The FRN Daily News Brief 2018-12-24

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 7 articles about Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, World, Israel, Mena, Syria, Turkey, Donbass, Ukraine, Vietnam, Germany, Sweden, Anglo-5, United-States.
Tags in this brief: Gaddafi, Jamahiriya, Libya, Saif Al-Islam, Israel, Netanyahu, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Ceasefire, Donbass, Hostilities, Lavrov, UAF, Ukraine, Zakharova, Russia, Ties, Vietnam, Nord Stream II, Sweden, US, Reporter Without Borders, RT, SBU.

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Return of the Green Jamahiriya? Gaddafi’s Son Asks Putin for Political Support

Published 2018-12-24 23:41:27 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, World

MOSCOW, RF – The son of the overthrown Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, has asked for political support from Russia. This is with reference to a source in Moscow, Bloomberg reports. The publication writes that 46-year-old Saif al-Islam, recently released from prison under an amnesty, sent a representative in early December to meet with Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Mikhail Bogdanov. The representative handed over a letter to the Russian diplomat for Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to the publication, in the letter he welcomes Putin and the Russian government, reveals his vision of the situation in Libya and asks… Continue ->

Tags: Gaddafi, Jamahiriya, Libya, Saif Al-Islam


HYPOCRISY: Turkey’ Accuses Israel of Wanting to Split Syria

Published 2018-12-24 19:34:14 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Israel, Mena, Syria, Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey – According to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to bring about a breakup of Syria and would use the Kurdish factor to do so. In addition, Mevlut Cavusoglu told NTV television that Netanyahu has been very concerned lately because he intended to divide Syria with the help of the terrorists, but now he has seen that his plans are not working out, so he decided to denigrate the image of the Turkish president. The hypocrisy comes as large elements of the Turkish administration had ambitions for a Greater Turkey that would… Continue ->

Tags: Israel, Netanyahu, Palestine, Syria, Turkey


Zakharova: Ukraine May Attack in Coming Days

Published 2018-12-24 19:06:07 by Joaquin Flores in Donbass, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine

MOSCOW, RF – Moscow does not exclude that in the coming days, the Ukrainian army may move to full-scale hostilities in the Donbass, according to Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. Along the same lines, last week in an interview with Radio Komsomolskaya Pravda, as reported on FRN, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov expressed concern about the strengthening of the Ukrainian Armed Forces grouping in the Donbass, as well as Kiev’s active preparations for possible military actions against the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. According to him, such steps of the Ukrainian authorities are aimed primarily at organizing armed provocations on the contact… Continue ->

Tags: Ceasefire, Donbass, Hostilities, Lavrov, UAF, Ukraine, Zakharova


Nostalgia of Defeating US Imperialism: Russia and Vietnam Strengthen Bilateral Ties

Published 2018-12-24 18:55:57 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Russia, Vietnam

MOSCOW, Russia – The parliaments of Russia and Vietnam have announced they will implement bilateral projects at the highest level, Russian Duma President Vyacheslav Volodin said in a meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. “It is important that the parliaments of Russia and Vietnam provide legislative support to the projects agreed upon by the leaders of our countries,” Volodin said. The parliamentary leader also noted that high-level dialogue creates momentum in Russia’s relations with Vietnam. “We believe it is necessary to preserve history, which is a unifying factor for us and, on that basis, do everything to strengthen… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Ties, Vietnam


Work on Swedish part of Nord Stream II begins, despite US, EU resolutions

Published 2018-12-24 18:28:37 by Tom Winter in Eurasia, Germany, Sweden

Nord Stream news from today’s Novorosinform: Construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has begun in the economic zone of Sweden, local radio station SR reports. The pipeline will go from Russia to Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Here comes the Swedish section of Nord Stream II On Sunday, the ship Solitaire began installing pipes that had already been delivered to the port of Karlshamn. Work on the Swedish section of Nord Stream II will be conducted up to the summer of 2019. The port has already taken on 110 people to carry out the construction work, and… Continue ->

Tags: Nord Stream II, Sweden, Ukraine


Despite US Antagonism, Russia Is Not Interested In An Arms Race or New ‘Missile Crisis’

Published 2018-12-24 18:25:10 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW, Russia – According to the Russian Foreign Minister, Russia is ready to try and save the Treaty of Intermediate Nuclear Forces. At the same time, he noted that Russia will not ignore the emergence of new US missiles in case of its exit from the INF Treaty and could strengthen its defense potential. “We have to warn: we cannot and will not ignore the emergence of new US missiles that pose a threat to us and our allies. There should be no doubt that we have what is necessary to guarantee our own security, besides being able to strengthen… Continue ->

Tags: Lavrov, Russia, US


Ukraine uncovers clandestine RT provider, shuts it down

Published 2018-12-24 14:11:41 by Tom Winter in Eurasia, Ukraine

Ukraine’s Reporters Without Borders freedom of the press rating for 2017 was at 101st place, after such countries as Mongolia, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Madagascar, Kyrgyzstan. We await with interest its rating for 2018! From this morning’s Novorossia: The SBU suppressed the broadcasting of RT in the Vinnitsa region of Ukraine. The staff of the Security Service of Ukraine, together with the cyber police department, uncovered an Internet provider in the Vinnitsa region, providing access to banned Russian TV channels for broadcast in Ukraine. “Intelligence agents established that a private enterprise, without a license from the National Council of Ukraine on Television… Continue ->

Tags: Reporter Without Borders, RT, SBU


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