News Roundup 2/2/21

by | Feb 2, 2021

News Roundup 2/2/21

by | Feb 2, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Wikipedia is introducing new standards to increase diversity and target harassment. [Link]
  • The cop who murdered Ryan Whitaker will not face charges. [Link]
  • Biden is signing a large number of executive orders in his first weeks in office. [Link]
  • Biden gives $230 million to Ellume to produce over the counter covid tests. [Link]

Great Power

  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the US could impose new sanctions on Russia. [Link]
  • Three US and one Chinese warplane entered Taiwan’s air defense zone. [Link]

Myanmar

  • Biden threatens to sanction Myanmar after the country’s military seized power. [Link]
  • Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer calls for US action in Myanmar. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The Biden Administration is indicating it will keep US troops in Afghanistan past May. [Link]
  • The Taliban say if the US continues to deploy troops to Afghanistan past May, then the Taliban will fight them. [Link]

Middle East

  • Israel and Kosovo establish diplomatic relations. [Link] 
  • Iran’s Foreign Minister suggests the US and Iran coordinate the return to the JCPOA. The US and Iran have demanded the other party return to the agreement first. The US first broke the deal by leaving and reapplying sanctions. [Link]
  • Antony Blinken said Iran could be two weeks away from a nuclear bomb. [Link]

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