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News Roundup 5/1/2022

by | May 1, 2022

News Roundup 5/1/2022

by | May 1, 2022

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Paypal bans Consortium News
  • The FBI conducted millions of warrantless data searches last year. [Link]
  • The FDA moves forward with a proposal to ban menthol cigarettes. [Link]
  • The Biden administration creates a disinformation board. [Link]
  • The Coast Guard stopped a boat carrying 64 Haitian migrants. [Link]


  • Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the next aid package will give Biden additional powers to seize and sell the assets of Russians. [Link]
  • The Pentagon sees no evidence Russia plans to use nuclear weapons. [Link]
  • Pentagon shipping long-range artillery to fight in Donbas that may be a “much longer slog.” [Link]
  • The Pentagon announces it is training Ukrainian troops in Germany. [Link]
  • A US citizen working for a defense contractor in Ukraine was killed in combat. [Link]
  • Biden is looking to give seized Russian assets to Ukraine. [Link]
  • NATO is preparing to support Ukraine through years of war. [Link]
  • Russia says pumping weapons into Ukraine threatens European security. [Link]
  • Poland transfers hundreds of tanks to Kiev. [Link]
  • Ukraine has rounded up hundreds of citizens deemed too pro-Russia. [Link]
  • Russia is pulling out of the International Space Station over sanctions. [Link]
  • NATO has intercepted Russian aircraft four times in the past week. [Link]


  • The US and UK held secret meetings about increasing British support for Taiwan. [Link]


  • Two explosions killed nine people in Afghanistan. [Link]
  • More than 50 people were killed at a mosque in Kabul. [Link]
  • ISIS-K claimed responsibility for a bomb on a bus in Kabul that killed one woman. [Link]

Middle East

  • Israel claims to have foiled an Iranian plot to assassinate its diplomat in Turkey. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia is preparing to release 163 Houthi prisoners. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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