The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-01-18

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 5 articles about Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-Kingdom, Serbia, Crimea, Ukraine, North-Korea, United-States, Nato, Norway.
Tags in this brief: Russia, UK, Kosovo, Moscow, Putin, Serbia, Crimea, Krushchev, National Geographic, Yanukovych, DPRK, Korea, Trump, Arctic, NATO, Norway.

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MAJOR: Britain Detains A Russian Ship

Published 2019-01-18 20:45:21 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-Kingdom

FALMOUTH, The United Kingdom – The dry cargo vessel belongs to a shipping company based in Murmansk in northern Russia but was seized in the United Kingdom. Granulator Kuzma Minin, formerly stranded in shallow waters near the British port of Falmouth in the south-west of the United Kingdom, was seized by the shipowner’s debts, said Transport Workers’ Federation International Coordinator Sergei Fishov. “According to our records, he was arrested a week ago. Currently, to my knowledge, the ship is located in the United Kingdom and is held by creditors for the shipowner’s debts,” he said. The ship’s operator, Murmansk Shipping… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, UK


PUTIN CONFIRMS: Moscow to Back Serbia Against Albanian Aggression in Kosovo

Published 2019-01-18 18:31:52 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia – Russia will continue to help Serbia strengthen its defense potential and continue with joint military exercises, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a news conference after talks with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade. “We also will discuss military and defense industry cooperation with our Serbian partners. We will continue to meet with Serbian leaders and help in strengthening Serbia’s defense capacity, develop scientific and industrial cooperation with the defense companies in Serbia, practice of joint military exercises,” Putin said. The Russian president also said that his country values ​​the position of the Serbian president, who is… Continue ->

Tags: Kosovo, Moscow, Putin, Russia, Serbia


National Geographic’s pre-coup view of The Crimea: “Russia’s Paradise Lost”

Published 2019-01-18 17:46:14 by Tom Winter in Crimea, Eurasia, Russia, Ukraine

Crimea, 2011, “Russia’s Paradise Lost” The National Geographic Magazine featured Crimea in its April, 2011 issue. The article can be seen here, though to read the whole thing, you have to enter your email address and agree to get promotions from the magazine. The headline on the first page of text: “The Past is never past in Sevastopol.” On that first page, we find a 70-year-old grandmother saying “Sevastopol is a Russian city, and we will never put up with the fact that Ukraine is in charge.” The story of Krushchev’s transfer is also related in the voice of a… Continue ->

Tags: Crimea, Krushchev, National Geographic, Yanukovych


Russia Blasts Washington’s Unfounded Allegations That It Is Selling Weapons To North Korea

Published 2019-01-18 17:20:25 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, North-Korea, Russia, United-States

PYONGYANG, Independent Korea – The allegations by the US authorities over the alleged acquisition of Russian missile defense technology by North Korea are unfounded, Russian ambassador to Pyongyang Alexander Matsegora said on Friday. Washington published its new missile defense strategy this week and said in the document that North Korea had obtained ballistic technology from Russia and started developing similar missiles to the Russians. The Russian ambassador to North Korea said that the US goal is to use this rumor for its destabilizing international security policies. “I would like to declare with all my responsibility that the objections against Russia… Continue ->

Tags: DPRK, Korea, Russia, Trump


Norway Wants to Dominate the Arctic for NATO, But Can It Topple Russia?

Published 2019-01-18 16:17:40 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Norway, Russia

OSLO, Norway – After partially dismantling its defenses to the north in 1990, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Norway now aims to re-establish strategic presence in the region in the face of increasing tension between NATO and Russia. Norway’s defense minister plans to invest about 2.5 billion Norwegian kronor (around $3 billion) in the reconstruction and expansion of military facilities in the far north. “Our mission is to establish a presence,” said the leader of the new Finnmark Land Defense unit, Colonel Jorn Erik Berntsen. “We will be there to discourage [any likely invaders] and to defend ourselves… Continue ->

Tags: Arctic, NATO, Norway, Russia


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