The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-02-28

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 11, articles about Eurasia, Headline-News, India, Pakistan, Russia, Israel, Mena, Palestine, Opinions, Latin-America, Venezuela, Donbass, Ukraine, North-Korea, South-Korea, United-States, Cuba, Nicaragua.

Tags in this brief: Conflict, India, Modi, Putin, Russia, Tensions, Corruption, Israel, Netanyahu, Palestine, Zionism, Geopolitics, Khan, Multipolarity, Oil, PDVSA, Venezuela, Crimes Against Humanity, Donbass, DPR, Gorlovka, Minsk II, UAF, War Crimes, Olive Branch, Pakistan, Abhinandan, Eurovision, MARUV, Ukraine, Al Qaeda, Terrorism, DPRK, Hanoi, Kim Jong Un, Summit, Trump, USA, Cuba, Nicaragua, US, Veneuela.

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Table of Contents


Putin and Modi hold phone conference on situation between India and Pakistan

Published 2019-02-28 19:28:01 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, India, Pakistan, Russia

MOSCOW – During a telephone conversation, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the conflict situation with Pakistan, expressing hope for an early resolution of all differences. This occurred today, February 28th, according to the Russian state-run media venture, RIA Novosti, with reference to official statements from press service of the Kremlin. “In this regard, the leaders condemned international terrorism and any form of its support, stressed the need to step up an uncompromising fight against the terrorist threat,” the report says. Putin also expressed his condolences in connection with the terrorist act against the Indian… Continue ->

Tags: Conflict, India, Modi, Putin, Russia, Tensions


BREAKING: Netanyahu to be indicted on charges of bribery and fraud

Published 2019-02-28 18:19:14 by Joaquin Flores in Headline-News, Israel, Mena, Palestine

TEL AVIV – Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced Thursday his decision to in fact indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in one case of bribery and two cases of fraud and breach of trust. All indictments are pending a hearing. The announcement comes after more than two years of investigations and less than two months before Israel’s highly anticipated April 9th elections. It’s also the first time in Israel’s history that a sitting prime minister will face criminal charges. At the same time, these charges represent both paltry sums as well as politicking normally seen as part of the game…. Continue ->

Tags: Corruption, Israel, Netanyahu, Palestine, Zionism


Pakistan’s Khan is being very reasonable – will Modi show the same?

Published 2019-02-28 17:24:09 by Guest Author in Eurasia, Headline-News, India, Opinions, Pakistan

Analysis by Jay Tharappel – Pakistani PM Imran Khan has announced that he will release the captured Indian pilot, Abhinandan Varthaman, as a “peace gesture”, and he even wants to have direct talks with Modi over the phone. Objectively, Imran Khan is perhaps the most conciliatory Pakistani PM in a long time for a variety of possible reasons. Pakistan has lost tens of thousands of their own soldiers plus civilians because of Islamic extremists, and although it’s a Frankenstein they created, they are nonetheless war-weary as a consequence, their economic situation is extremely weak with dwindling foreign exchange reserves, they… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, Khan, Modi, Multipolarity


MAJOR: Venezuela Increases Oil Supplies to India

Published 2019-02-28 17:20:39 by Joaquin Flores in Headline-News, India, Latin-America, Venezuela

CARACAS – Venezuela has reoriented its oil supplies to the Indian market and even some EU countries after US sanctions led to a sharp reduction in US supplies. At the end of January, the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA stopped supplying oil to the U.S market. In January 2017, Venezuela supplied 749 thousand barrels per day to the United States, and 528 thousand barrels in January 2018, according to U.S trade statistics. This major development was even recognized by the Atlanticist billionaire blog, The Wall Street Journal. After the United States imposed sanctions against Venezuelan PDVSA on January 28, 2019,… Continue ->

Tags: India, Oil, PDVSA, Venezuela


DPR Militia Obliterates Ukrainian Force that was Shelling Civilians in Gorlovka

Published 2019-02-28 16:55:56 by Joaquin Flores in Donbass, Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

DONETSK – As Ukraine enters its election season, violations of the often ignored ceasefire have significantly increased. Today, the Ukrainian military began a round of provocative shelling of the civilian town of Gorlovka. However, in response the DPR militia struck back and annihilated the unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in question, DPR spokesman Bezsonov said. “Pre-election strikes: the number of provocations in the Donbass increased by 1.5 times” Over the past two weeks, the Ukrainian military has stepped up attacks on the Mariupol and Donetsk area According to Bezsonov , the Ukrainian security forces on Thursday, February 28,… Continue ->

Tags: Crimes Against Humanity, Donbass, DPR, Gorlovka, Minsk II, UAF, War Crimes


BREAKING: Pakistan Announces it will Return Captured Indian Pilot in ‘Good-will’ Gesture

Published 2019-02-28 15:37:58 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, India, Pakistan

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Islamabad – The government of Pakistan has just released this announcement: Pakistan will release Indian Pilot Abhinandan tomorrow as a gesture of peace: Prime Minister Imran Khan pic.twitter.com/6aUN4S9JVb — Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) February 28, 2019 This is in all probability, a wise decision, given the balance of forces and the state of Pakistan’s economy and inability to wage conventional war relative to juggernaut India. At the same time, Indian media is jubilant over the news, and is turning this gesture of good-will into a sign that “Khan is weak”, that “Modi has brought him to his knees”. History shows… Continue ->

Tags: India, Khan, Modi, Olive Branch, Pakistan


MAJOR: Pakistan Shells Indian Towns near Border

Published 2019-02-28 12:19:25 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, India, Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan fired on settlements in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir on the morning of February 28th, Asian News International reported. According to them, the incident occurred at about 06.00 local time in the district of Poonch. The Indian army managed to repel the shelling. The government of India demanded that Pakistan release and return home the pilot of a military aircraft shot down by the Pakistani Air Force. The Ministry of Information of Pakistan released the video of the captured pilot. In the video, his eyes are blindfolded and his face is covered in blood. India… Continue ->

Tags: Abhinandan, India, Pakistan


Ukraine backs out of Eurovision Contest – Its shameful terms exposed by contestants

Published 2019-02-28 11:41:44 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine

KIEV – The European Broadcasting Union received official notice from the National Public Television of Ukraine (NOTU) that they will not be participating in the Eurovision contest this year. This happened as a consequence of all three of the winners of Ukraine’s national contest (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) unanimously refused to represent Ukraine after learning of Ukraine’s ‘career ending’ and ‘highly politicized’ terms. Those winners were Maruv, Freedom-jazz in second, and Kazka Group in third. First place winner Anna Korsun, known professionally as Maruv (alternatively, ‘MARUV’), is a Ukrainian singer, composer, poet and producer. She has officially rejected the… Continue ->

Tags: Eurovision, MARUV, Russia, Ukraine


Russia Backs India, No De-escalation in Sight – India-Pakistan Skirmishes Can Easily Spiral into War

Published 2019-02-28 10:58:45 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, India, Pakistan, Russia

The Russian Federation in chorus with the People’s Republic of China have again called on India and Pakistan to refrain from further escalating around the disputed Kashmir region, where in the last 48 hours the parties exchanged air strikes and artillery bombardment that resulted in human casualties for the first time since 1971. Russia and China have seldom seen eye-to-eye during the course of the 20th century on the subject of India and Pakistan – with Russia historically favoring India, and China with Pakistan. The Russian Federation and other external forces have concerns that the situation in the armed confrontation… Continue ->

Tags: Al Qaeda, India, Pakistan, Russia, Terrorism


Bait and Switch? U.S – North Korea Summit Ends Prematurely with NO AGREEMENT

Published 2019-02-28 10:11:04 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, North-Korea, South-Korea, United-States

HANOI – At the summit in Hanoi, the United States and the DPRK failed to reach agreement. US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un left the summit earlier than planned, with no agreement reached. No reasons for the early departure of the leaders are reported. The White House said that the parties will continue negotiations in the future, according to the White House’s press service. Trump’s press conference was postponed two hours earlier – at 14:00 (10:00 Moscow time). According to journalists, the ceremony of signing the final document and a joint lunch also appear to have been canceled. Later, Trump… Continue ->

Tags: DPRK, Hanoi, Kim Jong Un, Summit, Trump, USA


LAVROV: U.S statements on Maduro mean Cuba and Nicaragua will come next

Published 2019-02-28 09:51:53 by Paul Antonopoulos in Cuba, Headline-News, Latin-America, Nicaragua, Russia, United-States, Venezuela

MOSCOW, Russia – Some top US officials have insisted that the legitimate president of Venezuela should resign on behalf of the opposition leader. In particular, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last week that “Maduro’s days are numbered.” This statement means that Cuba and Nicaragua will be next, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The diplomat noted that the Monroe Doctrine “pales” in the face of what is now being formed and that Americans are appropriating the right to use force anywhere they want to overthrow governments they do not like. Moscow is working with countries that are equally… Continue ->

Tags: Cuba, Nicaragua, Russia, US, Veneuela


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