News Roundup 1/14/21

by | Jan 14, 2021

News Roundup 1/14/21

by | Jan 14, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The House votes to impeach Trump. [Link]
  • Thousands of people in Missouri were overpaid state unemployment benefits. The state is now asking for the money to be repaid. [Link]
  • Eddie Lee Howard was freed after spending 26 years on death row. Howard was exonerated of rape and murder charges. [Link]
  • NY Governor Cuomo now supports legal weed and sports betting as tax revenues in his state fall. [Link]

Biden

  • Biden picks Libya War advocate Samatha Powers to be head of USAID. [Link]
  • Several Democratic Senators have spoken out against voting for a waiver that Gen. Lloyd Austin will need to become Secretary of Defense. [Link]

Iran

  • Iran will attempt to develop a new uranium-metal fuel for a research nuclear reactor. The Iran Nuclear Deal prevents this kind of nuclear research. However, the US withdrew from the agreement in 2018. The new fuel is not key to Iran developing nuclear weapons. [Link]
  • The US levied sanctions on two Iranian foundations. [Link]
  • An Israeli minister says Israel could attack Iran if the US returns to the Nuclear Deal. [Link]

Syria

  • Israeli airstrikes killed 57 people in eastern Syria. [Link]

Africa

  • Three Democratic US Senators demand Ethiopia release journalists from jail. [Link]
  • Ethiopia reports killing a former Foreign minister who was a part of the Tigray government. [Link]
  • A human rights observer reports 80 civilians were killed by an unknown group in the region near Sudan. [Link]
  • Four UN peacekeepers were killed in Mali. [Link]
  • The Cameroon Army opened fire on villagers, killing nine. [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.

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