News Roundup 4/18/2023

by | Apr 18, 2023

News Roundup 4/18/2023

by | Apr 18, 2023

US News

  • Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Sunday acknowledged that US economic sanctions risk the hegemony of the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency as they push targeted countries to seek alternatives. AWC
  • Senator Lindsey Graham claims the recent Pentagon leaks made US troops “less safe.” Guardian

Russia

  • Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Monday introduced a resolution that would require President Biden to disclose the number of US troops inside Ukraine and share all documents outlining US military assistance for Kyiv with the House. AWC
  • Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said in China on Saturday that the US should stop “encouraging” the war in Ukraine and seek peace instead. AWC
  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Monday rejected an Iraqi offer to mediate talks between Ukraine and Russia during a visit to Baghdad, his first since the Russian invasion. AWC
  • Classified documents allegedly leaked by Air National Guardsman Jack Teixeira have revealed that the US is closely spying on UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and is not happy with his engagement with Moscow. AWC

China

  • The US has sent over 200 troops to Taiwan, significantly increasing the US military presence on the island, Taiwan News reported on Monday. AWC
  • The US sent a warship through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, a few days after China concluded live-fire exercises in the area in response to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s meeting with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in California. AWC

Yemen

  • The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen on Monday released more Houthi detainees as part of a unilateral prisoner release as the prospect for a peace deal between the warring sides continues to grow. AWC

Africa

  • 33 people were killed by militants in Nigeria. VOA

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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