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Twelve killed in Russian attack on city in kyiv region

Twelve killed in Russian attack on city in kyiv region

© Roman Pilipey/EPA (file) Author: Lusa At least 12 people were killed and 25 wounded on Thursday after a Russian missile attack on the Ukrainian city of Vinnytsya that Ukraine’s head of state called an “act of terrorism.” For Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian head of state, the attack was aimed at the civilian population that […]

Brussels sees high growth in 2022. GDP is expected to grow by 6.5%

Brussels sees high growth in 2022. GDP is expected to grow by 6.5%

© Paulo Spranger/Global Images Author: João Francisco Guerreiro, TSF correspondent in Brussels Brussels sees high growth in 2022. GDP is expected to grow by 6.5%. If the forecasts of the European Commission are confirmed, Portugal will once again be the European Union country with the highest growth this year. Data from the European Commission also […]

Biden does not rule out ‘last resort’ military action against Iran

Biden does not rule out ‘last resort’ military action against Iran

The President of the United States, Joe Bidensaid in an interview that aired today that he remains willing to return to nuclear pact with Iranthat this “now depends” on Tehran and that it does not exclude that military action as a “last resort” if the Iranians continue their goal of obtaining nuclear weapons. In an […]

kyiv cuts diplomatic ties with North Korea

kyiv cuts diplomatic ties with North Korea

Volodymyr Zelensky © EPA/Presidency of Ukraine Author: Lusa Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced the severing of diplomatic ties with North Korea after Pyongyang recognized the independence of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. In a video message, Zelensky said that North Korea’s recognition of the so-called “independence of the areas temporarily occupied by Russia […]

Some 550 women sue Uber for being assaulted by drivers in the US

Some 550 women sue Uber for being assaulted by drivers in the US

© Igor Martins/Global Images Author: Lusa Some 550 American women filed a lawsuit against the transport company Uber on Wednesday, for having been assaulted, including sexually, by drivers when they were in vehicles hired through this platform. The lawsuit was filed in the courts of San Francisco, California, where Uber is based, the law firm […]

Novavax vaccine against Covid-19 authorized in adults in the United States

Novavax vaccine against Covid-19 authorized in adults in the United States

© Justin Tallis/AFP Author: Lusa The United States Drug Agency (FDA) authorized this Wednesday the Novavax Covid-19 vaccine for adults over 18 years of age, providing an additional option for vaccination in the United States, which seeks to contain infections. The vaccine produced by this North American company is already available in dozens of other […]

Lufthansa cancels 2,000 more flights until the end of August

Lufthansa cancels 2,000 more flights until the end of August

© Christof Stache/AFP Author: Lusa The German air group Lufthansa announced on Wednesday the cancellation of another 2,000 flights during the summer, at the Frankfurt and Munich airports, due to lack of personnel. The company “cancels 2000 flights” to and from centers Frankfurt and Munich, planned from now until the end of August, said a […]

The highest in more than 40 years. Inflation in the US reaches 9.1% in June

The highest in more than 40 years. Inflation in the US reaches 9.1% in June

US inflation hits highest level since 1981 ©Jim Watson/AFP Author: Lusa Inflation rose in June in the United States and reached 9.1% year-on-year, the highest level since November 1981, according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) released this Wednesday by the Department of Labor. In May, inflation stood at 8.6%, which makes this rise a […]

UN estimates that more than 16,000 Russians were detained in protests against the war in Ukraine

UN estimates that more than 16,000 Russians were detained in protests against the war in Ukraine

© AFP Author: Lusa More than 16,000 people have been arrested in Russia in recent months for protests against the war in Ukraine, estimate experts from the United Nations (UN), who on Wednesday denounced the repression of Russian activists and journalists. “Censorship of the media and humanitarian organizations, the persecution of activists, and ongoing violations […]

Brussels concerned about “lack of resources” to fight corruption in Portugal

Brussels concerned about “lack of resources” to fight corruption in Portugal

© Vano Shlamov/AFP Author: João Francisco Guerreiro, TSF correspondent in Brussels The European Commission recommended this Wednesday to the Government to ensure “more human resources” in the Portuguese courts, with special attention to the “Administrative and Fiscal Courts”. In the third report in which he presents the assessment of the functioning of the rule of […]