The FRN Daily News Brief 2020-03-03

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 8, articles about Eurasia, Headline-News, Serbia, Democracy, Opinions, Russia, Ukraine, Anglo-5, United-States, Eu, Finance, Greece-Eurasia, Mena, Politics, Syria, Turkey, United-Kingdom, Defense, Iraq, Ksa, Yemen.

Tags in this brief: Dacic, Kosovo, Vucic, Akhmetov, Chesnokov, Poroshenko, Putin, Sovereign Democracy, Surkov, Zelensky, Liberalism, Nationalism, Patriotism, Political Philosophy, Theory, Eu, Greece, Migrants, Neo-Ottomanism, Resistance, Terrorism, Turkey, War, Economy, UK, USA, Geopolitics, Iraq, Military, Russia, Trump, Saudi Arabia, Wahhabism, Yemeni Resistance.

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MAJOR: Kosovo Loses Majority in UN – More States Do NOT Recognize Kosovo than Do

Published 2020-03-03 14:26:35 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Serbia

BELGRADE – Sierra Leone has withdrawn recognition of Kosovo as an independent state, Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said to Sputnik. The FM is on an official visit to the country today,   Sierra Leone, located in West Africa off the Atlantic coast, is the 18th state to withdraw recognition of Kosovo as an independent state. “It is with particular pleasure that I can show a note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stating that Sierra Leone is withdrawing recognition of Kosovo as an independent state and will respect the results of the dialogue, with the intervention of the EU and the UN,” Dacic said. The… Continue ->

Tags: Dacic, Kosovo, Vucic


ANALYSIS: Surkov’s Resignation is Symbolic of Russia’s Deadlock in Ukraine

Published 2020-03-03 13:33:39 by Guest Author in Democracy, Eurasia, Headline-News, Opinions, Russia, Ukraine

By Dmitry Semushin, from EAD – 25 minute read On February 18th, Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov left the civil service . This event was not unexpected, since Surkov announced his departure three weeks earlier through a political scientist close to him, director of the Center for Political Conjuncture Alexei Chesnokov . Prior to this, with enviable constancy, Surkov’s resignation in the Russian media was predicted for almost two years. For the last time – after the summit in Paris in the format of the “Normandy Four” in December. The uncertain result of the meeting and everything that followed it became another personal failure of… Continue ->

Tags: Akhmetov, Chesnokov, Poroshenko, Putin, Sovereign Democracy, Surkov, Zelensky


Doofus & Doofuser – Political Systems Here and There

Published 2020-03-03 13:08:59 by Ronald Thomas West in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Opinions, United-States

doofus |ˈdo͞ofəs| (also dufus) noun (pl. doofuses) N. Amer. informal a stupid person Nationalism versus Malignant Nationalism Nationalism is actually cultural. Malignant nationalism is what happens when a culture feels threatened. Benign, or cultural nationalism, should be defined as what it actually is, patriotism. Example given, in the secular tradition of the republic, coupled to the culture, ‘To be French!’ is a form of patriotism. Malignant nationalism, on the other hand, is a sort of herniated patriotism run amok; due to fear, oppression, or in some cases, a narcissistic chauvinism’s manipulations and, oftentimes, a combination of these. In some cultures,… Continue ->

Tags: Liberalism, Nationalism, Patriotism, Political Philosophy, Theory


Turkey Lets Over 100,000 Refugees Cross the Border With the EU

Published 2020-03-03 12:00:58 by Drago Bosnic in Eu, Eurasia, Finance, Greece-Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Politics, Syria, Turkey

ANKARA – Turkish Minister of the Interior Suleyman Soylu announced that the number of immigrants crossing the border from Turkey to Europe has grown to 47,113 as of Saturday evening after Ankara stopped complying with a key agreement with the EU that prevented migrants and asylum-seekers from arriving in Europe. The development comes as reports emerged that tens of thousands of migrants are currently making their way toward Turkey’s borders with Europe, following reports that Ankara will no longer prevent them from crossing, Sputnik reported. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the EU is “following closely and with… Continue ->

Tags: Eu, Greece, Migrants, Neo-Ottomanism, Resistance, Terrorism, Turkey, War


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UK Trade Secretary: ‘We’re Ready to Walk Away From Talks With the US if we Don’t Get the Deal we Want’

Published 2020-03-03 11:00:39 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Eu, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, United-Kingdom, United-States

LONDON – UK International Trade Secretary Liz Truss signaled London’s readiness to withdraw from trade talks with Washington if, as she stated, “we don’t get the deal we want”. She told reporters on Monday that the UK would “diminish” its food safety standards or put the issue of the National Health Service “on the table” during the bilateral trade negotiations, Sputnik reported.  The statement comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged earlier that the UK will not “drive a hard bargain to boost British industry” when negotiating a free trade agreement with the US. “Most importantly, this transatlantic trade deal… Continue ->

Tags: Economy, UK, USA


Why Is Iraq Relying Less on US Arms?

Published 2020-03-03 10:00:27 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Iraq, Mena, Politics, Russia, United-States

BAGHDAD – Iraq plans to purchase long-range S-400 or S-300 air defense missile systems from Russia following US drone strikes. Iraq is reportedly in talks with Russia on an agreement to buy the air defense missiles. Iraq’s reconsideration to buy Russian air defense missiles comes shortly after the US assassination of General Ghasem Soleimani in a drone strike in Baghdad. If Iraq buys advanced Russian missiles, it could become subject to the United States’ Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act federal law which, as the name suggests, aims to sanction any country that makes sizeable arms deals with Russia. Few… Continue ->

Tags: Economy, Geopolitics, Iraq, Military, Russia, USA


PUTIN: Russia Seeks to Create Conditions So NOBODY Wants to Fight Us

Published 2020-03-03 09:00:14 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin has confided that US President Donald Trump privately lamented the “insane” US military budget, stating that Russia protects itself by making the costs of attacking the country too high for anyone to contemplate. “The US has outstripped us in terms of annual defense expenditure”, the Russian president said in a new episode of news agency TASS’s ‘20 Questions to Vladimir Putin’ series. But being the world’s largest military spender doesn’t really make Trump particularly happy, Putin added. “Donald told me that they have adopted an insane [military] budget for the next year, $738 billion,” he… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, Military, Putin, Russia, Trump, USA


Houthis Seize Capital of Strategic Al-Jawf Province as Saudi-Led Mercenaries Retreat

Published 2020-03-03 08:00:18 by Drago Bosnic in Headline-News, Ksa, Mena, Yemen

SANA’A – Yemen’s armed forces, along with Houthi fighters from Ansarullah movement, took control of the strategic city of al-Hazm, the capital of the northern al-Jawf province, as Saudi-led mercenaries retreated after losing ground in the region. Sources close to Saudi-allied former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, confirmed Sunday that forces led by Yemen’s popular Houthi Ansarullah movement took control of al-Hazm, which is located only 150 kilometers (90 miles) south of the border with Saudi Arabia, PressTV reported. This came after fierce fighting with Saudi-led mercenaries who were forced to withdraw to neighboring Ma’rib province. At least 30 Saudi-led… Continue ->

Tags: Saudi Arabia, Wahhabism, War, Yemeni Resistance


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