29 Май, 2022

The most dangerous cities in the world

The consulting company Verisk Maplecroft has published The Cities@Risk Security Index 2022 ranking of world cities by security risks. The most dangerous cities in the world are Kabul and Mogadishu, and the most cities with an increased security risk are in Latin America. The cities of Western and Northern Europe (Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Great Britain), as well as East Asia (Singapore, Japan, Taiwan) are recognized as the safest.

The Cities@Risk Security Index 2022 by risk management consultancy Verisk Maplecroft is based on an analysis of four key factors: crime, civil unrest, war and terrorism. The rating includes 579 cities with a population of over 1 million people.

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Biden approved the abolition of the 25 percent duty on steel imports from Ukraine, introduced by his predecessor Donald Trump. This is reported by the German media. Duty-free import will be valid for one year.


According to the Armenian Defense Ministry, the Azerbaijani army opened fire on the eastern direction of the border. There is a wounded man.


Azerbaijani Defense Ministry refutes reports of shelling of Armenian army positions on border


Putin, in a telephone conversation with the German Chancellor and the President of France, offered to lift sanctions against Russia in exchange for increasing the supply of fertilizers and agricultural products.

Russia is ready to help find options for grain exports, including the export of Ukrainian grain, from the Black Sea ports, the Russian president added.


The first Russian ship entered the port of Mariupol and began loading metal, thus the port resumed work for the first time since the beginning of the war, according to the DPR. According to a representative of the «administration» of Mariupol appointed by the «DNR», the ship of the «Slavutich» type will take on board a cargo of metal, after which it will leave for Rostov-on-Don on Monday.


The Security Service of Ukraine announced the initiation of the arrest of the assets of the «daughter» of «Rosneft» for $ 677,000. The agency offers Kyiv to nationalize the property of the enterprise


President Vladimir Putin signed a law ratifying the agreement on dual citizenship between South Ossetia and Russia. This agreement implies that residents of one country will be able to obtain citizenship of another country without giving up the existing one.

Active residents of South Ossetia from the age of 18 will be able to apply for Russian citizenship in a simplified manner. Children under 14 will receive the same citizenship as their parents.


The Government of the Russian Federation approved the indexation of freight tariffs of Russian Railways by 11% from June 1. The indexation will not affect the transportation of food and imported consumer goods, as well as mineral construction cargo, according to a decree signed by Mikhail Mishustin.

In addition, reduction factors for the export transportation of hard coal are canceled for three months. This measure can be extended for another three months by government decision.


The main award of the 75th Cannes Film Festival — «Palme d’Or» — went to the film «Triangle of Sorrow» by Swedish director Ruben Östlund.

Grand Prix went to Claire Denis for Stars at Noon and Lucas Dont for Close;

The Special Jury Prize went to directors Felix van Gröningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch for Eight Mountains and Jerzy Skolimowski for Eo;

South Korean director Park Chan Wook (Decision to Break Up) won Best Director;

The best actress was recognized as the Iranian Zar Amir-Ebrahimi («Holy Spider»);

The Best Actor Award went to South Korean actor Song Kang-ho (“The Broker”);

The Best Screenplay award went to Swede Tarik Saleh for The Boy from Heaven;

The honorary prize in honor of the anniversary of the festival was given to the film «Tori and Lokita» by the Dardenne brothers.


Dmitry Medvedev said that it is impossible to «talk» with foreign agents, and proposed introducing stricter liability for them. According to him, the relevant bill has already been submitted to the State Duma.

“Control over foreign agents was rather formal. And now is the time to clean up. If they are carrying out activities directed against the country at such a difficult time, and receive money from our enemies for this, the response must be quick and tough. Stop talking nonsense, especially during the period of a special military operation and unlimited anti-Russian sanctions. And at the legislative level, a more precise classification and stricter liability of foreign agents should be introduced,” wrote the deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council.


In the Trans-Baikal Territory, a criminal case was opened against two ex-policemen who were fired for abuse of office. Earlier, SHOT reported that two police officers tortured passers-by in order to extract confessions in the metal theft case. One of the young men, who was beaten and put a bag over his head, committed suicide


Dmitry Rogozin, in response to the freezing of Russian assets in the West, proposed to “print” money and give it to industry. And «at least a trillion» of them — «Roskosmos».


SpaceX, in a report by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), announced that the Starlink satellite Internet service already has more than 400,000 subscribers worldwide (both individuals and legal entities). Two months ago, there were 250,000 of them, and at the beginning of the year — 145,000. At the moment, SpaceX has put 2,405 satellites into orbit, 2,374 of them are operational.


Russia has developed a covert screening system that identifies people and assesses the degree of danger to others based on activity on social networks. The system creates a profile by analyzing activity on TikTok, YouTube, VKontakte, Yandex and other platforms.

Also, the complex can recognize facial microexpressions, prohibited substances and gait «for reliable and early detection of potential threats to society.» The principle of operation is based on electromagnetic waves in the millimeter and terahertz ranges.


More than a thousand Englishmen dressed up as vampires to set a world record. Thus, Whitby Abbey decided to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the novel «Dracula» by Bram Stoker and World Dracula Day, the Independent writes.

It was originally planned to gather 1897 people in costumes in honor of the publication date of the work — May 26, 1897. However, only 1369 «vampires» came. Despite the fact that fewer people took part in the action than expected, the world record was broken. According to the organizers, the previous record was set in the US state of Virginia in 2011, when 1039 vampires gathered in one place.


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