News Roundup 7/14/20

by | Jul 14, 2020

News Roundup 7/14/20

by | Jul 14, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • A fire injured twenty-one people on the USS Bonhomme. The ship is docked in San Diego. [Link]
  • The federal government ran an $867 billion deficit in June. The US is running a $2.7 trillion deficit for the year. With three months left in the year, the current deficit is near twice the previous high. [Link]
  • Israeli advocacy groups are taking Covid bailouts. [Link]
  • The US is targeting Venezuela’s shipping industry with sanctions. [Link]

China

  • After the US sanctioned Chinese officials, China announced retaliatory sanctions against the US. [Link]
  • Chinese scholars are suggesting the country should act more aggressively against the US in the South China Sea. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The NYT continues to push discredited theories about Russia arming the Taliban. [Link]
  • Taliban attack on an Afghan government compound killed ten members of Afghan security forces. [Link]
  • Australian special forces were found to have killed ten unarmed civilians in Afghanistan. The slaughter took place during 2012. [Link]

Middle East

  • A Lebanese man – who was in prison in the US for supporting Hezbollah – was released. His release was secured by indirect talks between the US and Iran. [Link]
  • A roadside bomb hit a joint Russian/Turkish patrol in Syria. [Link]
  • The Houthi claim they have destroyed targets within Saudi Arabia by drone and missile attacks. [Link]

Africa

  • Turkey says it is not against a ceasefire in Libya because the Government of National Accord – backed by Turkey – would not benefit from the truce. [Link]
  • The US supports the Mali and Burkina Faso governments as their military are increasingly shown to be engaging in mass killings. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

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

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