News Roundup 7/27/17

by | Jul 27, 2017

  • The vote on the clean repeal of Obamacare failed in the Senate 45-55. [Link]
  • A federal judge in Michigan continued to prevent the deportation of 1,400 of Iraqi nationals living in the US. [Link]
  • New documents reveal the Obama Administration violated the law while spying on Americans. [Link]
  • Tucker Carlson and Glenn Greenwald discuss Russiaagte and US foreign policy. [Link]
  • The US placed sanctions on 13 members of the Venezuelan government. [Link]
  • US Special Forces carried out a raid with Somalian forces and captured an American citizen accused of working with al-Shabaab. [Link]
  • Trump refused to sign off on McMasters’ plan to add more US troops to Afghanistan. [Link]
  • Two Pakistan diplomats, who were kidnapped, have been recovered in Afghanistan. [Link]
  • The Taliban attacked an Afghan military position and killed at least 26 members of the Afghan military. Other sources put the death toll at 40 or 70. At least seven other soldiers were kidnapped and 21 are missing. [Link]
  • Iraqi soldiers admit to killing women and children in the final days of the assault on Mosul. [Link]
  • US coalition airstrikes killed at least 18 civilians in Raqqa in two days. [Link]
  • Russia says four military police battalions are deployed to de-escalation zones in Syria. [Link]
  • A subsidiary of the UK’s National Health Service will no longer provide knee and hip replacements to obese people and people who smoke. [Link]
  • The UN says 80% of Yemeni children are in need of humanitarian aid. [Link]

On Foreign Policy Focus #71, I talk about some of Trump’s recent tweets. Trump announced a change to the US policy on allowing trans people into the military. Trump also tweeted about ending the CIA funding to Syrian rebels. I look at the content and effects of Trump’s tweets. I also update Mosul, Israel, Libya, Syria, and Yemen. LISTEN HERE!!

About Kyle Anzalone

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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