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C. 03-04 Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader Hague
D. 03-07 Two die in Army attack Antrim, Northern Ireland
E. 03-11 16 killed in school shooting Winnenden, West Germany
5. 03-14 G20 leaders vow to restore growth London
G. 03-19 Fritzl jailed for life in dungeon incest case Austria
7. 04-02 G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal London
04-05 About 300 dead in strong quake L'Aquila, Italy
9. 04-17 Court jails Pirate Bay founders Sweden

Summary.     Click for More > Court jails Pirate Bay founders Walkout at Iran leader's speech Berlusconi's wife to divorce him Barcelona claim Champions League glory Fire threat empties Athens suburb   Residents of an entire Agios Stefanos have been ordered from their homes as out-of-control wildfires blaze around the Greek capital   Roman Polanski detained in Zurich   Film director Roman Polanski has been taken into custody and faces extradition to the US for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977 Rio to stage 2016 Olympic Games   Obama awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize   Obama said that he was 'surprised and deeply humbled' by the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award him the 2009 Nobel Peace Pri...   Armenia, Turkey sign historic agreement   Turkey and Armenia are establishing diplomatic relations after nearly a century of animosity. The border has been closed since 1993 Berlin celebrates wall's fall aniversary Belgian PM is first 'president of Europe'   European Union leaders named Herman Van Rompuy, edging out former British Prime Minister Tony Blair for a still-vaguely defined job Train wreck 'an act of terror' Voters back ban on minarets  Swiss voters, more than 57% of voters and 22 out of 26 cantons, have supported a referendum proposal to ban the building of minarets PM Silvio Berlusconi is bloodied by attack Climate deal meets UN qualification   Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed a US-backed climate deal in Copenhagen as an 'essential beginning' Pope falls in incident at midnight Mass
European gas supplies disrupted  Several countries say their supplies of Russian gas have been cut sharply amid an energy price dispute between Moscow and Ukraine   Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader   The International Criminal Court at the Hague issued an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a five-year campaign of viole... Two die in Army attack 16 killed in school shooting   A gunman dressed in military gear killed 16 people in a shooting spree in Germany before he was shot dead by police G20 leaders vow to restore growth Fritzl jailed for life in dungeon incest case   G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal  Leaders of the world's largest economies have reached an agreement to tackle the global financial crisis About 300 dead in strong quake Map of L%27Aquila Italy
Jan.1  Russia  Gazprom cuts off Ukraine's gas
Jan.6   European Union
Jan.10  European Union  Accord signed in Russia gas row
Jan.17  Moscow  'Gas to flow' after deal
Jan.19  Russia  Russia turns on gas for Europe
Jan.23  Belgium  Infants stabbed at creche
Jan.24  Barcelona  Four boys killed as storms collapsed roof
Jan.25  Netherlands  Warlord Thomas Lubanga in landmark trial
Jan.29  Paris  Huge crowds join French strikes
Feb.2  London  Heaviest UK snow in 18 years hits flights
Feb.14  Rome  G7 pledges to avoid protectionism
Feb.16  United Kingdom  British, French nuclear submarines collide
Feb.25  Netherlands  Nine killed as Turkish plane crashes
Feb.26  UN Tribunal  Serb ex-president cleared of war crimes
Mar.4   Hague
Mar.5  NATO  NATO to resume Russian contacts
Mar.7   Northern Ireland
Mar.9  Northern Ireland  Police officer shot dead in town
Mar.11   West Germany
Mar.13  Switzerland  Switzerland eases banking secrecy
Mar.14   London
Mar.19   Austria
Mar.27  Turkey  Bodies found at helicopter crash site
Mar.28  London  Thousands join G-20 protest
Apr.2   London
Apr.4  France  Extra NATO troops for Afghan poll
Apr.5   Italy
  A 6.3-magnitude earthquake jolted central Italy, after a series of about a hundred minor tremors since January.    This quake was caused by movement on a NW-SE trending normal fault. The majority of the damage occurred in the medieval capital city of the Abruzzo region and the sur...
Apr.7  Italy  Death toll rises to 207 in quake
Apr.9  Italy  Italy mourns earthquake victims
Apr.16  Chechnya  Russia 'ends Chechnya operation'
Apr.17   Sweden
Apr.20   Geneva
Apr.29  Geneva  WHO raises pandemic alert
May.3   Italy
May.19  London  Speaker quits 'for sake of unity'
May.27   Rome
May.31  England  Last Titanic survivor dies at 97
Jun.4  London  Minister quits, calls for Brown's resignation
Jun.6  France  Leaders' tribute to D-Day heroes
Jun.7  Paris  Federer claims historic French Open win
 European Union  Center-right does well in EU poll
Jun.8  London  Pressure on PM as another minister quits
Jun.29  Northern Italy  14 die in Italian Riviera train-gas blast
Jul.5  London  Federer win breaks Sampras record
Jul.6  Moscow  Obama moves to bolster U.S.-Russia ties
Jul.8  Italy  G-8 leaders pledge to seek emissions cuts
Jul.15  Chechnya  Activist Estemirova 'found murdered'
Jul.23  Germany  VW prepares to take over Porsche
Jul.26  Paris  Sarkozy hospitalized after jogging scare
Jul.30  Spain  Travel chaos after Majorca bomb
Aug.12  England  Pirate fears as cargo ship vanishes
 Scotland  Lockerbie bomber to be released
Aug.23   Athens
Aug.31  Poland  WWII ceremonies begin
Sep.5  London  G20 pledges tougher bank action
Sep.14  London  Airliner bomb plotters get life sentences
Sep.27   Switzerland
 Berlin  Exit polls show Merkel retains office
Oct.2   Denmark
Oct.3  Ireland  Ireland backs EU's Lisbon Treaty
Oct.4  Greece  Socialist Papandreou declared winner
Oct.7  Rome  Berlusconi immunity law overruled
Oct.8  Paris  Culture minister admits sex with 'boys'
Oct.9   Norway
Oct.10   Switzerland
Oct.11  Turkey  Israel out of NATO event because of Gaza
Oct.26  UN Tribunal  Karadzic boycotts start of trial
Oct.30  European Union  EU strikes climate funding deal
Nov.3  Czech Republic  EU reform treaty passes last test
Nov.9   Berlin
Nov.19   Belgium
Nov.27  Berlin  2nd German official quits over airstrike
Nov.28   Russia
Nov.29   Switzerland
Dec.4  Italy  Amanda Knox found guilty of murder
Dec.6  Denmark  Key global climate talks begin
Dec.12  Denmark  Police detain 900 in climate change rally
Dec.13   Milan
Dec.18  England  Eurostar trains stuck in tunnel
Dec.19   Denmark
Dec.21  Poland  80 dead in European winter weather
Dec.24   Vatican
Dec.31  Finland  Suspect found dead after 5 killed



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Nine killed as Turkish plane crashes
March 2009
G20 leaders vow to restore growth
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Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader
Two die in Army attack
16 killed in school shooting
Switzerland eases banking secrecy
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G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal
Walkout at Iran leader's speech
Court jails Pirate Bay founders
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Death toll rises to 207 in quake
WHO raises pandemic alert
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Culture minister admits sex with 'boys'
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Berlin celebrates wall's fall aniversary
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PM Silvio Berlusconi is bloodied by attack
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Gazprom cuts off Ukraine's gas  Russian energy monopoly cut off supplies of natural gas to Ukraine after a payment deadline expired European gas supplies disrupted


January 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1   Russia  
Jan.6   European Union  
  Several countries say their supplies of Russian gas have been cut sharply amid an energy price dispute between Moscow and Ukraine
 West Germany  Billionaire Adolf Merckle kills self  Bulgaria  Gas stopped for swathe of states Jan.8  Belgium  Russia 'to restore gas to Europe' Jan.10   European Union Accord signed in Russia gas row
Jan.12  Moscow  Russia signs deal, restoring Europe's gas  Portugal  Ronaldo crowned FIFA Player of Year Jan.17   Moscow   'Gas to flow' after deal  Russian Prime Minister Putin has said agreement has been reached at talks to resume gas exports to Europe via Ukraine shortly Jan.19   Russia Russia turns on gas for Europe Jan.23   Belgium   Infants stabbed at creche   2 infants and an adult have been killed and 10 other people wounded in a knife attack after a man reportedly tricked his way into the nurser...  London  UK in recession as economy slides Jan.24   Barcelona Four boys killed as storms collapsed roof Jan.25   Netherlands Warlord Thomas Lubanga in landmark trial Jan.27  Moscow  Russian church picks new head Jan.29   Paris Huge crowds join French strikes

February 2009 ... more > Top ^
Feb.2   London Heaviest UK snow in 18 years hits flights
Feb.4  Vatican  'Holocaust bishop' told to recant Feb.6  Rome  Right-to-die move blocked Feb.7  Germany  Bishops: 'No room' for Holocaust denier Feb.14   Rome   G7 pledges to avoid protectionism  Finance ministers of leading industrial countries have pledged to avoid protectionism as they battle the global economic crisis Feb.16   United Kingdom British, French nuclear submarines collide Feb.25   Netherlands   Nine killed as Turkish plane crashes   A passenger jet crashed as it tried to land at the airport, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 50 -- 25 seriously Feb.26   UN Tribunal   Serb ex-president cleared of war crimes  Milan Milutinovic was Thursday found not guilty of war crimes in Kosovo. 5 other former high-ranking officials were found guilty of similar ...

March 2009 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1  Belgium  EU 'consensus' to tackle crisis Mar.4   Hague     Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader
  The International Criminal Court at the Hague issued an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a five-year campaign of violenc
 The court in stopped short of accusing Omar al-Bashir of genocide. Omar al-Bashir denies the charges and has dismissed any ICC ruling as worthless
Mar.5   NATO NATO to resume Russian contacts Mar.7   Northern Ireland   Two die in Army attack Map of Antrim United Kingdom
  Two military personnel have been shot dead during a gun attack at a base in County Antrim. 2 further military personnel and 2 civilians injured.    The gunmen struck at Massereene army ba...
Mar.9   Northern Ireland Police officer shot dead in town Mar.11   West Germany   16 killed in school shooting
Map of Winnenden Germany
  A gunman dressed in military gear killed 16 people in a shooting spree in Germany before he was shot dead by police
 Tim Kretschmer, 17, began his rampage at a school where he used to be a student. He broke into the school, went into the classroom and shot wildly around himself
Mar.13   Switzerland   Switzerland eases banking secrecy  The world's largest offshore financial centre has agreed to accept concessions on bank secrecy  London  G20 ministers meet amid divisions Mar.14   London     G20 leaders vow to restore growth
  Finance ministers from the rich and emerging nations have pledged to make a 'sustained effort' to pull the world economy out of recession.    Commitment to fight all forms of protectionism and maintain open ...
Mar.16  Austria  Fritzl admits rape, denies murder Mar.17  Moscow  Russia announces major arms buildup Mar.18  Austria  Josef Fritzl admits all charges Mar.19   Austria     Fritzl jailed for life in dungeon incest case
  A jury has found Josef Fritzl guilty of raping and imprisoning his daughter for more than two decades and sentenced him to life in prison.    Fritzl, who kept his daughter in a cellar and fathered her seven children, is ...
Mar.26  Turkey  Ultra-nationalist in chopper crash Mar.27   Turkey Bodies found at helicopter crash site
Mar.28   London   Thousands join G-20 protest   Despite fears of violence that have prompted a major security operation in the capital, the demonstration has so far been peaceful

April 2009 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1  London  Thousands demonstrate ahead of G-20  London  U.S., Russia announce nuke talks Apr.2  London  G20 leaders: We can unite   London     G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal
  Leaders of the world's largest economies have reached an agreement to tackle the global financial crisis
 The resources available to IMF will be tripled to $750bn; $250bn to boost global trade. There will be sanctions against secretive tax havens and tougher global financial regulation
Apr.3  France  Obama: Europe faces greater terror risk Apr.4   France Extra NATO troops for Afghan poll Apr.5   Italy   About 300 dead in strong quake Map of L%27Aquila Italy
  A 6.3-magnitude earthquake jolted central Italy, after a series of about a hundred minor tremors since January
 This quake was caused by movement on a NW-SE trending normal fault. The majority of the damage occurred in the medieval capital city of the Abruzzo region and the surrounding villages Silvio Berlusconi refused foreign aid, saying that Italians were 'proud people' and had sufficient resources; However he singled out the United States
Apr.6  Italy  90 dead in earthquake  Italy  Rescuers work into night Apr.7   Italy   Death toll rises to 207 in quake   100 residents critically injured; 150 people had been rescued alive so far, and the operation would continue for a further 48 hours  Moldova  Students raid parliament Apr.8  Italy  Aftershocks rattle quake rescue efforts  Northern England  12 arrested in 'very serious' terror plot Apr.9   Italy Italy mourns earthquake victims Apr.16   Chechnya Russia 'ends Chechnya operation' Apr.17   Sweden   Court jails Pirate Bay founders
  A court has jailed four men behind TPB, the world's most high-profile file-sharing website, in a landmark case
 Scotland  Singer 'gobsmacked' by overnight fame Apr.20   Geneva     Walkout at Iran leader's speech
  Diplomats have walked out of a speech by Ahmadinejad at a UN anti-racism conference after he described Israel as a 'racist government'
Apr.27  European Union  Countries take steps to prevent outbreak Apr.28  Italy  Pope visits quake zone Apr.29   Geneva     WHO raises pandemic alert   The World Health Organization raised its pandemic alert to 5, its second-highest level, warning of widespread human infection from the outbr...

May 2009 ... more > Top ^
May.3   Italy     Berlusconi's wife to divorce him
  Veronica Lario, the wife of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, has confirmed that she will file for divorce
May.4  Turkey  45 killed in attack on wedding party May.13  European Union  EC fines computer chipmaker Intel $1.4B May.16  Northern England  Man Utd clinch record title May.18  London  Key lawmaker in expenses scandal May.19   London   Speaker quits 'for sake of unity'  Michael Martin has told MPs he intends to stand down, so becoming the first Commons Speaker to be forced out of office for 300 years May.20  Ireland  Abuse 'endemic' at Catholic institutions  Istanbul  Jadson strike wins UEFA Cup for Shakhtar May.27   Rome   Barcelona claim Champions League glory
  Barcelona completed an historic treble with a 2-0 win over holders Manchester United in the final. Goals: Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi.    Catalan giants dominated the showdown in the Stadio Olimpico. FC Barcelona became the first football team ever to win six out of six competitions in a single year thus completing the s...
May.29  Berlin  Germany picks Magna to save Opel May.31   England Last Titanic survivor dies at 97

June 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jun.3  Paris  Plane's recorders may never be found Jun.4   London     Minister quits, calls for Brown's resignation   Prime Minister said he was 'disappointed' over the resignation of James Purnell. In his letter of resignation Purnell also called on Brown to... Jun.6   France Leaders' tribute to D-Day heroes
 Paris  Kuznetsova wins French Open over Safina Jun.7   Paris Federer claims historic French Open win   European Union   Center-right does well in EU poll  Exit polls and initial results show thar center-right parties have done well in elections to the European Parliament at the expense of the l... Jun.8   London Pressure on PM as another minister quits Jun.10  Italy  Italy and France 'failing Africa' Jun.22  Paris  Sarkozy speaks out against burka Jun.29   Northern Italy   14 die in Italian Riviera train-gas blast   A gas explosion from a cargo train carrying fuel tanks killed at least five people and injured 35 others in a town in the west coastal town of...

July 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2  Paris  Air France jet 'broke on impact' Jul.4  London  Serena powers to Wimbledon title Jul.5   London     Federer win breaks Sampras record  Roger Federer became the greatest player in Grand Slam history as he beat Roddick in 5 dramatic sets for a 6th Wimbledon and 15th major titl... Jul.6   Moscow Obama moves to bolster U.S.-Russia ties
Jul.7  Moscow  Obama urges shift in Russia ties Jul.8   Italy G-8 leaders pledge to seek emissions cuts Jul.9  Italy  World powers accept warming limit Jul.14  UN Tribunal  Taylor refutes 'malicious' accusations Jul.15   Chechnya   Activist Estemirova 'found murdered'  A prominent Russian human rights activist, Natalia Estemirova, was bundled into a van and abducted as she left her home in Chechnya  Moscow  President Medvedev condemns killing Jul.23   Germany VW prepares to take over Porsche  Belgium  Convicts break out by air Jul.26   Paris Sarkozy hospitalized after jogging scare  Paris  Contador seals 2009 Tour victory Jul.30   Spain Travel chaos after Majorca bomb

August 2009 ... more > Top ^
Aug.2  Paris  Scientists find new strain of HIV Aug.12   England   Pirate fears as cargo ship vanishes  An international search operation was underway for a cargo Russian-crewed Arctic Sea ship was involved in piracy in European waters   Scotland Lockerbie bomber to be released
Aug.13  Germany  France and Germany exit recession Aug.23   Athens   Fire threat empties Athens suburb Map of Agios Stefanos Greece
  Residents of an entire Agios Stefanos have been ordered from their homes as out-of-control wildfires blaze around the Greek capital
Aug.24  Greece  Firefighters get brief respite Aug.31   Poland WWII ceremonies begin

September 2009 ... more > Top ^
Sep.5  London  Brown: No room for economic complacency   London G20 pledges tougher bank action
Sep.6  London  Brown backs bid for Libya pay-out Sep.7  England  Three guilty of airline bomb plot Sep.14   London Airliner bomb plotters get life sentences Sep.17  European Union  EU agrees on bonus claw-back call Sep.21  France  Calais migrant eviction under way Sep.26  Istanbul  Turks mourn relative of Ottoman sultan Sep.27   Switzerland     Roman Polanski detained in Zurich Map of Zurich Switzerland
  Film director Roman Polanski has been taken into custody and faces extradition to the US for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977
 Polanski, 76, was detained as he travelled from France to collect a lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival under a 2005 international alert issued by the US
  Berlin   Exit polls show Merkel retains office   German Chancellor Angela Merkel defeated her foreign minister to win another four-year term. Christian Democratic Union party received 33.7%

October 2009 ... more > Top ^
Oct.2   Denmark     Rio to stage 2016 Olympic Games
Map of Copenhagen Denmark
  Brazil will become the first South American country to host the Olympics, after Rio de Janeiro was chosen to stage the 2016 Games.    Rio won a majority of the 95 votes, eliminating Madrid in th...
Oct.3   Ireland Ireland backs EU's Lisbon Treaty Oct.4   Greece   Socialist Papandreou declared winner  The opposition party defeated the incumbent center-right government of Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis Oct.7   Rome Berlusconi immunity law overruled Oct.8   Paris   Culture minister admits sex with 'boys'  French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand said he will not resign over his admission in a book that he paid to have sex with 'boys' in Tha... Oct.9   Norway     Obama awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
  Obama said that he was 'surprised and deeply humbled' by the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award him the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
Oct.10   Switzerland     Armenia, Turkey sign historic agreement
Map of Zurich Switzerland
  Turkey and Armenia are establishing diplomatic relations after nearly a century of animosity. The border has been closed since 1993
 Neither the Armenians nor the Turks gave a closing statement after the signing
Oct.11   Turkey     Israel out of NATO event because of Gaza  Turkey excluded Israel from a planned NATO military exercise partly because of Turkey's criticism of Gaza offensive nearly a year ago Oct.17  Madrid  Big anti-abortion rally Oct.26   UN Tribunal     Karadzic boycotts start of trial  Former Bosnian Serb leader has failed to appear at his trial on 11 charges including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity Oct.30   European Union EU strikes climate funding deal

November 2009 ... more > Top ^
Nov.3  UN Tribunal  Aggressive Karadzic appears at hearing   Czech Republic   EU reform treaty passes last test  The president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, has signed the Lisbon Treaty, the final step in the charter's ratification Nov.9   Berlin   Berlin celebrates wall's fall aniversary
  Thousands of people joined world leaders to remember the night 20 years ago when a euphoric wave of people power swept away the Berlin Wall.    German Chancellor Merkel walked across a bridge that was the first crossing opened between East and West on 9 November 1989, joined by ex-Soviet leader Gorbachev and Polish ex-President Wales...
Nov.10  West Germany  Enke's death apparent suicide Nov.13  London  MoD probes new Iraq abuse claims Nov.19   Belgium   Belgian PM is first 'president of Europe'
  European Union leaders named Herman Van Rompuy, edging out former British Prime Minister Tony Blair for a still-vaguely defined job
 The other top job created - foreign affairs supremo - has gone to the EU Trade Commissioner, Baroness Catherine Ashton from the UK
 Ireland  French soccer's tainted win enrages Irish Nov.21  Vatican  Archbishop of Canterbury, Pope agree Nov.26  Ireland  Irish Church accused of abuse cover-up Nov.27   Berlin 2nd German official quits over airstrike
 Russia  Train derails, 26 died Nov.28   Russia     Train wreck 'an act of terror'
  Investigators have found 'elements of an explosive device' at the site of the derailment of an express train.    A bomb blast caused th...
Nov.29   Switzerland   Voters back ban on minarets
  Swiss voters, more than 57% of voters and 22 out of 26 cantons, have supported a referendum proposal to ban the building of minarets
 The government is saying the ban would harm Switzerland's image, particularly in the Muslim world. The proposal had been put forward by the Swiss People's Party, which says minarets are a sign of Islamisation


December 2009 ... more > Top ^
Dec.4   Italy Amanda Knox found guilty of murder Dec.6   Denmark Key global climate talks begin Dec.12   Denmark Police detain 900 in climate change rally Dec.13   Milan     PM Silvio Berlusconi is bloodied by attack
  Italian Prime Minister, 73, has been hit in the face and knocked to the ground after a political rally. He was taken to a hospital.    Berlusconi looking dazed, was helped to his feet by aides and put in a car. The nose and two teeth were broken and...
Dec.16  Denmark  Slow progress at Copenhagen talks Dec.17  London  British Airways cabin crew strike illegal Dec.18  Denmark  Obama announces climate deal with China   England   Eurostar trains stuck in tunnel  4 trains have broken down in the Channel Tunnel due to cold weather, as more snow is expected to cause disruption in Britain  Poland  Hunt for Auschwitz sign thieves Dec.19   Denmark   Climate deal meets UN qualification
Map of Copenhagen Denmark
  Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed a US-backed climate deal in Copenhagen as an 'essential beginning'
 After intense wrangling, delegates passed a motion taking note of the deal, without formally adopting it. The accord includes a recognition to limit temperature rises to less than 2C and promises to deliver $30bn of aid for developing nations over the next 3 years
Dec.21   Poland 80 dead in European winter weather Dec.22  European Union  Weather causes travel chaos in Europe Dec.24   Vatican     Pope falls in incident at midnight Mass
  A commotion at the start of Christmas Eve Mass at St. Peter's Basilica briefly disrupted ceremonies and caused the pope to fall.    The Pope conducts the Mass despite being briefly k...
Dec.25  Vatican  Pope delivers Christmas message Dec.26  London  Police hunt airline terror link Dec.31   Finland Suspect found dead after 5 killed



Warlord Thomas Lubanga in landmark trial British, French nuclear submarines collide Serb ex-president cleared of war crimes  Milan Milutinovic was Thursday found not guilty of war crimes in Kosovo. 5 other former high-ranking officials were found guilty of similar ...   Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader




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Jan.25   Netherlands
Feb.16   United Kingdom
Feb.26   UN Tribunal
Mar.4   Hague
  The International Criminal Court at the Hague issued an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a five-year campaign of violenc
 The court in stopped short of accusing Omar al-Bashir of genocide. Omar al-Bashir denies the charges and has dismissed any ICC ruling as worthless
Mar.7   Northern Ireland Two die in Army attack
Map of Antrim United Kingdom
  Two military personnel have been shot dead during a gun attack at a base in County Antrim. 2 further military personnel and 2 civilians injured.    The gunmen struck at Massereene army ba...
Mar.17  Moscow  Russia announces major arms buildup Apr.1  London  U.S., Russia announce nuke talks Apr.4   France Extra NATO troops for Afghan poll Apr.16   Chechnya Russia 'ends Chechnya operation' Jun.6   France Leaders' tribute to D-Day heroes Jul.14  UN Tribunal  Taylor refutes 'malicious' accusations Aug.31   Poland WWII ceremonies begin Oct.9   Norway   Obama awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
  Obama said that he was 'surprised and deeply humbled' by the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award him the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
Oct.10   Switzerland   Armenia, Turkey sign historic agreement
Map of Zurich Switzerland
  Turkey and Armenia are establishing diplomatic relations after nearly a century of animosity. The border has been closed since 1993
 Neither the Armenians nor the Turks gave a closing statement after the signing
Oct.11   Turkey   Israel out of NATO event because of Gaza  Turkey excluded Israel from a planned NATO military exercise partly because of Turkey's criticism of Gaza offensive nearly a year ago Oct.26   UN Tribunal   Karadzic boycotts start of trial  Former Bosnian Serb leader has failed to appear at his trial on 11 charges including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity Nov.3  UN Tribunal  Aggressive Karadzic appears at hearing Nov.13  London  MoD probes new Iraq abuse claims Nov.27   Berlin 2nd German official quits over airstrike



Europe, 2009 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.6  West Germany  Billionaire Adolf Merckle kills self Jan.24   Barcelona Four boys killed as storms collapsed roof
Feb.2   London Heaviest UK snow in 18 years hits flights Feb.16   United Kingdom British, French nuclear submarines collide Feb.25   Netherlands Nine killed as Turkish plane crashes   A passenger jet crashed as it tried to land at the airport, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 50 -- 25 seriously Mar.26  Turkey  Ultra-nationalist in chopper crash Mar.27   Turkey Bodies found at helicopter crash site Apr.5   Italy About 300 dead in strong quake Map of L%27Aquila Italy
  A 6.3-magnitude earthquake jolted central Italy, after a series of about a hundred minor tremors since January
 This quake was caused by movement on a NW-SE trending normal fault. The majority of the damage occurred in the medieval capital city of the Abruzzo region and the surrounding villages Silvio Berlusconi refused foreign aid, saying that Italians were 'proud people' and had sufficient resources; However he singled out the United States
Apr.6  Italy  90 dead in earthquake Apr.6  Italy  Rescuers work into night Apr.7   Italy Death toll rises to 207 in quake   100 residents critically injured; 150 people had been rescued alive so far, and the operation would continue for a further 48 hours Apr.8  Italy  Aftershocks rattle quake rescue efforts Apr.9   Italy Italy mourns earthquake victims Apr.27  European Union  Countries take steps to prevent outbreak Apr.28  Italy  Pope visits quake zone Apr.29   Geneva   WHO raises pandemic alert   The World Health Organization raised its pandemic alert to 5, its second-highest level, warning of widespread human infection from the outbr... Jun.3  Paris  Plane's recorders may never be found Jun.29   Northern Italy 14 die in Italian Riviera train-gas blast   A gas explosion from a cargo train carrying fuel tanks killed at least five people and injured 35 others in a town in the west coastal town of... Jul.2  Paris  Air France jet 'broke on impact' Aug.2  Paris  Scientists find new strain of HIV Aug.23   Athens Fire threat empties Athens suburb Map of Agios Stefanos Greece
  Residents of an entire Agios Stefanos have been ordered from their homes as out-of-control wildfires blaze around the Greek capital
Aug.24  Greece  Firefighters get brief respite Nov.10  West Germany  Enke's death apparent suicide Nov.27  Russia  Train derails, 26 died Nov.28   Russia   Train wreck 'an act of terror'
  Investigators have found 'elements of an explosive device' at the site of the derailment of an express train.    A bomb blast caused th...
Dec.18   England Eurostar trains stuck in tunnel  4 trains have broken down in the Channel Tunnel due to cold weather, as more snow is expected to cause disruption in Britain Dec.21   Poland 80 dead in European winter weather
Dec.22  European Union  Weather causes travel chaos in Europe



Europe, 2009 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.12  Portugal  Ronaldo crowned FIFA Player of Year May.16  Northern England  Man Utd clinch record title May.20  Istanbul  Jadson strike wins UEFA Cup for Shakhtar May.27   Rome Barcelona claim Champions League glory
  Barcelona completed an historic treble with a 2-0 win over holders Manchester United in the final. Goals: Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi.    Catalan giants dominated the showdown in the Stadio Olimpico. FC Barcelona became the first football team ever to win six out of six competitions in a single year thus completing the s...
Jun.6  Paris  Kuznetsova wins French Open over Safina Jun.7   Paris Federer claims historic French Open win
Jul.4  London  Serena powers to Wimbledon title Jul.5   London   Federer win breaks Sampras record  Roger Federer became the greatest player in Grand Slam history as he beat Roddick in 5 dramatic sets for a 6th Wimbledon and 15th major titl... Jul.26  Paris  Contador seals 2009 Tour victory Oct.2   Denmark   Rio to stage 2016 Olympic Games Map of Copenhagen Denmark
  Brazil will become the first South American country to host the Olympics, after Rio de Janeiro was chosen to stage the 2016 Games.    Rio won a majority of the 95 votes, eliminating Madrid in th...
Nov.10  West Germany  Enke's death apparent suicide Nov.19  Ireland  French soccer's tainted win enrages Irish



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2009 Jan.1   Russia Gazprom cuts off Ukraine's gas  Russian energy monopoly cut off supplies of natural gas to Ukraine after a payment deadline expired Jan.6   European Union European gas supplies disrupted
  Several countries say their supplies of Russian gas have been cut sharply amid an energy price dispute between Moscow and Ukraine
Jan.6  West Germany  Billionaire Adolf Merckle kills self Jan.6  Bulgaria  Gas stopped for swathe of states Jan.8  Belgium  Russia 'to restore gas to Europe' Jan.10   European Union Accord signed in Russia gas row
Jan.12  Moscow  Russia signs deal, restoring Europe's gas Jan.17   Moscow 'Gas to flow' after deal  Russian Prime Minister Putin has said agreement has been reached at talks to resume gas exports to Europe via Ukraine shortly Jan.19   Russia Russia turns on gas for Europe Jan.23  London  UK in recession as economy slides Jan.29   Paris Huge crowds join French strikes Feb.14   Rome G7 pledges to avoid protectionism  Finance ministers of leading industrial countries have pledged to avoid protectionism as they battle the global economic crisis Mar.1  Belgium  EU 'consensus' to tackle crisis Mar.13   Switzerland Switzerland eases banking secrecy  The world's largest offshore financial centre has agreed to accept concessions on bank secrecy Mar.13  London  G20 ministers meet amid divisions Mar.14   London   G20 leaders vow to restore growth
  Finance ministers from the rich and emerging nations have pledged to make a 'sustained effort' to pull the world economy out of recession.    Commitment to fight all forms of protectionism and maintain open ...
Apr.2   London   G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal
  Leaders of the world's largest economies have reached an agreement to tackle the global financial crisis
 The resources available to IMF will be tripled to $750bn; $250bn to boost global trade. There will be sanctions against secretive tax havens and tougher global financial regulation
Apr.17   Sweden Court jails Pirate Bay founders
  A court has jailed four men behind TPB, the world's most high-profile file-sharing website, in a landmark case
Apr.17  Scotland  Singer 'gobsmacked' by overnight fame May.13  European Union  EC fines computer chipmaker Intel $1.4B May.29  Berlin  Germany picks Magna to save Opel Jul.23   Germany VW prepares to take over Porsche Aug.13  Germany  France and Germany exit recession Sep.5  London  Brown: No room for economic complacency Sep.5   London G20 pledges tougher bank action Sep.17  European Union  EU agrees on bonus claw-back call Sep.27   Switzerland   Roman Polanski detained in Zurich Map of Zurich Switzerland
  Film director Roman Polanski has been taken into custody and faces extradition to the US for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977
 Polanski, 76, was detained as he travelled from France to collect a lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival under a 2005 international alert issued by the US
Dec.17  London  British Airways cabin crew strike illegal Dec.22  European Union  Weather causes travel chaos in Europe



Europe, 2009 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.23   Belgium Infants stabbed at creche   2 infants and an adult have been killed and 10 other people wounded in a knife attack after a man reportedly tricked his way into the nurser... Jan.25   Netherlands Warlord Thomas Lubanga in landmark trial
Feb.26   UN Tribunal Serb ex-president cleared of war crimes  Milan Milutinovic was Thursday found not guilty of war crimes in Kosovo. 5 other former high-ranking officials were found guilty of similar ... Mar.4   Hague   Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader
  The International Criminal Court at the Hague issued an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a five-year campaign of violenc
 The court in stopped short of accusing Omar al-Bashir of genocide. Omar al-Bashir denies the charges and has dismissed any ICC ruling as worthless
Mar.7   Northern Ireland Two die in Army attack
Map of Antrim United Kingdom
  Two military personnel have been shot dead during a gun attack at a base in County Antrim. 2 further military personnel and 2 civilians injured.    The gunmen struck at Massereene army ba...
Mar.9   Northern Ireland Police officer shot dead in town Mar.11   West Germany 16 killed in school shooting Map of Winnenden Germany
  A gunman dressed in military gear killed 16 people in a shooting spree in Germany before he was shot dead by police
 Tim Kretschmer, 17, began his rampage at a school where he used to be a student. He broke into the school, went into the classroom and shot wildly around himself
Mar.16  Austria  Fritzl admits rape, denies murder Mar.18  Austria  Josef Fritzl admits all charges Mar.19   Austria   Fritzl jailed for life in dungeon incest case
  A jury has found Josef Fritzl guilty of raping and imprisoning his daughter for more than two decades and sentenced him to life in prison.    Fritzl, who kept his daughter in a cellar and fathered her seven children, is ...
Apr.3  France  Obama: Europe faces greater terror risk Apr.8  Northern England  12 arrested in 'very serious' terror plot Apr.17   Sweden Court jails Pirate Bay founders
  A court has jailed four men behind TPB, the world's most high-profile file-sharing website, in a landmark case
May.4  Turkey  45 killed in attack on wedding party May.20  Ireland  Abuse 'endemic' at Catholic institutions Jul.14  UN Tribunal  Taylor refutes 'malicious' accusations Jul.15   Chechnya Activist Estemirova 'found murdered'  A prominent Russian human rights activist, Natalia Estemirova, was bundled into a van and abducted as she left her home in Chechnya Jul.15  Moscow  President Medvedev condemns killing Jul.23  Belgium  Convicts break out by air Jul.30   Spain Travel chaos after Majorca bomb
Aug.12   England Pirate fears as cargo ship vanishes  An international search operation was underway for a cargo Russian-crewed Arctic Sea ship was involved in piracy in European waters Aug.12   Scotland Lockerbie bomber to be released Sep.7  England  Three guilty of airline bomb plot Sep.14   London Airliner bomb plotters get life sentences Sep.27   Switzerland   Roman Polanski detained in Zurich Map of Zurich Switzerland
  Film director Roman Polanski has been taken into custody and faces extradition to the US for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977
 Polanski, 76, was detained as he travelled from France to collect a lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival under a 2005 international alert issued by the US
Oct.8   Paris Culture minister admits sex with 'boys'  French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand said he will not resign over his admission in a book that he paid to have sex with 'boys' in Tha... Oct.26   UN Tribunal   Karadzic boycotts start of trial  Former Bosnian Serb leader has failed to appear at his trial on 11 charges including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity Nov.3  UN Tribunal  Aggressive Karadzic appears at hearing Nov.26  Ireland  Irish Church accused of abuse cover-up Nov.27  Russia  Train derails, 26 died Nov.28   Russia   Train wreck 'an act of terror'
  Investigators have found 'elements of an explosive device' at the site of the derailment of an express train.    A bomb blast caused th...
Dec.4   Italy Amanda Knox found guilty of murder
Dec.13   Milan   PM Silvio Berlusconi is bloodied by attack
  Italian Prime Minister, 73, has been hit in the face and knocked to the ground after a political rally. He was taken to a hospital.    Berlusconi looking dazed, was helped to his feet by aides and put in a car. The nose and two teeth were broken and...
Dec.18  Poland  Hunt for Auschwitz sign thieves Dec.26  London  Police hunt airline terror link Dec.31   Finland Suspect found dead after 5 killed



Europe, 2009 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.8  Belgium  Russia 'to restore gas to Europe' Jan.10   European Union Accord signed in Russia gas row
Jan.12  Moscow  Russia signs deal, restoring Europe's gas Jan.17   Moscow 'Gas to flow' after deal  Russian Prime Minister Putin has said agreement has been reached at talks to resume gas exports to Europe via Ukraine shortly Jan.27  Moscow  Russian church picks new head Jan.29   Paris Huge crowds join French strikes Feb.4  Vatican  'Holocaust bishop' told to recant Feb.6  Rome  Right-to-die move blocked Feb.7  Germany  Bishops: 'No room' for Holocaust denier Mar.1  Belgium  EU 'consensus' to tackle crisis Mar.5   NATO NATO to resume Russian contacts Mar.13  London  G20 ministers meet amid divisions Mar.14   London   G20 leaders vow to restore growth
  Finance ministers from the rich and emerging nations have pledged to make a 'sustained effort' to pull the world economy out of recession.    Commitment to fight all forms of protectionism and maintain open ...
Mar.28   London Thousands join G-20 protest   Despite fears of violence that have prompted a major security operation in the capital, the demonstration has so far been peaceful Apr.1  London  Thousands demonstrate ahead of G-20 Apr.1  London  U.S., Russia announce nuke talks Apr.2  London  G20 leaders: We can unite Apr.2   London   G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal
  Leaders of the world's largest economies have reached an agreement to tackle the global financial crisis
 The resources available to IMF will be tripled to $750bn; $250bn to boost global trade. There will be sanctions against secretive tax havens and tougher global financial regulation
Apr.3  France  Obama: Europe faces greater terror risk Apr.4   France Extra NATO troops for Afghan poll Apr.7  Moldova  Students raid parliament Apr.9   Italy Italy mourns earthquake victims Apr.20   Geneva   Walkout at Iran leader's speech
  Diplomats have walked out of a speech by Ahmadinejad at a UN anti-racism conference after he described Israel as a 'racist government'
Apr.28  Italy  Pope visits quake zone May.3   Italy   Berlusconi's wife to divorce him
  Veronica Lario, the wife of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, has confirmed that she will file for divorce
May.18  London  Key lawmaker in expenses scandal May.19   London Speaker quits 'for sake of unity'  Michael Martin has told MPs he intends to stand down, so becoming the first Commons Speaker to be forced out of office for 300 years May.20  Ireland  Abuse 'endemic' at Catholic institutions May.31   England Last Titanic survivor dies at 97 Jun.4   London   Minister quits, calls for Brown's resignation   Prime Minister said he was 'disappointed' over the resignation of James Purnell. In his letter of resignation Purnell also called on Brown to... Jun.6   France Leaders' tribute to D-Day heroes Jun.7   European Union Center-right does well in EU poll  Exit polls and initial results show thar center-right parties have done well in elections to the European Parliament at the expense of the l... Jun.8   London Pressure on PM as another minister quits Jun.10  Italy  Italy and France 'failing Africa' Jun.22  Paris  Sarkozy speaks out against burka Jul.6   Moscow Obama moves to bolster U.S.-Russia ties Jul.7  Moscow  Obama urges shift in Russia ties Jul.8   Italy G-8 leaders pledge to seek emissions cuts Jul.9  Italy  World powers accept warming limit Jul.15   Chechnya Activist Estemirova 'found murdered'  A prominent Russian human rights activist, Natalia Estemirova, was bundled into a van and abducted as she left her home in Chechnya Jul.15  Moscow  President Medvedev condemns killing Jul.26   Paris Sarkozy hospitalized after jogging scare Aug.31   Poland WWII ceremonies begin Sep.5  London  Brown: No room for economic complacency Sep.5   London G20 pledges tougher bank action Sep.6  London  Brown backs bid for Libya pay-out Sep.17  European Union  EU agrees on bonus claw-back call Sep.21  France  Calais migrant eviction under way Sep.26  Istanbul  Turks mourn relative of Ottoman sultan Sep.27   Berlin Exit polls show Merkel retains office   German Chancellor Angela Merkel defeated her foreign minister to win another four-year term. Christian Democratic Union party received 33.7% Oct.3   Ireland Ireland backs EU's Lisbon Treaty Oct.4   Greece Socialist Papandreou declared winner  The opposition party defeated the incumbent center-right government of Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis Oct.7   Rome Berlusconi immunity law overruled Oct.8   Paris Culture minister admits sex with 'boys'  French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand said he will not resign over his admission in a book that he paid to have sex with 'boys' in Tha... Oct.9   Norway   Obama awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
  Obama said that he was 'surprised and deeply humbled' by the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award him the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
Oct.10   Switzerland   Armenia, Turkey sign historic agreement Map of Zurich Switzerland
  Turkey and Armenia are establishing diplomatic relations after nearly a century of animosity. The border has been closed since 1993
 Neither the Armenians nor the Turks gave a closing statement after the signing
Oct.11   Turkey   Israel out of NATO event because of Gaza  Turkey excluded Israel from a planned NATO military exercise partly because of Turkey's criticism of Gaza offensive nearly a year ago Oct.17  Madrid  Big anti-abortion rally Oct.30   European Union EU strikes climate funding deal Nov.3   Czech Republic EU reform treaty passes last test  The president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, has signed the Lisbon Treaty, the final step in the charter's ratification Nov.9   Berlin Berlin celebrates wall's fall aniversary
  Thousands of people joined world leaders to remember the night 20 years ago when a euphoric wave of people power swept away the Berlin Wall.    German Chancellor Merkel walked across a bridge that was the first crossing opened between East and West on 9 November 1989, joined by ex-Soviet leader Gorbachev and Polish ex-President Wales...
Nov.19   Belgium Belgian PM is first 'president of Europe'
  European Union leaders named Herman Van Rompuy, edging out former British Prime Minister Tony Blair for a still-vaguely defined job
 The other top job created - foreign affairs supremo - has gone to the EU Trade Commissioner, Baroness Catherine Ashton from the UK
Nov.21  Vatican  Archbishop of Canterbury, Pope agree Nov.26  Ireland  Irish Church accused of abuse cover-up Nov.27   Berlin 2nd German official quits over airstrike Nov.29   Switzerland Voters back ban on minarets
  Swiss voters, more than 57% of voters and 22 out of 26 cantons, have supported a referendum proposal to ban the building of minarets
 The government is saying the ban would harm Switzerland's image, particularly in the Muslim world. The proposal had been put forward by the Swiss People's Party, which says minarets are a sign of Islamisation
Dec.6   Denmark Key global climate talks begin Dec.12   Denmark Police detain 900 in climate change rally Dec.13   Milan   PM Silvio Berlusconi is bloodied by attack
  Italian Prime Minister, 73, has been hit in the face and knocked to the ground after a political rally. He was taken to a hospital.    Berlusconi looking dazed, was helped to his feet by aides and put in a car. The nose and two teeth were broken and...
Dec.16  Denmark  Slow progress at Copenhagen talks Dec.18  Denmark  Obama announces climate deal with China Dec.19   Denmark Climate deal meets UN qualification Map of Copenhagen Denmark
  Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed a US-backed climate deal in Copenhagen as an 'essential beginning'
 After intense wrangling, delegates passed a motion taking note of the deal, without formally adopting it. The accord includes a recognition to limit temperature rises to less than 2C and promises to deliver $30bn of aid for developing nations over the next 3 years
Dec.24   Vatican   Pope falls in incident at midnight Mass
  A commotion at the start of Christmas Eve Mass at St. Peter's Basilica briefly disrupted ceremonies and caused the pope to fall.    The Pope conducts the Mass despite being briefly k...
Dec.25  Vatican  Pope delivers Christmas message