News Roundup 6/4/20

by | Jun 4, 2020

News Roundup 6/4/20

by | Jun 4, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

George Floyd Protests

  • The charges against Derek Chauvin have been upgraded to second-degree murder. The three other police officers who assisted in the murder have been charged. [Link]
  • Secretary of Defense Mark Esper says he does not support using the Insurrection Act. [Link]
  • Esper decided Wednesday afternoon to keep troops in the capital for another 24 hours. [Link]
  • As many as 3,000 protesters gathered outside the US embassy in Greece. Some of the protesters threw firebombs at the embassy. [Link]

US News

  • Rod Rosenstein says that he would not have signed the Carter Page FISA warrant if he knew the information the FBI hid. [Link]
  • The US will deploy about 45 soldiers to Colombia to aid in fighting the drug war. [Link]
  • Trump plans to block Chinese planes from flying to the US. [Link]
  • The US plans to restrict the activities of four Chinese media organizations operating in the US. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The Bureau of Investigative Journalism looked at ten US airstrikes in Afghanistan. The finding found over 100 dead civilians, including 70 children. [Link]

Middle East

  • The US is softening its support for Israel’s annexation of the West Bank. [Link]
  • Iran signs a two-year contract to export energy to Iraq. The US has sanctioned the Iranian energy sector, however, Iraq has been given waivers to continue to import Iranian energy. [Link]

Africa

  • Libya’s warring parties are expected to begin talks. [Link]
  • The Libyan National Army has completely withdrawn from Tripoli. The Government of National Accord now controls the entire capital. The LNA started the assault on the capital over a year ago. [Link]
  • The CODECO militia killed 16 civilians in the Congo. [Link]

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