“Imports of liquefied gas to EU countries from the United States rose to 7.9 billion cubic meters from July 25, 2018, which is 181% compared to the same period last year,” the European Commission spokesman Alexander Winterstein quotes TASS.
On July 25, 2018, a joint statement was made by the EU and the United States to expand strategic trade.
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Durov called to go to a rally for the freedom of the RuNet
On March 7, 2019, Telegram sent out messages to its users calling for an agreed rally against the isolation of the RuNet, which will take place on March 10 at 2 pm on Sakharov Square in Moscow. Similar events will be held in Khabarovsk and Voronezh.
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The State Duma refused to raise the minimum wage to 25 thousand rubles
State Duma deputies voted against the adoption of a bill to increase the minimum wage (MW) of Russian citizens to 25 thousand rubles, a REGNUM correspondent reported March 7.
German Foreign Minister did not rule out EU sanctions against Maduro administration
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas did not rule out the possibility of the European Union imposing sanctions on the administration of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Berlusconi became the person involved in the new corruption case
The list of defendants in the case of Berlusconi included the prosecutor’s office of Rome, the suspicion of which was caused by the verdict of the Italian State Council, which canceled the court order, according to which Berlusconi had to transfer 9.99% of the shares of the Mediolanum bank under his control to the Central Bank of Italy as a fine.
The State Department called the timing of nuclear disarmament of North Korea
Completion of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is to be expected in the next year or two, a representative of the US State Department told reporters. He clarified that, according to Washington’s calculations, this will happen during the first presidential term of the head of state, Donald Trump.
Venezuela was left without light due to sabotage at hydroelectric power plants
Recall the massive power outages are registered in 21 of the 23 states, as well as in the capital of the country. In Caracas, several metro lines were de-energized. The local airport Maiquetia remained without light.
The electric war declared and led by American imperialism against our people will be defeated. Nothing and no one can defeat the people of Bolivar and Chavez. Maximum unity of patriots! – Nicolas Maduro, Venezuelan politician
The court sentenced Paul Manafort to three years and 11 months in prison
The court in Virginia sentenced the former head of the campaign headquarters of Donald Trump to 3 years and 11 months in prison for tax and banking fraud, reports Reuters.
CEC of Ukraine approved 39 presidential candidates
The Central Election Commission of Ukraine decided to approve the final list of 39 candidates for the presidency. This is reported on the site of the electoral commission.
“After the cancellation of the registration of five presidential candidates for Ukraine, the ballot paper on election day will contain the names and surnames of 39 presidential candidates,” the CEC said.
Xi Jinping’s visit to Russia announced in China
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that this year, Chinese leader Xi Jinping will come to Russia, reports RIA Novosti. He noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to attend the “One Belt, One Road” forum in Beijing, which will be held June 6-8.
The Pentagon intends to deprive Ilona Mask of access to secret data
The US Department of Defense is considering the question of depriving the American businessman Ilona Mask of access to classified information, reports Bloomberg, citing informed sources. The source said that the Pentagon was thinking about depriving Mask of access to secret data after his appearance on the show in 2018, where a businessman smoked marijuana. On this occasion, in 2018, NASA announced the verification of the activities of the SpaceX company and of the Mask itself.
NATO Secretary General said there are no plans to deploy missiles in Europe
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance does not plan to deploy new nuclear missiles in Europe. He said this at a press conference in Warsaw, according to the NATO website.
We have no intention of locating new ground-based nuclear missiles in Europe. – Jens Stoltenberg, Norwegian politician
China will protect Huawei and other telecommunications companies
Chinese authorities have declared their willingness to protect telecommunications campaigns, including Huawei and its financial director Meng Wanzhou. According to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, the Chinese authorities intend to protect the legitimate rights of Chinese companies and citizens of the country.
Russia and India have signed a contract for nuclear submarine leasing
Russia and India have signed a contract for the lease of the Russian nuclear submarine to the Indian military for 10 years, according to media reports with reference to the Indian Defense Ministry. The contract amount is $ 3 billion, the Indian edition of The Print reported, Interfax reports.
Russia has suspended the development of air-independent power plants
Russian military enterprises developing an anaerobic power plant for advanced diesel-electric submarines suspended research …. In the process of conducting preliminary tests, it turned out that the power unit did not deliver the required power.
In St. Petersburg, increased the cost of living by half a percent
Acting Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov signed a document regulating the establishment of the minimum subsistence level for the main social groups for the IV quarter of 2018.
The previous value of the subsistence minimum was 12,118 rubles for the able-bodied population, 8,981 rubles for pensioners and 10,783 rubles for children. With an increase of 0.27-0.32%, the amount slightly changed. That is, in terms of rubles, the subsistence minimum increased for the able-bodied population by 33.9 rubles, for pensioners by 26.9 rubles, and for children by 29 rubles, according to the official website of the City Administration.
Sberbank reduced the rate of foreign currency deposits
Sberbank since March 7, reduced rates on deposits in dollars and euros. The decrease in all lines was from 0.04 to 0.5 percentage points, according to research company Frank RG, which regularly monitors tariffs.
Ministry of Economic Development against issuing quotas for catch of crab through auctions
The Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation has prepared a negative opinion on the results of the evaluation of the regulatory impact of the draft law on the introduction of investment quotas for the extraction of crabs, which will be distributed at auctions, follows from the information on the federal portal of draft regulatory legal acts.
Venezuela set a world record for external debt
Venezuela’s foreign debt, public and private, was almost $ 156 billion at the end of 2018, calculated by the Washington-based Institute of International Finance (IIF, RBC has data). External debt increased 2.5 times compared with 2007 ($ 62 billion).
Russia’s revenues from coal exports in January increased by 6.9%
Russia’s revenues from coal exports rose in January 2019 by 6.9% compared with the figure for the same period last year – to $ 966.6 million, follows from the materials of the FCS. For the same period last year, the figure was $ 904.2 million.
In Saudi Arabia, announced the huge gas reserves in the Red Sea
Saudi Minister of Energy Khalid al-Falih said that huge gas reserves were discovered in the Red Sea, according to Al-Arabiya TV channel. No other details about gas reserves are reported, RIA Novosti reports.
Greece’s GDP in 2018 increased by 1.9%
The Ministry of Finance predicted economic growth by 2.1%. “According to the first estimate, GDP in 2018 at constant prices amounted to 190.8 billion euros compared with 187.2 billion euros in 2017, an increase of 1.9%,” Elstat said.
In New York, they want to modernize the transport system with a luxury tax
New York State authorities plan to impose a tax on non-resident owners of luxury real estate to raise an additional $ 9 billion to finance the modernization of the transport system of the city of New York.
Russia’s gold reserves have reached an absolute record
The reserves of monetary gold included in the gold and foreign exchange reserves (GCR) of the Bank of Russia increased in February to 91.64 billion in dollar equivalent, follows from the data of the regulator. This is a record figure for the newest history of Russia. Gold reserves rose 2.4 percent in February.
China’s foreign exchange reserves for February rose by $ 2.26 billion
In February 2019, China’s foreign exchange reserves increased by $ 2.26 billion, or less than 0.1%, reaching $ 3 trillion, 90.18 billion, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange Control reports. Analysts believed that by the end of February, the volume of Chinese reserves would not change.
Business brought from Primorye $ 1.5 billion
According to the Central Bank, since the beginning of 2018, the maritime business’s withdrawal of money in foreign jurisdictions has grown by $ 223 million – from $ 1,362 million to $ 1,585 million. Entrepreneurs’ foreign investments peaked on July 1 of last year, while the volume of investment was $ 1,615 million.
Belarus’s foreign exchange reserves amounted to 7.1 billion dollars
In general, as of March 1, the international reserve funds of the republic reached 7.95 billion. International reserve assets of the Republic of Belarus as of March 1, 2019 amounted to $ 7.95 billion.
The monetary base in Russia decreased over the week by 70.5 billion rubles
In Russia, the volume of the monetary base in a narrow definition decreased from February 22 to March 1, 2019 by 70.5 billion rubles to 10 trillion 170.4 billion rubles, follows from the materials of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation
Gazprom started selling gas for export in rubles
The transaction was implemented on the terms “by the end of the month” for delivery to the NCG station, the volume of gas sold amounted to about 80 million cubic meters. m. General Director of Gazprom Export Elena Burmistrova noted the symbolic significance of the transaction, stating the company’s intention to continue the development of sales through an electronic trading platform in rubles.
US interested in the assets of Ramzan Kadyrov in the Arab countries
We are talking about cash flows in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. The purpose of inspections is to reveal the facts of violation of sanctions, which act against Ramzan Kadyrov according to Magnitsky law. The United States introduced restrictive measures in 2017.
Russian-Chinese trade grew by 1.7%
Imports of Russian goods and services in the PRC grew by 7.5% to $ 8.97 billion. In February alone, the trade volume of the two countries amounted to $ 6.83 billion. The trade turnover between Russia and China grew by 2.2% year-on-year in 2016 calculating and reached $ 69.52 billion
Japan and Russia agreed on a schedule of visa-free exchanges for 2019
Russian and Japanese authorities agreed on a schedule of visa-free exchanges for the current year. About this on Friday, March 8, reports the agency Kyodo. The agency noted that former Japanese residents of the South Kuril Islands will visit these territories nine times, and residents of the Kurils will visit Japan six times.
Experts named the best-selling songs for 2018
The International Recording Federation (IFPI) has recognized the most successful single in 2018 to be Havana, which was performed by Cuba-born American singer of Cuban origin.
Scandalous film about Michael Jackson may receive continuation
The director of the documentary film on pedophilia pop singer Michael Jackson Dan Reed said that he was ready to make a sequel to the film. This publication reports The Mirror. He explained that he would like to create a sequel to the tape “Leaving Netlandia” to tell the stories of other alleged victims of the artist.
From the “Simpsons” deleted fragment with the voice of Michael Jackson
The creators of the animated series “The Simpsons” (The Simpsons, published since 1989) cut out from one of the releases a fragment in which the voice of singer Michael Jackson (1958-2009) is heard
Club theater lovers will create at the Moscow Art Theater. Gorky
Artistic Director of the Moscow Art Academic Theater (Moscow Art Theater). Gorky Eduard Boyakov announced the creation of a theater lovers club, which will include his regular spectators.
“Yesterday we made a decision to make a theater lovers club, there will be a loyalty program for members of this club – serious discounts on tickets and open readings that will take place in our work spaces like our rehearsal hall. Philosophical club, readings, poetic club, music program “We have begun a most serious history with the most serious poets, and modern poetry will return to the theater,” Boyakov said on Thursday at his first meeting with the audience.
VIII International Trans-Baikal Film Festival will be focused on young people
The main focus of the film festival will be on the younger generation. With the help of the best examples of genre and copyright cinema, the festival organizers plan to initiate a dialogue with the youth audience on the most important topics and draw attention to social problems, the governor’s press service said. The organizers are also considering the issue of expanding the geography of the festival.
Scorpions will give a concert in St. Petersburg with a tour of the Crazy World Tour
Rock group Scorpions in the framework of the world tour Crazy World Tour-2019. The show of the German group singing in English is scheduled for November 7 at the Ice Palace, PMI Corporation reports on March 7.
Painting David Hockney went under the hammer for almost $ 50 million
The work of “Henry Geldtsaler and Christopher Scott” artist David Hockney was sold at auction at Christie’s in London for £ 37.6 million (about $ 49.4 million), according to The Independent.
Rachel Weiss will play in the movie about the missing boy
English actress Rachel Weiss will play a major role in the film about the missing boy “Lanny”. It is specified that the film will be shot based on the novel of the English writer Max Porter. The book itself will be released in March 2019. She will tell the story of a boy who disappeared from a village 96 km from London.
“We all fell in love with this wonderful novel and can’t wait to find the right author and director who will bring this bright, wise and touching story to the screen,” said producer Tristan Goliger.
The trailer of the series “Good Omens” by Neil Gaiman has been released
On the Amazon Prime Video channel on YouTube, the trailer for the series “Good Omens” by Neil Gaiman has been published. The premiere of the series will be held on Amazon stream service on May 31
UNESCO days to be held in Tatarstan
The Russian side proposed to hold UNESCO days in Tatarstan, uniting the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the republic, as well as various cultural and educational events. According to the plan, this should help promote the ideas of UNESCO not only in the republic, but also in other regions of Russia.
“I think this is a great idea … A vibrant cultural, scientific festival. You can hold it in 2020 or 2021 and continue to make it annual,” UNESCO Director-General Odra Azule responded.
Irish films will be presented by their creators.
The XII Festival of Irish Cinema will be held in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan from March 13-24. It is part of the Irish Culture Festival in Russia, during which concerts, dance shows, the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day in Sokolniki, educational and many other events take place. As part of the project, the audience will be presented the best new feature films of Ireland, short-term collections, including feature films and animation, as well as meetings with the creators of paintings.
In Russia, developed an application for note taking lectures
The Everytale application, translating the teacher’s oral speech into text, was developed by Russian scientists. This March 7 reported on the official portal of the mayor and government of Moscow. Everytale service is designed for hearing impaired or visually impaired students.
Nokia announces job cuts in Finland
The network company Nokia announced a reduction of 280 jobs in Finland by the end of the year. The cuts will affect all Finnish divisions of the company, with the exception of the plant in Oulu. During the negotiations, it was possible to reduce the number of jobs to be eliminated from the previously announced 350 to 280.
IRBIS company introduced the “all-Russian” laptop
The model was named Irbis NB140, and its motherboard was designed and manufactured in Zelenograd, Moscow Region. In general, the laptop is positioned as a domestic product.
A kilogram of gold coins and $ 40 thousand was stolen from a pensioner in Moscow
In the new Moscow, a pensioner stole 1 kg of collectible gold coins and $ 40,000. A criminal case was initiated into the incident, reports RIA Novosti on March 8 with reference to the press service of the capital’s headquarters Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Sony Xperia 1 is priced at $ 1,100 dollars
The flagship smartphone Sony Xperia 1 will receive a price tag of 1,100 dollars. The gadget will appear in retail sales at the end of May, the cinema screen has become the main feature of the model. The new Sony Xperia 1 was presented to the public at the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.
Pirate Matryoshka attacked ThePirateBay users
Open and examine the contents of the issue Subscription to “Hacker” Experts of Kaspersky Lab found an interesting malicious campaign on ThePirateBay.
Telegram has released a multi-account update.
Telegram received an update, thanks to which new settings for autoload, video viewing and account management appeared in the messenger. In the new version 5.4, you can add up to three phone numbers in Telegram at once and switch between them without leaving the system.