News Roundup 11/1/2022

by | Nov 1, 2022

News Roundup 11/1/2022

by | Nov 1, 2022

Americas

  • The White House is considering holding Haitian migrants at the US in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Hill
  • Lula wins Brazil’s presidential election. The Hill

Russia

  • The Kremlin said Saturday that talks over the war in Ukraine must first be held with the US as Russian officials continue to signal that they’re open to negotiations with Washington. AWC
  • A Pentagon official told reporters on Monday that US military personnel have recently begun onsite inspections of US-provided weapons inside Ukraine, confirming a small US military presence on the ground. AWC
  • Finland’s national law enforcement agency, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), has warned that weapons being shipped to Ukraine are ending up in the hands of criminal gangs. AWC
  • Amid talk that a Republican-controlled Congress may not be willing to write a “blank check” for Ukraine, Kyiv’s message to the GOP is that they need money to provide money to fund the Ukrainian government on top of the weapons they need to fight Russia. AWC
  • Russia on Monday launched more missile barrages against Ukrainian energy infrastructure after it said Ukraine launched a drone attack on the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea. AWC
  • A Russian official said Saturday that the US is lowering the “nuclear threshold” by sending an upgraded version of its B61 nuclear bomb to NATO bases in Europe. AWC
  • A flurry of armed drone aircraft and boats attacked Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, Crimea, on Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry said. AWC
  • Russia has pulled out of a Turkey and UN-brokered deal that allowed grain exports to leave Ukraine’s Black Sea ports in response to a drone attack against the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea. AWC
  • Turkey on Monday said it was committed to ensuring grain will keep shipping out of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports despite Moscow saying it would stop participating in the export deal. AWC
  • The price of wheat has climbed since Russia canceled the grain export agreement. The Hill
  • Australia’s ABC News has reported that the US is preparing to deploy up to six nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to Australia in a provocative move aimed at China. AWC

Korea

  • North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles. The Hill
  • Washington and Seoul’s advanced warplanes kicked off five days of round-the-clock military exercises on Sunday. Pyongyang slammed the war games and suggested it would deliver a “more powerful” response. The Institute

Middle East

  • On Monday, President Biden’s special envoy for Iran, Robert Malley, said the US isn’t going to “waste its time” on talks with Tehran to revive the nuclear deal and would use a military option as a “last resort” against Iran. AWC
  • The US is considering cutting military said to Saudi Arabian in response to the OPEC+ oil production cut. The Cradle
  • Sen. Chris Murphy called for an investigation into Saudi Arabia’s ownership of Twitter. Axios
  • A gas tanker bombing tore through eastern Baghdad this weekend, causing damage across the area, including a nearby football field. At least 10 people were killed and dozens wounded. AWC

Somalia

  • Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for a car bombing that killed 120 people in Somalia. Reuters

About Kyle Anzalone

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

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