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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 03 – July 11, 2022)

International relations and strategies

Terror – USA: 6 people were killed and 24 injured in an armed attack during the 4th of July Independence Day celebrations in Illinois, USA. After the attack, flight restrictions were imposed on the Highland Park area. (July 3 – July 11)

Refugees – Lebanon – Syria: announced: Lebanon announced that they will send back 15,000 Syrian refugees every month. (July 4)

Russia – Ukraine: Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced that Russian forces took control of the entire Luhansk territory in eastern Ukraine. (July 4)

Energy – Sri Lanka: Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said that fuel stocks in the country, which is experiencing the worst economic crisis in the last 70 years, are about to run out. (July 5)

NATO – Finland Sweden: NATO Ambassadors signed the Accession Protocols for Finland and Sweden in the presence of Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto and Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde at NATO Headquarters. (July 5)

USA-EU-NATO-Russia – Putin: “Everyone should know that in general, we have not started anything serious yet. We are just starting everything in Ukraine! West should come to the front if he has the courage. At the same time, we do not reject peace talks. But those who reject them should know that the further they go, the harder it will be for them to negotiate with us. I know the West wants to fight us until the last Ukrainian remains, and they should know that it would be welcome to try, but it would only bring tragedy for Ukraine. Today we hear that they want to beat us on the battlefield. Let them try it and see what happens?” (July 5)

England – Scotland: The UK government has rejected a request for a 2nd Scottish Independence Referendum, which would allow Scotland to secede from the United Kingdom and become an independent country. (7 July)

G20 – Russia: At the G20 Foreign Ministers Summit held in Indonesia, there were developments that escalated the tension. Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, was greeted coldly. Western leaders refused to be photographed with him. Lavrov also did not take a photo with anyone at the G20 summit. He did not take part in traditional family poses. At the G20 summit, Lavrov accused the West of “not allowing Ukraine to participate in peace talks, taking Western weapons and forcing them to use them to bombard cities and kill civilians”. (July 8)

UN – Russia – Syria: The United Nations Security Council voted on the decision to extend the cross-border aid to Syria for 1 year, which will expire on Sunday. While 13 of the 15 member countries supported the resolution, Russia vetoed it. China abstained. In order for a resolution presented in the UN Security Council to be adopted, the permanent members USA, Russia, China, England and France must not use their veto power. (July 8)

Policy – Elections

Energy – England – Wales – Scotland, against the increase in gasoline prices, ‘slow down’s protests are held on the highways. In the actions where only the speed lane was left open, long convoys occurred in other lanes. It is stated that the vehicles are moving at a speed of about 30 kilometers on the highways. (July 4)

Terror – Japan: Shinzo Abe, the country’s longest-serving prime minister, died as a result of an armed attack. Abe was speaking on behalf of his party for Sunday’s parliamentary elections in the city of Nara at the time of the assassination. The attacker, Tetsuya Yamagami, revealed that he targeted Abe because of his affiliation with a religious group that his mother blamed for his bankruptcy by making large donations. (July 8)

England: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigned yesterday, unable to withstand the pressures he had resisted for a long time. Announcing his resignation from both the prime minister and the Conservative Party chairmanship, Johnson stated that he will continue to serve as a proxy until the new prime minister is elected in October. Johnson came to the fore with scandal after scandal during his tenure. In the process, his name got involved in a forbidden love. Divorced from his wife of 25 years, he married Carrie Symonds for the third time. While the pandemic restrictions continued, there was a lot of talk with the secret parties he gave at the Prime Minister’s Residence. It was the appointment of Chris Pincher as the Conservative Party’s group leader in parliament in February that dealt him the final blow. Resignations in the cabinet came one after another when it was revealed that Johnson, who declared that he was unaware of the allegations of harassment against Pincher, knew about them. His resignation was inevitable. (July 8)

Global warming – Climate change – Natural Disasters

Skin tumor disease in fish: Fish living in the Arctic are experiencing an unprecedented skin tumor epidemic that has never been seen before. Researchers from Ohio University, USA, announced that the disease has spread as a result of global warming changing the habitat of fish. According to the research, some of the pale pink and raised tumors cover up to one-third of the fish’s body.

Flood – Pakistan: In the flood disaster caused by heavy rains, the loss of life increased to 97, 101 people were injured. (July 8)

Flood – China: Level 4 emergency response has started against the risk of flooding in the northern, central and northwestern parts of the country. (July 10)

Flood – Bangladesh: In Bangladesh, where the worst flood disaster of the last 100 years has been experienced, the number of people who lost their lives due to floods has increased to 120. (July 10)


Monkeypox: The number of cases has exceeded 5,800 globally. A study in Portugal described the rate of spread of the virus as “unusual”. In the study, it was also stated that the Monkeypox virus mutated at least 50 times in 4 years. (July 5)

Covid-19: Covid cases are rising in France. In the last 24 hours, 206 thousand 554 new cases were detected in the country. (July 6)

Marburg virus: Marburg virus, one of the most dangerous and deadly viruses in the world, was seen in 2 people in Africa. When two people died in Ghana due to the Marburg virus, the authorities gave an epidemic alarm. Marburg is one of the deadliest viruses known to exist, killing 88% of patients. The first tests to the people who lost their lives were positive and the Marburg Virus was found. WHO is now retesting these samples and analyzing them. (July 8)

Plastics found in animal meat: According to a study conducted in the Netherlands, about 80 percent of meat and dairy products from farmed cows and pigs contain plastic particles (microplastics). According to experts, the most important reason for this is plastics in animal feed. An adult pig on the farm ingests an average of a credit card-sized amount of plastic a day. (July 8)

Human and animal rights

Sierra Leone: In Sierra Leone, which has one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates, the bill that decriminalizes abortion has been approved. (July 4)

Argentina: 19 ex-officers were given long prison terms for crimes against humanity during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship. (7 July)

England – Prince Harry, who left his duties as the British royal and settled in the USA with his wife Meghan Markle, won the case he filed with the British newspaper The Mail on Sunday. The newspaper claimed that Prince Harry had threatened to sue the government so that he and his family would be given special police protection during his travels to England. (July 8)

Science – Technology – Discovery

Argentina: A new dinosaur with a big head and small arms has been discovered. The dinosaur, which is called Meraxes gigas and is about 11 meters tall, has a skull of 1.2 meters but its arms are only 60 cm long. Inspired by the TV series Game of Thrones, the dinosaur was named Meraxes gigas. (July 9)

Twitter – The founder of Tesla and SpaceX, has withdrawn his historic $44 billion buyout offer to Twitter. Musk cited the information about the number of fake accounts as “misleading” as a reason for cancellation. (July 9)

Art – Culture

Johnny Depp: After winning the legal battle with his ex-wife Amber Heard, he is in a movie for the first time in 6 years. Deep is the King of France XV. He will play Louis. (7 July)

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