The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-08-01

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 14, articles about Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, World, Latin-America, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Ksa, Mena, Yemen, Anglo-5, United-States, Syria, Turkey, Brazil, Nato, Malaysia, Crime, Donbass, Ukraine, Color-Revolution, Politics, Eu, Finance, Interview, Italy.

Tags in this brief: Russia, Weapon, Maduro, US, Venezuela, Wealth, Saudi Arabia, War Crimes, Yemen, Yemeni Resistance, Arctic, SDF, Syria, Turkey, Brazil, NATO, Military, SAA, Baltic, Hama, Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham, Syrian Army, Malaysia, Donbass, DPR, Ukraine, Economy, Lipetsk, Europe, International Relations, Italy.

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Operational reliability: Russia develops multi-caliber modular small arms

Published 2019-08-01 19:30:27 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – Russia is developing a new modular firearm capable of changing its elements as needed, according to the press office of the developer institute. “The development, patented by Russian weapons specialists, allows the use of different gauges by replacing the barrel, hammer and charger, as well as different types of components due to the unification of the holder, and also allows the installation of different firing mechanisms,” said the Central Institute for Precision Engineering Research (Tsniitochmash), which is responsible for developing the new weapon and is part of the Russian state corporation Rostec. “In addition, all modules located on… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Weapon


Maduro reveals right-wing opposition and US are wanting to steal Venezuela’s wealth

Published 2019-08-01 18:30:37 by Paul Antonopoulos in World, Headline-News, Latin-America, Venezuela, Zimbabwe

CARACAS – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said the right-wing opposition, in complicity with the US government, is trying to dismount the country’s wealth by appropriating the oil company Citgo. “They are stealing from Citgo and breaking it apart, on the one hand issuing debts of $400 million … they want to come to Venezuela because of their wealth and are trying to break up the wealth we have abroad in complicity with a criminal government like the US,” he said. Maduro also stated that this is done “in a vile, illegal, criminal, mobster manner and [they] are acting like mafias… Continue ->

Tags: Maduro, US, Venezuela, Wealth


Yemeni Resistance goes High-Tech: Drones kill dozens of Saudi soldiers in Aden

Published 2019-08-01 18:15:39 by Drago Bosnic in Headline-News, Ksa, Mena, Yemen

Aden, Yemen – Yemeni armed forces launched missile and drone attacks on a camp of Saudi-sponsored militiamen loyal to the country’s ex-government in the port city of Aden, killing dozens of them, including a commander. The Yemeni forces — led by the Ansarullah movement — stated that they hit the Jala’a camp West of the city while the mercenaries were holding a military parade on Thursday, Al-Masirah TV reported. A Qasef K2 (Striker K2) drone and a medium-range ballistic missile were used in the joint operation with the aim of destroying the enemy forces, the Yemeni troops announced. The report… Continue ->

Tags: Saudi Arabia, War Crimes, Yemen, Yemeni Resistance


MAJOR: US expert admits Washington is losing the Arctic war to Russia

Published 2019-08-01 17:30:18 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

BALTIMORE – New US Arctic strategy is a step in the fight with China and Russia, but it is also noticeable that Washington is losing this fight, said Hal Brands, a professor at Johns Hopkins University. Russia has increased its power in the Arctic region and established control over key sea ​​lanes, in particular the so-called North Sea Route. For its part, China is making efforts to fight for the region, intensifying its military presence and acting in accordance with the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, also called the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. “The Bering Sea could become a… Continue ->

Tags: Arctic, Russia, US


MAJOR: Turkish Army Attacks Kurds in Aleppo

Published 2019-08-01 17:15:42 by Drago Bosnic in Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Syria, Turkey

Aleppo, Syria – The Turkish army and affiliated militants attacked Kurdish positions in Northern Aleppo amid sending new military convoys to the border with Syria. The Kurdish-language Hawar news reported on Wednesday that the Turkish forces targeted the Kurdish positions in the towns of Soqankeh, Miaseh, and Zarnaiteh near Afrin region in Western Aleppo with over 180 mortar attacks. Also, the Turkish army and affiliated militants attacked the town of Harb and several nearby towns in al-Shahba region in Northern Aleppo with artillery fire. Meantime, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that heavy clashes have erupted between… Continue ->

Tags: SDF, Syria, Turkey


US officials confirm Brazil is NATO priority ally outside the North Atlantic

Published 2019-08-01 16:30:18 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Brazil, Headline-News, Latin-America, Nato, United-States

WASHINGTON DC – Decisions are being considered to bring Brazil and the US closer to the military sphere, as well as facilitating the purchase of US defense weapons. The issue of whether Brazil could become a priority ally of the extra-NATO United States had been discussed during President Jair Bolsonaro’s visit to the White House in March this year. With new preferred ally status outside the Northern Alliance, Brazil becomes a preferred buyer of US military equipment and technology, participates in Pentagon-organized auctions to sell military products, and gains priority in promoting military training with US Armed Forces. The only… Continue ->

Tags: Brazil, NATO, US


MAJOR: Syrians and Russians forming an experimental unit (VIDEO)

Published 2019-08-01 16:17:33 by Drago Bosnic in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Russia, Syria

By Vladimir Gujanicic – Idlib, Syria – We are witnessing a renewed Syrian offensive in Idlib province from multiple directions. The first phase of the offensive ended with a series of bloody battles, especially for Kafar Nabudah, where both sides engaged their elite units. Despite terrorists suffering heavy losses due to the Syrian Arab Army’s superior firepower, the losses of the army itself weren’t negligible. The main pressing issue continues to be the terrorist possessing advanced anti-tank missiles, which are still a major obstacle to any rapid advance on part of the SAA. Thanks to these missiles, the advance of… Continue ->

Tags: Military, Russia, SAA, Syria


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Russia starts large-scale exercises in the Baltic Sea

Published 2019-08-01 15:30:01 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

Russia will conduct large-scale naval maneuvers in the Baltic Sea from August 1 to 9 involving more than 10,000 troops, 49 warships and 58 aircraft, the Russian Ministry of Defense said. “From August 1-9, under the direction of Navy Commander Nikolai Yevmenov, the Ocean Shield 2019 operational maneuvers will take place in the waters of the Baltic Sea,” according to a statement. The ministry statement said that for naval exercises, “49 combat ships and speedboats, 20 maintenance boats, 58 Navy and Aerospace Force aircraft and 10,634 military personnel from the Russian Armed Forces are deployed.” In the simulations, “it is… Continue ->

Tags: Baltic, Russia


BRAVE ONLY WHEN SHOOTING CIVILIANS: Tahrir Al-Sham Terrorists Flee From Hama

Published 2019-08-01 15:15:58 by Drago Bosnic in Headline-News, Mena, Syria

Hama, Syria – The Syrian army hit a heavy blow at Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) terrorist group’s defense lines in the town of al-Latamineh in Northern Hama, forcing the militants to flee their most important headquarters in the region. The Syrian army forces continued clashes with Tahrir al-Sham terrorists in the Eastern parts of the town of Tal Malah in Northern Hama on Thursday, retaking control of Wadi Hasmin region and the farms near the town of al-Zakah. Meantime, a military source said that the Syrian army troops have regained control of Wadi… Continue ->

Tags: Hama, Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham, Syria, Syrian Army


Malaysia says there’s no proof Russia was responsible for MH17, done for political reasons

Published 2019-08-01 14:30:07 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Malaysia, Russia

KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian authorities say they have not received full details of the investigation from the countries concerned and suspected its veracity. Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah has called on the international community to dismiss the unfounded accusations against Russia of the MH17 crash, Izvestya reported. According to the diplomat, ongoing investigations worry Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia requests access to all information obtained by the countries involved in the investigations. The minister also called for investigations to be opened, while investigating countries denied Malaysian representatives full participation in the investigation. Saifuddin fears that some investigation data will be hidden… Continue ->

Tags: Malaysia, Russia


Ukrainian troops rampage in occupied areas of Novorossiya

Published 2019-08-01 14:15:04 by Drago Bosnic in Crime, Donbass, Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

Occupied Donbass – Three militants of the Ukrainian Nazi battalion “Aidar” were detained after they tried to sell weapons to the residents of the front-line settlement of Dzerzhinsk, controlled by Kiev. This was announced by the head of the press service of the Office of People’s Militia of the DPR, Daniel Bezsonov. “On July 30, three militants of the 24th Aydar battalion of the 53rd brigade were detained by police officers in the area of ​​the settlement of Dzerzhinsk while trying to sell weapons to local residents,” said Bezsonov. He added that, according to intelligence, the offenders were in a… Continue ->

Tags: Donbass, DPR, Ukraine, War Crimes


THANK YOU SANCTIONS: Lipetsk region (VIDEO)

Published 2019-08-01 13:20:57 by Drago Bosnic in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

Lipetsk, Russian Federation – Lipetsk Region is an important region in central Russia. During the 1990s it suffered greatly, especially under the IMF-advised policies of Russia’s traitors, liberal shock-therapy economists selling Russia’s economic giants for pennies. It all lasted until the early 2000s when new authorities decided to put a stop to it. The region started a long-overdue revival. In 2009, the revival was slowed down during the global recession crisis, but it soon recovered. However, the Western sanctions aiming to weaken Russia soon reached the Lipetsk region. And that’s when an economic boom happened. This river is called Voronezh… Continue ->

Tags: Economy, Lipetsk, Russia


REVEALED: Coordinator of Moscow protests uses child as human shield to avoid arrest

Published 2019-08-01 13:15:53 by Drago Victorien in Color-Revolution, Eurasia, Headline-News, Politics, Russia

CAUGHT: The activist, Sergey Fomin, a prominent coordinator of Saturday’s events in Moscow has been caught on camera using an infant child as a human shield in order to avoid arrest by the police. The mysterious man directed the crowds towards the roadway to block traffic, started chants and was involved in provocations against the police. Using children as human shields is a noted tactic by the ”moderate” rebels in Syria and terrorist affiliations. While such an act may be regarded as despicable, he’s currently being interrogated about his role in the protests. Whether this was a spontaneous action or… Continue ->

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INTERVIEW: Italian PM Giuseppe Conte about cooperation with Russia (VIDEO)

Published 2019-08-01 12:17:06 by Drago Bosnic in Eu, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Interview, Italy, Russia

ROME – On July 6, Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded his visit to Italy. He expressed hope that new EU authorities will see the economic damage caused by the sanctions and build good relations with Russia. The president stated this during his 11th official visit to Italy. Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini is also one of the strongest supporters of normalizing relations with Russia, along with the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. Italo-Russian relations today are on the rise. They are grounded in the long-standing tradition of friendship and mutual respect. Italy is one of Russia’s most important partners… Continue ->

Tags: Europe, International Relations, Italy, Russia


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