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Fonte dos Leins fully recovered and returned to the city

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Fonte dos Leões brings brightness and color to Praça Gomes Teixeira. The water comes after the restoration of the monument, by the municipality, in an investment of about 27 thousand euros, with new systems at the water and energy level, which contributes to sustainability, reducing water losses and betting on low consumption of lighting.Porto's iconic fountain has been...

Bolhão is the place to celebrate the relationship between Portugal and Great Britain

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To celebrate the 650th anniversary of the British-Portuguese alliance, the British Embassy will develop a series of events in the city of Porto on the 8th and 9th, and the Bolhão market will be the place to share these experiences.This Wednesday 8th at 5.30pm on the Main Staircase you can catch the Film Band in concert as they recreate...

‘Strong signs’: Putin approved MH17 missile deliveries: probe

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Russian President Vladimir Putin likely decided to launch the missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine, but there is no real prospect of holding him or others accountable, investigators said Wednesday. Investigators said there were "strong indications" that Putin personally approved the transfer of the missile to pro-Russian separatists during fighting in eastern Ukraine in 2014, citing...

A Polish-Belarusian journalist was sentenced to 8 years in prison in Belarus

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On Wednesday in Belarus, Polish-Belarusian journalist Andrzej Pachobut, who critically described the regime of President Alexander Lukashenko, was sentenced to eight years in prison, the human rights organization "Viasna" reported. "Judge Dmitriy Bubenchyk found Pachobut guilty and sentenced him to eight years in a maximum-security prison," the "Viasny" website reports. He was found guilty of participating in "actions...

Zelensky in Britain on the eve of the anniversary of the invasion

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in the UK on Wednesday for his second foreign trip since The Russian invasion began almost a year ago. After receiving a hero's welcome in Washington in December, Zelenskiy was due to be honored in a speech to the UK parliament along with meetings with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and King Charles III. Zelensky, dressed in...

‘I won’t go back’: Anti-war Russians find themselves in limbo in the EU

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Melania has been waiting 10 months for a response to her request for political asylum, which she filed after fleeing to Lithuania weeks after her home country, Russia, launched an invasion of Ukraine. Once optimistic anti-war Russians like Melania are increasingly doubtful about their prospects of finding long-term asylum in the European Union. "I have no idea if they...

Trengo Festival launches a creative scholarship for a circus show

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Applications are being accepted until February 17 for the Trengo 2023 creative grant, an initiative aimed at artists and companies with circus shows that are preparing and debuting before the end of this year.Porto Circus Festival will provide the selected project with financial assistance in the amount of four thousand euros, access to artists' residences and technical support. ...

Russia is considering raising taxes for wartime – report

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Russia may raise taxes for the first time since the invasion of Ukraine to plug a hole in the state budget, independent media The Bell reports informed Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the discussions. The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) has proposed raising the current 20% tax on Russian company profits by 0.5 percentage points,...

Russian maps of the occupied territories of Ukraine began to be sold in Moscow

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Moscow bookstores have started selling maps on which the four partially occupied southeastern regions of Ukraine are marked as Russian territories, the media reports. informed On Wednesday, when lawmakers want to ban the display of regions that are part of Ukraine. This week, major networks began accepting cards from the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions of...

The number of Russians leaving their citizenship has reached a three-year high

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The number of Russian citizens who renounced their citizenship reached a three-year high in 2022, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia told media on Wednesday. Tens of thousands of Russians have moved abroad since the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 and the country's "partial" mobilization of reservists in the fall. Last year, a total of 4,306...