News Roundup 5/22/20

by | May 22, 2020

News Roundup 5/22/20

by | May 22, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The Senate confirms John Ratcliffe as Director of National Intelligence. [Link]
  • Trump’s arms control negotiator says the US is prepared to spend Russia and China into oblivion to win another nuclear arms race. [Link]

China

  • A bipartisan group of Senators will introduce a new bill that sanctions China for violating Hong Kong’s independence. [Link]
  • Trump says the US will react strongly if China goes through with new legislation dealing with Hong Kong. [Link]
  • Trump plans to withdraw the US from the Open Skies Treaty. The multi-party treaty allows member states to conduct surveillance over other nations to verify their military capabilities. [Link]
  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lays out his case for a cold war with China. [Link]
  • The US and Chinese militaries have an unsafe encounter in the South China Sea. [Link]

Yemen

  • The UN says Yemen’s health care system has effectively collapsed. [Link]

South Sudan

  • Recent fighting in South Sudan has left hundreds of civilians dead. [Link]

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