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Тиждень слави! 22-29 липня 2014 року. Антизрада. ЗСУ заслужили на згадку!

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Тиждень слави! 22-29 липня 2014 року. Антизрада. ЗСУ заслужили на згадку!
 

 
 
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Найкращі пропозиції товарів і послуг в Мережі Купуй!
 
 
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Интернет локаут путляндии произойдет в 2022 году

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Jul,2020

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Интернет локаут путляндии произойдет в 2022 году.

Власти подлампичили закон о “суверенном интернете”, который вступит в силу в 2022 году, согласно которому из страны будет минимизирована передача данных, а внутренний трафик будет жестко подконтролен
 

 
 
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Лукашенко пошел ва-банк: пленные “вагнеровцы”, “лечение трактором” и “пощечина” пукину…

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Jul,2020

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Лукашенко пошел ва-банк: пленные “вагнеровцы”, “лечение трактором” и “пощечина” пукину…

На “выборах” в Беларуси вырисовывается богатая сюжетная линия, не вполне понятной пока кривизны…
 

 
 
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Champagne Losing its Fizz as Global Pandemic Clobbers Sales

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Jul,2020

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Champagne is losing its fizz. For months, lockdown put the cork on weddings, dining out, parties and international travel — all key sales components for the French luxury wine marketed for decades as a sparkling must at any celebration. Producers in France’s eastern Champagne region, headquarters of the global industry, say they’ve lost an estimated 1.7 billion euros ($2 billion) in sales for this year, as turnover fell by a third — a hammering unmatched in living memory, and worse than the Great Depression. They expect about 100 million bottles to be languishing unsold in their cellars by the end of the year. “We are experiencing a crisis that we evaluate to be even worse than the Great Depression” of 1929, said Thibaut Le Mailloux of the Champagne Committee, known by its French acronym CIVC, that represents some 16,000 winemakers. Recognizing the urgency of the problem, the CIVC is launching unprecedented damage-limitation measures. Like oil-producing countries, the committee regulates the size of the harvest each year to avoid the kind of excess production that would cause bottle prices to plummet. At a meeting scheduled for Aug. 18, it’s expected to impose a cap so tight that record quantities of grapes will be destroyed or sold to distilleries at discounted prices. The prospect alarms smaller producers, who are more vulnerable than the big houses. Anselme Selosse, of Jacques Selosse Champagnes, called it “an insult to nature” that champagne’s famous grapes might even be destined to produce alcohol for hand sanitizer, as is happening in other wine-producing regions such as Alsace after demand spiked during the pandemic. “We are to destroy (the grapes) and we pay for them to be destroyed,” Selosse said, referring to the industry as a whole. “It’s nothing but a catastrophe.” “Champagne has never lived through anything like this before, even in the World Wars,” Selosse added. “We have never experienced … a sudden one-third fall in sales. Over one hundred million bottles unsold.”Paul Francois Vranken, Director of Vranken-Pommery Monopole speaks during an interview in the Champagne region, east of Paris, July 28, 2020.Major producers such as Vranken-Pommery predict that the crisis could last for years. “It should not be forgotten that (champagne) has lived through every single war,” said Paul-Francois Vranken, founder of Vranken-Pommery Monopole. “But with the other crises, there was a way out. For now, there is no way out — unless we find a vaccine.” Vranken said the very essence of champagne marketing — as a drink quaffed at parties and weddings — needs to be re-evaluated to reflect the new normal: Fewer festivities and a lack of celebratory group events. The new branding strategy for his, and other champagne companies, will seek to highlight the wine’s status as a naturally, and often organically, produced quality drink from a historic French region. “Even if the bars and the nightclubs are closed for five years, we don’t plan on missing out on customers … There will be a very big change to our marketing that highlights the grandeur of our wines,” Vranken said. Selosse, who produces many “natural” champagnes with no added sugar, also hopes the pandemic will encourage thought about future champagne marketing and how the multi-billion dollar industry is restructured. He would like to see a more cooperative side to production, such as “communal wine presses” to help pool the costs for smaller producers. Selosse said adaptability has served champagne well in the past, helping it evolve from a dessert wine in the 19th century to the modern-day dry version named “brut.”  He even thinks — but this is a minority view among producers — the industry could move away from effervescence and be able to produce all sorts of wine, as it did in the past: red, white or still. In fact, literally no fizz.

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Eurozone Economy Suffers Record Drop During Lockdown Months

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Jul,2020

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The economy of the 19-country eurozone shrank by a devastating 12.1% percent in the April-June period from the quarter before – the largest drop on record – as coronavirus lockdowns shut businesses and hampered consumer spending.Economists say the worst of the downturn is past as many restrictions have eased, but that the recovery will be drawn out and vulnerable to renewed virus outbreaks.
Spain, which along with Italy was among the first to get hit hard by the spread of the virus, suffered the region’s heaviest drop at 18.5%. France, Italy and Portugal also endured steep declines, but no country escaped the impact of the pandemic.  
For the currency union as a whole it was the biggest decline since the records started in 1995. The broader 27-country European Union, not all of whose members use the euro, saw output sag 11.9%.
The decline in Europe compares with a 9.5% quarter-on-quarter drop in the United States, which unlike Europe has not yet been able to get its contagion numbers firmly down yet and whose economic recovery is in doubt.
European governments are countering the recession with massive stimulus measures. EU leaders have agreed on a 750 billion-euro recovery fund backed by common borrowing to support the economy from 2021. National governments have stepped in with loans to keep businesses afloat and wage support programs that pay workers’ salaries while they are furloughed. The European Central Bank is pumping 1.35 trillion euros in newly printed money into the economy, a step which helps keep borrowing costs low.
Those support measures have helped keep unemployment from spiking. The rate rose to 7.8% in June from 7.7% in May. But many job losses will wind up being permanent despite the stimulus.
Major companies such as Lufthansa, Daimler and Airbus have said they will cut thousands of jobs.
Economists say the downturn was concentrated in the months of April and May when lockdowns were most severe. Many restrictive measures have been eased, and business confidence in Germany, the biggest eurozone economy, has ticked up for three straight months.
But the outlook is for a long and uncertain climb back to pre-virus levels that could take until 2022 or longer. Company forecasts for the rest of the year assumed that there is not a renewed outbreak of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Cases have been rising again in several countries as people go on vacations and Britain slapped a 14-day quarantine on travelers returning from Spain.  
Rosie Colthorpe, European economist at Oxford Economics, said the current third quarter was likely to see high growth rates, “but not nearly large enough to make up for the damage.”
“Beyond this initial bounce, the recovery is set to be gradual and uneven,” with pre-virus output regained only by mid-2022, she said, adding that “recent flare-ups of the virus in several European countries risk derailing this recovery.”
The Spanish economic drop was by far the sharpest since the country’s national statistics agency began collecting data. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez was meeting later Friday with the leaders of Spain’s regions to discuss how to rebuild the economy and where to deploy billions of euros in European Union aid for recovery.
Germany, the largest of the countries that use the euro, went through a 10.1% decline, the biggest since records started in 1970.  
In France, the startling plunge of 13.8% in April-June was the third consecutive quarter of contraction in France’s worsening recession. The pain has been so damaging to jobs and industries that the government is talking down the possibility of another nationwide lockdown as infections tick upward again. Finance minister Bruno Le Maire called on French people to spend more to help the economy recover.
“All the growth in GDP seen in the 2010-2019 decade has been wiped out in five months,” said Marc Ostwald, chief economist at ADM Investor Services International. In Italy’s case, economists said it wiped out about 30 years of growth.

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НБУ повідомив про курс гривні на початок серпня

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Jul,2020

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Національний банк України встановив на 3 серпня курс 27 гривень 68 копійок за долар, це на одну копійку менше за офіційний курс на останній день липня.

На українському міжбанківському валютному ринку перша частина сесії відбулася на тлі посилення гривні (з початкового рівня 27 гривень 70–73 копійки до 27 гривень 61–63 копійок за долар), але в другій половині дня кілька годин трималися початкові котирування – 27 гривень 70–73 копійки, свідчать дані Finance.ua.

 

У широкому коридорі 26,5–27 гривень за долар національна валюта перебувала понад два місяці – від кінця квітня до початку липня. Зроблена 1 липня заява ексголови НБУ Якова Смолія про відставку через політичний тиск на нього спричинила зростання котирувань до 27 гривень 20 копійок за долар і навіть вище.

Після призначення головою НБУ Кирила Шевченка девальвація національної валюти прискорилася. Впродовж кількох останніх сесій регулятор показав учасникам ринку нові орієнтири – НБУ продав минулого тижня понад 300 мільйонів доларів за курсом дещо нижче від 28 гривень за долар. Нижній параметр нового коридору міжбанківський ринок знаходить переважно без активної участі Нацбанку.

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У Росії курс рубля падає 10 днів поспіль

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Jul,2020

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У Росії курс рубля щодо основних світових валют падає понад 10 днів поспіль. 30 липня євро подолав позначку 86 рублів, а долар став коштувати вище 73 рублів. На торгах на Московській біржі 31 липня курс долара виріс на 86 копійок, показавши максимум із 14 травня. Курс євро вперше з березня перевищив позначку в 87,67 рубля, повідомляє російська служба Радіо Свобода.

Знецінення рубля відбувається на тлі завершення сезону дивідендів. Іноземні інвестори скуповують валюту, щоб конвертувати дивіденди по акціях російських компаній. За нормальних умов ці гроші можна було б залишити в рублях для реінвестування на російському ринку, але зараз інвестори до такого не готові.

Дії Центробанку Росії щодо зниження ключової ставки також знижують привабливість рубля. 24 липня регулятор знизив ставку на 0,25 процентного пункта, до 4,25%.

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Турецкая ловушка: обиженный карлик пукин выдохся и теряет последние силы

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Jul,2020

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Турецкая ловушка: обиженный карлик пукин выдохся и теряет последние силы.

В общем, если Турция переходит на альтернативные российским нефть и газ, то ей нужно иметь возможность парировать любые угрозы со стороны путляндии и ее временных или постоянных сателлитов. Эрдоган принял мяч у Порошенка и показывает довольно неплохую игру. И не удивительно, что он получает критику за свое активное противодействие обиженному карлику пукину из тех самых источников, с которых выгребал и Порошенко. А это говорит о том, что Турция все делает правильно
 

 
 
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“Доходяга” пукина: “авианосец” «кузя» самоуничтожается даже без вмешательства врага

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Jul,2020

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“Доходяга” пукина: “авианосец” «кузя» самоуничтожается даже без вмешательства врага.

Проще списать в утиль, чем продолжать его ремонт: ржавый пукинский так называемый авианосец “адмирал кузнецов” можно увидеть даже из космоса…
 

 
 
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Азербайджанский “тычок”: Эрдоган показал миру настоящее лицо обиженного карлика пукина

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Jul,2020

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Азербайджанский “тычок”: Эрдоган показал миру настоящее лицо обиженного карлика пукина.

Турция – это страна, которая не боится путляндии и делает всё, что считает нужным, реализуя свои национальные интересы…
 

 
 
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Italian Senate Lifts Immunity for Former Interior Minister

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Jul,2020

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The Italian Senate has voted to lift right-wing Senator Matteo Salvini’s immunity from prosecution, related to his decision last August to not allow 164 migrants to get off a ship in Sicily.Thursday’s vote may clear the way for potential charges against the former interior minister who, during his 14 months in that position, repeatedly denied port entry to ships carrying rescued migrants at sea.Salvini’s policy resulted in several standoffs, forcing ships to remain at sea for weeks before European countries would allow entry to their ports or Italian courts ordered disembarking.For the case from last August, Salvini refused access to the rescue ship Open Arms for three weeks before it was allowed to enter a port on the Italian island of Lampedusa. 

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Anti-Femicide Protests Sweep Turkey

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Jul,2020

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A wave of protests sparked by the slaying of a young woman has been sweeping across Turkey as the government considers leaving an international convention that protects women against violence, despite warnings from rights groups about the rising number of killings of women.Last week, police found the strangled and battered body of 27-year-old university student Pinar Gultekin. Local media, citing police sources, said she was buried in a bin encased in concrete, in woodlands in the Aegean province of Mugla.Gultekin’s killing triggered demonstrations across Istanbul and other cities with activists calling attention to reports of rising number of murdered women. At one protest last week in Istanbul’s Kadikoy district, women chanted “we want to live,” “end femicides.”In the Aegean port city of Izmir, police broke up a women’s protest and detained several demonstrators.Across social media, women placed videos of their protests. On Instagram, Turkish women are posting black and white images of themselves in protest at Gultekin’s murder, in a campaign that has gone global.”From secular women to conservative women, from working women or not working, women are angry,” said Melek Onder of the Istanbul based campaign group, “We Will Stop Femicide.””But we know that this anger makes women movement in Turkey becoming more powerful and strong,” Onder added. “They are applying to our platform, saying we want to do something, we want to join the protests.”The protests in Turkey come amidst wider international protests against violence against women, much of which is a grassroots organized through social media, including the “me too” movement.The “We Will Stop Femicide” web page records the grim death toll of murdered women, which rises nearly every day. In the first six months of this year, the group says there were 172 femicides, compared to 416 for the whole of 2019.In a tweet, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned Gultekin’s killing, but activists complain he has otherwise remained silent.The protests are happening as the Erdogan government faces new criticism over its commitment to gender issues.Erdogan’s ruling AKP party is openly questioning Turkey’s participation the international Istanbul Convention on protecting women against violence.Women march in support of the Istanbul Convention on preventing violence against women, in Istanbul, Sunday, July 19, 2020.”I say that signing this Istanbul Convention was wrong,” said the AKP’s deputy leader Numan Kurtulmus in a recent television interview.”There are two critical issues in the text of this convention that we should draw attention to that we can never accept. One of them is gender rights; the other is sexual orientation rights,” Kurtulmus added.Turkey’s religious conservative media is backing Kurtulmus, accusing the Convention of undermining the family.The AKP, in its early years in power, introduced sweeping legislation to protect women, culminating in being the first signatory of the 2011 European, “Istanbul Convention.”The Convention was the first legally binding set of guidelines that created “a comprehensive legal framework and approach to combat violence against women,” focusing on preventing domestic violence, protecting victims, and prosecuting accused offenders.But in recent years, critics have accused the government of increasingly backsliding in enforcing the agreement, in a bid to consolidate the ruling party’s religious and conservative voting base. The AKP campaigns vigorously on defending what it says are “traditional family values.”Parliament is expected to soon start discussing Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul convention.”We should evaluate well whether or not to abolish it,” said Devlet Bahceli, leader of the MHP, which is the parliamentary coalition partner of the AKP.Bahceli acknowledges the country is facing a problem, “If we cannot prevent the murder of women, we will all be buried under an avalanche,” he said.Erdogan has yet to weigh in on the future of the Istanbul convention.Opinion polls indicate a majority against withdrawal from the Convention. Pinar Ilkaracan, a veteran women’s rights campaigner who once worked closely with the AKP on gender reform, warns that Erdogan could pay a heavy political price if Turkey withdraws from the Istanbul Convention.”In terms of women murders, there hasn’t been a divide between secular and religious,” she said. “A lot of women have been supporting the AKP government, religious women, and also the women in AKP have written against withdrawing from the Istanbul Convention.” 

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Президент підписав закон про зниження «зеленого тарифу» – Шмигаль

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Jul,2020

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Президент України Володимир Зеленський підписав законопроєкт №3658, який дозволяє знизити тариф на сонячну та вітрову електростанцію, повідомив прем’єр-міністр Денис Шмигаль 31 липня.

«Цей закон дасть змогу зменшити тариф для сонячних електростанцій на 15%, а для вітрових електростанцій — на 7,5%.На практиці це означатиме, що держава та всі українці заощадять майже 7 мільярдів гривень щорічно. До 2030 року меморандум дасть можливість зменшити об’єм виплат «зеленій генерації» приблизно на 2 мільярди євро», – повідомив він.

 

На сайті Верховної Ради також з’явилося повідомлення про підпис президента під цим документом.

21 липня Верховна Рада ухвалила в другому читанні та в цілому законопроєкт № 3658, який передбачає зниження «зеленого» тарифу.

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Мінфін заявляє про успішні розрахунки за новими 12-річними єврооблігаціями

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Jul,2020

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Україна успішно розрахувалася за новими 12-річними єврооблігаціями, повідомляє Міністерство фінансів 30 липня.

«30 липня Україна оголосила про успішне проведення розрахунків за новими облігаціями зовнішніх державних позик (єврооблігаціями) на суму 2 000 000 000 доларів США, з відсотковою ставкою 7,253% та з погашенням у 2033 році (далі – «Облігації»), а також про завершення обміну єврооблігацій, номінованих в доларах США, з відсотковою ставкою 7,75% та погашенням в 2021 році і єврооблігацій, номінованих в доларах США, з відсотковою ставкою 7,75% та погашенням в 2022 році. Облігації знаходяться в лістингу на біржі Euronext Dublin», – йдеться в повідомленні.

Крім того, Україна завершила обмін доларових єврооблігацій з відсотковою ставкою 7,75% та погашенням в 2021 році, а також доларових єврооблігацій з відсотковою ставкою 7,75% та погашенням в 2022 році. За підсумками обміну єврооблігацій загальна сума цих цінних паперів сягає понад 1,98 мільярда доларів.

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За даними Мінфіну, цією транзакцією Україна подовжила середній строк до погашення державного боргу.

«Ми плануємо продовжувати реалізацію нашої Середньострокової стратегії управління державним боргом, ключовим елементом якої є проактивний підхід до управління державним боргом», – йдеться в коментарі Урядовий уповноважений з питань управління державним боргом Юрія Буци.

За даними Мінфіну, найбільший попит на цінні папери був у інвесторів зі США, Сполученого Королівства та Євросоюзу, які придбали частину нового випуску та долучилися до обміну єврооблігацій. Їхні частки сягнули 48%, 38% та 13% відповідно. Загалом більше 200 інвесторів подали заявок на 7 мільярдів доларів.

28 липня Міністерство фінансів України повідомило, що розмістило облігації внутрішньої державної позики на понад 10 мільярдів 693 мільйони гривень.

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WHO Warns Young People COVID-19 May Hit Hard

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The resurgence of the coronavirus in many countries is “driven in part by younger people letting down their guard during the Northern Hemisphere summer,” World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Thursday.Young adults, many without masks, are ignoring social distancing recommendations to pack bars, nightclubs, and beaches that have been reopened since authorities lifted coronavirus restrictions.“The majority of young people infected tend to have more mild disease. But that’s not always consistent,” said Maria Van Kerkhove, a WHO epidemiologist who called nightclubs “amplifiers of transmission.”Young people who show mild or no symptoms can spread the virus to more-vulnerable older people.In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro, who tested positive for the coronavirus on July 7 and then negative last Saturday, said that after 20 days indoors he had mold on his lungs. He is being treated with antibiotics. He had repeatedly referred to COVID-19 as “a little flu.”Brazil, as of Thursday evening, had 2.6 million confirmed cases and 91,263 deaths, according to the Muslims queue up to enter a disinfection chamber set up as a precaution against the new coronavirus outbreak, upon arrival for an Eid al-Adha prayer at Al Mashun Grand Mosque in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, July 31, 2020.“We are concerned that … we will see an increase in cases as we have seen in [other] countries” where restrictions have been eased too soon,” WHO Regional Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti said.She said more than 20 African countries have recorded more new cases than in the previous weeks, with South Africa accounting for the most but increases also reported in Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Zambia and Zimbabwe.Moeti said Uganda, Seychelles and Mauritius are doing well in controlling the virus.Cuba reported nine new cases Thursday, and 37 new cases earlier this week. Just 10 days ago, Cuba reported no new cases for the first time since the outbreak began in March. However, it has reported no deaths for more than two weeks.Cuba has so far been relatively successful in fighting COVID-19, but the island’s top epidemiologist, Francisco Duran, said Thursday that Cubans are getting careless.“People are holding different types of gatherings without taking into account distancing and often without even using a face mask,” he said. “Each small peak underscores a lack of discipline … prompting stricter measures.”Muslim women wearing face masks as precaution against the new coronavirus outbreak, take a selfie after an Eid al-Adha prayer at a mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 31, 2020.In Florida, Key West police arrested a couple who tested positive for COVID-19 for being in public in defiance of a quarantine order.Neighbors who videotaped the couple strolling and shopping gave the tapes to police.The couple’s arrest is among the first in the state for violating a quarantine.Florida, with 461,000 coronavirus cases and 6,600 deaths, is second only to California, which has 492,000 confirmed cases and 8,965 deaths, among U.S. states.National Geographic magazine is reporting that the first dog in the United States sickened by COVID-19 has died.Buddy, a 7-year-old German shepherd in New York became ill in April while his owner was recovering from the coronavirus.Buddy had the same symptoms as human patients, including difficulty breathing. He was euthanized earlier this month after he started vomiting and urinating blood and could no longer walk.Buddy’s doctors said he was also suffering from cancer. Doctors say humans with pre-existing conditions are more susceptible to COVID-19.The WHO says pet-to-people transmission of the coronavirus is unlikely.National Geographic says 12 dogs and 10 cats have tested positive for coronavirus in the U.S. 

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EU Sanctions Russian Intelligence, N.Korean, Chinese Firms over Alleged Cyberattacks

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The European Union on Thursday imposed travel and financial sanctions on a department of Russia’s military intelligence service and on firms from North Korea and China over their suspected participation in major cyberattacks across the world.In its first-ever sanctions related to cybercrime, the EU targeted the department for special technologies of the Russian military intelligence service, known as Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, it said in a statement.The bloc accused the Russian service of having carried out two cyberattacks in June 2017, which hit several companies in Europe resulting in large financial losses. The service is also accused of two cyberattacks against Ukraine’s power grid in 2015 and 2016.Four individuals working for the Russian military intelligence service were also sanctioned for allegedly participating in an attempted cyberattack against the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the Netherlands in April 2018.North Korean company Chosun Expo was also sanctioned on suspicion of having supported the Lazarus Group, which is deemed responsible for a series of major attacks worldwide, including an $81 million heist against Bangladesh Bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in 2016, the world’s biggest cyber fraud.The company is also allegedly linked to an attack against Hollywood film studio Sony Pictures to prevent the release of a satirical movie about North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in 2014.The U.S. Treasury last year imposed sanctions on the Lazarus Group and two other North Korean hacking groups for their alleged participation in the attacks on Sony Pictures and the central bank of Bangladesh, among others. It said North Korea’s main intelligence service was behind the hacking groups.North Korea has denied any involvement in cyberattacks. The EU sanctions also hit Chinese firm Haitai Technology Development, which is accused of having supported cyberattacks — known as Operation Cloud Hopper — aimed at stealing commercially sensitive data from multinationals across the world. Two Chinese individuals allegedly involved in the attacks were also sanctioned.Sanctions include travel bans and asset freezes. EU individuals, companies and other entities are forbidden from making funds available to those blacklisted.China’s diplomatic mission to the European Union said in a statement early on Friday that China “is a staunch defender of network security and one of the biggest victims of hacker attacks.”China wants global cyberspace security to be maintained through “dialogue and cooperation” and not by unilateral sanctions, the statement added.

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