News Roundup 2/25/20

by | Feb 25, 2020

News Roundup 2/25/20

by | Feb 25, 2020

US News

  • Trump’s 2021 budget includes money to prosecute medical marijuana users in states where it is legal. [Link]
  • Intelligence officials are sowing discord in the 2020 election by claiming Russia is backing Trump and Bernie. [Link]
  • Three senior Democrat Senators write a letter to the administration demanding it sanctions Russia for meddling in the 2020 election. [Link]
  • Trump said India agreed to buy $2.6 billion in Lockheed-made helicopters and missiles. [Link]

Haiti

  • Off-duty Haitian police officers clashed with the Haitian Army outside of the presidential palace. At least three police officers were wounded. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • US officials say the US wants Afghanistan’s president to hold off on being ingratiated for his second term. [Link]
  • Afghanistan has seen a reduction in violence since the US and Taliban pact has started. In a Taliban attack on an Afghan government checkpoint, at least six Afghan soldiers were killed. [Link]
  • The Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction says the Trump admin lacks a policy for dealing with Afghan opium. [Link]

Middle East

  • Netanyahu says his government is pushing ahead with the E-1 settlement plan. The plan will build 3,500 settler homes in an area of the West Bank that will cause the Palestinian areas of the West Bank to be bisected. [Link]
  • Saudi, Egypt, and Bahrain will resume postal service to Qatar. [Link]

Libya

  • The Libyan National Army will not attend UN hosted ceasefire talks. [Link]

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