26 Jan, 2019

US withdraws some diplomats from Venezuela

The crisis in Venezuela turned into an attempted coup. The situation in the country remains dual power: on January 23, the head of the National Assembly, Juan Guaido, proclaimed himself and. about. the country’s president. His authority was recognized by the USA, Canada, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, Colombia, Guatemala, Argentina, Georgia.

The Venezuelan army remains loyal to the current government led by Nicolas Maduro. He himself said that the United States was behind the attempted coup d’etat in the country, and broke off diplomatic relations with them. Mr. Maduro also ordered the closure of the embassy and consulates of Venezuela in the United States.

The US State Department issued a decree on the recall of American diplomats from Venezuela, whose activities “are not urgent.” Reasons for recall are not specified.

The State Department added that the US government “has limited ability to provide emergency assistance to US citizens in Venezuela.”

“Americans living or traveling to Venezuela should consider the possibility of leaving the country,” – noted in the department.

Briefly about the main thing …

We need to move further in the direction of show business.

The head of Rosnano, Anatoly Chubais, proposed that the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia (MFA) be TV host and singer Olga Buzova instead of Maria Zakharova. He made this statement in an interview with Business FM. He ironically remarked that he admired Zakharova’s “skill”, and she had to move further in the direction of show business.

“I don’t know, somewhere in Dom-2 leading, it will be brilliant – and for her a new challenge, and there, I think, people will be in shock. There Olga Buzova, right? But Buzov, on the contrary, needs to be promoted at the Foreign Ministry, ”Chubais said.

According to him, Buzova has tremendous support, and she is clearly more popular than Zakharova.

US Senate didn’t accept trump bill to end shatdaun

The US Senate did not accept the proposal of the American leader Donald Trump to halt the suspension of the work of the country’s government.

The White House is preparing a declaration on the declaration of the state of emergency in the US

White House officials are preparing a draft declaration on the declaration of a state of emergency for US President Donald Trump, during which the American leader will be able to oblige the state to pay for the wall on the border with Mexico. This is reported by CNN channel with reference to the draft document.

Soros called Xi Jinping the most dangerous opponent of democracy

Billionaire George Soros warned that the leadership of authoritarian regimes, such as China, was threatened by artificial intelligence and called President Xi Jinping the most dangerous opponent of democratic societies.

China is not only the only authoritarian regime in the world, but also the richest, strongest and most technologically advanced country … This makes Xi Jinping the most dangerous opponent of open societies. – George Soros

The State Duma adopted a law on punishment for insulting the authorities in the first reading

The State Duma adopted in the first reading two bills establishing responsibility for up to 15 days for arrest for “expressing in disgraceful form of obvious disrespect” on the Internet to society, symbols of the state, the Constitution of the Russian Federation and state authorities.

“Your” cart “does not fit in the trunk – pay”

A resident of Novosibirsk Olga Stvolova complained about the taxi driver – he did not want to carry her wheelchair. About this girl with a disability told on her page on Facebook.

Right now I’m driving with a terrible taxi driver. As he puts it, my “cart” didn’t fit him in the trunk-floor and I have to pay 50 rubles to load it into the salon.

China’s order book for Russian military equipment reaches $ 7 billion

China has ordered Russian military equipment totaling more than $ 7 billion, said the head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation of Russia Dmitry Shugaev.

In Belgium, detained three people in the preparation of the attack

Belgian law enforcement authorities detained three people in the preparation of an attack of a “terrorist nature”. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the representative of the federal prosecutor’s office.

Ukrainian court found Yanukovych guilty of treason

Obolonsky district court of Kiev found the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych guilty in the case of treason, which relate to the events in the Crimea and complicity in the conduct of an aggressive war, reports TASS. The verdict authority began to announce on Thursday, January 24th.

Google: Overseas Crimea is displayed as a disputed territory

The representative of Google said that the maps of the company Crimea is displayed as a Russian region if the user uses the service from Russia. This was stated by the chairman of the profile committee on information policy Leonid Levin, reports RIA Novosti.

“We were contacted by an official representative of Google, who also officially confirmed that in Russia, the Crimea is shown on the company’s maps as Russian territory. And abroad it is shown as a disputed territory, ”the deputy explained.

Carlos Ghosn resigned as head of Renault

Carlos Ghosn submitted to the board of directors of Renault Corporation a letter of resignation from the post of president-general director. The Minister of Economy and Finance of France Bruno Le Mayor told Bloomberg TV about this in an interview given on Thursday at the economic forum in Davos.

Israeli military came under fire on the border with Syria

On the night of Thursday, Israeli soldiers came under fire on the border with Syria and fired back, the army press service said. There were no casualties on the Israeli side, the military clarified.

By supporting Belarus, Russia helps itself

By supporting Belarus, if there is one, Russia supports itself above all, Mr Lukashenko said at a meeting with the governor of the Novosibirsk region Andrei Travnikov (quoted by BelTA).

The first importer of AK-12 machines

“Armenia will be the first country, except for Russia, to buy AK-12,” Vladimir Dmitriev, general director of the Kalashnikov concern, said in an interview with RIA Novosti and Kommersant newspaper

The Black Sea Fleet will receive two new small rocket ships

This year, the Black Sea Fleet will receive new small rocket ships (MRK) of the “Buyan-M” project. Developments called Grayvoron and Ingushetia will be equipped with Caliber cruise missiles and Onyx supersonic anti-ship missiles.

Japan reported the UN Security Council about the new violation of sanctions against the DPRK

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on January 18, on the afternoon of January, the naval self-defense forces found 410 kilometers from Shanghai in the East China Sea a North Korean tanker AN SAN-1 and a vessel of unknown origin, which stood side by side and they were connected

The Japanese government strongly suspects that the two vessels were engaged in pumping oil products from ship to ship, prohibited by the UN Security Council resolution, the report says.

In Georgia, 17 Allied countries will take part in NATO exercises in March

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that 17 Allied countries will take part in NATO exercises scheduled for March in Georgia. “In March, you will receive a joint NATO-Georgia exercise with the participation of 17 allied countries,” Stoltenberg quoted RIA Novosti as saying.

Penthouse in the skyscraper of New York sold for a record $ 238 million

A 50-year-old American billionaire Kenneth Griffin has acquired a four-story penthouse apartment in downtown New York, Manhattan. The purchase cost the founder of the Citadel investment fund $ 238 million, making it the most expensive housing in US history.

The maintenance of a nuclear arsenal until 2028 will cost the US $ 494 billion

The US will have to spend at least 494 billion dollars on upgrading and maintaining its nuclear arsenal until 2028. This is stated in a report released by the Congressional Budget Office on Thursday. The new document took into account the information contained in the new US nuclear doctrine.

Income declared unnecessary money after 30 years of official

The author of the scandalous statement “about mothers after 30 years”, the speaker of the Novgorod Regional Duma Elena Pisareva earned two million 145 thousand rubles for 2017. This is reported on the official website of the institution. In addition, the official declared an apartment of 84 square meters.

On the eve of the deputies of the regional parliament adopted a law on the payment of 100 thousand rubles for the birth of the firstborn. The amount can be spent on a loan or home purchase. However, funds are put only to those mothers who have given birth to their first child up to 29 years old inclusive. Pisareva explained this by the fact that for women who give birth to children after 30 years, “no more money is needed,” and “a baby whom they will love” is more important.

German Chancellor to visit Japan on February 4-5

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will pay an official visit to Japan on February 4-5. This was announced on Friday by the Japanese Foreign Ministry. During his stay in Japan, Merkel will hold talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and will also receive an audience with Emperor Akihito.

Portraits of Lenin sold at auction in London for $ 62 thousand and $ 84 thousand

Both works were performed by Andy Warhol in 1987. The work “Red Lenin” was bought for 62.5 thousand dollars, “Black Lenin” – for 84.6 thousand dollars. It is worth noting that at the auction they sold two more works by an American artist, Rebel Without a Cause and Beethoven.

Austrian Chancellor: EU ready to postpone Brexit

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurtz announced the readiness of the European Union to postpone the date of Brexit. Relevant information leads Gazeta.Ru with reference to RIA Novosti. According to the Austrian Chancellor, Brussels is ready for such a step

Israel will express outrage to Ireland “anti-Semitic” bill

The Israeli Foreign Ministry will express outrage to the Irish ambassador regarding the “anti-Semitic” bill being discussed in the country, reports the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Putin discussed energy cooperation with Bulgarian Prime Minister

President Vladimir Putin discussed bilateral cooperation with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, according to the Kremlin press service.

In the State Duma offered to install gas leak sensors in homes

In the next three to five years, gas leakage sensors should be installed in residential apartment buildings in Russia where gas equipment is used. This proposal was voiced by State Duma deputy from the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Igor Toroschin.

US Senator urged to accelerate the introduction of new sanctions against Russia

US Senator Bob Menendez sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with a request to speed up the introduction of sanctions against Russia in connection with the incident in Salisbury and the “use of chemical weapons.”

France intends to discuss the 9M729 missile at the Russia-NATO Council

In the French Foreign Ministry, commenting on yesterday’s briefing by the Russian Defense Ministry, they expressed concern about the situation.

Military gun “Boa” remake for civilian needs

Rostec Corporation has confirmed the development of a civilian version of the promising Udaw pistol complex, designed for the Russian army. “Boa” is being developed as a replacement for a Makarov pistol.

The United States sent additional troops to Syria

The United States sent additional military contingents to the United States to cover the withdrawal of troops, CNN reported. The number of soldiers sent to Syria is unknown. They will be needed to escort the withdrawn US Air Force units, the Pentagon said.

US Navy ships passed through the Taiwan Strait

Two US naval ships passed through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday, the South China Morning Post reported. US Navy spokesman Tim Gorman confirmed to CNN that the destroyer McCampbell and tanker Walter S. Diehl made the passage.

India has tested a long-range anti-aircraft missile

The Indian Defense Research and Development Organization announced a joint test with the Navy of a long-range anti-aircraft missile. The Times of India rocket of the Indian-Israeli development LR-SAM successfully hit a low-flying air target.

The Navy plans to receive the Prince Vladimir and Kazan submarines this year

Strategic missile submarine cruiser “Prince Vladimir” and nuclear submarine “Kazan” are planned to be accepted into the Russian Navy in 2019, commander Vladimir Navy told reporters on Thursday.

Russian instructors teach army fighters to the Central African Republic

Training of military units of the Central African Republic are held in the framework of combating the threat of international terrorism, ensuring the state integrity of the country, as well as its defense capability, said Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Defense Yuri Shvytkin …

“We see that certain forces commit crimes against civilians, organize terrorist acts. Therefore, Russia has a clear position. It is important for us to render assistance to this African Republic, ”the parliamentarian summed up ….

Near the airport Vnukovo metro station will appear

On Thursday, the Moscow city planning and land commission approved a draft plan for extending the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya metro line from Rasskazovka station to Vnukovo airport, the press service of Moskomstroyinvest reported.

The authorities promised 103-year-old Russian woman housing and offered to wait

The pensioner was put on housing records in 2016 as the widow of the deceased participant of the Great Patriotic War, her number in the queue was fifth. In the official response, the deputy head of the Absheron district, Andrei Klishchenko, confirmed that the 103-year-old Khacharyan is on the list of those in need of housing.

Sobyanin spoke about the development of children’s technology parks in Moscow

In May, the Technopark of the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) will open six unique laboratories in May. Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said this, visiting the youth unit of the university. While in the technopark “Trajectory take-off” there are two laboratories.

The Tretyakov Gallery extended Kuindzhi exhibition opening hours

The State Tretyakov Gallery extends the opening hours of a retrospective exhibition of the artist Arkhip Kuindzhi, which can be seen in the Engineering Building. Also, the exhibition will now be open and on Mondays, the press service of the gallery said on Thursday.

Central Bank called the launch date of the system of fast payments

The system of fast payments (SBP), operated by the Bank of Russia, will be launched on January 28, Alla Bakina, director of the department of the national payment system at the Central Bank, told reporters.

Gazprom will spend 53 billion rubles. to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in 2019

PJSC Gazprom in 2019 will direct 53.17 billion rubles to the implementation of the Nord Stream-2 project, follows from the company’s materials. On the whole, Gazprom’s investment program amounts to 1.325 trillion rubles.

The ECB has kept the base rate at zero

The European Central Bank (ECB) kept the base interest rate on loans at zero, according to a press release from the financial regulator. The rates on bank deposits and on margin loans are also kept at the same level – minus 0.4% per annum and 0.25%, respectively.

Norwegian Equinor acquires third of Rosneft subsidiary

Norwegian Equinor (formerly Statoil) acquired 33.33% of Rosneft’s subsidiary Sevkomneftegaz, which follows from Rosneft’s materials. In LLC Sevkomneftegaz, Rosneft reduced its share from 100% to 66.67%.

Rosneft will receive a terminal for oil products in Lebanon for 20 years

Rosneft will receive a terminal for the storage of petroleum products in Lebanon for operational management for a period of 20 years. This was reported in the press release of the oil company. The company agreed with the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of Lebanon.

Sberbank will soon launch a project to recognize customers by face

Sberbank will soon launch a pilot project to recognize customers by face in several of its offices, Deputy Chairman of the Bank Stanislav Kuznetsov told RIA Novosti on the sidelines of the economic forum in Davos. In which cities the project starts, he did not specify

The position of a third of Russian developers considered critical

About 30% of housing construction projects will not receive funding after the legislation was changed on July 1 of this year, said Vladimir Yakushev, the head of the Ministry of Construction of Russia, at a meeting of the Committee on the Housing and Urban Environment national project.

Minstroy asks to support the state-owned mortgage market

The Ministry of Construction of Russia asked the Ministry of Finance to support the state-owned mortgage market. The proposal will be considered today, January 25, at a meeting in the Ministry of Finance.

Kiev put up for sale the arrested Russian Boeing

Ukraine put up for sale an arrested passenger plane Boeing B 737/524, previously owned by one of the Russian companies. On this January 25, reports “RBC Ukraine” with reference to the system of electronic trading of seized property (SETAM).

Yandex.Taxi intends to hold an IPO in the next two years

Yandex.Taxi intends to hold an IPO in the next two years. This was announced on Thursday by the operating and financial director of Yandex Greg Abovskiy.

In the border region of Venezuela, Colombia discovered oil deposits

Colombian company Ecopetrol discovered light oil in the department of Arauca on the border with Venezuela, the oil company said. Hydrocarbon deposits have been confirmed while drilling the Cosecha C-01 well in the Cosecha licensed area, which Ecopetrol is developing together with Occidental de Colombia.

The author of “50 shades of gray” in April will publish a new novel

British writer Eric Leonard James, who earlier became the author of the world bestseller “50 shades of gray,” will publish a new erotic novel in April, reports Penguin.

Jeff Bridges hinted at the release of the sequel “Big Lebowski”

Hollywood actor Jeff Bridges hinted at the release of the sequel to the film “Big Lebowski.” The leading man in the famous comedy has published a corresponding video on his page on the social network Twitter.

The United States denied the Mexican Oscar nominee a visa three times

The United States Consulate denied a visa three times to Mexican actor Jorge Antonio Guerrero, who played in the film “Roma” Alfonso Cuaron. Now Guerrero is unlikely to be able to take part in the 91st ceremony for the prestigious Academy Award.

The Green Book by Peter Farrelli is coming out in Russia

In the list of eight paintings, at least four have approximately equal chances of obtaining a cherished figurine. The list is opened by Peter Farelli, a comedy drama “The Green Book” in the West, which will be released this week in Russian hire.

MoviesChain and Cinezen will show a film about the creator of bitcoin

MoviesChain blockchain platforms from Russian online cinema tvzavr and Cinezen producer Sam Klebanov will be distributors of the film about the creator of Bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto. The picture will be shot by independent British studio Substantial Films. Its funding is planned to attract by issuing its own cryptocurrency.

Revealed new details of the final season of “Game of Thrones”

The French television network Orange Cinema Series spoke about the new series of the final season of the super-popular TV series Game of Thrones. According to the Premiere magazine Twitter, the first episodes of the seventh season of Game of Thrones will last an hour.

Netflix will make a series of “Resident Evil”

It clarifies that the creation of the series will involve the company Constantin Film, which was engaged in a series of films. Netflix is ​​currently seeking an executive producer for the project. Earlier it was reported that the actress who lost her hand in the Resident Evil requires $ 2.7 million.

Contest of young readers “Live classics” – a chance to enter GITIS

Listen to the third round of GITIS immediately, without arriving in Moscow, will be able to participate in the contest of young readers of the Living Classics. In 2019, representatives of the admission committee of the university will arrive in 30 regions. In order for the audition to take place in any particular region, you must vote for it on the contest website. Voting will last until February 1, 2019.

Kate Winslet will play a detective

“Titanic” star Kate Winslet will be the executive producer and will play a major role in the new series of HBO Mare of Easttown, reports Deadline. The action of the miniseries will unfold in a provincial town in the state of Pennsylvania. Heroine Kate Winslet will undertake to investigate a series of murders until her own life collapses. The script for all series of thrillers was written by Brad Ingelsby, directed by Gavin O’Connor (“Jane takes a gun”).

BBC to release Oscar Wilde documentary

The BBC is filming a documentary about Oscar Wilde, which will be titled “The Importance of Being an Oscar.” His only grandson, Merlin Holland, the historian and biographer Matthew Sturgis, and the actor Stephen Fry, who played the writer in the 1997 Wilde, will take part in the film. They will tell about the life and work of the writer, as well as his place in the high society of that time. The duration of the film is 80 minutes. You can watch it on the BBC Two channel.

Dua Lipa became a cyborg in the clip “Swan Song”

The premiere of the song and the clip of Dua Lipa “Swan Song” from the soundtrack of the film “Alita: Fighting Angel” took place on January 24, 2019

Women’s spin-off “Fast and the Furious” found a team of scriptwriters

Vin Diesel announced the names of the scriptwriters of the spin-off of the Fast and the Furious, this time dedicated exclusively to female characters: Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), Geneva Robertson-Douret will work on the project (“Tomb Raider: Lara Croft”, “Captain Marvel” ) and Lindsay Beer (“Tread of Chaos”).

Holocaust survivor 97 years old became the lead singer of death metal

Holocaust pensioner Inga Ginsberg joined the Inge & the TritoneKings group. Foreign media clarify that we are talking about a woman of 97 years of age. The team works in the direction of death metal.

The Federation Council has developed a bill on paid registration of devices in cellular networks.

The bill drafted by First Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Federation Committee on Constitutional Legislation Lyudmila Bokova envisages the introduction of paid registration from February 1, 2020 of all devices operating in cellular networks, from mobile phones and tablets to housing and communal services counters.

New Intel RealSense camera helps robots navigate without GPS

The camera with the long name RealSense Tracking Camera T265 uses exclusively built-in sensors for tracking and navigation and does not need external sensors to help with the orientation of robots and various autonomous vehicles on the ground, even in situations where the GPS signal is unreliable or absent.

Intel has created a platform for machine learning Nauta

Intel developers have created the Nauta open source platform for machine learning as part of the development of the Internet of things technology. The novelty was presented during the AI ​​DevCon forum in Munich.

Lulling improved mouse sleep quality

Swiss scientists first showed that rhythmic swaying (lulling) can improve sleep, not only people, but also mice. They found that swinging mice during sleep with a frequency of 1 Hertz allowed them to fall asleep faster and wake less, due to which the phase of slow sleep increased.

Scientists drill a well of record depth in West Antarctica

A group of scientists and engineers from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) for the first time successfully drilled more than two kilometers of the ice cover of West Antarctica using hot water. As a result of this event, researchers will be able to explore how the region will respond to climate warming.

Abandoned arable land is overgrown with forest 5 times faster than environmentalists believed.

Scientists from the Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Physicochemical and Biological Problems of Soil Science of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Pushchino Science City) conducted a study of abandoned arable land in the center of the European part of Russia (temperate forest zone).

It turned out that the overgrowing of unused areas by trees in this natural area occurs immediately after the land has been removed from agricultural-agricultural turnover, and not after these lands are overgrown with grass, as was assumed earlier. As it turned out, the presence or absence of grass fires in a given area plays a key role in the stages and rate of overgrowth. The results are published in the journal Ecological Processes.

Named a possible cause of prehistoric global warming

Swiss scientists together with their British colleagues have established a possible cause of global warming in the prehistoric period. According to experts, global warming could be caused by the eruption of a volcano located on the Isle of Skye near the western shores of Scotland.

The behavior of people in virtual reality is different from real life.

“When they find themselves in virtual reality, people, contrary to expectations, demonstrate unexpected patterns of behavior and thinking, that is, between VR and the real world, despite some similarities, there is a huge gap,” says the lead author of the study, an employee of the psychology department of the University of British Columbia, Alan Kingston.

Avtotor launched a new KIA K900 sedan model in Kaliningrad

The Avtotor plant in Kaliningrad began mass production of the new flagship KIA K900 sedan. Official sales of new items will start in the first quarter of 2019. Prices and configuration of the model, previously presented in the Russian market under the name Quoris, will be announced later.

Geely will establish in-depth production of engines in Belarus

Previously, the company had already tried to set up the production of motors, but then only a “screwdriver” assembly was carried out, a block was brought from China, and the factory only fastened attachments.

On the tests photographed the new Toyota Tundra 2020

A few days ago, a test prototype of a new Toyota pickup called the Tundra was spotted on US roads. Photos of the car circulated American portal Motor1.

Not yet built hypercar Bugatti Divo went on sale

Not yet built hypercar Bugatti Divo was put up for sale in Germany, or rather, a place in the queue is sold for ordering a car, but this is not surprising, since 40 models will be built in total.

Pre-series crossover Renault Arkana first filmed on tests

Renault has rolled out a pre-production prototype of its new coupe-like crossover Arkana for test tests. Photos of new items published edition of Autonews. The presentation of the concept Arkana took place in the late summer of 2018 at the Moscow Motor Show (MIAS-2018)

The new Opel Corsa 2020 is seen during tests in the serial body.

The sixth generation of the model is already undergoing tests in the serial body, which is hidden under a thick layer of camouflage. Under the disguise lies a completely new design, inspired by the concept of the GT X Experimental, presented last year.

Bugatti company refused to release a crossover

The company Bugatti in the near future does not plan to develop a crossover, reports the publication Autocar with reference to the head of the French company Stefan Winkelmann. In 2019, Bugatti turns 110 years old and for its anniversary, the brand has prepared a number of events, including the presentation of several models

Inevitability of Ukrainian transit

Russia will have to sign a contract with Kiev for the transit of gas to Europe, as there remains the need to ensure supplies before the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. This was announced on the UMN air by the Deputy Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Natalya Boyko.

Until January 1, 2020, the Russians still do not have time to build their famous and very expensive Nord Stream 2. They still have to somehow transport their gas to Europe. – Natalia Boyko, Ukrainian politician

Monument to Suvorov demolished in Kiev

The monument to the Russian commander Alexander Suvorov was dismantled in Kiev as part of de-communization on Thursday, January 24, said the head of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory (UINP), Vladimir Vyatrovich, on a Facebook page. Read in source

Historical rotation: now in Kiev, the monument to Suvorov has finally been dismantled and the Dontsov memorial table has been opened … Suvorov is on the way out. Decolonization on the march. – Vladimir Vyatrovich, Ukrainian historian

Scientists have found a way to prevent cancer

Autophagy can also contribute to the death of cells that cause cancer. “There are many checkpoints that do not allow cells to get out of control and become cancerous, but we did not expect autophagy to be one of them,” said one of the study’s authors, Jan Carlseder.

Merkel will visit Japan on February 4-5

The official visit of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Japan will take place on February 4 and 5. This was reported in the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday. “The Japanese government cordially welcomes this visit, which will further strengthen the friendly relations between Japan and Germany,” the Foreign Ministry said.

A resident of the United States sued NASA

Illinois resident Nancy Lee Carlson filed a lawsuit against the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for improperly storing soil samples brought from the moon by Apollo 11 crew members

The number of long-term and deceived shareholders

The deputy head of the Ministry of Construction, Nikita Stasishin, at a meeting of the working group on the protection of the rights of participants in shared construction in the State Duma reported that as of January 1, 2019 there were 68 subjects, which included 898 problem objects.

This is 98 570 DDU, an increase of 1.8 percent. The number of citizens – 38 thousand 722 (plus 2.8 percent as of the third quarter)

Stasishin added that the Krasnodar Territory, the Rostov Region, the Novosibirsk Region, the Samara Region are among the leaders in terms of the number of objects.

“We understand the whole problem of the Moscow Region, and we also understand the problem connected with St. Petersburg. But, unfortunately, we don’t understand the situation in the Leningrad Region, we are very worried about the number of problematic objects that have been deceived by co-investors and, most importantly, hypothetically possible problem houses “, – he added.

Russia plans to build a spaceport for private tourism

The Russian company CosmoCourt, which is developing a ship for private suborbital flights, plans to build a space center in Central Russia. About this TASS said the general director of the organization Pavel Pushkin.

Tatyana’s Day: This year everyone drank …

Tatyana’s day was not only the noisiest, riotous, but also the most democratic holiday. Moreover, Tatiana’s Day was celebrated even in the years when neither about the saint who caused the holiday, nor about the saints in general, nobody told us. Although before the revolution, the celebration of St. Tatiana’s day was, of course, incomparably more hooligan.

“This year they drank everything except the Moskva River,” AP Chekhov joked, “and this was due to the fact that it froze … The piano and the grand piano crackled, the orchestras didn’t become silent, they fried Gaudeamus, their throats screamed and wheezed … it was so it was fun that one student was bathed in excess of the senses in the tank where they were swimming

On Tatiana’s day, the police were instructed not to detain students, but to go to the most polite and tidy places, especially if they walked out and were drunk.

More than a dozen ships of the Black Sea Fleet took to the teachings at sea

A detachment of ships of the Black Sea Fleet left the basing point for conducting exercises in sea training grounds. This was reported by the press service of the fleet.

Sberbank decided to hold the metro to its office opposite the Moscow-City

Sberbank is discussing with the Russian Railways and the Moscow Government the possibility of building metro stations and the Moscow Central Ring (MCC) at the new office complex opposite Moscow-City, to which they plan to move the organization’s headquarters.

31 Udmurtia School of Music will receive a piano

In Udmurtia, 31 music schools will receive ownership of a musical instrument – a piano. Such a gift was made to the schools of the republic by the Ministry of Culture of Russia and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia.

The profit of Russian banks increased 1.7 times in 2018

The profit of Russian banks in 2018 amounted to 1.345 trillion rubles, exceeding 1.7 times the result for 2017. This is stated in the information and analytical material of the Bank of Russia “On the development of the banking sector of the Russian Federation.”

RBC will create a credit rating agency

RBC establishes a credit rating agency. It will be called the National Credit Ratings (NKR) and will begin operations after the Central Bank enters the relevant information in the register of credit rating agencies.

Gazprom Board of Directors approves € 3 billion Eurobond placement

The board of directors of Gazprom approved the placement of Eurobonds in 2019 for an amount of no more than € 3 billion, according to a corporate information disclosure portal.

Businessmen returned 34 billion rubles of debt on government contracts for 2018

Prosecutor General’s Office contributed to the repayment of debts of 34 billion rubles to businessmen on state and municipal contracts in 2018, official representative of the department Alexander Kurennoy told reporters on Friday.

“In total, over the period of execution of the instructions of the President of the Russian Federation, as a result of the measures taken by the prosecutor’s response, debts to entrepreneurs exceeded 120 billion rubles were repaid, including more than 34 billion rubles in 2018,” the statement reads.

It is noted that by the end of the year, the remaining state debt to the business declined by more than 3 billion rubles compared with the first half of the year and amounted to 19.5 billion rubles.

Sberbank launched transfers through Svyaznoy

Sberbank launched a cash transfer service by phone number in Svyaznoy stores. This is stated in the message of the bank. Earlier, the same service was launched in Euroset.

For the year, residents of Ukraine brought abroad more than $ 45 million

In 2018, the National Bank of Ukraine issued to individuals 2,1 thousand permits, for which $ 45.5 million were withdrawn abroad, reported the Ukrainian News information agency on January 25.

Asian Development Bank issued floating rate bonds in tenge

The ADB noted that the maturity of the bonds will be five and seven years, with the possibility of early repayment in the third and fifth year, respectively. For bonds, a floating interest rate is determined, which depends on the consumer price index in Kazakhstan.

China’s nuclear power production skyrocketed in 2018

A total of 294.4 billion kWh of nuclear energy was produced in China in 2018, which is 18.6% more than a year earlier, the China Electricity Council (CEC) said. Thus, the share of nuclear energy in the total energy system of the Celestial Empire was 4.2%, and this makes it possible to abandon the use of 90 million tons of coal and reduce carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere by 280 million tons

Buckwheat completely canceled its tour

Popular singer Anastasia Ivanova, better known under the stage name Buckwheat, canceled her tour of Russia. The tour was supposed to start on Friday, January 25, in Murmansk, the concerts were planned to be held in 55 cities.

Backstreet Boys released new album

Pop group Backstreet Boys has released a new album DNA. This is reported on the official website of the group. “We have been working on a new music for more than two years, and we are glad to share it with you,” the message says.

Magazine “Red Burda” ceased to exist

In Yekaterinburg, on January 24, the last issue of the humorous magazine Krasnaya Burda was published. About this “URA.RU” reported in the editors. Ural humorists no longer intend to publish the journal on paper.

In Perm, plans to implement the project “Smart City”

It is based on a project being implemented today by KORTROS-Perm JSC in the Gulliver residential complex under construction in the regional center. The agreement was signed by Governor Maxim Reshetnikov, President of KORTROS Group of Companies Veniamin Golubitsky, President of ER-Telecom JSC Andrei Kuzyaev and General Director of UNICORN LLC Alexei Yuzhakov.

Co-founder of Mail.ru: in 5 years “VKontakte” will overtake Facebook

Dmitry.Grishin, co-founder of Mail.Ru Group, told Elizaveta Ossetinskaya, the Russian norms project, about the benefits of VKontakte to Facebook. He said that the Russian social network is developing more dynamically.

Opera Touch Browser released on iPad

Opera Touch browser was released on smartphones that are running the iOS operating system, back in October last year. Now you can start using Opera Touch on iPad tablets. The browser is available for iPad in the App Store.

Apple Voice Assistant will appear in AirPods 2

Apple AirPods Headphones will be released in mid-2019. According to the information received, the headset, in addition to biometric sensors and Bluetooth 5, will receive a Siri assistant. Information leakage occurred from the first beta version of iOS 12.2, designed for developers.

Vivo also introduced a smartphone without ports and openings.

Following yesterday’s “all-ceramic” Meizu Zero, the Chinese company Vivo also introduced a smartphone without ports and openings in the case. The model was named Vivo APEX 2019.

In London, found the grave of Australia explorer Matthew Flinders

In the center of London, near the Euston train station, the remains of the navigator and explorer Matthew Flinders were discovered – this man, as scientists believe, brought into circulation the name of the continent “Australia”.

Hyperloop supersonic pipeline can start working by 2022

The head of Hyperloop said that by 2022, the first lines of trains could begin working on a high-speed vacuum pipeline system in which it will be possible to accelerate to 1,200 kilometers per hour.

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