The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-02-02

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 7 articles about Headline-News, Opinions, Defense, Eurasia, Russia, Anglo-5, Latin-America, United-States, Venezuela.
Tags in this brief: Human Rights, Defense, Russia, Putin, US, Venezuela, Navy, INF Treaty, Military Budget., Mirror, Missiles, Moon, Space.

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On Human Rights – Declared, Upheld And Otherwise

Published 2019-02-02 23:00:49 by Paul Antonopoulos in Headline-News, Opinions

[Author’s note: the following piece was initially published some weeks ago, to coincide with the relevant anniversary; however, due to the ongoing erosion and neglect of economic rights, in favour of a sustained emphasis upon other and more recent constructions, the concerns presented therein remain very much a live issue] The 10th of December marks the 70th Anniversary of the adoption of the UN Declaration of Human Rights. It’s a pretty interesting document – not least because, if you peruse its contents, it contains an array of “rights” that have largely fallen by the wayside here in modern, neoliberal society…. Continue ->

Tags: Human Rights


Russian fighter Su-27 ‘pulls off’ NATO F-15 and makes ‘withdraw’ (VIDEO)

Published 2019-02-02 22:00:35 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – A video posted on Thursday shows how a Su-27 fighter from the Russian Air Force intercepts a NATO F-15 aircraft forcing it to distance itself from a Russian government aircraft in the skies over the Baltic Sea, the video caption shows. The incident was likely to have occurred in June 2017, when the US fighter tried to follow the Russian government’s airliner to Kaliningrad. The Russian Ministry of Defense and NATO have not yet commented on this video.   View this post on Instagram   🛩🛫Um F-15 da OTAN estava se aproximando de um avião especial russo,… Continue ->

Tags: Defense, Russia


Is it Putin’s car? Check out brand new Russian limousine being tested in Siberia (VIDEO)

Published 2019-02-02 20:00:34 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

NOYABRSK, Russia – The Siberian city of Noyabrsk has become a testing ground for the new Russian limousine Aurus Senat – similar to the car of President Vladimir Putin. The cars were seen in the city that is facing -50 ° C. Apparently, limousines have to go through a series of tests before they are mass-produced for Russia’s harsh climate. The Aurus Senat limousine, designed as part of the Kortezh project, is one of the major cars of the genre and is due for release soon. https://youtu.be/G-lMhDETYKg The Kortezh project encompasses state-of-the-art luxury cars and includes a limousine, a sedan… Continue ->

Tags: Putin, Russia


MOSCOW REVEALS: “Washington seeks to destroy constitutional order in Venezuela”

Published 2019-02-02 18:00:22 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Russia, United-States, Venezuela

MOSCOW, Russia – The United States is doing its best to destroy the constitutional order and change the government in Venezuela, said Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. “We have seen (…) the efforts of Washington and the administration [of the United States] giving maximum concentration to change the constitutional order in Venezuela,” the diplomat told the television channel Rossiya. According to Zakharova, in the event of a civil war beginning in Venezuela, the US government will have to explain to its people and the people of Latin America “where the Venezuelans will go.” The representative of the Foreign Ministry… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, US, Venezuela


Russian Navy Receives Systems That ‘Blind the Enemy’

Published 2019-02-02 16:00:34 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – Ruselectronics, owned by the Russian state corporation Rostec, began supplying the Russian Navy with 5P-42 Filin visual optical interference stations. These systems are capable of blinding the enemy, the company’s press service said. At present, the frigate Admiral Kasatonov and the frigate Admiral Gorshkov are equipped with two sets of the Filin station. This equipment will also be installed on two Project 22350 frigates being built at the Severnaya Verf shipyard. The Filin station was designed and developed by the Integral Experimental Factory for the suppression of visual and optical optical channels of observation and aiming of… Continue ->

Tags: Navy, Russia


Putin’s mirror response to US departure from INF treaty

Published 2019-02-02 14:06:39 by Tom Winter in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Russia, United-States

Russia suspends participation in the INF. Russian President Vladimir Putin instructs not to initiate any further negotiations on this issue. MOSCOW, February 2. / TASS /. Russian President Vladimir Putin, at a meeting with the ministers of defense and foreign affairs Sergei Shoigu and Sergey Lavrov, announced the suspension of Russia’s participation in the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF) “Our response will be a mirror,” the president said. “The American partners announced that they were suspending their participation in the contract, and we are suspending,” Putin announced. Termination of the initiation of negotiations Putin also… Continue ->

Tags: INF Treaty, Military Budget., Mirror, Missiles


Russia and US continue space race rivalry, Moscow develops new rocket engine to go to the moon

Published 2019-02-02 14:00:13 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – The Progressive Rockets Space Center, part of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, is working on a new rocket engine to be used on lunar missions. The Soyuz-7 engine is expected to become part of the Yenisei launch vehicle, which is to be used on missions to the moon. The source also said that RD-180 engines, exported to the United States space program, should also be part of the rocket. “The design of the Volga Soyuz-7 will be created from the development of the Yenisei super-heavy launch vehicle by the end of 2019,” said the anonymous source, which… Continue ->

Tags: Moon, Russia, Space


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