The FRN Daily News Brief 2020-02-08

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 7, articles about Donetsk, Eurasia, Headline-News, Lugansk, Israel, Mena, Russia, Syria, Anglo-5, Defense, Finance, Philippines, Politics, United-States, Greece-Eurasia, Libya, Nato, Turkey, Cia, Color-Revolution, Latin-America, Venezuela, Opinions.

Tags in this brief: DPR, Kiev, Geopolitics, Israel, Military, Russia, Syria, War, Duterte, Economy, Philippines, Trump, USA, Libya, Neo-Ottomanism, Turkey, Color Revolution, Juan Guaidó, Maduro, US Imperialism, Venezuela, Boeing 737 MAX, Multipolar, Multipolarity, Steve Brown.

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Four LPR Defenders Killed by Kiev Shelling

Published 2020-02-08 22:48:15 by Joaquin Flores in Donetsk, Eurasia, Headline-News, Lugansk

As a result of shelling by the Ukrainian military positions of the People’s Police of the LPR, four defenders of the republic were killed and four others were injured. This was at a briefing in Lugansk, the official representative of the NM LNR captain Yakov Osadchy . He clarified that the shelling was carried out in the area of ​​the settlement of Zolotoye, where a separation of forces took place not so long ago. “Today, the fighters of the 93rd separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces under the leadership of the war criminal Bryzhinsky fired 122 mm caliber artillery systems on the… Continue ->

Tags: DPR, Kiev


Russian MoD: Israeli Airstrikes Put a Civilian Flight with 172 Passengers on Board at Risk

Published 2020-02-08 21:30:11 by Drago Bosnic in Eurasia, Headline-News, Israel, Mena, Russia, Syria

MOSCOW – Israeli strikes on Damascus suburbs put a civilian aircraft in serious danger and forced it to divert to Russia’s Khmeimim airbase as the Syrian air defense was activated to repel the air attack, the Russian military announced. An Airbus A320 flying from Tehran to the Syrian capital was forced to make an emergency landing following an Israeli missile attack, the Russian Defense Ministry said, according to RT. It added that using civilian aircraft as a “shield” is “commonplace” for Israeli Air Force pilots. The aircraft was about to land at Damascus International Airport, but was unable to do so as the Syrian… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, Israel, Military, Russia, Syria, War


MAJOR: Duterte Moves to Terminate US-Filipino Defense Pact

Published 2020-02-08 20:30:59 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Philippines, Politics, United-States

MANILLA – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte plans to order the termination of the country’s visiting forces agreement with the United States, his spokesman stated on Friday. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo noted that Duterte was also scheduled to speak to US President Donald Trump at “any time”, but the agenda was not clear, Al-Jazeera reported. “I will instruct the executive secretary to tell the foreign secretary to send the notice of termination to the US government,” Panelo quoted Duterte as saying. It was not clear when the notice would be sent. Last month, the president threatened to end the 1999 Visiting… Continue ->

Tags: Duterte, Economy, Military, Philippines, Trump, USA


The Libyan Crisis Will See The End Of Erdoğan

Published 2020-02-08 20:00:45 by Guest Author in Eurasia, Greece-Eurasia, Headline-News, Libya, Mena, Nato, Politics, Turkey

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By Evangelos D. Kokkinos – Editor-in-Chief at Pentapostagma.gr The Libyan issue is a matter of life and death for Erdogan – a one-way downfall for the Turkish president after the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) Field Marshal Khalifa Belqasim Haftar paralyzed the Turkish-backed Government of National Accords (GNA) based in Tripoli by driving into oil-rich areas. Developments in Libya undoubtedly undermine Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, as he recently expanded his involvement in the Libyan crisis, said Bülent Alirıza, director and senior associate of the Turkey Project for International Studies and Strategic Institute. Erdoğan’s support for Fayez al-Sarraj led GNA, including… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, Libya, Neo-Ottomanism, Turkey, War


Pompeo Pledges to Redouble Efforts to Oust Maduro While Guaido Gets Further Instructions

Published 2020-02-08 19:30:30 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Cia, Color-Revolution, Headline-News, Latin-America, Politics, United-States, Venezuela

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and self-declared Interim Venezuela President Juan Guaido pledged to redouble their efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro by installing a transitional government, the State Department announced in a readout of the conversation on Thursday. Pompeo and Guaido “agreed to redouble efforts to provide the Venezuelan people with what they have been demanding for years: an end to Maduro’s dictatorship and the restoration of democracy, economic prosperity, and dignity to the people of Venezuela”, the readout said, Sputnik reported. The two officials conferred on ways democratic actors and international partners can… Continue ->

Tags: Color Revolution, Geopolitics, Juan Guaidó, Maduro, US Imperialism, Venezuela


New Boeing 737 MAX Software Snafu Adds Fresh Concerns as US Planemaker Hurries to Recertify Plane

Published 2020-02-08 18:49:36 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, United-States

Chicago, Illinois, United States – The troubled Boeing 737 MAX has another software glitch, according to flight testers, as the US aerospace firm rushes to recertify its flagship plane after two fatal crashes killed hundreds of people, in addition to revelations on the company’s culture and falling profits. Despite this, the US Federal Aviation Administration along with the Chicago-based planemaker said that the issue could be resolved without extending the target date for the plane to return to operation, Sputnik reported. News of the flaw was revealed at an airline industry event in London, where FAA Chief Steve Dickson mentioned the… Continue ->

Tags: Boeing 737 MAX, Economy, USA


Challenges to the US Unipolar Moment

Published 2020-02-08 07:17:59 by Guest Author in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Opinions, United-States

By Steve Brown   Only near-universal acceptance of the dollar keeps the United States dominant as global hegemon. Fear of US military power is one thing, but shutting off the flow of dollars to a real or imagined US adversary is quite another. How dollar dominance will progress is a matter for continual debate.  So long as the United States owns the bank accounts of just about everyone then significant resistance to US foreign policy and Washington’s hegemonic hubris will be limited.     Now, a unique trajectory in time and events has been attained where no complex math equation could… Continue ->

Tags: Multipolar, Multipolarity, Steve Brown


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