Trump says the US is working on a deal with the Taliban. [Link]
An FBI official is being investigated for changing a document related to Russiagate. [Link]
The Navy is pushing back against Trump’s decision to restore the pay and rank of war criminal Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher. [Link]
The Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer proposed a secret deal to the White House that would allow Gallager to retire a Navy Seal. Publicly, Spencer pushed to hold a hearing to determine if Gallager would be allowed to retire a Seal. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper asked for Spencer’s resignation in response to the secret proposal. [Link]
The Pope visits Nagasaki to call for an abolition of nuclear weapons. [Link]
The US accuses China of attempting to influence the Taiwanese election. [Link]
The US sailed warships through waters claimed by China in the South China Sea. [Link]
Pro-democracy parties win a majority of council seats in an election. [Link]
Israel’s Likud Party will hold leadership primaries. The current party leader and Israeli prime minister Netanyahu was just indicted on corruption charges. [Link]
The US sanctioned Iran’s Information Minister. [Link]
Nine protesters were killed by Iraqi security forces across southern Iraq. [Link]
A UN official reports Saudi airstrikes in Yemen are down 80% over the past two weeks and, for the first time since the start of the war in 2015, there was a 48 hour period without a Saudi airstrike in Yemen. [Link]
The US CENTCOM Commander says the US has 500 troops east of the Euphrates River in Syria and those troops will restart anti-IS operations in the coming weeks. [Link]
A car bomb in a Turkish controlled Syrian town kills ten. [Link]
Wikileaks releases an email by an OPCW whistleblower claiming the report on Douma was incorrect. [Link]
US News On Friday, the Trump administration signaled TikTok would be banned. However, Microsoft is in plans to buy the US version of TikTok. Facebook is set to launch its own version of TikTok. [Link] Trump tweets Homeland Security will not leave Portland until local...
US News Trump tweets that universal mail-in voting will create mass voter fraud. He added, "Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???" [Link] Twitter says the Bitcoin scam hack was carried out after a spear-phishing attack against...
US News Plainclothes NY police officers arrested protesters and took them away in an unmarked van. [Link] Democrats introduce an amendment that will defund Trump's deployment of federal police to cities dealing with riots. [Link] Internet browsers are showing Syrian...
US News The DNC defeated a proposed change to its platform that would have called for the legalization of marijuana. [Link] Twitter suspended Donald Trump Jr. for posting a video of doctors talking about Covid. [Link] Charlotte police suspected a wanted man was hiding...
US News The second Covid stimulus will be at least $1 trillion. [Link] Over the past eight years, Rite Aid has installed cameras equipped with facial recognition software in 200 of its stores. The facial recognition software is tied to the Chinese government. [Link]...
US News The Feds shut down a $25 million Bitcoin business for failing to comply with federal regulations. [Link] A Kentucky couple was forced to wear ankle monitors after testing positive for Covid. [Link] Libertarian activist Garrett Foster was murdered at an Austin...