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1. 04-21 Shock success for Le Pen Paris
C. 06-11 Former king opened loya jirga Kabul
D. 09-12 Bush addressed U.N. on Iraq UN Gen. Assembly
4. 10-27 Leftist Lula wins presidency by landslide Brazil
11-08 U.N. passes Iraq resolution 1441 UN Security Council
G. 11-13 Zemin, 5 other leaders stepping down Beijing

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Shock success for Le Pen Former king opened loya jirga Bush addressed U.N. on Iraq Leftist Lula wins presidency by landslide U.N. passes Iraq resolution 1441  Security Council resolution demands unfettered access for U.N. inspectors to search for weapons of mass destruction Zemin, 5 other leaders stepping down
Jan.10  Zimbabwe  Mugabe gets new powers
Jan.20  Japan  Donors pledge Afghan aid
Feb.1  Argentina  Protesters have taken to streets
Feb.9  London  Princess Margaret dies
Feb.20  Beijing  Bush visits China
Feb.25  Zimbabwe  Mugabe opponent accused of treason
Mar.13  Zimbabwe  Mugabe wins 'rigged' poll
Mar.22  Mexico  UN summit ends with cash pledge
Mar.30  London  Queen Mother dies
Apr.2  Jerusalem  Arafat extradition considered
Apr.9  London  Poignant farewell to Queen Mother
Apr.14  Venezuela  Chavez returns to power
Apr.17  Kabul  Kabul joy as ex-king returns
Apr.21   Paris
Apr.28  West Bank  Arafat accepted plan to lift siege
May.2  Washington  Middle East conference to be convened
May.5  Paris  Chirac wins elections by a landslide
May.12  Cuba  Cuba opens up for Carter
May.16  U.S. Congress  Bush feels heat over terror alert
May.19  East Timor  Birth of a nation
May.24  Moscow  Putin and Bush sign nuclear arms deal
May.31  India  Foreign nationals urged to leave
Jun.11   Kabul
Jun.13  Kabul  Karzai elected head of state
Jun.24  Washington  Bush calls for end to Arafat's rule
Jul.8  South Africa  Leaders launch African Union
Jul.14  Paris  Chirac gunman 'is neo-Nazi'
Aug.2  Taiwan  Leader calls for independence vote
Aug.7  Colombia  Blasts kill 17 as Uribe takes office
Aug.12  Zimbabwe  Mugabe tells white farmers to go
Aug.26  Basque  Party banned over ETA link
Sep.7  Washington  Bush, Blair make case against Iraq
Sep.10  Switzerland  Switzerland joins United Nations
Sep.11  Manhattan  Terror attacks 1st anniversary
Sep.12   UN Gen. Assembly
Sep.16  North Korea  Japan, North Korea historic meeting
Sep.22  Germany  Schroeder declares victory
Sep.26  Washington  U.S. begins push for U.N. Iraq resolution
Oct.1  Austria  U.N., Iraq agree on inspections
Oct.5  Paris  Paris mayor stabbed
Oct.10  U.S. Congress  Congress backs Bush war powers
Oct.19  Australia  Australia mourns Bali dead
Oct.27   Brazil
Oct.28  Moscow  Anger grows over gas tactics
Nov.3  Turkey  Landslide win for Islamic party
Nov.5  Jerusalem  Israel calls early elections
 House of Representatives  Congress falls to Republicans
Nov.7  Beijing  Communist Party Congress opens
Nov.8   UN Security Council
Nov.13  Baghdad  Iraq accepts U.N. resolution
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Nov.22  Russia  Bush meets Putin
 Nigeria  Miss World leaves Nigeria for London
Dec.13  Denmark  Agreement bring 10 new countries into EU
Dec.15  Washington  Gore will not run for president in 2004
Dec.18  Venezuela  Strike strangles oil exports
Dec.19  South Korea  Roh claims victory presidential vote
Dec.20  U.S. Senate  Lott stepping down as majority leader
Dec.22  West Bank  Palestinians to postpone elections
Dec.29  Kenya  Kibaki declared president



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October 2002
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Mugabe gets new powers Donors pledge Afghan aid Protesters have taken to streets Princess Margaret dies Bush visits China Mugabe opponent accused of treason   Mugabe wins 'rigged' poll  President has won a fifth term in office amid accusations of ballot irregularities and ruling party violence UN summit ends with cash pledge   Queen Mother dies  The Queen Mother has died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 101, with her daughter at her bedside Arafat extradition considered Poignant farewell to Queen Mother   Chavez returns to power  Ousted President formally resumed his presidential powers in a televised ceremony Kabul joy as ex-king returns  87-year-old Zahir Shah has returned from Italy accompanied by Karzai amid tight security after almost 30 years of exile   Shock success for Le Pen


January 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2  Zambia  Mwanawasa sworn in
Jan.5  Nepal  Summit ends with no thaw
Jan.7  Kabul  Blair visits Afghanistan
Jan.10   Zimbabwe
Jan.13  Malawi  Southern African summit
Jan.20   Japan
Jan.29  Washington  Bush gives State of the Union address


February 2002 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1   Argentina
Feb.9   London
Feb.18  European Union  EU agrees Zimbabwe sanctions
Feb.20   Beijing
Feb.25   Zimbabwe


March 2002 ... more > Top ^
Mar.13   Zimbabwe  
Mar.15  India  Ayodhya Hindus march peacefully
Mar.19  Zimbabwe  Commonwealth suspended Zimbabwe
Mar.22   Mexico
Mar.23  Rome  Workers take to the streets
Mar.30   London


April 2002 ... more > Top ^
Apr.2   Jerusalem
Apr.9   London
Apr.11  Venezuela  President to resign
Apr.14   Venezuela  
 West Bank  Powell talks peace with Arafat
Apr.17   Kabul
Apr.21   Paris
  Early results suggest Jean Marie Le Pen is through to the second round to face the incumbent President Chirac on 5 May
Apr.23  Vatican  Pope condemns US church sex abuse Apr.25  Texas  Saudis issue blunt warning to Bush Apr.28   West Bank Arafat accepted plan to lift siege Apr.29  Madagascar  Opposition wins poll Apr.30  UN  UN 'likely to shelve' Jenin mission  Pakistan  Musharraf won referendum

May 2002 ... more > Top ^
May.2   Washington Middle East conference to be convened
May.5   Paris     Chirac wins elections by a landslide  Voters surged to the polls to keep out far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen. The incumbent has won about 80% of the vote May.12   Cuba   Cuba opens up for Carter   Along with Fidel Castro, Carter toured Havana's historical district for several hours May.14  NATO  Nato moves to embrace Russia May.16   U.S. Congress Bush feels heat over terror alert May.17  Washington  Row deepens over terror warnings May.18  West Bank  Palestinian ministers 'ready to resign' May.19   East Timor Birth of a nation May.20  Jerusalem  Sharon sacks four ministers May.24   Moscow   Putin and Bush sign nuclear arms deal  Landmark nuclear arms treaty slashes the two countries' arsenals by two-thirds. It's banishing the legacy of the Cold War May.26  Colombia  Uribe elected president May.31   India Foreign nationals urged to leave

June 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jun.9  Paris  Centre-right 'heading for victory' Jun.11   Kabul   Former king opened loya jirga
  Mohammed Zahir Shah has told a traditional gathering that he wants to adopt a democratic system based on Islam
Jun.13   Kabul Karzai elected head of state Jun.16  France  Chirac allies 'win landslide' Jun.21  West Bank  Report: Arafat to accept Clinton plan Jun.24   Washington     Bush calls for end to Arafat's rule  President has urged the Palestinian people to replace Arafat, with a leader 'not compromised by terror' Jun.27  Canada  Partnership for Africa plan at G8 summit

July 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jul.3  West Bank  Arafat reshuffles security officials Jul.8   South Africa Leaders launch African Union
Jul.10  South Korea  Prime minister replaced Jul.14   Paris   Chirac gunman 'is neo-Nazi'  The man pulled out a rifle at Bastille Day parade just after President passed by. One shot was fired Jul.18  West Bank  Militants' relatives to be deported Jul.20  Kenya  Accord moves Sudan closer to peace Jul.23  London  Williams new leader for Anglicans Jul.25  Toronto  Thousands welcome Pope Jul.29  Guatemala  Pope greeted by thousands Jul.30  South Africa  Rwanda, Congo signed treaty to end war Jul.31  Mexico  Pope canonized first Indian saint

August 2002 ... more > Top ^
Aug.2  Washington  White House skeptical of Iraqi offer   Taiwan Leader calls for independence vote
 Turkey  Key reform package passed Aug.4  Bolivia  Congress elects Lozada president Aug.7   Colombia   Blasts kill 17 as Uribe takes office   Several explosions rocked downtown Bogota just before Uribe was walking up the Congress building's steps for inauguration  Brazil  IMF throws extra $30bn to Brazil Aug.11  South Korea  Koreas resume peace talks  Colombia  State of emergency declared Aug.12   Zimbabwe Mugabe tells white farmers to go Aug.18  Poland  Millions cheer pope in Krakow Aug.23  Zimbabwe  Mugabe dissolves cabinet Aug.25  Germany  Schroeder, Stoiber go head to head Aug.26   Basque Party banned over ETA link Aug.27  Texas  Bush tells Saudi no decision on Iraq Aug.28  South Africa  Summit confronts water crisis Aug.30  South Korea  Breakthrough on Korean border links

September 2002 ... more > Top ^
Sep.4  U.S. Congress  Bush to seek Congress approval on Iraq Sep.7   Washington Bush, Blair make case against Iraq
Sep.10   Switzerland     Switzerland joins United Nations  190th member is pledging to respect its traditional neutrality while pursuing human rights, world peace  Washington  U.S. at 'high alert' Sep.11   Manhattan     Terror attacks 1st anniversary   At Ground Zero in New York, at the Pentagon, in a field in Pennsylvania moments of silence were observed  West Bank  Arafat to form new government Sep.12   UN Gen. Assembly   Bush addressed U.N. on Iraq
  President Bush called on Saddam to comply with U.N. resolutions or face possible military action to remove him
Sep.15  Sweden  Ruling Social Democrats won election Sep.16   North Korea   Japan, North Korea historic meeting   Pyongyang will give information about one of 11 missing Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korea Sep.22   Germany Schroeder declares victory Sep.24  London  Blair: Iraq weapons threat growing Sep.26   Washington U.S. begins push for U.N. Iraq resolution Sep.27  Washington  U.S., UK on diplomatic offensive  Washington  Hundreds arrested at IMF protests Sep.29  Serbia  Kostunica leads Serbia poll

October 2002 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1   Austria U.N., Iraq agree on inspections
Oct.5   Paris Paris mayor stabbed  An attacker stabbed Bertrand Delanoe in the abdomen at city hall, where a late-night concert had been organized Oct.6  Brazil  Lula leads presidential vote Oct.9  European Union  EU sets date for historic union Oct.10  Pakistan  Islamic parties surge in poll   U.S. Congress Congress backs Bush war powers Oct.13  Serbia  Voter apathy wrecks Serbian poll Oct.16  Australia  Australians urged to leave Indonesia Oct.19   Australia Australia mourns Bali dead Oct.22  Baghdad  Iraqis protest missing 'prisoners' Oct.25  Texas  Jiang and Bush start summit Oct.26  Mexico  United call for N. Korea to scrap nukes Oct.27   Brazil Leftist Lula wins presidency by landslide
  Former union boss Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had 61.5% to ruling party candidate Serra's 38.5%
Oct.28   Moscow Anger grows over gas tactics Oct.30  Jerusalem  Sharon's government collapses

November 2002 ... more > Top ^
Nov.2  Southern Italy  Mass funeral for lost generation Nov.3   Turkey Landslide win for Islamic party  A win allows Justice and Development Party to rule without a coalition and amend the constitution Nov.5   Jerusalem Israel calls early elections
  House of Representatives Congress falls to Republicans  Republicans to hold onto control of the House, apparently win in 2 gubernatorial races and closer toward control of Senate Nov.7   Beijing Communist Party Congress opens Nov.8   UN Security Council U.N. passes Iraq resolution 1441
  Security Council resolution demands unfettered access for U.N. inspectors to search for weapons of mass destruction
Nov.9  Northern Italy  Anti-war march attracts 200,000 Nov.12  Baghdad  Parliament rejects resolution Nov.13   Baghdad Iraq accepts U.N. resolution   Beijing   Zemin, 5 other leaders stepping down
  Only one senior leader, Vice President Hu Jintao, 59, had been re-elected to new Central Committee
Nov.14  Beijing  China announces new leaders Nov.19  Jerusalem  Mitzna selected as Labor Party leader Nov.21  Czech Republic  NATO expands by 7 members Nov.22   Russia Bush meets Putin   Nigeria Miss World leaves Nigeria for London Nov.24  Austria  Chancellor Reelected Nov.25  Washington  Ridge set to head Homeland Sec. Dept. Nov.26  Nigeria  Miss World reporter faces fatwa Nov.27  Washington  Bush names Kissinger to head 9/11 probe Nov.28  Jerusalem  Sharon wins Likud Leadership Vote

December 2002 ... more > Top ^
Dec.6  Washington  Treasury chief O'Neill, Lindsey resigned Dec.8  Serbia  Serbian poll invalid again Dec.13   Denmark Agreement bring 10 new countries into EU
Dec.15   Washington Gore will not run for president in 2004 Dec.16  South Africa  DR Congo peace deal signed Dec.18   Venezuela Strike strangles oil exports Dec.19   South Korea Roh claims victory presidential vote  Washington  Powell: Declaration 'fails totally' Dec.20   U.S. Senate Lott stepping down as majority leader Dec.22   West Bank Palestinians to postpone elections Dec.24  West Bank  Little Christmas cheer in Bethlehem Dec.29   Kenya Kibaki declared president


  Chirac gunman 'is neo-Nazi'  The man pulled out a rifle at Bastille Day parade just after President passed by. One shot was fired Donors pledge Afghan aid   Mugabe wins 'rigged' poll  President has won a fifth term in office amid accusations of ballot irregularities and ruling party violence   Shock success for Le Pen




World, Politics, 2002 Ultra Right Timeline ... See World Ultra Right timeline Top ^
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Jul.14   Paris
Aug.7  Brazil  IMF throws extra $30bn to Brazil




World, Politics, 2002 Aid Timeline ... See World Aid timeline Top ^
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Jan.20   Japan
Jun.27  Canada  Partnership for Africa plan at G8 summit
Aug.7  Brazil  IMF throws extra $30bn to Brazil




World, Politics, 2002 Election, Vote Timeline ... See World Election, Vote timeline Top ^
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Mar.13   Zimbabwe
Apr.21   Paris
  Early results suggest Jean Marie Le Pen is through to the second round to face the incumbent President Chirac on 5 May
Apr.29  Madagascar  Opposition wins poll Apr.30  Pakistan  Musharraf won referendum May.5   Paris   Chirac wins elections by a landslide  Voters surged to the polls to keep out far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen. The incumbent has won about 80% of the vote May.26  Colombia  Uribe elected president Jun.9  Paris  Centre-right 'heading for victory' Jun.16  France  Chirac allies 'win landslide' Aug.25  Germany  Schroeder, Stoiber go head to head Sep.15  Sweden  Ruling Social Democrats won election Sep.22   Germany Schroeder declares victory
Sep.29  Serbia  Kostunica leads Serbia poll Oct.6  Brazil  Lula leads presidential vote Oct.10  Pakistan  Islamic parties surge in poll Oct.13  Serbia  Voter apathy wrecks Serbian poll Oct.27   Brazil Leftist Lula wins presidency by landslide
  Former union boss Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had 61.5% to ruling party candidate Serra's 38.5%
Nov.3   Turkey Landslide win for Islamic party  A win allows Justice and Development Party to rule without a coalition and amend the constitution Nov.5   Jerusalem Israel calls early elections Nov.5   House of Representatives Congress falls to Republicans  Republicans to hold onto control of the House, apparently win in 2 gubernatorial races and closer toward control of Senate Nov.19  Jerusalem  Mitzna selected as Labor Party leader Nov.24  Austria  Chancellor Reelected Nov.28  Jerusalem  Sharon wins Likud Leadership Vote Dec.8  Serbia  Serbian poll invalid again Dec.15   Washington Gore will not run for president in 2004 Dec.19   South Korea Roh claims victory presidential vote Dec.22   West Bank Palestinians to postpone elections Dec.29   Kenya Kibaki declared president



World, Politics, 2002 Government Timeline ... See World Government timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.29  Washington  Bush gives State of the Union address Apr.28   West Bank Arafat accepted plan to lift siege
May.18  West Bank  Palestinian ministers 'ready to resign' May.19   East Timor Birth of a nation May.20  Jerusalem  Sharon sacks four ministers May.31   India Foreign nationals urged to leave Jun.21  West Bank  Report: Arafat to accept Clinton plan Jun.24   Washington   Bush calls for end to Arafat's rule  President has urged the Palestinian people to replace Arafat, with a leader 'not compromised by terror' Jul.3  West Bank  Arafat reshuffles security officials Aug.2   Taiwan Leader calls for independence vote Aug.11  Colombia  State of emergency declared Aug.23  Zimbabwe  Mugabe dissolves cabinet Sep.10  Washington  U.S. at 'high alert' Sep.11  West Bank  Arafat to form new government Oct.25  Texas  Jiang and Bush start summit Oct.30  Jerusalem  Sharon's government collapses



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2002 Jan.13  Malawi  Southern African summit Jul.8   South Africa Leaders launch African Union
Sep.10   Switzerland   Switzerland joins United Nations  190th member is pledging to respect its traditional neutrality while pursuing human rights, world peace Oct.9  European Union  EU sets date for historic union Oct.10   U.S. Congress Congress backs Bush war powers Nov.8   UN Security Council U.N. passes Iraq resolution 1441
  Security Council resolution demands unfettered access for U.N. inspectors to search for weapons of mass destruction
Nov.21  Czech Republic  NATO expands by 7 members



World, Politics, 2002 Religion Timeline ... See World Religion timeline Top ^
2002 Mar.15  India  Ayodhya Hindus march peacefully Apr.23  Vatican  Pope condemns US church sex abuse Jul.23  London  Williams new leader for Anglicans Jul.29  Guatemala  Pope greeted by thousands Jul.31  Mexico  Pope canonized first Indian saint Aug.18  Poland  Millions cheer pope in Krakow Nov.22   Nigeria Miss World leaves Nigeria for London Nov.26  Nigeria  Miss World reporter faces fatwa Dec.24  West Bank  Little Christmas cheer in Bethlehem



World, Politics, 2002 Labor Conflict Timeline ... See World Labor Conflict timeline Top ^
2002 Mar.23  Rome  Workers take to the streets Aug.26   Basque Party banned over ETA link




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2002 Nov.7   Beijing Communist Party Congress opens




World, Politics, 2002 Anniversary Timeline ... See World Anniversary timeline Top ^
2002 Sep.11   Manhattan   Terror attacks 1st anniversary   At Ground Zero in New York, at the Pentagon, in a field in Pennsylvania moments of silence were observed



World, Politics, 2002 Summit Timeline ... See World Summit timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.5  Nepal  Summit ends with no thaw Mar.22   Mexico UN summit ends with cash pledge
Aug.28  South Africa  Summit confronts water crisis



World, Politics, 2002 Warning Timeline ... See World Warning timeline Top ^
2002 Apr.25  Texas  Saudis issue blunt warning to Bush May.17  Washington  Row deepens over terror warnings Oct.1   Austria U.N., Iraq agree on inspections
Nov.8   UN Security Council U.N. passes Iraq resolution 1441
  Security Council resolution demands unfettered access for U.N. inspectors to search for weapons of mass destruction




World, Politics, 2002 Immigration Timeline ... See World Immigration timeline Top ^
2002 Jul.18  West Bank  Militants' relatives to be deported



World, Politics, 2002 Visit Timeline ... See World Visit timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.7  Kabul  Blair visits Afghanistan Feb.20   Beijing Bush visits China May.12   Cuba Cuba opens up for Carter   Along with Fidel Castro, Carter toured Havana's historical district for several hours Jul.25  Toronto  Thousands welcome Pope Sep.7   Washington Bush, Blair make case against Iraq Sep.16   North Korea Japan, North Korea historic meeting   Pyongyang will give information about one of 11 missing Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korea Oct.26  Mexico  United call for N. Korea to scrap nukes Nov.22   Russia Bush meets Putin



World, Politics, 2002 Agreement Timeline ... See World Agreement timeline Top ^
2002 May.24   Moscow   Putin and Bush sign nuclear arms deal  Landmark nuclear arms treaty slashes the two countries' arsenals by two-thirds. It's banishing the legacy of the Cold War Jul.20  Kenya  Accord moves Sudan closer to peace Jul.30  South Africa  Rwanda, Congo signed treaty to end war Dec.13   Denmark Agreement bring 10 new countries into EU
Dec.16  South Africa  DR Congo peace deal signed



World, Politics, 2002 Embassy Timeline ... See World Embassy timeline Top ^
2002 Sep.27  Washington  U.S., UK on diplomatic offensive



World, Politics, 2002 Human Rights Timeline ... See World Human Rights timeline Top ^
2002 Feb.25   Zimbabwe Mugabe opponent accused of treason
Aug.2  Turkey  Key reform package passed



World, Politics, 2002 Political Sanctions Timeline ... See World Political Sanctions timeline Top ^
2002 Feb.18  European Union  EU agrees Zimbabwe sanctions Mar.19  Zimbabwe  Commonwealth suspended Zimbabwe Jul.14   Paris   Chirac gunman 'is neo-Nazi'  The man pulled out a rifle at Bastille Day parade just after President passed by. One shot was fired



World, Politics, 2002 Talks Timeline ... See World Talks timeline Top ^
2002 Apr.14  West Bank  Powell talks peace with Arafat May.2   Washington Middle East conference to be convened
May.14  NATO  Nato moves to embrace Russia Aug.2  Washington  White House skeptical of Iraqi offer Aug.11  South Korea  Koreas resume peace talks Aug.27  Texas  Bush tells Saudi no decision on Iraq Aug.30  South Korea  Breakthrough on Korean border links Oct.1   Austria U.N., Iraq agree on inspections Oct.5   Paris Paris mayor stabbed  An attacker stabbed Bertrand Delanoe in the abdomen at city hall, where a late-night concert had been organized



World, Politics, 2002 Royal Timeline ... See World Royal timeline Top ^
2002 Feb.9   London Princess Margaret dies
Mar.30   London   Queen Mother dies  The Queen Mother has died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 101, with her daughter at her bedside Apr.9   London Poignant farewell to Queen Mother Apr.17   Kabul Kabul joy as ex-king returns  87-year-old Zahir Shah has returned from Italy accompanied by Karzai amid tight security after almost 30 years of exile



World, Politics, 2002 Political Leaders Timeline ... See World Political Leaders timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.2  Zambia  Mwanawasa sworn in Jan.10   Zimbabwe Mugabe gets new powers
Apr.2   Jerusalem Arafat extradition considered Apr.11  Venezuela  President to resign Apr.14   Venezuela   Chavez returns to power  Ousted President formally resumed his presidential powers in a televised ceremony May.16   U.S. Congress Bush feels heat over terror alert Jun.13   Kabul Karzai elected head of state Jul.10  South Korea  Prime minister replaced Aug.4  Bolivia  Congress elects Lozada president Aug.7   Colombia   Blasts kill 17 as Uribe takes office   Several explosions rocked downtown Bogota just before Uribe was walking up the Congress building's steps for inauguration Oct.5   Paris Paris mayor stabbed  An attacker stabbed Bertrand Delanoe in the abdomen at city hall, where a late-night concert had been organized Nov.13   Beijing Zemin, 5 other leaders stepping down
  Only one senior leader, Vice President Hu Jintao, 59, had been re-elected to new Central Committee
Nov.14  Beijing  China announces new leaders Nov.25  Washington  Ridge set to head Homeland Sec. Dept. Dec.6  Washington  Treasury chief O'Neill, Lindsey resigned Dec.6  Washington  Treasury chief O'Neill, Lindsey resigned



World, Politics, 2002 Protest Timeline ... See World Protest timeline Top ^
2002 Feb.1   Argentina Protesters have taken to streets Mar.23  Rome  Workers take to the streets Sep.27  Washington  Hundreds arrested at IMF protests Oct.22  Baghdad  Iraqis protest missing 'prisoners' Nov.9  Northern Italy  Anti-war march attracts 200,000 Dec.18   Venezuela Strike strangles oil exports



World, Politics, 2002 Race Issues Timeline ... See World Race Issues timeline Top ^
2002 Aug.12   Zimbabwe Mugabe tells white farmers to go




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2002 Apr.30  UN  UN 'likely to shelve' Jenin mission May.2   Washington Middle East conference to be convened
May.24   Moscow   Putin and Bush sign nuclear arms deal  Landmark nuclear arms treaty slashes the two countries' arsenals by two-thirds. It's banishing the legacy of the Cold War Jun.21  West Bank  Report: Arafat to accept Clinton plan Jul.20  Kenya  Accord moves Sudan closer to peace Jul.30  South Africa  Rwanda, Congo signed treaty to end war Aug.30  South Korea  Breakthrough on Korean border links Sep.12   UN Gen. Assembly   Bush addressed U.N. on Iraq
  President Bush called on Saddam to comply with U.N. resolutions or face possible military action to remove him
Sep.26   Washington U.S. begins push for U.N. Iraq resolution Oct.16  Australia  Australians urged to leave Indonesia Oct.28   Moscow Anger grows over gas tactics Nov.9  Northern Italy  Anti-war march attracts 200,000 Nov.13   Baghdad Iraq accepts U.N. resolution Nov.27  Washington  Bush names Kissinger to head 9/11 probe Dec.16  South Africa  DR Congo peace deal signed Dec.19  Washington  Powell: Declaration 'fails totally'



World, Politics, 2002 Terror Timeline ... See World Terror timeline Top ^
2002 Jul.18  West Bank  Militants' relatives to be deported Aug.7   Colombia   Blasts kill 17 as Uribe takes office   Several explosions rocked downtown Bogota just before Uribe was walking up the Congress building's steps for inauguration Sep.10  Washington  U.S. at 'high alert'



World, Politics, 2002 Obituary Timeline ... See World Obituary timeline Top ^
2002 Oct.19   Australia Australia mourns Bali dead
Nov.2  Southern Italy  Mass funeral for lost generation



World, Politics, 2002 Parliament Timeline ... See World Parliament timeline Top ^
2002 Jun.11   Kabul Former king opened loya jirga
  Mohammed Zahir Shah has told a traditional gathering that he wants to adopt a democratic system based on Islam
Sep.4  U.S. Congress  Bush to seek Congress approval on Iraq Sep.24  London  Blair: Iraq weapons threat growing Oct.10   U.S. Congress Congress backs Bush war powers Nov.12  Baghdad  Parliament rejects resolution Dec.20   U.S. Senate Lott stepping down as majority leader



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2002 Apr.23  Vatican  Pope condemns US church sex abuse Sep.24  London  Blair: Iraq weapons threat growing Oct.26  Mexico  United call for N. Korea to scrap nukes Dec.18   Venezuela Strike strangles oil exports