The FRN Daily News Brief 2018-12-27

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 6 articles about Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Anglo-5, China, United-States, Ukraine, Donbass, Donetsk, Lugansk, Defense, Turkey, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Mena, Syria.
Tags in this brief: Putin, Russia, China, US, Corruption, Kherson, Ukraine, Donbass, Donetsk, Lugansk, S400, Turkey, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Syria.

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Putin: Russia Must Respond to Sanctions by Improving its Economy

Published 2018-12-27 19:18:15 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that the best way to respond to sanctions imposed by the West on his country is by increasing the competitiveness of the Russian economy. The Russian leader said on Wednesday that this improvement comes through the scientific development and localization of production. “It is necessary to significantly accelerate the pace of industrial development, strengthen our own scientific and technological base and promote the localization of production, the development of new markets by Russian companies within of the country and beyond our borders,” Putin said during a meeting with representatives of Russian companies…. Continue ->

Tags: Putin, Russia


When Will China Top the US as the World’s Largest Economy?

Published 2018-12-27 18:33:59 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, United-States

LONDON, The United Kingdom – China will surpass the United States as the world’s largest economy by 2032, the London-based Economic and Business Research Center (CEBR) has pointed out in its annual report which highlighted “renewed volatility and uncertainty” in the economy this year, marked by trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. The British consultant revealed that the US economy at the moment does not seem to be affected by trade tensions, partly thanks to last year’s tax reforms that have boosted economic growth. At the same time, the CEBR warned that a “serious problem with the budget deficit” remains… Continue ->

Tags: China, US


Kherson Region now an out-of-control wild west

Published 2018-12-27 17:58:28 by Tom Winter in Eurasia, Ukraine

From Infox.sg: Kiev loses control over the Kherson region. This fact is recognized in the leadership of Ukraine. “No martial law prevents the adhesion of law enforcement and politicians to illegal businesses of the old and the new criminal authorities,” said Verkhovna Rada deputy Mustafa Nyey recently. According to parliamentarians, in the region “all the signs show the threat of loss of national statehood.” The Russian media in this regard, in turn, write the following.”The Kherson region is unique in its geographic location,” they write in the Russian edition of Ukraine.ru, “here are fertile lands producing agricultural products, which were… Continue ->

Tags: Corruption, Kherson, Ukraine


Violation of International Agreements? Kiev Announces Takeover of ‘Gray Zone’ in Donbass

Published 2018-12-27 16:52:22 by Paul Antonopoulos in Donbass, Donetsk, Eurasia, Headline-News, Lugansk, Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine – The Armed Forces of Ukraine have taken control of almost the entire “gray zone” in Donbass, President Yuri Biryukov’s adviser told Ukrainian channel Pryamoi. The so-called “gray zone” in Donbass separates the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the forces of the self-proclaimed People’s Republics of Lugansk and Donetsk, and their limits have been established by the Minsk agreements. The introduction of troops in this area means breach of international understandings. “Compared with the situation in May 2014, two-thirds of the territory has been freed, virtually the entire ‘gray zone’ is free and under our control,” said Yuri… Continue ->

Tags: Donbass, Donetsk, Lugansk, Ukraine


Despite US Pressure, Turkey Will Not Let Washington Examine Russian S-400 Air Defense Systems

Published 2018-12-27 14:42:45 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Turkey, United-States

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has assured Russian ambassador Aleksei Erkhov that Turkey will not let the US inspect Russian S-400 air defense systems, a source in the Turkish foreign ministry said. “Our minister has assured the Russian ambassador that there are no negotiations on Turkey giving the US the opportunity to inspect the S-400 air defense systems,” he said. On Wednesday, Cavusoglu revealed on his Twitter account that he had a meeting with Erkhov, but did not provide details of the agenda. With regard to two sources, Bloomberg reported earlier that Turkey would have allowed the… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, S400, Turkey, US


Israeli Officer Confirms Air Strike Against Iranian Targets in Syria, Lebanon Blasts Tel Aviv

Published 2018-12-27 13:41:54 by Paul Antonopoulos in Headline-News, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Mena, Syria

TEL AVIV, Israel – Recently, the Israeli Air Force carried out air strikes against Damascus. An ammunition depot was allegedly destroyed and three Syrian soldiers were injured. An Israeli officer, who declined to be identified, said that an Israeli aircraft carried out air strikes in Syria, targeting a number of Iranian targets. The attack hit Iranian deposits and logistical targets. In addition to eliminating a Syrian anti-aircraft system near Damascus, according to the Times of Israel. The air strike by Israeli fighters put at risk two unidentified commercial airliners, which landed at Beirut and Damascus airports, the Russian Foreign Ministry… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Syria


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