The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-10-31

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 7, articles about Anglo-5, Armenia, Eurasia, Greece-Eurasia, Headline-News, Turkey, United-States, Latin-America, Venezuela, Donbass, Russia, Ukraine, Nato, Eu, Finance, Politics, United-Kingdom, Israel, Mena.

Tags in this brief: Armenia, Armenian Genocide, Turkey, US, IMF, LATAM, Latin America, Maduro, Venezuela, Donbass, Putin, Russia, Ukraine, NATO, Su-57, Tomahawk, Brexit, Economy, UK, Finance, International Relations, Israel, Politics.

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Washington’s Armenian Genocide Recognition Is Politically Motivated, But Does That Matter?

Published 2019-10-31 17:30:16 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Armenia, Eurasia, Greece-Eurasia, Headline-News, Turkey, United-States

A historical moment was achieved on October 29 for the Armenian lobby in the U.S. after the House of Representatives recognized the Armenian genocide, with 405 votes in favor and 11 against the Resolution. This timely move was certainly aimed at provoking Turkey, who has consistently denied that the foundation of the modern Republic of Turkey was built on the ethnic cleansing of the Christian minorities in the country, particularly the Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians. There is little doubt that this belated recognition by the U.S. was chosen to be announced on Republic Day, a public holiday in Turkey commemorating… Continue ->

Tags: Armenia, Armenian Genocide, Turkey, US


IMF neoliberalism failed in Latin America, says Maduro

Published 2019-10-31 16:30:42 by Paul Antonopoulos in Headline-News, Latin-America, Venezuela

CARACAS – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said the neoliberal economic model of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) failed in Latin America. In addition, Maduro took the opportunity to point out that, since the IMF has failed, a productive and diversified alternative is being built in his country. “We are focused on economic recovery, on the articulation of different dimensions of production, on building a real productive economy, not on a paper economy, not an economy dependent on the International Monetary Fund, not on Latin America the neoliberal model of the International Monetary Fund has failed,” said Maduro. He also took… Continue ->

Tags: IMF, LATAM, Latin America, Maduro, Venezuela


Putin: Resolution of Donbass crisis depends on Ukrainian leader’s commitment to withdraw forces

Published 2019-10-31 15:30:39 by Paul Antonopoulos in Donbass, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine

KIEV – Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said in early October that he does not consider resorting to military force to retake the Donbass region and Crimea. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that “it is not clear whether Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky will be able to act successfully to ensure full separation of forces in eastern Ukraine.” According to him, the solution of the situation in the Ukrainian region taken by conflicts “depends on it”. “The question is whether he [Zelensky] will successfully accomplish what he has said publicly and what is considered appropriate, namely the separation of the… Continue ->

Tags: Donbass, Putin, Russia, Ukraine


Media releases NATO codename for Russia’s powerful Su-57

Published 2019-10-31 14:30:35 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Russia

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MOSCOW – The Russian jet Su-57 is the first Russian stealth fighter. With capabilities far exceeding those of previous generations, the Su-57 is expected to join the Russian Air Force later this year. NATO would have adopted the code name “Felon” for the device, which in English means “criminal”, “miscreant” or “villain”. The new “villain” of NATO, produced by the PAK-FA company must master the Russian Air Force in the coming years. With well-developed maneuverability and cruising capability, the Su-57 performs better than previous generations, including the MiG-29 and Su-27 fighters. NATO uses codenames to identify ships, aircraft, or missiles… Continue ->

Tags: NATO, Russia, Su-57


Tomahawk Trap: How would Russia protect itself from NATO missiles?

Published 2019-10-31 13:42:37 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Russia

MOSCOW – Russia is building new radars for its missile warning system that covers threats from anywhere. Any types of air targets will be detected at a distance of several thousand kilometers. In the coming years the Russian missile attack warning system will be reinforced with brand new radars beyond the Konteiner horizon. They operate with an increased viewing angle and can simultaneously track thousands of targets. The army will receive the first of these radars before the end of the year. Against hypersom Development of the 29B6 Konteiner two-coordinate radar station was initiated in the mid-1990s by engineers at… Continue ->

Tags: Tomahawk, US


UK Economy Predicted to Lose $90 Billion with Johnson’s Brexit Deal

Published 2019-10-31 00:40:38 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Eu, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, United-Kingdom

LONDON – Leaving the EU under the terms of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s deal would cost the UK economy about $90 billion, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) warned. One of the UK’s leading economic think tanks, as per The Guardian, has suggested that by the end of the 2020s, Johnson’s agreement, if accepted, would ax the size of the country’s economy up to 4%, or about $1,400 per capita a year. Moreover, the organization predicts that it will be even smaller than it would have been under Johnson’s predecessor Theresa May with her variant of the… Continue ->

Tags: Brexit, Economy, UK


Israeli Embassies Around World Shut as Diplomats Start a General Strike

Published 2019-10-31 00:15:14 by Drago Bosnic in Finance, Headline-News, Israel, Mena, Politics

TEL AVIV – All Israeli embassies and consulates all over the world shut down early Wednesday as diplomats and military attachés went on strike over a long-simmering dispute with the Finance Ministry over expense stipends paid to envoys. The move, coordinated by the Foreign Ministry, the Defense Ministry and the Histadrut Labor Federation, comes after the treasury reportedly backtracked on previous understandings and announced it would force the envoys to pay back thousands of dollars that they had been reimbursed for expenses. “Due to the decision of the Israeli Ministry of Finance to breach understandings that were agreed upon and… Continue ->

Tags: Finance, International Relations, Israel, Politics


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