Troika main in the "Big Twenty". G20 is a group of countries representing an informal forum of the largest economies in the world. A year ago, at the November summit of the G-20, it was decided to establish a coordinating institute in the form of a troika, the composition of which would change and consist of the current chairman, his predecessor and successor. Before 1 December 2012, Mexico chaired the G20, and last Saturday the chairmanship passed to Russia. Then, at the end of 2013 of the year, it will go to Australia. Told about it correspondent ITAR-TASS Pavel Vanichkin.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Deputy Prime Minister, Country’s Chief Treasurer Wayne Swan, said in a joint statement that the Australian Prime Minister “sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir, congratulating him on the beginning of the G-20 presidency and expressing his readiness to maintain close working contacts in preparation for the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg in September 2013. ” Julia Gillard “welcomes Russia's plans to focus on realizing the main goals of the G20 - promoting economic growth and job creation.”
Russia is a positive coordinator. Roman Osharov ("Voice of America"), referring to the Kremlin’s press service, quoted Vladimir Putin’s words regarding the country's presidency of the G-20:
“For us, first of all, it is an opportunity to offer our partners a positive, meaningful agenda aimed at solving common problems that concern all countries of the world.
And, of course, we intend to effectively use our chairmanship to solve long-term national tasks and to strengthen Russia's position in the management of the global economy. ”
And, of course, we intend to effectively use our chairmanship to solve long-term national tasks and to strengthen Russia's position in the management of the global economy. ”
Putin noted that traditional themes for G20 are cooperation such as the state of the economy and the implementation of an agreement to ensure balanced growth, employment promotion, reform of the monetary system and the system of financial regulation and supervision, stability of global energy markets, promotion of international development, strengthening multilateral trade corruption, etc.
New topics for discussion in the framework of G20 will be the financing of investments as the basis for economic growth and the creation of jobs and the modernization of national systems of sovereign debt and government borrowing.
Recall that according to November's financial stability rating, compiled by the Financial Times newspaper (based on EU country requirements), ranked second among the G20 countries.
The experts considered the following factors in the ranking: economic growth of the country, the size of the state budget deficit and national debt in relation to GDP, the recovery of the economy after the global financial crisis (GDP and changes in debt and unemployment compared to 2009), as well as information current account balance deficit.
Saudi Arabia took the first place in the financial rating of the G20 countries, and China was the third.
Putin will meet with Erdogan. Andrey Fedyashin ("Voice of Russia") reports that today Comrade Putin will arrive on a working visit to Turkey, where he will meet with Turkish President Abdullah Gul, Prime Minister R. T. Erdogan and will participate in the third meeting of the Russian-Turkish High-Level Cooperation Council.
Sergey Demidenko, an expert on the Middle East, an employee of the Institute of Strategic Analysis and Assessment, said that the main aspect of relations between Turkey and Russia is economic, more precisely, energy. But the political background of the visit of the Russian president is not the most favorable.
“The crisis in Syria and the plans to deploy American Patriot systems in Turkey cast a shadow on it. Erdogan is one of the most convinced supporters of active military intervention in the Syrian crisis. He is on the side of the opposition to the regime of Bashar al-Assad. ”
In addition, the 12 October’s detention of a Syrian aircraft flying Moscow-Damascus had a negative impact on political relations.
However, the expert says, the quarrel between the neighbors did not happen.
“Moscow and Ankara have already learned very skillfully to separate politics in their strategic relations from the economy. Both sides are well aware that Syria is not an alternative to close Turkish-Russian business and trade relations. ”
Western intelligence believes that the "Middle East Poisoner" intensified. Western intelligence points to new signs of activity on Syrian sites where chemical weapon, writes MIGnews.com, referring to The New York Times.
“In a sense, this is similar to what they (the Syrians) have done before,” said a senior American intelligence official who is referenced by the American newspaper. “But they also do some things that suggest an intention to use chemical weapons.” This is not just the movement of personnel and equipment. We are talking about other activities. ”
Such multi-valued statements about “doing other activities”, we add from ourselves, can mean anything: from a simple attempt to influence the new rumors on the world community to the preparation of a military operation against Syria, or rather, the preparation of a reason for such. Earlier, Western and some Arab media allowed "ducks" about the death of Assad, as well as about his emigration to an unnamed country. Earlier, it was reported about the planned Asad family relocation to Moscow (according to a different version - to Minsk, to the “dad”). There were other rumors, including the fall of Damascus under the onslaught of the brave "rebels."
It should be noted that rumors in the Western media are often served as a “bomb” - with references to anonymous “high-ranking” military, various “experts”, “witnesses”, at least to reports of opposition activists via Facebook or news reports from London. a diner where two human rights defenders from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights work tirelessly. Such a frame makes the man in the street take the false for the real. Half a year or a year of propaganda - and Asad appears to media consumers as a complete dictator and terrorist, holding half the world in a mustard fear.
Syria has re-connected to the Internet. 2 December Agency MIGnews.com reported: after three days of almost complete blackout in the territory of Syria, the Internet was restored and mobile telephony began to work.
Residents of Damascus and the surrounding area reported that on December 1 they were able to go online again.
The Internet was turned off throughout the country last Thursday. The government stated that the reason for this was the sabotage of the rebels. However, some experts in the field of information technology believe that Syria is connected to the outside world by four main cables, the simultaneous decommissioning of which seems to be highly unlikely.
Lebanese army against Syrian rebels. Lebanese army soldiers engaged in battle with the Syrian rebels on the border of the two countries. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to Reuters.
The clash occurred when a Lebanese border patrol tried to approach a detected group of Syrian rebels who opened fire. No one died.
The incident was the first case of direct clashes between the "rebels" and the Lebanese army during the entire civil war in Syria.
Seventeen out of fifty. As transmits correspondent RIA "News" Margarita KislovaIn the new Kuwaiti National Assembly, according to the official voting results, Shiite political forces received one third of the deputy mandates (17 from 50). But the Islamists, who won 23 seats during the last elections in February, shrank noticeably in parliament - they have only four seats left. By the way, three deputy chairs in the new parliament were women.
At the same time, the election of the new National Assembly was held on Saturday with an extremely low voter turnout (approximately from 26 to 39%). According to Kuwait’s ministry of information, voter turnout was 39% of 422,5’s thousands of eligible citizens. The opposition that has boycotted the elections insists on 26%. For comparison: in the February elections, voter turnout was 60%.
Observers believe that the new composition of the National Assembly will be more loyal to the regime of the ruling emir, Sheikh Al-Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, than the previous parliament. But in the eyes of the citizens of Kuwait, the new parliament will not have sufficient legitimacy: after all, firstly, the opposition boycotted the elections, and, secondly, the turnout was very low.
Ban Ki-moon: "Settlement activities are illegal ..." The construction of new Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories condemns the solution of the Middle East problem to failure, said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. This tells correspondent RIA "Novosti" Ivan Zakharchenko.
Last week, just after Palestine received observer status at the UN, the Israeli authorities allowed the erection of three thousand housing units in the Jewish settlements of East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
“Settlement activity is illegal from the point of view of international law, and if the so-called E-1 package is built, it will cause an almost fatal blow to the remaining chances of a settlement by creating two states,” the UN press service quoted Ban Ki-moon.
The Secretary General believes that the construction of the E-1 zone creates the risk that East Jerusalem will be cut off from the rest of the West Bank. Ban Ki-moon said: “In the interests of peace, plans for the E-1 must be canceled.”
"Vesti" they write that the approval of the construction plan in the occupied territories seems to be Tel Aviv measures taken in response to the fact that Palestine was recognized by the UN as an observer. “How it will all end is already clear: a new wave of discontent in the Palestinian territories, the shelling of the now new Jewish settlements and the disproportionately harsh response measures of Tel Aviv. In this way, the ground will be laid for a new conflict. ”
Also "Vesti" It is reported that the world community is demanding the elimination of existing settlements, and even the main ally of Tel Aviv, Washington, did not support the new construction project.
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said: “I want to remind you that we have long condemned Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem, the construction of new ones and even plans for the construction of residential complexes. We believe that these actions are counterproductive, they impede the resumption of direct negotiations between Palestine and Israel. As well as the establishment of peaceful order coexistence of the two states. Direct negotiations are the only way to achieve this goal. ”
Yuval Steinitz: “We warned the United States ...” Israel will not transfer to the Palestinian Authority tax revenues collected for it under the Paris Agreements signed in 1994. The Minister of Finance of Israel Yuval Steinitz announced this during the Sunday session of the government, reports Rosbalt with a link to Zman.com.
He noted that we are talking about the defiant behavior of the leadership of the Palestinian Authority and the attempt to recognize the "Palestinian state" by the international community without agreeing this step with Israel.
Steinitz said: “We have warned the United States that if the PA goes to the UN, an immediate response to this step will follow. The time has come to make the distance between Maale Adumim and Jerusalem a single residential area. ”
Steinitz said that taxes collected from goods imported into the Palestinian Authority will be spent on paying off the PA's debt to Israeli companies, in particular to Hevrat Hashmal, which the Palestinians owe 700 million shekels to.
Rosbalt recalls that 100 million, collected monthly in taxes and duties, make up between half and two-thirds of the Palestinian Authority’s domestic income.
Incident in Jalalabad. All of the Taliban militants who attacked the NATO air base in Jalalabad in Afghanistan have been destroyed. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with links to France-Presse and Reuters.
At least 12 people were killed, among them five people in Afghan military uniforms, but only one of them knows that he was a soldier: the Taliban often wear military uniforms of the armed forces of Afghanistan. Three Afghan guards were killed, another six were injured. The bodies of six militants were also found. Wounded several people from the International Security Assistance Force.
Earlier, the Taliban spokesman Zabiulla Madjahid, as the Associated Press points out, reported that militants blew up a car at the entrance to Jalalabad airport and then entered its territory. As a result, "the enemy suffered serious losses." NATO and the Afghan Ministry of Defense confirm that suicide bombers participated in the attack, but refute the information that the Taliban were able to penetrate the airport.
Judicial boycott. The Egyptian Judges Club yesterday decided to boycott the national referendum on the draft new constitution of the Republic of Egypt scheduled for December 15. Reports about it ITAR-TASS with reference to the newspaper Al-Ahram.
The club also decided not to send representatives to observe the voting process. So the judges expressed their disagreement with the last Constitutional Declaration of President Mursi, which he is not going to cancel.
Nigerian Islamists slaughter Christians and kill policemen. Islamists from the radical group “Boko Haram” attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria and killed 10 Christians with a machete. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with links to Reuters and France-Presse.
Militants armed with rifles and machetes, broke into the Christian area of the village at night. They slaughtered people and then set fire to their homes.
Also last Sunday, Boko Haram militants burned three Christian churches and a police station. The victims of the attack were two policemen.
Ten thousand Hungarians against the list of dangerous Jews. Yesterday in Budapest, about 10, thousands of people took part in a protest against the anti-Semitic statements of the leader of the nationalist party For Better Hungary, Marton Dyengyesh. He writes about it "Lenta.ru"referring to Reuters.
The anti-fascist rally near the building of the Hungarian parliament was attended by ministers of the country, leaders of the ruling and opposition parties, ambassadors of the United States and Israel. The protesters demanded immediate action against the nationalist Hungarian movements, and at the same time the resignation of Gyöngyösi.
In turn, representatives of the For Better Hungary party (another name, “Jobbik”) called the rally “political alarmist”, adding that the behavior of the party’s rivals reflects their despair over the growing support of the extreme right-wing forces. And Mr. Diendyesi declared that he was not going to resign.
Earlier, reminds "Lenta", the leader of the nationalist party "For the Best Hungary" Marton Dyenyeshi made an appeal to the government of the country to draw up a list of the Jews in power who pose a threat to the security of Hungary. The proposal was made during a debate in Parliament on the situation in Israel. In response to a statement by Janos Martonyi, the Hungarian foreign minister who supported the signing of the peace agreement between Israel and Palestine, Gyöngyösi said it would be “timely” to compile a list of dangerous Jews in Hungary. Then Gyongyoshi apologized for his words and explained that he meant only people with dual citizenship - Hungary and Israel.
Vatican introduces microchips. As expert Andrea Tornielli reported on the Vatican Insider website, every employee of the Vatican will have to carry with him an ID card with a microchip from the new year, thanks to which it will be possible at any time to determine the location of the owner, transfers correspondent RIA "Novosti" Viktor Khrul.
Such strict electronic measures are a consequence of the Vatileaks scandal that flared up following the theft of confidential documents from the personal account of Pope Benedict XVI. The case was turned by his valet Paolo Gabriele, who was subsequently sentenced to one and a half years in prison.
With the new system, the card with the chip of its owner can be found anywhere within the apostolic palace.
Pay for the recipe. As the correspondent ITAR-TASS Yuri Kogalov, yesterday, tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Madrid to protest health care reform. About fifty thousand people - doctors and ordinary citizens took part in the demonstrations. Hand in hand, people surrounded several large metropolitan hospitals. So they expressed dissatisfaction with the intention of the regional government to privatize public hospitals, transfer the functions of their management to specialized organizations and even charge for ... each written prescription.
According to the representative of medical trade union Magdalena Salcedo, “a large number of elderly and disabled people take part in the protest rally”. They are the main consumers of medical services. “We must fight disease, not government,” participants in the rally say. “And the decisions of the authorities violate our rights, lead to increased poverty and social inequality.”
The protest ended with a rally at the Columbus Square. There was read an appeal to the government with the requirement to support this category of citizens, "which is already the most disadvantaged in Spanish society."
North Korea to launch missiles ready. The DPRK installed a single-stage rocket at the launch site of the Sohe space center, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported today citing a source in diplomatic circles, reports "Lenta.ru".
According to RIA "News", Referring to the Japanese agency Kyodo, Pyongyang notified Tokyo about the time window of the launch of the rocket. It will take place between 07: 00 and 12: 00 local time (02: 00 and 07: 00 Moscow time) on one of the days defined earlier - between 10 and 22 December.
About plans to launch a rocket, which, according to the official version, should deliver a research satellite, Pyongyang announced December 1. The launch date is timed to the anniversary of the death of Kim Jong-il: he passed away on December 17 of the year 2011.
The international community is concerned. Tokyo and Seoul believe that the DPRK under the guise of a research program is conducting tests of ballistic missiles. Satoshi Morimoto, the Minister of Defense of Japan, ordered to prepare for intercepting the missile before 7 December - in case she threatens the security of the country.
"Patriot" - on Okinawa. In the near future, Japan intends to place on about. Okinawa Patrik submarine (PAC-3) in preparation for an unforeseen situation during the planned launch of the DPRK missile, reports correspondent RIA "Novosti" Ekaterina Plyasunkova with reference to the NHK channel.
The Patriot installations will be deployed on Okinawa and several neighboring islands, over which the flight path of a North Korean missile is likely to pass. In addition, the anti-aircraft missile system will be located in the metropolitan area. Several ships equipped with the Aegis tracking system and SM3 long-range anti-aircraft missiles will take part in the operation for the possible interception of the rocket.
Hillary Clinton will go on tour. Corr. ITAR-TASS Dmitry Kirsanov reports that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is launching a European tour, in which she will take part in a meeting of the Russia-NATO Council at the ministerial level and in a meeting of the heads of foreign ministries of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) member countries.
A new trip to Europe will be for the current head of American diplomacy 38-th in a row. It is possible that it will be final. In the new administration of Barack Obama, the post of state secretary will move from Clinton to someone else - most likely, the US envoy to the UN, Susan Rice.
According to the program, Hillary Clinton is expected to visit the capitals of the Czech Republic, Belgium, Ireland and Northern Ireland from 3 to December 7.
In Prague, she is going to “discuss our efforts to promote the Czech Republic’s energy security, as well as promote human rights and democracy” throughout the world. In Brussels, Hillary plans to explore with everyone the “current security challenges in the Western Balkans” and the state of “NATO global partnerships”. Here, Clinton will co-chair the 4 meeting of the US-EU Energy Council. On the agenda there is the "deepening of cooperation in the fields of energy security and energy saving."
In the capital of Ireland, where the 19 meeting of the OSCE Foreign Ministers Council will be held, the US Secretary of State will discuss "proposals aimed at strengthening the OSCE's ability to promote comprehensive security in Eurasia," the State Department said. In addition, Clinton will meet with “representatives of civil society” of the OSCE area and make a “great speech about the US achievements in supporting human rights on a global scale.”
X. Clinton's 38 tour will end in Belfast. There, the Secretary of State is scheduled to meet with local leaders, where she is going to “reaffirm America’s commitment to a peaceful and prosperous Northern Ireland”.
Thus, we will add from ourselves, the theme of the tour is the same: the active introduction of American values (synonym: human rights); energy resources; democratization of the whole world under the auspices of NATO.
More scouts, good and different. The Pentagon has begun to reform the US military intelligence, including providing for an increase in the number of its employees abroad. Told about it correspondent ITAR-TASS Dmitry Kirsanovreferring to the Washington Post.
In the next 5 years, the number of operational officers of the Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, working in other countries, including under cover (primarily diplomatic), is planned to reach approximately 1,6 thousands of people.
Now in RUMO there are about 500 operative workers operating under cover. In accordance with US-approved plans, the number of such individuals will be brought to 2018 by 800-1000 people.
The Pentagon is also going to ensure closer interaction between the RKMO and the CIA and the Special Operations Command (SOKOM) of the US armed forces. According to the information of the American newspaper, the priorities in the activities of RUMO for a five-year perspective will be the tracking of Islamist groups in Africa, the supply of weapons by North Korea and Iran to other states, as well as the modernization of the Chinese armed forces. The operative of the RUMO will share tasks with the workers: if the latter pursue mainly political goals, the former will be interested in the military aspects of the issues.
In this case, America will save. As the representatives of the Pentagon emphasized, the transformation does not mean that the DIPO now has new powers or expanded funding. Creation of new staff rates will occur due to the reduction of other departments and changes in staffing.
In the morning I drank - all day free. Indulge in the beloved passion - alcoholism - the US military, serving in Okinawa, can now only within their bases and only from eight o'clock in the morning until ten in the evening. Staying out after midnight, as well as drinking outside the base of the advanced carriers of democracy is now prohibited.
This is reported on page III of the Marine Expeditionary Forces in “Facebook”, reports "Lenta.ru". Drunkards will be strictly controlled.
For example, drivers leaving the base will be checked with the help of a well-known “tube”. Those of them who have a blood alcohol level exceeding X-NUMX per thousand will not be let out of the gate. Such a severe restriction is in accordance with Japanese law.
Breathing into the tube will have not only the driver. Passengers and pedestrians who have become drunk will also be sent back home. And on the territory of the base, the dry law will operate from 22: 00 to 8: 00.
The ban was imposed after a series of incidents with the ever-drunk US military. As recalled by "Tape", in the latter case, the drunken military driver crashed into three cars (November 30). Earlier, another American soldier was arrested for unlawful entry into someone else’s house (he was sentenced to a fine of 100 thousand yen when he confessed that he was drunk all night long). In early November, an American military pilot who got drunk to death and jumped out the window was suspected of beating a teenager, and in October two American sailors were arrested on suspicion of rape.
Scientists warn ... As they say "Vesti" with references to ITAR-TASS and the scientific journal Nature, carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere last year increased by 3% and amounted to almost 38,2 billion tons.
Experts believe that the United States and Germany managed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions (by 2% respectively, to the level of 5,9 billion tons, and by 4%, to the level of 0,8 billion tons).
The largest amount of carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere fell on 2011, China - 10 billion tons. Moreover, China increased its emissions by 10% last year.
The United States ranks second on the list of active ejectors, India is on the third, Russia is the fourth. Next come Japan, Germany, Iran, the Republic of Korea, Canada and South Africa.
According to the authors of a scientific report in Nature, these figures indicate that the world community in the near future will have to embark on significant reductions in carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. What for? And in order to prevent the increase in temperature on the planet by more than 2 degrees Celsius by the year 2020.
A few days earlier, scientists warned about the rapid melting of ice. As told correspondent ITAR-TASS Ivan Lebedevreferring to the Science magazine, ice melting in the Arctic over the past 20 years has intensified and is now happening three times faster than in the 1990s. This conclusion is contained in a report prepared by a group of scientists from 26 scientific laboratories in different countries that used data from satellites of NASA and the European Space Agency, as well as the results of ice aviation intelligence.
As a result of melting ice in the Arctic and on the Danish island of Greenland, the sea level has increased from 1992 of the year to 11,1 of a millimeter. In general, over the past two decades, he has risen by about a centimeter 0,5. The reasons for the increase are the warming of water in the world's oceans, the melting of mountain glaciers, and the change in the groundwater level as a result of mining. The ice cover of Greenland is shrinking now five times faster than twenty years ago.
If the Arctic ice disappears completely, it will accelerate the process of climate warming on the planet. At the same time, the reduction of ice cover in the Arctic will expand the possibilities of mining, in particular, the development of offshore oil and gas fields and their subsequent transportation.
Paradox, let us add: for the sake of oil, people are ready to drown. It is not difficult to find forecasts on the Internet that, for example, Bangladesh or Florida will not be on the world map by 2020, for example. That is, they will be - but in the form of blue marks of the depths. The cynical expression "after us even the flood", which characterized the consumer society, has now acquired an ominous meaning ...
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