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Foreign relations of the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is a Central European country, a member of the European Union, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the United Nations. It entertains diplomatic relations with 191 countries of the world, around half of which maintain a resident embassy in the Czech capital city, Prague. During the years 1948-1989, the foreign policy of Czechoslovakia had followed that of the Soviet Union. Since the revolution and the subsequent mutually-agreed peaceful dissolution of Czechoslovakia into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the Czechs have made reintegration with Western institutions their chief foreign policy objective; this goal was met with great success, as the nation joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004, held the Presidency of the European Union during the first half of 2009. Throughout the past decades, Liechtenstein continuously claimed restitution for 1,600 km2, or an area ten times the size of Liechtenstein, of land located in the Czech Republic.

The land was confiscated from the Liechtenstein family in 1918 with the rest of the property being confiscated in 1945 after the expulsion of Germans and confiscation of German property. The Czech Republic insisted that it could not acknowledge or be responsible for claims going back to before February 1948, when the Communists had seized power; as a result, Liechtenstein did not diplomatically recognize the existence of the Czech Republic as a new state until 2009. In July 2009, the Prince of Liechtenstein announced he was resigning to the previous unsuccessful claims to property located in the Czech Republic, on 13 July 2009, after politically recognizing one another, the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein formally established diplomatic relations. In February 2007, the US started formal negotiations with Czech Republic and Poland concerning construction of missile shield installations in those countries for a Ground-based Midcourse Defense System. Government of the Czech Republic agrees to host a missile defense radar on its territory while a base of missile interceptors is supposed to be built in Poland.

The objective is to protect another parts of US National Missile Defense from long-range missile strikes from Iran and North Korea, but Czech PM Mirek Topolánek said the main reason is to avoid Russian influence and strengthen ties to US. The main government supporter Alexandr Vondra, Deputy Prime Minister for European affairs, used to be an ambassador to the USA. More problematic is that between 2004 and 2006 he was an executive director of a lobbying company Dutko Worldwide Prague. Dutko's and its strategic partner AMI Communications customers are Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Nortrop Grumman, which are largest contractors for NMD development. AMI Communications received a government contract to persuade Czechs to support US radar base. Foreign relations of the European Union Foreign relations of NATO List of diplomatic missions in the Czech Republic List of diplomatic missions of the Czech Republic Visa policy of the Schengen Area Visa requirements for Czech citizens Visa #Visa restrictions Concept of foreign policy of the Czech Republic

Ozothamnus alpinus

Ozothamnus alpinus known as alpine everlasting, is a shrub in the family Asteraceae. It is native to alpine and subalpine areas in the states of New South Wales and Victoria in Australia, it grows to between 0.75 and 1 metre high and has oblong leaves that are 4 to 10 mm long and 2 to 3 mm wide. These have glossy green upper surfaces, while covered with hairs; the species was formally described in 1951 by Norman Wakefield based on a specimen collected by Carl Walter at Mount Hotham in 1888. Wakefield gave it the name Helichrysum alpinum. In 1991 the species was transferred to the genus Ozothamnus; the white flowers appear in small dense heads from December to March in the species' native range. The pink or red outer bracts stand out; the species occurs from the Mount Kosciuszko area and southwards on the edge of wet alpine heath or in bogs

Dnata Singapore

Dnata Singapore Pte Ltd is a ground handling provider at Singapore Changi Airport, providing ground and cargo handling services, in-flight catering and security services to 69 scheduled and 45 non-scheduled airlines. Ground handling operations began in Singapore in December 1977 with the incorporation of Changi International Airport Services as a joint venture between the Port of Singapore Authority and five airlines, namely Air France, China Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, KLM and Lufthansa. In September 2004, CIAS was acquired by the dnata Group, a company based in Dubai with Temasek Holdings retaining shareholding, it was subsequently rebranded as dnata in August 2011. Official website Singapore Logistics Service


Worlingham is a village and civil parish in the East Suffolk district of Suffolk, England about 1.3 miles east of Beccles. Worlingham has grown in popularity over recent years leading to a surge in house prices due to the draw of nearby Beccles and the demise of Lowestoft and Southwold. At the 2011 census it had a population of 3,745, the combined population of Beccles and Worlingham is 13,868. Worlingham has a limited range of shops including a local grocery and sub-post office, hairdresser and chip shop and small newsagent. There are four parks; the local church, 900 years old, is dedicated to All Saints. Worlingham Hall is an 18th-century country house now converted to a country house hotel. Worlingham CofEVC Primary School serves the village and children attend Sir John Leman High School in Beccles from age 11. A community steering group has been created to bring life back into the village by giving the local children and teenagers places to go and do activities. House prices in Worlingham are some of the highest in the northern area of East Suffolk District.

Entry in Kelly's Directory of Cambs, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1892 Parish Council Home

John Pringle (British Army officer)

Major General John Pringle of Symington was a 19th-century Scottish soldier. He was born on 31 December 1774 at Carrington, Midlothian, his family were from Shetland. His father was Captain Robert Pringle, descended from Thomas Hoppringle of Symington. In 1812 he built Symington House, near Gala Water, he lived his final years at 5 Mansionhouse Road in the Grange district of south Edinburgh. He was a near neighbour to Major Alexander Skene, he died on 29 December 1861, shortly before his 87th birthday. He is buried in Dean Cemetery on the west side of the city; the grave lies on the wall backing onto the first northern extension. His house at Symington is now a listed building. In 1802, whilst a Captain, he was married to daughter of Samuel Watson, they had at seven children. After marriage they lived in Galway in Ireland, his great uncle was Judge Robert Pringle of Charleston, South Carolina, father to John Julius Pringle

Senova D70

The Senova D70 is a mid-size sedan produced by BAIC under the Senova sub-brand. The Senova D70 was known as the Beijing Auto Shenbao D-Series which came in two trim levels, the Shenbao D280 and the Shenbao D320, it was previewed by the Beijing Auto C70G prototype. The Shenbao D-Series was based on the Saab 9-5 and it debuted on the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show and was launched on the Chinese car market on May 11, 2013. Pricing ranges from 165,800 yuan to 235,800 yuan; the Beijing Auto Senova D-Series was renamed to Beijing Auto Senova D70 in 2014, bringing the name in line with the rest of the range and repositioning the car under the Senova brand with an updated price range from 139,800 yuan to 215,800 yuan. The Beijing Auto Senova D80 debuted during the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show as the flagship limousine of the Senova brand, it is the stretched and premium variant of the Senova D70. Production started in April 2015 and ended in 2017. In comparison to the D70, the D80 is 40 mm wider and 21 mm higher.

It has an extra 75 mm wheelbase. The second generation Senova D70 was unveiled in October 2018 with the Chinese name "Zhidao", featuring the new "Offspace" design language