"In such a difficult time, only Russia helped us." Syrian Circassians are grateful to Russia for their assistance. Since the beginning of the conflict in Syria, hundreds of their families have been able to return to their historic homeland - to the republics of the North Caucasus. Svetlana Kalmykova tells about it ("Voice of Russia").
20-year-old Bela Hanush left her native Aleppo a year and a half ago when fighting broke out there. Together with her family she settled in Nalchik. If it were not for the war, the girl would have already received an economics degree. In the new place she had to learn from the beginning. Bela entered the Kabardino-Balkarian State University.
“I was born in Syria, I grew up there, I studied at the Faculty of Economics. There, before the war, everything was peaceful and calm. Then the problems started, and it was already impossible to leave the house, it was impossible to go to the university. In such a difficult time, only Russia helped us. We were given such a chance, we were taken out of there. For example, my family came to Nalchik because it is my mother's homeland. And my father, he is from Syria, but he studied at the Kabardino-Balkarian University. Of course, it was very difficult at first, but in Nalchik we were very well received and helped. ”
Bela was among the Syrian students who will study in Russia for free. Budgetary places for family members of Syrian Circassians who moved to Russia from the conflict zone were allocated by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. Syrian students will be given a hostel.
Over the past two years, more than ten thousand Circassians left Syria. Most fled to Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Turkey. One and a half thousand wished to return to their historical homeland - to Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia and Adygea.
The representative of the Circassian Charitable Society of Syria, Hisham Mashfezh, on behalf of the Syrian Circassians thanked Russia for their support.
“The main population has already noticed and experienced that the position of Russia from the very beginning of the conflict was constant and consistent. The fact that this country has made a great contribution to the prevention of a powerful strike that was planned against Syria will never be forgotten by the Syrians. After all, we managed to avoid such a blow, such a catastrophe! ”
NATO Secretary General: there is no military solution. Anders Fogh Rasmussen said he does not see any role for the alliance in the Syrian conflict. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to France-Presse.
“This conflict has no military solution,” the NATO Secretary General stressed.
He also called on the government and the opposition of Syria to take part in the international conference in Geneva.
Saudi Arabia plus Israel minus Iran? According to press reports, Israel and Saudi Arabia are discussing the possibility of "friendship" against Iran. However, diplomatic relations between the countries have not been established, and the positions of states collide when it comes to Palestine. Read more in the reportage of the correspondent. "RT" Floors Slier.
On the one hand, these two countries have common competitors in Syria and Egypt. On the other hand, Saudi Arabia donated millions of dollars to Palestinian projects in the Gaza Strip and in the West Bank.
Israel may be useful to Saudi Arabia with propaganda, and the latter can involve huge reserves of petrodollars. In addition, Israel has a huge influence on US foreign policy.
The dean of the Faculty of Humanities at Tel Aviv University, Eyal Zisser, states that there is no doubt about the union. Reports of secret meetings began to appear after the second Lebanese war in 2006. It was at that time that it became clear that Iran was becoming the most important player in the Persian Gulf.
Medical innovations from the monarchies of the Persian Gulf. Kuwait and the other Gulf states are going to introduce “gay tests” for those who cross their borders. Drivers will be checked by some medical method for sexual orientation. About the beginning of checks at airports in Kuwait, the head of the Department of Public Health in the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health, Yusuf Mindkar, reported "Vesti" with reference to The Independent.
Citizens who will be identified as LGBT people will be banned from entering the Gulf countries.
Giving an interview to the local newspaper Al Rai, Yusuf Mindkar clarified that a medical examination of people entering Kuwait is already underway. But now doctors will pay close attention to the orientation of foreigners. Gay identified by doctors will not be able to enter Kuwait and other states that are members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia).
Mr. Mindkar did not specify what procedures will have to go entering. It turns out, let us add, the Kuwaiti experts are still keeping their medical innovations secret.
The submission also states that homosexuality in Kuwait is criminally prosecuted: citizens who were caught up to “homo” before the age of 21 face up to 10 years in prison. Such criminal practice operates in all states of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Homosexuality is outlawed in 78 countries of the world.
Human rights activists are already outraged by the Kuwaiti novations.
The representative of the organization “Stonewall” Richard Lane said: “These measures are not only useless, but also contrary to international law, norms and human rights. Many Gulf countries have done a lot to become attractive and open to foreign business. Therefore, their leaders should have thought before restricting entry. ”
"Brothers," goodbye! The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Association has been declared disbanded. The decree on its dissolution was signed by the Minister of Social Solidarity of ARE Ahmed Al-Borai. Senior Researcher at the Center for Arab Studies at the Institute of Oriental Studies, RAS, Boris Dolgov, has commented on this "Voice of Russia".
On September 23, a Cairo court declared the association illegal, satisfying a lawsuit filed against the Islamist structure by the At-Tagamma party. According to the court decision, financial assets and property of the association are subject to arrest. The court decided to create a committee under the leadership of the government, which will take over the management of the property of the Brothers. It was formed on October 2. And on October 7, the Higher Board of Judges recommended supporting the verdict of the Cairo court.
According to Boris Dolgov, a senior fellow at the Center for Arab Studies at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Muslim Brotherhood will not disappear from the political horizon of Egypt:
“Here you can draw an analogy with Algeria, when the Islamic Front for the Salvation of Algeria was banned, and its radicalization began, which led to a nearly ten-year confrontation between radical Islamists and the authorities in Algeria.”
Libyan Prime Minister arrested. Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan detained yesterday by Interior Ministry officials. Reported about it in management on fight against crime at the ministry, transfers correspondent. ITAR-TASS Dmitry Tarasov.
“Nobody kidnapped him,” the LANA quotes the words of the agency representatives. “They treat him well, like a Libyan citizen,” said Abdel Hakim al-Bulyasi, a spokesman for the crime ministry’s department at the Interior Ministry.
Al-Bulazi indicated that the head of the cabinet was arrested on the orders of the agency itself. Also related to this is the operational group of the Operational Headquarters of Libyan Revolutionaries.
The arrest, in the words of "Libyan revolutionaries", was carried out in accordance with the articles of the criminal code relating to crimes "harmful to state security." In the case of Zeidan, the investigation into allegations of “financial and administrative corruption” is also open.
The operational headquarters of the Libyan revolutionaries will continue to hunt for those involved in the capture of Abu Anas al-Libi. This was reported by the TV channel Al-Arabia. According to the group, the former rebels captured Zaydan for the involvement of his government in the abduction of al-Libi.
"His arrest was made after the statements of John Kerry about the capture of Abu Anas al-Libi and after he acknowledged the fact that the Libyan cabinet was aware of the ongoing operation," - said one of the "Operational Headquarters".
Al-Libi was captured by American special forces last Saturday. This happened on one of the streets of the Libyan capital. The US authorities searched for him in connection with the bombings at the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. The White House has confirmed that operations of the American special services in Libya and Somalia were authorized by Obama. The Libyan authorities claimed that they were not promptly informed by the American side about the operation, which they accordingly qualified as the abduction of a citizen of the country. As a result, local Islamists announced "the beginning of a hunt for US citizens and American institutions" in Libya, a correspondent reports. ITAR-TASS.
Al-Sisi - for the presidency. Four million Egyptians signed a civil initiative document on appointing the commander-in-chief of the Egyptian army, General Abd al-Fatah al-Sisi, as president of the country, reports MIGnews.com.
Today, it is al-Sisi, and not the president-appointed President Adly Mansur, the most popular and influential leader in Egypt. Many Egyptians compare it with Anwar Sadat.
Al-Sisi himself does not claim to rule the country. Moreover, at the end of September, he announced that he did not intend to run for the upcoming presidential election.
There is no comfort in the detention center. On the Murmansk finale of the "expedition" of "Greenpeace" is described in the new review of Western newspapers from "Foreign Press".
In any reasonable country, the Greenpeace share on the oil-producing platform would have ended with detentions, large fines, or at least in small conditional terms, writes Le Monde. In Russia, the military-police elite in power believes in the benefit of the whip. The publication reminds that on October 8, Russian justice refused to release three activists on bail. Thirty participants in the action face up to 15 years in prison.
The Murmansk SIZO is an excellent illustration of Putin's Russia, in which the Middle Ages (many detainees do not have access to drinking water) side by side with modernity (video surveillance is also conducted in toilets). Disproportionality of the reaction shows: the regime, undermined by cronyism and corruption, is in a fever, according to Le Monde.
“First pirates, now addicts? Russia is tightening accusations against Greenpeace, Fred Weir’s commentary on The Christian Science Monitor is entitled.
“It seems more and more that Russia is going to punish 30 activists of Greenpeace very hard for example,” the article says.
The TFR has made it clear that in addition to allegations of piracy, some activists may be charged with additional articles. Investigators who searched the Arctic Sunrise vessel announced the discovery of dual-use equipment and drugs.
Fred Ware notes the growing diplomatic conflict between Russia and the Netherlands: after all, “Arctic Sunrise” was flying the Dutch flag. Russia claims that the Netherlands government did not intervene in the “illegal ship actions”, and the Netherlands threatened to challenge the “illegal” seizure of the ship and its crew by Russia at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. The conflict peaked due to the alleged beating of a Russian diplomat Dmitry Borodin in the Netherlands.
The Russian authorities want to turn the “Arctic Sunrise” case into an example for this. Therefore, the task of “Greenpeace” is to change the strategy, writes The Guardian author Nicholas Milton.
The author advises "Greenpeace" to "find a way in which the Russian authorities could, without losing face, drop the charges against the activists." A “quiet backstage diplomacy” is needed; one should go to the arbitration court, and not hold mass demonstrations.
In Murmansk, an environmental organization has created a support group. One of its participants, an employee of the Argentine unit Sol Goshetti, told Die Tageszeitung about the conditions of detention of suspects.
“Some of them do not receive clean drinking water, while others have round-the-clock video surveillance. One activist is a vegan, since she is arrested, she eats only vegetable broth and bread. Now we gave her nuts and dried fruits, but it was not easy. Greenpeace itself does not have direct access to the SIZO and to those arrested. Only lawyers, diplomats and (representatives) of local non-governmental organizations are allowed inside, ”Gosetti said.
Kumi Naidu, the executive director of Greenpeace, wrote to Vladimir Putin in writing and offered himself instead of the detained activists, reports La Repubblica. Kumi Naidu offered to move to Russia and stay in the country in exchange for release on bail of those arrested.
The story of Borodin: the Netherlands officially apologized to the Russian Federation. The Russian Foreign Ministry received an apology from the Netherlands for the incident with the diplomat Dmitry Borodin, reports BFM.ru.
“On behalf of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans offered a formal apology to the Russian Federation for violating international law, in particular the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, in connection with the detention by Dutch police of the Russian Embassy Counselor Dmitry Borodin. He stated this today to the ambassador of our country in Holland, Roman Kolodkin, ”the message on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
Timmermans told a colleague that the results of the incident investigation will be presented to the Russian side additionally.
The fact that the Netherlands made an official apology in the evening of October 9 reported the Foreign Ministry of the kingdom.
About milk and tulips. From a political point of view, the incident with the detention of a Russian diplomat in the Netherlands seems to be settled, reports "InoTV".
"Based on police data, Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans concluded that the arrest and detention of a Russian diplomat was a violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations," said Theiss Van Son, a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, at a request from Deutsche Welle. At the same time, the Hague police refused to comment. The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Frans Timmermans, indirectly stood up to defend the police, admitting that they "acted in accordance with their professional duty after receiving the statement."
The police faced a difficult choice: on the one hand, it had to fulfill the duty to protect children, on the other - to ensure the principle of diplomatic immunity. This was said "DW" by international law experts at the University of Amsterdam. They noticed that it is incorrect to speak about the supremacy of one principle over another.
However, a different opinion is shared by the German lawyer Manuel Bronner from the University of Hannover.
“Ensuring the immunity of foreign diplomats, representatives of another country and its secrets holders, is a priority in relation to other tasks,” he said in a conversation with DW.
He also agrees that in the story of Borodin’s arrest there was a violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
After the incident with the diplomat, Russia increased the pressure on The Hague. Representatives of the "Rosselkhoznadzor" 9 of October pointed out the inadequate quality of milk and tulips. However, other dairy products and plants from Holland are also no good. And the crew of “Arctic Sunrise” was charged with new charges, this time for possession of drugs.
The latter, we add, is not at all surprising. The ship went under the Dutch flag.
Human rights activists require an amnesty for the "marsh" and "Greenpeace". Human rights activists are asking to extend the amnesty timed to the 20 anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution, extending its effect on the defendants of the “swamp business” and the “Arctic Sunrise” team. This is stated in the appeal posted yesterday on the website of the organization “For Human Rights”, reports Interfax.
“At the moment, a broad amnesty dedicated to the 20 anniversary of the Constitution of the Russian Federation is being discussed. This amnesty is intended to repeat the experience of the amnesty of 2000 of the year, when hundreds of thousands of convicts for minor crimes, veterans, pregnant women and disabled people were released from prison, ”the address says.
The appeal was signed by Liya Akhedzhakova, Alexander Filippenko, Alexey Devotchenko, Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Nina Katerli, Garry Bardin, Lyudmila Alekseeva, Sergey Kovalev, Arseny Roginsky and others.
“We are convinced that civil society itself should intervene in the preparation of an amnesty. To do this, you need to collect thousands of signatures under the appeal, ”the document says.
According to the authors of the document, the amnesty should be extended to the participants of the “swamp business”, Greenpeace activists, as well as those who were excluded from the initial version of economic amnesty - those convicted under criminal articles 159 (“Fraud”), 160 (“Assignment or waste ") and 201 (" Abuse of Authority ").
A good company has chosen for Greenpeace, add on my own. Rovers, fraudsters, abuse of authority ...
Onishchenko banned Lithuanian milk. Lithuania provides the European Commission with information in order to reasonably apply to the WTO due to the ban on Lithuanian dairy products in Russia.
As the Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkiavicius reported to 9 in October, Vilnius can only ask for assistance from the European Commission. The ban on the import of dairy products into the Russian Federation in Lithuania is considered politically motivated; "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
Rospotrebnadzor restricted the import of dairy products from Lithuania from October 7. The ministry concluded that goods from Lithuania threaten the health of Russians.
In some products, experts found a high content of yeast and mold, in others - E. coli. Moreover, violations were found in several manufacturers.
The head of Rospotrebnadzor, Gennady Onishchenko, said: “We are ready for any format of communication. Or at once business, which can give us the opportunity to understand what is happening and agree on additional conditions that would suit us, and we could talk about a return, or we can go on a formal basis: WTO, WTO courts - we are ready and it, but it will be a few years to reach out. "
Chalovskogo released. The decision to release from arrest was a complete surprise for the Latvian programmer Denis Chalovsky, a correspondent reports. RIA News" Vadim Radionov.
“For me, the decision to release was a surprise. I was at first somewhat disoriented, there was no emotion. Heart pounding. Now I have already reached home and are beginning to gradually move away from the shock. But there is still some kind of shock, ”said Chalovsky in an interview with the radio station Baltkom.
Chalovsky's lawyers filed a petition with the Prosecutor General’s Office for his release in mid-August. In September, a court in the Central District of Riga refused to do this, but now the Prosecutor General’s Office of Latvia has decided to release the programmer from custody.
Chalovsky himself said that he felt the support of the public in prison: “I felt great support. I sent a lot of letters. I have not left any letter unanswered. Once a month my mother came <...> told me how my friends support me. Many thanks to the public, which did not remain indifferent to my story. "
As the correspondent reminds. RIA "News, Chalowski is suspected of creating and spreading the Gozi virus. In the US, a 27-year-old programmer who does not admit guilt faces a long prison sentence.
Fourteen tanks will protect Sweden from aggressive Russia. Sweden decided to use the island of Gotland, which is strategically located in the Baltic Sea, for defense purposes, reports "InoTV" with reference to "Aftonbladet".
The island is planned to place 14 tanks. 8 has already taken their positions. The reason for the return of military equipment to the demilitarized Gotland was the expansion of Russia's military capabilities.
The Swedes are worried about the Russian military exercises held in July in the Baltic region. Sweden is thrilled and the exercises are scheduled for November.
The representative of the Christian Democratic Party on defense Mikael Oscarsson stressed in an interview with Aftonbladet that defense must prevent the threat of Sweden. Recently, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces announced that Sweden’s self-defense capability would last for a week. According to Oscarsson, this is not enough.
Probably add from yourself, 14 tanks will save the day. Now Sweden will stand not a week, but seven and a half days.
Lon Snowden arrived in Moscow. Edward Snowden’s father arrived yesterday at Sheremetyevo International Airport, reports Newsru.com with reference to the channel "Russia 24". Snowden Sr. plans to stay in Moscow for two weeks.
The father declared that his son was innocent and was convinced that he had done a good deed.
“I’m not sure that my son will be able to return to the United States again,” the Interfax American quotes. - I am the guest of Mr. Kucherena, I am very grateful to him. There are those questions that I would not like to discuss now, but my position is to move in the direction of my future, as well as my son. I believe in the justice of the court and in the rights that the constitution grants to my son. ”
Earlier, lawyer Kucherena stated that Snowden will discuss including the issue of employment of Edward.
Alan Rusbridzh does not give up. The Guardian's chief editor, Alan Rasbridgeer, responded to the statement made by Andrew Parker, the head of counterintelligence service at MIKNUMX, that disclosing secret data could be a “gift to terrorists”. According to Comrade Rasbridger, the publication will continue to publish information received from Snowden. This channel tells "RT".
“We will continue to publish materials in the near future. Currently, all documents are thoroughly processed, ”said Rasbridger. “I understand that with his statements Mr. Parker tried to convince us not to make Snowden's documents public. However, no one can make us stop writing about it. We want people to have information. The task of the media is to stimulate public discussion, but MIKNUMX cannot be the only participant in this discussion, ”the BBC radio station quoted the Chief Editor of The Guardian.
In Britain, will limit immigration. The UK government presented a bill yesterday to limit immigration, reports "Lenta.ru" with reference to BBC News. The provisions of the document complicate the stay of illegal immigrants in the United Kingdom, as well as simplify the deportation of violators of immigration rules.
The authors of the bill propose to check the immigration status in obtaining car rights, reduce the number of possible appeals against the deportation decision from 17 to 4, and prohibit detained violators of immigration laws to go free on bail - if they had previously refused such an opportunity.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs may obtain expanded rights to recover unpaid fines. Control over people trying to obtain a residence permit or citizenship through marriage or civil union will be strengthened. In addition, banks will not be allowed to open accounts for violators of immigration laws, and property owners will be obliged to check the migrant status of employers.
The government believes that the adoption of an immigration law will reduce the number of people arriving annually in the country, from 172 thousand in 2012 to 100 thousand in 2015. It is estimated that in the UK there are from 600 thousand to 1,1 million illegal aliens.
On guard "values of the republic." French human rights defenders are suing the Minister of the Interior, Manuel Waltz, for his statements about the gypsies. The lawsuit will direct the "Movement against racism and for the friendship of peoples," reports the correspondent. ITAR-TASS Sergey Shcherbakov.
The representative of the movement Pierre Mira said: "We believe that the statements of the Waltz are contrary to his post as minister, guarding the values of the republic."
At the end of September, Waltz, talking to journalists, said that most of the Gypsies need to be escorted outside the country: “Their way of life is very different from ours. Integration does not help here. Most of them need to be escorted to the border. ”
After such a statement, the EU leadership threatened Paris with sanctions - in the event that the words were supported by deeds.
Golden sunset. The Ethics Committee of the Greek Parliament unanimously supported the request of the prosecutor’s office to remove parliamentary immunity from six deputies from the “Golden Dawn” party. Voting is scheduled for October 16, a correspondent reports. RIA News" Gennady Melnik, with reference to the Athens News Agency.
The Greek government is investigating the activities of this ultra-right party after the killing of an anti-fascist musician. The Minister of Public Order appealed to the Supreme Court to declare the party a criminal organization.
Investigators appealed to the parliament with a request to remove the immunity from the deputies of Jorgos Germenis, Panagiotis Iliopoulos and Statis Bukuras. They are accused of participating and leading a criminal organization in order to overthrow the regime. The Committee also recommended that immunity be removed from Ilias Casidiaris, Ilias Panayotaros and Chrysisoladis Aleksopoulos for various offenses.
Finally, investigators are asking to remove immunity from the deputy Elena Zarulia, the wife of the Golden Dawn leader N. Mikhalolyakos. She is accused of wearing illegal weapons.
Gino Bartali became the Righteous among the Nations. Italian cyclist Gino Bartali is recognized as the Righteous Among the Nations. This is reported "Vesti".
The ceremony took place in the capital of Israel. The two-time winner of the Tour de France was posthumously recognized by the Righteous for helping Italian Jews during World War II.
Under the guise of training, an Italian cyclist traveled a total of about 700 thousands of kilometers across the country, handing over fake documents to local Jews. Bartali hid the paper in the steering wheel or seat. He saved about eight hundred people.
Gino passed away in 2000, at the age of 85. He won the Tour de France twice (in 1938 and 1948), three times in Giro d'Italia (1936, 1937, 1946), four times in the race Milan-Sanremo (1939, 1940, 1947, 1950).
Ukrainians skipped the EU meeting. The next meeting of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee in Strasbourg did not take place. Ukrainian representatives did not show up. Victoria Vlasenko and Natalia Sokolovskaya (Deutsche Welle) figured out the reasons for the absence.
“In my parliamentary practice, I have never come across this before,” said member of the EU-Ukraine parliamentary cooperation committee in the European Parliament, British MP Charles Tennock. Another member of the committee, Polish deputy Marek Sivec, said that the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada were playing against the rules that there had been no such thing in the entire history of the committee’s existence.
The problem, as it turned out, is that in the Verkhovna Rada, they still could not reach an agreement on who would head the committee. Therefore, no one came.
It is clear that the Verkhovna Rada did not provide any official explanation of the “demarche”. The co-chairman of the committee from the European Parliament, Pavel Koval, believes that the dispute between the Ukrainian deputies has flared up because of political ambitions: both the opposition and the ruling party want to "gain fame for European integrators."
Conflicting estimates of the Azerbaijani elections. The presidential elections in Azerbaijan, at which Ilham Aliyev was elected for another term, were marked by a number of shortcomings. About this, as transmits "Lenta.ru" With reference to Reuters, said representatives of the OSCE observer mission.
According to observers, there were restrictions on freedom of speech and assembly, as well as intimidation of voters. The head of the mission of short-term monitoring, Michel Vuasi, drew attention to shortcomings in the process of counting votes. In conclusion, observers say that Aliyev’s rivals did not receive sufficient access to the media. A negative role in covering the elections was played by detentions of journalists and attacks on them.
The mission of the CIS observers gave a completely different - high - assessment to the elections held in Azerbaijan.
According to Novosti-Azerbaijan, the head of the mission, Sergei Lebedev, said that the elections were free, democratic and ensured the right of citizens to freely express their will. According to him, given the clear advantage of Aliyev to his supporters, "there was no need to try to influence the course of the vote or falsify the election results."
As recalled by "Ribbon", the current president, according to the CEC, received in the elections about 85% of votes.
Malala Yusufzai won the Sakharov Prize. A Pakistani schoolgirl wounded in October by the Taliban in 2012, won the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought for the year 2013, reports "Voice of Russia" with reference to RIA "News".
Previously, the 16-year-old girl became the winner of the Anna Politkovskaya and Simone de Beauvoir awards.
Chinese step to currency conversion. China announced a large-scale currency swap with the European Union, reports "Lenta.ru" with reference to CNBC. The People’s Bank of China granted the ECB the right to buy 350 billion yuan, while the Europeans gave China the opportunity to buy 45 billion euros. As explained by Lenta, a currency swap is a transaction where participants (in this case, central banks) are obliged to sell a certain amount of currency to their counterparty at a fixed rate at any time during the agreement.
The People's Bank of China has previously agreed to exchange currency with the UK, Brazil and a number of other countries. Thus, the PRC took another step towards the convertibility of its currency.
Jihadists from China. Chinese authorities say that the 139 prisoners shared with each other materials containing Islamist appeals. Members of the network community entered terrorist cells and prepared deadly attacks. According to the law enforcement agencies, these people studied various methods of murder; "RT".
According to the China Daily, among those arrested are those involved in organizing the summer unrest in the town of Luktsyun in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
North Koreans built a missile base near China. North Korea built a missile base in the Pektusan mountain area near the border with China. Reports about it "Russian newspaper" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
A large number of underground missile launchers are concentrated at the base.
USA: fiscal crisis is growing stronger. Barack Obama and the leaders of the Republican opposition in Congress at yesterday’s meeting did not take decisions on raising the debt ceiling and resuming the work of the government.
“Republicans submitted their proposals,” Jay Carney, a spokesman for the White House, quoted as saying. ITAR-TASS Ivan Lebedev. But "after discussing possible ways forward, no concrete conclusions were made," Carney said.
“The president still aims to create guarantees that we will pay our bills, resume the work of the government and re-engage in economic growth, job creation and strengthening the position of the middle class,” Carney added.
Experts believe that the main outcome of the meeting is that the Obama administration and the republican opposition in Congress sat down at the negotiating table.
Complete misunderstanding. The President of the United States signed a law that restores the payment of compensation to the families of the dead servicemen, despite the cessation of funding for state institutions, the correspondent reports. RIA News" Peter Martynychev with reference to the White House.
After the "shutdown" of the government, the Pentagon reported that it could not legally pay compensation to the families of the victims, each of which is about 100 thousand dollars. This caused a great public outcry. As a result, the House of Representatives adopted a document on the resumption of payments, which was approved by the Senate yesterday.
Earlier, the White House blamed Republicans for the current situation, which allowed a budget collapse. Republicans also said that the administration misinterpreted the law and had every right to pay compensation, despite the lack of a budget.
Last remark deserves attention, we add from myself. There is no money, but you have to pay money. And pay. But where does the money come from? Apparently, both Republicans and Democrats in fact know very well where the money comes from in the US. And the miracle has nothing to do with it.
Protest truckers. Thousands of truckers ’demonstrations are starting today in Washington. Truck drivers come to the US capital from across the country. According to them, they are tired of the White House policy.
They are referring to health care reform, surveillance of users on the Internet, and government corruption. Protesters will try to block the movement of wagons in the city, according to "Vesti".
On corruption - in the next story.
The former mayor of Detroit received 28 years in prison. The court sentenced the former mayor of Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick to 28 years in prison on corruption charges. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to France-Presse.
Representatives of the prosecutor's office expressed the hope that severe punishment "will keep other officials from stealing money from the public."
Kilpatrick himself said that most of the blame for the plight of the people of Detroit lies with him.
Lenta recalls that in March, 43-year-old Kilpatrick was convicted of corruption, extortion, fraud and tax evasion by a jury. Along with him, the 33 man was convicted in the case.
Where does atomic energy in the US come from? Low-enriched uranium from the destruction of 20 of thousands of Russian nuclear warheads and reprocessed for fuel from American nuclear power plants is used to produce about half of all nuclear energy in the United States. These data were cited by US Undersecretary of State Rose Gottemoeller, reports "RT".
“Over the past 15 years, nuclear fuel from decommissioned Russian nuclear warheads has provided 10% of all electricity produced in the United States,” she said, adding that during this time, experts processed about 20 thousand missiles. According to her, in 2013, the delivery of the last batch of uranium from Russia is completed under the agreement on the HEU-LEU program (1993), reports France-Presse.
In accordance with the agreement, Russia will convert highly enriched uranium from decommissioned nuclear weapons into low-enriched. The resulting LEU is shipped to the United States, processed into nuclear fuel and used to operate 104 US nuclear power plants. The agreement is for 20 years. The last shipment of containers with Russian nuclear fuel to the United States is scheduled for December.
Clock stopped. The famous Ohio grandfather clocks stopped at the US Congress. The fact is that there is no one to start an old mechanism. Employees of the office of the Senate curator sent on unpaid leave, along with thousands of other civil servants, according to a correspondent. ITAR-TASS Ivan Lebedev.
But these three-meter clocks are known in Washington because of the fact that American senators traditionally hold press conferences next to them. They are installed in the corridor near one of the entrances to the hall of the upper house of Congress.
Well, let's add from ourselves the most real “shutdown” ...
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