10 Янв, 2022

Portugal has set a historic record

771 thousand foreign citizens live in Portugal today. There has never been such a number of migrants in the entire history of the country. Writes about this publication Diario de Noicias.

In 2021, 109 thousand people received a Portuguese residence permit, which is almost the same as before in 2019 (110 thousand).

Almost a third of migrants came from Brazil, followed by the British. Also in Portugal, the number of natives of Italy and India has grown significantly.

 

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Not a single hockey player tied to a current contract with an NHL club will participate in the upcoming Olympics, no exceptions for certain groups, including for Russian hockey players, are planned, Deputy League Commissioner Daily told RIA Novosti

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The General Prosecutor’s Office of Belarus announced that it had requested legal assistance from 17 countries in the case of the genocide of Belarusians during the Great Patriotic War

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Several explosions have occurred in western Kabul, Afghan newspaper Weesa reported. According to her, at the moment, in the area of ​​the Kabul Polytechnic University, the sounds of shots are also heard. Other details of the incident have not yet been given. Representatives of the radical Taliban movement that seized power in the country (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation) also did not comment on the incident.

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Kazakh President Tokayev fired security officials loyal to Nazarbayev. Today he removed from their posts two deputy heads of the country’s National Security Committee — Marat Osipov and Daulet Ergozhin. Earlier, he fired the head of the KNB Karim Massimov, who is now facing a criminal case on charges of treason.

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German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock claims that the project for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline does not yet meet the requirements of the European Union, and this, according to her, is the reason for the suspension of the certification process.

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Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez put Facebook (Meta) founder Mark Zuckerberg on a par with terrorists, declaring the destructive role of his «metaverse» for the national security of the Bolivarian Republic.

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The National Society of Film Critics of the United States recognized the film «Get behind the wheel of my car» as the film of 2021. Ryusuke Hamaguchi, who directed it, was named the best director. Earlier, the film adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s short story won the Best Screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival

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It became known that Nazarbayev’s daughter withdrew $ 300 million (about 22.6 billion rubles) from Kazakhstan and bought several houses and an airplane. This was reported by The Sunday Telegraph.

According to the article, in 2006 Aliya Nazarbayeva acquired a mansion in London intending to obtain British citizenship. She also bought real estate in Dubai and a Bombardier Challenger luxury jet.

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The Swiss army has banned military personnel from using Telegram and WhatsApp. And in general any other foreign messengers. The military is advised to use the local messenger — Threema

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The Russian Ministry of Justice has excluded the Krasnodar Civil Initiative Against Environmental Crime from the register of NGOs — «foreign agents» based on the results of an unscheduled audit. According to the inspectors, the organization did not receive foreign funding and did not engage in politics during the year, although it tried to «influence»

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On the second Monday in January, Japan celebrates the day of majority. On this day, young people who have reached the age of 20 put on elegant kimonos and visit local temples to ask the deities for support and help in a difficult adult life.

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Golden Globe winners announced:

  • Jane Campion wins a Golden Globe for Best Director for Power of the Dog
  • Kate Winslet and Michael Keaton received a Golden Globe for Best Performance in a Television Movie. Winslet starred in Meir of Easttown, and Keaton received an award-winning role in Breaking.
  • Will Smith received a Golden Globe for Best Performance in a Drama. This is the painting «King Richard»
  • Disney’s Encanto won a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature.
  • Hans Zimmer received a Golden Globe for the score for Dune
  • Drama «Get behind the wheel of my car» won a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film
  • The Heirs «won a Golden Globe for Best Drama Series
  • Rachel Zegler won a Golden Globe for her role in the musical West Side Story
  • West Side Story won a Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy
  • Nicole Kidman wins Golden Globes for Being Ricardo

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Preliminary talks between the delegations of Russia and the United States took place in Geneva

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VTB will raise the mortgage rate from January 11 to a double-digit value of 10.3%. The bank noted that this is a forced step due to the actions of the Central Bank, the old mortgage conditions will remain for those approved until January 10 inclusive

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In Kazakhstan, two security officials committed suicide — Major General, Chief Police Officer of the Zhambyl Region Zhanat Suleimenov and one of the heads of the Department of the National Security Committee Ibraev Azamat.

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The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain will visit China from January 10-14 at the invitation of China, Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said.

China is concerned about the security of its energy supplies following unrest in Kazakhstan, one of its key suppliers, while GCC members want to counterbalance their overdependence on the United States and Beijing’s close ties with Iran, analysts say.

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As it became known to Kommersant, the Main Military Investigation Directorate (GVSU) of the TFR has completed the investigation of a high-profile criminal case of a particularly large fraud, the defendants of which are three senior officers of the Aviation Directorate (UA) of the FSB of Russia. In the final version, they added an accusation of abuse of office in the execution of a defense order.

According to the investigation, the defendants deliberately understated the cost of the contract for the construction of a barracks for the special service pilots in order to cut off one of the applicants from the tender, and the erected facility itself did not meet the technical specifications. At the same time, the estimated damage from the actions of the accused was reduced from 64 million to 18 million rubles — the amount that the businessman who carried out the contract received as a profit.

The defendants themselves claim that they did their job in good faith, trying to save budget money, and claims to understate the contract price are called absurd

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Officials were supposed to renounce foreign citizenship or a residence permit (residence permit) abroad by the end of 2021, but amendments were made to the relevant law, which extended the refusal period until January 1, 2023.

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Jazz musician Vikram Ruzakhunov, who was passed off as a mercenary by the Kazakh security forces, has been released. According to local media reports, he is now returning home to Kyrgyzstan.

On January 9, Kazakh state television channels broadcast a video of Ruzukhanov, in which he confesses that unknown assailants allegedly paid him $ 200 for participating in the protests. Subsequently, the video was deleted

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Part of the Great Wall of China collapsed due to an earthquake. Near the largest architectural monument, a section of about two meters in length collapsed. The earthquake hit Qinghai province in northwest China. The epicenter of the disaster was 114 kilometers from the site of the collapse. Experts have already begun repair work to make the Great Wall again

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Fatal vulnerability has been found on all iPhones, according to cybersecurity company ZecOps. Company employees have created software that simulates the scenario of shutting down or rebooting a device.

In the state of such a «false shutdown», attackers gain remote access to the microphone and camera of the iPhone, do almost anything they want, without notifying the user about it. According to ZecOps, the software fix will not be able to fix this issue and it can work on all iPhones with any version of iOS.

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The first sentence was passed in Belarus for commenting on social networks about a murdered KGB officer in Belarus. A 45-year-old resident of Mogilev received 2 years in prison for «publicly insulting a government official in connection with the performance of his official duties.» Also, the man will have to pay a fine of 100 base units ($ 1250).

On September 28, in Minsk, during a shootout in an apartment, KGB officer Fedosyuk and IT specialist Andrei Zeltser were killed. After that, a wave of detentions took place across the country of those who, as the Chekists believed, had incorrectly expressed about this on social networks. In total, about 200 people were detained.

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Russian-American consultations on security guarantees have begun in Geneva. The Russian delegation, headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin, arrived at the US Permanent Mission to the UN. The talks are being held in a closed format. How long they will last is unknown. No time frame has been set.

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Float weighing 46 grams. under the name Fishing FanCam is equipped with a compact video camera, thanks to which the fisherman gets a unique opportunity to view and record in high definition video all the «events» taking place in the water column at the place of casting. Now it becomes possible to check the condition of the bait on the hook, to evaluate the effectiveness of the bait, and finally to observe the fish swimming by and swimming up to the hook.

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The regulator in France fined Google and Meta € 150 million and € 60 million for imposing cookies on users, with which the browser remembers information about visits by users of sites and can use it to, for example, customize ads.

Also, companies should give users the opportunity to quickly abandon them in 3 months. If the requirements are not met, each company will begin to impose an additional fine every day in the amount of € 100 thousand.

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Today, machines controlled by automatics behave unnaturally carefully, getting out of the general flow and thereby often creating emergency situations. Tesla decided to provide FSD with varying levels of aggressiveness in driving automation, making the autopilot work closer to human responses.

There are three modes: Chill, Average and Assertive. Assertive allows an electric car to change lanes more often on multi-lane roads, stay in the leftmost lane for longer, go through a stop line without stopping completely, and go past an intersection when a yellow traffic light is on. And Chill does not allow crossing the stop line without a full stop, even in the absence of interference in other directions, makes it possible to maintain a greater distance between the driven electric vehicle and the one in front, and rebuilds less actively when driving on a multi-lane road.

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By April 1, the Norwegian Yara will stop purchasing potash fertilizers from Belarus. Yara is the main partner of Belaruskali. Yara officials said the sanctions made it impossible for the trade to continue.

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The Danish military intelligence chief was arrested in a data breach case, local TV2 reported. Earlier, it became known from informants that the military intelligence was carrying out activities that violated Danish law, including those related to the receipt and transmission of information about the citizens of the country.

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Three districts of Volgograd were left without hot water due to a pipeline accident.

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Migrants at the Belarusian border again attempted an assault today, the Polish border guard received a head injury, the border service reports.

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The cost of Russian gas for Moldova in January will grow from $ 550 to $ 647 — «Moldovagaz»

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In addition to good, social networks also bring evil, and it must be stopped — Kremlin

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Russia increases funding for Baikonur to 62 million rubles. The city administration of Baikonur noted that 58 million will go to protection from terrorists.

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2021 was included in the seven warmest in the history of observations — it took the fifth place on the list. It’s all about a sharp rise in greenhouse gas emissions. This was stated by researchers from the European project Copernicus Climate Change Service. 2016, 2020 and 2019 remain the record holders

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The absolute minimum air temperature in Russia in 2021 (minus 61.1 degrees) was noted at the Delyankir meteorological station in the Oymyakon region in the north-east of Yakutia — YASIA

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In Ukraine, on January 1, a law on national resistance began to operate. The commander has now announced that in peacetime these territorial defense forces will number 10,000 fighters, but if necessary, their number will quickly increase to hundreds of thousands of reservists.

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The police in St. Petersburg demanded to recover more than 3.9 million rubles of damage from the ex-coordinator of blogger Alexei Navalny’s headquarters in the city (the Navalny headquarters organization is recognized as extremist in Russia) Irina Fatyanova.

This amount was spent by the department to pay compensation to 1,391 employees for overtime work during the days of unauthorized rallies in January 2021, the joint press service of the courts of St. Petersburg reported.

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At the Belgorod airport Sukhoi Superjet 100 of the Red Wings airline drove out of the runway when landing. There were 47 passengers on board, none of them were injured. The prosecutor’s office and the Investigative Committee of Russia began to check the circumstances of the incident. Local authorities say the airport was ready to receive the plane. In the neighboring region, the air harbor is closed due to snowfall.

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The Moscow Mayor’s Office did not agree on a march in memory of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and Novaya Gazeta journalist Anastasia Baburova, who were killed on January 19, 2009 in the capital, former State Duma candidate Mikhail Lobanov, who submitted a notice of the rally, said.

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