News Roundup 9/28/17

by | Sep 28, 2017

  • The Baltimore prosecutor announces over 850 cases have been called into question because of Baltimore police officers being caught in misconduct on body camera footage. [Link]
  • The Jones Act is hurting Americans by making shipping more expensive and less efficient. [Link]
  • The Spanish government has blocked websites related to the Catalonia vote for independence. The Catalan leadership has reached out to European Commission asking them to support an open internet. [Link]
  • The Trump administration sanctions eight North Korean banks and 26 North Koreans living abroad. [Link]
  • The US has committed to deploying strategic military assets around South Korea. The US or South Korea have not given details on the assets. [Link]
  • Russia has finished destroying its Cold War-era chemical weapons. [Link]
  • Robert Perry debunks new Russiagate claims that Russia. The new claim has Russia influenced the election with Facebook ads. [Link]
  • The US wasted $65 million on a counter-narcotics plane for Afghanistan that never flew. [Link]
  • Secretary of Defense General James Mattis says the US is not quitting the fight in Afghanistan. [Link]
  • General Mattis was the target of a rocket attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Mattis escaped the attack uninjured. It is unclear if ISIS or the Taliban are responsible for the attack. [Link]
  • 92% voted in favor of independence in the Iraqi Kurdish referendum. [Link]
  • The Iraqi government has demanded that the Kurdish government close their airports or risk having airspace over Kurdish territory closed. The Kurdish government rejected this demand. [Link]
  • Iraq’s Prime Minister has demanded that Kurdish leadership cancel the results of the independence vote. [Link]
  • Iraq’s Parliament is pushing the Iraq’s Prime Minister to take military actions against Kirkuk. Kurdish forces took Kirkuk at the start of the war against the Islamic State. Turkey has offered a 5,000 man militia to assist the Iraqi government in taking Kirkuk from the Kurds. [Link]
  • Turkey carried out airstrikes against PKK targets in northern Iraq. Turkey claims to have killed 13 PKK members in the strikes. Turkey and Iraq also held a joint military training. [Link]
  • Human Rights Watch claims both sides in the Yemeni Civil War are preventing aid from reaching people in need. [Link]

About 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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