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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… (September 22-29, 2022)

Human and animal rights

England: Animal rights activists carried out a painted attack on the parliament building in the capital London. After the incident that took place during the passage of the new Prime Minister of the UK, Liz Truss, to parliament, the activists also glued themselves to the ground. Their request from the new Prime Minister Truss was: “Due to climate change, which is the biggest problem of our time, dairy farming is also affected. Liz Truss needs to act on this. We just want people to listen.” ((7 September)

Global warming – Climate change – Natural disasters

Fires – USA: “cooling centers” were set up in California, which was struggling with the heat wave. More than 11 thousand people have been evacuated in the forest fire that has continued since September 6 in northern California, while more than 16,500 hectares of land have turned to ash. (September 5)

Flood – India: In the city of Bangalore, the streets and streets turned into the lake due to the flood, while those who were stranded were rescued with scoops and boats. (September 6)

Volcano eruption: Mexico – The third eruption in the last 8 days in Popocatepetl Volcano. Popocatepetl, which means “mountain that makes smoke” in Aztec, is the second largest volcano in North America with an altitude of 5 thousand 452 meters. According to the University of Manchester, it ranks 5th among volcanoes that are expected to erupt in the next few years. (7 September)

Heavy rains – Pakistan: Part of the 4,500-year-old walls at the World Heritage Site of Mohenjo-daro collapsed due to the monsoons that hit the country. (September 7) Thailand: Due to the heaviest monsoon rains of the last 20 years, rivers overflowed, many homes and businesses were flooded. (September 8)

Typhoon – South Korea: Typhoon Hinnamnor struck South Korea. It was stated that 2 people died and 10 people disappeared due to the typhoon. (7 September)

Earthquake: It was announced that at least 65 people died after the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that occurred in China-Sichuan province. It was stated that aftershocks continued in the region and at least 12 people were reported missing. Indonesia: Due to the 6.1 magnitude earthquake, 1 person was injured, about 200 people were evacuated. (September 11) – Papua New Guinea: A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck the country in the Southwest Pacific. (September 11)


Diseased toys: A study by the University of Gothenburg in Sweden found that levels of chemicals found in old toys “contain toxins that can impair growth, development and reproductive capacity in children.” It was stated that the discovered hazardous chemicals included “phthalates and short chain chlorinated paraffins used as plasticizers and flame retardants” in toys. And it was recorded that this was 400 times above the legal limit. (September 5)

Covid-19: China became the first country to approve a spray-inhaled Covid-19 vaccine. The content of the vaccine prepared by the CanSino company is similar to the content of the vaccines made with an injector. (September 6)

Monkeypox virus: The first monkeypox case in China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was detected in a quarantined passenger from abroad. (September 6) The first case of monkeypox was detected in Egypt. (Thursday, September 8th) In Nigeria, the number of people who died from the monkeypox virus rose to 12. (September 11)

Polio virus: The virus that causes polio was found in the wastewater of some counties in New York City on various dates. A state of emergency was declared to prevent the disease from turning into an epidemic. It was stated that the state of emergency will continue until October 9, and during this period, practices such as vaccination, health research and social assistance will be carried out. (9 September)

Science – Technology – Invention

Poland: Archaeologists have found the body of a woman with a sharp tooth, whose neck was fixed with a sickle, in a 17th-century cemetery. Experts stated that belief in vampires was a fire in Nature Europe at that time and explained that the woman was buried in this way because she was thought to be a vampire and was not wanted to return to life. (September 6)

England: Oxford University announced that the malaria vaccine it developed provides 80 percent protection. (September 8)

USA: The James Webb Space Telescope, launched by the Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) into space on December 25, 2021, displayed in detail the image of the Tarantula Nebula, the brightest celestial body near the Milky Way Galaxy, with the hottest and most massive stars. (September 8)

Art – Culture – History – Tradition

Italy: The 79th International Venice Film Festival has ended. The Golden Lion award was won by Laura Poitras’ documentary film “All The Beauty And The Bloodshed”. “Saint Omer” received the Grand Jury Prize; Luca Guadagnino received the best director award for his movie “Bones And All”. (September 10)

India: In the state of Maharashtra, 19 people died, 14 of whom were drowned, during events where the statue of the Hindu god Ganesha was immersed in water. (September 10)

Ethiopia: Ethiopia, one of the East African countries, entered the new year 2015. In the country, which uses its own calendar and clock system, the first day of the year, called “enkutata”, is also considered the end of the rainy season and the beginning of the harvest period. In addition to being used by the Ethiopian State in all official affairs. In Ethiopia, which also uses a different time system, the day starts at 06:00, not at 00:00. While a day consists of two different parts of 12 hours, the first time zone starts at 06:00 and the second zone starts at 18:00. While the first 12 months in the Ethiopian calendar consist of 30 days, there is a 13th month of 5 to 6 days after the 12th month in the calendar. According to this calendar, the new year is entered on September 11 or 12. (September 11)

International relations and strategies

Sanctions – Russia – USA: Russia has imposed an entry ban on 25 US citizens, including US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, Hollywood actors Sean Penn and Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller. (September 5)

Russia – Ukraine: The referendum for Kherson to join Russia has been suspended. (September 5)

Russia – China: Russian energy company Gazprom announced that it has reached an agreement with the Chinese company CNPC to switch to yuan and rubles for natural gas shipment payments. (September 6)

India – Russia – Ukraine: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Ukraine-Russia war and the Covid-19 outbreak have had a huge impact on global supply chains. Modi, at the 7th Eastern Economic Forum, which he attended online, said that India is willing to increase cooperation with Russia, especially in the fields of energy and coke. (7 September)

EU-Ukraine: The European Union is sending 5 billion euros from the financial aid package to Ukraine. The EU announced the 9 billion Euro macro financial aid package to help Ukraine on 18 May, and the package was approved at the EU Leaders’ Summit on 23-24 June. At the beginning of August, 1 billion euros was paid from the package. It is reported that the remaining 3 billion euros will be sent as soon as possible. (7 September)

USA – China: The Biden administration announced that US technology companies benefiting from federal funds will be banned for 10 years from establishing “high-tech” facilities in China. (7 September)

Armament: America announced plans to provide $2 billion in military aid to Ukraine and its 18 neighbors. And reiterated that allied countries should continue to support Ukraine in the long term. Norway has decided to send 160 “Hellfire” missiles, launchers and guidance systems to Ukraine. (September 8)

USA-Estonia: The USA announced that it will increase its military presence in the Baltic states. Estonian Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur said that the United States will increase its military presence in Estonia and other Baltic states, following a meeting with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. Hanno Pevkur stated that this decision was taken in the statement of the NATO Leaders’ Summit held in Madrid in June. Noting that they will continue to provide military support to Ukraine, Hanno Pevkur said, “Estonia will continue to support Ukraine with weapons and will train military personnel.” (9 September)

Albania-Iran: Albania cut off relations with Iran. Iran evacuated its embassy in Tirana che announced in July that it had been subjected to a major cyber attack. The National Information Society Agency temporarily closed and later reopened access to online public services and some government websites due to the attack. In response, It was reported that it had been decided to sever diplomatic relations with Iran. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama announced that the decision of the Council of Ministers to immediately cut diplomatic relations with Iran was conveyed to the Iranian Embassy in an official note, and that all diplomatic and technical-administrative personnel, including security personnel, were requested to leave the territory of the Republic of Albania within 24 hours. (September 8)

Sanctions-EU-Russia: The EU has announced that it has completely suspended the agreement that provides visa facilitation to Russian citizens. (September 9) Poland will stop visa procedures for Russian citizens as of September 19, in accordance with the decision taken jointly with the Baltic states. (9 September)

NATO: Secretary General of the Organization Jens Stoltenberg called on allied countries to “prepare for a long conflict with Russia” at a joint press conference after meeting with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. Stating that “new forces were deployed” on NATO’s eastern borders, Stoltenberg noted that they significantly strengthened the NATO presence in the eastern part. (9 September)

Energy – Switzerland: If possible austerity measures are implemented, those who do not comply with the measures will be sentenced to prison. Possible measures are listed as limiting the temperature level of the rooms to 19 degrees and the hot water level to 60 degrees in the houses heated with natural gas, prohibiting the use of electric stoves, keeping the saunas and swimming pools in the houses cold. It is foreseen that those who do not comply with the austerity measures will be sentenced to imprisonment of up to 3 years or a fine. (September 6) France– The government is preparing to reduce train services to save energy. Government officials have instructed the French official railway company SNCF to thoroughly consider scenarios for reducing train numbers in winter in case of major electricity shortages. (September 6) Finland announced that it has activated two backup power plants to maintain electricity balance and prevent power cuts. (September 8) Hungary – The government decided to reduce the use of natural gas in public institutions by 25 percent to alleviate the energy crisis. (September 8) In the state of Bavaria, Germany, cooking oils are converted into biodiesel. The number of companies established for this purpose in the country is increasing day by day. (September 10) An aluminum factory in Romania suspended production for 8 months due to rising energy prices. (September 9, 2022) France -Dualex, the glass giant of the country, stopped production due to the increase in gas and energy prices. (9 September)

EU : Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban pointed out that the inflation and energy shortage caused by the sanctions against Russia could bring Europe to its knees and said, “6 months after the war, 11,000 separate sanctions are being applied against Russia, but the war continues and do not weaken the Russians. The war is expected to continue in the long run as his plans have not been successful. On the other hand, while the income of Russians from energy exports increased by 40 percent, energy prices in Europe quadrupled. Poland has declared that they are absolutely opposed to the EU’s proposal for a mandatory cut in electricity use, on the grounds that “Decisions on energy fall under the independent jurisdiction of countries”. (September 9) Czech Republic argued that Hungary’s stance on sanctions and relations with Russia within the EU will lead it to leave the EU. (September 10) Hungary accuses the EU: It serves foreign interest groups. Hungarian Parliament Speaker Laszlo Kever said that in the Russia-Ukraine war, “the European Union could be called the losing side” as a result of the war, because “the European Union acted against its own economic interests”. (September 12) Poland criticized Germany’s stance on the Russo-Ukrainian war, accusing Berlin of subservient to Moscow. (September 12) La Polonia ha criticato la posizione della Germania sulla guerra russo-ucraina, accusando Berlino di essere sottomessa a Mosca. (12 settembre)

Food – France: President of France, Emmanuel Macron, drew attention to the protection of agriculture and food sovereignty and called on his people to consume and buy French products. (September 10) France announced that they will sign an agreement with Romania to facilitate grain exports from Ukraine by land. (12 Eylül)

Putin-England: Kremlin Spokesperson Dimitry Peskov announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. (September 10)

UK: The Conservative Party leadership race between Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak has concluded. British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has been elected as the new prime minister. Liz Truss, receives the mandate from the Queen to form the government. (September 6)

England: Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. “The Queen died peacefully in Balmoral this afternoon,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement. With the news announced to the management staff of the country with the motto “London Bridge collapsed”, the “London Bridge Operation”, which will be implemented after the death of the queen, began. (September 8) A new era has begun for the House of Windsor. Charles, Duke of Cornwall, became king, and his wife, Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles, became queen. And the Cornwall title passed to his son, Prince William, and his wife, Kate Middleton. The Middleton couple were also given the titles Prince and Princess of Wales, a title held by Charles and Princess Diana. III. Charles’ kingdom was proclaimed. (September 10) The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II was brought to Holyroodhouse Palace in Edinburgh. The wreath, which was placed on the coffin to be kept in the throne room of the palace during the night, featured dahlia from Balmoral, iris flower, flame flower, heather flower and pine tree branches. The Queen’s funeral will be brought to London on 13 September and her burial will be held at Westminster Abbey Church on 19 September. (September 11)

USA: Former President Donald Trump’s candidate won the primary elections held yesterday in the state of Massachusetts. (September 8)

Lebanon – Israel: Lebanon has warned that it should withdraw from its occupied Shebaa Farms, Kfarchuuba hills and north of the town of Ghajar. (September 8)

Denmark: Queen of Denmark Margrethe II became the longest-serving person in Europe after the death of Queen Elizabeth II of England. After the death of her father, Frederick IV, Margrethe II, who ascended to the Danish throne in 1972, has held this position for 50 years. Queen Elizabeth II held the title for the longest time, staying on the throne for 70 years. (9 September)

Sweden: General elections were held. According to the preliminary results, the left block seems to be ahead. (September 11)

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