News Roundup 12/1/17

  • Illinois detective tells kids they were being detained because they are white. [Link]
  • The White House starts a rumor that Rex Tillerson may soon be fired. [Link]
  • Moon of Alabama looks at the hypocritical US policy against Russian media. [Link]
  • RT loses press credentials because they were designated as a foreign agent. The loss of the press credentials means RT has lost access to Congress and the White House. [Link]
  • OPEC extends oil production cuts to the end of 2018. [Link]
  • John Kerry says Israel and Egypt pushed the US to bomb Iran in 2015. [Link]
  • In Honduras, protesters are clashing with police as the results of the presidential election. Both candidates running for president have claimed they won the election. [Link]
  • Moon of Alabama reacts to the latest North Korea missile test. [Link]
  • In Egypt’s Saini, tribal groups look to protect themselves from militants as Egyptian security forces are unable to protect them from ISIS. [Link] Africa Fyle

News Roundup 11/30/17

  • The US estimates the economy grew at 3.3% in the third quarter. [Link]
  • Philando Castile’s girlfriend settles a lawsuit with two cities for $800,000. [Link]
  • Hawaii orders medical marijuana users to voluntarily surrender their firearms. [Link]
  • The FBI attempted to manipulate a depressed young man into becoming a terrorist by posing as a young woman. [Link]
  • The US has sold $42 billion in weapons overseas in 2017. The 2017 totals are $10 billion more than in 2016. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Opposing forces in Ukraine Civil War agree to release captives. [Link]
  • The Daily Beast details the US involved massacre of Somali civilians. [Link]
  • The Daily Caller lists the times the US has been wrongfully optimistic about the Afghanistan War. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • Turkey claims to have killed PKK fighters in Northern Iraq. [Link] Iraq Fyle

News Roundup 11/29/17

  • Trump’s pick for FED Chair, Jerome Powell, pledges to continue to intervene in the US economy. [Link]
  • Harry Blain on the huge cost of US nuclear weapons. [Link]
  • Russian and US plane haves a close encounter over the Black Sea. [Link]
  • North Korea tested a new ballistic missile. The missile landed in waters outside of Japan. Trump says we “will take care of it.” [Link]
  • French President Marcon says not enough being done to combat Islamists groups in West Africa. [Link]
  • Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in as Kenya’s new president. Police fired on protesters of the inauguration leaving three. [Link]
  • Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah has been freed from his imprisonment at the Ritz Carlton. The Prince agreed to a $1 billion settlement. [Link] Saudi Arabia Fyle
  • General Nicholson says the Pakistani are not doing enough to fight Taliban in Pakistan. [Link] Nicholson also said more US troops will be in combat. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • Turkey announces plans to invade Syria and attack Syrian Kurds. [Link] Some fire was exchanged between Turkish and Kurdish troops. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Lebanon’s Prime Minister says he will resign unless Hezbollah accepts a new power-sharing agreement. [Link]

News Roundup 11/28/17

  • Rep. Conyers steps down as ranking Democrat of House Judiciary Committee. [Link]
  • The Pentagon is trying to make a report on sex abuse in Afghanistan classified. [Link]
  • US reverses decision to close PLO office in DC. [Link]
  • Protests have started in Pakistan. The Pakistani military attempted to use force to end the protests leaving 250 injured. The Pakistani military announced they would not use force to end protests. [Link] Pakistan Fyle
  • Pakistan’s Law Minister has resigned. Protest leaders are now calling for an end to protests. [Link] Pakistan Fyle
  • Israel is attempting to block a UN report condemning Israel’s settlements. [Link] Israel Fyle
  • Israel looks to pass a law to protect Prime Minister Netanyahu from corruption charges. [Link] Israel Fyle
  • The US admits to having 9,000 troops in Iraq. That number could be higher as the US has 29,000 troops deployed around the world without listing their location. [Link] Iraq Fyle

News Roundup 11/27/17

  • Google admits to de-ranking sites like RT. [Link] Moon of Alabama analysis. [Link]
  • A man received a $15 million settlement form Baltimore City. He was wrongfully imprisoned for 20 years. [Link]
  • Amazon is providing the US intelligence community with a web service to host classified documents for $600 million. [Link]
  • Thomas Freidman writes pro Saudi propaganda. [Link] Zerohedge responds. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabi agrees to buy $7 billion in precision-guided bombs from the US. [Link]
  • A US plane crashed near the USS Ronald Regan near Japan. Eight sailors were rescued and three are still missing. The search for the remaining three sailors has been called off. [Link]
  • Catalonia’s ruling political party drops the independence push and looks for talks with Spain. [Link] Spain Fyle
  • Putin signs a new law to allow Russia to require US-backed media register as a foreign agent. [Link] Russia Fyle
  • Separatists in Ukraine have a new leader. [Link]
  • Myanmar and Bangladesh agree to a UN deal to allow Rohingya refugees return. 600,000 Rohingya refugees fled Myanmar for Bangladesh when Myanmar started an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya. [Link] The US declared the Myanmar campaign against the Rohingya to be ethnic cleansing. [Link]
  • Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as the new president of Zimbabwe. Robert Mugabe will not face any charges for crimes he committed as president. [Link] Africa Fyle
  • Over 300 people were killed in an attack on a mosque in the Sinai. 25-30 militants attacked the Sufi mosque. A group has not claimed responsibility for the attack. [Link] Africa Fyle
  • Israel moves to block a UN report criticizing Israel for building settlements. [Link] Israel Fyle
  • Lebanon’s Prime Minister returns to Lebanon. He announced he no longer plans to resign as president. [Link]
  • Trump told Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdogan that the US will end weapon transfers to the Syrian Kurds. [Link] Moon of Alabama reacts. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • The Pentagon is expected to admit the US has 2,000 troops in Syria. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Airwars reports on October casualties from the war against ISIS. Airwars also looks at the results from the Raqqa liberation. [Link] Syria Fyle

News Roundup 11/22/17

  • The FCC looks to roll back Obama-era net neutrality regulations. [Link]
  • Patrick Cockburn explains how the US and Saudi Arabia could cause war in the Middle East. [Link]
  • The US has added nearly 14,000 troops and contractors to the Middle East in the past four months. [Link]
  • The US closed the PLO office in DC. In response, Palenstinian leadership cut communications with the US. [Link]
  • 50 have been killed in a suicide bombing in Nigeria. [Link]
  • Robert Mugabe steps down as Zimbabwe’s president. [Link]
  • Putin met with Assad in Russia. Putin announced plans to call Trump. [Link]
  • Lebanon’s Prime Minister returns to Lebanon. [Link]

News Roundup 11/20/17

  • Trump adds five names to list of potential Supreme Court nominees. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • Trump threatens to close the Palestinian Liberation Organization office in DC if the Palestinians do not engage in talks with Israel. The PLO responded by saying they would end communications with the Trump administration if the PLO office in DC was closed. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • Chicago had the countries first “mass exoneration” letting 15 men go free. Up to 500 cases are in question because a pack of police officers have been exposed for framing several people. [Link] Police Fyle
  • Representative John Duncan covering the out of control military budget. [Link]
  • More US troops are dying in war zones for the first time in six years. [Link]
  • The US is beginning research into ground-based cruise missiles. Those missiles are banned by a treaty with Russia. [Link]
  • US government financial incentives are causing Europeans to adopt Russia-gate narratives. [Link]
  • A Marine killed a Japanese citizen in a car crash. The US Marine was intoxicated. [Link]
  • US warship collides with Japanese tugboat. The 7th fleet has now had five incidents where US ships took damage this year. [Link]
  • Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe refuses to step down as president. [Link] Zimbabwe’s political leaders have united in calls for Mugabe to step down. [Link] Thousands of protesters marched against Mugabe. [Link] Mugabe has been removed as the leader of Zimbabwe’s ruling political party. [Link]
  • Moon of Alabama on Turkey’s questionable future in NATO. [Link]
  • Turkey’s president pulls Turkish troops from NATO exercises in Norway. [Link]
  • Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hariri made it to France on Saturday and meet with Marcon. Hariri’s three youngest children remain in Saudi Arabia. Hariri said he will return to Lebanon soon. [Link]
  • The Iraqi Kurdish government announce their support for a united Iraq. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • US airstrikes are causing 31 times more civilian deaths than claimed by the US. [Link] One in every five airstrikes hits a civilian. [Link]  ISIS War Fyle

News Roundup 11/17/17

  • The judge has declared a mistrial in Senator Bob Menendez’s corruption case. [Link]
  • The House passes a tax reform bill. [Link]
  • 5,000 barrels of oil have spilled from the Dakota Access Pipeline. [Link]
  • Dan McAdams explains how the US plans to influence Hungarian elections. [Link]
  • Daniel Davis argues war with North Korea is now “likely” but there is still a chance for diplomacy. [Link]
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies has been pushing the idea of putting THAAD missiles in South Korea. THAAS missiles are made by a top donor of CSIS, Lockheed Martian. [Link]
  • The Libyan economy is in a downslide since the US war in 2011. [Link]
  • African countries are attempting to peacefully transition President Mugabe from power. [Link]
  • Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hariri plans to leave Saudi Arabia Saturday for France. [Link]
  • Afghanistan 2017 opium crop sets records of land use and weight produced. The anti-opium effort destroyed a record amount of opium. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • 14 people were killed in a suicide attack in Kabul. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle 
  • Fighting is increasing in Syria near Damascus. The Syrian government is increasing airstrikes targeting rebels. The rebels have shelled Damascus. [Link]

News Roundup 11/16/17

  • The FDA announces they will begin seizing shipments of kratom. [Link]
  • Trump ends his Asia trip and skips the East Asia Summit. [Link]
  • A new House bill will provide oversight of US aid to Israel. The bill hopes to prevent US aid from going to abusing Palestinian children. [Link] Israel Fyle
  • The EU calls on Lebanon’s Prime Minister to return to Lebanon. The prime minister is currently under house arrest in Saudi Arabia. [Link] Saudi Arabia Fyle
  • Saudi Arabia may be planning to replace Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri with his brother Bahaa. Bahaa made statement condemning Iran and Hezbollah. [Link] Saudi Arabia Fyle
  • Islamic State snipers are using US weapons and equipment. [Link]
  • Mattis says the US will fight in Syria as long as IS is there to fight. [Link] Syria Fyle

News Roundup 11/15/17

  • House votes 366-30 on a nonbinding resolution against supporting Saudi’s war in Yemen. [Link]
  • The ‘groundbreaking’ Atlantic article showing a conversation between WikiLeaks and Donald Trump Jr. was unethically edited. [Link]
  • 23 European countries sign an agreement to spend more on military and promote European military integration. [Link]
  • In Libya, militants are cutting water to cities to negotiate with the governments. [Link] Libya Fyle
  • Tanks of entered the capital city of Zimbabwe. Reports suggest that the military may attempt to remove the 93-year-old President Mugabe from power. [Link] The military declared they had control of the capital city but were not carrying out a coup. [Link] Africa Fyle
  • On Sunday night, the Taliban attacked 15 different Afghan police posts and killed 27 Afghan police. [Link]
  • In Syria, 53 people were killed in a market by airstrikes. Russia likely carried out the strikes. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Turkish President Erdogan suggests Turkey may attack the Syrian Kurds. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Russia’s Foreign Minister said Russia has not ensured Iranian backed forces will leave Syria. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Iraq/Iran earthquake death toll now at 530. [Link]