News Roundup 5/17/2022

by | May 17, 2022

News Roundup 5/17/2022

by | May 17, 2022

Cuba

  • Biden will expand the number of flights to Cuba and restate a family reunification program ended by Trump. [Link]

Russia

  • The Senate passes the $40 billion aid package for Ukraine. [Link]
  • NATO pledges open-ended military support to Ukraine. [Link]
  • France, Germany, and Italy favor a diplomatic end to the war in Ukraine. [Link]
  • Russia says there are no ongoing talks with Ukraine. [Link]
  • Treasury Secretary Yellen called for tariffs on Russian fuel imports. [Link]

China

  • Yellen called on the West to band together to combat Chinese business practices. [Link]
  • The US and Japan plan to release a joint statement committing to deterring China. [Link]

Middle East

  • Rep. Talib introduces a resolution recognizing the Nakba. [Link]
  • The US will participate in an Israeli-led military drill simulating an attack on Iran. [Link]
  • Israel says recent strikes in Syria targeted Iranian “advanced capabilities.” [Link]
  • Air defense systems in Syria – reported to be operated by Russia – fire on Israeli aircraft bombing Syria. [Link]
  • The Pentagon will not hold anyone accountable after reviewing 2019 strikes in Syria that killed several civilians. [Link]
  • Biden will deploy troops to Somalia. [Link]

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