The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-08-13

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 10, articles about Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Anglo-5, Iran, Mena, United-States, India, Pakistan, Donbass, Donetsk, Ukraine, China, Iraq, Isis, Nato, Politics, Propaganda, Syria, Finance, Uzbekistan.

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Tags in this brief: Military, Navy Day, Russia, Russian Navy, Iran, US, India, Kashmir, Pakistan, Trump, Donbass, Donetsk, Ukraine, China, Recession, Geopolitics, Iraq, ISIS, Terrorism, USA, Pompeo, Economy, International Relations, Uzbekistan.

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Russian National Navy Day: Vladimir Putin Commands the Flotilla (VIDEO)

Published 2019-08-13 20:39:00 by Drago Bosnic in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

Kronstadt, Saint Petersburg, Russia – While the West and the neoliberals have a completely different agenda when it comes to their perception of “parades”, Russia is determined on keeping its centuries-old traditions. Russians take a great deal of pride in their Armed Forces. And for good reason, given the fact that it was the Russian Armed Forces that were the only thing in the way of the invaders and their killing and destruction spree, hell-bent on destroying anything Russian in their way. August 13 is the day of the Russian Navy, one of the most powerful naval arms in the… Continue ->

Tags: Military, Navy Day, Russia, Russian Navy


US Aircraft Carrier Military Claims ‘Ready to Attack’ Iran If Ordered

Published 2019-08-13 19:30:21 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, United-States

MANAMA – US officials, on duty on the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier and installed at an American naval base in Bahrain, interviewed Sky News. US military officials said the mission was to prevent Iran from attacking US targets, but added that they were also ready to launch offensive attacks if ordered. “A large part of deterrence is the readiness that backs that deterrence up. We are ready to defend the US and the US interests if called upon… My job is to be here, to be ready, to deter and to defend if required”, Rear Admiral Michael Boyle, commander… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, US


As India claims it wants to ease tension with Pakistan, Islamabad vows to fight for Kashmir in the ‘international arena’

Published 2019-08-13 17:30:03 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, India, Pakistan

NEW DELHI – India aims to improve its relationship with Pakistan and is poised to show a moderate attitude, said Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. Jaishankar’s statement on Monday came during a visit by the FM to China and responds to the recent crisis in Kashmir. “India hopes to improve its relationship with Pakistan and is ready to exercise moderation, protect peace and stability in the region,” said the foreign minister as quoted by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Relations between India and Pakistan, nuclear powers, are often described as tense, especially due to the dispute over Kashmir, a region… Continue ->

Tags: India, Kashmir, Pakistan


Trump comments on ‘missile explosion’ in Russia: we have more advanced technology

Published 2019-08-13 16:30:09 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

US President Donald Trump said today that his country is learning a lot from a fatal explosion that struck a Russian nuclear power plant in northwestern Russia last week. Five employees of the Russian Rosatom company were killed last Tuesday in an explosion that occurred during the test of a liquid-propelled rocket engine at a military base in the Arkhangelsk region. The incident obviously caught the attention of different US media, which speculated, citing experts, that the blast occurred during alleged tests of a nuclear-powered cruise missile. This Monday, it was the turn of the US head of state to… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Trump, US


MAJOR: Ukraine planning large-scale offensive against Donetsk People’s Republic

Published 2019-08-13 15:30:52 by Paul Antonopoulos in Donbass, Donetsk, Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

KIEV – Ukraine is preparing a large-scale offensive against Donetsk in the Donbass region, Donetsk People’s Republican militia spokesman said on Monday. On 21 July, a ceasefire between Ukraine and the popular republics of Donetsk and Luhansk came into operation. However there have been reports of breach of the truce ever since. “The intensification of Ukrainian invaders near the contact line has one goal, the complete end of the existing ceasefire and the transition to a large-scale offensive against the republic,” said the RPD representative. According to him, there are unprecedented shootings taking place in the region. The Ukrainian side… Continue ->

Tags: Donbass, Donetsk, Ukraine


China devalues ​​currency to new low in more than a decade as Goldman Sachs warn of US recession

Published 2019-08-13 14:30:12 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, United-States

BEIJING – Foreign exchange in the country reached 7.0326 yuan per dollar. This is the lowest level of the Chinese currency since March 2008. The People’s Bank of China, as the country’s central bank is called, has reduced its currency’s reference rate by 115 basis points. At the new level, the yuan fell 0.16%, although it is stronger than predicted after the regulator had made four consecutive devaluations since early August. Normally, the country’s financial authorities maintain a daily 2% change in currency. This practice is adopted so that, in case of a variation of more than 2%, it is… Continue ->

Tags: China, Recession, US


Pentagon Inflating Number of ISIS Terrorists to Justify Buildup in Iraq

Published 2019-08-13 13:45:57 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Iraq, Isis, Mena, Nato, Politics, Propaganda, Syria, United-States

BAGHDAD – A senior commander of Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces), said that the US report on the presence of 14,000 ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria is unrealistic and the numbers have been exaggerated too much, in order to give Americans an excuse to increase the number of troops in the region. “What the American sources say about the number of ISIS members and the danger of their infiltration from Syria to Iraq is an attempt to intimidate the Iraqi nation and government,” Mo’ein al-Kazzemi told the Arabic-language Baghdad al-Youm news website on Tuesday. “The Americans want to find… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, Iraq, ISIS, Terrorism, USA


MAJOR: Desperate Pompeo says time to act against Iran is running out

Published 2019-08-13 13:30:35 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, United-States

WASHINGTON DC – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned that the time to crush Iran is running out. For him, Iran is weak, but in 15 months the arms embargo on Iran will be over. Mike also pointed out that after the deadline, Iranian Revolutionary Guard Quds Forces Quds leader Qasem Soleimani would return to international travel. The clock is ticking. Time remaining before the UN arms embargo on Iran expires and Qasem Soleimani’s travel ban ends. We urge our allies and partners to increase the pressure on the Iranian regime until it stops its destabilizing behavior. https://t.co/oxsXNiJ4Q3 pic.twitter.com/o4HpES3GKs—… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, Pompeo, US


Currency Wars: China Could, But It Won’t Weaponize Yuan Against US

Published 2019-08-13 12:45:29 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, United-States

BEIJING – China pledged not to depreciate the yuan’s exchange rate after Washington officially labeled Beijing a currency manipulator amid the escalation of the trade conflict between the world’s two biggest economies. The People’s Bank of China, the nation’s central bank, fixed the yuan’s midpoint reference at 7.0326 per dollar on Tuesday, RT reported. It was the fourth consecutive session in which the Chinese currency was below the psychologically important 7-yuan-per-dollar level. The yuan fell at the beginning of last week, reaching the lowest level since December 2008. Washington was quick to accuse China of deliberately devaluating the yuan and… Continue ->

Tags: China, Economy, Geopolitics, International Relations, USA


Iran, Uzbekistan to Bolster Ties in All Areas

Published 2019-08-13 11:44:56 by Drago Bosnic in Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, Politics, Uzbekistan

TEHRAN/TASHKENT- Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri, in a meeting with Uzbekistan’s Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov, voiced Tehran’s readiness to broaden bilateral relations with Tashkent in all areas. In a Sunday meeting on the sidelines of 1st Caspian Economic Forum, underway in Turkmenbashy, Turkmenistan, Jahangiri and Aripov exchanged views on the ways to enhance Tehran-Tashkent cooperation in all fields of mutual interest. Jahangiri said that both countries should try to remove barriers to trade ties so that a comprehensive document of cooperation can be signed in the near future. Pointing to potentials of cultural cooperation, he noted that the Islamic Republic… Continue ->

Tags: Economy, International Relations, Iran, Uzbekistan


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