News Roundup 6/23/20

by | Jun 23, 2020

News Roundup 6/23/20

by | Jun 23, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The NYPD police commissioner says that police officers who ran their SUVs through crowds of protesters did not violate department policy. [Link]
  • BlueLeaks releases millions of police documents. [Link]
  • Los Angeles International Airport will begin screening travelers temperatures. [Link]
  • Trump extends immigration and visa restrictions through the end of 2020. [Link]

Venezuela

  • Trump said he would be open to meeting Venezuelan leader Maduro. [Link] Trump then walked back his statement saying he would only meet with Maduro as Maduro was on his way out of office. [Link]
  • The White House Press Secretary says Trump still recognizes Juan Guaido as President of Venezuela and has not lost faith in him. [Link]

Great Power

  • The US will name four Chinese media outlets as foreign embassies. The label will restrict their activities in the US. [Link]
  • The US and Russia met to begin talks on renewing the New Start Treaty. [Link]
  • Trump wants to negotiate a wide-ranging nuclear weapons agreement, not just a limitation on strategic weapons. The US also wants a new deal to include China. [Link]
  • House Republicans urge Trump to reverse his decision on capping troop levels in Germany at 25,000. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The Afghan government reports the Taliban killed 291 Afghan security forces in the past week. [Link]

Middle East

  • Gareth Porter explains how Israel leveraged dubious evidence to get the IAEA to place new demands on Iran. [Link]
  • Saudi Crown Prince MbS is attempting to force an exiled Saudi to return to the country. MbS believes the former intelligence official has documents that could expose his rivals and damage him. [Link]
  • Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE criticize Turkey for its attacking the PKK in northern Iraq. [Link]
  • The Saudi-backed Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council agree to a ceasefire. [Link]

Related Articles

Related

News Roundup 7/9/20

News Roundup 7/9/20

US News MIT and Harvard file a lawsuit against a Trump decision to bar foreign students from remaining in the US if they are only taking online classes. [Link] The California prison system moved prisoners with coronavirus to the San Quentin Prison. A third of the...

read more
News Roundup 7/8/20

News Roundup 7/8/20

US News A new law in northeastern Italy gives the government the power to arrest people who refuse Covid treatment. [Link] CENTCOM top Gen. Kenzie says he did not see a “causative link” between the alleged Russian bounties to the Taliban and the deaths of US soldiers...

read more
News Roundup 7/7/20

News Roundup 7/7/20

US News The NYPD culture of impunity has allowed a police officer to keep his job for 18 years and receive thousands in raises even though the officer has routinely raped people on the side of the road. The city has paid out nearly a million dollars because of the...

read more
News Roundup 7/6/20

News Roundup 7/6/20

US News Two Oklahoma police officers were charged with second-degree murder after they tased a man to death by shocking him 50 times. [Link] The anti-privacy EARN IT Act passes out of a Senate committee. [Link] The US sent two aircraft carriers into the South China...

read more
News Roundup 7/3/20

News Roundup 7/3/20

US News Jeffery Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested in New Hampshire by the FBI on charges related to the dead sex trafficker. [Link] Large US corporations are threatening to pull ads from Facebook in an effort to get the social network to censor...

read more
News Roundup 7/2/20

News Roundup 7/2/20

US News Seattle’s mayor ordered the police to clear the CHAZ. [Link] Minneapolis’ city council has spent $63,000 of taxpayer money to hire private security for themselves. [Link] A family had to demolish their home after a SWAT team destroyed it trying to remove a...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This