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1. 02-20 Madeira floods and mudslides kill 43 Madeira, Portugal
2. 02-28 Storm batters Europe, at least 51 dead France
03-02 Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM Greece
E. 03-19 BA cabin crew begin strike action London
F. 03-20 Pope says 'sorry' for Irish church abuse Vatican
G. 03-25 Pope accused of failing to act on abuse Vatican
H. 03-28 Dozens killed in subway blasts Moscow
8. 04-10 Polish president died in plane crash Smolensk, Russia
J. 05-05 Three dead as Greek strike grows violent Athens

Summary.     Click for More > BA cabin crew begin strike action Pope says 'sorry' for Irish church abuse Pope accused of failing to act on abuse  Benedict XVI has been accused of failing to act on complaints from two archbishops in the US about a priest who allegedly abused 200 deaf bo... Dozens killed in subway blasts   Explosions rocked a pair of central Moscow subway stations during morning rush hour, killing at least 37 people and wounding 10 others Polish president died in plane crash Map of Smolensk Russia
Madeira floods and mudslides kill 43 Storm batters Europe, at least 51 dead   Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
Jan.1  Denmark  Controversial cartoonist escapes attack
Feb.7  Ukraine  Exit polls report Yanukovych victory
Feb.10  Greece  PM vows to slash huge government deficit
Feb.15  Belgium  18 killed in Belgian train crash
Feb.20   Portugal
Feb.21  Portugal  Flood rescuers search streets and houses
 Germany  Lufthansa four-day strike begins
Feb.23  Greece  Greece steeled for 24-hour strike
Feb.26  Turkey  Ex-generals charged over 'plot'
Feb.28   France
Mar.2   Greece
  Prime Minister George Papandreou has likened the country's budget crisis to a 'wartime situation' and said Greece was at risk of bankruptcy.    The government has approved a package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis, including ri...
Mar.3  Greece  Greece backs new round of tax rises
 Barcelona  Giant waves hit cruise ship; 2 killed
Mar.15  Belgium  EU ministers agree Greek plan
Mar.17  Ireland  Cardinal apologizes for child abuse failures
Mar.19   London
Mar.20   Vatican
Mar.25   Vatican
Mar.28  Switzerland  Armed robbers raid Swiss casino
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Mar.30  Serbia  MPs apology for Srebrenica massacre
Apr.2  Vatican  Preacher compares row to anti-Semitism
Apr.6  London  Race begins as Brown confirms 6 May date
Apr.7  Spain  Pinochet judge charged with abuse
Apr.8  Moscow  Obama, Medvedev sign arms treaty
Apr.9  Vatican  Pope hit by new child abuse allegations
Apr.10   Russia
  Tupolev 154, carrying Lech Kaczynski, has crashed near a Russian airport. 87 people were killed; there were no survivors.    Kaczynski, his wife Maria and several senior government figures were in Russia to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre. They included the army chief ...
Apr.18  Poland  Poles hold funeral for president Apr.19  Netherlands  Europe airport start to reopen for flights Apr.28  Northern England  PM apologizes for calling woman 'bigot' May.4  Greece  Tansport halts as strike extends May.5   Athens Three dead as Greek strike grows violent May.6  London  Conservatives head for big gains May.9  European Union  Volcanic ash cloud disrupts flights   Belgium EU approves $560B crisis fund May.10  London  Brown 'stepping down as Labour leader' May.11   London   David Cameron named UK prime minister   Cameron immediately began forming his coalition government, appointing several Liberal Democrat leaders to Cabinet posts May.16  Northern England  Ash closes airports in England, Ireland  London  Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick May.22  Spain  Inter are European champions Jun.2  Northern England  12 killed in England shooting spree Jun.9  Netherlands  Dutch PM resigns party leadership Jun.15  Northern Ireland  Bloody Sunday killed were innocent Jun.24  Belgium  Belgian Catholic offices raided in sex probe Jun.28  Turkey  Turkey bars Israel military flight Jul.4  Poland  Komorowski leads Polish presidential poll Jul.9   Austria U.S., Russia swap spies Jul.23  European Union  Europe's big banks pass stress tests Jul.24   Ruhr Festival stampede kills 19 Jul.27  United Kingdom  BP ousts CEO Hayward Jul.29  France  Woman buried 8 babies Jul.31  Russia  Wildfires:25 dead, thousands homeless Aug.2   Moscow   Russian fires prompt state of emergency
  Authorities have imposed a state of emergency around about 500 towns and villages because of wildfires burning across the west of the country.    700 fires are burning, covering about 450 square miles. Most of the fires were started accidentally b...
Aug.5  UN Tribunal  Model tells court of 'dirty stones' gift Aug.6  Moscow  Muscovites struggle to breathe Aug.18  France  France to begin Roma deportations Aug.21  Sweden  Warrant dropped for WikiLeaks founder Aug.28  England  Arrest over cricket 'bets scam' Aug.30  Netherlands  Dutch arrest two men after flight from US Sep.5  Basque  Spain's Eta 'declares ceasefire' Sep.12  Turkey  Turks approve new constitution Sep.14  Paris  French senate approves burqa ban Sep.16  Scotland  Thousands attend Mass in Glasgow Sep.19  Sweden  Sweden narrowly re-elects right Sep.21  Vatican  Bank investigated over money laundering Sep.25  London  Labour Party taps Miliband as new leader Sep.29  European Union  Unions stage day of action over cuts   European Union Terror plot: possible attacks in 5 countries
Oct.7   Hungary Hungarian sludge reaches Danube Oct.8   Norway Liu wins Nobel Peace Prize Oct.11  London  US troops may have killed hostage  France  French unions launch new strike Oct.15  Switzerland  Swiss complete world's longest rail tunnel Oct.17  Vatican  Australia got its first Catholic saint Oct.19  London  Saudi prince guilty of murdering aide Oct.22  Paris  French Senate OKs pension changes Oct.27  Paris  French Parliament OKs pension reform Nov.2  Berlin  Parcel bomb sent to Angela Merkel Nov.7  Germany  Clashes over German nuclear train Nov.16  London  Prince William announced engagement Nov.18  Ireland  Dublin needs aid, minister admits Nov.19  Portugal  NATO agrees on missile defense Nov.20   Vatican Condoms OK in some cases - Pope  Portugal  NATO, Afghans hammer out long-term ties Nov.21  Ireland  Irish government backs bail-out Dec.1  European Union  Snowfall disrupts northern Europe Dec.2  Switzerland  2018 FIFA World Cup will be held in Russia  Switzerland  FIFA's World Cup be held in Qatar in 2022 Dec.3  Spain  Air controller walkout disrupts travel Dec.7   London Assange jailed as extradition considered Dec.9  London  Protesters attack Prince Charles' car Dec.10   Norway   Chinese dissident awarded Peace Prize  An empty chair stood in for imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo as he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in absentia Dec.11   Sweden One dead after Stockholm blasts Dec.16  London  Wikileaks founder Assange freed on bail Dec.20  London  Europe is digging airports out of snow Dec.23  Rome  Parcel bombs hit Rome embassies Dec.24   European Union Snow paralyses transport in W. Europe  Vatican  Pope prays for peace at Rome Mass Dec.27   Moscow Russian court finds Khodorkovsky guilty Dec.29  Denmark  Denmark holds 'cartoon plotters' Dec.30  Moscow  Khodorkovsky jail term increased



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Europe
Exit polls report Yanukovych victory
PM vows to slash huge government deficit
Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
Greece backs new round of tax rises
Pope says 'sorry' for Irish church abuse
Pope accused of failing to act on abuse
Obama, Medvedev sign arms treaty
Pope hit by new child abuse allegations
Polish president died in plane crash
Poles hold funeral for president
Three dead as Greek strike grows violent
Conservatives head for big gains
EU approves $560B crisis fund
David Cameron named UK prime minister
Bloody Sunday killed were innocent
Belgian Catholic offices raided in sex probe
Russian fires prompt state of emergency
Liu wins Nobel Peace Prize
Condoms OK in some cases - Pope
Chinese dissident awarded Peace Prize
Russian court finds Khodorkovsky guilty
PM vows to slash huge government deficit
Lufthansa four-day strike begins
Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
Greece backs new round of tax rises
BA cabin crew begin strike action
Europe airport start to reopen for flights
Tansport halts as strike extends
EU approves $560B crisis fund
Ash closes airports in England, Ireland
Europe's big banks pass stress tests
BP ousts CEO Hayward
French unions launch new strike
Swiss complete world's longest rail tunnel
Madeira floods and mudslides kill 43
Flood rescuers search streets and houses
Storm batters Europe, at least 51 dead
Polish president died in plane crash
Ash closes airports in England, Ireland
Festival stampede kills 19
Wildfires:25 dead, thousands homeless
Russian fires prompt state of emergency
Muscovites struggle to breathe
Hungarian sludge reaches Danube
Snow paralyses transport in W. Europe
Controversial cartoonist escapes attack
Ex-generals charged over 'plot'
Dozens killed in subway blasts
Pope hit by new child abuse allegations
Belgian Catholic offices raided in sex probe
Arrest over cricket 'bets scam'
Terror plot: possible attacks in 5 countries
Assange jailed as extradition considered
One dead after Stockholm blasts
European Union
PM vows to slash huge government deficit
Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
Greece backs new round of tax rises
Poles hold funeral for president
Three dead as Greek strike grows violent
Conservatives head for big gains
EU approves $560B crisis fund
David Cameron named UK prime minister
Bloody Sunday killed were innocent
Belgian Catholic offices raided in sex probe
Komorowski leads Polish presidential poll
French senate approves burqa ban
Thousands attend Mass in Glasgow
PM vows to slash huge government deficit
Lufthansa four-day strike begins
Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
Greece backs new round of tax rises
BA cabin crew begin strike action
Europe airport start to reopen for flights
Tansport halts as strike extends
EU approves $560B crisis fund
Ash closes airports in England, Ireland
Europe's big banks pass stress tests
BP ousts CEO Hayward
Madeira floods and mudslides kill 43
Flood rescuers search streets and houses
Storm batters Europe, at least 51 dead
Ash closes airports in England, Ireland
Festival stampede kills 19
Hungarian sludge reaches Danube
Snow paralyses transport in W. Europe
Controversial cartoonist escapes attack
Belgian Catholic offices raided in sex probe
Arrest over cricket 'bets scam'
Terror plot: possible attacks in 5 countries
Assange jailed as extradition considered
One dead after Stockholm blasts
United Kingdom
Conservatives head for big gains
David Cameron named UK prime minister
Bloody Sunday killed were innocent
Thousands attend Mass in Glasgow
BA cabin crew begin strike action
Ash closes airports in England, Ireland
BP ousts CEO Hayward
Ash closes airports in England, Ireland
Arrest over cricket 'bets scam'
Assange jailed as extradition considered
England
Conservatives head for big gains
David Cameron named UK prime minister
Prince William announced engagement
BA cabin crew begin strike action
Ash closes airports in England, Ireland
Ash closes airports in England, Ireland
Arrest over cricket 'bets scam'
Assange jailed as extradition considered
Russia
Polish president died in plane crash
Russian fires prompt state of emergency
Russian court finds Khodorkovsky guilty
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Wildfires:25 dead, thousands homeless
Russian fires prompt state of emergency
Dozens killed in subway blasts
Greece
PM vows to slash huge government deficit
Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
Three dead as Greek strike grows violent
PM vows to slash huge government deficit
Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
Greece backs new round of tax rises
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Moscow
Obama, Medvedev sign arms treaty
Russian fires prompt state of emergency
Russian court finds Khodorkovsky guilty
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Russian fires prompt state of emergency
Muscovites struggle to breathe
Dozens killed in subway blasts
London
Conservatives head for big gains
David Cameron named UK prime minister
Prince William announced engagement
BA cabin crew begin strike action
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Assange jailed as extradition considered
France
French senate approves burqa ban
French Parliament OKs pension reform
French unions launch new strike
Storm batters Europe, at least 51 dead
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Vatican
Pope says 'sorry' for Irish church abuse
Pope accused of failing to act on abuse
Condoms OK in some cases - Pope
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Scandinavia
Liu wins Nobel Peace Prize
Chinese dissident awarded Peace Prize
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Controversial cartoonist escapes attack
One dead after Stockholm blasts
Central Europe
Poles hold funeral for president
Komorowski leads Polish presidential poll
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Feb.20   Portugal  
  After torrential rains 63 others were reported have been injured on the Atlantic island, which is popular with foreign tourists.    The floods and mudslides were the result of an extreme weather event that affected the Island in autonomous archipelago on 20 February 2010. Damage...
Feb.21   Portugal   Flood rescuers search streets and houses   Rescue workers are searching mud-filled streets and houses on the island of Madeira after flash floods left at least 40 people dead  Germany  Lufthansa strike threatens global pain   Germany   Lufthansa four-day strike begins  About 4,000 pilots have gone on strike for four days in a dispute over job security. Lufthansa has cancelled 3,000 flights and has warned of... Feb.23   Greece Greece steeled for 24-hour strike Feb.26   Turkey   Ex-generals charged over 'plot'  Cetin Dogan, former head of First Army, and Engin Alan, a former special forces commander have been charged over an alleged plot in 2003 Feb.28   France   Storm batters Europe, at least 51 dead
  A winter storm named 'Xynthia' battered the western coast of Europe, its high winds downing trees and power lines.    Forty of the victims died in western France, where many d...


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Mar.2   Greece     Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
  Prime Minister George Papandreou has likened the country's budget crisis to a 'wartime situation' and said Greece was at risk of bankruptcy
 The government has approved a package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis, including rises in sales taxes, a cut in holiday bonuses paid to civil servants, and a pensions freeze. The EU had called for austerity measures
Mar.3   Greece     Greece backs new round of tax rises  The government has approved a new package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis   Barcelona Giant waves hit cruise ship; 2 killed Mar.4  Sweden  Baltic Sea ice traps passenger, cargo ships  Turkey  Turkey anger at US Armenian vote Mar.14  Milan  Beckham 'to miss World Cup with injury' Mar.15   Belgium EU ministers agree Greek plan Mar.17   Ireland Cardinal apologizes for child abuse failures Mar.19   London   BA cabin crew begin strike action
  British Airways cabin crew have begun strike action that will cause severe disruption to flights for the next 3 days
Mar.20   Vatican     Pope says 'sorry' for Irish church abuse
  Benedict XVI said he is 'truly sorry' for the abuse suffered by victims at the hands of Catholic priests in Ireland.    The pope addressed the crisis that has rocked the Irish C...
 London  BA cancels nearly half of flights amid strike Mar.23  London  UK expels Israeli diplomat Mar.24  Ireland  Pope accepts resignation of Irish bishop Mar.25   Vatican     Pope accused of failing to act on abuse
  Benedict XVI has been accused of failing to act on complaints from two archbishops in the US about a priest who allegedly abused 200 deaf boys
 An archbishop wrote letters in 1996 to the Vatican watchdog led by Cardinal Ratzinger calling for disciplinary proceedings against Fr Lawrence Murphy, who was a priest, believed to have molested some 200 boys at St John's School for the Deaf in St Francis, Wisconsin, between 1950 and 1974
 Scotland  UK intercepts Russian bombers Mar.28   Switzerland Armed robbers raid Swiss casino   Moscow   Dozens killed in subway blasts
  Explosions rocked a pair of central Moscow subway stations during morning rush hour, killing at least 37 people and wounding 10 others
 The first blast happened at the city's central Lubyanka station killing 25. A second explosion less than an hour afterwards happened at the Park Kultury station killing 12
Mar.29  Moscow  Female suicide bombers blamed in attacks Mar.30   Serbia MPs apology for Srebrenica massacre

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Apr.2  Moscow  Teen ID'd as Moscow subway bomber   Vatican Preacher compares row to anti-Semitism
Apr.6   London Race begins as Brown confirms 6 May date Apr.7   Spain Pinochet judge charged with abuse Apr.8   Moscow     Obama, Medvedev sign arms treaty  The new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, a major nuclear arms control , reduces the nuclear stockpiles of both nations Apr.9   Vatican     Pope hit by new child abuse allegations  Benedict XVI is facing allegations he was responsible for delaying Church action against a paedophile priest Apr.10   Russia   Polish president died in plane crash Map of Smolensk Russia
  Tupolev 154, carrying Lech Kaczynski, has crashed near a Russian airport. 87 people were killed; there were no survivors
 Kaczynski, his wife Maria and several senior government figures were in Russia to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre. They included the army chief of staff Gen Franciszek Gagor, central bank governor Slawomir Skrzypek and deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer. There were a total of 132 people on the plane
 Poland  Poland mourns president's death in crash Apr.11  Greece  Greece is offered 30bn euros loan Apr.15  European Union  Europe flights be grounded into weekend Apr.17  Poland  Services for Polish crash victims Apr.18   Poland   Poles hold funeral for president   The ashen-faced twin brother of the late President Lech Kaczynski led mourners at St. Mary's Basilica at the funeral of his brother  European Union  Airlines and airports question flight bans  England  Test flights: European skies may be safe Apr.19   Netherlands   Europe airport start to reopen for flights   The first flights in northern Europe have taken off after five days of inactivity caused by the spread of volcanic ash from Iceland Apr.21  European Union  Battle to clear flights' backlog Apr.24  Greece  IMF chief tries to ease Greece fears Apr.27  Greece  Greek bonds rated 'junk' by S& P's Apr.28   Northern England PM apologizes for calling woman 'bigot'  Barcelona  Inter oust Barca to reach Champions final Apr.29  London  Polls give UK debate win to Cameron Apr.30  Spain  Spain unemployment tops 20 percent

May 2010 ... more > Top ^
May.2  Greece  Bailout worth $146 billion May.4   Greece   Tansport halts as strike extends  Trains, planes and ferries are at a standstill, as a general strike has been called across Greeece as protests against spending cuts and tax... May.5   Athens   Three dead as Greek strike grows violent
  Police sirens and tear gas filled the streets around parliament building after protests against government. 3 people dying in a fire inside a bank.    President warns the country i...
May.6   London   Conservatives head for big gains   The Conservatives are on course to be the largest party in a hung parliament, after nearly 200 election results May.7  London  Tories and Lib Dems in deal talks May.9   European Union Volcanic ash cloud disrupts flights
  Belgium   EU approves $560B crisis fund
  Europe's finance ministers approved in an emergency meeting a 'stabilization mechanism' that could provide 440 billion euros for a aid package.    The members of the single currency bloc will have access to 440bn euros of loan guarantees and 60...
May.10   London Brown 'stepping down as Labour leader' May.11   London     David Cameron named UK prime minister
  Cameron immediately began forming his coalition government, appointing several Liberal Democrat leaders to Cabinet posts
 Lib Dems leader Nick Clegg, who was named deputy PM, announced his party's agreement into entering such a partnership. Clegg sought to allay party members' concerns going into the arrangement
May.12  London  Cameron coalition team in cabinet meeting  Hamburg  Atletico win Europa League May.15  London  Chelsea win Cup Double May.16   Northern England     Ash closes airports in England, Ireland  Airports in Manchester and Liverpool closed as a cloud of ash from a volcano moved east into England, but London airports were not affected  Milan  Inter claim fifth title in a row   London Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick May.22   Spain   Inter are European champions  Jose Mourinho wrote his name into the history books as Diego Milito inspired Inter Milan to Champions League glory against Bayern Munich May.31  Berlin  German president quits amid row

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Jun.2   Northern England 12 killed in England shooting spree
 Istanbul  Gaza activists receive welcome Jun.6  Paris  Nadal wins fifth French Open Jun.9   Netherlands Dutch PM resigns party leadership Jun.12  Slovakia  Centre-right opposition wins election Jun.15   Northern Ireland   Bloody Sunday killed were innocent   All those killed on Bloody Sunday were innocent, the Saville Report has ruled. Thirteen marchers were shot dead on 30 January 1972 Jun.19  Sweden  Sweden's crown princess marries Jun.24   Belgium   Belgian Catholic offices raided in sex probe  Belgian authorities have raided the headquarters of the Belgian Catholic Church during an investigation into child sex abuse claims Jun.27  Vatican  Pope deplores Belgian 'sex abuse' raids Jun.28   Turkey Turkey bars Israel military flight Jun.29  Italy  Italy to fight for crucifixes in classrooms Jun.30  Cyprus  Spy suspect 'missing' in Cyprus

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Jul.3  London  Serena powers to fourth Wimbledon title Jul.4  London  Nadal regains Wimbledon crown   Poland   Komorowski leads Polish presidential poll  Bronislaw Komorowski, acting president and the governing party candidate, has regained the advantage in a close presidential election Jul.8  Norway  Arrests in Norway 'al-Qaeda' plot Jul.9   Austria     U.S., Russia swap spies
Map of Vienna Austria
  The United States and Russia completed a spy swap Friday, exchanging the agents on chartered planes at an airport in Vienna.    The plane carrying 10 Russian agents, who were expelled from the United States for intelligence gathering, landed at Moscow's Domodedovo ...
 Northern England  Gunman Raoul Moat kills himself Jul.17  Southern France  Grenoble rioters shoot at police Jul.23   European Union   Europe's big banks pass stress tests  Officials led by the European Central Bank tested 91 banks, and most of banks passed stress tests aimed at shoring up confidence in the econ... Jul.24   Ruhr   Festival stampede kills 19 Map of Duisburg Germany
  At least 17 people have been killed at the Love Parade electronic music festival in the German city of Duisburg after panic sparked a stampede.    The revellers panicked at a tunnel entrance. About 100 people were also injured. Pol...
Jul.25  Paris  Contador claims third Tour de France title  Ruhr  Number of dead at music festival rises Jul.27   United Kingdom     BP ousts CEO Hayward  Tony Hayward will step down amid ongoing outrage over the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and will be replaced by American Robert Dudley Jul.28  Barcelona  Catalonia bans bullfighting Jul.29   France Woman buried 8 babies Jul.31   Russia     Wildfires:25 dead, thousands homeless  The Russian government said it has sent some 240,000 people to fight the blazes, which are among the worst ever to hit the region

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Aug.2   Moscow     Russian fires prompt state of emergency
  Authorities have imposed a state of emergency around about 500 towns and villages because of wildfires burning across the west of the country
 700 fires are burning, covering about 450 square miles. Most of the fires were started accidentally by people burning garbage, dropping cigarettes, or failing to extinguish campfires or barbecues properly
Aug.5   UN Tribunal Model tells court of 'dirty stones' gift
Aug.6   Moscow   Muscovites struggle to breathe  The acrid smoke, from thousands of square miles of wildfires, drove carbon monoxide levels in Moscow 5 times higher than what is considered ... Aug.9  UN Tribunal  Taylor 'gave diamonds to model' Aug.13  Moscow  Russia set to fuel Iran reactor Aug.14  Russia  Russia ban on grain export begins Aug.18   France France to begin Roma deportations Aug.21   Sweden Warrant dropped for WikiLeaks founder Aug.28   England   Arrest over cricket 'bets scam'  A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged cricket betting scam centred on the current Test between Pakistan and England at Lord'... Aug.30   Netherlands Dutch arrest two men after flight from US

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Sep.5   Basque Spain's Eta 'declares ceasefire'
Sep.12   Turkey     Turks approve new constitution  Voters have given strong backing to constitutional changes. 58% had voted 'Yes' to amending the constitution Sep.14   Paris   French senate approves burqa ban  The senate approved a law banning any veils that cover the face -- including the burqa, the full-body covering worn by some Muslim women Sep.16  Scotland  Pope: Abuse cases a 'shock'   Scotland     Thousands attend Mass in Glasgow   Pope Benedict XVI has celebrated an open-air Mass in Glasgow, attended by tens of thousands of people, on the first day of his visit to Brit... Sep.19  Netherlands  Terror suspect arrested at airport   Sweden Sweden narrowly re-elects right Sep.21   Vatican Bank investigated over money laundering Sep.25   London Labour Party taps Miliband as new leader Sep.26  Eastern Germany  12 dead in bus crash in Germany Sep.27  Moscow  Moscow's Mayor Luzhkov dismissed Sep.29   European Union Unions stage day of action over cuts   European Union     Terror plot: possible attacks in 5 countries
  A potential terror plot may have involved synchronized attacks in several countries with 'at least a dozen' people taking part.    Investigators believe Osama bin L...
 Spain  Tour winner in positive dope test

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Oct.7   Hungary     Hungarian sludge reaches Danube Map of Ajka Hungary
  Toxic red sludge from a spill at an industrial plant in Hungary has reached the River Danube.    A million cubic metres of the sludge spilled from a reservoir at an alumina plant in Ajka. 4 peo...
 Sweden  Vargas Llosa wins Nobel Prize in literature Oct.8   Norway     Liu wins Nobel Peace Prize
  The 2010 prize was awarded to Liu Xiaobo, a leading Chinese dissident who is serving a prison term after calling for human rights and democratization.    China said the award could damage ties with Norway, and...
Oct.10  Belgrade  Anti-gay riot erupts in Belgrade Oct.11   London US troops may have killed hostage
  France   French unions launch new strike  A national day of strikes and demonstrations in opposition to the government's pension reforms is the third in a month Oct.15   Switzerland   Swiss complete world's longest rail tunnel   Gotthard Base Tunnel was completed when the last two meters of rock were drilled through Oct.17   Vatican Australia got its first Catholic saint Oct.18  Paris  Sarkozy defies French protesters Oct.19   London Saudi prince guilty of murdering aide Oct.20  London  UK unveils major spending cuts Oct.21  Paris  French unions call more strike days Oct.22   Paris French Senate OKs pension changes Oct.23  London  WikiLeaks: Sensitive info protected Oct.27   Paris   French Parliament OKs pension reform  The lower house approved a controversial pension reform bill, despite protests that brought millions of demonstrators into the streets Oct.28  Belgium  EU frames eurozone crisis rules Oct.30  London  Bomb 'meant to explode on plane' Oct.31  Istanbul  32 injured in suicide bombing in Turkey

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Nov.2   Berlin Parcel bomb sent to Angela Merkel
Nov.3  Greece  Greece suspends shipments after blasts  Serbia  2 killed in Serbia earthquake Nov.7   Germany Clashes over German nuclear train  Barcelona  Pope consecrates Gaudi's Sagrada Familia Nov.16   London     Prince William announced engagement   William and girlfriend Kate Middleton, both 28, have been sent congratulations from around the world after announcing their engagement Nov.18   Ireland     Dublin needs aid, minister admits   The Irish Republic's finance minister has said he feels 'no sense of shame' over his country's economic record - but it now needs outside he... Nov.19   Portugal   NATO agrees on missile defense  President Obama announced Friday that NATO will develop a missile system to safeguard most of Europe and the United States Nov.20   Vatican   Condoms OK in some cases - Pope
  Benedict XVI has said the use of condoms is acceptable 'in certain cases', according to a new book
  Portugal NATO, Afghans hammer out long-term ties  NATO  Russia 'to help Nato shield plan' Nov.21   Ireland Irish government backs bail-out  Ireland  Irish PM confirms EU rescue deal

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Dec.1   European Union Snowfall disrupts northern Europe
 Russia  Russia 'mafia state' - Wikileaks Dec.2   Switzerland 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held in Russia   Switzerland FIFA's World Cup be held in Qatar in 2022 Dec.3   Spain Air controller walkout disrupts travel Dec.4  Moscow  2 die as Russian plane skids off runway Dec.6  Switzerland  Swiss bank freezes Wikileaks cash Dec.7   London     Assange jailed as extradition considered
  WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange handed himself over to police, promptly appeared in court where he was denied bail and left for jail.    Assange denies sexually assaulting two women in Sweden....
Dec.9   London   Protesters attack Prince Charles' car   Protesters enraged by a Parliament vote to triple university tuition rate caps, attacked a car carrying Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Corn... Dec.10   Norway     Chinese dissident awarded Peace Prize
  An empty chair stood in for imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo as he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in absentia
 China has responded furiously, repeatedly called Liu a common criminal and declared the award a Western plot against China
Dec.11   Sweden   One dead after Stockholm blasts Map of Stockholm Sweden
  One person has been killed and two others injured as two explosions rocked the centre of the capital near the busy shopping street of Drottninggatan
Dec.12  Sweden  Explosions were 'an act of terrorism' Dec.14  London  Wikileaks chief's release delayed Dec.15  Kosovo  Kosovo PM named in organ theft report Dec.16   London     Wikileaks founder Assange freed on bail   The founder of whistle-blowing website, Julian Assange, has vowed 'to continue my work and to protest my innocence' after being freed on bai... Dec.19  Belarus  Crowds storm Minsk government HQ Dec.20   London Europe is digging airports out of snow Dec.21  European Union  Europe bends under weight of snow Dec.23   Rome     Parcel bombs hit Rome embassies  Italian police are searching all embassies and consular offices after parcel bombs exploded at the Swiss and Chilean missions Dec.24   European Union   Snow paralyses transport in W. Europe
  Thousands of travellers have had their Christmas plans disrupted by further snowfalls across Western Europe
 Paris  Paris cancels half of flights   Vatican Pope prays for peace at Rome Mass
Dec.25  Vatican  Pope calls for end to conflicts Dec.27   Moscow     Russian court finds Khodorkovsky guilty
  A judge in Moscow has found former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner guilty of corruption charges.    Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man and considered a political thr...
 Rome  Explosives found at Greek embassy Dec.29   Denmark     Denmark holds 'cartoon plotters'  5 suspected Islamist militants have been arrested for planning to attack a newspaper that printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in 2005 Dec.30   Moscow Khodorkovsky jail term increased


Ex-generals charged over 'plot'  Cetin Dogan, former head of First Army, and Engin Alan, a former special forces commander have been charged over an alleged plot in 2003   Obama, Medvedev sign arms treaty  The new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, a major nuclear arms control , reduces the nuclear stockpiles of both nations Turkey bars Israel military flight Spain's Eta 'declares ceasefire' US troops may have killed hostage NATO agrees on missile defense  President Obama announced Friday that NATO will develop a missile system to safeguard most of Europe and the United States Pope prays for peace at Rome Mass 18 killed in Belgian train crash Madeira floods and mudslides kill 43 Map of Madeira Portugal




Europe, 2010 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2010
Feb.26   Turkey
Mar.25  Scotland  UK intercepts Russian bombers
Apr.8   Moscow
Jun.28   Turkey
Aug.9  UN Tribunal  Taylor 'gave diamonds to model'
Sep.5   Basque
Oct.11   London
Nov.19   Portugal
Nov.20  NATO  Russia 'to help Nato shield plan'
Dec.15  Kosovo  Kosovo PM named in organ theft report
Dec.24   Vatican
Dec.25  Vatican  Pope calls for end to conflicts




Europe, 2010 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2010
Jan.9  West Germany  Heavy snow brings travel chaos
Feb.15   Belgium
Feb.20   Portugal
  After torrential rains 63 others were reported have been injured on the Atlantic island, which is popular with foreign tourists.    The floods and mudslides were the result of an extreme weather event that affected the Island in autonomous archipelago on 20 February 2010. Damage...
Feb.21   Portugal Flood rescuers search streets and houses   Rescue workers are searching mud-filled streets and houses on the island of Madeira after flash floods left at least 40 people dead Feb.28   France Storm batters Europe, at least 51 dead
  A winter storm named 'Xynthia' battered the western coast of Europe, its high winds downing trees and power lines.    Forty of the victims died in western France, where many d...
Mar.3   Barcelona Giant waves hit cruise ship; 2 killed
Mar.4  Sweden  Baltic Sea ice traps passenger, cargo ships Apr.10   Russia Polish president died in plane crash Map of Smolensk Russia
  Tupolev 154, carrying Lech Kaczynski, has crashed near a Russian airport. 87 people were killed; there were no survivors
 Kaczynski, his wife Maria and several senior government figures were in Russia to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre. They included the army chief of staff Gen Franciszek Gagor, central bank governor Slawomir Skrzypek and deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer. There were a total of 132 people on the plane
Apr.10  Poland  Poland mourns president's death in crash Apr.15  European Union  Europe flights be grounded into weekend Apr.18  European Union  Airlines and airports question flight bans Apr.18  England  Test flights: European skies may be safe May.9   European Union Volcanic ash cloud disrupts flights May.16   Northern England   Ash closes airports in England, Ireland  Airports in Manchester and Liverpool closed as a cloud of ash from a volcano moved east into England, but London airports were not affected May.16   London Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick Jul.24   Ruhr Festival stampede kills 19 Map of Duisburg Germany
  At least 17 people have been killed at the Love Parade electronic music festival in the German city of Duisburg after panic sparked a stampede.    The revellers panicked at a tunnel entrance. About 100 people were also injured. Pol...
Jul.25  Ruhr  Number of dead at music festival rises Jul.28  Barcelona  Catalonia bans bullfighting Jul.31   Russia   Wildfires:25 dead, thousands homeless  The Russian government said it has sent some 240,000 people to fight the blazes, which are among the worst ever to hit the region Aug.2   Moscow   Russian fires prompt state of emergency
  Authorities have imposed a state of emergency around about 500 towns and villages because of wildfires burning across the west of the country
 700 fires are burning, covering about 450 square miles. Most of the fires were started accidentally by people burning garbage, dropping cigarettes, or failing to extinguish campfires or barbecues properly
Aug.6   Moscow Muscovites struggle to breathe  The acrid smoke, from thousands of square miles of wildfires, drove carbon monoxide levels in Moscow 5 times higher than what is considered ... Aug.14  Russia  Russia ban on grain export begins Sep.26  Eastern Germany  12 dead in bus crash in Germany Oct.7   Hungary   Hungarian sludge reaches Danube
Map of Ajka Hungary
  Toxic red sludge from a spill at an industrial plant in Hungary has reached the River Danube.    A million cubic metres of the sludge spilled from a reservoir at an alumina plant in Ajka. 4 peo...
Nov.3  Serbia  2 killed in Serbia earthquake Dec.1   European Union Snowfall disrupts northern Europe Dec.4  Moscow  2 die as Russian plane skids off runway Dec.20   London Europe is digging airports out of snow Dec.21  European Union  Europe bends under weight of snow Dec.24   European Union Snow paralyses transport in W. Europe
  Thousands of travellers have had their Christmas plans disrupted by further snowfalls across Western Europe
Dec.24  Paris  Paris cancels half of flights



Europe, 2010 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2010 Mar.14  Milan  Beckham 'to miss World Cup with injury' Apr.28  Barcelona  Inter oust Barca to reach Champions final May.12  Hamburg  Atletico win Europa League May.15  London  Chelsea win Cup Double May.16  Milan  Inter claim fifth title in a row May.22   Spain Inter are European champions  Jose Mourinho wrote his name into the history books as Diego Milito inspired Inter Milan to Champions League glory against Bayern Munich Jun.6  Paris  Nadal wins fifth French Open Jul.3  London  Serena powers to fourth Wimbledon title Jul.4  London  Nadal regains Wimbledon crown Jul.25  Paris  Contador claims third Tour de France title Aug.28   England Arrest over cricket 'bets scam'  A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged cricket betting scam centred on the current Test between Pakistan and England at Lord'... Sep.29  Spain  Tour winner in positive dope test Dec.2   Switzerland 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held in Russia
Dec.2   Switzerland FIFA's World Cup be held in Qatar in 2022



Europe, 2010 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2010 Feb.10   Greece   PM vows to slash huge government deficit  Workers protest against austerity measures imposed by a government trying to dig its way out of a financial crisis that threatens to engulf ... Feb.21  Germany  Lufthansa strike threatens global pain Feb.21   Germany Lufthansa four-day strike begins  About 4,000 pilots have gone on strike for four days in a dispute over job security. Lufthansa has cancelled 3,000 flights and has warned of... Feb.23   Greece Greece steeled for 24-hour strike
Mar.2   Greece   Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
  Prime Minister George Papandreou has likened the country's budget crisis to a 'wartime situation' and said Greece was at risk of bankruptcy
 The government has approved a package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis, including rises in sales taxes, a cut in holiday bonuses paid to civil servants, and a pensions freeze. The EU had called for austerity measures
Mar.3   Greece   Greece backs new round of tax rises  The government has approved a new package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis Mar.15   Belgium EU ministers agree Greek plan
Mar.19   London BA cabin crew begin strike action
  British Airways cabin crew have begun strike action that will cause severe disruption to flights for the next 3 days
Mar.20  London  BA cancels nearly half of flights amid strike Apr.11  Greece  Greece is offered 30bn euros loan Apr.15  European Union  Europe flights be grounded into weekend Apr.18  European Union  Airlines and airports question flight bans Apr.18  England  Test flights: European skies may be safe Apr.19   Netherlands Europe airport start to reopen for flights   The first flights in northern Europe have taken off after five days of inactivity caused by the spread of volcanic ash from Iceland Apr.21  European Union  Battle to clear flights' backlog Apr.24  Greece  IMF chief tries to ease Greece fears Apr.27  Greece  Greek bonds rated 'junk' by S& P's Apr.30  Spain  Spain unemployment tops 20 percent May.2  Greece  Bailout worth $146 billion May.4   Greece Tansport halts as strike extends  Trains, planes and ferries are at a standstill, as a general strike has been called across Greeece as protests against spending cuts and tax... May.9   European Union Volcanic ash cloud disrupts flights
May.9   Belgium EU approves $560B crisis fund
  Europe's finance ministers approved in an emergency meeting a 'stabilization mechanism' that could provide 440 billion euros for a aid package.    The members of the single currency bloc will have access to 440bn euros of loan guarantees and 60...
May.16   Northern England   Ash closes airports in England, Ireland  Airports in Manchester and Liverpool closed as a cloud of ash from a volcano moved east into England, but London airports were not affected May.16   London Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick Jul.23   European Union Europe's big banks pass stress tests  Officials led by the European Central Bank tested 91 banks, and most of banks passed stress tests aimed at shoring up confidence in the econ... Jul.27   United Kingdom   BP ousts CEO Hayward  Tony Hayward will step down amid ongoing outrage over the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and will be replaced by American Robert Dudley Aug.5   UN Tribunal Model tells court of 'dirty stones' gift Aug.13  Moscow  Russia set to fuel Iran reactor Aug.14  Russia  Russia ban on grain export begins Sep.21   Vatican Bank investigated over money laundering Sep.29   European Union Unions stage day of action over cuts Oct.7  Sweden  Vargas Llosa wins Nobel Prize in literature Oct.11   France French unions launch new strike  A national day of strikes and demonstrations in opposition to the government's pension reforms is the third in a month Oct.15   Switzerland Swiss complete world's longest rail tunnel   Gotthard Base Tunnel was completed when the last two meters of rock were drilled through Oct.20  London  UK unveils major spending cuts Oct.21  Paris  French unions call more strike days Oct.28  Belgium  EU frames eurozone crisis rules Nov.21   Ireland Irish government backs bail-out Nov.21  Ireland  Irish PM confirms EU rescue deal Dec.3   Spain Air controller walkout disrupts travel Dec.6  Switzerland  Swiss bank freezes Wikileaks cash Dec.20   London Europe is digging airports out of snow Dec.24  Paris  Paris cancels half of flights Dec.30   Moscow Khodorkovsky jail term increased



Europe, 2010 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.1   Denmark   Controversial cartoonist escapes attack   A Somali terrorist was shot as he tried to enter the home of cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, known for his controversial Mohammad depictions Feb.26   Turkey Ex-generals charged over 'plot'  Cetin Dogan, former head of First Army, and Engin Alan, a former special forces commander have been charged over an alleged plot in 2003 Mar.17   Ireland Cardinal apologizes for child abuse failures
Mar.20   Vatican   Pope says 'sorry' for Irish church abuse
  Benedict XVI said he is 'truly sorry' for the abuse suffered by victims at the hands of Catholic priests in Ireland.    The pope addressed the crisis that has rocked the Irish C...
Mar.25   Vatican   Pope accused of failing to act on abuse
  Benedict XVI has been accused of failing to act on complaints from two archbishops in the US about a priest who allegedly abused 200 deaf boys
 An archbishop wrote letters in 1996 to the Vatican watchdog led by Cardinal Ratzinger calling for disciplinary proceedings against Fr Lawrence Murphy, who was a priest, believed to have molested some 200 boys at St John's School for the Deaf in St Francis, Wisconsin, between 1950 and 1974
Mar.28   Switzerland Armed robbers raid Swiss casino Mar.28   Moscow Dozens killed in subway blasts
  Explosions rocked a pair of central Moscow subway stations during morning rush hour, killing at least 37 people and wounding 10 others
 The first blast happened at the city's central Lubyanka station killing 25. A second explosion less than an hour afterwards happened at the Park Kultury station killing 12
Mar.29  Moscow  Female suicide bombers blamed in attacks Apr.2  Moscow  Teen ID'd as Moscow subway bomber Apr.7   Spain Pinochet judge charged with abuse Apr.9   Vatican   Pope hit by new child abuse allegations  Benedict XVI is facing allegations he was responsible for delaying Church action against a paedophile priest Jun.2   Northern England 12 killed in England shooting spree Jun.24   Belgium Belgian Catholic offices raided in sex probe  Belgian authorities have raided the headquarters of the Belgian Catholic Church during an investigation into child sex abuse claims Jun.27  Vatican  Pope deplores Belgian 'sex abuse' raids Jun.30  Cyprus  Spy suspect 'missing' in Cyprus Jul.8  Norway  Arrests in Norway 'al-Qaeda' plot Jul.9   Austria   U.S., Russia swap spies Map of Vienna Austria
  The United States and Russia completed a spy swap Friday, exchanging the agents on chartered planes at an airport in Vienna.    The plane carrying 10 Russian agents, who were expelled from the United States for intelligence gathering, landed at Moscow's Domodedovo ...
Jul.9  Northern England  Gunman Raoul Moat kills himself Jul.17  Southern France  Grenoble rioters shoot at police Jul.29   France Woman buried 8 babies Aug.5   UN Tribunal Model tells court of 'dirty stones' gift Aug.9  UN Tribunal  Taylor 'gave diamonds to model' Aug.21   Sweden Warrant dropped for WikiLeaks founder Aug.28   England Arrest over cricket 'bets scam'  A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged cricket betting scam centred on the current Test between Pakistan and England at Lord'... Aug.30   Netherlands Dutch arrest two men after flight from US Sep.5   Basque Spain's Eta 'declares ceasefire' Sep.16  Scotland  Pope: Abuse cases a 'shock' Sep.19  Netherlands  Terror suspect arrested at airport Sep.21   Vatican Bank investigated over money laundering Sep.29   European Union   Terror plot: possible attacks in 5 countries
  A potential terror plot may have involved synchronized attacks in several countries with 'at least a dozen' people taking part.    Investigators believe Osama bin L...
Oct.10  Belgrade  Anti-gay riot erupts in Belgrade Oct.19   London Saudi prince guilty of murdering aide
Oct.30  London  Bomb 'meant to explode on plane' Oct.31  Istanbul  32 injured in suicide bombing in Turkey Nov.2   Berlin Parcel bomb sent to Angela Merkel Nov.3  Greece  Greece suspends shipments after blasts Dec.1  Russia  Russia 'mafia state' - Wikileaks Dec.6  Switzerland  Swiss bank freezes Wikileaks cash Dec.7   London   Assange jailed as extradition considered
  WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange handed himself over to police, promptly appeared in court where he was denied bail and left for jail.    Assange denies sexually assaulting two women in Sweden....
Dec.9   London Protesters attack Prince Charles' car   Protesters enraged by a Parliament vote to triple university tuition rate caps, attacked a car carrying Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Corn... Dec.11   Sweden One dead after Stockholm blasts Map of Stockholm Sweden
  One person has been killed and two others injured as two explosions rocked the centre of the capital near the busy shopping street of Drottninggatan
Dec.12  Sweden  Explosions were 'an act of terrorism' Dec.14  London  Wikileaks chief's release delayed Dec.16   London   Wikileaks founder Assange freed on bail   The founder of whistle-blowing website, Julian Assange, has vowed 'to continue my work and to protest my innocence' after being freed on bai... Dec.23   Rome   Parcel bombs hit Rome embassies  Italian police are searching all embassies and consular offices after parcel bombs exploded at the Swiss and Chilean missions Dec.27   Moscow   Russian court finds Khodorkovsky guilty
  A judge in Moscow has found former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner guilty of corruption charges.    Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man and considered a political thr...
Dec.27  Rome  Explosives found at Greek embassy Dec.29   Denmark   Denmark holds 'cartoon plotters'  5 suspected Islamist militants have been arrested for planning to attack a newspaper that printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in 2005 Dec.30   Moscow Khodorkovsky jail term increased




Europe, 2010 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.28  London  Afghan conference sets deadlines Feb.5  Munich  Iran: Nuclear fuel deal 'close' Feb.7   Ukraine   Exit polls report Yanukovych victory  Exit polls from presidential election indicate opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych has narrowly won, 3-6% over his opponent, Yulia Tymoshenk... Feb.10   Greece   PM vows to slash huge government deficit  Workers protest against austerity measures imposed by a government trying to dig its way out of a financial crisis that threatens to engulf ... Feb.17  London  UK pressure Israel over Dubai murder Mar.2   Greece   Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
  Prime Minister George Papandreou has likened the country's budget crisis to a 'wartime situation' and said Greece was at risk of bankruptcy
 The government has approved a package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis, including rises in sales taxes, a cut in holiday bonuses paid to civil servants, and a pensions freeze. The EU had called for austerity measures
Mar.3   Greece   Greece backs new round of tax rises  The government has approved a new package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis Mar.4  Turkey  Turkey anger at US Armenian vote Mar.15   Belgium EU ministers agree Greek plan Mar.17   Ireland Cardinal apologizes for child abuse failures Mar.20   Vatican   Pope says 'sorry' for Irish church abuse
  Benedict XVI said he is 'truly sorry' for the abuse suffered by victims at the hands of Catholic priests in Ireland.    The pope addressed the crisis that has rocked the Irish C...
Mar.23  London  UK expels Israeli diplomat Mar.24  Ireland  Pope accepts resignation of Irish bishop Mar.25   Vatican   Pope accused of failing to act on abuse
  Benedict XVI has been accused of failing to act on complaints from two archbishops in the US about a priest who allegedly abused 200 deaf boys
 An archbishop wrote letters in 1996 to the Vatican watchdog led by Cardinal Ratzinger calling for disciplinary proceedings against Fr Lawrence Murphy, who was a priest, believed to have molested some 200 boys at St John's School for the Deaf in St Francis, Wisconsin, between 1950 and 1974
Mar.30   Serbia MPs apology for Srebrenica massacre Apr.2   Vatican Preacher compares row to anti-Semitism Apr.6   London Race begins as Brown confirms 6 May date Apr.8   Moscow   Obama, Medvedev sign arms treaty  The new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, a major nuclear arms control , reduces the nuclear stockpiles of both nations Apr.9   Vatican   Pope hit by new child abuse allegations  Benedict XVI is facing allegations he was responsible for delaying Church action against a paedophile priest Apr.10   Russia Polish president died in plane crash Map of Smolensk Russia
  Tupolev 154, carrying Lech Kaczynski, has crashed near a Russian airport. 87 people were killed; there were no survivors
 Kaczynski, his wife Maria and several senior government figures were in Russia to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre. They included the army chief of staff Gen Franciszek Gagor, central bank governor Slawomir Skrzypek and deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer. There were a total of 132 people on the plane
Apr.10  Poland  Poland mourns president's death in crash Apr.17  Poland  Services for Polish crash victims Apr.18   Poland Poles hold funeral for president   The ashen-faced twin brother of the late President Lech Kaczynski led mourners at St. Mary's Basilica at the funeral of his brother Apr.28   Northern England PM apologizes for calling woman 'bigot' Apr.29  London  Polls give UK debate win to Cameron May.2  Greece  Bailout worth $146 billion May.5   Athens Three dead as Greek strike grows violent
  Police sirens and tear gas filled the streets around parliament building after protests against government. 3 people dying in a fire inside a bank.    President warns the country i...
May.6   London Conservatives head for big gains   The Conservatives are on course to be the largest party in a hung parliament, after nearly 200 election results May.7  London  Tories and Lib Dems in deal talks May.9   Belgium EU approves $560B crisis fund
  Europe's finance ministers approved in an emergency meeting a 'stabilization mechanism' that could provide 440 billion euros for a aid package.    The members of the single currency bloc will have access to 440bn euros of loan guarantees and 60...
May.10   London Brown 'stepping down as Labour leader' May.11   London   David Cameron named UK prime minister
  Cameron immediately began forming his coalition government, appointing several Liberal Democrat leaders to Cabinet posts
 Lib Dems leader Nick Clegg, who was named deputy PM, announced his party's agreement into entering such a partnership. Clegg sought to allay party members' concerns going into the arrangement
May.12  London  Cameron coalition team in cabinet meeting May.31  Berlin  German president quits amid row Jun.2  Istanbul  Gaza activists receive welcome Jun.9   Netherlands Dutch PM resigns party leadership Jun.12  Slovakia  Centre-right opposition wins election Jun.15   Northern Ireland Bloody Sunday killed were innocent   All those killed on Bloody Sunday were innocent, the Saville Report has ruled. Thirteen marchers were shot dead on 30 January 1972 Jun.19  Sweden  Sweden's crown princess marries Jun.24   Belgium Belgian Catholic offices raided in sex probe  Belgian authorities have raided the headquarters of the Belgian Catholic Church during an investigation into child sex abuse claims Jun.27  Vatican  Pope deplores Belgian 'sex abuse' raids Jun.28   Turkey Turkey bars Israel military flight Jun.29  Italy  Italy to fight for crucifixes in classrooms Jul.4   Poland Komorowski leads Polish presidential poll  Bronislaw Komorowski, acting president and the governing party candidate, has regained the advantage in a close presidential election Jul.9   Austria   U.S., Russia swap spies Map of Vienna Austria
  The United States and Russia completed a spy swap Friday, exchanging the agents on chartered planes at an airport in Vienna.    The plane carrying 10 Russian agents, who were expelled from the United States for intelligence gathering, landed at Moscow's Domodedovo ...
Jul.28  Barcelona  Catalonia bans bullfighting Aug.2   Moscow   Russian fires prompt state of emergency
  Authorities have imposed a state of emergency around about 500 towns and villages because of wildfires burning across the west of the country
 700 fires are burning, covering about 450 square miles. Most of the fires were started accidentally by people burning garbage, dropping cigarettes, or failing to extinguish campfires or barbecues properly
Aug.13  Moscow  Russia set to fuel Iran reactor Aug.18   France France to begin Roma deportations
Sep.12   Turkey   Turks approve new constitution  Voters have given strong backing to constitutional changes. 58% had voted 'Yes' to amending the constitution Sep.14   Paris French senate approves burqa ban  The senate approved a law banning any veils that cover the face -- including the burqa, the full-body covering worn by some Muslim women Sep.16  Scotland  Pope: Abuse cases a 'shock' Sep.16   Scotland   Thousands attend Mass in Glasgow   Pope Benedict XVI has celebrated an open-air Mass in Glasgow, attended by tens of thousands of people, on the first day of his visit to Brit... Sep.19   Sweden Sweden narrowly re-elects right Sep.25   London Labour Party taps Miliband as new leader Sep.27  Moscow  Moscow's Mayor Luzhkov dismissed Sep.29   European Union Unions stage day of action over cuts Oct.8   Norway   Liu wins Nobel Peace Prize
  The 2010 prize was awarded to Liu Xiaobo, a leading Chinese dissident who is serving a prison term after calling for human rights and democratization.    China said the award could damage ties with Norway, and...
Oct.10  Belgrade  Anti-gay riot erupts in Belgrade Oct.17   Vatican Australia got its first Catholic saint Oct.18  Paris  Sarkozy defies French protesters Oct.19   London Saudi prince guilty of murdering aide Oct.20  London  UK unveils major spending cuts Oct.21  Paris  French unions call more strike days Oct.22   Paris French Senate OKs pension changes Oct.23  London  WikiLeaks: Sensitive info protected Oct.27   Paris French Parliament OKs pension reform  The lower house approved a controversial pension reform bill, despite protests that brought millions of demonstrators into the streets Oct.28  Belgium  EU frames eurozone crisis rules Nov.7   Germany Clashes over German nuclear train Nov.7  Barcelona  Pope consecrates Gaudi's Sagrada Familia Nov.16   London   Prince William announced engagement   William and girlfriend Kate Middleton, both 28, have been sent congratulations from around the world after announcing their engagement Nov.18   Ireland   Dublin needs aid, minister admits   The Irish Republic's finance minister has said he feels 'no sense of shame' over his country's economic record - but it now needs outside he... Nov.19   Portugal NATO agrees on missile defense  President Obama announced Friday that NATO will develop a missile system to safeguard most of Europe and the United States Nov.20   Vatican Condoms OK in some cases - Pope
  Benedict XVI has said the use of condoms is acceptable 'in certain cases', according to a new book
Nov.20   Portugal NATO, Afghans hammer out long-term ties Nov.21   Ireland Irish government backs bail-out Nov.21  Ireland  Irish PM confirms EU rescue deal Dec.1  Russia  Russia 'mafia state' - Wikileaks Dec.9   London Protesters attack Prince Charles' car   Protesters enraged by a Parliament vote to triple university tuition rate caps, attacked a car carrying Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Corn... Dec.10   Norway   Chinese dissident awarded Peace Prize
  An empty chair stood in for imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo as he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in absentia
 China has responded furiously, repeatedly called Liu a common criminal and declared the award a Western plot against China
Dec.15  Kosovo  Kosovo PM named in organ theft report Dec.19  Belarus  Crowds storm Minsk government HQ Dec.24   Vatican Pope prays for peace at Rome Mass Dec.25  Vatican  Pope calls for end to conflicts Dec.27   Moscow   Russian court finds Khodorkovsky guilty
  A judge in Moscow has found former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner guilty of corruption charges.    Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man and considered a political thr...
Dec.27  Rome  Explosives found at Greek embassy Dec.30   Moscow Khodorkovsky jail term increased



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2010 Nov.20  NATO  Russia 'to help Nato shield plan'