9 Jan, 2018

The price of the “war on terror” …

American taxpayers paid more than 5.6 trillion dollars for the “war on terror” around the world. Such data leads The Nation with reference to the results of the project Costs of War, initiated by a team of experts from the Brown University of the United States.

As part of the study, a map of the “fight against terror” was presented, according to which the US military presence in one form or another is preserved in 76 countries. These include both territories where the Air Force makes regular air strikes, and countries where American experts train local troops. At the same time, the effectiveness of Washington’s actions raises doubts among experts.

“Great cities have turned into piles of stones, tens of millions of people have left their homes, millions of refugees continue to cross borders, breaking the peace in other countries,” the article says.

At the same time, experts emphasize that in the US there is practically no debate about the costs of the “war on terrorism” and the final results of the interventions. Experts attribute this to the specific nature of the conflict, in which there are no clearly defined fronts and boundaries.

Briefly about the main …


The US is no longer our allies.

January 1, 2018 Donald Trump in the microblogging Twitter wrote

“The United States has, through stupidity, paid Pakistan more than $ 33 billion in aid over the past 15 years, and they have not given us anything in return but lies and tricks, counting our leaders as fools. They gave shelter to terrorists, whom we hunted in Afghanistan, and did not give us almost any help. This will not happen again”

“The US is no longer our allies. Real allies do not do that, so we have no alliance with the Americans. Washington is trying to turn us into a whipping boy to justify its failures in Afghanistan, “the Pakistani Foreign Minister Khavaja Muhammad Asif responded.

Negotiations between North and South Korea started

Between the Republic of Korea and the DPRK, negotiations began at the border point of Panmunjom. Their main theme will be practical steps to improve relations between Seoul and Pyongyang and the participation of North Korean athletes in the Winter Olympics, Tass reports.

Trump decided to fight for the presidency in the next election

President Donald Trump intends to run for president again in 2020. This is reported by TASS with reference to the Deputy Press Secretary of the White House, Hogan Gidley.

The Committee to Protect Journalists accused Trump of “undermining media freedom”

The Committee to Protect Journalists in the United States has announced a prize for violators of press freedom, calling American President Donald Trump a winner in the category “Common Achievement in Undermining the Freedom of the World Media.”

Defense ministers of the United States and Japan discussed increasing pressure on the DPRK

US and Japanese defense ministers James Matthies and Itunori Onodara discussed strengthening of pressure on the DPRK to change the course of Pyongyang, Pentagon spokesman Dana White said after a telephone conversation between the ministers.

The new leader of the British conservatives became Brandon Lewis

Theresa May appointed Brandon Lewis, the former chairman of the British Conservative Party, who was previously the Minister for Immigration. Information about this is published on Twitter.

The European Union has extended sanctions against North Korea

The European Union has extended sanctions against the DPRK. This is stated in the message and documents published on the website of the Council of the European Union. According to them, the Ministry of Army Affairs of North Korea, as well as 16 other individuals, entered the EU black list.


The Pentagon said that the drones are “readily available” in the open market

The Pentagon said that devices and technologies used for the attack of unmanned vehicles on Russian military facilities in Syria are “readily available” on the open market.

The Russian Defense Ministry will refuse from Windows operating systems

The Russian Defense Ministry plans to transfer all office computers to the domestic operating system Astra Linux Special Edition. Its developer is the Moscow company “RusBITEkh”, the Izvestia newspaper was informed by the Defense Ministry

Destroyer of the US Navy “Karni” arrived to the port of Odessa

“This morning the American destroyer Carney DDG-64 moored at the berth of the new container terminal of the Odessa port, becoming the first ship of NATO to visit Odessa in the new year,” the message says.

China will increase military presence in the Middle East

The Chinese authorities intend to increase the military presence in the Middle East. China plans to build a naval base next to the port in Pakistan’s Gwadar. This port is one of the main parts of the PRC President’s plan “One belt, one way”.

British frigate accompanies Russian ships in the North Sea

The Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom earlier in December informed that the St Albans warship had escorted the Russian frigate Project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov when it was passing near the territorial waters of Great Britain in the North Sea.

Rosgvardia will create a special special forces to combat the drones

A special special forces will be created by Rosgvardia to fight against drones.

The International Coalition reported the death of its serviceman

The international coalition, led by the United States, reported the death of its serviceman

“Buy American”: Trump intends to increase arms exports

President of the United States Donald Trump, with the help of the weakening rules of arms exports, intends to create additional jobs in the US, thus realizing his election promises. In the development of this process, the manufacturers of Lockheed Martin and Boeing are primarily interested.

The armament of the Russian army will receive an aerial bomb “Drel”

The newest aerial bomb “Drel” caliber 500 kg will go into the arsenal of the Russian army. This was announced by the general director of the concern “Techmash” Vladimir Lepin. According to him, the tests of the bomb, which began in 2016, are in accordance with the program of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, which is the customer.

The EU will make a significant optimization of military spending

The EU intends to optimize military spending because of the revealed “colossal inefficiency of spending in the defense sector”


Russia does not consider the possibility of secession from the WTO

Earlier, the first deputy head of the economic committee of the Federation Council, Sergei Kalashnikov, announced the possibility of Russia’s withdrawal from the WTO after reports that the European Union could recover from Moscow 1.39 billion a year, saying that the very fact of the European Union’s imposition of sanctions against Russia is contrary to the principles of the organization.

Inflation in Venezuela by the end of 2017 exceeded 2600%

According to the estimates released by the parliamentary committee on Monday, inflation in Venezuela in the year 2017 exceeded 2600%. According to Herr, only in December 2017 the price increase was 85%, and this is “more than the accumulated inflation in all Latin American countries combined.”

GoPro will reduce 20% of employees

Abbreviations will affect more than 250 people, reports Bloomberg. In addition, the company will leave the market of drones manufacturers. The decision on the future reduction was taken by the management of GoPro in the fourth quarter of last year.

The Central Bank of Russia published innovations in the banking system of 2018

The Bank of Russia passes to the proportional regulation of the banking system. This is stated in the message of the Central Bank.

During 2018, banks will have to make a decision – either to raise capital to 1 billion rubles. and work under a universal license, or switch to a basic license (the minimum capital is 300 million rubles). The transition period will be completed by January 1, 2019.

Banks with a basic license will receive significant regulatory relief, they will have a simplified reporting procedure, the Central Bank said.

Regions will increase the responsibility for using the subsidies received

Regions of Russia, which are recipients of subsidies from the federal budget, will increase the responsibility associated with their use. The corresponding resolution is published on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers.

The European Union estimated the size of the hole in the budget after Brexit

The UK decision to withdraw from the EU (Brexit) breached the EU budget for the next seven-year period from 2021 to 2027 at € 13 billion a year. This was stated by the European Commissioner for Budget Günther Oettinger at the thematic conference in Brussels.

Apartments on profitability surpassed deposits

“The average level of return on the investment apartments being sold today is about 7-10 percent per annum,” says Maria Litinetskaya, Managing Partner of Metrium Group. And the number of people who decided to sell their investment increased

Financing of air transportation in Primorye in 2018 will grow by 9%

Financing of domestic air transportation in Primorye in 2018 will exceed 216 million rubles, which is almost 9% more than in 2017. Flights on routes within the region will continue to be carried out by two companies – Aurora and Dalnerechensk Avia, the press service of the Krai administration said on Tuesday.

The Chamber of Accounts wants to review the insurance premiums of employers

Employer insurance premiums for employees should be reviewed, says the Chairman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova. She stated this in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

According to Golikova, there are questions on the procedure for collecting fees, the size of the rates, as well as the distribution among the funds, Tass reports.
She added that there are questions and benefits for employers on payments to the pension fund, social and medical insurance funds.

The richest woman of China has earned for four days of another $ 2 billion

The richest woman in China, Yang Huiyan, who owns a controlling stake in the developer of Country Garden Holdings, since early 2018 has become richer by another $ 2.06 billion, experts estimated Bloomberg.

“TOREX” and Chinese Hebei Luanhe intend to modernize “Amurmetal”

The Torex Group and Debang Guangdong International (part of the Hong Kong group Hebei Luanhe Group), which owns the only metallurgical plant in the Far East, representing the consortium of Chinese investors, signed an agreement on intentions to create a metallurgical cluster on the base of the plant, as well as to modernize production.

Russia approved the GOST for coconuts

The Research Center “Kubanagrostandard” has developed GOST for fresh coconuts, which will come into force on July 1, 2018 and will operate in the countries of the EAEC.

“Lenenergo” will attract Sberbank loans for up to 7 billion rubles

The North-West Bank of Sberbank of Russia will provide loans to PJSC Lenenergo (included in Rosseti) for a total of up to 7 billion rubles, according to materials on the public procurement portal. “Lenenergo” announced a series of auctions to provide loans in the third decade of November

Ukraine for 11 months. increased electricity production by 1.1%

Electricity production in the United Energy System (UES) of Ukraine in January-November 2017 increased by 1.1% (by 1 billion 504.7 million kW-h) compared to the same period in 2016 – up to 140.603 billion kW-h, Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry.

Kuzbassenergo decided to purchase shares of Sibeco

The Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia granted Kuzbassenergo’s motion for the acquisition of a 100% stake in Novosibirsk’s Sibeko energy enterprise.


Google sued for discrimination against white men

Two former Google employees James Damor and David Goodman filed a lawsuit against the US corporation Google in the Santa Clara High Court in California. Their former employer, they accused of discriminating against men “conservative political views” belonging to the “Europoid race”, writes the BBC.

In three years there will be no counterfeit in pharmacies

The head of Roszdravnadzor, Mikhail Murashko, told Izvestia about the mobile application for controlling pharmacies, about how the introduction of marking will affect the quality of drugs, and why the service plans to conduct control purchases of “beauty injections.”

Debts of Russians to banks grow faster than savings

In January-November 2017, Russians borrowed more from banks than deposited money on deposits

In 2018, the government will additionally “give” the Russians a trillion

Through the increase in consumer demand, the government intends to stimulate economic activity. Pensioners, state employees, young low-income families, civil servants and wage workers with a minimum wage (SMIC) in one form or another will receive a minimum of 757 billion rubles in addition.

Rosobrnadzor will publish a list of overstating the results of school inspections

The Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science (Rosobrnadzor) plans next year to publish lists of educational institutions that overstate the results of all-Russian tests of their students

The Ministry of Finance proposed a new way to stimulate officials

The text of the project is posted on the federal portal of draft normative legal acts. The money released as a result is proposed to be used for material incentives for federal civil servants and workers of territorial bodies of federal executive bodies

Topilin: In the consumer basket will add meat and fish

It is necessary to revise the consumer basket, first of all, to improve the qualitative composition of the food package, said Maxim Topilin, the Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of Russia in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta. In 2016 the Ministry of Health of Russia approved the norms of healthy nutrition.

In Moscow, again detained a participant in the “race at Gelandewagen” in 2016

One of the participants of the “races on Gelandewagen” in May 2016 with the son of Lukoil top manager Ruslan Shamsuarov was detained in Moscow after an accident with documents in another name, an administrative case was instituted against him, RIA Novosti official representative of the Ministry of the Interior of Russia, Irina Volk .

Lithuania was urged to take a critical look at the list of “KGB agents”

To refer to the previously published journal of registration of archival personal files of the Soviet KGB is critical, the press release of the Center for Studies of Genocide and Resistance of Lithuanians living in Lithuania said on Monday.

Head of the Chinese Bureau of the BBC resigned in protest

The head of the Chinese Bureau of the BBC resigned from his post in protest, the Rossiya 24 television channel reported. She was dissatisfied with the salary – and not only her own, but in general the female part of the team, which, as it turned out, received less than male workers.

Less sunlight

In the capital new buildings are proposed to allow the construction of parking lots on the ground floors. In addition, in the future Moscow high-rise buildings the sun will look less often than in houses already built. Experts note that the capital is waiting for the compaction of urban development due to the forthcoming renovation of housing

The last will of the serial killer Manson

The text of the testament of the serial murderer Charles Manson, according to which all the property of the criminal passes to his friend, is published. The heir to Manson chose a friend of Michael Chenells, with whom he corresponded for several decades. Thus, he deprived the inheritance of children and grandchildren.


At least 14 people were injured in a fire in a house in Manhattan

At least 14 people were injured in a fire in a block of flats in the Manhattan area of New York. This is reported by the local fire department.

In the Sahara Desert, snow fell for the second year in a row

Snow fell in the Sahara desert for the second year in a row. This was reported on Monday by the Algerian newspaper “TSA”. According to the publication, the snowfall began in the morning on Sunday near the city of Ain-Cephra in the north of Algeria.

Keith saved the biologist from a shark attack in the Pacific

The humpback whale rescued the biologist Nan Hauser from a three-meter tiger shark. Noticing the predator, the mammal covered the woman with fins. The animal even raised the 63-year-old scientist to the surface of the water on his back

Ukrainian radicals unblocked the entrance to the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

Ukrainian radicals from the nationalist organization of the C14 stopped blocking the entrance to the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, according to the Facebook page of the organization.

In the US, as a result of a collision of more than 35 vehicles, 15 people were injured

More than 35 cars collided in the US state of Georgia because of the ice, 15 people were injured, Xinhua news agency reported. The agency referring to the office of the sheriff of the district of Catus informs that 15 people were taken to the hospital without injuries that could endanger life

In the UK, condemned the man and woman who prepared the attack

The court in Britain has found guilty in preparing a terrorist act for a man and a woman, the newspaper The Guardian reports. According to the publication, a 36-year-old Sudanese citizen who arrived in the UK in 2014, met with a 33-year-old resident of London on a dating site

The shopkeeper was killed for refusing to sell roll paper

In London, a 16-year-old teenager was arrested on suspicion of killing a store employee who refused to sell paper for a cigarette to a youth gang, Daily Mail writes. As another store employee said, three children entered the store.

A suspect in the murder of a human rights defender detained in Ukraine

In Ukraine, police officers detained a suspect in the murder of a lawyer and human rights defender Irina Nozdrovskaya. This is reported by the TV channel “112 Ukraine” with reference to the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs.

We confirm that the objectively suspected of the murder of Irina Nozdrovskaya was detained by the employees of the National Police. – Zoryan Shkiryak, Ukrainian public figure

Intercity bus completely burned on the road in Irkutsk region

The passenger bus that followed the route Irkutsk-Ust-Ilimsk burned down on Tuesday night on the federal highway Vilyui in the Tulun district, Tass learned from the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the Irkutsk region

One person was killed in clashes with police in Tunisia

One person was killed and five were sent to the hospital after clashes with police in the city of Teburba in northern Tunisia, Reuters reports citing a local security official. There was a demonstration against unemployment, rising prices and taxes


From Kuzbass launch direct flights to the famous resort

Airports of the Kemerovo region in 2018 launch new directions. Now from Kemerovo and Novokuznetsk airport you can fly to one of the most popular resorts for Russians – Hainan Island. The flights to China will open on March 1 this year

Egypt opened with the Cairo side

Some market participants have already opened hotel reservations in Egypt. Tours made on the basis of regular flights to Cairo, will cost travelers 20-30% more expensive than charter flights.

Yekaterinburg recognized as one of the main tourist cities in Russia

On one of the Internet portals published the rating of the most famous cities of Russia among local tourists. Ekaterinburg entered the top five most visited cities last year. At the same time, the authors of the list did not take into account the resort cities of Russia.

More than 12 thousand tourists visited Chechnya in the New Year holidays

According to preliminary data, about 12 thousand guests from other regions of Russia and abroad visited Chechnya. Tourists visited the resort “Sernovodsk-Kavkazsky” and the sports and tourist complexes “Kezenoy-Am” and “Nihaloevsky waterfalls”

The tourist route is laid in the Orenburg region to the Kargaly mines

Since 1995, the Kargalinsky mines are a monument of federal significance. It is not only the largest, but also the oldest mining and metallurgical center in Northern Eurasia: the first discovery of Kargals by scholars is attributed to the Bronze Age.

Rosturizm and the Ministry of Culture openly lie

According to the Komsomolskaya Pravda estimates, despite an increase in domestic tourism by 30% in 2014, by 18% in 2015, and by 15% in 2016, 2017 with “open Turkey” showed that no significant growth in the volume of domestic tourism in the end was achieved.

South Korea announced visa benefits for guests of the Olympics

The Ministry of Justice of South Korea announced that viewers who came to the Olympics will be able to stay in the country for 30 days longer than their usual permitted stay. Russian citizens, for example, from 2014 can come to South Korea without visas and stay there for 60 days

A traveler with his daughter traveled half the world on a motorcycle “Ural”

Romanian photographer Mihai Barbu, along with a six-year-old daughter, made a four-month trip on a motorcycle “Ural” to Mongolia.

Countries that simplified the visa regime for Russians in 2017

Facilitated visa control for Russians Japan. The authorities of the country freed tourists from the Russian Federation from the need to provide a letter of guarantee to the consulate.

United Arab Emirates, allowed the Russians to get a free visa at UAE airports directly upon arrival.

Armenia allowed Russian citizens to enter the country on a Russian passport.

In March, the visa-free regime between Russia and the Republic of South Africa entered into force, allowing Russians to be in South Africa without a sticker in their passport for ninety days.

In addition, visas have also been canceled by Qatar, the Caribbean and Samoa.

French Extreme left his wife and went to conquer Yakutia

A traveler from France, Yves Chaluan decided to make a cycling marathon in Yakutia. The tourist’s wife refused to accompany him, but helps him at a distance and watches his movements on GPS coordinates. The Frenchman travels by bike for the seventh time, and this is the most extreme of his route.


Sadalsky sent Volochkov to the monastery

Famous Russian actor Stanislav Sadalsky said on his page in Instagram that the ballerina Anastasia Volochkova is going to the monastery. Sadalsky posted a screenshot of the correspondence with Volochkova, where she writes about a familiar stylist

Vladimir Fedoseev awarded the Order of Daniel of Moscow

Vladimir Fedoseev was awarded the honorary award of the Russian Orthodox Church – the Order of Daniel of Moscow I degree. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia presented the Order to the People’s Artist of the USSR, the leader and chief conductor of the Tchaikovsky Grand Symphony Orchestra in the Assumption Cathedral.

Samburskaya expelled her husband because of her mother-in-law

They say that the divorce is close, and Nastasya and Cyril are no longer living together. According to the fans, the reason for the possible divorce is that Nastasya Samburskaya could quarrel with her husband because of her mother-in-law.

Maksakova threw a father-stricken stroke

Opera singer and widow of the runaway State Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov Maria Maksakova does not get in touch with her family, despite her father’s stroke. 77-year-old Peter Igenbergs had an attack at a dacha in the suburbs during the New Year holidays

Fans suspected that Irina Sheik secretly married

Users have noticed that on the finger of the star can be seen an ornament that is very similar to an engagement ring. In their opinion, the girl secretly married the Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper, with whom they live together, writes URA.

Olga Buzovaya has a rich fan

At the end of December last year, the famous anchorwoman and singer Olga Buzova published a photo in her personal microblog in the social network Instagram, on which a huge number of bouquet of burgundy roses are placed.

Singer Elena Temnikova in Sochi swept a dog sled

To its followers in Instagram Temnikova told that in Sochi she managed, at last, to ride a dog sled. Such entertainment the singer had to liking. Celebrity urged everyone to come to this place and try themselves to ride with the husky.

Festival of creative sleighs SunnyFest will be held in Tatarstan

Guests of the holiday are waiting for contests for the most creative homemade sleighs and suits, the fastest and most distant slopes from the hill. Participants of the event will visit the Sledge Museum, an exhibition of folk crafts, will take part in various master classes.

The son of Andrei Malakhov has a younger brother

By the way, Elena, who is younger than her older sister for four years, lives on the same street as the family of Andrey Malakhov. Fans do not doubt that now the son of a famous TV presenter has not only a cousin, but also a best friend for life

Vocalists from Adygea reached the final of the federal contest “New Star”

The final concert of the season of the show “New Star” was released on TV screens, in which talented singers from all regions of Russia perform absolutely new songs and fight for the title of the best.

The network “merged” the “naked” photo of ex-girlfriend DiCaprio, the top model Bundchen

While DiCaprio is suspected of staring in the blush of another young blonde model, his former girlfriends also have life as a key. For example, on the eve of the New Year, the Network made a present to fans of 37-year-old Giselle Bundchen, the former “angel” of the brand Victoria’s Secret and one

The picture “Movement up” earned over the weekend more than 1.25 billion rubles

According to information posted on January 8 on the website of the movie catalog “UAIS”, the first place in the rating of the film distribution during the New Year holidays was taken by Anton Megerdichev’s film “Movement Up”, Over the holidays the film managed to collect more than 1,256 billion rubles in Russian cinemas.

Fans criticized Samburskuyu for non-kick ass and dirty feet

The other half began to criticize the actress for “real” appearance and dirty feet. Subscribers did not like the priest of the actress, who seemed to them not sufficiently tight: “Pop should get drunk”, – writes the fan. of the most expensive models of the planet.

Quartet from Omsk “Guitar-Mix” can get into the Guinness Book of Records

Omsk musicians continue to conquer the world and are approaching the goal of getting into the Guinness Book of Records. The musical team needs to win three more competitions. On the New Year holidays on January 6 and 7 in Warsaw, Poland hosted the annual International Remote Competition for video recordings.

Svetlana Bondarchuk shocked her beauty in the photo without make-up

Popular presenter Svetlana Bondarchuk shocked the audience with her new natural photo. She appeared in front of the lens completely without make-up. Ex-husband of the director Fyodor Bondarchuk, Svetlana periodically brings her community closer to her life

Showtime released the trailer of the animated series about Trump

The series “Our cartoon president” tells about what is happening within the walls of the White House. The creation of the animated series is Steven Colbert.

In Perm, the Italian orchestra “Virtuosi Theater La Scala” will perform

The collective performed in the most prestigious theaters and concert halls of the world under the management of world-famous conductors. In Perm, “Virtuosi Theater La Scala” will perform works by composers Alessandro Marcello, Saverio Mercadante, Giacomo Puccini and Nino Rota.

Vin Diesel was offered the role of Bloodshow

Film studio Sony Pictures intends to film a series of comics “Bloodstore”, produced by the company Valiant. According to the publication Variety, the main role is offered to the popular Hollywood actor Vin Diesel.

Losing Mariah Carey came with a young lover at the Golden Globe

At the Golden Globe Film Prize, 47-year-old singer Meraya Carey came visibly postroynevshey accompanied by a young lover. The appearance of the soul-diva produced a furore at the ceremony.

Vladimir Presnyakov remembered about his life in boarding school

Vladimir Presnyakov indulged in memories of the period of his life when he lived in a boarding school. The actor said that at that time he dreamed a lot, and his desires had a property to come true. Those events Presnyakov associates with Christmas miracles

Kate Blanchett will head the jury of the Cannes Film Festival

Australian and Hollywood actress Keith Blanchett will chair the jury at the 71st Cannes Film Festival, which will be held in May 2018

Ewan McGregor on the “Golden Globe” thanked his wife and mistress

The talented artist Ewan McGregor, who played in the movie “On the Needle,” publicly thanked the official wife Yves Mavrakis and the mistress Mary Winstead on the Golden Globe. He was awarded the long-awaited award for Best Actor, having played in the mini-series “Fargo” of the brothers Emmit and Ray Stassi.

“Downton Abbey” continues to earn

From nothing to do was considering the sites of the British media and stumbled upon the news that in the coming of 2018 will begin shooting a feature film on the series “Downton Abbey” – all estimates have already been signed, all scripts are written, the actors are notified

Got in weight Emilia Clark suspected of a plot pregnancy

Fans noticed that during the filming of the seventh part of the “Game of Thrones” actress Emilia Clark noticeably gained weight. This is evidenced by the photo and from the last event arranged on the occasion of the 75th awarding of the prestigious Golden Globe Award.

Ex-participant “Dom-2” Catherine the King decided to cover the tattoo the whole hand

The former participant of the reality show “Dom-2” Catherine the King decided to decorate with her tattoos all her right hand. The bright participant of the TV project “Dom-2” after the termination of participation in the reality show still continues to share with fans details from private life outside the project.

Cumberbatch will betray the addictions in the new series

Announced the first official trailer of the series “Patrick Melrose” (not to be confused with “Melrose Place!”), In which the main role – an aristocrat, giving way to addictions – plays the star of Sherlock and Doctor Strange, Benedict Cumberbatch.


Telegram plans to launch a block-platform and crypto currency

Messenger Telegram plans to launch its own blockbuster platform and crypto currency, so as not to depend on governments and banks, TechCrunch writes, citing its own sources.

In France, against Apple because of the slowdown of the iPhone launched an investigation

The Office of the Public Prosecutor of Paris organized a preliminary investigation into the American corporation Apple, according to the French radio station Europe 1 and the British agency Reuters referring to judicial sources.

Shareholders Apple urged the company to save children from the obsession with the iPhone

The largest shareholders of Apple called on the creators of the iPhone to create conditions for curbing the growing dependence on smartphones among children. Shareholders expressed concern about the impact of gadgets and social networks on children and adolescents

The HTML5.2 specification was approved by the W3C consortium

The specification is published on the World Wide Web Consortium website. Some obsolete functions and elements have been excluded from it. HTML5.2 provides a description of the mechanism of the CSP content protection policy, which allows authors of pages to control downloading of certain resources.

Apple released an update to protect against the Specter vulnerability

Apple noted that it has already released updates for protection against Meltdown in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2 and tvOS 11.2. Earlier, Microsoft reported the detection of a vulnerability of devices running the Windows operating system

Larson & Holz presented a working prototype of a cryptobroker

More details about the working prototype LH-Crypto are told by Anton Kurakin and Nikita Baishev in the video “Demonstration of the working prototype LH Crypto”, which can be viewed on the YouTube channel of the company

Artemy Lebedev called Telegram a project of Russian special services

Designer Artemy Lebedev called the messenger Telegram, created by Pavel Durov, “the first successful project of Russian special services”. He wrote about this in his telegram channel. According to Lebedev, Telegram stands out against everything that has been created in Russia in recent years.

CES 2018: Smartphone sales started in Huawei Honor View 10

At the CES 2018, Huawei talked about its new products and called their cost, and also announced the launch of sales. Chinese company Huawei began selling smartphones Honor View 10 and Honor 7X in red. The first model is already sold in the Chinese market and there it is called Honor V10.

Microsoft has bought a provider of data warehouses Avere Systems

It is known that Avere Systems is one of the leading providers of data warehouses, using NFS and SMB technologies. Storage is available to Linux and Windows users.

Scientists have developed a device that extends the life of smartphones

In Singapore, scientist-inventor Rashid Yazami told about his device, which can permanently leave the smartphone in working order. In addition, the invention will help to work longer and electric vehicles

AOL closed the AIM messaging service

AIM, which has been working since 1997, was very popular. However, the emergence of new technologies and, finally, social networks, has reduced the audience of his and other similar services. The messaging service AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) finally stopped working.

NVIDIA introduced a 65-inch 4K-monitor with built-in android TV

It is reported that the BFGD monitors have a diagonal of 65 inches, a resolution of 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), a frequency of 120 Hz, a peak brightness of 1000 nits, support NVIDIA G-Sync HDR technology. At the same time, NVIDIA Shield-based streaming media is built into the screens on Android TV

In the purse Electrum corrected the vulnerability, which allowed to steal the bitcoins

The experts corrected the vulnerability in Electrum’s purse, which allows customers to steal from the bitcoins. According to experts, the presence of an error in the program code, although it took place, but the criminals did not have time to use it. The fact that the architecture of Electrum is vulnerable, it became known in early January.

CES 2018: Sony introduced the Xperia L2 smartphone

At the very first event in 2018, Sony’s mobile unit has demonstrated several of its innovations and among them there is a budget smartphone Sony Xperia L2, which is already made in a new design and, unlike older models, received a plastic case.

CES 2018: Samsung showed a modular 146-inch MicroLED TV

Samsung revolutionized the TVs and at the CES 2018 in Las Vegas it showed an innovative modular TV. The model is called The Wall and it can be made of any size and shape, with just adding or removing modules.


Physicists have come close to understanding the four-dimensional space

The international group of scientists, as a result of two experiments carried out, approached the understanding of four-dimensional space. The scientific work was carried out by researchers from Israel, the United States and Switzerland, according to RIA Novosti.

Climatologists first confirmed the effectiveness of the Montreal Protocol

The results show that the Montreal Protocol of 1985 is effective, and it is the reduction of halogenated gas emissions into the atmosphere that leads to the restoration of the ozone layer in the Earth’s atmosphere, according to the scientific resource nplus1.ru.

Chemists accelerated the reaction by “rocking” the chemical bond with a laser

Chemists from Germany and Egypt for the first time demonstrated the acceleration of the intermolecular reaction by excitation of vibrations of individual bonds in molecules by an infrared laser

Physicists calculated the minimum required width of the eye of Oka Sauron

Substituting all the values in the Rayleigh criterion formula, the researchers obtained the minimum width of the eye of Oak Sauron, equal to 3.08 centimeters. This is approximately 26 times larger than the cat’s pupil, which has a similar shape.

The US has lost touch with the secret government satellite

The secret satellite, code-named Zuma, launched on Sunday by the Falcon 9 carrier rocket of the US company SpaceX, did not reach the calculated orbit and crashed when it fell into the ocean. This was reported on Monday by the news agency Reuters

The first Russian cosmonaut will land on the Moon in 2031

It is already known that in the 2020s the first manned lunar rover will be tested, and the first Russian cosmonaut to the moon is going to be landed by 2031. By the way, work on Deep Space Gateway is already under way. By April, the technical plan of the Russian module of the station should be ready.

Blue Origin filmed a video test of the new BE-4 engine

Blue Origin continues to test its new engine, BE-4. The network has a video of his tests. It is known that for the first time BE-4 was tested last year.


“AvtoVAZ” in 2018 raised prices for a number of cars

The Russian autoconcern AvtoVAZ has increased retail prices for a number of its cars by 2-3% since the beginning of 2018. This is reported by the newspaper Vedomosti with reference to the top managers of the dealer companies of the brand. The representative of AvtoVAZ also noted that the average weighted price increase was 2.5%.

Sales of the new Haval H6 Coupe cross coupe in China will start in February

The car is positioned as a model of the 2019 model year and unlike its predecessor, it received a new radiator grille, head optics with LED technology, as well as a new front and bumper buildings.

In Detroit at the motor show Mini will introduce a new hatchback and convertible

British automotive company Mini in the near future at the upcoming showroom in Detroit will show the public its novelties. It’s about hatchback and convertible Mini Convertible. Restyling Mini models from the original will feature updated optics, brand logo and radiator grille.

Flagship crossover Audi Q8 captured almost without camouflage

The network was published fresh spy shots of the new Audi Q8, which was able to photograph virtually no camouflage. Experts believe that the novelty can be shown to the public already at the Detroit Motor Show in January, but the company can wait with the premiere before the beginning of March in Geneva.

Citroen has updated the unusual electric car Citroen E-Mehari

Citroen updated the unusual electric car Citroen E-Mehari, adding a new version, a hard top and an updated interior. Before the upgrade, the electric car had only a version called Soft Top, which is offered with a removable soft roof and no windows on the rear doors.

Suzuki is preparing a new budget crossover Suzuki Future-S

The presentation of the new crossover was announced at the auto show Auto Expo, which will be held in February. In the company Suzuki prepare a new budget crossover Suzuki Future-S, which today announced the first teaser image. The novelty will be presented as a concept called Future-S.

Hyundai prepared a hydrogen crossover with an autopilot

The company Hyundai prepared a hydrogen crossover with an autopilot, reports Autocar. The novelty of design is close to the concept car FE Fuel Cell shown in March in Geneva and the prototype Next Generation FCEV presented in August in Seoul.

Mercedes-Benz recalls 8,700 luxury cars in the US

The German company Mercedes-Benz will start a service action this month that will touch 8 700 cars sold in the US market. In particular, under review three brand models fall: G550 4 × 4², AMG GT and Maybach S600.

As the reason for the recall campaign, the identified marriage of locks on the left rear doors is indicated. Due to this defect, the doors may not close tightly. In addition to this problem, in cars Mercedes-Benz GLC it is necessary to correct the work of the front optics, and in the off-road vehicles G550 4 × 4² – update the software of the engine control unit. In the latter case, due to the detected error, the declared performance declines.

Pick-up Toyota Hilux 2018 will receive a new luxury version

The media reported that in the future the version of the Toyota Hilux 2018 with two rows of seats will receive a new luxury performance. According to foreign automobile publications, the Japanese company Toyota plans to bring to the Australian automotive market a restyling pickup Toyota Hilux 2018 model year.

Pick-up Ford F-150 with 250-horsepower engine will appear on the market in the spring

Due to the great popularity of pickup in the American market, the manufacturer constantly creates new ones, offering its customers an excellent choice. So, this spring the Ford F-150 pickup truck with a 250-horsepower engine will appear on the market

GAC in Detroit to show GA4 sedan and crossover Enverge

On its presence at the exhibition, said the Chinese company GAC, which will show the sedan GA4 and concept crossover Enverge. The crossover was specially developed for the US market, but there is no information about it yet.

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