News Roundup 5/6/2022

by | May 6, 2022

News Roundup 5/6/2022

by | May 6, 2022

Brazil

  • CIA Director William Burns told the Brazilian president not to cast doubts over the integrity of Brazil’s election. [Link]

Russia

  • Adam Kinzinger is struggling to enlist co-sponsors for his Russia war bill. [Link]
  • Zelensky invites German leaders to Kiev in an effort to improve ties. [Link]
  • Sweden says it received security assurances from the US for its NATO application period. [Link]
  • The Russian Ambassador to the US said NATO is not taking the threat of nuclear war seriously enough. [Link]
  • The New York Times reports the US is giving Ukraine intelligence to help kill Russian generals. [Link] Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby denied the US was providing intelligence about the movement of generals. [Link]
  • NBC News reports unnamed US officials said American intelligence assisted in Ukraine’s sinking of a Russian ship in the Black Sea. [Link]
  • The EU is working on a plan to sanction Russia’s financial sector and end oil imports. Hungary and Slovakia are seeking an exemption from the oil ban. [Link]
  • The EU plans to increase military aid to Moldova significantly. [Link]

China

  • After signing a deal with China, the Solomon Islands says it faced pressure from the West amounting to a threat of invasion. [Link]

North Korea

  • North Korea tested another ballistic missile. [Link]

Middle East

  • An Israeli Supreme Court ruling will cause 1,000 Palestinians to be evicted from their homes. [Link]
  • The US suggests all sides could return to compliance with the nuclear deal with Iran without agreeing in Vienna. [Link]
  • The Senate passes a non-binding motion expressing opposition to removing the Iranian IRGC from the terrorism sanctions list. [Link]
  • Iraq reaches a deal with Yazidi groups that calls for a ceasefire. [Link]
  • There were no airstrikes in Yemen during the entire month of April. [Link]

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