The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-07-16

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 7, articles about Eu, Eurasia, Headline-News, Turkey, Hungary, Ukraine, France-Eurasia, Germany, Nato, Anglo-5, Defense, Russia, United-States, Donbass.

Tags in this brief: Cyprus, Eu, Gas, Oil, Turkey, Hungary, Ukraine, Chambre De La Presse, Freedom Of The Press, French Justice Ministry, NATO, Russia, S-400, DPR, Novorossia, War Crimes.

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EU approves sanctions against Turkey’s ILLEGAL gas exploration in Cyprus

Published 2019-07-16 19:30:30 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eu, Eurasia, Headline-News, Turkey

BRUSSELS – The European Union foreign ministers approved on Monday the imposition of sanctions against Turkey after the country’s decision to continue exploration for hydrocarbons in Cyprus, local press reported. Turkish Yavuz and Fatih drilling vessels are currently anchored off the coast of Cyprus to drill for oil and gas. Both Cyprus and Greece see this as a provocation and the European Union has asked Turkey to close the operation of the ships. Ankara, for its part, argues that it has the right to drill natural resources in the region and announced on Wednesday that it will continue its activities… Continue ->

Tags: Cyprus, Eu, Gas, Oil, Turkey


Tension rises between Ukraine and Hungary as Kiev accuses Budapest of meddling

Published 2019-07-16 18:30:11 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Hungary, Ukraine

KIEV – The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine accused Hungarian authorities of interfering in the internal affairs of Kiev on Monday. The Ukrainian foreign ministry has also called on the Hungarian authorities to refrain from visiting the Zacarpatia region until the Ukrainian parliamentary elections are held on Sunday. “At the meeting with the Hungarian ambassador to Ukraine, Istvan Ijgyarto, in the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine [Deputy Minister] Yegor Bozhok expressed concern about the latest actions of the Hungarian authorities, who have clear signs of interference in the domestic political life of the Ukraine,” the ministry said in a statement. The chancellor… Continue ->

Tags: Hungary, Ukraine


International assault on freedom of the press marches on

Published 2019-07-16 18:24:34 by Tom Winter in Eu, France-Eurasia, Germany, Headline-News

Who decides which content will trigger the threat “Remove this content within 24 hours or be fined into bankruptcy”? This week the French Assembly passed a law, yet to go to the French Senate, threatening serious fines for “obviously illegal speech” that does not get removed from an internet platform within 24 hours. Further, the French Justice Ministry is now advocating removing free-press issues from their national press board (La Chambre de la Presse) into the criminal courts. Here is the writ of the French Assembly’s bill: “These include incitement to hatred, violence, racist or religious insults, apology for crimes… Continue ->

Tags: Chambre De La Presse, Freedom Of The Press, French Justice Ministry


MAJOR: Turkey admits possibility of abandoning NATO

Published 2019-07-16 17:30:46 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Turkey

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ANKARA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has assured that his country is prepared to leave NATO during a meeting with Russian Deputy Vladimir Zhirinovsky. “I met twice with Turkish President Recep Erdogan and he told me personally that Turkey was willing to withdraw from NATO,” Zhirinovsky wrote. Turkey is also trying to join the European Union but is it not accepted or even close to fulfilling all conditions. “Turkey was one of the first countries to be received by NATO because its territory was suitable for actions against Russia,” said Zhirinovsky, leader of the Liberal Democrat Party (LDPR). Turkey… Continue ->

Tags: NATO, Turkey


‘Strike in the Prestige of the USA’: Why does the US look for weaknesses in the Russian S-400 systems?

Published 2019-07-16 16:30:34 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

AUSTIN, U.S. – The Russian S-400 system is one of the most effective anti-aircraft defense systems yet, but it is still vulnerable, private intelligence company Stratfor said. According to the company’s experts, a massive attack can pose a threat to these systems if the S-400s are not supported by other air defense methods. The report also notes that the range of the S-400 can reach 400 kilometers, but certain geographic conditions, such as mountainous terrain, can reduce the effectiveness of the radar capabilities of these systems. Efficiency depends on operators Therefore, according to Stratfor, in the mountains, the S-400 system… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, S-400


VIDEO: White Phosphorus Attacks and Shelling! Kominternovo Never Gets a Break

Published 2019-07-16 16:17:29 by Drago Bosnic in Donbass, Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

DONETSK – Kominternovo never gets a break. Shelling and small arms fire have been incessant for the last 5 years. There have been three major attacks last week only. On July 6 an Orthodox church was shelled and on July 7 there was a white phosphorus attack. “Whatever didn’t get destroyed by shelling simply burns down… There is simply no place for living on this street,” a resident noted bitterly. Five years ago it was the most joyful street in Kominternovo, with lots of young people were living here. Nowadays all that is left are ruins and houses burnt down… Continue ->

Tags: DPR, Novorossia, Ukraine, War Crimes


VIDEO: An important message to the world from Donbass

Published 2019-07-16 13:36:01 by Drago Bosnic in Donbass, Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

DONBASS – Residental areas of the Gorlovka suburb of Zaitsevo have been under attack for more than 5 years in a row. “Two houses are completely destroyed, just two houses from me. As for my house, glass globe of my chandelier fell down! I thought I’m gonna die! Seriously.” resident of Zaitsevo suburb of Gorlovka tells about recent mortar shelling. Three houses at once were destroyed by Ukrainian shelling on Poletaeva Street. Sadly enough, one of the houses was hit by a shell for the third time. One of the residents sent an important message to the world (at 2:15… Continue ->

Tags: DPR, Novorossia, Ukraine, War Crimes


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