Illinois changes a law that suspended driver’s licenses for unpaid parking tickets. [Link]
Reports say Trump will add seven countries to his travel ban list. [Link]
Iranian students with valid visas are being detained when they get to the US and some of them have been deported. The Iranian students have reported CBP agents accusing them of being radical Islamists. [Link]
The US sanctions and travel bans imposed by Trump on Cuba is harming the Cubans who are in the tourism industry. [Link]
The US sanctions 15 planes owned by Venezuela’s state oil company. Secretary of State Pompeo says the planes have been harassing military flights. [Link]
The US is pushing China to join arms control talks with the US and Russia. [Link]
Glenn Greenwald had been charged with hacking by the Brazilian government. Greenwald is the editor of Intercept Brazil and the outlet has published several documents revealing corruption in the Brazilian government. [Link]
North Korea says it is done with a moratorium on tests of its nuclear weapons program. [Link]
A drone strike in Afghanistan killed a leader of a Taliban splinter group. A report now shows the US also killed 15 innocent people in the strike. [Link]
Both leading political factions in Israel are pushing for the annexation of parts of the West Bank. [Link]
Lebanon announced it formed a new government. The new prime minister is Hassan Diab. [Link]
US soldiers in Syria stop a convoy of Russian soldiers from reaching oil fields Trump has claimed for the US. No shots were fired on either side. [Link]
The US is looking to deport an Iraqi man on clearly false charges. The man fears he will lose his life over a crime he is innocent of if he is forced to return to Iraq. [Link]
Saudi Arabia carried out several bombings targeting Yemen’s capital city. [Link]
Thirty-six people at a market in Burkina Faso were killed by militants. The government has labeled it a terrorist attack but did not name the group responsible. [Link]
US News Trump names Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell to be Acting Director of National Intelligence. [Link] A Pentagon official says the US needs to design new weapons to be prepared for war with China. [Link] Afghanistan The Taliban says there will be no peace...
US News DHS will waive contract requirements when accepting bids to build Trump’s wall. [Link] Trump’s budget proposal includes nearly $600,000 to establish a permanent diplomatic presence in Greenland. [Link] Assange’s lawyer says he was offered a pardon from Trump...
US News The US is on pace to run over a trillion-dollar deficit in FY2020. [Link] Trump commutes the sentence of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. Blagojevich served about eight years of his 14-year sentence. [Link] The Democratic Party changed its debate...