News Roundup 9/24/20

by | Sep 24, 2020

News Roundup 9/24/20

by | Sep 24, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • A grand jury charged one of the three police officers involved in the murder of Breonna Taylor. The officer was charged for wanton endangerment for firing into Taylor’s neighbor’s apartment. [Link]
  • Kentucky’s governor announces the National Guard will enter Lexington to retain order. [Link]
  • Maine will be the first state to use rank-choice voting in a presidential election. [Link]
  • Hunter Biden received $3.5 million from Russian billionaire Elena Baturina while his dad was vice president. The transfers were uncovered in a Congressional probe but did not determine the reason for the payments. [Link]

Foreign Policy

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warns the Chinese are trying to infiltrate state, city, and local governments. [Link]
  • Trump announces new sanctions on Cuba. The sanctions prevent US citizens from spending money at properties owned by the Cuban government and prevent Americans from buying Cuban cigars and liquor. [Link]
  • The US sanctions Russians individuals and entities tied to the Internet Research Agency. [Link]
  • The US Envoy to the Netherlands is accused of election interference after holding an event for a political party at the embassy. [Link]

Afghanistan 

  • Delegates remain pessimistic about hopes for major progress at Afghan peace talks. [Link]
  • The Taliban overran a government checkpoint and killed 28 soldiers. [Link]

Middle East

  • At least 28 have been killed by fighting between the Syrian government and ISIS near Raqqa. [Link]
  • The UN cuts aid to 300 healthcare facilities and reduces food assistance in Yemen. [Link]
  • Residents report heavy fighting restarted near the key Yemeni port city Hodeida. [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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