News Roundup 11/20/17

by | Nov 20, 2017

  • Trump adds five names to list of potential Supreme Court nominees. [Link]
  • Trump threatens to close the Palestinian Liberation Organization office in DC if the Palestinians do not engage in talks with Israel. The PLO responded by saying they would end communications with the Trump administration if the PLO office in DC was closed. [Link]
  • Chicago had the countries first “mass exoneration” letting 15 men go free. Up to 500 cases are in question because a pack of police officers have been exposed for framing several people. [Link]
  • Representative John Duncan is covering the out of control military budget. [Link]
  • More US troops are dying in war zones for the first time in six years. [Link]
  • The US is beginning research into ground-based cruise missiles. A treaty bans with Russia bans the US from making ground-based cruise missiles. [Link]
  • US government financial incentives are causing Europeans to adopt Russia-gate narratives. [Link]
  • A Marine killed a Japanese citizen in a car crash. The US Marine was intoxicated. [Link]
  • US warship collides with Japanese tugboat. The 7th fleet has now had five incidents where US ships took damage this year. [Link]
  • Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe refuses to step down as president. [Link] Zimbabwe’s political leaders have united in calls for Mugabe to step down. [Link] Thousands of protesters marched against Mugabe. [Link] Mugabe has been removed as the leader of Zimbabwe’s ruling political party. [Link]
  • Moon of Alabama on Turkey’s questionable future in NATO. [Link]
  • Turkey’s president pulls Turkish troops from NATO exercises in Norway. [Link]
  • Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hariri made it to France on Saturday and meet with Marcon. Hariri’s three youngest children remain in Saudi Arabia. Hariri said he will return to Lebanon soon. [Link]
  • The Iraqi Kurdish government announce their support for a united Iraq. [Link]
  • US airstrikes are causing 31 times more civilian deaths than claimed by the US. [Link] One in every five airstrikes hits a civilian. [Link]
  • The Iraqi army has seized the last urban area held by ISIS. [Link]
  • An IS suicide bomber killed 20 near Deir Ezzor. [Link]
  • 130 children die every day in Yemen. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia blocks ’60 Minutes’ from entering Yemen. The show was still about to get some footage on the horrifying conditions in Yemen. [Link]

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