The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-08-08

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 13, articles about Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, United-States, Latin-America, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Syria, Turkey, Entertainment, Satire, United-Kingdom, Ksa, Politics, Uae, Yemen, Finance, Abkhazia, Crime, Defense, Russia, Tajikistan, Science, Croatia.

Tags in this brief: China, Iran, Persian Gulf, US, Sanctions, Venezuela, Brazil, BRICS, Colombia, Duque, Maduro, Erdogan, Syria, Turkey, YPG, International Law, Satire, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen, Yemeni Resistance, Idlib, Syrian Army, War, Free Trade, International Relations, Abkhazia, Military, Russia, Economy, Far East, Geopolitics, History, Croatia, Croatian Nazi, Republic Of Serbian Krajina, Ustashe, War Crimes.

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Persian Gulf instability could threaten China’s oil tankers

Published 2019-08-08 19:30:26 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, United-States

BEIJING – China is considering a US proposal to escort merchant ships in the Persian Gulf, according to the Chinese embassy in the United Arab Emirates. “In the case of an extremely precarious situation, we will consider the issue of groups of military ships escorting our merchant vessels,” Chinese Ambassador to the UAE Ni Jian said, according to Reuters. The US is exerting strong pressure to set up an international maritime coalition to ensure safe navigation in the Persian Gulf, which was threatened by Iran. However, so far only the United Kingdom, a loyal US ally, has accepted the northern… Continue ->

Tags: China, Iran, Persian Gulf, US


China warns that US sanctions against Venezuela will not help solve the problem

Published 2019-08-08 18:30:27 by Paul Antonopoulos in China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Venezuela

BEIJING – Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Wednesday that US sanctions against Venezuela did not help the country out of the crisis. “History has shown that on repeated occasions that sanctions have not helped to solve the Venezuelan problem and can only aggravate the situation and endanger it,” Chuying said. She urged the United States to reflect soberly on the essence of the Venezuelan problem, to return to the path of respect for international law, to support dialogue between the authorities and to allow the Venezuelan people to decide their own future. Hua Chunying added urging the… Continue ->

Tags: China, Sanctions, Venezuela


BRICS Order Rising: 65% of Brazilians believe China has positive influence on world affairs

Published 2019-08-08 17:30:52 by Paul Antonopoulos in Brazil, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America

BRASILIA – A poll released Wednesday shows that 65 percent of Brazilians believe China has a positive influence on world affairs – although most of the Brazilian population prefers the United States to be the largest global power. The survey was by the British company YouGov and has information of the population of 22 countries. The five countries that most believe Beijing’s influence on global affairs is positive are Nigeria (92%), Mexico (73%), Thailand (71%), South Africa (70%) and Brazil (65%). The five who least agree that Beijing’s influence on global affairs is positive are Denmark (32%), Canada (31%), Germany… Continue ->

Tags: Brazil, BRICS, China


Maduro humiliates Duque: Reminds him Colombian liberator was Simon Bolivar, not Captain America

Published 2019-08-08 16:30:45 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Colombia, Headline-News, Latin-America, United-States, Venezuela

CARACAS – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, on the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Boyacá, reminded Colombian President Iván Duque Marquez that the liberator of the peoples of South America was Simon Bolivar, not Captain America. During the celebration of the anniversary of the Battle of Boyacá on Wednesday, a Venezuelan general recalled Duque’s statement, which underscored the crucial importance of the founding fathers of the United States in the independence of Colombia. Maduro did not miss the opportunity to comment on the Colombian president’s words. In early January 2019, during a visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo… Continue ->

Tags: Colombia, Duque, Maduro, US, Venezuela


Washington loses allies and influence amid tensions with Iran

Published 2019-08-08 15:30:18 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, United-States

US journalist John Steppling spoke with Sputnik International about the relationship between Iran and US sanctions. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani recently reiterated his view that if US President Donald Trump wants to start negotiations with Tehran, sanctions against the country will need to be lifted. Regarding the sanctions situation, US ournalist John Steppling believes that all anti-Iranian hardliners are the real engine of US policy and they have no intention of withdrawing sanctions, however, Washington is suffering a loss of allies, as is the case with Germany, which refused to participate in maritime operations in the region. Already the UK… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, US


Damascus BLASTS Turkish-American deal to illegally occupy Syria

Published 2019-08-08 14:30:11 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Syria, Turkey, United-States

DAMASCUS – The Syrian government has criticized the agreement between Washington and Ankara to establish a safe zone in northern Syria, calling it a violation of Syrian sovereignty and territorial integrity. Previously, the Turkish Ministry of Defense stated that Ankara and Washington had agreed to set up a joint operations coordination center and the formation of a “safe zone” in northern Syria. “Syria categorically and blatantly rejects the […] agreement to establish a so-called safe zone,” wrote the Syrian state news agency SANA, citing an anonymous source from the Syrian Foreign Ministry. The source also argued that “Syrian Kurds, who… Continue ->

Tags: Erdogan, Syria, Turkey, US, YPG


China cannot let the crimes against humanity go unpunished, bombs USA, UK, and France

Published 2019-08-08 14:22:59 by Tom Winter in China, Entertainment, Eurasia, Mena, Satire, Syria, United-Kingdom

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Der Postillion [Der Postillon is Germany’s best newspaper, the nation’s answer to The Onion in the US] Retribution for violations of Syria in violation of international law: China bombs US, UK, and France Washington, London, Paris (dpo) – Beijing cannot let this behavior go unpunished: Following the unlawful reprisals by the US, Britain and France against Syria, the Chinese military bombed several military targets in the US, Britain and France. There were several injuries in the three countries. Chinese President Xi Jinping today justified the initially limited attack at a press conference: “Today’s precision bombing of radar stations, missile sites,… Continue ->

Tags: China, International Law, Satire, Syria, US


MAJOR: Infighting Between Saudi and UAE Militias Amid UAE-Iran Agreement

Published 2019-08-08 14:16:33 by Drago Bosnic in Headline-News, Iran, Ksa, Mena, Politics, Uae, Yemen

Aden, Yemen – Yemen’s port city of Aden — which bases the ex-government — has been rocked by deadly clashes between Emirati-backed separatists and Saudi-backed militants, amid a widening rift in the Riyadh-led military coalition waging war on the Arabian Peninsula state. According to reports, the infighting broke out Wednesday after the southern separatists attended a funeral for dozens of fellows, including a senior militant commander, who all were killed in last week’s retaliatory missile attack by Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement on a military parade, PressTV reported. Both the UAE-backed separatists and the militants loyal to the former Saudi-allied Yemeni… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen, Yemeni Resistance


MAJOR: Tahrir Al-Sham Heavily Defeated in Hama, Syrian troops advancing

Published 2019-08-08 14:15:47 by Drago Bosnic in Headline-News, Mena, Syria

Hama, Syria – The Syrian army destroyed a military convoy of Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) terrorists in northern Hama after operations to regain control of the militants’ main base in the “Death Triangle”. A Syrian military source reported on Thursday that the army forces had cut the main supply route of Tahrir al-Sham and Jeish al-Izza from the town of Kafar Zita to al-Latamineh in northern Hama which is their main base in the “Death Triangle”, after liberating the towns of al-Arbaeen and al-Zakat. He added that the Syrian Army is trying to… Continue ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Syrian Army, War


MAJOR: Iran, UAE Officially Establishing Closer Trade Ties

Published 2019-08-08 13:15:42 by Drago Bosnic in Finance, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, Politics, Uae

TEHRAN/ABU DHABI – A senior Iranian official expressed pleasure that trade and political relations between his country and the UAE are improving. Chairman of Iran and United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s Joint Chamber of Commerce Farshid Farzanegan said on Wednesday that “in the current situation, the economic and political relations are improving”. Farzanegan described peace and security in the region as critical factors for economic development, adding that the United Arab Emirates also knows that the country’s progress depends on peace in the Persian Gulf. The tensions in the Persian Gulf will slow down their own economic progress, he added. He… Continue ->

Tags: Free Trade, International Relations, Iran, UAE


VIDEO: Russian Border Guards Deployed to Abkhazia

Published 2019-08-08 12:18:02 by Drago Bosnic in Abkhazia, Crime, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Tajikistan

SUKHUMI – Russia’s borders are vast, almost endless. Although Russian border guards have a lot of work to do, keeping Russia’s borders safe, they are also safeguarding borders of other countries. The best example of this was when Russian border guards protected the ever-unstable Tajikistan’s border with Afghanistan in 1993, even sustaining casualties in the process. They have been helping other former Soviet republics too. A few states signed an agreement on integrated border control with Russia. Vesti News correspondent went to Abkhazia. Along with the border guards, he went looking for offenders. Of course, the following video shows an… Continue ->

Tags: Abkhazia, International Relations, Military, Russia


VIDEO: Russia’s Far East – The Country’s Pacific Lifeline

Published 2019-08-08 11:15:25 by Drago Bosnic in Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, Russia, Science

Vladivostok, Russia – We all know just how vast Russia is. But what do we really know about the country itself? What do we know about its history, culture, traditions, etc? More so, what do we know about the history of certain parts of this vast country? The picture painted by the Western media is not just incorrect, but also disturbingly Russophobic. The new documentary on Russia’s Pacific regions gives us more insight. Vladivostok is a stronghold, one of the many pillars installed by the Russian people along a huge highway. There are Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Khabarovsk, and finally,… Continue ->

Tags: Economy, Far East, Geopolitics, History, International Relations, Military, Russia


Modern-day Croatia is a carbon copy of the WW II monstrous Independent State of Croatia (WARNING, VERY DISTURBING IMAGES)

Published 2019-08-08 08:15:01 by Guest Author in Crime, Croatia, Eurasia, Headline-News

Can you imagine one hundred thousand adults and children dressed as SS and Hitlerjugend members, shouting: Sieg Heil and singing about the glory of Auschwitz? Or can you imagine German chancellor and President singing songs in the glory of Auschwitz, like Croatian president Grabar Kitarović did a few days ago in Knin, the former capital of the Republic of Srpska Krajina? Can you imagine Germany celebrate the day when Hitler announced that they were successful in the Final solution of the Jewish question while the highest EU, US, NATO representatives clap and salute?     Impossible? Very possible. That’s exactly… Continue ->

Tags: Croatia, Croatian Nazi, Republic Of Serbian Krajina, Ustashe, War Crimes


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