The FRN Daily News Brief 2020-01-13

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

Tags in this brief: Iraq, US Imperialism, War, China, Geopolitics, Taiwan, Homelessness, LA, USA, Eu, Military, NATO, Russia, Turkey, Economy, UK.

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Iraqi Expert: ‘US Plotting for Extensive Strikes on Key Iraqi Cities’

Published 2020-01-13 12:00:47 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Crime, Headline-News, Iraq, Mena, Nato, Politics, United-States

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US is plotting again for recruiting the ISIS terrorist group to attack Baghdad, Karbala and Najaf and set free the ISIS prisoners in Iraq, a prominent Iraqi security expert stated. “Washington is pursuing different plots after the failure of several of its plans in the region and its inability to prevent the approval of the plan to expel the American forces in the Iraqi parliament,” Hafez al-Basharah told the Arabic-language al-Ma’aloumeh news website on Sunday. He added that the US will in the next stages reinforce the ISIS terrorist group by recruiting their remnants in Iraq and… Continue ->

Tags: Iraq, US Imperialism, War


Beijing Reaffirms its Stance on Taiwan Being an Inalienable Part of China

Published 2020-01-13 11:00:28 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Politics, United-States

BEIJING – People’s Republic of China announced its policy regarding Taiwan will not change, following the reelection of anti-China Tsai Ing-wen as the self-ruled island’s president for a second time. In a statement on Sunday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said the internationally-practiced policy of “one China”, under which Beijing claims rightful sovereignty over Taiwan, remained in place, PressTV reported. “No matter what changes there are to the internal situation in Taiwan, the basic fact that there is only one China in the world and Taiwan is part of China will not change,” the foreign ministry said. “The universal consensus of the international… Continue ->

Tags: China, Geopolitics, Taiwan


LA Asks Federal Administration for Help to Deal with Homelessness

Published 2020-01-13 10:00:46 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Finance, Headline-News, United-States

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Los Angeles, California, USA – Eric Garcetti, the mayor of Los Angeles, wrote a letter to US President Donald Trump requesting help in dealing with the mounting problem of homelessness, as the number of people spending the night on the streets in the city continues to rise. In the letter, made public on January 9, the head of Los Angeles asked for federal aid in order to provide services to rough sleepers, “move unhoused neighbors into shelters and build permanent housing”, Sputnik reported. The 48-year-old also said he had held negotiations on the issue with Housing Secretary Ben Carson and… Continue ->

Tags: Homelessness, LA, USA


US, NATO Pressure on Turkey Ends Badly as the Country Seeks to Obtain S-500 from Russia

Published 2020-01-13 09:00:35 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Eu, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Mena, Nato, Politics, Russia, Turkey, United-States

ANKARA – Turkey might turn to Russia even more in search of air defense technologies and weapons like S-500 if Western countries, specifically the US and France, continue to deny Ankara access to their technologies, Defense News online media outlet reported, citing anonymous Turkish officials. “Any Western reluctance to share technology for political reasons would lead us to look for alternative technologies in countries with which we do not have political problems. Most exclusively including Russia,” a Turkish official responsible for country’s defense procurements told the media. The official, however, refused to comment on the progress of Ankara’s negotiations with… Continue ->

Tags: Eu, Geopolitics, Military, NATO, Russia, Turkey, USA


UK MOD Hints at US Losing Leadership: ‘Britain Must Diversify Its Assets to Reduce Military Dependence on US’

Published 2020-01-13 08:00:16 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Finance, Headline-News, Mena, Nato, Politics, United-Kingdom, United-States

LONDON/WASHINGTON, D.C. – UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace stated that the country must invest more resources in indigenous military hardware in order to reduce decades of dependence on the United States of America, The Sunday Times reported on Saturday. “I worry if the United States withdraws from its leadership around the world, that would be bad for the world and bad for us. We plan for the worst and hope for the best. We are very dependent on American air cover and American intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets. We need to diversify our assets,” Wallace said in an interview with… Continue ->

Tags: Economy, Geopolitics, Military, NATO, UK, USA, War


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