25 Jul, 2018

Interference in favor of Democrats

US President Donald Trump is concerned that Russia can try to influence the upcoming US elections in favor of the Democratic Party. He wrote about this on his Twitter page on Tuesday.

“I am very concerned that Russia will fiercely struggle to influence the upcoming elections, and on the basis of the fact that no other president has been tougher with me than Russia, they will help the democrats.” They definitely do not want Trump, – the report says.

US senators are preparing new sanctions against Russia

Influential senators from the Republican and Democratic parties Lindsay Graham and Bob Menendez announced that they will soon submit a bill providing for the imposition of additional sanctions against Russia.

“We will submit the bill for consideration in the coming days, which will guarantee the introduction of mandatory sanctions within the framework of the CAATSA (the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act), and will also introduce additional sanctions to ensure maximum pressure on the The Kremlin and its campaign against our democracy and the rule-based world order, “the statement of the senators, published on the website of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, reads.

“Just as Vladimir Putin has made clear his intention to challenge US power, influence and security interests at home and abroad, the United States must make it clear that we will stand up for our country and without hesitating we will resist Putin’s efforts destroy the Western democracy, “added the senators.

The statement notes that the proposed restrictive measures will affect the areas of energy, finance, as well as Russian state debt. A new blow will be inflicted on Russian oligarchs and enterprises, which are partially controlled by the state. Also, sectoral sanctions against those involved in cybercrime will be introduced.

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SOCIETY

The lawyer spoke about the pressure on those who testified about the torture of prisoners

The lawyer Irina Biryukova told “Novaya Gazeta” video with torture in the correctional colony No. 1 in the Yaroslavl region that the prison staff suggested that inmates who told about the beatings give up their testimony.

In St. Petersburg on the sandbox without sand spent 350 thousand rubles

In the center of St. Petersburg there was a sandbox without sand. On its purchase, officials spent 353 thousand rubles. As the “RG” Yaroslav Kostrov, the head of the public group “Central district for a comfortable habitat”, said, the site is located at the corner of Degtyarnaya and 6th Sovetskaya Street.

The starving miners of Transbaikalia owe more than 30 million rubles

The prosecutor’s office of the Trans-Baikal region made public some preliminary investigation results related to the start of the hunger strike of 60 miners of the gold mining enterprise “Uryumkan” at the Darasun gold mine about long-term non-payment of wages.

Coalition to Fight AIDS

British singer Elton John and Prince Harry announced the creation of the MenStar Coalition coalition. It will work to prevent the spread of AIDS among the male population. The main goal of the project is to motivate men to take HIV tests

In the Council of Federation they proposed to tighten the punishment for advertising online casinos

Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko instructed to work out the issue of increasing fines and simultaneously assigning correctional labor for participating in advertising online casinos.

The actions of these leading musicians and actors are subject to the Code of Administrative Offenses, but the punishment under these articles entails only a fine of up to 2500 rubles. This is incommensurate with the fees received from such advertising. – Eduard Isakov

In the Council of Federation have developed a bill prohibiting cells in the courtroom

The committee of the Council of Federation on constitutional legislation drafted a federal law that prohibits placing defendants in so-called cells in the courtroom, told RIA Novosti committee chairman Andrei Klishas.

We want, as in European countries, the defendant to sit next to his lawyer at the table, in human conditions. It’s civilized. This does not contradict our legislation. – Valentina Matvienko, Russian politician

In the Rostov region, tariffs for garbage will grow 2-3 times

The payment for handling solid domestic waste will gradually increase until 2022, follows from the resolution of the Regional Tariff Service posted on the portal of the legal information of the Rostov region. Pay at the maximum tariff will be more than 30 companies in the region

Golikova confirmed the resumption of indexation of maternal from 2020

Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said that the indexation of the parent capital since 2020 is an integral part of the national project “Demography”.

Russians 2.4 times more often began to make loans for a mortgage payment

It became known that from the beginning of 2017 the number of consumer loans used to form the initial mortgage payment (partially or completely) increased by 2.4 times. This is evidenced by the data of the Bureau of Credit Histories “Equifax”

The head of the Tomsk department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations was detained on suspicion of corruption

The Investigative Committee for the Tomsk region on the basis of the materials of the regional FSB opened a criminal case against the head of the main department of the Ministry of Emergencies for the region.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs proposed to make an escape from the scene of a road accident a criminal offense

The corresponding draft federal law amending the Criminal Code is posted on Tuesday on the portal of draft normative legal acts.

The initiative provides for the introduction of amendments to Article 264 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Violation of the rules of road traffic and the operation of vehicles), in particular” the paragraph of the first part of the second after the words “in intoxicated” add words “or who disappeared from the place of its commission.”

Three rock bands refused to go to the “Invasion” because of the Defense Ministry

Three groups refused to go to the festival “Invasion” because of the propaganda of militarism. This decision was made by “Pornfilm”, “Elysium” and “Yorsh”. The reason for the refusal of the leader of the group “Pornfilm” Vladimir Kotlyarov said on his official page in “Facebook”.

Former editor-in-chief of “Rain” launches new media

“The Project” employs about 10 people, its budget is up to $ 0.5 million, Badanin said: “I have a simple and sonorous goal – to become the main investigative media in Russia.” Analogical non-commercial media are quite common in the US

In Primorye imposed penalties for the sale of Vejpes to minors

Deputies of the Legislative Assembly of Primorsky Krai adopted a law imposing fines of up to 50 thousand rubles for the sale of electronic cigarettes (wakes) to minors. This is reported on the website of the Legislative Assembly.

Russians began to pay more for purchases by cashlessness

Non-cash payments are more often used by residents of Moscow and St. Petersburg (49%), citizens aged 25 to 34 (52%), as well as people with higher education (46%), according to the study.

 

In Prikamye they demolish the “Potemkin village”

The Department of Capital Construction of the Perm Territory has chosen a company that will demolish so-called “formaldehyde” houses in the right-bank area of Berezniki. The contractor has already started work.

Recall, in 2006, after flooding the mine Verkhnekamskogo potassium-magnesium salts, in Berezniki formed a failure. Several dozens of families from the danger zone urgently relocated in hastily built prefabricated two-story houses. About 1.4 billion rubles was spent on construction. However, it soon became clear that new buildings were unsuitable for living – inside the premises contained formaldehyde in hazardous concentrations.

Railways plan to sell single tickets for trains, planes and buses

After testing, the product will be put into operation. Now the site allows you to sort the routes according to cost, travel time, departure time and transfer time. According to the representative of the FPK, while the company has single tickets that combine the train and the bus

Ebola Epidemic in Congo won

Minister of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Oli Ilunga said on Tuesday that the outbreak of the Ebola virus has ended, according to a statement by the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo

ECONOMY

The State Duma approved a bill on raising VAT to 20 percent

The State Duma passed a law on increasing the value added tax from 18 to 20 percent. The VAT will increase from 2019. The document assumes that the rate of insurance contributions to social extra-budgetary state funds will remain at 30 percent instead of the previously planned increase. In addition, the law provides for maintaining the current preferential rates for the value-added tax.

Russian airlines warned about the inevitable rise in price of tickets

Russian airlines will increase the fuel surcharge due to a rise in price of kerosene. This is reported by Kommersant. The publication explains that carriers are forced to take such a step because of a spring jump in fuel prices by 20 percent.

The State Duma approved the zeroing of VAT for air transportation to the Far East

The draft law on zeroing VAT on flights to the Far Eastern Federal District (amendment in Article 164, part 2 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation), prepared by the Ministry of Finance with the submission of the Ministry of Economic Development, was introduced to the State Duma on June 25, and the hearing was held in the profile committee July 16

Medvedev approved the new financial policy of VEB

The head of government noted that the previous memorandum was approved in 2007 and since then “a lot of water has flowed under the conditions of economic development in our country, and the bank had its own difficulties,” RIA Novosti reported.

Mortgage issue in Russia increased 1.6 times in June

In Russia, the volume of mortgage issuance, according to preliminary estimates, increased 1.6-fold – to 250 billion rubles, the state-owned company Dom.rf said. For five months in 2018, 542.8 thousand mortgage loans were issued for a total of 1.1 trillion rubles

Eurasian Bank placed bonds for 10 billion rubles

The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) has completed placement of bonds with a nominal volume of 10 billion rubles. This is reported in a press release of the bank.

The coupon rate is 7.6% per annum, the yield – 7.74%. Maturity of bonds – one and a half years.

Rostekh sold its stake in Yota Devices to the Chinese consortium

State corporation Rostek closed the deal to sell 25.1% in Yota Devices, the developer of YotaPhone smartphones, to the consortium of the Chinese investment group Trinity World Management (TWM) and China Baoli. The transaction amount exceeded 3 billion rubles

Soyuzmultfilm will receive tax breaks from Moscow

Film studio will receive benefits on land tax, property tax, profit tax. “Soyuzmultfilm” will be able to direct additional funds for the modernization of production areas and further receive the status of the technopark, the press service of the mayor said.

ATOR estimates the damage to clients of Natalie Tours

Damage to customers of the company “Natalie Tours” may reach 1,183 billion rubles. This is reported by RIA Novosti referring to the representative of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR). He stressed that before the end of this year, the legal entity of the tour operator sold to customers 14 thousand passes.

Minkomsvyazi estimated the expenditure of Internet companies on the law of Yarovaya

For companies with 500,000 active users, they can be about 20 million rubles. It follows from the draft ministry order about the requirements for equipment and software and hardware for the implementation of the law.

The Council of Federation approved the law on mandatory labeling of cigarettes

Senators on Tuesday approved a law that introduces from March 1, 2019 mandatory additional labeling of tobacco products

European Commission fined four machinery manufacturers for € 111 million

The European Commission fined € 111 million four manufacturers of equipment – Asus (China), Denon & Marantz (Japan), Pioneer (Japan) and Philips (Netherlands) – for violation of antimonopoly legislation. This is reported on the EC website

In Russia, they are increasingly building multi-unit housing

The most dramatic fall was recorded in June. Total housing commissioning fell 17% to 5.3 million square meters. m; and developers have introduced 26% less – 2.8 million square meters. m against 3.8 million a year earlier (73,800 apartments against 93,800).

Bank “Trust” seized from the former owners of 7.8 billion rubles

The Moscow Arbitration Court collected 108 million dollars and 962 million rubles from the company registered in Cyprus Retail Chain Properties Limited in favor of the bank of the sanated Trust. The beneficiaries of the Cyprus structure are the ex-bank owners Ilya Yurov, Sergey Belyaev and Nikolai Fetisov.

The Ministry of Finance at auctions will offer OFZ for 35.2 billion rubles

The RF Ministry of Finance will offer bonds of a federal loan (OFZ) of two series for a total of 35.2 billion rubles at auctions on July 25, the ministry said.

The budget of Moscow for six months received more than 1 trillion rubles

According to the results of January-June 2018, the amount of income received by the Moscow budget amounted to 1 trillion 84.3 billion rubles. This was reported to Interfax in the press service of the Department of Finance of the capital on Tuesday.

Bitcoin broke through the mark of $ 8,000

Bitcoin, whose price reached $ 20,000 in December last year, lost more than half its value in 2018 as demand from institutional and retail investors declined.

The Fed raises interest rates, while the ECB paves its way

The euro / dollar fell to 1.17 from 1.25 at the beginning of the year after the ECB signaled that it had no plans to raise the key rate from the current level of -0.4% in the near future. Weakening of the single European currency favorably affected the export sector of the eurozone

For six months, the state-owned enterprises of China increased net profit by more than 21%

The profit of China’s state-owned enterprises in the first half of the year increased by 21.1% compared to the same period last year and amounted to 1.72 trillion yuan ($ 253 billion), the Ministry of Finance of the country reported.

Duma passed a law on tax maneuver in the oil industry

The State Duma adopted in the final, third reading a package of bills on completing the tax maneuver in the oil industry, according to the website of the lower house of parliament

By the end of the year, Rosneft will start work in Iraqi Kurdistan

The Russian company Rosneft plans to launch a number of projects to develop oil fields in Iraqi Kurdistan before the end of this year. This was reported by representatives of the oil company. On the eve of the meeting, representatives of Rosneft met with the authorities of the province of Dahuk.

TGC-1 in the first half of the year increased electricity generation by 9.6%

Electric power generation at thermal power plants also increased by 9.6%, mainly due to production in the first quarter of 2018, when favorable conditions developed for the wholesale electricity and capacity market.

China lowered retail prices for gasoline

Since July 24, 2018 in China, retail prices for gasoline and diesel fuel are declining. This was reported on July 23, 2018 by the State Committee for Development and Reform of the PRC. It is reported that the price for gasoline is reduced by 125 yuan / ton ($ 18.5), diesel fuel at 120 yuan / ton.

CNOOC will allow other suppliers to its LNG terminals

According to a NatGasDaily source in one of China’s gas distribution companies, it is expected that this winter there will again be difficulties with gas supplies, so CNOOC may consider the possibility of sharing responsibility for securing gas supplies with other suppliers.

Russian gas is again transported to the US

In the United States sent a third party of LNG from Yamal. “It seems that the third LNG cargo from Russia with congestion in Europe is sent to the American terminal Everett”, ICIS editor Ruth Liao wrote on Twitter. According to her, liquefied gas is transported by Gaslog Hong Kong.

Putin instructed the government to work out the issue of a bridge to Sakhalin

Russian President Vladimir Putin, during a meeting with the governor of the Sakhalin region Oleg Kozhemyako, said that he instructed the government to study the issue of building a bridge between the island of Sakhalin and the mainland. This is reported by RIA Novosti.

This is the old dream of those who live on Sakhalin, including this would be a significant factor that strengthens the population, people. You can come, go anywhere at any time of the year, in any weather, everything is clear. This would lead to the development of the north of Khabarovsk Krai, because it is necessary to make approaches. – Vladimir Putin

US allowed Rusal to import duty-free 3,000 tons of aluminum

The volumes that can import Rusal free of charge using this permission are extremely insignificant – 3 thousand tons, despite the fact that the company annually exports about 1 million tons of primary aluminum to the USA (in 2017 it was 1 million tons for $ 1 , 7 billion, according to the Eurasian Economic Union).

The media reported on the preparation of SIBUR for the IPO

The agency specifies that “the transaction is planned on the Moscow stock exchange and in London”. As a source in one of the oil and gas companies told RBC, SIBUR held consultations on preparations for an IPO with UBS banks and Gazprombank.

Prohibition of return of products to the supplier

Non-time-sold products will not be returned to the manufacturers. The State Duma on Tuesday, July 24, adopted in the first reading a bill that imposes such a ban.

Rosneft will start production in Iraqi Kurdistan until the end of 2018

The company “Rosneft” intends to begin oil production in Iraqi Kurdistan until the end of 2018. This was reported to RBC in the company.

POLICY

Trump suggested that the EU simultaneously abandon duties

Donald Trump, on the eve of the beginning of negotiations on trade issues in US-EU relations, published a tweet, in which he proposed his recipe for ending the trade war. Waiver of duties to ensure “fair trade.”

The White House confirmed plans to hold a meeting between Putin and Trump in the fall

On Tuesday Ushakov told reporters that John Bolton, an adviser to the US president on national security issues, a few days after the summit in Helsinki, passed a proposal to hold a new meeting between the Russian and US leaders Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump in Washington at the end of the year.

Specifically in Helsinki, the issue of organizing upcoming contacts was not discussed, but a few days later the American side came out with a proposal to hold the next summit in Washington at the end of this year. – Yuri Ushakov, Russian diplomat

Trump stated about possible interference of Russia in the forthcoming elections in the USA

President of the United States Donald Trump expressed concern over the possible influence of Russia on the results of the midterm elections in the US in 2018. He fears that Russia can contribute to the victory of the Democratic Party.

In the United States announced the development of a law to strengthen anti-Russian sanctions

Position on Russia’s “interference” in US elections In mid-July, Russian leader Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump held the first full-fledged meeting in Helsinki outside the framework of international forums

Lavrov and Gerasimov discussed with Merkel work in the Norman format

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the head of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff Valery Gerasimov discussed with Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, work in the “Norman format” to settle the situation in Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The meeting was held in Berlin on July 24

The new BRICS Development Bank will finance five projects in Russia

On the first day of the BRICS summit, which will be held in South Africa on July 25-27, within the framework of the business forum the parties will discuss the work of the New Development Bank (NBR). This was told by presidential aide Yuri Ushakov.

Erdogan compares the actions of the Israeli authorities with Hitler’s policy

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized the Israeli authorities for passing a law on the “Jewish character of the state” and called it evidence of the racist, fascist and Zionist policies of the country.

Turkey under Erdogan becomes a dark dictatorship, Israel is clearly committed to the equality of the rights of all its citizens, both before and after the law. Erdogan killed the Syrians and Kurds and sent tens of thousands of his fellow citizens to prison. – Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli politician

In Germany, the lack of evidence of “Russian intervention”

Counterintelligence FRG said that suspicions of “Russia’s interference” in holding elections to the Bundestag were not confirmed. This is reported on the agency’s website. According to the department, Russia did not interfere in the elections to the Bundestag in 2017.

The State Duma approved the law on the Day of Adoption of the Crimea in the Russian Empire

The State Duma passed a law that formally establishes April 19 as the Day of the adoption of the Crimea, Taman and Kuban into the Russian Empire. This law was made by members of the Federation Council, as well as deputies from the Crimea and Sevastopol.

The US is ready to conclude a “real” nuclear deal with Iran

The US is ready to conclude a “real deal” with Iran on the nuclear program, US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday.

US airlines decided to recognize Taiwan as part of China

The largest US airlines, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, have decided to comply with Beijing’s requirements and designate Taiwan’s Chinese identity on its Internet sites and advertising materials, Bloomberg reports.

Theresa May decided to personally lead the negotiations with the EU on Brexit

British Prime Minister Teresa May said that she will lead the negotiations on the withdrawal of the country from the European Union, Reuters reports citing a written statement by the prime minister. She added that Brexit’s Minister Dominique Raab will be her deputy at the talks.

The US will allocate $ 12 billion to help farmers because of the trade war

The Washington Post, referring to a source in the US administration, writes that the US authorities today will announce the allocation of $ 12 billion to help farmers affected by the US trade war with China and a number of other countries.

ARMY and WEAPONS

Pentagon has allocated $ 300 million for the production of missile systems Javelin

The US Department of Defense allocated more than $ 300 million for the production of Javelin anti-tank missile systems for further supplies to a number of countries, including Ukraine. This is reported on the Pentagon website.

The pilot of the downed Syrian plane was killed, a source said

One pilot of a Syrian aircraft shot down by Israel died, the fate of the second remains unknown, told the RIA Novosti Syrian military source. Earlier, the Israeli military shot down the Sukhoi aircraft, which, in their opinion, violated the borders near the Golan Heights.

Russia will develop a rescue system for crews of emergency submarines

In Russia, in the next few years, a new rescue system for crews of emergency submarines lying on the ground may appear. The contract for its development with the winner of the open tender is intended to be concluded by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

The US Congress extended the ban on military cooperation with Russia

The project was reviewed and agreed upon by both chambers of the congress. The text states that the committee recommended that in the fiscal year 2019 the ban on financing military cooperation between the US and Russia be extended, with the exception of certain orders of the head of the Pentagon or insuperable circumstances.

One of the most expensive destroyers in the world broke

The newest American destroyer of the Zumwalt class, Michael Monsur, was out of order. The ship went to test in December 2017, and now it turned out that one of the power plants must be changed: experts found cracks in the turbine blades

In the Kerch Strait will conduct anti-terrorist exercises

The theoretical part of the exercises was held yesterday. The practical part of the anti-terrorist exercises “Vikhr-MED 2018” will be held on Tuesday in the Kerch Strait, the border guard department of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Crimea told. On Monday, the theoretical part of the exercise took place, RIA Novosti specified.

President of Argentina announced the reform of the armed forces of the country

Argentine President Mauricio Macri announced Monday plans for reforming the country’s armed forces, the Nacion newspaper reported.

WT: US Congress froze Turkey’s F-35 supplies due to C-400 purchases

The US Congress froze the supply of F-35 fighters for Turkey because of purchases by Ankara of Russian anti-aircraft missile systems C-400. This is reported by The Washington Times. According to the publication, this decision was approved in both chambers of the US Congress

Libyan military liquidated the leader of the local cell of the IG

Government forces of Libya destroyed in Benghazi the leader of the cell of the “Islamic state”, operating in the country. Mahmoud al-Baraasi was killed in a clash of militants with military personnel, Tass reported, citing the local newspaper Al-Ya’oom as-Sabia.

Frigate “Yaroslav the Wise” went to the Red Sea

“The” Yaroslav Mudry “SCR, performing the tasks of a long-distance march, through the Suez Canal, went to the Red Sea,” Martov quoted RIA Novosti as saying. According to him, at present the vessel follows the designated area of the Gulf of Aden to carry out tasks for the intended purpose.

The dates for the appearance of a new generation of armored vehicles “Tiger”

The developer of armored vehicles “Tiger” announced the imminent completion of the development of a new generation of armored cars capable of withstanding the explosion of 2 kg of trotyl and possessing increased carrying capacity.

Japan postponed the deployment of the US global missile defense system

The Ministry of Defense of Japan decided to postpone the deployment of the American Aegis missile defense system (“Aegis”) in Yamaguchi and Akita prefectures under pressure from local authorities who insisted on preliminary outreach to local residents, NHK television reported.

ACCIDENTS

In Greece, the number of victims of fires increased to 74

The number of deaths as a result of forest fires in Greece has increased to 74 people, reports Sputnik Greece referring to the fire department. Earlier it was reported about 60 victims of fires. At least 187 people were injured (164 adults and 23 children).

We must do our best, because there are citizens who are in danger. – Alexis Tsipras, Greek politician

World champion in aerial acrobatics crashed in the suburbs

It is noted that information about the fall of the ZLIN-326 aircraft was received by the emergency services at approximately 15:40 Moscow time. The emergency occurred near the village of Drakino, not far from the airfield. According to the source of “Interfax”, according to preliminary data, the world champion in aerial acrobatics Igor Turik

Strike of farmers and tear gas interrupted the stage of the Tour de France

The sixteenth stage of the multi-day road race “Tour de France” was interrupted due to the spraying of tear gas, applied by the police against French farmers, reports AFP.

In Paris, committed suicide, one of the founders of Femen

One of the three founders of Femen Oksana Shachko committed suicide in Paris. This was told by RIA Novosti, another representative of the movement Inna Shevchenko

The man died, falling from the emergency balcony

A resident of the Saratov region crashed, falling from a balcony in disrepair. A tragic incident occurred in the city of Engels. Now the UK department conducts a check on the fact of death as a result of a fall from the height of a 57-year-old local resident.

After the break of the dam in Laos, hundreds of people were missing

After the collapse of the dam of the hydroelectric power station under construction in the south-east of Laos in the province of Attapa, several people were killed and hundreds of people were missing, Tass reports. According to local media, the incident took place on Monday evening.

The criminal case was instituted after the murder of journalist Denis Suvorov

Reportedly, in connection with the discovery of the 27-year-old deceased, a criminal case was opened under the article “Murder”. According to preliminary data, a fatal injury to Denis Suvorov was caused by a stone. Currently, law enforcement agencies find out the circumstances of the death of a journalist

In Peru, as a result of two explosions in the hospital, 20 people were injured

In Peru, as a result of two explosions in the territory of one of the hospitals, 20 people were injured, two of them are in critical condition

The explosion of gas in St. Petersburg

As a result of the gas explosion in Krasnoye Selo near St. Petersburg, two people were killed, three more were hospitalized in the city hospitals. This information was officially reported by the Main Investigation Department of the TFR for St. Petersburg.

In Yekaterinburg, 170 people were evacuated because of a fire in the hospital

Firefighters evacuated 170 people, including 49 children, because of a fire in the basement of the maternity home of the Central City Hospital in Yekaterinburg, said on Wednesday the regional head of the Emergencies Ministry. The emergency occurred at 3.18 local time (1.18 MSK).

Hostage in Los Angeles was killed by police bullets

A woman who died after the capture of the hostages by Gene Evan Atkins at Trader Joe’s store in Los Angeles, was the victim of police shots. Guardians of the order, having opened fire on the malefactor, accidentally wounded the 27-year-old employee of the store Melida Korado.

In the Rostov region, when the building collapsed, two workers were killed

Two workers were killed as a result of the collapse of a part of the building at the Almaznaya mine in the Rostov region, investigators opened a criminal case, Galina Gagalayeva, the representative of the Civil Defense Agency of the Russian Federation for the region, told reporters.

SHOW BUSINESS

Trump’s record with the lawyer Cohen

The CNN television channel unveiled the audio record of US President Donald Trump with his former lawyer Michael Cohen. It discusses payments for the Playboy model Karen McDougall for silence after she announced the relationship with the current president.

Demi Lovato came to herself after an overdose of heroin

An American singer of Mexican descent was found in her home in Los Angeles unconscious. Everything happened on July 24 around noon local time. She was urgently taken to one of the city clinics.

“Circus of the absurd”: Vodonaeva severely criticized the show “Let’s get married”

The model severely criticized the program “Let’s Get Married”, calling the show a “circus of absurdity” of Russian television. According to Vodonayeva, the co-hosts of the project Rosa Syabitova, Larisa Guzeeva and astrologer Vasilissa Volodin quite predictably quarreled

Shnurov devoted poetry to divorce with Matilda

“Leave the women of Tsatsk, Money, do not let the toad tease. And your heart does not stifle, Not the last of the gerla, As the terrible Herzen wrote Died, so she died”

Porn actress, who claimed to have sex with Trump, divorces her husband

The actress became famous for accusations towards the head of the United States, and after that she was paid for silence. It is reported that porn actress Stormie Daniels, who claimed that she had sex with Donald Trump, decided to divorce her husband.

Pregnant Kudryavtseva injured head

The TV host several weeks ago began to complain of a strong migraine. Journalists found that in the late 80’s, when she met with the father of her son Lenyuk, the TV host received a serious head injury. Producer of “Tender May” said that then Lera had money, so she traveled with the group.

“I drove her away. He thumped his head on the battery. I sent it back to Kazakhstan by plane. What did not I do! But she still did not stop … “- he said.

Nagiyev and Galustyan will play with Revva in a new comedy about swindlers

In a new part of the audience, a meeting with a charming swindler Sasha Rubenstein and a team of retired people who are now in Moscow again awaits.

The first to become a Booker Prize was the comic strip

In the long list of applicants for the Booker Prize for the first time in history comic is included – it was the work of Sabrina by American author Nika Drnaso.

The author of “Rick and Morty” retired from Twitter because of a sketch about pedophilia

American scriptwriter and co-author of the animated series for adults “Rick and Morti” Dan Harmon deleted his account on Twitter.

The stars are removed from Twitter in support of James Gunn

Actor Michael Rooker and one of the creators of the animated series “Rick and Morty” Dan Harmon deleted their accounts on Twitter. Thus, they expressed support for the director James Gann, who was fired from Disney for publication in the social network

Superhero in the American TV series for the first time will play a transgender

American actress Nicole Mines will be the first transgender to play a superhero on American television. She will join the fourth season of the Supergirl series on DC comics, reports Huffpost UK.

Sergey Shnurov framed rapper Syavu

As the artist informed, these guys were advised by Sergei Shnurov. Rapper Syava became famous after recording such tracks as “Vivacious,” “Resting Well,” and many others. However, for many years nothing was heard about him, although Vyacheslav Khakhalkin (as his real name) continues to create.

“I’m crying all day”: Buzov can not recover from the accident

“The whole day I’m crying”: Buzova can not recover from the accident The TV presenter has not suffered physically, but she is very hard to survive the consequences of the collision of her car with the truck. On July 24, Olga Buzova experienced a real shock.

Guitarist Every Time I Die saved the life of a fan, spitting beer in her eye

Guitarist of the American rock band Every Time I Die Jordan Buckley saved the fan, having accidentally got her a beer in the eye during one of the concerts. The musician thought that he had ruined the girl’s eyesight, but the latter, on the contrary, thanked the artist, according to Consequence Of Sound.

Group Spice Girls announced the reunion

The popular band Spice Girls will reunite and will go on tour this year. It is reported that this information was confirmed by one of the members of the team Melanie Brown.

We will definitely reunite. We are sisters, after all, we together have passed an amazing, wonderful way and we return. – Melanie Brown, British singer

Three ex-heads of the State Department took part in the series “Madam Secretary of State”

Three former US Secretary of State – Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell – starred in the TV series “Madam Secretary of State,” writes the portal Wrap.

Exit the tape on the screens planned for the fall of this year. In this case, Clinton, Albright and Powell did not have to reincarnate: they will play themselves. According to the scenario, politicians will give advice to the main character of the tape that appealed to them.

The episode with the participation of three former Secretaries of State will be shown on CBS on October 7 of this year at 22:00 local time.

The trailer of the drama “Mid-90’s” – the directorial debut of John Hill

In the network appeared trailer director’s debut of actor John Hill “Mid-90’s” (“Mid90s”). In the drama of growing up played Sunny Suljik (“The murder of the sacred deer”), Catherine Waterston (“Stranger: the Covenant”), Lucas Hedges (“Lady Bird”) and others

There was information about the third season of the series “Babylon-Berlin”

There were news about the continuation of the most expensive series of continental Europe – the German historical noir of Tom Tykwer (“Run, Lola, run!”, “Perfume”, “Hologram for the King”), Achim von Borris and Hendrik Handlögte (both “Goodbye, Lenin! “) about the interwar period” Babylon-Berlin “.

SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY

Scientists: Nanoparticles in the composition of plastic are harmful to the oceans

Scientists argue that plastic nanoparticles thus cause damage to the entire world’s oceans, since marine microalgae are very common and are the backbone of the food chain

Speed capsule Ilona Mask reached a record 466 km

Scientists from the Munich University of Science tested the Hyperloop capsule, designed by Ilon Mask. During the experiment, a speed record was recorded – 466 km. The new type of transport communication developed by Ilon Mask continues to receive positive feedback from specialists

Crabs can replace plastic. Scientists have created a package of crustaceans

American scientists have created a biodegradable material from cellulose and chitin, which in the future can replace plastic. This July 24, writes “High Tech” with reference to the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. Elements of the new material decompose much faster than plastic

Biologists have found neurons that support consciousness

Researchers from the Rockefeller University (USA) studied neurons in the reticular formation and found those that, in their opinion, maintain an excited state of the central nervous system (CNS). The work is published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Scientists: Brain Activity Indicates Socially Significant People

It is known that one of the most effective strategies of comfortable coexistence in society is contact with its members, which are the most socially useful. Such a strategy minimizes the stress that arises in the process of integration into a new society, and in general is the most effective.

Scientists, however, still do not know exactly how the society determines which of its members will become socially significant. A new study conducted by Stanford University staff indicates that the most socially important members of society are determined spontaneously.

The silk protein was converted into a light-controlled and magnetic field composite

The authors used this effect in creating several prototype devices, among which were a light-controlled motor and a grip for light objects. Since electric motors are not always convenient to use in various devices, scientists develop alternative types of actuators.

Scientists have created a robot the size of a human cage

American engineers have created an autonomous robot the size of a human cell. Devices ranging in size from one billionth to one millionth of a meter were developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Biologists have found neurons that support consciousness

Researchers from the Rockefeller University (USA) studied neurons in the reticular formation and found those that, in their opinion, maintain an excited state of the central nervous system (CNS). The work is published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Created material that changes properties due to magnetic field and light

In Massachusetts, the first polymeric material was created whose structure and physical properties can be changed under the influence of light.

Scientists: “Forgotten” type of immunoglobulin effectively protects against HIV

Scientists at the Institute of Biomedical Research in Texas found that the “forgotten” form of immunoglobulin – Immunoglobulin M (IgM) – effectively protects against HIV. Previously, experts considered its action too short to be used to combat a deadly disease.

Cold atomic clock proved its long-term performance in space

Chinese scientists for the first time launched a cold atomic clock into a near-earth orbit. The relative error of time measurement with such a clock was about 10-13 (one second for 160 thousand years), after 15 months of flight the characteristics of the clock remained at the same level.

AUTO

The new luxury brand Gyon will show the first electric car in the US

In Los Angeles on August 8 will be a special event, which will be presented with an electric car from the new Chinese start-up Gyon. The investor of the project is Sitech, and the design was handled by Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters, Inc. from California.

Updated crossover Hyundai Tucson will be on sale in Russia in August

In the Russian representation of the brand told that sales of the updated crossover Hyundai Tucson will start in August, after the presentation at the international Moscow motor show.

Renault plant in Moscow is preparing to manufacture a new crossover

The company Renault will stop the production of cars at its plant in Moscow. This is done to ensure that the company is prepared to launch a new global model – a C-segment crossover. According to the press service of the brand, a number of robots will be replaced in a paint shop in a month.

Audi RS6 new generation will receive a 600-horsepower engine

Sports Estate Audi RS6 new generation will be equipped with a 4.0-liter petrol engine V8 with two turbines, according to Autocar. Now such a motor is installed on the crossover Lamborghini Urus. The power of the unit will exceed 600 hp. The car will be built on the MLB platform of the second generation.

Skoda began exporting Russian Skoda Octavia to Europe

Skoda has announced the expansion of export supplies of Russian-made cars to Europe. Very soon, European dealers Skoda will begin selling “Russian” lift Octavia, assembled in a factory in Nizhny Novgorod

Honda Civic Type R broke the record of the track Estoril

Let’s remind, Honda Civic Type R earlier already established new records of a circle for front-drive cars on “Silverstone”, “Spa-Francorchamps”, and also “Magny-Cours”. Last year, the hatchback became the fastest car in its class at the Nurburgring

Heavy-duty Lamborghini Aventador SVJ showed on video

The company Lamborghini announced the premiere of a super-powerful version of the Aventador SVJ supercar, releasing the first teaser video with it. As stated in Lamborghini, the novelty, dedicated to the legendary model Miura Jota, will be released in limited edition.

BMW is preparing to release a cross-coupe X4 M

The first live photos of the sportiest member of the BMW X3 / X4 family appeared on the Internet. A powerful cross-coupe from the M-unit witnesses managed to capture at the American plant of BMW in Spartanburg.

Lexus brought to the tests RC F GT

The prototype of the high-performance coupe RC F GT company Lexus showed three years ago, and now it brought out a lightweight racing version for tests. The model was found during the tests by photo spies and notes that the future novelty is tightly hidden under the camouflage film.

The Suzuki Ciaz-2019 will receive a new engine

The manufacturer recently published a video recording of a new version of the Suzuki Ciaz-2019.

According to the source, in India the novelty will be available with a 1.5-liter petrol engine with a yield of 105 horsepower, as well as a 1.3-liter diesel engine and a payback of 90 horsepower. In the first case, the unit will work with a box machine for 4 steps or with mechanics on 5 steps. In the second case – with a box the automatic machine on 6 steps or with mechanics on 5 steps.

Sales start in three weeks. The actual modification costs from 720 thousand rubles, and the price of the new version is still kept secret.

GAMES

Players are massively searching for the last secret of God of War in the Kratos house

At San Diego Comic-Con 2018 creative director God of War (2018) revealed where the last secret of the game is. It turned out that he should be looked for at the very beginning of Kratos’ path – in his own house.

Microsoft is working on two new consoles

The studios are working on the latest gaming exclusives, which will become swan songs of devices, and companies slowly but surely develop the future “hardware”. So, Microsoft is working immediately on two consoles of the next generation. The device family is created under the code name Scarlett.

The web has a new gameplay Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Company Square Enix and studio Eidos Montreal presented a new gameplay video Shadow of the Tomb Raider. In it, the authors showed the largest hub (location) in the history of the series. Ten-minute video transfers Lara to the settlement of Paititi, which has not been affected by modern culture.

League of Legends has overtaken Dota 2 on the game traffic in Moscow

Closed the top ten Minecraft (-2 position), World of Warcraft (-1 position) and Dota 2 (-9 positions). MGTS also noted that the royal battle as a whole accounts for only 10% of all gaming traffic, while shooters – about 40%, for MOVA – 20%.

BioWare will not be closed, even if Anthem fails

BioWare is significantly different from other EA offices, so even if Anthem disappoints – although I’m sure the opposite – I doubt that this will mark the end of BioWare. I think Anthem is a great way to risk, learn something new and use it in your next game.

Sharp life Sharpwood in the new trailer This Is the Police 2

THQ Nordic showed a new trailer of the “simulator of police” This Is the Police 2. The grim life of Sharpwood is demonstrated in several silent stories. The publisher of the game recalls that this town is not the most cheerful place.

BioWare does not plan to make a text chat in Anthem

The creative leader of Anthem, Bronon Holmes, answered some of the fan questions on Reddit. Someone asked if there would be a text chat in the game. As it turned out, BioWare does not plan to do it.

Multiplayer update Stardew Valley will be released on August 1

The expected multiplayer update Stardew Valley will be released on PC (Windows, macOS and Linux) on August 1. Console users will have to wait a little more for the opportunity to play with their friends: ConcernedApe said that the update “will soon be released” on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

No Man’s Sky will please the weekly events after the update Next

Developers No Man’s Sky announced that soon after the release of the update Next in the game, weekly events will begin. Hello Games also launches the Galactic Atlas site, dedicated to the interesting places of the starting galaxy.

The Poles created a bloodthirsty computer game about the death of the submarine Kursk

Spies who are searching for secret documents, Shkval missiles and the death of the Russian Kursk submarine – all these were displayed by Polish programmers in a computer game. However, according to psychologists, this game turned out to be cruel, reports IA AmurMedia.

In War Thunder started “Operation LEET”

Gaijin Entertainment announced the launch of a new action called “Operation LEET” in its military online action War Thunder.

The gamer went through all the main parts of Fallout in an hour and a half

Armed with Fallout’s anthology (four numbered parts + New Vegas), a desperate fan rushed to the front of high-speed gaming. On the passage of five series of the science fiction cycle it took him an hour and a half.

The updated version of GTA Online will again feature “Gay Tony”

Rockstar Games company announced the release of the updated version of the game “Night Life” by GTA Online.

Konami continues to develop Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – released a new patch

Though ambiguously accepted by the public Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will soon be three years old (the game was released on September 1, 2015), Konami continues to develop the project, improving the balance and adding fresh opportunities. And it’s notwithstanding the release of Metal Gear Survive in February this year

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