Vita Gazette

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The News: Short weekly world tour

Vita gazette – From the USA to NATO and the EU, from Russia to China and the Pacific… From energy to arms and hunger… From culture to history and art… From natural disasters to new discoveries and technology… Important history recorded notes… (July 25 – July 31, 2022)

Human and animal rights

Pope – Canada: The spiritual leader of the Catholics and the President of the Vatican, Pope Francesco, described the actions against the indigenous people in Canada as “genocide”. During his visit to Canada, which he described as a “pilgrimage of repentance”, the Pope apologized for the persecution of the indigenous people by Christians. (July 25)

It was revealed that around 5 thousand children were used as medical test subjects in schools affiliated with the Catholic Church in Canada, they were killed and buried together with torture, abuse and rape. “We were complicit with the government in the implementation and management of these schools,” said 85-year-old ex-priest Andre Poilievre.

Poland – A Polish scientific institute has added domestic cats to the country’s database of “invasive alien species”. This decision caused intense public reaction. (27 July)

USA: Former police officer J. Alexander Kueng, who was tried in the case related to the death of George Floyd, was sentenced to 3 years and former police officer Tou Thao was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison. With the announcement of the sentences against Kueng and Thao, the four police officers involved in the murder of Floyd were also sentenced to prison. (27 July)

Australia: A finless “little green sea turtle” was found in Sydney, Australia. The tiny turtle weighed just 127 grams when it was found. One of the fins was missing. The baby turtle, whose stomach was full of plastic, pooped as “plastic” for 6 days. (July 30)

Denmark – “Grindadrap Festival” took place this year as well as the massacre in the Faroe Islands. 100 bottlenose dolphins killed despite protests and restrictions The Faroese set sail for the dolphin and whale hunting tradition “Grindadrap”, which dates back to the 1500s, again this year. According to the statement made by the Sea Shepherd Non-Governmental Organization, bottlenose dolphins were driven by boats to Skalabotnur beach, where 1428 whales and dolphins were killed in October 2021, and were killed with sharp tools such as knives. (July 30)

Global warming – Climate change – Natural disasters

Global warming – Hungary: 128-year temperature record was broken in the country. Thermometers reached a record level at night, showing 25.4 degrees Celsius. (July 25)

Flood – Japan – USA – UAE: Due to lightning, landslides and torrential rain, there was a temporary power outage in approximately 310 thousand households across the country. The loss of life in the flood disaster caused by heavy rain in the US state of Kentucky rose to 15. 7 people died in the flood disaster caused by heavy rains in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). China has activated its level 4 emergency response to flooding.

Italy – Switzerland: Alpine glacier melt shifts Italy-Switzerland border (July 27)

Earthquake – Chile – Philippines: An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 occurred in Antofagasta, Chile. A magnitude 7 earthquake was recorded in Abra, Philippines. (27 July)

Fire – Greece: On the 7th day of the fire in the Meriç region of Greece, an area of ​​25 thousand acres was destroyed. (27 July)


Covid-19 – Montenegro – Netherlands – USA: Due to the increase in Covid-19 cases in Montenegro, the mask requirement has started again. Everyone over the age of 12 will be given a “reminder dose” against a new Covid-19 outbreak, which is expected to begin in the fall. The latest research revealed that the source of the Covid-19 virus is not a laboratory affiliated with the Chinese government, but the animal market in the city of Wuhan.

Monkey pox – Spain – San Francisco – Liberia: USA: The first death from monkey pox in Europe occurred in Spain, and in Latin America in Brazil. Officials in San Francisco, California, declared a state of emergency as the spread of monkeypox increased throughout the city. The first monkeypox virus was detected in the West African country of Liberia. New York has declared monkeypox a public health emergency.

Smoking – New Zealand: Starting next year, anyone born after 2008 will be banned from smoking and using other tobacco products. (27 July)

Science – Technology – Discovery

Angola – Australian mining company Lucapa Diamond has announced that it has discovered a rare 170-carat pink diamond in Angola. (27 July)

Pacific Ocean: Researchers from the British Museum of Natural History have discovered more than 30 new species on the seafloor of the Clarion-Clipperton Region. (27 July)

USA: 88 human footprints believed to be more than 12,000 years old have been discovered in the Great Salt Lake desert in the state of Utah, USA. A research team led by Cornell University determined that the footprints in question belonged to adults and children walking in shallow water during the Last Ice Age. (27 July)

USA – Scientists working on the branch of  “necrobotics’, which envisages producing robots from the bodies of dead living things, transformed a dead spider into a robot that can be used in fields such as microelectronics. (July 28)

USA: Developed a water-flying transport. The electric vehicle, which can carry 12 passengers, is planned to start operations in 2025. (27 July)

USA – Florida-based tourism company Space Perspective promises its passengers a luxury trip in the stratosphere with its balloon capsule projects called ‘Spaceship Neptune’. (July 28)

Australia: The University of Queensland believes the Covid-19 vaccine patch they have developed will be more effective than conventionally injected vaccines against Delta and Omicron variants. The vaccine patch is applied to the skin and the vaccine is injected into the body through thousands of tiny spikes. (July 28)

England: A “wild-looking” fish fossil was found at an excavation site in Gloucestershire. (July 29)

Art – Culture – History

USA – Hitler: The watch of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler sold for $1.1 million at an auction in the USA. Before the auction, Jewish leaders condemned the respective auction house. (July 30)

Lifestyle – tradition

Energy – Spain: Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez pointed out that the use of air conditioning has increased in response to rising temperatures in the country, and invited ministers and especially public servants not to wear ties unless necessary. (July 30)

International relations and strategies

EU – Ukraine: The European Union (EU) approved a financing of 1 billion 590 million euros to Ukraine. (July 25)

Energy – Russia – EU: The Russian state energy company Gazprom, which started to supply 67 million cubic meters of natural gas to Europe, announced that natural gas shipments will be reduced by half due to new maintenance. (July 26) Energy – Germany: Many public buildings will not be illuminated at night in order to save energy, following the increase in gas and electricity prices in Berlin, the capital of Germany. (July 28) Energy – EU: Poland has announced that they can veto this decision in case of mandatory restrictions with the 15 percent energy saving plan announced by the EU. (July 29) Energy – Russia – Latvia: Energy company Gazprom cuts gas supplies to Latvia. (July 30)

China – NATO: Claiming that NATO’s new strategic concept provokes conflicts, China announced that it will not allow NATO to create chaos in the Indo-Pacific. (July 28)

China – USA: China reiterated its strong opposition to Taiwan’s independence and foreign intervention. “who plays with fire burns himself. We hope the US side can see this clearly”.  (July 28)

North Korea – USA: On the 69th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said, “We are ready for armed conflict with the United States.” (July 28)

Belarus – United Kingdom: Belarus recalled its ambassador to London on the grounds of “unfriendly steps”. (July 29)

Colombia – Venezuela: Colombia and Venezuela agreed: Relations entered the normalization process.

The government of former President of Colombia Ivan Duque defined the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, who declared himself president on January 23, 2019, as the “legitimate head of state”, and subsequently the relations between the two countries were severed. Venezuela closed its border and announced that they had given the Colombian Ambassador 24 hours to leave Venezuela. The last talks between Venezuelan and Colombian authorities to reopen the borders took place on September 6, 2021, and the negotiations were not progressed but not continued. (July 29)

USA – 9/11: Former US President Donald Trump asked the families of 9/11 attack victims at the Saudi Arabian-sponsored tournament at his New Jersey golf club, “Unfortunately, no one went all the way to the 9/11 investigation.” he replied. (July 29)

Algeria – Spain: Algeria restarted its commercial relations with Spain, which changed its policy in favor of Morocco in the Western Sahara issue. (July 29)

Grain – Russia – Ukraine: The first ship loading to carry grain from Ukraine has started. (29  July)

Egypt: The Muslim Brotherhood, which is recognized as a terrorist organization by the Cairo administration, announced that they rejected violence and quit the political struggle. (27 July)

Sanctions – Russia – New Zealand: Russia has decided to sanction 32 journalists and military personnel from New Zealand. (July 30)

Azerbaijan-Armenia: Armenian soldiers opened fire on the positions of Azerbaijani soldiers in the provinces of Kelbajar and Lachin. (July 31)

Policy – Elections

Bulgaria: After the resignation of Prime Minister Kiril Petkov’s coalition government, political attempts to postpone the early general elections did not yield any results. The country is going to the elections. (27 July)

Iraq: Muqtada al-Sadr supporters stormed the Parliament building. (July 28)

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