News Roundup 5/15/20

by | May 15, 2020

News Roundup 5/15/20

by | May 15, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The police officer who was fired for hiding during the Parkland school shooting gets his job back. [Link]
  • Michigan suspends the licenses of a barber who did not follow the lockdown order. [Link]
  • The DoD is set to bail out a company that contracts with the Space Force. [Link]
  • Russia says it has received no indication from the US it is looking to extend the New Start Treaty. [Link]
  • The US is considering taking action against Iran because Iran shipped fuel to Venezuela. [Link]

China

  • Trump says he could end the US relationship with China. [Link]
  • China rejects a US proposal to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The US says it was the Islamic State that killed 16 people in a Kabul hospital. [Link]

Middle East

  • The Pentagon awards Boeing $2.6 billion in contracts for the delivery of missiles to Saudi Arabia. [Link]
  • The US and Iran engaged in a secret deal to allow Mustafa al-Kadhimi to become Prime Minister of Iraq. The US agreed the ‘look the other way’ about a European company unfreezing Iranian assets. [Link]
  • Missile fire from the Libyan National Army hit a hospital in Tripoli. At least 14 people were injured in the attack. [Link]

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