The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-11-18

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 12, articles about Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, United-States, Isis, Mena, Syria, Russia, United-Kingdom, Crime, Nato, Eu, Germany, Science, Greece-Eurasia, Turkey, Bolivia, Latin-America, Croatia, Serbia, Iran.

Tags in this brief: China, Economy, Geopolitics, US Imperialism, Boeing 737 MAX, USA, Anti-Terrorism, Syria, War, CIA, Deep State, Dulles Brothers, Fascism In America, MK Ultra, War Crimes, Astrophysics, Science, Greece, Turkey, Bolivia, Croatia, Cyrillic, Serbia, Iran, Russia, US.

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Table of Contents


US Commerce Chief: US, China Still Have Significant Differences in Trade Talks

Published 2019-11-18 23:40:53 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, United-States

BEIJING/WASHINTON, D.C. – Top negotiators from the US and China are seeking to narrow differences on a partial trade agreement, but still have significant differences on key issues, according to US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. In an interview on Fox Business Network on Friday, Ross said US President Donald Trump had not yet agreed to remove any tariffs as part of a deal. Ross also added it was important for China to specify a firm commitment on purchasing US farm products. People briefed on US-China trade negotiations stated that China’s reluctance to pledge a specific amount of farm purchases remains… Continue ->

Tags: China, Economy, Geopolitics, US Imperialism


American Airlines Staff Begging Not to Fly on 737 MAX

Published 2019-11-18 23:20:59 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Finance, Headline-News, United-States

Fort Worth, Texas, United States – Some flight attendants with American Airlines remain fearful of flying the Boeing 737 MAX, despite the plane-maker nearing regulatory approval for a software update. According to the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), they want to be fully versed on what has happened and why the plane is safe to fly now, World News reported. The union said it will consider information from Boeing, US regulators, American Airlines, the carrier’s pilots and others before making a final decision. “I hear from some flight attendants every day and they are begging me to not make… Continue ->

Tags: Boeing 737 MAX, USA


Syria UN Envoy: Terrorists Continue to Take Civilians as Human Shields in Idlib

Published 2019-11-18 23:00:51 by Drago Bosnic in Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Syria

NEW YORK – Syria’s Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari said Takfiri terrorist groups operating in the northwestern province of Idlib continue to take civilians as human shields, stressing that it is the Damascus government’s duty to purge the area of their presence. Speaking at a UN Security Council session on the situation in the Middle East, Jaafari argued that whilst some members of the world body were hindering the efforts being made by the Syrian government and its allies to fight Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, terrorist groups, others bragged… Continue ->

Tags: Anti-Terrorism, Syria, War


Paul Robeson and the Battle for the Soul of America

Published 2019-11-18 22:44:34 by Matthew Ehret in Anglo-5, China, Headline-News, Russia, United-Kingdom, United-States

“Every artist, every scientist, every writer must decide now where he stands. The artist must take sides. He must elect to fight for freedom or for slavery. I have made my choice” Paul Robeson, 1937 America today stands at a crossroads. Where an entrenched oligarchy strives desperately to keep hold of those military, intelligence, financial and federal institutions which it spent decades infesting, while attempting to overthrow a nationalist president who has worked to end the “forever wars” while cooperating with both Russia and China. This fight within the heart of America has been confusing for many people who accustomed… Continue ->

Tags: CIA, Deep State, Dulles Brothers, Fascism In America, MK Ultra


US Announces Pardons for Soldiers Accused of War Crimes

Published 2019-11-18 22:38:26 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Crime, Headline-News, Nato, Politics, United-States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – US President Donald Trump moved to issue at least two pardons to US military service members involved in multiple cases associated with charges of war crimes. The commander-in-chief granted Army Maj. Mathew L. Golsteyn and Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance clemency and restored the rank of Special Warfare Operator Chief Edward Gallagher early Friday evening, according to The Washington Post. Golsteyn’s lawyer, Phillip Stackhouse, told the daily that his client would receive a full pardon in his murder trial that stems from the 2010 death of a suspected Taliban bomb-maker. The investigation was initially launched in 2011 after the… Continue ->

Tags: US Imperialism, War Crimes


STUDY: Distant Worlds Under Many Suns

Published 2019-11-18 22:14:51 by Drago Bosnic in Eu, Eurasia, Germany, Headline-News, Science

Jena, Thuringia, Germany – Is Earth the only habitable planet in the universe or are there more worlds somewhere out there that are capable of supporting life? And if there are, what might they look like? In a bid to answer these fundamental questions, scientists are searching space for exoplanets: distant worlds that orbit other stars outside our solar system. More than 4,000 exoplanets are known to date, most of them orbiting single stars like our Sun. Now astrophysicist Dr. Markus Mugrauer of Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, has discovered and characterized many new multiple star systems that contain exoplanets. The findings confirm… Continue ->

Tags: Astrophysics, Science


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Greek NSA to Turkey: Steal our oil and will respond “immediately and decisively”

Published 2019-11-18 15:30:18 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Greece-Eurasia, Headline-News, Turkey

ATHENS – Greece must constantly send messages of determination to Turkey. Not just in words, but also in deeds. Ankara has proven throughout history that if you push it, it will back down, just as it continually has in Syria after making a lot of initial commotion before a limited operation. But if you do it back then, then the negotiation table usually becomes an option. In an interview given by the National Security Adviser for the first time, he sent a loud message to Ankara about the Greek continental shelf that Turkey violates several times a day. His belief… Continue ->

Tags: Greece, Turkey


Bolivia’s U.S.-backed Coup Government Has Given The Military A License To Kill Protestors

Published 2019-11-18 15:30:02 by Paul Antonopoulos in Bolivia, Headline-News, Latin-America

The de facto and unelected president of Bolivia, Jeanine Áñez, signed a decree that exempts all military personnel from being criminally responsible, even in the cases of murder, in the midst of demonstrations against the coup d’etat that ousted democratically elected first Indigenous President of Bolivia, Evo Morales. Effectively, Bolivian security forces have a license to kill now. Since the decree was signed last Thursday, it has inevitably caused controversy with demonstrators and social media users alike. And it very well should – it is a blatant U.S.-orchestrated coup against Morales who helped his country reduce unemployment, poverty and illiteracy… Continue ->

Tags: Bolivia


The fear of Cyrillic is an irrational Croatian fear against Serbs

Published 2019-11-18 14:30:43 by Paul Antonopoulos in Croatia, Eurasia, Headline-News, Serbia

ZAGREB – The Serbian People’s Council (SNV) President Boris Milosevic said the use of the Serbian language and Cyrillic is a legal obligation in 23 municipalities and cities in Croatia, but that it has not yet been fully respected in any place. He estimated that the fear of the Cyrillic alphabet was actually a fear of the Serbs, which was completely irrational. Boris Milosevic recalled that the campaign against the Cyrillic alphabet as a “hostile alphabet” had begun with Croatia’s accession to the EU and that the state had fully scheduled for it. “In 1997, when ratifying the European Charter… Continue ->

Tags: Croatia, Cyrillic, Serbia


Playing cards with the enemy: Russia, China and Iran are wild cards of the new US Army deck

Published 2019-11-18 13:30:31 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, Russia, United-States

The US Army has launched a new deck of cards for its troops, with drawings of weapons from rival countries. The joker in the deck shows the Russian S-400 air defense system, which can beat several other cards. The goal is to “learn more about the opponents”. Playing cards is a tradition in the US Army, especially in missions with restrictions on the use of electronic devices or Internet access. To combat boredom, the army now has decks of cards dedicated to Russia, Iran and China. These are the three countries identified by the Pentagon as “potential adversaries.” The cards… Continue ->

Tags: China, Iran, Russia, US


MAJOR: Russia suspects external forces are involved in Iranian riots

Published 2019-11-18 12:30:10 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, Russia

MOSCOW – The Kremlin does not rule out that behind the deterioration of the situation in Iran are external forces, said Zamir Kabulov, director of the Second Asia Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry. On November 15, the Tehran authorities approved restrictions on the sale of gasoline and increased the price of the product, a measure that caused protests in which at least one person perished. “The current situation is already difficult and tense: the significant increase in gasoline prices, of course, added fuel to the fire, but external forces are also actively working,” said the diplomat. Kabulov stressed that… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, Russia


Decentralization of the Russian economy shows positive results

Published 2019-11-18 11:33:17 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – According to the French portal Les Échos, the lower use of the US dollar in the Russian economy produced good results and favored the ruble. With rising tensions between Russia and the United States in 2014, Moscow is increasingly reducing its dependence on the dollar, both to circumvent US sanctions and to strengthen its economic power. As published by the French portal Les Échos, such a policy has been presented by the increasing use of national currencies in trade between Russia and countries like Iran, China and Turkey, all who have strained relations with Washington. In addition, Russian… Continue ->

Tags: Russia


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