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The FRN Daily News Brief 2020-01-16

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 9, articles about Afghanistan, Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Nato, Politics, United-States, Crime, India, Mena, Uae, Bolivia, Color-Revolution, Latin-America, Libya, Turkey, Democracy, Russia, Faith, Montenegro, Serbia, China, Opinions, Ukraine, Germany.

Tags in this brief: Afghanistan, Economy, Geopolitics, US Imperialism, War, Guest Workers, India, UAE, Bolivia, Color Revolution, Morales, Libya, Neo-Ottomanism, Politics, Putin, Russia, Dedeic, Montenegro, Orthodoxy, Phanar, Schism, Serbia, Union Of Orthodox Journalists, UOJ, Video, China, Finance, Trade, Ukraine, GNA, Haftar, LNA, Tripoli, Erdogan, Merkel.

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Table of Contents


US Caught Lying Over War in Afghanistan… Again

Published 2020-01-16 23:00:58 by Drago Bosnic in Afghanistan, Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Nato, Politics, United-States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A senior US official slammed the administration for “classifying information that shows the war on Afghanistan is going badly”, including data on Afghan troop casualties and assessments of the Taliban’s strength. John F. Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, told Congress “when we talk about mendacity, when we talk about lying, it’s not just lying about a particular program. It’s lying by omissions. It turns out that everything that is bad news has been classified for the last few years”. Sopko stated that US officials have “lied to the public during the 18-year Afghan war… Continue ->

Tags: Afghanistan, Economy, Geopolitics, US Imperialism, War


Tourist Visa Scam Traps Indian Workers in Abusive Jobs in UAE

Published 2020-01-16 22:35:22 by Drago Bosnic in Crime, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, India, Mena, Uae

ABU DHABI – Exploitative employers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are increasingly using tourist visas to hire Indian nationals in a scam that leaves migrants open to labor abuse, police and activists stated. Indian migrants on visit visas – quicker and cheaper to obtain than work permits – are wary of reporting exploitation on the job for fear of revealing their illegal status, they say, according to Reuters. The scale of the problem is unknown as visit visas do not appear in Indian or UAE migration or employment records. But workers, police and lawyers said the practice is on… Continue ->

Tags: Guest Workers, India, UAE


Human Rights Watch Admits: A Coup Occurred in Bolivia

Published 2020-01-16 22:00:40 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Bolivia, Color-Revolution, Headline-News, Latin-America, Politics, United-States

New York, United States – Human Rights Watch (HRW) stated the series of developments that led to the resignation of Bolivia’s former president Evo Morales constituted a coup, raising the alarm about human rights abuses by the country’s military at the time. Jose Miguel Vivanco, the director of Americas division of the Human Rights Watch, denounced on Wednesday the Bolivian military’s withdrawal of support for Morales, PressTV reported. “Protests have increased, and the head of the army had nothing better to do than to suggest that Evo Morales resign. In my opinion, that is a coup. For the head of… Continue ->

Tags: Bolivia, Color Revolution, Morales, US Imperialism


MAJOR: Erdogan Announces Turkey Sending Troops to Libya

Published 2020-01-16 21:30:14 by Drago Bosnic in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Libya, Mena, Nato, Politics, Turkey

ANKARA – Turkish President Erdogan announced that he will be sending troops to Libya under an agreement with the Government of National Accord (GNA). During a speech to the Annual Evaluation Meeting for 2019 at the Bestepe National Congress and Culture Centre in Ankara, Erdogan added that Turkey will use both military and diplomatic means to “ensure stability” in Libya, Sputnik reported. The president also noted that Ankara will start the search and drill activities for gas reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean in 2020 in line with the accord reached with the (mostly cosmetic) GNA and that the vessel Oruc Reis… Continue ->

Tags: Libya, Neo-Ottomanism, War


OFFICIAL: Russian Lower House Approves Nomination of Russia’s New Prime Minister

Published 2020-01-16 21:00:48 by Drago Bosnic in Democracy, Eurasia, Headline-News, Politics, Russia

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MOSCOW – The Russian lower house of parliament, the State Duma, approved on Thursday Mikhail Mishustin’s nomination to the post of the prime minister, with 383 deputies who voted for the candidacy of Mikhail Mishustin for the post of the prime minister of Russia. None were against, while 41 abstained, according to the results of the voting, Sputnik reported. It became known earlier in the day that United Russia, which has a majority in the legislature, Just Russia, and the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia decided to back the candidate, while the Communist Party of the Russian Federation decided to… Continue ->

Tags: Politics, Putin, Russia


SERBIAN ORTHODOX SCHISM: Head of “Montenegrin church” says his structure would get Tomos

Published 2020-01-16 19:00:51 by Guest Author in Eurasia, Faith, Headline-News, Montenegro, Serbia

By Yekaterina Filatova for UOJ “Metropolitan” Mikhail Dedeic is convinced that without the church structure he leads with its “century-old property”, Montenegro would not be a full-fledged state.   The head of the Montenegrin schismatics, “Metropolitan” Mikhail Dedeic, called the law on religious freedom adopted by the Montenegrin authorities “a crucial historical turning point” and stated that the non-canonical “Montenegrin Orthodox Church” (MOC) would soon enjoy full recognition from Constantinople, Sputnik Srbiјa reports. According to Dedeic, Montenegro cannot exist as a full-fledged state without a MOC with its “century-old property”. “They (the Serbian Orthodox Church – Ed.) want to take into their own hands… Continue ->

Tags: Dedeic, Montenegro, Orthodoxy, Phanar, Schism, Serbia, Union Of Orthodox Journalists, UOJ, Video


China bypasses Europe and Russia in the struggle for Ukraine 

Published 2020-01-16 18:59:39 by Guest Author in China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Opinions, Ukraine

By Sergey Ustinov   One of the important economic results of the past 2019 was a complete surprise both for those Ukrainian politicians, experts and pique vests from the “cushioned hundred” who defended the European choice with foam at the mouth, and for those who are seeking to resist the ongoing de-industrialization of the country support in the usual orientation towards Russia and other CIS countries. While Europe was fighting with Russia for influence on Ukraine and Ukrainian markets, China quietly crept from the rear, confirming the correctness of the well-known worldly wisdom that where two fight, someone else wins…. Continue ->

Tags: China, Economy, Finance, Trade, Ukraine


Russia’s Big Gamble in Libya  

Published 2020-01-16 18:46:37 by Guest Author in Eurasia, Headline-News, Libya, Mena, Opinions, Russia

By Steve Brown   First, the background.  When the United States abandoned the Iran agreement, that left Turkey’s oil imports adrift due to newly imposed US Treasury sanctions on Iranian oil exports. By December 2018, Turkey was forced to look elsewhere for its oil imports with Libya being the most logical choice by price and proximity, despite the violence there. Misrata rebels allied with Libya Dawn in charge of Libya’s largest free trade port, arranged oil exports from Zawiya and Sirte to Italy* and Turkey, at favorable prices.     Recall that Tripolitania (west) and Cyrenaica (east) are at war, and… Continue ->

Tags: GNA, Haftar, LNA, Putin, Tripoli, UAE


Will Germany Get a Piece of Libya? Saraj and Hafter Agree to Berlin Peace Talks

Published 2020-01-16 13:53:44 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Germany, Headline-News

BERLIN – The commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Marshal Khalifa Haftar, has agreed to attend the Berlin Conference on the Settlement of the Armed Conflict and the Political Crisis in Libya. According to Al-Arabiya TV channel today, January 16, the Libyan military leader announced his decision to the German authorities. Berlin has confirmed that such a meeting has been established. A conference with representatives from Russia and the United States will be held  Sunday January 19th at the office of Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel. Earlier, Faiz Saraj, the head of the Government of National Accord (GNA) of Libya, announced his intention to… Continue ->

Tags: Erdogan, GNA, Haftar, LNA, Merkel


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