The FRN Daily News Brief 2018-12-17

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 6 articles about Belgium, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Anglo-5, China, United-States, Mena, Syria, Turkey, Syria-2, Eu, France-Eurasia.
Tags in this brief: Brussels, Mars, Moscow, Space, China, Russia, US, War, Assad, Erdogan, Syria, Turkey, HTS, Tartous, BBC, Fake News, OSCE, Russian FM, Yellow Vests, Zakharova.

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Traveling to the Space Station will be faster than going from Moscow to Brussels

Published 2018-12-17 21:42:40 by Paul Antonopoulos in Belgium, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – With Russia testing a faster route to supply the International Space Station (EIA), the trip will soon be only three hours, according to Dmitry Rogozin, head of Roscosmos. In July, the Progress freighter used a two-orbit meeting to reach the ERA for the first time in history. The trip lasted about 3 hours and 40 minutes. Rogozin has promised even shorter travel times for crew members and potential space tourists when the scheme is expanded to the Soyuz spacecraft. “In six months we will be delivering crew and tourists to the ISS faster than a flight from… Continue ->

Tags: Brussels, Mars, Moscow, Space


Just How Useless Are US Air Carriers Compared to Russian and Chinese Might

Published 2018-12-17 21:19:41 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

WASHINGTON DC, The United States – The 11 US superport aircraft which are very important to the US may become useless in a military conflict with Russia or China, writes Business Insider. According to the publication, these aircraft carriers of the Nimitz class are more like floating cities with aerodromes, because they rise 40 meters above the water line, have a length of 300 meters and a displacement of 100,000 tons. On board each of these ships, equipped with a nuclear reactor, there are about 80 aircraft and more than 5,000 sailors, marines and pilots. Each aircraft carrier costs more… Continue ->

Tags: China, Russia, US, War


Turkey Considers Mending Ties with Syria

Published 2018-12-17 18:15:29 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Syria, Turkey

DOHA, Qatar – Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday that the Turkish government is considering cooperating with Bashar Assad if he is re-elected in a transparent manner. The statement came during the Doha Forum, which ends today in Qatar. During an interview at the plenary session of the event, Cavusoglu was asked about possible cooperation between Syria and Turkey if Bashar Assad is re-elected. He also made comments on what should be guaranteed in the suit and stated that the UN should participate in the process. “If it is a democratic election and if you have credit, then… Continue ->

Tags: Assad, Erdogan, Syria, Turkey


Russian War Planes and Helicopters are the Reason US-backed Terrorism Was Defeated in Syria

Published 2018-12-17 12:49:32 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Russia, Syria

HMEIMIM, Syria – After his visit to Syria, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov assessed the capabilities of the new Russian military equipment used during the military operation in Syria. Russian warplanes and helicopters operating in Syria carry out up to 100 missions daily against terrorists, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov. “The Russian Aviation Construction Corporation, Vertolety Rossii [Russian Helicopters], the Tactical Missile Corporation and other defense industry entities have contributed to the installation of a technical and engineering platform at the Hmeymim aerodrome to maintain functionality. The coordinated work of our specialists guaranteed the high level of… Continue ->

Tags: HTS, Russia, Syria, US


Russia Upping Control of Eastern Mediterranean With New Shipyard in Syria

Published 2018-12-17 12:28:06 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Russia, Syria-2

TARTOUS, Syria – Russia plans to build a naval yard in the Syrian port of Tartus, Deputy Defense Minister Timur Ivanov said. “We have a joint project for the construction of a naval workshop or a shipyard with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce directly in Tartus for the maintenance of vessels of various classes. The project is underway, a team assessing the situation already went to the scene,” Ivanov told the Russian newspaper Kommersant. In Tartus there is already a logistics center for the Russian Navy, used by the permanent fleet of Russian Fleet ships in the Mediterranean Sea…. Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, Tartous


BBC Looks for Russian Interference in French Protests! Zakharova Hits Back with OSCE Suit

Published 2018-12-17 00:17:48 by Joaquin Flores in Eu, Eurasia, France-Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

The correspondence of the journalist of the BBC Russian Service, Olga Ivshina, in which she asked to find any evidence of “Moscow’s interference” in the mass protests of the yellow vests in France, is an example of propaganda in which the Western media are “most closely” involved. This was announced by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, on Sunday, December 16.    Another act has emerged: “yellow jackets” are moving into a new stage. During the month, the number of protesters in France has decreased several times. A screenshot of the correspondence of Ivshina and another journalist who… Continue ->

Tags: BBC, Fake News, OSCE, Russian FM, Yellow Vests, Zakharova


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