2020 Week #07
Feb 15th, 2020 by weeklynewsupdate
This is your weekly news update for February 9th-15th 2020. There are 3 headline summaries & 9 notable headlines covered this week.
Summary #1 - Coronavirus Update.
- Interactive Graph from The New York Times
- Reuters - Japan cruise ship coronavirus cases climb to 175, including quarantine officer.
- NYT - Shifting Ground in Coronavirus Fight: U.S. Will Evacuate Americans From Cruise Ship.
- The AP - US to fly home Americans stuck on quarantined ship in Japan.
- Reuters - Mobile World Congress in Barcelona called off over coronavirus fears.
- Reuters - Cruise passengers shunned over coronavirus to head home after Cambodia reprieve.
- The AP - Cruise stranded by virus fears ends with roses in Cambodia.
- Reuters - Vietnam turns away two cruise ships over coronavirus fears.
- Reuters - Airlines suspend China flights due to coronavirus outbreak
- The AP - Feds seek 7 to 9 years in prison for Trump ally Roger Stone.
- Reuters - Prosecutors quit as Justice Department seeks shorter sentence for Trump ally.
- NYT - Trump Praises Barr for Rejecting Punishment Recommended for Stone.
- NYT - Prosecutors Quit Roger Stone Case After Justice Dept. Intervenes on Sentencing.
- Reuters - Democrats demand probe of Trump role in Stone case; Republicans unmoved.
- The AP - Trial team quits Roger Stone case in dispute over sentence.
- NYT - Barr Says Attacks From Trump Make Work ‘Impossible’.
- Reuters - Barr: Won't be 'bullied' by Trump on Stone case; jurors appalled.
- NPR - Former FBI Official Andrew McCabe Won't Face Charges.
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- The Wall Street Journal:
- The AP reports that Rebels shot down a Syrian Government helicopter.
- Reuters reports that Turkey says it fulfilled responsibilities in the Syria Idlib Region, in line with agreements.
- The Wall Street Journal reports that Turkish Troop Losses Mount After Clash With Assad Forces.
- The New York Times reports that Russians Pressure U.S. Forces in Northeast Syria.
- The AP is reporting that US troops clash with pro-government group in northeast Syria leaving one dead.
- From Reuters & The New York Times - 2 US Soldiers were killed with 6 more wounded in an insider attack last Saturday in Afghanistan. There are roughly 14,000 US Troops still stationed in Afghanistan.
- From The Wall Street Journal & The New York Times (Source1, Source2) - Trump Proposed a $4.8 Trillion Budget that aims to reduce deficits by $4.6 trillion over a decade by cutting Medicare and Medicaid. The proposed budget also increases funds for the military, veterans, and the border wall.
- From The Wall Street Journal - Credit Card Debt in the U.S. Rises to a Record $930 Billion.
- From Reuters & The New York Times - T-mobile and Sprint win approval to merge from US District Court.
- From The AP and Reuters - The Senate votes to limit Trump’s use of military force against Iran.
- From The AP - US Charges 4 members of the Chinese military in Equifax Breach.
- From Reuters - U.S. accuses Huawei of stealing trade secrets and assisting Iran.
- From The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, & The New York Times - Judge grants Amazon motion to stop work on the Pentagon's $10 Billion cloud-computing contract, called Jedi.
- And from The New York Times - Radio Sputnik, a propaganda arm of the Russian government, began broadcasting on three Kansas City-area radio stations during prime drive time.