Slovenia 2005

Yearbook 2005 Slovenia. According to countryaah, Ljubljana is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Slovenia. Parliament voted in February with a large majority for ratification of the EU Treaty on a new constitution. Slovenia became the third EU country to approve the treaty, but the referendum in France in […]

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Slovakia 2005

Yearbook 2005 Slovakia. According to countryaah, Bratislava is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Slovakia. Slovakia’s capital Bratislava hosted a summit in February between US President George W. Bush and his Russian colleague Vladimir Putin. Land area 49,035 km² Total population 5,440,602 Residents per km² 111 Capital Bratislava (Pressburg) […]

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Singapore

Yearbook 2005 Singapore. A dispute with Malaysia about land reclamation in the strait between the countries got its solution at the beginning of the year. The Hamburg court that Malaysia turned to in 2003 ruled that Singapore had the right to dry land in the strait, but that the countries had to settle for good […]

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Sierra Leone 2005

Yearbook 2005 Sierra Leone. According to countryaah, Freetown is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Sierra Leone. The last approximately 2,000 UNAMSIL peacekeeping troops left Sierra Leone in December. On 31 August 2006, the UN Security Council decided to replace UNAMSIL with a civilian operation called the United Nations […]

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Seychelles 2005

Yearbook 2005 Seychelles. In January, the government announced that the authorities should develop a warning system to minimize the damage caused by natural disasters. The reason was the tsunami in the Indian Ocean December 26, 2004. The disaster caused extensive material damage in the Seychelles, located about 500 miles from Sumatra where the severe earthquake […]

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Serbia 2005

According to countryaah, Belgrade is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Serbia. In June 2000, the National Assembly passed a number of amendments to the Constitution, which included: implied that the president should be elected by direct popular elections and not by the National Assembly as before. The Constitution […]

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Senegal 2005

Yearbook 2005 Senegal. In January, Parliament passed a contentious law that granted amnesty to persons convicted of political crimes in 1983-2004. According to countryaah, Dakar is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Senegal. The opposition, but also parts of the ruling party alliance, criticized the law, which meant that […]

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Saudi Arabia 2005

Yearbook 2005 Saudi Arabia. According to countryaah, Riyadh is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Saudi Arabia. King Fahd died on August 1 and was immediately succeeded by his half-brother, 82-year-old Crown Prince Abdullah, who in effect ruled the country since King Fahd suffered a brain haemorrhage in 1995. […]

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Sao Tome and Principe

Yearbook 2005 São Tomé and Príncipe. According to countryaah, Sao Tome is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Sao Tome and Principe. The prospect of finding oil under the sea in São Tomé and Príncipe’s territory began to generate large incomes but also social and political problems. Two oil […]

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San Marino 2005

Yearbook 2005 San Marino. According to countryaah, San Marino is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of San Marino. In March, San Marino’s parliament approved an agreement with the EU on the taxation of savings accounts for non-residents. In addition, a declaration of intent was adopted with the aim of […]

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Samoa 2005

Yearbook 2005 Samoa. According to countryaah, Apia is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Samoa. Samoa is often hit by tropical hurricanes, and in February the capital of the Apia was feared to get in the way of the powerful Hurricane Olaf. But Samoa avoided a direct hit and […]

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Saint Lucia 2005

Yearbook 2005 Saint Lucia. In the spring, the CARICOM countries, which include Saint Lucia, installed the new Caribbean Court of Justice, which will settle disputes between Member States of the Caribbean Cooperation Organization and possibly replace the British Privy Council as the highest court in the country. According to countryaah, Castries is the capital and […]

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Saint Kitts and Nevis 2005

Yearbook 2005 Saint Christopher and Nevis. In March, the government decided to close the 300-year-old, state-owned sugar industry after the year’s harvest was salvaged. The sugar industry that had been so important for many years had suffered a great loss. According to countryaah, Basseterre is the capital and one of the major cities within the […]

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Rwanda 2005

Yearbook 2005 Rwanda. The Hutumilis Democratic Forces of Rwanda’s Liberation (FDLR) announced in March that it would lay down its weapons and move on to conduct political activities. The FDLR, whose members participated in the Tutsis genocide in 1994, has for several years been based in eastern parts of Congo (Kinshasa), where the militia is […]

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Russia 2005

Yearbook 2005 Russian Federation. Pensioners across the Russian Federation protested in January that they had lost the benefit of free public transport from the beginning of the year and lost their discounts on medicines and electricity, among other things. In the demonstrations, slogans seemed like “Hitler took away a happy childhood and Putin a quiet […]

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Romania 2005

Yearbook 2005 Romania. In April, Romania, together with Bulgaria, received the EU Parliament’s accession to the EU in 2007. But before that, Romania must further reform the judiciary, fight corruption, cut government subsidies and secure the rights of the Romanian minority, otherwise the EU entry may be delayed by one year. At the end of […]

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Republic of the Congo 2005

Yearbook 2005 Congo. According to countryaah, Brazzaville is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Republic of the Congo. The civil war in the late 1990s still leaves deep traces. In October, fierce fighting broke out in a district in Brazzaville in connection with the exile of ex-Prime Minister Bernard […]

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Qatar 2005

Yearbook 2005 Qatar. According to countryaah, Doha is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Qatar. A British director was killed in a suicide attack on a theater in the capital Doha on March 19, on the two-year anniversary of the British-American invasion of Iraq. The suicide attack was carried […]

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Portugal 2005

Yearbook 2005 Portugal. According to countryaah, Lisbon is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Portugal. The Socialist Party won big in the recent election in February over the ruling alliance between the Liberal Conservative Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the right-wing populist People’s Party (PP). For the first time […]

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Poland 2005

Yearbook 2005 Poland. The acting government chief, Prime Minister Marek Belka, announced at the beginning of the year that he intended to step down and announce early elections. However, Parliament did not agree to an earlier election, and President Aleksander Kwaśniewski refused to accept a power vacuum at the Council of Europe Summit in Warsaw […]

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Philippines 2005

Yearbook 2005 Defined by Digopaul.com, Manila is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Philippines. Philippines is a country located in Southeastern Asia. The unrest in the southern part of the country continued during the year. In January, clashes broke out between government forces and hundreds of rebels from a […]

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Peru 2005

Yearbook 2005 Peru. According to countryaah, Lima is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Peru. Alberto Fujimori, who was President of Peru from 1990 to 2000 but who resigned and fled to Japan, appeared in Chile’s Santiago capital in November to, according to his own statement, stand in the […]

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Paraguay 2005

Yearbook 2005 Paraguay. The politically related violence in Paraguay harmed another victim during the year when Cecília Cubas Gusinsky, daughter of former President Raúl Cubas Grau (1998-99) who was kidnapped in September 2004, was found murdered in mid-February. The victim’s father, himself accused of involvement in the assassination of Vice President Luis Maria Argaña in […]

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Papua New Guinea 2005

Yearbook 2005 Papua New Guinea. According to countryaah, Port Moresby is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Papua New Guinea. The Australian police force that had arrived in Papua New Guinea before New Year was questioned at the beginning of the year. Several hundred Papuan police protested the presence […]

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Panama 2005

Yearbook 2005 Panama. According to countryaah, Panama City is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Panama. President Martín Torrio’s draft budget, which was presented in January and included cuts in the public sector and increased corporate taxes to overcome the budget deficit, was met by strong protests from both […]

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Palau 2005

Yearbook 2005 Palau. In September, President Tommy Remengesau asked the House of Representatives to create a commission to review the Compact of Free Association agreement with the United States. Under the agreement, the United States manages Palau’s defense and provides the country with extensive assistance. According to countryaah, Melekeok is the capital and one of […]

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Pakistan 2005

Yearbook 2005 Pakistan. In the Baluchistan province, separatist guerrillas at the beginning of the year went on repeated attacks against military and police posts and gas fields. After a clash in March, when some 60 people were reported to have been killed, a 300-member semi-military police force was besieged for nearly a month by Baluchian […]

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Oman 2005

Yearbook 2005 Oman. According to countryaah, Muscat is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Oman. The country’s leader, Sultan Qabus ibn Said, in June pardoned 31 people who were sentenced in May to up to 20 years in prison for planning an Islamist coup attempt. The 31 were among […]

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Norway 2005

Yearbook 2005 Norway. Also in 2005, there was conflict over the Kurdish Islamist mulla Krekar, who has long had asylum in Norway but who has been accused of terror in Iraq. The government decided to expel Krekar, who was appealing but lost in court, with regard to the security of the state. However, the government […]

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Northern Macedonia 2005

Yearbook 2005 Northern Macedonia (until 2019 Macedonia). According to countryaah, Skopje is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of North Macedonia. Former Interior Minister Ljube Boskovski was prosecuted in March by the UN Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. The charge against Boskovski as well as a former police officer […]

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North Korea 2005

Yearbook 2005 North Korea. According to countryaah, Pyongyang is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of North Korea. North Korea’s tense relations to the outside world continued this year to dominate the picture. In January, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice characterized the country as one of the “outposts of […]

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Nigeria 2005

Yearbook 2005 Nigeria. According to countryaah, Abuja is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Nigeria. President Olusegun Obasanjo has promised a tough fight against corruption, which has long diminished Nigeria’s reputation. Several prominent people fell victim to the campaign during the year, led by the EFFC Eco Crime Commission. […]

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Niger 2005

Yearbook 2005 Niger. Two domestic political issues caused popular protests. According to countryaah, Niamey is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Niger. A 19% value-added tax introduced in January to strengthen the state budget led to extensive demonstrations in the larger cities. Dozens of people were arrested and held […]

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Nicaragua 2005

Yearbook 2005 Nicaragua. Both the ruling Liberal Party PLC (Partido Liberal Constitucionalista) and the main opposition party Sandinist Party FSLN (Frente Sandinista de la Liberación Nacional) have experienced fragmentation trends during the year. Especially within the FSLN, excitement is rising ahead of the 2006 presidential election since the very popular former mayor of Managua and […]

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Newcastle Attractions

Newcastle Attractions and Tourist

Attractions in Newcastle Central station in Newcastle The main railway station in Newcastle opened in 1850 and was the first station covered the world, and it formed in many ways school for all upcoming railway stations in Britain. It has a neoclassical facade. See DigoPaul for dictionary definitions of Newcastle, United Kingdom. Includes geographical map […]

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New Zealand 2005

Yearbook 2005 New Zealand. The political temperature was raised before the parliamentary elections which must be held before September 24. Although the Labor-led government was able to point to the good economy under their rule, the Conservative Nationalist Party began to crack down on Labor in opinion polls. According to countryaah, Wellington is the capital […]

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Netherlands 2005

Yearbook 2005 Netherlands. The first referendum ever held in the Netherlands was held in June, when voters had to decide on the Treaty establishing a new constitution for the EU. Few were surprised when the former EU-friendly Dutch voted against the treaty. The French no a few days earlier had strengthened the position of the […]

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Nepal 2005

Yearbook 2005 According to countryaah, Kathmandu is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Nepal. Nepal experienced another year of political crisis. On February 1, King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Deb resigned the government and declared a state of emergency, which came into force for three months. Like in 2002, […]

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