News Roundup 1/10/20

by | Jan 10, 2020

News Roundup 1/10/20

by | Jan 10, 2020

US News 

  • Atlanta disbands its police department’s drug unit. The police will try to focus on solving violent crimes. [Link]
  • The House passes a War Powers Resolution aimed at preventing Trump from starting a war with Iran. The resolution is concurrent and cannot be vetoed by the president. Republicans argue even if it passes the Senate, the resolution is non-binding. [Link]
  • Trump says the US has increased sanctions on Iran. Trump did not provide details on the sanctions. [Link]
  • A bipartisan effort in the Senate is pushing a bill that would make a deal between the US and Israel – where the US provides Israel with $3.3 billion in aid annually – a law. [Link]
  • Trump suggests expanding NATO to the Middle East. [Link]
  • The US will deploy police to Honduras to train Honduran immigration enforcement. [Link]  

Venezuela

  • Under new leadership, the Argentinian government no longer recognizes Guaido as president of Venezuela. The government also revoked the status of Guaido’s envoy to Argentina. [Link]
  • US-recognized president of Venezuela Juan Guaido lost his position as head of a Venezuelan legislative body. Guaido’s claim on the presidency is tied to his position as head of the legislative body. [Link]

Europe

  • Spain has imprisoned several Catalan leaders who held an independence vote in 2017. One of those imprisoned is also a member of the European Parliament. As a member of the European Parliament, he should have immunity. However, the Spanish high court says he will not be released. [Link]

Vietnam

  • Protesters in Vietnam attacked a military base with hand grenades and petrol bombs. Three police officers and one protester was killed. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • Two Afghan pilots were killed when their military helicopter crashed. [Link]
  • A US drone strike reportedly killed 60 civilians in Afghanistan. [Link]

Middle East

  • China says it shares highly similar views with Russia on the Middle East. [Link]
  • Vice President Pence said the US has received intelligence that Iran instructed Shia militias not to attack IS forces. [Link]
  • Four Turkish soldiers were killed by a car bomb in northeast Syria. [Link]

Africa

  • The Libyan National Army signals it will not abide by the ceasefire proposed by Russia and Turkey. [Link]
  • Twenty-five soldiers were killed by Islamists in Niger. [Link]

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.

Our Books

5 Libooks072420lg

Our Books

5 Libooks072420lg

Related Articles

Related

News Roundup 9/29/20

News Roundup 9/29/20

US News Rand Paul and Thomas Massie are working with Democrats on ending the president's ability to shut down the internet. [Link] A member of Mueller's special counsel says he always doubted the Russian collusion story, and the investigation had a "get Trump" vibe....

read more
News Roundup 9/25/20

News Roundup 9/25/20

US News The attorney of Mike Flynn releases documents on Crossfire Razor. [Link] John Durham unredacted a footnote in the Horowitz Report that shows a sub-source of the Steele Dossier was the subject of an FBI counterintelligence probe from 2009-2011. [Link] The US,...

read more
News Roundup 9/24/20

News Roundup 9/24/20

US News A grand jury charged one of the three police officers involved in the murder of Breonna Taylor. The officer was charged for wanton endangerment for firing into Taylor’s neighbor’s apartment. [Link] Kentucky’s governor announces the National Guard will enter...

read more
News Roundup 9/23/20

News Roundup 9/23/20

US News The Cost of War Project finds the Pentagon transferred at least $1.6 billion in weapons to police departments under the 1033 Program since 9/11. The number is likely higher as the Pentagon undervalues the surplus weapons it gives away. [Link] Earlier in the...

read more
News Roundup 9/22/20

News Roundup 9/22/20

US News As details emerge on the Oracle/Walmart deal to buy TikTok, Trump is threatening to block the deal if it does not give enough control to American companies. The deal will create 'TikTok Global,' which will provide the TikTok to Americans. The Chinese company...

read more
News Roundup 9/21/20

News Roundup 9/21/20

US News The US will ban WeChat and new downloads of TikTok. Users with the TikTok app already downloaded will be able to use it until mid-November. Trump continues to demand the platform be sold to an American company. [Link] After ByteDance announced it would sell...

read more
Book Foolssm

Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan

by Scott Horton

Book Paulsm

The Great Ron Paul

by Scott Horton

Book Griggsm

No Quarter: The Ravings of William Norman Grigg

by Will Grigg

Book Animalssm

What Social Animals Owe to Each Other

by Sheldon Richman

Book Palestinesm

Coming to Palestine

by Sheldon Richman

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This