Trump places visa bans on people from Nigeria, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, and Myanmar. People from Tanzania and Sudan are no longer eligible for diversity visas. [Link]
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Ukraine and told the country it will have support from the US. [Link]
Pompeo traveled to Kazakhstan and pushed the country to take a more aggressive stance against China’s alleged abuse of the Uighur Muslim minority. [Link]
Indonesia has deported an American journalist who had been jailed for 45 days. [Link]
Venezuela attempted to restore diplomatic connections with Colombia, but Colombia rejected the plan. [Link]
The US sailed the USS Detroit through Venezuelan claimed waters on a freedom of navigation and surveillance mission. [Link]
Late Friday, the UK officially left the EU. [Link]
A man in London stabbed several people with a knife. Before he being shot and killed by police. The UK government is saying the man was a terrorist. [Link]
The Palestinian Authority says it will cut all ties – including security ties – with the US and Israel in response to Trump’s Deal of the Century. The Palestinians are saying they will withdraw from the Oslo Accords, and this is the first step. [Link]
The Arab League rejects Trump’s Deal of the Century. [Link]
Mohammad Tawfiq Allawi was elected as Prime Minister of Iraq. [Link]
Protests in Iraq continue after the new PM was announced. [Link]
The former leader of al-Qaeda in Fallujah was arrested in Arizona on an extradition request from the Iraqi government. The Iraqi government claims Ali Yousif Ahmed al- Nouri killed two Iraqi police officers in 2006. [Link]
Turkey’s President Erdogan says his country could launch an offensive into Syria if Syria counties its offensive against Syrian rebels in Idlib. [Link]
The former spokesman for the Syria rebel group Jaish al-Islam has been arrested for war crimes in France. [Link]
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...
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...
US News New Mexico’s Attorney General claims Google illegally collected data on school children using Chromebooks. [Link]Assange’s extradition hearing begins today. [Link] Afghanistan The Taliban and the US started the week-long reduction in violence pact. If...