New Roundup 10/17/19

by | Oct 17, 2019

New Roundup 10/17/19

by | Oct 17, 2019

US News

  • A $52 million trolley built in St. Louis will need a $200,000 bailout to remain open through the end of the year. The Trolley opened in November of 2018. It will need an additional $500,000 bailout to make it through 2020. [Link]
  • Trump nominates John Sullivan to be the US ambassador to Russia. [Link]
  • The US sold over $54 billion in weapons during the fiscal year 2019. [Link]


  • 15 people were killed in a gunfight in southwest Mexico. [Link]


  • UN Peacekeepers end their 15-year mission in Haiti. After the 2010 earthquake, the UN released sewage into a river killing 10,000. [Link]


  • Indian forces kill three alleged militants in Kashmir. [Link]

Greater Middle East

  • Both frontrunners in Afghanistan’s recent presidential election are accused of major voter fraud. [Link]
  • More than 1,000 Palestinians have developed bone infections after being shot by Israeli forces. [Link]
  • Turkey says it will start taking offers on replacements for the F-35. After Turkey bought the S-400 air defense system from Russia, the US blocked F-15 sales to Turkey. [Link]


  • Pompeo and Pence are expected to travel to Turkey to meet with Erdogan. [Link] Trump said if the meeting with Pence and Pompeo did not go well he would impose devastating sanctions on Turkey. [Link]
  • The House votes to condemn Trump’s withdraw of US forces from northeast Syria. [Link]
  • Turkey says it will retaliate against US sanctions. [Link]
  • Russia is now carrying out patrols to keep Syrian and Turkish forces from clashing near the border. [Link] Trump said he is fine with Russia assisting Assad in Syria. [Link]
  • Turkey’s president said an attack from the Syrian army killed a Turkish soldier. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

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

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