The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-07-20

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 17, articles about Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Turkey, Eu, Germany, Ukraine, Anglo-5, United-Kingdom, China, Latin-America, United-States, Venezuela, Donbass, Iran, Mena, Interview, Israel, Lebanon, Opinions, Argentina, Donetsk.

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Tags in this brief: NATO, Russia, S-400, S400, Su-35, Turkey, USA, Ceasefire, Germany, Heiko Maas, Lavrov, Ukraine, Bathrooms, Child Abuse, Gender, LGBTQ, Pedophilia, Scandal, Sex, Smith, Bundestag, Economy, Eu, Policy, Sanctions, Trade, China, Maduro, Pompeo, US, Venezuela, DPR, Novorossia, War Crimes, Iran, Strait Of Hormuz, UK, Putin, F-15, Military, Su-57, International Relations, Su-30SM, Al Quds, Hezbollah, Interview, Israel, Lebanon, Nasrallah, Zionism, Argentina, Lebanese Resistance, Macri, KSA, OPEC, War, EC Chief, Nord Stream II, Von Der Leyen.

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VIDEO: Not Just S-400s – Russia Now Ready to Supply Su-35 Jets to Turkey As Well

Published 2019-07-20 23:30:17 by Joaquin Flores in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Turkey

“Russia is ready to supply the Su-35 fighter to Turkey instead of the American F-35 if Ankara wishes. This was stated by Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov. Let me remind you that the U.S. stated that it’s excluding its NATO ally from the program for the development of the fifth-generation fighters. They claimed that Russian S-400 collects intelligence about American aircraft, and therefore, Turkey better not purchase them. What does Washington take into consideration when it deprives Turkey of its fighters?” – Vesti https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hDLARf1Rrc

Tags: NATO, Russia, S-400, S400, Su-35, Turkey, USA


VIDEO: Will the Germans Play Ball? Lavrov Discusses Ukraine Ceasefire With Germany’s Chief Diplomat

Published 2019-07-20 22:55:36 by Joaquin Flores in Eu, Eurasia, Germany, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine

“Pressing matters of the international agenda were also discussed in Germany. The head of the Russian MFA, Sergey Lavrov, met with his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, in Bonn in the framework of the Petersburg Dialogue Forum. They discussed Ukraine and the possibility to hold a new Normandy format summit. Moreover, the ministers touched upon the issue of the complicated relationship between Moscow and Washington, as well as Europe energy stability.” Vesti https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt3HmCiN8GM

Tags: Ceasefire, Germany, Heiko Maas, Lavrov, Russia, Ukraine


Conservative UK Politician Who Pushed for Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Is Charged with 9 Counts of Pedophile Child Sex Abuse

Published 2019-07-20 21:38:54 by Guest Author in Anglo-5, Headline-News, United-Kingdom

YORKSHIRE – July 20, 2019 – Conservative British politician David Smith from Middlesborough who pushed for gender-neutral bathrooms in the community was charged with nine counts of sexually touching a child. Last month Smith pushed for gender-neutral bathrooms in the the Middlesbrough Council buildings. Smith said his interest in the gender-neutral bathrooms stemmed from interactions with “transgender and non-binary people” An English town councillor who hopes to make government-owned facilities gender-neutral has been charged with nine counts of sexually touching a child. David Smith, 30, represents Coulby Newham, a suburb of Middlesbrough, in the Yorkshire town’s local government, or council…. Continue ->

Tags: Bathrooms, Child Abuse, Gender, LGBTQ, Pedophilia, Scandal, Sex, Smith


Chairman of the Bundestag Economic Committee: Sanctions against Russia have no effect and actually harm Europe

Published 2019-07-20 20:15:32 by Joaquin Flores in Eu, Eurasia, Germany, Headline-News, Russia

BERLIN – The chairman of the Bundestag Economic Committee Klaus Ernst said in comments today that Germany gains nothing from anti-Russian sanctions, and that they only cause significant damage to German companies and at the same time do not affect the policy of Moscow. This opinion was expressed on the air of the radio station Deutschlandfunk .  “There is no effect from these sanctions. They have been operating for 5 years, but we don’t see any changes in Russian politics. If a medicine is prescribed that does not achieve the desired result, but, on the contrary, harms the patient, in our case German… Continue ->

Tags: Bundestag, Economy, Eu, Germany, Policy, Russia, Sanctions, Trade


Desperate Pompeo demands Russia, China leave Venezuela so the U.S can enter

Published 2019-07-20 18:30:39 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Russia, United-States, Venezuela

BUENOS AIRES – July 20, 2019 – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that several foreign countries should stay away from Caracas so that a single nation, not included in the list but we can automatically imagine to be the US, can supposedly begin to do the reconstruction work of Venezuela. During his four-day visit to Latin America, Pompeo told the Argentine website Infobae on Friday that countries (such as Russia, China, Cuba and Iran) that continue to support Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro should “leave” the Bolivarian country. Change of political regime Pompeo took the opportunity of the interview… Continue ->

Tags: China, Maduro, Pompeo, Russia, US, Venezuela


VIDEO: Zaitsevo shelled again – “I used to hide under the bed, I don’t want to anymore…”

Published 2019-07-20 17:15:12 by Drago Bosnic in Donbass, Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

Published on: July 20, 2019 – Mrs. Antonina was four years old when WWII began. Her cousin was taking part in the liberation of Zaitsevo from Nazis and she remembers well looking into his eyes and begging him to make this war stop soon. Fast-forward 75 years and now her street is being shelled again. And again, by (Ukrainian) Nazis. “I used to hide under the bed, under the table, and in the basement too. Sitting there by myself, under the blanket. I don’t hide anymore, I don’t want to. I am tired of all this.” Voice of this old lady… Continue ->

Tags: DPR, Novorossia, Ukraine, War Crimes


MAJOR: Iran reveals incident leading to detention of British tanker

Published 2019-07-20 16:30:07 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, United-Kingdom

TEHRAN – Soon after the incident the Iranian vessel sent a distress signal, “but the British ship ignored it,” explainec Iranian authorities. The Iranian authorities said on July 20 that the British tanker Stena Impero, seized by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on the Strait of Hormuz on Friday, had hit an Iranian fishing boat before be detained by the IRGC, reports Fars News. “[The Stena Impero] was involved in an accident with an Iranian fishing boat… When the boat sent a distress signal, the British flag ship ignored it,” explained Allahmorad Afifipour, head of the Maritime and Ports… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, Strait Of Hormuz, UK


US military intelligence: Russia and China are short-term and long-term threats

Published 2019-07-20 15:30:32 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW – The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) sees Russia and China as short- and long-term threats, respectively, said the director of the organization, Robert Ashley. “In the short term, this is Russia … several thousand nuclear charges constitute an existential threat. The Chinese are leading economically. This is a long-term one, ” “In the short term, this is Russia…” he said, when asked which country is most dangerous for the United States, Russia or China. Lieutenant-General Ashley addressed and presented his analysis during the Aspen Security Forum. The DIA chief said he agreed with the view that a cornered country… Continue ->

Tags: China, Russia, US


STAY AWAY: Putin confirms support for ally Iran against Anglo aggression

Published 2019-07-20 14:50:00 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, Russia

MOSCOW – July 20, 2019 – Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was seriously concerned about the confrontation between the United States and Iran over its geographical proximity to Russian borders. “It worries us a lot because it is happening close to our borders. It can destabilize the situation around Iran, affect some countries with which we have close relations, cause additional waves of refugees in large numbers, cause significant damage to the global economy and world energy industry,” Putin said in an interview with American film director Oliver Stone. Tension between the United States and Iran has increased. US… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, Putin, Russia


American F-35 jet is an ‘iPhone’ compared to Russian Su-57, military expert says

Published 2019-07-20 14:30:58 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW – July 20, 2019 – Military expert Andrei Frolov said in an interview with the Russian newspaper Izvestia that the 5th generation F-35 Lightning II American fighter is an “iPhone” compared to the Russian Su-57. The expert believes that the F-35 is more “digital”, which makes it vulnerable. In his view, American hunting, by analogy with the smartphone, can become a useless toy or a stack of expensive hardware without a “constant connection with the Apple Store and regular updates.” Vulnerable software “For the same reasons, we can turn it into a pile of expensive hardware. The manufacturer can… Continue ->

Tags: F-15, Russia, Su-35, US


MAJOR: Su-57 getting new engines

Published 2019-07-20 13:45:12 by Drago Bosnic in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – Sukhoi’s 5th generation, multi-purpose Su-57s are soon to pass the stage of state testing with new engines. “At this moment, we are testing the second stage engine, after which we will integrate it on the aircraft, in order to carry out state tests,” Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Yuri Borisov told Interfax. He added that the army will be equipped with current Su-57s using the existing AL-41F1S engines, but that they will be replaced by the new ones as soon as they pass all the necessary tests. The first serial models of the Su-57 aircraft in the… Continue ->

Tags: Military, Russia, Su-57


A new version of the Su-30 comes with even more powerful engines

Published 2019-07-20 12:15:46 by Drago Bosnic in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia – A new version of the Su-30SM, designated Su-30SMD, is being built in Russia. It will use state-of-the-art aircraft engines currently manufactured by the Russian military aviation industry. “OKB Sukhoi started the experimental program under the name Su-30SMD. This modification will be equipped with AL-41F-1S engines which are part of the standard equipment of the Su-35 4++/4.5 gen fighter,” Internet portal Interfax cited sources from the Russian military industry. Work on this aircraft is carried out in cooperation with Irkut Corporation, which produces Su-30SM series of fighter jets. The annual technical testing of the new modification with more… Continue ->

Tags: International Relations, Military, Russia, Su-30SM


Nasrallah explains precisely how Hezbollah will DESTROY Israel and Liberate Palestine

Published 2019-07-20 12:12:12 by Joaquin Flores in Headline-News, Interview, Israel, Lebanon, Mena, Opinions

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah’s interview with Al-Manar Channel on July 12, 2019.  This live interview commemorated the 13th anniversary of the ‘Truthful Promise’ operation and the outbreak of the 2006 war. It lasted more than 3 hours.The first part is dedicated to the prospect of an Israeli war against Lebanon and the ‘Deal of the Century’. The videos feature only the main parts of the interview, but the transcript below is full.     Source : http://program.almanar.com.lb/episode/75495 Translation:resistancenewsunfiltered.blogspot.com     Transcript: Journalist: Good evening, Eminent Sayed. I thank you for granting us this interview, which is (closely) followed by… Continue ->

Tags: Al Quds, Hezbollah, Interview, Israel, Lebanon, Nasrallah, Zionism


Argentina’s President Macri takes orders from Netanyahu – decrees Hezbollah a ‘terrorist organization’

Published 2019-07-20 11:09:14 by Joaquin Flores in Argentina, Headline-News, Israel, Latin-America, Lebanon, Mena

BUENOS AIRES – Israeli Prime Minister  Benjamin Netanyahu telephoned President Mauricio Macri to thank him for his political decision to describe Hezbollah as a terrorist organization , accused of terrorist attacks on the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires and the AMIA. Netanyahu spoke with Macri two hours ago to make explicit his recognition of a state decision that Israel demands since the administration of Fernando de la Rúa. Now Argentina is the first country in Latin America that describes as terrorist the Hezbollah organization, which operates in the Triple Frontier and has very deep ties with Nicolás Maduro and his populist regime…. Continue ->

Tags: Argentina, Hezbollah, Iran, Israel, Lebanese Resistance, Lebanon, Macri


Why the United States Will Not Launch a Ground War Against Iran 

Published 2019-07-20 10:30:17 by Guest Author in Headline-News, Iran, Mena, United-States

by Steve Brown  In recent weeks we have seen numerous probing attempts and provocations in and around the Strait of Hormuz — whether false flags or actual events — intended to raise the profile of the US’s unilateral withdrawal from the JCPOA, and renewed US sanctions versus Iran.  Iran is pushing the issue with the United States, and is apparently offering a sacrificial pawn on the board (or perhaps knight!) by seizing two British oil tankers alleged to be operating illegally in the Strait of Hormuz.  While it is too soon to predict how the United States and its allies… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, KSA, NATO, OPEC, S-400, USA, War


VIDEO: Ukrainian tanks deliberately targeting residential areas

Published 2019-07-20 10:15:03 by Drago Bosnic in Donbass, Donetsk, Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

DONETSK – This settlement is located very close to Mariinka (Ukraine). So close, that residents of Trudovskie can hear Ukrainian tanks approaching. And shooting at residential houses from point-blank range. Every day Gennady is collecting shrapnel, as well as rifle and machine-gun bullets in his yard and garden. There is a huge hole in the bedroom wall: the aftermath of yet another shelling. It was a miracle that he survived. “Just step out of the house and you’ll get a bullet straight in your forehead!” – sighs Gennady and points at the terrace windows, pierced by bullets. Ukrainian check-point is… Continue ->

Tags: DPR, Novorossia, Ukraine, War Crimes


Ursula, first day on the job, says Nord Stream II “means dependency on Putin’s gas”

Published 2019-07-20 00:47:41 by Tom Winter in Eu, Germany, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine, United-States

It’s a screaming headline in BILD, with “PUTIN” installed in the banner headline for better tabloid* effect, but the story is paywalled, so your translator resorted to Ria.Novosti for the text. After the translation, I will add several comments on this news from Facebook friends in Germany. MOSCOW, July 19 – RIA News. The new head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, believes that the Nord Stream II gas pipeline project entails a too-strong risk of the EU being dependent on Russian energy resources. Nord Stream II has “an economic and of course a political dimension,” said the… Continue ->

Tags: EC Chief, Nord Stream II, Von Der Leyen


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