Former Russian PM says Putin is ‘crazy’ and war could last two years

He was Vladimir Putin’s first prime minister, but Mikhail Kasyanov never imagined his former boss would unleash a full-scale war on Ukraine. Speaking to AFP, Kassianov, Russia’s prime minister from 2000 to 2004, said he thought the war could last up to two years, but was convinced Russia could return to a democratic path. . … Read more

Economics and politics at the service of life

When we look at the current situation in the world, it is not difficult to see that what is decisively in crisis is modern reason with its devastating imperialism. Contrary to what its most ardent prophets think, after the crisis/implosion of unbridled so-called “real socialism”, neoliberal capitalism was by no means the solution of the … Read more

“The crisis in Ukraine has made it clear that without Turkey in the EU the challenges will not be easily overcome”

Europe faces a war on its doorstep, in Ukraine. At first, Turkey tried to mediate between Russia and Ukraine. Do you still believe in a diplomatic solution to this conflict?Since the start of the war, we have been at Ukraine’s side. At the same time, we worked on two fronts: humanitarian and diplomatic. While we … Read more

“The crisis in Ukraine has made it clear that without Turkey in the EU the challenges will not be easily overcome”

Europe faces a war on its doorstep, in Ukraine. At first, Turkey tried to mediate between Russia and Ukraine. Do you still believe in a diplomatic solution to this conflict?Since the start of the war, we have been at Ukraine’s side. At the same time, we worked on two fronts: humanitarian and diplomatic. While we … Read more

AMPorto says ‘no one wins’ with Porto leaving Association of Municipalities

The president of the metropolitan area of ​​Porto said this Tuesday that “nobody wins” with the departure of Porto from the National Association of Portuguese Municipalities (ANMP) and that, alone, no municipality can negotiate “hard enough” with the government. “Nobody wins with that, it seems obvious to me,” defended the president of the Porto Metropolitan … Read more

New docuseries reveals how George Lucas revolutionized visual effects

the documentary series Light & Magic, which debuts on Disney+ on July 27, will feature never-before-seen footage and behind-the-scenes stories from Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), the division founded by George Lucas that revolutionized the visual effects industry. “This is a very important documentary,” Phil Tippet, who won multiple Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects, … Read more

Lack of IT professionals sends wages skyrocketing in Portugal

It’s not a new problem. The shortage of qualified human resources in technological fields has been felt for a long time, especially in Europe. A few years before the pandemic, studies pointed out that in 2020, there would be a shortage of between 800,000 and one million information technology (IT) professionals to meet business needs. … Read more

Putin and Zelensky. Portraits of the “most brutal dictator” and the leader who helped create

Two different approaches to the biographical genre around two current protagonists are offered by Ukrainian journalist Sergii Rudenko and English graphic designer Darryl Cunningham. The first, whose original title – Zelensky without makeup – has been erased in the Portuguese version for a live Volodymyr Zelensky – Biography, corresponds to what is proposed. Through 38 … Read more