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Пожарные ликвидировали открытое горение в производственном здании в Ижевске


Пожар локализован на площади 3,5 тысячи квадратных метров.

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JAXA: повторный запуск новой ракеты H3 признан успешным


Двигатель второй ступени H3 успешно запустился, ракета вышла на орбиту.

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NYT: за взрывами на крупнейшем газопроводе в Иране стоит Израиль


По словам собеседников издания, удары носили «символический характер».

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Could Trump’s stonewalling court strategy work in other trials?


(NewsNation) — When it comes to Donald Trump’s legal challenges, former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti says the former president’s inability to take responsibility for his actions will hurt him.

“Trump makes his attorneys’ lives so much harder than they need to,” Mariotti told NewsNation’s Chris Cuomo. “Because then you’re not able to adopt a sophisticated strategy. You’re not able to take nuanced positions.”

A New York judge Friday ordered Donald Trump and his companies to pay $355 million in penalties after finding they inflated his personal wealth and business holdings.

In his opinion, Judge Arthur Engoron wrote Trump and his company were “likely to continue their fraudulent ways” without the financial penalties and other controls he imposed.

Trump and his co-defendants, Engoron said, “failed to accept responsibility,” and experts who testified on his behalf “simply denied reality.”

“This is a venial sin, not a mortal sin,” Engoron, a Democrat, said. “They did not rob a bank at gunpoint. Donald Trump is not Bernard Madoff. Yet, defendants are incapable of admitting the error of their ways.”

Cuomo said he didn’t like the remarks the judge made.

“I’ve never been impressed by this case,” he said. “I think it’s good for Trump that it came first, and I think it’s bad for society because it looks like you’re prosecuting political opponents.”

High-profile trial attorney Ken Turkel said he’s never seen such a coordinated attack on a politician.

“It plays into this idea that everything is geared against him,” Turkel said. “And that just inflames the base and gets some more support.”

However, Mariotti said that what might help Trump politically could hurt him during a trial.

“He wants to deny, deny, deny, fight, fight, fight,” Mariotti said. “It may work from the perspective of a political primary, it may work for his approval scores, it might help him raise money to pay some of his legal bills.”

“But from a perspective of a courtroom,” Mariotti said, some of his behavior has been foolish.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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Два беспилотника ВСУ уничтожены над Белгородской областью


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Два беспилотника самолетного типа уничтожены российскими силами ПВО в Губкинском городском округе Белгородской области. Об этом сообщил губернатор Вячеслав Гладков.


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Ядерное оружие России в космосе? Как эксперты оценили угрозу


В США рассуждают об угрозе размещения Россией ядерного оружия в космосе. DW разбиралась, о каком вооружении может идти речь и чем это опасно.

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Mini-Summit Discusses Peace Efforts for East Democratic Republic of Congo


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — Angolan President Joao Lourenco hosted a mini-summit in Addis Ababa on Friday in a bid to revive peace efforts for the violence-wracked eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

The meeting, on the eve of a two-day AU summit in the Ethiopian capital, follows an escalation of fighting in the region in recent days.

Diplomatic efforts have so far failed to quell the conflict between the M23 rebel group and the Congolese army in the mineral-rich east of the vast central African nation.

DRC President Felix Tshisekedi was among those taking part in Friday’s closed-door meeting, his office said in a statement on X, formerly Twitter.

“This mini-summit discussed, among other things, the return to a constructive and reconciliatory dialogue between the DRC and Rwanda, the immediate cessation of hostilities, the immediate withdrawal of the M23 from occupied areas and the launch of a process to contain this movement,” the presidency said.

Kinshasa, along with the United Nations and Western countries, accuses DR Congo’s much smaller neighbor Rwanda of backing the rebels, a charge Kigali denies.

In his address to the meeting Tshisekedi charged that Kigali was perpetuating insecurity in the region and looting the region’s mineral riches, the presidency said, adding that the talks would continue on Saturday.

Angolan state news agency Angop has said earlier that the mini-summit would “discuss the relaunch of the peace process” in the eastern DRC.

It said Lourenco was expected to be joined by the leaders of Burundi, DR Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan and Tanzania.

But it was not confirmed which leaders attended the talks, which began shortly after Tshisekedi’s arrival in Addis Ababa according to an AU source.

Militias have plagued the eastern DRC for decades, many of them a legacy of regional wars fought in the 1990s and the early 2000s.

The mostly Tutsi M23 has seized vast swathes of North Kivu province since emerging from dormancy in late 2021.

The U.N. Security Council said on Monday it was concerned by the escalating violence in the eastern region.

The latest flare-up has forced thousands of civilians to flee the town of Sake on the way to Goma, the capital of North Kivu.

According to a U.N. document seen by AFP on Monday, the Rwandan army is using sophisticated weapons such as surface-to-air missiles to support M23.

U.N. forces have been in the DRC for nearly 25 years but have been accused of failing to protect civilians from armed groups. 


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No, Donald Trump can’t magically come up with the money he just lost


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Donald Trump lost $364 million today to the state of New York, which has since turned out to be $453 million with interest. Trump also recently lost $83 million to E. Jean Carroll. That’s a combined $536 million, more than a half a billion dollars.

Now we’re suddenly hearing all kinds of tall tales on social media about how Trump is going to be able to come up with the money, pay the penalties, and keep his financial house of cards intact. But these storylines are all kind of chuckle worthy.

For starters, while Trump recently claimed that he had about $400 million cash on hand, this is a guy who constantly lies – especially about his finances. So any news outlets printing that $400 million number today, as if it were a reliable figure, are being complicit. People who are deeply in debt tend to have very little cash on hand, because everything that comes in the door goes right back out each month to make the minimum payments on that debt.

There is also a narrative today that Trump’s base is going to be able to crowdfund enough money to pay off these penalties for him. But that’s also laughable. In the entire election cycle, Trump’s base hasn’t donated enough money to pay off more than a fraction of what these two judgments add up to. And again, the donations Trump has already received throughout his campaign are likely already gone, as tends to happen when you’re in debt (and when you have tens of millions of dollars in legal bills). If Trump owed $10 million, maybe his base could come up with it. But he owes fifty times that much. It’s just not realistic at these dollar amounts.

Finally, someone leaked to the media this evening that Trump is about to make up to $4 billion in a Truth Social merger. This might be the most laughable storyline of all. Does anyone really think that a niche social platform is worth that much? By the way, Truth Social’s parent company is reportedly under criminal investigation for alleged financial fraud. And given the timing, you have to ask yourself just who it is that’s telling the media tonight that Trump is about to become magically rich, hours after Trump just became very poor.




Whenever Donald Trump takes yet another devastatingly ugly blow, there are always these contrarian hot takes about how he’s going to magically get away with it all. But these storylines are never realistic, and never end up saving him. It’s all just noise.

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Turns out today’s verdict against Donald Trump was actually a lot bigger than $364 million


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When the news first broke of Judge Engoron’s verdict against Donald Trump today, the number that was reported was $364 million. Now it turns out that number is apparently a lot higher than $364 million, thanks to the fine print.

For starters, it turns out the $364 million verdict was the combined total of the penalties against Donald Trump, his two adult sons ($4 million each), and Allen Weisselberg ($1 million). So the verdict against Donald Trump himself was only $355 million. Except it was actually much larger than that.

NBC News says that the $355 million doesn’t include the interest that Judge Engoron has assigned, dating back to when Trump committed the acts of fraud. That interest adds up to about $98 million. So Trump appears to actually owe $453 million to the state of New York.




This is in addition to the $83 million he already owes E. Jean Carroll. That puts the combined number at well over half a billion dollars. Trump’s day just keeps getting worse for him.

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