The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-10-13

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 9, articles about Anglo-5, Eu, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, United-Kingdom, Eurasia, Russia, United-States, Ukraine, Isis, Mena, Syria, Turkey, Ecuador, Latin-America, Defense, India.

Tags in this brief: Boris Johnson, Brexit, Eu, UK, Economy, Geopolitics, International Relations, Russia, UN, USA, Impeachment, Politics, Trump, ISIS, SDF, Syria, Turkey, War, Ecuador, Arab League, PKK, YPG, Hypersonic, Missile, Putin, Black Sea, US, India, SU-30.

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Boris Johnson to the EU: Back My Deal or Friendly No-Deal Brexit

Published 2019-10-13 22:30:15 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Eu, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, United-Kingdom

LONDON/BRUSSELS – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will speak to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker by the end of Monday to urge the leaders to support his Brexit deal, according to the Sunday Times. Johnson will offer the three leaders the option to either help him deliver a new deal this week or to agree on a friendly version of a no-deal Brexit by October 31, the newspaper said, citing a source familiar with the conversations. “He’ll be talking to Merkel, Macron and Juncker by the end of Monday to see… Continue ->

Tags: Boris Johnson, Brexit, Eu, UK


Russian FM: US Using Financial Levers to Undermine UN’s Work

Published 2019-10-13 22:00:17 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW – The United States of America is trying to stonewall the United Nations’ work not only by creating visa hurdles for delegations’ members but also by ignoring its commitments on contributions to the organization’s budget, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced in a statement on Sunday. “It’s necessary to note that the United States has been a major nonpayer for a rather long time. Its debt to the UN regular budget has exceeded $1 bln. Washington’s clear attempts to undermine the organization’s work are obvious: along with its unpredicted and biased policy on issuing US visas to delegations’ members it… Continue ->

Tags: Economy, Geopolitics, International Relations, Russia, UN, USA


US Political Conundrum Continues as Trump Threatens to Sue Schiff, Pelosi

Published 2019-10-13 21:30:10 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Politics, Ukraine, United-States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – US President Donald Trump on Saturday night lambasted the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, saying his administration would look into possibly suing Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) over the probe. “We’re going to take a look at it. We’re going after these people. These are bad, bad people,” Trump stated while speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C, The Hill reported. “I actually told my lawyer, I said sue [Schiff] anyway. I said, even if we lose, the American public will understand,” Trump said of Schiff, who is helping lead the House’s… Continue ->

Tags: Impeachment, Politics, Trump, USA


MAJOR: Kurds Claim At Least 800 ISIS Terrorists Escaped Since Turkey Offensive Started

Published 2019-10-13 21:00:08 by Drago Bosnic in Eurasia, Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Syria, Turkey

DAMASCUS – At least 785 foreigners affiliated with the ISIS (ISIL or Daesh) terror group managed to escape a camp where they were being held following Turkish shelling on Sunday, the Kurdish militants in northern Syria claimed. In an apparent reference to Ankara-backed militants, the Kurds announced in a statement that “mercenaries” had attacked the camp where “Daesh elements” in turn attacked camp guards and opened the gates. An official with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), meanwhile, stated that Kurdish-led security forces do not have enough guards for the Ain Issa camp that holds families of ISIS militants and dozens… Continue ->

Tags: ISIS, SDF, Syria, Turkey, War


Ecuador Government, Protesters Agree to Talk Amid Curfew

Published 2019-10-13 20:32:14 by Drago Bosnic in Ecuador, Headline-News, Latin-America, Politics

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QUITO – The United Nations (UN) and the Catholic Church said the government and indigenous groups in Ecuador have agreed to hold talks for the first time to end the crisis engulfing the Latin American country over fuel subsidy cuts. The UN office in Ecuador and the Church said in a statement that the meeting would be held in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito on Sunday, a day after the country’s President Lenin Moreno ordered a curfew as part of attempts to quell anti-austerity protests in the city, PressTV reported. The UN and the Catholic Church “inform the Ecuadorian society… Continue ->

Tags: Economy, Ecuador, Politics


Turkey condemns Arab League statement on Syria operation

Published 2019-10-13 16:29:01 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Russia, Syria

ANKARA – Turkey has condemned the Arab League statement about the Ankara operation in northern Syria, said Turkish presidential administration communications director Fahrettin Altun. On Saturday, Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit urged Turkey to immediately halt the military operation against Kurdish units in northern Syria and to withdraw troops from the territory of the Arab republic. The organization’s statement said member states had agreed to consider political and economic measures against Turkey on what they call the invasion. Altun used Twitter to show his discontent about the Arab League’s position. We are fully aware that government which dislike Turkey’s… Continue ->

Tags: Arab League, PKK, Syria, Turkey, YPG


Putin: When other countries have hypersonic weapons, Russia will have something even more powerful

Published 2019-10-13 15:27:52 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that when the world’s leading armies have hypersonic weapons, Russia will have something more advanced. Putin stressed that Russia cannot help but worry about the current situation of international strategic stability and security. “These are obvious things. In 2002, and Trump had nothing to do with it, the US withdrew from the missile defense treaty, which, I want to emphasize once again, was the cornerstone of the entire strategic security system in the world because it limited the possibilities of creating a missile defense for both countries,” the Russian leader said… Continue ->

Tags: Hypersonic, Missile, Putin


MAJOR: Russian navy escorts U.S. military ship in the Black Sea

Published 2019-10-13 14:25:40 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW – Ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet began to escort the USS Porter destroyer, which entered the waters of the southern Black Sea, reported the Russian National Defense Control Center. The direct control of the actions of the US Navy ship in the Black Sea is being carried out by frigate Admiral Essen and the Vyshny Volochyok and Orekhovo-Zuevo corvettes, the Russian military specified on Saturday. The commander of the 6th US Fleet, Vice Admiral Lisa Franchetti, said this was a routine operation aimed at showing Washington’s so-called commitment to free navigation.” This American warship had already been… Continue ->

Tags: Black Sea, Russia, US


India can equip POWERFUL Russian Su-30 fighters with new generation radar

Published 2019-10-13 13:24:40 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, India

NEW DELHI – The Indian Air Force is planning to equip part of its Su-30MKI fighter fleet with the new Russian Irbis-E radar, designed for Su-35 fighters. The Indian Air Force’s decision to integrate Irbis-E into the Su-30MKI, a 4+ generation fighter, would be linked to China’s growing fleet of poaching and Pakistan’s plans to develop its own poaching as part of the AZM project, according to Military Watch magazine . Meanwhile, radar installation is just “one of several measures that must be applied for fighters to reach next generation fighter level,” according to the publication. India is also considering… Continue ->

Tags: India, SU-30


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