The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-09-24

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 8, articles about Anglo-5, Defense, Eu, Eurasia, Headline-News, Iran, Ksa, Mena, Nato, Politics, Propaganda, Russia, Syria, United-States, Greece-Eurasia, China, Serbia, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Finance.

Tags in this brief: Economy, Geopolitics, International Relations, Iran, Military, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, USA, Florina, Greece, Macedonia, China, Serbia, Vucic, India, Kashmir, Pakistan, Aramco, KSA, Saudi, Black Sea, NATO.

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The Tumultuous September: Madman US General Pits US Bombers Against Russian Missile Defenses, Saudi-Iranian Conflict Looming, While Biden Slams Trump (VIDEOS)

Published 2019-09-24 23:47:20 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Eu, Eurasia, Headline-News, Iran, Ksa, Mena, Nato, Politics, Propaganda, Russia, Syria, United-States

WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS/RIYADH/TEHRAN – American airmen are practicing the plan to break the Russian anti-air and anti-missile defense systems. And they already chose a target – Kaliningrad. Situated in the southeastern part of the highly contested Baltic Sea, the Kaliningrad Oblast is a Russian exclave packed with anti-air and anti-missile defenses and a real thorn in NATO’s backside. The exclave is also home to the lethal Iskander missile system, capable of striking most of Eastern Europe, rendering NATO’s defenses in the area useless. Although the tensions in the region are already high enough, NATO and the US are still intent on escalating… Continue ->

Tags: Economy, Geopolitics, International Relations, Iran, Military, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, USA


Major archaeological discovery brings further proof Macedonians originated from southern Greece

Published 2019-09-24 17:30:55 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Greece-Eurasia, Headline-News

FLORINA, Greece – In the northern Greek region of Macedonia (different to the country of “Northern Macedonia”) were found golden warrior masks from antiquity and confirms in part the literary myths of the kings (Temenides, Bacchians) of Macedonia originated from the northeastern Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece. Along with a number of other findings in Macedonia, it shows the cultural affinity they had with the Doric tribes of Central and Southern Greece. Gold masks are found in the Mycenaean tombs of the Peloponnese and were also later used in Macedonia. The Mycenaeans, a tribe of Greeks centered in the northeast… Continue ->

Tags: Florina, Greece, Macedonia


Why Did Vucic Say China’s Greatest Friend Is Serbia?

Published 2019-09-24 16:30:34 by Paul Antonopoulos in China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Serbia

China has no greater reliable partner and more sincere friend than Serbia, according to President Aleksandar Vucic said last week in Belgrade at a ceremony remembering the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The Serbian President said that the accusations that his country is becoming China’s greatest friend in Europe is a “boast for us, because we plan to be in the future” and that Serbia was proud to implement the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Any walk-through Belgrade and the Russian influence is evident, with billboards and businesses seen abound. However, the Chinese are… Continue ->

Tags: China, Serbia, Vucic


Pakistan ‘reactivated’ terrorist camp destroyed in February, claims Indian military

Published 2019-09-24 15:30:16 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, India, Pakistan

NEW DELHI – Hundreds of militants are ready to cross from Pakistan to India after Islamabad relaunched a terrorist camp in Balakot, the Indian army said. An air strike on Balakot led the two nations to the brink of war in February. “Balakot has been reactivated by Pakistan very recently,” Indian Army Chief of Staff General Bipin Rawat told reporters on Monday. The general said the camp in northeastern Pakistan was destroyed by Indian jets in February, but “now they have taken people there.” “These numbers are still fluctuating, but I would say so – there are at least 500… Continue ->

Tags: India, Kashmir, Pakistan


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Is Saudi Aramco hiding information about the true damage of its oil infrastructure?

Published 2019-09-24 14:30:30 by Paul Antonopoulos in Headline-News, Ksa, Mena

RIYADH – Repairs to Saudi Aramco’s oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais could take months rather than just ten weeks, the oil company initially estimated. According to contractors, quoted by the Wall Street Journal, the oil company is in urgent negotiations with equipment manufacturers and service providers and is willing to pay special rates for faster delivery and installation. Even with the payment of urgent services, the repair work can take months, or even a year, because the equipment still needs to be manufactured, delivered and installed, the newspaper said, citing Saudi officials. As a result of Aramco’s overly optimistic… Continue ->

Tags: Aramco, KSA, Saudi


Why is Russia watching the Black Sea NATO exercises closely?

Published 2019-09-24 13:29:43 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Russia

CRIMEA – Russian warships do not hinder NATO countries and Ukraine from conducting exercises in the Black Sea, closing off the maneuvering area to prevent incidents, former Baltic Fleet commander Admiral Vladimir Valuev said. Earlier, in an interview with the Ukrainian edition Segodnya, retired Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, who commanded the US Army in Europe, said Russia “is blocking NATO exercises.” When Atlantic Alliance forces announce exercises on the Black Sea, Russia closes the corridors, the US general said, noting that NATO needs to build its forces in the region to “guarantee freedom of navigation.” “Before making such statements, the… Continue ->

Tags: Black Sea, NATO, Russia


MAJOR: Almost 130,000 Soldiers Took Part in a Massive Russian Military Exercise (VIDEOS)

Published 2019-09-24 10:00:46 by Drago Bosnic in China, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Politics, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

Astrakhan, Russia – Last Monday, this year’s largest military exercises began in Russia – Tsentr-2019 (lit. Center-2019). For six days straight, battle tasks were carried out on the land,  sea, and air by 128,000 soldiers, more than 20,000 units of military equipment, 600 aircraft, and battleships. These maneuvers differed from previous times because seven Asian countries were also involved – India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and China. Notably, China’s participation was personally decided by Xi Jinping, the leader of the PRC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQTeMTAmOFc A special focus was placed on advanced long-range air defense systems, which have been Russia’s trademark for… Continue ->

Tags: China, India, Military, Russia


Russian Arms Industry Growth Not Affecting Civilian Infrastructure (VIDEO)

Published 2019-09-24 09:00:19 by Drago Bosnic in Defense, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – Two million Russian gunsmiths, whose work makes the Russian army one of the most powerful on the planet, celebrated their professional holiday on September 20. The main celebrations on Gunsmith Day were held in Izhevsk where the legendary Kalashnikov Concern produces over 10% of all small arms in the world. The plan is to have the high quality typical of Kalashnikov Concern’s products also transferred to civilian products. Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that the Kalashnikov’s share should reach 50% in defense industry enterprises within ten years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIlffq7HRJE However, the country will not only focus on the development… Continue ->

Tags: Economy, Military, Russia


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