News Roundup 7/6/17

  • CNN uncovered the maker of a .gif that appeared in a Trump Tweet. The first statement released by CNN on the issue said CNN would reveal the identity of the user if he posted more content. [Link]
  • A court ruled that Hobby Lobby must forfeit Iraqi artifacts smuggled to Hobby Lobby via Israel and the UAE. The artifacts are valued at $3 million. [Link]
  • Chinese and Japanese demand is driving up the price of cryptocurrencies. [Link]
  • At least 14 people were left dead by gun fighting between Mexican gangs on Wednesday. [Link]
  • Tensions are increasing between civilians and the Iraqi army in Mosul. An Iraqi Lt. Gen. said that all remaining civilians are related to ISIS fighters. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • The head of the YPG militia says that the movement of Turkish troops to the Syrian border is a Turkish declaration of war with the YPG. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • The Philippines government claims to have captured the main financial backer of the militants controlling part of the city of Marawi. [Link]

On Foreign Policy Focus #62, I look at some polling that may give insight into how Trump won the election. Trump ran as the less hawkish candidate on foreign policy but has adopted a Hillary Clinton style Foreign Policy. I also update Iraq, Libya, Russia, and Mosul. LISTEN HERE!!

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