The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-10-12

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 11, articles about Anglo-5, Headline-News, United-States, Eu, Finance, Iran, Mena, Politics, Crime, Eurasia, Ukraine, Crimea, Russia, Nato, Syria, Turkey, Defense, Ksa, Yemen, Colombia, Latin-America, Venezuela.

Tags in this brief: Fire, Los Angeles, USA, Eu, Iran, Nuclear Deal, Sanctions, Geopolitics, International Relations, Trump, Ukraine, Crimea, Lukashenko, Russia, SDF, Syria, Turkey, War, Military, Saudi Arabia, Yemeni Resistance, Colombia, Venezuela, INF, US, Putin, YPG.

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Los Angeles Wildfire Forces 100,000 to Flee

Published 2019-10-12 22:00:56 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Headline-News, United-States

Los Angeles, USA- A fierce, wind-driven wildfire swept through foothills and canyons along the нorthern edge of Los Angeles on Friday, engulfing homes, closing roads and devouring acres of dry brush and chaparral as 100,000 residents were forced to flee their homes in America’s second-largest city. At least one death was attributed to the fire, a man who authorities said suffered a heart attack while trying to battle encroaching flames on his property rather than heeding evacuation orders, Reuters reported. The blaze, dubbed the Saddleridge fire, began on Thursday night and had raced across some 7,500 acres (3,035 hectares) by… Continue ->

Tags: Fire, Los Angeles, USA


Iranian MP: Europe Unable to Preserve the Nuclear Deal

Published 2019-10-12 21:30:09 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Eu, Finance, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, Politics, United-States

TEHRAN – Vice-Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Mehdi Boroumandi said Europeans lack the necessary power and will to safeguard the nuclear deal, stressing the need for Iran to take the next step to scale down more undertakings under the JCPOA. “The Europeans have neither the will nor the needed power to keep the nuclear deal,” Boroumandi said on Saturday. Given the fact that the Europeans have not yet made a practical measure to implement the nuclear deal, Iran should take the next step to modify its undertakings more powerfully than before, he added…. Continue ->

Tags: Eu, Iran, Nuclear Deal, Sanctions, USA


Federal Prosecutors Investigating Rudy Giuliani

Published 2019-10-12 21:00:32 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Crime, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, Ukraine, United-States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are reportedly investigating whether President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani’s dealing with Ukraine broke lobbying laws. Two people familiar with the probe told The New York Times that prosecutors are investigating Giuliani’s efforts to undercut Marie Yovanovitch, the US Ambassador to Ukraine who was ultimately recalled in the spring as Trump sought to pressure Kiev into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden, a chief political rival. The investigation into Giuliani is affiliated with the case against two of his associates who were detained this week on allegedly violating campaign finance laws. The… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, International Relations, Trump, Ukraine, USA


Lukashenko confirms: Kiev is never getting Crimea.

Published 2019-10-12 20:47:13 by Tom Winter in Crimea, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine

RIAFAN Minsk: President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko asserts that Crimea has forever become part of Russia and will never return to Ukraine. “I think not. This question is closed once and for all,” [literally “once and forever.”] Lukashenko said, answering the question of Ukrainian journalists about the return of Crimea during a press conference in Minsk. At the press conference Lukashenko recalled the words of Russian President Vladimir Putin on the status of Crimea. The Russian leader said that “the issue is closed, completely.” Crimea reunited with the Russian Federation in March 2014 based on the results of a referendum… Continue ->

Tags: Crimea, Lukashenko, Russia


SDF Denies Turkey’s Claim about Advancing to Center of Strategic City

Published 2019-10-12 20:30:21 by Drago Bosnic in Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Nato, Syria, Turkey

DAMASCUS – The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) denied that Ankara-backed militants had taken control of the center of the strategic city of Ras al-Ain in northern Syria on Saturday. Ankara-backed militants claimed to have seized control of Ras al Ain’s city center in northeast Syria on Saturday, as Turkey’s offensive on Kurdish militia positions entered its fourth day. The Turkish Defense Ministry also confirmed militants’ claim that “Ras al-Ain’s residential center has been brought under control through the successful operation in the east of the Euphrates”. But, the SDF denied the reports, stating that Turkish-backed fighters had entered one… Continue ->

Tags: SDF, Syria, Turkey, War


Houthi on US Troops in Saudi Arabia: Learn from Vietnam

Published 2019-10-12 20:09:37 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Headline-News, Ksa, Mena, Nato, Politics, United-States, Yemen

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SANA’A – Head of Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee Mohammad Ali al-Houthi called on the US to “learn from Vietnam” after Washington announced plans to deploy about 2,000 additional troops to Saudi Arabia. An “increase in numbers does not mean victory”, al-Houthi warned in a series of tweets, adding the US should also learn from its “useless wars” in countries such as Yemen and Iraq, PressTV reported. The official vowed that the Yemeni nation would continue its resistance against Saudi Arabia and other countries which are supported by the US in their war on the impoverished nation.  “Your previous forces, weapons… Continue ->

Tags: Military, Saudi Arabia, USA, Yemeni Resistance


WADA’s Being Weaponized To Destroy Russians’ Dignity

Published 2019-10-12 17:30:27 by Guest Author in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

Andrew Korybko is a geopolitical analyst and operates One World. Most of the world remembers the controversy in recent years about Russian athletes allegedly failing to comply with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) policies, but that scandal still continues to this day after the international organization recently threatened that country’s sportspeople with being banned from next year’s Tokyo Olympics on the same basis. The narrative is that there are supposedly “inconsistencies” with the lab data that Russia submitted to prove its adherence to WADA’s regulations, though that storyline is extremely suspect and also reeks of selective enforcement for political reasons…. Continue ->

Tags: Russia


Five reasons why Colombia is obsessed with Venezuela

Published 2019-10-12 15:30:22 by Paul Antonopoulos in Colombia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Venezuela

BOGOTA – The obsession of the Colombian right to try to destabilize the Government of Nicolás Maduro is explained by five reasons, the analyst and member of the FARC party Jorge Aponte explained to Sputnik. In addition, he denounced the lack of political guarantees that have complicated the existence of the party, which emerged after the 2016 peace agreements. During the last General Assembly of the United Nations, Colombian President Iván Duque presented a 128-page report that allegedly demonstrated the ties of the Government of Venezuela with militant groups operating in Colombian territory. The presentation culminated in scandal because the… Continue ->

Tags: Colombia, Venezuela


US wants to deprive Russia of possibility of nuclear retaliation attack

Published 2019-10-12 14:30:49 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

WASHINGTON DC – The US may soon adopt a new medium-range missile designed to destroy the control centers of Russia’s strategic nuclear forces. On Friday, Konstantin Sivkov, a fellow member of the Russian Academy of Missile and Artillery Sciences, said the adoption of a Pershing II medium-range missile would be expected in the near future. “These are the so-called ‘anti-force’ weapons. They are intended to attack control centers of Russia’s strategic nuclear forces in order to deprive our country of the possibility of retaliating against the Americans,” he told a news conference organized by Sputnik. The expert noted that the… Continue ->

Tags: INF, Russia, US


Putin: Syria must be freed from foreign military presence

Published 2019-10-12 13:30:55 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Ksa, Mena, Russia, Syria

MOSCOW – Syria must be freed from foreign military presence, this refers to all countries, says Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia is openly discussing the issue of the inadmissibility of illegitimate foreign presence in Syria with partners from Turkey and the US, the Russian president said in an interview with Arab media on the eve of his visit to Saudi Arabia. The president stressed that all those in Syria illegitimately should leave the country, adding that it covers all countries. “And as I will tell you now, I openly said to my colleagues: the territory of Syria must be freed… Continue ->

Tags: Putin, Russia, Syria


Pentagon confirms U.S. military bombed by Turkey in Syria, second Turkish soldier killed

Published 2019-10-12 12:46:08 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Syria, Turkey, United-States

WASHINGTON DC – US special forces came under fire from the Turkish military during the military operation in northeastern Syria, Newsweek said. According to a Pentagon source, the US military considered the possibility of self-defense response fire, but abandoned the idea after the Turkish army stopped bombing. The Newsweek spokesman said Ankara should be aware of the positions of the American military contingent. At the same time, the source could not specify the number of US military personnel under Turkish fire in the town of Kobani (Ain al-Arab). The Pentagon later officially confirmed that the US military in the vicinity… Continue ->

Tags: SDF, Syria, Turkey, US, YPG


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