The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-12-17

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg with the Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Boyko Borissov
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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 11, articles about Bulgaria, Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Russia, Anglo-5, Finance, United-States, Afghanistan, Color-Revolution, Mena, Politics, Syria, Defense, Turkey, Faith, Romania, North-Korea, China.

Tags in this brief: Bulgaria, NATO, Russia, Boeing 737 MAX, Economy, Afghanistan, US Imperialism, Geopolitics, Oil Fields, Syria, War, Turkey, USA, Christianity, Humanitarian, China, DPRK, Black Sea, South China Sea, Afghanistan Papers, US.

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Bulgaria’s Willingness to Host NATO Naval Center Is Aimed at Containing Russia in the Black Sea

Published 2019-12-17 23:23:58 by Paul Antonopoulos in Bulgaria, Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Russia

In a joint statement between NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, the latter announced last Thursday that the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Varna is a willing new home of NATO’s Naval Force Coordination Center. NATO’s Maritime Headquarters is currently located in the United Kingdom, but Stoltenberg thanked his Bulgarian counterpart for its “strong commitment” and “strong focus” on so-called “Black Sea security.” By Black Sea security, it was of course meant that they want to contain Russia. As revealed by Stoltenberg, “NATO as an alliance has stepped up our presence in the Black Sea… Continue ->

Tags: Bulgaria, NATO, Russia


MAJOR: Boeing to Halt Production of 737 Max Aircraft

Published 2019-12-17 16:02:01 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Finance, Headline-News, United-States

Chicago, Illinois, United States – Boeing will reportedly halt production of its 737 Max aircraft, the latest setback for the company after its best-selling model was grounded following two fatal crashes, the company announced on Monday. The company has continued to build about 40 planes per month in its Washington state plant, even while the model was grounded, but it will temporarily halt production in January, The Hill reported. “We will continue to assess our progress towards a return to service milestones and make determinations about resuming production and deliveries accordingly. During this time, it is our plan that affected employees… Continue ->

Tags: Boeing 737 MAX, Economy


US Is Still Lying About The Unwinnable War in Afghanistan

Published 2019-12-17 14:15:39 by Drago Bosnic in Afghanistan, Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, United-States

KABUL/WASHINGTON, D.C. – A confidential trove of government documents published by American media outlets reveals that senior US officials lied about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable. The documents were generated by a federal project examining the root failures of the longest armed conflict in US history. They include more than 2,000 pages of previously unpublished notes of interviews with people who played a direct role in the war, from generals and diplomats to aid workers and Afghan officials. The US… Continue ->

Tags: Afghanistan, US Imperialism


OCCUPATION CONTINUES: US Military Convoy Enters Oil Fields in Northeast Syria

Published 2019-12-17 13:15:20 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Color-Revolution, Headline-News, Mena, Nato, Politics, Syria, United-States

DAMASCUS/WASHINGTON, D.C. – A large US military convoy entered oil fields in northeastern Syria despite widespread condemnation of the deployment as being tantamount to robbery. The United States sent new deployments to the Syrian provinces of Hasakah and Deir Ezzor from neighboring Iraq on Sunday, according to the Al-Ikhbariya TV. The US vehicles were carrying logistical equipment that would be provided to the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish militant group, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor. Turkey’s state-owned Anadolu news agency reported that the convoy contained 4×4 pickups, ambulances, minibusses and 100 rigs filled with fuel oil…. Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, NATO, Oil Fields, Syria, US Imperialism, War


US ‘Seeks Clarification’ on Turkey’s Warning over NATO Air Bases

Published 2019-12-17 12:28:30 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Nato, Politics, Russia, Syria, Turkey, United-States

ANKARA/WASHINGTON, D.C. – US Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday said he needed to speak with his Turkish counterpart to understand how serious Ankara about shutting down two strategic airbases. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Sunday that Turkey could close Incirlik and Kurecik air bases in response to threats of Washington sanctions and a US Senate resolution that recognized the Armenian Genocide, Daily Sabah reported. “It has not been brought up to me before. The first I heard of it was reading it in the papers as you just mentioned and so I need to talk to my defense counterpart… Continue ->

Tags: NATO, Turkey, USA


Former gymnast and economist, Mother Ecaterina cares for 126 children

Published 2019-12-17 11:00:17 by Guest Author in Eurasia, Faith, Headline-News, Romania

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By Aurelian Iftimiu – Mother Ecaterina from St Leontius of Radauti Settlement gave up her career and entered monasticism. She studied to become a nurse and a psychologist and now she takes care of 126 children of all ages at Romania’s largest residential institution devoted to the care of orphans and other children who were separated from their biological families. Pro TV posted an online video showing one day in the life of Mother Ecaterina. “Sister Ecaterina is a mother to us. She is a person who saved a lot of lives. She makes us become something in life. She… Continue ->

Tags: Christianity, Humanitarian


Brand new Russian Sarmat missile could be equipped with state-of-the-art hypersonic warheads

Published 2019-12-17 04:00:29 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – The missile has a range of 18,000 kilometers, takeoff mass of 208.1 tons and a payload of 10 tons. The Russian intercontinental ballistic missile Sarmat will have a wide variety of combat warheads, including the latest generation of hypersonic, according to the commander of the Strategic Missile Force of Russia, General Sergei Karakaev, reported the newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda. Work is currently underway to prepare the main missile regiment for rearmament with these missile systems, the general said. “The Strategic Missile Force is fully prepared for the new missile system to be put into combat service,” said Karakaev, adding… Continue ->

Tags: Russia


Russia and China urge UN to lift sanctions affecting North Korean civilians

Published 2019-12-17 03:00:32 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, North-Korea, United-States

PYONGYANG – Russia and China have presented a draft resolution to the UN Security Council calling for an end to sanctions against North Korea, as well as a return to the six-party peace talks. The measure talks about exempting inter-Korean rail and road cooperation from UN sanctions, as well as lifting all blockages previously imposed by the UN Security Council directly related to civilian livelihoods. The resolution also cites lifting sanctions on exports of statues, seafood and textiles. The initiative also calls for an end to embargoes against North Koreans working abroad. The document advocates the removal of some points… Continue ->

Tags: China, DPRK, Russia


Russian warship monitors US destroyer actions on Black Sea

Published 2019-12-17 01:02:05 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW – Russia sent its corvette Vyshniy Volochyok to oversee the actions of US Navy destroyer USS Ross as soon as it entered the Black Sea. The American vessel entered the southwestern part of the sea, on Sunday and is being accompanied by the corvette of the Black Sea Fleet, said the National Center for Russian Defense Management. This is the eighth US Navy ship to arrive in the region this year alone. In October, Washington sent the missile-equipped USS Porter destroyer to the same area. That month, its actions were controlled by the Russian frigate Admiral Essen, as well… Continue ->

Tags: Black Sea, Russia


China prepares for ‘unexpected clashes’ by intensifying exercises in South China Sea

Published 2019-12-17 00:30:42 by Paul Antonopoulos in China, Eurasia, Headline-News

BEIJING – Military personnel from the Chinese People’s Army stepped up exercises in the South China Sea in preparation for “unexpected clashes,” according to the PLA Daily military newspaper. According to the military spokesman, naval aviation units under the Southern Operations Theater Command completed one of their longest early warning exercises, in which more than 10 different types of radio signals were identified as “enemies.” “Unlike early warning training last year, these exercises lasted longer and were put into confrontational mode right from the start, with a special emphasis on night training,” said Yan Liang, commander of a military division,… Continue ->

Tags: China, South China Sea


Afghanistan Papers Proves U.S. Invasion Was Built on Lies, Deceit and Confusion

Published 2019-12-17 00:01:28 by Paul Antonopoulos in Afghanistan, Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, United-States

The war in Afghanistan, the longest war in American history, is based on lies made by top U.S. officials and was “idiotic” as there was no clear plan, according to the documents published by the Washington Post, dubbed the ‘Afghanistan Papers.’ According to the papers, the U.S. has wasted nearly $1 trillion of taxpayers money in war against Afghanistan, with it expecting to cost trillions more. Effectively, it is the taxpayer’s money being wasted to maintain the war and occupation so that shareholders in U.S. military industries can profit while millions of Americans remain in poverty. Almost half a century… Continue ->

Tags: Afghanistan, Afghanistan Papers, US


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