The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-08-04

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 15, articles about Anglo-5, Defense, Russia, United-States, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, Brazil, China, Latin-America, India, Pakistan, Politics, Qatar, Uae, Yemen, Germany, Italy, Donbass, Ukraine, Nato, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Opinions, Sweden, United-Kingdom, World, Eu, Libya.

Tags in this brief: Belt And Road Initiative, Ben Franklin, China, Confucius, Gilpin, New Silk Road, Russia, Sanctions, Iran, Military, Agriculture, Brazil, Soybeans, US, India, Kashmir, Pakistan, Asia, Missiles, International Relations, UAE, Yemen, Yemeni Resistance, MIC, Millitary, Compulsory Service, Hiroshima Day, Nukes, Protest, Bolsonaro, Italy, Salvini, DPR, Novorossia, Ukraine, Ukrainian Aggression, Lethal Weapons, USA, Baltic Sea, NATO, Africa, Eu, Europe, Immigration Crisis, Libya.

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Table of Contents


How the ‘Real’ America Is in Harmony With the Belt and Road Initiative

Published 2019-08-04 22:31:16 by Matthew Ehret in Anglo-5, Defense, Russia, United-States

Since Donald Trump’s 2016 election, waves of strange paradoxes have presented themselves to the world. With the blatant collaboration of nominally “American” forces from the CIA, FBI, NSA, the Pentagon, and MSM who conspired directly with international agencies such as the Five Eyes and MI6 to overthrow Trump, it has become evident that there isn’t one single America, but rather two opposing forces within America acting against each other. So what really is the “real” America? When Donald Trump calls for US-China-Russia collaboration, is that just an anomaly or is something truly American being expressed? In reviewing some history, you might be shocked to discover… Continue ->

Tags: Belt And Road Initiative, Ben Franklin, China, Confucius, Gilpin, New Silk Road


USELESS SANCTIONS: Russian Finance Minister says national economy is resistant to economic aggression

Published 2019-08-04 19:30:34 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Russia

Moscow – The Russian economy in recent years has already shown its resistance to external restrictions, said on Saturday the Deputy Prime Minister and head of Finance of Russia, Antón Siluánov. “The Russian economy in recent years has already shown that it is stable in the face of external constraints, the macroeconomic construction created by us and the balanced budget economy guarantee a rapid adaptation of the economy to adverse external factors,” said the official. The US State Department officially announced hours before it imposes new sanctions on Russia for the alleged poisoning of former intelligence agent Sergey Skripal last… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Sanctions


This is how Russia can help Iran survive

Published 2019-08-04 18:30:06 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, Russia

MOSCOW – Providing weapons to Iran is the best Russia can do to help the Persian country, especially now that the possibility of the United States and its allies carrying out joint maneuvers in the region is growing. How could Moscow help Tehran by sea and land? Ilia Kramnik asks in the Izvestia newspaper. Today, most of the military-technical cooperation with Iran is blocked by Resolution 2231 of the United Nations Security Council, which plans to maintain the sanctions regime to avoid supplying significant amounts of weapons and military equipment to Iran. “There is no doubt that the United States… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, Military, Russia


New escalation of US trade war returns China to Brazilian soybeans

Published 2019-08-04 17:30:04 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Brazil, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America, United-States

Chinese buyers return to Brazilian soybeans following a further escalation of the US-China trade war. According to the Bloomberg portal, the Chinese are bidding for Brazilian soy shipments in August, September and October. Anonymous sources say China intends to buy the Brazilian product following US President Donald Trump’s announcement about additional tariffs. Despite the resumption, Chinese companies are not currently planning to suspend or cancel US soybean shipments. With Chinese interest in soybeans, Brazilian soybeans had a rise in prices, such as the port of Paranaguá, which had its October premium raised to 11%. In turn, Ana Luiza Lodi, an… Continue ->

Tags: Agriculture, Brazil, China, Soybeans, US


MAJOR: Kashmir Heating up Again – India Thwarted Infiltration Attempt by Pakistani Troops

Published 2019-08-04 17:15:07 by Drago Bosnic in Eurasia, Headline-News, India, Pakistan

KASHMIR – The Indian Army announced it killed at least five Pakistanis as they attempted to penetrate a military outpost in disputed Kashmir. The fighting erupted soon after New Delhi urged Hindu pilgrims to leave the area over security concerns due to possible terrorist attacks. The incident took place on Thursday night and saw the Indian Army confront what they called a “Border Action Team (BAT)” made up of Pakistani militants and servicemen, India’s Defense Spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said on Saturday, RT reported. The Pakistani group crossed the line of contact and raced to the Indian Army’s forward post… Continue ->

Tags: India, Kashmir, Pakistan


Pentagon Chief Supports Faster US Missile Installation in Asia

Published 2019-08-04 16:30:46 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, United-States

Pentagon chief Mark Esper said the day after the end of the INF treaty that he favored the early deployment of new missiles in Asia, Reuters reported. “Yeah, I would like to,” Esper said, when asked whether he was considering placing such missiles in Asia. “I would prefer months … but these things tend to take longer than you expect,” he told reporters traveling with him to Sydney when asked about a timeline for when the missiles could be deployed. “I don’t see an arms race happening, I do see us taking proactive measures to develop a capability that we… Continue ->

Tags: Asia, Missiles, US


MAJOR: Is UAE about to change sides and support the Yemeni Resistance

Published 2019-08-04 16:15:58 by Drago Bosnic in Headline-News, Iran, Mena, Politics, Qatar, Uae, Yemen

ABU DHABI – Abdul-Khaleq Abdullah, a former aide to Emirati Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Zayed, said in a tweet that the war against Yemen is over for Abu Dhabi. In a tweet late on Saturday, Abdullah asserted that the UAE involvement in the Saudi-led war against Yemen is over and it will be soon announced officially. “The UAE, from now on, will put all its political and diplomatic weight behind resolving the crisis and establishing peace for the people of Yemen,” the senior Emirati figure underlined in his post. In response to Abdullah’s tweet, Ania El Afandi, an Algerian journalist,… Continue ->

Tags: International Relations, Iran, UAE, Yemen, Yemeni Resistance


OFFICIAL: US Military Industrial Complex team up against Russia

Published 2019-08-04 15:30:40 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

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WASHINGTON DC – Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman and Boeing have signed multi-million dollar contracts to counteract the technology Russia has at its disposal. The largest US defense companies are earning billions of dollars for research and development of hypersonic weapons in the face of technological progress from Russia and China, reports The Washington Post. Lockheed Martin is at the forefront of this lucrative business, being the world’s largest arms manufacturer, and according to the newspaper has received about $3.5 billion to develop weaponry of this type, which will be focused on the development of the hypersonic attack program. With… Continue ->

Tags: MIC, Millitary, Russia, US


VIDEO: Why is Russia’s compulsory military service so successful

Published 2019-08-04 15:15:20 by Drago Bosnic in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – More often than not, Russia’s compulsory military service is used by Western media to show how the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are allegedly not professional enough and how bad the Armed Forces would fare against an all-volunteer force.  But is it really true? Many countries have compulsory military service. including America’s most important ally – Israel. Without getting into the specifics of the legality of how their Armed Forces are being used, the Israeli military has shown to be quite effective thus far, despite being composed almost entirely of conscripts. Serbian conscripts have also been quite… Continue ->

Tags: Compulsory Service, Military, Russia


What are you doing on Hiroshima day?

Published 2019-08-04 14:31:54 by Tom Winter in Germany, Headline-News, United-States

What to do? “Rage, rage, against the dying of the light”!  The neighbors are the last to know. It’s old news that the US has A-bombs in Europe, but last month when a Canadian Senator accidentally spilled the beans about where they are, the locals got upset. Here is a screen capture from Military Times about the spill: Here is the essential “A new era for nuclear deterrence? Modernisation, arms control and allied nuclear forces,” published by Canadian Sen. Joseph Day on behalf of the defense and security committee of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, mistakenly included secretive information concerning the… Continue ->

Tags: Hiroshima Day, Nukes, Protest


Salvini says he wants good relations with Russia and Bolsonaro is “most respected” leader

Published 2019-08-04 14:30:13 by Paul Antonopoulos in Brazil, Eurasia, Headline-News, Italy, Latin-America, Russia

ROME – Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has said he is working to restore good relations with Russia. Salvini also said US President Donald Trump, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban are among the most respected contemporary politicians. “I will work to return to good relations with Russia. Putin is a great president. And I say that because I think so, and not because I was paid, as some newspapers say,” said the politician in the city of Cervia. In February, L’Espresso published an investigation alleging that Salvini and his representatives, during… Continue ->

Tags: Bolsonaro, Brazil, Italy, Russia, Salvini


MAJOR: Ukraine violates ceasefire 60 times amid Mariupol military build-up

Published 2019-08-04 13:47:02 by Drago Bosnic in Donbass, Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

DONBASS – Ukrainian Armed Forces have begun to build new positions near the contact line in the direction of Mariupol. This was reported by the press service of the command of the Donetsk People’s Republic. “Our intelligence is marking the equipment of the new enemy engineering fortifications in the areas of the settlements of Vodyanoe and Talakovka,” the report says. The ministry clarified that in the region of the occupied settlement of Bogdanovka, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have tried to conceal the movement of equipment and improve fortifications. Apart from the recent build-up, since July 21, when a new… Continue ->

Tags: DPR, Military, Novorossia, Ukraine, Ukrainian Aggression


Rampant corruption in Armed Forces of Ukraine leaves half of the equipment without spare parts

Published 2019-08-04 12:15:47 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Donbass, Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Ukraine, United-States

KIEV – According to the results of testing and equipment quality checks of the airborne assault troops of Ukraine, it was found that almost half of the equipment used had malfunctioned as a result of the use of low-quality spare parts. This was stated by the official representative of the operational command of the DPR, Eduard Basurin. He noted that according to the intelligence of the Republic, another corruption scandal is brewing in Ukraine. “After investigating the case on the purchase of substandard body armor, the national anti-corruption bureau, together with the Security Service of Ukraine carried out a technical… Continue ->

Tags: Lethal Weapons, Military, Ukraine, USA


SAVIN: The well-worn “Russian threat” is just a cover to scale up NATO in the Baltic

Published 2019-08-04 10:45:21 by Guest Author in Anglo-5, Denmark, Estonia, Eurasia, Finland, Headline-News, Latvia, Nato, Netherlands, Norway, Opinions, Sweden, United-Kingdom, United-States

The West vs Russia: The Baltic Front By Leonid Savin – In the current confrontation between the West and Russia, there is one region that has been an arena of conflict for centuries, and that region is the Baltic states. Its complex characteristics reflect the interests of numerous players, often including those that have nothing to do with it, such as America. Muscle flexing In June 2019, the 47th BALTOPS 2019 exercise was carried out by NATO in the Baltic Sea. Eighteen nations took part, the headquarters were located in the German port city of Kiel, and the manoeuvres were led by… Continue ->

Tags: Baltic Sea, International Relations, Military, NATO, Russia


IN DEPTH: The Retainer Solution – The European Union, Libya And Irregular Migration

Published 2019-08-04 09:45:00 by Guest Author in World, Eu, Eurasia, Headline-News, Italy, Libya, Mena, Nato

By Binoy Kampmark – There is a venom in international refugee policy that refuses to go away: officials charged with their tasks, passing on their labours to those who might see the UN Refugee Convention as empty wording, rather than strict injunction carved upon stone.  They have all become manifest in the policy of deferral: humanitarian problems are for others to solve.  We will simply supply monetary assistance, the machinery, the means; the recipients, like time-honored servants, will do the rest. The European Union, and some of its members have their own idea of a glorified servant minding their business… Continue ->

Tags: Africa, Eu, Europe, Immigration Crisis, Italy, Libya


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