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Breaking news of the day, August 3

The European Union called on Yerevan and Baku to cease fire in Nagorno-Karabakh and return to negotiations

It is necessary to reduce tensions, fully respect the ceasefire and return to the negotiating table in order to find ways to resolve the situation on their basis, the EU said in a statement. Clashes have already resulted in deaths and casualties. Earlier on Wednesday, the Russian military reported that the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh had escalated and the ceasefire had been violated. About it reports “Interfax”.

Cinemas ask the President of the Russian Federation to give instructions on the development of measures to support the industry

The Association of Cinema Owners said in a statement that over the past four months, a tremendous amount of work has been done to replace foreign films that have fallen out of circulation, but these efforts have managed to generate only 5% of box office receipts and tickets sold in cinemas. From March to June, the drop in revenue and the number of tickets sold amounted to more than 70% of the average monthly figures of previous years, almost 200 cinemas closed. About it reports TASS.

NASA considers August 29 as the main date for the launch of the lunar rocket

On August 29, the Eastern test site is reserved, said at a briefing a representative of the department, head of the Artemis program Mike Sarafin. On this day, the Space Launch System (SLS) carrier rocket will be launched with the Orion spacecraft to the Moon as part of the Artemis 1 (“Artemis-1”) mission. If the rocket fails to launch on the scheduled date, then the next launch window will open on September 2. It is reported by “Interfax”.

Gazprom announced the impossibility of delivering a turbine for Nord Stream to Russia

“The sanctions regimes of Canada, the EU, the UK and the inconsistency of the current situation with the current contractual obligations on the part of Siemens make delivery of the 073 engine to the Portovaya CS is impossible”, – reported in Gazprom. The Kremlin previously stated that in order to import a turbine to the Russian Federation, Gazprom must obtain documents stating that the equipment is not a sanctioned product.

Switzerland has imposed an embargo on the supply of Russian gold

Switzerland joined the seventh package of sanctions EU versus Russia. A ban has been introduced on the purchase, import and transportation of gold and gold items from Russia. The sanctions also apply to services related to these goods. The assets of Sberbank were also frozen.

Rector Shaninka pleaded guilty and spoke about new accomplices

The rector of the Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences, Sergei Zuev, pleaded guilty to fraud, paid off the damage and testified against the accomplices in the case. This gave grounds change the measure of restraint to house arrest.

Biden tests positive for coronavirus again

US President Joe Biden continues to suffer from a cough, he has again positive test for coronavirus infection. He handed it in on the morning of Wednesday, August 3rd.

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