News Roundup 4/19/2022

by | Apr 19, 2022

News Roundup 4/19/2022

by | Apr 19, 2022

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Vice President Harris announces a self-imposed ban on testing anti-satellite weapons. [Link]
  • NATO begins its annual cyberwar games. [Link]

Russia-Ukraine

  • The Czech Republic will repair damaged Ukrainian military equipment. [Link]
  • Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will push US allies to add more sanctions on Russia. [Link]
  • Senator Coons calls on the US to send troops to Ukraine. [Link]
  • Russia’s Ambassador to the US says he is being denied meetings with Biden administration officials. [Link]
  • British soldiers are training Ukrainian troops in Kiev. [Link]
  • The White House is planning another $800 million arms package for Ukraine. [Link]
  • Zelensky calls on Biden to visit Ukraine. [Link]
  • Zelensky says Russia killing Ukrainian forces in Mariupol could lead to the end of negotiations. [Link]
  • The US and its allies are planning a long-term strategy to isolate and weaken Russia. [Link]
  • Russia summons the Israeli ambassador over Foreign Minister Yair Lapid defending the country’s UN vote to remove Russia from the Human Rights Council. [Link]
  • Greece seized a Russian oil tanker it claims was violating EU sanctions on Iran. [Link]

China

  • The US will visit the Solomon Islands over concerns about the Pacific nation’s ties to China. [Link]

Afghanistan 

  • A local Afghan official says 41 people were killed by a Pakistani airstrike. [Link]
  • At least 6 people were killed by a bomb blast in Kabul. [Link]

Middle East

  • Israeli police beat journalists on Temple Mount. [Link]
  • Iran says there are multiple unresolved issues in nuclear negotiations. [Link]
  • Yemen’s new Saudi-backed government says its first option is peace. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia pressured Yemen’s former President Hadi to resign. [Link]
  • The Houthi say the ceasefire is being undermined by the US patrols in the Red Sea. [Link]

Africa

  • The UN says 14-20 million people in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia are at risk of starvation this year. [Link]

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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