The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-12-02

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 11, articles about Headline-News, Russia, United-States, World, Burkina-Faso, Crime, Isis, Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Nato, Politics, Bolivia, Color-Revolution, Latin-America, Mexico, Eu, Finance, France-Eurasia, Greece-Eurasia, Libya, Mena, Turkey, Japan, North-Korea, China, Denmark.

Tags in this brief: Backfire, Bear, START 3, Strategic Nuclear ForcesWhite Swan, Treaty, Africa, ISIS, Islamic Extremism, Islamic Terrorism, France, Geopolitics, Russia, US Imperialism, Bolivia, Color Revolution, Evo Morales, Mexico, USA, Mass Murder, US Shootings, Macron, NATO, Greece, Libya, Turkey, DPRK, Japan, China, Denmark, Greenland, US.

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What if the next US president withdraws from the Strategic Arms Treaty? It expires 2 weeks after the inaugural

Published 2019-12-02 23:50:39 by Tom Winter in Headline-News, Russia, United-States

The next President of the United States will take office on January 20, 2021. The current Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty expires 16 days later, on February 5. If that President is Donald Trump it is a good bet that START 3 will not be renewed. Perhaps the same if it is one of the bellend Democratic candidates.  Russia is making contingency plans. Some of these are spelled out in the following news story, which I translate. Its headline is incendiary, and the subheading is supposititious, but here it is, via The Independent Gazette, Независимая Газета: THEY ARE MOVING THE NUCLEAR… Continue ->

Tags: Backfire, Bear, START 3, Strategic Nuclear ForcesWhite Swan, Treaty


Terrorist Attack on Church in Burkina Faso Leaves 14 Dead

Published 2019-12-02 22:00:51 by Drago Bosnic in World, Burkina-Faso, Crime, Headline-News, Isis

OUAGADOUGOU – Fourteen people were killed in an attack Sunday on a church in Eastern Burkina Faso where places of worship have suffered a string of terrorist assaults this year, the regional government announced. “Unidentified armed men” carried out the attack during a Sunday service at a Protestant church in the town of Hantoukoura near the border with Niger, the government statement said, according to AFP. “This attack, unfortunately, left 14 dead and many wounded,” it added. Soldiers in the region were hunting down the assailants, who fled on scooters, a security source stated earlier. The West African country has… Continue ->

Tags: Africa, ISIS, Islamic Extremism, Islamic Terrorism


NATO Rift Widens: Trump Displeased with Macron’s Statements About NATO’s Brain Death, Macron Wants a ‘New INF’ (VIDEO)

Published 2019-12-02 21:00:59 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Politics, Russia, United-States

PARIS/WASHINGTON, D.C. – US President Donald Trump is not happy with the remarks made by his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron about NATO’s “brain death”, US news portal Axios reported on Monday, citing senior officials. “He’s been down on Macron for a long while,” one official said, as quoted by the portal. At the same time, another official believes that Macron’s statements may make Trump take a more positive stance toward the alliance to spite his colleague. In November, Macron told The Economist magazine that there was currently no security cooperation between Europe and the United States, essentially leaving NATO in… Continue ->

Tags: France, Geopolitics, Russia, US Imperialism


Mexican President: ‘Morales Victim of a Coup D’état’

Published 2019-12-02 20:00:22 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Bolivia, Color-Revolution, Headline-News, Latin-America, Mexico, Politics, United-States

MEXICO CITY – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador defended granting political asylum to Bolivia’s ex-leader, who stepped down under the military’s pressure last month, saying Evo Morales was the victim of a coup d’état. Addressing a crowd of supporters celebrating his first year in office on Sunday, Obrador spoke in support of Morales and stated that he is “our brother who represents with dignity the majority indigenous people of Bolivia”, World News reported. The former Bolivian president was forced to resign on November 10 under pressure from the country’s armed forces, after the US-backed opposition in the country challenged… Continue ->

Tags: Bolivia, Color Revolution, Evo Morales, Mexico, USA


US: Two Children, Two Adults Dead in Shooting in Minneapolis

Published 2019-12-02 19:00:24 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Crime, Headline-News, United-States

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US – Two boys and two adults were killed in a shooting in Minneapolis, the city authorities said on Sunday, adding that the suspect shot himself in the head. Earlier, there were reports of two children shot dead outside the house and a supposed hostage situation, as the shooter entered the property where another victim was at that moment, Sputnik reported. Witnesses outside the property also reported a possible hostage situation. According to Police Spokesman John Elder, the situation is likely “domestic-related”. The boys were reportedly playing in the snow outside the house when the suspect shot them… Continue ->

Tags: Mass Murder, US Shootings


France Slams US for Forcing Own Weapons on NATO Allies

Published 2019-12-02 18:01:28 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Eu, Eurasia, Finance, France-Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Politics, United-States

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PARIS – France’s defense chief blasted the US for trying to force its NATO allies into purchasing American arms and equipment above anything else, days after President Emmanuel Macron held Washington to blame for the Western military bloc’s “brain death”. In remarks to French weekly newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche published on Sunday, Florence Parly renewed her criticism of US attempts to force the Lockheed-Martin F-35 fighter jet — the most advanced and expensive aircraft in America’s arsenal — on its NATO partners. The defense minister said the NATO charter includes Article 5 — which obliges member states to defend each… Continue ->

Tags: France, Geopolitics, Macron, NATO, US Imperialism


Greece slams Turkey and Libya’s Muslim Brotherhood government for Mediterranean deal

Published 2019-12-02 10:32:37 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Greece-Eurasia, Headline-News, Libya, Mena, Turkey

ANKARA – Turkey’s agreement with Libya “was signed on the basis of international law, including relevant articles of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said, without mentioning which articles of course. Ankara marks Turkey’s agreement with Libya compatible with international law and maritime law on maritime zones in the eastern Mediterranean, challenging Kastelorizo’s, a Greek island, continental shelf. In a statement, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy stressed that the agreement defines part of the western borders where Turkey has maritime jurisdictions in the eastern Mediterranean . He added that it was… Continue ->

Tags: Greece, Libya, Turkey


North Korean official calls Japanese Prime Minister an ‘imbecile’ and ‘political dwarf’

Published 2019-12-02 09:26:43 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Japan, North-Korea

PYONGYANG – North Korea has harshly criticized Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and warned that the launch of a “true ballistic missile” could come soon. Deputy Director-General of the Department of Japan’s Department of North Korea’s Foreign Affairs has sharply criticized Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for classifying North Korea’s recent tests as a security threat. “Abe has covered himself with terrible shame, earning himself the nickname of an imbecile, unable to distinguish a reactive weapon from a missile, and an extraordinary deformer,” the North Korean official wrote in his article published by the KCNA Agency. The official called the… Continue ->

Tags: DPRK, Japan


Construction of the first bridge linking Russia with China is completed

Published 2019-12-02 08:23:11 by Paul Antonopoulos in China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

On the Amur River, construction of the only car bridge between Russia and China has been completed, according to the governor of the Russian Amur region. On November 29, the governor of the Russian Amur region, Vasily Orlov, announced during the opening of the Amur Economic Forum that the only bridge linking Russia and China has been completed. Construction began in 2016 and the two-way connection took place on May 31, 2019. The length of the Russian part of the bridge is 540 meters, plus 13 kilometers of access roads. The Chinese part of the bridge is 5.9 kilometers, including… Continue ->

Tags: China, Russia


Russia puts into service 1st radar beyond the horizon with a range of 2,000 kilometers

Published 2019-12-02 07:14:12 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – The first radar beyond the Russian horizon Konteiner, capable of detecting air targets at a distance of 2,000 kilometers, is now fully operational, says the commander of Russia’s First Anti-Air Defense and Missile Army. According to Lieutenant General Andrei Demin, the commander of the 1st Anti-Aircraft and Missile Defense Army, the brand new radar beyond the Russian horizon Konteiner has already entered service. “We can now monitor in real time potential enemy attacks from several hundred to 2,000 kilometers from the national border. It is a continuous tracking radar to monitor the aerospace situation in the western and… Continue ->

Tags: Russia


Greenland becomes Denmark’s priority after sparking US interest

Published 2019-12-02 06:13:43 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Denmark, Eurasia, Headline-News, United-States

COPENHAGEN – The Danish Defense Intelligence Service’s latest risk assessment report showed a major shift in the country’s priorities, with Greenland taking the top spot in the ranking. US President Donald Trump surprised Denmark in August by suggesting that Washington could buy the kingdom’s semi-autonomous territory, located in North America. The Danish authorities, however, firmly declined the offer. With this change, Greenland becomes Denmark’s main source of security concern, ahead of terrorist threats and cyber crime, for example. However, this prioritization is not justified solely by the US attempt to entice. The Intelligence Service argues that the “power play” in… Continue ->

Tags: Denmark, Greenland, US


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