News Roundup 3/5/18

by | Mar 5, 2018

  • Trump announces a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum. [Link] Peter Schiff explains Trump’s tariffs. [Link]
  • Merkel was elected to be Germany’s leader for a fourth term. [Link]
  • At the UN, China is holding up new sanctions that the US wishes to be placed against North Korea. [Link]
  • North Korea contacted the US with a request for direct talks. [Link]
  • Senator Lindsey Graham on war with North Korea, “All the damage that would come from a war would be worth it in terms of long-term stability and national security.” [Link]
  • Police in Ukraine arrest 100 protesters in Kiev. [Link]
  • The Philippines have dismissed 400 police officers since the start of the President’s drug war. [Link]
  • At least seven have been killed by al-Qaeda linked militants who attacked the French Embassy and military positions in Burkina Faso. [Link]
  • In Nigeria, Boko Haram kills 11 people including three aid workers. [Link]
  • More than 40 people have been killed in fighting between ethnic groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. [Link]
  • A child was killed when a suicide bomber targeted “foreign forces” in Kabul. [Link]
  • The US is pushing out the Russian made rifles used by the Afghan Army. The US is replacing the rifles with American made M4s and M16s. [Link]
  • Mosul is still full of rubble, unexploded bombs, and dead bodies as citizens attempt to return to the city. [Link]
  • The Iraqi Kurds see their share of the Iraqi federal government spending cut from 17% to 12.6%. [Link]
  • The US is pushing claims that Assad is using chemicals weapons at the UN. Russia is pushing back against these claims. [Link]
  • Moon of Alabama updates the Syrian battlefield. [Link] Turkish airstrikes killed at least 36 pro-Assad fighters in Afrin. [Link]
  • Patrick Cockburn discusses the possibility of US and Turkish troops fighting in Syria. [Link]
  • The US will send 25,000 AK-47s to US-backed forces in Syria. [Link]
  • MSNBC ran one story on Yemen in 2017. [Link]

 

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Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, assistant editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter.

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