News Roundup 5/14/20

by | May 14, 2020

News Roundup 5/14/20

by | May 14, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • A list of government officials who “unmasked” Flynn has been released. The list includes Comey, Clapper, Brennan, and Biden. [Link]
  • 1.4 million healthcare workers have been laid off since the start of lockdowns. [Link]
  • The Senate failed to defeat a measure that will allow the government to surveil Americans’ internet search history without a warrant. The motion failed by one vote. Two Senators who would have voted for the motion could not attend the session. [Link]
  • A new bill would give the government $100 billion to run a contract tracing surveillance program on Americans. [Link]
  • The world spent over $76 billion on nuclear weapons in 2019. The US spent just under half of the total at $35 billion. [Link]
  • The US sailed a warship through the Taiwan Strait. [Link]

Cuba

  • The US says Cuba is not fully cooperating on terrorism. [Link]

Afghanistan 

  • The Taliban killed five people with a truck bomb in eastern Afghanistan. [Link]

Middle East

  • The US threatens that if the UN does not extend an arms embargo against Iran, the US will place all UN sanctions back on Iran. [Link]
  • US aggression towards Iran is making Iraqis rethink their ties to the US. [Link]

Niger

  • Niger reports killing 75 Boko Haram militants in military operations. [Link]

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