The FRN Daily News Brief 2020-06-17

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 6, articles about Anglo-5, Headline-News, United-States, Latin-America, Mexico, Venezuela, Ksa, Mena, Yemen, China, Eurasia, Defense, Japan, North-Korea, Donetsk, Lugansk, Opinions, Ukraine.

Tags in this brief: Geopolitics, Military, Nuclear, Testing, USA, Economy, Mexico, Oil, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Terrorism, Wahhabism, War, Yemen, 5G, China, AEGIS, Anti Ballistic Missile Shield, Japan, North Korea, Diplomacy, Donbass, DPR, Kiev, Lpr, Minsk Agreement, Normandy Four, UN, UNSC.

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US Senate Committee Approves Funding for Nuclear Test ‘Just in Case’

Published 2020-06-17 19:01:55 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Headline-News, United-States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Armed Services Committee advanced an amendment aimed at reducing the amount of time it would take to carry out a nuclear test. The amendment, offered by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), would make at least $10 million available to “carry out projects related to reducing the time required to execute a nuclear test if necessary”, according to a copy of the measure obtained by The Hill. The amendment was approved in a party-line, 14-13 vote during the committee’s closed-door markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) last week, a congressional aide stated. The committee announced… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, Military, Nuclear, Testing, USA

Mexico Defies US Sanctions, Offers to Sell Gasoline to Venezuela

Published 2020-06-17 18:40:46 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Latin-America, Mexico, United-States, Venezuela

CIUDAD DE MEXICO/CARACAS – President of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stated his country is willing to sell gasoline to Venezuela on “humanitarian” grounds if asked, defying United States sanctions against the Latin American nation. “If a request were made and it was a matter of humanitarian need, we would do it,” Lopez Obrador said Monday during his regular morning press conference, insisting that Mexico was an independent country, World News reported. “We make our own decisions and do not mess with the policies of other countries,” he added. The United States government has persistently taken measures to choke off… Continue ->

Tags: Economy, Geopolitics, Mexico, Oil, Venezuela

Yemen Outraged by Removal of Saudi-Led Coalition From UN Blacklist

Published 2020-06-17 18:20:48 by Drago Bosnic in Headline-News, Ksa, Mena, Yemen

SANA’A – A member of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council censured the United Nations over its decision to remove the Saudi-led coalition from a blacklist for killing and injuring children in the conflict-plagued Arab country, saying the crime that cannot be effaced from its record. “Delisting Saudi Arabia from the annual UN report confirms the chaos in the world body and its disregard for humanitarian standards,” Mohammed Ali al-Houthi wrote in a post published on his official Twitter page on Tuesday, PressTV reported. He denounced the UN’s step as an “ineffaceable crime”, adding it took place at the same time as… Continue ->

Tags: Saudi Arabia, Terrorism, Wahhabism, War, Yemen

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MAJOR: US Backs Down, Allowing American Companies to Work With Huawei on 5G

Published 2020-06-17 17:55:52 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, United-States

WASHINGTON, D.C./BEIJING – The US Commerce Department issued a change to its sweeping Huawei ban, saying that it will allow American companies to cooperate with the Chinese tech firm on setting standards for next-generation 5G networks. The US had little choice, as the Chinese telecom giant is the global leader in 5G technology, having filed more than 3,000 patent applications. Ban or no ban, US companies have to pay Huawei for the use of those patents. However, without such cooperation on 5G, US tech firms risk being left behind, RT reported. The amendment is meant to ensure that Huawei’s placement… Continue ->

Tags: 5G, China, Economy, USA

Japan Scraps Deployment of Pentagon’s $4.2bln Aegis Ashore Ballistic Missile Defense System

Published 2020-06-17 17:32:00 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Japan, North-Korea, United-States

TOKYO – Japan decided to suspend a plan to deploy the US-developed Aegis Ashore missile defense system, officially designed to counter the alleged threat of North Korean ballistic missiles, due to severe technical problems and ballooning costs, Defense Minister Taro Kono said Monday. In an abrupt announcement, Minister Kono said it would be very difficult to ensure that the rocket booster of an interceptor missile would land in a Self-Defense Forces training area or the sea, as promised, without expensive hardware modifications, Kyodo News reported. “In view of the cost and (more) time (needed) for the deployment, we will halt… Continue ->

Tags: AEGIS, Anti Ballistic Missile Shield, Geopolitics, Japan, Military, North Korea, USA

MAJOR: Ukraine declares Minsk Agreement Non-Binding, Effectively Ceding Donbass

Published 2020-06-17 13:22:47 by Joaquin Flores in Donetsk, Eurasia, Headline-News, Lugansk, Opinions, Ukraine

MINSK – At the last meeting of the Tripartite Contact Group in Minsk (TKG) on June 15th, (the body which led to creation of the Normandy Four and the Minsk Agreement), Kiev arrived at a surprising position which effectively eliminates a path to regain control over the Donbass. Kiev’s change of position leaves only a military option open. The Minsk Agreement contained a number of requirements from both sides; from Kiev it required a change in the constitution in the direction of a federal state. Such changes would trigger on the Donbass side the eventual hand-over of rule back to… Continue ->

Tags: Diplomacy, Donbass, DPR, Kiev, Lpr, Minsk Agreement, Normandy Four, UN, UNSC

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