Breaking News, 6th of September, 2018
The House of Representatives of the US Congress passed a bill that forces the head of the White House to impose sanctions on people and organizations that were involved in cybercrime, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Ed Royce, announced. According to Ed Royce — this bill will «show countries such as Iran, North Korea and Russia that the US are ready to take tough measures in response to cyber attacks» — Tass reports. The head of the White House can choose one or several restrictions — a ban on entering the US, a ban on the import and export of goods, a financial assistance, or a freezing of financial assets.
The leader of the DPRK, Kim Jong-un, asked the special envoy from South Korea to give the message to the American authorities, the Renhap agency reported. After the meeting with the South Korean special envoy, Kim Jong-un opposed the statements from Washington about the insufficient progress in denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. The North Korean leader noted that the steps taken by the DPRK should be recognized as significant. He reminded that the dismantle of the nuclear test site deprived the DPRK of the opportunity to conduct nuclear tests. In late August, US President Donald Trump canceled the visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the DPRK because of the insufficient progress in the denuclearization of North Korea. After that statement — Pyongyang accused Washington in duplicity.
Taliban terrorists attacked the checkpoint of government forces in north-western Afghanistan. At least 11 servicemen died, TASS reported while citing Ariana TV. According to the television channel — the incident occurred on the night from Wednesday to Thursday, in the county of Abqamari, in Badgis province. The attack of the terrorists was repelled after the arrival of reinforcements to the governmental troops. It was noted that the attackers suffered significant losses.
Reporters of ANNA NEWS report while being among the Syrian troops: The Syrian air forces are attacking the positions of the Tahrir al-Sham terrorists near the village of Jisr al-Shugur. The artillery of the Syrian army is firing at the positions of the radical Islamists of the group, controlled by Jabhat al-Nusra, around the town of Maaret an-Numan. Syrian troops are also attacking the positions of jihadists in the vicinity of the Hish settlement, in the south of the province of Idlib.
The special investigative service of Armenia put the former Armenian president Robert Kocharian under house arrest as a preventive measure. «The investigator of the Special Investigative Service has chosen the option of house arrest as a preventive measure.» — Interfax quotes the investigative service. It was noted that Kocharyan’s passport is in the hands of the investigators. On 16th of August, Robert Kocharyan, right after his release from the arrest, announced his return to the politics.
A Russian reporter of the TASS agency wasn’t allowed to enter Georgia. At the moment, the news agency is sorting the situation out with the involvement of diplomatic channels. Earlier, the Rustavi-2 television channel reported that three members of the Russian delegation, heading to the international forum in Georgia, were not allowed to enter the country. One of the members of the delegation was the military reporter of the TASS — Viktor Litovkin. Earlier we reported that the Security Service of Ukraine banned the TV host and chairman of the Union of Journalists of Russia, Vladimir Solovyov, from entering the country for three years. Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.