News Roundup 4/15/20

by | Apr 15, 2020

News Roundup 4/15/20

by | Apr 15, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The coronavirus and government regulations in response to it could start to cause food shortages as supply lines are being disrupted. [Link]
  • The Pentagon will extend its troop movement freeze beyond May 11th. [Link]
  • Trump announces he is cutting the US funding to the World Health Organization. In 2019 the US provided $400 million – about 15% of the budget – to the WHO. [Link]
  • Russia says it wants to engage the US in talks about hypersonic missiles and other arms control issues. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The Taliban says the US and the Afghan government are violating the terms of the US-Taliban “peace deal” by attacking Taliban fighters in residential areas. [Link]

Middle East

  • Israel’s spy agency is stealing masks to bring to Israel. [Link]
  • Fighting in Syria rages as the Turkish government continues to provide resources to the Syrian rebels. [Link]
  • The Iraqi government suspended Reuters’ license for reporting coronavirus numbers that were not in line with the Iraqi government. Reuters was also fined $21,000. [Link]
  • A week after the Saudis said they were declaring a ceasefire in Yemen, fighting is escalating. The Houthi never considered the Saudi ceasefire to be valid as Saudi maintains a naval blockade of Yemen. [Link]
  • Fighting is intensifying in Libya after the Government of National Accord seized some districts from the Libyan National Army. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

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

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