The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-05-13

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 18, articles about World, Eu, Eurasia, France-Eurasia, Headline-News, Niger, Opinions, United-States, Cyprus, Defense, Turkey, Anglo-5, China, Donbass, Ukraine, Russia, Isis, Mena, News, Syria, India, Iran, Uae, Crimea, Brussels, Sweden, United-Kingdom.

Tags in this brief: Africa, Eu, European Colonialism, Imperialism, Islamic Extremism, Sahara, Sahel, Cyprus, Denizkurdu, Drills, Exercises, Gas, Navy, Occupation, Oil, Provocation, Turkey, China, Trade War, Trump, USA, Donbass, Russia, Ukraine, Citizenship, Passport, Putin, Zelensky, Al-Nusra, Hama, HTS, Idlib, Latakia, SAA, Sitrep, Syria, Syrian Arab Army, India, S400, US, Al-Fujairah, Explosion, Fake News, Iran, Media, UAE, Poll, Lavrov, Observation Flight, Open Skies Treaty, Shoigu, Pompeo, Rouhani, US Imperialism, War, JCPOA, Mogherini, Nuclear Deal, Sanctions, Assange, Extradition, Rape Allegations, Sweden, MIC, Military, S-300, Technology, Weapons, Brussels, Russian Passports, FSA, ISIS, TFSA, UNSC, Caliphate, Daesh, Kashmir, Pakistan, DPR, May 9th, Parade, Rostov, Texas, Victory Day.

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EU eyes Imperialist Expansion into Africa under pretext of combating ‘Islamic Extremism’

Published 2019-05-13 20:49:47 by Joaquin Flores in World, Eu, Eurasia, France-Eurasia, Headline-News, Niger, Opinions, United-States

This week, the European Union will be looking more openly at how it can expand its market and investment interests into the Sahel region of Africa under the pretext of combating ‘Islamic Extremism’. Officially, the EU will take up its concern with what it terms ‘the worsening military-political situation’ in the so-called “Sahel” – a vast African region south of the Sahara desert, stretching from west to east from Senegal to Sudan. In Brussels, meetings of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Defense and Development of the EU countries with relevant representatives of the five African states of the Sahel Group -… Continue ->

Tags: Africa, Eu, European Colonialism, Imperialism, Islamic Extremism, Sahara, Sahel


Turkey flexes Naval Muscle in largest-ever drills, while Cyprus tensions rise

Published 2019-05-13 20:22:10 by Joaquin Flores in Cyprus, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Turkey

ANKARA – Turkey’s military launched a major naval exercise on Monday, May 13 at a time of rising tensions over its plans to explore for gas off the coast of Cyprus. The exercises, featuring 131 vessels, 57 planes and 33 helicopters, began early on Monday, a Turkish defense ministry official confirmed to AFP. Exercise ‘Denizkurdu’, or Sea Wolf, is set to last until May 25 and take place across the Mediterranean, Aegean and Black seas. Turkish media said the exercise was the country’s largest ever, with the Turkish Naval Forces practicing scenarios “similar to crisis-tension situations and wartime.” The exercises will test weapons… Continue ->

Tags: Cyprus, Denizkurdu, Drills, Exercises, Gas, Navy, Occupation, Oil, Provocation, Turkey


U.S-China Trade War Intensifies: “Better not retaliate – it will only get worse”, says Trump

Published 2019-05-13 19:46:33 by Joaquin Flores in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, United-States

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump warned China just hours ago today, May 13th, not to retaliate against the tariff increase undertaken by the American side last week, adding that Beijing “will suffer greatly if it does not agree to an agreement.” Meanwhile China has previously stated that starting June 1st, it plans to impose duties ranging from 5% to 25%, imports from the United States in the amount of $ 60 billion. ..There will be nobody left in China to do business with. Very bad for China, very good for USA! But China has taken so advantage of the… Continue ->

Tags: China, Trade War, Trump, USA


EU Debates Russian move granting citizenship to Donbass residents, sanctions ruled out

Published 2019-05-13 19:00:55 by Paul Antonopoulos in Donbass, Eu, Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

BRUSSELS – The European Union plans to analyze the process that simplifies the delivery of Russian passports to the inhabitants of eastern Ukraine, an area convulsed by armed clashes between Kiev troops and revolutionary militias. “It is one of the issues that we will examine in the Council of Foreign Ministers,” Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu told the press, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the EU until June. On April 24, Moscow authorities decreed to facilitate the delivery of the Russian passport to the inhabitants of Donbass, an area punished by the military operation carried out by the… Continue ->

Tags: Donbass, Eu, Russia, Ukraine


Ukraine left with empty phrases and meaningless gestures surrounding Russia’s issuance of citizenship to Donbass residents

Published 2019-05-13 18:37:17 by Joaquin Flores in Donbass, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine

KIEV – A source from Zelensky team explained what exactly is meant by ‘creative response’ to Russia issuing passports to citizens of the DPR, the LPR, and Ukraine. According to him, it is not possible to put pressure on citizens who have received Russian citizenship, starting from an internal Russian passport, and for this reason emphasis was placed on the non-recognition of foreign passports by foreign countries. Two options are being developed: 1. Citizens of the DPR, LPR, Ukraine with Russian citizenship, who previously received visas on the Ukrainian passport, will face refusals from foreign embassies when they try to… Continue ->

Tags: Citizenship, Donbass, Passport, Putin, Russia, Ukraine, Zelensky


FULL SITUATION REPORT: Syrian Army Advances, Latakia and Hama

Published 2019-05-13 18:16:07 by Guest Author in Headline-News, Isis, Mena, News, Syria, Turkey

By Vladimir Gujanicic, for FRN – After almost seven days of offensive fighting, the Syrian army gradually progressed to the north. It can be said from the fact that large scale operations have not yet started. For now, the fronts are open in the north of the Hama and north of Latakia. Already in the first battles saw the character of combat actions that was expected. The Syrian army uses its superiority in firepower in aviation and artillery while the terrorist forces are standardized massively using ATGMs. The first effort of the Syrian army is led by units in charge… Continue ->

Tags: Al-Nusra, Hama, HTS, Idlib, Latakia, SAA, Sitrep, Syria, Syrian Arab Army, Turkey


U.S pressure mounts on India to abandon S-400 deal and opt for inferior THAAD systems

Published 2019-05-13 17:58:59 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, India, Russia, United-States

NEW DELHI – Following failed attempts to intimidate Turkey into buying Russian anti-aircraft systems, the United States is trying to dissuade another country from buying the S-400 missile system. Washington has made a proposal to New Delhi to opt for American THAAD missile defense systems and Patriot missile system (PAC-3) instead of buying Russian S-400 systems, reports the Indian newspaper Hindustan Times . If India moves forward with the purchase of the S-400 systems it could face US sanctions under a federal law of 2017 that imposed sanctions on Russia (as well as on North Korea and Iran) and prohibits… Continue ->

Tags: India, Russia, S400, US


BREAKING: CONFIRMED Four Oil tankers at UAE part of al-Fujairah ‘SABOTAGED’, government now admits

Published 2019-05-13 17:30:47 by Joaquin Flores in Headline-News, Iran, Mena, News, Uae

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FRN has now confirmed that powerful explosions occurred in the Emirati port of al-Fujairah, where four oil tankers were admittedly sabotaged. The blasts took place early on Sunday morning, according to the Lebanon-based Al Mayadeen television channel, which reported the development hours later. FRN reported then on the story, as unconfirmed, when at the time the number of ships involved was claimed at seven. The government has recently released a revision of their previous denial, and has the number at four.     After initial denial, UAE confirms ships ‘sabotaged’ off its coast. The United Arab… Continue ->

Tags: Al-Fujairah, Explosion, Fake News, Iran, Media, Oil, UAE


BAD LUCK UKRAINE: More and more Europeans are recognizing Crimea as Russia

Published 2019-05-13 17:10:24 by Paul Antonopoulos in Crimea, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – In France the number of people for whom the Crimean peninsula is part of Russia has increased to 11%, according to the latest poll conducted by Sputnik in April. The poll, which covered 4,010 respondents from four countries, revealed that the number of French people who consider the Crimea as part of Russia has grown by 11%. According to the same survey, 38% of Germans, 34% of Britons, as well as 27% of Americans share the same point of view. It is worth noting that three years ago, in 2016, the situation was different: 45% of the French… Continue ->

Tags: Poll, Russia, Ukraine


Russia initiates Observation Flight over the U.S amidst rising tensions

Published 2019-05-13 16:33:23 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW – Russian inspectors have received orders from Shoigu’s command chain, and will conduct an observation flight over US territory under the Open Skies Treaty, the official newspaper of the Russian Armed Forces, Krasnaya Zvezda, reported. “A group of Russian inspectors plans to hold an observation flight on a Russian Tu-154MLK-1 plane over the US territory under the Open Skies Treaty,” the statement said. It is noted that the flight, which is following an agreed route, will take place from May 12 to 20 and will have a maximum distance of 4,800 kilometers. US specialists will also be on board… Continue ->

Tags: Lavrov, Observation Flight, Open Skies Treaty, Russia, Shoigu, US


Iran Affirms Preparedness for WAR with U.S if provocations continue

Published 2019-05-13 12:41:14 by Joaquin Flores in Headline-News, Iran, Mena, United-States

TEHRAN – After a series of provocations by the U.S including the deployment of the USS Abraham Lincoln to the Persian Gulf, as well as continued pressure from Washington and Wall Street on the EU not to implement the agreed to JCPOA deal with Iran, the Islamic Republic has made clear they are not hesitant to resort to a military response to any military provocation. The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, reported on his side that they do not want a war, but warned that they are also prepared to respond to any attack. The Government of Iran has… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, Pompeo, Rouhani, Trump, US Imperialism, War


EU’s Duplicity: Mogherini affirms commitment to Iran nuclear deal in words, while refusing to implement

Published 2019-05-13 12:20:10 by Joaquin Flores in Brussels, Eu, Eurasia, Headline-News, Iran, Mena

“The EU will continue to support the agreement as much as possible and with all available instruments,” said the EU’s senior foreign policy representative, Federica Mogherini. The European Union (EU) renewed on Monday its commitment to the nuclear pact with Iran from which the United States ( US ) withdrew in 2018. However, at the same time, it has failed to implement the most critical parts of this agreement. For these reasons, Iranian president Rouhani has criticized the EU for this duplicity and ‘game of words’, and has announced that it will shape its own policies around the EU’s actions and not its official statements. The EU’s… Continue ->

Tags: Eu, Iran, JCPOA, Mogherini, Nuclear Deal, Rouhani, Sanctions


MAJOR: Sweden intends to Reopen ‘Rape Case’ Against Assange, faces extradition

Published 2019-05-13 12:05:07 by Joaquin Flores in Anglo-5, Eu, Eurasia, Headline-News, Sweden, United-Kingdom

STOCKHOLM – The Swedish prosecutor has just announced that Stockholm has determined to reopen to the allegations of rape made against Assange, and that they would be proceeding in this way. The decision to extradite Assange from Sweden to a third country, they claim, would be made jointly with the British authorities. At the request of the lawyer, the Swedish prosecutor’s office intends to reopen the rape case against the founder of the WikiLeaks website, Julian Assange, who was detained by British police after Ecuador violated its own laws and refused to maintain his asylum status, on April 11th. This was… Continue ->

Tags: Assange, Extradition, Rape Allegations, Sweden


Did the U.S receive an S-300 System from Ukraine?

Published 2019-05-13 11:45:34 by Joaquin Flores in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine, United-States

file photo of S-300 The S-300PT anti-aircraft missile system was detected in a military facility in the USA. A Russian expert explains how he could have gotten there.   As published by the Defense Blog, on a satellite image published on Twitter you can see a command post with a 30N6 type lighting and guidance radar and two launchers. The location of the polygon and its name are not specified. It is unknown if these components of the S-300 are real. Пусковые установки и машины управления системы ПВО С-300 на американском полигоне. Фото @border9999 pic.twitter.com/wBgK35JiPo — Ivan O’Gilvi (@o_gilvi) May 12, 2019 Commenting on… Continue ->

Tags: MIC, Military, Russia, S-300, Technology, Ukraine, USA, Weapons


EU not discussing more Russia sanctions over Donbass citizenship move

Published 2019-05-13 11:35:43 by Joaquin Flores in Brussels, Eu, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

BRUSSELS – This morning before the meeting of the foreign ministers of the European Union countries, the Czech Foreign Minister Tomash Petříček confirmed that the EU is not discussing new sanctions against Russia for issuing simplified Russian citizenship to residents of Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR). This question interested Ukrainian journalists. “We want a dialogue rather than using the methods of pressure resorted to by Russia,” said Petříček, stressing that the EU continues to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Meleșcanu said that the problem of issuing Russian passports to residents of Donbass… Continue ->

Tags: Brussels, Citizenship, Eu, Russia, Russian Passports, Sanctions


Russia BLOCKS misleading Atlanticist resolution at UN Security Council on Syria

Published 2019-05-13 00:57:05 by Joaquin Flores in Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Russia, Syria, Turkey

UNITED NATIONS – Russia has successfully blocked an attempt by Atlanticist-controlled powers to confuse the situation in Idlib Syria. The resolution on the situation in Syrian Idlib, prepared by Belgium, Germany and Kuwait, distorts the real situation in this region, Vladimir Safronkov, Russian Deputy Representative to the UN, told RIA Novosti . That is why he explained Moscow’s decision to block this statement of the UN Security Council. He added that the discussion of the situation in Syria is being conducted with the United States – through professional, military, and political channels. TASS quoted Safronkova:   “We did not miss, and blocked the… Continue ->

Tags: FSA, Idlib, ISIS, Russia, Syria, TFSA, Turkey, UNSC


MAJOR: ISIS Terrorists claim creation of new operations in India

Published 2019-05-13 00:47:14 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, India, Isis

NEW DELHI – The terrorist organization Daesh (“Islamic State, IS, ISIS, ISIL) announced the creation of its“ province ”in India after a clash between the“ caliphate ”and security forces in the Kashmir region disputed by the Indians and Pakistanis. There are no real confirmations of the IS statements, other than the earlier clashes of Islamist militants with law enforcement agencies in the town of Amshipor of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, at the moment, but the organization announced the creation of “Vilayeta Hind “, reported Reuters on May 11th, 2019. IS’s statement on the creation of a new… Continue ->

Tags: Caliphate, Daesh, India, ISIS, Kashmir, Pakistan


TEXAS REPORTS: Victory Day in ROSTOV, RUSSIA!

Published 2019-05-13 00:35:26 by Russell Bentley in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

My first Victory Day, (2015) I was still at the Front. This year, I was on a mission in Russia and could not celebrate in Donetsk. But 9 May was GREAT in Rostov too! It was a GREAT party! Check it out and be a good Communist and SHARE! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfs_o3jD80k

Tags: Donbass, DPR, May 9th, Military, Parade, Rostov, Texas, Victory Day


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