19 Mar, 2019

Certification Boeing 737 MAX

The US Department of Transportation checks to see if the country’s Federal Aviation Administration has violated safety standards by allowing Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to fly.

According to the source The Wall Street Journal in the department, the test primarily relates to systems used to automatically determine the position of the nose of the aircraft relative to the horizon line and correct this position. It is noted that the problems in this system could be one of the causes of the crash of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia in October 2018.

The agency is also going to find out whether the incorrect operation of this system could lead to the fall of the same model liner in Ethiopia in March of this year.

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Large-scale amendments to the Tax Code of Russia are ready

The text of the draft large-scale amendments to the Tax Code prepared by the Ministry of Finance has been published. The draft law was prepared in order to implement certain provisions of the Message of the President of the Russian Federation to the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of February 20, 2019 and the main directions of tax policy for 2018 and for the planned period of 2019 and 2020.

The draft law provides for clarification of the legislation of the Russian Federation on taxes and fees, not affecting the provisions affecting changes in the revenue base of the budgets of the budget system of the Russian Federation

The Pentagon has denied reports of contingent conservation in Syria

The publication of the intention of the Pentagon to leave in Syria, a thousand US military is not true. This was stated by the chairman of the Committee of the Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces, Joseph Dunford, the press service of the US defense department said.

Earlier, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources, that a thousand US troops would remain in Syria to “continue to work with Kurdish forces, despite Turkey’s threats to cross the border and attack Kurds.”

WSJ: US Transportation Ministry Begins Checking Boeing 737 MAX Certification

The US Department of Transportation is conducting an audit to determine whether the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has violated safety standards when it allowed flights of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. This was reported by The Wall Street Journal.

Russians want to ban entry to the US for supporting Maduro

Russians and representatives of other countries with “the interests of the Russian government” may be banned from entering the US due to the support of the Russian regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The corresponding bill will be considered by the American congressmen.

Kabul will receive illegally repaired by Slovakia Mi-17V-5

Kabul will receive Mi-17V-5 helicopters that were illegally repaired by the Slovak company LOTN. The press service of the developer of the machine of the holding “Helicopters of Russia” stated that it disclaims responsibility for their safe use.

China announced its intention to ruthlessly fight terrorism and extremism

“Law enforcement agencies of Xinjiang, on the basis of reliable facts, in accordance with existing legislation, have taken strict and at the same time fair measures against key individuals involved in organizing, planning or committing terrorist acts, as well as conducting criminal religious extremist activities,” document.

China started to create a solar-powered drone

The publication notes that the drone will be able to climb into the stratosphere to an altitude of more than 20 km. During the day it will be powered by solar energy, since it is intended for flights above the level of clouds. By 2020, China is going to create a whole network of such devices.

A teacher from Germany urged not to give birth to save the environment

One of the teachers said that they do not need to have children, as it harms the environment. Verena Brunshweiger wrote the book “Childfrey vs. Childless”. In her work, the teacher spoke about the benefits and happiness of non-motherhood.

Deutsche Bank has confirmed that it is in talks with Commerzbank to merge

Deutsche Bank, Germany’s largest bank, confirmed in a statement that it is negotiating a possible merger with Commerzbank, another major bank in the country.

London: the next challenge for the EU will be Italy

Italy will withdraw from the European Union after Great Britain, Nigel Faraj, the former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, said. The politician is one of the authors of the Brexit project.

“Italy never liked the European project. After our example, she will love him even more. When we show that there is life outside the EU, you will follow us, ”Faraj said.

Maduro urged the Venezuelan government to resign

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on his ministers to resign in order to carry out restructuring in the national government. This was announced on Sunday by executive vice president Delsy Rodriguez on Twitter.

“President Nicolas Maduro called on all members of the government to reconsider their posts for a deep restructuring of the activity of the Bolivarian government,” – said in a message on Twitter.

Poroshenko refused to bargain over the Crimea

According to the Ukrainian leader, Moscow hopes for the election of “any, except Poroshenko” president, so that “the new Ukrainian government crawls on its knees and gives it [the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin] the Crimea.”

Ukraine will never agree to any bidding, or to any low-cost agreements. And the Crimea will be returned to Ukraine. We will do our utmost to ensure that this is done as soon as possible, immediately after the presidential election. – Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine

On the Krymsky bridge will earn a new scanning system

On the Krymsky bridge will soon earn a new control system. What and in what volume trains are being transported, scanners will be able to evaluate in the direction of travel. Scanners for scanning railway cars, capable of determining the type of cargo and its mass, will be installed on approaches to the Crimean bridge, Sergey Simochko, production director of Skantronic Systems, told RIA Novosti on Monday.

In France, recognized the ineffectiveness of measures to prevent riots

French Prime Minister Edouard Philip believes that the government’s measures to prevent unrest in Paris were insufficient. They could not prevent offenses.

Russia will deliver the Su-35 to Egypt

Egypt has signed an agreement to supply Russian Su-35 fighter jets, the Kommersant newspaper reports, citing top managers of defense industry enterprises. According to the publication, we are talking about a batch of “over two dozen vehicles” and aviation weapons to them for $ 2 billion. Also, a contract was signed for the supply of 46 MiG-29M / M2 fighter jets (worth about $ 2 billion) and 46 Ka helicopters -52 (worth over $ 1 billion), both are now underway.

Russia and Japan have classified the content of the negotiations on the Kuril Islands

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said that Moscow and Tokyo agreed not to disclose the content of the ongoing negotiations on a peace treaty between the countries. Thus, he responded to the demand of the opposition more specifically to talk about the content of the dialogue at a meeting in parliament.

Colombian Foreign Office counted about a thousand deserted Venezuelan security officials

The Colombian Foreign Ministry said that from February 23, 2019 to the present, about a thousand employees of the Venezuelan security forces and about 400 members of their families fled to the country.

Canada intends to extend its mission of military instructors in Ukraine

Canada intends to extend the mandate of its mission of military instructors in Ukraine, which expires on March 31. This was reported by Reuters. The decision will be announced at the joint press conference of the Canadian Foreign Minister Christie Freeland and Minister of National Defense Harjit Singh Sajjan

About 50 members of the Afghan security forces surrendered to the Taliban

The chairman of the provincial council, Abdul Aziz Beek, said that on the eve of about 100 members of the border police (part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs) tried to leave their posts and move to Turkmenistan. They were not allowed to enter there, then half of the group surrendered to the Taliban, and the rest entered into a shootout with the militants. The Taliban claim that 90 border guards surrendered.

Mir, Visa and MasterCard agree to limit tariffs

The Bank of Russia, in conjunction with the Visa, MasterCard payment systems and the National Payment Card System (NSPK, World Card Operator), has developed proposals for reducing bank tariffs charged to stores when paying with cards. This is stated in the protocol following the meeting at the first deputy chairman of the Central Bank Olga Skorobogatova of March 15

According to the document, the Mir and Visa systems plan to set the tariff for card payments for cars and real estate at 0.8% of the check amount, but not more than 10 thousand rubles. with one purchase. This means that with the price of a car or an apartment above 1.25 million rubles. commission for non-cash payment will be less than 0.8%. Mastercard, which has a tariff of 0.8%, but not more than 10 thousand rubles. already valid for real estate, I agree to set the same amount for cars, but for cheaper cars I want to charge a commission of 1.2%.

Fixed commissions are planned for socially significant purchases. For pharmacies, the lowest rates are offered by Visa – at the level of 1.2%, the Mir system and Mastercard – at a rate of 1.3%. When paying for educational services, Mir reduces tariffs to 0.3%, Visa – to 1%, Mastercard – to 0.8%. When paying for services of licensed institutions in the field of health care, Visa and Mastercard tariffs are planned at the level of 1%, Mir offers a reduced tariff of 0.3%.

It is not about the full size of the trade assignment (the amount that the trade pays for the service), but only about its part – the interbank commission (interchange). To it is added another commission for the services of payment systems (0.3% market average) and earnings of the acquiring bank (varies from minus 0.3% to plus 0.9%).

The government is demanding more control over beer

First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov instructed the Ministry of Finance and Rosalkogolregulirovaniyu (RAR) before August 1 to submit to the government draft documents that change the legislation on beer. The representative of the Ministry of Finance confirmed the existence and nature of instructions.

Russian government may revise payment rates for business

The rates for a range of non-tax payments for businesses may be revised. The Ministry of Finance believes that all payments related to state registries should be established in the Tax Code (NC) as government fees.

“Uralvagonzavod” disrupts the defense order due to the increase in VAT

The increase in the value-added tax (VAT) rate has complicated the execution of the state defense order and can lead to enterprise losses, said Alexander Potapov, general director of the Uralvagonzavod corporation, in an interview with RBC.

“It is necessary to decide as quickly as possible on issues related to the current year’s VAT, because in contracts we have VAT at 18%, and tax takes VAT this year at 20%. There is a conflict. It needs to be urgently resolved, because it complicates the work on signing contracts with performers and the shipment of equipment for our army, ”said Potapov.

CEO of Uralvagonzavod disclosed the financial performance of the corporation

Consolidated revenue of Uralvagonzavod (part of Rostec) in 2018 amounted to about 147 billion rubles, CEO of the Corporation Alexander Potapov told RBC in an interview.

“In terms of revenue, I can say quite clearly that our products are manufactured at about 160 billion, if we look in monetary terms. Another thing is that some of the products were not shipped – conditionally, the customer asked to transfer the contractual obligations and the delivery to the first half of the year instead of the end of last year, ”said Potapov.

More than 120 million rubles will be allocated for the development of exports by the Amur Region

Funding is provided for by the federal project “Export of Agricultural Products”. Almost 40 percent of the total soybean produced in Russia is grown in the region. Beans are considered one of the most popular goods exported abroad.

Crimea needs additional support to keep drug and food prices low.

Additional measures of state regulation could help the Crimea to restrain the rise in prices for medicines and products, says the head of the republic Sergey Aksenov.

“Perhaps, for Crimea, it is necessary to provide for some additional elements of state regulation. We are looking for ways, communicate with the government, with the presidential administration, with legislative authorities. And we are heard on many issues,” said Aksenov in an interview with TASS.

Russia has reduced investments in US government bonds

In January, Russia reduced investments in US government bonds, follows from the data of the American Ministry of Finance. In the first month of 2019, Moscow invested $ 13.18 billion in American securities, which is 36 million less than in the previous month.

Michelson announced the possibility of selling the Saudis to 30% “Arctic LNG-2”

NOVATEK is ready to consider the sale of up to 30% in the project for the production of liquefied natural gas “Arctic SPG-2” of the national oil company of Saudi Arabia Saudi Aramco. This was stated by the head of the company Leonid Mikhelson, reports TASS.

Eni green Africa to offset carbon emissions

The Italian oil and gas company Eni plans to offset the effects of carbon dioxide emissions by planting more than 80,000 square meters of forests in Africa. km Thanks to such initiatives, the company expects to reach zero emissions by 2030.

New Challenge among youth

A video appeared on the Web in which a girl spits on the doors of the Holy Protection Church in Rostov-on-Don, and then poses beside her. Frames were posted on the social network “VKontakte”. After the incident, the girl apologized and said that she was participating in the challenge, which is now taking place among young people.

I, because of my youth, inexperience, stupidity, and my own bad form, did not realize how terrible it was for me to do this and spread it on the Internet, ”Privet-Rostov.ru portal quoted her as saying.

Residents of Yakutsk went to the rally after the rape of women migrants

According to local media, on March 17, a spontaneous action took place on Komsomolskaya Square in Yakutsk, where participants took to the square after reports that natives of Central Asia had raped a resident of Yakutsk. It is reported that the action was not approved by the authorities. The police urged the participants of the unauthorized rally to disperse and file an application for holding a public action in accordance with the law.

Published ranking of regions in terms of unemployment

According to the rating, in the period from November 2018 to January 2019, the overall unemployment rate was 4.8%, which is 0.3 percentage points lower than a year earlier.

In the capital, the unemployment rate is at around 1.2%, which is the lowest in the country. Also in the top five are: St. Petersburg (1.4%), the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District (2.2%), the Khabarovsk Territory (2.5%), the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region – Yugra (2.5%) . According to the study, the most unemployed in Ingushetia (26.3%) and Karachay-Cherkessia (16.2%). The Chukotka Autonomous Region was not included in the rating due to the lack of relevant data.

Pharmacists proposed to punish the imposition of drugs

Pharmacists were asked to punish for imposing drugs. Pharmacies in 60% of cases impose drugs on manufacturers, with whose manufacturers they signed marketing agreements, the National Pharmaceutical Chamber Union informed the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Large-scale inspection reform

The Ministry of Economy has once again prepared an updated version of the document and even managed to get government approval. In particular, driving without technical inspection will be punished with a fine of 2 thousand rubles. The procedure itself inspection should be recorded on video and photos. The usual diagnostic cards will be completely electronic.

Super tram “Uralvagonzavod” recognized unsafe for use

Tram R1 production “Uralvagonzavod”, presented at the “Innoprom” in 2014, will not reach the line, as it was recognized as unsafe. This was announced by the company’s general director Alexander Potapov in an interview with RBC.

Teachers from Buryatia run to Mongolia for large salaries and respect

Teachers from Buryatia and Transbaikalia are increasingly going to Mongolia to earn money, where they are attracted by high salaries and good working conditions. About this newspaper “Number One”. The most sought-after specialties were primary school teachers, the Russian language and literature, and also mathematics.

In Britain, they want to ban advertising of harmful food during the day

According to Sky News, UK authorities intend to restrict advertising of products containing excess salt, sugar and fat, can prohibit the show in the afternoon and evening (until 21:00).

Samal Yeslyamova received the Asian Film Award

Samal Yeslyamova was awarded the prestigious Asian Film Award. She received her award in the nomination “Best Actress”. In addition to Eslyamova, the Chinese woman Zhao Tao (the film “Ash is the purest white”), Japanese actress Sakura Ando (the film “Shop Thieves”) and other actresses fought for the prize.

Grand Prix of the Suzdal Animation Festival took the cartoon “Ties”

The short film “The Bond”, drawn by a 3-D pen, was one of the main discoveries of the Russian animation film festival in Suzdal. The press service of the event organizers informed the media about this. They reported that the director of the picture, especially the impressive judges, is Dina Velikovskaya.

Jackie Chan starred in the film about the conquest of Everest

Three of the four climbers managed to reach the end. At the top they left a statue of Mao Zedong. It is noted that the new film will be in the genre of action movie.

Culkin revealed the secret of meeting with Michael Jackson

The testimony given by Michael Jackson’s friend “King of Pop” actor Macaulay Culkin in court in 2005 confirms the words of the participants of the documentary “Leaving Neverland” that the singer’s estate was equipped with a secret system that allowed them to conceal sexual acts of minors.

Petersburg celebrates the 175th anniversary of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

The anniversary opened after major overhaul and restoration of the Memorial Museum-Apartment of Rimsky-Korsakov on Zagorodny Avenue, 28. Here the composer spent the last 15 years of his life: from 1893 to 1908. There were created eleven operas from the fifteen he wrote, including Sadko, The Tale of Tsar Saltan, and The Golden Cockerel.Celebrations associated with the 175th anniversary of the Russian composer are also held at the Mariinsky Theater, the Philharmonic Society, St. Isaac’s Cathedral.

Russians will be able to connect communication services without a SIM card

The Ministry of Communications and Mass Media proposed to legalize eSim technology in Russia, which makes it possible to connect communication services without SIM-cards and turnout to operators. About it on Monday, March 18, the newspaper “Vedomosti” writes with reference to a certificate prepared by the department.

ZTE is preparing to exit the side slider Axon S

The Chinese company intends to continue ZTE to conquer the market with new smartphones. For this, the novelty is provided in the form of a unique slider smartphone Axon S with a side pull-out mechanism. This design will allow, if necessary, access to the front camera, consisting of two modules.

Xiaomi introduced the smartphone Redmi 7

The company Xiaomi presented a new smartphone Redmi 7. The budget device received a drop-shaped cut-out and a battery with a capacity of 4000 mAh. The gadget is equipped with a 6.26-inch display with an aspect ratio of 19: 9, a dual main camera of 12 and 2 megapixels and a selfie camera of 8 megapixels

Boeing introduced the longest passenger aircraft in the world

The American company Boeing held a closed presentation of the longest passenger aircraft in the world for a limited number of participants. The company presented its latest development to the public – the wide-body passenger airliner Boeing 777X.

Scientists called the drink that kills the potency in men

According to ToDay News Ufa, experts from Cambridge advise men to abandon instant coffee. This coffee substitute affects potency, slowly but surely reducing it. Not only does the speed of an erection begin to fall, so even in men, the chest and abdomen begin to grow.

Co-founder of WhatsApp urged to remove Facebook social network

Co-founder of WhatsApp messenger Brian Ecton urged users to remove Facebook by giving a lecture at Stanford University (California, USA). Reports about it BuzzFeed News.

Motorola One Vision smartphone on Exynos 9610 found at Geekbench

In the world wide web users demonstrated a novelty from the famous manufacturer Motorola. This is a smartphone One Vision, which is based on the platform Exynos 9610. As reported by the publication ufacitynews, for the first time a new model could be found on the platform Geekbench.

The State Duma has proposed to oblige the registration of telephones with Internet access

In the State Duma of the Russian Federation proposed to introduce a paid registration on mobile devices with access to the global network.

Announced the date of the presentation of the new fitness bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 4

At the beginning of the year it was reported that a new generation of Chinese fitness bracelet will be presented in April-May. But in the new production report from the Mi Band collector, information was discovered that the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 will only appear in the middle of the year.

Xiaomi – the leader of the market of wearable electronics in China

IDC analysts rated the market for wearable electronics in China in the fourth quarter of 2018. Deliveries in the reporting period reached 22.69 million units, which is 30.4% more than a year earlier. The list of leaders includes Xiaomi, Huawei, Apple, BBK and Music

Xiaomi showed a universal remote control for $ 12

In China, the universal control panel will appear on March 20, and its price will be about $ 12.

Experts told how to properly charge mobile devices

Do not discharge to a minimum. This can lead to a gradual reduction in battery capacity, and such a diagnosis can no longer be cured. Experts say that if you systematically charge the phone, which has half the full charge, it can increase the battery life by almost four (!) Times. In addition, it is not necessary for a long time to leave on the phone charging, showing 100%. Also, experts advise at the time of charging to put the device in power saving mode, it is useful for longevity of the battery. Following the same rule, it is better not to actively use the phone while it is charging.

Xiaomi Mi Power 3 – external battery with three USB

The company Xiaomi has announced a new portable battery Mi Power 3. The novelty has received a metal case with a special coating and with rounded edges. At the end there is a power button, a charge indicator and three different USB ports.

Intel is preparing for mass production of 5G-modems

It is reported that in preparation for the mass production of 5G-modems, Intel interacts with partners. Earlier it was said that the corporation intends to organize trial deliveries of such products in the current year.

Microsoft has released a protective extension for Chrome and Firefox

Microsoft has developed and started testing Windows Application Defender extensions for Chrome and Firefox to better protect corporate PCs.

Twitter is testing a new dialog tracking feature.

Twitter is testing a new dialog tracking feature. It is noted that it will make the microblogging more interactive.

Japanese scientist proved that time can be reversed

Takeshi Morita tried to determine the unpredictability of quantum chaos and conducted for this a number of complex experiments in which he tried to cool the quantum system to absolute zero. The scientist, in particular, “turned” the inequality of Maldacena, Schenker and Stanford and literally turned the clock back.

Immortalized Stephen Hawking

Representatives of the research world decided to perpetuate the legendary explorer in an original way. So, British experts managed to create a coin in memory of the scientist Stephen Hawking. It was established that the denomination of the currency is 50 pence. As it became known, the memorable banknote contains various alloys, silver, copper and gold. The cost of the above gold coins is about 800 feet. Notable features of this monetary unit is the presence of images of a black hole and Hawking’s unique formula. Reports the edition about it ʺLiga News Russiaʺ

The secret of liver regeneration is found in the blood.

Scientists from the University of Michigan studied the processes of recovery of the liver and tried to understand what can accelerate regeneration. It turned out that serious organ damage can restore the blood protein. It is known that the only organ that can regenerate itself is the liver.

Gene therapy returns sight to blind mice

Scientists from the team of University of Berkeley Professor Ehud Isakoff (Ehud Isacoff) introduced the animal to the gene encoding the receptor protein opsin, which is sensitive to green color, and a month later the rodents were able to navigate the maze, relying on reconstructed eyes. According to the authors, the vision of the mice was not perfect, but sharp enough to distinguish the letters on the screen of the tablet. The authors hope that in a few years the method will begin to be tested in public:

“Enough intraocular injection of modified viral particles, says Professor Isakoff, and in a couple of months the patient will be able to see something.”

Scientists have named 2 products that will return youth to the skin.

Scientists from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine in the United States have named two products that, without plastic surgery, can restore youth to the skin. In the course of research that American experts conducted in rodents, it turned out that the old cells themselves send signals demanding that the body be cleansed of them. Remove old cells from the body, slow down the aging process and thus return the skin to youth, maybe flavonoid fizetin. This element is found in many fruits and vegetables, but most of all – in apples and strawberries.

In Russia, learned to fully dispose of industrial ash

Russian scientists have developed a method for the complete utilization of the ash that remains after burning coal at a power plant, reports the Journal of Cleaner Production. Experts treated the ashes with magnets, washed and ground, then placed in an autoclave.

Severe mental work can cause type 2 diabetes in women.

Scientists found that among women who rated their work as “very mentally difficult,” the risk of developing diabetes was 54% higher. In this regard, they concluded that hard mental work can be considered an independent risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes.

Cadillac Introduces New CT5 Sedan

Cadillac CT5, which is built on the modular architecture of Alpha, will be offered in two versions – Luxury and Sport. The developers have equipped the model with a 2-liter turbo engine and a 3-liter twin-turbo engine. They will be paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Ilon Musk published the first teaser of the new Tesla pickup

CEO Ilon Musk announced earlier on Twitter a message that the company showed something new that went unnoticed. After a day of thinking about whether it was his usual Nike sneakers, decorated with the Tesla logo, he finally showed an image of a new pickup truck.

Maybach series crossover debuts this year

This year, Mercedes-Benz will present a serial crossover under the Maybach brand. About this edition of Automotive News said the president of Mercedes-Benz USA Dietmar Exler. Exler noted that the crossover will be the flagship of the Maybach line.

Ferrari announced the recall of more than 2,700 cars

According to the message on the website of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the revocable company will include 2,732 vehicles of 2017 release. As specified in the company, the measures associated with the failure of doors

US hinders the implementation of agreements between Putin and Trump

Washington’s position hampers the fulfillment of agreements reached by the Presidents of the Russian Federation and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, reached in Helsinki in July 2018. This was stated by Georgy Borisenko, the head of the North American Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, at the opening of the third joint conference of the MGIMO University and the School of Law and Diplomacy. Fletcher (Tufts University, USA).

Turkey and Iran for the first time conducted a joint operation against the PKK

Turkish Interior Minister Suleiman Soilu said that for the first time, Turkey and Iran conducted a joint operation against members of the Kuridstan Workers Party (PKK).

 

NATO urged Russia to “return” Crimea to Ukraine

NATO, in a statement in connection with the fifth anniversary of the annexation of Crimea to Russia, called for the “return” of the peninsula to Ukraine. The Alliance called the events of five years ago “a serious violation of international law and a challenge to Euro-Atlantic security.”

Australia joins sanctions against Russia

Australia introduces new sanctions against Russia. This is stated in the statement of the Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Restrictions were imposed against seven Russians for their role in the incident in the Kerch Strait. The Foreign Ministry indicated that Australia is also imposing sanctions against the “three leaders” from parts of Kiev and Lugansk regions that are not controlled by Kiev.

US Congress is preparing sanctions against Russia because of Venezuela

The US Congress introduced a bill that involves the imposition of sanctions against the Russians, who have “influence” on Venezuela. The document is published on the website of the American Congress. The authors of the bill note that Russia is closely cooperating with Venezuela, in particular, it provides loans and conducts joint exercises. If the bill is adopted, the Secretary of State should provide the relevant agencies with an assessment of “Russian-Venezuelan cooperation”, which could be potentially dangerous for the United States.

In Yakutia, promised to strengthen the fight against illegal migration

The head of Yakutia, Aisen Nikolayev, said that the authorities in the region would step up the fight against illegal migration after a high-profile case about the abduction and rape of a Yakutsk resident. About this he wrote on his page on Instagram.

Peskov commented on media reports about the persecution of the girl after a letter to Putin

Peskov explained that the Kremlin did not consider it necessary to comment on media reports about the harassment, since the local Pskov authorities, who have created a special group for this, are currently dealing with this situation. He stressed that from Moscow, “I am operating with fragmentary data,” it is not possible to help the girl and her family.

Here it is really necessary to sort out the situation humanly, but in place. We here in Moscow, operating with some fragmentary data, can hardly be of any help. Moreover, this is not the prerogative of the Kremlin and the presidential administration. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman

Poroshenko announced the “overcoming” of nuclear and gas “blackmail” of Russia

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during his visit to the Khmelnytsky region said that Ukraine was able to “overcome” the “blackmail” of Russia in the atomic and gas sectors. The words of the President passes TASS.

The bill on the right of police to caution submitted to the State Duma

The bill that empowers police officers to declare an official warning (caution) about the inadmissibility of actions that create the conditions for committing offenses, or the inadmissibility of continuing anti-social behavior, was submitted to the State Duma by the deputies headed by Vasily Piskarev and Alexander Khinshtein (“United Russia”), reports the correspondent of IA REGNUM March 18th.

In South Korea, accidentally launched anti-aircraft missile

The Air Force of South Korea reported a random launch of a Cheongung class air defense missile from a military base 85 km from Seoul, reports TASS with reference to the Renhap agency.

Japan and the United States will create a new radar to detect supersonic missiles

Japanese and US military experts are going to jointly develop a new radar system for US Navy ships equipped with the Aegis missile defense system, which would facilitate the detection of supersonic missiles of China and Russia

FSB began searches in stores “Red Caviar”

Employees of the Federal Security Service (FSB) and its regional divisions, together with the Federal Tax Service (FTS), conduct searches in the Red Caviar store network in Moscow, as well as in organizations associated with the company in the Primorsky Territory and on Sakhalin. Interfax reports this with reference to an informed source, as well as to the TASS agency, referring to a law enforcement source.

The court rejected the claim of deputies to ban the use of reagents in Moscow

The lawsuit was filed by municipal deputies Ilya Yashin, Konstantin Yankauskas and Yuli Galyamin. They noted that anti-icing agents “have a negative impact on human health, on animal organisms, on soil and other soils, on clothing and footwear.”

In the State Duma proposed to introduce a ban on begging

State Duma Deputy Sergei Vostretsov, in an interview with FAN, proposed a ban on begging. According to him, such people, as a rule, raise funds not for food, but for alcohol or to support criminal structures.

“It is necessary to solve the issue of begging once and for all. More and more people of working age appear on the streets, who could find a job instead of standing with an outstretched hand, ”he said.

FAS announced violations in procurement for the Universiade-2019

About one-third of all purchases made in preparation for the Winter Universiade 2019 in Krasnoyarsk were appealed by the participants, Deputy Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service for the Krasnoyarsk Territory Oleg Kharchenko told reporters.

MySpace apologized after losing user data for 12 years

Representatives of the MySpace social network apologized to users because of the loss of all data uploaded to the site from 2003 to 2015 after the transition to the new servers, reports Bi-bi-si.

Russia, Slovakia and Austria signed a memorandum

The Ministry of Transport of Russia, Slovakia and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding on the construction of the Kosice-Bratislava-Vienna railway. This is reported by TASS correspondent with the signing ceremony.

Large-scale military exercises with US participation start in Sweden

In the north-east of Sweden on Monday will begin military exercises “North wind-2019” with the participation of the military from the United States, Britain, Norway and Finland. In total, 10,000 troops will be involved in the exercises.

Between Yamal and Norway earned a regular tanker route

The first-in-class gas carrier, Christophe de Margerie, opened a regular tanker route from Yamal to Norway. As “Spark” writes today, previously it was impossible for civil vessels to sail along the Northern Sea Route without icebreaker escort.

Rammstein concert in Moscow moved from VTB Arena to Luzhniki

The concert of the German group Rammstein in Moscow, which will take place on July 29, is being transferred from VTB Arena to Luzhniki, according to the press service of the TCI concert agency. A month after the announcement of the concert, all the tickets were sold to him (30 thousand pieces).

The first release of Leonid Parfenov’s “The other day” project on Youtube

The program “The other day” was released from 1990 to 2004 on the second channel of Central Television, then on NTV. The project was closed when Leonid Parfenov’s interview with the widow of a Chechen terrorist Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev was forbidden to be aired.

The series “American Gods” extended for the third season

Cable TV channel Starz extended the series “American Gods” for the third season. This is the portal Deadline.

Apple introduced the new iPad Air and iPad mini

Apple on Monday, March 18, unveiled at its headquarters in Cupertino, California, the new iPad Air and iPad mini. This is stated in the message on the company’s website. Both new gadgets support the first generation Apple Pencil stylus.

The French have done the world’s first flying electric motorcycle

The global component manufacturer NTN-SNR, together with the young French manufacturer of exclusive cars, tricycles and motorcycles Lazareth, presented their innovative development – the electric motorcycle LMV 496, the main feature of which is the ability to fly.

In Russia, the intention is to increase the power of computers tenfold

The scientific company of the military technopolis “Era” and the staff of the concern “Constellation” are developing a device that should allow to increase the computer performance 10 times, the press service of the holding “Roselectronika” reported.

Boeing introduced the longest passenger aircraft in the world

The American company Boeing held a closed presentation of the longest passenger aircraft in the world for a limited number of participants. The company presented its latest development to the public – the wide-body passenger airliner Boeing 777X.

Visa will open a cryptocurrency unit

Visa Corporation will launch a new division, now it is looking for employees who will work in it. The site smartrecruiters.com posted a vacancy manager responsible for the implementation of the corporation’s strategy for the development of a cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Analysts have noted an increase in demand for push-button phones.

Analysts of online stores have noted a multiple increase in sales of push-button telephones. Reports about it “the Russian Newspaper”. According to Yury Trofimov, head of electronics at Wildberries online store, over the past year, sales in this category have grown more than 20 times

Artificial claw creates shock waves and plasma in water

The rapid slamming of powerful claws by Alpheus shrimps and their relatives creates a narrow stream of water moving faster than sound. In the tail of this stream bubbles form, which collapse, creating areas of enormous pressure drop and high temperatures. They lead to the appearance of a shock wave. And as a “byproduct” of the collapsing bubbles leave behind a tiny clot of plasma – ionized molecules. The main purpose of striking claws of shrimp is to create a shock wave, but American developers are more interested in plasma. Its charged particles are highly reactive and allow you to quickly disinfect water, effectively destroying the bacteria and even viruses contained in it. Perhaps someday such “giant claws” will thresh the water at industrial cleaning stations or even in home filters.

Physicists at Texas A & M University created an artificial analogue of such a “battle claw” several times larger than the original and demonstrated it in action. Their article publishes the journal Science Advances.

Biologists have found a cure for prostate cancer in coffee

Japanese scientists have found substances in coffee beans that can slow down and even stop the development of various types of prostate cancer. Information about the discovery was made public at the annual congress of the European Association of Urology in Barcelona, ​​reports RIA Novosti.

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