An international group of scientists experimentally tested the possibility of one of the oldest trees in the world sequoias to adapt to the climatic conditions of contemporary Western Europe. As explained by the researchers, the choice of the object is due to its unique properties: the plant grows fast, its wood does not rot, and the bark is almost no light. A report on the experiment published in the prestigious international journal Nature Springer.
According to the authors, because of its unique properties, the Sequoia is very promising for the forest industry, but its replaybility to date prevented widespread plantations of redwoods outside its natural growing habitat – Pacific coast of the United States.
The European Union decision to impose its first sanctions for cyber attacks explained the accusations against individuals and organizations, which the EU believes are involved in "malicious activity in cyberspace".
Previously, the European Council agreed on the introduction of restrictive measures (asset freeze and travel ban in the EU (prohibition to directly or indirectly provide funds to specified individuals and entities) in respect of the six individuals (four citizens of Russia and two in China) and three organizations (Russia, China, North Korea). In the sanctions list, as follows from the document, got, particular, Alexey Minin, Alexey Morenets, Evgeny Serebryakov Oleg Sotnikov, and also the Main center of special technologies of the Main intelligence Directorate of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces.
The President of Serbia Alexander Vucic expects that Serbia by the end of 2020 will be the best economic indicators in Europe, and predicted "a growth around 0%" on the background of recession in other countries of 10-12%.
Vucic on Thursday made an appeal to the citizens and said that, despite the crisis caused by COVID-19, industrial production growth in June this year was 2.6% compared to the same period last year, and the processing industry rose the most. According to the calculations Vucic, in the second quarter of the decline in the production in Serbia will amount to 9.9%, but by the end of the year the situation will improve.
Professor at Northwestern University in the US practice leader for international studies VTSIOM Olga Kamenchuk-Nisbet explained the reasons Europeans support the movement Black Lives Matter.
Earlier, the cities of the US, a wave of protests and unrest after the death in Minneapolis at the hands of police of African-American George Floyd. After the death of Floyd intensified the movement Black Lives Matter, which is against the violence against the black population.
Based in new York, a non-governmental organization "Committee to protect journalists" (CPJ) called on the authorities of Dagestan to ensure the protection of the journalist Svetlana Anokhina, which, according to the Committee, threatened.
Last Saturday, the interior Ministry in Dagestan said that the police began checking on the fact of death threats to the journalist. According to the Agency, Anokhina received threatening phone calls is unknown, the audio recording of the call added to her statement. According to media reports, Anokhina chief editor in the publication "Daptar", which focused on the situation of women in North Caucasian society.
The number of search queries regarding the flights from Russia to Turkey since the opening of this direction exceeded 2019, with the majority of users choose not beach holidays in Antalya or Bodrum, and the "city" option, booking Istanbul, told RIA Novosti in the company Ozon.Travel.
It recalled that from August 1 to open the air service between Russia and the three countries - Turkey, Tanzania and the United Kingdom that influenced the demand for travel among Russian tourists.
High-altitude testing in the United States parachute system for the Russian-European Mars landing station ExoMars-2022, postponed from March due to pandemic coronavirus, outlined in October, reported RIA Novosti head of the European space Agency (ESA) in Russia Rene Pishel.
In March, Russia's Roscosmos and ESA announced the postponement of the launch of the station from 2020 to 2022 for additional testing with modified equipment and the final version of the software. Furthermore, additional issues for further work have caused the spread of the coronavirus.
The founder of the messenger Telegram Pavel Durov has accused Apple in that it supposedly creates the myths around the App Store and thereby deceiving the users. About this he wrote in his Telegram channel, where he listed seven reasons why the Commission in the Apple App Store should "worry about every iPhone owner".
In particular, he pointed out that a 30 percent Commission for each application, the company increases the value of digital purchases. Moreover, the money consumers have despite the fact that they previously overpaid for the Apple phone "a few hundred dollars more than its cost".
The statement of the representative of the European Commission prohibiting entry to the Crimea Ukrainian citizens is wrong, as the restrictions relate solely to the pandemic coronavirus, said RIA Novosti political analyst Sergei Mikheyev.
The EU has previously stated that he is concerned about "restriction" of free access of Ukrainian citizens on the territory of Crimea.
. In some European countries there are signs of a second wave epidemic of coronavirus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the TV channel Sky News.
"We all remember what happened last time. It is vital that we here in Britain were ready for it and has taken all necessary action that we do," he added.
Passengers travelling through Europe will be required to wear protective masks on Board aircraft and at airports, according to Lonelyplanet.
No mask, no flight. To this solution came from EU officials. The Minister of transport of Germany Andreas Scheuer said that representatives of different EU countries have been able to reach agreement on common standards. It must now be approved by the Ministers.
"Ivan Papanin" is not a classic icebreaker, and a warship, so the installation of weapons should not cause issues, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Ambassador at large of the MFA of Russia Nikolay Korchunov.
Earlier, the commander of the U.S. Navy in Europe and Africa Admiral James Foggo, speaking about the new Russian ice breaker "Ivan Papanin", noted that it can carry cruise missiles "Caliber" and stressed that this type of missile is not a defensive weapon.
The number of cases of coronavirus in Belgium since mid-March, amounted to 66 428 (on the eve reported a 66 026), the number of deaths – 9822, said on Tuesday the Institute of public health of the country Sciensano.
According to experts, the day is now sick an average of 311, and the average of cases over the past two weeks per 100 thousand population has grown in Belgium up to 30 (the average "safety zone" adopted in Europe, is from 16 to 20).
USA managed to drastically reduce the mortality rate of coronavirus, said the President of the United States Donald trump.
"The mortality rate for people over the age of 18 is now below 85%, than in April, and 25% lower than in Europe in General. In April, 22% of all deaths in the US were associated with the Chinese virus, last week this number... we have reduced to lower than 7%," said trump, speaking in North Carolina.
The Euro a few overheated, and while we should not expect its strengthening in the area of $ 90, believe polled by RIA Novosti experts.
The Euro on Monday updated its maximum since April, rising to 84.48 ruble. On Forex the European currency highs from September 2018 and has already been raised earlier in the week to 1,1764 dollar.
Prayer in the Church of Hagia Sophia, the burning of the temple in Nantes, the demolitions of monuments in the West are a blow not only to abandon Christianity in Europe but also in Russia, and the best lesson from this – to preserve their own civilization and culture, said the Deputy head of the Moscow Patriarchate Bishop Zelenograd Savva (Tutunov).
"Prayer in the Church of Hagia Sophia... the burning of the temple in Nantes (not the first burning of the temple in France for a year, not to mention other anti-Christian actions)... Someone will say, perhaps even with some smile: this otvetka for Europe's abandonment of Christianity. What are you laughing at? Over our common tragedy laugh!" - posted by Bishop Savva in his Telegram channel.
The incidence of coronavirus in Belgium over the past seven days was 71%, now in the country ill the day an average of nearly 279 people, said Monday in the Belgian Institute of public health Sciensano.
Just since mid-March in Belgium 026 recorded 66 cases of infection among tested.
Luxembourg topped the ranking of European countries on the availability of gas for the population, Russia has one of the lowest fuel prices — on the 20th position in last place — Ukraine, according to a study by RIA Novosti.
The rankings used data from the statistics of European countries on the price of gasoline 95 octane as of the beginning of July 2020 (for Ukraine and Norway — by the end of may 2020). The price changes calculated in local currency countries. To evaluate the accessibility of motor fuel in various countries, experts, based on official statistics, to calculate the amount of gasoline that can be purchased on their monthly salary from the countries of Europe.
The number of cases of infection with coronavirus in the past day has increased by more than 200 thousand died, more than 4.8 thousand people, according to the world health organization (who).
In the last 24 hours in the world recorded 200 625 new cases of infection with coronavirus and 4823 death.
. The pipelayers for two weeks, can't get to work on the construction of the pipeline "Nord stream — 2" for spawning cod, he told the German radio station NDR Info.
It is noted that the Danish authorities have banned any construction work until the end of September.
The President of Bulgaria rumen Radev supported the protesters and said that to solve the crisis held in the Cabinet reshuffle, it is necessary to hold early elections, and the government should resign, the statement said the office of the President.
Earlier it was reported that the people's Assembly (Parliament) of Bulgaria at its meeting on Friday approved changes in the government, headed by Boyko Borisov.
Jakarta remains committed to the contract from 2018 to supply su-35, despite the threat of US sanctions, said RIA Novosti, the Ambassador of Indonesia in Russia Mr. Mohammad Wahid Supriadi.
Previously, the Agency Bloomberg with reference to sources reported that the administration of U.S. President Donald trump has forced Indonesia to abandon the deal. The amount of the signed in 2018, a contract that more than a billion dollars, it provides for the supply of 11 fighters.
Chief negotiator of the EU's Brexit Michel Barnier described as "unlikely" achieving a trade agreement with Britain. He blamed the authorities of the island, but rather their "refusal to be committed to open and fair competition and to sustainable fisheries agreement".
The next round of informal competition between the EU and the UK can be considered as remaining in continental Europe.
Ukraine has decided on a seven percent increase in gas prices, said the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, the head of the party "Batkivshchyna" Yulia Timoshenko on air of channel "112 Ukraine".
She noted that the decision taken by the Agency under the Vladimir Zelensky, at the same time, the MP said she did not expect that will happen this situation. In addition, he added, market prices for natural gas, on the contrary, have decreased significantly since the beginning of the year to 56.3 from and 148.3 dollars per thousand cubic meters of gas, according to its assessment.
The number of identified cases of infection with coronavirus in the world for a day has increased by more than 247 thousand and exceeded 15 million, said the world health organization (who).
According to the latest data of the organization over the past 24 hours recorded 247 225 cases of coronavirus, died 7097 patients with COVID-19. Thus, the total number of reported cases COVID-19 in the world is 15 012 731, the number of deaths - 150 650.
Scientists have identified nine periods of the greatest intensity of river floods in Europe over the past 500 years. One of them includes the last three decades, which is different from all previous periods of flooding. The study is published in the journal Nature.
Over the past decade, floods in Europe brought large economic losses. They are becoming more frequent and widespread. Scientists geographers from different countries joined forces to find out what distinguishes the current situation from other periods, rich in floods in the past.
Sweden is not affected in the compromise agreement on the budget and Fund for the recovery of the EU made by the leaders of the 27 EU countries on Tuesday morning, Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan löfven in comments to the newspaper Expressen.
"After four days of difficult negotiations, we finally managed to reach an agreement. Despite the difficult conditions, interests and priorities of Sweden were taken into account and supported. The contributions of Sweden was lowered, we received much than ever, discount. For the first time in the allocation of funds from the EU budget will be taken into consideration, whether the country observes the rule of law. This is a significant change," - said Leven.
Perm company "Promobot" (Promobot) in 2020, the supply in Bolivia and Mexico 80 terminals with contactless temperature measuring body, said the Russian export centre (REC).
"To measure the temperature in Bolivia and Mexico will be the device of the Russian company "Promobot". Their terminals are already set to USA, UAE, Germany and Greece. In the framework of agreements signed with partners of the company, in 2020 to Bolivia will go 20 stations "Promobot thermal control", and in Mexico - 60", - stated in the message.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree according to which a number of Russian diplomats has state awards of the Russian Federation, reported on the official portal of legal information.
"To award the order "For merits before Fatherland" IV degree Gatilov Gennady Mikhailovich, the permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the UN office and other international organizations in Geneva, the Swiss Confederation and permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the Conference on disarmament in Geneva, the Swiss Confederation, part-time... the Medal of honor - Soltanovski Ivan Dmitrievich, the permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, French Republic", - stated in the decree of the Russian President of July 20.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that no regrets about concessions that were made in regard to the requirements of some countries to Fund the recovery of the EU, according to her, the country has reached "the painful but responsible" compromise.
In the night of Monday in Brussels ended a summit of EU leaders, which lasted since Friday. The leaders discussed the budget and the Fund for the recovery of the European economy from the crisis caused by the pandemic. The European Commission proposed 500 billion from the Fund to implement subsidies, 250 billion as loans. In the end, under the pressure of the "Thrifty four" - the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Austria - configuration of the Fund is different: 390 billion euros as subsidies, 360 billion as loans.
Italy is satisfied with the agreement on the outcome of the EU summit, which will get 209 billion euros from the Foundation for economic recovery, said Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
"This is a historic moment for Europe and Italy. Vision and determination with which we pursued this goal were rewarded," he said at a morning press conference.
The European Council will continue to develop the mechanism for linking the issue of European funds the EU with respect to the principle of a legal state, is preparing appropriate legislation, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Earlier, the head of the European Council Charles Michel said the rule of law and European values, and climate challenges for the first time linked to the financing of the EU at the summit of Union leaders in Brussels. On the need for such a mechanism has been repeatedly stated in Berlin, Budapest and Warsaw criticize this idea. Namely Hungary and Poland, has repeatedly clashed with Brussels because of political differences, are the main addressees of this action.
The President of France Emmanuel macron called historic for Europe, the date of conclusion of the transaction to Fund the recovery of the EU economy and multi-year financial plan.
"Historic day for Europe," wrote the macron on Twitter.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed that the Fund recovery of the EU economy will amount to 750 billion euros, 390 of them in the form of grants, the grant funds will be tied to the reform process.
In the night of Monday in Brussels ended a summit of EU leaders, which lasted since Friday. The leaders discussed the budget and the Fund for the recovery of the European economy from the crisis caused by the pandemic. According to Merkel, the summit lasted "unusually long".
Since the beginning of the spread of coronavirus in the world died 603 691 patients with confirmed COVID-19, said the world health organization.
For the last day recorded 5111 deaths, infected 229 780 people.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the EU leaders at the talks in on Monday night reached a framework agreement, in its view, the final agreement could be reached today.
At the summit of EU leaders, which began last Friday, EU countries are trying to agree on a long-term financial framework of the Union (budget) and Fund project of recovery of the European economy, which could reach 750 billion euros in loans and grants.
In Belgium over the past seven days recorded an increase in the incidence of coronavirus, 57%, said Monday at the national Institute for health Sciensano.
So if as of last Monday to the average country sickened 93 people a day, now this figure is 146 (Sunday ill 241 people, Saturday – 189). Only in Belgium since the start of the outbreak in mid-March were more than 63.5 thousand diseases among tested citizens, died about 9.8 thousand people. Last week also marked a small growth average for the number of hospitalizations and deaths.
The number of diagnosed cases of infection with the novel coronavirus in the world has exceeded 14 million, according to the world health organization (who).
In recent days, experts have recorded 166 735 new cases and deaths 4496. On the eve of the who has reported a record increase of 259 thousand confirmed cases.
Forty years ago the Soviet Union for the first time in the history of the Olympics. On the organization of the competition has thrown all forces and means. Never before in Eastern Europe do not hold competitions of such scale. But politics intervened. The US and Europe announced a boycott, and many of the Western teams came to Moscow. Like preparing for the Olympics-80 and than she remembered the world — in the material RIA Novosti.
The opening ceremony was supposed to start at 16:00. But by noon, Luzhniki was filled to capacity — the audience had already taken their seats on the bleachers. Was Waiting For Leonid Brezhnev. The Secretary General was late, the organizers were nervous. Finally from the speakers was heard the festive Overture of Dmitri Shostakovich.
The EU does not want to sacrifice the Russian project "Northern stream — 2" as an alternative in the form of LNG to the us will eventually make European products less in demand in the world market, said RT senior researcher at the Center for European studies, IMEMO RAS Vladimir olenchenko.
According to him, in this matter there is a clear clash of interests between Brussels and Washington. The EU, the analyst, expects to diversify the import of natural gas, and the United States, on the contrary, want to become the main supplier of energy resources to Europe.
The head of the Munich security conference, Wolfgang Ischinger, commented on the situation around the US sanctions against the gas pipeline project "Nord stream 2".
"U.S. trade with Russia is OK, and the trade of Germany with Russia - not OK?" - wrote Ischinger on Twitter, responding to a message former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenelle.
In Belgium, where during the seven days recorded an increase in the incidence of coronavirus 32% (about 200 new cases for the last day), we can talk about the beginning of the second wave of the epidemic, said a Belgian virologist, member of the expert group on development of measures for a phased withdrawal from the exclusion of mark van Institute, quoted by Sudinfo.be.
According to him, the number of cases increasing in all age categories and in all regions of Belgium. While the situation remains stable with the number of hospitalized, however, and this trend will not last long.
Moscow announced in three categories of the prestigious tourist World Travel Awards Grand final is scheduled to be first held in Moscow in the end of the year as one of the largest events in the field of tourism, reported on the official website of the mayor and government capital.
The organizers of the most prestigious award in the field of tourism World Travel Awards re-opened the vote in the European stage of the competition. Previously it has been suspended in connection with threat of distribution COVID-19.
The head of the Federation Council Commission on information policy and interaction with mass media Alexei Pushkov in his telegram channel said about the impossibility of the existence of Ukraine without Russia.
He commented on the words of Ukrainian journalist Dmitry Gordon about "vulnerable to the invasion of Russia in Kiev".
For the last day in Spain identified 580 new cases of infection with coronavirus COVID-19, the worst figure since may 10, said the Ministry of health.
In two weeks the diagnosis of coronavirus was delivered 8313 patients, of them in Catalonia - 4441, in Aragon – 1076. The number of deaths has remained stable over the last seven days had died nine people diagnosed with COVID-19.
USA neglect law and the sovereignty of Europe, threatening sanctions against the project "Nord stream 2", Germany considers it necessary to develop a common approach to sanctions policy against Russia, Washington's actions is complicated, said the foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas.
U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that the state Department published recommendations in the framework of the law on counteraction to Russia through sanctions, including the document "Nord stream 2" and second thread "Turkish stream." These actions put at risk the us sanctions on investments and other actions associated with the Russian export gas pipelines.
The unprecedented intervention in the energy sovereignty to the EU says German business, the US announced sanctions against "Northern stream 2", said the head of the profile Association Eastern Committee of German economy Oliver Hermes.
U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that the state Department published recommendations in the framework of the law on counteraction to Russia through sanctions, including the document "Nord stream 2" and second thread "Turkish stream." These actions put at risk the us sanctions on investments and other actions associated with the Russian export gas pipelines.
Mourning ceremony in memory of more than 28 thousands of victims in the epidemic COVID-19 took place in Spain.
To pay tribute to the victims of the profits all members of the government headed by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, all heads of the Autonomous communities of Spain, the leaders of the major political parties in the country, except for VOX, whose members refused to come because of disagreements with the government.
The US state Department has included the "Nord stream 2" and the second line of the "Turkish stream 2" in the new edition of the recommendations relating to the law CAATSA on countering Russia through sanctions. This was stated by Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.
According to him, the investments and other actions associated with the Russian export pipelines, the risk is under us sanctions.
In Russia reacted negatively to the words of Mike Pompeo on the possible introduction of sanctions against the "Nord stream – 2".
On Wednesday, the Secretary of state said that companies participating in the construction of the pipeline should be "immediately removed" from the project. Otherwise they will have to deal with the consequences. He added that implies that the measures provided for by law CAATSA ("ON countering the enemies of America by sanctions"). Similar restrictions can also touch a second branch of the "Turkish stream".
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine welcomed the US decision to impose additional sanctions against the "Nord stream-2".
Earlier, the head of the U.S. Department of State Mike Pompeo reported that the US state Department has published recommendations in the framework of the law on counteraction to Russia through sanctions, including the document "Nord stream 2" and the second line of the "Turkish stream 2".
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said the words of US President Donald trump that the European Union was designed to benefit from Washington.
The US President Donald trump said earlier that the United States is in a huge economic race with other countries, including Europe, which never, according to him, Washington is not well treated. As said by the American leader, the European Union was created to benefit from the United States. While trump has not provided specific examples to prove his position.
The court upheld the decision of the Catalan Generalitat on the introduction of quarantine in several municipalities of the Comarca Segre, located in the Spanish Autonomous community Catalonia, he had previously opposed this decision.
The Catalan government over the weekend said that introduces a strict quarantine in part of the Comarca Segre, including the city of Lleida, where the epidemiological situation has worsened: the residents wanted to forbid to leave their homes except in cases of urgent need, all the shops (except for food), shops, sports centers and so on will be closed, restaurants and bars can sell food only with home delivery. However, this decision of the court appealed against the Prosecutor's office and the investigative court of Lleida refused to confirm its legitimacy, because, in his opinion, local outbreaks of infections "under control", and similar restrictive measures can only take the government of Spain. On Monday, the head of the Catalan Generalitat Kim Torre said that the quarantine will be imposed in spite of the court decision. The Spanish government supported the actions of the Catalan authorities, Recalling that at this stage of the decision on sanitary measures governments of the Autonomous communities.
The Turkish authorities corrected admitted in 1934, a historical mistake by changing the status of Hagia Sophia (Hagia Sophia) Museum to a mosque, said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The Supreme administrative court of Turkey on 10 July annulled the decision of 1934 the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a Museum. Immediately after that, Erdogan said that he had signed a decree about the transformation of the Cathedral into a mosque and the beginning of Muslim worship there. They will begin on July 24.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated on his reelection as the President of Poland Andrzej Duda, and called for the deepening of relations between the two countries.
"I congratulate you on your re-election as Polish President, I wish you happiness and success in your responsible position," - said in a congratulatory telegram Merkel, the text of which is cited by the press service of the government of Germany.
The owner of the Crimean Safari-Park "Taigan" Oleg Zubkov called normal the court's decision, impose on him a fine for services that do not meet safety requirements, and added that the service "Walk with lions" more will not be provided.
On Tuesday, Belogorsky district court of the Crimea was found guilty of Zubkov in the provision of services not meeting safety requirements, and fined him 400 thousand rubles. Earlier, the SK reported that a tourist from Kirov Olga Solomina in July 2018 booked the tour "Walk with lions" in the Park "Taigan". When she was photographed with a lion, a predator had bitten her hand, the injured needed hospitalization.
There is reason to believe that spot gas prices in Europe have reached the bottom of the fall, said the head of the financial Department of "Gazprom" Alexander Ivannikov.
"A more sustainable balancing market can be expected starting in the fourth quarter, due to seasonal factors and a high filling volume of gas storage", — said the representative of the company.
Belogorsky district court of Crimea has convicted the owner of a Safari Park "Taigan" Oleg Zubkov in the provision of services that did not meet the safety requirements and fined him 400 thousand rubles, told RIA Novosti his lawyer Arman Petrosyan.
Earlier, the SK reported that a tourist from Kirov Olga Solomina in July 2018 booked the tour "Walk with lions" in the Park "Taigan". When she was photographed with a lion, a predator had bitten her hand, the injured needed hospitalization.
The General Director of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, said that the new American spacecraft SpaceX and Boeing Cockpit CrewDragon more glamorous than the Russian "Soyuz", but, in fact, are his analogues.
"Yeah, more spacious, more glamorous, but our counterparts grandfather. What we say, the old horse furrow not spoil," - said he in an interview with radio "Komsomolskaya Pravda".
The government of Mexico intends to contact the authorities of Russia on the acquisition of the antiviral drug "Aviewer", said the President of the Republic Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
"Gladly received the proposal of the Russian government and intends to begin negotiations. The Minister of foreign Affairs aware of this proposal and is going to contact the authorities of Russia", - said the President during a press conference which is published in his microblog on Twitter.
Reinforced quarantine measures are imposed on most of the territory of the Spanish Autonomous community of Aragon due to outbreaks of coronavirus COVID-19 in some areas.
In the area where stricter sanitary measures, lives 70% of the population of the Autonomous community (870 million people), it encompasses including the regional capital of Zaragoza.
Kiev's attempts to support the national machinery has caused discontent of Brussels. The EU Ambassador Matti Maasikas sent to the Prime Minister Denis Shmyhalou and the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Dmitry Razumkova a warning letter about the inadmissibility of violation of the Association Agreement with the EU. Why the European officials can dictate to the Ukrainian authorities the conditions in the material RIA Novosti.
Brussels is dissatisfied with the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on procurement of machinery "with a proven degree of localization of production." Maasikas regarded it as "significant violation of the foundations of equal trade and non-discrimination".
Russia was among the so-called "yellow" zone – according to the decision of the Hungarian epidemiological authorities, reported on the official page in Facebook of the Embassy of this country in Russia.
This means that from July 15, 2020, the Russians (unlike the citizens of the States "red" zone) will be able to travel to Hungary, but subject to certain conditions. The path to this European country is open to those who provide proof of negative tests for the presence of coronavirus.
For the last day in the world registered a record 230 370 cases of infection with coronavirus, said the world health organization.
Died 5285 patients with COVID-19.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Greece Nikos Dendias said that "dangerous" to consider the transformation of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque problem, Greek-Turkish relations, not the world. In an interview with Skai Dendias also said that the EU should have a ready list of "strong" measures against Turkey in case of its violation of the sovereign rights of Greece.
On Monday, the issue of Turkey will be discussed in Brussels at the Council of foreign Ministers of the European Union. "There Greece will ask the European Union to compile a list of the strongest possible measures against Turkey if Turkey violates the sovereign rights of Greece," said Dendias.
At key rail terminals to container shipments from China to Europe, there were enormous traffic jams. This, for example, Alashan, in the Xinjiang (where the train goes through Kazakhstan and Russia to Central Europe) and a few others. In China, the terminals proudly call the "land ports", show their foreign guests as an example of the use of artificial intelligence and other new technologies in organization of logistic process. And now, even artificial intelligence is not helping.
Namely, through the Alashan to Europe in that year went to ten trains a day, now 19, and still a part of them is delayed, the graphics are broken. Chinanski terminal in XI'an this year has already sent almost twice as many trains on the European direction than last year. That's when I remembered that there was a plan for the development and construction of Railways in Europe (2016-2019), which is fulfilled by 2018, and now the transportation load has increased by a third over itself.
The number of identified cases of coronavirus in the world for a day has increased by more than 219 thousand and exceeded 12.3 million, just died more than 556 thousand patients with COVID-19, said the world health organization (who).
According to the latest organization for the day was 219, 983 cases of infection with novel coronavirus infection, died 5286 patients with COVID-19. Thus, the total number of diagnosed cases of the disease in the world is 12 322 395, the number of deaths - 556 335.
A growing number of natural disasters in Russia is caused by nonuniform global warming, has declared "news" the scientific Director of the hydrometeorological center Roman Vilfand.
According to him, in Equatorial regions the climate varies little, and in the high latitudes significantly. As a result, instead of the usual zonal movement of air masses start to move from North to South and from South to North.
The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky broke a promise not to use state residences and went to the cottage in Koncha-Zaspa, said the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, the co-Chairman of party "Oppositional platform For life" Vadym Rabinovich on air of channel "112 Ukraine".
"He said that will never live in these cottages, and there will be live children — it was. When the period of "romantic youth" has ended, it is understood that in the country better to live he is "much better" than the kids," said Rabinovich.
A Japanese company engaged in the production of robots, created a mask, which translates the speech of the owner to other languages, according to Travel and Leisure.
It not only protects against infection with a coronavirus, but it puts its possessor in nine languages – English, French, Indonesian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese. Mask via an application connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth.
The head of the European Council Charles Michel on Friday renewed the offer to the member countries of the EU multi-annual financial framework of the Union for the 2021-2027 years, and also Fund the restoration of agroeconomic after the associated with coronavirus crisis.
"In the discussions between the heads of state and government, it became clear that there are serious objections to this package. After that, I held a series of bilateral talks with European leaders, the results of which are to the revised draft multi-year budget plan and recovery Fund", - said the head of the European Council at the press conference in Brussels. According to him, the plan based on the priorities of Europe: climate, digitization, European values and strengthening the EU's position in the world. "We need to deal with the consequences of a pandemic, reform our economy and build our society," he added.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel next week ahead of the summit of heads of state and government of the EU will hold bilateral meetings with Prime Ministers of Italy and Spain, said the Deputy official representative of the government of Germany Martin Fitz.
According to her, Merkel and Conte will give a press conference about 17.30 (18.30 GMT). On Tuesday Merkel will meet with the Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez.
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko said that he could neither confirm nor deny reports about the recommendations of the CPS for opening messages with a number of European countries and China.
"I have no such information, and I neither confirm nor deny I can not" - said Chernyshenko journalists.
The European Union copes with the pandemic coronavirus and its consequences and can be considered one of the best at the international level, however, you must work more, says EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell.
The head of EuroDeposit made on the online event on the issues of the pandemic coronavirus and Europe's role in the global response to the crisis COVID-19, organized by the European office of the Carnegie Foundation.
The experts of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe has demonstrated a biased position in their assessment of the Latvian law on education in minority languages, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
The Committee of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe for equality and non-discrimination in December, asked the Venice Commission assessment of the Latvian law on education in languages of national minorities. The Venice Commission as an expert body of the Council of Europe, considering the conformity of national legislation with the principles of democracy and human rights. The Commission has published an evaluation of language reforms in education in Latvia, proposing to save the group with the Russian language in kindergartens and also give you the freedom to choose the language of instruction in private higher education institutions and schools in the country.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the restriction of the rights of citizens during the lockdown in Europe "high price", stressing that such measures should be imposed only on important occasions and for a short time and should not serve as a pretext for "the elimination of democratic rights."
"To stop the chain of infection, had to temporarily restrict the most elementary basic rights. It was a high price because of these fundamental rights actively fought generations in Europe. Humanitarian and civil rights - these are the most important values that we have Europe and they should be restricted for very important reasons and in a very short period of time. Pandemic should not be a pretext for the elimination of democratic rights," said Merkel, representing the European Parliament programme of the German presidency of the EU Council.
Germany during the interim presidency in the EU Council intends to focus on fundamental European values and human rights, considering them as one of the main achievements of Europe, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel, introducing on Wednesday the program for the next six months the deputies of the European Parliament.
"To stop the spread of the pandemic, we had to restrict the basic rights of citizens. Exacting a high price. This is an exceptional measure that can only be used for short term and only in emergency situations and pandemics. The pandemic must not become a pretext for the oppression of democracy. Fundamental values and rights is an achievement of the whole Europe" - said Merkel.
Germany in the role of the temporary President of the EU Council intends to work not only on the recovery of the European economy in the short term, but also to ensure the EU maintaining its place in the international community, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel presenting on Wednesday MEPs program for the next six months.
"The priority of the German EU presidency will be the strengthening of European unity to exit the crisis. We not only want to stabilize Europe in the short term, we want to create a Europe of hope, Europe, confident of themselves, attentive to the innovations that will keep its place in the international arena," - said the German Chancellor.
The head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev said that Russia will continue to respond to the US military presence in Europe and NATO expansion, including adopting a new defensive system.
Earlier, defense Minister of Estonia jüri Luik said that adopted by Russia on the missile system poses a threat to all of NATO. According to the Minister, the presence of weapons, the United States in Estonia strengthens security.
Change the status of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and its transformation from a Museum to a mosque is not a religious question and does not apply to relations between Christians and Muslims, but it will affect Turkey's relations with Greece, with Europe and with Russia, and President Tayyip Erdogan should very seriously think about whether to do this, according to the Greek expert, columnist, the former head of the Athens news Agency AMNA Michalis Psilos.
Turkish President Erdogan said that waiting for the decision of the state Council on the possibility of changing the status of Hagia Sophia and its transformation from a Museum into a mosque will do depending on him. The Supreme administrative court of Turkey - the state Council - 2 July, considered the question of changing the status of Hagia Sophia. The state Council believes that to change the status of the Cathedral is the presidential decree. It is expected that the Council's decision will be published within 15 days.
Low demand and gas prices in Europe and Asia that make the economy the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States ineffective, buyers refused 110 year supply of LNG, follows from the monthly short-term forecast of the energy information administration of U.S. Department of energy (EIA).
"Mild winters and restrictive measures related to COVID-19, led to the decline in world demand for natural gas and increase its reserves in Europe and Asia, which reduced the need for import of LNG. Low spot prices for natural gas and LNG in Europe and Asia have reduced the economic viability of LNG exports from the United States, which is extremely price sensitive," - said in the forecast.
The number of identified cases of coronavirus in the world for a day has increased by more than 172 thousand and exceeded the 11.5 million, only died more than 535 thousand patients with COVID-19, said the world health organization (who).
According to the latest organization for the day was 172 512 cases of infection with novel coronavirus infection, died 3419 patients with COVID-19. Thus, the total number of diagnosed cases of the disease in the world is 11,500 302, the number of deaths - 535 759.
First Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Greece Miltiadis Varvitsiotis met on Tuesday with Russian Ambassador to Athens Andrey Maslov and discussed with him issues of cooperation, said the Secretary's office.
Varvitsiotis informed the Russian Ambassador on the Greek presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (Committee of Ministers), and events planned for November in Athens in connection with the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the signing of the European Convention on human rights.
Many participating States of the conference on the Treaty on open skies, has expressed a desire to resume flights as soon as they removed the relevant quarantine restrictions introduced in connection with the spread of the coronavirus, said Tuesday the head of the Department for conventional arms control of the Department of non-proliferation and arms control Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Oleg Bushuev.
The conference of the countries-participants of the Treaty on open skies took place on July 6, it was convened in connection with the withdrawal from the agreement of Washington, the President of the United States Donald trump announced in may. In the event, which was held by video conference, was attended by the representatives of 34 countries.
Switched to work from home because of the quarantine, the British don't want to go into the office and believe that it will adversely affect performance and emotional state of the employees, the study says the company Theta Financial Reporting.
Quarantine in Britain was introduced because of the pandemic, COVID-19 on March 23. Since mid-June, some measures were weakened: removed restrictions on walking, gradually began to open shops, restaurants and pubs, picnics are permitted in open spaces. However, the country is still in quarantine: people are encouraged to work from home, banned the holding of mass events, the authorities urge to travel around the country is not necessary. Gather the allowed groups of no more than six people, it is necessary to maintain a social distance of two meters.
The number of identified cases of coronavirus in the world for a day has increased by more than 202 thousand and exceeded 11.3 million, just died more than 532 thousand patients with COVID-19, said the world health organization (who).
According to the latest organization for the day was 202 545 cases of infection with novel coronavirus infection died 4 134 patients with COVID-19. Thus, the total number of diagnosed cases of the disease in the world is 11 327 790, the number of deaths - 532 340.
The arms embargo against Iran will be canceled automatically, it does not need sanction from any party, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Earlier, the Ambassador of Iran in Russia Kazem Jalali said that if the United States extended an arms embargo against Iran, we can say the death of a Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD) on the Iranian nuclear program.
Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu held Monday in Ankara talks with the head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell and again raised the issue of simplification of visa regime with the EU.
"The EU promised Turkey to simplify the visa regime and must act fairly," said çavuşoğlu during a joint press conference.
Head of the working group on international legal Affairs to the permanent representative of Crimea under the RF President Alexander Moloch called absurd and meaningless desire of the Kiev authorities to achieve through the international Tribunal for the law of the sea recognition of the illegal construction of Crimean bridge.
Earlier, first Deputy foreign Minister of Ukraine of Emine dzhaparova said the Ukrainian media that the Ukrainian side intends to appeal to the international Tribunal for the law of the sea to consider the question of legality of construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait and its future work. Dzhaparova said that the bridge was built in defiance of the UN Convention on the law of the sea 1982, without the consent of Ukraine as coastal States and environmental assessment.
Serbia is interested in purchasing Russian air defense systems, in addition to the already received "Pantsir-S1", said the Director of the Federal service for military-technical cooperation (FSMTC) Dmitry Shugaev.
"Serbia also expressed interest in purchasing and other air defense systems. We are ready to provide you, our long time ally and reliable partner to assist in this matter," - said Shugaev in an interview with the Serbian online resource, "the Voice of explicitness".
Russia to 2019 has entered the top 10 most attractive for foreign investors in Europe, again on the ninth line, the highest number of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Russia occupied Germany, according to the annual study "Investment attractiveness of Europe. Russia, 2019" international consulting company EY, which is available to RIA Novosti.
The study showed that last year was for Europe one of the most successful in terms of attracting FDI: foreign investors have invested in 6412 new projects in 47 countries, it is 0.9% more than the year before. "On the territory of Russia in 2019, foreign investors have invested in 191 project. This indicator has allowed Russia to maintain ninth place in the list of 20 most investment attractive countries. Compared to the year 2018, the number of FDI in our country decreased by 9%," - noted in EY.
The Board of rabbis of Europe (CPE) supported a boycott of Facebook global brands due to the fact that the social network, in their opinion, idle in relation to the propagation and incitement of hatred, reported RIA Novosti in the press service WED.
Some of the largest brands in the world, including Coca-Cola, Adidas, Ford, Unilever, and others, have announced a boycott of Facebook because of the inaction of social networks in the dissemination and incitement to hatred. Their protest of the Corporation expressed by abandoning paid advertising on the platform. To join the campaign and Jewish organizations from Europe and the United States, in particular, the anti-defamation League (ADL American Jewish non-governmental human rights organization) and the rabbinical Council of Europe (CPE).
Strong disorder in the current American daily life give rise to various attempts to explain what's going on. It is possible to immediately put aside judgments of local patriots in the spirit of "your America kirdyk".
And not because America is obviously not dead, because it can never be right, maybe everything, including this, the world the story is full kondykov. But because these judgments are immediately discarded: can there be anything good in Russian, promising America a lot, there is nothing to talk about.
The Paris court of assize had sentenced a French jihadist Tyler Vilius involved in the execution of two people in Syria, to 30 years in prison, according to the newspaper Parisien.
The publication notes that the Vilius arrived in Syria in 2012 and quickly climbed the ladder of the group Islamic state" (IG)*. In 2013, he became the "Emir" of the camp of the Franco-Belgian militant group and after some time joined the security forces and the militants. In 2015, as the court ruled, he participated in the executions of two former soldiers of the opposition "Free Syrian army" (FSA).
The number of identified cases of coronavirus in the world for a day has increased by more than 175 thousand and exceeded 10.7 million, just died more than 517 thousand patients with COVID-19, said the world health organization (who).
According to the latest organization for the day was 175 723 cases of infection with novel coronavirus infection, died on 5 032 patients with COVID-19. Thus, the total number of reported cases worldwide is 10 710 005, the number of deaths – 517 877.
Russia hopes that UNESCO will respond to the restrictions on the rights of the Russian-speaking population of Latvia and Ukraine to study in their native language, said, Russia's permanent representative to UNESCO Alexander Kuznetsov on 209 th session of the UNESCO Executive Board.
"I hope that the leadership will continue the course on anti-discrimination in education and find a way to respond to the actions of Latvia and Ukraine, which has legislatively restricted the rights of Russian-speaking population to study in their native language", - quotes the words of the speech Kuznetsova, the Russian foreign Ministry.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed confidence that the EU will be able to cope with the economic crisis and the challenges of the pandemic and called the decision on the introduction of restrictions to combat the coronavirus, one of the most challenging in his tenure as Chancellor.
"The European economy suffered a serious blow, the basic rules should have been and should be temporarily restricted in unprecedented for our democracies scale. These decisions are among the most challenging in my tenure as Chancellor, and I am sure that you, the heads of the regions in recent months has been through the same thing," she said, speaking in the Bundesrat (Federal Council), where he presented the programme of the German presidency of the EU Council in the next six months.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has kept journalists on Monday a promise, and appeared before them in a mask.
Photo of the Chancellor with the mask published in the Twitter account of the Prime Minister of Saxony-Anhalt Rainer Haseloff. The picture was taken in the courtyard of the Bundesrat (Federal Council), where Merkel on Friday made a speech on the occasion of the German presidency of the EU Council.
Second international wave coronavirus infection COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2, will not be, as there is reason to believe that the virus is gone and will be one of the endemic constantly present coronaviruses person, said in an interview with RIA Novosti one of the leading German virologists, Director of the Institute of Virology and HIV research at the medical faculty of the University of Bonn, Professor Hendrik Shtrik (Hendrik Streeck).
"I see it (no second wave of infection of the coronavirus - ed.) at both the national and international levels. I want to say that I do not expect that this virus will disappear. SARS-CoV2 will be a new endemic coronavirus. Currently there are four endemic coronavirus human. These four virus responsible for 10-30% of all cases of infection with influenza in humans in Europe in the winter months. In most cases, the endemic human coronaviruses cause diseases of the upper and lower respiratory tract. I think SARS-CoV-2 also develops in endemic coronavirus," said Shtrik.
Joint pandemic coronavirus can be for Europe and Russia a stimulus to discussion and decision of issue of lifting the sanctions, said in an interview with RIA Novosti the head of the Association of European businesses (AEB) Tadzio Schilling.
The EU Council in June adopted a decision to prolong sanctions against certain sectors of Russia's economy, introduced in 2014 on the background of the crisis in Ukraine. The EU explained that this decision was taken "after the last evaluation implementation of the Minsk agreements, held during the teleconference, members of the European Council on 19 June 2020."