News Roundup 3/31/21

by | Mar 31, 2021

News Roundup 3/31/21

by | Mar 31, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Two police officers threaten and handcuff a 5-year-old boy for leaving school without permission. [Link]
  • The New York State Senate passed a bill that legalizes cannabis. The governor has signaled he will sign the bill. [Link]
  • The US affirms its recognition of Jerusalem and the Golan Heights as Israeli territory. [Link]
  • Reuters reports unnamed US and Western officials are open to talks with Iran that will lead to a full return to the JCPOA. [Link]

Great Power

  • The US attacks China and Russia in a new human rights report. [Link]
  • Top US and Russian military leaders held a phone call. [Link]
  • The Biden administration confirms it will continue the Trump policy of treating Hong Kong as mainland China. [Link]
  • The US facilitated a weapons deal between Japan and Indonesia to bolster its anti-China coalition. [Link]
  • Taiwan will buy upgraded Patriot missiles from Lockheed. [Link]

Myanmar

  • A Myanmar militant group is pressing the international community for support. [Link]
  • Myanmar has several ethnic militias that are often at odds with the central government’s military. [Link]

Afghanistan 

  • Afghanistan’s president says he will step aside if elections are held. [Link]
  • Tolo News reports the US has asked the Taliban for a three or six month extension on the deadline to withdraw troops. [Link]

Mali

  • The UN finds France killed 16 civilians during a wedding in Mali. [Link]

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