News Roundup 7/5/17

  • Polling from the 2016 election finds that communities hit hardest by military loss were more likely to vote Trump. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • Trump and Putin will meet on Friday. No agenda will be set for the meeting. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • Illinois will increase income taxes 32%. [Link]
  • There are about 15,000 nuclear weapons worldwide. [Link]
  • John McCain led a group of Senators to Afghanistan to give support for the Afghanistan War. McCain said the Taliban will negotiate if they start losing the conflict. Lindsey Graham called for more US troops to help win the war. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • The UK is looking into a claim that four civilians were murdered in Afghanistan by a member of the SAS in 2011. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • Rex Tillerson says the North Koreans tested an ICBM. The North Korean government also made this claim. [Link] North Korea Fyle
  • Forces loyal to General Haftar are close to retaking the last areas of the city of Benghazi still held by Islamists. [Link] Libya Fyle
  • The UAE Foreign Minister said the world needs to isolate Qatar. [Link]
  • Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, and a Saudi Prince attended a rally in support of the MEK, a group looking to overthrow the Iranian government. [Link]

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