News Roundup 7/21/21

by | Jul 21, 2021

News Roundup 7/21/21

by | Jul 21, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Fifteen percent of the Air Force fleet of F-35s are without engines. [Link]
  • An Arlington Texas police officer shot and killed a young woman. She was lying in the grass when the officer attempted to shoot a dog and missed. [Link]
  • Senators Lee, Murphy, and Sanders introduce a new bill that is intended to rein in the president’s war powers. [Link]

Caribbean 

  • Ariel Henry was sworn in as Prime Minister. He recently received the backing of Western powers. [Link]
  • The White House formed a working group to look at reopening remittance to Cuba. However, the Biden Administration is concerned about the fee the Cuban government collects. [Link]

Great Power

  • The US and Germany are close to signing an agreement over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. The US would not sanction Germany for importing Russian energy. In exchange, Germany will agree to sanction Russia for meddling in Ukraine and Germany will invest in Ukraine. [Link]
  • The US and Bulgaria are engaged in the Falcon Defender 21 war games. [Link]
  • The Biden Administration warned Americans against traveling to Russia and will not process visas for Russians in Russia. [Link]
  • China denies involvement in the cyberattack on Microsoft and accused the US of attempting to hack China for over a decade. [Link]
  • The UK and Japan announce two UK warships will be permanently deployed in the region. [Link]

Israel

  • Israel wants the US to use anti-BDS laws against Ben and Jerry’s ice cream because of the decision by the company not to sell ice cream in the occupied West Bank. [Link]
  • Israel fired shells into southern Lebanon after the rocket fire landed on Israel’s side of the border. [Link]
  • Recent Israeli airstrikes in Syria killed at least five. [Link]

Somalia

  • The US carried out airstrikes in Somalia. The Biden Administration claims they targeted al-Shabaab. This is the first report of Biden bombing Somalia.  [Link]

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