News Roundup 7/28/21

by | Jul 28, 2021

News Roundup 7/28/21

by | Jul 28, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The CDC issued new guidance calling for vaccinated Americans to wear masks in some circumstances and that all students and staff wear masks at school. [Link]
  • Tech companies plan to create a database to identify and deplatform extremist content. Other tech companies, like Paypal, will begin working with the ADL to identify people to remove from the platform. [Link]
  • Two Colorado police officers were arrested for brutalizing a man. One officer pistol-whipped, beat, and threatened to kill a man while the other officer watched. [Link]
  • Biden says Russia is attempting to interfere in the 2022 election. [Link]
  • Biden says the US could end up in a shooting war as a result of a cyberattack on the US. [Link]

Haiti

  • A top security official for the assassinated Haitian president has been arrested for suspicion of being involved in the plot. [Link]

China

  • The Pentagon reports it is concerned about China building new nuclear weapons silos. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The US has carried out about a dozen airstrikes against the Taliban in the past week. CENTCOM expects the increased pace of bombings to continue. [Link]
  • The US and NATO pledge to give the Aghan military $4 billion a year until 2024. [Link]

Middle East

  • Israel reports its soldiers killed a Palestinian in the West Bank who approached the soldiers with an iron bar. [Link]
  • Israel launches a “maximum pressure” campaign against Ben and Jerry’s parent company. [Link]
  • Iraq’s Shia militias welcome the Biden announcement that US troops are shifting to a training role. [Link]
  • Several Iraqi political parties are pulling out of the coming October election. The decisions are creating a legitimacy crisis for the election. [Link]
  • A US official told Politico that Biden has no plans to remove the 900 US troops deployed in northeastern Syria. [Link]

Africa

  • Biden is seeking to increase US investments in Africa to counter China. [Link]
  • Fifty-seven people died off the coast of Libya attempting to cross to Europe. [Link]
  • The Ethiopian and Somali governments report militants from Ethiopia’s Afar region killed hundreds of people in Ethiopia’s Somali region. [Link]
  • Armed men on motorbikes killed 14 people during a raid on a village in Niger. [Link]

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