The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-12-25

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 10, articles about Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Politics, Russia, Science, Anglo-5, Iraq, Isis, Mena, United-States, Eu, Finance, Germany, Syria, Crime, Faith, Greece-Eurasia, Ukraine, Vietnam, China, Australia, India.

Tags in this brief: Military, Navy, Russia, Anti-Terrorism, Iraq, ISIS, Economy, Eu, Geopolitics, Germany, Nord Stream 2, US Imperialism, Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham, Syria, Syrian Army, Orthodox Church Of Ukraine, Sarmat, Vietnam, China, Crypto, Australia, India.

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Russia’s Husky­-class Subs: The Bane of NATO (VIDEO)

Published 2019-12-25 23:38:56 by Drago Bosnic in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Politics, Russia, Science

MOSCOW – Fifth Generation Perspective Nuclear Submarine (The “Husky” Project), currently being designed, will be armed with ballistic, anti-ship and hypersonic missiles. According to the documents released by Federation Council of Russia – “The Nuclear Submarine Project” – “Husky” will use modules with advanced anti-ship, ballistic and hypersonic missiles missiles” The Malakhit Design Bureau is in charge of manufacturing the submarine. According to the head of the United Shipbuilding Corporation Alexei Rahmanov, the first submarine from that project is most likely to be completed in the next seven to ten years. Current project plans indicate the submarine will be made in two… Continue ->

Tags: Military, Navy, Russia


MAJOR: ISIS Attack on Kirkuk Oil Well Thwarted

Published 2019-12-25 21:45:25 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Iraq, Isis, Mena, Nato, Politics, United-States

BAGHDAD- Iraqi security sources repelled an attack by the ISIS terrorists on Khabaz oil well in Kirkuk province on Wednesday. The Arabic-language Al-Mayadeen TV network reported that the ISIS terrorists left the scene after the Iraqi security forces launched counterattacks. It noted that the ISIS terrorists also attacked an Iraqi Army military center in Salahuddin province in northern Iraq. The remnants of the ISIS terrorist group have intensified their attacks in different Iraqi provinces over the past three weeks. Meanwhile, the Iraqi military intelligence organization in a statement reported on Tuesday that it has captured members of a terrorist network… Continue ->

Tags: Anti-Terrorism, Iraq, ISIS


US Sanctions on Germany Are Self-Defeating

Published 2019-12-25 21:00:48 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Eu, Eurasia, Finance, Germany, Headline-News, Nato, Politics, Russia, United-States

BERLIN – Germany and Russia have reacted angrily to sanctions approved by US President Donald Trump on a gas pipeline between the two countries. The sanctions target firms building the Nord Stream 2, an undersea pipeline that will allow Russia to increase gas exports to Germany and other EU members. The US considers it a “security risk”. Germany accused Washington of interfering in its internal affairs, while Russia and EU officials also criticized the sanctions. Congress voted for the measures as part of a defense bill last week and the legislation described the pipeline as a “tool of coercion”. The… Continue ->

Tags: Economy, Eu, Geopolitics, Germany, Nord Stream 2, Russia, US Imperialism


MAJOR: Syrian Army Regains Full Control Over 40 Towns, Villages in Idlib Province, Sets Free 320sq/km

Published 2019-12-25 20:15:01 by Drago Bosnic in Headline-News, Mena, Syria

DAMASCUS – General Command of the Syrian Army announced that it has cleared up more than 320 square kilometers of land and liberated more than 40 towns and villages in the south and southeastern Idlib after pushing back Tahir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) from their positions in the region. “Units of the Syrian Army continued their attack south and southeastern Idlib amid a state of successive collapse among the armed terrorist organizations, inflicting heavy losses and casualties on them,” a statement by the army General command said on Tuesday. The statement noted that the… Continue ->

Tags: Anti-Terrorism, Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham, Syria, Syrian Army


FR. GEORGE METALLINOS: PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW HASTENED TO FULFILL WISH OF GREAT WORLD POWER

Published 2019-12-25 19:33:53 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Crime, Eurasia, Faith, Greece-Eurasia, Headline-News, Politics, Russia, Ukraine, United-States

ATHENS – Fr. George Metallinos reposed in the Lord on Thursday, December 19, at the age of 79. His funeral was served the next day at the Church of St. Thomas in Ampelokipi, Athens, and he was buried at Playtera Monastery on the island of Corfu on Sunday, December 22. Fr. George was among the most influential and authoritative priests, theologians, and professors of the Greek Orthodox Church in the 20th-21st centuries. On December 22, the Greek outlet Oukraniko published a video of Fr. George from a Patristics conference he attended on May 18, 2019, in which he addresses Patriarch Bartholomew’s… Continue ->

Tags: Orthodox Church Of Ukraine, Russia, US Imperialism


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Russia will test 6 intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2020

Published 2019-12-25 04:00:28 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – Russia will launch 6 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in 2020, Colonel General Sergei Karakayev, head of Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces, said on Tuesday. The launches will take place from the Plesetsk proto-space in northwestern Russia, as well as from the Kapustin Yar launch site. “We plan to launch six ICBMs in 2020, five of them from the Plesetsk spaceport,” the colonel general told reporters after an expanded Ministry Defense panel was closed in Moscow. Russia has tested five ICBMs this year, he added. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said testing for the new ICBM missile, the Sarmat, would… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Sarmat


Russian air defense will receive new advanced weapons

Published 2019-12-25 03:00:31 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – Russian air defense troops will receive new weapons of physical principle, said Lieutenant General Alexandr Leonov, head of the Russian air defense forces. The term refers to weapons based on the latest technologies, for example, laser and high frequency weapons. “In the future, air defense forces are expected to receive new weapons of physical principle that are currently being developed,” Leonov said in an interview published by the Russian Armed Forces newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda. Leonov also warned of the increasing use of drones by terrorists and other countries. “Armed forces from other states and illegal armed groups are… Continue ->

Tags: Russia


PARTNERS: Russia and Vietnam discuss strategic cooperation

Published 2019-12-25 02:30:58 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Vietnam

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev discussed on Tuesday with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urgent bilateral issues, including trade and economic cooperation. According to the press office of the Russian government, the conversation was held by telephone. “On December 24, 2019, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev received a call from Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc,” the press service said. According to the statement, the parties addressed urgent issues of bilateral trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, as well as the implementation of joint projects in the areas of industry, energy, agriculture… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Vietnam


China plans to launch world’s first sovereign cryptocurrency

Published 2019-12-25 02:00:21 by Paul Antonopoulos in China, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News

BEIJING – China plans to launch the world’s first sovereign cryptocurrency, which would help in the fight against various economic problems. One of the factors that led Beijing to develop its cryptocurrency was its concern over the development of cryptocurrencies such as Facebook’s Libra and bitcoin. With that, China would achieve what the monetary authorities have been trying for a long time. A survey by the Bank for International Payments (BIS) in 2019 found that approximately 70% of the world’s monetary authorities were considering launching their own versions of digital currencies. The head of the People’s Bank of China’s digital… Continue ->

Tags: China, Crypto


India-Australia Alliance Building Against China

Published 2019-12-25 00:55:35 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Australia, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, India

NEW DELHI – While India “worries” about the largest presence of Chinese submarines in the Indian Ocean, Australia emerges as a possible ally for India, according to media. In addition to the Indian authorities reporting the presence of a Chinese intelligence ship near its coast in November, the country has expressed greater concern about the alleged increase in Chinese submarine patrols in the Andaman Sea in the Indian Ocean. According to published the portal News.com.au, the intentions of China’s research vessel could be of two categories: military and economic. In this way, the Chinese could either be conducting operations to… Continue ->

Tags: Australia, China, India


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