News Roundup 7/24/20

by | Jul 24, 2020

News Roundup 7/24/20

by | Jul 24, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Twitter said the hackers that tweeted a scam from several high profile accounts were also able to read direct messages from 36 accounts. [Link]
  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard added an amendment to the 2021 NDAA that calls for a study on the effectiveness of sanctions. [Link]
  • The Senate passed its version of the 2021 NDAA. [Link]
  • Detroit’s police chief admits that the city’s facial recognition program misidentified the suspect almost all of the time. [Link]
  • The US announces sanctions against two Venezuelans for supporting Maduro. [Link]

Ukraine

  • Negotiations between Ukraine and Russia produced a ceasefire for the Ukrainian Civil War that will take effect July 27th. [Link]

Korea

  • The incoming South Korea Unification Minister says his country should not hold military drills with the US as they undermine peace efforts. [Link]

China

  • China ordered the US to close its consulate in Chengdu in response to the US ordering China to close a consulate in the US. [Link]
  • China and India are set to meet for more talks about de-escalating their border conflict. [Link]

Middle East

  • A US general says ISIS is not resurging in Iraq and this will allow the US to reduce troop levels. [Link]
  • A US F-15 buzzed an Iranian civilian plane over Syria. The dangerous US actions caused several people on the plane to be injured when the place took evasive maneuvers. [Link]

Mali

  • A French soldier was killed in Mali. [Link]

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