France calls for emergency UN security Council over the situation in Aleppo

France demanded the convening of an emergency UN Security Council over the situation in Aleppo. It is reported by TASS, citing AFP.   It is noted that the meeting will take place tonight – new York time. It will be held behind closed doors, and the decisions that are make in here will be purely Advisory in nature.   The main issue on the agenda is the evacuation of civilians “as well as provide them with humanitarian assistance”.   Earlier, France and Germany had supplied the government of Syria and its allies an ultimatum to ensure the safe withdrawal of civilians from East Aleppo.   Photo: Xinhua Hu Yousong / globallookpress

FSB detained two accomplices of the “Islamic state” in Samara

FSB detained two accomplices of the “Islamic state” in Samara Moscow. 15 Dec. INTERFAX.RU — the Federal security service of Russia reported about detention in Samara two supporters of ISIS (a terrorist organization banned in Russia). “December 15, 2016 in the village Zubchaninovka Kirovsky district of Samara and the FSB of Russia in the result of operational activities detained two accomplices of the international terrorist organization “Islamic state”, immigrants and citizens of the Central Asian republics. The address of residence of the detained discovered and seized made their improvised explosive device capacity of about 1 kg in a trotyl equivalent”, — stated in the message TSOs FSB, arrived in “Interfax”. According to intelligence agencies, “region detained in 1992 and 1995 birth worked in commercial firms as a freight forwarder and collector of furniture, assisted his countrymen in the legalization in Russia, one of which, presumably, was recruited MTO the “ISIS”.

Depardieu claims to the entrepreneur from Russia appeared in the files of the court

Depardieu claims to the entrepreneur from Russia appeared in the files of the court In the files of the Moscow arbitration court there were claims actor Gerard Depardieu a Russian businesswoman Elena Lazareva. They appeared in the filing of cases on Wednesday, December 14, reported “RIA Novosti”. Only Depardieu has filed three lawsuits for a total amount of 7.2 million rubles, follows from materials of the court.See alsoWelcome, sons of the Fatherland! Why foreign stars Russian passport? That actor has filed three lawsuits, on the eve reported the Agency “Moscow”. Claims received in the Moscow arbitration court on 13 December, said the Agency in court. In one of the lawsuits contains requirements for 1.5 million rubles to 5 million rubles, and in the past on more than 500 thousand rubles. The subject of the dispute between Depardieu and Lazarus is not specified. As explained by the Agency “Moscow” with reference

The head of the European Commission has opposed sanctions against Russia over Syria

The head of the European Commission has opposed sanctions against Russia over Syria Those who believe that extra sanctions against Russia can lead to resolution of the drama in Syria, in the highest degree naive, said Jean-Claude Juncker. MOSCOW, December 14 — RIA Novosti. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that further sanctions against Russia because of the situation in Syria will not lead to the settlement of the conflict. Anyone who believes that additional sanctions against Russia can lead to resolution of the drama in Syria, it is highly naive.Jean-Claude Unterpremstatten, Evrokomissii Earlier, the head of EU diplomacy Federica Mogherini said that on last Monday the Council of Ministers of foreign Affairs of the EU, no EU country was not called upon to consider the imposition of sanctions against Russia because of the situation in Syria.

EU leaders agreed to extend sanctions against Russia by six months

The leaders of the member countries of the EU agreed to extend economic sanctions against Russia for another six months. On Thursday, December 15, reports Reuters, citing a diplomatic source. A formal decision will be made in the coming days in the Committee of permanent representatives of the European Union, notes TASS. The effect of sectoral economic restrictive measures against Russia will expire on 31 January 2017. Under the agreement, the validity period will be extended until 31 July of the following year. A number of countries, including the USA and member States of the European Union have imposed sanctions against Moscow in 2014, linking them with the annexation of Crimea to Russia, and then the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine. The abolition of these restrictions linked with the implementation of the Moscow Minsk agreements. In February 2015 in Minsk, an agreement was signed on stabilization of the situation

Pensioner fined for extremist lectures in Kostroma

In Kostroma, the court fined 90 thousand rubles 56-year-old woman for extremist lectures. On Thursday, December 15, reported on the website of the regional investigative Department of the TFR in the region. According to the investigation, from 2014 to 2016, the defendant rented a room on the street Knyazev, where classes, lectures and discussions with local residents. At the meetings she “carried out the promotion of public hostility, hostility to persons on the grounds of belonging to a national-ethnic groups of people.” Also retired were distributed books and brochures with extremist statements. As previously reported, “Komsomolskaya Pravda”, the woman was arrested in November. She was a member of a religious organization with elements of the occult “Seasona literacy” and promoted national superiority of the Russian people. In October, the court found the 62-year-old resident of Chuvashia guilty of extremism for the repost in social networks “Vkontakte” and sentenced him to

European blitz: in Brussels quickly decide what to do with sanctions against Russia

The operating time of the EU summit today decided to cut to the limit. Instead of the usual two days of the next meeting in Brussels will hold for one day. The main issue on the agenda – whether to extend for another six months sanctions against Russia. While European leaders are no public discussions on this topic do not want. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Francois Hollande were going to meet with a ready solution – not in favor of Russia.   As noted, the EU has already nobody cares that Russia is not a party to the Minsk agreements. But Ukraine is and to execute them in a hurry. But the leaders of the Old world, and pretend that he’s one of them, Petro Poroshenko is now obsessed with a new idea of how to introduce anti-Russian sanctions over Syria. On a telephone conversation with Donald Tusk

In the Kuzbass pensioner transferred to the swindler more than 3 million rubles

In the Kuzbass pensioner transferred to the swindler more than 3 million rubles KEMEROVO, December 13. /TASS/. Police in Kemerovo establish the circumstances of fraud, in which the pensioner is transferred to the attacker more than 3 million rubles, reported the press service GU MVD in the region. They added that this is one of the largest amounts stolen by fraudsters this year in the Kemerovo region. “The duty asked 78-year-old man — he explained that the unknown attacker deception stole his 3 million 245 thousand roubles”, — is spoken in the message. The police found that pensioner at home the phone rang and a stranger asked purchased any citizen Supplements. When the pensioner confirmed that 5 years ago, ordered the drugs, the attacker reported that the clients of the company will be entitled to compensation due to customer complaints. The caller persuaded the pensioner to pay the liens for

Chewbacca was the biggest Australopithecus

Chewbacca was the biggest Australopithecus Anthropologists found in Tanzania, the footprints of the largest of the currently known species of Australopithecus. The male, which scientists have named Chewie (Chewie) was 1.65 meters and weighed about 48 pounds. A description of the findings published in the journal eLife, also it is discussed in the editorial material of the journal Nature. The tracks were found in the area Laetoli in Northern Tanzania. This area is known for the fact that in 1970-ies a group of anthropologist Marie Leakey found there three footprints of early bipedal hominids: Australopithecus afarensis (Australopithecus afarensis) — the same species to which the famous Lucy). Traces that became a sensation in the scientific world, was imprinted in the volcanic ashes located just 20 kilometers from the volcano. In the rain cemented the ash into volcanic tufa, in which are preserved traces. 3.7-million-yr-old footprints of Australopithecus reveal the biggest