NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT TUESDAY 5/5/2020
(LIMITED SERVICE WHEN ABLE THROUGH LATE TONIGHT)
A rocket was fired tonight from Gaza into Israel. It landed in an open field. Israeli tanks and aircraft attacked targets in Gaza linked to the ruling Hamas movement in response........ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS STORY
US SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG HOSPITALIZED TUESDAY FOR TREATMENT OF AN INFECTION. GINSBURG IS REPORTED RESTING COMFORTABLY AT JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL IN BALTIMORE. HER CONDITION DESCRIBED AS ACUTE CHOLECYSTIS, A BENIGN INFLAMMATION OF THE GALL BLADDER......NEW YORK POST STORY
A 48 story skyscraper in the United Arab Emirates city state of Sharjah engulfed in flames tonight. Debris rained down on the streets below from the fire Residents quickly evacuated from the building. Seven people treated for minor injuries with five taken to the hospital. The fire broke out just after 1 pm Eastern US time, 9 pm local time.....YOU TUBE VIDEO.......KHALEEJ TIMES NEWS STORY WITH VIDEO
Three trillion dollars in borrowing needed by the US government in the third quarter amidst record spending.......BBC NEWS STORY
In Libya jihadist forces backed by Turkey have launched an offensive to expand the area controlled by the internationally recognized Government of National Accord. The major focus of their attack on the Libyan National Army forces is the Al-Watiya airbase, southwest of Tripoli.......SOUTHFRONT STORY
"The United States government is fully and completely involved in this defeated raid"
The leader of the regime in Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, says US citizens were involved an an alleged attempt to arrest him. Maduro has been indicted on drug trafficking charges in the United States. He produced US passports and read the names of the two men he said had been arrested. The Venezuelan regime has said that two agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration were among those captured in what they had called a "seaborne invasion" of the country from Colombia. Now a second incident is being reported by the Maduro government. The Colombian government says the story is designed to distract from economic hardships in Venezuela.....ASSOCIATED PRESS STORY PUBLISHED BY BUSINESS INSIDER.....TASS NEWS STORY....SOUTHFRONT STORY....Meanwhile an American who leads a private security firm in Florida, Jordan Goudreau, has told the Reuters news agency that he was involved with Americans who were arrested......BBC NEWS STORY
In the Philippines the government of President Rodrigo Duterte ordering the ABS-CBN television and radio networks off the air with immediate effect. The franchise of the network expired and the Congress controlled by Duterte refused any renewal of that franchise.....This video shows the shutting down of the ABS-CBN television network.....SKY NEWS UK VIDEO....AFP NEWS STORY ON YAHOO NEWS
Coronavirus in the news around the world as covered by BBC News on today's blog.......BBC NEWS CORONAVIRUS BLOG 5-5-2020
And that's the way it really is Tuesday May 5th, 2020..........