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News Roundup 2/15/19

by | Feb 15, 2019

News Roundup 2/15/19

by | Feb 15, 2019

US News

  • Trump tweets California should return $3.5 billion to the federal government after the state announced it would only complete a small part of the planned high-speed rail. [Link]
  • Andrew McCabe ordered the obstruction of justice investigation of Trump. [Link]
  • The number of children used as soldiers has increased by 159% over five years. [Link]

Great Powers

  • Senator James Inhofe says the US could use force in Venezuela if Russia deployed weapons there. [Link]
  • The US is in talks with Poland about deploying more troops to Poland. [Link]
  • The US sails two destroyers into the South China Sea to challenge Chinese territorial waters claims. [Link]

Kashmir

  • 33 Indian soldiers were killed by a suicide bombing in Kashmir. [Link]

Middle East

  • The Trump Administration is expanding a program that targets Iran’s space program. Two recent Iranian rockets have failed. [Link]
  • Qatar says they are in talks with Russia to buy the S-400 air defense system. Saudi Arabia objects to Qatar getting the weapon. [Link]
  • The SDF captures 200 ISIS fighters. Fifty people were killed in the fighting between the SDF and ISIS. [Link]  
  • The US is unsure of what to do with the 1,000 ISIS fighters held by the SDF. [Link]
  • Reuters reports on the Yemeni children starving to death. [Link]

Libya

  • Haftar’s forces are taking control over southern Libya. [Link]
  • The hundreds of millions in interest that should have accrued in an account for the Libyan people is missing. After Gaddafi was killed, his billions in foreign assets were frozen in a Belgian bank. [Link]

Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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