25 Sep, 2019

News digest for 09/24/2019

Responsibility for the attack on Saudi Aramco blamed on Iran

The heads of France, Germany and Britain blamed Iran for attacks on the infrastructure of the Saudi oil company Saudi Aramco, according to a joint communique of the leaders of the three countries following a meeting on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.

“It is clear to us that Iran is responsible for this attack. There is no other plausible explanation»

The leaders of the three countries noted that they support the ongoing investigations, during which all the details of the incident should be established.

The communique notes that the attack on the infrastructure of Saudi Aramco affects all countries and increases the risk of a major conflict. The three leaders said the attacks were a reminder of the importance of collective efforts to ensure stability and security in the region, including the search for a political solution to the conflict in Yemen. The text of the communiqué also notes the need to de-escalate the situation in the region through diplomatic efforts.

“We are beginning to understand that you are traitors.”

In 2018, Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg said she refuses to go to school on Fridays until politicians comply with the Paris climate agreement. The action attracted worldwide attention. Thunberg became a well-known eco-activist, began to communicate with politicians and attend international conferences. She crossed the Atlantic ocean on a yacht to get to new York and attend the UN climate change summit. At the opening of the summit, Thunberg gave a very emotional speech.

This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be here, I should go back to school. With your empty words, you stole my dreams and my childhood. Mass extinction begins, but all you can talk about is money and tales of endless economic growth. How dare you! ….

….. You fail us. But we are beginning to see that you are traitors. The eyes of future generations are on you. And if you deceive us, we will never forgive you. The world is waking up. Change comes whether you like it or not.

In Ulan-Ude will host a new rally against police brutality

In Ulan-Ude on September 29, a rally against police brutality will be held, MBH Media writes, referring to the Deputy of the People’s Hural of Buryatia — Bair Tsyrenov.

“There will be a sanctioned rally in the same Park [Jubilee]. The rally will be against police brutality and for the cessation of persecution of protesters, ” he said.

The people demand the resignation of the head of the Republic and freedom Dmitry Bairov and shaman Alexander Gabyshev

IAAF extended the period of disqualification of the all-Russian athletics Federation

“The Council unanimously decided that the all — Russian athletics Federation cannot be reinstated at the moment,” said rune Andersen, head of the IAAF working group on the restoration of the VFL. He did not elaborate on the details of the decision

Athletes from the Russian national team will not be able to perform under the national flag at the world Championships in Qatar.

The artists of the Moscow art theatre Chekhov’s name is his audience at a rally on September 29

Artists of the Chekhov Moscow art theater after the play “the Master and Margarita” called their spectators to a rally on September 29 on Sakharov Avenue, words in support of the defendants in the so-called “Moscow case”sounded from the stage.

Single pickets resumed outside the presidential administration building in Moscow.

In Yekaterinburg, the theater was fined for not being ready for civil defense

Kirov district court of Yekaterinburg fined the local “Kolyada-theater” for not being ready for civil defense. At first wanted to fine 200 thousand, but the judge awarded 50 thousand. This is a collection with a single play.

And we even did not know about it, we were not informed that we were included in the list of enterprises that in the event of war (an atomic explosion) will continue to work. Well, like factories and other businesses. And we have no gas masks, stew and other things.

I’m sitting here and I see just like us, during the explosion of performances of the play.
And we sold out.
We’re wearing gas masks.
And eat stew.

Wrote the head of the theater Nikolai Kolyada in the social network Facebook

Roskomnadzor began installation of equipment for the ” sovereign Runet»

Roskomnadzor’s pilot project to test equipment for the implementation of the law on sustainable Runet will end in mid-October. This was announced on Tuesday to journalists on the sidelines of the forum “Spectrum-2019” head of Department Alexander Zharov.

Equipment testing will be carried out in close cooperation with operators. First, we will conduct a technical check, assess the impact on traffic, the work of all services. Then we’ll test it in combat mode. So far, so good. – Alexander Zharov, Russian politician

One in ten Russians saves on drugs

Every tenth Russian admitted that saves on drugs and looking for the cheapest drugs in pharmacies. And 5 % of citizens said that they do not have money for the necessary drugs.

Volkswagen charged with market manipulation

The Prosecutor’s office of the city of Braunschweig Germany charged with market manipulation Volkswagen chief Executive Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Supervisory Board Hans Dieter Peck, as well as former CEO Martin Winterkorn

In the state Duma proposed to deprive the rights for traffic violations on the bike

State Duma Deputy Vitaly Milonov proposed to interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev to deprive the driver’s license of car owners who violate traffic rules, driving a Bicycle or scooter, and those who do not have rights, do not give them for a long time. The parliamentarian has already sent the relevant document to the interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, RIA “Novosti”reports.

In Russia the younger nurses mass transfer in the cleaner, reducing salaries

Cuts in nursing staff during the health care reform in Russia led to the dismissal of 400 thousand people from 700 thousand working before the start of personnel “optimization”. According to the trade unions of health workers, the position of nurses and nurses massively outlived, and the remaining nurses are turned into cleaners, reducing wages and lowering the status, reports September 23 magazine “Ogonyok”.

VTB provided loans to RBI group for 5.4 billion rubles

The program of lending to developers has been developed and launched in all regions of VTB’s presence, the report said. In the first seven months of 2019, the Bank approved about 50 project financing transactions using the new escrow account mechanism in the amount of about 220 billion rubles

Most Russians spent their summer holidays at home

33% of respondents said that “were on vacation, but stayed at home”, 27% of Russians spent their holidays in the country, 11% – went to other cities in Russia, 6% – rested in the resorts of Krasnodar region, 8% – went abroad and 4% of respondents rested in the Crimea”, — said the Director of work with public authorities of the all-Russian center for public opinion research (VTSIOM) Kirill Rodin.

Central Bank thinks to allow negative rates of foreign currency deposits

The Central Bank is studying whether to allow Russian banks to impose negative rates on foreign currency deposits. On Tuesday, September 24, said the Director of the Department of financial stability of the Central Bank Elizabeth Danilova. According to her, such a request to the Central Bank appealed to the banks themselves:

“Large banks put forward such proposals, they are faced with the problem of growth of funds raised: they are forced to place them abroad in foreign banks to the detriment of themselves.”

The owners of the Auchan sold the business of service stations in Russia

French network Norauto, specializing in service stations with auto parts stores, left Russia. The Russian division of the company in June bought a chain of auto parts stores “camp”, the data on the change of ownership reflected in the SPARK system

Belarus will take a loan from China and pay off with Russia

Belarus expects to sign a loan agreement with the development Bank of China before the new year. The money will be used to refinance a loan from Russia, which has invested heavily in its neighbor’s economy over the past decades. Experts explain the change of the lender by Minsk’s unwillingness to fulfill the political conditions of Moscow, so the country decided on more expensive loans from Beijing. Earlier, President Alexander Lukashenko promised that his state would not ” constantly crawl on its knees in front of its older brother.”

Ukraine began to import petroleum products from Belarus

“Naftogaz group for the first time imported a batch of oil products from Belarus for sale on the Ukrainian market,” the press service of Naftogaz said.

Qiwi is considering selling assets

Co-founders of Qiwi expect to go out of business completely, but more likely is the sale of projects such as installment cards “Conscience” and Rocketbank. It is reported by the newspaper “Kommersant” with reference to sources.

In Chuvashia “tractor plants” go bankrupt and increase production

Conflicting information comes in the summer and autumn of 2019 from the civilian division of the concern “tractor plants”. On the one hand, the concern’s enterprises report a 2-fold increase in production compared to last year. With the other new incoming the concern of the legal entity declares bankruptcy, said “PFO»

ExxonMobil announced the beginning of the design of ” far Eastern LNG»

Participants of the “far Eastern LNG” began to design the plant, said the President of ExxonMobil Russia Inc. Glenn Waller. According to him, work on marketing has also begun

The timing of the project will depend on a number of factors, including agreements on details between shareholders, obtaining permits from the government and conditions in the gas market, RIA Novosti reported.

The Italians will develop a system to launch satellites with the help of fighters

The national research Council, the Italian air force command, the Sapienza University of Rome and Sitael have entered into a framework agreement to jointly develop a fighter-launched satellite launch system.

Abramovich’s British asset will break even for the first time

British Telecom operator Truphone, which owns a stake in the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, for the first time in 13 years will not suffer a loss in its core business, writes the Financial Times. According to the publication, since its launch in 2006, the company has suffered losses of £500 million

The court of Spain allowed the transfer of the remains of dictator Franco

As noted, the remains of the political leader, who died in 1975, will be transferred from the tomb in the monumental complex “Valley of the fallen” near Madrid. “The court rejected the appeal of [Franco’s] family,” the report said.

In the United States filed a new lawsuit against BMW and Bosch in the framework of the “diselect»

On Monday, law firm Hagens Berman filed an amended lawsuit in a new Jersey court alleging that BMW cars have the same device that reduces diesel engine emissions as Volkswagen cars.

Russian fleet decided to isolate in the Black and Mediterranean seas

According to the information publication “Fort Russ”, between the Greek and American side today is an active discussion of the ban on Russian warships and submarines to pass from the Black sea to the Mediterranean sea. It is known that Washington and Athens have managed to come to some agreement on this issue.

Johnson’s decision to stop Parliament overturned

On 28 August, it was reported that Johnson had applied to Queen Elizabeth II for permission to suspend the current session of Parliament until 14 October. The point of the decision was that members of Parliament could not prevent a “hard” Brexit if a deal with the EU could not be struck.

The state Duma of Russia determined how the U.S. Embassy intervened in Russia’s Affairs

The U.S. Embassy’s publication detailing the route of the unsanctioned rally on August 3 is a direct call to engage in unsanctioned speeches. This was stated by the Chairman of the state Duma Commission to investigate foreign interference in the internal Affairs of Russia Vasily Piskarev, Interfax reported.

“We have confirmation that this publication which they made there, in it after all there was a hidden sense and propaganda on participation in the unresolved meeting, and demonstration, procession”,-the parliamentarian declared.

The head of the Moscow city Duma called the salary of deputies

The salary of the Deputy of the capital’s Parliament is about 200 thousand rubles, told the radio station “Vesti FM” on Tuesday, September 24.

“Not all (receive 200 thousand rubles. — Ed.). The salary is paid to the Chairman, his deputies and heads of specialized commissions, there are 14 of them now,” said the head of the Moscow city Duma Alexey Shaposhnikov.

According to the capital’s law “on the status of a Deputy of the Moscow city Duma”, deputies working on the job do not receive a salary for the implementation of Deputy work.

From the site of the Ministry of culture disappeared ” cultural standard student»

With site Ministry of culture has vanished “cultural normative schoolchild”, in which were included songs, in including groups “Nirvana”, “Beatles”, “Quinn”, “Machine time.” This drew the attention of the Internet publication “Open media”.

Acquittals and the chance of acquittal in the world.

In 2018, Russian courts considered criminal cases of 885 thousand people. 682 thousand were convicted. Only 2,082 defendants were acquitted. This is one of the 425 brought to trial.

Compared to 2017, acquittals were down by 151, and their share fell from 0.239% to 0.235%, reaching a historic low in post-Soviet Russia. In the 1990s, courts acquitted 0.3 to 0.4 per cent of cases.

Ukraine wants to change the Maritime border with Russia

Ukrainian state institution “gosgidrografiya” proposed to start negotiations on the establishment of the Maritime border between Ukraine and Russia. This was reported on the Agency’s website on Monday, September 23.

Estonian foreign Ministry outraged by the claim that the country was liberated by the Red army

The Estonian foreign Ministry expressed outrage at the publication of documents by Russian colleagues on the liberation of the Republic by Soviet troops, RIA Novosti reported. Tallinn believes that the information published on Twitter on September 22 – the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the city-is “historically incorrect”.

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the country informed the world community that the Republic of Estonia did not participate in the Second world war and suffered equally from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, which “did not liberate Estonia, but occupied us for almost 50 years.”

The results of the competition for the development of a new aircraft was canceled because of 68 cents

The Ministry of industry and trade canceled the results of the competition for the development of “maize” – a light multi-purpose aircraft to replace the An-2. This is reported by RBC with reference to the relevant notice on the website of public procurement.

The results of the procedure were canceled at the request of the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS). The basis for this decision was a complaint from Baikal-Engineering LLC. According to the company, she returned the application to participate in the competition due to the fact that Sberbank has not transferred to a special account the amount of 68 cents.

Young Russians WANT to start their own business

According to the survey “the Attitude of Russians to entrepreneurship”, conducted by the Analytical center NAFI for the Ministry of economic development, it was found that 57% of respondents aged 18 to 30 years want to start their own business. At the same time, in the next three years, 8% of Russians plan to do business, in the next ten years — 23%

In residential buildings in Moscow gave heating

Deputy mayor of Moscow for housing and communal services and improvement Peter Biryukov said that the authorities decided to start supplying heat to all city facilities ahead of schedule. About it reports “Kommersant”. The reason for this was the average daily temperature, which in the capital fell below +8°C.

The Russians have overpaid for garbage collection 700 million

1.6 million citizens across Russia have applied for recalculation of payment for the treatment of solid municipal waste since the beginning of the “garbage” reform. They managed to return about 700 million rubles. These are the results of the study of the Committee on ecology and environmental protection of the state Duma, provided by “Kommersant”. 85% of appeals are related to incorrect data on the number of citizens living in residential premises, Russians also complain about poor quality of services and ask for recalculation in case of departure. The Committee notes that in fact, many more people face similar problems

The Ministry of Finance called the number of officials in Russia

The total share of state civil and municipal employees in the employed population of Russia is now about 1.7 percent. As of July 1, there are about 855 thousand civil servants in the country. Of these, 603,000 are Federal civil servants, and 252,000 are regional civil servants. 395 thousand municipal employees work in local governments, – the first Deputy Minister of Finance of Russia Tatyana Nesterenko reported

At the same time, she noted that it is customary to refer to “officials” not only state civil and municipal employees, but also all employees of state and municipal bodies.

“There are about 2.4 million people. It turns out that there are 163 “officials”per ten thousand population of Russia. This is 3.3 percent of the number of people employed in the economy, ” the Deputy Minister added.

In edible palm oil found a dangerous poison

“Russians can drink anything, even hydrochloric acid. But it will definitely kill you, ” – said the experts of the laboratory in the Czech Republic after the examination of butter sold in Russia and even gets into Russian schools under the state contract.

Palm oil in its composition was technical, exceeding 10 times the European standards for the content of dangerous carcinogens recognized as a very toxic poison-the so-called glycidyl esters (GE).

In Russia, the content of GE is not regulated by any rules at all, and therefore the CPS believes that there is no reason to react.

In 2017, Russia imported 892 thousand tons of palm oil, and last year-already 1 million 60 tons. Today it is impossible not to eat palm oil — it is almost everywhere. In so-called dairy products, confectionery, chips, fast food, sauces. At the same time, approximately 83% of palm oil contains glycidyl esters in quantities that are sharply higher than the standards.

Source: https://www.mk.ru

The Ministry of emergency situations told about the financial reserves in case of emergencies

The total amount of accumulated financial reserves in the regions of Russia in the event of large-scale emergencies in 2019 increased compared to the previous year by more than 3%, exceeding 91 billion rubles, RIA Novosti reported, citing the emergencies Ministry.

In the second quarter of 2019, the total amount of financial reserves created in all subjects of the Russian Federation for emergency response amounted to 91.556 billion rubles. Compared with the same period of 2018, the volume of financial reserves of the subjects increased by 2,984 billion rubles (plus 3,37%), – stated in the materials of the Department.

Sberbank will launch an online service for the sale of cars

Sberbank will start selling new and used cars through the new marketplace, RBC said, citing sources familiar with the negotiations. The project is developed by analogy with the service of the Bank “Doclick”, where you can buy a property and arrange a mortgage online. The Bank is in talks with major market players, offering them to join the project, says one of the interlocutors

The size of the national debt of Russian regions

As of September 1, 2019, the amount of debt of subjects of the Russian Federation amounted to 1.995 trillion rubles (August 1-2.016 trillion rubles), follows from the materials of the Ministry of Finance.

“At the moment, the ratio of public debt to own income is 22.5%. This is a very good indicator, especially considering that it used to reach 40%, which caused concern, ” first Deputy Finance Minister Leonid Gornin told Izvestia

For meetings of the state Duma for two years rent the Moscow house of unions.

“In 2020, it is proposed to spend almost 389 million rubles, and in 2021 — about 388 million”, — quotes the newspaper “Vedomosti” explanatory note to the draft Federal budget.

As a result, the placement of the state Duma in the month will go 32 million rubles. The Finance Ministry did not comment on the situation.

Earlier, the move of deputies to another place was reported by the Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin because of the reconstruction of the main building. The building of the house of unions will be used for parliamentary hearings, round tables, meetings of factions, forums, and other Duma events

The government approved the increase of the ” minimum wage»

On the website of the Russian government published the text of the decision, which refers to the approval of the draft Federal law, suggesting an increase in the minimum wage (minimum wage) to 12130 rubles from January 1, 2020.

“The second part of article 1 of the Federal law “About the minimum wage” stipulates that from 1 January 2019 onwards annually from 1 January of the respective year, the minimum wage is set at 100% of the subsistence minimum of able-bodied population in the Russian Federation for the II quarter of the previous year”, — the document says

Compensation of transport costs for export

The government has changed the rules of distribution of one of the most popular measures of state support among Industrialists — compensation of transport costs for exports. Now almost half of the funds — in 2019 it is 14.2 billion rubles— will be received by machine builders, who are thus protected from competition with exporters of low-value goods such as timber and cement. However, a limit of funding per company was introduced-no more than 0.5 billion rubles. In addition, the subsidy itself is now limited to 11% of the value of the goods instead of 25%, which, according to recipients of support, can reduce the geography of exports to nearby countries.

Trump supported Johnson’s proposal for a new deal with Iran

Us President Donald Trump shares the opinion of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the need to develop a new agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. He said this on September 23 to journalists on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in new York.

The countries of the “Rio Pact” will introduce Venezuelan companies

The countries of the inter-American Treaty on mutual assistance at a meeting held on September 23 decided to impose financial sanctions against people and organizations associated with the Venezuelan government and President Nicolas Maduro.

The sanctions are expected to target individuals and companies involved in corruption, drug trafficking and terrorist financing, according to a statement following the meeting. The decision also concerns high-ranking officials and politicians of Venezuela, who could be associated with corruption schemes and serious violations of human rights, RIA “Novosti”.

Transneft disclosed the data content of chlorine in oil “Rosneft»

At the end of eight months of this year, Rosneft regularly delivered to the pipeline system oil with a content of organochlorine (hoc) more than 1 ppm (million share), Transneft reported. In total, in the reporting period, Rosneft delivered 131.1 million tons of oil to the Transneft system with a weighted average content of 1.7 ppm (in the first eight months of 2018, this figure was at the level of 1.6 ppm).

“At the same time, for certain oil production regions of Rosneft (Orenburg region, Udmurtia, Bashkiria and Central Siberia), oil is now delivered to the Transneft system with a content of xoc up to 4 ppm, which significantly exceeds the level attributed to Rosneft’s production of 1 ppm and is at the limit of normative values – up to 6 ppm, “Transneft notes.

Investments in Serbian NIS Gazprom Neft»

Investments in the development of the Serbian company Naftna Industrija Srbije( NIS), the largest shareholder of which is the Russian Gazprom Neft, will amount to €1.4 billion until 2025

Kazakhstan has launched a return of electricity to Kyrgyzstan

When water is drained from the reservoirs to the hydroelectric power station of Kyrgyzstan, electricity is generated, which is not in demand in the country during this period. Therefore, together with the Kazakhstan receives water and electricity provided her return to Kyrgyzstan in energodefitsity autumn

The Argentine Finance Ministry said that proven oil reserves in the country increased by 20%

Argentina’s Finance Ministry reported that the country’s proven oil reserves reached 2.39 billion barrels at the end of 2018, an 18.45% increase from 2017. This was announced on Monday by the press service of the Ministry after analyzing the documents filed by oil companies.

Apple will start producing Macbook in the US

Earlier, US President Donald trump said on Twitter that Apple will not receive exemptions for duties on Mac Pro parts manufactured in China. “Make them in the US,” the us leader suggested. Trump also urged the company to build its factories in the country.

The German court recognized a hangover disease

“The disease is understood as any, including minor or temporary violation of the normal nature or normal activity of the body,” the court decided and recognized the hangover as a disease due to symptoms-nausea, fatigue, headache.

The Taliban discussed a peace agreement with the United States in China

Nine representatives of the political office of the Islamic Emirate headed by the head of the political office Mullah Abdullah Ghani Baradar went to China, where they met with special envoy Deng Xijun and his delegation. The parties discussed the negotiations of the delegation of the Islamic Emirate and the agreement with the American delegation. Special envoy of the Chinese foreign Ministry agreed that the agreement is a good solution for the peaceful resolution of the conflict in Afghanistan, and spoke in support of it, – wrote the official representative of the Taliban political office in Qatar Suhail Shaheen in his microblog on the social network Twitter.

The United States and the radical Taliban had previously agreed on an 11-point draft settlement agreement, which, once finalized, would have to be signed by Secretary of state Mike Pompeo and the head of the Taliban political office in Doha, Mullah Abdullah Baradar.

US sent to the coast of Saudi Arabia destroyer with missiles

The US sent a destroyer with surface — to-air missiles to the coast of Saudi Arabia. According to CBS, Washington intends to strengthen the air defense of the Kingdom.

In the Hague began appeal hearings on the claim of former shareholders of Yukos

The final round of hearings on the petition of former majority shareholders of YUKOS to overturn the decision Of the district court of the Hague, refused to pay them Russia $ 50 billion, began on Monday in the Hague court of Appeal, RIA Novosti reported from the courtroom.

General Dynamics introduced a new light tank for the US army

Tank Griffin II will develop on the basis of the previously shown Griffin I. the Latter is a military vehicle on the chassis of the ASCOD 2 with a modified lightweight version of the turret М1А2SEPv2 Abrams. On easy tank was supposed to set a new 120-mm gun HM360

In Russia will be the identification of mobile subscribers by face and voice

In Russia, work has begun on the creation of remote identification of mobile subscribers by face and voice. This will speed up the introduction of virtual SIM-cards (eSIM), which are now being tested by Russian operators. When the system works, you can register in the network by taking a picture on your computer or phone camera and saying a few words into the microphone.

eSIM-built-in mobile device module that allows you to change the tariff and the cellular company without buying and replacing a physical SIM-card. You can get a new connection by scanning, for example, a QR-code in the operator’s personal account.

Since the end of 2018, eSIM technology works in the US and European countries. Now there are more than 40 ESIM-supporting operators in the world. The technology is available in new Apple smartphones, Google Pixel devices, Samsung smartwatches and Apple iPads.

The new delegation of Ukraine officially refused to participate in the autumn session of PACE

The head of the new Ukrainian delegation Lisa Yasko said that the reason was Russia’s failure to comply with the requirements of PACE resolutions, which were approved in response to “Russian aggression against Ukraine.” It is noted that, despite the refusal, the Ukrainian side will continue consultations with partners in the Assembly.

RUB 250 million to fight Internet leaks

The Ministry of defence has floated a tender for services in complex equipping of the Armed forces prevention of unauthorized placement of office documents on the Internet, the materials of the portal of public procurement. The contractor will be determined during a closed auction.

Japan and the US have completed negotiations on a trade agreement

Japan and the United States have completed negotiations on the preparation of a new trade agreement between the two countries. This was stated by Japanese foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi during the UN General Assembly in new York. Details of the agreements reached will be announced after the agreement is confirmed at the highest level by the leaders of Japan and the United States, NHK quoted Motegi as saying.

Against Parubiy brought the case for the organization of riots in Odessa

In Kiev opened a criminal case against the former speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy in the case of organizing mass riots in Odessa in the spring of 2014. The politician said he defended the city and the whole country from Russian interference.

Vyshinsky becomes a permanent expert Committee HRC

The head of the portal RIA Novosti Ukraine Kirill Vyshinsky will become a permanent expert on the protection of the rights of Russians abroad in the Commission of the human rights Council under the President, told RIA Novosti the head of the Commission Alexander Brod.

U.S. and Poland agree on military cooperation

US and Polish presidents Donald Trump and Andrzej Duda signed a Declaration on military cooperation in new York. On Monday, September 23, reports “RIA Novosti”. After signing the document, the presidents held a bilateral meeting

The Houthis have warned Saudi Arabia of new Iranian attacks

Yemeni Houthi rebels have warned diplomats from the US and Saudi Arabia about upcoming Iranian attacks with missiles and drones. It is reported by the American edition of The Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar with the situation.

According to journalists, the Houthis “raised the alarm about a possible new attack” after the Iranian authorities demanded their participation in the attack. At the same time, it is impossible to determine how big the threat is

Trump approved sending additional troops to the middle East

Us President Donald Trump has approved sending additional military to the middle East in connection with the alleged Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia, US defense Secretary mark Esper said.

Created drone-roofer, which self-perpetuates the shingles

Engineers have developed a self-contained octocopter that can attach bitumen shingles to a roof with a nail gun and move to the next point without remote control or human assistance.

French pharmaceutical company blamed for the death of 2,000 people

The Grand court of Paris will hear the case of the pharmaceutical company Servier. According to the FDA, the deaths of at least 500 people have been linked to the effect of Mediator’s weight loss drug. Independent experts say 2,000 victims. The number of victims exceeds 5,000 people

According to Kommersant, the case involves more than 2,600 plaintiffs, 376 lawyers and 25 defendants. The first meeting will be held in Paris on September 23.

“Yamal” complains of overload Superjet takeoff and landing

Yamal airlines faced difficulties in operating the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ) aircraft at Novy Urengoy airport (it is in concession with the Airports of the regions). In August-September, seven cases of exceeding vertical loads on the SSJ chassis during takeoffs and landings were recorded. They remain within the maximum permissible values of the manufacturer, but already on the verge. The carrier and the airport holding created a working group to understand the situation. Experts believe that the airline will have to conduct additional monitoring of the aircraft chassis.

Health Minister: Russians began to live longer

According to the Ministry of health, life expectancy in the country over the past two decades has increased by almost 8 years. Now this figure in cities averages 73 and a half years, in villages-72.

Krasnoyarsk private enterprise illegally transporting shift workers

In Krasnoyarsk, the head of the airline LLC ” ask “Krechet” was found guilty of illegal business and fined 380 thousand rubles.

Krasnoyarsk transport Prosecutor’s office revealed that in the period from 2015 to 2017, the 52-year-old entrepreneur carried out transportation of oil and gas industry workers working on a rotational basis, without a license. Besides, it delivered freights of the third parties in the territory of the Tomsk region, also without having on this activity of the rights.

The Moscow city court refused to remove the arrest from the accounts of FBK

The arrest of the Bank account of the “anti-corruption Fund” opposition leader Alexei Navalny recognized as legitimate. According to RIA “Novosti”, the Moscow city court upheld the decision of the Basmanny court to arrest the money of NGOs. Thus, the FBK will not be able to dispose of the money in its account until February 3, 2020

The Guardian has compiled a list of one hundred best books of the XXI century

The first line of the rating took the novel “Wolf hall” Hilary Mantel, dedicated to the history of Thomas Cromwell and the court of Henry VIII.

The top ten also included

“Gilead” By Marilyn Robinson
“Second hand time” by Svetlana Alexievich
“Don’t let me go” Kazuo Ishiguro
“Austerlitz” W. G. Sebald
Philip Pullman’s amber telescope
“Between the world and me” by TA-Nehisi Coates
“Autumn” By Ali Smith
David Mitchell’s cloud Atlas
“Half of the yellow sun” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi

The CW ordered the shooting of a fantastic series ” Archive»

The management of the American TV channel The CW Television Network announced the completion of negotiations on the filming of the series “Archive”. The plot of the fantastic drama is based on the eponymous book series by Victoria Schwab and revolves around a girl who grew up in a family of Ghostbusters and is preparing to become a full-fledged successor of the common cause by right of the eldest daughter. However, the natural course of events was disrupted by the death of the heroine’s father, whose supernatural abilities passed to the younger of the sisters. Now they will have to work together to take revenge and defeat the evil in this world.

Published a list of the 100 best films of the XXI century

The authors of the rating were the journalists of the British newspaper The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw, kat Clark, Andrew Pulver and Catherine Shard, who selected the 100 best films that were released from 2000 to the present

The best film century critics recognized “Oil” (2007) Paul Thomas Anderson.

Steve McQueen “12 years a slave” (2013)
Richard Linklater’s Adolescence (2014).
Jonathan Glazer “Stay in my shoes” (2013)
Wong Kar-Wai “Love mood” (2000)
Michael Haneke “Hidden” (2005),
Charlie Kaufman “Synedoche, New York” (2008)
Barry Jenkins “Moonlight” (2016)
Lucrecia Martel Zama (2017)
Trey Parker “America Squad: world police” (2004)

Special attention was paid to the rating of the work of the brothers Cohen (“old Men do not belong here”, “Serious man”), Steven Soderbergh (“ocean’s Eleven friends”, “behind the candelabra”), Wes Anderson (“Tenenbaum Family”, “hotel “Grand Budapest”), Alfonso Cuaron (“gravity”, “Rome”) and ang Lee (“Brokeback mountain”, “Crouching tiger, hidden dragon”), each of which is represented in the two films.

Published a trailer for the continuation of ” Cold heart»

Disney Studio has published a full trailer for the cartoon “Cold heart 2”. On the YouTube channel of Disney appeared the first full trailer of the second part of the cartoon “Cold heart”. This time the main characters will leave Arendelle and go to the mysterious forest.


Will appear in Feodosia Museum Aivazovsky quarter

Earlier it was reported that the land plot of the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation in Feodosia, which is a military town with unused premises of the XIX century, transferred to the Crimean authorities for inclusion in a single Museum quarter Aivazovsky

Channel one launches a show for Amateur singers on October 6

“Channel one” on October 6 will launch a new music show “Right now sing”, reports “Interfax” with reference to the Directorate of public relations channel. The main criterion for participation was the lack of hearing and voice with an irresistible desire to sing in public


In Omsk will host a festival of puppet theaters

From 24 to 30 September in Omsk will host the international festival of puppet theaters “visiting ” harlequin”. Theater groups from 10 countries will come to the forum. Among the participants-theaters from Russia, Spain, France, Poland, China, Kazakhstan, Finland, Japan, Serbia, Brazil.

The festival will feature performances for both children and adults. Foreign performances will be translated into Russian. Theaters from Japan and China will turn to modern simultaneous interpretation.

Nick cave announced the release date of the new album Bad Seeds

Nick cave said that his new record with the band bad Seeds called Ghost in will be released in early October, reports the Independent

Roskomnadzor plans to present the results of blocking Telegram

Roskomnadzor plans to present results on countering banned content and blocking Telegram within a year, said the head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov. He explained that the service is creating a new system to counter banned content, taking into account not only the IP-Protocol

Facebook will buy a startup to control the computer by the power of thought

Facebook plans to make a deal with the new York startup CTRL-Labs, which develops software that allows you to control your computer with thoughts, according to Bloomberg. The amount of the transaction is unknown. According to Bloomberg sources, the company can pay for a startup from 500 million to one billion dollars

The laptop Lenovo Chromebook S345 uses an AMD processor

Lenovo is preparing to release a new laptop Chromebook S345, which operates under Chrome OS. The device received a display with a diagonal of 14 inches with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels. Processor A6-9220C with a frequency of up to 2.7 GHz in the maximum configuration, graphics card Radeon R5 Graphics. The size of the laptop RAM was four gigabytes, and flash memory 32 gigabytes. You can buy this model at the price of 330 dollars. Battery life is about 10 hours.

Haval, the company and Xiaomi entered into a partnership in Russia

Details about the cooperation have not yet been disclosed, but there is information that Xiaomi will supply the automaker with smart systems, which gradually become more popular in cars every year, “Your Car” writes.

The British tests of hydrogen aircraft

The UK Department of transport has provided funding of 2.7 million pounds (about 3.3 million dollars) for the HyFlyer project, which will test the hydrogen six-seater aircraft.

Type letters in Yandex.Mail now can be voice

For convenience, you can attach an audio recording to the letter, in case an error or typo crept into the text. It is interesting that letters can be not only” typed ” by voice, but voiced. The post office will be able to read aloud the received message.

Nuclear fuel on molten salts tested by irradiation

In the Netherlands, experiments were carried out with radioactive irradiation of molten salts in order to simulate the operating conditions of nuclear reactors using this type of fuel. Such work has not been carried out for about half a century, and full reactors on this technology has not yet appeared, according to a press release on the website of the Dutch nuclear Institute NRG.

There are many types of nuclear reactors, one such unrealized option is a molten salt reactor. In such systems, the coolant and / or fuel is a mixture of molten salts at a high temperature, this makes it possible to work at a much lower pressure in the core and a higher temperature, which allows to increase reliability and implement work on thorium isotopes.

Cancer cells can directly “connect” to neurons in the brain

Cancer cells are able to” connect “to the nerve cells of the brain and form stimulating activity of neurons”synapses”. This is with reference to the work of Stanford University (USA) reported the journal Nature.

“Some malignant cells connect directly to neurons and literally suck out the nutrients intended for them. The tumor, at the same time, itself is able to stimulate the activity of neurons connected to it to get more nutrients, ” said the head of the group of scientists, Professor Michelle Monier

Scientists have found out how the brain erases dreams

In a paper published in Science, scientists from Nagoya University (Japan) and the National Institute of neurological disorders and stroke (USA) report that they found a group of neurons in the hypothalamus – the center of control of many hormones and autonomic functions, which are especially active in the rapid phase of sleep. This area of the brain contains cells that produce melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH). This hormone affects appetite and is involved in the regulation of REM sleep, during which we dream.

Scientists activated by injection a group of MSN cells in the brain of animals, resulting in mice were unable to recognize previously studied. While the rodents in the control group well remembered. In contrast, mice performed better in memory tests when MCH neurons were switched off during the REM sleep phase. Disabling neurons while mice were awake or in other sleep States did not affect memory.

“This study proves that our brain decides what to keep and what not,” commented Janet He of the National institutes of health.

A group of scientists looking for a way to protect against asteroids

Scientists from the Samara national research University named after Korolev together with colleagues from the branch of the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FIAN) and scientists from Emory University (USA) have created an experimental laser installation, which in the future will be able to build lasers to protect the Earth from asteroids.

Smart bracelet will predict an outbreak of aggression

American researchers have presented a smart bracelet that can predict attacks of aggression in people with autism spectrum disorder before it begins. To do this, the sensors located on the bracelet, evaluate body temperature, heartbeat, sweat and hand movements.

NASA ordered from Lockheed Martin ships to fly to the moon

Lockheed Martin is to build 6 to 12 Orion spacecraft under the Artemis program by September 30, 2030. The contract with the company was signed by the US national Aeronautics and space administration (NASA). The program also involves landing on the moon women and men by 2024.

The cost of the first two spaceships is estimated at $2.7 billion, they should be delivered within three years. Three more ships worth $1.9 billion could appear at NASA by 2022.

The withdrawal of the economy from the shadows hinders the economic growth of Russia.

The withdrawal of the economy from the shadow sector implies the involvement of informal activities in the regulated turnover. As a result, workers in the informal sector and the business itself begin to pay taxes to the Treasury. However, this, in turn, leads to a fall in real disposable income, according to the Ministry of economic development.

Vice-rector of the Academy of labor and social relations Alexander Safonov argues that any “whitewashing” in the situation in the absence of high GDP growth rates, as in Russia, means an additional withdrawal of funds from consumption in favor of the state, which undermines consumer demand.

Roscosmos will share with NASA the reasons for the hole in the ” Union»

Roscosmos said it would tell NASA why a hole appeared in the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft, immediately after the official investigation, Interfax writes. The state Corporation noted that the investigation into the causes of the hole has not yet been completed, there are no official results yet.

Dynamics of revenues of the budget system of Russia

Russian senators were not given visas to travel to the UN General Assembly

Ten members of the Federation Council were not given American visas to attend the session of the UN General Assembly in new York. The head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev called the incident “an outrageous action that has no explanation and justification»

Kremlin spokesman Peskov said that the refusal to issue visas to the Russian delegation to the UN General ASSEMBLY – a very disturbing and unacceptable situation, Washington actually violated international obligations. According to him, this requires a fairly tough reaction from Moscow and the UN.

Kurt Volker for direct contact with Vladimir Putin

Special representative of the us state Department on Ukraine Kurt Volker spoke in favor of the establishment of Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky direct contacts with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“I really see a potential benefit in direct contact with Russia. I don’t think it should be exceptional. The Normandy format is also suitable, ” Volker said.

The us representative recalled that the earlier exchange between Ukraine and Kiev was the result of direct contact between the leaders of the two countries. According to Volcker, this format of interaction between the presidents has advantages, but “everything should be in context.”

Trump and Duda called the gas pipeline “Nord stream-2” a threat to Europe

US President Donald Trump and Polish leader Andrzej Duda called the Nord stream 2 gas pipeline a threat to Europe’s energy security and discussed how to prevent its construction. It is reported by Bloomberg.

“Both presidents recognized that the Nord stream-2 pipeline is a threat to Europe’s energy security, and discussed how best to stop the project” (quoted by RIA Novosti), the White house reported after the meeting.

The IFO business climate index rose in September

The IFO business climate index, based on a survey of 7,000 German companies, rose in September from 94.3 to 94.6. The increase was associated with a slight improvement in the assessment of the current situation, while expectations continued to deteriorate. This component of the index is now at its lowest level since 2009.

Yanukovych’s lawyer said the former President plans to return to Ukraine.

“He is now on the territory of the Russian Federation temporarily. And protection measures are carried out that will ensure the possibility of his stay at home,” — said Vitaly Serdyuk after a meeting of the court of appeal of Kiev, where on September 23 was considered an appeal against the verdict of Yanukovych.

On January 24, 2019, the district court of Kiev sentenced ex-President Viktor Yanukovych to 13 years in prison in absentia for treason. Recall Yanukovych fled to Russia in 2014