The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-12-14


This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 12, articles about Bolivia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Anglo-5, Canada, Defense, Science, United-Kingdom, Eurasia, Montenegro, Politics, Serbia, Finance, Nato, Russia, United-States, China, Colombia, Turkey.

Tags in this brief: Bolivia, Evo Morales, Brexit, Economy, Geopolitics, Cold War 2.0, NATO, Russia, USA, China, Gold, Palladium, Colombia, UK, Sanctions, Turkey, US.

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Evo Morales accuses Bolivian military commanders of honoring scam artists

Published 2019-12-14 23:18:56 by Paul Antonopoulos in Bolivia, Headline-News, Latin-America

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales accused his country’s Armed Forces commanders of honoring coup plotters who participated in the crackdown and massacre of protesters. Despite the message, Morales acknowledges that “fortunately not all military personnel.” Moments earlier, he had accused the government of current President Jeanine Ánez of preparing for the privatization of national companies of strategic importance, as well as planning the intervention of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Algunos comandantes de las FFAA que juraron ante mí la defensa de la Patria y la Constitución, hoy condecoran a golpistas que masacraron a los humildes en Sacaba, Senkata y… Continue ->

Tags: Bolivia, Evo Morales

Nuclear Power’s Phoenix Moment in Canada and Abroad

Published 2019-12-14 20:11:35 by Matthew Ehret in Anglo-5, Canada, Defense, Headline-News, Science, United-Kingdom

Like the phoenix of ancient mythology, Canada’s nuclear sector- long thought dead for decades, has experienced a revitalization both at home and abroad in recent weeks. First on December 1st, the Premiers of three provinces (Ontario, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan) announced a joint Memorandum of Understanding to build Small Modular Nuclear Reactors in order to both tackle fossil fuel emissions, as well as deal with the crisis of “green energy” which is both hugely costly, unreliable and incapable sustaining any heavy agro-industrial policy. While Ontario ended its use of coal in 2014, 15% of New Brunswick’s energy stems from coal while in… Continue ->



Published 2019-12-14 10:00:38 by Guest Author in Eurasia, Headline-News, Montenegro, Politics, Serbia

By Igumen Nikon of Mt. Athos – It’s not because we sin that we don’t go to Heaven. You have to know that the only sinless one was Christ and no one else. It’s not because we commit sins that we don’t go to Heaven. While we’re still alive and our eyes are open—we sin. We will go to Heaven because we are trying with all of our strength to be what Christ wants us to be, and that kind of effort will save us. Whether we can overcome the temptation to sin or not depends not on us, but on… Continue ->


Johnson: We Will Get Brexit Done by January 31, No Ifs, No Buts

Published 2019-12-14 09:00:59 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, United-Kingdom

LONDON – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged on Friday to get Brexit done by 31 January, as his Conservative Party appears to win the general election. “We will get Brexit done on time, by 31 January, no ifs, no buts, no maybes, leaving the European Union as one United Kingdom. Taking back control of our law … money, our trade, immigration system. Delivering all the democratic mandate of the people,” Johnson stated in his election victory speech, Sputnik reported. While the final results are still being counted, exit polls and results in several regions in northern England predict a… Continue ->

Tags: Brexit, Economy, Geopolitics

US Military Tests Previously Banned Ballistic Missile

Published 2019-12-14 08:00:53 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Politics, Russia, United-States

Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, US – The Air Force tested a prototype of a non-nuclear ballistic missile that was previously banned by an arms control treaty from which President Donald Trump withdrew earlier this year, the Pentagon announced on Thursday. “On Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 8:30 am Pacific Time, the US Air Force, in partnership with the Strategic Capabilities Office, conducted a flight test of a prototype conventionally-configured ground-launched ballistic missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California,” Pentagon Spokesman Lt. Col. Robert Carver said in a statement, The Hill reported. The missile was launched from a “static” stand… Continue ->

Tags: Cold War 2.0, Geopolitics, NATO, Russia, USA

China promises to boost economic growth by 2020

Published 2019-12-14 04:30:55 by Paul Antonopoulos in China, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News

BEIJING – China’s leaders promise to boost economic growth next year, even with the current trade war with the US, as well as reducing poverty and pollution. Communist Party leaders, in a statement issued Friday, pledged at an annual planning meeting to promote technology-based development and competition, further opening up the state-dominated economy. The Annual Economic Work Meeting, which ended on Thursday, sets general goals for next year. Companies and investors generally need to wait for China’s ceremonial legislature meeting in March for more details, the Associated Press news agency reports. Communist leaders are in the midst of a battle… Continue ->

Tags: China

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Not all that glitters is gold: palladium is dethroning gold as the most expensive metal

Published 2019-12-14 03:30:15 by Paul Antonopoulos in Finance, Headline-News

Price hikes in the last decade and closure of South African mines have made precious metals hit price records. The price of palladium has risen for the 15th straight day, exceeding the highest gold price ever, reports Bloomberg. On Thursday, the rare white metal traded at a record high of $1,940.34, which increased cumulative earnings for palladium this year to 54%. Thursday’s palladium index boosted it beyond the record ounce of gold, which was $ 1,921.17 in 2011. These changes come after South African mines were closed for 24 hours due to a lack of electricity. South Africa is ranked… Continue ->

Tags: Gold, Palladium

Russia-China trade may break new record in 2019

Published 2019-12-14 02:30:11 by Paul Antonopoulos in China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

A new record in the history of economic and trade relations between Beijing and Moscow would have been set with the volume of its trade reaching US $110 billion in 2019. From January to November, trade between the two countries was 3.1% higher than in the same period of 2018. In the first ten months of this year, Chinese imports of agricultural products from Russia increased by 12.4% in the period, while auto exports to the Slavic country grew by 66.4%, explained the Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman, Gao Feng, at a press conference. Feng also commented that China’s direct… Continue ->

Tags: China, Russia

Colombia’s accusations against Russia outrages Internet users

Published 2019-12-14 01:31:17 by Paul Antonopoulos in Colombia, Headline-News, Latin-America

BOGOTA – Many Colombians went to Twitter to criticize the country’s vice president, Marta Lucía Ramírez, after the policy accused Russia – and Venezuela – of using social networks to generate social unrest in Colombia. “We know that there is an international project, we know that there is an international support network to stimulate this social unrest. We are certain that there are platforms that from Venezuela and from Russia have been moving many of these messages on social networks,” he said, the second in command in Colombia in an act with the Customs Police. The accusation generated a wave… Continue ->

Tags: Colombia

UK election – victory for English Nationalism under the banner of Brexit

Published 2019-12-14 01:30:23 by Guest Author in Anglo-5, Headline-News, United-Kingdom

LONDON – Overnight the electoral map of the UK has changed significantly. Scotland is once again bathed in a sea of yellow, as England has been shrouded in blue. With the Scottish National Party obtaining 45% of the vote north of the border, and the Conservatives only 25% it is clear not only is there no mandate for Brexit in Scotland, but as leader Nicola Sturgeon has said, there is now very much a mandate for holding a second referendum on Scottish Independence. England, on the other hand has put its support resoundingly behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his… Continue ->

Tags: Brexit, UK

Washington’s Proposed New Sanctions Against Turkey Also Aimed Against Russia

Published 2019-12-14 00:33:45 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Turkey, United-States

With the world fixated on Turkish actions against Syria, Greece and Libya at the moment, the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Senate of the United States Congress approved a bill, “Promoting American National Security and Preventing the Resurgence of ISIS Act,” spearheaded and thoroughly promoted by staunch anti-Syria/Venezuela/Iran/Russia Democratic Senator Robert Menendez who celebrated the bills passing on his Twitter. The Republican-led Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 18-4 to send the bill for a vote in the full Senate. The approval of the bill was widely reported in the mainstream media as an “anti-Turkey bill.” Senator Jim Risch, the… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Sanctions, Turkey

US intimidation of Russian weapons could cause collapse in US market

Published 2019-12-14 00:30:24 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

The Trump administration has made a major effort to dissuade countries from buying Russian military equipment, however, this may be “a double-edged sword”. This is because such measures may drive US customers away from Russian, Chinese or European arms makers, according to military analyst Omar Lamrani. In an article published by Stratfor, Lamrani states that attempts to use sanctions to increase US military equipment exports are part of a zero-sum approach against rival powers, as well as a complex and focused military approach. US foreign policy, which contributed to increased arms sales. However, Russia, being the world’s second largest arms… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, US

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