The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-07-02

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 18, articles about Cyprus, Eurasia, Greece-Eurasia, Headline-News, Opinions, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Defense, Iran, Israel, Mena, Donbass, Isis, Syria, Anglo-5, Latin-America, United-States, Venezuela, Ireland, Lugansk, Poland.

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Tags in this brief: Cyprus, George Ades, Greece, Russia, Russophobia, Turkey, Passports, Putin, Russian Citizenship, Ukraine, As-12 Submarine, Russian Navy, Avangard, Missiles, Iran, Israel, Nuclear, Donbass, DPR, Mariupol, UAF, Al-Nusra, Hama, Idlib, SAA, Syria, Defense, Mi-24, Donetsk, Shelling, War Crimes, Zaitsevo, S-300, Diplomacy, JCPOA, Pressure, Invasion, Venezuela, Christianity, Church, Dasein, High Kings, History, Ireland, Logos, St. Patrick, International Law, UN Charter, Capitalism, Labor Action, Lugansk, Occupation, Oligarchs, Strike, Hezbollah, UNSC, Poland, US.

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GEORGE ADES: Why do I not hate Russia?

Published 2019-07-02 22:22:45 by Joaquin Flores in Cyprus, Eurasia, Greece-Eurasia, Headline-News, Opinions, Russia, Turkey

By George Ades I was born and raised on the small Mediterranean Island of Cyprus that even today the population of which does not reach one million. Cyprus is considered firmly in the western sphere of influence, a British Colony between 1878 and 1959 when it earned its independence after an armed struggle that lasted four years that even the British government had trouble calling it a “terrorist insurgency” as no British civilians were ever targeted. The first years of my life were under British rule, my original Birth Certificate bore the British Colonial Seal, my earliest memory as a… Continue ->

Tags: Cyprus, George Ades, Greece, Russia, Russophobia, Turkey


MAJOR: Putin begins probe into possibility of granting Russian citizenship to Ukrainians

Published 2019-07-02 21:52:08 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine

MOSCOW – Jul 2, 2019 – Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the country’s Interior Ministry to analyze the policy of granting Russian citizenship in a simplified manner, to make proposals for Ukrainian citizens. This is reported on the Kremlin website, in particular, in the list of instructions on the basis of a directive. “The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia should analyze the law enforcement practice of admission to the citizenship of the Russian Federation in a simplified manner and, if necessary, make proposals for granting additional preferences to citizens of Ukraine wishing to acquire Russian citizenship,” the document says… Continue ->

Tags: Passports, Putin, Russian Citizenship, Ukraine


BREAKING: 14 Russian sailors killed in mysterious Russian submarine fire

Published 2019-07-02 20:11:11 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

BBC has reported that 14 Russian sailors died in a fire aboard a Russian navy research submarine. The crew were poisoned by fumes as the vessel was taking measurements in Russian territorial waters on Monday. The ministry gave no details about the type of vessel. But Russian media reports say it was a nuclear mini-submarine used for special operations. The fire was later put out and the vessel is now at Severomorsk, the main base of the Russian Northern Fleet. The defence ministry did not say how many crew members were aboard at the time. An investigation into the incident… Continue ->

Tags: As-12 Submarine, Russian Navy


US intelligence evaluates production of POWERFUL Russian Avangard hypersonic missiles

Published 2019-07-02 19:30:21 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

US intelligence believes Russia will be able to produce up to 60 Avangard hypersonic missiles, CNBC said. “It is expected that they will not produce more than 60 of these hypersonic weapons, because their development is simply proving to be very expensive,” the anonymous source told CNBC , reportedly familiar with an intelligence report. Media indicates that last year Moscow was looking for a carbon fiber supplier for that, since the material available at the time could not withstand high temperatures at such a speed. “According to a US intelligence report a month ago, the Kremlin has not yet been… Continue ->

Tags: Avangard, Missiles, Russia


Israel threatens to hit Iran in war and promises to prevent Tehran ‘obtaining nuclear weapons’

Published 2019-07-02 18:30:32 by Paul Antonopoulos in Headline-News, Iran, Israel, Mena

TEL AVIV, Occupied Palestine – On Monday, Tehran confirmed that it had surpassed 300kg of stock-enriched uranium, something that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described as a “significant step” in obtaining nuclear weapons. Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz said that with increased uranium enrichment, Iran is heading into a war where it could suffer heavy losses. In an interview with Israel Army Radio, Katz promised that the Jewish state would not “allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons, even if it had to act alone.” Relations between Iran and Israel remain tense, with the Jewish state repeatedly accusing the Islamic Republic… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Nuclear


MAJOR: DPR Militia kills 4, wounds 10 Ukrainian Marines in Mariupol shoot-out

Published 2019-07-02 17:18:47 by Joaquin Flores in Donbass, Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

Ukrainian marines lost ten militants killed and wounded as a result of sabotage attacks near Mariupol. This was announced today the head of the press service of the Office of People’s Militia of the DPR, Daniel Bezsonov. “As a result of the attacks, a group of saboteurs from 36 brigades (Armed Forces of Ukraine. – approx. Ed.) Received a rebuff and retreated, suffering losses: four dead and six wounded,” said the head of the press service. The incident occurred on the eve of July 1. It is reported that the 36th brigade of the Marines of the Armed Forces of Ukraine… Continue ->

Tags: Donbass, DPR, Mariupol, UAF, Ukraine


Syrian Army inflicts losses upon al-Nusra terrorists in Hama and Idleb

Published 2019-07-02 16:44:03 by Joaquin Flores in Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Syria

Hama/Idlib, SANA – Syrian Arab Army units on Tuesday targeted with artillery and rocket fire terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra and groups affiliated to it in Hama and Idleb, inflicting losses upon them. SANA’s reporter said that in the north of al-Ghab plain in Hama’s northern countryside, army units carried out artillery strikes targeting al-Nusra gatherings and fortified positions in the village of al-Huwaija, killing a number of terrorists and injuring others. Army units also detected breaches at the outskirts of the de-escalation zones, and targeted the terrorists’ movements and fortifications in the direction of Tal Wasset and al-Ziyara villages in… Continue ->

Tags: Al-Nusra, Hama, Idlib, SAA, Syria


Russian helicopter upgrade Mi-24 to help attract new customers

Published 2019-07-02 16:30:37 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – Russian military plants Mil and Rostvertol have upgraded the Mi-24 attack helicopter, renamed Mi-35P +, said Andrei Boginsky, director of Russia’s Helicopters consortium. Thus, the lifetime of the Mi-24 , which was previously 30 years, is now 45 years. According to Boginsky, modernization covered the weapons control system: the helicopter received a digital missile launch complex, which did not exist in this type of helicopter. An optical-electronic system was also introduced. “We plan to use Ataka or Vihr missiles,” Boginsky said. He pointed out that this modification will help attract customers in countries with many such helicopters. “This… Continue ->

Tags: Defense, Mi-24, Turkey


Donbass village under the heavy fire from Ukraine military – residential buildings are burning

Published 2019-07-02 16:23:33 by Joaquin Flores in Donbass, Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

DONETSK – Ukrainian armed forces opened fire on the Gorlovka village, Zaitsevo. This was announced by the chief of the city’s administration, Ivan Prikhodko. “The village Zaitsevo was shelled. As a result of a direct hit on the street Latsisa, 14, a residential house is burning. Also, house number 16 along the same street caught fire,” he said. Earlier it was reported that Ukrainian punitive fired on the crew of the All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company in the Donbass . It was also reported that the Ukrainian Armed Forces at night fired artillery at villages in the south of the DPR …. Continue ->

Tags: Donbass, Donetsk, Shelling, UAF, War Crimes, Zaitsevo


Major Israeli Airstrike On Syria Just As Russian-supplied S-300 Went Operational

Published 2019-07-02 16:00:45 by Guest Author in Headline-News, Iran, Israel, Mena, Opinions, Syria

By TTR Admin – Hours after Israeli reports said Russian S-300 anti-air defense systems in Syria came online and were “operational,” the Israeli military allegedly launched a major aerial attack on Syria in the middle of the night Sunday. Massive explosions rocked Damascus overnight, via Al-Masdar News According to a breaking AFP report: Syria said Israeli jets attacked several military sites near the capital Damascus and the central city of Homs early Monday, killing several people. State news agency SANA said that Syrian air defense had intercepted several of the incoming missiles that were fired from Lebanese airspace. Syria reported its aerial… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, S-300, Syria


Turkey will consider buying Russian fighter jets if it is excluded from US F-35 program

Published 2019-07-02 15:30:44 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Turkey

ANKARA – Washington has threatened Turkey to exclude the country from its F-35 multi-purpose fighter manufacturing program due to Ankara’s decision to acquire the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft defense systems. The US argues that this Russian weaponry is not compatible with NATO standards. Furthermore, according to the US, the deployment of the S-400 systems in Turkey could allow Russia to gather critical information that would weaken NATO and jeopardize the US F-35 poaching that Turkish companies are helping to build. Turkey can now decide to buy Russian fighters if the United States blocks Ankara’s participation in its F-35 fighter program. The… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Turkey


FLORES: Israeli Airstrike On Syria were likely Retribution for Russian-supplied S-300’s Going Operational

Published 2019-07-02 15:09:49 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Iran, Israel, Mena, Opinions, Russia, Syria

The private Israeli satellite intelligence firm, ImagSat revealed the day before the July 1st strike which killed 15 civilians, that the Russian provided S-300’s had gone operational in Syria. Israel had promised strikes on strategic positions in the event that Syria operationalized the S-300’s provided by Russia. It appears that among the subjects of the Israel-Russia-US talks was an urging by the Russian side that it not allow the S-300’s to go operational. As a consequence of a failure of any agreement, Israel launched strikes as they threatened they would. Regarding the claims made by ImagSat, while an Israeli company… Continue ->

Tags: Diplomacy, Iran, Israel, JCPOA, Pressure, Russia, S-300, Syria


WATCH as Venezuelan people prepare for possible military intervention (Photos, Videos)

Published 2019-07-02 14:30:10 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Defense, Headline-News, Latin-America, United-States, Venezuela

CARACAS – Tactical Method of Revolutionary Resistance Venezuelan brings a complex of exercises to civilians to prepare them for the worst scenarios in the national territory. Members revealed the importance of being part of the method. “The continuity of routine should continue in case of war.” Astrid Villalobos is 56 years old and wears a red cap from the United Socialist Party of Venezuela. “Being able to go to work, to social work centers, to take the children to school,” she said. She and hundreds, thousands, of Venezuelans are preparing in Venezuela to fight and defend themselves against a possible… Continue ->

Tags: Defense, Invasion, Venezuela


DUGIN: The ‘Irish Empire’ of Dublin and the Irish Church

Published 2019-07-02 13:16:10 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Ireland, Opinions

By Alexander Dugin The spread of Christianity among the Irish people laid the foundation of the new era (St. Patrick’s era), which, as we have seen, is interpreted as a continuation of the Mil’s Gaels era and, at the same time, as its logical end, its apogee. The Celtic church, with the Archiepiscopal Cathedra in Armagh, founded by St. Patrick, and the monastic center in the Hebrides, Iona, founded by St. Columba, were the main centers of Christian culture, learning, and education during the very early periods of the British Isles’ history. Gradually, the network of Christian monasteries and parishes… Continue ->

Tags: Christianity, Church, Dasein, High Kings, History, Ireland, Logos, St. Patrick


Italian observer lays out Israel’s attacks on Syria vis-a-vis the UN Charter

Published 2019-07-02 13:05:32 by Tom Winter in Headline-News, Israel, Mena, Syria

Giovanni Sorbello in Il Faro Sul Mundo Over the past two years, the Israeli regime’s combat fighters have carried out over 200 attacks in Syria against Syrian army positions. The last air raid took place against a military base in the province of Homs. For Israeli officials these raids represent a self-defense, while for the Syrian government they are a clear aggression, and a violation of Syria’s national sovereignty. How does international law define these actions? Definition of aggressiveness Article 1 of the UN Charter suggests that preserving peace and adopting collective measures to stop threats to global peace are… Continue ->

Tags: International Law, Israel, Syria, UN Charter


Labor militancy: Miners go on strike in Ukrainian occupied Lugansk for unpaid wages

Published 2019-07-02 12:49:28 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Lugansk, Ukraine

At the Gornaya mine of the Pervomaiskugol state enterprise in the Ukrainian military occupied part of the LPR, miners refused to rise to the surface, protesting against a power outage at the plant and unpaid wages. A representative of the ombudsman in the occupied part of Donbass Lisyansky wrote about this on his Facebook page. According to Lisyansky, on the night of July 2, he arrived at the mine on behalf of the Commissioner for Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for Human Rights Denisova. On the spot, he found out that at a great depth there are 6 miners who are not… Continue ->

Tags: Capitalism, Labor Action, Lugansk, Occupation, Oligarchs, Strike, Ukraine


MAJOR: Syria files UNSC charges against Israel for ‘State Sponsored Terrorism’ after July 1st bombing kills 15

Published 2019-07-02 12:34:39 by Joaquin Flores in Headline-News, Israel, Mena, Syria

Syria accused Israel of “state terrorism” after an Israeli air strike on Monday night, July 1st, killed 15 people in the provinces of Homs and Damascus. “The Israeli authorities are increasingly practicing state terrorism,” the SANA state news agency said in a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Syrian Arab Republic today, July 2. “The latest disgusting Israeli aggression is in the framework of the continuing attempts by Israel to prolong the crisis in Syria,” added the Syrian foreign ministry. According to foreign monitoring organizations, as a result of Israeli air strikes in the Damascus region… Continue ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Israel, Syria, UNSC


AMERICAN PUPPETS: US military will train in Polish city to pressure Russia

Published 2019-07-02 10:30:34 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Poland, Russia, United-States

DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, Poland – US soldiers will train at a center to be built in the town of Drawsko Pomorskie in northern Poland, the country’s defense minister, Mariusz Blaszczak, told Polskie Radio. “In the third quarter of this year, we will sign an agreement with the US on a military training center in a polygon of Drawsko Pomorskie that will be used mainly for US troops and where US Army soldiers will be able to perfect their skills in the area, without need to leave for Germany,” Blaszczak said. US President Donald Trump and his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, signed… Continue ->

Tags: Poland, Russia, US


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