The FRN Daily News Brief 2018-12-11

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 6 articles about Brazil, Headline-News, Israel, Latin-America, Mena, Eurasia, Russia, Turkey, Anglo-5, United-States, Greece-Eurasia.
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Arab League WARNS Bolsonaro: Change of Embassy in Israel Could Hurt Relations

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Published 2018-12-11 22:21:47 by Paul Antonopoulos in Brazil, Headline-News, Israel, Latin-America, Mena

BRASILIA, Brazil – The ambassadors of the Arab League in Brazil will meet on Tuesday in Brasília to discuss the Bolsonaro government’s intention to transfer the embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. According to an unidentified Arab diplomat, quoted by the Reuters news agency, the secretary general of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, sent a letter to the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs warning that the transfer of the embassy to Jerusalem could damage relations with the Arab countries. “The Arab world has much respect for Brazil and we want not just to maintain relations but improve and diversify them. But… Continue ->

Tags: Arab, Brazil, Israel, Jerusalem, MENA


New Turkish Naval Base on the Black Sea Does Not Threaten Russia, says Turkish Admiral

Published 2018-12-11 22:04:26 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Turkey

TRABZON, Turkey – The Turkish naval base being built on the Black Sea coast will not be directed against Russia, but instead it could reinforce Russian-Turkish cooperation in that region, Turkish Navy Admiral Cem Gurdeniz said. According to previous Turkish media reports, Turkey’s Ministry of Defense has begun building a new naval base on the Black Sea in the north-eastern province of Trabzon. The infrastructure under construction will be Turkey’s ninth naval base. The country now has two naval bases in the Mediterranean Sea, two in the Aegean Sea, one in Golcuk, one in the Marmara Sea, one in Eregli… Continue ->

Tags: Black Sea, Russia, Turkey


Competitor or Enemy? Media Points to US mistakes in Relations with Russia

Published 2018-12-11 21:43:32 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

WASHINGTON, The United States – Current US officials have neither the experience nor the patience to deal with competing countries, so the current US strategy toward Russia does not work, writes the editor of The National Interest, Nikolas Gvosdev. According to him, in theory, Washington’s policy towards Moscow must be based on two interlinked principles: to prevent or reverse Russian actions against which objections exist and at the same time to establish contacts in areas of mutual interest. However, the US is not able to put it into practice, especially because Americans still see the world as they saw it… Continue ->

Tags: Multipolarity, Rivalry, Russia, US


DEFYING NATO: Greece and Russia Discuss Increased Cooperation in Defense Sector

Published 2018-12-11 11:53:34 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Greece-Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

ATHENS, Greece – The Greek Ministry of Defense said on Monday that Greece and Russia discussed strengthening bilateral cooperation in the defense industry during a session of the 14th Greco-Russian Defense Industry Cooperation Commission. “The meeting was held as part of the encouragement of cooperation between the defense industry between the two countries,” the statement said. The Greek delegation was headed by the head of the General Directorate of Defense and Armaments Investments of the Ministry of Defense, Deputy Vice Admiral Kyriakos Kyriakidis. Already the Russian delegation was led by the director of the Russian Federal Service of Technical-Military Cooperation,… Continue ->

Tags: Greece, Russia


Why Does Russia Need a Base on the Moon?

Published 2018-12-11 10:38:39 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – Construction of a Russian base on the Moon, Earth’s only natural satellite, can occur the head of the Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Yuri Kostitsin said. Earlier, news surfaced that Russia plans to install a complete base on the Moon between 2036 and 2040. The base should contain modules capable of protecting cosmonauts from radiation and providing everything necessary for life, Earth’s space monitoring centers, energy and communication facilities, recycling and lunar substances and natural resources and development of new space equipment and technologies. An astronomical observatory should surround the… Continue ->

Tags: Moon, Russia


West is Concerned About Growing Cooperation Between Russia and Turkey

Published 2018-12-11 10:09:48 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Turkey

BERLIN, Germany – Cooperation between Russia and Turkey continues to develop with the crisis in relations between Moscow and Ankara already belonging to the past, German public radio Deutschlandfunk reported. While still holding some controversy, Moscow and Ankara cooperate in the sphere of energy, trade and even in the field of armaments, which gives rise to Western concerns. After the sharp fall of the Turkish lira and information on the sharp increase in inflation, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced in November positive news: the inauguration of the TurkStream gas pipeline. From next year, Russian gas will be supplied to… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Turkey, West


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