The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-09-11


This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 11, articles about Crimea, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Finance, Politics, Entertainment, Eu, France-Eurasia, Anglo-5, Democracy, Interview, Opinions, United-States, Latin-America, Venezuela, Colombia, Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Greece-Eurasia, Italy, Mena, Nato, Syria.

Tags in this brief: Russia, Economy, Putin, Russian Far East, Moscow, France, Geopolitics, International Relations, Macron, Center For Syncretic Studies, CSS, Flores, Front & Center, Human Rights Imperialism, Ideology, Labor History, Progressive, Progressivism, Socialism, Tim Kirby, USA, Video, US, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolton, Trump, Afghanistan, Taliban, Media Transparency, Military, Syria.

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Table of Contents

Hailstorms, Floods, Typhoons Hit Russia (VIDEO)

Published 2019-09-11 20:15:22 by Drago Bosnic in Crimea, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – In the last 24 hours, six people were killed in the storm which hit the coast of the Crimean Peninsula. Much further to the east, a heavy shower and hailstorm hit Barnaul, a city and the administrative center of Altai Krai in southern Siberia. As a result, a light snow cover laid onto the streets. Khabarovsk Krai, in the Russian Far East, experienced a devastating force of the Linlin typhoon. After that, thousands of people were left without electricity. One and a half times of a monthly norm of precipitation fell in a few hours. The situation in Komsomolsk-on-Amur… Continue ->

Tags: Russia

Putin’s Focus on Development of Russian Far East (VIDEO)

Published 2019-09-11 19:46:53 by Drago Bosnic in Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, Russia

Vladivostok, Russia Federation – The recently finished international forum (Eastern Economic Forum) is an important event. But when flying to Vladivostok, Putin always pays attention to the development of the entire Russian Far East. We couldn’t say that the president is pleased with the general dynamics, so he listens a lot to people living in the region and delves into their problems. The Ministers’ reports aren’t enough for Putin. Live communication gives him not only energy but also the most valuable material, from which projects and assignments are born. Russian Far East is crucial, although relatively sparsely populated region which… Continue ->

Tags: Economy, Putin, Russia, Russian Far East

Moscow Celebrates 872 Years Since Its Founding (VIDEO)

Published 2019-09-11 19:15:49 by Drago Bosnic in Entertainment, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – This weekend, Moscow is celebrating the City Day — 872 years since its foundation. VDNKh (lit. Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy) has become one of the centers of the festival. The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh) celebrated its 80th anniversary. Dozens of bright and fun events were prepared for residents and visitors of the capital over all the city districts. There were concerts, exhibitions, masterclasses, various fairs, folk festivals, and sports events. The holiday culminated in a magnificent, festive fireworks display, which illuminated the Moscow sky with a thousand colorful volleys. The city has been… Continue ->

Tags: Moscow, Russia

Franco-Russian Detente is Turning into a Constructive Dialog (VIDEO)

Published 2019-09-11 18:45:13 by Drago Bosnic in Eu, Eurasia, France-Eurasia, Headline-News, Politics, Russia

MOSCOW/PARIS – The presidents of Russia and France, Putin and Macron continue their close contacts. According to the Kremlin’s press service, the leaders “gave a positive assessment of the release and transfer of persons held in Ukraine and Russia on September 7th as an important humanitarian action”. They expressed hope that this would help normalize Russian-Ukrainian relations. After Macron stated that he will attend the 75th anniversary of the defeat of Hitler in Moscow, which is best known as the Victory Day Parade 2020, the relations between the two leaders have only been improving. Since then, Macron, along with the… Continue ->

Tags: France, Geopolitics, International Relations, Macron, Putin, Russia

FLORES & KIRBY: VIDEO How are Progressives Being Used for Imperialism? Front & Center ep 4

Published 2019-09-11 17:56:04 by Joaquin Flores in Anglo-5, Democracy, Headline-News, Interview, Opinions, United-States

Tim Kirby and Joaquin Flores debate what the ins and outs of ‘Progressive Imperialism’ – when Kirby poses the question to Flores “How are progressives being used for imperialism?” Flores tries to deconstruct the phenomenon, beginning by talking about how the Atlantic Council has ‘deployed’ a series of progressive journalists recently to write hit pieces on the Center. Flores and Kirby move towards deconstruction the psychological, sociological, and geopolitical factors behind this phenomenon. What emerges is quite interesting: Progressive institutions which have arisen in more recent decades, have re-written history. While ‘progressive’ reforms in the US were sometimes supported… Continue ->

Tags: Center For Syncretic Studies, CSS, Flores, Front & Center, Human Rights Imperialism, Ideology, Labor History, Progressive, Progressivism, Socialism, Tim Kirby, USA, Video

US Representative to Venezuela comments on possible war with Venezuela

Published 2019-09-11 16:30:49 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Headline-News, United-States

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WASHINGTON DC – Elliott Abrams, US diplomat and his country’s representative for Venezuela, said all possibilities are considered in relation to the Caribbean country. Since the beginning of the year, tensions between Washington and Caracas have grown considerably after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro began his second term. New sanctions were imposed on the country, while US reconnaissance aircraft were detected near or within the Venezuelan air traffic control zone. During a briefing on Venezuela, US diplomat and representative for the Caribbean country, Elliott Abrams, commented on Washington’s plans regarding Caracas. “at some point, we will have to explore the possibilities… Continue ->

Tags: US, Venezuela

Russia calls US sanction threats against Rosneft for Venezuela operations as “illegitimate”

Published 2019-09-11 15:30:42 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Russia, United-States, Venezuela

MOSCOW – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Riabkov said the sanctions that the US could impose on the Russian company Rosneft for operations with Venezuelan oil would be illegitimate. “Not at all,” Riabkov said in answering a question from the press about whether Moscow considered the possible sanctions against the Russian company illegitimate. On September 10, Washington’s envoy for Venezuela, Elliot Abrams, threatened Rosneft with sanctions for working in Venezuela. The vice foreign minister emphasized that Russia is not afraid of any restrictions and recalled that Washington had already imposed Rosneft sanctions before in 2014 after Crimea split off Ukraine… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, US, Venezuela

Despite External Interest, Venezuela and Colombia Should Not Go to War

Published 2019-09-11 14:30:18 by Paul Antonopoulos in Colombia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Venezuela

CARACAS – Venezuela yesterday began a series of military exercises along the Colombian border, raising concerns in the neighboring country and igniting warning throughout the region. Earlier on Tuesday, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro called on the Nation’s Defense Council to address alleged threats being presented to the country by the Colombian government along the border. “In compliance with article 323 of our Constitution, I summoned the National Defense Council to conduct, collectively and in a Civic-Military union, the current situation of serious threats by the warlike government of Colombia against Venezuela,” Maduro said on Twitter. En cumplimiento del artículo 323… Continue ->

Tags: Colombia, Venezuela

Russia doubts that the removal of Bolton will lead to improved bilateral relations

Published 2019-09-11 13:30:12 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Riabkov questioned in statement that the removal of John Bolton as US National Security adviser translates into an improvement in relations between Washington and Moscow. To the question of whether the dismissal of a politician considered as a hawk generates some expectations in Moscow, Riabkov replied that “there are not and cannot be.” “Our position remains the same as always: we judge the facts, not the statements, or the intentions,” he said. Riabkov refused to assess the removal of Bolton claiming that “it is an internal US matter.” At the same time, he… Continue ->

Tags: Bolton, Russia, Trump

Taliban threatens US with ‘holy war’ after new Afghanistan advance

Published 2019-09-11 12:19:39 by Paul Antonopoulos in Afghanistan, Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, United-States

KABUL – The Taliban took over another district in Afghanistan, the second in two weeks, saying the US will “regret” the abandonment of key peace talks that were interrupted after President Donald Trump canceled a long-awaited meeting with the group. Yangi Qala, a district of northern Afghanistan’s Takhar province, fell into the hands of Taliban fighters on Tuesday after government troops retreated in fear of further casualties, local authorities told the press. They sent reinforcements to expel the Taliban from the area, claiming that dozens of militants were killed. But the seizure of the district, which is close to the… Continue ->

Tags: Afghanistan, Taliban, US

‘TRANSPARENT WAR’ concept: Russian bases in Syria available to NATO journalists (VIDEO)

Published 2019-09-11 09:00:40 by Drago Bosnic in Bulgaria, Eu, Eurasia, Greece-Eurasia, Headline-News, Italy, Mena, Nato, Politics, Russia, Syria

By Uran, author at God of War A year ago, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced a new concept of the so-called “Transparent War”, which aims to make information on the full scale of Rusian military operations in the fight against terrorism available to both domestic and foreign media. The Russian army has recently shown a tendency of atypical openness to foreign media representatives, which is not characteristic of the armed forces when it comes to world standards. The subject of the matter is the concept of the so-called “Transparent War”. Specifically, Moscow has completely opened up space for journalists from NATO and EU… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, Media Transparency, Military, Russia, Syria

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