News Roundup 2/21/17

  • Trump picks H.R. McMaster to replace Flynn as National Security Advisor. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • Immigration enforcement agents are posing as local police officers to get information about people they suspect to be illegal immigrants. [Link] Immigration/Refugee Fyle
  • North Korea is preparing a delegation to send to the US for talks. The State Department has not approved the meeting yet. [Link] North Korea Fyle
  • An Israeli court sentenced an Israeli soldier to 18 months in prison. The soldier executed an unarmed and wounded Palenstienin man who was lying in the street. [Link] Israel Fyle
  • The Israeli government has plans to build a road in East Jerusalem that will require the destruction of 57 Palestinian homes. The road will connect Israeli settlements. Only Israeli settlers will be able to use the road. [Link] Israel Fyle
  • Famine has been declared for areas of South Sudan. A civil war in the country has caused many people to be unable to get food. 42% of the country’s population is facing dire hunger or starvation. 275,000 children are acutely malnourished. [Link] Africa Fyle
  • Turkey targeted Kurds in Northern Iraq with airstrikes. Turkey claims that 34 members of the PKK were killed in the airstrikes. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • Iraqi forces are starting to move into the outskirts of Western Mosul from the South. Iraqi forces are receiving support from US air strikes and US military advisors that are positioned close to the front lines. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • A Turkish air strike in al-Bab killed 11 members of a family when their home was struck. [Link] ISIS War Fyle

On Foreign Policy Focus #4, I talk about US sanctions and how they never work. I break down the distractions effects of US sanction and how sanctions often lead to wars. I also give updates on Israel settlements, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, NATO troops in Poland, and Yemen. LISTEN HERE!!

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