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The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-12-04

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 5, articles about Headline-News, Anglo-5, Eurasia, Nato, United-States, Brazil, Latin-America, Iran, Mena, Russia.

Tags in this brief: Christianity, Orthodoxy, NATO, North Macedonia, Pompeo, US, Bolsonaro, Brazil, Iran, Russia, Putin.

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We are celebrating St. Barbara today: Who was she?

Published 2019-12-04 09:30:44 by Paul Antonopoulos in Headline-News

Saint Barbara, is celebrated today December 4. She lived during the reign of Emperor Maximian (286-305 AD). Saint Barbara was the daughter of pagan Dioscorus who was one of the wealthiest pagans of Ilioupolis. Her father kept her locked inside a tower because of her physical beauty. We do not know where she was taught Christianity as her father was a fanatical pagan, which is why she tried to keep her faith hidden. Her father was informed by artisans that she had requested that they open three windows in the tower where she was imprisoned, in the name of the… Continue ->

Tags: Christianity, Orthodoxy


NATO’s Continuing Enlargement Aims at further Weakening of Russian Influence in the Balkans

Published 2019-12-04 08:30:37 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, United-States

SKOPJE – Of the 29 NATO member states, 22 have already ratified the accession protocol of North Macedonia into the anti-Russian alliance. The ratification process will likely be completed before the end of NATO’s summit taking place in London this week, which will make North Macedonia the newest country in military alliance. This now appears even more likely since U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave his endorsement, saying on Twitter: “Pleased to announce the United States deposited its ratification of North Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol. One step closer to welcoming North Macedonia as NATO’s 30th Ally!” This will make… Continue ->

Tags: NATO, North Macedonia, Pompeo, US


Brazil’s honeymoon with the US is over too soon

Published 2019-12-04 07:30:13 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Brazil, Headline-News, Latin-America, United-States

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After a year of seeking a stronger rapprochement with the US, Brazil continues to be the target of President Donald Trump’s few friends’ policy, raising questions about the real advantages of this partnership. On Monday, US President Donald Trump announced the restoration of tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from Brazil and Argentina, countries that he said would be devaluing their currencies against the dollar and thus disrupting US producers in the international market, especially in the agricultural sector. The move announced by the White House was the latest in a series of negative actions taken by Washington against Brazil… Continue ->

Tags: Bolsonaro, Brazil, US


Too late: Russian diplomat believes nuclear deal with Iran will not be preserved

Published 2019-12-04 06:30:46 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, Russia

MOSCOW – The parties involved in the Joint Action Plan (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program are trying to preserve it, but in general it seems to be too late, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. “I would like to hope for the best. But in general, I think the train has already left the station. Maybe something else will come up in the future. But it will be of a different genre in a different way, ” Ryabkov said in an interview. He emphasized that the parties are trying to “preserve existing agreements as much as possible” because… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, Russia


NATO’s approach to Russian borders threatens security, says Putin

Published 2019-12-04 05:04:37 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Russia

MOSCOW – The Russian president said the deployment of NATO forces near Russia’s borders is a threat to the country, which has been constantly trying to cooperate with the alliance. “Before we start our work, I would like to note that on the same day, 3-4 December, in London, the NATO Summit dedicated to the alliance’s 70th anniversary is being held,” Putin said at the meeting on Navy development. The Russian president recalled that the military alliance was created to oppose the USSR. “Now, as we know, there is no longer Soviet Union, there is no Warsaw Pact […] but… Continue ->

Tags: NATO, Putin, Russia


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