News Roundup 8/5/20

by | Aug 5, 2020

News Roundup 8/5/20

by | Aug 5, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Border Patrol raided an aid camp for migrants in the Arizona desert run by No More Deaths. Thirty illegal immigrants were arrested. The group believes the aid camp was targeted because No More Deaths published negative information about Border Patrol. [Link]
  • The Army is using the U-2 spy plane to relay data from F-35s to missiles. [Link]
  • US representative to Venezuela Elliot Abrams says the US will continue to support Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s president after the coming December election. [Link]
  • Trump announces plans to bring another 4,000 troops home from Afghanistan by November. If Trump follows through with his plan, troop levels will be under 5,000. [Link]
  • The US warned Egypt, France, and the UAE about supporting the Libyan National Army. [Link]

Europe

  • Polling shows 47% of Germans support Trump’s decision to remove 12,000 troops. 28% believe the troops should stay, and 25% want a complete US withdrawal. [Link]
  • NATO members are concerned over China’s sale of drones to Serbia. [Link]

Lebanon

  • A massive explosion at Lebanon’s port killed scores and injured thousands. It is believed that ammonium nitrate that was stored improperly caused the explosion. [Link]

Syria

  • US sanctions on Syria prevent Syrians from taking tests on Duolingo. [Link]
  • The Syrian Kurds report that they have not signed a deal with an American company to produce oil in the region of Syria occupied by the US and YPG. Recent reports from Al-Monitor and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said a deal had been signed with a US-based company. The Kurds say they are in talks with several American and Russian companies to produce the oil. [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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