26 Дек, 2021

Spain imposed a fine for smoking on the beach

The law, approved by the Spanish Senate, gives local municipalities the right to ban smoking on the beach and to fine for it 2000 euros. The measure is aimed at combating environmental pollution: for Spanish beaches, litter in the form of cigarette butts is a serious problem.

Other measures foreseen by the law include banning the use of single-use plastics, removing asbestos from buildings, and encouraging the return of containers (such as bottles) to stores.

Several Spanish regions, including Barcelona and the Canary Islands, have already banned smoking on their beaches. The same was done in other regions of Europe, for example, in parts of southern France and Sardinia.

However, no European country has yet introduced a national ban, writes Mail Online.


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Taliban (terrorist organization banned in Russia) adopted new rules for car drivers in the country

«Do not listen to music or use drugs while driving. Do not put women without a hijab in a car, do not drive women unaccompanied by a male relative over a distance of more than 45 miles (72.4 km),» the document says.

In addition, drivers are required to park their cars in specially designated places in order to perform namaz, as well as grow beards and call their male fellow travelers to this.


Members of the Pussy Riot group Maria Alekhina and Lyusya Stein, who were previously assigned administrative arrest, went on a hunger strike in a special detention center in Sakharovo near Moscow. This was announced by the lawyer Daniil Berman, reports «Interfax».

Both activists were detained on December 16. Alekhina was accused of posting an image with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Instagram in 2015, which depicts a symbol similar to a swastika.


Turkey is a rising star of the 21st century amid GDP growth in 2021. This was stated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a speech to the functionaries of the ruling party in Gaziantep province. The broadcast was hosted by the Turkish TV channel Haber Global.


The government of the Russian Federation has banned from February 1, 2022 and within six months to export precious metal scrap from the country. The decree of the Cabinet of Ministers notes that the Russian precious metals market has insufficient reserves of sources of raw materials to fully utilize the production capacities of processing enterprises.


Almost 670 thousand foreigners have received Russian citizenship since the beginning of the year. This is almost 105 thousand more than the same period last year, the Interior Ministry said.


Gazprom again did not book capacities for the transit of natural gas through Poland via the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline on Sunday. The company refuses to book pumping through the pipeline for the next day for the sixth day in a row, it follows from the data from the GSA Platform.


Russian authorities sent Coinbase user data in 5 requests

The crypto exchange has published a transparency report for the third time. It covers 9 months of 2021. During this time, Coinbase received 5,562 requests from regulators around the world. According to the company, for 3 quarters of 2021, departments were 27% more likely to be interested in user data than for the whole of 2020.

More than half (51%) of requests were received from agencies outside the United States. Most of all, the authorities of the United States, Great Britain and Germany are interested in Coinbase user data. The share of requests from these countries was 84%.

For the first time, the report includes data on inquiries from Latvia, Greece, India, Turkey, Bosnia, Hungary and Russia. There are countries on the list where Coinbase does not officially work — in particular, Ukraine. The number of requests from the Ukrainian authorities for 3 quarters of 2021 increased from 4 to 10.

According to the crypto exchange, almost all requests came from agencies that investigate criminal cases — 93%. For comparison, in 2020 this figure was 96%.

The report does not specify what exactly the agencies wanted to find out from Coinbase. In September 2020, the exchange was called on to tell exactly what information it was sharing with the authorities. According to the report, Coinbase is able to provide the customer name, IP address of the user’s last login / logout, and billing information.


Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, speaking about the launch of the Zircon hypersonic system, expressed the hope that the notes for the West would thus become more convincing.

“Hopefully, the notes become more convincing in this way,” he said in an interview with Vladimir Solovyov on the Moscow. Kremlin. Putin program on the Russia 1 channel.


According to lawyer Alexander Peredruk, the investigation appealed to the Kuibyshevsky court of St. Petersburg with a request to release Yuri Khovansky. The meeting is scheduled for December 29. The last time his arrest was extended until January 8. Yuri Khovansky has been in the remand prison since June 10 because of the song about «Nord-Ost».

At the end of November, Khovansky wrote an open letter in which he spoke about the threats from the investigation. According to the blogger, they demanded that he give up his lawyers and plead guilty in exchange for «a fine and freedom.» Khovansky wrote that he refused such a deal.


Russia is a democratic country where strong, proud and free people live, if someone says otherwise, he simply does not understand it — Peskov


A video appeared on the network with the suicide message of 25-year-old Yevgeny Ipatov from Udmurtia, who was found decapitated on the railroad tracks at the end of September in Sochi. In the video, the guy talks about the torture in the police department, and the forced confession that he allegedly stole 60 thousand rubles from the policeman’s grandmother. An official check has begun at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Krasnodar Territory. A video with the story of a resident of Adler Yevgeny Ipatov about the beating was published by Novaya Gazeta.


The Bank of Russia plans to increase from 200 to 600 thousand rubles the maximum amount of payments abroad that does not require accompanying documents. This was reported on Sunday by the Izvestia newspaper with reference to the documents of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.


The Taliban (the radical Taliban terrorist movement is prohibited in the Russian Federation) call on the United States not to interfere in the internal affairs of Afghanistan and declare that they are ready to resist if necessary. This was stated by the Deputy Foreign Minister in the interim government Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai.


Novaya Gazeta was not invited to the press conference of Vladimir Putin because of the human factor, they simply forgot, said Peskov. They remembered only two days before the conference, and according to the rules, the PCR test had to be taken three days in advance.


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