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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 31, August 8, 2022)

Human and animal rights

Spain: The Spanish government has passed an animal protection law that increases the penalties for abuse, abandonment and death. Accordingly, the killing of pets was prohibited, except for sanitary and euthanasia reasons. Those who cruelly kill animals will be fined up to 200,000 Euros and jailed. Animals will not be sold in pet stores. It will not be used in demonstrations where they may be harmed. Commercialization and display of domestic animals such as cats and dogs for commercial purposes was prohibited. Again, the use of animals in activities and shows where they may be harmed or killed, such as cock fighting and pigeon hunting, will be prohibited, while zoos and dolphin parks will be turned into rescue centers for native species.

Animals taken from bullfighting shows, Spain’s traditional form of entertainment, production animals and animals for experimental and research purposes, including teaching, were excluded from this legal reform. (August 2)

South Africa: 259 rhinos were killed in the first half of 2022 in the Republic of South Africa. In particular, poachers kill black rhinos for their horns, whose numbers have dropped from 65,000 to less than 4,000 in the last half-century. (August 3)

USA: A woman living in the state of Massachusetts filed a lawsuit on the grounds that the ice cream containing the bacteria called ‘listeria’, which she ate at a wedding she attended, caused her miscarriage. (August 4).

The USA – In the state of Kentucky, 4 police officers were found guilty in the case of black Breonna Taylor, who was killed with a gun by the police. (August 5)

Norway: A polar bear, who entered the camp of 25 nature travelers and injured a French tourist, was shot at to get away. The polar bear was later killed because of its extensive wounds. (August 8)

Global warming – Climate change – Natural disasters

England: Cambridge University researchers have warned that global warming could cause a pandemic by 2070, which could cause nuclear war, financial crisis or humanity to annihilate, as well as natural disasters. (August 2)

Japan: 7 thousand 116 people were hospitalized due to the extreme heat in Japan. (August 3)

Spain: The government has approved the new bill in order to minimize the effects of global warming and climate crisis. According to the law, air conditioners in offices and stores in the country will not be lowered below 27 degrees in summer and cannot be increased above 19 degrees in winter. (August 3)

Italy: As the Po river continues to recede due to drought in Italy, a WWII bomb that has been buried under water for years has emerged. A 450 kg bomb discovered near the village of Borgo Virgilio, in the city of Mantua, exploded. (August 7)

Alps: Glacier melting hit record levels this summer, with parts of the Swiss Alps losing 5 centimeters per day. Experts have announced that if global emissions increase in the current way, 80 percent of the glaciers in the Alps will melt by the end of the century. (August 7)

Spain: With more than 220,000 hectares of forest burning since the beginning of the year, Spain is fighting the biggest forest fires of the 21st century. (August 8)

France: Another week-long heat wave has started in the country. Concerns about drought and forest fires caused by high temperatures remain. (August 8)

Nigeria: It has been reported that 53 million people are in danger of flooding in Nigeria, where the effects of climate change are intense. (August 8)

USA: The US Senate passes a $430 billion bill that includes climate, health and tax regulations. The bill is seen as the biggest climate investment. (August 8)


Monkeypox: A state of emergency has been declared in the US states of California and Illinois due to the increasing cases of monkeypox. (August 2)

Covid-19: Russian Armed Forces Radiation, Chemical and Biological Defense Forces Commander Igor Kirillov argued that the corona virus is man-made and spread within the framework of projects carried out by the USA. (August 5)

WNV – Italy: The number of people infected with WNV, an infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes, increased to 94. The level of contamination has more than doubled compared to previous weeks. (August 5) The cases are mostly seen in the northern regions.

Covid-19-China: After the announcement that closure measures would be implemented due to the increase in Covid-19 cases in the city of Sanya on Hainan Island, 80 thousand tourists were stranded in the city. (August 6)

Science – Technology – Discovery

Japan: A textile manufacturer in Tokyo has produced a wearable fan for pets affected by scorching heat. The price of the outfit was announced as 9 thousand yen. (August 1)

USA: Hyperion, certified by Guinness World Records as the tallest living tree in the world, is officially closed to visitors. Redwood National Park in California, USA, has issued a warning that anyone caught around Hyperion could face up to six months in prison and fines of up to $5,000. (August 1)

Bahamas: Treasure of a 17th-century shipwreck unearthed. Among the artifacts found are gold and silver coins, as well as gold necklaces, precious stones, Chinese porcelain and historical swords. (August 2)

Poland: It has been announced that a $245 million treasure belonging to the Nazis will be unearthed in the country’s Minkowski village. The treasury, which was announced to be released on September 1, contains loot from wealthy German families. (August 2)

Chile: A pit about 25 meters wide and 200 meters deep was found on a mining site near the capital, Santiago. It is stated that the pit still preserves its mystery. (August 2)

England: British researchers say Jarlsberg cheese is rich in vitamin K2, which has been “proven to improve bone health.” The results of the study, published in the journal BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health, showed that consuming this cheese daily can be beneficial for bone growth and regeneration. (August 3)

USA: Scientists revive cells from organs of dead pigs. Researchers at Yale University said they were able to restore blood circulation and other cellular functions exactly one hour after the pigs died. Scientists announced that with the new technique they developed, human organs can be preserved for a longer time and this will revolutionize organ transplant operations. Scientists discovered that the bodies of dead pigs, to which they injected the mixture called Organex, did not cool down and that cells in organs including the heart, liver, kidneys and brain were revived. The researchers said that their goal is to obtain living organs, even if it has been a long time since the time of death; thus, they announced that they aim to prolong the period of organ transplantation. (August 4)

Art – Culture – History

Belgium: An artifact of Mexican culture, about to be sold at an auction, was returned to the country at the initiative of the Mexican authorities. (August 6)

England – Nigeria: The British museum has agreed to return 72 bronze statues from the Benin period to Nigeria. (August 8)

International relations and strategies

EU – Ukraine: The EU has given Ukraine an additional 1 billion euros of financial assistance. With the last support, the total amount of financial support provided by the EU to Ukraine since the start of the Ukraine-Russia war has reached 2.2 billion euros. (August 1)

Australia-England: Aboriginal senator Lidia Thorpe’s protest marked the swearing-in ceremony in the Parliament. Thorpe wrote the text of the oath, “Queen II. She read it by putting the word “colonial” before the phrase “I swear allegiance and devotion to Elizabeth”. (August 2)

China – USA – Taiwan: Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi warned the US that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will not stand idle if she visits Taiwan. (August 1)

China – USA – Taiwan: The People’s Liberation Army of China (PLA) launched a large-scale military exercise after US Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi began a visit to Taiwan. (August 2)

Sanctions -USA – Russia: The US administration, with names close to the Kremlin, including world-famous gymnast Alina Kabaeva, and one of the world’s largest steel producers “Publichnoe Aktsionernoe Obschestvo Magnitogorskiy Metallurgicheskiy Kombinat” (MMK) and chairman of the board Viktor Filippovich Rashnikov’ He added it to the sanctions list. (August 2)

Sanctions – Russia – UK: Banned 39 British citizens from entering Russia. (August 2)

Serbia – Kosovo: Serbian President Vucic commented on the tension on the border with Kosovo, “The worst scenario has been averted”. Defending that Kosovo is not an independent country, Vucic said, “Therefore, there can be no such thing as an attack on Kosovo. Kosovo is a part of Serbia according to international law.” (August 3)

Canada – Ukraine – England: Canada will train Ukrainian soldiers in England. (August 4)

EU – Ukraine – Russia: The EU has also included pro-Russian former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his son Oleksandr Yanukovych on the sanction list. (August 5)

China – USA: China has announced that it will impose sanctions on the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, who visited Taiwan with which it has a sovereignty dispute. (August 5)

China – USA: China blamed the Washington administration as responsible for the escalating crisis with the exercises launched by its army around Taiwan. “If a state in the USA declared its independence, would Washington allow it?”

Canada – Ukraine – England: Canada will train Ukrainian soldiers in England. (August 4)

EU – Ukraine – Russia: The EU has also included pro-Russian former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his son Oleksandr Yanukovych on the sanction list. (August 5)

China – USA: China has announced that it will impose sanctions on the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, who visited Taiwan with which it has a sovereignty dispute. (August 5)

China – USA: China blamed the Washington administration as responsible for the escalating crisis with the exercises launched by its army around Taiwan. “If a state in the USA declared its independence, would Washington allow it?”

Canada – Ukraine: Canada reported that they have trained more than 33,000 Ukrainians since 2015. (August 5)

Sanctions – Bulgaria – Russia: Bulgaria expelled Russian diplomats. In response to Bulgaria, Russia decided to expel 14 Bulgarian diplomats. (August 5)

China – In retaliation for Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives announced that it has stopped cooperating with the United States in several areas, including dialogue between senior military commanders. (August 5)

Algeria – China -Taiwan: Algeria announced that Taiwan is an integral part of Chinese territory and China is the sole legitimate representative of these territories. (August 6)

Sweden – UK – Ukraine: Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist announced that his country will send trainers to the UK to provide military training to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. (August 7)

Israel – Palestine: A ceasefire was reached on the third day of the Israeli army’s attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip on Friday, on the grounds that it would target points belonging to Islamic Jihad. It was stated that the number of people who lost their lives in the attacks increased to 44. (August 7)

UN – Democratic Republic of Congo: Protesters set UN buildings on fire after rising tensions against UN peacekeepers in many cities on the country’s eastern border. As a result of the events, 36 people, including four UN peacekeepers, have lost their lives so far. (August 7)

Armament – Russia – NATO: Spokesperson of the Russian Ministry of Defense Igor Konashenkov announced that 45 tons of ammunition and ammunition sent by NATO countries were destroyed in Ukraine’s Mykolaiv region. (August 7)

Amnesty International has made a statement that it deeply regrets the “distress and anger” caused by the report that the Ukrainian forces endangered the lives of civilians with the bases they set up in settlements during the war launched by Russia. In a statement, Amnesty International emphasized that they “fully stand behind” the findings in the report, which drew criticism from Ukraine, and continued: “Nothing we have documented on Ukrainian forces justifies Russia’s violations.” (August 8)

Germany – Federal Tenants Union President Lukas Siebenkotten warned that millions of people may be unable to pay their rents due to rising energy prices. (August 8)

Russia – Ukraine: In a statement from the Kremlin, it was stated that no basis has been formed for the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. (August 8)

Russia – North Korea – Ukraine: According to Russian state media, North Korea, which has the 4th largest army in the world, offered Russia 100,000 soldiers to defeat Ukraine. It was also announced that North Korea is ready to send more than a thousand workers to help rebuild the Donbas region. (August 8)

Energy – EU – Russia – Ukraine: European Union, “plan to reduce gas consumption by 15 percent” across EU countries comes into effect. (August 8)

China – Taiwan: China has announced that it continues the military exercises started around the island after the US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan last week, although the previously announced deadline expired yesterday. (August 8)

Policy – Elections

Bulgaria: Early general elections in Bulgaria will be held on 2 October. (August 2)

Peru: Prime Minister Anibal Torres resigns amid criminal investigations and a government crisis against President Pedro Castillo. (August 4)

It turned out that the National Intelligence Service in Greece illegally tapped the phone of the opposition leader and a journalist. The head of the Intelligence Service, Panagiotis Kontoleon, resigned.

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