News Roundup 9/14/18

  • The US budget deficit is $898 billion over the past 11 months. [Link]
  • The State Department approves a $2.6 billion weapon sale to South Korea. [Link]
  • The State Department pushed Twitter to ban an Iraqi politician. [Link]
  • Two Russians charged by the UK of poisoning of the Skripals deny the accusations. [Link]
  • Spain will move forward with a sale of bombs to Saudi Arabia. Spain paused the sale last week. [Link]
  • Turkey moves additional special forces and tanks into Idlib, Syria. [Link]
  • At least 15 Afghan security forces were killed in two Taliban attacks. [Link]
  • Afghan peace talks are stalled because the US is demanding to retain at least two bases in Afghanistan. The Taliban demand that the US keeps no bases in Afghanistan. [Link]
  • The UN warns the humanitarian situation in Yemen is quickly getting worse. [Link]
  • A Saudi airstrike kills 20 civilians in Hodeida. Most of the dead are children. [Link]
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