News Roundup 9/3/19

by | Sep 3, 2019

News Roundup 9/3/19

by | Sep 3, 2019

US News

  • Two former New York police officers got only probation for raping an 18-year-old girl. The officers detained the girl for drugs, then claimed she had consensual sex with them. [Link]
  • James Bovard explains why mandatory gun buyback will not work in the US. [Link]
  • Kentucky passes a law that allows the state to discriminate against people who support the BDS movement. [Link]
  • While visiting Poland, Mike Pence calls for allies to stay vigilant against Russia. [Link]

Venezuela

  • Peru is cracking down on Venezuelans entering their country. [Link]

Hong Kong

  • Moon of Alabama breaks down how the media is misleading presenting stories about violence during the Hong Kong protests. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The Taliban claim responsibility for a car bombing in Kabul that killed at least five people. [Link]
  • The US will withdraw 5,000 troops from Afghanistan and close several bases in the first 135 days of the peace agreement. [Link]

Israel

  • Hezbollah destroyed an Israeli military vehicle. Hezbollah was expected to attack Israel in response to an Israeli drone attack in Beirut. [Link]
  • Hezbollah’s leader says news rules are in place with Israel. [Link]

Middle East

  • Iran confirms that a satellite rocket test failed last week. Trump tweeted about the rocket test last week claiming the US was not involved in the failure. [Link]
  • Iran says it is closing some gaps with France in nuclear deal negotiations. [Link]
  • Iraq revokes the broadcasting licenses for a US media organization because of a story the outlet ran claiming corruption in Iraq’s religious establishment. [Link]
  • The Saudi coalition bombed a Houthi jail in Yemen. Over 100 people were killed in the strike. [Link]

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