The FRN Daily News Brief 2020-04-24

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 4, articles about Anglo-5, Headline-News, Mena, Syria, United-States, Eu, Finance, United-Kingdom, Eurasia, Russia.

Tags in this brief: Syria, US Imperialism, War, Coronavirus, Economy, UK, Covid-19, USA, Biological Warfare, Russia, Weapons Of Mass Destruction.

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REPORT: Syrian Villagers Routinely Block US Military Convoys

Published 2020-04-24 22:29:15 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Mena, Syria, United-States

Farafrah, Hasaka Province, Syria – The local residents of a small village in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasaka have blocked the passage of an American military convoy through their community, Syrian state media reported. SANA news agency reported on Wednesday that the residents of Farafrah Village, near the Kurdish-populated city of Qamishli in Hasaka, had blocked the road and thrown stones at the American military convoy, forcing it to leave the area. The US military convoy was forced to “go back to where it came from”. This was the third such incident in the month as sentiments simmer against… Continue ->

Tags: Syria, US Imperialism, War


REPORT: UK Businesses in URGENT NEED of £180bln Over Three Months Period

Published 2020-04-24 22:08:43 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Eu, Finance, Headline-News, United-Kingdom

LONDON – UK business activity has crashed at its fastest pace on record, according to closely-watched figures on the toll coronavirus is taking on the economy. The IHS Markit/CIPS Flash UK composite purchasing managers’ index (PMI) plunged to a reading of 12.9 for April, from a reading of 36 last month as lockdown started to take its toll on output, Sky News reported. Anything below 50 signals a contraction. The performance was dragged down by widespread shutdowns in manufacturing and the powerhouse service sector, the report said. Sky’s economic editor, Ed Conway, responded by saying the activity readings were unprecedented… Continue ->

Tags: Coronavirus, Economy, UK


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Was it Worth it? Over 26mln Americans Lost Jobs due to Lockdown, yet a new Study Shows the Number of Projected Deaths Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

Published 2020-04-24 18:45:21 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Finance, Headline-News, United-States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At least 26 million Americans have applied for benefits in the past five weeks amid the coronavirus lockdown that has shut down businesses across the country. More than 4.4 million Americans filed their first claims for unemployment insurance last week as the US economy bleeds jobs under the coronavirus lockdown, new figures released by the Department of Labor on Thursday showed. Claims for jobless benefits have shattered historic highs in the five weeks since the United States began to feel the economic devastation from social distancing measures adopted as part of the lockdown. More than 26 million… Continue ->

Tags: Covid-19, Economy, USA


Russia warns US about biological weapons concern

Published 2020-04-24 11:29:58 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW – The actions of the Pentagon in the field of biological weapons, including in Georgia, cause concern in Russia. In order to exclude possible incidents, it is necessary to agree on this issue. This is stated in a comment circulated today, April 23, by the Russian Foreign Ministry in connection with the publication of the “signal” version of the report of the US Department of State on compliance with international treaties and agreements in the field of arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation. On the topic of the laboratory in Georgia, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova explained: “The Pentagon’s… Continue ->

Tags: Biological Warfare, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Russia, Weapons Of Mass Destruction


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