The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-08-20

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 8, articles about Headline-News, Science, Crime, Crimea, Eurasia, Politics, Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Mena, North-Korea, Defense, Anglo-5, Latin-America, United-States, Venezuela, United-Kingdom, Greece-Eurasia.

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Tags in this brief: Milky Way, Pictoris, Space, Geopolitics, Russia, Ukraine, DPRK, Iran, Korea, MiG-31BM, Military, Stratosphere, Maduro, Trump, US, Venezuela, Baltic, UK, International Relations, Tanker Seizure, USA, Greece, Oil, Syria.

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Astronomers discover new planet orbiting Milky Way star

Published 2019-08-20 17:30:05 by Paul Antonopoulos in Headline-News, Science

Astronomers at the National Center for Scientific Research at Grenoble Alpes University in France have discovered a second planet revolving around the star Beta Pictoris, outside of our solar system. Beta Pictoris is a young Milky Way star surrounded by a dust disk, according to Nature magazine. “We talking about a giant planet about 3,000 times more massive than Earth, situated 2.7 times further from its star than the Earth is from the Sun,” said Anne-Marie Lagrange, an astronomer at France’s National Centre for Scientific Research and lead author of a study in Nature Astronomy. “To better understand the early… Continue ->

Tags: Milky Way, Pictoris, Space


VIDEO: Kiev Cuts Water Supply Through North Crimean Canal

Published 2019-08-20 17:15:52 by Drago Bosnic in Crime, Crimea, Eurasia, Headline-News, Politics, Russia, Ukraine

MOSCOW/KIEV – Kiev won’t enter into negotiations with Russia on the resumption of water supply to Crimea through the North Crimean Canal. This is how Vladimir Zelensky’s office commented on Georgy Muradov’s statement, the Permanent Representative of Crimea under the President of Russia. He reminded that the Dnieper is an international river and its source is in Russia. Therefore, Kiev can’t block the river at its own discretion. The new Ukrainian authorities deliberated for several days to repeat the Maidan mantra about occupation again. A similar situation took place in the Verkhovnaya Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) this week. Instead of preparing… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, Russia, Ukraine


Iran advises North Korea not to trust the US

Published 2019-08-20 16:30:16 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, North-Korea

TEHRAN – Iran has advised its allies in Pyongyang not to trust the US and revealed that the Islamic Republic’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has plans to visit Pyongyang. “The US has proved unreliable for dialogue, both at the exit of the JCPOA [Global Joint Action Plan] and in negotiations with North Korea,” said Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abas Araqchi on Monday, during a meeting with a North Korean parliamentary delegation. The main US instrument against independent countries such as Iran and North Korea is economic sanctions, the deputy minister said, adding that the restrictions were unable to break… Continue ->

Tags: DPRK, Iran, Korea


VIDEO: MiG-31BM in Space

Published 2019-08-20 16:15:12 by Drago Bosnic in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Science

Kamchatka, Russia – The Ministry of Defense of Russia published a video showing the first flight of newly-modernized MiG-31 high-altitude fighter jet training in the stratosphere. The new designation for the fighter jet is MiG-31BM. These are naval aviation interceptors of the Russian Pacific Fleet. What is truly amazing about these interceptors is the fact they are designed to fly at an altitude of over 20 km (65,000 ft). MiG-31 is the successor to the venerable MiG-25, one of the fastest and highest-flying aircraft in history. On August 31, 1977, a MiG-25RB set an all-time jet aircraft altitude flight record…. Continue ->

Tags: MiG-31BM, Military, Russia, Stratosphere


Moscow DEFENDS Venezuela and scolds Washington’s attempts for naval blockade

Published 2019-08-20 15:30:04 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Russia, United-States, Venezuela

MOSCOW – Russia has scolded the US for attempts to impose an illegal blockade on Venezuela, and the issue of increasing pressure on illegal sanctions will be discussed, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said. According to Ryabkov, Delcy Rodríguez, vice president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, has already held a series of negotiations in Moscow and “contacts with her will continue along several lines .” Earlier, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said that talks between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Delcy Rodríguez will take place on August 21. “Of course, we… Continue ->

Tags: Maduro, Russia, Trump, US, Venezuela


British Air Force aircraft escort 2 Russian Su-30 fighters over Baltic Sea

Published 2019-08-20 14:30:10 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-Kingdom

Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon fighters took off yesterday from an Estonian air base to escort two Russian Su-30 aircraft, the UK Defense Ministry said. The British Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon fighter unit has been officially patrolling the Baltic region since 2017. The RAF has operated in Estonia as part of NATO’s air patrolling mission in the Baltic states. RAF Typhoons deployed in Estonia on NATO Baltic Air Policing today intercepted two Russian SU-30 "Flanker" fighters as they transited over the Baltic Sea.The intercept was conducted in a professional manner throughout.#WeAreNATO pic.twitter.com/MZA8hMa8Un— Ministry of Defence 🇬🇧 (@DefenceHQ) August 19, 2019… Continue ->

Tags: Baltic, Russia, UK


VIDEO: US furious over release of Iranian tanker, things may escalate

Published 2019-08-20 13:45:25 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Greece-Eurasia, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, Politics, United-States

TEHRAN/WASHINGTON, D.C. – A couple of days ago, the authorities of Gibraltar, which is an overseas territory of the UK, despite unprecedented pressure exerted by the US, suddenly released the Grace 1, an Iranian oil tanker, seized early last month. Its crew was also released. Washington, outraged, issued an impound warrant for the tanker. However, it’ll be hard to seize it now. Gibraltar has refused once again, and the Grace 1 has changed both its name and flag. Renamed to Adrian Darya 1, the tanker is headed towards Greece. For almost 7 weeks, the vessel has been the focus of… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, International Relations, Iran, Tanker Seizure, USA


US warns Greece: “Aiding Syria-bound Iranian ship will be seen as support for terrorism”

Published 2019-08-20 13:30:40 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Greece-Eurasia, Headline-News, Iran, Mena

WASHINGTON DC – US officials warn Greece that any aid given to Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya will be seen as supporting a terrorist organization. On the 18th, Iranian tanker Adrian Darya departed from Gibraltar. According to US authorities, the ship would be transporting oil to Syria. Currently Adrian Darya sails towards the port of Kalamata in Greece. The tanker, formerly named Grace 1, has been renamed Adrian Darya. After departing Gibraltar, an official from the US State Department told Greece that any attempt to assist the Iranian ship will be considered support to a terrorist organization, released to Reuters…. Continue ->

Tags: Greece, Iran, Oil, Syria


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