By |Published On: December 22nd, 2019|Categories: Daily News Roundup|

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  • The Fort Worth police officer who killed Atatiana Jefferson has been charged with murder. [Link]
  • A judge’s ruling will allow the US government to seize the money Snowden has made from his book. [Link]
  • ICE is using contractors to detect and arrest illegal immigrants on social media. [Link]
  • The State Department plans to restart a military training program with Pakistan. The program allows forign military personnel to attend US war colleges. Trump suspended the program in January 2018. Congress will have to give approval for restarting the program. [Link]
  • Riots in a Honduran prison leave 18 dead. [Link]
  • Russia’s foreign minister says the Nord Stream 2 and Turkstream pipeline will be completed despite US sanctions. [Link]
  • Russia says it is willing to include its new hypersonic nuclear missiles in a renewal of New Start. [Link]
  • At least 13 people have been killed during protests in India. Muslims are protesting a law that discriminates against Muslims by granting citizenship to non muslims who live in India. [Link]
  • At least 61 soldiers stationed at a base in Uzbekistan in the early days of the Afghanistan War are suffering or have died from cancer. The vets are struggling to get care from the VA. [Link] 
  • The Independent Election Commission claims that Afghanistan’s President Ghani won with just over 50% of the vote in the September 28th election. The result is only a preliminary and contested by the second place finisher. [Link]
  • Iran, Malaysia, Tukrey, and Qatar agree to trade more and discuss the possibility of trading in gold. [Link]
  • The bomb sniffing dogs the US sends for foreign countries are subject to mistreatment, leading to death. Ten percent of the dogs sent to Jordan died and ten dogs sent to Egypt died. [Link]
  • The ICC Chief Prosecutor opens an investigation into war crimes committed in the West Bank. [Link] 
  • Twitter permanently suspends 10,000s of accounts associated with a Sauid man accused by the US of spying. [Link]
  • As Assad’s forces advance on the last major al-Qaeda holdout in Syria, 10,000s of Syrians are fleeing into Turkey. [Link]
  • The opposition in Syria fired rockets at Syria’s oil refinery in Homs, causing minor damage. [Link]
  • A car bomb kills seven civilians in Somalia. [Link]
  • Haftar’s forces seize a ship with a Turkish crew off of Libya’s coast. [Link]
  • Turkey’s parliament recognizes an agreement with Libya’s UN-backed government that allows Turkey to deploy forces to Libya. [Link]
  • France says it killed 33 Islamist militants in Mali. [Link]

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