The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-05-26

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 15, articles about Anglo-5, Brussels, Eurasia, Headline-News, Opinions, Science, United-States, China, Finance, Defense, Russia, Ukraine, Latin-America, Venezuela, Eu, Iran, Mena, Lithuania, Nato, Politics, Syria, Crimea.

Tags in this brief: Amazon, Apple, Democracy, Digital Democracy, Facebook, GAFAM, Google, Internet, Microsoft, Technology, YouTube, China, Election, Flores, Propaganda, Trade War, Trump, US, Voters, Russia, Weapons, Kerch, Ukraine, Maduro, Venezuela, Washington, Gold, USD, BRI, Trade, Germany, Nord Stream II, US Sanctions, Analysis, Geostrategy, Iran, Military, USA, War, Casualties, Lithuania, NATO, WWII, Belt And Road, Bevin, Geopolitics, Huawei, Kentucky, New Silk Road, Win-Win Cooperation, Punitive Sanctions, Refugee Camps, Syrian Sanctions, Syria Sanction, UN Rapporteur, Crimea, Khomchak, Zelensky, Economy, Sanctions.

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Table of Contents

The Internet Is Ripe for the Dismantling of Facebook & Co: Draft Strategy to Decapitalise the Web

Published 2019-05-26 23:23:23 by Guest Author in Anglo-5, Brussels, Eurasia, Headline-News, Opinions, Science, United-States

By Raphaël Jolivet – May 26, 2019 – This dossier gives an overview of the technological bricks available today and missing links to decentralise the internet again, and to get rid of GAFAM’s [Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft – ed] hand on our data and our lives. Contents     State of play     Social networks are a misuse of the Web     WebRTC: the worm is in the apple     Federations: a first step towards decentralisation     ActivityPub: A protocol to connect them all     Indie Web: control your digital identity    … Continue ->

Tags: Amazon, Apple, Democracy, Digital Democracy, Facebook, GAFAM, Google, Internet, Microsoft, Technology, YouTube

Flores: VIDEO – Trump can STILL WIN VOTERS despite US-China Trade War

Published 2019-05-26 19:29:49 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, United-States

Fort Russ’s Editor-in-Chief and Center for Syncretic Studies’ Joaquin Flores debates on Indus News’ News Wire with Ayza Omar on US-China Trade War. Consumers “are unequivocally the losers” from the US-China trade war, according to new research by the International Monetary Fund, which outlines the damage the long-running dispute is doing to both sides. The research, published on Thursday, found that “tariff revenue collected has been borne almost entirely by US importers”. Extrapolating that further, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) found that “some of these tariffs have been passed on to US consumers”, highlighting the rising cost of goods such… Continue ->

Tags: China, Election, Flores, Propaganda, Trade War, Trump, US, Voters

Modernization project: Russia is upgrading rocket launch system

Published 2019-05-26 19:20:21 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – Developed in the Soviet Union, Russia’s multiple Grad rocket launch system is being modernized to the next generation of Tornado-G systems, said Aleksandr Kochkin, deputy director of Russian manufacturer Techmash. “The new Tornado-G rocket launcher has just been commissioned, and its operations are automated as much as possible, and today, based on the scientific and technical implemented a project to modernize the BM-21 Grad to the Tornado-G level,” Kochkin said. In early May, the deputy director of the Russian ammunition manufacturer reported that the country’s Armed Forces had received the first batch of 300mm Tornado-S. The Tornado-S systems,… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Weapons

Ukraine pushes for more sanctions against Russia

Published 2019-05-26 17:30:12 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine

BERLIN – The Ukrainian ambassador to Germany, Andrij Melnyk, said that if Moscow did not comply with the decision of the International Maritime Law Court (ITLOS), which ordered Russia to release Ukrainian seamen detained in November 2018, it would press for new sanctions against Moscow. On Saturday, ITLOS decided that Moscow should release the 24 sailors who were aboard the three Ukrainian ships that Russia intercepted when after entering Russian waters while sailing towards the Strait of Kerch. “If Moscow does not immediately comply with the verdict of the International Maritime Tribunal, we will promote new ‘Hamburg’ sanctions!” Said Melnyk… Continue ->

Tags: Kerch, Russia, Ukraine

Maduro calls on Venezuelans to be ready to FIGHT against Washington

Published 2019-05-26 15:30:31 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Latin-America, United-States, Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro called on Venezuelans to be ready for a battle against the US after they threatened to sanction the Local Committees for Supply and Production (CLAP). “I reiterate my call to be ready and prepared for the battle for the defense of the CLAP. This is a war by the US Empire against the social, economic and political happiness of our people, and we will defeat them with unity, study and work, and the love of the Homeland,” the Venezuelan president wrote in his Twitter account. Reitero mi llamado a estar listos y preparados para la batalla… Continue ->

Tags: Maduro, Venezuela, Washington

GOODBYE DOLLAR: Moscow increases gold reserves amid imminent dollar collapse

Published 2019-05-26 14:30:33 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – The world’s gold rush, led by Russia, which is diversifying its international reserves, is the best thing to do as the dollar depreciates, said Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital brokerage. The role of the dollar as reserve currency will be questioned soon, Schiff said. “I think what Russia is doing or other central banks are recognizing is that they need to increase their gold reserves because of the impending dollar crisis. Ever since the US led the world off the gold standard, the world has been on a dollar standard. That was fine when the dollar… Continue ->

Tags: Gold, Russia, USD

SECURING DOMINANCE: How will the New Silk Road boost China’s growth in the next 40 years?

Published 2019-05-26 14:26:03 by Paul Antonopoulos in China, Eurasia, Headline-News

The ambitious Chinese Belt and Route Initiative, popularly known as the New Silk Road, is likely to provide significant business opportunities for global economies, according to experts. According to participants at the 8th China Business Forum held in London, Beijing is the world’s second largest economy and is poised to grow strongly in the next two to four decades thanks to this economic initiative. “Growth is going to continue to come from China for the next 20, 30, maybe 40 years … The greatest growth opportunity in the world is the Belt and Road Initiative,” Stephen Perry, chairman of the… Continue ->

Tags: BRI, China, Trade

“Dumb, Dumber, Deutschland:” following the US sanctions helps US, hurts Germany

Published 2019-05-26 13:58:28 by Tom Winter in Anglo-5, Eu, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

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The US wants to prevent the Baltic Sea pipeline Nord Stream 2, so Europe would buy less natural gas from Russia. The EU had to impose sanctions against Russia anyway at Washington’s insistence. At the same time, the US and EU have tightened their sanctions against Venezuela. The larger “context” of these processes can be understood only if one reads the following message on Bloomberg: “Amidst Venezuela sanctions, Russian oil sales to the US on steroids.” While the EU is to forgo Russian gas, Americans imported more oil from Russia in the first five months of this year than in… Continue ->

Tags: Germany, Nord Stream II, US Sanctions, Venezuela

IN DEPTH: The Conquest of Persia – U.S military capabilities in a potential war with Iran

Published 2019-05-26 08:30:59 by Guest Author in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, Opinions, United-States

By Dmitry Semushin – In this report  we will consider the potential of the United States in a military scenario against Iran. Of course, these potential opportunities do not mean that they will necessarily be realized. Possible US military attack on Iran 1) Land invasion. The goal is a total crushing of the Islamic Republic of Iran with a temporary occupation, a change of political regime, the elimination of sovereignty and the actual partial dismemberment of state territory. All independent types of US forces are directly involved in military operations – Ground Forces, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, as well as parts of… Continue ->

Tags: Analysis, Geostrategy, Iran, Military, USA, War

REVEALED: 700 WWII Victims may be buried under NATO base in Lithuania

Published 2019-05-26 07:30:32 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Lithuania, Nato

VILNIUS – At the NATO airbase in Lithuania Zokniai (near the city of Siauliai) there may be a burial of about 700 victims of the Second World War, reports BNS. Such preliminary findings were presented to the leadership of the airbase by archaeologists who conducted exploratory surveys. Studies commissioned by the air base command (the airfield for the Lithuanian Air Force was built here in 1931) began after last summer, in preparation for laying a storm sewer route in this area, unknown human remains were found at the newly equipped cargo distribution site. In the end, it was found that on… Continue ->

Tags: Casualties, Lithuania, NATO, WWII

US-China Collaboration Summit Breaks through the Insanity of US-China Trade War

Published 2019-05-26 02:39:20 by Matthew Ehret in Anglo-5, China, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Opinions, Politics, United-States

While the world watches America shoot itself in the foot yet again as President Trump targeted Huawei as an enemy of the state, a beacon of sanity shown through the darkness this week as 400 U.S. state leaders, business people, non-profits and Chinese delegates representing four provinces, converged on Lexington, Kentucky from May 22-24 for the 5th Annual US-China Governors Collaboration Summit. This summit which rotates between China and the USA every year, was especially important as it cut through the narrative that America is one homogeneous beast with one singular outlook aimed at world dominance. The situation, as many… Continue ->

Tags: Analysis, Belt And Road, Bevin, China, Geopolitics, Huawei, Kentucky, New Silk Road, Trump, Win-Win Cooperation

Syria Sanctions — a death sentence, part two

Published 2019-05-26 01:24:42 by Tom Winter in Eu, Headline-News, Mena, Syria

Karin Leukefeld, in Rubicon The US sent “experts” to help civilians build administrative structures. Comparable assistance to the part of the country controlled by the Syrian government and considered by the people living there to be exempt from war was not offered, in line with the “EU Strategy on Syria 2017” mentioned above [in part one –tr.] War economy – economic war In Syria, one sees the direct link between the sanctions and the “aid” distributed through UN and international organizations in the country and in the refugee camps around Syria. “Why are we prevented from rebuilding our country after… Continue ->

Tags: Punitive Sanctions, Refugee Camps, Syrian Sanctions

Syria Sanctions – A death sentence, part one

Published 2019-05-26 00:54:12 by Tom Winter in Eu, Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Syria

Karin Leukefeld in Rubicon Sanctioned to death EU sanctions against Syria have made a terrible humanitarian situation worse. [Read part two]The Western military forces supposedly want to punish President Assad. Actually, they are hitting a battered people who would still have the mental power to rise from the ruins of war, if they were allowed to. In the aftermath of the war, the European Union is pursuing a perfidious dual strategy: on the one hand, the recent prolonged sanctions against Syria are preventing reconstruction; On the other hand, the people lying on the ground are then supposed to be fed… Continue ->

Tags: Syria Sanction, UN Rapporteur

MAJOR: Ukraine appoints ‘accused Russian agent’ as Head of Ukraine’s Army, claims that the Crimea was lost long before 2014

Published 2019-05-26 00:25:25 by Joaquin Flores in Crimea, Eurasia, Russia, Ukraine

KIEV – In a major development, the newly appointed Chief of the General Staff of Ukraine and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ruslan Khomchak, acknowledged that the Crimea actually became Russian long before 2014. Of note to readers, is that General Khomchak is widely reviled in ultra-nationalist circles that comprise the volunteer battalions that are sanctioned by the UAF. He is accused across their media and campaigns as a traitor and ‘Russian agent’. According to UNIAN, the general said that he had the impression that Crimea was already Russian when he went to there to rest in… Continue ->

Tags: Crimea, Khomchak, Russia, Ukraine, Zelensky

Zelensky admits: It’s impossible for Ukraine to break economic ties with Russia

Published 2019-05-26 00:12:06 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine

KIEV – The representative of the new president of Ukraine in the government of the country, Andrei Gerus, admitted that today Kiev is unable to break all economic ties with Russia. Speaking on the TV channel NewsOne , the representative of Vladimir Zelensky explained that Kiev received export proceeds from the sale of its goods in the Russian Federation, and Russian goods also continued to be sold in Ukraine, despite all the restrictions previously imposed. “If we make decisions, including economic ones, we must first of all think whether we will shoot ourselves in the leg,” said Gerus, answering the question of the moderator,… Continue ->

Tags: Economy, Russia, Sanctions, Trade, Ukraine, Zelensky

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