13 Aug, 2020

News digest for 08/12/2020

Trump called the main world problem

US President Donald Trump said that Russia “very much wants” to conclude a “nuclear Pact”with America. According to him, the two sides are currently working on an agreement on nuclear weapons, and the situation around it is the world’s biggest problem. Consultations between the foreign ministries of the two powers began in June, and the second round of talks will be held in Vienna in a week

We are currently working with Russia on a nuclear weapons Pact, and they want it, very much. I don’t think they will wait. Now this is the world’s biggest problem, and we are working with Russia right now — ” Donald Trump said in an interview with American journalist Hugh Hewitt

The official accused the unemployed Russians of freeloading

An employee of the employment center from the city of Neftekamsk accused non-working Russians of freeloading because of the unemployment benefits they receive, according to “Arguments and Facts”. According to the official, those registered in the labor exchange receive too high payments, and therefore do not go to work.

It became known why Meghan Markle divorced her first husband

Not many people know that before becoming the wife of Prince Harry, Mega Markle was already married. Megan’s husband was producer Trevor Engelson. Their marriage lasted two years, but they did not manage to save the family. In 2013, the couple divorced, but until her marriage to the Prince in 2016, Markle received substantial financial assistance from engelson, which He sent her monthly.

Turkey intends to increase gas purchases from Azerbaijan

Turkey intends to increase the purchase of natural gas from Azerbaijan. This was stated by the foreign Minister Of the Republic M. Cavusoglu at a joint press conference with the foreign Minister of Azerbaijan D. Bayramov, who is in Ankara on a working visit.

Russia will offer Switzerland and Hong Kong to change their tax agreements

Following Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta and the Netherlands, Russia may turn to Switzerland and Hong Kong with a proposal to change the double taxation avoidance agreement (DTA). This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister Alexey Overchuk during a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with members of the government.

The Chinese taxi aggregator DiDi is entering the Yekaterinburg market

The Chinese taxi aggregator DiDi has launched a website and announced a search for drivers in Yekaterinburg. We will add that city to start DiDi chose Kazan, the company plans to start the transport there in August.

The DiDi service was launched by Alibaba Group in 2012.the aggregator is the largest private transportation company in its home country. In Russia, investors include the Russian direct investment Fund, as well as Yuri Milner, a former co-owner and Chairman of the Board of Directors Mail.Ru Group.

“DOM.RF” will create its own developer

According to Vitaly Mutko, it is planned to build 1 billion square meters of modern housing by 2030. Under construction projects created a subsidiary development company of “the House.RF development”. Earlier, the ABN reported that the Prosecutor General’s office will check the DOM.RF” on the subject of corruption.

In Regardie will appear 24 new General

The Agency intends to raise the status of its representatives in the regions. According to the reform plan, some details of which were reviewed by Izvestia, in 20 regions with a population of more than a million people, the position of the local head of the Rosgvardiya will become General. Today they are occupied by colonels.

Russia recorded an increase in the price of jet fuel

The Association of air transport operators of Russia (aevt) announced a sharp increase in the price of aviation kerosene. This was reported on the website of the Russian air transport operators Association. The Association filed a complaint with the Ministry of energy and the Federal Antimonopoly service and requested a review of the “validity” of these changes.

The statement also cites data that in Yekaterinburg Koltsevo airport, the fuel cost increased by 62.1%, while in the capital’s Zhukovsky airport, this figure increased by 36%, and in Domodedovo — by 33.4%, in Krasnoyarsk and Krasnodar, the price of kerosene rose by 48.6% and 48.4%, respectively.

Trump thanked Russia for its contribution to the American energy sector

US President Donald trump noted the contribution of Russia and Saudi Arabia to improving the state of American energy. This is reported by TASS. According to the American leader, he, in particular, called the leaders of Russia, Vladimir Putin, and Saudi Arabia, and the two countries eventually reduced oil production by ten million barrels per day. Trump stressed that in this way, three States saved the world’s energy industry.

Russia has increased supplies of petroleum products to the United States

In January—June of this year, the United States accounted for more than 12% of all Russian exports of petroleum products (the total figure is 74.63 million tons). This is the second place after the Netherlands, where Russia supplied 12.19 million tons of oil products (16.3% of the total volume). Malta is in third place (4.4 million tonnes).

UK GDP in the second quarter of 2020 

The UK’s GDP in the second quarter of 2020 declined by 21.7% in annual terms, and by 20.4% in the quarter. This is reported by CNBC with reference to the national statistical office of the country

Russia’s GDP in the second quarter of 2020

The index of physical volume of gross domestic product in the second quarter of 2020 relative to the period of 2019, according to preliminary estimates, amounted to 91.5%, that is, the drop in GDP was 8.5% and was noted only in the second quarter, according to the monthly report of Rosstat on data for January—June 2020

Lukashenko demanded to increase food exports

To increase food exports-this task was set by Alexander Lukashenko to the heads of trade, food and processing industry, MIR 24 TV channel reports.

Belarus supplies its products to 58 countries. This list has been expanded to 18 more countries in the last six months alone. Not so long ago, we signed a Treaty with China. For the first time, sugar will be sold to the people’s Republic of China. A batch of 10 thousand tons will be shipped in the near future.

Soft loans for switching to domestic software

The Ministry of communications launches programs of preferential lending to companies and preferential factoring for software developers, the Ministry told Kommersant. Currently, the selection of banks that will participate in the program and receive a subsidy from the state to reimburse the cost of providing preferential loans is being conducted.

The rate on soft loans will be 1-5% with a total amount of up to 5 billion rubles for the project and up to 10 billion rubles for programs that include several projects, the Ministry of communications said. These funds should be used to implement digital solutions.

Net capital outflow from Russia in January-July 2020

Net capital outflow from the Russian Federation in January-July 2020 increased by one and a half times compared to the same period last year and amounted to 34.9 billion dollars, according to preliminary data from the Central Bank.

Russians complain EN masse about violations by banks

Russians complain EN masse about violations by banks when granting credit holidays introduced by the President because of the coronacrisis, Izvestia was told in the project of the onf “For the rights of borrowers”.

The main problems are false informing of citizens about the terms of the grace period, requiring documents that are not provided for by law, unjustified refusal, exceeding the deadlines for reviewing applications or completely ignoring them, the Central Bank told Izvestia. Earlier, the onf project addressed the regulator with a letter (Izvestiya has It), containing a request to check that financial organizations comply with the law. The banks deny checks and violations.

Xiaomi has introduced a transparent 55-inch TV

Chinese electronics manufacturer Xiaomi presented a number of new products in honor of the 10-year anniversary of its founding, including a transparent TV Mi TV Lux OLED Transparent Edition. When turned off, its display looks like a normal piece of glass. The device will go on sale in China on August 16 at a price of 49,999 yuan (about $ 7,200). The possibility of its implementation outside of China is not yet known.

US state companies banned from working with Huawei

We are talking about prohibiting state companies from providing funds from the state budget within the framework of a contract (as well as extending or renewing the contract) to organizations that use telecommunications equipment or services of Huawei and contractor companies.

Japan intends to export defense products to India and Vietnam

The Japanese government intends to start exporting defense products to Vietnam, Indonesia, India and Malaysia. This was reported on August 12 by the Yomiuri newspaper. It is noted that the main items of Japanese military exports to these countries may be radars and transport aircraft

US warns Serbia: Chinese arms purchases carry risks

Each sovereign country makes its own decision to purchase military and defense equipment, but its government must be aware of the short-and long-term risks of transactions with Chinese arms manufacturers. This is stated in a statement by the us Embassy in Serbia in response to a question from Radio Free Europe (media — a foreign agent) about the decision of the Serbian leadership to order the FK-3 air defense system from China.

The choice of supplier should reflect Serbia’s declared goal of getting as close to Europe as possible. There are other sellers who do not depend on authoritarian regimes, but offer equipment that can meet the defense needs of Serbia and at the same time is comparable in quality and price, “Radio Free Europe quotes the response of the US Embassy in Serbia.

Two strategic bombers of the Russian Federation displaced to the border with the United States

Two Tu-160 strategic bombers flew during the exercise from the Saratov region to the Anadyr airfield, located near the Maritime border of Russia and the United States. This was reported to Interfax by the Russian defense Ministry.

The Kyrgyz foreign Ministry handed a note to the Belarusian Ambassador

The Kyrgyz authorities identified their fugitive Prime Minister Daniyar Usenov, who was convicted in Kyrgyzstan and is on the international wanted list, in the Belarusian agrarian, and also demanded his extradition. A statement calling for the extradition of the politician to Bishkek is published on the website of the Kyrgyz foreign Ministry.

On August 11, the Ministry summoned the Belarusian Ambassador and demanded an explanation “about the public appearance” of Usenov. The Ministry noted that such actions “damage” the development of friendly relations between Bishkek and Minsk.

The band Muse revealed the release date of the concert film Simulation Theory

British rock band Muse revealed the release date of the concert film Simulation Theory, which is dedicated to the album of the same name and subsequently a world tour. The statement was posted On instagram.

The film will premiere in IMAX format on August 17, 2020 in cinemas, and then the video tape will be available on media platforms from August 21, 2020. The work was directed by lance Drake.

Seth Rogen will make fewer films with white actors

Having made a successful career in Hollywood, Rogen spoke about how exactly he will implement the political agenda dictated by the latest anti-racist protests.

Personally, I’m just actively trying to do fewer projects involving white people. Whether I succeed or not, I really want to have a more diverse group of writers, Directors and actors that we usually work with, because this group is not very diverse, you know?, ” Rogen said. In his opinion, such measures will help to combat racism in society.

In Adygea started the work of Museum exhibition project “Caucasus. Mountains”

Exhibition ” Caucasus. Mountains ” opened in the North Caucasus branch of the State Museum of the East. The exhibition includes more than 60 paintings, drawings and sculptures of the second half of the XX – early XX centuries.35 authors, the Museum reported.

The paintings show views of the mountains of Adygea, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia, Ossetia, Chechnya, Dagestan, Stavropol, and Armenia. Paintings by artists give an opportunity to see the life and activities of mountaineers, as well as reflect significant historical events for the Caucasus.

Redmi showed a new series of laptops Redmi G

The company Redmi on its official page in the social network Weibo published the first images of laptops of the new game line Redmi G. The manufacturer also confirmed that the presentation of laptops of The new redmi G gaming line will take place on August 14.

OPPO has patented a smartphone with a Li-Fi module

Insiders report that the Chinese company OPPO has started working on a smartphone that is equipped with a Li-Fi wireless communication module. The corresponding application appeared on the regulator’s website, where the technical aspects of the system, as well as the features of the technology, were disclosed.

Li-Fi is a wireless communication system that uses the visible light range (VLC) rather than a radio channel. This system provides transfer speeds of up to 20 Gbit / s, which is higher than Wi-Fi. At the same time, the range of the system is up to 10 meters and only in the line of sight. As transmitters, led lamps can be used, and this will not interfere with the operation of lighting systems.

AOC introduced a curved monitor

This is the first AOC monitor with a 1000R curvature. The monitor offers a 27-inch VA panel with a resolution of 2560 × 1440 pixels. The response time is 1 MS, the refresh rate is 165 Hz with wide viewing angles of 178 degrees. The AOC cq273g3s monitor is expected to appear on the European market in 2021.

On the Boeing 747 the software is still updated using floppy disks

Boeing 747-400 aircraft appeared in 1988 and they still receive critical SOFTWARE updates using 3.5-inch disk drives. The navigation database must be updated every 28 days, and airline engineers bring on Board floppy disks with the latest SOFTWARE updates every month

Samsung has opened a pre-order for Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+

Samsung has opened pre-orders for the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+tablets. Both models were unveiled on August 5 at the Galaxy Unpacked online event. The tablets received a new stylish premium design and an upgraded s-Pen stylus.

Aspirin may be linked to accelerated growth of cancer cells

American and Australian researchers conducted a study and found that acetylsalicylic acid was associated with accelerated growth of cancer cells in older people with a predisposition to cancer.

A method for storing electricity in bricks has been developed

Julio D’arcy took charge of the research. A brick is used to make a capacitor, which accumulates energy due to Faraday reactions in a conducting polymer. The brick does not lose its mechanical properties after processing its PEDOT.

In Belarus, clashes with security forces moved to residential areas of Minsk

Stun grenades were used against those who disagreed with the results of the presidential election. Car traffic was partially blocked. The protesters tried to build a barricade. In some areas, riot police stormed the entrances of houses where protesters can hide. The BBC reported an attack on its film crew, they were beaten by “men in unmarked uniforms” but were not detained. It is also reported that two journalists of the onliner publication Vladislav Borisovich and Sergey Ptushko were detained. A correspondent of the tut portal was detained in Brest.by Stanislav Korshunov.

The interior Ministry of Belarus sums up the results of the third night:

  • the riots were in 25 cities
  • injured 51 people, wounded 14 security forces, some in the hospital
  • there were 5 deliberate assaults of all cars on the security forces
  • instituted 17 criminal cases
  • delayed 1 thousand people

Alexander Lukashenko about the protesters

“The basis of all these so-called protesters – people with criminal records and unemployed today. No work, so “walk uncle on the streets and avenues”. Therefore, I ask and warn everyone in a good way: those who do not work should get a job.”

The Ministry of internal Affairs of Belarus admitted that they fired live ammunition to kill

“In Brest, police officers were attacked by a group of aggressive citizens with rebar in their hands. Warning shots up did not stop them. To protect the life and health of employees, weapons were used to kill. One of the attackers is injured, ” the interior Ministry said in a statement.

As a result of riots in Belarus over the past day, 51 people were hospitalized with various injuries – Ministry of health

Tikhanovskaya filed a complaint with the Central election Commission on the results of the presidential election

The candidate in presidents of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovski submitted to the CEC a complaint against the results of presidential elections, have informed Agency “Interfax-West” a press-Secretary Anna krasulina candidate.

“The complaint was filed in connection with detected violations of the law when counting votes. We demand that they be counted again. If it is impossible to re-count the votes, the elections for individual precincts should be declared invalid, ” krasulina said.

The CEC of Belarus has so far received complaints about the presidential election from three candidates

Correspondent Znak.com was beaten in Belarus

Correspondent Znak.com Nikita Telizhenko was beaten in a temporary detention facility in the zhodinsky district of Belarus, where he spent almost a day after being detained while covering events in Minsk, the newspaper reports.

“As Telizhenko told, he was beaten on the kidneys, legs and neck,” the release says. According to the publication, Telizhenko was in the IVS as an ordinary resident of Minsk, and not as a journalist: the security forces called his press ID and editorial assignment fake.

According to the correspondent, ” the OMON and other law enforcement agencies of the Republic involved in the suppression of protest actions act with special cruelty, aggression on their part is “off the scale”, the report notes. “When I was on the floors, people were cruelly beaten to the point of wheezing,” the publication quotes Telizhenko.

Journalists injured in protests in Minsk:

  • a journalist of the Belarusian “Komsomolskaya Pravda” Mozheiko – beaten on the legs with a baton
  • journalists of the Russian service Bi-bi-si – beaten operator
  • journalists portal Onliner Miller and Ptushko – detained by force, broken camera
  • photo editor of MIA “Russia today” Pitalev-detained, released, banned from entering Belarus for 5 years
  • journalist Znak.com Telizhenko-detained, released, banned from entering Belarus for 5 years
  • Daily Storm employees Starkov and Lasenko-detained, beaten during detention, released
  • Medusa journalist Solopov-detained, beaten during detention, released
  • RT correspondent Pridybaylo-detained, beaten during detention, released
  • Sputnik Belarus journalists Oleynik and Grishuk-Oleynik detained, beaten during detention, Grishuk detained, both released
  • Dozhd journalists Romensky, Polonsky and Antipov-banned from entering Belarus for 5 years
  • three RT stringer working with Ruptly-detained, one girl was released from jail, two are still unknown
  • wargonzo journalist Pegov and his cameraman Zizdok-detained, released, Pegov beaten during detention, suspected concussion

The Belarusian interior Ministry announced the detention of” coordinators ” of protest actions in Minsk.

The Belarusian interior Ministry announced the detention of” coordinators ” of protest actions. One of them, said the Ministry of internal Affairs, found more than 10 thousand dollars, which “were intended as payment to participants of mass riots.” The second detainee allegedly directed the riots from a hotel room

Biden chose Senator Kamala Harris as his Vice presidential candidate

  • Born in 1964 (55 years old), her mother is an oncologist with Indian roots, and her father immigrated from Jamaica. Married, but no children – but my husband has two from his first marriage
  • Senator from California since 2017, the first Senator with Indian roots and the second African-American Senator
  • In the Senate, he serves on the committees on homeland security, intelligence, budget, and the judiciary
  • A lawyer, a graduate of the University of California, started in the Prosecutor’s office and became the attorney General of California (the first woman and the first African-American in this position)

Senator Harris on the foreign policy agenda:

  • claimed Russian interference in the 2016 us election and demanded that Moscow be held accountable
  • she criticized trump’s withdrawal from agreements with Russia on strategic stability (including the INF and start-3) and spoke about the danger of an arms race
  • she spoke in favor of strengthening us cybersecurity
  • she was in favor of preserving the Iran nuclear deal
  • she told trump That he does not have the right to launch a pre-emptive strike on North Korea
  • shares the official US position on Assad

Release all detainees immediately and unconditionally

The European Union will assess the actions of the Belarusian authorities in connection with the situation with the presidential elections in the Republic and subsequent detentions at protests. As a result, “measures can be taken” against ” those responsible for violence, unjustified detentions and falsification of election results,” the EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy, Josep Borrel, said in a statement.

“We will assess the actions of the Belarusian authorities to resolve the current situation and conduct an in-depth analysis of the EU’s relations with Belarus,” the statement said.

Borrel said that the elections in Belarus were “neither free nor fair.” On behalf of the European Union, he called on the Belarusian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release all detainees, as well as to start a dialogue with society to avoid further violence.

Vladimir Spivakov refused the order awarded by Lukashenko.

The Russian conductor said he was ashamed to wear an order associated with a ruler who created “living conditions for his people that are incompatible with humanism and democracy.” He wrote about this in an open letter to the Belarusian leader. Spivakov was awarded the order of Francis Skorina in 2014.

Today, your” holiday ” is dominated by obscurantism, tyranny, violence and endless examples of extreme cruelty with which the authorities suppress the will of many citizens throughout the country… Therefore, in the current situation, I have to give up the order that You previously awarded me. I am ashamed to wear it, since it is connected with Your rule.

Your “black” strength is your great weakness. People are born to be loved, not humiliated, and even more so, maimed. You have probably heard that “those who weep will be comforted”? So it will be! ” – the artist wrote.