News Roundup 4/27/21

by | Apr 27, 2021

News Roundup 4/27/21

by | Apr 27, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • NFL player Sean Culkin covered his 2021 salary into Bitcoin. [Link]
  • Two DC police crash their cars drag racing. [Link]
  • A Virginia police officer shot Isaiah Brown. Brown is in critical condition. Reports say the police officer shot Brown because he believed the phone in his hand was a gun. [Link]
  • A judge required a woman who is accused of committing crimes on Jan. 6th to wear a mask anytime she leaves her home. [Link]
  • The FBI – without a court order – searched NSA’s archive of foreign correspondence for information on racists in America. [Link]
  • The Supreme Court will hear a case about releasing information about the torture program. [Link]

Foreign Policy

  • World defense spending increased to over $2 trillion in 2020. The US accounted for 39% of the spending. [Link]
  • Putin and Biden agree to hold a summit this summer. [Link]
  • A US destroyer is joining a UK carrier group for operations in the Indo-Pacific. [Link]

Central America

  • The US announces $310 million in aid to Central America’s Northern Triangle countries. [Link]
  • The US sanctions two Guatemalan officials over corruption allegations. [Link]

Myanmar

  • Militants in Myanmar captured a base from the coup government’s forces. The government responded by bombing territory of the same ethnic group as the militants. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • Biden is deploying an additional 650 troops to Afghanistan. [Link]

Middle East

  • Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of apartheid. [Link]
  • In leaked audio from Iran’s Foreign Minister, he says the IRGC interfered with his ability to work on diplomacy. [Link]
  • Iranian ships harassed an American Coast Guard ship in the Persian Gulf. [Link]

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