News Roundup 3/25/2022

by | Mar 24, 2022

News Roundup 3/25/2022

by | Mar 24, 2022

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Rep. Fortenberry was found guilty on three counts of lying to the FBI. [Link]
  • The US is seeking the extradition of John Joël Joseph from Jamacia. Joseph is accused by the US of having a role in the assassination of Haiti’s president last summer. [Link]

Russia

  • Italy says it will view Russian demands for Rubles as payments as a violation of contract. [Link]
  • Japan announced new sanctions on over 100 Russian individuals and businesses. [Link]
  • Biden says NATO will respond to chemical weapons use in Ukraine. [Link]
  • The UK plans to deploy 6,000 “defensive missiles” to Ukraine. [Link]
  • Ukraine asked Biden not to sanction Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, saying he was acting as a mediator. Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK. [Link]
  • Ukraine and Russia swap some prisoners, including those Ukrainians captured on Snake Island. [Link]
  • The Washington Post reports top Russian military officials are not responding to calls from Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and head of the Joint Chiefs Mark Milley. Russia and the US do maintain a deconfliction line. [Link]
  • Two recent leaks from the Pentagon say there is no imminent threat of chemical weapons use and Russia has been restrained in its bombing missions. [Link]

China

  • The Finical Times reports China and the Solomon Islands are nearing an agreement that will allow Chinese forces in the Pacific nation. [Link]

Middle East

  • Iran says unrealistic US demands are to blame for the lack of progress in a nuclear agreement. [Link]
  • The US approved the sale of M270 multiple rocket launcher systems to Bahrain. The sale would be for $176 million. [Link]
  • A top leader of the Saudi-backed Yemen government was killed. [Link]

Ethiopia

  • The Ethiopian government declared a humanitarian ceasefire in Tigray. [Link]

Articles by Kyle Anzalone and Will Porter

US, Allies Seek to Boot Russia From G20 in Ongoing Effort to Isolate Moscow

NATO to Deploy 4 New Battlegroups to Eastern Europe, Warns of Consequences for Chemical Weapons Use

North Korea Tests First ICBM Since 2017

US & Allies Sanction Russia’s Gold Reserves

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, assistant editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter.

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