6 Oct, 2021

Roulette with US economy

If the Republicans in Congress do not agree on an increase in the maximum size of the US government debt, it will jeopardize the status of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency, said US President Joe Biden.

“Failure to raise the public debt ceiling will call into question the willingness of Congress to fulfill our commitments that we have already assumed, and not new ones. This will undermine the reliability of securities of the Ministry of Finance, and will also threaten the status of the dollar as a world reserve currency, ”said the American leader.

He noted that during the presidency of Republican Donald Trump, Congress agreed to raise the national debt ceiling four times – and the Democrats then supported these decisions. He urged Republicans to “stop playing Russian roulette with the US economy.”

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Rosstat recorded the collapse of agriculture in Russia. In August, the volume of agricultural production fell by 10.1%.

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There are 10-15 years left to find a replacement for the key source of filling the treasury, said Alexei Kudrin.

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The European Parliament declared Nord Stream 2 unsuitable for certification. Gazprom has filed a complaint with the FRG Supreme Court in an attempt to obtain permission for the pipeline.

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The state debt of Russia became unprofitable for the first time since 2014. OFZ prices collapsed on the eve of inflation data. Now holders are in the red even with coupons.

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Gas prices in the EU soared above $ 1400. Five EU countries called on to investigate the jump in gas prices. France, Spain, Czech Republic, Romania and Greece urge to reduce dependence on gas exporting countries

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“Komsomolskaya Pravda” published on the website a statement that the publication is closing “its representative office in Minsk”, the company “BelKP-PRESS” – the publisher of “Komsomolskaya Pravda in Belarus”. It is noted that all employees of the closed representative office will be paid monetary compensation or offered work at other enterprises of the KP.

Earlier, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus reported that law enforcement agencies detained the journalist of “Komsomolskaya Pravda in Belarus” Gennady Mozheiko on the territory of the republic after his return from Russia on October 1.

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UEFA does not recognize Crimea as Russian territory. As part of the presentation of Euro 2024, the peninsula was “annexed” to Ukraine

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Closed expenditures of the federal budget under the section “National Economy” for 2020 set a record and reached 454 billion rubles, or 13%

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A California jury ordered Tesla to pay her former black lifter $ 137 million for calling him racist and drawing racist pictures in the toilet

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Iran has closed its airspace for military aircraft of Azerbaijan, reports Al Arabiya TV channel.

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The construction of a plant for the production of Kalashnikov assault rifles in Venezuela should be completed in the second half of 2022, envoy Maduro said.

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British singer Adele, after a six-year musical hiatus, has released a teaser for a new song, which may be released in her fourth studio album.

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The Prosecutor General of Moldova Stoyanoglo was detained for 72 hours after charges were brought against him.

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NATO did not persuade Turkey to change to abandon the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems and replace them with similar Western military equipment, admitted the secretary general of the alliance Jens Stoltenberg.

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S7 does not plan to use MC-21 aircraft, negotiations on deliveries are not underway, the company said.

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In another update, Instagram increased the length of uploaded videos from one minute to 60 minutes, abandoning the previous method of posting videos in the IGTV app. According to the portal The Verge, IGTV will undergo a rebranding and change its name to Instagram TV.

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The United States and 44 other states have referred to Russia at the headquarters of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons issues related to the case of Alexei Navalny.

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Roskomnadzor has issued on Facebook the first-ever protocol for the appointment of a turnover fine. Facebook faces a fine of 5% to 10% of annual revenue, the exact amount will be determined by the court.

The oversight explained that Facebook has repeatedly violated the requirement to remove prohibited content: not all illegal materials were removed, but those that were – with a delay.

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Australia, the United States and Britain will interact with the IAEA in the context of the AUKUS alliance, Australian diplomat at the UN said

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Australia will not lose its status of a non-nuclear power with the receipt of nuclear technologies within the framework of the AUKUS alliance, said an Australian diplomat at the UN

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Russian singer Yuri Loza criticized the film crew of the film “Challenge”, which flew to the ISS, and wondered what other professions in the future will be discredited by “promoted amateurs”.

According to the artist, modern cultural figures are ready to “put out fires and cut out appendixes” for the sake of public relations, but they should leave it for real experts.

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Secondary housing prices in Moscow in September are growing again after falling in August, the average cost per square meter is 264 835 rubles, experts from the SRG consulting group found out for RIA Novosti.

Since the beginning of the year, the most per square meter has risen in price in Krasnodar (by 28.82%, to 71,481 rubles), in second place is Omsk (an increase of 22.69%, to 57,992 rubles), Nizhny Novgorod closes the top three (an increase by 20.92% to 86,215 rubles).

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The organizers of the exhibition in Dubai covered the lower part of the statue of David so as not to embarrass Muslims. Admirers of Michelangelo can only admire the torso of a 3D printed copy of his creation.

Italian artists created a five-meter replica of the statue, but UAE dignitaries resented David’s nudity. The organizers had to place him in a cylindrical chamber made of glass and stone columns.

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Pedestrian crossings with 3D markings appeared on the streets of the Danish city. The drawing is too realistic, so drivers cross these markings much more accurately. So far, there are only three such crossings in Aarhaus, but they have already significantly reduced the number of accidents

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Employees in Hollywood studios are about to go on strike over poor working conditions. 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers are asking Netflix, Disney + and HBO to raise wages, retirement and health care contributions, cut working hours and provide lunch breaks. In case of protest, filming in Hollywood may stop for the first time in 128 years

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Scientists have analyzed the amount of emissions among countries since 1850. First place went to the United States (20% of pollution), second to China (11%) and third to Russia (7%).

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The joint Australian-German company Quantum Brilliance announced new successes in the development of applied quantum systems. Their main advantage is the ability to operate at room temperatures with minimal energy consumption. It’s not a full-fledged quantum computer yet, but Quantum Brilliance says it’s not necessary to create one.

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American and Chinese doctors have synthesized a fluid for the treatment of osteoarthritis, which imitates the natural lubrication of joints, which becomes scarce in this disease. It contains a polymer that can bind water and provides glide to the articular surfaces.

The liquid was tested on rats with induced osteoarthritis of the knee – in animals it was possible to reverse inflammatory and degenerative changes in the joints. Scientists admit that the success of the experiment with rats cannot be fully transferred to humans due to the differences in the structure of the joint. In the future, doctors plan to test the molecular complex in larger mammals.

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The OPCW countries gave Russia 10 days to answer about Navalny’s poisoning. The organization’s charter allows inspections of facilities on Russian territory

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According to TASS, many Russians – about 40% of those surveyed – are ready to give up one or three days off a month for a pay rise. Another 12% of respondents are ready to work without rest at all for the sake of an income of 128.4 thousand rubles a month.

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Resistance forces in Afghanistan are ready to negotiate with representatives of the Taliban movement (banned in Russia) and believe that Tajikistan would become a suitable platform for such a dialogue, said Abdul Latif Pedram, chairman of the Afghan National Congress Party, which supports the resistance. The guerrilla war of resistance forces in Afghanistan with the Taliban continues in the valleys of northern Panjshir province, as well as in areas of neighboring Baghlan province, he added.

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From October 6, Azerbaijan Airlines began using the airspace over Armenia when performing domestic flights. Since the beginning of the conflict between the countries over Nagorno-Karabakh, there have been no official flights over Armenia

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An enterprise for the production of hypersonic missiles was opened in the United States. Located in Cortland, Alabama, it will produce AGM-183A air-launched missiles under the Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon program, as well as hypersonic systems for the US Navy and Army.

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Russian banks in 9 months increased mortgage issuance by 42%, to 4 trillion rubles, and are close to a historic record of 5 trillion rubles in issuance at the end of 2021, VTB analysts calculated.

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Prices for ultra-expensive housing in Sochi in the third quarter exceeded, according to Knight Frank, an average of 1.5 million rubles. for 1 sq. m. This is 30% higher than for apartments of a similar class in Moscow

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Since the beginning of the year, burgers in Russia have risen on average by 10.4% in annual terms (up to 311 rubles), fries – by 18% (up to 111 rubles), and carbonated drinks (0.4 liters) – by 5% (up to 72.3 rubles), according to the study of the operator of fiscal data OFD.ru, according to RIA Novosti).

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Kaspersky is afraid to rush to digitalization in Russia: a new shadow power may appear – the power of people creating digital systems, she told RIA Novosti. As an example, Kaspersky cited a hypothetical situation when the city of N is developing a face recognition system that should “recognize” 10,000 faces to gain access to important objects and not “recognize” 5,000 “secret” faces on the street.

“Do you think a developer will resist the temptation to give his face a special status in the database – to allow himself admission anywhere or, conversely, to make himself invisible?” She said.

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According to Fedresurs, in the first nine months of 2021, the number of legal entities declared bankrupt increased by 0.2% (to 7.41 thousand companies) compared to the same period in 2020.

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Polish President Andrzej Duda called on NATO and the EU to come up with a way to counter the threats that may arise in connection with Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. He believes that the implementation of this project “is a mistake of strategic importance for the entire transatlantic community.”

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As it became known to Kommersant, the well-known Russian auditor Elena Loss was put on the wanted list on charges of especially large-scale fraud. Her company, RSM-Rus, serves Rostec, Russian Post, Rosseti and other large structures.

According to the TFR, Elena Tereshkova, the daughter of the first woman-cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova and Senator Dmitry Savelyev, suffered from the actions of Mrs. Loss and other defendants. The auditor tried to steal from them the Pharmservice company, which owns the rights to large innovative developments of sorbed probiotics, as well as the trademarks of the most popular products, including Bifidoc.

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The 400 richest people in the United States increased their wealth by $ 1.3 trillion in 2021. Now their fortune is estimated at $ 4.5 trillion against $ 3.2 trillion in 2020. At the same time, only the top 20 account for $ 1.8 trillion.

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Actor Vladimir Mashkov refused the Duma mandate of United Russia. The CEC will transfer the Duma mandate of the actor Mashkov to the director of the state museum of A.S. Pushkin, Bogatyrev.

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Google will enable two-factor authentication for 150 million users. The company will leave no choice – the procedure will be compulsory. The IT giant announced the innovation in Cybersecurity Awareness Month. But the authentication mechanism has been simplified: it will be possible to go through it by simply clicking on the notification

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The human rights organization “Soldiers’ Mothers”, which provides legal assistance to the military and conscripts, stopped helping servicemen because of the new FSB rules – earlier the department approved a list of information for the collection of which they can be recognized as an “foreign agent”

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France, Spain, Czech Republic, Romania and Greece want to investigate the rise in gas prices. The burden on citizens and businesses has grown, which receive record-high electricity bills.

60% of the consumed gas is supplied to Europe by Gazprom and the Norwegian Equinor. At the same time, Gazprom – 10% on the spot market, and the Norwegians – 70%. In 2021, gas prices in the EU soared by 580%: starting the year at levels below $ 300, and in October, they set another record – $ 1,455 per thousand cubic meters.

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Saudi Arabia has announced discounts on all grades of oil around the world. Saudi Aramco cuts prices after advisor Joe Biden’s visit.

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The 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to scientists Benjamin List and David McMillan for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis. Organic catalysts created by Nobeliates can be used to trigger a variety of chemical reactions, increasing the efficiency of medicines or the efficiency of solar cells.

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Amazon engineers have designed a smart refrigerator with a neural network. Machine vision technology was used to create the gadget. Cameras will be installed inside the device, which will identify the contents of the shelves. The refrigerator will be able to track the quality of products and their suitability, remind you of purchases and suggest recipes

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The failure in global social networks confirms the need to develop Runet more actively, but Russia has no plans to disconnect from the global Internet, said Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvienko.

“There is no concept of disconnecting Russia from world networks and it is not being developed. And, in my opinion, it is not needed. We do not need a switch to disconnect Russia from the whole world. life, business organization, work processes, conditions for citizens and for security. We will be even more actively developing our own capabilities, “- said Matvienko.

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