President of Kazakhstan appoints Alikhan Smailov as prime minister

The President of Kazakhstan introduced the candidacy of a new prime minister for & nbsp; consideration of the Mazhilis (lower house of parliament). The meeting of the parliament was held in & nbsp; mode of video communication, reports TASS. All members of the Mazhilis voted for the & nbsp; appointment of Alikhan Smailov. Tokayev then signed the corresponding decree. On January 2 & nbsp; in & nbsp; Kazakhstan, due to the & nbsp; rise in prices for & nbsp; liquefied gas, protests began, which later escalated into riots. At the & nbsp; demand of the protesters, the government of Kazakhstan resigned. Tokayev called the protests an attempted coup.

India has introduced mandatory quarantine upon entry into the country

Previously, quarantine was prescribed only to travelers from countries with a bad epidemic situation. Tourists must take PCR tests three times: 72 hours before boarding the plane, upon arrival in the country and on the eighth day of quarantine. If the test turns out to be positive, you will need to stay in quarantine or go to the hospital. According to Johns Hopkins University, India ranks sixth in the incidence of coronavirus in the world. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 35.7 million cases of infection have been detected in the country. More than 483 thousand people died.

Embassy responds to US call to “withdraw forces” from border with Ukraine

& laquo; Our solution & nbsp; & mdash; where and & nbsp; when to conduct military exercises on & nbsp; national territory. We & nbsp; will continue to conduct them because & nbsp; it is in the interest of security & nbsp; & nbsp; & mdash; says the & nbsp; message from the embassy on & nbsp; Twitter. The & nbsp; diplomatic missions stressed that & nbsp; do not & nbsp; understand the logic under which Sherman urges Russia to withdraw troops from the & nbsp; border with & nbsp; Ukraine, when the States & nbsp; negotiations with & nbsp; Russia do not & nbsp; want to discuss

South Korea and Japan again announced the launch of a North Korean ballistic missile

“A supposedly North Korean ballistic missile that appears to have & nbsp; already dropped. Request to & nbsp; courts to monitor & nbsp; information and & nbsp; in case of detection of its & nbsp; fragments, without & nbsp; approaching & nbsp; to transfer the information to & nbsp; security service on & nbsp; sea & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; said in & nbsp; the message of the Security Department on the & nbsp; sea of ​​Japan The & nbsp; first, Japan and & nbsp; South Korea reported on January 5 & nbsp;. The last time the North Korean authorities carried out a missile launch on October 19 & nbsp;. Then in & nbsp; DPRK tested a ballistic missile of submarines (SLBM). North Korea conducted at least nine missile tests in & nbsp; 2021.

CNN: US Secretly Approves $ 200 Million Additional Military Aid To Ukraine In December

According to & nbsp; their & nbsp; information, the United States intends to supply Ukraine with small arms, ammunition, medical equipment, radar surveillance equipment. By the & nbsp; present moment, deliveries have not & nbsp; begun, CNN sources clarify. The US Congress was notified of & nbsp; the allocation of additional assistance to Kiev in & nbsp; in early January. At the end of December last year, US President Joe Biden signed the country's defense budget for & nbsp; 2022 fiscal year in the amount of about & nbsp; $ 770 billion. that & nbsp; $ 300 & nbsp; million will be allocated for & nbsp; military assistance to Ukraine, another 150 & nbsp; million will be spent on & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; cooperation in & nbsp; security with the & nbsp; Baltic countries. Washington with & nbsp; 2014 allocated $ 2 , 5 billion for & nbsp;

The Ministry of Health of Cyprus recognized Sputnik Lite as a booster for Russian tourists

“Cyprus recognizes Sputnik V from Russian vaccines. Accordingly, as a booster vaccination, our compatriots previously needed to undergo a repeated course of vaccination with the same drug. But now the Ministry of Health of Cyprus has also recognized Sputnik Lite, the most common vaccine for revaccination in the Russian Federation,” the report says. The association stressed that we are talking only about tourists who have been revaccinated with Sputnik Lite after two doses of Sputnik V. It is impossible to enter Cyprus after a one-component Sputnik Lite vaccination, ATOR noted. They also recalled that the authorities of Cyprus do not require waiting 14 days from the completion of the full course of vaccination. AstraZeneca AstraZeneca-Sinovac, Covishield, AstraZeneca-SKBio, Covaxin, Novavax Nuvaxovid and Sputnik Light vaccines, which have been approved by the European Medicines Agency, are considered permitted to travel in the tourist protocol that came into force on January 6, as

US and several Western countries at the UN urge North Korea to negotiate after missile launch

“We are & nbsp; united in & nbsp; condemnation of the last missile launch of the DPRK. The launch of the DPRK on January 5 & nbsp; of a ballistic missile is a clear violation of the resolutions & nbsp; UN Security Council & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; She read out the text of the statement by the Permanent Representative of the United States to the & nbsp; UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield. According to the & nbsp; opinion of the United States and & nbsp; other Western countries, Pyongyang's continued development of weapons of mass destruction and & nbsp; the development of a ballistic missile program is a threat to international peace and & nbsp; security . “We & nbsp; call on the DPRK to refrain from & nbsp; further destabilizing actions, to abandon & nbsp; its banned WMD and & nbsp; ballistic missile program, to begin a meaningful dialogue

State Department warned Russia against underestimating American leverage

Russia should not & nbsp; underestimate the leverage over & nbsp; that the US and & nbsp; its allies have, & nbs; State Department spokesman Ned Price. “I would not & nbsp; underestimate the US leverage and & nbsp; the collective leverage that & nbsp; us. & lt; & hellip; & gt; The & nbsp; United States has a lot of leverage over the & nbsp; Russian Federation and & nbsp; even more & nbsp; & mdash; when we & nbsp; work & lt; & hellip; & gt; together with & nbsp; NATO, EU and & nbsp; other partners, in & nbsp; including Ukraine & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; Price emphasized. So he & nbsp; responded to & nbsp; a journalist's request to comment on the words of Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, who had earlier called the United States to & nbsp; maximum responsibility and & nbsp;