News Roundup 10/14/20

by | Oct 14, 2020

News Roundup 10/14/20

by | Oct 14, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Defense lawyers for Michigan militia men accused of plotting to kidnap the governor says one of the most active members was an FBI informant. [Link]
  • The WHO says 10,000 children could die a month from the Covid lockdowns. [Link]
  • Trump’s arms control envoy said a deal with Russia to extend New Start had been reached in principle. Russia rejected this statement. [Link]
  • US lawyers are attempting to figure out how the US can sell oil that it seized because it was Iranian. The owners of the oil are claiming the US cannot sell it. [Link]

China

  • The White House is moving forward with more weapon sales to Taiwan. New sales include coastal missile defense and Reaper Drones. [Link]
  • The US flew 60 spy planes near China’s coast in September. [Link]

Armenia

  • The ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh has failed. In three weeks of fighting, over 600 have been killed. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The Taliban failed in an offensive to retake the capital of the Helmand Province. The Afghan government is now attempting to retake territory in a counter-attack. [Link]

Middle East

  • The Syrian rebel group Anrar al-Sham is starting to fracture as its political and military sides split. [Link]
  • Yemen’s exiled government, led by President Hadi, rejects a UN proposed peace deal. [Link]
  • Bloomberg reports an anonymous source saying Trump wants to withdraw hundreds of troops from Somalia. [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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