The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-07-13

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 12, articles about Anglo-5, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, United-Kingdom, Donbass, Eurasia, Ukraine, Turkey, United-States, Russia, Chemical-Weapons, Syria, Eu, Netherlands, Finance, Latin-America, Venezuela, China.

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Tags in this brief: Crime, Gibraltar, Iran, IRGC, Piracy, Ransom, UK, USA, Zarif, Ceasefire, Donbass, DPR, Hostilities, Pesok, UAF, Ukraine, Defense, Military, S-400, Sanctions, Turkey, Ruble, Russia, US, Washington, Film, Shakhnarazov, USSR, Chemical Weapons, Idlib, Syria, Accusation, Investigation, MH17, Netherlands, Strelkov, Visa, Maduro, Venezuela, Bloomberg, Elections, President, Prime Minister, Putin, United Russia, US Media, Hmeimim, Latakia, China, Crypto, Dollar, USD.

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CAPTIVE: Iranian tanker crew held ransom by British in Gibraltar have been released

Published 2019-07-13 20:45:10 by Joaquin Flores in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, United-Kingdom

TEHRAN –  Police Gibraltar said Saturday that four members of the crew of Iranian oil Grace in January have been released ‘on bail without charge’ (held hostage pending ransom – ed) after being detained last week on suspicion of violating European sanctions to bring oil to Syria a week.   In a statement, the Royal Gibraltar Police, the main civil law enforcement agency in that British territory, maintained that the four crew members were granted bail with conditions.  Gibraltar is a British overseas territory located on a small peninsula on the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. In Tehran, the Iranian government demanded that London… Continue ->

Tags: Crime, Gibraltar, Iran, IRGC, Piracy, Ransom, UK, USA, Zarif


BREAKING: Significant Fighting Escalates in Donbass between Ukraine and DPR militaries

Published 2019-07-13 19:05:49 by Joaquin Flores in Donbass, Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

DONETSK – July 13, 2019 @ 19:05 – About 20 minutes ago serious fighting began in the area of Pesok. This new was reported to Novorossia news by local residents moments ago. According to preliminary data, a major battle broke out in the area of occupied Pesok. Locals hear heavy artillery fire – the MLRS and cannon artillery are working. Details are being clarified. The situation elsewhere on the contact line in the Donbass remains steadily tense. Ukrainian troops continue, in defiance of the existing agreements, to bombard the cities of the Republic of Donbass. In the LC, the APU … Continue ->

Tags: Ceasefire, Donbass, DPR, Hostilities, Pesok, UAF, Ukraine


Turkey reminds U.S that S-400 purchase was a NECESSITY, not preference

Published 2019-07-13 19:00:11 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Turkey, United-States

ANKARA – The acquisition of the S-400 from Russia was for Turkey a necessity, not its preference, said Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar in a conversation with Pentagon Acting Secretary Mark Esper. TASS reported on this with reference to the Turkish Defense Ministry. Two ministers held telephone conversations, the main theme of which was the supply of Russian anti-aircraft missile systems. “They discussed deliveries of air defense systems to Turkey and the latest events in Syria. Akar recalled that threats to the air were made to Turkey from the point of view of air defense, and therefore the acquisition of the S-400… Continue ->

Tags: Defense, Military, S-400, Sanctions, Turkey, USA


Washington seeks to strike another blow at the ruble and the Russian economy

Published 2019-07-13 18:30:44 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

WASHINGTON DC – The US House of Representatives approved an amendment to the draft military budget for the fiscal year 2020. The document provides for the possibility of introducing sanctions against Russia’s sovereign debt and its goal is to hit the ruble and the country’s economy in general, said the economist Dmitri Abzalov. The expert believes that the Ministry of Finance of Russia will have to correct its loan program and budget project, and will quickly seek new funding channels. In addition, with this move the US establishment seeks to thwart the resumption of relations between Washington and Moscow that… Continue ->

Tags: Ruble, Russia, US, Washington


Shakhnazarov: “The US Believes Russia is still weak after collapse of USSR – We must organize ourselves!”

Published 2019-07-13 18:03:08 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW  – Karen Shakhnazarov, film director, says: “The West and the USA believe that after the collapse of the USSR in 1991 Russia is still weak and that they can still beat it. So, the only scenario for Russia is to seek negotiations, of course, and it’s really important to us as we are weaker anyway, though we’re gaining ground; and then, as you’ve just said, we need to organize our domestic life. We must do it. We can do it.”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPzioqQTba0

Tags: Defense, Film, Military, Russia, Shakhnarazov, US, USSR


MAJOR: Russia warns of a new false flag chemical attack in Idlib by terrorist forces

Published 2019-07-13 17:30:20 by Paul Antonopoulos in Chemical-Weapons, Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Russia, Syria

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – A false flag attack is being prepared with the use of chemical weapons in the Idlib disarray zone in Syria, the Russian ambassador told the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Alexandr Shulguin, said. “The Syrians here and in New York say they know that they are importing chemical munitions, they know what countries, they name the names of those responsible for the next provocations, now in Idlib a chemical provocation is brewing,” said Shulguín. The diplomat wondered what they would find if they sent the Fact Finding Mission (FFM) there. “They will say… Continue ->

Tags: Chemical Weapons, Idlib, Russia, Syria


Igor Strelkov: “I shot down MH17 using a special ballistic slingshot”

Published 2019-07-13 17:00:55 by Joaquin Flores in Donbass, Eu, Eurasia, Headline-News, Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine

MOSCOW – July 13, 2019 – Igor Strelkov cracked what appeared to be a joke on a July 12th edition of a TV show on the “ROY TV” channel in Russia. He claimed that he shot down the MH17 passenger plane using a “special ballistic slingshot.” He went on to say that “To those making accusations against me that I was involved in the destruction of the Malaysian Boeing over the Donbass, even the Dutch themselves are well aware and know all its stupidity and senselessness.” “Any fool knows that the Boeing’s downing had nothing to do with me,” Strelkov… Continue ->

Tags: Accusation, Donbass, DPR, Investigation, MH17, Netherlands, Russia, Strelkov, Ukraine


Despite pending legislation, Visa plans to guarantee the uninterrupted operation of its payment system in Russia

Published 2019-07-13 16:30:45 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – The international payment system Visa plans to ensure the uninterrupted operation of cashless payments in Russia, the press service of the company said. “Russia is a strategically important market for Visa, the Visa company is committed to its mission to ensure the seamless operation of cashless payments for all participants in the payment ecosystem: banks, commercial and service companies, and consumers,” indicated the press office. Visa “does not comment on the opinions of third parties about possible future events, based on conjecture and that express their personal positions.” For his part, the Russian Deputy Minister of Finance, Alexei… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Visa


Abrams affirms he is too cowardly to discuss Venezuela with Russia

Published 2019-07-13 15:30:56 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Russia, United-States, Venezuela

WASHINGTON DC – US Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams said on Friday that he is not planning any talks about Venezuela with his Russian counterparts. “Not now,” Abrams said when asked if he was planning any conversation about Venezuela with Russian officials. “We’ve done it a few times,” he added. Abrams spoke after a press conference at the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington in which he and OAS officials criticized Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro for human rights abuses, pointed out in a recent UN report. During the briefing, the US special envoy said he planned to call… Continue ->

Tags: Maduro, Russia, US, Venezuela


Will Putin Stay in Power after 2024? Bloomberg cites leaks which say ‘yes’

Published 2019-07-13 14:57:25 by Joaquin Flores in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

NEW YORK CITY – The U.S based Bloomberg news outlet has reported an unconfirmed leak that the Kremlin plans to change the electoral legislation in Russia by 2021 so that Vladimir Putin after the elections of 2024 can remain in power as prime minister, and could control the State Duma also as the leader of United Russia. If true, it is assumed that the powers of Prime Minister Putin will be “expanded to the detriment of presidential”, but this requires the consent of the parliament, in which, under such a scenario, the majority of United Russia must be maintained after… Continue ->

Tags: Bloomberg, Elections, President, Prime Minister, Putin, United Russia, US Media


Terrorists make WEAK attempt to attack Russia’s Syria base, easily repelled

Published 2019-07-13 14:30:46 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Russia, Syria

LATAKIA, Syria – Russian air defenses at Hmeymim air base in Syria have toppled three aerial drones launched by terrorist militants operating in the Idlib de-escalation zone, the Russian general said. “On the evening of July 12, 2019, militants of illegal armed groups operating in the Idlib de-escalation zone attempted to attack the Russian Hmeymim air base using UAVs,” the chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria, General Aleksei Bakin, said on Friday. “Base air defenses quickly detected and destroyed three drones at a safe distance from the facility,” continued the general during the daily briefing. According to… Continue ->

Tags: Hmeimim, Latakia, Russia, Syria


Russia, China, Iran and Venezuela to use cryptocurrency to DESTROY US dollar

Published 2019-07-13 13:27:36 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Iran, Latin-America, Mena, Russia, United-States, Venezuela

WASHINGTON DC – US geopolitical opponents are implanting blockchain technology to combat American financial power, said the new report by the American Foundation for the Defense of Democracy (FDD). With the adoption of digital currencies around the world, efforts are under way to build new money transfer systems that operate outside of conventional banking infrastructure, FDD wrote in a comprehensive analysis released on Thursday. The report points out that the governments of Russia, China, Iran and Venezuela are experimenting with the technology that underpins the cryptography market. These countries are prioritizing blockchain technology as a key component of their efforts… Continue ->

Tags: China, Crypto, Dollar, Iran, Russia, USD, Venezuela


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