News Roundup 9/29/20

by | Sep 29, 2020

News Roundup 9/29/20

by | Sep 29, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Rand Paul and Thomas Massie are working with Democrats on ending the president’s ability to shut down the internet. [Link]
  • A member of Mueller’s special counsel says he always doubted the Russian collusion story, and the investigation had a “get Trump” vibe. [Link]
  • The Pentagon is considering increasing the Navy fleet to 500 ships. [Link]

China

  • Taiwan carried out missile tests as tensions with China continue to rise. [Link]
  • A judge blocks Trump’s TikTok ban. [Link]
  • Over 3,500 American companies are suing Trump over $300 billion in tariffs on Chinese products. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The US Envoy to Afghanistan reports the Taliban will not accept a ceasefire before a political settlement is reached. [Link]

Armenia

  • Armenia and Azerbaijan are nearing war over a disputed enclave. [Link]
  • On the second day of fighting, at least 55 people were killed. [Link]

Middle East

  • Israeli media reports Sudan and Oman could normalize relations with Israel this week. [Link]
  • The US is threatening to close its embassy in Iraq because of rockets falling near the building. [Link] 
  • The US is increasingly using Hellfire missiles equipped with swords for drone strikes in Syria. [Link]
  • Sky News documents a recent Saudi massacre of 9 civilians in Yemen. Saudi used an American made bomb. [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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