News Roundup 6/3/20

by | Jun 3, 2020

News Roundup 6/3/20

by | Jun 3, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • A security guard was shot and killed by looters at a St. Louis pawn shop. [Link]
  • The Department of Justice gave the DEA the authority to carry out covert surveillance of the George Floyd protest movement. [Link]
  • One thousand six hundred soldiers are on standby in DC in case the government wants to deploy them against protesters. [Link]
  • Rep Adam Schiff is blocking an amendment in the House that would prevent warrantless spying on internet search histories. [Link]

Asia

  • Russian President Putin signed a new nuclear warfare document saying Russia could respond to a conventional attack with nuclear weapons. [Link]
  • The Pentagon has accepted a South Korean proposal for South Korea to pay the salary of South Koreans working for the US. [Link]
  • The President of the Philippines has reversed course and will now keep an agreement with the US that allows for American soldiers to be in the Philippines. [Link]

Afghanistan 

  • The Afghan government reports a significant drop in violence since a three-day ceasefire started last week. [Link]
  • Two people were killed in Afghanistan by a bomb planted at a mosque. The Taliban denied involvement. [Link]

Africa

  • The UN says warring parties in Libya have agreed to restart ceasefire talks. [Link]
  • Five civilians were killed in a Libyan park by mortar fire. [Link]
  • Twenty-five people were killed when militants attacked a market in Burkina Faso. [Link]
  • The Congo reports a new Ebola outbreak. [Link]

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