Iraqi Kurdistan has announced the independence referendum

The government of Iraqi Kurdistan announced the date of the referendum on independence for the region. About it reports Reuters. According to Hamina Havre, assistant to the President of the Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani, a plebiscite will be held on 25 September 2017. The people of the region will have to decide whether to keep it broad autonomy within Iraq or declare complete independence. As explained by Kurdish officials in the territory, which will be held a referendum, they intend to include the city of Kirkuk and its surroundings. At the moment, their control of the Peshmerga forces (the Kurdish militia), but Baghdad does not officially recognize this area is part of Iraqi Kurdistan. Iraqi Kurdistan — Kurdish political entity in Iraq. According to the Constitution has the status of broad autonomy (somewhat similar to the position of member of the Confederation), the de facto semi-independent. The authorities in the

Russian diplomats reported the possible murder of the citizen of the Russian Federation in the USA

Continued: the Police has confirmed the death of Russian citizen in the United States The Russian Embassy in the US appealed to the state Department for clarification on the issue of the murder of presumably the citizen of the Russian Federation in Washington. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the representative of the Embassy. “In fact media reports the consular section of the Russian Embassy in the US appealed to the state Department for additional information on the incident”, — explained the Agency interlocutor. It is known that the murder occurred on Monday, June 5. Name and surname of the deceased and the circumstances of the incident were not disclosed.

In Moscow will pass the forum of social innovation

In Krasnogorsk of the Moscow region will host the II Forum of social innovation. On Wednesday, June 7, reports TV channel “360”. It was organized by the Federation Council, the Ministry of economic development, Ministry of labor, the Agency for strategic initiatives (ASI) and the government of the Moscow region. The action purpose — assistance to development of social infrastructure in the country and improving the quality of life of Russians. June 8-9, in the framework of the forum will be an exhibition of innovative social projects from 85 subjects. In addition, participants will visit a number of objects of social sphere of the Moscow region. For example, children’s Technopark “Kvantorium” (Korolev), Moscow regional Oncology dispensary (Balashikha), centre of geriatric care and rehabilitation “Malakhovka”, built under a public-private partnership in the first forum. June 1, the Ministry of economic development and the Moscow region government signed an agreement on cooperation

Putin will meet with President Hu Jintao at the SCO summit

Vladimir Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President XI Jinping will hold a meeting on the sidelines of the summit of the Shanghai cooperation organization (SCO) in Astana. This was announced by the assistant to the President Yuri Ushakov on Wednesday, June 7, the correspondent “”. He noted that the leaders on the first day of the forum will briefly discuss two-way cooperation in the framework of the organization, as well as topics that “affect the situation on the Korean Peninsula.” “Leaders can discuss other issues, but in principle, they all planned to move on Moscow summit,” Ushakov said, Recalling that XI Jinping will visit the Russian capital in early July. In addition, Vladimir Putin within the SCO summit will meet with the Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif. The forum, which will be held in the capital of Kazakhstan on June 8-9, Pakistan will be admitted to the

The police confirmed that the victim in the United States was a citizen of Russia

The police confirmed that the victim in the United States was a citizen of Russia WASHINGTON, 7 Jun — RIA Novosti. Killed in a Maryland 18-year-old Artyom Ziberov was a citizen of Russia, have informed RIA of news in the police Department of the County of Montgomery, Maryland. “We can confirm that he is a citizen of Russia”, — told RIA Novosti the representative of the police. Earlier at the police station said they did not have information on the nationality of the deceased. Information about what the status was dead in the US, yet. Two young men — 18-year-old Artyom Ziberov (Artem S. Ziberov) and 17-year-old Shadi ADI Najjar (Najjar, Shadi Adi) were shot dead on Monday evening in a car in a residential area near Montgomery village. The investigation continues, no suspects so far. For any information about the attackers, the police announced a reward of 10 thousand

In the crashed air force of Myanmar were 122 people, including 15 children

In the crashed air force of Myanmar were 122 people, including 15 children Earlier it was reported that on Board were 104 persons. BANGKOK, 7 June. /Offset. TASS Alex Skowronski/. 122 people, including 15 children, were in a transport aircraft Y-8 of the Armed forces of Myanmar, collapsed on June 7 in the ocean. This was reported in the official statement of the armed forces of the Republic. According to specified data, on Board were 108 people from the members of military families. The crew consisted of 14 people. Earlier the country’s military reported that on Board were 104 persons: 14 crew members and 90 passengers. The plane took off on June 7 the day of Myeik city, located in the Tanintharyi region in the South of the country, in Yangon. Its wreckage was discovered in the sea near the city of Dawei.

In the Somali capital, a powerful explosion

In the Somali capital, a powerful explosion MOSCOW, 7 Jun — RIA Novosti. A powerful bomb exploded in the Somali capital Mogadishu, reports Reuters. The cause of the explosion has not been reported. At the moment it is unknown whether the victims either died in the explosion. In Somalia, the terrorist organization “Al-Shabab”, which leads an armed struggle against the Central government of the country and impedes the humanitarian activities of the UN. The group made the U.S. list of terrorist organizations in 2008, in respect of it in the country of sanctions.

Scientists have questioned operanet t-Rex

Scientists have questioned operanet t-Rex New paleontological casts of the skin of a Tyrannosaurus Rex do not show signs of feathers. The authors findings put forward the idea that the largest dinosaurs from the group of theropod more like modern reptiles than birds, despite the presence of feathered relatives. An article with the results published in the journal Biology Letters. Science has firmly established that many dinosaurs had feathers, although the “plume” of these ancient organisms are very rarely preserved in the geological record. A lucky find was the discovery of preserved in amber fragment feathered tail of a lizard, which became known at the end of last year. Primitive plumage was detected and some representatives of the group of tyrannosaurids. In the new work describes the discovery of fossilized traces of the outer integument of Tyrannosaurus Rex and several other members of the family tyrannosaurids, such as albertosaurus, daspletosaurus,

In Novosibirsk metro passengers helped push a broken train

In Novosibirsk metro passengers helped push a broken train On the morning of 7 June in the Novosibirsk metro, at the station “Red Avenue,” due to a technical malfunction stopped the train. Passengers do not remain indifferent, and to quickly restored the movement of trains in the morning rush hour, helped push the broken part. In the end they managed to get him out of the way. In a press-service of the Metropolitan of Novosibirsk say that the driver in time had a problem in the control system of one of the carriages. The train went back to the depot, instead, on the line out of the other, and the change occurred within five minutes. In the near future, the defective part of the control system of broken car will be replaced, and it again will go on the line, writes “Komsomolskaya Pravda”.

Choreographer of the Mariinsky theatre, died in the dentist chair

Choreographer of the Mariinsky theatre, died in the dentist chair Moscow. June 7. INTERFAX.RU Investigative Committee of St. Petersburg, is checked into the death of ballet master of the Maryinsky theater Sergey floor in one of the hospitals of the city. According to the report on the website of the Main investigation Department of the Northern capital, Vikharev died on 2 June during the provision of dental services in one of the medical clinics in the city. “Currently, the set of verification measures aimed at elucidation of all the circumstances of the incident. Seized medical records, forensic examination to establish the circumstances and causes of death”, — stated in the message. According to the results of the preliminary investigation will be a procedural decision. In a statement on the website of the Mariinsky theatre, it is reported that choreographer-teacher, honored artist of Russia, Vikharev died June 2, at 56-m to