News Roundup 6/4/18

by | Jun 4, 2018

News Roundup 6/4/18

by | Jun 4, 2018

  • The newest aircraft carrier, USS Ford, has another major problem in the propulsion system. [Link]
  • Google will not renew a contract with the Pentagon to develop AI tech for drones. [Link]
  • The US vetoes a Kuwaiti UN Security Council resolution that condemns the Israeli killing of Palestinians. The US proposed a resolution that condemned Hamas for the death of Palestinians. The US resolution failed to gain support from any other UNSC member. [Link]
  • The death toll in months-long protests in Nicaragua hits 100. 16 people were killed Wednesday. [Link]
  • Ecuador’s President says Julian Assange will be allowed to stay in UK embassy as long as Assange meets conditions set by Ecuador. The conditions include not engaging in politics on Twitter. [Link]
  • Romania and Lithuania hosted CIA black sites. [Link]
  • Spain’s new leader socialist Pedro Sanchez takes office. [Link]
  • Catalonia selects a new government. The Catalan government is led by separatist Quim Torra. [Link]
  • NATO is building a new command center in southern Germany. [Link]
  • Trump meets with Kim Yong Chol and announces the June 12th Summit will happen. [Link]
  • Defense Secretary Mattis condemns China’s military bases on islands in the South China Sea. [Link]
  • Agents from the Philippines government killed nine members of a militia after the militia members had surrendered. The militia had previously assisted the Philippines government in fighting an ISIS-linked group. [Link]
  • Israeli snipers murder a 21-year-old female medic working in Gaza. [Link]
  • The Afghan Army frees over 100 people held prisoners by the Taliban. [Link]
  • Afghans show a lack of interest in the coming election. [Link]
  • Afghan casualties were up 42% in May. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia threatens to take military actions against Qatar if Qatar buys the S-400 missile system. [Link]
  • 12 members of a family were killed by ISIS in Iraq. [Link]
  • US airstrikes kill 20 Syrian civilians over the weekend. [Link]
  • At least 28 people have been killed in the fighting as Saudi backed forced advance towards Hodeida. [Link]
  • The US is considering giving military aid to the Saudi coalition’s offensive on Hodeida. [Link]
  • Haftar, the leader of eastern Libya, continues his brutal siege of Derna. [Link]
  • The US claims to kill 12 militants in an airstrike in Somalia. [Link]
  • Al-Shabaab fighters seize a town in central Somalia. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, assistant editor of and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter.

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