News Roundup 1/29/21

by | Jan 29, 2021

News Roundup 1/29/21

by | Jan 29, 2021

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US News

  • Biden expresses his intent to keep the Jones Act in place. The law prevents foreign ships from picking up and delivering goods between American ports. The law harms the Hawaiian and Puerto Rican economies. [Link]
  • The US sent three warships into the Black Sea. [Link]
  • The White House says it is outraged by the Pakistani government’s release of a man who beheaded an American journalist. [Link]
  • The Pentagon says the Taliban have not lived up to their commitments in the peace deal. The Pentagon said the Taliban would need to live up to the deal or the US would not stick with troop withdrawal commitments. [Link]

Middle East

  • Israel was transferred from EUROCOM to CENTCOM. [Link]
  • The State Department says it will continue to support Kurdish forces in Syria. [Link]
  • A Saudi war crime killed nine Yemeni civilians. [Link]

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