The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-11-10

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 12, articles about Eurasia, Greece-Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Iran, Mena, Science, Anglo-5, Crime, Finance, Isis, Lebanon, Nato, Politics, Syria, United-States, China, Eu, France-Eurasia, Germany, United-Kingdom, Ksa, Uae, Yemen, Turkey.

Tags in this brief: Greece, Russia, Iran, JCPOA, Brain, IQ, Science, Submarine, Economy, Geopolitics, IMF, Lebanon, Syria, USA, Al-Baghdadi, Jeffrey Epstein, War, War Crimes, China, International Relations, US Imperialism, France, Germany, Jens Stoltenberg, Macron, Merkel, NATO, Boeing 737 MAX, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen, Aggression, Turkey.

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Table of Contents


Has A New Chapter in Greek-Russian Relations Started?

Published 2019-11-10 18:30:32 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Greece-Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

The Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias met with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on November 6 amidst a string of events that have complicated relations between the two countries. Following official visits to Cyprus, Israel and the United States, Dendias has now visited Russia in an effort to re-energize Greek-Russian relations after many years of difficulty. Angering Moscow, the Foreign Minister of the former Syriza administration, Nikos Kotzias, had expelled Russian diplomats in July 2018 on the allegations they were interfering in Greek affairs, and another two diplomats were barred from entering Greece on the allegation they were… Continue ->

Tags: Greece, Russia


Time is running out to salvage the Iran Nuclear Deal

Published 2019-11-10 17:30:17 by Guest Author in Headline-News, Iran, Mena

This week, Iran’s atomic energy authority confirmed it would commence enriching uranium past the 3.67 percent cap to 5 percent at its Fordow plant starting Wednesday. This is Tehran’s fourth step in scaling back its commitments under the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in response to the US’s unilateral withdrawal last year, and consequently imposing crippling sanctions, as well as Europe’s inability to offer relief, as was promised. Tehran plans on continuing to scale back its commitments every sixty days till the United States returns to the deal or European nations… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, JCPOA


CONFIRMED: The average IQ is decreasing

Published 2019-11-10 15:30:55 by Paul Antonopoulos in Headline-News, Science

Since the 70s, the IQ of people has not only stopped growing, but has decreased considerably. Discover the causes for which we are increasingly dumb. Paradoxically, in 1984 the American psychologist James Flynn calculated that between 1932 and 1978 the IQ in the US had increased almost 14 points. But in 2018, a group of Norwegian scientists discovered that as of the 1970s the IQ had gradually begun to decrease seven points in each generation. They reached this conclusion after analyzing the results of IQ tests of more than 700,000 people. This phenomenon can be observed even in a family…. Continue ->

Tags: Brain, IQ, Science


Two Russian submarines hunt each other in the Barents Sea

Published 2019-11-10 14:30:48 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – Two Kondor Project 945A submarines actually hunted each other by launching training torpedoes during a multi-day exercise. The 945A Kondor Sierra II Pskov and Nizhny Novgorod attack submarines under the NATO designation are nuclear-powered vessels. During a multi-day tactical exercise in the Barents Sea, the two vessels, belonging to the Russian Navy Northern Fleet, put their crew’s expertise to the test of true spearfishing. Over the course of the exercise, submarines were tasked with “destroying” each other using training torpedoes, the RBC newspaper reported. “The most difficult and crucial moment of joint submarine maneuvers is the firing of… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Submarine


Syria is Lost.. Lebanon’s Gold is Next

Published 2019-11-10 14:15:24 by Guest Author in Anglo-5, Crime, Finance, Headline-News, Isis, Lebanon, Mena, Nato, Politics, Syria, United-States

By Steve Brown – The largest reserve gold traders on the planet are the six bullion banks. A bullion bank is a large multi-national bank authorized to serve as a conduit through which Central Banks – and the Fed primary dealers – loan their gold out into the market. All central banks lease gold, to maintain their balance sheet and to provide sovereign collateral when a currency swap or paper trade won’t work. It’s called the gold carry trade.   There are currently six clearing banks on the LBMA handling gold lease transactions: Barclays, Scotia, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, JPM, and UBS… Continue ->

Tags: Economy, Geopolitics, IMF, Lebanon, Syria, USA


EPSTEIN, AL BAGHDADI AND THE POINT

Published 2019-11-10 14:00:21 by Russell Bentley in Anglo-5, Crime, Headline-News, Mena, Politics, Syria, United-States

Several alternative news sites I  truly respect have recently run stories on (or re-posted) the FOX News interview of Dr. Michael Baden about the “homicide” of Jeffery Epstein. I was surprised and sorry to see that these highly esteemed colleagues had taken FOX and Baden at face value and seem to have missed the real story by a wide margin. They seem to have overlooked the fact that this is a classic disinfo technique. The single most effective way to hide the truth is to get people to argue over two different interpretations of a story, both of which are lies…. Continue ->

Tags: Al-Baghdadi, Jeffrey Epstein, Syria, USA, War, War Crimes


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Russia says Iran has no atomic weapons, calls on world support to save nuclear deal

Published 2019-11-10 13:30:23 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, Russia

MOSCOW – Russia expects Iran to have no nuclear weapons at present and in the future, and the necessary control and verification mechanisms have already been set up for this, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Saturday. “Iran has no nuclear weapons, and we hope it never has. To this end, the international community has created a reliable international legal safety net and the necessary inspection mechanisms,” Ryabkov told the International Conference on Nonproliferation in Moscow. The Russian official also commented that attempts to prevent Iran from developing a peaceful nuclear program are mere “dreams”. “It is clear… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, JCPOA, Russia


Top Chinese Diplomat: Our Mid-Range Missiles Don’t Pose Threat to Washington Unless It Moves Too Close

Published 2019-11-10 12:00:33 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Politics, United-States

BEIJING – Chinese medium and intermediate-range missiles are confined within the country’s borders, a senior Chinese foreign ministry official said, warning the US against deploying its forces to Beijing’s doorstep. “Our medium and intermediate-range missiles are stationed on our territory. They don’t pose a threat to the US – at least, if the US doesn’t deploy their ships too close to our territory,” head of the Arms Control Department of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Fu Cong stated on Friday, RT reported. Speaking at an arms control event in Moscow, Fu stressed that deploying American missiles in the region would be a… Continue ->

Tags: China, Geopolitics, International Relations, US Imperialism


Rift in the EU: Merkel, Stoltenberg Upset by Macron’s ‘Brain-Dead NATO’ Comment

Published 2019-11-10 11:00:04 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Eu, Eurasia, Finance, France-Eurasia, Germany, Headline-News, Nato, Politics, United-Kingdom, United-States

BERLIN – NATO is alive and well and integral to Europe’s security, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg insisted, hitting back at French President Emmanuel Macron’s claim the alliance is “brain-dead”. Macron’s “drastic words” were “unnecessary, even if we do have problems and must get it together”, Merkel complained at a Berlin news conference on Thursday, insisting the “transatlantic partnership is indispensable for us”, RT reported. Stoltenberg backed her up, declaring “European unity cannot replace transatlantic unity”, and warning that the EU cannot defend Europe without outside assistance. When the UK finally leaves the EU, some 80… Continue ->

Tags: France, Germany, Jens Stoltenberg, Macron, Merkel, NATO


MAJOR: American Airlines Extend Boeing 737 MAX Flight Groundings until March

Published 2019-11-10 10:00:16 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Finance, Headline-News, United-States

Fort Worth, Texas, United States – American Airlines announced that it will keep Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft off its schedules until next March, following a similar move by Southwest Airlines. The company previously announced it would resume the flights by January, canceling around 140 flights each day in the meantime. However, it now expects to return the planes to service by March 5, nearly one year after the deadly Ethiopian Airlines accident which killed 157 people and led to the worldwide grounding of the 737 MAX, RT reported. In a similar decision announced earlier on Friday, Southwest Airlines said it… Continue ->

Tags: Boeing 737 MAX, Economy, USA


MAJOR: Report Reveals UAE Using Gas Facility as Secret Prison in Yemen

Published 2019-11-10 09:00:14 by Drago Bosnic in Headline-News, Ksa, Mena, Politics, Uae, Yemen

SANA’A – The United Arab Emirates is running a secret prison in a gas facility operated by the French group Total in southern Yemen, according to information confirmed by Le Monde daily. The detainees of the prison – which is located in the industrial port town of Balhaf – have suffered inhumane treatment and endured acts of torture with the knowledge of the UAE forces, the French newspaper reported on Friday. Total owns 39.6% of the gas liquefaction complex in the southern Balhaf region. Le Monde obtained testimonies from a former prisoner and a relative of another detainee, who confirmed… Continue ->

Tags: Saudi Arabia, UAE, War Crimes, Yemen


MAJOR: Turkey-Affiliated Forces, Terrorists Clash with Syrian Army in Hasaka

Published 2019-11-10 08:00:20 by Drago Bosnic in Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Politics, Syria, Turkey

Hasaka, Syria – The Turkish Army and Ankara-affiliated terrorists resumed attacks on the Syrian army and the Kurdish militia in several regions in Hasaka province. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the attacks targeted the village of Tal Sho’air between Tal Tamar and Abu Ra’asin in Hasaka, adding that the Turkish army also supported the offensive with heavy artillery fire, wounding several people. It also reported that the Turkish drones bombed several regions between Tal Tamar and Ra’s al-Ein in Hasaka on Friday. Meanwhile, the SOHR reported that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Syrian… Continue ->

Tags: Aggression, Syria, Turkey, War


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