News Roundup 1/8/18

  • Senate Republicans refer Trump Dossier author Christopher Steele to the DOJ for investigation. [Link]
  • The US trade deficit hits a six-year high in December at $50.5 billion. [Link]
  • Sheriff David Clarke will face trial for having a man interrogated because the man gave Clarke a disapproving look. [Link]
  • The US freezes $125 million in funding to a UN agency that supports Palestinians. [Link]
  • Moon of Alabama argues the EU is splitting from the US on foreign policy. [Link]
  • The text of Nikki Haley’s speech to the UN Security Council on Iranian protests. [Link] The Security Council did not take any action on the Iranian protests. [Link] French President Marcon accuses the US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel of pushing war with Iran. [Link] Iran Fyle
  • Iran’s former president Ahmedajhad has been arrested for inciting unrest. [Link] Iran Fyle
  • Patrick Cockburn gives his take on the Iranian protests. [Link] Iran Fyle
  • Iran and Pakistan look to increase defense ties in response to US aggression. [Link] Iran Fyle
  • 11 Saudi Princes have been arrested for protesting recent cuts to benefits paid to Saudi royals. [Link] Marwa Osman identifies the 11 princes who were arrested. [Link]
  • Some officials loyal to the former leader of Zimbabwe have been arrested on corruption charges. [Link]
  • Iraq’s Prime Minister will attempt to cut the size of the Iraqi militias in half. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • The UN will send $50 million in aid to Yemen. [Link]


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