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#советских высших #учебных #заведений из более 150 государств #мира, #Москва.
#Moscow: This year, the Forum involved 800 foreign guests - representatives of national associations and foreign graduates of #Russian (#Soviet) higher #education #institutions in more than 150 #countries worldwide. Most #foreign #graduates of national #universities are #professional and political elite of their countries.
В этом году в Форуме участвуют 800 зарубежных гостей – представителей национальных ассоциаций и объединений иностранных выпускников российских (советских) высших учебных заведений из более 150 государств мира. Большинство зарубежных выпускников отечественных вузов представляют профессиональную и политическую элиту своих стран.
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#DOHA, #Qatar (AP) — As nearly 200 #countries #meet in #oil-and-#gas-rich Qatar for annual talks starting Monday on slowing #global #warming, one of the main #challenges will be raising #climate aid for poor countries at a time when budgets are strained by financial turmoil.
Rich countries have delivered nearly $30 billion in grants and loans promised in 2009, but those #commitments expire this year. And a #Green Climate #Fund #designed to 3channel up to $100 billion annually to poor countries has yet to begin operating.
Borrowing a buzzword from the #U.S. budget debate, Tim Gore of the #British charity #Oxfam said developing countries, including island nations for whom rising sea levels pose a threat to their existence, stand before a "climate fiscal cliff."
"So what we need for those countries in the next two weeks are firm commitments from rich countries to keep giving money to help them to adapt to climate change," he told The Associated Press on Sunday.
Creating a structure for climate financing has so far been one of the few tangible outcomes of the two-decade-old U.N. climate talks, which have failed in their main purpose: reducing emissions of heat-trapping gases that scientists say are warming the planet, melting ice caps, glaciers and permafrost, shifting weather patterns and raising sea levels.
The only binding treaty to limit such emissions, the Kyoto Protocol, expires this year, so agreeing on an extension is seen as the most urgent task by environment ministers and climate officials meeting in the Qatari capital.
However, only the European Union and a few other countries are willing to join a second commitment period with new emissions targets. And the EU's chief negotiator, Artur Runge-Metzger, admitted that such a small group is not going to make a big difference in the fight against climate change. ap
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Top ten most #Powerful #Countries #map in the world based on the 2011 National Power Index ranks.
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JAKARTA, INDONESIA: Indonesia issued a tsunami warning on Wednesday after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.9 hit waters off westernmost Aceh province.
People on Twitter said tremors were felt in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and India. High-rise apartments and offices on Malaysia's west coast shook for at least a minute.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said a tsunami watch was in effect for Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Myanmar, Thailand, the Maldives and other Indian Ocean islands, Malaysia, Pakistan, Somalia, Oman, Iran, Bangladesh, Kenya, South Africa and Singapore.
A tsunami watch means there is the potential for a tsunami, not that one is imminent.
The US Geological Survey said the powerful quake was centered 20 miles (33 kilometers) beneath the ocean floor around 308 miles (495 kilometers) from Aceh's provincial capital.
An official at Indonesia's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency who goes by only one name, said a tsunami warning has been issued.
Indonesia straddles a series of fault lines that makes the vast island nation prone to volcanic and seismic activity.
A giant 9.1-magnitude quake off the country on Dec. 26, 2004, triggered a tsunami in the Indian Ocean that killed 230,000 people, nearly three quarter of them in Aceh.
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