News Roundup 6/12/2022

by | Jun 12, 2022

News Roundup 6/12/2022

by | Jun 12, 2022

US News

  • Former Kent Washington Assistant Police Chief Derek Kammerzell will receive more than $1.5 million from the city after being fired for displaying Nazi symbols. [Link]
  • The White House is lifting its requirement that international travelers test negative for COVID-19 within a day before boarding a flight to the US. [Link]
  • The Navy temporarily suspends flight operations. In the last two weeks, there have been five mishaps. [Link]
  • Stockholm International Peace Research Institute says the global nuclear arsenal is expected to grow in the coming years for the first time since the Cold War. [Link]

Americas

  • The Biden administration expelled nearly 4,000 Haitians on 36 deportation flights in May. [Link]
  • Biden met with Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro on the sidelines of the Summit for the Americas. [Link]
  • Biden faces backlash at Summit of Americas for excluding countries. [Link]

Russia

  • Ukrainian officials fear Kiev might lose some Western support due to “war fatigue.” [Link]
  • Part of the BALTOPS war games involves military operations on a formerly demilitarized Swedish island. Marines have conducted air drops and amphibious landings on Gotland. [Link]
  • NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Sunday that Turkey has “legitimate concerns” over terrorism. [Link]
  • The NATO military alliance will not offer Russia any guarantees regarding the deployment of nuclear weapons to prospective member states Sweden and Finland. [Link]
  • NATO expects to establish permanent bases in Eastern Europe in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. [Link]
  • Finland will not join NATO without Sweden. [Link]

China

  • The US. Coast Guard and Japan Coast Guard completed a joint counter-narcotics exercise off Guam. [Link]
  • The US approved a $120 million sale of parts to Taiwan for maintaining its warships. [Link]
  • Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe held their first in-person meeting on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on Friday and traded warnings over Taiwan. [Link]

Korea

  • North Korea on Sunday fired multiple artillery shots. According to South Korea, it was a show of force. [Link]

India

  • Indian police charged 30 soldiers with the murder of six civilians. The civilians were killed by the soldiers during operations in northern India. [Link]

Middle East

  • President Biden plans to visit Israel and Saudi Arabia in July, the White House confirmed. [Link]
  • Joe Biden said Sunday that Israeli national security would be a major issue during his possible visit to Saudi Arabia, not gas prices. [Link]
  •  IAEA chief Rafael Grossi said Iran dealt a near-fatal blow to chances of reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal by removing essentially all the International Atomic Energy Agency monitoring equipment installed under the deal. [Link]
  • The 73 lawmakers from Muqtada al-Sadr’s bloc submitted their resignation based on his request, to protest a persisting political deadlock eight months after general elections were held. [Link]
  • A Syrian military official said an Israeli attack targeted sites south of the capital Damascus early on Friday. [Link]
  • Israel attacked the Damascus airport, causing it to shut down. [Link]
  • The UN claims famine-like conditions have re-appeared in parts of Yemen and almost half the population is experiencing high levels of food insecurity. [Link]

Africa

  • After warnings of famine-like conditions in Somalia, The Associated Press shows at least 448 deaths this year at malnutrition treatment centers. [Link]
  • The Nigerian government has blamed an ISIL-affiliated armed group in the country for carrying out an attack on a church. The death toll has been revised to 40. [Link]
  • At least six people were killed in northern Burkina Faso in several attacks attributed to jihadists. [Link]
  • Congolese officials said Rwandan soldiers and artillery had supported attacks by the M23 rebel group. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

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

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