News Roundup 6/14/21

by | Jun 14, 2021

News Roundup 6/14/21

by | Jun 14, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The federal government has agreed to restore $1 billion to the state of California to build a bullet train. [Link]
  • Senator Ron Johnson was suspended by YouTube for seven days for discussing possible treatments for Covid-19. [Link]
  • The Biden administration is taking $2 billion Trump took from the Pentagon budget and repurposed for the southern border wall and giving it back to the Pentagon. [Link]

Great Power

  • During Biden’s visit to NATO, he affirmed the US “sacred obligation” to defending Europe, Canada, and Turkey. [Link]
  • The G7 expressed support for Taiwan [Link] and Ukraine. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The Taliban reject a NATO plan to deploy troops to the Kabul Airport. [Link]
  • The  Afghan government is arresting tribal elders who have mediated talks with the Taliban. [Link]

Middle East

  • After 12 years, Netanyahu has been voted out as Israel’s Prime Minister. Naftali Bennet is the new head of state. [Link]
  • Israel informed several Palestinian families that they would be displaced and their homes destroyed. Israel plans to build a theme park where the houses stand. [Link]
  • Artillery fire hit a Syrian hospital in the Turkish-occupied Afrin region. Turkey has blamed the attack on Kurdish forces. [Link]
  • The Yemeni government and the Houthi express support for talks led by Oman. [Link]

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