2 May, 2018

Billion Earth people do not have access to electricity

About a billion people, or 13% of the world’s population, do not have access to electricity: such data are contained in a report published by the World Bank (WB) on May 2.

“Sub-Saharan Africa, and Central and South Asia continue to be the regions that experience the highest level of scarcity [access to electricity.] Almost 87% of the world’s population without access to electricity lives in rural areas terrain, “the document says.

The report on energy progress was the result of the joint work of the International Energy Agency, the International Renewable Energy Agency, the United Nations Statistics Division, the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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POLICY

Opposition started blocking roads in Armenia

The day before, the leader of the Armenian opposition Nikol Pashinyan, after failing to elect the prime minister, urged his supporters to block the airport, as well as to interrupt the road and rail communication in the country.

Armenian Defense Ministry calls not to interfere with the movement of military transport

The statement says that proceeding from the need to ensure the security of the country, the Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces of Armenia continue to fully implement the assigned tasks around the clock, therefore it is necessary to ensure unimpeded movement of military vehicles and columns throughout the country.

Deputies of the British Parliament adopted the “Magnitsky amendment”

Deputies of the British Parliament adopted the “Magnitsky amendment”, which provides for the imposition of sanctions for gross violations of human rights. This amendment was introduced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom and adopted without a vote, Tass reports.

Special Prosecutor of the USA threatened Trump with a summons to court

As reported by The Washington Post, this is the first time that Mueller spoke of the agenda of Trump, if he does not appear at the testimony. Lawyers of the head of the White House say that he is not obliged to appear before the investigation team. Moreover, such actions “undermine the work of the US president.”

The US Ministry of Finance for a month extended the sale of assets of En +, Rusal and GAZ

The US Treasury extended the deadline for investors to cease business or own assets of Rusal, En +, Gaz until June 6, instead of the planned deadline on May 7, the ministry said.

Poland banned travel through its territory to a group of bikers

The rally “Victory Roads” decided to mark the bikers historical events of 1945. As the leader of “Night Wolves” Alexander Zaldostanov, Poland banned the group travel through its territory. According to him, only the citizens of his country were allowed to pass

Seven US states demanded to abolish immigrant protection program

Seven US states require the court to recognize as illegal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects young immigrants from deportation.

The first deputy prosecutor general of the USA stated about threats to his address

First Deputy Attorney General of the United States Rod Rosenstein, said that he received both private and public threats. This is reported by the CBS News channel.

Mnuchin will meet with the Vice-Premier of China

Special Envoy of the US President Donald Trump, Minister of Finance Stephen Mnuchin will visit China from May 3 to 4, where he will hold talks with Vice Premier of the State Council Liu He. The Chinese side greeted the special envoy of the US President at the head of the American delegation

British parliamentarians against the “customs partnership” with the EU

British parliamentarians sent an ultimatum to Prime Minister Teresa Mei with a demand to abandon the “customs partnership” with the EU after Brexit, the BBC reports. They oppose plans to bring national customs duties after Brexit in line with EU duties

ARMY AND WEAPONS

CNN: Russian SU-27 approached the US Navy aircraft over the Baltic Sea

The Russian Su-27 fighter aircraft approached the patrol anti-submarine aircraft Boeing P-8 Poseidon US Navy in the sky over the Baltic. This is reported by CNN with reference to two representatives of the US Air Force

President of South Korea ruled out the possibility of withdrawal of US troops

South Korean President Mun Zhe Ying categorically rejects the possibility of withdrawing American troops stationed in the country if a peace treaty with North Korea is concluded, this was reported by the official representative of the presidential administration, Renhap

In Kiev, they named three options for solving the conflict in Donbass

The Ukrainian authorities are considering three possible ways to resolve the conflict in the Donbass, said Deputy Minister for Issues of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons Yuri Grymchak.

The first scenario is a military operation.

He called the other two plans “Croatian”.

“In Croatia there were Serbian Krajina and Eastern Slavonia. Serbian Krajina was liberated by military means – through the operation of the Croatian army, but the Serbian army remained in the barracks and did not go to meet the Croatian army. Milosevic at that time put in such conditions that he gave guarantees that his army would not interfere in the military conflict, “- explained Grymchak.

The second “Croatian” plan is considered as the main one. According to Grymchak, he proposes the introduction of a peacekeeping mission to the territory of the Donbass and the withdrawal of foreign troops from there.

“We also have to disarm militants, establish an international transitional administration to transfer these territories under the control of Ukraine,” he added.

Militants will leave the settlements from the north of the province of Homs and the south of Hama in Syria

Agreements with the leaders of radical groups on the withdrawal of militants from the territories in the north of the province of Homs and the south of the province of Ham in Syria were achieved by the government of the country with the assistance of the Russian center for the reconciliation of the warring parties.

The largest military exercises in history started in Estonia

International military exercises involving 15 thousand soldiers began in Estonia, the main headquarters of the country’s defense forces. As stated in the message, the maneuvers of Siil will be held from 2 to 14 May in the territory of the whole republic, as well as in the north of Latvia.

The US and its allies are launching a new military operation in Syria

“The United States, the world coalition and local partners, including the Syrian democratic forces, are launching an operation to liberate the last strongholds of the IG in Syria,” State Department spokesman Heather Neuert said.

“The struggle will be difficult,” but the Pentagon and partners will win, the diplomat stressed.

British fighters will join NATO patrols over the Black Sea

British fighters “Typhoon” will join the NATO air police mission over the Black Sea to combat “potential aggression,” the Royal Air Force press service said.

The US is sending an armored brigade from Texas to Poland

Earlier this year, the US Army announced that the 1st Armored Brigade stationed in Fort Hood, Texas, would be transferred to Europe in the summer to replace the 2nd Armored Brigade. In July, the US and Poland agreed on the delivery of Patriot systems.

Russian air defense reinforced with the help of artificial intelligence

The Russian Aerospace Forces first experienced an automated control system (ACS) with air defense means using artificial intelligence. This was reported by the newspaper “Izvestia” with reference to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

Psychologists from the US offered to treat veterans of war with drugs

The nonprofit, multidisciplinary association of the USA offered to treat veterans with the help of “ecstasy”. Psychologists believe that the use of psychotherapy with narcotic substances will help warriors to adapt more quickly to a peaceful life. This was reported by Ura.ru agency with reference to Reuters.

US invisible aircraft arrived in South Korea

The arrival of American fighters was confirmed by the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Korea after a relevant publication in a local media outlet, journalists who spotted F-22 aircraft at the Air Force Base in the vicinity of Gwangju City, south-west of Korea.

SOCIETY

“VKontakte” has an account of the royal family of the Romanovs

The Ekaterinburg diocese has got the account of the family of Romanovs shot in 1918 in the social network “VKontakte”. It publishes excerpts from the diaries of the last Russian emperor Nicholas II, his wife and children.

“Mumiy Troll” will perform on the Day of the City of Yekaterinburg for 5 million rubles

The main musical star of the Day of Yekaterinburg became known. This is the group “Mummies Troll”, which on August 18 will give a concert in the Square of 1905. For the concert concert the mayor’s office will pay five million rubles.

Tomsk medical orderlies were transferred to cleaners in order not to raise their salaries

Mass violation of the labor code in the Tomsk Scientific Research Institute of Cardiology was revealed by the regional prosecutor’s office. This was reported by the press service of the department. According to available information, since the summer of 2017, 167 hospital orderlies have been transferred to the position of room cleaners.

Russian tourists will now be able to visit the Chinese resort without visas

The Chinese authorities have decided to cancel visas for Russians who plan to spend a vacation at one of the popular resorts – the island of Hainan, according to “WORLD 24”. The visa-free regime comes into force on 1 May.

In Yekaterinburg, the Children’s Procession will be held for the 150th anniversary of Nicholas II

In Yekaterinburg, the children’s procession will be held. The prayer procession will be dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Tsar Nicholas II. According to the press service of the Yekaterinburg diocese, a prayer procession with the participation of children will take place on May 20 with the blessing of Metropolitan Kirill of Ekaterinburg and Verkhoturye.

In Britain, in the rubbish they found the relics of the saint

The British company for garbage collection discovered the relics of the Pope of Rome Clement I, writes The Times. He died about the year 99 and was the second or third bishop of Rome after the apostle Peter.

Now the company is trying to find out who exactly threw out the relics, or rather the vial with the engraving, in which is the part of the human bone.

The exact certainty that the find has value, no. Now an investigation is under way.

As the historian of Oxford University explained, such relics were widely spread in the 16th century when they found a lot of human remains. According to him, people collected small parts of these bones and gave them out for the remains of one of the saints.

Cossacks foiled a festival of civil art in the Sakharov Center of Moscow

In Moscow, activists opposed to the “Muza of the Unruly” festival gathered in front of the Sakharov Center on Tuesday, the organizers of which, in particular, are accused of propagating the Ukrainian regime.

Previously, social networks reported that activists, including those dressed in Cossack uniforms, as well as representatives of the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass, blocked the entrances and exits from the Sakharov Center, protesting against the event there.

Omsk region will receive an additional 300 million rubles to increase the minimum wage

In 2018, the Omsk region will allocate 730 million rubles to realize the increase in labor remuneration. Also in the region from the federal budget will receive more than 300 million rubles for partial compensation of labor costs.

SHOW BUSINESS

Kanye West confessed to a predilection for opiates after liposuction

Famous American rap singer Kanye West admitted to journalists in his addiction to opiates. This happened after the procedure of liposuction in 2016. As the US media write, the musician was prescribed treatment in a course that included drugs with opiates

Anastasia Volochkova struck fans with a picture with a bare breast

The famous Russian ballerina Anastasia Volochkova continues to amaze the audience with ambiguous photos. In her profile in the social network Instagram appeared a picture with bare chest. As always, there were more negative comments than positive ones.

Love Uspenskaya revealed her main secret, which she kept for half a century

64-year-old star of chanson Lyubov Uspenskaya revealed the main secret of her life. She confessed that she had an abortion when she was at school. Recognition of the singer publishes “Komsomolskaya Pravda”

78-year-old Vitorgan for the first time showed a photo of the thoracic daughter

Users of social networks discuss the photo of 78-year-old Emmanuel Vitorgan with a three-month-old daughter. In the photo, the artist feeds the baby from the bottle

Enrique Iglesias shared a touching photo with a newborn baby

Enrique Iglesias, to whom Anna Kurnikova recently gave twins, shared a new very touching snapshot with one of them. The singer admitted that he still can not believe what happened

In the US, an online auction of things from the Rockefeller Collection started

Internet sale of things and objects of art from the collection of David and Peggy McGrath Rockefeller was launched on May 1 at the initiative of the auction house Christie’s. For sale put up about 600 lots. Its results will be announced on May 9, 10 and 11

Anastasia Rogozhnikova: “Rap became the successor of Russian rock”

The appearance of Russian rock as a phenomenon was caused by the desire of people to express their position, to outline their life priorities. At the heart of Russian rock (as well as modern rap) is text. Words that musicians want to convey to listeners.

Nastasya Samburskaya alarmed fans with a picture with a battered face

The popular actress and singer Nastasya Samburskaya alarmed her fans with a picture with a battered face. In the photo the “Univera” star is imprinted on a hospital bed with bruises under the eyes.

In the commentary to the photo, Nastasya Samburskaya wrote that the UK is dealing with the incident, wondering who had to do this with her. The star suggested that the cause could serve as Revizorro, noting that after recovering he will tell all the details to subscribers.

From the hospital, Dzhigarkhanyan returned to his apartment to his ex-wife

Armen Djigarkhanyan, who was in a serious condition in the hospital, went on the mend and returned home. Relax after an experienced actor in the apartment of his ex-wife Tatyana Vlasova.

Tarantino accused Weinstein of not paying more than $ 4 million

American director Quentin Tarantino said that the company’s producer Harvey Weinstein owes him more than $ 4 million.

The creator of the “Simpsons” called to open the animated cartoon park

The creator of the American animated series “The Simpsons” Matt Graining said about the need to open a dedicated park.

The first trailer of the blockbuster “Man-ant and Wasp”

The tape was taken off by director Peyton Reed. The first trailer of the movie “The Man-Ant and the Wasp” was published on the web, which is released on July 5. The video was posted on MARVEL on YouTube

HBO extends World of Wild West for the third season

The management of the largest television network HBO announced the extension for the third season of the popular TV series “World of the Wild West.” Such information is reported by Comingsoon.

Mel Gibson will shoot the film “Destroyer” about the Second World War

World-renowned director Mel Gibson announced his intention to shoot a film about World War II. The film will be based on the book by John Uyukovits Hell from the Heavens. At the center of the event will be the Japanese crew members who are fighting against American destroyers of the destroyer Laffi in 1945.

The director of “Heavenly nomad” takes a new film – a photo from Issyk-Kul

Debut Abdykalykov became the tape “Sutak” (“Heavenly nomad”). The film won the prizes of several international film festivals, among the awards and the “Nika” award. The new film tells the dramatic story of the Jekshen – the boy fights for the happiness of the family

Against Weinstein filed a lawsuit on rape

Assistant producer of the series “Marco Polo” Alexander Kanos filed suit against producer Harvey Weinstein, in which she accuses him of rape, physical abuse and insult. The relevant documents were filed in Manhattan, reports CNN

Wes Anderson on his new cartoon “The Island of Dogs”

The Russian premiere of the cartoon “Island of Dogs” will be held on Thursday, May 3.

ECONOMY

Guitar manufacturer Gibson announced bankruptcy

The American manufacturer of guitars Gibson declared bankruptcy.

Rosneft shares rose 5% on news of redemption

On May 1, the Board of Directors of Rosneft approved additional initiatives for the Rosneft-2022 strategy, among them implementation in 2018-2020. a program of buyback of shares from the open market for a total of $ 2 billion. Rosneft is going to start buying shares in the second quarter of 2018.

ABIA approved applications for accession from Kenya and Papua New Guinea

The Board of Directors of the Asian Bank for Infrastructure Investment approved applications from Kenya and Papua New Guinea to join the bank, thus the total number of bank members increased to 86 countries, the ABIA said.

Rusal shares rose on reports of the US Treasury

Shares of “Rusal” in the course of trading on Wednesday morning grow moderately, acting out news about the extension by the US Treasury of terms of execution of decisions on sanctions.

The losses of the manufacturer of elite Latvian sprats have doubled

The losses of the Latvian fish processing enterprise Brīvais Vilnis last year almost doubled – up to 1,122 million euros, writes Sputnik Latvija. The results of the company’s activities in 2017 were influenced by Russian sanctions, which limited the supply of fish products from Latvia.

The Scots were banned from cheap whiskey

Under the new rules, wine of 13 degrees 0.75 liters can not be sold cheaper 4.88 pounds, a bottle of whiskey 0.7 liters should cost at least 14 pounds, and the cost of two liters of cider 5 degrees strength will start at five pounds.

The net profit of BP in the first quarter of 2018 grew by 1.7 times

The net profit of the British BP attributable to the company’s shareholders for the first quarter of 2018 was $ 2.47 billion, which is 1.7 times higher than the year before, the company’s report says. The company’s revenue increased by 22% and reached $ 68.17 billion.

Nord Stream-3: Russia launches new gas attack on Europe

Deputy Chairman of the board of the Russian corporation Gazprom Alexander Medvedev said on the air of the Rossiya 24 television channel that, in order to meet Europe’s growing demand for Russian gas, his company is ready to lay another Nord Stream-3 pipeline along the Baltic bottom.

From May 1, increased duties on oil exports

The duty on exports of crude oil since May 1 rose to 118.5 dollars per ton, the RF Ministry of Finance.

Free trade agreement between Georgia and EFTA entered into force

The agreement on the free trade regime between Georgia and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), signed in 2016, fully entered into force, the Georgian Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development reports.

ACCIDENTS

Riots in Paris

According to the prefect of the police of the French capital Michel Delpes, the police detained about 40 participants of the riots that broke out in the 13th arrondissement of Paris when a group of 1.2 thousand people dressed in black and hiding face under the masks.

I with all firmness condemn the violence that took place today during the May Day procession. Everything will be done to ensure that the initiators have been calculated and brought to justice for their actions. – Emmanuelle Macron, French statesman

Rospotrebnadzor warned tourists about the outbreak of anthrax in China

Rospotrebnadzor warned tourists about the outbreak of anthrax in central China. The press service of the supervisory authority said this Wednesday.

In Jerusalem, an unknown person tried to get a police officer

The unknown attempted to raid the police at the National Headquarters of the Israeli police in Jerusalem, no one was injured, the driver was detained.

In São Paulo, as a result of a fire, up to 45 people were missing

The number of missing in the fire, which resulted in the collapsed high-rise building in Brazilian São Paulo, can reach 45 people, reports Globo. Earlier it was reported about the death of one person, the number of missing persons was estimated at three people.

In Iran, at least 30 people were injured in the earthquake

At least 30 people were injured in the earthquake in central Iran, Press TV reported.

Attack of IGIL militants in Baghdad: seven people were killed, nine injured

In the suburbs of Baghdad, at least seven people were killed and nine others were injured on Tuesday, May 1, as a result of an attack by militants of the Islamic State terrorist group (IGIL, banned in Russia). Such data is reported by Al Arabiya TV channel.

THE INTERNET

Zuckerberg announced the launch of Facebook dating service

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced plans to launch a dating service, reports Reuters. It will be built into the main application of the social network.
In Facebook there are 200 million people who consider themselves to be single, so it’s obvious that here something can be done. – Mark Zuckerberg, American programmer

Amazon banned the use of its network to bypass locks

The Office limits the work not only of the service itself, but also of the subnets used to bypass the lock. As a result, several IP addresses belonging to Amazon and Google were banned.

Instagram and WhatsApp start group video calls

It is not known yet how many people will be able to participate in calls, but it is assumed that no more than four. Zuckerberg noted that users have already spent about 2 billion minutes on personal video calls in the WhatsApp messenger, so it was decided to introduce the function of group video calls.

Telegram is now trying to ban in Iran

Citizens are advised to switch to local alternative messengers, including Soroush. In Iran, about 45 million people use the services of the Telegram messenger. At the end of last year, after a series of anti-government demonstrations, Telegram was banned in the country, but on January 13 the ban was lifted.

THE SCIENCE

Scientists: Earth’s poles will not change in the near future

According to British experts, recently the idea of an early overthrow of the Earth’s poles is increasingly encountered in society. Scientists have studied the recently discovered anomaly in South Africa and have come to the conclusion that nothing of the kind in the work of the Earth’s magnetic field will occur.

German scientists have made an electronic nose for smartphones

Scientists from Germany have developed a sensor that can learn to distinguish smells. This electronic nose is small enough to fit into the smartphone and determine when buying freshness of products or before the other devices “smell” the appearance of smoke.

The Japanese got an alcoholic drink made of wood

Representatives of the Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (Japan) said that during the experiment they received an alcoholic drink made of wood. They hope that the finished product will go on sale in the next three years. The composition of the drink includes the bark of the selected tree.

Scientists: Light affects the work of the brain of mammals

Scientists from the University of Berkeley and the University of California recently conducted a unique experiment in mice. As a result of the work done, it was found out that with the help of light it is possible to influence the work of the brain of mammals.

AUTO

Porsche introduced the new hybrid crossover Cayenne E-Hybrid

German premium automaker Porsche has officially introduced a hybrid version of the popular Porsche Cayenne crossover. With the advent of the new engine, the car also received the corresponding E-Hybrid prefix to the name

Datsun will present the updated Datsun GO hatchback on May 7

The updated version of the hatchback will feature a new more massive radiator grille, other bumpers, and also updated optics.

In the salon there will be a new infotainment system with a touch screen, as well as an upgraded instrument panel.

Motor line will be presented by a 1.2-liter gasoline engine with a return of 68 horsepower.

Information has appeared on the date of presentation of new models LADA

AvtoVAZ company will present the majority of its closest novelties in August 2018.

Cross-hatch Geely Emgrand GS will appear in Russia this year

Chinese machine builders plan sales of cross-hatch Geely Emgrand GS in Russia. Probably, a car for the Russian market will be produced at the facilities of the Belarusian enterprise “Belji”. The Geely Emgrand GS model is available to Chinese people in 2016.

The new luxury sedan Bentley Mulsanne can become an electric car

The public has been waiting for a new generation for several years, but it will take a couple of more years. Representatives of the company said that the next update will be in 2020 and the model is likely to receive an EV version.

Subaru acknowledged the falsification of fuel consumption in 903 cars

After inspections of law firm Ohno and Tsunematsu together with representatives of Subaru it was established that the claimed fuel consumption in 903 cars is not true. It’s about cars that were released between 2012 and 2017.

Skoda prepares six new models for India at once

The Indian office of the company Skoda is preparing for the premiere six new models at once. True, they will all go on sale only in the Indian market – this is reported in the official development plan for the company in the coming years.

As experts suggest, most of the novelties will be crossovers built on the most modern in the line of VAG modular platform MQB IN. Appearing in the name of the prefix denotes the belonging of architecture to the Indian car market.

It is known that the first new model will be an electric precipitator Skoda Vision X, its appearance on sale is expected in 2020-2021.

More powerful Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain will be presented in autumn

The German company Mercedes-Benz is preparing for the premiere a “charged” version of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain S400D cross-wagon. The novelty will receive a new turbo-diesel power plant with a payback of 335 horsepower and a torque of 700 Nm.

Published photos of the new Fiat 500X Blue Sky Edition

Soon, Fiat can introduce a new version of its own 500X hatchback, which could happen in 2019.

However, now the network has photos of a new special series Blue Sky Edition, which already knows some details.

A special feature of the car was the unique blue-and-blue color of the body. According to preliminary information, this series will be created on the basis of the modification Pop, which will be equipped with a gasoline turbo engine with a working volume of 1.4 liters, capable of developing up to 140 or 170 horsepower, depending on the configuration.

Coupled with the engine will be installed exclusively automatic transmission for 9 steps, and as an option will be available to the system of all-wheel drive.

Published the first images of the serial Buick Enspire

Today the first render images of the serial version of the car appeared on the web. The author of the renderings was the talented Portuguese designer Kleber Silva, who showed his vision of how the Buick Enspire crossover will look and look like in a standard version

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