News Roundup 9/23/21

by | Sep 23, 2021

News Roundup 9/23/21

by | Sep 23, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • A draft meeting on an upcoming EU-US summit suggests Western governments are attempting to have more control over big tech. [Link]
  • A US court orders Facebook to release information to investigators in Gambia looking to use the posts as evidence in their ICC case against Myanmar officials responsible for the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya. [Link]

Latin America

  • The US Envoy to Haiti, Daniel Foote, resigned over Biden’s decision to deport Haitian migrants. [Link]
  • The US announced $336 million in aid to Venezuela. [Link]

China

  • The Air Force Secretary, Frank Kendell, says China could put weapons in space and attack the US. [Link]

Israel

  • Florida will boycott Ben and Jerry’s parent company over the ice cream company’s decision not to sell their products in West Bank settlements. [Link]
  • Progressive Democrats forced party leadership to remove $1 billion in additional aid to Israel from a stopgap spending bill. Now the leadership of the Democratic Party has introduced a separate aid bill to get the $1 billion to Israel for its Iron Dome. [Link] 
  • The US and Israel held a secret meeting about what to do if talks to save the Iran nuclear agreement do not resume. [Link]

Middle East

  • Turkey sends more troops to Idlib, Syria. [Link]
  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced nearly $300 million in aid to Yemen. [Link]
  • The House is expected to vote on two amendments to the 2022 NDAA that would limit the US role in the War in Yemen. [Link]

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