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Hasta la vista, baby. So Boris Johnson said goodbye to Parliament



“The last few years have been the greatest privilege of my life. It’s true that I helped get the most “story” [conservadora] for 40 years and a huge restructuring in British politics. We have transformed our democracy and restored our national independence,” said the politician, who will step down as prime minister in September.

Johnson also said he helped the country “overcome the pandemic and save another country from barbarism,” referring to Ukraine.

“Honestly, that’s enough for now. Mission accomplished for now,” he said, ending his speech with “hasta la vista, baby,” which became iconic after it was used by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).

As he left, Johnson received applause from the Conservative Party bench, but, unlike other former Conservative prime ministers such as David Cameron, he was not applauded by the opposition.

Labor leader Keir Starmer began by wishing Boris Johnson and his family “good luck in the future”, acknowledging that relations between the main opposition force and the head of government “are never easy”.

But in parting, he did not spare his rival, noting that none of the successor candidates said “a single decent word” about the incumbent conservative leader and that they all criticized the executive branch during televised debates.

Keir Starmer was referring to Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who recognized the need to change current British economic policy, Trade Secretary Penny Mordaunt, who lamented that the government had not “done enough” and former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, who suggested that voters were not trust the executive branch.

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Three politicians are currently running in the sixth and final round of the Conservative Party leader election. Today’s tour aims to narrow the race down to two candidates who face a final vote by rank and file members across the country during August.

The winner is due to be announced on September 5 and will automatically become Prime Minister without the need for a nationwide election.

“I think the message coming out of these leadership elections is pretty clear. They got us into this mess and they have no idea how to get out of it.”

Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Ian Blackford “personally” thanked the prime minister for stepping up support for independence, although polls show Scots remain divided on the issue.

Brexit Tories cut £31bn [36.000 milhões de euros] in the economy, the biggest drop in living standards since the 1970s. People’s wages in real terms fell at the fastest rate in history. The worst economic growth forecast in the G20 outside of Russia and the highest inflation in the last 40 years,” he accused.

Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey advocated holding legislative elections to legitimize a new prime minister, to which Boris Johnson left some advice “whatever that may be”.

“First, stand alongside the Americans and stand up for the Ukrainians, stand up for freedom and democracy everywhere,” Boris Johnson began, adding that he must also “cut taxes and deregulate wherever possible for that to happen.” . [país] the best place to live and invest.”

In a veiled critique of Rishi Sunak, Johnson said he “loves” the Treasury Department but defended investment in infrastructure to stimulate the economy, noting that if they had always heeded warnings to increase government spending, “we wouldn’t have built in [autoestrada] M25 or Channel Tunnel.”

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“Focus on the path ahead. But always remember to look in your rearview mirror. And remember, it’s not Twitter that matters in the first place, it’s the people who sent us here.”

The election among the British Conservatives was prompted by the fact that two weeks ago Johnson resigned as Conservative leader after a massive dismissal of government members over several months of ethical scandals.

Boris Johnson will remain in office until a replacement is chosen.

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The Russian army announced the destruction of 45,000 tons of Ukrainian weapons sent by NATO



“In the city of Voznesensk, Mykolaiv region, an arsenal was destroyed, which stored 45,000 tons of ammunition supplied to the Ukrainian army by NATO,” said Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov, quoted by EFE.

According to the Russian authorities, the country’s aviation inflicted more than 300 casualties among Ukrainian defenders.

“Consequences of the attack of the Russian Air Force on the temporary deployment of units of the 72nd mechanized brigade in an agricultural company in the city of Artemovsk (Russian name Baimut, in Donetsk) numbering up to 130 military personnel and eight pieces of equipment and armored vehicles. were destroyed,” Konashenkov said.

He added that “after a strike with high-precision missiles” on the 95th Airborne Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the city of Dzerzhinsk (Toretsk, in Russian, in Donetsk), up to 70 servicemen were destroyed, three artillery pieces and three vehicles were destroyed.

The Ministry of Defense also added that in the Yarkovsky district in eastern Ukraine, the Russian Air Force shot down more than 100 personnel of the 3rd brigade of the National Guard of Ukraine on the territory of a thermal power plant.

“Due to heavy losses, the Zelensky regime [presidente ucraniano] is taking steps to strengthen troops in the Donbass,” Konashenkov said.

According to a Russian official, this forced the Ukrainian authorities to send newly mobilized civilians to the front, who made their debut as part of the 72nd mechanized brigade in the city of Bila Tserkva, south of Kyiv.

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Monkeypox: national tourist was the first case identified in the Azores and traveled to Porto before lockdown ends – News



The Regional Health Authority said in a statement that “the case was discovered in the municipality of Ponta Delgada on the island of San Miguel and the local health delegation immediately took all the procedures indicated in this context.”

The man claimed to have had “contact in Ponta Delgada, with family members and with his partner residing in San Miguel (tested negative in the last few hours)”, with the Ponta Delgada Health Delegation “determining home isolation” in both cases and physical distancing from other people until all injuries are healed.”

“The person who tested positive was notified of the result on Friday evening, but reported that he had already traveled, also on Friday, from Ponta Delgada to Porto, from where he would soon return to Paris, the city where he officially lives and works. “, – reports the regional health authority, adding that the man has been in San Miguel since July 26.

The regional health authority notified the national authorities of the case so that they could follow it up in the north of the country.

The number of confirmed cases of monkeypox virus infection in Portugal has risen to 710, of which 77 were detected in the last week, the Directorate General of Health (DGS) said.

All regions of continental Portugal and the autonomous region of Madeira reported cases of human infection with monkeypox virus, of which 509 (82.5%) were in the Sanitary Region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo.

Of the many cases reported to the Epidemiological Surveillance System, the majority are in the 30 to 39 age group and are male, according to the DGS, with four female cases now, two more than a week old.

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The presence of the monkeypox virus in Portugal was first detected three months ago on May 3rd, DGS recalls in a weekly report with data collected up to August 3rd.

Portugal continued on August 2, according to WHO, in the group of 10 most affected countries in the world: the United States of America (5,175), Spain (4,298), Germany (2,677), Great Britain (2,546), France (1,955). , Brazil (1369), the Netherlands (879), Canada (803), Portugal (633) and Italy (479).

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Ukraine: UN agency ‘extremely concerned’ about risk of ‘nuclear holocaust’ – Newsroom



“I am extremely concerned about yesterday’s explosions [sexta-feira] the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, highlighting the very real risk of a nuclear catastrophe that threatens public health and the environment in Ukraine and beyond,” Grossi warned in a statement released in Vienna, believing that “we are playing with fire.”

Moscow and Kyiv today accused each other of compromising the safety of Europe’s largest Zaporskaya nuclear power plant.

Grossi recalled that, according to the Ukrainian authorities, there was no damage to the reactors and no radiation release, but there were damages to other parts of the nuclear power plant.

The head of the UN nuclear energy agency considered endangering a nuclear power plant “completely unacceptable” and argued that military strikes against it were “playing with fire” and could have “potentially catastrophic consequences.”

“I strongly and urge all parties to provide maximum deterrence in the vicinity of this critical six-reactor nuclear facility,” he wrote.

Grossi again offered the IAEA the opportunity to conduct an on-site verification and “prevent the situation from getting further out of control.”

In June, the IAEA director expressed his readiness to visit the Russian-controlled plant, but Ukraine sharply criticized these plans, saying that the trip of the Argentine UN representative could be interpreted as legitimizing the Russian occupation.

The diplomat insisted that the mission was “decisive” to stabilize the situation at the nuclear power plant.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, through a video message, accused Russia of “recreating an extremely dangerous situation for the whole of Europe”: “they bombed the Zaporskaya nuclear power plant twice.”

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Moscow, which has controlled the facility almost since the early days of its military campaign in Ukraine, disputed the claims, calling Kyiv, for its part, a promoter of “nuclear terrorism.”

“Ukraine’s attacks on nuclear facilities can be qualified under international law as acts of nuclear terrorism,” Russian Senator Konstantin Kosachev said on the Telegram social network.

Pro-Russian authorities in the Zaporizhia region, partly occupied by the Russian army, yesterday accused Ukrainian forces of shelling the nuclear power plant and damaging power lines and industrial buildings at the plant.

The attack led to the closure of one of the nuclear units after a power outage.

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