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21 сентября, 21:12

Россия - Микронезия | Russia - Micronesia

В рамках встречи Россия - государства Южной части Тихого океана на уровне глав МИД, которая прошла "на полях" ГА #ООН, С.Лавров и мининдел Федеративных штатов Микронезии Л.Роберт подписали межправсоглашение об отмене визовых требований | During the meeting in the format of Russia - States of the Southern Part of the Pacific Ocean held on the sidelines of the #UNGA72 Sergey Lavrov & Lorin Robert, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Federated States of Micronesia, signed an intergovernmental agreement on the waiver of visa requirements

16 сентября, 18:42

Leinster brush aside Southern Kings to win first Pro14 game in South Africa

• Southern Kings 10-31 Leinster• Irish province overcome absence of captain Isa Nacewa to run in five triesLeinster overcame the absence of captain Isa Nacewa and Jamison Gibson-Park to record a convincing 31-10 victory over Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth.The buildup to the first Guinness Pro14 game on South African soil had been dominated by New Zealanders Nacewa and Gibson-Park being denied access to the country after changes to visa rules earlier this year. Continue reading...

16 сентября, 14:30

How Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Threatens to Choke Idaho’s Dairy Industry

Hispanic workers power the state’s farms. Without them, a ‘Made in America’ success story would collapse.

15 сентября, 22:29

5 things Trump did this week while you weren't looking

From updated guidelines on driverless cars to new visa sanctions, Trump continues to change policy.

15 сентября, 19:43

Vantiv & Visa Roll Out Product for Small, Medium Businesses

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A new product by Vantiv (VNTV) and Visa will serve the cash requirements of merchants of small and medium businesses.

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15 сентября, 10:37

Держателям карт Visa банка «Санкт-Петербург» стал доступен платежный сервис Android Pay

Держатели банковских карт Visa банка «Санкт-Петербург» получили возможность совершать платежи с помощью сервиса Android Pay, сообщили в пресс-службе кредитной организации.

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15 сентября, 05:20

Cambodia retaliates for visa ban, suspends US MIA searches

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday he will retaliate against a U.S. halt on the issuing of most visas to senior foreign ministry officials and their families by suspending missions by U.S. military-led teams searching for the remains of Americans missing in action from the Vietnam War.

15 сентября, 00:55

Kaspersky Lab co-founder accepts invitation to testify to U.S. Congress

Eugene Kaspersky, the co-founder and chief executive of Moscow-based anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab, said on Thursday he accepted an invitation to testify to U.S. lawmakers later this month over the security of his company's products, but that he needed an expedited visa in order to do so. The testimony would also provide a rare public airing of the tensions in cyberspace between the United States and Russia, as Kaspersky Lab has argued it has been caught in a proxy battle over broader tensions between the two countries. U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a multipronged digital influence operation last year in an attempt to help Donald Trump win the White House, a charge Moscow denies.

15 сентября, 00:04

Kaspersky Lab co-founder accepts invitation to testify to U.S. Congress

Eugene Kaspersky, the co-founder and chief executive of Moscow-based anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab, said on Thursday he accepted an invitation to testify to U.S. lawmakers later this month over the security of his company's products, but that he needed an expedited visa in order to do so. The appearance before Congress would be Kaspersky's most high-profile attempt to address long-standing accusations from U.S. intelligence agencies and lawmakers that his firm's software may be used to conduct espionage on behalf of the Kremlin. "I appreciate and accept the invitation to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and if I can get an expedited visa, I look forward to publicly addressing the allegations about my company and its products," Kaspersky said in an email to Reuters.

14 сентября, 23:22

Left out of meeting, Republicans tweeted Trump

GOP Sen. Grassley and Rep. King try to grab the president's attention through his favorite medium.

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14 сентября, 21:48

Menendez trial: Prosecutors question timing of flight reimbursements

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez did not reimburse his friend, Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen, for two round-trip flights on his private jet until a reporter started asking questions, according to testimony presented in federal court on Thursday. The prosecution introduced a November 1, 2012 email from Washington Post reporter Paul Kane, asking about a trip to the Dominican Republic that had surfaced in news reports just days before the senator was to stand for re-election.“Did Sen. Menendez take that trip with Dr. Melgen, and has he accepted the use of the doctor’s jet?” Kane wrote to Menendez's communications director, Tricia Enright. “In which case, if he has, does he have a letter from the ethics committee okaying his gift from Dr. Melgen, and will this be reported on his financial disclosure form?”Prosecutors argue that private jet flights were one of several ways Melgen bribed the Democratic senator, who in turn allegedly secured visas for Melgen’s girlfriends and used his official influence to help Melgen’s businesses. They also charge that Menendez concealed Melgen's flights and other gifts by not disclosing them on official forms. According to evidence introduced at trial, Enright that same day forwarded Kane’s email to Menendez staffers Danny O’Brien, Kerri Talbott and Michael Soliman, and political strategist Brad Lawrence.On November 26, 2012 according to an email introduced as evidence, Melgen's son-in-law, Eduardo Rodriguez, sent Menendez an email with quotes for three flights Menendez had taken on Melgen’s jet two-and-a-half years earlier. One of the trips, a May 2010 flight from Atlanta to the Dominican Republic and then on to Puerto Rico, was reimbursed by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which Menendez chaired in 2010. But two of the trips, which were between Teterboro Airport in New Jersey and the Dominican Republic — with one of them stopping in Florida in between — were reimbursed by Menendez.According to the email, Menenedez was not charged for the time the plane flew empty to pick him up at Teterboro airport in New Jersey, or the time it flew empty from Teterboro to its home airport in West Palm Beach after dropping Menendez off. That total would have been $78,300. Instead, Menendez was charged $58,500 for the time he was on board, which he paid by check to Melgen’s medical company in January 2013.The reimbursement by Menendez made news at the time because it was a considerable sum for a senator who had little income besides his $174,000 per year salary, and because he did not make the payment until questions were raised about the flights. And prosecutors wanted to make sure the jury understood that point. “According to the check from Robert Menendez, in what years did the flights take place?” prosecutor Amanda Vaughn asked witness Christina Cobb, the FBI agent who initially collected the evidence. “2010,” Cobb said. “When was this check written?” Vaughn asked. “January 4, 2013,” Cobb said. Menendez attorney Abbe Lowell noted that Menendez himself was never forwarded the email from the Washington Post reporter.Lowell also attempted to question Cobb about why the jury was not shown a third potential piece of evidence: A cover letter from Menendez’s attorneys that accompanied his 2013 check to Melgen, which Lowell said outlined the reasons for the payment. Prosecutors objected, and Judge William Walls told the jury to leave the room.“The government gave me this exhibit yesterday to review. … They gave me a folder. They said to me this is what we’re going to seek to introduce. In it there were three documents. Today, they decided, two,” Lowell said. “The question then becomes when does one set out to point out that this document once had more, now has less.”Walls said it is “within the discretion” of the prosecutors how they want to present evidence, and that the defense can attempt to introduce the cover letter as evidence when appropriate. Much of the day’s testimony revolved around the intricacies of flights taken by Menendez, but there were some fireworks when Walls felt attorneys were attempting to influence the jury with evidence from cross-examination that they had not yet introduced. Walls said attorneys had acted “arrogantly” by ignoring his previous warnings, and said he would “slap you down verbally” if they didn’t stop.“I’m not going to permit it, and if it embarrasses you, so be it,” Walls said.Walls did not call out any attorneys by name, and made most attorneys individually stand and acknowledge that they understood his instructions. But his warning came shortly after an attorney for Meglen sought information from a pilot that had not yet been introduced as evidence.The pilot said he didn’t know. Walls then dismissed the jury from the room.“Possibly to your embarrassment, I’m telling all counsel now. You’re not witnesses,” Walls said. “And I, professionally, as a former trial lawyer and now as a trial judge, resent attorneys trying to, and at times sneaking in evidence by way of their questions on cross examination.”“Some of you are so arrogant in your activities that you think I’m ignoring your disregard of what I told you,” Walls said. “And I really don’t want to continually interrupt counsel with regard to that issue, nor with regard to leading questions.”The trial, which is expected to last up to eight weeks, is set to resume on Monday.

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14 сентября, 18:15

Cambodia suspending US MIA searches over visa ban

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday he will retaliate against a U.S. halt on the issuing of most visas to senior foreign ministry officials and their families by suspending missions by U.S. military-led teams searching for the remains of Americans missing in action from the Vietnam War.

14 сентября, 17:48

Trump die-hards divided over DACA deal

Breitbart calls him ‘Amnesty Don,’ but other conservatives say they’re open to helping Dreamers.

14 сентября, 16:04

Trump Reverses His Stand on DACA

There are plenty of details to be worked out in a tentative accord between the president and Democratic leaders to protect Dreamers in exchange for border security. But it’s an agreement that only Trump could strike.

14 сентября, 12:13

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14 сентября, 01:47

U.S. slaps visa sanctions on 4 nations

The U.S. imposed visa sanctions on four countries that refuse to accept deported nationals, the Homeland Security Department said Wednesday.The four countries are Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. They are being sanctioned “due to lack of cooperation” on deportations, according to DHS.The most severe sanction — a pause in the issuance of B visas for business and tourism — will be leveled against Eritrea. In Cambodia, high-level government officials and their immediate family members will be denied access to business and tourism travel.In Guinea, the issuance of student and cultural exchange visas to certain government officials and family members will be suspended, along with B visas. In Sierra Leone, officials in the country’s foreign ministry and immigration offices will be denied business and tourist visas.An executive order signed in January by President Donald Trump directed the Secretary of State to enter negotiations with “recalcitrant countries” that wouldn't accept deported nationals from the U.S. If the countries failed to comply, the executive order said, DHS and State must impose sanctions.“The United States itself routinely cooperates with foreign governments in documenting and accepting its citizens when asked, as do the majority of countries in the world,” said acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke in a related announcement. “However, these countries have failed to do so, and that one-way street ends with these sanctions.”Sanctions have been used sparingly in the past, but have emerged as a weapon in the president’s immigration crackdown. DHS spokesperson David Lapan said in late August that 12 countries were flagged as uncooperative. That list, which predated the Trump administration, included China, Cuba, Vietnam, Laos, Iran, Guinea, Cambodia, Eritrea, Burma, Morocco, Hong Kong and South Sudan. Lapan said at the time that four of those nations would be subject to visa sanctions, but did not confirm a news report that identified them. Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke notified the State Department that the four countries refused to accept deported nationals, which triggered the sanctions, according to DHS.DHS said the nations had not established reliable processes to issue travel documents to people with removal orders.“Without an appropriate response from the impacted countries, the scope of these sanctions may be expanded to a wider population,” DHS said in a written statement. The policies will remain in place until Duke notifies Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that cooperation “has improved to an acceptable level,” the department said.

13 сентября, 23:14

At Menendez trial, questions raised over who was Melgen's 'hermano'

NEWARK — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez wasn’t Dr. Salomon Melgen’s only “hermano,” according to testimony Wednesday in Menendez's federal corruption trial. Melgen's former full-time pilot, who said he flew the senator on approximately 16 flight legs aboard Melgen's two private jets — said Melgen even called him “hermano.”“Sometimes, in a joking manner, he would call me 'hermano’ as a term of endearment,” the pilot, Robert Nylund, said.“Did you and Dr. Melgen have a friendship?” prosecutor Peter Koski asked.“No, sir,” Nylund said. “It was strictly professional.”Attorneys for Menendez and Melgen, his co-defendant, have argued that the two men were so close that they referred to each other as “hermano,” the Spanish word for brother.The Democratic senator’s friendship with Melgen is the key to his defense; the men's attorneys have argued that gifts Melgen bestowed on Menendez — private jet flights, villa stays in the Dominican Republic, an expensive Paris hotel room and hundreds of thousands in campaign donations — were tokens of friendship.Likewise, defense lawyers argue, favors Menendez did for Melgen — advocating for the doctor at the highest levels of federal government for visas for his foreign girlfriends and on Melegn’s business issues — were because of their friendship and not part of a quid pro quo, as prosecutors allege.Wednesday's proceedings in federal court in Newark included photos of the interior of the two private jets in which Melgen flew Menendez: An eight-seat Hawker and an 11-seat Challenger. The photos of the Challenger showed a luxurious interior, which included a four-seat “executive club,” a couch and a kitchenette.Nylund testified he would stock the plane with Evian water, cranberry-apple juice and orange juice specifically for Menendez as well as other beverages for other passengers.On Tuesday, prosecutors also sought to undercut the significance of Melgen’s use of the word ‘hermano’ by asking former Melgen girlfriend Svitlana Buchyk if he used the word to describe other people. He did, Buchyk said, but only when those people were “like his family.” “Would you hear him refer to other passengers on the plane in the same way?” Koski asked Nylund on Wednesday.“At times,” Nylund responded.Menendez attorney Abbe Lowell animatedly questioned Nylund about the word "hermano," citing seven instances in which Nylund had met with prosecutors or FBI agents since 2013 to discuss the case or prepare testimony. The line of questioning appeared intended to suggest Nylund was coached specifically on his response to the “hermano” question. “In any of these seven occasions in which you met with the FBI or testified with the grand jury and answered all their questions, have you ever been asked before this morning whether you were ever asked about the phrase ‘hermano,’” Lowell asked.“This morning was the first time,” Nylund said. Nylund also described the first time he picked up Menendez in the eight-seat private jet Melgen first owned, in the summer of 2008. He testified that he and his co-pilot flew an empty plane to Teterboro Airport in Bergen County, where they met Menendez and an unidentified female passenger. They had planned to fly them to the Dominican Republic, where Melgen had a vacation home. But the cabin filled with smoke from a mechanical problem, forcing them to divert to Melgen’s hometown of West Palm Beach, Florida, where they remained overnight to fix the problem. They took off the next day for the Dominican Republic, Nylund said.On several occasions, Nylund said, he flew an empty plane to pick up Menendez, sometimes picking him up at Teterboro Airport and flying him to West Palm Beach, where Melgen would board for the second leg of the trip to the Dominican Republic.During his questioning, Melgen attorney Murad Hussain stressed that, without breaking the flights Menendez took into legs, Nylund actually recalled four full trips between either New Jersey and the Dominican Republic or West Palm Beach and the Dominican on which Menendez flew.Wednesday's testimony at times delved into the obscure, from the meaning of “zulu time” to the radio signals pilots use to communicate on their landing approaches. But more consequential was the different way prosecutors and the defense framed the number of flights Menendez took.Defense attorneys also stressed that many of the flights Menendez was on included other people. And they attempted to diminish the significance of the pilots providing water and juice specifically for Menendez by noting that others on board — including the pilots — had specific refreshments available, like Coke Zero, wine and Cointreau.Lowell also engaged in a testy exchange with Judge William Walls over Lowell’s questioning of an FBI agent who worked on Menendez’s case.Prosecutors objected to Lowell questioning the agent, Alan Mohl, over alleged law enforcement leaks to the media. Lowell said he was attempting to show bias on the FBI’s part.“There’s such a thing as intellectual honesty,” Walls said.Lowell called that a “personal criticism” that suggested he was being “intellectually dishonest,” and noted that Walls permitted him to ask the case’s first witness — an FBI analyst — if she leaked information to the press. “You have said to me I went up to the podium knowing I was going to do something wrong. I have never done that in my career. And I did it because you allowed it the first time,” Lowell said.The two ended the exchange cordially. “Good friends can argue,” Walls said. “And we are doing it,” Lowell said. “And I appreciate the back and forth.”

13 сентября, 22:01

Joint Statement for Enhancing the Comprehensive Partnership between the United States of America and Malaysia

The President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, hosted the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, at the White House to strengthen the Comprehensive Partnership between the two countries as they mark the 60th anniversary of bilateral relations. The United States and Malaysia share a long history of close cooperation built on economic ties and mutual security interests.  The two leaders pledged to continue building upon that relationship through enhanced diplomatic, economic, security, and people-to-people ties. President Trump and Prime Minister Najib recognized the grave threat posed by North Korea to security and stability across the Asia-Pacific region.  The two leaders expressed their concern over North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile tests, which are a flagrant violation of the multiple United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions and will only further escalate tensions in the region.  Both sides reaffirmed their support for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the need for the international community to strictly implement UNSC resolutions.  President Trump welcomed Prime Minister Najib’s commitment to go beyond the UNSC resolutions, including through a review ofits diplomatic relations and business links with North Korea. The two leaders pledged to nurture the economic ties between the United States and Malaysia to create jobs and opportunities for people in both countries, reflecting a longstanding and substantial trade relationship. The two countries recognized the importance of regular discussions under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement to strengthen the trade relationship by removing barriers in key sectors.  Both sides announced their intent to pursue trade and investment opportunities in the transportation and energy sectors and to address the bilateral trade imbalance.  The two leaders welcomed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Malaysia Airlines Berhad and The Boeing Company for eight new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, purchase rights for eight additional 737 MAX airplanes, and maintenance for the national carrier’s fleet, with a potential total value of $4 billion (USD).  President Trump welcomed the probability of additional purchases of Boeing aircraft in the future.  Both leaders welcomed the involvement of the United States private sector in the development of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail project.  The two countries also committed to review regulatory frameworks with the aim of facilitating investment in their respective economies. Prime Minister Najib and President Trump discussed matters relating to the South China Sea and emphasized the importance of ensuring, maintaining, and safeguarding peace and stability, maritime security, freedom of navigation and over-flight, and other lawful uses of the seas.  The two leaders underscored the importance of upholding and adhering to the rules-based maritime order. They called upon all disputing parties to implement their international legal obligations in good faith, and to avoid the threat or use of force, intimidation, or coercion.  They further called on all disputing parties to exercise self-restraint in the conduct of activities and refrain from action that erodes trust and confidence, and escalates tension, including the militarization of outposts.  The two leaders reaffirmed that all maritime claims must be based on and resolved in accordance with international law as reflected in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.  The two sides reaffirmed their commitment to the principles of the strategic partnership between the United States and the Association of Southeast Asian States (ASEAN) and to the continued implementation of the principles decided upon by the leaders of the United States and ASEAN in the 2016 Sunnylands Declaration.  They affirmed their support for common efforts to develop a rules-based ASEAN Community, and to maintaining ASEAN centrality in the evolving regional architecture.  The two leaders noted the 50th anniversary of ASEAN’s founding and the 40th anniversary of relations between the United States and ASEAN and welcomed commemorative activities. The two leaders pledged to strengthen cooperation to counter the growing threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Southeast Asia.  Both leaders re-affirmed the importance of promoting community resilience and mutual respect across religious and ethnic boundaries.  As a partner in the fight against ISIS and a member of the Global Coalition led by the United States, the two leaders noted Malaysia’s pledge of $1 million (USD) for humanitarian assistance in areas liberated from ISIS.  The United States recognized Malaysia’s continued progress toward meeting program requirements for the U.S. Visa Waiver Program, including obligations under the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 6 (HSPD-6) and Preventing and Combatting Serious Crime (PCSC) information sharing arrangements.   Prime Minister Najib announced Malaysia’s commitment to implement its data sharing agreements with the United States and to phased enhancements of passenger screening at all points of entry, and the United States committed to actively work with Malaysia towards this end.  The United States and Malaysia acknowledged that cyber and other crimes often help finance terrorist networks.  The countries committed to utilize available multilateral instruments, including the Budapest Convention in order to strengthen domestic legislation and foster international cooperation in combating cybercrime. The United States and Malaysia pledged to strengthen bilateral defense ties.  The two leaders underscored the importance of expanding cooperation in priority areas, including maritime security, counterterrorism, and information sharing between our defense and security forces.  They committed to pursue additional opportunities for joint exercises and training. The leaders also underscored the importance of enhancing maritime domain awareness through the development of maritime capabilities such as surveillance, communications, and information-sharing, and expressed their intent to continue discussions on funding of assets through the most effective mechanisms for developing these capabilities in order to advance regional security. President Trump welcomed Malaysia’s intent to make an additional $60 million (USD) in defense procurements from the United States. They discussed the need to end the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar.  Both leaders called for an end to the violence targeting civilian populations, and discussed the need for a strong international community response for the hundreds of thousands of individuals who have been victimized and displaced by violence, including those who have arrived in Bangladesh. Both sides urged the Myanmar government to end the violence against innocents and ensure that humanitarian relief reaches victims immediately. President Trump and Prime Minister Najib held a constructive discussion about the importance of good governance and the free flow of information to prosperity and a positive business environment.  They also discussed the importance of protecting human rights, including freedom of expression and freedom of religion.  The United States welcomed Malaysia’s commitment to increase prosecutions of human traffickers, as well as expedited assessment with the aim of increasing substantially the number of trafficking victims granted freedom of movement. The two leaders welcomed continued strong people-to-people ties, especially Fulbright academic exchanges.  They recognized the growing number of Malaysian undergraduate and graduate students studying in the United States, now numbering nearly eight thousand.  They expressed anticipation for the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding sustaining the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant program, one of the largest in the world, through 2020. The two leaders discussed their commitment to further strengthening the Comprehensive Partnership to promote peace, stability, prosperity, and international consensus in the Asia-Pacific region and around the world.

13 сентября, 20:59

U.S. will not issue some visas in four nations in deportation crackdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Wednesday will stop issuing certain kinds of visas to some citizens of Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone because the nations are not taking back their citizens the United States wants to deport.

12 сентября 2013, 12:05

Не мытьем, так катаньем

Американским властям позарез нужно показать, что у них с экономикой все хорошо. И если не получается сделать это нормальным путем, то можно поменять правила игры. Или игроков. 10 сентября индексу DowJones вновь удалось превысить отметку в 15 тысяч пунктов. Правда, список компаний, с помощью которых это было достигнуто, уже несколько отличался от того, что было днем ранее. Все дело в том, что из него выкинули всех неудачников, портящих общую благостную картину, и поместили новые компании, демонстрирующие лучшие результаты. В итоге из индекса DowJones были выброшены алюминиевый гигант Alcoa, небезызвестный Hewlett-Packard, производящий электронику, и никто иной, как BankofAmerica. Вместо них в список вошли банк GoldmanSachs, платежная система Visa и производитель спортивной одежды Nike. Конечно, спортивная одежда оказывает гораздо большее влияние на мировую экономику чем производство какого-то там алюминия. Сейчас в списке DJIA присутствует десять числящихся «производственными» компаний, которые фактически ничего не производят, но ведь все, как известно, зависит от точки зрения. Это для обычного человека собрать из булки, куска сыра и котлеты какой-нибудь гамбургер – это не производство, а вот для биржи – это очень даже производство. Если дело пойдет так и дальше, то вскоре индекс, и так уже довольно сильно оторванный от экономической реальности, может вообще перестать означать хоть что-то вразумительное и окончательно превратится в некую абстракцию, на которую американские власти будут ссылаться, чтобы доказать, что американская экономика наконец-то «восстанавливается». В общем, вновь и очередной раз повторяется та же самая история, что и с сирийским зарином. И чем глубже будет развиваться кризис, тем больше откровенного и наглого вранья властей и их приближенных мы еще услышим. Ну, а индекс… да он поднялся выше 15 тысяч пунктов. И что? Да, кстати. Компания Apple по-прежнему остается одним из любимчиков Уолл-стрита. Да это и неудивительно. Только вчера она с большой помпой выпустила очередной новый продукт, вся ценность которого заключается во встроенном датчике, сканирующем отпечатки пальцев пользователей. Естественно исключительно для удобства пользователей.  Вероятно, эта инновация найдет своих последователей, но самую большую благодарность Apple наверняка скажут АНБ, ЦРУ, ФБР и прочие секретные службы, а также разнообразные правоохранительные органы. Ведь просто заставить сдать человека свои отпечатки пальцев может оказаться непросто, а тут пользователи не только сами и добровольно будут сдавать свои отпечатки, но еще и приплачивать за это. Право слово, решение более чем изящное. Ссылки на мои выступления по телевидению: http://xn--80ajoghfjyj0a.xn--p1ai/zameniteli-deneg-aleksandr-lezhava http://xn--80ajoghfjyj0a.xn--p1ai/kak-doyat-rossiyu-aleksandr-lezhava Мои книжки  «Крах «денег» или как защитить сбережения в условиях кризиса»,  «Золото. Гражданин или государство, свобода или демократия»,  «Занимательная экономика», «Деньги смутных времен. Древняя история»,  «Деньги смутных времен. Московия, Россия и ее соседи в XV – XVIIIвеках»  можно прочитать или скачать по адресу http://www.proza.ru/avtor/mitra396