The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-05-20

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 9, articles about Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, United-States, Cyprus, Defense, Greece-Eurasia, Russia, Turkey, Mena, Syria, Poland, Donbass, Ukraine, Latin-America, Venezuela, World, Opinions, Senegal.

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Tags in this brief: China, US. USD. Yuan, Cyprus, Greece, Russia, S-400, Turkey, Hmeimim, Syria, Democracy, Freedom Of Speech, Human Rights, Persecution, Piskorski, Poland, Inauguration, Rada, Ukraine, Zelensky, Kalibr, Pacific, Gold, Sanctions, US, Venezuela, Dugin, France, Kemi Seba, Lumumba, Pan-Africanism, Sankara, Senegal, Tariffs.

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Can Chinese yuan replace dollar as hegemonic currency?

Published 2019-05-20 21:30:49 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, United-States

Over the next 10 years, there will be a tendency to create alternative financial instruments to the dollar, said Herman Gref, chief executive of Russian bank Sberbank. In an interview with Russian channel Rossiya 1, Gref explained the economic sense of de-Dollarization. The executive director noted that the US is the most advanced in the world today in the technological sphere, highlighting that technologies have become instruments of geopolitical pressure. Gref predicts new alternative financial instruments, for example, Chinese yuan or euro may take the place of the US dollar. “The Chinese currency is more promising when it comes to… Continue ->

Tags: China, US. USD. Yuan


Should Greece and Cyprus worry about the Russian-Turkish agreement on S-400 systems?

Published 2019-05-20 20:40:09 by Paul Antonopoulos in Cyprus, Defense, Eurasia, Greece-Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Turkey

NICOSIA, Cyprus – Turkey is persistent in buying Russian S-400 anti-aircraft defense systems. Russia’s ambassador to Cyprus, Stanislav Osadchy, said in an interview that Turkey’s buying of the missile system would not pose a threat to Greece and Cyprus. As Stanislav Osadchy explained, the S-400 does not threaten anyone and will only serve Turkey. “We are not going to provide this weaponry to Turkey to threaten anyone, we know that this system will simply protect Turkey. They do not act as offensive weapons. That is why we think this is an exaggerated issue on many sides.” Taking into consideration the… Continue ->

Tags: Cyprus, Greece, Russia, S-400, Turkey


MAJOR: Russia repels terrorist attack on Syrian air force base

Published 2019-05-20 20:00:42 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Russia, Syria

SYRIA – On Sunday night, terrorists from the Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Nusra Front attempted to attack the Russian Himeymim air base in Syria with multiple rocket launchers, the Defense Ministry of Russia said. Base anti-aircraft defense forces managed to repel the terrorists’ attack by destroying two drones a fairly long distance from the base, a ministry statement said. “Simultaneously, from the north and north-east, Russian anti-aircraft systems have detected two unmanned aerial vehicles of the terrorists approaching Hmeymim. The anti-aircraft defense forces of the Russian air base have succeeded in destroying all UAVs at a fairly long distance from the base,”… Continue ->

Tags: Hmeimim, Russia, Syria


INTERVIEW: political prisoner Piskorski’s release ‘not related to Lavrov’s first Poland visit in years’

Published 2019-05-20 19:23:47 by FRN Editorial Board in Eurasia, Headline-News, Poland, Russia

Five days ago, a well-known social and political activist Mateusz Piskorski , accused by the Polish special service of espionage for Russia and China, was released in Poland under what can only be termed as “house arrest”. He gave the first free interview to Andrei Vypolzov. Image – Piskorski selfie from car, May 20th in Warsaw. READ MORE: MAJOR: Renowned Polish Academic And Political Prisoner, Dr. Piskorski, Released On Bail After 3 Years Imprisonment * Interviewed by Andrei Vypolzov, Kaliningrad – Warsaw   – Mateusz, what was the Polish prison condition like? They say that in European places of detention it is… Continue ->

Tags: Democracy, Freedom Of Speech, Human Rights, Persecution, Piskorski, Poland


MAJOR: Zelensky sworn in as president of Ukraine, dissolves government, pushes for cease-fire

Published 2019-05-20 12:45:08 by Joaquin Flores in Donbass, Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

KIEV – In a major development, the new president of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky was sworn in, and as expected ordered the government to resign. In his address, he announced that he was ready to do anything to stop the fighting in the Donbass. “I want to quote the American actor who has become a great American president:” The government does not solve our problems – the government is our problem. ” I do not understand our government, which only throws up its hands and tells me that we can not do. This is not true, you can: you can take the paper,… Continue ->

Tags: Inauguration, Rada, Ukraine, Zelensky


Russian Pacific Fleet arming with DOMINATING Kalibr missiles

Published 2019-05-20 10:16:08 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – This year, the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy will receive the first two ships equipped with the Kalibr cruise missiles, as well as a submarine of the 636 project with this type of weapons. This was stated by the commander of the Russian peace fleet, Admiral Sergei Avakiants. “We hope that this year we receive the first two warships [armed] with the modern resort of cruise missiles Kalibr. The fleet must also include a modern corvette Gremiaschy project, which is already happening factory tests,” said the high command in his interview with Krasnaya Zvezda . In the… Continue ->

Tags: Kalibr, Pacific, Russia


OVERCOMING SANCTIONS: Venezuela sells gold worth $570 million bypassing US sanctions

Published 2019-05-20 08:52:38 by Paul Antonopoulos in Finance, Headline-News, Latin-America, Venezuela

CARACAS – In the past two weeks, Venezuela has sold 15 tonnes of gold worth $570 million of the Central Bank’s reserves and has been able to circumvent US Treasury sanctions, Bloomberg quoted sources familiar with the subject as saying. According to sources, on May 10 the Central Bank of Venezuela sold about 9.7 tons of gold and another four tons three days later; as a result, the country’s gold reserves fell to $7.9 billion, reaching its minimum value in 29 years. According to one source, the proceeds will be partly be used to finance imports through the country’s foreign… Continue ->

Tags: Gold, Sanctions, US, Venezuela


DUGIN: Free Africa or Death! Kemi Seba: African goal of a multipolar world

Published 2019-05-20 08:12:11 by Joaquin Flores in World, Eurasia, Headline-News, Opinions, Russia, Senegal

By Alexander Dugin – Until a few years ago, Africa was at a standstill. After the first wave of decolonization in the 1960s, the new African regimes tried all the political ideologies of the so-called “modern” era. This process led to the emergence of liberal, nationalist, communist or socialist societies in postcolonial countries. Unfortunately, the rigorous application of these exogenous political paradigms has dramatically dragged the African nations to an inevitable decline, with each socio-political ideology dependent on a specific matrix context. By imposing the principles of Western modernity on the daily lives of the masses, though so far removed from these… Continue ->

Tags: Dugin, France, Kemi Seba, Lumumba, Pan-Africanism, Sankara, Senegal


China’s U.S strategy: “Be courteous, because Russia and China rise as the West falls”

Published 2019-05-20 07:50:09 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, United-States

A politician who unleashes a trade war with the world’s largest country from the point of view of consumption, will lose it without a doubt, believes the famous economist and director of the China Institute of Fudan University, Zhang Weiwei. However, the expert claims that the trade war started by US President Donald Trump against China does not worry him. China and its advantages According to Weiwei, it is enough just to take a look at the volume of the Chinese economy to understand the cause of his lack of concern. It turns out that Trump is trying to impose… Continue ->

Tags: China, Tariffs, US


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