The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-12-07

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 9, articles about Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Syria, Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Germany, Nato, Russia, United-States, North-Korea, Afghanistan, Crime, Netherlands, Bolivia, Cuba, Latin-America, Mexico, Iran.

Tags in this brief: Aleppo, Syria, Terrorism, Eu, Geopolitics, Germany, NATO, Russia, US Imperialism, Imperialism, Military, War, North Korea, Afghanistan, US War Crimes, Cuba, Mexico, Morales, Iran, US.

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Mortar Attack by Militants in Syria’s Aleppo Province Kills 8 Children

Published 2019-12-07 23:30:23 by Drago Bosnic in Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Syria

Allepo. Syria – A total of 10 civilians, including eight children, were killed and 13 were wounded in a mortar attack by militants in the city of Tall Rifat, in Northern Aleppo province on Wednesday, Maj. Gen. Yuri Borenkov, the head of the Russian Centre for Syrian reconciliation, said. “A sports club in the city of Tall Rifat in Aleppo province was shelled by terrorists. They fired 120-mm mortar rounds from the southeastern outskirts of the village of Kaljibrin. The shelling killed 10 civilians [a man, a woman and eight children], while another 13 people were injured, including seven children,… Continue ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria, Terrorism


Majority of Germans Favor Reducing US, NATO Reliance

Published 2019-12-07 23:00:16 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Germany, Headline-News, Nato, Russia, United-States

BERLIN – A majority of Germans are in favor of reducing their reliance on US defense and having closer ties with Russia, according to a YouGov survey commissioned by the German DPA news agency. Around 55% of Germans said that in the case of an attack, they would want European NATO nations to defend themselves without support from the US. Around one-fifth (21%) of Germans do not want to relinquish US military support, the poll found. Additionally, 48% are in favor of a full or partial withdrawal of the roughly 35,000 US soldiers stationed in Germany. Around a third (32%)… Continue ->

Tags: Eu, Geopolitics, Germany, NATO, Russia, US Imperialism


Putin: Russia Against Militarization of Space But Will Respond to Any Threat

Published 2019-12-07 22:30:50 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW – Russia has consistently opposed the idea of space militarization, but the actions of the US and its allies force Moscow to counterbalance this growing threat, President Vladimir Putin stated. “Russia has always opposed and continues to oppose the militarization of space,” the Russian president told a government meeting on military policies, according to RT. Putin expressed concern over world powers increasing the capabilities of their space systems which have both military and dual-use applications. “The US political and military leadership openly consider space a war theater,“ he said, adding, “Developments demand that we pay increased attention to strengthening… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, Imperialism, Military, NATO, Russia, War


NK Army Chief: ‘Using Armed Forces Against North Korea Will End Horribly for the US’

Published 2019-12-07 22:00:00 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, North-Korea, United-States

PYONGYANG – North Korea considers any act of aggression carried out by the United States to be “horrible” for the White House and will have a corresponding response, the army chief stated, expressing disappointment with a threat by US President Donald Trump about the possibility of using military force against Pyongyang. Pak Jong-chon, the Chief of the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army, said in a statement carried by state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Wednesday that North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un was also “displeased” by the threat. “I heard that the US president made undesirable remarks about… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, Military, North Korea, US Imperialism


MAJOR: ICC Opens 3-Day Hearing on Investigation into US War Crimes in Afghanistan

Published 2019-12-07 21:34:14 by Drago Bosnic in Afghanistan, Anglo-5, Crime, Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Netherlands, United-States

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The Hague – The International Criminal Court (ICC) opened a three-day hearing in The Hague to overturn an April decision scrapping a proposed investigation into US war crimes in Afghanistan. In April, judges rejected a request by Fatou Bensouda, the court’s prosecutor, to examine atrocities committed by the American military and intelligence agencies as well as Afghan forces and the Taliban in the conflict between 2003 and 2004, World News reported. However, after the prosecution’s appeal, the ICC on Wednesday opened a three-day hearing to overturn the April decision, and possibly allow an investigation into the war crimes, as demanded… Continue ->

Tags: Afghanistan, Geopolitics, US Imperialism, US War Crimes


Russian Pacific fleet to be reinforced with new ‘invisible’ submarines by 2020

Published 2019-12-07 12:30:56 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – Diesel-electric submarines from the 636.3 Varshavyanka project and third generation are expected to be commissioned by 2020, according to Russian Pacific Fleet commander Admiral Sergei Avakyants. “Construction of six large Project 636.3 diesel submarines with Kalibr-PL cruise missiles is ongoing. The first submarine, the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, will be commissioned in 2020. The second submarine, the Volkhov, will be launched in December. and four submarines in this series are in the Admiralty shipyard, “said the admiral. In addition, the admiral stated that the Pacific Fleet has initiated a plan to train more than 10 crew members for new combat ships,… Continue ->

Tags: Russia


Evo Morales leaves Mexico and travels to Cuba

Published 2019-12-07 11:30:53 by Paul Antonopoulos in Bolivia, Cuba, Latin-America, Mexico

LA PAZ – Former Bolivian President Evo Morales left Mexico for Cuba, according to information from the Mexican Foreign Ministry. “Indeed, today (Friday) Mr. Morales traveled to Cuba in the morning, he informed us that this is a temporary trip,” an official from the Foreign Ministry said. The information was confirmed by the compatriots of Morales. “President Evo Morales is in Cuba for a medical appointment with the Cuban medical team that previously attended him in Bolivia,” Gabriela Montaño, the former health minister of Bolivia, said. The Spanish newspaper El País reported earlier that Morales intended to settle in Argentina… Continue ->

Tags: Cuba, Mexico, Morales


US tries to strangle Iran economically

Published 2019-12-07 10:30:28 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, United-States

MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday that the United States is trying to economically strangle Iran and provoke discontent among the Iranian people. “If the American plan is to strangle Iran economically and stimulate the people’s discontent, we see the same plan in relation to Venezuela ,” Lavrov said. According to the Russian foreign minister, the wave of demonstrations that Iran is experiencing was the result of Washington policy. “In Iran, the problems are very serious, including because the Americans have declared sanctions against that country totally illegally, withdrew from the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program…… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, US


Russia will respond to US sanctions imposed for alleged cyber crimes

Published 2019-12-07 09:55:30 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW – Russia will not leave unanswered Washington sanctions against Russian individuals and companies for alleged cyber crimes. The statement came from Russia’s own Foreign Ministry on Friday. The US Treasury Department announced Thursday that the US government has imposed sanctions on 17 individuals allegedly linked to a virtual Russian criminal organization called Evil Corp., which coordinated malware attacks and was accused of stealing about $ 100 million in 40 countries. “If the United States had real evidence, it would have asked the competent Russian authorities to conduct an investigation, for example on the basis of the 1999 bilateral mutual… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, US


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