Day: July 31, 2020

Protests Erupt In Belarus After Pre-Election Crackdown On Political Activists

Police in Belarus have arbitrarily arrested journalists, bloggers, and political activists as part of a massive crackdown ahead of the August 9, 2020 presidential election. They also pressed charges against two potential candidates, Human Rights Watch reported Thursday. These arrests raise concerns regarding freedom of expression, particularly of the media.

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President Trump Suggests Election Day Postponement

In a tweet on July 30th, President Trump suggested postponing the November 3rd election. The tweet read, “With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good) 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the [U.S.A.] Delay the Election

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U.S. Pulls Troops Out Of Germany In Unprecedented Move

The United States recently announced that it would be pulling 12,000 military personnel out of Germany. This would be a nearly 25% reduction in the number of troops stationed within the country, which has been a host to a Western military presence since the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945.

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