The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-11-04

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 9, articles about Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Thailand, Finance, China, Anglo-5, Belarus, Lithuania, Nato, United-States, Mena, Syria, Turkey, Crime, Isis, World, Ksa, Sudan, Yemen, Eu, Iran, Politics.

Tags in this brief: Russia, Thailand, Dollar, Ruble, Bitcoin, China, Belarus, Lithuania, NATO, Syria, Turkey, US, US Imperialism, War, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, War Crimes, Yemen, Dollar Hegemony, Economy, Finance, Geopolitics, Iran, USA.

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Russia analyzes the supply of airplanes and helicopters to Thailand

Published 2019-11-04 16:30:01 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Thailand

BANGKOK – The supply of Russian equipment, including airplanes and helicopters, was among the issues discussed in negotiations with Thai leaders in Bangkok, said Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev. “During the negotiations we examined several issues… for example, the purchase of Russian equipment, airplanes and helicopters,” Medvedev said in a press conference. The head of the Russian Government stressed that it is a large market that is very interesting for his country. In addition, the Prime Minister of Russia indicated that issues related to cooperation in the field of computer technologies and infrastructure projects were also discussed. In the opinion… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Thailand


Foreign trade record: Russian currency gains ground against the dollar

Published 2019-11-04 15:30:25 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – A recent report by the Central Bank of Russia indicated that the ruble and the euro are increasingly gaining ground in currency exchange with major trading partners. With more than 3 billion rubles, China continues to lead the use of the Russian currency, the ruble, in trade with Russia in absolute terms. This corresponds to an increase from 7.5% to 8.5% of Russia’s payments to China and from 4.3% to 4.4% from China to Russia. Both countries have so far preferred the European currency. In the first quarter of 2018, the Chinese paid 87.7% of Russian goods and… Continue ->

Tags: Dollar, Ruble, Russia


Bitcoin value soars after Chinese President Xi Jinping’s statement

Published 2019-11-04 14:30:13 by Paul Antonopoulos in China, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News

BEIJING – The cryptocurrency market has returned to the world agenda this week, all due to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s announcement about blockchain. Prices for the world’s leading digital currency – bitcoin – rose more than 40 percent after the Chinese president stressed the importance of blockchain technology and announced that the Asian giant should advance the development of the sphere in question. “We should see blockchain as a major breakthrough for independent technology innovations. We should determine the main direction of its development, increase investment and focus our attention on the most important technologies, accelerating blockchain development and industrial… Continue ->

Tags: Bitcoin, China


MAJOR: NATO begins military exercises near the Russian border

Published 2019-11-04 13:30:04 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Belarus, Eurasia, Headline-News, Lithuania, Nato, Russia, United-States

VILNIUS – NATO began the Iron Wolf 2019-II exercises in Lithuania, a Baltic country located near Russia. About 4,000 military personnel from 11 alliance countries will participate in the maneuvers, which will focus on the use of armored vehicles. The exercises will involve about 1,000 military equipment, such as tanks, other armored vehicles and artillery pieces. Previously, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has announced that he sees no reason for neighboring countries, such as Belarus, to worry about holding the exercises. Belarusian Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov announced that Minsk will take steps to respond to the mobilization of US tanks… Continue ->

Tags: Belarus, Lithuania, NATO, Russia


US confirms attack on military convoy by pro-Turkish terrorists in Syria

Published 2019-11-04 12:45:34 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Syria, Turkey, United-States

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QAMISHLI – A US Central Command spokesman (Centcom) said on Monday that the artillery strike in northeastern Syria by Turkish-backed radicals did not hit the US military convoy. “On 3 November, a US patrol in Northeast Syria witnessed several artillery attacks, shells landed a kilometer or more from the road it was moving on. The patrol was not touched,” the CENTCOM spokesman stated, RIA Novosti reported. The spokesman added that US forces retain inalienable right to self-defense, saying that the security of the troops is given priority. Previously, Maj. Gen. Yuri Borenkov, head of the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation,… Continue ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey, US


MAJOR: US to Continue Stealing Syrian Oil; 3 New US Bases set up in Syria’s Qamishli

Published 2019-11-04 11:00:44 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Crime, Finance, Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Nato, Syria, United-States

Qamishli, Syria – The United States Army is planning to set up several more military bases in Syria’s Qamishli region as it is looking for suitable locations, Kurdish-language media stated. “We can confirm reports that the US is to establish three small new military bases in Qamishli,” Rojoua Information Center affiliated to the Kurdish militia wrote on its Twitter page. It noted that the US Army is presently looking for an appropriate location to set up its new bases. Qamishli is the capital of al-Hasaka province where about half of Syrian oil wells are located. The US Army’s attempts to… Continue ->

Tags: Syria, US Imperialism, War


MAJOR: Syrian Army Fortifying Positions in the Wake of a Possible Turkish Attack

Published 2019-11-04 10:00:29 by Drago Bosnic in Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Syria, Turkey

DAMASCUS – The Syrian Army continues to reinforce its military positions in the northern and northeastern countryside of Hasaka, including Tal Tamr, in order to confront any possible aggression by Turkish occupying forces and also to protect locals from the attacks by Ankara troops. In Tal Tamr, the army units are working to fortify their positions to confront Turkish Army attacks as other army units boosted their positions in an area extending 60 kilometers from al-Aghibish village (west of Tal Tamr) to al-Wasitah village south of Aliyah silos. The Syrian Army units strengthened their positions in Um al-Kaif village northwest… Continue ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey, War


The Collapse of Saudi-Led Coalition Against Yemen in Full Swing as Sudan pulls out of the war

Published 2019-11-04 09:00:45 by Drago Bosnic in World, Crime, Headline-News, Ksa, Mena, Sudan, Yemen

SANA’A – Withdrawal of 10,000 Sudanese soldiers from Yemen indicates the collapse of the Saudi-US coalition, a prominent analyst said on Sunday. Omar Ayasrah told the Arabic-language al-Jazeera news website that the Saudi-led coalition was formed under the pretext of returning legitimacy to fugitive Yemeni President Mansour Hadi but facts changed on the ground and now the coalition is attempting to replace Hadi’s government with the coup launchers. He referred to Saudi Arabia’s failure in protecting its southern borders against Houthi counter-attacks and said the Yemeni army and popular forces succeeded in sending their drones to the heart of Saudi… Continue ->

Tags: Saudi Arabia, Sudan, War, War Crimes, Yemen


SLOWLY BUT SURELY: US Dollar Losing Ground

Published 2019-11-04 08:00:00 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, China, Eu, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, Politics, Russia, United-States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The US government has been using the dollar as a convenient weapon of choice to preserve its global economic and geopolitical position, since at least 1971, when the US unilaterally terminated convertibility of the US dollar to gold, effectively bringing the Bretton Woods system to an end and rendering the dollar a fiat currency. This has been evident through sanctions for Iran, Russia and Venezuela, and recently for China. During this process of reflection, Washington has weaponized the dollar, and this has prompted many countries to consider abandoning it as a medium of world trade. Russia, Iran and China have been trading… Continue ->

Tags: China, Dollar Hegemony, Economy, Finance, Geopolitics, Iran, Russia, USA


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