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Bangladesh Environment and Economy

Bangladesh Environment and Economy

Asia
ENVIRONMENT Fertile and particularly rich in waterways, the Bengali plain is affected by agricultural exploitation and only a small part still hosts woods or forests: the eastern area is characterized by the presence of bamboo, exploited in the paper industry; the central marshy areas host deciduous essences (Madhpur jungle); to the S, in the Sundarbans, is the mangrove forest, one of the largest in the world, which UNESCO declared a World Heritage Site in 1997. In Bangladesh it is possible to find animals such as tigers, leopards, Asian elephants, monkeys, gibbons, lemurs, turtles, crocodiles and numerous species of fish and birds, including the sad starling, kingfisher and vulture. The greatest environmental risks are related to water pollution, especially due to pesticides used in agriculture and arsenic naturally present in the…
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Albania Overview

Albania Overview

Europe
According to a2zcamerablog, Albania is a country located in Europe. Albania is only slightly larger than Sicily, but despite this the variety of its territory is extraordinary both from a geographical point of view and from a historical and cultural point of view. Its traditions are centuries old, its natural beauty is still very unspoiled. Crossing it means encountering a bit of everything: typically Balkan landscapes, hills, lakes, woods, countryside full of olive trees, sandy beaches and Mediterranean vegetation; but also centers of great historical or archaeological interest, suggestive bazaars, ancient mosques. Places everywhere spectators of an intense human life, albeit marked by the wounds caused by dictatorial regimes and poverty. Located on the western side of the Balkan Peninsula, it is bathed by the lower Adriatic and the Otranto…
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Poreč (World Heritage)

Poreč (World Heritage)

Europe
The basilica, built in the 6th century, together with the atrium, baptistery and bishop's palace form an outstanding ensemble of sacred architecture in what was once a Roman city. The apse is adorned with magnificent gold mosaics. According to historyaah, the Euphrasiana Basilica is one of the most important churches in Croatia and is a fascinating testimony to late antique and early Byzantine art. The old town has Roman, Gothic, Romanesque and Baroque monuments. Poreč: facts Official title: Euphrasian Basilica and the historic center of Poreč Cultural monument: Roman traces such as the Marafor, formerly the Roman Forum, the Neptune and the Great Temple, Decumanus and Cardo Maximus, as well as the Euphrasian Basilica with the relics of St. Maurus, the city saint of Poreč, and St. Eleuterius, with the…
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Fortress and Shalimar Gardens in Lahore (World Heritage)

Fortress and Shalimar Gardens in Lahore (World Heritage)

Asia
The fortress and gardens are outstanding examples of the Mughal architecture. The fort was built in the 17th century and, with its audience halls, gardens and palaces, was a showplace and a symbol of wealth and power. The gardens are on three terraces. With over 400 fountains, waterfalls, pavilions and fruit trees, they are among the most beautiful oriental landscape gardens. The world heritage has been on the red list since 2000. Fortress and Shalimar Gardens in Lahore: Facts Official title: Fortress and Shalimar Gardens in Lahore Cultural monument the fort in the northwest of the old town, including with the Hathi and Alamgiri gates, the Moti Masjid (pearl mosque), the Diwan-i-'Amm (hall of 40 columns), in which the last 10 columns are actually pillars, the Daulat-Khana-i-Khas, in which Akbar…
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Bagan, Myanmar History

Bagan, Myanmar History

Asia
Earliest story Before the 11th century, history was characterized by several phases of instability, which can be traced back to disputes over the throne and increased dynasty changes. Its exceptionally favorable location made the city one of the most important places in Upper Burma as early as the 9th century. The city extends on the Irrawaddy (also Ayeyarwady ), a river where the trade routes from China and India met. Already in 849 the city was owned by King Pyinbya(846 - 878), who also made it the capital of the empire, were surrounded by a wall. At that time, Indian and Bengali immigrants lived in the area. The local snake cult mixed with Vajrayana Buddhism (also Tantrism) from India at this time. According to the Burmese tradition, the capital changed…
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Aachen, Germany Sports and Entertainment

Aachen, Germany Sports and Entertainment

Europe
Museums and galleries Couven-Museum Haus Monheim, located on the Hühnermarkt, was built in 1662 and houses a collection of pieces of furniture in the Rococo, early Classicism, Napoleonic Empire and Biedermeier styles, among others. According to ezinereligion, Aachen is a city located in Germany bordering with Belgium and the Netherlands. www.couven-museum.de Local history museum Set up in the moated Frankenberg castle from the 13th century, the local history museum documents the history of Aachen. Friends of antique ceramics and local handicrafts will get their money's worth in the castle keep. A coin cabinet is also accessible in the local history museum. (For more information about the moated castle, see below under "Castles, palaces and villas") International Newspaper Museum  The International Newspaper Museum is located in the so-called "Great House of Aachen" on Pintstrasse.…
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Getting to United States

Getting to United States

North and Central America
GETTING THERE Arriving by plane According to ezinereligion, the major national airlines in the USA are American Airlines (AA) (Internet: www.aa.com), Delta Air (DL) (Internet: www.delta.com) and United Airlines (UA) (Internet: www.united.com)). American Airlines flies from Frankfurt and Zurich, United Airlines (cooperation with KLM) and Delta Air from the international airports of Germany, from Vienna, Geneva and Zurich. United operates the routes Frankfurt - Houston as well as Frankfurt and Munich - New York (Newark) as direct flights. Delta Airoffers direct flights from Düsseldorf to Detroit and from Zurich to New York (JFK) and Atlanta. With United Airlines connections are from Dusseldorf, Munich, Vienna, Geneva and Zurich. The airlines fly to all important destinations in the USA, sometimes in cooperation. With Lufthansa (LH) there are direct connections from Frankfurt to…
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Geography in Zambia

Geography in Zambia

Africa
Zambia borders the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north and northwest, Angola to the west, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe to the south, and Mozambique, Malawi and Tanzania from southeast to northeast. According to ezinereligion, Zambia's 752,614 km² land area is mostly located on low relief plateaus between 1000 and 1400 meters above sea level. In the north of Zambia lies the Bangweulu basin on the floor of a huge, 1.8 billion year old volcanic crater. The plateau of the Copperbelt connects to the south, the Luapula valley to the west, and the Mporokosoberge to the north. In the east, the Bangweulu basin is bounded by the Muchinga Mountains, on which the Luangwa Valley stretches from north to south and is bounded in the east by the Mafinga Hills,…
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NATO – North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NATO – North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Europe, North and Central America
NATO did not participate as an organization in the US-led attack on Iraq in 2003, but NATO provided some support, including satellite and communications support, to Polish units responsible for a larger area of ​​Iraq. After the war, NATO engaged to a limited extent in Iraq. At the request of the new Iraqi interim government, the alliance sent a small operation to the country in August 2004. The main task of the NATO training implementation mission in Iraq (NTIM-I), consisting of about 300 people, was to train Iraqi military units and security forces so that they could eventually take over responsibility for security and order in the war-torn and divided country. Note: NATO stands for North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Abbreviationfinder. Libya In early 2011, unrest flared up in Libya at…
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WHO Structure

WHO Structure

Africa, Asia, Europe, North and Central America, Oceania, South America
The WHO governing body is the World Health Assembly, which meets in May each year, usually at the organization's headquarters in Geneva. The World Health Assembly appoints the director general and decides on the budget and the direction of the activities and more. Each member state has one vote. The countries' delegations to the World Health Assembly are usually led by the Minister of Social Affairs or Health. The WHO also has a board that, among other things, must ensure that the parish's decisions are enforced and provide advice to the secretariat on medical matters. The board also prepares various proposals for the World Health Assembly's meetings and also has the right to decide on emergency measures in the event of disasters. The board consists of 34 members who are…
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The 10 most beautiful beaches in the world

The 10 most beautiful beaches in the world

Africa, Asia, Europe, North and Central America, South America
It is not an easy task to answer the question: "Where are the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world?". Surely the impressions and judgments are different. In recent years, surveys have attempted to answer this question several times. Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil: Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago in Brazil and was added to the list of World Heritage by UNESCO. Its pristine beaches and incomparable flora and fauna attract tourists from all over the world every year. Baia do Sancho is the most beautiful beach in Brazil and is divided into two sectors. The sea is very calm all year round and well protected from the easterly winds. Strong winds follow in the months from November to April, so that surfers can practice their sport…
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The top 10 most expensive hotel suites in the world

The top 10 most expensive hotel suites in the world

Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania
If you are looking for unusual accommodations, this is the place for you, but it's not that cheap. In the world of the rich and beautiful, the greenback is still the hot currency, so all prices are given in US dollars. The Royal Penthouse Suite at the President Wilson Hotel, Geneva The 1800-square-foot suite costs a whopping $ 67,000 a night. It offers twelve feudal bedrooms with 12 marble bathrooms and a terrace that runs along the entire hotel front and offers panoramic views of Geneva, Lake Geneva and the Alps - including Mont Blanc. There is a Steinway grand piano, a Bang & Olufsen sound system and exclusive works of art. Bill Clinton, Michael Jackson and Bill Gates already lived here. The Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons…
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Major Cities in Scotland

Major Cities in Scotland

Europe
Edinburgh For more details see above under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Paisley The small university town of Paisley has become famous for the tie pattern named after it. Paisley is only about eight miles from Glasgow and has had its own university since 1992, with 10,000 students now enrolled. Inverness Inverness is a city in the Scottish Highlands with around 130,000 residents. Inverness is talked about as the fastest growing European city: it was not until 2000 that the Queen granted it city status. Tourism in the Scottish Highlands is an important pillar of the city's economy, which has proclaimed itself the capital of the Highlands. Particularly worth seeing is Inverness Castle, a castle that was only built in 1847. The River Ness flows through the city and you can…
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Wales Musicians and Singers

Wales Musicians and Singers

Europe
Shirley Bassey (born 1937) She produced a large number of albums and singles, but she was best known as the singer of three theme songs for the James Bond films - including the song "Goldfinger". Tom Jones (born 1940) In 1963 he tried to become known as a singer with the beat band "Tommy Scott with the Senators". Since he was not very successful with the band, he decided to pursue a solo career. He began as a club singer first in Wales and from 1964 in London bars. In one of the bars he was noticed by the manager Gordon Mills, who then produced records with him. The track "It's Not Unusual" was a great success and reached number 1 in the British charts. Many hits followed. The theme…
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Kosovo Domestic Issues and Disputes

Kosovo Domestic Issues and Disputes

Europe
The Republic of Kosovo remains an incomplete state in terms of territorial integrity and sovereignty (incomplete control over the predominantly Serbian north, continued existence of Serbian institutions on Kosovar territory and the political influence of Belgrade in Kosovar politics over the Serbian minority, continued influence of the international community, above all of the West in the politics of Kosovo) as well as international subjectivity (no UN membership). It follows from this that domestic and foreign policy are often intertwined and foreign policy discussions in various phases occupy a larger space in domestic political disputes and discussions than is the case in fully developed states. At the same time, the legacy of the recent past or their incomplete processing, the 1990's and the Kosovo war still play a role, for example…
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Cambodia Foreign Trade

Cambodia Foreign Trade

Asia
Cambodia imported goods worth $ 18.8 billion in 2018 and exported goods worth $ 13.6 billion. The trade deficit was 21.5 percent of the gross domestic product and thus higher than ever. The deficit in the current account balance is financed by an almost equally high inflow of capital in urgently needed foreign direct investment (2017 according to the World Bank around 1.6 billion USD and almost 11% of GDP). The clothing industry continues to be the backbone of Cambodia's foreign trade and the most important factor in its steady prosperity, with exports worth US $ 10 billion (2018, up US $ 2 billion year-on-year). The most important market is and remains the European Union, to which around 29% of all exports went in 2018, ahead of the USA (24%)…
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5 Must in the Resort of Punta Prima

5 Must in the Resort of Punta Prima

Europe
Punta Prima is one of Menorca's major tourist destinations and much appreciated by both children and adults. There is a slightly larger selection of everything here, although the tranquility is reminded here as well. Although Punta Prima is synonymous with sunbathing and swimming, there are also a number of other activities to do here. Below is reading about some of them. Punta Prima Beach If you go to Punta Prima, you naturally want to take a turn to the beach the first thing you do. According to Franciscogardening, the beach in Punta Prima is relatively deep and the water is calm, which allows you to snorkel and practice other fun water sports such as kayaking or pedal boating. There are no stones here so you do not have to worry…
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Top Sights in Greece

Top Sights in Greece

Europe
1. Corinth Canal Are you wondering how a canal can be a sight? The Corinth Canal has what it takes, as many years ago it brought enormous relief to shipping. The Corinth Canal is only 6.3 kilometers long, but it shortens the sea route by 325 kilometers. The waterway connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf. In the past, ships no longer had to sail around the Peloponnese peninsula. Since the canal is not particularly wide (around 24 meters at its widest point) and deep (around eight meters), only smaller ships can pass through it. Because of this, the importance of the Corinth Canal has declined. Nevertheless, you should not miss this sight and see the Corinth Canal from a tour boat. Info and tips: Place / Location:between…
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Leende Cambodia

Leende Cambodia

Asia
The Kingdom of Cambodia borders Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. Our trip to Cambodia offers hospitable people, fantastic culture, beautiful nature, good food, cozy colonial cities, sun, swimming and beautiful beaches. A land in the shadow of the past but with its face facing the future. On our Cambodia trip, we take a deep dive into the Cambodian culture and get to take part in the everyday life of the locals and also experience the classic sights such as the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh and the fantastic temple area Angkor Wat in Siem Reap. In addition, we get to enjoy a few days of sunbathing and swimming on Sihanoukville´'s beaches, which are considered the best in the country. Day 1: Travel to Cambodia Flight to Phnom Penh. Meals are included…
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Sri Lanka and India

Sri Lanka and India

Asia
Welcome to a tour during which you will see the main sights of India and Sri Lanka and experience the diversity that characterizes the region. In India, we travel along the so-called "Golden Triangle" and visit New Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, among other places, and see the world heritage sites that are usually on the wish list of most Indian travelers. Then we visit the country's southern state of Kerala with its famous Bakvatten, where we do a relaxing trip by rice boat. In tropical Sri Lanka with its fantastic nature, we spend a few days swimming and sunbathing, but before that we visit Sri Lanka's main cultural heritage and get acquainted with the Buddhist traditions found in the island nation. Among many other things, on this journey you will…
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The natural wonders of Krabi

The natural wonders of Krabi

Asia
Krabi is a natural place that is still sparsely populated and has not been properly inhabited, even for a long time. Its dramatic hills give Krabi vacation its own unique setting, and especially near the city of Krabi, Noppharat Thara and Railay have iconic Krabi scenery. Many of course go to Krabi for a beach holiday, and the best beaches are in Railay, Noppharat Thara and Ao Nang, which is the busiest beach resort in Krabi. Other natural wonders in Krabi are the darkest in the clouds, and together with the area’s tours, food and diverse entertainment options, they make up the best of the holiday. Khao Khanab Nam There are a few natural wonders near the city of Krabi, and Khao Khanab Nam [ on the map ] is…
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Graz Travel Guide

Graz Travel Guide

Europe
Graz is a historic city in Austria, surrounded by idyllic nature. Graz is the second largest city in Austria with about 250,000 inhabitants. Graz is especially known for its well-preserved historic center and Castle Mountain, where only the ruins and the bell tower of the ancient fortress remain. GRAZ AS A TRAVEL DESTINATION Graz's beautiful historic architecture The well-preserved historic center of Graz is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as are the centers of Vienna and Salzburg. The medieval old town with its Renaissance and Baroque palaces and colorful houses attracts tourists to wander and enjoy themselves in a precious setting. The narrow alleys of the old town are full of restaurants and cafés. In addition to its historical attractions, Graz is a vibrant city of culture, home to many students…
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SIGHTS OF TURKU

SIGHTS OF TURKU

Europe
Turku Cathedral is one of the city's most important attractions. Turku symbols - church and castle Turku Castle is one of the symbols of the city. The foundations of the castle were built in 1284, and it has served as a medieval defensive castle, an administrative building during the time of Duke John, the court of Count Peter Brahe, as well as a prison. The castle was destroyed by bombing in 1941, and post-war restoration work was completed in the 1960s. The Turku City History Museum has operated in the castle premises since the 1880s. Many of the castle’s rooms have been restored to their original appearance and can be explored for several hours. To the east of the cathedral bridge, tourists are greeted by the cathedral and the Old…
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Valparaiso Travel Guide

Valparaiso Travel Guide

South America
The street scene in Chile’s Valparaíso is colorful. The city buildings glow in all shades of the rainbow. The designers have really let their imagination fly when designing Valparaiso houses. Some fall in love with the bohemian and colorful atmosphere of Valparaíso, while others want to get out of the shabby and confusing city as soon as possible. VALPARAISO AS A DESTINATION Valparaiso is a bohemian city About a two-hour bus ride from the Chilean capital Santiago, Valparaiso is famous above all for its colorfulness, bohemianism and interesting architecture. The houses of the town, located on top of and at the foot of more than 40 hills, are like being thrown into the landscape of shock, and bright colors have been used unprejudicedly on the facades. Art around almost every corner…
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Zimbabwe 2007

Zimbabwe 2007

Africa
Yearbook 2007 Zimbabwe. According to CountryAAH, Harare is the capital city of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe remained one of Africa's most controversial countries, in constant confrontation with the Western world. Opposition politicians were subjected to repeated police interventions and beatings. One of the few who openly dared to criticize President Robert Mugabe and his government was the Catholic Archbishop of Bulawayo, Pius Ncube, who called for street protests and even foreign intervention to overthrow the regime. As a church leader, he enjoyed some protection against physical abuse, but when state media accused him of lewdness and published a picture purported to depict him in bed with a married female parish worker, he was forced to ask for dismissal. The disastrous economic situation persisted. Inflation, which was just over 1,200 percent at the…
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Zambia 2007

Zambia 2007

Africa
Yearbook 2007 Zambia. Disagreement over a new constitution characterized the domestic policy debate during the year. The most contentious issue in the new constitution concerns changes in the president's power. The opposition accused the government of delaying the process and directing the work too much. According to CountryAAH, Lusaka is the capital city of Zambia. President Levy Mwanawasa wants the new constitution, after referral work and public debate, to be adopted by a referendum. He threatened those who oppose a vote of treason. In May, a court in London sentenced former President Frederick Chiluba and a number of his associates for embezzling the equivalent of nearly SEK 300 million. He was required to repay 85 percent of the sum to the Zambian state. That a civil case against Chiluba could…
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Yemen 2007

Yemen 2007

Asia
Yearbook 2007 Yemen. In January-June, battles raged in the province of Sada between government troops and the Shiite militant Young People's Organization (Shabab al-Mumin), also known as the al-Huthi group. In March, it was reported that 416 government soldiers and 136 rebels had been killed so far during the fighting. In June, Qatar intervened and established a ceasefire. According to the agreement, the rebel leaders would go into exile in Qatar where they would be prohibited from engaging in political activities directed against Yemen. Other rebels would be granted amnesty in Yemen. According to CountryAAH, Sanaa is the capital city of Yemen. Eight Spanish tourists and two Yemenites were killed on July 2 in a suicide attack at the Queen of Saba's temple in Marib. Yemeni security forces were reported…
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Western Sahara 2007

Africa
Yearbook 2007 Western Sahara. Since the United Nations Security Council in April had voted through Resolution 1754, which required Morocco and the Western Sahara Independence Movement Polisario to launch unconditional talks on the V. conflict, the parties met for the first time in over ten years on June 18-19 in direct talks. The meeting, which also included representatives of Algeria and Mauritania, was held outside New York under the leadership of UN Special Envoy Peter Van Walsum. The parties, which met again in August, were allowed to take part in the UN's assessment of eg. V's natural resources and local administration. Confidence-building measures were discussed. All parties were said to agree that the current situation was "unacceptable", but nothing leaked about any concrete progress. Western Sahara - El Aaiun El…
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Vietnam 2007

Vietnam 2007

Asia
Yearbook 2007 Vietnam. In January, the ruling Communist Party decided that the military and the Communist Party should be deprived of control over dozens of companies. At that time, the military owned over a hundred companies, but would only retain control over those directly linked to military operations. According to CountryAAH, Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam. The plan was to sell equity interests to private investors. In May, general elections were held for the National Assembly. No political significance would be given to the election, as all 900 candidates were either members of the Communist Party or independent politicians approved by the Party. 493 members were elected for a five-year term. A quarter of them were women, while just under a fifth belonged to an ethnic minority. In…
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Venezuela 2007

Venezuela 2007

South America
Yearbook 2007 Venezuela. According to CountryAAH, Caracas is the capital city of Venezuela. Latin America's internationally best-known head of state, Venezuela's controversial president Hugo Chávez, made headlines this year as well. Most notable was the racy exchange at the Latin American Summit in Santiago, Chile in November, when Chávez was in open quarrel with Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, calling his representative José María Aznar fascist; the present Spanish king Juan Carlos  I then asked Chávez to "shut up". The rhetorical champion Chávez was not late to point out that the old colonial power of Spain had asked Latin America to shut up for 500 years, but that it was now over. He decided to freeze relations with Spain until he received an apology from the king. The…
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Vatican City 2007

Vatican City 2007

Europe
Yearbook 2007 Vatican City. According to CountryAAH, Vatican City is the capital city of Holy See. Pope Benedict XVI has worked since his accession in 2005 to improve relations with China. The Vatican's diplomatic relations with Beijing were broken in 1951 when Communist China expelled all priests and allowed the state to take control of the Catholic Church in the country. In addition, the Vatican City has criticized China for violating human rights. China, in turn, is deeply dissatisfied that the Vatican maintains diplomatic relations with Taiwan. However, for the first time in half a century, the Vatican City recognized two bishopric appointments in China during the year, with between 10 and 12 million Catholics. Another important breakthrough in relations with the outside world came in November, when the Pope…
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Vanuatu 2007

Vanuatu 2007

Oceania
Yearbook 2007 Vanuatu. According to CountryAAH, Port-Vila is the capital city of Vanuatu. Three people were killed and nearly 200 were arrested in March after ethnic strife broke out in Blacksands, an area on the outskirts of the capital Vila where thousands of people who have moved from other islands in Vanuatu have settled. The government announced a two-week state of emergency when public meetings in and around the capital were banned. It was also prohibited to travel from the smaller islands to the main island of Éfaté. The otherwise unarmed police force was allowed to carry weapons. The brawl should have started with a magician accused of using black magic to kill a rival. People from the islands of Tanna and Ambrym were beaten with machetes and knives. According…
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Uzbekistan 2007

Uzbekistan 2007

Africa
Yearbook 2007 Uzbekistan. In April, the Uzbek regime stopped the UN Commissioner for Human Rights from visiting the country. But international criticism of the regime's repression of human rights became fierce during the year. According to CountryAAH, Tashkent is the capital city of Uzbekistan. Human Rights Watch and the UN Committee Against Torture presented reports of harrowing testimony from arrested regime critics of abuse, electric shocks, sexual humiliation and threats of physically harming relatives. There was also evidence that at least one prisoner had previously been killed in a Uzbek prison. Mental torture was reported to be increasingly common against those arrested accused of Islamic extremism. One woman told her her husband had to crawl naked for hours and that prison guards urinated on him and other prisoners when they…
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Uruguay 2007

Uruguay 2007

South America
Yearbook 2007 Uruguay. The conflict with Argentina over the Finnish-built pulp mill on the Uruguay border, which characterized the two countries' relations in 2006, continued this year, despite, among other things. mediation attempt by Spain's King Juan Carlos. Argentine environmental activists, who claim the plant poses an environmental threat to the Uruguay River, continued to block the bridges across the river and hundreds of land steps even on the Uruguayan side in protests at the end of August/September. According to CountryAAH, Montevideo is the capital city of Uruguay. President Tabaré Vázquez, in turn, closed the Uruguayan border stations in early November. A month later, the first shipload of paper left the pulp mill, and from Argentine government circles were heard voices stating that the factory is now in place and…
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United States 2007

United States 2007

North and Central America
Yearbook 2007 USA. In early January, the new congress rallied, both chambers of which were dominated by Democrats after the November election. The President of the House of Representatives was elected Nancy Pelosi, who thus became the highest ranking woman to date in the country's history. Although the Democrats 'electoral victory was largely due to dissatisfaction with the war in Iraq, President George W. Bush decided in January to expand troops' presence in Iraq by more than 20,000 soldiers. The Democrats and some Republicans protested loudly and the House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution criticizing the decision. Later, both chambers of Congress decided to set up a troop retreat as a condition for granting a request for additional war grants from the president. According to the proposal, the majority…
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United Kingdom 2007

United Kingdom 2007

Europe
Yearbook 2007 UK. According to CountryAAH, London is the capital city of United Kingdom. The House of Commons voted in March to renew the submarine-based nuclear weapons system Trident. New submarines would be developed and built by 2024 at a cost of 15 to 20 billion pounds. However, the number of nuclear warheads would be reduced by one fifth. The government needed support from the Conservatives to get its proposal approved as 88 Labor MPs, the Liberal Democrats, the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) and Plaid Cymru voted no. On March 23, 15 British sailors and navy soldiers were arrested off Iran's coast by Iranian forces. Iran claimed that the British had been on the territorial waters of the country, a claim Britain denied. However, the 15 were released in early…
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United Arab Emirates 2007

United Arab Emirates 2007

Asia
Yearbook 2007 United Arab Emirates. In November, the human rights organization Human Rights Watch criticized the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Lebanon for their treatment of female migrant workers from Sri Lanka. According to CountryAAH, Abu Dhabi is the capital city of United Arab Emirates. The women, who work as maids, are often locked up, beaten and subjected to sexual abuse. Their working hours are rarely regulated and their pay can be equivalent to one or two kronor per hour. Anwar Gargash, representative of the United Arab Emirates government, dismissed the criticism, saying that the United Arab Emirates has improved the working conditions of the maids. The Emirate of Abu Dhabi and France agreed in March that Abu Dhabi would build a branch for the French Art Museum…
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Ukraine 2007

Ukraine 2007

Europe
Yearbook 2007 Ukraine. The year turned politically very turbulent and the old contradictions of the Orange Revolution brought Ukraine to the brink of armed conflict. In January, the majority in Parliament voted to cut President Viktor Yushchenko's power. According to CountryAAH, Kiev is the capital city of Ukraine. It was the President's rival Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych and the President's former ally, Julia Tymoshenko, who joined forces against Yushchenko. According to Prime Minister Yanukovych, the change meant that the government's work was streamlined, while Yanukovych was accused of taking "monopoly" in power. The president threatened to dissolve parliament and trigger new elections. The conflict developed into a political position war, and at the end of March the supporters of both sides gathered for huge demonstrations in the capital Kiev with…
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Uganda 2007

Uganda 2007

Africa
Yearbook 2007 Uganda. Peace talks between the government and the militia movement According to CountryAAH, Kampala is the capital city of Uganda. The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) was held in rounds in southern Sudan. The ceasefire closed in 2006 was renewed in mid-April after expiring February 28. In an attempt to speed up the negotiations, the government made some concessions. Among other things, the circle of mediators was expanded to include representatives of Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Mozambique since the rebels expressed dissatisfaction with the South Sudanese government. The rebel soldiers to be disarmed were also allowed to gather in one place in southern Sudan instead of being split between two collection camps. A crackdown in the efforts to secure peace in northern Uganda is the charges brought by…
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Tuvalu 2007

Tuvalu 2007

Oceania
Yearbook 2007 Tuvalu. According to CountryAAH, Vaiaku is the capital city of Tuvalu. The countries that emit the most greenhouse gases must compensate Tuvalu for the effects of warming. This was stated by the country's deputy prime minister, Tavau Teii, at the UN Climate Summit in New York in September. Tuvalu is only an average of two meters above sea level and the islands are disappearing into the sea. According to some studies, the country is gone in 30-40 years. Tuvalu signed an agreement in 2001 with New Zealand, which promised to receive 75 tuvaluans a year threatened by homelessness. However, the fact that the islands are decomposed depends not only on global warming but also on human environmental impact, for example. tree shredding and the removal of sand from…
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