News Roundup 9/7/2022

by | Sep 6, 2022

News Roundup 9/7/2022

by | Sep 6, 2022

US News

  • The White House is considering recommending annual covid boosters. Reuters
  • Unsealed FBI documents reveal Senator Burr and his family made stock trades worth millions of dollars in the lead-up to the Covid lockdowns. At the time, Burr had non-public information about the government’s assessment of covid. CNBC
  • The Pentagon is planning to test an intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday. Defense News
  • Joe Biden called new UK Prime Minister Liz Truss to reaffirm America’s special relationship with the UK. The Hill

Russia

  • The White House said on Tuesday that President Biden has decided not to designate Russia as a “state sponsor of terrorism” despite pressure from Congress to slap the label on Moscow. AWC
  • The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Tuesday issued a report on the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) that called for the establishment of “a nuclear safety and security protection zone” around the Russian-controlled plant. AWC
  • Estonian Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur told Business Insider that Russia’s neighbors are close to turning the Baltic Sea into a “NATO sea.” If Sweden and Finland join NATO, it would mean every nation on the Baltic Sea except for Russia would be a member of the US-led military alliance. Pevkur said this could turn the waters into an “inner sea of NATO” even though parts of the Baltic Sea are considered international waters. AWC
  • China and India bought $158 billion in oil from Russia from February to August. AP
  • China will begin paying for Russian gas in yuan and roubles. AJ
  • Russia says the US is at fault for Europe’s rising gas prices. Reuters

China

  • Taiwan said three Chinese fighter jets crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait. Reuters

Middle East

  • The State Department says it will press Israel to review its policies in response to the murder of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Israel released a report saying one of its soldiers may have accidentally shot Akleh. The Institute
  • Ben and Jerry’s is making another attempt to prevent its parent company, Unilever from selling its assets to an Israeli firm. Unilevel is selling Ben and Jerry’s Israeli ice cream business because the Ben and Jerry’s board decided not to sell ice cream in West Bank settlements. MEE
  • Standing next to an F-35 fighter jet, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid on Tuesday issued a threat to Iran, warning the Islamic Republic that it could soon feel Israel’s “long arm.” AWC
  • On Tuesday, Israeli airstrikes in Syria targeted the Aleppo International Airport for the second time within a week. Syrian state media reported that the strikes put the airport out of commission. AWC
  • Dozens of people were killed in attacks by al-Qaeda fighters in southern Yemen. AWC

Congo

  • At least one person was killed in anti-US protests in the Congo. Reuters

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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