The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-05-21

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 13, articles about Headline-News, Iran, Mena, Opinions, United-States, Anglo-5, Eurasia, Interview, Norway, China, Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Israel, Latin-America, Politics, Ireland, Science.

Tags in this brief: Centcom, Iran, IRGC, KSA, Sanctions, Terrorism, Trump, USA, Constitution, Herland Report, NSA, Parallel Construction, Surveillance, Whistle-Blower, William Binney, China, US Tariffs, Russia, Ukraine, UN, Bolsonaro, Brazil, Collusion, Democracy, Election Interference, Israel, Netanyahu, Zionism, US, Hacking, Huawei, Funeral, INLA, Ireland, Martyr, Northern Ireland, Republicanism, BRI, Safety, Technology, WhatsApp, Junta, Poroshenko, Zelensky, Assad, Eu, JCPOA, NATO, Putin, Rouhani, Syria.

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IN DEPTH: IRGC against CENTCOM: the conflict between Iran and the United States goes FATAL

Published 2019-05-21 22:32:03 by Guest Author in Headline-News, Iran, Mena, Opinions, United-States

The confrontation between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran every day takes more pronounced military outlines. The parties demonstrate increased activity at points of potential armed conflict in the Middle East, primarily in the Persian Gulf zone. The US Navy’s strike force led by the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln (the group includes, in particular, the Arlington amphibious landing dock), B-52 strategic bombers (deployed to the El Udeid “in Qatar). The Pentagon is also considering the possibility of strengthening its forces near the Strait of Hormuz (connecting the Persian Gulf with the Arabian Sea) with Patriot air and missile defense batteries… Continue ->

Tags: Centcom, Iran, IRGC, KSA, Sanctions, Terrorism, Trump, USA


Former NSA Whistle-blower William Binney: Mass Surveillance State destroys Democracy

Published 2019-05-21 21:34:34 by Guest Author in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Interview, Norway, Opinions, United-States

Former NSA directory, William Binney, has come forward in a Herland Report exclusive, to disclose the NSA’s massive violation of the constitutional rights of U.S citizens. But more, it involves the targeting of people around the world regardless of citizenship. Among the key, critical components is how the new methods of investigating and charging an alleged suspect, strip the accused of their basic constitutional rights. Moreover, what exactly is ‘parallel constructed evidence’? This is an illegal method of creating cases against a person, but using evidence achieved through a method called parallel construction. While wikipedia can often be a problematic… Continue ->

Tags: Constitution, Herland Report, NSA, Parallel Construction, Surveillance, Whistle-Blower, William Binney


Trump says China will not be a ‘superpower’ with him ‘in power’

Published 2019-05-21 21:20:18 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, United-States

WASHINGTON DC – The statement comes as the two countries have been trying to resolve their differences after last Trump’s decision last June to impose 25% tariffs on Chinese goods worth $50 billion, thus trying to resolve the trade deficit between the US and China. Since then the two countries have gone through several rounds of new customs duties in their trade war. In an interview with Fox News, US President Donald Trump said he was “very happy” about the trade dispute between Washington and Beijing, and that although China wants to be the world’s biggest superpower, it is “not… Continue ->

Tags: China, Trump, US Tariffs


UN human rights hypocrisy: Russia is denied request for meeting on discriminatory language law in Ukraine

Published 2019-05-21 20:42:04 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine

The United Nations Security Council on Monday rejected a request by Russia to hold a meeting on the recently adopted Ukrainian language law, which Moscow said was contrary to commitments made in the Minsk Accords. The agenda of the proposed meeting failed to obtain the nine votes required for it to be held. That’s because only five council members supported the request, while six others opposed and four abstained. Tempers flying @UN Security Council on Ukraine: “You are not really interested in the Ukrainian people at all,” says Russia Ambassador Nebenzia ~ calls it “double standards @RussiaUN @USUN @franceonu @BelgiumUN… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Ukraine, UN


COLLUSION: Bolsonaro Colluded with Israel to change outcome of Brazil’s election

Published 2019-05-21 19:54:54 by Joaquin Flores in Brazil, Headline-News, Israel, Latin-America, Mena, Politics

BRASILIA – A report by the Associated Press, replicated by the Viomundo website, may shed light on the 2018 presidential election; this is the decision of Facebook to ban an Israeli company, which specialized in spreading fake news during electoral processes; it is known that this company, linked to the Archimedes group, had a special interest in Latin America; elected from fake news, such as the gay kit and the erotic bottle, has the effect that Bolsonaro subjected Brazil’s foreign policy to the interests of the Israeli right, led by Benjamin Netanyahu. According to an Associated Press release, Facebook banned an… Continue ->

Tags: Bolsonaro, Brazil, Collusion, Democracy, Election Interference, Israel, Netanyahu, Zionism


Russia and five other countries will help avoid U.S-Iran war

Published 2019-05-21 18:57:13 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW – Russia along with five other countries acts as mediators to avoid a US-Iran conflict that Washington are strongly pushing for, a source close to Iraq’s prime minister said. “Russia is among the countries that mediate in the resolution of the conflict between Washington and Tehran, along with Qatar, Iraq, Switzerland, Oman and Japan,” the source said. He stressed that today and tomorrow, Iraq’s prime minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, will visit Qatar and Kuwait as part of a regional tour. “The prime minister activated the mediation through visits to Qatar and Kuwait,” he said. It was previously reported that… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, Russia, US


Russia: We have no prior involvement or future plans for hacking attacks on the U.S

Published 2019-05-21 18:28:47 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

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MOSCOW – Russia never involved in cybercrime, although the involvement of the United States has been officially confirmed, said the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in a statement released on Monday. “We have said, we say and we will continue to say that the Russian state is not involved and has never been involved in cybercrime,” Peskov told reporters, adding that he had no information additional information on the attack. In a Sunday interview with Fox News, US President Donald Trump confirmed that his government had authorized a cyber attack on Russia during the mid-term US elections last year. The… Continue ->

Tags: Hacking, Russia


Trump vs. Huawei: How will China respond to U.S aggression?

Published 2019-05-21 18:03:36 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, United-States

BEIJING – Huawei said it will continue to offer updates and services to its users of smartphones and tablets of the Android operating system. But it is possible that the future of the company will be affected, if the US president does not back down with his decision to prohibit companies from his country to trade with Chinese companies. The new battle began on Friday, when US President Donald Trump decreed – through an executive order – a national emergency motivated by alleged threats to information technologies and national security in his country. The order did not name Huawei or… Continue ->

Tags: China, Huawei, Trump, US


Northern Ireland: Shots fired at wake of former INLA prisoner Martin McElkerney

Published 2019-05-21 15:50:54 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Ireland

BELFAST, Occupied Ireland – Shots were fired outside the wake house of former INLA prisoner Martin McElkerney last night in West Belfast as a gun salute for their fallen comrade. Six masked men emerged from the wake house, wearing black ties and balaclava, with one man holding a picture of McElkerney and another man armed with an assault rifle. The INLA member with the assault rifle fired two single shots, followed by a volley, into the air. It was greeted by cheers and applause from onlookers in Ross Street in the Divis area of west Belfast. The shots were fired… Continue ->

Tags: Funeral, INLA, Ireland, Martyr, Northern Ireland, Republicanism


Brazilian VP in China to beg for forgiveness: Latin America is already on the ‘New Silk Road’

Published 2019-05-21 15:22:00 by Paul Antonopoulos in Brazil, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America

BEIJING – Considered a moderate part of the Brazilian right-wing government, Vice President Hamilton Mourão is in China with the goal of attracting investments and improving Brazil’s relations with its main economic partner as relations were shaken by a more polemical stance of President Bolsonaro. But will Mourão be able to calm the mood and bring investments to the country? After public disagreements with one of Jair Bolsonaro’s sons and having become targets of Bolsonist militancy, who claims hes attempting a coup, Hamilton Mourão visits China to chair a plenary session of the Sino-Brazilian High-Level Commission for Coordination and Cooperation… Continue ->

Tags: Brazil, BRI, China


WARNING: Expert warns of serious security flaws on WhatsApp

Published 2019-05-21 14:47:51 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Science, United-States

According to experts, the security flaws in devices used in our smart homes are spreading. That’s because home appliances are increasingly connected to each other on the “internet of things,” allowing hackers to access them using special applications. Cyber ​​security expert Vince Steckler, chief executive of security giant Avast, predicts an outbreak of hackers stealing identity data and people’s banking information through appliances around the world. He further states that even a coffee maker or a smart home television would be able to put the safety of people’s information at risk. Steckler said he declined to use WhatsApp instant messaging… Continue ->

Tags: Safety, Technology, WhatsApp


Poroshenko has lost a whole lot more than just the presidency

Published 2019-05-21 11:47:36 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

KIEV – The former president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, lost his status as a billionaire during his presidency, reports Bloomberg. According to the agency, “the confectionery mogul was deprived of his status as a billionaire shortly after his election in June 2014.” Poroshenko’s net worth has fallen by almost 40% to $705 million, according to the agency’s billionaire index, Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The most valuable asset of Poroshenko is the Roshen chocolate factory. Its production, which reached 400,000 tons in 2012, fell by 25% over the next two years after its products were banned in Russia. His other assets include… Continue ->

Tags: Junta, Poroshenko, Ukraine, Zelensky


As tensions ratchet up between Washington and Tehran, Moscow adopts a more measured approach

Published 2019-05-21 11:06:39 by Guest Author in Eurasia, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, Opinions, Russia, United-States

By Mark N. Katz – Putin, along with many of Washington’s Western allies, has criticized the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement reached during the Obama years. Moscow also joined with the other signatories—the UK, France, Germany, China, and Iran—in seeking to preserve the agreement. Following the recent Iranian announcement that Tehran would cease abiding by some of the provisions of the JCPOA in response to increased U.S. sanctions, Putin himself has urged Iran to abide by the agreement. He has warned that “as soon as Iran takes its first reciprocal steps and says… Continue ->

Tags: Assad, Eu, Iran, JCPOA, NATO, Putin, Rouhani, Russia, Syria


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