The FRN Daily News Brief 2020-07-10

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 3, articles about Anglo-5, Brussels, Eu, Eurasia, Headline-News, United-Kingdom, Germany, China, Politics, Russia, United-States.

Tags in this brief: Coronavirus Fraud, Eu, Geopolitics, UK, Vaccine, Germany, Merkel, NATO, Trump, USA, China, Lavrov, Pentagon, Russia, War.

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MAJOR: UK Opts Out of EU COVID-19 Vaccine Program

Published 2020-07-10 23:15:49 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Brussels, Eu, Eurasia, Headline-News, United-Kingdom

LONDON/BRUSSELS – The UK government has rejected the chance to join the European Union’s coronavirus vaccine program due to concerns over “costly delays”, according to sources. The EU is planning to spend around €2bln (£1.8bln) on the advance purchase of vaccines that are undergoing testing on behalf of the 27 member states. Negotiations with Brussels have been ongoing but Alok Sharma, the business secretary, is believed to have opted out of the opportunity, according to The Daily Telegraph. The European Commission is expected to be notified of on Friday. The decision not to participate is expected to provoke a backlash… Continue ->

Tags: Coronavirus Fraud, Eu, Geopolitics, UK, Vaccine

MAJOR: US-German Relations Reach A Post-World War II Low as Two Key German Ministers Rebuff US Invitation to Attend G7

Published 2020-07-10 22:45:44 by Drago Bosnic in Eu, Eurasia, Germany, Headline-News

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BERLIN – Two key German federal government ministers have declined an American invitation to attend a G7 meeting in Washington, Der Spiegel news magazine quoted German and United States government circles as saying on Thursday. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas as well as Finance Minister Olaf Scholz were reportedly invited for a G7 meeting in the United States capital on July 29 but called off their attendance. The request for the ministerial meeting came also after Chancellor Angela Merkel canceled her participation in the G7 summit planned by US President Donald Trump. While German officials said Merkel’s refusal to attend… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, Germany, Merkel, NATO, Trump, USA

LAVROV: ‘The Pentagon Seeks to Contain Everyone But Itself’

Published 2020-07-10 22:11:36 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Politics, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, D.C. – The remarks made by United States Defense Secretary Mark Esper regarding Washington’s successful “containment” of alleged “aggression” of Russia and China sparked regret in Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated. “If the Pentagon chief believes that the containment of Russia and China is the main goal of its agency, then this means that the same philosophy is practiced by the current US administration, which is literally obsessed with a desire to contain everyone but itself, seeking to eliminate everything that limits its freedom of action or even freedom, say, of impunity by the US administration on… Continue ->

Tags: China, Geopolitics, Lavrov, Pentagon, Russia, USA, War

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