News Roundup 2/26/20

by | Feb 26, 2020

News Roundup 2/26/20

by | Feb 26, 2020

US News

  • A new California bill would require adult entertainers to get professional licenses from the state. [Link]
  • On the first day of his extradition hearing, Assange was handcuffed 11 times and stripped naked twice. He also had his case files confiscated. [Link]
  • Trump threatens more sanctions against Venezuela’s oil sector. [Link]

Asia

  • Clashes between Hindus and Muslims in India leave 20 dead. The clashes broke out three days ago as Muslims protested a new anti-Muslim citizenship law. India has responded by deploying paramilitary forces. [Link]
  • The Afghan government agrees to suspend the inauguration of Ghani’s second term. [Link]
  • Secretary of State Pompeo says the reduction in violence pact is working perfectly. [Link]
  • One protester in Iraq was killed. [Link]
  • Turkish backed Syrian rebels are targeting a key Idlib town in a counteroffensive. [Link]
  • A US official says international groups and countries are looking to cut off aid to the Houthi held areas of Yemen. [Link]

Africa

  • A US airstrike killed a Somali telecommunications employee. [Link]
  • At least 22 people were killed in Burundi. The government claims “wrongdoers” attempted to take advantage of the election. Two police officers were killed in clashes. [Link]

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