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The countdown is over. The world enters 2022

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DAfter two years of a pandemic, the world is celebrating a new year: 2022. Kiritimati, in the Kiribati archipelago and in the state Samoa were the first regions and entered 2022, at about 10:00 am here. The Pacific Islands were followed by New Zealand, an hour later, when the clock in Portugal struck 11:00.

Like last year, New Zealand has allowed the public to watch the fireworks display at the Sky Tower in Auckland, despite restrictions on the Covid-19 containment.

At 12:00 in Lisbon, Melbourne, at Australia, was already preparing to celebrate the new year, which came at 13:00 in Portugal. In Sydney Harbor, six tons of fireworks were launched as part of the usual New Year’s show.

The next countries to join in 2022 were Japan, a North Korea it’s in South Korea, when the clock arrived on portuguese soil at 15:00. In the latter case, the Bosinghak Bell ceremony in Seoul was canceled for the second year in a row and replaced with an online video. In Japan, in turn, people lit 6,500 candles and wished good luck for the new year at the Hasedera Shrine in Kamakura.

Templo de Hasedera, um Kamakura.© Reuters

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followed by China, Hong Kong e Macauwhich met 2022 at 16:00 in Portugal.

Although the new year is only celebrated in Thailand around 17:00 (Portugal), the festivities started early in Bangkok, around 20:00 (local time). Singapore will enter the new year at the same time.

Minute newsThais are already celebrating the new year.© Reuters

After the Times Square celebrations were canceled a year ago due to the pandemic, city officials in New Yorkin the United States announced a plan celebration with limited capacity and mandatory vaccination… A North American city celebrates New Years at 5:00 am on January 1 in Portugal.

Closer here, the Scots were advised to spend the New Year – Hogmanay – at home, due to the increase in the cases of the Ómicron variant in Scotland… Indeed, Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon canceled celebrations that were supposed to take place across the country under a new package of restrictions announced last week.

Já or older LondonSadiq Khan urged Brits to watch the fireworks on television, which is the “safest way” given the rising Covid-19 cases. After four years of silence, also Big Ben, which has been under restoration since 2017, will be played 12 times on New Year’s Eve and has already been tested. Watch the video.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has already released new year message, confirming that United Kingdom is in “incomparably better position” than last year. Remember that the territory enters 2022 at the same time as Portugal.

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hereThe restrictions to contain the pandemic came into effect yesterday at 00:00 and will remain in effect until Saturday due to a worsening epidemiological situation and a recent increase in cases.

Although many celebrations were canceled, others remained. V Madeira there will be a multimedia show, the Funchal amphitheater will have 57 fireworks stations, lights and music

Portugal is not alone: ​​Several New Years are taking place around the world due to new restrictions introduced in many countries today in response to the new wave of infections caused by the Omicron variant.

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Five killed and 500 injured when bench collapses during bullfight

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At least five people were killed and 500 injured when a bench collapsed in a bullring in Tolima, Colombia. The incident happened during a traditional race held during San Juan celebrations called “corraleja” where civilians fight bulls.

Tolima Governor Ricardo Orozco assured broadcaster Blu Radio that five people, including a minor, were killed in today’s tragedy.

“We deeply regret what happened in our bullring, Gilberto Charri, I want to ask the citizens who are in the arena to leave the territory, the control authorities are responding to the emergency, and the victims have already been taken to hospitals,” he wrote . for his part, the mayor of El Espinal, Juan Carlos Tamayo.


Colombian President-elect Gustavo Petro said on the social network Twitter: “I hope that all the people affected by the collapse of El Espinal Square will be able to recover from their wounds.”


Among the victims there are children, men, women and elderly people who watched what was happening.

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Russia warns that Moldova’s EU candidacy will have “negative consequences” for the country – Obozrevatel

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Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova warned on Friday that the status of Moldova and Ukraine’s candidate for the European Union would be “Negative consequences” for both countries.

“By the decision to grant Ukraine and Moldova the status of a candidate country, the European Union confirms that it continues to actively study the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States. [CIS, sigla em inglês] at the geopolitical levelusing them to “contain” Russia.”, declared It is reported by Reuters with reference to Maria Zakharova.

The diplomatic leader pointed out that the authorities of the two countries do not take into account the “negative consequences” of their decision, accusing the European Union of sacrificing democratic ideals through “limitless expansion” and politics, “politically and economically enslaves its neighbors.”

Former Russian President and Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev also criticized Moldova’s decision to join the European Union. In a post on his personal Telegram account this Saturday, the political leader indicated that the EU is seeking to create a “Greater Romania” – a union of Romanian and Moldovan territories – for which he has embarked on a “devaluation of Moldova”. through “hatred of Russia”.

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Pointing his finger at the Moldovan authorities, Dmitry Medvedev hinted that “European perspectives” for the country would bring “very expensive energy costs” and will also lead to the “loss of the Russian market” for Moldovan agricultural products. In addition, commenting on the country’s decision to apply sanctions against Russia, the former Russian president said that the country’s authorities are “trying to please their new masters.”

“Let’s let them do it. They can be 100% sure that they won’t get anything from us,” Dmitry Medvedev threatened, adding that Moldova could do without Russian “energy”, as well as “other resources”: “We will allow them to enjoy sanctions before joining the EU.”

For his part, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has already reacted to Russian warnings. “We are on the side of the people and the friendly government of Moldova,” he wrote on his personal Twitter account. In this publication, the head of Ukrainian diplomacy further accused Russia of “leaving threats to other states after decades of misguided policies based on aggression, coercion and disrespect.” “It just shows Russia’s weakness.”

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