News Roundup 7/17/20

by | Jul 17, 2020

News Roundup 7/17/20

by | Jul 17, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Missouri adopts a new anti-BDS law. [Link]
  • A video surfaced of a NY police officer beating a homeless man for no reason. [Link]
  • A Michigan judge sentenced a 15-year-old girl to juvenile detention for failing to complete online schoolwork during Covid-19. [Link]
  • The US approves the sale of $163.3 million in Raytheon-made torpedoes to Germany and Belgium. [Link]
  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announces the Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction will no longer receive an exemption from US sanctions. [Link]

Korea

  • White House sources say Trump wants to make a deal with North Korea. [Link]
  • South Korea revokes the licenses of two groups that send balloons with information and food over the border to North Korea. The balloons have been a recent cause of tension between North and South Korea. [Link]

China

  • Taiwan holds a live-fire drill in the South China Sea. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • Afghan war criminal Abdul Dostum was given the highest rank in the Afghan Army. [Link]

Egypt

  • Egypt’s leader says his country could enter into the conflict in Libya. He called a recent offensive by the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord is unacceptable. Libyan tribal leaders loyal to the Libyan National Army gave approval for an Egyptian military offensive. [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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