News Roundup 8/27/20

by | Aug 27, 2020

News Roundup 8/27/20

by | Aug 27, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • DNA evidence proves a man who spent 37 years in prison for rape is innocent. [Link]
  • The cost of US nuclear weapons will skyrocket if the New State Treaty falls apart. The treaty is set to expire in 2021, and it will cost nearly half a trillion dollars. [Link]
  • Secretary of Defense Esper says the US is still looking for complete denuclearization of North Korea. [Link]


  • Sweden is militarizing a mostly tourist destination island in the Black Sea. The island is located near the Russian enclave Kaliningrad. [Link]


  • China conducts a live-fire missile tests in the South China Sea as a warning to the US. [Link]
  • US engagement and weapon sales to Taiwan are putting Taiwan in China’s crosshairs. [Link]


  • Peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government are set to start in September. [Link]
  • Taliban members are accused of killing four civilians while in a gunfight with the Afghan Army. [Link]

Middle East

  • Saudi de facto ruler MbS decided not to attend a meeting in Washington with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. MbS decided to pull out of the deal once the details were leaked. [Link]
  • Iran met with the IAEA and agreed to inspections of two sites in Iran. [Link]
  • Four US soldiers were injured when their vehicle was struck by a Russian military vehicle in Syria. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, assistant editor of and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter.

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