Todays News 7/29/16

  • After years of war in Yemen, a deal has been struck between ex Yemeni President Saleh and the Houthi to create a ruling government in Yemen. The 10-member council will have 5 people from each group. The UN has condemned this move, likely because it is not the outcome the Americans and Saudis want. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle
  • China and Russia have announced they will hold joint military drills in the South China Sea. The Sea is currently being contested in court, so the military drills will likely create concern and tension with The West. [Link] China Fyle Russia Fyle
  • Chelsea Manning continues to serve her 35 year jail sentence for blowing the whistle on US war crimes. She recently attempted to commit suicide, as she was not receiving proper treatment for gender dysphoria. For attempting suicide, Chelsea faces the punishment of indefinite solidarity confinement or less politically known as torture. [Link] Whistle Blower Fyle
  • Turkey’s President Erdogan is looking to take control of the military. After the coup, Erdogan has taken more and more power over the Turkish government. Historically in Turkey, the military has provided a check on presidential power. [Link] Turkey Coup Fyle
  • David Stockman believes the price of crude oil is going to drop. He uses several graphs to show how much more oil is being produce than in years past. He also shows that there is more oil in US markets than in recent years. [Link] US Economy Fyle

 

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