News Roundup 2/10/21

by | Feb 10, 2021

News Roundup 2/10/21

by | Feb 10, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Gregory Berry was wrongfully convicted of murder. He was exonerated after the gunman revealed that police beat him until he said Berry committed the crime. [Link]
  • South Dakota voters approved a marijuana legalization referendum. The state’s governor, Kristi Noem had a judge revoke the vote of the people. [Link]
  • Biden will continue to seek the extradition of Julian Assange. [Link]
  • The Media Rating Council gives YouTube an accreditation for protecting advertisers from their ads appearing on inappropriate content. [Link]

Germany

  • German police seized $60 million in Bitcoin but cannot access it because they do not have a password. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • Four separate bombs exploded in Kabul, killing two people. [Link]
  • The Afghan government’s lead negotiator says the Taliban have been stalling peace talks. [Link]

Middle East

  • Israeli leader Netanyahu says Golan will remain a part of Israel forever. [Link]
  • Iran’s intelligence chief says Iran is not working on a nuclear bomb, but could be pushed to it by the US. [Link]
  • Twitter suspended the accounts and removed the verification of Saudi prisoners. [Link]
  • The UK will not follow the US in cutting some arms sales to Saudi Arabia. [Link]

Yemen

  • The Houthi are advancing on a Saudi camp in Maarib, Yemen. [Link]
  • The State Department spokesperson said the US will keep pressure on the Houthi leadership. [Link]
  • The US warned the Houthi against attacking Saudi Arabia. Saudi has been waging an aggressive war against Yemen for five years. [Link]

Africa 

  • Militants injured 20 UN peacekeepers in an attack on their base. [Link]
  • Ten villagers were killed in the Congo. The Islamic ADF is suspected to be behind the murders. [Link]

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