News Roundup 1/4/20

by | Jan 4, 2021

News Roundup 1/4/20

by | Jan 4, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • A UK judge denies the US extradition request of Julian Assange. [Link]
  • The Department of Health and Human Services announces it will not charge distilleries $14,000 fee for producing hand sanitizer. [Link]
  • Illinois expunges half a million marijuana arrest records. [Link]
  • The New York Stock Exchange delisted three Chinese companies to comply with a recent executive order. [Link]
  • The lockdowns have thrown 100 million people worldwide into extreme poverty. [Link]


  • The US announced sanctions on a Venezuelan judge and prosecutor. [Link]
  • Emirati firms are bypassing US sanctions and selling oil to Venezuela. [Link]


  • An Afghan journalist was killed in an ambush. It is unclear who carried out the attack. [Link]

Middle East

  • Iran informs the IAEA it will enrich uranium at its Fordow facility to 20%. [Link]
  • Israel dropped bombs near Syria’s capital city. [Link]
  • At least 28 Syrians were killed when their bus was ambushed near Deir al-Zor. Reuters reports sources in the area say the bus was carrying Syrian troops. [Link]


  • The US bombed Somalia on New Years Day. The US claimed to kill three militants and no civilians. [Link]
  • Two French soldiers were killed by IED in Mali. [Link]
  • An al-Qaeda affiliate group claims it killed three French soldiers in Mali last week. [Link]
  • 17 people were brutally killed by militants in the Congo. [Link]
  • 100 people were killed by militant attacks on two villages in Niger. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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