31 Oct, 2018

Russians keep their savings abroad

Wealthy Russians who own more than $ 1 million of financial assets (in cash, deposits and securities excluding business and real estate) keep only 30% of their savings in Russian banks. This is stated in the study “Private Banking in Russia 2018”, prepared by the company Frank RG.

According to experts, the total amount of financial assets of wealthy Russians is $ 455 billion, of which $ 315 billion is stored abroad. The study of Frank RG was conducted from April to October on the basis of data from 11 Russian banks and their private banking departments specializing in providing services to wealthy clients. The total number of wealthy clients served in Russian banks is estimated by analysts at 27,000.

In 2017, Frank RG estimated funds placed in the private banking segment under the management of banks registered in Russia at 7 trillion rubles, or $ 112 billion. In the first half of this year, this figure increased to 7.72 trillion rubles, and the end of the year will grow by 22.3% in comparison year to year and will reach 8.67 trillion rubles, predicts Frank RG. Analysts note that with the currency revaluation of assets, real growth will be less – 15.1%. At the same time, only 5% of this growth will ensure the return of capital from abroad.

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In Russia, counted 27 thousand dollar millionaires

27 thousand people with a capital of over $ 1 million hold funds in Russian banks, including subsidiaries of foreign banks, according to a study by Frank RG.

The government considered the penalty for exceeding the average speed

The government did not support a bill prohibiting fines for drivers based on average speed indicators, the newspaper Izvestia writes. This system has been operating in some regions for several years. At the beginning and end of the selected section of the road there are two cameras.

A third of those wishing to buy an apartment in Moscow were residents of the regions

A third of potential home buyers in Moscow are not residents of the capital. Such data are provided by the analytical center TsIAN. Among the views of ads for the sale of apartments in the Moscow region, residents of other entities accounted for about 34%. At the same time, it is noted that proximity to the Moscow region was not a significant factor – the neighboring regions had less than 10% of potential buyers.

Russia will change the method of calculating the average cost of housing

Minstroy presented a draft of the new system for estimating the average cost per square meter of housing. If approved, the Russians will be able to receive more public funds to improve their living conditions. The transition to a new method of calculation is planned for January 1, 2019.

The new methodology proposed to exclude from the calculation a reduction factor of 0.92, introduced to reflect the costs of services of realtors and notaries. The Ministry of Construction considers this coefficient unreasonable, and as a result, a serious gap appeared between the prices determined by the Ministry of Construction and the real market value of housing.

Russia will introduce a mandatory exam in history and English

A unified state history exam may become mandatory after 2022. This was announced on Monday by the Minister of Education of Russia Olga Vasilyeva at a meeting with activists of the Russian schoolchildren movement.

We have English with the same history. We will introduce English in the 2022nd year, if we still impose one on the other, then the country will strain. The unified state examination on history will be passed – this is obviously a temporary question. – Olga Vasilyeva, Russian historian

Roszdravnadzor revealed violations in 362 plastic surgery clinics

On June 1, Roszdravnadzor, on behalf of the Russian government, checked 540 plastic surgery clinics, violations were found in 67% of institutions, said Nikita Matytsin, deputy head of the department for organizing state quality control of medical care.

Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs plans to toughen punishment for driving without a license

The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs has begun to develop amendments to the Code of Administrative Violations (CAO RF) to toughen responsibility for driving without rights. The corresponding notice was published on the federal portal of draft regulatory legal acts.

Russia and China have agreed on cooperation in the field of medicine

The Ministry of Health of Russia and the State Committee of the People’s Republic of China on Health and Health have agreed to cooperate in the field of disaster medicine, cancer treatment, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases and other areas, the press service of the Russian Ministry of Health reports.

The court refused to soften the sentence of a veteran convicted of poppies in the garden

The Perm Regional Court on Tuesday upheld the verdict of the court of first instance in respect of the pensioner Igor Troshev, who in September of this year was sentenced to one year of imprisonment for the poppy that grew in his garden. This is the correspondent of “Interfax” from the courtroom.

The national project “Health” will not solve all the problems of the industry

The national project “Healthcare”, which will be implemented over a six-year period, will not solve all the problems of the industry associated with a dilapidated infrastructure. This was stated on Tuesday by the head of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation Veronika Skvortsova at a government commission on regional development.

Three new technology parks for children will open in Moscow

The city authorities will open three new technology park for children in 2018. This was reported in the press service of the mayor and the government of Moscow. The decision to open three new technology parks was taken on October 30 during a meeting of the presidium of the capital’s government chaired by Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin

Tariffs for garbage collection will remain in the competence of the subjects.

The determination of tariffs for the export of solid household waste remains in the competence of regional operators and authorities of the subjects of the [Federation], Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko told reporters in Moscow on Tuesday.

Operators now set tariffs, this is unregulated. The governor who makes the decision must understand that every citizen pays a ruble for garbage collection. – Vitaly Mutko, Russian politician

Mutko announced the emergence of a new mechanism to help real estate investors.

The Russian government may develop a new mechanism to help deceived real estate investors, Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko told reporters on Tuesday. He recalled that from July 1, 2019, developers will switch to new construction rules with the involvement of citizens’ money.

“The measures that we take are the transfer of land plots to subjects and developers to solve the real estate investors for free. This mechanism, unfortunately, exhausts itself with the transition to bank support, developers simply will not have the opportunity to spend unearmarked money on construction in progress, so we Now we are working on a new mechanism, we will look for ways, “said Mutko.

Central Bank will tighten the rules for the sale of investment life insurance policies

The Bank of Russia has developed a concept for improving the regulation of investment life insurance (CPI), which has been the driver of the insurance market for the second year in a row. The premiums of insurance companies for coli in the six months of 2018 increased by 65% compared to year to year and reached 138 billion rubles.

“Housing and urban environment” can be adjusted

The initial data of the national project “Housing and Urban Environment” can be adjusted under the influence of macroeconomic factors, Vladimir Yakushev, the head of the Ministry of Construction of the Russian Federation, told reporters on Tuesday.

“Macroeconomics shows different signals, the key rate has changed … rates (mortgage – IF) have already grown. The average in the market is about 9.65%, although they planned to go up to 9.5%. Of course, this is not good. This is the starting position our national project changes somewhat. But we initially understand that our national project is very much subject to signals that macroeconomics will give, ”the minister said after a meeting of the government commission on regional development of the Russian Federation.

Putin approved the idea of a separate content of those convicted of terrorism

Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to think about the idea of separate content of those convicted of terrorism in places of detention in order to prevent the propaganda of radical ideas among other prisoners.

Facebook’s monthly audience exceeded 2.27 billion people

The number of Facebook users worldwide exceeded 2.27 billion people. This is evidenced by corporate accounts published on Tuesday for the third quarter of the company, which owns the eponymous social network.

In the capital of Romania, thousands of people went to the rally against corruption

More than two thousand people went to a rally against corruption on the anniversary of the tragedy in the nightclub Solestіv, people are outraged that three years have passed after the fire, and the perpetrators have not yet been found. The fire that took place three years ago on the night of October 30-31 in the nightclub Socialist, killed 65 people.


Government Commission approved the renaming of Vnesheconombank

Now the full name of VEB is the state corporation Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank). Renaming will not be a reorganization, Medvedev said.

“This is not just a change of name, it is, in my opinion, above all, a reflection of the role assigned to VEB,” said Medvedev.

According to him, the renaming is due to “the fact that Vnesheconombank will be engaged not only in lending, but also in complex support of projects.” VEB is primarily a development institution, not a bank, Medvedev noted.

No additional expenses will be required to rename, no campaign is planned to introduce a new brand, said VEB chairman Igor Shuvalov.

“We will not do anything on this occasion, we will not pay money for this,” he noted.

VEB will receive 600 billion rubles to repay external debt

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that Vnesheconombank (VEB) to repay foreign liabilities will provide 600 billion rubles in the form of property contributions. According to the prime minister, these funds are necessary to strengthen the financial model of VEB.

In order to increase the efficiency of VEB’s operations, it is necessary to strengthen its financial model. This is a long-term settlement of foreign debt; it is supposed to allocate 600 billion rubles of subsidies for these purposes until 2024. – Dmitry Medvedev, Russian politician

Cleaning urban rivers will cost St. Petersburg 224 million rubles

The elimination of pollution and contamination of water bodies of the Kirov and Krasnoselsky districts will cost the city 34 million and so on. Total cleaning is planned in 18 districts of St. Petersburg.

Network Eldorado will rebrand

The largest seller of household appliances and electronics in Russia – the M.video-Eldorado group has updated the brand of the Eldorado network, the group said. The retailer decided to position itself as an affordable, profitable and nearby store, said Eldorado marketing director Alexander Bolshakov.

Cinema Foundation temporarily suspended financial activities

The Cinema Foundation temporarily suspended financial activities due to the lack of a governing body: the Ministry of Culture has not yet signed an order appointing a new executive director, told TIA President Vladimir Tolstoy to RIA Novosti news agency.

Shareholders of FC Otkritie approved the merger of Binbank

The reorganization of Otkritie FC in the form of a merger of Binbank has been approved by shareholders, the Bank of Russia reports. Also approved are the merger of Binbank Digital JSC, Invest-Trading LLC, Zabota LLC, NM-Expert LLC, Otkryt Trading LLC, PromFinance LLC, Safmar Pension LLC

Rosneft has found a new buyer for its oil in China

This is a contract that Rosneft signed in September last year with private Chinese CEFC China. According to him, the Russian state-owned company pledged to supply 10 million tons per year over five years.

The head of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation called the protective duties on oil a last resort

The minister also noted that measures that would be alternative to defensive duties would be considered in the near future, but did not specify what specific steps are planned to be taken.

BP’s net profit in the third quarter rose to $ 3.4 billion

BP’s net profit increased in the third quarter of 2018 by 1.9 times compared with the figure for the same period last year and amounted to $ 3.35 billion, the company said.

The Republic of Korea will invest $ 8.7 billion in green energy

According to the South Korean Saemangeum Development and Investment Agency, total investments in the next few years will exceed $ 9 billion. The government will allocate approximately $ 500 million. The remaining funds in the amount of $ 8.7 billion are planned to be raised at the expense of non-state investors. The government plan provides for the creation of a zone for the development of solar and wind energy projects, where it is planned to generate up to 4 GW of electricity annually.

Chinese companies claim oil and gas blocks in Greenland

Chinese companies CNPC and CNOOC have expressed interest in participating in the competition for oil and gas blocks in Greenland (autonomy within Denmark), which is scheduled to be held in 2021, Reuters reported, citing an official from Greenland.

US can be a key energy supplier

Frank Fannon, US Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources, believes that the United States may soon become a key supplier of energy worldwide. It is reported by Reuters in its article, the translation of which is exclusively for its readers is “Political Russia”.

$ 4.5 billion for future shipments

The German government is ready to provide guarantees for the $ 1.5 billion project for the Goldboro LNG LNG plant in Canada. This is stated in the message of the company Pieridae Energy, implementing the project.

In August, Pieridae Energy received confirmation of the readiness of Germany to provide guarantees (United Loan Guarantees) in the amount of up to $ 3 billion for the construction of an LNG plant.

The Goldboro LNG project, worth between $ 5 billion and $ 10 billion, involves the construction of an LNG plant in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia with a capacity of about 10 million tons per year. The plant will be built next to the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline gas pipeline, which connects the gas transmission systems of the United States and Canada to the east coast

In the UK, proposed to ban the sale of cryptocurrency

“Because of the problems with the integrity of the market and the protection of investors, the option of prohibiting the sale of bitcoin to retail consumers, including CFDs, futures, options and securities, is being considered,” the document says. The working group has developed rules for advertising digital assets.

Otkritie, Binbank, PSB and ATB received 1.134 trillion rubles from the Central Bank

The Central Bank of the Russian Federation provided the Otkritie FC Bank, Binbank, Promsvyazbank (PSB) and the Asia-Pacific Bank (ATB) to maintain liquidation of 1 trillion 134 billion rubles, of which these credit organizations have already returned 867 billion rubles to the regulator. This was reported to Interfax at the Bank of Russia.

Russian oligarch collected money from Americans for marijuana

The American company Curaleaf, which produces marijuana and medical preparations based on it, was listed on the Canadian Stock Exchange, the organization said.

The company managed to attract 530 million Canadian dollars, which is equivalent to 400 million American. Thus, the total capitalization of Curaleaf has reached four billion dollars, making it the largest player in the market. According to the company, the main buyers of shares in the placement were American and Canadian institutional investors, said Reuters.

Ufa debt amounted to 10.4 billion rubles

Today, on October 30, at the operational meeting in the Ufa mayoralty, the deputy head of the administration Gulnara Valiyeva announced the figures for the municipal debt of the city. At the moment it is 10.4 billion rubles.

Pfizer net profit for 9 months increased by 28%

In the third quarter, the net profit of the pharmaceutical giant increased 1.5 times – to 4.11 billion dollars, in terms of one share was 0.69 dollars against 0.47 dollars a year ago. Pfizer’s quarterly revenue was $ 13.3 billion, an increase of 1% in annual terms.

Ministry of Finance will be allowed to take loans from banks for the federal budget

A bill allowing the federal budget to take loans from banks, the government of the Russian Federation submitted to the State Duma, a REGNUM correspondent informs on October 30. The Ministry of Finance is allowed, if necessary, to resort to short-term borrowing from banks, with the amendments to the Budget Code. The money can also be used to lend to the regions.

Akinbank bankrupt three Chelny companies

PJSC “Akinbank” filed a lawsuit in court for the recovery of debt from three Chelny enterprises. The credit organization intends to collect 82.5 million rubles from LLC “Jupiter”, from LLC “Saturn” – 51.6 million, another 44.6 million the bank expects to receive from LLC “Venera”

Gazprom received the maximum net profit in five years

The net profit of Gazprom for the nine months of 2018 amounted to 395 billion rubles, this is the maximum result in five years, the company’s profit in the same period of 2013 amounted to 466.6 billion rubles. The loss from January to September amounted to 9.2 billion rubles.

Spending Russians on fuel

According to the analytical agency “AUTOSTAT”, the volume of fuel consumption by motor transport in Russia in 2017 amounted to about 83 billion liters. In monetary terms, focusing on the average retail prices of gasoline and diesel fuel in the country, this amount leaves 3.15 trillion rubles. Taking into account the increase in fuel prices in the current year, according to a preliminary forecast by experts of the analytical agency AUTOSTAT, in 2018 the amount of money that Russians will spend on fuel will exceed 3.4 trillion rubles.

Housing prices in the US are growing faster than wages

The average rate on a 30-year mortgage has risen from about 3.85% in early 2018 to about 4.74% at present, according to Bankrate.com. Next year, the rate is expected to continue to rise.

Ilon Musk bought Tesla’s $ 10 million stake

The American inventor and entrepreneur, the head of Tesla, Ilon Musk, acquired a stake in this American company – the amount of the transaction was $ 10 million. Next week he intends to buy securities for another $ 20 million.

Banks of Voronezh City Hall do not give loans

The results of 2 tenders for the provision of loans to the Voronezh administration for 500 million rubles each were announced ahead of time. At the time of the deadline for submitting bids – October 29 – no bank has reported at both auctions. Credit lines for the city hall were offered to open for 3 years. Loans offered to provide at 7.99% per annum. In 2018, the Voronezh City Hall has already collected loans totaling 3.6 billion rubles.

Tax revenues in the budget of South Korea increased by $ 26 billion

The budget of the Republic of Korea in 2018 will receive $ 26 billion more in taxes collected than in 2017. South Korean news agency Yonhap reports, citing a statement from a member of the National Assembly

American Chesapeake buys WildHorse oil and gas for $ 4 billion

US gas producer Chesapeake Energy buys oil and gas company WildHorse Resource Development, operating in the Eagle Ford shale formation, for $ 3.977 billion, Chesapeake reported


Putin demanded harshly to stop attempts to interfere in the course of elections

Russian President Vladimir Putin stated the need to harshly stop any attempts at unlawful intrusion into the election process, RIA Novosti reports.

No one has the right to interfere with the free will of citizens, to distort their position, stated on the ballot. Any illegal intrusion into the course of elections in social and political life, attempts of an unclean game in this field should be strictly stopped. – Vladimir Putin

The court of Ingushetia declared illegal the treaty on the border with Chechnya

The Ingush Constitutional Court on Tuesday declared illegal the treaty on the border with Chechnya, signed by the heads of the republics of Yunus-Bek Yevkurov and Ramzan Kadyrov. The corresponding message is posted on the website of the court.

Sent to prison and deported

The authorities of Cyprus tightened control over visits by foreign citizens, including Russians, of the unrecognized Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (part of Cyprus under Turkish occupation). This was told by the press attache of the Russian embassy in Cyprus Alla Khanaeva on Bfm.ru.

According to her, those tourists who flew to rest in hotels in the north of the island through the airports of the city of Larnaca or the city of Paphos, are deported to their homeland. This happens if employees of the migration service find out about the purpose of the trip or see a travel voucher. Those arriving through the ports of the northern part of the island may be banned from entering the southern part of it.

Trump intends to ban giving US citizenship by birth

Donald Trump intends to deprive of the right to US citizenship born in the territory of the United States of children of non-citizens of the country or illegal migrants. The American leader announced that he was going to sign the corresponding decree.

We are the only country in the world where people come to give birth to children, who then become citizens of the United States with all the advantages. This is stupid, and it needs to end. – Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States

Honduran migrants detained in US detained in Mexico

Migrants at the age of 17 and 22 were detained, the Glock pistol was withdrawn from them. On the territory of Mexico now goes to the US a caravan of migrants from Honduras. On Sunday, another caravan of migrants started – from El Salvador.

Russia to conclude a new treaty on the Sea of Azov

Russia is focused on the existing agreement with the Ukrainian side on the joint use of the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait, said Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

While there is no position in this case. There is an international legal framework to this effect, and it is valid. On this and should focus. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian diplomat

Klimkin urged citizens of Ukraine to pass Russian passports

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin proposed to begin a public discussion on the issue of dual citizenship, urging Ukrainians to hand over Russian passports. According to him, a public discussion should start in Ukraine “about the possibility of being a citizen of several countries,” reports “European Truth”.

Now we in Ukraine should start a public discussion about the possibility of being a citizen of several countries, we must honestly say this. However, we cannot even talk about dual citizenship with Russia during, in fact, the war with it. – Pavel Klimkin, Ukrainian diplomat

Single list of terrorist organizations

According to the chairman of the coordination meeting of the chairmen of defense committees under the PA CSTO Council Vladimir Shamanov, now, if any of the countries decides to recognize this or that organization as a terrorist organization, it will first have to coordinate this decision with the CSTO.

Our today’s agenda includes issues of parliamentary cooperation in the areas of security, the fight against terrorism and extremism, and the countering of contemporary challenges and threats. The relevance of these issues is confirmed by the current situation near the borders of the CSTO. – Vyacheslav Volodin, Russian politician

Tymoshenko announced the beginning of the formation of a military office

The head of the Ukrainian Batkivshchyna party, Yulia Tymoshenko, said that she had begun to form a military office. She noted that her team is starting to develop strategic documents and draft laws that will ensure their implementation in a strict plan.

Presidents of Russia and Moldova will hold talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Moldavian President Igor Dodon on October 31 in the Kremlin. During the Russian-Moldovan talks, it is planned to discuss key issues of interaction between the two countries, according to the Kremlin website.

The court gave Yanukovych the opportunity to speak on the case of treason

The Obolonsky district court of Kiev on Tuesday completed the stage of the court debate in the case of treason against the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and gave him the last opportunity on November 19 to come up with the last word

100 billion euros for the Crimea and the Donbass

The leader of the Batkivshchyna party, Yulia Tymoshenko, said that if she wins the presidential elections, Ukraine intends to obtain compensation from Russia for losses allegedly caused by the loss of Donbass and Crimea.

If all the affected Ukrainian citizens file claims against the aggressor state, then the total amount of claims calculated according to the practice of the European Court of Human Rights will exceed € 100 billion. This is the scale of what our citizens can get for a disfigured life. – Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian politician

UN Secretary General appointed a new special envoy for Syria

UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced who will take the post of Special Envoy for Syria instead of Staffan De Mistura leaving in late November. This will be the Norwegian diplomat Geir Pedersen, who is currently the Norwegian ambassador to China.

Denmark recalls ambassador to Iran for consultations

The Danish Foreign Ministry is recalling its ambassador to Iran for consultations, and Copenhagen will also seek the introduction of new sanctions by the European Union against Tehran.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met with the Russian delegation

The delegation was headed by Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak. According to Maduro, he discussed with Russian experts ideas that will help strengthen the economic independence of Venezuela

Sanctions against Ukraine will affect 360 companies and more than 50 individuals

The work on the resolution, which provides for the introduction of economic measures in response to the sanctions imposed by Kiev, is being completed in the Russian cabinet of ministers, a government source said. According to him, in the near future the document will be handed over to Dmitry Medvedev for signature. The interviewee said that the response will affect about 360 companies and over 50 individuals.

US Department of Justice accused Chinese citizens of industrial espionage

The United States Department of Justice has charged industrial espionage with several Chinese intelligence officials, as well as hackers working for them. This is stated in the statement released by the agency on Tuesday.


Erdogan announced a large-scale operation against the forces of the Syrian Kurds

Turkey will soon begin a military operation against the forces of the Syrian Kurds east of the Euphrates. This was reported on the website of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

NATO does not want an arms race with Russia

The North Atlantic Alliance does not want to conduct an arms race with Russia. This was stated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference within the framework of the Trident Juncture 2018 exercise. “We don’t want an arms race, so we need to improve relations with Russia,” the Alliance Secretary General noted.

Belarusian BTR-70MB1 seen in Yemen

Photos of the upgraded BTR-70MB1 in service with the Sudanese contingent that is fighting in Yemen have appeared on the Web, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports.

The ships of the Baltic Fleet will conduct torpedo firing

The ships of the Baltic Fleet will execute torpedo firing using the latest anti-submarine complex. This is the press service of the ZVO. The crew of the corvette “Boky” will work out the protection of the ship using anti-torpedoes from the small-sized anti-submarine complex “Package”.

Volgograd pilots set a record for ammunition consumption

The exercises were held at the sites in the Volgograd and Rostov regions, the Stavropol Territory and in the Crimea. As REGNUM news agency reported, in 2017, the crews of the Su-24M aviation regiment of the Southern Military District, located near Volgograd, spent more than 2.3 thousand uncontrolled aircraft missiles and bombs.

Ukraine is not preparing for hostilities

The Ukrainian army is not preparing for hostilities in populated areas, Lieutenant-General Sergei Naev, the commander of the “Combined Forces Operation” (“OOS”), said, 112 Ukraine reported October 30.

US calls on Arab coalition to stop airstrikes on Yemen

The United States is calling for a coalition under the auspices of Saudi Arabia to stop air strikes in all populated areas of Yemen, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

India successfully tested the Agni-1 ballistic missile

In India, tests of the Agni-1 ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear charge were conducted. The earth-to-earth missile, which can travel 700 km, was launched from the coast of the Indian Ocean. A military source told The Times of India that the tests were successful.

Canada will buy British frigates to fight Russian submarines

The Canadian Navy intends to purchase British frigates Type 26 to combat submarines, Defense News reported. According to the portal, the purchase of the Type 26 from the UK is connected with Canada’s desire to oppose anything to Russian submarines in the Arctic.

Israel struck an air strike on a military convoy in Syria

The Israeli Broadcasting Corporation said that the Israeli Air Force launched rocket-bombing attacks on a military convoy in Syria, which transported missiles to neighboring Lebanon, for subsequent transfer to the Hezbollah group.

The United States and South Korea will create a working group to coordinate efforts on the DPRK

The United States and South Korea agreed to create a working group to improve the coordination of the countries’ approach to the DPRK, Deputy State Department spokesman Robert Palladino told reporters at a press briefing.


Bacteria are suspected of using quantum entanglement.

Physicists conducted a new analysis of data on the interaction of light and photosynthetic bacteria placed between the mirrors. They concluded that a quantum-mechanical relationship arises between living cells and photons, which turns them into an intricate system. The results are published in The Journal of Physics Communications.

Knitted 50-kilogram arch withstands 5 tons of concrete

Engineers from Zurich Swiss Higher Technical School created the KnitCandela washbasin for the exhibition in Mexico City. The design got its name by the name of influential Mexican architect Felix Candela, who designed the buildings of the type of ceiling-shell.

Biologists forced E. coli to work as mitochondria in yeast

American scientists forced E. coli to perform the functions of mitochondria inside the yeast cells. The results of a series of experiments showed that within the framework of the synthetic model of endosymbiosis of bacteria and cells, colonies of yeast chimeras appeared that are able to survive in various environments.

Warming has launched an “escalator of extinction”

The warming drives the “escalator of extinction”: the habitat of mountain species shifts higher so that they remain at their usual temperature, and the species that live at the very top do not have this possibility, and their numbers are decreasing.

Symmetry of nanoantenna “protected” entangled photon pair

Physicists from Austria, Australia and Spain built the nano-antenna for the first time, which preserves the entanglement of photon pairs, although its size is smaller than the photon wavelength. For this, scientists have used the symmetry of the system, which “protects” one of the quantum states, not allowing it to “mix” with other states. The article was published in Physical Review Letters, briefly reported on her Physics.

“Genomic surgery” will help to treat rare hereditary diseases

Researchers are currently studying cells donated by patients with hereditary diseases – for example, vitelymorphic dystrophy and Charcot-Marie-Tut disease. Donor cells are transformed into stem cells, and then scientists test for them the methods of gene editing.

Physicists have photographed a molecule at the nanoscale

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) devices in hospitals do an excellent job with creating images of the human body. For decades, scientists had hoped that the same technology could be used to study much smaller things, for example, individual molecules.

The last article of the late Stephen Hawking is published.

Scientists have published the latest work of Stephen Hawking, who died in March 2018. In a scientific article entitled “Entropy of a black hole and soft hair,” Hawking and his co-authors tried to solve the so-called. Information Hawking paradox, which results in the loss of information due to the collapse and evaporation of black holes.

The probe “Parker” went to a record close to the Sun

NASA reported that on Monday evening, the Parker Solar Probe went to the Sun a record distance, breaking the record set by the Helios 2 in 1976 and was 42.73 million kilometers.

China first launched a space router

China has successfully launched the country’s first space router. This is reported by the Xinhua News Agency, citing the press service of the National University of Defense Technologies (NUOT) in Changsha, Hunan Province.

As the experts explained, the device will provide Internet access for various users around the world, since almost half of the population of the Earth is not yet connected to the worldwide network. This is hampered by deserts, mountains, oceans and other terrain features.

In six years of vegetarianism, an American gained weight and nearly lost her teeth

For six years, the mother of three children ate exclusively plant food. During this time, she gained extra weight, and the condition of her teeth and hair deteriorated significantly. A resident of the United States Mariela Stewart sought to lose weight after giving birth and tried several diets.

Spraying aerosols will not stop the growth of the level of the World Ocean

Spraying sulphate aerosols to cool the Earth can lead to unintended consequences in the form of global ocean warming. Thus, the growth of its level will succeed at best to slow down, but not to stop.

Under the Mexican Pyramid of the Moon found the entrance to the “afterlife”

An underground tunnel, which the Aztecs used for ritual purposes, was discovered under the Pyramid of the Moon in Teotihuacan by the staff of the National Institute of Anthropology and the Institute of Geophysics of the National Autonomous University of Mexico

Archaeologists have found the remains of ancient vampire fish in London

According to the newspaper, the staff of the Museum of London Archeology sifted the ground raised from the medieval cesspool and stumbled upon the remains of fish, which turned out to be a river lamprey. This fish is often mentioned in written sources, but there are almost no archaeological finds of “vampire fish”.

Created a new vaccine that protects against recurrent stroke.

It is reported that right after a stroke, there is a high likelihood of re-formation of blood clots in the brain, therefore, patients are prescribed medications to thin the blood. Patients, truthfully, often forget to take them, so a drug was created that lasts about 2 months.

“The attracting beam” taught to get objects due to obstacles

With the help of an acoustic “attracting beam” – a special-form sound wave – physicists were able to manipulate small objects. The new system, called SoundBender, can create waves, enveloping obstacles, and control the displacement of even non-solid objects.

Scientists have achieved a breakthrough in the production of hydrogen fuel

The production of hydrogen for fuel requires the splitting of water molecules (H2O) into two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. The study was a breakthrough in understanding the mechanism arising from the photochemical splitting of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) by photoelectrodes from iron oxide.

Scientists have identified a new pollutant

This substance turned out to be three (2,4-di-tert-butylphenyl) phosphate or abbreviated TDTBPP, which belongs to the group of organophosphorus compounds, many of which are known to be toxic. It turned out that high concentrations of this compound are ubiquitous, therefore people are more likely to inhale it or contact it through the skin. The results are published in Environmental Science & Technology.


Chevrolet introduced electric eCOPO Camaro

Chevrolet has brought two new versions of the dregovy coupe COPO Camaro to the SEMA exhibition. The first is electric, which received the prefix “e” in the title. Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro is equipped with two electric motors BorgWarner HVH 250-150, which produce 710 horsepower and 813 Nm of torque

Tuners created carbon Dodge Charger

Tuning studio Speedkore presented Evolution maskar for SEMA show. The newly created car looks like a 1970 Dodge Charger, and the project was based on a specially designed frame with carbon fiber panels.

Under the hood, the Evolution is a 6.2-liter powerplant, which was borrowed by the Challenger SRT Demon. The performance of the unit has been increased and is now 979 hp. This was achieved by replacing the drive pulley, fuel injectors and using a dry sump lubrication system. In tandem with the engine running 6-speed manual transmission Tremec T-56.

Also, the car received shock absorber struts that are adjustable in height and stiffness, forged wheels HRE and Brembo brake system

Isuzu is preparing to debut rival Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster

The Japanese company Isuzu is preparing to debut a new budget crossover, which should compete with Renault Duster and Hyundai Creta. The manufacturer has not yet provided any information about the future novelty, even the timing of its premiere is not reported.

IVECO Stralis NP truck traveled over 1,700 km at one gas station

Italian truck Iveco Stralis NP was able to travel 1728 kilometers, driving without refueling from London to Madrid. This figure is a record, since no other model has previously been able to demonstrate such high autonomy

Ford introduced the limited edition Mustang RTR Performance Pack 1

The Mustang RTR Series 1 package is available for any GT or EcoBoost Mustang configuration with the Performance Pack 1 option. Unfortunately, the additional package RTR Series 1 does not add horsepower, and keeps the power units in factory condition

The reborn brand Hispano Suiza will introduce a new model in Geneva

Next spring at the Geneva Motor Show, the revived Hispano Suiza brand will present a new model. The public debut of the electric supercar is timed to the 119th anniversary of the creation of the prototype of the world’s first electric car, which never went into mass production.

Ford GT Supercar Receives Lightweight Carbon Version

The supercar is driven by a turbocharged 3.5-liter engine, whose power is 655 hp. at 745 Nm.

The interior of the new Mercedes-Benz GLB SUV is declassified

Judging by the photos, the novelty will receive an interior in the style of the new generation A-Class – the same dashboard, center console and air ducts will be installed here. Note that not only the interior of the hatchback will move to the crossover, both cars will be built on the same MFA2 platform.

Volkswagen to launch a competitor to the crossover Jeep Renegade by 2021

The new crossover from Volkswagen is being developed for competition with Jeep Renegade and Honda HR-V, and will create it on the MQB platform. Due to this platform, the manufacturer will be able to offer a crossover with a turbocharged engine and all-wheel drive system. The company plans to release the model to the market by 2021.


Roskomnadzor announced the date of signing a memorandum on combating piracy

“On November 1, 2018, a memorandum of cooperation between search engines and copyright holders to combat the proliferation of pirated content will be signed,” representatives of the agency stated.

Apple introduced the updated iPad Pro tablet.

A feature of the device was the lack of the Home button (“Home”). The fingerprint scanner is now replaced with a Face ID sensor. Apple also refused to use the Lightning connector in the tablet, replacing it with a faster USB-C port.

The new iPad Pro will be available in two versions – with a screen of 11 inches and 12.9 inches. The tablets used a new 8-core processor Apple A12X Bionic, which, as stated, is 90% faster than the previous one. The memory capacity of the device can be up to 1 TB.

Tablet sales start on November 7th. In Russia, the cost of a model with an 11-inch screen will be from 65,990 rubles, with a 12.9-inch screen – from 93,990 rubles.

New MacBook Air and Mac Mini models

The new MacBook Air received a 13.3-inch Retina screen, an Intel Core i5 eighth-generation processor and up to 16 GB of RAM. The device is equipped with a fingerprint sensor, a USB-C port, and a T2 chip for data security. The battery is designed for 13 hours of operation, the device is 10% thinner than the previous model, its weight is about 1.25 kg. The updated Mac Mini features 4-core or 6-core processors and a T2 chip.

The minimum cost of a MacBook Air will be in the US $ 1199, Mac Mini – $ 799

In Apple, called the release date of the new version of iOS

Apple representatives have assured the public that the new version of iOS will be available simultaneously with the advent of iPad Pro. The new version of the operating system has already received its name. So, in iOS 12.1, all previously encountered user bugs will be fixed.

Limited edition of smart speakers “Yandex. Station”

The device operates on the basis of the voice assistant “Alice”. The red-colored device will go to users who agreed to pay monthly for Yandex for the Yandex. Music “for 389 rubles. The cost is comparable to the price of an ordinary station for 9000 rubles.

New ISOCELL image sensors for smartphones

Samsung introduced two new pixel sensors with a resolution of 0.8 micrometers (µm) – 48-megapixel (Mp) Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 and 32Mp ISOCELL Bright GD1.

With a reduced pixel size, the new sensors provide greater design flexibility. The GM1 and GD1 sensors are based on ISOCELL Plus pixel isolation technology. The GD1 sensor is equipped with a high dynamic range (HDR), which provides a more balanced exposure, rich colors and details while simultaneously streaming real-time video in low and high contrast conditions. GM1 and GD1 will launch into mass production at the end of this year.

Google launched captcha invisible to users

Protection from bots, which does not interfere with the user Google officially introduced a new version of the system of protecting websites from bots called reCAPTCHA v3. Now the user does not need to enter text, select pictures that meet certain criteria, and even click on the “I am not a robot” button.

Tinder will become a Google programmatic partner

Match Media Group, which owns the Tinder dating application, has entered into an agreement with Google, under which the company will send ads to a search engine server, Digiday reports. The advertiser will be able to buy impressions from the ad server at a fixed price.

Vulnerability Windows gave attackers access to all files

A bug in Windows 10 hid the application access settings window from the user, which allowed fraudsters to get UWP access and install viruses to steal personal and billing data.

Foldable smartphone Samsung will equip flexible Infinity-V Display

The bending Samsung smartphone will work with a flexible screen called the Infinity-V Display. The relevant information leads iXBT.com. Samsung registered the trademark of the same name

Xiaomi began selling gaming smartphone Xiaomi Black Shark 2

Xiaomi has launched the sales of the second generation Black Shark gaming smartphone, which was released under the name Black Shark Helo. So far we are talking only about the Chinese market. The version for 6 + 128 GB is estimated at 459 dollars, for 8 + 128 GB – 509 dollars, and 10 + 256 GB – 602 dollars.

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 will receive Android Q OS

Xiaomi continues to draw attention to Xiaomi Pocophone F1 and recently senior product manager Xiaomi announced that the model will receive new versions of the Android OS.

Headphones with FM Receiver for iPhone

Headphones connect to your iPhone via a Lightning connector. You can control the stations, including storing them in the memory of the headphones and switching between them, using the remote control on the cable or in a special mobile application. Headphones can be purchased for $ 80.

DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise drone released for rescue operations

A well-known manufacturer of drones DJI announced the expansion of the model range with another novelty called Mavic 2 Pro Enterprise. This modification is special, as it is intended for use in various complex rescue operations and other professional works.

AI rescue system in the event of an emergency works without the Internet

The IBM Grand Prix was awarded to Project Owl, an AI system developer, which allows you to call a rescue service when neither the Internet, nor the phone, nor other means of communication are working.

The new smartphone Lenovo Z5 Pro will get the main camera 40 megapixel

Today, the manufacturer has published a new teaser, which shows a camera with 16 and 24 megapixel modules. Thus, the total resolution of the camera will be 40 Mp


Son Tarkovsky restores the full version of “Andrei Rublev”

An exhibition dedicated to one of the most important films of Andrei Tarkovsky “The Mirror” opened in Madrid. It was from the Spanish capital that the son of the director Andrei Tarkovsky, Jr., who lives in Florence and heads the International Institute named after his father, began showing this film. The son of director Andrei Tarkovsky told that he was restoring the full author’s version of the film Andrei Rublev.

The trailer of the Norwegian disaster film “Earthquake” has been released

Oslo at the bottom of the poster and trailer for the Norwegian disaster film “Earthquake” (Skjelvet / Quake). The film is a sequel to the epic adrenaline drama of natural disaster “Wave” 2015, directed by Roar Uthaug

Stephen King sold the rights to film adaptation of the stories to Russians

Writer Stephen King sold the rights to film his stories to Russian filmmakers. Rights are sold under the program “Dollar Kids” and costing those who wish to $ 1. King offers talented teenagers and students of film institutes the opportunity to film his novels.

Mel Gibson and Charlie Hannam will star in the thriller “Waldo”

Mel Gibson, Charlie Hannam and Asa Gonzalez will star in the thriller “Waldo” (Waldo), which put the British director Tim Kirkby. At the heart of the picture is the Howard Gould novel “Last Looks”. Hannam will play a former Los Angeles police detective Charlie Waldo.

Fedor Konyukhov will not play himself in the film Fedor Bondarchuk

The traveler Fedor Konyukhov refused to play himself in the film by Fyodor Bondarchuk. Earlier in June, Bondarchuk told that he intends to start shooting a new film about the traveler next year.

Andres Musketti is going to make a movie on the manga “Attack on the Titans”

It is reported only that the director will begin to create the picture “Attack on the Titans” when he finishes work on the sequel “It”, which will be released in September next year.

Ava Duverny will make a documentary about Prince

American director Ava Duverny, known from the films “Selma” and “The Breaking of Time”, will begin work on a documentary project about the musician Prince. Information about this appeared in Deadline.

Netflix showed the trailer for the documentary series “Dogs”

Streaming service Netflix has released the first trailer for the new series “Dogs” (“Dogs”). The premiere of the documentary work of Glen Zipper and Amy Berg will take place on November 16th. Each of the six episodes of the series will tell the viewer the story of the deep emotional affection of people and their four-legged pets.

Kate Hudson and Zac Efron star in the fantasy thriller “Bloody Moon”

Kate Hudson and Craig Robinson (“Office”, “Mr. Robot”) will star in Ana Lily Amirpur’s film “Blood Moon”. The producer of the project is Oscar-winning John Löscher (“Birdman”).

James Cameron has finished shooting two sequels of “Avatar”

This was told in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the performer of one of the main roles Sigourney Weaver.

“We just finished shooting the second and third films. We shot it in Los Angeles, and James announced that we have a lot of underwater work to do, so we learned to dive without special tools, and shot a lot of scenes under water, which was incredibly difficult but very interesting. I was lucky because I grew up near the water and my husband from the Hawaiian Islands, so I had a lot of swimming. In addition, we had the best divers and security experts in the world. Sometimes it was scary, especially when they were at the very bottom. Fortunately new, we had divers from all sides to quickly return to the surface. I am very grateful to them for this, because without them I probably would have stayed there, “said the actress.

The trailer for the TV series “Dead Lake” by Roman Prygunov

A trailer for a TV series from TV-3 “Dead Lake” with Yevgeny Tsyganov appeared in the network. The premiere of the six-episode project of Roman Prygunov, famous for the films “Spiritless” and “Spiritless-2”, will take place on November 19th.


Malbek and Suzanne presented a bright clip about love and relationships

The clip “Excites me” is a mini-film about love and relationships, about barriers. Earlier it became known that Susanna was divorcing Roman Varnin. On October 18, at a concert in the Glavklab Green Concert, Susanna announced a divorce from her husband, the frontman of Malbec, in the form of a song.

Farrell Williams forbids Trump to perform the song “Happy”

Farrell Williams has banned US President Donald Trump from using his hit “Happy” for political purposes.

Dance lizards under What Is Love has become a web hit

The lizard named Ted Cooper has become the star of social networks. The pet of YouTube user Joseph Pannullo is dancing so dynamically to the song What Is Love that they predict success no less than that of Jim Carrey, who danced to this track in the 90s. Lizard dancing in the bath in the hands of his master.

New Mota “Spell” about family values

The video was directed by Katya Yak, who is known for such works as “Flakes fly up” Feduk. In the video, the rapper talks about how his relationship with his wife developed.

Zara performed with deaf-dumb girls singing hands

The Russian singer Zara gave the first concert in Qatar, inviting deaf-and-dumb girls from the Singing Hands ensemble to the stage, the RIA Novosti correspondent reports.

The name of Walter Becker called the street in New York

One of the streets in New York received the name of the late co-founder of the Steely Dan group, Walter Becker. A new name will appear in the Queens area, where the musician grew up.

The opening ceremony was held after a series of concerts that live members of Steely Dan gave in Manhattan nine nights in a row. A member of the City Council of New York, a spokeswoman for the 29th arrondissement, and Becker’s friends, including singer Cindy Mizell, spoke at the ceremony. Becker died of cancer on September 3, 2017.

Vanessa Paradis has released a new music video.

Vanessa herself worked on the text of the composition, as well as Samuel Benshetri, scriptwriter, director, writer, and the second (in fact, the first one, since Paradi’s marriage wasn’t combined with the star of Pirates of the Caribbean)

The date of the festival “HEAT-2019” in Baku is named

The organizers announced the date of the Fourth International Music Festival “Heat-2019” in Baku. The corresponding message is published on the official festival page on Instagram.

David Lang / ULTRA / concert will be held in Moscow

On November 9, the SOUND UP music festival will present a special program dedicated to David Lang – one of the most performed American composers of the post-war generation.

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