News Roundup 9/1/20

by | Sep 1, 2020

News Roundup 9/1/20

by | Sep 1, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The NYT ran a story claiming that Ron Rosenstein limited the scope of Mueller’s investigation. A top prosecutor from Mueller’s office said the NYT story was false. [Link]
  • US Special Representative to Venezuela, Elliot Abrams, says the US is ready to tighten sanctions on Venezuela. [Link]

Europe

  • Turkey is demanding Greece demilitarize the island of Kastellorizo. Kastellorizo is located off of Turkey’s coast. [Link]

China

  • The US says it is starting economic talks with Taiwan to strengthen the relationship. [Link]
  • A US State Department official says the US is looking to formalize ties with Japan, India, and Australia in a NATO-like treaty. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • House Democrats demand the State and Defense Departments send people to testify on Afghanistan. [Link]
  • The Taliban claim they did not fire a recent rocket attack that houses US troops. The US said the attack was a violation of the peace agreement. The Taliban are investigating the attack. [Link]

Middle East

  • Lebanon’s President Michael Anon announced Mustapha Adib to be Prime Minister. Adib will have to form a government that gets approval from parliament. [Link]
  • Qatar mediated a deal between Hamas and Israel to end Israeli bombing and Hamas rocket attacks. [Link]
  • Israeli airstrikes kill at least six in southern Syria. [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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