The FRN Daily News Brief 2018-12-16

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 9 articles about Democracy, Eu, Eurasia, France-Eurasia, Headline-News, Politics, Germany, Russia, Science, Anglo-5, Mena, Syria, United-States, Turkey, Opinions, Ukraine, Defense, China.
Tags in this brief: Communism, France, Fuel Tax, Protests, Yellow Vests, Der Standard, German Media, ISS, NASA, Roskosmos, Science, Space Race, Technology, Russia, Syria, US, World, ATO, Donbass, DPR, Gorlovka, UAF, Trump, Turkey, Ishchenko, Poroshenko, UOC MP, UOC-KP, Defense, Missiles, Ukraine, China, Ships.

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Over 350 People Detained During Saturday’s Yellow Vest Protest in France

Published 2018-12-16 23:58:22 by Joaquin Flores in Democracy, Eu, Eurasia, France-Eurasia, Headline-News, Politics

More than 350 people were detained in France last Saturday during a rally of yellow vests. This was reported by France’s BFMTV channel on December 16th. A total of 351 demonstrators were detained by police, 242 of them were detained. In Paris alone, 179 arrests were made. 144 people were arrested. Mass protests in France began in mid-November due to the authorities’ intention to raise the price of gasoline and diesel fuel. Protesters take to the streets in reflective yellow vests, which are an attribute of French drivers. On December 5th, the authorities met the demonstrators and imposed a six-month moratorium on gasoline and fuel price increases. Five… Continue ->

Tags: Communism, France, Fuel Tax, Protests, Yellow Vests


Russia is Ahead of NASA in the Development of Spacesuits – German Media

Published 2018-12-16 23:50:44 by Joaquin Flores in Eu, Eurasia, Germany, Headline-News, Russia, Science

The American spacesuits used on the ISS no longer meet technical requirements and are not completely safe, Der Standard writes. The new generation of spacesuits from Russia Orlan-ISS, which have already been tested and are being used in space, can solve the problem. Space technologies are associated with the future, but in fact are largely stuck in the past, Der Standard writes. By the end of their era, American shuttles flew with hopelessly outdated and insufficiently powerful on-board computers, and the Russian program of the Soyuz ships was based on constantly updated technologies developed back in the Soviet era. The spacesuits, which are… Continue ->

Tags: Der Standard, German Media, ISS, NASA, Roskosmos, Science, Space Race, Technology


Russia Calls on the US to Reconsider Strategy in Syria

Published 2018-12-16 21:03:01 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Russia, Syria, United-States

MOSCOW, Russia – Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has sharply criticized US policy in Syria and offered direct talks on the framework of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), which has been in force between the two countries since 1987. The situation in parts of eastern Syria, controlled by the US-supported Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), remains “deeply disturbing,” Shoigu wrote in a letter to Pentagon chief James Mattis earlier this week. Washington does little or nothing to restore peace and help the devastated region recover from the long war as its air strikes continue to murder civilians, the Defense… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, US


Russia’s Influence on the World is Booming

Published 2018-12-16 20:45:38 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

FRANKFURT, Germany – Moscow has been able to refute the words of former US President Barack Obama, who in 2014 called Russia a “regional power,” the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine reported. The publication refers to the results of a survey by the Washington-based Pew Research Center that in recent years Russia’s influence on the international stage has increased steadily. According to the survey, which was conducted from May to August 2018 in 25 countries, 42% of respondents agreed that Russia increased its influence in the world compared to the previous decade. However, 28% of respondents did not notice any change… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, World


DPR Militia Repulses Ukrainian Forces

Published 2018-12-16 20:26:33 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

Two groups of scouts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine attempted to approach the positions of the DPR in the Gorlovka area, but were rebuffed. This was stated by the head of the press service of the people’s militia, Daniel Bezsonov. The incident occurred on the night of December 16th in the area of ​​the settlement of Verkhnetoretsk and Svetlodarsk. “Our observers promptly identified an approaching enemy, dragged them into a trap and fired with small arms, forcing him not only to abandon the task, but also forced him to run away” Bezsonov said, Donetsk News Agency quoted him as saying . During the… Continue ->

Tags: ATO, Donbass, DPR, Gorlovka, UAF


MAJOR: Trump Plans to Withdraw Occupying Troops from Syria

Published 2018-12-16 20:06:49 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Mena, Syria, Turkey, United-States

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has stated that US President Donald Trump will be withdrawing US troops from Syria. Washington has not yet commented on this statement. “US President Donald Trump plans to withdraw [the troops] from Syria,” the minister said on Sunday. The coalition of more than 70 countries led by the US is claiming to be carrying out military operations against terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq. Coalition attacks in Syria are not authorized by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government or by the UN Security Council, and instead has killed thousands of civilians and Syrian… Continue ->

Tags: Syria, Trump, Turkey, US


Ishchenko: An Orthodox Uprising in Ukraine Would End Western Dominance

Published 2018-12-16 17:58:46 by Guest Author in Eurasia, Headline-News, Opinions, Ukraine

By Rostislav Ishchenko – In recent days, in connection with Poroshenko’s blatant violation of all international norms, a regime trouncing articles of the Constitution and laws of Ukraine governing relations between church and state, experts and politicians often ask a question (not always rhetorical): isn’t he afraid of consequences? After all, any competent lawyer can prove a whole bunch of criminal offenses, of which the smallest is the excess abuse of power and official authority. I must say that Poroshenko’s actions do not surprise me. I am surprised by the questioners. We will analyze the situation. As you know, Poroshenko was… Continue ->

Tags: Ishchenko, Poroshenko, UOC MP, UOC-KP


Ukraine Still Has No Missiles That Could Hit Russian Naval Targets

Published 2018-12-16 15:19:52 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine – The chief designer of Kuznya shipyard in Rybalsky of Ukraine, Sergei Belozubenko, told the television station Kanal 5 about the deficiencies of the armored artillery boats of the class Gyurza-M. “Unfortunately, there are no guided missiles installed in the armored artillery shells. That is the main problem […] Missile guides are installed in the combat modules, but unfortunately there are no missiles in Ukraine today that can reach a maritime target,” Belozubenko said. According to him, based on the operational experience of the Ukrainian Barier anti-tank missiles in Kazakhstan, the use of hand-held missile in maritime conditions… Continue ->

Tags: Defense, Missiles, Ukraine


Respected Think-Tank: US Ships Would Lose Battle with Russia or China

Published 2018-12-16 13:36:02 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, China, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

WASHINGTON DC, The United States – The US Navy runs the risk of losing its superiority because it faces difficulties in opposing “the challenges posed by major powers such as China and Russia,” said a report prepared by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Analysis (CSBA). A new CSBA report considers the prospects of the US Navy in a changing environment and reveals that without the ability to support new missions, aircraft carriers and their aircraft “probably would have followed the path of battleships and left the fleet decades ago.” The authors of the report have evaluated possible future threats… Continue ->

Tags: China, Russia, Ships


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