The FRN Daily News Brief 2020-03-18

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 10, articles about Eurasia, Headline-News, India, Opinions, Anglo-5, Democracy, Propaganda, United-States, China, Iraq, Mena, Syria, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Latin-America, Mexico, Eu, Spain, Finance, Ksa, Politics, Defense.

Tags in this brief: BJP, Modi, RSS, Unrest, Churchill, CIA, Cold War, Dulles, Kennedy, Operation Mockingbird, Propaganda, USSR, WWI, WWII, CMC, Coronavirus, Covid-19, PLA, Wuhan, ISIS, Liberation, Occupation, US Imperialism, Neoliberalism, Socialized Medicine, Eu, Spain, Economy, USA, Bin Salman, Saudi Arabia, China, Politics, US Propaganda, Military.

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Social disharmony stokes risks to Indian economy

Published 2020-03-18 16:50:54 by Guest Author in Eurasia, Headline-News, India, Opinions

Op-Ed By Azhar Azam – Mr. Azam works in a private organization as “Market & Business Analyst” and writes on geopolitical issues and regional conflicts.   In 2014, the ruling Indian Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) intoned the slogan “One India, Great India” and won election by disseminating its manifesto that pledged to stabilize economy, control inflation, revive labor-intensive manufacturing sector, purge corruption, create jobs, end violence against women, deliver better public service to neo-middle class and raise spending on education to 6% of GDP. Though until before 2019 election, Modi government completely or partially fulfilled some of its promises as well as failed to meet a… Continue ->

Tags: BJP, Modi, RSS, Unrest


A 70-Year War on ‘Propaganda’ Built by the CIA

Published 2020-03-18 16:19:11 by Guest Author in Anglo-5, Democracy, Headline-News, Opinions, Propaganda, United-States

By Cynthia Chung – Cynthia Chung is a lecturer, writer and co-founder and editor of the Rising Tide Foundation (Montreal, Canada). — “Hell is empty and all the devils are here” – William Shakespeare (The Tempest Act 1 Scene 2) War has always depended on a reliable system to spread its propaganda. The Arthashastra written by Chankya (350-283 BCE) who was chief advisor to the Emperor Chandragupta (the first ruler of the Mauryan Empire) discusses propaganda and how to disperse and apply it in warfare. It is one of the oldest accounts of the essentialism of propaganda in warfare. Propaganda is vital in times… Continue ->

Tags: Churchill, CIA, Cold War, Dulles, Kennedy, Operation Mockingbird, Propaganda, USSR, WWI, WWII


Role of Chinese civilian-military cooperation to fight Covid-19 outbreak

Published 2020-03-18 16:01:06 by Guest Author in China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Opinions

By Azhar Azam – Mr. Azam works in a private organization as “Market & Business Analyst” and writes on geopolitical issues and regional conflicts. Defending the territorial integrity from the invasion of foreign enemies, rounding up terrorists, ensuring peace and stability in the country and performing non-military activities such as humanitarian and disaster relief operations during earthquakes and floods are some of the primary duties of armed personnel the world over. Though outside of national defense, people’s protection and other doled out functions – they are also responsible for human resource management, legal affairs, computer technology, cybersecurity, medical care and… Continue ->

Tags: CMC, Coronavirus, Covid-19, PLA, Wuhan


Iraq-Syrian border liberated! U.S military evacuates military bases in Iraq

Published 2020-03-18 15:50:04 by Joaquin Flores in Headline-News, Iraq, Mena, Syria

BAGHDAD – US forces stationed in Iraq to aid ISIS and overthrow the Syrian government, said Tuesday that it had transferred the al-Qa’im military base on the border with Syria to Iraq and transferred responsibility for the base to the Iraqi military. According to the Iranian news site Pars Today, the forces of the international coalition said they had withdrawn their troops from the al-Qa’im military base on the border of Iraq and Syria, located in the west of Al-Anbar province, and transferred responsibility for the maintenance and control of the base to the Iraqi military. This comes after several… Continue ->

Tags: ISIS, Liberation, Occupation, US Imperialism


Coronavirus cases on the rise in Latin America – Neoliberal Brazil, Chile hit hardest

Published 2020-03-18 15:16:26 by Joaquin Flores in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Headline-News, Latin-America, Mexico

Brazil and Chile are the countries in the region most affected by the coronavirus, reporting more than 200 confirmed cases.   The coronavirus pandemic has left a balance of more than 850 infected in Latin America. The governments of Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile reported a significant increase in cases, which led to the announcement of new measures and actions to deal with the pandemic. For their part, the governments of Bolivia and Colombia declared a state of emergency in their countries on Tuesday to stop the spread of the disease. The Mexican Government reported that the number of… Continue ->

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Neoliberalism, Socialized Medicine


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Spain ‘Goes Socialist’ to Fight the Coronavirus, Seizes All Private Health Care

Published 2020-03-18 09:00:51 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, China, Eu, Eurasia, Headline-News, Spain, United-States

MADRID – Spain became the fourth most coronavirus-infected nation in the world on Monday, surpassing South Korea as the arc of contagion rises. Spain recorded at least 7,753 cases on Monday, marking a 34.7 percent jump from the 5,754 cases recorded Saturday and a 161 percent jump from the 2,965 cases Friday, according to the World Health Organization, Fox News reported. China, where the novel virus allegedly originated, remains the country with the most cases. Italy came in second, recording 24,747 cases on Monday. That number was a 16.9 percent jump from the 21,157 cases Sunday, and a 63.7 percent… Continue ->

Tags: Coronavirus, Eu, Spain


REPORT: Millions of Americans Could Lose Jobs in a Coronavirus Recession

Published 2020-03-18 08:00:09 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Finance, Headline-News, United-States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The odds of slipping into a recession are increasingly likely as the global coronavirus outbreak puts acute stress on the US economy, as it could be bad news for American workers, who may lose jobs by the millions in a downturn. For those workers who don’t receive severance pay, the financial impact could be especially devastating, CNBC reported. “It’s really hard to predict how it’s going to play out,” said Wayne Outten, founder and chair of Outten & Golden, an employment law firm in New York, of the coronavirus fallout, adding, “The ripple effect can be dramatic… Continue ->

Tags: Coronavirus, Economy, USA


REPORT: Saudi Crown Prince Kidnapped Princess Cousin

Published 2020-03-18 07:00:02 by Drago Bosnic in Headline-News, Ksa, Mena, Politics

RIYADH – A report said Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has kidnapped his cousin, Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz, who has been missing for over a year, amid a crackdown on critical voices. According to the Spanish ABC newspaper, the princess, a critic of the royal family and an advocate for women’s rights, has been held in al-Hayer Prison since she was abducted in February last year. The paper released footage purportedly recorded by a surveillance system showing a group of eight men waiting for the princess outside an elevator in her palace in Jeddah on February 28,… Continue ->

Tags: Bin Salman, Saudi Arabia


Beijing Blasts US Attempts to Link Coronavirus to China

Published 2020-03-18 05:00:07 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Politics, United-States

BEIJING/WASHINGTON, D.C. – China harshly hit back at the United States President Donald Trump over a tweet in which he referred to the new coronavirus as the “Chinese Virus”, condemning it as stigmatization. In a tweet on Monday night, Trump said the United States government would support those industries “particularly affected by the Chinese Virus”, PressTV reported. China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters on Tuesday that Beijing was “strongly indignant” at the phrase, condemning it as “a kind of stigmatization”. Geng told reporters that the US had to “immediately stop its unjustified accusations against China”. Trump’s remarks also… Continue ->

Tags: China, Coronavirus, Politics, US Imperialism, US Propaganda


Pentagon Says It Doesn’t Have Enough Resources to Help Civilians in Coronavirus Fight

Published 2020-03-18 03:47:52 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, United-States

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The United States Armed Forces have only “limited resources available to assist the federal government’s response to the new coronavirus”, Chief Pentagon Spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman declared. “The Department of Defense is ready, willing and able to support civilian authorities to the greatest extent possible with the direction of the president,” Hoffman said, speaking at a briefing Monday, RIA Novosti reported. “We just want to make sure that the conversation that is being had is informed by the facts of what is possible, what is not, and what those trade-offs are,” he added. Specifically, the spokesman explained that… Continue ->

Tags: Coronavirus, Military, USA


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