News Roundup 8/12/20

by | Aug 12, 2020

News Roundup 8/12/20

by | Aug 12, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • A Tennessee court strikes down a state law that required barbers to have a high school diploma. [Link]
  • Seattle’s police chief announced she will retire after the police department’s budget was cut by less than 1%. [Link]
  • Joe Biden selected Kamala Harris as his running mate. [Link]
  • Germany objected to a letter from three US Senators threatening sanctions on Germany if it continued to allow Russian ships to dock at their ports. [Link]

China

  • The US warns Serbia against buying Chinese made air defense. [Link]
  • China and the US are looking to de-escalate tensions in the South China Sea. China ordered its soldiers not to fire the first shot. [Link]

Middle East

  • The US significantly revised its UN resolution to extend the arms embargo on Iran. The US hopes the watered-down revision can pass the UNSC. [Link]
  • A Turkish drone strike in Iraq killed two Iraqi border guards and the driver of their vehicle. [Link]
  • The new State Department IG report on weapon sales to Saudi Arabia found the Trump administration tried to conceal civilian deaths in Yemen. [Link]
  • The head of the Saudi-backed Yemeni government traveled to the US for healthcare. [Link]

South Sudan

  • At least 81 people were killed during a government attempt to disarm a youth militia in South Sudan. The dead include 55 government soldiers and 26 civilians. [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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