News Roundup 7/27/21

by | Jul 27, 2021

News Roundup 7/27/21

by | Jul 27, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The VA will require 115,000 healthcare employees to get vaccinated. [Link]
  • Venezuela says a US military plane violated its airspace along the border with Colombia. [Link]

Great Power

  • The US will meet with Russian officials for arms control talks in Geneva this week. [Link]
  • The US is moving dozens of military aircraft to Guam for the Pacific Iron 21 war games. [Link]
  • China hit the US with retaliatory sanctions. Former Trump Administration official Wilbur Ross was among those sanctioned. [Link]
  • Wendy Sherman held talks with Chinese officials. [Link]
  • Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will travel to several southeastern Asian countries to build partnerships against China. [Link]
  • The UK aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth enters the South China Sea. [Link]

North Korea

  • Wendy Sherman, the Deputy Secretary of State, says the US has offered to open negotiations with North Korea. [Link]
  • North and South Korea agree to restore a hotline between the two countries. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • Pakistan reopens a border crossing with Afghanistan that is controlled by the Taliban. [Link]
  • Four Afghan journalists were arrested for spreading propaganda. [Link]

Middle East

  • Biden met with Iraq’s president and announced the role of US troops in Iraq would change but they would not be leaving the country. [Link]
  • An Iraqi paramilitary’s weapons depot was hit with two drone strikes. [Link]
  • Houthi fighters are making some gains in central Yemen. [Link]

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