News Roundup 4/9/21

by | Apr 9, 2021

News Roundup 4/9/21

by | Apr 9, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • A Florida court rules those police officers who commit violent crimes are entitled to the same identity protection as crime victims. [Link]
  • The US sanctioned Myanmar’s state-owned gem company. [Link]
  • The US deployed two warships to the Black Sea. Turkey says the US informed Turkey the ships would leave May 4th. The US currently has four warships in the sea. [Link]
  • The US is considering deploying more warships to the Black Sea. [Link]

China

  • Biden says the US must pass his infrastructure plan to compete with China. [Link]
  • The Senate introduced a massive new anti-China bill. The bipartisan legislation includes over $600 million to finance weapon sales to Indo-Pacific countries and over $400 million to bolster the US military’s presence in the region. The bill also includes new sanctions on China and calls for the US to combat China’s ‘Belt and Road.’ [Link]
  • The US sailed an amphibious assault ship into the South China Sea. [Link]

Middle East

  • The US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price downplays the indirect US-Iran talks. [Link]
  • The head of Israel’s spy agency is traveling to the US to try to deter the US from reentering the JCPOA. [Link]
  • Secretary of State Blinken reaffirmed the US partnership with Jordan during a call with its leader. [Link]
  • ISIS fighters seized a police station in Syria. [Link]
  • Seventy House Democrats send a letter to Biden urging him to lift the blockade of Yemen. [Link]

Africa

  • Militants killed 11 soldiers in Nigeria. Local residents fled in fear of the military’s response. [Link]
  • An IS affiliate group in Mozambique claimed responsibility for beheading 12 people. [Link]

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