News Roundup 9/16/20

by | Sep 16, 2020

News Roundup 9/16/20

by | Sep 16, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The mayor of Louisville announces the taxpayers of his city will pay $12 million to the family of Breonna Taylor. So far, the police officers who murdered Taylor have not been charged. [Link]
  • Trump says he will sell advanced weapons to states that normalize relations with Israel. [Link]
  • South African intelligence says an alleged plot to assassinate a US official in South Africa is “not likely to be true.” [Link]

Japan

  • Japan selects Yoshihide Suga to be the next Prime Minister. Suga was a right-hand man to former PM Abe. Suga’s new cabinet will include half of Abe’s cabinet. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The Taliban negotiators say they are not seeking to seize power. [Link]
  • Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel at the same time Israel was signing agreements with the UAE and Bahrain. Two people were wounded by the rockets. [Link]
  • Trump wanted to take out Syrian leader Assad after a fake claim of chemical weapons in 2017. [Link]
  • Yemen’s warring parties will meet in Switzerland for talks about a potential prisoner swap. [Link]
  • The risk of famine is growing as aid cuts from the US, Saudi and UAE have reduced UN aid to Yemen by 75%. [Link]

Africa

  • The NYT wants to expand the drone war to Kenya. [Link]
  • Fifty-two inmates have starved to death in a Congolese prison this year. [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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