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News Roundup 1/27/2023

News Roundup 1/27/2023

US News Released this week as part of an effort to kickstart his presidential campaign, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo caused considerable controversy in addressing, and ultimately dismissing, Saudi Arabia’s 2018 assassination and dismemberment of Washington...

US Says ISIS Leader Killed in Somalia Raid

US Says ISIS Leader Killed in Somalia Raid

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Thursday said that US forces conducted a raid in northern Somalia that resulted in the killing of a senior ISIS leader, Bilal al-Sudani, in a rare US operation in the country that didn’t target al-Shabaab.

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Russia The German foreign intelligence service assesses that Kiev is losing a "three-digit number" of soldiers daily, according to a report in Der Spiegel. Berlin informed politicians of the assessment during a secret meeting this week. AWC The Pentagon has decided to...

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News Roundup 1/11/2023

US News Republicans in the House are divided over a deal Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) made with conservative GOP members to secure enough votes to win the speakership that could potentially bring this year’s military budget down by about $75 billion, although the...

White House Gives Somalia Millions in Weapons

White House Gives Somalia Millions in Weapons

The US announced a $9 million military assistance package to the Somali government based in Mogadishu. The Joe Biden administration hopes the Somali military will use the weapons against al-Shabaab.  A statement by US Africa Command on Sunday said the package includes...

News Roundup 1/27/2023

News Roundup 1/9/2023

Venezuela The Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC has followed up on the ouster of opposition figure Juan Guido, announcing that they will close the facility. AWC Russia The State Department on Thursday rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin’s order for a...

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US News President Biden on Friday signed the massive $858 billion 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which is $45 billion more than he requested. AWC Russia The CIA has been using a European NATO country’s intelligence services to conduct sabotage attacks...

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Russia Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has again come out in favor of negotiations to end the war in Ukraine in an article for The Spectator titled “How to Avoid Another World War.” AWC One civilian was killed, another eight people were wounded, and a...

News Roundup 1/27/2023

News Roundup 11/15/2022

US News The FBI bought the Israeli spyware Pegasus. The FBI Director Chris Wray says the spyware was never deployed. NYT Russia Citing unnamed administration officials, the report said that Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan...

News Roundup 1/27/2023

News Roundup 11/8/2022

US News The US and Canada sanctioned the head of the Haitian Senate over alleged ties to drugs and gangs. Reuters The State Department offered three separate one million bounties for men accused of being Haitian gang leaders. Press Release Bill LaPlante, the...

News Roundup 1/27/2023

News Roundup 11/1/2022

Americas The White House is considering holding Haitian migrants at the US in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Hill Lula wins Brazil’s presidential election. The Hill Russia The Kremlin said Saturday that talks over the war in Ukraine must first be held with the US as...

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