News Roundup 4/20/21

by | Apr 20, 2021

News Roundup 4/20/21

by | Apr 20, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • New Jersey police arrested at least one young man and confiscated at least one bike because a group of teens was riding bikes without the proper government permits. [Link]
  • The Biden administration is considering new regulations on cigarettes, including reducing the amount of nicotine. [Link]
  • The city of Minneapolis is increasingly militarized as the Chauvin trial concludes. [Link]
  • The Supreme Court declines to hear three cases of people seeking to restore their 2nd Amendment right after the state stripped it away for committing non-violent crimes. [Link]
  • Reporters Without Borders says there has been a dramatic decline in press freedom during the pandemic. [Link]

Great Power

  • The EU corrected its statement saying there were 150,000 near Ukraine’s border. The corrected statement now says 100,000. [Link]
  • The EU released a new document saying member states will become more active in the Indo-Pacific. [Link]

Afghanistan 

  • Secretary of State Blinken says the US will be able to take action in Afghanistan after it withdraws its soldiers. [Link]

Middle East

  • Iran says it believes it is on the right track with Vienna talks. [Link]
  • Iraq said it has made progress getting the US ready to withdraw its troops. [Link]

Chad

  • Chad’s President Deby is reported to have been killed on the battlefield after fighting an attempted coup. Deby’s son has announced he will lead an interim government. [Link]

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