The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-08-21

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 11, articles about Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Entertainment, India, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Nato, Uzbekistan, Anglo-5, Latin-America, United-States, Venezuela, Greece-Eurasia, Iran, Mena, Syria, France-Eurasia, Politics, Denmark, Japan, North-Korea, Color-Revolution, Propaganda.

Tags in this brief: Altius-U, Military, Russia, UAVs, China, Geopolitics, India, International Army Games, NATO, Maduro, Trump, US, Veneuzlea, Greece, Iran, Pompeo, Syria, France, International Relations, Macron, Putin, Hypersonic Weapons, Denmark, Greenland, USA, G7, G8, Tariffs, DPRK, Japan, Korea, Nuclear, Politics, Protests.

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Table of Contents


VIDEO: New Russian Altius-U UAV conducts first flight

Published 2019-08-21 17:47:12 by Drago Bosnic in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – The Russian Defense Ministry has released a video of the first six-tonne Altius-U unmanned aerial vehicle that can be in the air for more than a day. The little over a minute-long video was posted on Russia’s MoD YouTube channel, showing the drone flying, maneuvering in the air, as well as landing. The drone is powered by a turboprop engine, which was chosen over a jet engine. This decision is mainly due to better stealth characteristics (less likely to be caught by infrared tracking systems), easier maintenance, less noise, better range, and lower flight costs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=63&v=VTMc9brMP3A The flight lasted… Continue ->

Tags: Altius-U, Military, Russia, UAVs


VIDEO: Fifth International Army Games Highlights

Published 2019-08-21 16:44:39 by Drago Bosnic in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Defense, Entertainment, Eurasia, Headline-News, India, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Nato, Russia, Uzbekistan

MOSCOW – The International Army Games is a Russian military sports event organized by the Ministry of Defense of Russia (MoD). The annual International Army Games, which have taken place since August 2015 involve more than 30 countries battling out in dozens of competitions over two weeks to prove which nation has the most military might. The games have also been referred to as the War Olympics. In addition to the land forces competition, the International Army Games also includes the Aviadarts, a show involving military aircraft. Tank crews, military ships, fighters, thousands of servicemen from different countries competed in the… Continue ->

Tags: China, Geopolitics, India, International Army Games, NATO, Russia


MAJOR: Maduro confirms contacts with Trump government officials

Published 2019-08-21 16:30:18 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Latin-America, United-States, Venezuela

CARACAS – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has acknowledged that he has been in contact with US officials for months and said they happen with his authorization. “We’ve had secret meetings in secret places with secret people that nobody knows,” Maduro said, adding that all talks had been carried out under his “direct” authorization. “Sure there’s been contact and we’ll continue having contact,” Maduro said in a chain statement over radio and television. Trump, however, refused to say whether such dialogue is being conducted with Cabello, considered the nation’s second most powerful politician after Maduro. “We’re talking to various representatives of… Continue ->

Tags: Maduro, Trump, US, Veneuzlea


As Pompeo threatens Iranian oil vessel, Greece abandons Syrian Christians to serve US Empire

Published 2019-08-21 15:30:26 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Greece-Eurasia, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, Syria, United-States

WASHINGTON DC – The US will take steps to prevent Iranian tanker Grace 1 from delivering oil to Syria, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “We have made clear that anyone who touches it, anyone who supports it, anyone who allows a ship to dock is at risk of receiving sanctions from the United States,” Pompeo told reporters at the United Nations. “If that ship again heads to Syria, we will take every action we can consistent with those sanctions to prevent that.” He said that if the tanker’s oil was sold, the revenue would be used by elite… Continue ->

Tags: Greece, Iran, Pompeo, Syria, US


VIDEO: Macron wants Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok

Published 2019-08-21 15:06:34 by Drago Bosnic in Eurasia, France-Eurasia, Headline-News, Politics, Russia

Fort de Bregancon, France – On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron held a meeting in a French medieval fortress, Fort de Bregancon. The two leaders discussed many key issues, both regarding relations between France and Russia, and global issues, such as the situation in Ukraine and Syria. In addition to the French, the Russian flag was also raised above the ancient Fort de Bregancon on the Cote d’Azur. Russian President praised Macron’s manners and politeness and expressed willingness to restore Russia’s relations with France and the entire EU to previous levels, but only in… Continue ->

Tags: France, Geopolitics, International Relations, Macron, Putin, Russia


Russia and China berate US for hypersonic missile announcement

Published 2019-08-21 14:30:58 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, China, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

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WASHINGTON DC – US Army Secretary Ryan D. McCarthy said yesterday that as a result of the US withdrawal from the INF treaty, Washington is seeking to develop hypersonic missiles with ballistic warheads. Ryan McCarthy, who was speaking at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in Washington DC, commented on the US Army’s modernization and readiness efforts. He revealed that the US is exploring the possibility of putting a ballistic warhead on a hypersonic missile. The Mid-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, signed between the United States and the Soviet Union, restricted the development, production, and deployment of ground missiles… Continue ->

Tags: China, Hypersonic Weapons, Russia, US


VIDEO: Trump wants Greenland, refuses visit to Denmark after Danish PM’s rebuff

Published 2019-08-21 13:46:19 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Denmark, Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Politics, Russia, United-States

WASHINGTON, D.C./COPENHAGEN – In order to deter Russia in the Arctic, the American President (that’s Donald Trump, for now) intends to buy, wait for it, Greenland with all its population of a little over 50,000 people. However, about two weeks before his planned visit to Denmark, Donald Trump announced he has postponed the visit to Copenhagen after a cold shower which came from the Danish Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, who described his proposal of buying Greenland as “absurd.” “Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s comments, that she would have no… Continue ->

Tags: Denmark, Geopolitics, Greenland, International Relations, Russia, Trump, USA


Trump and Macron agree to invite Russia to next year’s G8 Summit

Published 2019-08-21 13:30:56 by Tom Winter in Headline-News, Russia, United-States

Federal News Agency [ФАН] Washington, August 21. President of the United States Donald Trump has accepted the proposal of French colleague Emmanuel Macron to invite Russia to the G7 summit next year in Washington. The plan is that the US President will raise this issue of inviting Russiaat the meeting of the “Big Seven” in the upcoming weekend in Biarritz. CNN reporter Kylie Atwood, citing sources in the US administration, posted this news on her twitter account. Earlier, Trump said that he would not oppose the return of the Russian Federation to the group of seven leading countries of the… Continue ->

Tags: France, G7, G8, Russia, US


Trump claims China is suffering from tariff’s, but its the US who has recession fears

Published 2019-08-21 13:30:14 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, United-States

WASHINGTON DC – US President Donald Trump said his country is taking advantage of China’s trade dispute as China lost millions of jobs in a short time due to companies relocating to other countries. “If you look at China, China has had the worst year they’ve had in 27 years. And they want to make a deal with us, but I can tell you I’m not ready to make a deal. Unless they’re going to make the right kind of a deal, I’m not ready to make a deal. So I don’t know, but I will say this: Something will… Continue ->

Tags: China, Russia, Tariffs, Trump


Japan admits North Korea has already produced miniaturized nuclear missile warhead

Published 2019-08-21 12:29:45 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Japan, North-Korea

TOKYO – North Korea has managed to create a miniature nuclear charge and produce a nuclear warhead, according to findings from the recently released Defense White Paper of 2019, according to data from the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri. It is said to be “evident that [North Korea] has already carried out the [nuclear charge] miniaturization and the creation of a nuclear warhead,” according to Yomiuri. Compared to last year’s admission that North Korea “probably is nearing the realization” of these plans, the new wording of the Defense White Paper underscores Japan’s heightened concern about North Korea’s nuclear program, in particular on… Continue ->

Tags: DPRK, Japan, Korea, Nuclear


Russians unimpressed: ‘There are 50 journalists for every protester’ (VIDEO)

Published 2019-08-21 10:15:38 by Drago Bosnic in Color-Revolution, Entertainment, Eurasia, Headline-News, Politics, Propaganda, Russia

MOSCOW – The latest protests in Moscow got a lot of coverage in the Western mainstream media. The protests have been covered by the most prominent media in the West and what’s symptomatic of their coverage is showing the protests as if Putin might fall any minute now. In reality, the number of protesters is much, much less than “tens of thousands” as claimed in the West. Actually, it’s more likely to be tens. And even if there really were 100,000 people in the streets, that’s on a level of a statistical error in a city with a population of… Continue ->

Tags: Politics, Protests, Russia


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