15 Oct, 2018

Renovation of dilapidated housing in China

Since the beginning of 2018, repairs and reconstruction of 5.34 million dwellings have been carried out, reports Xinhua news agency. Renovation of dilapidated housing this year has already reached 92% of the annual investment plan of more than 990 billion yuan (about $ 143.6 billion), according to the Ministry of Housing, Urban and Rural Construction of the PRC.

In 2017, a total of 6.09 million dwellings were built, reconstructed and repaired in the urban slums of China, while 12.89 million people in rural areas were brought out of deep poverty. It was also built about 285 thousand km. rural roads ahead of the annual plan.

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In Moscow, a rally against the optimization of the health care system

About 350 people gathered for an action in defense of the rights of medical workers – representatives of the Left Front, the Action Union, the Alliance of Doctors, the Moscow Council, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and other organizations. Citizens held posters “No barbaric” optimization “of health care!”, “We need affordable medicine!” And others.

Saratov ex-minister received financial assistance from the budget

Ex-Minister of Labor, Employment and Migration Natalya Sokolova received annual financial assistance from the state. Sokolova relied payment of remuneration in double. In the period from 2013 to 2017, the Ministry of Labor paid the official about 200 thousand rubles a year.

Similar payments rely and other officials. The amount of material assistance depends on the position.

The scandal in the government of the Saratov region erupted after the video appeared on YouTube, on which Sokolova argues that she would have been able to meet the cost of living in the amount of 3.5 thousand rubles.

In Vladivostok, RAS staff members held a rally to raise wages

Several dozen workers of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences on Monday morning in the course of the coordinated action came out for a uniform increase in salaries in the industry, RIA Novosti correspondent reports from the scene. The staff of the Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences organized a picket along the federal highway in Vladivostok.

Deputies answered “Let’s find”

For the creation of new committees in the State Assembly of Yakutia and the distribution of loans for 2017, the deputies of the republic need almost 12.7 million rubles. For this amount they intend to increase the cost of maintaining Il Tumen, a REGNUM correspondent reports.

When asked about the sources from which this money will be sought, the deputies answered “Let’s find”.

As REGNUM news agency reported, deputies of the previous convocation of the State Assembly of Yakutia on the eve of the completion of work and re-elections decided to purchase furniture, carry out a thorough repair, update computer and office equipment and spend generously on gifts, souvenirs, gold watches, certificates and attachments to them, as well as icons For Contributions in the development of parliamentarism. ” All this from the budget took 18 million rubles.

The mayor of Paris offered to place the homeless in the city hall

The mayor of Paris, Ann Hidalgo, offered to accommodate the homeless for the period of cold weather in the Hotel de Vila, where the Paris municipal authorities are located.

I sound the alarm, we all have to roll up our sleeves. Pending the start of work, you can use the free buildings. We will also provide municipal centers. The Hotel de Ville in Paris should set an example, show that it is possible to shelter the homeless everywhere, including the Palace of the Republic. – Ann Hidalgo, French politician

China has almost fulfilled the plan of renovation of dilapidated housing for 2018

Repair and reconstruction of 5.34 million dwellings in shabby urban areas of China began, the Xinhua news agency reported October 14. Renovation of dilapidated housing this year has already reached 92% of the annual plan, according to the Ministry of Housing, Urban and Rural Construction of the PRC.

The house of the beginning of the 20th century repaired by citizens was demolished in Kaluga

On the street Lunacharsky in Kaluga demolished the house of the architect Alexander Yakovlev built in 1910, listed as a cultural heritage. According to “Kaluga 24”, last year the dilapidated building was repaired by the participants of the restoration project of the historic environment “Tom Sawyer Fest” with money collected by local residents.

British airline will launch flight with LGBT crew

The British airline Virgin Atlantic decided to create a special flight, which will be operated exclusively by representatives of the LGBT community. According to The Guardian, the first flight is scheduled for June 28, 2019. The flight will depart from Heathrow Airport to New York.

The first robot god will appear in 2040

Today, Robot Pepper is already serving in one of the Buddhist temples, and the followers of the philosophical movement are very pleased with him. This paved the way for other AI products that should appear in churches by 2040. Then the “first coming” of the robot god will happen.

Fine for using radar detectors

According to him, the head of the traffic police of Russia, Mikhail Chernikov, in the “List of faults and conditions under which the use of vehicles is prohibited” prescribed a ban on the installation of additional items that limit driver visibility (paragraph 7.3). For such a violation there is a fine of 500 rubles or a warning.

Thus, it is possible to get a penalty for installing a radar detector or DVR. However, the head of the traffic police, Mikhail Chernikov, stressed that at present there is no ban on the use of radar detectors in the legislation.

In Uzbekistan, healing was recognized as medicine.

Traditional medicine received official status in Uzbekistan. The resolution has already been signed by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Now traditional medicine will be licensed as usual, healers will be responsible for their work in the same way as ordinary doctors.

Navalny was released after 50 days of arrest

Opposition activist Alexei Navalny left a special detention center early in the morning of October 14 after 50 days of arrest. Roman Rubanov, director of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK), said that Navalny had left the colony in his Twitter account.

111 thousand people in Iraq poisoned by drinking water

The number of people poisoned by contaminated drinking water in the province of Basra in southern Iraq increased to 111 thousand, said the director of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in the region Mahdi at-Tamimi

About 15 thousand people took part in the march of nationalists in Kiev

Protesters burned flares and smoke bombs, shouted nationalist slogans.

“The march from the Taras Shevchenko Park to the European Square was calm: about 15 thousand people took part in the march,” the press service of the Kiev police quoted Krischenko as saying.

Owners of large breed dogs may be required to undergo special training.

Oleg Morozov considers it necessary to develop a list of dog breeds, the possession of which will be possible only after the masters undergo special training. The senator noted that he himself is a big fan of dogs and especially highlighted the fact that man is always to blame for the behavior of the animal.

More than 20 immigrants from Chechnya detained for racketeering in France

French police detained 23 people from Chechnya who were allegedly part of a group of racketeers, Le Figaro writes. It is noted that all the detainees were arrested while trying to get money from the victims.

Became aware of the last fear of Stephen Hawking

English theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, who died seven months ago at the age of 76, predicted the emergence in the future of supermen with altered DNA that could be a real threat to humanity.

China launched a campaign against counterfeit drugs and products

The Chinese police launched a nationwide campaign to combat crimes related to the production of substandard food, medicines and agricultural products, as well as against activities that are harmful to the environment, reported on October 14 by Xinhua.


Entrepreneurship in innovation spheres recorded in China

New drivers of economic growth, resulting from mass entrepreneurship and innovation, yielded about 70% of new jobs in China, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said, Xinhua reported October 14

“Naftogaz of Ukraine” Kiev wrote off a billion hryvnia of debt

NAK Naftogaz Ukrainy wrote off about one billion hryvnia ($ 35.7 million) fines for the Kievenergo accumulated debts for the gas supplied to the public utility Kievteploenergo, and now residents of the capital will be able to receive heat and hot water to their apartments.

In Uzbekistan, from November 1, wages are rising

“Set from November 1, 2018 on the territory of Uzbekistan minimum wages – 202,730 soums per month (one dollar – 8,200 soums), old-age pensions – 396,500 soums per month, allowances for disabled people from childhood in the amount of 396,500 soums per month, benefits to elderly and disabled citizens who do not have the necessary work experience in the amount of 243,300 soums per month, ”the document says.

Mexico valued Canadian duties at $ 200 million

Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guahardo said he would discuss with Canadian representatives the new trade duties announced by Canada this week. He will try to get Mexican steel out of them. Mr. Guahardo estimated the damage from duties at $ 200 million, reports Reuters.

International ratings of Vietnamese banks are growing

Moody’s stated that the Vietnamese economy has great growth potential due to more efficient use of labor and capital, VNExpress reported. In May 2018, Fitch Ratings raised the rating of three Vietnamese state-owned banks, including VietinBank, Vietcombank and Agribank, from “B +” to “BB-“.

IMF may force Pakistan to account for Chinese investment

Earlier, in July 2018, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed doubt about the need for another IMF loan to Pakistan, since the money “will go to pay off the debt to Chinese shareholders or the PRC itself”

Bank of England decided to create a new banknote of synthetic polymers

The Bank of England announced that a new 50-pound banknote from synthetic polymers will be created in the near future. She will come to change the bill, which was put into circulation in 1981, reports TASS.

Danske Bank has started to close the Estonian branch

Danske Bank has started closing the Estonian branch. This was reported in the bank on Saturday. It is about the affiliate involved in the money laundering scandal, reports Reuters.

China completed the construction of its part of the bridge across the Amur

The first railway bridge across the Amur will be another major transport corridor within the framework of the implementation of the Chinese government’s One Belt, One Way initiative and will help stimulate the development of the economy and trade in the region, reports the PRC Central Television.

Billion dollars to help Indonesia

The World Bank announced financial aid in the amount of Indonesia’s one billion dollars affected by two devastating earthquakes on the islands of Lombok and Sulawesi, the organization said in a statement.

Russia can refinance debt of Belarus for $ 630 million

In 2019, Russia will consider the possibility of granting Belarus a loan to refinance its current debt, said First Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Anton Siluanov. “This is about $ 630 million,” Siluanov said.

Next year we will consider the issue of a loan to refinance the repayment of debt to the Russian Federation, this is about 630 million dollars. – Anton Siluanov, Russian politician

A record decline in world tea prices

The average price of tea on the world’s largest trading floors in September 2018 was $ 2.7 per kg, which is the minimum level in the last two years. The cost of goods is declining against the background of increased production in Sri Lanka and Kenya – the main suppliers of tea products to the global market.

Central Bank of China lowered the yuan to a minimum since January 2017

On Monday, the People’s Bank of China (central bank) lowered the yuan against the US currency by 34 basis points to reach 6.9154 yuan per dollar. According to the statistics of the regulator, this is the minimum value since January 11, 2017. The weakening of the yuan lasts for 10 working days in a row.

Old debts closed with new

In the first half of 2018, the Russians sent almost 1 trillion rubles to refinance existing loans. Compared with the beginning of the crisis – the first half of 2014 – the volume of new loans that went to pay off old ones increased by 70.9%, follows from the data of the United Credit Bureau

The share of budget money in pensions of Russians will increase

The dependence of pension payments on the federal budget in the first years after raising the retirement age will increase, draws the attention of the Accounts Chamber in the conclusion to the draft budget of the Pension Fund (PFR) for 2019-2021.

Ministry of Economic Development chose measures to improve the business climate in Russia

The Ministry of Economic Development has decided on the tools to improve the conditions for doing business in Russia – the ministry prepared the first set of measures under the Transformation Business Climate Plan (TTC). The package includes about a hundred initiatives from several hundreds proposed by the business.

Yakutia won the contest of state program projects

Yakutia received the grand prize for the draft state program of digital transformation of the region, presented in the framework of the educational program “Development of Regional Teams” of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation.

Business will limit the issuance of foreign currency loans

Lending in foreign currency to companies that do not have enough export earnings will make it unprofitable for banks.

Such a point is contained in the de-dollarization plan of the economy, which was submitted to the Cabinet, told Izvestia two federal officials from the financial and economic bloc of the government and a source familiar with the content of the document.

For such loans, it is planned to establish increased risk ratios, which will force banks to create additional reserves.

According to the Central Bank on September 1, the total debt of companies to banks amounted to 32.7 trillion rubles. The currency accounted for 27.9% of loans.

Sberbank will remain in “Basel Aero”

Sberbank no longer sells its 20% minus 1 share in Basel Aero holding – this asset is no longer on the market, a top airport manager told Vedomosti. The information was confirmed by a person close to the “Basic Element” of Oleg Deripaska.

Russia will spend 100 billion rubles on an icebreaker

The maximum cost of the Leader nuclear icebreaker will be 98.6 billion rubles. Funds for the construction of the ship will be allocated from the state budget. It is planned to build three such icebreakers

The tax service will require the bankruptcy of the Baraba refinery

Debts to the administration amounted to 513.4 thousand rubles. Since the debt obligations of the Barabinsky Oil Refinery were not executed, the company’s property in the form of a land plot was seized.

In the Irkutsk region form a petrochemical cluster

The Governor of the Irkutsk Region, Sergey Levchenko, said at the meeting that the project for the construction of a gas and chemical complex in Ust-Kut is now in the active stage of implementation. Earlier it was reported that the project will send 361 billion rubles


In Milan, a bird spoiled with litter a picture of an artist of the XVII century

The restoration of the 17th century Italian painter Filippo Abbyati, who suffered because of a bird that flew into the hall, cost 4,000 euros to the authorities of Milan, the newspaper Corriere della sera reports with reference to the mayor’s office of the northern Italian city.

Papyrus of the Dead sold for € 1.35 million at an auction in Monaco

At an auction in Monte Carlo, papyrus was sold with a text version of the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead. Lot went under the hammer for € 1.35 million. About this reports Le Parisien with reference to the auction house Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo.

The first women’s exhibition of paintings in Russia

From October 22 to October 26, an exhibition with a charity auction on the last day will be held on Novy Arbat. We selected the top 20 paintings from around the country!

The purpose of the exhibition is to show how beautiful the female body is! There is nothing more beautiful than a woman! And the authors of the pictures show this by personal example!

The concept of the project is based on the fact that most of the paintings depict the artists themselves! And also at the exhibition and auction will be exhibited paintings, which depicted in the nude style of the most popular women in Russia! Buzova, Ivleeva, Sobchak and others.

Every 5th ruble from the sale of paintings will be sent to an orphanage in the Moscow region.

The opening of the exhibition will be held on October 22 at the address: Novy Arbat, 36st3, Sfera Trade Center (-1 floor). During the week, visitors can visit the exhibition, admission is free.

October 26, the closing of the exhibition and the auction. The organizers invited the authors of the works, bloggers and star women depicted in the paintings to the auction.

Entry to the auction for pre-registration: https://artnew.tilda.ws

Young ballet dancers from 20 countries will perform in St. Petersburg

This Sunday, the eighth international ballet competition “Vaganova-Pri” starts in the northern capital. It is attended by 63 contestants from 20 countries aged from 14 to 18.5 years who receive education in the field of ballet, according to the official website of the competition

Canada held a teleconference with Russia in memory of Ilya Repin

The Russian-speaking community of Canada celebrated the 174th anniversary of the birth of the Russian painter Ilya Repin, having held a teleconference with Russia, the participants of which listened to a report on the life of the artist, organized an opening day and held a contest of children’s drawings.

Vladislav Krapivin turned 80 years old

Vladislav Krapivin is a famous Soviet and Russian children’s writer. Several generations of readers appreciated his novels “Poplar Shirt”, “White Ball of the Sailor Wilson”, “Neprolivashka”. Also known are his works “Dovecote in the Yellow Glade”, “Children of the Blue Flamingo” and “Flying Tales”. His books were repeatedly published in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, and the USA.

The presentation of the book about Evgeny Klimov was held at the Chamber of Prisons

The author of the book, Valery Sergeyev, did not live to see it being published. The collection of works by Evgeny Klimov (graphics, paintings, and others) has more than a thousand storage units.

An exhibition of masterpieces from the Hermitage collection opened in Sydney

The Australian audience will be able to see the works of Picasso, van Dongen, Matisse, Cezanne, de Vlaminck, Gauguin, as well as paintings by famous Russian artists – Kandinsky and Malevich. All of them were made in 1890-1920. The exhibition, in particular, presents the work of George Lambert, a well-known Australian artist born in St. Petersburg, which is in the Hermitage collection. The exhibition will run in Australia until February 2019.

International Festival-School of Contemporary Art “Territory”

The International Territory Festival of Contemporary Art has opened in Moscow. Within 10 days, performances, exhibitions, performances take place at various metropolitan venues. Their authors are directors and artists. All of them are united by contemporary art, says art director of the festival Yevgeny Mironov. In the program “Territories” 15 performances from nine countries: Russia, Great Britain, Belgium, Spain, Italy, USA, Switzerland, France, Japan. They will be shown on the stages of the capital theaters until October 24

Exhibition of works by Igor Vulokh

An exhibition of works by Igor Vulokh opened in the Center for Contemporary Art “Winzavod”. In 2018, one of the classics of abstraction in Russian art would have turned 80 years old. These works in Russia are shown for the second time. The so-called “white period” in the work of Igor Vulokh art critics call the best. The paintings were painted in the mid 80s

Days of Russian culture began in Romania with a concert by pianist Eduard Kunz

The concert of the famous pianist Eduard Kunz, who performed, in particular, the piano cycle “The Seasons” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, in the Bucharest Radio House on Sunday began the traditional Days of Russian Culture in Romania


International Jazz Festival in Kaliningrad

The fifteenth international festival of traditional and avant-garde jazz music with the participation of world-class stars from six countries in Europe and America opened in Kaliningrad. As the TASS was informed in the regional philharmonic society, which together with the regional ministry of culture and tourism is the organizer of the musical project, the festival, which ends on October 18, has a very extensive program.

“From Russia with Love” will be held in Salisbury

A concert of Russian classical music called From Russia with Love (“From Russia with Love”) will be held today in the British city of Salisbury. The program of the concert, which lasts approximately two hours and will be held in the Church of St. Martin, fragments from Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Nights on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky, Tarantella by Alexander Borodin, Sergei Rachmaninov’s prelude .

VI International Organ Festival

The review will traditionally take place in the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theater. Among the participants are performers from Russia, France, Sweden, the Netherlands and Korea. The festival will open with a solo concert by a young Swedish musician Johannes Skoog. The organist included works by Debussy, Dupre, Liszt, Alain and Durufle in the program of his performance.

Dieter Bohlen will perform in Moscow with Moving Heroes

Former member of Modern Talking will perform their best hits of different years. The pop duo from Hamburg Moving Heroes will take part in the concert – Bohlen’s production project, whose participants are cousins Alan Alden and Jenir Belous

Gergiev Orchestra will give a concert in the Munich Philharmonic

Along with each other, the string quartet and the quartet of the horns of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra will present various compositions on themes from the works of Jacques Offenbach and Astor Piazzolla.

“Night Snipers” sang the main premiere of autumn

The premiere of the song “Hot” of the “Night Snipers” group was held on October 13, 2018. As reported in the description of the lyric video, Diana Arbenina calls her the main premiere of the fall and another love song.

“Love is the most defenseless feeling,” says the singer. – Take care of her, and she will stay with you

The music of Kazakhstan will be played in Tsaritsyn

The concert “The Musical World of Kazakhstan” will be held on October 14 in the Catherine Hall of the Grand Palace Museum-Reserve “Tsaritsyno” as part of the cultural and educational project “Ambassadors Evenings in Tsaritsyn”.

John Legend Introduced Two Christmas Album Songs

John Legend introduced the first two songs from his festive album A Legendary Christmas. A cover version of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, he performed with Grammy owner Esperanza Spalding, and also showed his new work Bring Me Love. The album will be released on October 26th.

Fadeev announced the premiere of a new song and video

Music producer Max Fadeev will soon release a new song and video. The work will not be solo, but performed in a duet.

Beatles are still the most popular in the UK

British musical organization The Official Charts Company named the most popular record of all time in Great Britain.

The soloist of Foo Fighters called a 10-year-old fan on stage, who showed real rock

Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl called a young spectator to the stage. Former Nirvana band member and Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl invited a ten-year-old boy to the stage during a concert in Kansas City. The young fan was able to surprise both the musician and all the spectators of the concert.

The 15th Regional Classical Music Festival ends in Kamchatka

Concert of the Kamchatka Choir named after Evgeny Morozov on October 12, the 15th anniversary regional festival of classical music ended


Disney released the first teaser of the film version of “Aladdin.”

Disney released the first teaser of the film version of “Aladdin.” This is reported by Deadline. As noted, the full-length cartoon of 1995 earned $ 500 million in world hire. The release of the new version is scheduled for May 24, 2019.

The film was directed by Guy Ritchie, known from the films “Sherlock Holmes,” “Cards, Money, Two Barrels” and “Rock and Roll.” In addition, Will Smith starred in the film version in the role of Gene, Naomi Scott in the role of Jasmine and Mena Massoud in the role of Aladdin.

In the Novgorod region continue shooting the film “Russian Hansa”

The production company “New Russian Hansa” acted as the organizer of the shooting. According to NEVA NEWS, local companies compensate up to 20% of the cost of filming for film companies that will shoot a national film on the territory of the Novgorod region.

American film festival Amfest will be held in St. Petersburg

They will also show fresh films, for example, the emotional drama “Do not leave traces” of Debra Granik and the comedy “With Love, Simon”. The film will be shown in the original language with subtitles in the Aurora cinema. Earlier, Moyka78 reported that a festival of Korean culture is starting in St. Petersburg.

Premiere of Dmitry Meskhiev’s film “Two Tickets Home”

The author of the idea and the performer of the main male role is Sergey Garmash. For the first time in his career, he co-wrote the script. Sergey Garmash and Dmitry Meskhiev have known each other for about 20 years. There are quite a few collaborations. Therefore, the director took the script proposed by the artist, without hesitation. “Two tickets for home” were already shown at the Kinotavr. For the first time, the People’s Artist of Russia acts as a screenwriter.

The film “The Last Test” opened the program “Days of Russian Cinema”

Alexey Petrukhin’s film “The Last Trial” opened the program “Days of Russian Cinema” in New Delhi. As the general producer of the forum, Maria Lemesheva, told TASS, this is the world premiere of the film – Russian viewers will see the tape on November 29th.

The days of Belarusian cinema are held in Syria

The opening of the days of the Belarusian cinema for the first time in Syria was held in the city of Tartus and will continue in other major cities of the country, told the RIA Novosti Ambassador of Belarus to the SAR Alexander Ponomarev.

Richard Madden claims the role of James Bond

Scottish actor Richard Madden, known for his role in the TV series “Bodyguard”, can replace Daniel Craig in the James Bond films. About this writes The Daily Mail, citing sources.

German Film Festival will be held in Yekaterinburg

The days of modern German cinema are organized by the Goethe German Cultural Center and the Sverdlovsk organization of the Russian Union of Cinematographers. It is known that the films will be shown in German with Russian subtitles.

Anya Taylor-Joy will be shot in Sharp Visors season 5: first photo

Along with information about the BBC casting, I showed the first photo of Ani Taylor-Joy in the image of a certain mysterious heroine of the 5th season of “Sharp Visors”. The photo was taken by season 5 director Anthony Byrne.


China carries a more serious threat to US elections than Russia

China poses a more serious threat to the United States in terms of interference with elections than Russia. This was stated by US President Donald Trump in an interview with CBS television channel, which was broadcast on full Sunday.

Russia intervened in our elections, but I think China intervened too. In my opinion, to be honest, China is an even more serious problem. – Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States

Kim Jong-un to transfer US nuclear facilities list

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un refused to give the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the list of North Korean nuclear facilities before signing the treaty on the formal termination of the Korean War of 1950-1953. About this newspaper Yomiuri, citing sources.

EU foreign ministers intend to approve a plan for new sanctions against the Russian Federation

The Council of Foreign Ministers of the European Union countries plans to approve a plan for new sanctions against Russia in connection with the use of chemical weapons, according to the British Foreign Ministry.

After many years, when no one used chemical weapons, situations arose like what happened in Syria and Salisbury. We must draw a red line for all those who are trying to use this terrible weapon. They must understand that the responsibility for this will be very high. – Jeremy Hunt, British politician

American business complained of discrimination in Russia

Comments are posted on the ARDS website, and the US Trade Representative’s report on Russia’s compliance with WTO obligations will be ready by December. ARDS is based in Washington and represents the interests of Russian and American companies in the field of bilateral relations.

Trump Meets Pastor Brunson

The meeting was held in the Oval Office of the White House. As REGNUM reported earlier, Pastor Brunson was detained in Turkey in 2016. Turkish authorities accuse him of participating in a coup attempt in the country

The head of the Ministry of Defense of the Netherlands told about cyber war with Russia

“People are trying to influence the political debate here. Our information shows that they are active in relation to the World Anti-Doping Agency, as well as the situation around the investigation of the MH17 crash, ”the minister said on national television (quoted by TASS).

Earlier, the Netherlands said that Russians were involved in a cyber attack on the headquarters of the OPCW in The Hague. The alleged agents were found to have € 20,000, an antenna, several mobile phones, and a check for a taxi from Moscow’s Nesvizhsky Lane, where one of the GRU buildings is located, to Sheremetyevo Airport.

Saudi Arabia has threatened to respond to the sanctions of the United States and Britain

Saudi Arabia has threatened to retaliate against possible sanctions that the United States and Great Britain can impose on the country after the disappearance of Saudi opposition journalist Jamal Hashkaji. About it reports “RIA Novosti” on Sunday, October 14.

CSU Merkel loses parliamentary majority in Bavaria

The party of Angela Merkel CSU loses the parliamentary majority in the local elections in Bavaria, reports channel “Russia 24”. She is gaining 35 percent, in the second place, according to exit polls, the Green Party. The acting prime minister of the region has already called the defeat regrettable and promised to draw conclusions from this.

Ecuadorian authorities partially return Assange communications

Ecuadorian authorities will partially restore access to communications for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. According to PA, after a meeting of UN representatives with President Lenin Moreno, Ecuador notified Mr. Assange that the isolation regime would be lifted.

Britain and the EU agreed on Brexit

The European Union and the United Kingdom reached an agreement on the basic parameters of Brexit, TASS reports, citing a diplomatic source in Brussels.

“All the main differences were removed, the negotiators reached an agreement in principle,” – told the agency

King Salman thanked Erdogan for assistance in finding a journalist

Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud phoned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and thanked him for agreeing to set up a joint working group to search for the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Hashkadzhi. Reported by the Saudi Press Agency.

Sailor of a Ukrainian pirate ship released from the Crimea

Member of the crew of the Ukrainian ship YaMK-0041 detained in the Crimea Gennady Otychko arrived in Ukraine, said on Sunday Lyudmila Denisova, representative of the Verkhovna Rada for Human Rights

Italy can destroy the European Union, they write media

New government coalition in Italy intends to put pressure on Germany, France and the European Commission in the matter of restructuring the Italian debt, and this could ultimately lead to the collapse of the European Union, writes Contra Magazin.

The media learned about Trump’s plans to close the US Embassy in Turkey

According to the channel, Trump is extremely angry at the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan because of the situation with Branson. In particular, he commissioned to develop a plan for the closure of the US Embassy and all diplomatic missions in the country.


Ukraine is preparing to fight back “Russian aggression” on Azov

According to Poroshenko, at the disposal of Ukraine are the Navy with a high level of combat capability. “We are preparing to fight back Russian aggression from the sea direction – on Azov,” Poroshenko said. He added that the powder must be kept ready.

Yemeni Hussite rebels burned M1A2S Abrams tank

In the province of Jizan in southern Saudi Arabia. The attacking Hussite rebels tried to stop a single Abrams without infantry cover. During the collision, the tank was hit, its crew members got out and ran away. Captured “Abrams” rebels burned. From which weapon he was hit, not specified.

Israel threatened Hamas with attacks

Israel may conduct a military operation in the Gaza Strip if mass border disturbances do not stop there, said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He stressed that the attack will include “very powerful attacks.”

ISIS militants took 130 families from a refugee camp in Syria hostage

A group of ISIS terrorists * attacked the Al-Bahra refugee camp in Syria and captured 130 families, reports Press TV. It is noted that the fighters of the armed forces coalition “Forces of Democratic Syria” were able to protect the remaining refugees.

Minister of Defense of Ukraine Poltorak resigned from military service

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak filed a report of dismissal from military service, the head of state accepted it, and now Poltorak will head the military department as a civilian.

Appreciating his contribution to the revival of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and before that to the formation of the National Guard of Ukraine, I decided that he should continue to lead the defense department as a civil minister. – Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine

Netherlands accused Russia of provocations on NATO exercises in the Arctic

Russian warships and airplanes are trying to provoke the British and Dutch military at NATO exercises in the Arctic. This was stated by the head of the operations of the Marine Corps of the Netherlands, General Jeff McMutry.

Russian paratroopers arrived on anti-terrorism exercises in Egypt

More than 200 Russian paratroopers arrived at a military airfield near Cairo to participate in the joint anti-terrorist exercises “Defenders of Friendship-2018” with Egyptian military personnel. It is reported by the Ministry of Defense of Russia.

Russian inspectors will check military sites in Ireland

The event will be held in the framework of the Vienna Document 2011 on confidence- and security-building measures. Russian inspectors will check military sites in Ireland. The inspection will take place from October 15 to October 18, the Ministry of Defense of Russia reported

Israel resumed flying F-35B fighters

The Israeli Air Force resumes flights of F-35B fighters suspended after the crash of a military aircraft of this model in the United States. “The commander of the Israeli Air Force allowed to resume regular operation of the F-35I”, – the Israeli Defense Forces reported on Twitter.

A detachment of ships of the Pacific Fleet completed a visit to the Republic of Korea

The detachment of the ships of the Pacific Fleet continued to carry out the tasks of a long hike. As reported, the missile cruiser Varyag and the BOD Admiral Panteleyev arrived on October 10 in South Korea and moored at the Jeju naval base on Jeju Island.


Smartphone Meizu X8 will go on sale with a delay of 10 days

Meizu has posted an official message in which it is indicated that X8 will appear in the implementation from October 25, which is 10 days later than the promised date. The reason for the delay is indicated in the problems of forming a sufficient volume of products for filling warehouse stocks.

Forbidden to watch and press the Home button

A presentation prepared by Elcomsoft for US police officers was at the disposal of foreign journalists. It says that the cops should not look at the new iPhone, and press the Home button a few times. In particular, we are talking about those smartphones that are evidence. The fact is that if you look at a smartphone at least five times, then it perceives it as an attempt at hacking and is blocked. The same thing happens with pressing the Home button.

Apple has equipped the iPad Pro 2018 with an unusual Apple Pencil mount

After examining in detail the drawings and patents, the experts found that it would not be a button, but an unusual Apple Pencil mount. Reportedly, the mount will be magnetic.

LG has begun to accept pre-orders for the smartphone LG V40 ThinQ

“Live” sales of new items will begin on October 18. Recall that the LG V40 ThinQ is equipped with a powerful Snapdragon 845 processor, 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory. Also, the device has support for wireless charging, protection according to the military standard MIL-STD 810G and IP68.

HTC Exodus Blockchain Smartphone Show October 22

Blockchain-smartphone HTC Exodus will be shown on October 22. The manufacturing company is working on a new device. It was supposed that the novelty will be shown in the fall, but then the issue month was more specific – October.

Holga mobile photo printer doesn’t need a power supply

Before the launch, the company Holga Digital announced a fund-raising for the creation of a novelty and instead of the planned $ 19,000 raised $ 28,000. The photo printer has a folding structure and, due to the specifics of the work, does not need a power source

Purple tail and programmable horn

UnicornBot is designed for boys and girls of eight years and older. The head of a white unicorn with a purple tail and a mane is topped with a horn with a programmable backlight, and the sensor of the robot includes a sensor that recognizes eight colors.

Shell source code for Moto E5 Plus

Motorola has released the source code shell operating system smartphone Moto E5 Plus. You can download it at the GitHub developer service.

Concept iPhone with five cameras and a “bang” to the side

Designer Antonio De Rosa introduced the concept of the new Apple smartphone on his website. The device received a stylus and “fringe” on the side. The cutout at the top of the screen occupies the left side of the top bar.

Chinese Twitter introduces age limits

In the framework of the struggle of the central authorities of the PRC with adolescent Internet addiction, the Chinese social network Weibo has set an age limit. Since November of this year, Weibo, which is considered to be the Chinese version of Twitter, will suspend the registration of new users who have not turned 14 years old.

Critical killing console found in PS4

In PS4, a critical bug was found that could “kill” the game console, turning it into a useless “brick”. The problem turned out to be temporary, its solution has already been found. Users of the Reddit portal told that when the console sends a message with a certain character set, it crashes and PS4 is disabled.

Acer has equipped Predator Orion computers with a ninth-generation Core chip

The maximum configuration of computers involves the use of a powerful Intel Core processor of the ninth generation – the i9-9900K Coffee Lake chip. This product contains eight cores with the ability to simultaneously process up to sixteen instruction streams.

Smartphone Xiaomi Mi 6S will receive a Snapdragon SoC 835 and Android 9

Yes, the current Snapdragon 845 will soon give way to the Snapdragon 855 and then the 835th “dragon” will become completely outdated, but the smartphone is not going to be a flagship. If the device will cost less than $ 200, then we are waiting for a potential hit.

Google has started to ignore the Android OS

Google has decided to ignore Android. As it became known from Stephen Hall, 9To5Google editor, this way the IT giant is trying to make it clear that its gadgets should not be associated with the popular OS.


Found snail age 99 million years

In amber, according to researchers, managed to find an old snail. According to scientific experts, her age is approximately 99 million years.

Personal mobile islands are designed specifically for billionaires.

Especially for billionaires, the developers of the company Migaloo Private Submarines create unique mobile Kokomo Ailand islands. The authors of the project are confident that henceforth the symbol of wealth, success and power will not be a luxury yacht, but just such an artificial piece of land in the ocean.

US Department of Defense plans to give the AI common sense

The goal of the Machine Common Sense project is to bring the thinking of machines to human. Scientists believe that for the successful completion of the experiment is the only way to develop artificial intelligence.

The largest organism on Earth was four times more

The largest living organism on Earth, the mycelium Armillaria gallica, was discovered in the 1980s. As shown then, the size of the object the object was several hectares. Now it turned out that the mycelium from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, in fact, more, and almost four times. Scientists estimate that the Tolstonog leg of the Michigan moth is about 37 hectares, and its weight is about 400 tons, which is twice as heavy as the weight of a blue whale.

Miniature floating devices revolutionize disease treatment

Scientists have created miniature floating devices similar in shape and behavior to sperm, which can revolutionize the treatment of diseases, delivering drugs to the right parts of the body. An article about the work done was published in the journal Physics of Fluids.

Scientists have installed screens that scare birds at airports

Using a powerful visual system, scientists were able to create an optical illusion that effectively scares off birds. Using pre-existing knowledge about the vision of birds of prey, scientists studied their reactions to various visual stimuli on the screen.

Rare species of freshwater jellyfish found in a reservoir in central China.

A rare type of freshwater jellyfish was found in the Danjiangkou reservoir in Hubei Province in central China, Xinhua news agency reported October 14.

An artificial moon will appear in the sky and it will be Chinese.

China plans to launch an artificial moon by 2020. It will be able to partially replace street lighting, reports PrimaMedia. According to Rossiyskaya Gazeta, citing Renmin Ribao, an artificial satellite of the Earth will reflect the light of the Sun and be nine times brighter than the natural one.

Telescopes of the future will be able to use “teleportation”

Telescopes of the future will operate using teleportation technology. This will allow making much better photos of celestial bodies placed at a high distance from the Earth.

NASA showed in the photo clouds in the stream Jet N5 on Jupiter

Space Agency NASA has published in the Instagram social network photo, which depicts the twisting clouds in a jet stream Jet N5 (Jovian). As the authors of the publication, this is the best image in color to date.

The new launch of the “Union” to the ISS will take place on November 28

The launch of manned spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) can be resumed within two weeks, an Interfax agency source said. He called the approximate launch date of the Soyuz MS-11 spaceship on November 28.

SpaceX for the first time will launch a rocket stage flying twice in space

SpaceX plans to launch a rocket with the first stage, which has already been twice in space, by the end of 2018. This was told by the vice president of the company to ensure the safety of assembly and flight Hans Königsman during the International Astronautical Congress.


Tesla has released 100 thousand cars Tesla Model 3

Tesla has overcome another important milestone by releasing the 100,000th copy of its most affordable Tesla Model 3 electric vehicle.

Two new products from Suzuki in Russia

Suzuki Vitara, which received an update and was already on sale in some European countries, refreshed the exterior and interior, and a new gasoline engine appeared in the engine lineup. In the sale of the Vitara crossover in Russia should appear next month

Early next year, Russians will be able to purchase the next generation of the Suzuki Jimny car. According to preliminary data, Russian SUV dealers will appear in March 2019.

BMW has posted the “latest” image of the BMW X7

According to 32cars.ru, the new flagship BMW X7 crossover will receive a fully digital dashboard, an improved multimedia system iDrive, 5-zone climate control and the original transmission selector trimmed with Swarovski crystals.

It is expected that the flagship engine range will include 3.0-and 4.4-liter gasoline units, as well as a 3.0-liter diesel engine. In addition, a hybrid power plant may appear later, the total return of which will be at least 326 hp, which will consist of a 4.0-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor borrowed from the BMW 740e iPerfomance.

The network declassified future Ford Focus RS

The network has a render image of a possible sports version of the Ford Focus RS. But now the most powerful version of the fourth generation “Focus” is the ST-Line. Next year, a full-fledged ST will be presented as a model for 2020. However, this RS we will wait for a very long time.

Skoda will prepare a competitor Nissan Juke by 2020

The official presentation of the new Skoda is scheduled for 2020. The management of the Czech company believes that the new product will be a worthy competitor to the Japanese compact crossover Nissan Juke. The Czech car giant Skoda announced that the release of the new model will take place by 2020.

Hyundai Lafesta Sedan Enters Mass Production

To the official dealers in China, the novelty will arrive in late October. The cost of the Hyundai Lafesta sedan is estimated at 140,000 yuan (about 1.4 million rubles).

Extreme BMW X6M SUV

The vehicle was named Manhart MHX6 Dirt², it can be safely called an extreme car. The car received a 900 hp engine. While the car was released as a concept and shown only on the screen

A new world speed record is set – 809.33 km / h

During the festival of speed in Bonneville (USA), the Turbinator II car was able to overcome the mark of 809.33 km / h. Racing car belongs to the team Vesco. Behind the wheel of the fastest vehicle with wheel drive was Dive Spangler

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