ohio police officer who caught on video beating a person he pulled over has been fired. [Link]
  • US aid to Latin America elites has lead to more immigrants coming to the US. [Link]
  • Trump disagrees with the State Department’s assessment of what is causing sonic attacks that effect US diplomats in Cuba. Trump believes the Cuban government can prevent the sonic attacks from occurring. [Link]
  • CIA Director Pompeo said the connection between Iran and al-Qaeda is an open secret. [Link]
  • CIA Director Pompeo said North Korea is rapidly moving towards having the ability to hit the US with a nuclear weapon. [Link]
  • 64% of Americans favor diplomacy with North Korea. [Link]
  • Spain announced it will revoke Catalonia’s autonomy and impose direct rule over Catalonia. [Link]
  • A high ranking member of a Tehreek-e-Taliban, who was behind a terror attack that killed over 100 people, has been killed. [Link]
  • The Taliban completely destroyed an Afghan army base and killed at least 58 people. [Link]
  • The Iraqi government has issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraqi Kurdistan. [Link]
  • Islamic State fighters seized villages near Kirkuk that were left undefended. [Link]
  • Airwars estimates more than 1,800 civilians were killed in the battle for Raqqa. The US coalition is responsible for more than 1,300 civilian deaths. [Link]
  • BuzzFeed has filed a FOIA for information about the US arming of Syrian rebels. Trump declassified the program by Tweeting about it. [Link]
  • A Saudi airstrike killed six Yemeni civilians. Four of the dead are children. Only one member of the family survived the attack. [Link]

Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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