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News Roundup 12/10/18

by | Dec 10, 2018

News Roundup 12/10/18

by | Dec 10, 2018

  • Trump says Chief of Staff John Kelly will step down at the end of the year. [Link]
  • Trump will nominate William Barr to Attorney General. [Link]
  • Trump wants to increase the Pentagon budget to $750 billion. [Link]
  • Trump nominates Gen Mark Milley to be the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. [Link]
  • French police deploy armored vehicles and tear gas against protesters. [Link] France deployed 89,000 police and 8,000 riot police. [Link] Over 1,700 people were attested in the latest round of protests. [Link]
  • A Marine has died from a collision between an F-18 and KC-130. Five Marines are still missing off the coast of Japan. [Link]
  • Mikhail Gorbachev discusses his relationship with George HW Bush and the current US/Russian relationship. [Link]
  • General Dunford says there has been no discussion of a military response to the Kerch Strait incident. [Link]
  • Sanctions on North Korea are preventing South Korea from opening a diplomatic post in North Korea. [Link]
  • Russia and OPEC agree to cut oil production by 1.2 million bpd. [Link]
  • Israel threatens to attack Hezbollah targets in Lebanon. [Link]
  • 14 Afghan soldiers were killed and 21 captured in attacks by the Taliban. [Link] In a separate attack the Taliban kill eight and capture nine Afghan soldiers. [Link]
  • An Afghan election monitor determines all Kabul ballots casts during the October parliamentary election should be invalid. [Link]
  • The Syrian air defense engages targets over Damascus. [Link]
  • Yemen peace talks are focused on a prisoner exchange.[Link]
  • A State Department official says the US withdrawing support for the Saudi coalition sends the wrong message. [Link]
  • A Debate and a vote is expected on a Yemen War Powers resolution this week. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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