28 Apr, 2019

News digest for 04/27/2019

In Russia, for the first time applied the law on fake news

In Russia, for the first time, the new law on fake news will be applied to one of the organizers of the anti-musky rally on April 7, a resident of Arkhangelsk Elena Kalinina. Reports about it “29.ru”. The protocol on Kalinina was issued right at the exit from the court after it challenged the deputies’ refusal to hold a referendum on banning the import of garbage from other regions.

As noted, the reason for initiating a criminal case was her publication by Vkontakte of information about an unsanctioned march, of which Kalinina herself was one of the organizers.

It clarifies that women are charged with the article “Abuse of mass media freedom”. She spread to the media “unreliable socially significant information,” which prevented the normal functioning of the transport system. She faces a fine in the amount of from 100 to 300 thousand rubles.

Trump said the US withdrawal from the arms trade treaty

During a speech at the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association of the United States in Indianapolis, Trump showed his signature on a document confirming the country’s withdrawal from an international treaty. Trump stressed that such a move is aimed at protecting the rights of Americans, and called the agreement “bad” and “wrong.” The head of state intends to send official notification to the United Nations about the withdrawal of the United States from the treaty. Reported by Reuters.

The Arms Trade Treaty entered into force on December 24, 2014. It is designed to prevent illicit arms trafficking in the world. He was supported by 154 UN member states, Iran, the DPRK and Syria opposed. 23 countries, including Russia, abstained from voting.

Abe called the denuclearization of the DPRK a common goal of Japan and Russia

The Japanese Prime Minister said that he had very intensive talks with Trump about the further process of interaction between the United States and North Korea. He stressed that his country “is determined to play an active role in the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”

 Transneft Announced Intentional Oil Pollution at Druzhba

The official representative of Transneft, Igor Demin, said that the oil pollution in the Druzhba pipeline was intentional and occurred through the private company Samaratransneft-Terminal.

Daimler was surprised that Kim Jong-un had a limousine for his production.

The German car concern Daimler said it didn’t know where the DPRK leader Kim Jong-un came from, which is the production of its limousines, the Associated Press reported. Sale of luxury goods in North Korea is prohibited by UN sanctions.

In the LC, there was a queue for Russian passports

The head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic, Leonid Pasechnik, said that the inhabitants of the region are lining up to apply for Russian citizenship. He told about this on the TV channel “Russia 24”

The US imposed sanctions on the head of the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry

Washington imposed sanctions on Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreasa, the US Treasury reported on Friday. Also under the sanctions fell judge Carol Padilla.

Rosgvardiya wants to classify their public procurement

This is reported on the portal of regulatory legal acts. In the column “substantiation” it is written that the need for a closed choice of contractors is dictated by the objectives of unifying the approach to procurement by the federal executive bodies.

This method of supplier selection is allowed only to those structures that implement the state policy in the field of defense and government “in the field of security of the Russian Federation.” The list of these structures forms the government. Now it includes the FSB, the Ministry of Defense, the foreign intelligence service and units of these departments.

Putin instructed to determine the procedure for the seizure of land for fire violations

Until July 1, the government should prepare draft regulations that will allow the concept of “landscape (natural) fire” and “forest fire” to be enshrined in the legislation, as well as to divide the areas of responsibility between the departments in this area

US authorities admitted that the F-35 is not suitable for military service

Military aircraft F-35 do not meet the requirements of the combat vehicle to solve military problems. This was stated in the US Government Accountability Office. Only 27% of the machines are in full alert.

Rammstein released a new clip on a historical theme

The action takes place in Germany, 1920-1930-ies. The video shows how the residents of the country pray on the radio sets and breastfeed them, and then organize a protest action with the slogans “My radio belongs to me” and “Ultrashort waves for all.” All the actions of women in the video are watched by law enforcement officers.

S-300VM in Venezuela

In response to the threat of an alleged US attack, the Venezuelan government army deployed additional S-300s to military sites near Caracas. This will cover the capital from possible air attacks. An article with this information was published on the Zen channel Aviation of Russia.

Montenegro has introduced a simplified procedure for staying in the country for Russians

Russian citizens will be able to stay on the territory of Montenegro for 90 days without obtaining a visa instead of the previous 30. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. The decision to temporarily release Russian citizens from obtaining visas was made by the Montenegrin government on March 21, 2019.

Australian authorities intend to exterminate 2 million wild cats

Australian authorities intend to exterminate about 2 million wild cats by 2020 in order to save other animal species.

Students economists began to fight against Dzerzhinsky

HSE students in Moscow demanded to demolish a monument to the chairman of the Cheka, Felix Dzerzhinsky, which is installed on the territory of the university building on Shabolovka. About it reports “Moscow says”

More than a hundred priests suspected of pedophilia

The Archdiocese of New York has published a list of 120 clerics accused of sexual abuse or possession of pornography. Cardinal Timothy Dolan said that parishioners demand greater transparency and accountability, reports NBC television

A new procedure for clinical examination approved in Russia

Russia has approved a new procedure for conducting medical examinations and medical examinations. This was reported by the country’s health minister Veronika Skvortsova at a meeting in Rostov-on-Don, Interfax reports April 26.

Yesterday several orders of the Ministry of Health were accepted and registered by the Ministry of Justice. One of them is a new procedure for preventive examinations and medical examinations, according to which, from the age of 18, medical examinations are carried out annually to the adult population, and from 40 years old – the annual medical examination. – Veronika Skvortsova, Russian politician

The teacher complained about the work of the official – for this he sued her in court

In January, Anastasia complained to Rosprirodnadzor: she reported on the incompetence of local officials and asked to check their work. Upon learning of this, the head of the regional department of the department filed a lawsuit against Sergeyev for defamation.

“Yandex.Taxi” started testing the service “sober driver”

The Yandex.Taxi service began testing the driver’s call service for traveling in a client’s car, the Moscow agency reported. This service may be relevant for those who can not get behind the wheel of their own car for some reason. It clarifies, the client must have a CTP policy allowing any person to drive his car.

Ministry of Health presented the results of clinical examination in 2018

The Ministry of Health of Russia announced the results of the clinical examination of citizens, held in 2018. According to the report, more than half of Russians (54 percent) had diseases requiring medical attention. Recognized as healthy 30 percent of citizens

The European Union has ceased to issue banknotes of 500 euros

The European Central Bank (ECB) will no longer print 500 euro notes, Bloomberg reports.

Hungary suspended oil transit through the Druzhba pipeline

Hungary has suspended deliveries of Russian oil via the Druzhba pipeline. As reported by TASS in the country’s largest oil and gas company MOL, the restriction was introduced as a precautionary measure.

Khotinu-controlled Exillon Energy postponed the publication of the annual report

Oil-producing company Exillon Energy, controlled by businessman Alexei Hotin, who is under house arrest, has announced a postponement of the publication of the annual report on IFRS

Chinese corporation and timber processing in the Far East

The project involves the annual processing of more than 3 million cubic meters of low-grade wood and wood waste with the further export of finished products to China.

The wine factory “Inkerman” has a new owner

The winemaker Valery Zakharyin became the owner of the Inkerman winery of vintage wines, the acting director of the Crimean enterprise Larisa Shimchuk reported to RBC, and the new owner confirmed.

Petrobras plans to sell 8 refineries in Brazil and a network of gas stations in Uruguay

The Brazilian energy giant Petrobras’s board of directors approved a plan involving the sale of eight refineries in Brazil and Pudsa, a Uruguay gas station network, the company said.

Ford Motor’s net profit fell by more than a third in Q1

Net profit of the American automaker Ford Motor Co. decreased by 34% yoy in the first quarter of the year 2-19 to $ 1.146 billion

Metalloinvest will invest $ 2.5 billion in output growth

The company has updated the development strategy of Metalloinvest in the new strategy until 2023 will concentrate on the growth of production capacity for hot briquetted iron and pellets in order to take advantage of the favorable market conditions – the company expects a decrease in iron ore consumption and growth in the markets of hot briquetted iron and pellets.

US GDP grew by 3.2% in the first quarter

US GDP grew by 3.2% in the first quarter of 2019. Reported by the Associated Press. As noted, this figure significantly exceeded forecasts.

FGC net profit under RAS in the first quarter decreased by 43%

FGC net profit under RAS in the first quarter of 2019 decreased by 43% compared to the same period last year and amounted to 10.61 billion rubles, according to the company’s materials.

Sony reported an almost two-fold increase in net profit

The net profit of Japanese Sony increased 1.87 times in the 2018 fiscal year – up to 916.3 billion yen ($ 8.21 billion), follows from the company’s statements. Operating profit rose 21.7% to 894.2 billion yen ($ 8.06 billion)

ExxonMobil net profit in Q1 almost doubled

The net profit of the American oil and gas giant ExxonMobil attributable to shareholders in the first quarter of 2019 fell 1.9 times compared to the same period last year and amounted to 2.35 billion dollars, the company said.

In Moldova, announced the start of construction of the gas pipeline Ungheni-Chisinau

The construction of the Ungheni-Chisinau gas pipeline will start on May 2. This was announced on Friday by Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip on his Facebook page.

50 billion cubic meters of gas per year will be produced by Azerbaijan by 2025

The peak of gas production from Azerbaijani fields will be in 2022-2028. Rzayeva recalled that in 2020 Europe will receive the first gas through the Southern Gas Corridor. YuGK is a competitive project capable of diversifying the sources of energy supplies for Europe, she said.

The filling of the “Power of Siberia” will begin in the third quarter of 2019

Actually, Russian gas deliveries to China should begin on December 1. Gazprom plans to begin pumping gas into the Power of Siberia pipe in the third quarter of 2019, the company said after a meeting between the head of the holding company Alexei Miller and the chairman of the board of directors of Chinese CNPC, Van Iline.

The media learned about the suspension of oil exports from Russia on another route

Due to quality problems, shipment of Russian Urals oil was suspended in the Baltic port of Ust-Luga, Reuters and Bloomberg found out

Activists from Orel were called “imbecile” and sent them to the Pope

Residents of Orel are unhappy that instead of restoration of architectural monuments, sponsor money allocated from the capital’s budget goes to “typical” landscaping. Activists from Orel wrote a letter to the mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, with a request to shift the focus of regional authorities from installing “standard lamps and fountains” in city parks for the repair of historical heritage sites that may attract tourists to the region, writes the New Day portal.

“Here I see two points: the dementia of those who prepared this appeal, as well as ordinary populism. Let’s push off from reality. Each of us can see hundreds of people walking around these squares around fountains … Whether public people like this or not, this is their own personal business. They want to – they can write letters at least to the Pope, ”said Lezhnev. He promised that the authorities would continue to take into account in the work the opinion of the majority of citizens. “Believe me, the priority of the authorities is clearly set here: not the opinion of three people, but the opinion of thousands of people whom the governor hears and will support them,” said the Orel official.

Netflix announced the end of the world in the new trailer “Darkness”

The American entertainment company Netflix announced the release of the second season of the German TV series “Darkness”. This is reported on the service page on YouTube. As noted, the release of the series on the screen will be held June 21

In the Kaliningrad Drama Theater, the cinema marathon “The Edge of the World. West”

The jury of the festival included: Serbian director Ognen Glavonich, Russian actors Viktoria Tolstoganova and Yevgeny Stychkin, and Ph.D. from Kant Vladas Povilaitis BFU. Viewers are expected from April 26 to May 3 for free screenings of films and cartoons

Pink sang about how hard it is to be human

The premiere of Pink’s “Hurts 2B Human” album took place on April 26, 2019. The album includes 13 tracks, including the already well-known singles “Walk Me Home”, “Can We Pretend” and “Hustle”. The album is dedicated to the psychological problems that people face every day in their life journey.

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