The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-05-19


This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 12, articles about Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine, United-States, Donbass, Greece-Eurasia, Turkey, India, Israel, Mena, Eu, Italy, Russia, Iran, Iraq, Chemical-Weapons, United-Kingdom, China.

Tags in this brief: Ukraine, US, Game Of Thrones, Language Law, Poroshenko, Zelensky, Genocide, Greece, Pontic, Pontus, Turkey, India, Israel, Eu, Europe, Italy, Russia, Chechnya, Kadyrov, Erdogan, Euroskepticism, La Pen, Salvini, Iran, Iraq, War, Julia Skripol, Novichok, Sergei Skripol, China, Weapons, USD.

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Table of Contents

They are not really “broke” – USA to give $250 million to Ukraine for weapons

Published 2019-05-19 23:15:09 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine, United-States

The US Congress has established a draft law that provides for $250 million to be paid to Ukraine for the next year for security purposes, of which $50 million will be reserved exclusively for the procurement of deadly weapons of defensive character. In addition, in a document which, before signing the president, should be voted at the House of Representatives of the United States and the Senate, it is stated that the funds will be used for the implementation of programs such as training of soldiers, delivery of military equipment and ammunition, but also for logistics and intelligence. If this… Continue ->

Tags: Ukraine, US

Game of Maidan: A snake pit prepared for Zelensky

Published 2019-05-19 21:42:15 by Tom Winter in Donbass, Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

Christelle Néant in Donbass Insider Despite his victory in the second round of the Ukrainian presidential election against Petro Poroshenko, Volodymyr Zelensky is not at the end of his struggles. Indeed, the outgoing government and the parliament (the Rada) collaborated to grease the skids before he took office. It all started with the incredible time it took the Ukrainian Central Electoral Commission (CEC)  to publish the official results. While the second round took place on 21 April, the CEC officially announced the results only on 30 April, 10 days after Zelensky’s victory, which is the maximum legal deadline for doing… Continue ->

Tags: Game Of Thrones, Language Law, Poroshenko, Zelensky

100 years since the Pontic Greek genocide by the Turks: Memories and testimonies

Published 2019-05-19 21:14:36 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Greece-Eurasia, Headline-News, Turkey

Honoring the 19th of May, the day of memorializing the Pontic Greeks genocide, and on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the tragic historical events, a documentary maker unfolds the lively historical tradition with its worthy successors. A century is completed today from the beginning of the final phase of the Pontic genocide. On 19 May 1919 the darkest pages in the history of Pontian Hellenism were written. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the father of the Turkish Nation, landed in Samsun to start the last and worst stage of the Pontian Genocide. It is estimated that from 1916 when the… Continue ->

Tags: Genocide, Greece, Pontic, Pontus, Turkey

India and Israel consolidating relations, successfully tests missiles developed in partnership

Published 2019-05-19 19:00:54 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, India, Israel, Mena

NEW DELHI – The Indian Navy successfully tested a medium-range air-to-surface missile (MRSAM) developed by the national military research agency in cooperation with Israel Aerospace Industries. “The test was conducted on the west coast by Indian Navy vessels Kochi and Chennai, from which the missiles of both ships were controlled by a ship to intercept different air targets at extended intervals,” the country’s maritime force said. With the successful ‘Co-operative Engagement’ firing of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile, #IndianNavy achieves a significant milestone in enhancing its Anti-Air Warfare Capability. @SpokespersonMoD @DefenceMinIndia @adgpi @IAF_MCC — SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) May 17,… Continue ->

Tags: India, Israel

Italy will defend Russia against Europe’s sanctions policy

Published 2019-05-19 17:15:19 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eu, Eurasia, Headline-News, Italy, Russia

ROME – The Italian populists will try to convince Europe that Russia’s isolation is futile, Italian Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and League member Gian Marco Centinaio. “I think we now need to think about the fact that Russia is an important partner and should not be isolated. We will try to convince the rest, so that everyone agrees with us in the end,” Centinaio said during an important rally organized by the leader of the League and Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini in Milan. Salvini has built a pan-European bloc of populist parties before the European Parliament… Continue ->

Tags: Eu, Europe, Italy, Russia

Kadyrov says US “fears little Chechnya”

Published 2019-05-19 15:34:21 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

GROZNY, Russia – May 19, 2019 – The leader of the Russian republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, commented on the recent sanctions of the US Treasury Department against the Terek Special Rapid Response Forces. On his Telegram account, the Chechen politician said in an ironic tone that “this news is more relevant than the discovery of life on Mars.” He also asked: “What does Magnitski have to do with Chechnya?” The Chechen leader affirmed that the Terek Rapid Response Special Forces are one of the best combat units in the fight against terrorism. In addition, he pointed out that the… Continue ->

Tags: Chechnya, Kadyrov, Russia

ERDOGAN DEFYING NATO: Russia and Turkey discuss joint production of S-500

Published 2019-05-19 13:25:35 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Turkey

ANKARA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara and Moscow could begin talks on the joint production of Russian S-500 air defense systems after Russia delivers the S-400. Turkey has reiterated in recent months interest in the joint production of the S-400 system. In April, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov did not rule out that some components could be produced together. “The S-400 contract is now underway, and deliveries are expected to start in July or maybe even sooner. Russia has offered us very good conditions, after which we will talk about the S-500, including joint production [of those systems],… Continue ->

Tags: Erdogan, Russia, Turkey

Led by Salvini, populist bloc may have 150 members in the European Parliament

Published 2019-05-19 12:41:26 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eu, Eurasia, Headline-News, Italy

ROME – The new pan-European party alliance promoted by Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini under the slogan “Towards a common sense Europe” should win at least 150 of the 750 seats of the European Parliament. As a result, the Salvini bloc should become one of Parliament’s three main political forces, the leader of Bulgaria’s Volya party, Veselin Mareshki, claimed. Italian Deputy Prime Minister Salvini held a demonstration in Milan on Saturday, before the European elections. He was joined by 11 populist leaders of European parties, including Marine Le Pen, the French National Movement; George Meuthen, the Alternative for Germany… Continue ->

Tags: Eu, Euroskepticism, La Pen, Salvini

Iran calls on Iraqi militia to be ready for ‘WAR’ against America

Published 2019-05-19 02:52:47 by Paul Antonopoulos in Headline-News, Iran, Iraq, Mena

TEHRAN – The special unit commander of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps held a meeting in Baghdad that could be considered as a signal of preparation for the mobilization of Iranian forces in the region, British media reported. Major General Qassem Suleimani, who heads the Quds Force, a special unit of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), held a meeting in Iraq’s capital Baghdad three weeks ago with representatives of militias backed by Tehran, the Guardian reported quoting an anonymous source. According to the British newspaper, the Iranian general told his supporters in Iraq to “prepare for a… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, Iraq, War

Yulia Skripal is selling her Moscow apartment, by proxy

Published 2019-05-19 01:41:46 by Tom Winter in Anglo-5, Chemical-Weapons, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-Kingdom

Yulia Skripal selling her apartment in Moscow and is looking for a new owner for her dog. The daughter of the former GRU agent, poisoned in Great Britain, has already sold a car by proxy TASS, May 18th. Julia Skripal, the daughter of the former GRU colonel Sergei Skrypal, poisoned in the UK, does not plan to return to Russia, has already sold a car in Moscow by proxy and is looking for a buyer for her apartment, as well as a new owner for her dog, Victoria Skripal, Sergei Skripal’s niece told TASS. “Yulia Skripal does not plan to… Continue ->

Tags: Julia Skripol, Novichok, Sergei Skripol

US begs countries to ‘get rid’ of Russian and Chinese weaponry and opt for American

Published 2019-05-19 01:41:31 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

WASHINGTON DC – The program, which was allegedly launched last year, has already led the US State Department to allocate $190 million for the delivery of US-made military equipment to 6 countries, including Albania, Croatia, Greece and Slovakia. The State Department plans to expand its so-called European Recapitalization Incentive Program, which implies that Washington offers money to Eastern European countries to buy American weapons and to give up Russian and Chinese weapons, Defense One said . The website cites an unnamed State Department source who said Washington wants the one-year program to span the globe and help US partners get… Continue ->

Tags: China, Russia, US, Weapons

China makes massive sale of US Treasury bonds amid trade war

Published 2019-05-19 00:17:35 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, United-States

BEIJING – In a year Beijing, the largest foreign holder of US public debt, sold its US Treasury securities worth $67.2 billion. Why did China decide to take this step and how could this affect the US economy? China, the largest foreign-owned US public debt holder, made the biggest US Treasury bond sale in two years, reducing its investment in that asset to $1.12 trillion. In the 12-month period ending March, China reduced its investment in US Treasury securities by $ 67.2 billion, which corresponds to 5.6% of Chinese investment in that asset, investment bank UBS said, quoted by CNBC… Continue ->

Tags: China, US, USD

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