News Roundup 3/29/21

by | Mar 29, 2021

News Roundup 3/29/21

by | Mar 29, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio can sign a bill to end qualified immunity in the city. [Link]
  • White House Press Secretary Jen Paski received at least $5,000 from Israeli spy firm AnyVision. [Link]
  • Facebook suspended the account of Venezuela’s President for 30 days. Maduro pushed a Venezuelan made treatment for Covid in a Facebook post. [Link]

China

  • Special Operations Command informed Congress it has formed a new task force to combat Chinese information operations. [Link]
  • Secretary of State Blinken said that aspects of the US relationship with China are “increasingly adversarial.” [Link]
  • Biden wants a massive infrastructure program to rival China’s Belt and Road. [Link]

Ukraine

  • Ukraine’s President dismisses the head of the country’s Constitutional Court. The judge was blocking anti-corruption laws that Ukraine needs to pass to get foreign loans. [Link]

Myanmar

  • Reports in Myanmar say the military killed over 100 protesters in a single day. Then, troops fired at mourners. [Link]
  • The Myanmar Army carried out airstrikes against a regional ethnic group. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The Taliban threatened to target foreign forces if they remain in Afghanistan beyond May 1st. [Link]
  • Members of the intelligence community are attempting to use a classified intelligence assessment that says the Afghan government could fall within two to three years if a power sharing agreement isn’t agreed to before the exit of US troops. [Link]

Middle East

  • Iran and China signed a 25 year economic cooperation agreement. [Link]
  • The US takes down two websites belonging to Iraqi military, Katlib Hezabolah. [Link]
  • The US killed over 30 Yemeni civilians in 12 military operations in Yemen. [Link]
  • A Houthi attack damaged a Saudi oil facility. [Link]

Africa

  • Officials in northern Mali say a French airstrike killed six civilians. The French claim they killed militants. [Link]
  • Dozens of people were killed by fighting in Mozambique. [Link]

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