News Roundup 6/18/20

by | Jun 18, 2020

News Roundup 6/18/20

by | Jun 18, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The Atlanta police officer who killed Rayshard Brooks has been charged with felony murder. [Link]
  • The Supreme Court declines to hear cases that question qualified immunity. [Link]
  • The Justice Department is seeking to temporarily block the release of John Bolton’s new book. [Link]
  • The Pentagon says it must ensure space dominance for future warfare. [Link]
  • The State Department approves a $600 million sale of Mark VI Patrol Boats to Ukraine. [Link]

China

  • Trump signs a bill that will require sanctions on Chinese officials who are deemed to be human rights abusers. [Link]
  • China’s top diplomat met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. China reported the meeting was productive. [Link]
  • Chinese officials signed a desire to escalate tensions with India after scores of soldiers were killed in a border dispute. [Link]

Turkey

  • Turkey continues to block NATO defense plans for Poland and the Baltic states. [Link]
  • Turkey is deploying ground troops to northern Iraq in its operation against the PKK. Iraq issued a statement condemning the invasion. [Link]
  • Turkey says it destroyed over 500 PKK targets in northern Iraq. [Link]
  • Turkey says four civilians were killed by a PKK roadside bomb in Turkey. [Link]

Middle East

  • Iran announces it successfully fired a new naval cruise missile. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia says a recent airstrike did not kill 13 civilians. [Link]
  • Human Rights Watch says the US killed seven civilians in airstrikes earlier this year. [Link]

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