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News Roundup 5/3/2022

by | May 3, 2022

News Roundup 5/3/2022

by | May 3, 2022

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • A judge grants qualified immunity to police officers who arrested and held a man for operating a parody Facebook account. [Link]
  • The FBI conducted nearly 2 million warrantless searches using Russian cyber threats as an excuse. [Link]
  • Lawmakers will likely increase the INDOPACCOM budget by $3 billion more than the White House requested. [Link]


  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with self-proclaimed Venezuelan President Juan Guaido and reaffirmed his claim to power. [Link]


  • Biden visits a Lockheed Martin plant producing Javelin missiles. [Link]
  • Putin told French President Macron to stop arming Ukraine. [Link]
  • Russia claims to have struck an arms depot near Odesa. [Link]
  • The CIA is attempting to establish contact with Russians who are opposed to the war. [Link]
  • The UN says over 3,000 civilians have been killed in Ukraine. [Link]
  • Germany will support NATO membership for Finland and Sweden. [Link]
  • Germany says it will remove sanctions on Russia once a peace deal with Ukraine is signed. [Link]
  • The EU is considering a ban on Russian oil with an exemption for Slovakia and Hungary. [Link]
  • A Russian lawmaker suggests Russia could seize Western property in a response to Biden’s plan to seize and sell Russian assets. [Link]

Middle East

  • Israel is holding 600 Palestinians without charges or a trial. [Link]
  • CIA Director William Burns made a secret trip to Saudi Arabia last month. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia was feels let down by the lack of US support in Yemen. [Link]
  • The Houthi claim Saudi Arabia is barring a ship with cooking oil from docking in Hodeida. [Link]
  • Al-Shabaab forces stormed a base of African Union soldiers, killing 30. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

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

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