US Senate rejects Nord Stream 2 sanctions bill

WASHINGTON, January 13 & nbsp;/TASS /. The Senate of the US Congress on & nbsp; Thursday rejected the proposed by Republican Ted Cruise (from the & nbsp; Texas) bill on & nbsp; sanctions against Nord Stream & nbsp; & mdash; 2 ''. The vote was broadcast on the & nbsp; website of the upper house of the American legislature. The senator's initiative failed to & nbsp; get the required 60 votes for & nbsp; approval. The Politico newspaper previously reported that the & nbsp; Senate most likely will not & nbsp; approve this initiative. According to the & nbsp; edition, the Democrats, who spoke out in & nbsp; support for new restrictions in & nbsp; regarding the gas pipeline, “ signaled about & nbsp; a change in their position. '' In & nbsp; in particular, on & nbsp; Monday, US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland and &

Sullivan called useful this week's talks with Russia

WASHINGTON, January 13. /TASS/. The US administration believes that the consultations held on Russian security proposals were useful. Jake Sullivan, National Security Adviser to the President of the United States, said this at a briefing for journalists                We completed a week of intense diplomatic engagement in a number of formats: Strategic Stability Dialogue, Council of Russia — NATO and  OSCE. Russia expressed its concern, we — its own, including with regard to the actions of the Russian Federation that undermine European security <…>», — he noted. “The discussions were frank and direct. They were helpful. They gave us reasons to think, and they gave Russia reasons to think, — Blinken said. — Now we will consider and consult with the allies on how to proceed». The timing of the new talks between the United States and Russia on security has not yet been determined, Washington intends to first consult with  ;by its allies and partners, Sullivan said. “There is no set date for any further talks. We must first consult

US congressmen pass electoral reform bill

WASHINGTON, January 13 & nbsp;/TASS /. The House of Representatives of the US Congress approved on & nbsp; Thursday the Democratic electoral reform bill in & nbsp; the country, but & nbsp; it has practically no chance of & nbsp; approval by senators. & Nbsp; is referred to in an & nbsp; article published in & nbsp; The Washington Post. This initiative, as the Democrats say, is designed to protect the right of Americans to & nbsp; free expression of will. In & nbsp; a number of American states, where Republicans have & nbsp; authorities, in & nbsp; last year they tightened the rules regarding control during & nbsp; voting, in & nbsp; including by & nbsp; mail. Republicans explained this by the need to prevent election fraud. The Democrats claim that & nbsp; these steps are being taken by their opponents to make it difficult for certain categories of

Erdogan announces Turkey's intention to join the European Union

“I urge not to allow individual countries to sabotage the dialogue between Ankara and the EU under the pretext of ensuring “solidarity” within the European Union», — said the politician. Erdogan added that Turkey is the key to settlement of the problems that the EU countries are facing today. Earlier, Erdogan in during negotiations with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said that his country sees its future in the EU. The         Erdogan called the renewal of the migration agreement the most important tool that can be used at the first stage for a positive agenda in relations between Turkey and the EU.

Prince Andrew has lost his military ranks and royal patronage

“With the consent and approval of the Queen, the Duke of York resigns his military posts and royal guardianship duties,” the statement said. He also loses the right to be called “His Royal Highness”. A civil lawsuit has been filed against Prince Andrew in the United States. American Virginia Giuffre accuses the prince of sexual abuse. “The Duke of York will no longer perform any public duties and is defending himself in this case as a private individual,” the statement said.

The widow of Egor Letov published a previously unknown song by the musician

“It took me a long time to decide, and yet I was going to prepare for the release of all the records I have of “Sowing”. There is some problem: the reels are not all signed, and Egor did not let me listen to it during his lifetime,” Chumakova said. She described the presented composition as “a compilation of different poems from about the same time.” “In this case — New Year’s Eve, 1983,” Natalia Chumakova stressed. “Civil Defense” was founded on November 8, 1984 in Omsk by Egor Letov and Konstantin Ryabinov. She became one of the most influential Soviet and Russian punk rock bands. It broke up in 2008 after Letov’s death. Even more interesting things about people

The European Union has extended economic sanctions against Russia until July 31, 2022

“Today the Council & nbsp; EU decided to extend the restrictive measures that are currently in effect in & nbsp; certain sectors of the Russian economy , for & nbsp; six months, until & nbsp; 31 & nbsp; July 2022 & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; the & nbsp; statement reads. The heads of the & nbsp; EU countries at the & nbsp; summit in & nbsp; Brussels in & nbsp; the end of 2021 also called on Moscow to “ begin to & nbsp; implement the Minsk agreements. '' The sanctions are directed against financial, energy and & nbsp; defense sectors of the Russian economy. In & nbsp; in particular, some banks and & nbsp; companies have limited access to the & nbsp; primary and & nbsp; secondary capital markets & nbsp; EU. There is also a ban on the & nbsp; import and & nbsp; export of weapons,

Montenegro has relaxed the rules of entry for tourists

Starting from January 13, tourists will be able to enter if one of four conditions is met: a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours, a negative rapid antigen test no older than 48 hours, a certificate that a person has had a coronavirus infection no earlier than six months ago, or a full vaccination, from which no more than six months have passed. The new requirements for the entry of tourists cancel the previous ones, according to which unvaccinated and unwell foreign citizens could not come to Montenegro, and vaccinated and those who had COVID-19 needed a PCR test. Such requirements were introduced at the end of December.

Lukashevich: The West has shown that there is no need to expect a constructive reaction to Russia's proposals

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Scientists have found that boredom provokes cruelty

A team of researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark decided to look into the root causes of cruelty and came to unexpected conclusions. In their work, they studied nine papers, among which were surveys and studies of military personnel who are cruel to their colleagues; parents who are cruel to their children; school bullying and other cases of such antisocial behavior for pleasure. In total, experts studied the data of more than four thousand people from the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark and other countries belonging to different age and social groups. After studying the results of these studies, scientists came to the conclusion that in most cases, people who show cruelty were bored at that moment and thus tried to compensate for unpleasant internal sensations. For example, participants in one of the experiments watched a 20-minute film about a waterfall one by one, while their smartphones were taken away