The Japanese government continues to consider the southern islands of the Kuril ridge of the primordially Japanese territory, TASS reported, citing an interview with the deputy secretary general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party of Japan, Koichi Hagiuda, on NHK.
“The basic position of the government of Japan, which is that the islands are our primordial territory, is unchanged,” he said.
Mr. Hagyuda clarified that there are “a number of difficulties” in the dialogue between Russia and Japan. According to him, it is impassable to solve the problem “gradually.”
Japan’s support for sanctions against Russia prevents the conclusion of a peace treaty between the two countries, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov
They support the sanctions regime, and this is one of the issues and one of the situations that prevent, greatly hinders the signing of a peace treaty. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman
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On January 27, 1967, space was declared the heritage of all mankind.
On January 27, 1967, the intergovernmental document “The Treaty on Principles of Activities of States for the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies” was signed, which became the basis of international space law.
Venezuela’s military attaché accused of treason
Venezuelan Defense Ministry accused the country’s military attache in Washington, José Luis Silva, of treason. Reports about it TASS. According to the agency, Silva was accused of treason due to the fact that he recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaydo as president of the country. As noted, the Ministry of Defense of Venezuela called the decision of Silva “an act of cowardice.”
Planes USA and Canada raised to intercept Russian Tu-160
Five military fighters and a US and Canadian airborne early warning aircraft lifted into the air due to the discovery of two Russian Tu-160 missile-carrying aircraft performing a scheduled flight not far from Canada over the Arctic Ocean, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) reported .
Putin signed a decree on renaming military departments
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on changing the name of military departments to military training centers, the corresponding document is posted on the official Internet portal of legal information.
For the Russian military have developed an individual complex intelligence “The Eye”
The Russian military will receive an individual reconnaissance complex “Eye”, which is a mini-device with a high-resolution camera, which is launched from a hand-held rocket launcher. The novelty has already been tested in Syria, a source in the military-industrial complex told Tass on Sunday.
US Navy Receives Second Class Destroyer Zumwalt
The USS destroyer Michael Monsoor, the second ship of the Zumwalt class, was transferred to the US Navy. This is reported by the press service of the command of the Pacific Fleet of the US Navy. Destroyer handover ceremony was held in San Diego, California.
In Britain, suggested how to solve the conflict in the Donbass
In Britain, they expressed the opinion that the conflict in the Donbass can be resolved more quickly if a candidate more friendly to Russia wins the presidential elections in Ukraine. Such findings are presented in the report of the library of the House of Commons of Great Britain
Hezbollah responded if Israel strikes Syria
Israel’s next strike on Syria could trigger a response from Hezbollah. The leader of the Prilivan movement, Hassan Nasrallah, said this in an interview with Al Mayadeen. He stressed that “any attack by Israel will be answered”
Canadian Ambassador to China resigned after Huawei statement
Canadian ambassador to China John McCallum resigned after commenting on the detention of the financial director of Chinese company Huawei Meng Wanzhou. About the resignation of McCallum said in a special statement by the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau.
The Telegraph apologized to Melania Trump
The British publication The Telegraph apologized to the first lady of the United States, Melania Trump, for distorting the facts in the publication about her. This is stated on the website of the media.
We recognize that Ms. Trump was a successful professional model in and of itself, before she met her spouse, and got a job without his assistance in this, says the publication.
The British edition also distorted information about her father, Melanya’s motives to leave the course on architecture and a number of other facts. In this regard, the tabloid agreed to pay compensation and legal fees
US troops in Afghanistan organized the escape of 40 leaders of IG *
The Iranian agency Tasnim, citing its own sources, claims that two weeks ago 40 leaders of the Islamic State terrorist group * (IG *) with the help of US troops escaped from prison in Afghanistan controlled by the militants of the Taliban radical movement. According to the agency, the “secret operation of the United States” was conducted in the province of Badghis in northwestern Afghanistan.
* Banned terrorist organization in Russia
Putin conferred honorary titles to two special forces brigades
Russian President Vladimir Putin conferred the 14th and 16th special brigades with special assignments the honorary titles “Guards”. The corresponding decree is published on the portal of legal information.
Washington again demanded that the EU stop construction of the Nord Stream – 2
The US again demanded that the EU and Germany stop the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. This was reported on Sunday by the newspaper Handelsblatt.
Kurds stormed Turkish military base in northern Iraq
The Turkish Ministry of Defense reported on Saturday an attack by members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), banned in the country, against a Turkish military base in northern Iraq.
As a result of the provocation of the terrorist organization of the PKK, an attack was launched on our base in northern Iraq. The attack caused damage to vehicles. The necessary measures have been taken, said the Turkish military department.
Syria has accused Turkey of violating the anti-terrorism agreement
The Syrian Foreign Ministry accused Turkey of violating the interstate Adan agreement on combating terrorism, as Ankara supports the terrorists and occupied the territory of the republic. This is the agency SANA, citing a source in the Foreign Ministry of Syria
The Spanish Agreement entered into force in Greece
The Spanish Agreement on the new name of Macedonia entered into force in Greece. This was reported by RIA “News”. On Friday, January 25, the document was ratified by the Greek Parliament and signed by the head of state Prokopis Pavlopoulos.
On the Crimean bridge will launch the movement of suburban trains
The opening of the movement of trains on the railway part of the bridge is scheduled for December 2019. Commuter trains are planned to be launched on the Crimean bridge on the route Feodosiya – Anapa, RIA Novosti was informed in the FSUE “Crimean Railway” (KZD).
Pugacheva received 40 million from the state corporation for a concert
A letter from Andrei Boginsky, Director General of the Russian Helicopters Joint Stock Company, addressed to the managing director of Rostvertol PJSC Peter Motrenko, appeared on the network that the Rostec State Corporation offered to sponsor Alla Pugacheva’s concert. The document states that Rostvertol is asked to provide financial assistance to Pugacheva in the amount of 40 million rubles. Elena Chuprakova, stated in the document as a representative of Pugacheva, confirmed the authenticity of the letter to the radio station “Moscow Speaking”.
“Yes, they are our sponsors. For this one gig. This is their letter. Not ours. I thank them very much, even a little bit of help, ”she said.
A veteran who lived at the station near Pskov received a new apartment
The former prisoner of the fascist camp and veteran of the railway, Mikhail Lobanov, who lived for many years in the station annex, finally received the keys to the new apartment. This was announced by the governor of the Pskov region, Mikhail Vedernikov on Instagram.
Scientists told about the benefits of severe cold for the human body
Scientists have said that severe cold can be beneficial to the human body. Low temperatures rejuvenate and kill germs, according to researchers. Cold tends to mobilize the body’s defenses, strengthening the immune system.
The US economy has lost $ 6 billion due to the shutter
The US economy has lost about $ 6 billion due to the partial suspension of the work of the federal government, according to S & P Global Ratings.
Tax liabilities of Gucci trading house were estimated at $ 1.6 billion
The French holding Kering, owner of the Gucci trading house, owes Italy about € 1.4 billion in tax payments. This conclusion was made on the basis of the audit of the company. As Bloomberg reported on January 25, the Italian authorities launched an investigation into the brand owner in 2017
Germany intends to abandon coal energy by 2038
The German authorities adopted a program to stop the use of coal in the energy sector by the end of 2038. It is reported by Deutsche Welle. The country expects to achieve such results through subsidies from the federal budget.
Saudi Prince is preparing a large-scale reform of $ 425 billion
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman is preparing a large-scale reform plan for $ 425 billion, reports Bloomberg. As noted, these funds will be invested in infrastructure, energy, as well as other industries.
British Virgin Islands closed for one-day firms
Since this year, another tax haven for Russian business has become less. The British Virgin Islands (BVI), a popular zero-tax offshore for legal entities, on January 1 of this year introduced criteria for economic presence for foreign companies.
“The new law introduced requirements that are essentially the same as, for example, in the Netherlands, regarding the presence criteria that determine the presence or absence of economic activity in the country of registration. This means that the company must have an office, staff sufficient to carry out the declared activities, and management must be carried out from the BVI itself. Sanctions for non-compliance – fines and the possible exclusion of a company from the registry, and for failure to provide or falsification of company data is a liability up to criminal prosecution, ”explains Alexander Pakhomov, managing partner of UK Law and Business.
Rosneft started testing innovative material at Samotlor
Rosneft has begun testing innovative polymer proppant – a product required for hydraulic fracturing – at the Samotlor oil field. About this “Lente.ru” reported in the oil company.
The limit of directory lending in Belarus is reduced by 35.5%
The volume of loans for state programs and events in Belarus will be reduced by almost 35.5% compared to last year. This is the conclusion of the report of the Deputy Chairman of the Board of the National Bank Sergey Kalechitsa at an expanded board meeting, BelTA informs.
According to him, the level of business and investment activity in the country in 2018 led to a 15.7% increase in lending to the economy by banks and the Development Bank, including in Belarusian rubles – by 20%. However, at the same time, the volume of lending under government programs has declined. But the share of debt on such loans since the beginning of the year decreased by 4.5 percentage points and as of December 1, 2018 amounted to 31.2%.
Credit load for Russians increased by a quarter
The total portfolio of bank loans to non-financial organizations and the public for the year increased by 10.7%. In particular, the growth of retail lending accelerated – by 22.8%. This is evidenced by the information on the website of the Bank of Russia.
In the Altai region increased the price of gasoline
In the Altai region increased the price of gasoline. Compared to mid-January, the cost of a liter of A-92 gasoline rose from 40 rubles 45 kopecks to 41 rubles. The cost of A-95 gasoline increased from 42 rubles 20 kopecks to 43 rubles and more.
69 thousand “yellow vests” took part in a protest in France
Reports of riots came from Nantes, Rouen, Le Havre, Evreux, Quimper, Le Mans and other cities. Mass actions took place in Marseilles, Bordeaux and Toulouse.
“Yellow vests” intend to start forming a “yellow notebook” – a list of requirements for the government during the “yellow night”. The slogans of the protesters are largely directed against the policies of President Emmanuel Macron, whom they call the “President of the Rich”, who has despised the interests of the common people. The main requirements are associated with a protest against the impoverishment of the working population. This includes a call for the creation of a “national council of resistance” yellow vests. ”
Named the release date of the new “Ghostbusters”
The world premiere of the third part of the film “Ghostbusters” will be held July 10, 2020, reports Deadline. The first picture was released in hire in 1984, the second – in 1989
Laureates of the Yevgeny Lebedev Prize were announced in St. Petersburg
The award ceremony named after People’s Artist of the USSR Yevgeny Lebedev was held on January 26 at the Tovstonogov BDT. People’s Artist of Russia Tatyana Shestakova and Honored Artist of Russia Tatyana Rasskazova became winners, reports TASS.
In the BDT Tovstonogov will present the opera “52”
Composer Alexander Manotskov will present an opera in the text “Farther and Farther” by conceptual writer Lev Rubinstein in St. Petersburg.
In Omsk, they showed a film about a gang of teenagers who killed their peers
The day before, on January 26, the premiere of the documentary film “In the footsteps of the black cat” (+16) about the Omsk gang of homeless children aged 13 to 30 took place on Channel 12. In the post-war years, they killed their peers at the Giant cinema to pick up their clothes.
A new film about Michael Jackson
At the American Sundance Independent Film Festival, they showed a documentary about Michael Jackson called Leaving Neverland.
The main characters of the four-hour documentary tape Wade Robson and James Saifchak share the details of an acquaintance with Michael Jackson. In childhood, both experienced violence, being a guest artist in a mansion called “Netlandia.”
Became known sequel screenwriter “Detective Pikachu”
The creators of the movie “Pokemon. Detective Pikachu “have already begun work on the continuation of the picture of the most famous Pokemon. It is reported by The Hollywood Repoter.
According to the publication, the writing of the script of the sequel was entrusted to Oren Uzil, who previously worked on the films “Supergirl”, “Sonic in the Cinema”, “Macho and Botan 2”, “Lake Shimmer” and others. Exit “Detective Pikachu” in wide distribution in Russia is scheduled for May 16, 2019
Tom Odell and MØ sang songs for “Moomin Doll”
The track list features British Tom Odell and Declan McKenna, Danish singer MØ, Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg, Finnish singer Alma, Australian performer Joseph Salvat and others.
Sophie Tukker will give a concert in Turkey for the first time.
The acclaimed American duo “Sophie Tucker” will come to Turkey for the first time. Sophie Howell and Tukker Halpern gained fame for their hits in the style of electronic dance and house music “Best Friend”, “Im crazy”, “Aooh” and others.
“The Time Machine” has released a clip with rare photos
By the way, experts in the art of “MV” will make out in the clip several still unpublished photographs – they will be included in the photo album and the vinyl collection of the group, which will be released this year. Such clips in “MV” for all fifty years have not yet been
Organists from six countries will perform at the Penza Fest festival.
On March 11, Alexander Knyazev will perform in Penza, who is interested in cello and organ. Chief organist and music director of the Church of St. Bavo in Haarlem in the Netherlands, Jos van der Kooy will participate in the festival on March 15.
Rumors about reverse charging in the Samsung Galaxy S10 are confirmed
Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 + in a set will receive 25 W charging, and the same power will be offered and wireless charging for this series. Thus, the user will be able to equally quickly charge his smartphone from both the classic unit and the wireless charging station. Also, insiders confirmed the information about reverse charging, that is, the Galaxy S10 without wires will still be able to charge other devices, and such a system already exists in Huawei. Samsung decided to call it Powershare.
Apple may launch low-cost iPad and iPad mini tablets
New low-cost iPads from IT giant Apple will come out without a scanner of the spatial form of a human face. This is a system of Face ID, the manufacturer intends to limit the new devices exclusively Touch ID.
Fujian Jinhua appeals a ban on the supply of equipment in the US
The Chinese company Fujian Jinhua, specializing in the manufacture of integrated circuits, appeals the decision of the US government to ban the supply of equipment to Fujian Jinhua in the USA
The basis of “Yandex Phone” taken the basic configuration of Arima
Yandex was responsible for the “firmware” of the phone, and also was directly involved in the development of “hardware” and phone design
Redmi Note 7 will provide users with high-quality sound
The budget camera phone Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 will provide users with high-quality sound despite its low price. This was stated by representatives of the company, who spoke in detail about the technological aspects of this issue.
Android Q OS will appear analogue Face ID
Android developers are preparing the next version of the operating system, which will receive the prefix “Q”. The main feature of the OS will be support for an analogue of Face ID face recognition technology, this follows from the program code of the system.
The latest version of the Casio G-Shock watch turned out to be very durable
Casio G-Shock watches have long been famous for their reliability and durability, but the latest version of the model from the premium line of the company “Mr. G ”turned out to be special. According to observers, the novelty has received ultra-durable characteristics
QNAP TR-004 allows you to expand the RAID array on four drives
QNAP Systems has announced the release of a RAID expansion device TR-004 with four drive bays. It can be used to expand the NAS, as external storage, which can be connected to a PC or NAS using a USB 3.0 Type-C port, as well as for file sharing between platforms.
Published characteristics of the budget smartphone Nokia 1 Plus
Reportedly, the smartphone will work on the Mediatek MT6739WW processor, and the amount of RAM will be one gigabyte. The screen resolution will be 480 x 960 pixels, but the operating system will be Android 9.0 Pie. It is assumed that the presentation of the model will take place next month.
DoCoMo wants to equip Japanese trains with augmented reality windows
The Japanese telecom operator NTT DoCoMo and the railway company JR Kyushu plan to give the windows of Japanese trains the function of displaying information addressed to passengers using the technology of augmented reality.
Samsung gadgets will be delivered in a package of starch and sugar cane
In 2019, Samsung Electronics decided to pay increased attention to the environmentally friendly packaging of its products. To become more environmentally friendly, the company promised to replace traditional plastic packaging materials with more environmentally friendly materials such as paper, recycled plastics and plastics from renewable sources of biomass (so-called bioplastics). Smartphones, tablets and other electronics of the brand will receive new packaging in the first half of this year, according to a press release from the South Korean giant.
Little known useful features of google translator
The service can translate words spoken by the user through a microphone, as well as voice what is needed in the original language. Experts call this ability useful when traveling, when Google-translator can listen to the interlocutor and translate phrases simultaneously in text and voice format. The application can translate text from a photo, and can also collect an individual dictionary, accumulating individual words and phrases. With the installed translator, you can receive the translation directly in the application, selecting the phrase and opening the program window. Google translator can translate SMS, web pages and documents. The service works with PDF, Excel and Doc files.
YouTube will exclude video with conspiracy theories from recommendations
The conspiracy theory on YouTube covers a wide range of topics, ranging from hot policy issues to space travel and health. Users often complained about these videos shown in their recommendations.
Microsoft releases major Skype update
The American company Microsoft is working on a major update of Skype, which will add many new options. The most important new feature is the ability to receive SMS messages in Skype, with a configured Skype number with caller ID.
Scientists have created a pillow against snoring
A pillow that can muffle the sound of a sleeping snore was developed by scientists from the University of Northern Illinois in the United States. The product is intended for the person who is near snoring. It is reported by the IEEE Spectrum.
Anthropologists have figured out how Neanderthals hunted
Most anthropologists believe, relying on a large number of injuries on the bones of Neanderthals, as well as characteristic traces of spears and chopping on the bones of their victims, that the “cousins” of modern man preferred to fight in “hand-to-hand combat”, like Scandinavian berserks, using spears and axes and refusing to kill prey or enemies from afar.
The technology for the extermination of species was first tested on mammals
Researchers from the University of California at San Diego, the work of which tells the Guardian, for the first time demonstrated a gene drive in mammals. Gene drive is a technology that allows a specific gene to quickly spread through a population. As a result, you can rewrite the genome of the whole species in a short time — or completely exterminate it. The technology is considered a promising method of combating diseases transmitted by insects, for example, malaria.
Converted V-280 for the first time accelerated to cruising speed
Promising American convertiplane V-280 Valor during flight tests accelerated to cruising speed provided by the project. According to the Bell-Helicopter development company, the device flew at its true speed (instrument speed corresponding to the ground speed), slightly exceeding 280 knots (518.6 kilometers per hour).
Scientists explain the variety of warm-blooded predators in cold waters
In a study published in Science, staff at the University of Michigan, led by John Grady, found that cold waters slow down the metabolism of fish and sharks, contributing to their “sluggish” behavior, providing mammals and birds with important hunting and competitive advantages.
Roscosmos will spend half a billion to control the quality of the assembly of missiles
The Roskosmos State Corporation decided to allocate 455 million rubles to control the quality of the assembly of space technology, Interfax reported, citing materials from the public procurement portal. Earlier in the company drew attention to the negative factors that occur in the Russian space industry.
In the annual report of the state corporation for 2017, published in November 2018, among the negative factors occurring in the Russian space industry, called “insufficient qualifications and lack of staff motivation to prevent (prevent) incidents of inconsistencies (including failures) during the operation of space equipment “and” low efficiency of the quality control system of supplied materials and components ”
Scientists understand why the northern and southern lights are different.
Since charged particles flow along symmetrical lines in the Earth’s magnetic field connecting the north and south poles, it made sense to assume that the atmospheric manifestations in each hemisphere will mirror each other.
Named the reason for reducing the life expectancy of women
Excessive physical activity negatively affects the life expectancy of older women, experts from the Maastricht University Medical Center in the Netherlands are sure. Their conclusions published portal Medicik Forum.
France starts to create hypersonic weapons
France decided to launch a hypersonic weapon program. With these words, the Minister of the French Armed Forces Florence Parley spoke, AFP reported on Sunday. According to him, the statement was made at the beginning of the week.
The Bundeswehr offers to return military appeal
“Military service must be returned” – under such a large headline, the popular German newspaper Bild publishes a text on the deplorable state of the Bundeswehr. According to the authorized Bundestag for the armed forces of the Social Democrat Hans-Peter Bartels, today there are about 25,000 vacancies in the army.
Britain restocks military bases in case of Brexit without agreement
British journalists found out the details of the preparation of the United Kingdom to secede from the European Union according to a tough scenario – without a signed agreement. As it became known to Sky News, the British military bases stored stocks of fuel, food, spare parts and ammunition. Base kingdom abroad is also saturated with everything you need, writes RIA Novosti. The military suggests that Brexit “without a deal” will lead to transport and logistics problems, and “important defense tasks” may suffer from this.