The FRN Daily News Brief 2020-01-17

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 13, articles about Eurasia, Greece-Eurasia, Headline-News, Libya, Mena, Iraq, Isis, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Russia, China, Anglo-5, Eu, United-States, Defense, Nato, Democracy, Finance, Politics, Iran, France-Eurasia.

Tags in this brief: Dendias, Haftar, Fat Mufti, ISIS, Shariah Law, Bandera, Crimea, Donbass, Pravy Sektor, Putin, Zelensky, Lavrov, Erdogan, LNA, Muslim Brotherhood, Belt And Road, OBOR, One Belt-One Road, Video, XJP, Austerity, Capitalism, Crisis, Debt, IMF, Inequality, Poverty, Geopolitics, Military, Russia, US Imperialism, US Spy Plane, Politics, Iran, USA, China, Economy, Trade War, France, Macron, Pension Reform, Protests.

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MAJOR: Greek FM Dendias says Army may Support Haftar’s Efforts in Libya

Published 2020-01-17 23:12:32 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Greece-Eurasia, Headline-News, Libya, Mena

ATHENS – During his meeting with Khalifa Haftar, Nikos Dendias expressed Greece’s intention to contribute to the protection of the truce in Libya. In every possible way – to ensure truce – Greece is ready to support Libya according to Nikos Dendias. The initial report on our country’s involvement with “forces” in the protection of the ceasefire, caused a lot of discussion and was followed by clarifications by the Foreign Ministry. Specific sources in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stress that the phrase “Greece is ready to help the next day in Libya, either by joining those forces needed to bring the truce”, refers… Continue ->

Tags: Dendias, Haftar


Iraqi Forces Capture a ‘Moderately’ Bloated ISIS Mufti

Published 2020-01-17 21:43:29 by Drago Bosnic in Headline-News, Iraq, Isis, Mena

Nineveh Governorate, Iraq – The special operations command of the Iraqi security forces announced on Wednesday that their units carried out a special operation to arrest the Islamic State’s mufti, Shifa’a Al-Ni’mah (AKA “Abu ‘Abdel-Bari”), in the Nineveh Governorate. The Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) mufti was found by the Iraqi special operations forces as he was hiding in the Nineveh countryside, in the vicinity of the Iraqi border with Syria. According to reports, Ni’mah was the second-highest-ranking “justice” figure in the terrorist organization before his arrest by the Iraqi security forces. https://twitter.com/AliBaroodi/status/1217920646350549010   As shown in the photos above, the Islamic… Continue ->

Tags: Fat Mufti, ISIS, Shariah Law


Kiev residents do not want Banderist torchlight processions, says ex-people’s deputy 

Published 2020-01-17 21:03:42 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

KIEV – The Government of Ukraine does not take any steps to rectify the [political and economic – ed] situation in the country, people see this and are going abroad in droves. This was stated in an interview on the NAS channel by Kirill Kulikov, a deputy of the VI convocation, former head of the Bureau of Interpol of Ukraine, a PolitNavigator correspondent reports. “People understand this very well, therefore the outflow of labor from this country is enormous. Somewhere in Russia, 3 million people work, and somewhere in Europe, 3 million able-bodied people work in the country. People understand simple numbers…. Continue ->

Tags: Bandera, Crimea, Donbass, Pravy Sektor, Putin, Zelensky


Who prevents Iran from helping in Afghan peace process? Lavrov answers

Published 2020-01-17 20:00:56 by Joaquin Flores in Afghanistan, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – Iran could join the negotiation process to resolve the situation in Afghanistan, but Washington does not want this. This was announced today, January 17, and. about. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a press conference on the results of Russian diplomacy in 2019. “It would be very correct if not only four countries in such an informal circle exchanged ideas on how to promote a settlement, and that the Iranian side joined this format,” he noted. “In principle, this would be possible, but the US’s anti-Iranian charge and Iran’s reluctance in this situation to communicate with the Americans and help them in this… Continue ->

Tags: Lavrov


Haftar thanks Putin, backs Russia’s peace initiative for Libya

Published 2020-01-17 19:30:26 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Libya, Mena, Russia

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin received a letter from the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar . The text of the message was published today, January 17, by the Kremlin press service . “I thank you and express full support for the Russian initiative for holding peace talks in Moscow, which should lead to peace in Libya. I confirm that we are ready to accept your invitation to visit the Russian Federation to continue the dialogue that has begun, ”the letter says. In addition, the Libyan military leader expressed personal gratitude and appreciation for Russia’s efforts to establish peace in the North African country. Earlier… Continue ->

Tags: Erdogan, Haftar, LNA, Muslim Brotherhood, Putin


China’s XJP visits Myanmar to build Belt and Road Initiative

Published 2020-01-17 19:15:03 by Joaquin Flores in China, Eurasia, Headline-News

CCTV: “Chinese President Xi Jinping will begin a two-day visit to Myanmar on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of bilateral relations. It will be the first visit by a top Chinese leader in 19 years. Xi Jinping is expected to promote the implementation of the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor under the Belt and Road Initiative.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kufwSPVUueU

Tags: Belt And Road, OBOR, One Belt-One Road, Video, XJP


No Crisis gone to waste: IMF celebrates signs of approaching global financial crisis

Published 2020-01-17 18:59:33 by Joaquin Flores in Anglo-5, Eu, Headline-News, United-States

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WASHINGTON D.C – The New York controlled transatlantic banking cartel operating under the fictional name ‘The International Monetary Fund (IMF)’ was pleased to note the inequality of income and wealth that is growing in the world. The growing inequality was pointed out by IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva during the presentation of the study “Financial Services and Inequality” in Washington. She indicated that this is usually the case before the financial crisis. Profitability of IMF loan backers tremendously increases as these crises create balance of payment problems. Once countries cannot make payments, they seek easement or restructuring of the loan… Continue ->

Tags: Austerity, Capitalism, Crisis, Debt, IMF, Inequality, Poverty


MAJOR: US RQ-4A Global Hawk ISR Drone Caught Spying in Russia’s Northwest

Published 2020-01-17 12:00:54 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Nato, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW – Air defense systems covering the northwestern part of Russia’s airspace recorded the first US ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) raid in 2020. The flight is especially controversial as it was conducted by a US strategic reconnaissance UAV, RQ-4A Global Hawk, near the Kaliningrad Region. According to independent sources, the drone took off from Sigonella airbase on the Italian island of Sicily. The drone first flew over France and Germany and then proceeded towards the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda. From an altitude of about 16 kilometers, the drone spent 16 hours scanning the territory of three Russian Regions -… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, Military, Russia, US Imperialism, US Spy Plane


PUTIN IS TRANSFORMING RUSSIA

Published 2020-01-17 11:15:34 by Guest Author in Democracy, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, Russia

By Arthur Evans – As a persistent popular myth has it, the Russian government is an exclusive structure and is very reluctant to demonstrate its intentions, making decisions in the gloomy privacy of its Kremlin offices. Yet year after year, Vladimir Putin dispels this myth. He regularly holds press conferences, direct lines, makes statements and addresses speaking, reflecting, philosophizing much, and even joking occasionally, which makes him one of the most open and transparent world leaders. His annual state-of-the-nation address was delivered in Moscow on Wednesday, January 15, and the media have already called it the best one ever. Each… Continue ->

Tags: Politics, Putin, Russia


Iranian Chief of Staff: ‘Our Goal is a Complete US Withdrawal From the Middle East’

Published 2020-01-17 11:00:45 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Headline-News, Iran, Iraq, Mena, Politics, United-States

TEHRAN – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri underlined his country’s preparedness to respond to any aggressive move, but also expressed the hope that tensions and conflicts in the region would stop by the US forces’ pull-out. “The Islamic Republic of Iran is not interested in spreading tensions, but it will give a crushing response to any unwise and aggressive move and we hope that all disorders and conflicts will be uprooted by the US withdrawal from the region,” General Baqeri said in a phone conversation with Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Thursday. He… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, Iran, USA


MAJOR: US, China Sign ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal

Published 2020-01-17 10:00:10 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, United-States

BEIJING/WASHINGTON, D.C. – The first part of a broader trade agreement between the world’s top economic superpowers was finally inked on Wednesday with the US suspending new tariffs in exchange for Chinese purchases of $200 billion in American goods. The accord, signed by President Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, puts on pause the trade row between Washington and Beijing, RT reported. The more than year-long trade conflict resulted in multiple rounds of tit-for-tat tariffs on billions worth of goods. The provisions of the deal include Washington’s suspension of tariff increases on Chinese exports, with Beijing agreeing to buy… Continue ->

Tags: China, Economy, Geopolitics, Trade War, USA


Russian Gold, Foreign Reserves Reach a Record High as US Pursues Aggressive Sanctions Policy

Published 2020-01-17 09:00:00 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, D.C. – While Washington is abusing the status of the US dollar as the world reserve currency, Moscow will continue to reduce its dependence on the greenback in favor of national currencies, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in a statement. “Against the background of the increasingly aggressive use of financial sanctions by the US Administration, Russia continues its policy aimed at gradual de-dollarization of the economy,” Sergey Lavrov told the Times of India. “Expanding settlements in national currencies is one of our priorities,” he added. Russian Federation has been developing mechanisms to mitigate the impact of US… Continue ->

Tags: Economy, Geopolitics, Lavrov, Russia, US Imperialism


French Forensic Officers Throw ‘Bloody’ Overalls in Front of Interior Ministry as Strike Continues

Published 2020-01-17 08:00:21 by Drago Bosnic in Democracy, Eu, Eurasia, Finance, France-Eurasia, Headline-News, Politics

PARIS – Striking forensic officers in Paris threw overalls daubed in fake blood in front of the interior ministry, as the grizzly protest comes amid mass opposition to French President Emmanuel Macron’s controversial pension reforms. France’s technical and scientific police say that although they make up only two percent of the national police payroll, they solve a third of the country’s investigations, RT reported. They say that though their job is often physically and psychologically dangerous, the French government refuses to acknowledge this, labeling their work as more sedentary than that of “active” police officers. Some 80 percent of these… Continue ->

Tags: Economy, France, Macron, Pension Reform, Protests


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