News Roundup 9/8/20

by | Sep 8, 2020

News Roundup 9/8/20

by | Sep 8, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Kevin Gosztola breaks down the first day of Assange’s extradition hearing. [Link]
  • The criminal justice reform law FIRST STEP Act resulted in the release or reduced sentence of 7,000 prisoners. [Link]
  • Trump says Pentagon leaders want to fight wars to enrich weapons makers. [Link]
  • The Pentagon awards the $10 billion contract for JEDI – a cloud system for the military – to Microsoft, again. Microsoft was awarded the contract last October, but Amazon sued. [Link]

Bolivia

  • A Bolivian court rules that the former president Evo Morales, who was ousted by a coup, cannot run for a Senate seat. [Link]

Russia

  • Russia scrambled several fighter jets to respond to a US B-52 near its border. [Link]
  • Georgia hosts 2,800 NATO troops for war games. [Link]

Middle East

  • Israel demands the US sell it more advanced weapons because the UAE will likely be able to purchase the F-35. [Link]
  • The IAEA says it is aiding Saudi Arabia as it is preparing to adopt nuclear energy. [Link]
  • The eight men convicted by Saudi Arabia of murdering and dismembering Jamal Kashoggi have had their death sentences overturned. [Link]
  • Fighting in northern Yemen kills 24. [Link]
  • Three members of the Somali army were killed and one US special forces soldier was seriously wounded by a car bomb near their base. [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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