News Roundup 11/12/2021

by | Nov 12, 2021

News Roundup 11/12/2021

by | Nov 12, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Two million Ellume at home Covid tests have been recalled for giving false positives. [Link]
  • Delaware police killed an 8-year-old girl. The District Attorney has charged two teens, who did not shoot the girl, with her murder. [Link]
  • The Department of Justice is suing Uber over wait time fees that it claims to discriminate against disabled people. [Link]
  • The US has 130,000 migrants living under ICE’s increased surveillance program. The program places migrants under a probation-like system with electronic monitoring. [Link]
  • Biden says he will increase access to medical care to vets exposed to burn pits. [Link]
  • The Pentagon awards Boeing with a $130 million contract for four CH-47 Chinook Block II helicopters. [Link]

Assange

  • Julian Assange will be allowed to marry Stella Morris in a UK prison. [Link]

Latin America

  • The State Department urges Americans to leave Haiti. [Link]
  • El Salvador will deploy its troops into its streets in an attempt to cut the murder rate. [Link]

East Europe

  • Belarus warns the migrant issue on its border with Poland could lead to a military clash. [Link]
  • Bloomberg reports American officials are warning Europeans that Russia may invade Ukraine. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • Afghanistan’s former finance minister says the country’s 300,000 security forces largely didn’t exist. He estimates troop numbers were inflated by as many as six times and did not outnumber the Taliban. [Link] 

Middle East

  • A Kurdish woman in Turkey – married to a politician – was sentenced to 30 months in prison after her doctor recorded incorrect dates on a medical form. [Link]
  • The US Envoy to Iran, Robert Malley, will travel to Israel, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain. [Link]
  • Iran calls for the results in Iraq’s election to be respected. [Link]
  • The State Department claims the Houthi raided its Yemen embassy, which has been vacated for years – and seized materials left behind. Three workers were also arrested. [Link]

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