News Roundup 6/28/19

by | Jun 28, 2019

News Roundup 6/28/19

by | Jun 28, 2019

US News

  • Stephanie Grisham is named the new Press Secretary. [Link] 
  • The head of Customs and Border Patrol, John Sanders, steps down. [Link] 
  • Rep Duncan Hunter used campaign money to fund an affair. [Link] 
  • An Appeals Court rules the government is responsible for the information of 22 million people being stolen. [Link] 
  • Illinois legalizes marijuana and expunged hundreds of thousands of marijuana convictions. [Link] 


  • Mexico deploys 15,000 troops to their northern border. [Link] 


  • NATO backs the US decision to leave the INF Treaty. NATO threatened to take actions against Russia is Russia does not destroy a missile the US alleges violates the INF Treaty. [Link] 

Korean Peace

  • The US and North Korea have been engaging in behind the scenes talks. The talks may lead to a third summit. [Link] 


  • In an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, Mike Pompeo says the US hopes to have a peace deal with the Taliban done by September 1st. [Link] 
  • Two US soldiers died in Afghanistan. [Link] 
  • The Afghan War IG says US mismanagement in distributing money has set back the war effort. [Link] 

Middle East

  • Senator Warren attacks Trump’s Iran policy. [Link] 
  • Iran speeds up its rate of enriching uranium after Europe failed to meet a deadline set by Iran. [Link] 
  • France says the US is not serious about talks with Iran and France has independent interests. [Link] 
  • Secretary of Energy Rick Perry says the US will not sell Saudi Arabia nuclear technology without a non-proliferation agreement. [Link] 
  • A Turkish soldier was killed in Afrin Syria. [Link]

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