Why Russia and Iran are ditching the dollar

The U.S. has employed economic sanctions on Russia and Iran in hopes of crippling them financially, making it more difficult for them to compete for influence in the region. However, Russia and Iran are working together to ditch the dollar to weaken the effects of U.S. sanctions. The two are working to develop a new […]

Nationalism Doesn’t Mean Isolationism

Somehow, over the years since WWII, the word “nationalism” increasingly became associated with “authoritarianism”, “fascism” and “isolationism”. If one were to be respected in polite society, to be associated with “nationalism” was political death for any sophisticated statesman.

‘Transparent War’ – What Shoigu Wants to Show the World in Syria

By Pablo Gonzales – The concept of a “transparent war” was launched by the Russian Army in 2017, and Russia continues the active implementation of it in Syria. At the beginning of September, several dozen journalists from various international media outlets returned from Syria. Most of them, accredited in Moscow, thanks to the Russian army, […]

The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-10-12

This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 11, articles about Anglo-5, Headline-News, United-States, Eu, Finance, Iran, Mena, Politics, Crime, Eurasia, Ukraine, Crimea, Russia, Nato, Syria, Turkey, Defense, Ksa, Yemen, Colombia, Latin-America, Venezuela. Tags in this brief: Fire, Los Angeles, USA, Eu, Iran, Nuclear Deal, Sanctions, Geopolitics, International Relations, Trump, Ukraine, Crimea, Lukashenko, Russia, […]

Boris Johnson to the EU: Back My Deal or Friendly No-Deal Brexit

LONDON/BRUSSELS – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will speak to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker by the end of Monday to urge the leaders to support his Brexit deal, according to the Sunday Times. Johnson will offer the three leaders the option to either help him […]

Russian FM: US Using Financial Levers to Undermine UN’s Work

MOSCOW – The United States of America is trying to stonewall the United Nations’ work not only by creating visa hurdles for delegations’ members but also by ignoring its commitments on contributions to the organization’s budget, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced in a statement on Sunday. “It’s necessary to note that the United States has […]

US Political Conundrum Continues as Trump Threatens to Sue Schiff, Pelosi

WASHINGTON, D.C. – US President Donald Trump on Saturday night lambasted the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, saying his administration would look into possibly suing Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) over the probe. “We’re going to take a look at it. We’re going after these people. These are bad, […]

Ecuador Government, Protesters Agree to Talk Amid Curfew

QUITO – The United Nations (UN) and the Catholic Church said the government and indigenous groups in Ecuador have agreed to hold talks for the first time to end the crisis engulfing the Latin American country over fuel subsidy cuts. The UN office in Ecuador and the Church said in a statement that the meeting […]

Turkey condemns Arab League statement on Syria operation

ANKARA – Turkey has condemned the Arab League statement about the Ankara operation in northern Syria, said Turkish presidential administration communications director Fahrettin Altun. On Saturday, Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit urged Turkey to immediately halt the military operation against Kurdish units in northern Syria and to withdraw troops from the territory of the […]