News Roundup 2/7/20

by | Feb 7, 2020

News Roundup 2/7/20

by | Feb 7, 2020

US News

  • Police officers hired 118 handymen then charged them with working without a license. [Link]
  • Congress is investigating three fatal incidents that killed 17 US service members in 2017 and 2018. ProPublica investigations found that the deaths occurred because of untrained personnel, undermanned missions, and a lack of functioning equipment. A fighter squadron involved in a 2018 fatal accident that killed six, remains short of equipment necessary to safely perform their operations. [Link]
  • Attorney General Barr tells US allies that should select Nokia or Ericsson over Chinese made Huawei. [Link]
  • Ukraine says the US held up $30 million in aid. [Link]

South America

  • Venezuela arrested board members of Citgo. [Link]
  • A Brazilian court dismisses the charges against Glen Greenwald. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • A US citizen was kidnapped in Afghanistan. The US believes the Haqqani Network was behind the kidnapping. 

Middle East

  • Israeli soldiers killed a teenage Palestinian who they claimed threw a molotov cocktail at the Israeli soldiers. [Link]
  • Turkey tells Russia to force Syria to end the offensive in Idlib. [Link]
  • A key ally of Iraqi cleric Sadr was assassinated in southern Iraq. [Link]
  • The US says it may cut its food distribution to Yemen because of deteriorating conditions in Yemen. [Link]
  • The US claims to kill the head of al-Qaeda in Yemen. [Link]

Somalia 

The US said it carried out several airstrikes against al-Shabaab in January. [Link]

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