News Roundup 5/21/20

by | May 21, 2020

News Roundup 5/21/20

by | May 21, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • In ⅔ of states, the government is sharing the identities of people who test positive for coronavirus with police. [Link]
  • The US masses planes at an airbase in Japan to show enemies we can manage the operation amid the coronavirus. [Link]
  • The State Department approves a possible sale of $180 million in torpedoes to Taiwan. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • Reuters reports the US has not cut $1 billion in funding to the Afghan security forces. On March 23rd, Secretary of State Pompeo announced the cut would happen immediately. [Link]
  • The Taliban announced they remain fully committed to the peace deal with the US. [Link]
  • 2019 was the deadliest year for insider attacks in Afghanistan. [Link]

Iran

  • The US sanctions Iran’s Interior Minister. [Link]
  • The Venezuelan military announces it will protect Iranian ships carrying fuel to Venezuela. The US has condemned the shipment. [Link]

Congo

  • Human Rights Watch reports 55 members of a religious sect were killed by Congo police in April. [Link]

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