The capital of Iraq, Baghdad was deemed the worst city to live in the world by the international consulting company Mercer. These data drew the attention of the newspaper The Telegraph.
Followed by Baghdad in the list of the 450 settlements is Bangui the capital of Central African Republic (CAR). Closes the three main city of Yemen Sana'a.
Fourth place went to the capital of Haiti, Port-AU-Prince, the fifth — Khartoum in Sudan. In the top 10 in descending order were also included the city of n'djamena in the Republic of Chad, Damascus (Syria), Brazzaville (Republic of Congo), Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and Conakry in Guinea.
Mercer publishes a ranking of cities for quality of life in 19-th time. Settlements estimated according to 39 criteria, among them political stability, level of crime, restriction of personal freedom, censorship, education, transport, environmental situation and so on.
In 2016 the worst European city to live version Mercer was Minsk.
The Minister of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky has proposed to arrange for the French and other foreigners tours of the battle of Borodino. With this sentence he appealed to the Director of the Museum-reserve Borodino. The Minister believes that we need to organize a one-day bus tours in this area.
In Thailand, the doctors require a several million rubles for aid to the Russian tourist Nikolai Moskalenko, who were injured in the accident and in a coma. According to various sources, the debt is from three to four million rubles. Such money from relatives of the victim no, they turned for help to the Russian diplomats.
The head of the Federal tourism Agency Oleg Safonov said that the decision on the introduction of resort fees will be considered by the authorities of each region separately. According to him, local officials will decide whether such a tax. "This is the essence of resort fee", — said the head of the Federal Agency.
In the USA the employee of the state Department is accused of making false statements to the FBI about interaction with a foreign intelligence agent. According to authorities, 60-year-old Candace Mary Claiborne who have access to classified information not reported on their contacts with Chinese intelligence, which gave her and her family members gifts and benefits.
Russians Vladimir Morozov and Evgenia Tarasova and take third place in the short program at the world figure skating Championships in Helsinki. The pair scored 79,37 points. The first place belongs to the representatives of China sui Wenjing and Han Cong, the assets of which 81.23 points.
"Barcelona" will offer Argentine striker Lionel Messi a contract under which he will receive 35 million euros per season. According to Spanish publication Marca, both parties are interested in the extension of the agreement, the validity of which ends in the summer of 2018.