The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-02-11

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 7, articles about Anglo-5, Eurasia, Germany, Headline-News, Nato, Russia, United-States, Defense, Latin-America, Venezuela, Brazil, Finance, Daily-Brief, Eu, Iran, Mena.

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Tags in this brief: Germany, Russia, US, Maduro, Venezuela, Brazil, Technology, Finance, Gripen, Sweden, Geopolitics, Eu, Grenell, Instex, Iran.

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Washington demands that Germany increase military spending because ‘Russia is at the door’

Published 2019-02-11 22:00:42 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Germany, Headline-News, Nato, Russia, United-States

BERLIN, Germany – Berlin should not skimp on defense because “Russia is at the door,” said US ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell. “NATO asks for 2% by 2024. Germany’s NATO promise to raise defense spending to 1.5 percent is not enough. Again, it is not US standards that have to be met here, but NATO commitments that Berlin has already agreed to and capabilities that they’ve already signed up for. The US is simply reminding its great German ally that now is not the time to undercut or weaken NATO. With the Russians at the doorstep, it should be clear… Continue ->

Tags: Germany, Russia, US


Caracas to invest in Russian advanced weapons for its Armed Forces to face imperialists

Published 2019-02-11 21:15:21 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Headline-News, Latin-America, Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela – Nicolás Maduro, the re-elected president of Venezuela, said that Caracas will make investments to provide the Armed Forces with the most advanced military equipment, warning other countries to stop making threats against his country. “We will make investments so that our soldiers, military and militias have the most advanced weaponry … Venezuela will have [everything] from the Igla [Russian portable missile] in the hands of its militia and the military to the most advanced missiles because Venezuela wants peace,” Maduro said in front of the military, a speech broadcast on his Twitter account on Sunday. While speaking… Continue ->

Tags: Maduro, Venezuela


What factors prevent the export of Russian high technology products to Brazil?

Published 2019-02-11 20:00:17 by Paul Antonopoulos in Brazil, Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Russia

BRASILIA, Brazil – While most Russian exports to Brazil are mainly concentrated in the chemical, aluminum, fuel and equipment industries, Russian companies from different sectors are operating in the Brazilian market. Sputnik Brazil spoke with the director of Russian technology company Elcomplus, which is dedicated to the creation of industrial automation systems and exports its products to Brazil. During the forum of the Delovaya Rossiya association, Evgeny Teplyakov, director of the Russian company Elcomplus, which is dedicated to the development and integration of industrial automation systems, industrial communication networks and software for digital radio networks, has revealed the prospects of… Continue ->

Tags: Brazil, Russia, Technology


Chronicles of a ‘shattered economy’? Russia’s sovereign rating rises

Published 2019-02-11 18:30:36 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – Credit rating agency Moody’s again upgraded Russia from a Ba1 to Baa3 ranking. Why is this US agency losing all its arguments against Russia’s increasing rating? With the rating upgraded, Russia achieved an investment grade rating in accordance with Moody’s rating. This decision reflects the positive impact of policies undertaken in recent years to strengthen the country’s public finances and reduce Russia’s vulnerability to external shocks, Moody’s said. In particular, with its effective policy, the Russian authorities have been able to contain the economic and financial impacts created by “falling oil prices” and “imposing sanctions” by Western… Continue ->

Tags: Finance, Russia


Sweden thinks it can take on Russia in the air, but can it?

Published 2019-02-11 15:00:16 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Swedish Air Force commander Mats Helgesson said the Saab Gripen E fighter is capable of beating Russian Sukhoi aircraft in an air combat, according to the Business Insider portal. “Gripen, especially the E-model, is designed to kill Sukhois. There we have a black belt,” Helgesson told Yle at a presentation in Finland, where Sweden is trying to export the jets. Sukhoi fighters have achieved the status of legendary for their high maneuverability and supremacy over American airplanes in the air thanks to “dangerous and aggressive stunts,” the issue points out. The US Air Force is betting on… Continue ->

Tags: Gripen, Russia, Sweden


The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-02-10

Published 2019-02-11 01:15:02 by Danny Froberg in Daily-Brief

This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 6, articles about Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States, China, Latin-America, Venezuela, United-Kingdom, Daily-Brief. Tags in this brief: Russia, US, China, Venezuela, Maduro, Arctic, Britain, UK, UNSC, Geopolitics. Let us know in the comments if there is anything you miss coverage on!Table of ContentsRussia blasts Washington: Says should give up policy of aggressive MoscowChina defends Venezuela, strongly rejects “foreign intervention”Warding off US invasion, Venezuela begins 5 day’s of military exercisesBritain attempts to intimidate Russia by sending helicopters to ArcticMAJOR: Russia and US preparing to lock horns at UNSC over VenezuelaThe FRN Daily… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics


Grenell to Germany: working around US Iran sanctions shows disrespect

Published 2019-02-11 00:43:10 by Tom Winter in Eu, Germany, Iran, Mena, United-States

The US Ambassador to Germany is simply incorrigible; in today’s news, he speaks as if not bowing to US policy is lèse–majesté, that old crime from royal times against the dignity of the sovereign. — Translator note. In today’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: Avoiding sanctions against Iran is inadvisable, says Richard Grenell, American ambassador to Berlin. […]

Tags: Eu, Grenell, Instex, Iran


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