News Roundup 12/30/21

by | Dec 30, 2021

News Roundup 12/30/21

by | Dec 30, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

Covid

  • Georgia will spend $100 million to hire medical staff and deploy 200 National Guard soldiers to medical facilities. [Link]
  • Over 3,000 Navy reserve sailors missed the deadline to take the covid vaccination. [Link]

US News

  • Illinois bars the state employee pension fund from investing in Unilever – Ben and Jerry’s parent company. The decision was made because of a decision not to sell Ben and Jerry’s ice cream in West Bank settlements. [Link]
  • The NDAA includes a provision that prevents Biden from closing Gitmo. [Link]

Great Power

  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken reaffirms US support for Ukraine in a phone call with President Zelenskyy. [Link]
  • Biden and Putin will speak on the phone today. [Link]
  • Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will lead US talks with Russia. [Link]
  • Russia and Belarus will hold joint war games in early 2022. Putin says details of the military drills have not been decided. [Link]
  • Taiwan says it is ready for deeper military ties with the US after Biden signed the NDAA that directs billions in funds against China. [Link]

Middle East

  • Russian and US officials met to discuss Iran. [Link]
  • Iraqi political leader Sadr met with leaders of the Fatah party. [Link]

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