News Roundup 12/10/19

by | Dec 10, 2019

News Roundup 12/10/19

by | Dec 10, 2019

US News 

  • Rep. Duncan Hunter says he will resign after the holidays. [Link]

  • US immigration has separated 1,100 children from their parents since the summer of 2018 when a judge ordered the Trump admin to stop separating children from parents. [Link]

  • The FBI IG releases his report on the FBI investigation into Trump’s campaign. The IG gives the overall conclusion that there was no political bias by the FBI. The report reveals the FBI lied to judges about Steele’s credibility. [Link]

  • Florida Senator Rick Scott calls for the US program training Saudi soldiers in the US to be suspended and placed under review. [Link]

  • The 2020 NDAA includes a provision requiring Saudi Arabia or any country the US sells nuclear technology to must agree to comprehensive UN inspections. [Link]

  • The US sanctions a wealthy Latvian politician. [Link]

Russia

  • Trump will meet the Russian foreign minister today at the White House. [Link]

  • In 2020 the US will send 20,000 troops and 13,000 pieces of military equipment into eastern Europe for wargames. The military exercises will be the largest in 25 years. [Link]

  • Russia says it will have a mirrored policy to the US on deploying missiles that violate the INF Treaty. [Link]

  • Russia says it will arm its northern fleet with the S-400 air defense system. [Link]

  • The international doping agency bars Russia from competing in the Olympics and World Cup for four years. Russian athletes will be able to compete under a different flag. [Link]

Ukraine Talks

  • The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany meet. Ukraine said in made progress in unblocking the gas transit issue between Ukraine and Russia. [Link] Merkel said the talks revived momentum to resolve the problem in eastern Ukraine. [Link] Russia and Ukraine agreed to swap all remaining prisoners by the end of the year. The countries also agreed to take more steps in the Minsk ceasefire. [Link]

  • Russia says it has distributed passports to 125,000 people in eastern Ukraine. [Link]

Myanmar

  • Myanmar will be prosecuted at the Hague for carrying out an ethnic cleansing campaign against a minority group, the Rohingya. The Myanmar leader – and Nobel Peace Prize winner – Aung San Suu Kyi will defend her country. A group is calling for an international boycott of Myanmar. [Link]

Afghan War Papers

  • The Washington Post releases thousands of pages of documents obtained by FOIA, showing the Department of Defense knows the Afghanistan War is a failure. [Link]

  • The Afghan War Papers show the US government, through multiple presidential administrations, lied to the American public about the lack of success of the war. [Link]

  • Afghan War vets and family members of Gold Star recipients voice their anger with the US government as the Afghan War Papers reveal the government long knew the war was a failure. [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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