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News Roundup 2/16/21

by | Feb 16, 2021

News Roundup 2/16/21

by | Feb 16, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Missouri sent letters to 46,000 residents demanding the repay money the state said it over-paid in unemployment. [Link]
  • Ohio police arrested a mother of two for leaving her ten and two year old children home alone while she was at work. [Link]
  • Biden has removed the petitioning system from the White House website. [Link]
  • A newly-released James Comey email from January 12, 2017 shows the FBI Director knew he could not prove any of the Steele Dossier information was true. [Link]
  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says she wants a 9/11-style commission into the Capitol riot. [Link]

Russia

  • Russia and the US are engaging in talks that could lead to a prisoner swap. [Link]

Philippines

  • The Philippines wants more military aid in exchange for extending a visiting forces agreement with the US. [Link]

Middle East

  • Iran says it will limit the inspections of the IAEA if the US does not lift sanctions on Iran by February 21st. [Link]
  • The Palestinian Authority reports Israel is preventing vaccinations from entering Gaza. [Link]
  • The Turkish government is unhappy with the Biden administration for not having a strong enough response to 13 Turkish soldiers being found executed in Iraq. [Link]
  • Turkey arrests 700 Kurdish citizens over alleged connections to the execution of soldiers in Iraq. [Link]
  • One civilian contractor was killed and one US soldier was injured in a rocket attack near the Erbil airport in Iraq. [Link]
  • A DC Circuit judge will allow the CIA to deny a FOIA request about the program to arm Syria rebels. [Link]

Africa

  • Sudan claims Ethiopian forces crossed into its territory in an act of aggression. [Link]
  • Soldiers from Cameroon have been arrested after a video surfaced of them torturing a person with a machete. [Link]
  • Guinea declared a new Ebola outbreak. [Link]
  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo reports its fourth Ebola case in a new outbreak. [Link]
  • Islamist militants – possibly the ADF – attacked a village in the Congo killing three soldiers and 13 civilians. [Link]

About 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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