Us lawmakers expressed support for Ukraine

Американские законодатели выразили поддержку Украине

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In the opinion of the Congress, Russia should be held accountable for the aggression in the Kerch Strait

WASHINGTON

The us Congress once again urged the Russian authorities to stop hostile actions against Ukraine.

On Tuesday in the House of representatives adopted a resolution in which the United States emphasize the importance of “the independence and security of the Ukrainian state”.

Congress adopted this resolution in connection with the events in the Kerch Strait. 25 November, the Russian military opened fire on the ships of the Ukrainian Navy, who tried to go from Odessa to Mariupol. The Russians seized the ships and arrested Ukrainian sailors, accusing them of violating the state border. This incident sparked another round of tension in relations between Washington and Moscow.

Американские законодатели выразили поддержку Украине

Американские законодатели выразили поддержку Украине

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The authors of the resolution appealed to President Donald Trump to call Russia to account for this act of aggression.

“The United States and its allies must call Russia to account. Otherwise, Moscow will regard (inaction) as a “green light” to go further,” said ed Royce, Chairman of the Committee on international relations, house of representatives, U.S. Congress.

American protesters disrupted an event at the UN conference on climate

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American protesters disrupted an event at the UN conference on climate

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The U.S. delegation was going to present at the conference “effective methods” of using coal, oil and gas

KATOWICE, POLAND —

Protesters had disrupted the event, which was hosted on 10 December by the U.S. delegation in the framework of the International UN conference on climate in Polish Katowice.

The sponsors of the event titled “Innovative technologies and stimulate U.S. economic momentum” was going to tell the conference participants about the benefits of “more efficient use of fossil fuels”.

Declared American theme caused a negative reaction from environmental activists and many government delegations that, on the contrary, wanted to achieve complete rejection of the use of coal, oil and gas.

Hundreds of protesters gathered in the hall, which was planned to conduct the event. Activists took the microphone from presenter, wells Griffith and disrupted his presentation. Donald trump has appointed Griffith as the Director of the national security Council on energy issues.

An international UN conference on climate change began in the Polish city of Katowice on Monday. The main objective of the conference is to develop rules to implement the requirements of the Paris climate agreement. Result depends on whether the countries of the world to fulfill the purpose of the agreement and to keep the global temperature rise at 1.5 With

President Donald trump has repeatedly warned that the US will come out of the Paris agreement, as it is “not profitable” to the us economy.

Mike Pompeo: the protection of religious freedom is crucial for peace, stability and prosperity

Майк Помпео: охрана религиозной свободы имеет ключевое значение для обеспечения мира, стабильности и процветания

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The Secretary of state podcherkivaet that the United States aims to cooperate with governments, NGOs and religious leaders to promote religious freedom around the world

November 28, U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo introduced Myanmar, Iran, China, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Eritrea to the list of countries of particular concern in connection with the religious freedom Act of 1998, as they commit or tolerate systematic and egregious actions that infringe on religious freedom. Comoros, Russia and Uzbekistan have got to the list of countries that require special attention because they commit or allow serious violations of religious freedom. The Secretary also acknowledged “Front EN-Nusra”, “al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula”, “Al-Shabab”, “Boko Haram”, the Houthis, ISIS, “Khorasan province” and “Taliban” organizations that cause particular concern.

“In too many places where people continue to face harassment and arrests or even dying due to the fact that they live in accordance with their beliefs. The United States will not remain silent spectators in the face of such harassment, said Pompeo. – Protection and promotion of religious freedom at the international level is one of the priority directions of foreign policy of administration of the President of the trump.”

In July the Secretary of state held the first ever Ministerial meeting on issues of religious freedom, which was attended by about 85 countries and over 400 organizations. The purpose of this event is to draw attention to the problem and encourage the adoption of measures for the protection of religious freedom.

“The protection of religious freedom is crucial for peace, stability and prosperity, he said. – Inclusion of countries and organizations in these lists is intended to improve people’s lives and enhance the success of companies. I admit that some of those who were in the lists of the countries are making efforts to improve the situation in the area of religious freedom. I welcome such initiatives and look forward to continue dialogue.”

“The United States remains firmly committed to cooperation with governments, NGOs and religious leaders to promote religious freedom around the world,” said Mike Pompeo.

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Trump: the southern border is protected but wall be built

Трамп: южная граница защищена, но стену нужно построить

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The President continues to call on Congress to allocate funds for the construction of the wall

The US President Donald trump said Tuesday that the southern border of the country is already well protected from illegal immigration, but stressed that, if the Democrats do not vote for the allocation of funds for the construction of additional sections of the wall on the border with Mexico, he would arrange to do the military.

In one of his tweets, the President wrote: “People don’t realize how big a part of the wall, including a really efficient repair of existing fences already built”.

According to him, the “great caravans” workers – several thousands of inhabitants of the countries of Central America, fleeing poverty and violence – will not be able to get in the US because of “newly constructed walls, improvised booms and the efforts of the border patrol and military personnel.” “They are now or will remain in Mexico or go back to their countries”, – he stressed.

The President added: “Now our southern border is secure, and this will continue”. However, he noted: “However, the Great (that is, the continuous – ed.) the wall would be more simple and less costly solution.”

During the election campaign of 2016, trump promised to build a wall on the border and force Mexico to cover the cost of its construction. As President, he tried to increase funding from the state Treasury, but met resistance from Congress: the views of Republicans on this issue was divided, the Democrats were unanimously opposed.

Trump wants to keep the budget in 2019 would allocate $ 5 billion for the expansion of the wall. It is envisaged that the project will cost $ 20 billion or even more. However, the Democrats agreed to allocate border security is not more than $ 1.6 billion, and these funds are not intended specifically for the construction of the wall.

In the middle of the day on Tuesday, trump discussed the issue of financing the construction with democratic leaders in the House of representatives and the Senate – Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, after meeting with them in the White house. Pelosi will likely become speaker of the house of representatives after the new year, when the Democrats will regain control in the lower house, with 40 additional seats in the November midterm elections.

According to trump, the Democrats “were right” by voting for the construction of the wall in 2006, but then considered a less ambitious project. Now, the President wants to build a wall of height more than 15 meters.

“Today, they no longer want to secure the borders, – said the President. – They will fight it at any cost.”

The day before, on Monday, Schumer and Pelosi issued a joint statement which said: “the President knows that his proposal for the construction of the wall will not gain enough votes to obtain approval of the house of representatives and the Senate, and he should not obstruct a bipartisan agreement.” This refers to the agreement that will ensure financing of the government at the expiry of the deadline, which occurs on December 21 and to avoid the partial closure of state institutions.

Last week Pelosi called the wall “is immoral, ineffective and costly” undertaking.

About three-quarters of Federal agencies have already secured funding for the current fiscal year, which began on 1 October, but the Department of homeland security because of the reference to the question of the construction of the wall in their number was not included.

The distribution budget will be the last legislative act of Congress under the Republican leadership. Congressmen need to urgently ratify the budget bill to avoid partial government closure in anticipation of the winter holidays.

Trump and Pelosi have expressed an interest to cooperate on bills related to infrastructure and price on prescription drugs, but Pelosi before meeting rejected the possibility of a compromise on the funding wall.

Trump insists that the increase in border wall with Mexico will stop the influx of migrants from Central American countries.

“Please, somebody, explain to the Democrats (we need their votes) that our country loses $ 250 billion a year because of illegal immigration, despite the terrible influx of drugs into the country. Border security is of the highest quality including a wall, would have cost us $ 25 billion. These costs will be repaid within two months. Do it!” he wrote on Twitter on 4 December.

In the past fiscal year, the White house received nearly $ 1.4 billion on border security. Funds for the construction of the wall in this amount was not included.

“What they spent last year’s money, and now require a huge amount this year, just ridiculous,” said Schumer.

The ex-President of the Bank “Globex” was arrested on suspicion of embezzlement

Arrested in Moscow Vitaly Vavilin is accused of embezzlement in especially large size. According to “Kommersant”, it is suspected that he made unjustified loan of €15 million, the company the brothers Ananiev

Vitaly Vavilin

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Basmanny court of Moscow satisfied the petition of the Main investigation Department of the Investigative Committee (SK) on the detention of the former President and Chairman of Board of Bank “GLOBEKS” Vitaly Vavilina, reports “Kommersant”. According to the publication, the banker charged with embezzlement in especially large size (part 4 of article 160 of the criminal code), under arrest and he will remain at least until 14 January 2019.

In a press-service of the Basmanny court of RBC confirmed the arrest of Vitaly Vavilina.

According to “Kommersant”, the investigation Committee opened a case against Vavilina in connection with the statement submitted by the representatives of the Bank “Globex”, which he left at the end of 2016. From the statement of the Bank should, before leaving the “Globex”, Vavilin lobbied for the grant of a loan of €15 million controlled by brothers Alexei and Dmitry Ananyev company “Group “Technoserv”. The Bank argued that the money was not returned.

“FC Opening” gave the Bank a bad debt assets of almost 440 billion rubles.

“FC Opening” gave the distressed and non-core assets 438 billion rubles in bad Bank debts. Among these requirements are the former owners of the Bank, Utair group of companies is Alexander Mamut, the bankrupt “Transaero” and SU-155

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JSC “Bank “Opening Special” on November 15, attached to the Bank “trust”, told RBC Chairman of the Board of “Trust” Alexander Sokolov. The balance of “special” Bank “FC Opening” moved its distressed and non-core assets 438 billion.

According to Sokolov, JSC “Bank opening of the Special” will last one day only for the disposition of non-core assets “FC Opening” and created on the basis of “Trust” Bank non-core assets (SUA).

“FC Opening” transferred the rights of claims on distressed and non-core assets by around 200 of its customers. “A significant part of these requirements — to the “Discovery Holding” (the former majority shareholder “FC Opening”. — RBC), the group of companies is Alexander Mamut, airlines Utair and “Transaero”, SU-155 [the bankrupt developer] and so on,” — said Sokolov. What are these requirements, head of “Trust” is not explained.

Experts reported about large-scale hackers ‘ attack on Russian banks

According to Group-IB, phishing emails disguised as official communications of the Central Bank, received on Thursday more than 50 Russian banks. In “Kaspersky Lab” called the sending part of a targeted attack hacker group The Silence

Photo: Luke MacGregor / Bloomberg

Thursday, November 15, experts Group-IB company has recorded a mass mailing malicious emails sent by cyber criminals in several dozen Russian banks under the guise of official reports of the Central Bank.

“Letters with the theme “information of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation” offers to the recipient to read the ruling of the regulator “On the unification of the format of electronic Bank messages of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation” and to proceed immediately to the execution of the “order”, — stated in the message of Group-IB.

The company explained that the style and design of phishing emails was almost identical to the official communications of the Bank of Russia, however, was sent with a fake address of the controller.

Dim sum-placement: why “RusHydro” is offshore yuan

“RusHydro” became the first 2014 Russian Issuer to place bonds in offshore yuan. The company took 1.5 billion yuan under 6,125%. In Russia it was possible to take cheaper, but RusHydro overcharged for access to the Asian market

Photo: Alexey Filippov / RIA Novosti

Energy company “RusHydro” became the first Russian non-banking the borrower, which has issued “dim sum bonds” — Eurobonds denominated in offshore Chinese Renminbi (in circulation outside the Chinese mainland). As stated in the message of the company, the volume of placing of three-year Eurobonds amounted to 1.5 billion yuan (14.4 billion rubles), the rate of return — 6,125%.

Previously, Russian borrowers such Eurobonds were placed only banks — VTB, Gazprombank, Russian agricultural Bank and Bank “Russian standard” (six issues for a total of 6.75 billion yuan). The last location of the “dim sum bonds” held in the winter of 2014, the Issuer was Gazprombank. To date, they are all repaid.

Asian investors bought more than 82% of the Eurobonds ‘ issue of RusHydro, the Russian investors — 17% of the papers. The placement was organized by Gazprombank, JP Morgan and “VTB Capital”. The funds had 69% of the issue, banks bought 31%, said the head of debt capital markets “VTB Capital” Andrey Soloviev. He added that during the placement the volume of the order book at the height amounted to 2.5 billion yuan, so the benchmark yield was twice dropped from the original 6.25% to 6,125–6,15%, and then to the final 6,125%.

SKOLKOVO has included Russia among the worst countries for business value

Russian companies are valued at a fraction of competitors in the US, EU and China. The cost is underestimated due to weak corporate governance, investment environment and legal protection, experts have found “SKOLKOVO” and UCP

Photo: Maxim Stulov / Vedomosti / TASS

The Russian businessman is the sale of a business can count on a amount of two to four times less than a competitor of the largest countries in Western Europe, USA and most countries of the BRICS. These are the findings of a study of the Moscow school of management SKOLKOVO and investment group UCP (RBC). The report with proposals was sent to the Central Bank, told RBC press service of the UCP.

The research covers the 30 largest economies in the world, which produce 82% of global GDP. Countries were compared on the basis of its own “index of the cost of business.” It takes into account 19 influencing the evaluation of business indicators in five categories: macroeconomic, security, investment, interest rates, availability of capital and tax policy. The closer the index value to 100, the closer the performance of the country for the best practices.

Russia was in 27 th place with an index of 29.26, behind the developed markets and the BRICS countries. A similar assessment presented previously, the Global competitiveness index of the world economic forum. In it Russia has occupied 38-e a place in 2018.