News Roundup 4/5/21

by | Apr 5, 2021

News Roundup 4/5/21

by | Apr 5, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Hundreds of families in Florida have been subject to mandatory evacuation orders as radioactive waste from a fertilizer plant is leaking into the water. [Link]
  • A Capitol Police officer was killed in a car-ramming. The driver was also killed. [Link]
  • Biden is planning to house up to 5,000 migrant children at Fort Bliss. Military sites like Fort Bliss are often contaminated and could be harmful to children. [Link]
  • Camp 7 at Gitmo was closed and prisoners transferred to Camp 5. Camp 7 is where the US military brought people from other black sites and tortured them. [Link]
  • The VA has been concerned with soldiers being exposed to toxic chemicals in the Middle East since the start of the wars. [Link]

Great Power

  • The US and Russia extended a space cooperation agreement through the end of 2030. [Link]
  • India will join France, the US, Japan, and Australia in anti-China wargames. [Link]
  • Ukraine announces it will host war games with over 1,000 NATO troops in the Summer of 2021. [Link]
  • In Biden’s first call to Ukraine, he pledged US support. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The Biden Admin lifted sanctions on ICC processors looking to investigate US war crimes in Afghanistan. [Link]
  • The Afghan President is proposing a three-phase peace process. The process calls for a ceasefire and agreement with the Taliban before elections. [Link]
  • A Taliban car-bomb in Kabul killed three Afghan soldiers. [Link]

Iran

  • Iran and the US agree to indirect talks to save the JCPOA. [Link]
  • Iran says the US needs to lift all sanctions. [Link]
  • Israel is disappointed in the US effort to save the Iran Nuclear Deal. [Link]

Iraq

  • Rockets landed near an Iraqi base housing US contractors. [Link]

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