Geopolitical News, 10 Oct 2018

Accessed on 10 October 2018, 1428 UTC, Post #749.


“ Newsletter”, 10 October 2018.

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Comment:  Here are today’s top geopolitical news stories from the “ Newsletter.”  Views expressed in this geopolitical intelligence summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

LATEST NEWS Oct 10, 2018
Bellingcat: Second Novichok Suspect Also Honored By Putin As ‘Hero Of Russia’

Cybersleuthing group Bellingcat says it has found that two men that Britain suspects of poisoning former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were awarded Hero of the Russian Federation medals by President Vladimir Putin four years ago for conducting covert operations in Ukraine. …

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Unmasking of 2nd Alleged Skripal Poisoner May Prompt Kremlin Purge of GRU

The unmasking of a second Russian intelligence officer suspected of carrying out a nerve-agent attack in England earlier this year is prompting behind-the-scenes fury in the Kremlin, which is likely to respond by purging the senior ranks of Russia’s military intelligence service, the GRU, Russian media is reporting. …

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Nikki Haley Leaves The UN: What To Know And What Comes Next

U.S. President Donald Trump caught Washington, and a good portion of the U.S. political world, off guard when he made the unexpected announcement that Nikki Haley, his ambassador to the United Nations, was leaving her post. …

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Turkey to Search Saudi Consulate in Missing Saudi Journalist Case

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry says authorities will search Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul in connection with the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. …

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Critical food programmes in North Korea can’t wait for ‘diplomatic progress’, UN food agency warns

North Korea’s humanitarian situation remains dire, with widespread chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, the United Nations emergency food relief agency has warned, urging greater and sustained funding for its aid operations there. …

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Truman Continues to Support NATO Alliance; Anchors in Portsmouth, England

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) wrapped up a week of events with NATO partners by anchoring off the coast of Portsmouth, England, Oct. 6. …

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CSTO to Start Tracking Down Militants, Routes of Arms Trafficking in 2019

The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will start to hold special operations on detecting routes of movement of militants and arms trafficking into the areas of high terror activities, the CSTO deputy secretary general said on Tuesday. …

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Thousands Evacuated As Blasts, Blaze Rip Through Ukraine Ammo Dump

An intense series of explosions and a fast-moving fire ripped through an ammunition depot in Ukraine, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people and igniting suspicions of sabotage in a country mired in a simmering war with Russia-backed separatists. …

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts (Hawaii Intelligence Daily)

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