News Roundup 12/7/16

  • Bob Dole received $140,000 from Taiwan and set up the call between Trump and Taiwan’s president. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • The Washington Post responds to a petition to retract its “Fake News” article by standing by the article. [Link]
  • Lowes allows a vet to bring his service dog to work with him. The service dog allows the vet to deal with medical issues stemming from his service. [Link] Free Market Fyle
  • President Obama blocks the sale of a German semiconductor company to a Chinese company. Obama was able to stop the sale of all American-owned shares in the company on national security grounds. [Link] China Fyle
  • Egypt arrests 45 people involved in an organ trafficking operation. [Link] Africa Fyle
  • The UAE is conducting airstrikes in Libya. The airstrikes have resulted in multiple civilian deaths. [Link] Libya Fyle
  • Iran ships 11 tons of heavy water to Oman and is in compliance with the Nuclear Deal. [Link] Iran Fyle
  • A Greek court approves the extradition of 3 Turkish military officers involved in the July Turkey Coup. The court rejected the Turkish extradition request of three other military officers Sunday. [Link] Turkey Fyle
  • Saudi Arabia is supporting the Taliban in Afghanistan. The Taliban are seen as a way to contain Iran. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • ISIS is moving its forces into East Mosul to counter the offensive from Iraqi military forces. The Iraqi military forces appear unprepared for this counteroffensive measure, and it will likely slow the Mosul liberation. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • Syrian rebels abandon Aleppo’s Old City district. This gives the Syrian Government control over about 75% of the city. [Link] Syria Fyle

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