News Roundup 1/10/17

  • 47% of black men in Chicago aged 20-24 are not working or going to school. [Link]
  • The FBI arrested a Volkswagen executive on charges of defrauding the United States. The charges stem from the emissions cheating scandal that was exposed in 2015. [Link] FBI Fyle
  • Philip Giraldi responds to the DNI Russian Hacking report. Giraldi concludes the report lacks any smoking gun evidence. [Link]
  • Election systems have been labeled critical infrastructure by President Obama. This puts the election system under increased watch from DHS. [Link]
  • The US added more sanctions on Russia. Five more Russian officials were added to the blacklist that prevents them from doing business with Americans and freezes any assets they have in America. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • 4,000 US troops arrive in Europe. The troops are part of the NATO build up to combat Russian aggression. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Suicide bombings in Baghdad and Sadr City leaves 25 Iraqis dead. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • US Special Operations Forces carried out a mission in Syria that killed some members of the ISIS leadership. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • Support from the US has allowed the Syrian Kurds to declare their own autonomous area in Syria. This area continues to grow as Kurdish forces advance on Raqqa. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Venezuela’s president hikes the minimum wage another 50% as hyperinflations continues in his country. In the past year, the minimum wage has been increased by over 500%. The minimum wage is now equal to $12 monthly. [Link] Venezuela Fyle


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