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11.11.20 05:06
Ilham Aliyev addressed the nation
06.11.20 16:59
President Ilham Aliyev was interviewed by Spanish EFE news agency
04.11.20 14:53
President Ilham Aliyev was interviewed by Italian La Repubblica newspaper
01.11.20 02:40
President Ilham Aliyev was interviewed by German ARD TV channel
30.10.20 21:00
President Ilham Aliyev was interviewed by Russian Interfax agency
27.10.20 22:45
President Ilham Aliyev was interviewed by Italian Rai 1 TV channel
27.10.20 22:32
Ilham Aliyev addressed the nation
26.10.20 03:17
President Ilham Aliyev was interviewed by U.S. Fox News TV channel
24.10.20 22:22
President Ilham Aliyev gave interview to French Le Figaro newspaper
20.10.20 22:48
President Ilham Aliyev addressed the nation
15.10.20 23:17
Azerbaijan Republic State Security Service cautioned about Armenian terror
11.10.20 15:12
President Ilham Aliyev was interviewed by Russian RBC TV channel
10.10.20 09:33
Azerbaijani, Russian, Armenian FMs make joint statement
10.10.20 00:54
President Ilham Aliyev addressed the nation
07.10.20 01:37
President Ilham Aliyev was interviewed by TRT Haber TV channel
05.10.20 21:16
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04.10.20 23:02
President Ilham Aliyev addressed the nation
03.10.20 22:52
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03.10.20 13:25
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev was interviewed by Al Jazeera TV channel
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02.10.20 09:40
Operational information of the Ministry of Defense
02.10.20 09:09
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02.10.20 08:43
Are PKK-linked terrorists fighting alongside Armenia in occupied-Karabakh?
02.10.20 00:17
Armenian president officially admits violation of international law - Turkish government
30.09.20 23:32
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30.09.20 23:18
The Ministry of Defense addressed volunteers who want to join the fighting
29.09.20 02:50
Turkish parties condemn Armenian attack on Azerbaijan
28.09.20 13:12
Abdullah Abdullah begins Pakistan visit
28.09.20 10:53
The Armenian side is trying to conceal its losses by spreading misinformation
28.09.20 10:48
President Ilham Aliyev appealed to Azerbaijani people
27.07.20 16:04
Lapid calls on Netanyahu to fire Public Security Minister Amir Ohana
27.07.20 15:16
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27.07.20 14:58
China takes over US Consulate in Chengdu in diplomatic tit for tat
Global warming: Norway's Svalbard records its highest-ever temperature
26 July [18:54] World



Norway's Arctic archipelago Svalbard on Saturday recorded its highest-ever temperature, the country's meteorological institute reported.

According to scientific study, global warming in the Arctic is happening twice as fast as for the rest of the planet.

For the second day in a row, the archipelago registered 21.2 degrees Celsius (70.2 Fahrenheit) in the afternoon, just under the 21.3 degrees recorded in 1979, meteorologist Kristen Gislefoss told AFP.

Later in the afternoon however, at around 6:00 pm local time, it recorded 21.7 degrees, setting a new all-time record.

The island group, dominated by Spitzbergen the only inhabited isle in the northern Norway archipelago, sits 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) from the North Pole.

The relative heatwave, expected to last until Monday, is a huge spike of normal temperatures in July, the hottest month in the Arctic, 

The Svalbard islands would normally expect to be seeing temperatures of 5-8 degrees Celsius at this time of year.

The region has seen temperatures five degrees above normal since January, peaking at 38 degrees in Siberia in mid-July, just beyond the Arctic Circle.

According to a recent report "The Svalbard climate in 2100," the average temperatures for the archipelago between 2070 and 2100 will rise by 7-10 degrees, due to the levels of greenhouse gas emissions.

Changes are already visible. From 1971 to 2017 between three and five degrees of warming have been observed, with the biggest rises in the winter, according to the report.

Svalbard, known for its polar bear population, houses both a coal mine, digging out the most global warming of all energy sources, and a "doomsday' seed vault which has since 2008 collected stocks of the world's agricultural bounty in case of global catastrophe

The vault required 20 million euros ($23.3 million) worth of work after the infiltration of water due to thawing permafrost in 2016.
 
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