News Roundup 2/1/21

by | Feb 1, 2021

News Roundup 2/1/21

by | Feb 1, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Several police officers tackled, handcuffed, then sprayed a chemical in the face of a nine-year-old girl. [Link]
  • Kevin Clinesmith, former FBI lawyer, was sentenced to 12 months probation for lying on the warrant to spy on Carter Page and the Trump campaign. [Link]
  • NBC retracted a story because it showed a Biden official had deep money ties to AIPAC. [Link]
  • Biden Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen, made over $7 million in the past two years giving speeches to Wall Street firms. [Link]
  • Biden’s National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan restructured the National Security Council to focus on China. [Link]

New Start

  • Putin signs an extension of the New Start Treaty into law. The US and Russia agreed to extend the treaty for five years. [Link]

Myanmar

  • Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested by the military. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • NATO officials say international forces will remain in Afghanistan past May. The US-Taliban agreement calls for the withdrawal of all forces by May. [Link]

Middle East

  • At least 20 people were killed by three car bombs in Turkish-held Syria. [Link]
  • At least 17 people were killed by a car bomb in Somalia’s capital. [Link]

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