News Roundup 5/25/20

by | May 25, 2020

News Roundup 5/25/20

by | May 25, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The Libertarian Party elected Jo Jorgensen as its presidential nominee and Spike Cohen as vice president. [Link]
  • France said it regretted the US decision to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty. [Link]
  • The Trump administration is considering carrying out America’s first nuclear weapons test since 1992. [Link]
  • The US places sanctions on senior Nicaraguan officials. [Link]

China

  • China and the US are trading threats to take action against each other over a proposed law regarding Hong Kong. Dave DeCamp explains how US interference is giving China cover. [Link]
  • The US sanctioned 33 Chinese companies. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The Taliban and Afghan government announced a three-day ceasefire that started Sunday. [Link]

Israel

  • The corruption trial for Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu has begun. Netanyahu claimed he had been framed. The trial is expected to last months. [Link]
  • Palestinians report the first death of coronavirus in Gaza. [Link]

Turkey

  • The US is attempting to push Turkey and the Syrian Kurds into negotiations. The US hopes a deal between the bitter enemies would help remove Assad from power in Syria. [Link]
  • Trump told Turkey’s president that he needs to rapidly de-escalate in Libya. Turkish backed forces have made recent gains against the rival government. [Link]

Iran

  • Iranian fuel has started to arrive in Venezuela. [Link]
  • The US conducted live-fire training in the Persian Gulf. [Link]

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