News Roundup 7/15/19

by | Jul 15, 2019

News Roundup 7/15/19

by | Jul 15, 2019

US News 

  • Sources say Trump is close to removing Dan Coats as Director of National Intelligence. [Link] 
  • A Florida police officer has been fired for repeatedly punching a handcuffed man in the face. [Link]
  • The police officer who murdered unarmed Daniel Shaver has been allowed to retire medically and now collects $2500 a month. [Link]
  • Twitter suspends the pro-Julian Assange @Unity4J account. [Link]
  • The Pentagon is looking to develop programs to boost the US controlled rare earth mineral production. The Pentagon reports China dominates the market, and the US needs the minerals for military equipment. [Link]

Spain

  • The leader of Catalonia is facing a trial for ‘displaying separatist propaganda.’ [Link]

Middle East

  • Israeli airstrikes destroyed the lives of hundreds of innocent Palestinians in Gaza. [Link]
  • The UK is sending a second warship to the Persian Gulf. [Link]
  • Documents released by FOIA show the FBI was spying on Iranian Americans after the US shot down an Iranian passenger plane. [Link]
  • Turkey has received its first parts of the S-400 missile system from Russia. [Link]
  • Hezbollah’s leader says his group has removed some forces from Syria. [Link]

Somalia

  • Al-Shabaab attacked a hotel in Mogadishu, killing 26 people. [Link]

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