The FRN Daily News Brief 2018-12-14

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 13 articles about Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Russia, China, Italy, Anglo-5, United-States, Nato, News, Serbia, Ukraine, Latin-America, Venezuela, Belarus, Defense, Donbass, Donetsk.
Tags in this brief: Economy, Finance, Ruble, Russia, Sanctions, China, Italy, Liu He, Mnuchin, PRC, Trade War, Trump, Kosovo, NATO, Nikola Selakovic, Serbia, Breaking, DPR, Mariupol, UAF, Conspiracies, Maduro, Venezuela, Bach, Filaret, Orthodoxy, Schism, Tomos, UOC-KP, Belarus, Lukashenko, Zhirinovsky, KFOR, US Occupation, Spy, Ceasefire, Donetsk, Minsk II, LATAM, OAS, INF, US.

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Russian Central Bank: Sanctions Do Not Have Decisive Impact on Economy

Published 2018-12-14 21:56:23 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, Russian Federation – According to Elvira Nabiullina, chairman of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, the impact of sanctions on the Russian economy is not decisive in scope. The Central Bank takes into account the factor of sanctions in the forecasts, but their impact on the country’s economy is limited. Sanctions do not have a decisive impact on economic growth in Russia, said Elvira Nabiullina. The head of the regulator spoke at a press conference with journalists today.  “With regard to sanctions risks, geopolitical, we, of course, take this into account as one of the significant factors in forecasting the… Continue ->

Tags: Economy, Finance, Ruble, Russia, Sanctions


Chinese Use Russian-Italian Technology on Giant Particle Accelerator

Published 2018-12-14 21:51:25 by Paul Antonopoulos in China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Italy, Russia

BEIJING, China – The Chinese Institute of High Energy Physics has unveiled the project of a 100-kilometer particle accelerator that could be an attempt to lead the field of particle physics. Earlier, the Chinese tried to build a 50-kilometer accelerator, however, eventually designing a 100-kilometer ring. The underground facility will be in a Higgs boson factory, called “particle of God.” The Chinese main objective is to demonstrate the existence of new physics and solve the mystery of dark matter. The Circular Electronic Positron Collider (CEPC) will consist of three installations located in a tunnel, in addition, in a circular ring… Continue ->

Tags: China, Italy, Russia


Trump Announces Major Deal in Works with China

Published 2018-12-14 20:26:06 by Joaquin Flores in Anglo-5, China, Headline-News, United-States

US President Donald Trump said that China wants to conclude a major and comprehensive deal with the United States, and the signing of the agreement may occur quite soon, Trump wrote today on Twitter.  Today, it was announced that China will freeze the introduction of additional customs tariffs on imports of cars and components from the United States for 90 days, according to a statement by the relevant committee at the State Council of China. “From January 1 to March 31, 2019, the increase in duties for goods 116 and 67 will be suspended by 25 and 5%, respectively,” the TASS… Continue ->

Tags: China, Economy, Finance, Liu He, Mnuchin, PRC, Trade War, Trump


MAJOR: Serbia ‘Could send Armed Forces’ in Response to Creation of Kosovo Army

Published 2018-12-14 20:02:23 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, News, Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia – Serbian Presidential Advisor Nikola Selakovic said that in response to Kosovo’s decision to create an army, Belgrade “could send Serbian armed forces or declare Kosovo an occupied territory.” It became known earlier that the Kosovo parliament voted in the second reading in favor of a new law on the creation of a Kosovo army. This legislation will allow a doubling of the present security force, and will gradually turn the number of security forces into a full-fledged professional army of 5 thousand people. The Serbian authorities will ask to convene an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council… Continue ->

Tags: Kosovo, NATO, Nikola Selakovic, Serbia


BREAKING: UKRAINE BEGINS SHELLING NEAR MARIUPOL

Published 2018-12-14 18:55:15 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

MARIUPOL, Ukraine – As heightened tensions mark an already dangerous situation, Ukrainian troops have just opened mortar fire near Mariupol. This was just announced by the DPR representative in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire Regime. 120mm and 82mm mortar shells were reportedly used.  AGS, RPGs and large-caliber machine guns were also used during the shelling. In addition, it is reported that last night from a position near Gnutovo, the BSU attacked Kominternovo: 29 grenades were fired from automatic grenade launchers (AGS), large-caliber machine guns and small arms were also used.  

Tags: Breaking, DPR, Mariupol, UAF


Maduro Orders Military Combat Readiness to Defeat ‘Imperialist Conspiracies’

Published 2018-12-14 18:20:42 by Paul Antonopoulos in Headline-News, Latin-America, Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said he had instructed the Armed Forces to maintain the highest level of combat readiness to defeat “imperialist conspiracies.” Maduro asked on Thursday on his Twitter account, the Venezuelan military to be on alert and keep the peace in the country. “I command all our FANB [Venezuelan Armed Forces], to be vigilant and to maintain maximum deployment, discipline, leadership and preparation, to defeat imperial conspiracies and maintain peace. Venezuela is counting on you!” he said on Twitter. Ordeno a toda nuestra FANB, estar alertas y mantener el máximo despliegue, disciplina, liderazgo y preparación,… Continue ->

Tags: Conspiracies, Maduro, Venezuela


Imposter Filaret Claims Ukraine’s Church Needs ‘Tomos’, as SBU Campaign Against Priests Intensifies

Published 2018-12-14 18:18:08 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine –  The head of the schismatic UOC-KP, the self-styled patriarch Filaret, said that the Ukrainian church needs a tomos for eucharistic communion (the possibility of serving the liturgy and the communion together) with all the Orthodox churches of the world. He stated this on the day of namesake. “We have to do everything to unite with all Orthodox churches in Ukraine, and we do it, and we came to the conclusion that all three churches, not all bishops, but from all three churches, the Ecumenical Patriarch received an appeal for a tomos about Ukrainian autocephaly churches, ” he stressed…. Continue ->

Tags: Bach, Filaret, Orthodoxy, Schism, Tomos, UOC-KP


Lukashenko Blasts Zhirinovsky, Swears on Belarus’ Independence

Published 2018-12-14 18:03:09 by Joaquin Flores in Belarus, Eurasia, Headline-News

MINSK, Belarus – State sovereignty is holy, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with Russian journalists in Minsk this morning on Friday, December 14th, adding that he would not allow its loss of sovereignty. “I always feel this threat (loss of sovereignty. – ed.) From one side, then from the other, I am the president. <…> This is the main issue of the president’s work – to ensure the sovereignty of the country,” RIA Novosti quotes Lukashenko . According to him, at present there are no absolutely independent states in the world, but sovereign ones do exist. Lukashenko also blasted the… Continue ->

Tags: Belarus, Lukashenko, Zhirinovsky


Kosovo’s Parliament Votes to Create Army – Russia Firmly Opposes

Published 2018-12-14 17:31:45 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Serbia

MOSCOW, Russian Federation – The head of the committee of the Federation Council on International Affairs Konstantin Kosachev has just condemned the illegal decision of Kosovo to create its own army and pointed out the role of the United States in supporting Kosovo in this matter, as TASS reported on Friday, December 14th. “Those who are behind Kosovo’s daring and illegal act do not even need to guess: the only ones who supported the Kosovars are the United States,” Kosachev said. At the same time, Serbia as a state enjoys particular support – irrespective of its government per se – from several power… Continue ->

Tags: KFOR, Kosovo, NATO, Russia, Serbia, US Occupation


Russian Defense Detects More Than 3,000 Spy Planes Near its Borders in 2018

Published 2018-12-14 17:23:16 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – In 2018, anti-air defense forces detected and escorted about 3,000 foreign fighter aircraft, of which more than 1,000 were reconnaissance aircraft, reported the Russian Aerospace Force. The exact number of foreign military aircraft was announced by the commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces Radiotechnical Troops, Major General Andrei Koban, in an interview with the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper. “The intensity of air traffic within the limits of responsibility of the Radiotechnical Troops is what mainly hampers military service. In 2018, the units in service of the Radiotechnical Troops detected and monitored more than 980,000 aerial targets, among which… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Spy


MAJOR: DPR Army On Full Combat Alert

Published 2018-12-14 16:35:57 by Joaquin Flores in Donbass, Donetsk, Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

DONETSK, DPR – The militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) have been brought to full combat readiness in case of a possible attack by the Ukrainian armed forces. This was announced by the deputy head of the people’s militia of the DPR, Eduard Basurin earlier today, on Friday December 14. The situation of escalation: the DPR is waiting for provocations before the elections in Kiev. The Verkhovna Rada believes that to maintain power, Petro Poroshenko must launch an offensive. This relates both to the the extension of martial law as well as the national mood, reaction of the media, and… Continue ->

Tags: Ceasefire, Donetsk, DPR, Minsk II


Moscow Slams Washington’s Latin American Puppets For Begrudging Russian-Venezuelan Military Ties

Published 2018-12-14 13:42:10 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Russia, Venezuela

MOSCOW, Russia – Earlier, the Organization of American States (OAS) expressed concern in connection with the deployment of Russian military aircraft to Venezuela. “The OAS General Secretariat notes, with the greatest concern, the news coming from Venezuela about the possibility that aircraft capable of using nuclear weapons from Russia are in their territory,” reads the statement. According to the OAS, the presence of the military mission in question in Venezuelan territory violates the Constitution of Venezuela because it has not been authorized by the National Assembly, in addition to violating “fundamental norms of international law.” The Russian Foreign Ministry commented… Continue ->

Tags: LATAM, OAS, Russia, Venezuela


Russia Will Not Keep INF Treaty Obligations if US Leaves It

Published 2018-12-14 11:20:31 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW, Russia – Moscow will maintain no obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), if the United States forsakes it, said Vladimir Ermakov, head of the Department of Non-Proliferation and Armaments Control at the Russian Foreign Ministry. “Washington must take into account that if the US leaves the INF Treaty, this agreement will no longer be in force and all responsibility for the destruction of one of the pillars of strategic stability will be with the United States,” he said. In his words, this is precisely what Moscow is now trying to explain to Washington and perhaps “at least… Continue ->

Tags: INF, Russia, US


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