Breaking News, 28th of October, 2018
The number of victims of the floods in the Kuban region has reached 138 people so far, 6 people have died — the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations confirmed from their operational headquarters. The fate of another resident remains unknown. Heavy rains led to flooding and mudslides. An emergency state was announced in the Krasnodar Territory. Emergency Services in the region are working on the elimination of the consequences of the disaster. The leadership of the Krasnodar Territory set the task to complete the clearing of the settlements in the Apsheron district by the evening of 29th of October.
Eight people were killed in a synagogue in the American city of Pittsburgh, several others were injured. On Saturday, an armed man burst into the religious building and opened fire on the crowd. Two policemen were also injured that day. The criminal himself was wounded in a shoot-out with the police officers, and eventually — surrendered.
On 28th of October, the voting on the presidential election in Georgia has started. There are 25 Candidates. The main contenders are the independent candidate Salome Zurabishvili, and the candidate from the united opposition “Strength in Unity” Grigol Vashadze. More than 3,500,000 citizens of Georgia have the right to vote. Including those who live in other countries. The counting of votes will begin at 20:00 hours, local time. This is the last election during which the Georgians elect the president by their direct vote. In 6 years, the next president will be elected by 300 delegates.
Sources of the NDTV channel report that Donald Trump refused the invitation from the Indian authorities to visit the country on the occasion of the ‘Republic Day’ in New Delhi after India signed a contract with Russia for the supply of S-400s. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India did not comment on the possible refusal yet. On 5th of October, after a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a contract was signed for the supply of the S-400 Triumph systems. In response, Washington promised to take counter-measures, including sanctions against Delhi.