News Roundup 10/19/20

by | Oct 19, 2020

News Roundup 10/19/20

by | Oct 19, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • A North Carolina mother is suing the cop who handcuffed her 7-year-old, autistic son. The police officer then forced the boy into a prone position for 40 minutes. [Link]
  • The Trump Administration has executed four federal prisoners this year. The executions were the first federal executions since 2003. [Link]
  • The first Director-General of the OPCW tells Aaron Mate his office was bugged. [Link]

Bolivia

  • The party of the ousted former-Bolivian President, Evo Morales, wins the first presidential election since Morales was removed by a coup last year. [Link]

Asia

  • A ceasefire brokered for Armenia and Azerbaijan quickly fell apart and fighting restarted. [Link] 
  • The Taliban accused the US of violating the peace agreement with recent airstrikes. [Link]

 Middle East

  • The Turkish-backed candidate won the presidential election in North Cyprus. [Link]
  • The UN arms embargo against Iran has expired. Secretary of State Pompeo restarted the US threat to sanction any countries they sell weapons to Iran. [Link]
  • An Islamic State spokesman says the group’s new targets are Westerners and pipelines in Saudi Arabia. [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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