News Roundup 10/5/17

  • Representative Tim Murphy announced he will retire after this term. Murphy is currently in a scandal for encouraging his girlfriend to have an abortion. [Link]
  • The Washington Free Beacon reports that several unnamed sources tell them that Trump will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. [Link]
  • The Spanish Prime Minister may attempt to dissolve the Catalonian Parliment to prevent Catalonia from gaining independence. [Link]
  • French Parliment has voted to make some emergency powers permanent. The emergency powers were activated after a 2015 terror attack. The powers include the ability to shut down mosques. [Link]
  • The Spanish government has ruled out having talks with Catalonia. [Link]
  • The European Commission approved of Spain’s brutal crackdown in Catalonia. [Link]
  • Three US special forces members were killed in Niger. [Link]
  • The UAE paid for lobbying in the US for Egypt. [Link]
  • The US has loosed the restrictions on airstrikes in Afghanistan. Trump outlined changing the rules of engagement in Afghanistan in his speech renewing the Afghanistan War. [Link]
  • The Afghan military will go on a full offensive against the Taliban. In recent years, parts of the Afghan military had taken defensive positions. [Link]
  • Turkey and Iran will work together to prevent Iraqi Kurdish independence. [Link]
  • The Russian Ministry of Defense said the US is preventing the defeat of the Islamic State in Syria. [Link]
  • CNN has released new footage showing the conditions in some Yemeni hospitals. Nearly 800,000 Yemeni have now contracted cholera. [Link]

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