The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-02-04

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 6 articles about Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States, Latin-America, New-Zealand, Opinions, Venezuela, Ukraine, Mena, Syria, Turkey, China, Defense.
Tags in this brief: INF, Russia, Maduro, NZ, Venezuela, Space, Ukraine, Erdogan, Syria, Trump, Turkey, US, China.

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Majority of Russians do not believe US accusations of INF violations

Published 2019-02-04 22:00:10 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW, Russia – A total of 74% of Russian citizens believe that Washington’s allegations of violations of Russia in the Middle East Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) are unfounded. This was revealed by a survey conducted by the Russian Center for Public Opinion (VtsIOM), released on Monday. On Friday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States had suspended its obligations under the INF Treaty and had started a process of withdrawal that would last for six months, unless Russia fulfilled its obligations to the pact again. Moscow, in response to the measures and accusations it considers untrue,… Continue ->

Tags: INF, Russia


New Zealand Opposition Lies To Attack Venezuela, Maduro

Published 2019-02-04 21:00:10 by Curwen Ares Rolinson in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Latin-America, New-Zealand, Opinions, Venezuela

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – There are a few things to be said about this attack-line from the NZ National Party’s Judith Collins. One of which, is that Collins either doesn’t know, or more likely simply doesn’t care about the facts of the situation. Juan Guaido did not contest the 2018 Venezuelan Presidential Election. It is therefore impossible to truthfully call him the “rightful winner” of said Election. But, you know, it isn’t nearly as neat of a soundbite to talk about the installation of an “Interim President” with a view toward organizing pending new elections, so a simplistic “TRUE WINNER”… Continue ->

Tags: Maduro, NZ, Venezuela


Russia is able to track most foreign satellites – including enemy – in orbit

Published 2019-02-04 20:00:20 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – Russian tracking devices are able to monitor the behavior of most foreign satellites in the geostationary orbit, according to a document from the Spacewalk Science Center. The geostationary orbit is a circular orbit about 36,000 kilometers above sea level, located above the Earth’s equator, where satellites orbit around the planet’s axis. About 600 media satellites operate in this orbit. The document notes that the majority of foreign space vehicles in the geostationary orbit are within the control zone of the Russian automated warning system for dangerous situations in space near Earth. The telescopes included in the system… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Space


Ukrainian presidential candidate says graphite bombs NEEDED against Russia

Published 2019-02-04 18:00:27 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s presidential candidate Inna Bogoslavskaya, a former deputy of the Supreme Rada (Ukrainian parliament), proposed to produce graphite bombs to deal with Russia, according to a statement made during the talks on the radio station Novoe Vremya. Graphite bombs are non-lethal weapons that act by dispersing a thin cloud of carbon fiber over electrical components, causing short circuits and disruption of electrical power supply in the indicated region. The policy called the creation of such munitions as one of the main points of its strategy towards Moscow. “Ukraine is to move to the rapid production of new… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Ukraine


Erdogan PROVOKING Trump: Questions whether US exit from Syria will occur soon

Published 2019-02-04 16:00:05 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Syria, Turkey, United-States

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey expects US President Donald Trump to keep his promise to withdraw US troops from Syria in the near future, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday. “We hope that this promise will be fulfilled in the near future. We do not like to live under threat and we are close to doing everything we need to eliminate it,” Erdogan said to the Turkish broadcaster TRT. The area in northern Syria, according to the Turkish president, should be controlled by Turkey. Erdogan said his government is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure security in… Continue ->

Tags: Erdogan, Syria, Trump, Turkey, US


TICK TOCK: US is losing military supremacy over Russia and China

Published 2019-02-04 14:00:03 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, China, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

WASHINGTON DC, The United States – US Senate Armed Services Committee chief Jim Inhore says Washington is losing its military superiority over rivals and now needs significant investments to catch up. In his article published in the Tulsa World newspaper, the senator notes that the US has lost an advantage in both conventional and advanced weapons, including artificial intelligence, hypersonic weapons and even the use of “directed energy” technology. Inhore points out that the US “won two world wars” because of its military superiority, adding that the Pentagon had as many aircraft at the end of the Cold War as… Continue ->

Tags: China, Russia, US


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