The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-05-18

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 5, articles about Eu, Eurasia, France-Eurasia, Germany, Headline-News, Italy, Anglo-5, Latin-America, United-States, Venezuela, Defense, Russia, Ukraine, Colombia.

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Tags in this brief: Eu, Europe, Macron, Merkel, Salvini, Coup, US, Venezuela, Russia, SU57, EC, Gazprom, Naftogoz, Colombia, Guaido.

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‘We do not want anything with you’: Salvini says Merkel and Macron ‘ruined’ Europe

Published 2019-05-18 23:08:42 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eu, Eurasia, France-Eurasia, Germany, Headline-News, Italy

ROME – Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini fought back after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would not let his party work with her in the European Parliament. The two clashed only a week before the European elections. “We do not want to be with people who have ruined Europe for all these years,” Salvini replied to Merkel’s refusal of his anti-immigrant League party. In an interview with the Italian newspaper La Stampa, Angela Merkel ruled out the possibility of an alliance between any right-wing and anti-establishment party with its center-right European People’s Party (EPP). “Only the migration is… Continue ->

Tags: Eu, Europe, Macron, Merkel, Salvini


Maduro warns US soldiers not to enter Venezuela as soldiers swear loyalty to the homeland

Published 2019-05-18 21:59:21 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Latin-America, United-States, Venezuela

CARACAS – In the course of the March of Military Loyalty, led by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, the Venezuelan military has warned US soldiers awaiting them with weapons in their hands. On Friday, Nicolás Maduro visited the state of Aragua, where he held, along with thousands of soldiers and officers, the March of Loyalty. The president walked two miles surrounded by military alongside a row of tanks and other military equipment. During the event, Maduro also confirmed the start of the dialogue process with the opposition in Norway and assured that his delegation brought “good news”. Later, Nicolas Maduro decorated… Continue ->

Tags: Coup, US, Venezuela


Why does Putin want to incorporate exactly 76 POWERFUL Su-57 fighters?

Published 2019-05-18 20:58:53 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – Vladimir Putin has announced that he expects Russia to have 76 Su-57 5th generation fighters by 2028. But why precisely this number? Military expert Viktor Murakhovsky explains the reason for these plans. Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes that a contract will soon be approved for the delivery of 76 new Su-57 fighters to the Russian Armed Forces. “I hope that the corrected plans will be fulfilled and that a contract will soon be concluded for the delivery of 76 fighters equipped with modern weapons,” Putin said at a May 15 military-themed meeting. “The 2028 arms program stipulated the… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, SU57


Kiev joins US in trying to stop Nord Stream II

Published 2019-05-18 18:19:08 by Tom Winter in Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine, United-States

Ostexperte.de Ukrainian state company lodges complaint with EU Commission The Ukrainian state-owned energy company Naftogaz has lodged a complaint with the European Commission against Nord Stream II. The pipeline is “anti-competitive.” The reasoning goes that Russia’s energy giant Gazprom, which controls the project, is aiming to dominate the European gas market. According to Naftogaz, the planned gas connection is a “predatory investment” [eine „räuberische Investition“!] aimed at preventing the import of US LNG into the EU. The EU Commission will examine the complaint and, if necessary, initiate a competition procedure, according to a spokeswoman for the authority. As there is… Continue ->

Tags: EC, Gazprom, Naftogoz


CHEWED UP AND TOSSED OUT: Venezuela’s military traitors abandoned by Guaidó and Colombia

Published 2019-05-18 18:06:11 by Paul Antonopoulos in Colombia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Venezuela

More than 60 former Venezuelan soldiers who took refuge in Colombia after defecting from the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) were expelled from their hotel in the city of Cúcuta along with their families. There are about 160 people in total who said that Venezuela’s self-proclaimed president, Juan Guaidó, does not give them any support. “We are adrift, nobody from our president, Juan Guaidó, who we support 100%, none of them came here,” said a Venezuelan deserter, quoted by TeleSUR. The reason for the hotel eviction was the lack of payment and debt for accommodation and food services. The Colombian… Continue ->

Tags: Colombia, Guaido, Venezuela


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