News Roundup 4/29/21

by | Apr 29, 2021

News Roundup 4/29/21

by | Apr 29, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The state of Michigan’s multi-million fund to pay out settlements for wrongful convictions is facing a $7 billion deficit. [Link]
  • The FDA is considering a ban on menthol cigarettes this week. [Link]
  • Sam Power was confirmed to head USAID. [Link]

Great Power

  • Russia says its relations with the US are worse than during the Cold War. [Link]
  • China says US naval activity is up 20% in Chinese waters and air activity is up 40% in Chinese skies since Biden took office. [Link]
  • US warships followed a Chinese aircraft carrier strike group in The Philippines Sea. [Link]
  • Biden said the US will compete with China to win the century. [Link]

Asia

  • Myanmar’s military carried out airstrikes against two ethnic militias. [Link]
  • Fighting broke out on the border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, killing one. [Link]
  • The Taliban proposed direct talks with the Afghan government. The head of the Afghan government negotiations team said it was an effort to sow discord. [Link]

Middle East

  • NSA Jake Sullivan said the US and Israel have a policy of “no surprises.” [Link]
  • The US is deploying a team of diplomats, led by Brett McGurk, to the Middle East. [Link]

Africa

  • Ethiopia has rounded up thousands of Tygrayans, accusing them of being traitors. [Link]
  • Eighteen people were killed by militants in Burkina Faso. [Link]

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