News Roundup 5/19/2022

by | May 19, 2022

News Roundup 5/19/2022

by | May 19, 2022

US News

  • Republicans are pushing back on Biden’s plan to retire the B83 nuclear weapon. [Link]
  • The Biden administration pauses plans to roll out a disinformation board. [Link]
  • Pentagon Press Sec John Kirby is moving to the White House National Security Council. [Link]

Russia

  • Turkey blocks the start of talks for NATO membership for Finland and Sweden. [Link] Turkey says its opposition to membership is firm. [Link] NATO believes all members will quickly approve of the two Nordic states joining. [Link]
  • Finland says it will not host nuclear weapons or NATO bases. [Link]
  • Activists who support Russian opposition figure Alexi Navalny call for more sanctions on Russia. [Link]
  • The White House approves another $100 million arms transfer to Ukraine. [Link]
  • Italy calls for talks and a ceasefire in Ukraine. [Link]

China

  • China wants to expand the BRICS bloc. [Link]

Middle East

  • Israel’s Prime Minister loses his majority in the Knesset. [Link]
  • Israel wants the US to take more actions against Iran. [Link]
  • The US issues new sanctions on a Lebanese man and his businesses, accusing him of financing Hezbollah. [Link]
  • Joe Biden may meet with Saudi crown prince MbS next month. [Link]

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