The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-11-08

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 5, articles about Anglo-5, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Nato, Politics, Russia, Syria, Turkey, United-States, China, South-Korea, Crime, Yemen.

Tags in this brief: Economy, Geopolitics, Russia, Syria, Syria’s Oil, Turkey, US Imperialism, War, China, International Relations, USA, North Korea, Yemen.

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US ‘Pullout’ from Syria Looking More Like Permanent Occupation with 800 Troops Tasked to ‘Protect’ Oil

Published 2019-11-08 12:00:27 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Nato, Politics, Russia, Syria, Turkey, United-States

DAMASCUS/WASHINGTON, D.C. – The long-awaited US pullout from Syria appears to have been postponed, with Pentagon sources claiming some 800 troops will stay behind to “guard” Syria’s oil, in a mission even pro-war US politicians are calling “reckless”. A total of about 800 troops will be stationed in the country, with some 600 in the Kurdish-controlled northeast plus the 200 currently garrisoned at al-Tanf in the south, anonymous administration officials told the AP. The administration of President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that US troops will occupy a large, oil-rich area stretching 150km from Deir Ezzor to Hasaka. The decision… Continue ->

Tags: Economy, Geopolitics, Russia, Syria, Syria’s Oil, Turkey, US Imperialism, War


Analysis: US Paid Record $7.1bln in Tariffs in One Month

Published 2019-11-08 11:00:22 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, United-States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – US consumers and businesses paid a record $7.1 billion in tariffs in September due largely to President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, according to an analysis of federal data released on Wednesday. Roughly $4.1 billion of the $7.1 billion in import taxes paid by Americans in September were levied through tariffs Trump imposed on Chinese goods since 2018, The Hill reported. The total amount in tariffs paid by Americans has increased 59 percent since September 2018 and rose $600 million since August 2019, according to the analysis. The analysis of Commerce and Agriculture Department data was… Continue ->

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


PAY FOR THE OCCUPATION: Washington Wants Seoul to Pay $4.7bln for US Forces Stationed in South Korea

Published 2019-11-08 10:00:03 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, South-Korea, United-States

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SEOUL – The United States has demanded that South Korea pay $4.7 billion to cover the cost of US servicemen stationed there and maintaining armaments in the region, South Korean media reported on Thursday. The newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported, citing State Department senior adviser for security negotiations James DeHart that the US claimed the $4.7 billion only partially covered the defense costs. He also reportedly said that the US President Donald Trump wanted Seoul to contribute more to the defense provided to it by Washington. The newspaper noted there were concerns that Washington might withdraw its forces from South Korea… Continue ->

Tags: Economy, Geopolitics, International Relations, North Korea, USA


US Weapons Arriving in Yemen Despite Objections of Congress

Published 2019-11-08 09:00:07 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Crime, Headline-News, Mena, Nato, Politics, United-States, Yemen

SANA’A- Newly obtained video footage shows that a shipment of US-made heavy weapons arrived in Yemen last week despite efforts by American lawmakers to prevent such arms transfers, according to a report. The footage shows an Oshkosh armored vehicle and other US-made military hardware being unloaded from a ship under the cover of darkness in the early morning hours at the port in the southern city of Aden, CNN reported. The vessel, identified as the Saudi-registered Bahri Hofuf, is known to have stopped at the port city of Jeddah on September 17 before sailing on to Port Sudan the following… Continue ->

Tags: USA, War, Yemen


MAJOR: China and US Agree to Roll Back Tariffs on Each Other’s Goods in Phases

Published 2019-11-08 08:00:11 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, United-States

BEIJING – China’s Commerce Ministry said on Thursday that an agreement has been reached with the US to proportionally cancel tariffs between the two countries in phases. According to the Commerce Ministry’s spokesman Gao Feng, the amount of tariff relief that will come in the first phase will depend on the content of that agreement. The first phase of the trade deal is expected to be signed in the coming weeks, RT reported. A comprehensive trade agreement can only be signed under a condition that all tariffs are removed “simultaneously and proportionally”, he stressed. The announcement comes as US President… Continue ->

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


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