News Roundup 1/11/2022

by | Jan 11, 2022

News Roundup 1/11/2022

by | Jan 11, 2022

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

Covid

  • Hospitals are allowing staff who test positive for covid to continue to work. [Link]
  • Biden will require health insurance providers to provide eight at-home covid tests per month. [Link]

US News

  • A court upheld the firing of two LAPD officers who ignored calls to respond to a robbery to play Pokemon Go. [Link]
  • Former Trump administration defense officials are joining the boards of small tech companies. [Link]

Latin America

  • A suspected member of the assassination team that killed Haitian President Jovenel Moise was arrested in the Dominican Republic. [Link]
  • The US sanctioned six Nicaraguan officials it accuses of rigging a recent election. [Link]

Great Power

  • National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan consulted with hawks on Russia policy. [Link]
  • US Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman met with the Russian foreign minister for eight hours in Vienna. Russia says the US and Russia remain at opposite positions on Ukraine. The US discussed the possibility of reviving the INF Treaty and missile placements. [Link]
  • NATO says it is ready for a European war days before talks with Russia. [Link]
  • Kazakhstan announces Russian troops begin leaving the country. [Link]
  • Taiwan’s parliament passed a bill that authorizes an additional $8.6 billion in military spending. [Link]

North Korea

  • North Korea carried out a missile test. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The US will provide Afghanistan with $300 million in aid and one million doses of a covid vaccine. [Link]

Middle East

  • Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett says Israel is undergoing its largest rearmament in years. [Link]
  • Iran is not seeking an interim agreement with the US. [Link]
  • Army paratrooper Rob Nicoson was cleared of charges at a court-martial. Nicoson was accused of misconduct that caused a gun battle between US and Syrian forces in 2020. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia used Iraq War footage as evidence of Iranian support for the Houthi. [Link]

Ethiopia

  • Biden spoke with Ethiopia’s president after Ethiopian government airstrikes killed scores of civilians. [Link]
  • Aid workers report a drone strike in Tigray, Ethiopia killed 17 people, mostly women. [Link]

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