The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-12-26

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 6, articles about Anglo-5, China, Eu, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, United-Kingdom, United-States, Crime, Laos, Nato, Defense, Russia, Cyprus, Faith, Mena, Palestine.

Tags in this brief: China, Dedolarization, Economy, US Imperialism, Crime, Mass Murder, USA, Laos, Vietnam, War, War Crimes, Military, Putin, Russia, Navy, Orthodox Church Of Ukraine, Patriarch Bartholomew.

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Can China Dethrone the US Dollar as Global Reserve

Published 2019-12-26 13:00:42 by Guest Author in Anglo-5, China, Eu, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, United-Kingdom, United-States

By Steve Brown – On the US dollar as reserve currency, that is a tough thing to break especially for China since the yuan is not freely convertible. China has renminbi and yuan; one they peg to the dollar and the other is circulated in China. Try converting USD to yuan in Paypal for example?  The option is not there. Payments from the west to china sellers by Paypal (for example) are only in dollars.   It is a complex subject since China is the only foreign nation with a direct link into the US Treasury for purchase of US debt… Continue ->

Tags: China, Dedolarization, Economy, US Imperialism


REPORT: 2019 Was the Year of Most US Mass Murders Ever

Published 2019-12-26 12:00:06 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Crime, Headline-News, United-States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Among the records the US set in 2019 was a sad and disturbing one. It was the year with the most incidents of mass killings since media and scholars started keeping track, according to a new study. There were 211 victims in 41 mass killings this year, according to the database maintained by the Associated Press, USA Today and Northeastern University in Boston. By their definition, mass murder is any incident in which four or more people die, excluding the perpetrator. It is the largest number of mass killings since the two news organizations and the university… Continue ->

Tags: Crime, Mass Murder, USA


LAOS: Ghastly Legacy of American ‘Freedom and Democracy’ (VIDEO)

Published 2019-12-26 11:00:57 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Crime, Eurasia, Headline-News, Laos, Nato, Politics, United-States

VIENTIANE – The American bombing of Laos, which lasted full 9 years (1964-1973), was part of a CIA operation to seize power from the Soviet Union-affiliated Pathet Lao movement. Formally a neutral country during the Cold War, Laos unwillingly became part of a global confrontation between the USSR and the US. Per capita, more explosives were dropped on Laos than any other country in history US bombers dropped more than two million tons of cluster bombs on the country – more than the total number of bombs dropped during World War II (nuclear weapons included), according to History. The proximity… Continue ->

Tags: Laos, US Imperialism, Vietnam, War, War Crimes


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PUTIN: ‘Russia has a Decisive Advantage for the First Time in Modern History’ (VIDEO)

Published 2019-12-26 10:00:04 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Nato, Politics, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW – Russia will develop its nuclear forces until the world begins working on new agreements on arms control. That was what the Russian President Vladimir Putin promised on Wednesday, December 25. The President held an expanded meeting of the panel of the Ministry of Defense. One of the main results of the passing year was the increase in the share of modern weapons in the Russian nuclear triad, which has now reached 82%. Already entering into service are the “Avangard” hypersonic glide vehicles (HGV), against which no aggressors will be able to defend themselves in the foreseeable future. “That’s… Continue ->

Tags: Military, Putin, Russia


MAJOR: Number of Cruise Missiles on Russian Frigates to be Tripled

Published 2019-12-26 09:00:34 by Drago Bosnic in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – The Northern Design Bureau (PKB) in St. Petersburg has designed a project for the 22350M class upgraded missile frigate. Its main feature will be an increase in space for weapons, due to which it will be able to accommodate three times more cruise missiles than it could with the base 22350 class. Namely, the total number of missiles carried by each frigate will be increased from 16 to 48. “The construction of the main ship under a new refined project could start as early as 2020,” Alexei Rahmanov, head of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (OSK), told TASS. He… Continue ->

Tags: Military, Navy, Russia


MAJOR: Patriarch of Jerusalem was Pressured to Recognize OCU but did not Give in, Says Archbishop of Cyprus

Published 2019-12-26 08:00:36 by Drago Bosnic in Cyprus, Eurasia, Faith, Headline-News, Mena, Palestine, Politics

NICOSIA – His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem was pressured to recognize the schismatic “Orthodox Church of Ukraine” but did not give in, the primate of the Cypriot Orthodox Church said in a recent meeting with a hierarch of the canonical Ukrainian Church. And the other primates are unlikely to recognize Epiphany Dumenko and the OCU, His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos II said in his meeting with His Eminence Metropolitan Sergius of Ternopil on Sunday, December 22, reports the Ukrainian Church’s Department for External Church Relations. Thus, the reports of pressure on the Patriarch coming from within the Jerusalem Patriarchate have been… Continue ->

Tags: Orthodox Church Of Ukraine, Patriarch Bartholomew, USA


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