News Roundup 6/25/20

by | Jun 25, 2020

News Roundup 6/25/20

by | Jun 25, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Jamaal Bowman defeats high ranking House Democrat Elliot Engel. [Link]
  • A black man in Michigan was wrongfully arrested after being identified by facial recognition. He was held for 30 hours before being released on bail. [Link]
  • The FBI doubles down on contracts with companies that monitor social media. [Link]
  • 400 National Guards troops were deployed to DC to protest statues. [Link]
  • The DC Circuit Court orders the charges against Michael Flynn dropped. [Link]
  • A federal grand jury returned another superseding indictment on Julian Assange. The new indictment does not add new changes, but it extends the scope of the alleged conspiracy. The DoJ is claiming Assange instructed the leader of the hacking group LulzSec to carry out hacks and give WikiLeaks information. [Link]

Europe

  • Trump met with the Polish president in the first in-person meeting with a world leader since the Covid outbreak. The meeting could result in a new US/Poland defense agreement that deploys US troops to Poland. [Link]
  • Kosovo’s president was accused of war crimes by the Hague. [Link]

Middle East

  • The US says Russia and China will be isolated at the UN if those countries continue to oppose the US effort to extend the arms embargo on Iran. [Link]
  • The US sanctioned five Iranian ship captains for delivering oil to Venezuela. [Link]
  • Secretary of State Pompeo says it is Israel’s decision to annex the West Bank or not. [Link]
  • Turkey’s president says Bolton’s book is misleading and manipulative. [Link]
  • One Turkish soldier was killed by gunfire from the Iranian side of the border. It is unclear who killed the soldier. [Link]
  • A US official says ISIS is becoming a global network to promote extremism. [Link]

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