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News Roundup 5/28/20

by | May 28, 2020

News Roundup 5/28/20

by | May 28, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US news

  • Trump will sign an executive order on social media soon. [Link]
  • Shippers and insurers say it may be impossible to comply with the Trump administration’s new guidance on how not to violate US sanctions. [Link]
  • Secretary of State Pompeo announces that Hong Kong is no longer sufficiently independent from mainland China. Pompeo triggered a law that now requires the US to place the same tariffs on Hong Kong as China. [Link] 

Venezuela

  • Venezuela reached a deal with the UN to buy food and medicine. Venezuelan owned gold in the Bank of England will be used for payment. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • Trump tweets it’s time to bring US troops home from Afghanistan. [Link]
  • Some fighting has resumed in Afghanistan after a three-day ceasefire expired. Fighting is still significantly down from before the ceasefire. [Link]

Middle East

  • A Turkish soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in Syria. [Link]
  • The US will end sanctions waivers that allowed ongoing construction at Iranian nuclear sites. [Link]

Congo

  • At least 40 people were killed by suspected Islamist militants in the Congo. The same militants recently killed 17 people in another attack. [Link]

Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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