The FRN Daily News Brief 2020-08-18

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

Tags in this brief: Drone, Trump, USA, Coronavirus Fraud, Face Masks, France, Lockdown, Macron, Economy, Homelessness, UK, Beirut Explosion, Texas.

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MAJOR: Air Force One With Trump on Board Nearly Hit by Drone

Published 2020-08-18 18:00:41 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Headline-News, United-States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump’s jet was nearly hit by what appeared to be a small drone as it approached an airbase near Washington on Sunday night, according to several people aboard Air Force One, The Independent reported. The device, which was yellow and black and shaped like a cross, was off the right side of the plane. It was seen by several passengers on the jet, shortly before it touched down at 5:54 p.m. at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. The White House Military Office and the Air Force’s 89th Airlift Wing said in a statement on Monday evening… Continue ->

Tags: Drone, Trump, USA


Macron Sends Riot Police to Enforce Face Masks in Marseille

Published 2020-08-18 17:26:38 by Drago Bosnic in Eu, Eurasia, France-Eurasia, Headline-News

PARIS – French riot police are being deployed near Marseille to enforce mask requirements as the country registers a spike in the COVID-19 cases. Government Spokesperson Gabriel Attal announced on Monday that around 130 police officers are being sent to Marseille, a coastal city in southeastern France, Euronews reported. It comes after local authorities made face masks mandatory in all farmers’ markets and in several neighborhoods. Face masks are mandatory in all public indoor places across France as well as on public transport but town halls can expand the requirement to outdoor areas “if they feel it’s necessary”. Several major… Continue ->

Tags: Coronavirus Fraud, Face Masks, France, Lockdown, Macron


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New Wave of Homelessness in UK to Set in Motion When Eviction Ban Ends This Week

Published 2020-08-18 14:16:10 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Headline-News, United-Kingdom

LONDON – A new wave of homelessness is likely to sweep England when a ban on evictions ends this month, MPs warned. The temporary extra security for tenants was introduced in March to protect people hit by the lockdown, but the government has declined to extend it despite a coming recession, The Independent reported. A group of 21 MPs says the UK government should guarantee funding for local authorities to house anyone forced to sleep rough. The ban had originally been set to end in England on June 25 but it was extended to August 23. The Scottish government says… Continue ->

Tags: Coronavirus Fraud, Economy, Homelessness, Lockdown, UK


TEXAS: Beirut Anti-Disinfo

Published 2020-08-18 12:38:43 by Russell Bentley in Beirut, Headline-News, Lebanon, Mena

In these days of gaslighting, misinformation, disinformation and downright bullshit, the fevered postulations of some self-styled “pundits” about a secret weapon or mini-nuke being used in the Beirut blast are as irritating as they are inaccurate and improbable. That the US and or Israel are responsible for the detonation is indeed, highly likely, but yet to be proven, and not the point in question. But the irresponsible and absolutely unsubstantiated claims of a Hezbollah weapons depot, mini-nukes and secret weapons are not only preposterous, but provably false, and the otherwise respectable authors and news outlets that have published them have… Continue ->

Tags: Beirut Explosion, Texas


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