The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-05-17

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 14, articles about Albania, Eurasia, Headline-News, Kosovo, Nato, Serbia, Anglo-5, Latin-America, United-States, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Russia, Mena, Syria, Bolivia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Donbass, Lugansk, Ngorno-Karabakh, Germany, Turkey.

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Tags in this brief: Kosovo, NATO, Serbia, CIA, Coup, Venezuela, Argentina, Bolsonaro, LATAM, Macri, Russia, Weapons, Idlib, Syria, Sukhoi, USD, Bolivia, Maduro, Morales, Trump, US, Armenia, Azerbaijan, DPR, Karabakh, Lpr, Nagorno-Karabakh, Council Of Europe, Germany, Helsinki, Lavrov, Maas, CSTO, Military, Politics, Economics, Erdogan, S-400, Trade War, Turkey, Al-Nusra, False Flag, Hoax, HTS, Staged Attack, Terrorism, California, Cover-Up, Crash, F-16, Karma.

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Kosovo’s participation in NATO exercises is part of HOSTILE policy against Serbia

Published 2019-05-17 19:51:57 by Paul Antonopoulos in Albania, Eurasia, Headline-News, Kosovo, Nato, Serbia

PRISTINA, Occupied Serbia – The participation of the so-called Kosovo Army of NATO military exercises in Croatia is a demonstration of the continuity policy of the Western powers in the Western Balkans against Belgrade, says Serbia’s military analyst. In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Croatia’s entry into NATO, the military exercises entitled “Immediate Response 19” will take place in the territory of the country in May and June. The military of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo will also participate in them. Serbia’s former military intelligence chief, Gen. Momir Stojanovic, said in an interview that these exercises and Kosovo’s involvement… Continue ->

Tags: Kosovo, NATO, Serbia


Another coup d’état? CIA tries to bribe Venezuelan military, FAILS

Published 2019-05-17 17:39:37 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Latin-America, United-States, Venezuela

GENEVA – The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is actively involved in Venezuela trying to bribe senior commanders of the Bolivarian army, according to Jorge Valero, the Venezuelan UN ambassador to Geneva. The statement was made by the diplomat during a demonstration at a news conference in Geneva. “[US President Donald] Trump wants to overthrow regimes through coups. That’s why the CIA is present in significant numbers in Venezuela. The CIA tried to bribe high-ranking military officers but failed,” he said. On April 30, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who proclaimed himself interim president of the country, launched a so-called operation… Continue ->

Tags: CIA, Coup, Venezuela


Despite Argentina’s & Brazil’s Neo-liberal economic crisis, Latin American economy to grow

Published 2019-05-17 17:10:37 by Paul Antonopoulos in Argentina, Brazil, Headline-News, Latin-America

BRASILIA – Economist Lia Valls said that the resurgence of growth in Argentina and Brazil is unlikely in the short term, but the Latin American region has other options for growth. The worsening trade balance with Argentina was the main reason for the drop in the positive balance of Brazilian foreign trade in the first four months of this year. According to the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV), the accumulated balance of the Brazilian balance of payments with all countries in the first four months of this year was US$16.4 billion, or less than the cumulative US$18.2 billion in the same… Continue ->

Tags: Argentina, Bolsonaro, LATAM, Macri


REVEALED: Russian weapons are of HUGE interest to foreigners

Published 2019-05-17 16:30:48 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – Aleksandr Mikheev, director general of Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, revealed which Russian weapons have attracted more interest for foreign buyers at the MILEX 2019 arms exhibition. In an interview with the Russian television channel Zvezda, Mikheev said that the most popular type of weapons was the Pantsir air defense system. “We are actively negotiating both purchases of new missile systems and the modernization of the systems our partners have in service,” he said. The head of the state arms exporter added that foreigners are also interested in the S-400 and Tor-M2 systems. The MILEX international arms exhibition… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Weapons


MAJOR: Terrorists in Syria preparing chemical attack to BLAME Russia

Published 2019-05-17 15:30:53 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Russia, Syria

IDLIB – Terrorists from the Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Nusra Front are preparing a provocation in the Syrian province of Idlib with the aim of accusing Russian forces of participating in a chemical attack on civilians, the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria said on Friday. “According to the locals of the Seracab village, al-Nusra terrorists are preparing a provocation with the use of chemical agents and parts of Russian air munitions, delivered from other parts of Syria,” the center said in a statement. “The provocation is aimed at indicting Russian Aerospace Forces for using «chemical weapons» against the civilians in the Idlib… Continue ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


Why has Venezuela started buying POWERFUL Russian fighter jets?

Published 2019-05-17 14:55:52 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Russia, Venezuela

CARACAS – Caracas has begun acquiring Russian aircraft developed by the Sukhoi aeronautical company after the embargo introduced by the United States, said the Venezuelan ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Jorge Valero. Sanctions were imposed on the armament and spare parts of its F-16 aircraft, which were in service in the Armed Forces of Venezuela. He recalled that today virtually all of Venezuela’s weapons are of Russian production, as the US has imposed an embargo on the supply of weapons to the Venezuelan Armed Forces, in particular planes and spare parts. “Our military used the multi-purpose F-16 fighter jets,… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Sukhoi, Venezuela


DESTROYING THE DOLLAR: Venezuela and Russia to begin trading in rubles

Published 2019-05-17 14:10:07 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Russia, Venezuela

The Venezuelan ambassador to the UN’s representation in Geneva, Jorge Valero, said that talks are currently being held with Russia on the use of the ruble in bilateral transactions. “Yes, we now try to conduct our [financial] operations through another currency, including the crypto-currency ‘petro’, which we have created,” Valero reports. Valero underlined that a dialogue with Moscow is underway on the issue of changeover to the use of the Russian currency, the ruble. The petro was launched on February 20. Venezuela was the first country with its own crytocurrency, which is supported by oil reserves. In the beginning, Maduro… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, USD, Venezuela


VENEZUELA EMBASSY SCANDAL: Evo Morales criticizes Trump for violating international law

Published 2019-05-17 13:12:04 by Joaquin Flores in Bolivia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Venezuela

SUCRE – The president of Bolivia , Evo Morales, criticized  the president of the United States ( US ), Donald Trump on Thursday for violating international law, after the illegal arrival of police officers at the Embassy of Venezuela in Washington. The head of state indicated that the action of the US government was to support the people sent by the self-proclaimed opposition deputy Juan Guaidó. Through his Twitter account, the head of state stressed that the action of the US government was committed to support the people sent by the self-proclaimed opposition deputy Juan Guaidó. For its part, the Government… Continue ->

Tags: Bolivia, Maduro, Morales, Trump, US, Venezuela


Republic of Artsakh to take steps towards establishing ties with the DPR and LPR

Published 2019-05-17 12:31:02 by Joaquin Flores in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Donbass, Eurasia, Headline-News, Lugansk, Ngorno-Karabakh, Russia

STEPANAKERT – The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh, Masis Mailyan, noted with regret in a memo last night that the deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation “had not come to the republic for a long time.” The last time was in 2012, when presidential elections were held in NKR. “This is not well perceived by the population,” he admitted in a conversation with journalists, Kommersant writes . “US congressmen come every year, and deputies of the National Assembly of France, the European Parliament, Belgium, Cyprus also come.” According to him, the authorities of the break-away republic “are… Continue ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, DPR, Karabakh, Lpr, Nagorno-Karabakh, Russia


Lavrov and Maas discuss Russia’s rapprochement with Council of Europe

Published 2019-05-17 12:04:47 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Germany, Headline-News, Russia

HELSINKI – Today May 17 in Helsinki, on the sidelines of the session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CCEE), German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas held a scheduled meeting with his Russian counterpart – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. According to the German Foreign Ministry, in addition to the hot topics related to Syria, Venezuela, Ukraine and Iran, the issue of preserving the membership of the Russian Federation in the Council of Europe was discussed. “Other topics of the talks are Syria, Venezuela, Ukraine and Iran,” the German Foreign Ministry noted, stressing that “Russia belongs to the Council of… Continue ->

Tags: Council Of Europe, Germany, Helsinki, Lavrov, Maas, Russia


Armenia and Russia meet to improve relations in the military-political sphere

Published 2019-05-17 11:30:15 by Joaquin Flores in Armenia, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

YEREVAN – Parliamentarians of Armenia and Russia discussed a number of issues in the military-political sphere in bilateral relations today on May 17. This was disclosed in an interview with journalists by Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Sergey Arenin . According to him, everything is being done to overcome some barriers in the field of cooperation. “The meetings went very well. A positive attitude in our relationship, which is most important, will continue. I think that our colleagues will visit us, we will wait for them in Moscow,” said Arenin. Chairman of the Standing Committee of the… Continue ->

Tags: Armenia, CSTO, Military, Politics, Russia


MAJOR: U.S-Turkey trade war intensifies – Trump ends preferential trade over S-400 row

Published 2019-05-17 10:46:39 by Joaquin Flores in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Nato, Turkey, United-States

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump decided to end on May 17, the preferential trade regime with Turkey. On this, as reported by Reuters, said the White House. They noted that the decision was made “based on the economic development of Turkey.” Trump has already notified the US Congress and Ankara. “Considering the level of economic development in Turkey, I decided that it would be expedient to cancel the designation of Turkey as a developing country as a beneficiary from May 17,” his press service quoted Trump. The head of the Defense Industry Directorate at the Ministry of Defense of Turkey, Ismail Demir, said that the contract… Continue ->

Tags: Economics, Erdogan, S-400, Trade War, Trump, Turkey, US


Syrian Opposition Set To Recycle Khan Shaykhun Chemical Attack Scenario

Published 2019-05-17 10:34:59 by Joaquin Flores in Headline-News, Mena, Syria

By Ahmad Al Khaled –  covering the events from Syria. He is currently in Idlib province and provided me with this material that touches on the subject of alleged chemical provocation in the works to forestall the Syrian government’s offensive around Idlib. Sent via Firas Samuri. * Members of armed opposition groups are preparing to accuse Syrian and Russian military of using chemical weapons in Idlib to hamper an offensive carried out by the Syrian army. With this setup, the opposition intends to increase international pressure on the Syrian authorities and forestall the government’s offensive in the provinces of Hama… Continue ->

Tags: Al-Nusra, False Flag, Hoax, HTS, Idlib, Staged Attack, Syria, Terrorism


BREAKING: “Holy fu**ing sh*t dude!” American F-16 warplane CRASHES into California warehouse, cover-up exposed

Published 2019-05-17 09:59:56 by Joaquin Flores in Anglo-5, Headline-News, United-States

CALIFORNIA – A fully armed F-16 fighter plane crashed late yesterday at the March Air Reserve Base near Riverside, California, into a nearby warehouse. While the U.S authorities report that the pilot ejected safely, they have not admitted that a crash had occurred in such a way, and as a result, FRN is still awaiting confirmation on all official claims made regarding the alleged well-being of the pilot. The authorities initially attempted to cover-up the crash, overtly misinforming Los Angeles based KABC-TV media – only later to be proven entirely at odds with the evidence. – In a video that… Continue ->

Tags: California, Cover-Up, Crash, F-16, Karma, Military


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