Operation ALBA. Swiss over Albania

Kaj-Gunnar Sievert looks at the Swiss Air Force’s first humanitarian mission abroad.

THE SWISS HAVE a long tradition of undertaking humanitarian missions and of offering their services in times of conflict. However, owing to the strict neutrality of the country, their air force has been unable to participate in any humanitarian or other aid missions, with the exception of a very few specific assignments. Increasingly over the past few years, the Swiss have A been practising supersonic, night and low-altitude flights over the North Sea, in Sweden, Norway or Sardinia with their Mirage IIIS/IIIBS, Northrop F-5E/F and McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C/D

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Operation Albania

VALONA IN ALBANIA, and Otranto in Italy, are only 50nm (93km) away from each other; two hours’ sailing time for a yacht given good weather. However, Valona is now the centre of a rebellion against the Albanian Government following the collapse of pyramid saving schemes in which thousands of Albanians lost all their life savings. They demanded the resignation of the President, 52-year-old Sali Berisha, but his reaction was to send in the tanks and the first week of engagement saw hundreds of casualties and a massive exodus of refugees to Italy.

With the image of overloaded refugee boats arriving

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GDP per capita, Russia’s place among the world

Perhaps, it would be to place the article in the "media myths" as can often be found in the information as if Russia is adjacent to the quality of life of the poorest countries in Africa …

Looked website of the World Bank’s list of countries by GDP

databank.worldbank.org / databank / download / GDP_PPP.pdf Russia in 6th place, up slightly to Germany.Per capita we have $ 21.3 million (45 out of 180 seats), it is nice that overtook Poland and Lithuania, the second was once a "showcase" of socialism, and the first 100 years ago was the

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Fires in Albania trying to extinguish the whole of Europe

Fires in Albania trying to extinguish the whole of Europe Natural Disasters

The situation with the fire in the Balkan region remains difficult. For more than a week of fighting fire in Albania with hard to reach ignition, to arise in the mountainous terrain. Starting from August 17, 2012 in the mountains of the country there were 35 forest fires. Local firefighters tried to put out with the help of Turkish helicopters and two commercial airplanes.

Hardest-hit south-eastern Albania, where for a long time was hot and dry weather. However to date on plains and in the mountains

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Ukrainian Embassy in Albania

Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has reported a very interesting news — soon Ukrainian embassy will be opened in Albania. All the formalities have been met and it is only a technical issue that should be solved very soon.

Recent agreements have been reached at a meeting of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Albania. The two ministers met in the capital of Ireland — Dublin, which hosted the meeting of foreign ministers of countries that belong to the Council for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the establishment of

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Fires in Albania trying to extinguish the whole of Europe

The situation with the fire in the Balkan region remains difficult. For more than a week of fighting fire in Albania with hard to reach ignition, to arise in the mountainous terrain. Starting from August 17, 2012 in the mountains of the country there were 35 forest fires. Local firefighters tried to put out with the help of Turkish helicopters and two commercial airplanes.

Hardest-hit south-eastern Albania, where for a long time was hot and dry weather. However to date on plains and in the mountains ah extinguished or brought under the control of more than 300 fires. Extinguishing

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