The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-09-14

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 11, articles about Anglo-5, Cuba, Headline-News, Latin-America, United-States, Eurasia, Russia, Eu, Finance, Nato, Poland, Politics, Afghanistan, Crime, Estonia, Ukraine, Belarus, Venezuela, Greece-Eurasia.

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Tags in this brief: Censorship, Freedom Of Speech, Hypocrisy, Privatization Of Life, Public Sphere, Social Media, Twitter, Dagestan, Putin, Russia, Flash Floods, Economy, Eu, Gazprom, Geopolitics, International Relations, Afghanistan, Taliban, US, Estonia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lukashenko, Uruguay, Venezuela, John Bolton, Trump, USA, BRICS, Greece, Turkey.

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Twitter Furthers Censorship, Attacks Rights to Information

Published 2019-09-14 20:28:17 by Denis Churilov in Anglo-5, Cuba, Headline-News, Latin-America, United-States

Twitter suspended accounts of multiple Cuban politicians, including the account of the country’s leader, Raul Castro, and his daughter, as well as the account of a Cuban TV talkshow Mesa Redonda. Some of the journalists who collaborated with the programme in the past, including journalists who work for RT en Español, have also had their accounts suspended on Twitter. The mass ban/censorship followed the televised announcement about the upcoming fuel shortages due to US policies. Twitter commented by saying that the ban was implemented according to the social media giant’s policy that prohibits using multiple accounts to amplify political messages… Continue ->

Tags: Censorship, Freedom Of Speech, Hypocrisy, Privatization Of Life, Public Sphere, Social Media, Twitter


Putin Visits Dagestan – Highlights (VIDEOS)

Published 2019-09-14 19:00:23 by Drago Bosnic in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia – Vladimir Putin visited Dagestan, a Russian autonomous republic in Northern Caucasus. The Russian President visited the village of Botlikh, where they’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the victory over the terrorists, who invaded Dagestan in August of 1999. The President met with the people who were the first to stand in the way of Basayev’s and Khattab’s terrorist gangs. Last month, Vladimir Putin signed the law on assigning the status of war veterans to Dagestani militiamen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIFMXuoZ2MQ Apart from this visit to the brave people of Botlikh, and before his flight from Makhachkala to Sochi, the… Continue ->

Tags: Dagestan, Putin, Russia


Putin Approves Additional 18 Billion Rubles to Help Residents in Irkutsk After Visting Flooded Cities in Eastern Siberia (VIDEO)

Published 2019-09-14 18:30:29 by Drago Bosnic in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

Irkutsk, Russian Federation – More than 18 billion rubles ($278 million) were allocated in total to eliminate the consequences of the large-scale flood in Irkutsk Oblast. The restoration of destroyed housing, schools, hospitals, roads, and infrastructure should be completed within four years. The schedule and scope of work in the Angara region were discussed today at a cabinet meeting held by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emEOrDlFi4E On Monday, on his way to the Far East, President Vladimir Putin flew to the town of Tulun for the second time. It’s a settlement in Irkutsk Oblast, the hardest hit by a flash… Continue ->

Tags: Flash Floods, Putin, Russia


Russian Ministry of Energy and Gazprom Analyzing EU Court’s Decision on Opal pipeline (VIDEO)

Published 2019-09-14 18:00:39 by Drago Bosnic in Eu, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Nato, Poland, Politics, Russia

BRUSSELS/MOSCOW – The Russian Ministry of Energy and Gazprom lawyers are analyzing the EU court’s decision that ordered to reduce the Russian gas supplies through the Opal pipeline. This was stated by Alexander Novak, the Minister of Energy, at the World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi. The claim was filed by Poland. Warsaw thought Russia was breaking the monopoly statement. Earlier, the European Court rescinded the European Commission’s decision, which entitled Gazprom to run the OPAL natural gas pipeline at full capacity. The pipeline, which is 480 kilometers (300 miles) long, laid through Germany, connects the Nord Stream with the… Continue ->

Tags: Economy, Eu, Gazprom, Geopolitics, International Relations, Russia


Taliban delegation welcomed in Moscow as US abandons peace talks

Published 2019-09-14 17:30:57 by Paul Antonopoulos in Afghanistan, Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW – The head of the Asian department of the Russian Foreign Ministry and representative of the Russian President in Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, received a delegation from the Taliban in Moscow. Russia’s foreign ministry stressed in a statement the need to resume talks between the US and Taliban. “The special representative of the Russian Presidency in Afghanistan, director of the Second Asian Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Zamir Kabulov, welcomed the Taliban delegation in Moscow,” the ministry said. “The Russian side emphasized the need to resume negotiations between the United States and the Taliban. The Taliban, in turn, reaffirmed… Continue ->

Tags: Afghanistan, Russia, Taliban, US


ESTONIA: Ukraine’s ‘Ally’ or A Cheap Labor Predator (VIDEO)

Published 2019-09-14 17:00:23 by Drago Bosnic in Crime, Estonia, Eu, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Nato, Politics, Ukraine

TALLINN/KIEV – The so-called Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) are well-known, or better said, infamous for their fervent Russophobia. Despite Russians being the largest ethnic minority in all three states (a third of the population of Estonia and Latvia, and almost 10% in Lithuania), they are deprived of their basic human rights. Of course, the West turns a blind eye to this. However, this discrimination isn’t only targeted against ethnic Russians. Ukrainians, whose home country is an ‘ally’ of Ukraine, face the same level of discrimination. Estonia, as well as other Baltic states, faced with a severe outflow of… Continue ->

Tags: Economy, Estonia, International Relations, Ukraine


As Uruguay warns of war against Venezuela, Lukashenko backs Maduro

Published 2019-09-14 16:30:33 by Paul Antonopoulos in Belarus, Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Venezuela

CARACAS – There are real risks of a military conflict in Venezuela because some Latin American countries, acting in an “irresponsible” way, promote that possibility, Uruguayan Defense Minister José Bayardi said in an interview with Sputnik. “There are possibilities of a war conflict in Venezuela. The tension over the war is permanent. Even some Latin American countries continue to harass or agitate this event of military solution … which would be a disaster for the region and I would be marking a major irresponsibility on the part of those governments,” he said. The minister considered that the situation in Venezuela… Continue ->

Tags: Belarus, Lukashenko, Uruguay, Venezuela


The War Hawk is Gone, Now What? (VIDEO)

Published 2019-09-14 16:00:30 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Politics, United-States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On September 10, the world received unexpected news from Washington. US President Donald Trump dismissed his National Security Advisor, John Bolton. He occupied this post for a year and a half. During his term, he advocated harsh measures toward Russia, Iran, Venezuela, and other countries. The Press Secretary to the Russian President Dmitry Peskov commented on the dismissal. According to him, Russia considers the matter to be U.S.’ internal affair. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Riabkov questioned in a statement that the removal of John Bolton as US National Security adviser translates into an improvement in relations… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, John Bolton, Trump, USA


BRICS Bank Approves Sustainable Investment Projects Worth Over $10 Billion

Published 2019-09-14 15:30:29 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News

MOSCOW – The New Development Bank aims to finance the sustainable progress of infrastructure projects in developing economies. The total value of investment projects approved by the New Development Bank (NBD) of the BRICS member countries has exceeded $10 billion, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. “Boosting BRICS strategic associations is one of Russia’s foreign policy priorities,” the Russian foreign minister said in an interview with Suriname’s National Information Institute. According to Lavrov, the economy is an integral part of the BRICS association, “particularly since this group of countries outperformed the G7 in joint economic power.” “The successfully operating… Continue ->

Tags: BRICS


Beyond the military sphere, Russia’s soft power on Venezuela is bearing fruit

Published 2019-09-14 14:30:39 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Russia, Venezuela

MOSCOW – The possibility of connecting directly by commercial air to the capitals and other cities of Russia and Venezuela is being analyzed, Venezuelan Minister of Tourism and Foreign Trade, Felix Plasencia said in an interview. “We are working to soon consider the direct air routes between Venezuela and Russia, it is a matter that is being discussed,” said the minister, who this week participated in the 23rd General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in St. Petersburg. The headline stressed that “there is tourist interest and private interest in establishing commercial air routes between Russia and Venezuela and… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Venezuela


MAJOR: US plans to buy strategic Greek port close to Turkey

Published 2019-09-14 13:30:54 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Greece-Eurasia, Headline-News, United-States

ATHENS – US Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey R. Pyatt, raised the possibility of his country using the Greek port of Alexandropolis for military purposes during an on-site event. At the time, a dredger that sank in the port area in 2010 was pulled out of the water after Washington invested $2.3 million in the recovery of the vessel. The US diplomat demonstrated US interest in the northern Greek port. “I’m very happy to be back in Alexandroupoli to highlight our work here together with our Greek allies, as well as the opportunities that we see for the future privatization of… Continue ->

Tags: Greece, Turkey, US


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