News Roundup 9/2/20

by | Sep 2, 2020

News Roundup 9/2/20

by | Sep 2, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The DEA stole $43,000 from Stacy Jones as she attempted to travel through an airport. Jones is now a part of a class-action lawsuit against the DEA. [Link]
  • Facial recognition systems make a large number of errors when people wear masks. [Link]
  • The Department of Justice issues new rules to limit spying on presidential campaigns. [Link]
  • Head of Fort Hood, Maj. General Scott Efflandt, loses his post after several deaths around the base. [Link]
  • The Pentagon expects China to double its nuclear weapons over the next ten years. The Pentagon believes China currently has over 200 nuclear warheads. [Link]

Europe

  • The US is considering sanctions on Belarus. [Link]
  • Secretary of State Pompeo says the US will lift the arms embargo on Cyprus. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The Afghan government reports releasing the final 100 Taliban prisoners a part of the prisoner exchange outlined the US/Taliban agreement. The Afghan government has been dragging its feet on releasing these prisoners labeling the detainees “dangerous.” [Link]

Middle East

  • Israel gave $6.6 million to US groups that push for anti-BDS laws. [Link]
  • The death toll from an Israeli airstrike in Syria increases to 11. At least one civilian was killed. [Link]
  • Isa Blumi says the Saudis are targeting dams in northern Yemen. The destruction of the dams will harm the ability for Yemen to produce food. [Link]

Africa

  • French forces killed a civilian in Mali. France says the soldiers were attempting to fire a warning shot. [Link]
  • The Sudanese government signed a deal with three militant groups. Two other major militias did not sign on to the agreement. [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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