News Roundup 12/28/20

by | Dec 28, 2020

News Roundup 12/28/20

by | Dec 28, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Trump signs the massive Covid bailout/spending bill into law. [Link]
  • Obama said he needed the aggressive drone program because he couldn’t afford to look soft on terrorism. [Link]
  • Biden attacks Trump for not responding more to the hack of the Treasury and other departments. Biden blames Russia for the hack but lacks evidence for the claim. [Link]

China

  • The US sails warships near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea. [Link]
  • The US is helping India surveil its border with China. [Link]

Nagorno-Karabakh

  • An Azeri soldier was killed in Nagorno-Karabakh. [Link]

Middle East

  • The US is offering billions in financing to Indonesia if the country will agree to normalize relations with Israel. [Link]
  • Israel and Gulf Arab states want to be included in future deals with Iran. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia jails a woman rights activist for at least five years. [Link]
  • Turkey says it killed 15 Kurdish fighters in Syria. [Link]
  • The US placed new sanctions on Syria, including President Assad’s wife. [Link]

Africa

  • Ethiopia arrests a Reuters cameraman. No reason was given for the arrest. At a court hearing, the cameraman was ordered jailed for at least 14 days. [Link]
  • After border skirmishes between Ethiopia and Sudan, Sudan reports securing the border. [Link]
  • Two-hundred twenty-two people were killed in an attack in western Ethiopia. [Link]
  • Three UN peacekeepers were killed in the Central African Republic in the days before the country held an election. [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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