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C. 01-17 Billionaire Pinera wins presidential election Chile
3. 02-19 Minaret collapse kills 41 Meknes, Morocco
E. 02-23 Sudan signs ceasefire with Darfur rebels Sudan
03-02 Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM Greece
G. 03-09 Israel approves new homes in E. Jerusalem Jerusalem
7. 03-20 Pope says 'sorry' for Irish church abuse Vatican
I. 03-21 U.S. House passes health care vote House of Representatives
9. 03-25 Pope accused of failing to act on abuse Vatican

Summary.     Click for More > Israel approves new homes in E. Jerusalem Pope says 'sorry' for Irish church abuse U.S. House passes health care vote   The House passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package of measures meant to reconcile differences with the Senate bill 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... Polish president died in plane crash Map of Smolensk Russia
Google reports China-based attack  Google says pullout possible. The company and at least 20 others were victims of a highly sophisticated and targeted attack in mid-December Billionaire Pinera wins presidential election Minaret collapse kills 41 Sudan signs ceasefire with Darfur rebels   Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
Jan.3  Yemen  U.S., Britain close embassies in Yemen
 USA  Tougher US air screening rules
Jan.12   San Francisco Bay Area
Jan.16  Haiti  Clinton visits quake-hit Haitians
Jan.17   Chile
Jan.19  Massachusetts  Republicans win key US Senate election
Jan.21  Washington  Obama pushes new bank regulation
Jan.25  Montreal  Donors meet to plan Haiti rebuilding
Jan.26  Sri Lanka  President takes early lead in election
Jan.27  U.S. Congress  Obama delivers his first State of the Union
Feb.2  Iran  Ahmadinejad accepts nuclear deal terms
Feb.7  Ukraine  Exit polls report Yanukovych victory
Feb.10  Greece  PM vows to slash huge government deficit
Feb.18  Texas  Pilot air attack on US tax office
Feb.19   Morocco
Feb.22  Mexico  Argentina rallies support over Falklands
Feb.23   Sudan
Feb.24  House of Representatives  Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president
Feb.25  Helmand  Afghan flag raised over Taliban town
Feb.26  Colombia  High court: Uribe can't run for third term
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
Mar.4  House of Representatives  Congress panel accuses Turks of genocide
Mar.9   Jerusalem
Mar.11  Chile  Pinera sworn in as president
Mar.15  Belgium  EU ministers agree Greek plan
Mar.16  Thailand  Protesters carry blood to PM house
Mar.17  Ireland  Cardinal apologizes for child abuse failures
Mar.20   Vatican
Mar.21   House of Representatives
Mar.24  Washington  'No breakthrough' in US-Israeli talks
Mar.25   Vatican
Mar.26  Washington  U.S., Russia OK nuclear cuts
Mar.27  Baghdad  Allawi open to talks over new government
Mar.28  Kabul  Obama arrives in Afghanistan
Mar.30  Serbia  MPs apology for Srebrenica massacre
Apr.1  Kabul  Karzai accuses UN over election fraud
Apr.2  Vatican  Preacher compares row to anti-Semitism
Apr.3  Senegal  Senegal unveils colossal statue
Apr.6  London  Race begins as Brown confirms 6 May date
Apr.7  Kyrgyzstan  Opposition sets up 'people's government'
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 ...
 Thailand  18 killed in Bangkok protests Apr.13  Washington  Obama: 'Real progress' at nuclear summit Apr.15  Pakistan  U.N.: Bhutto death probe mishandled Apr.18  Poland  Poles hold funeral for president Apr.22  Thailand  Dozens hurt in Bangkok protest blasts Apr.23  Arizona  Arizona signs tough immigration bill Apr.26  Miami  Noriega extradited to France  Sudan  President wins election, officials say Apr.27  Beijing  China lifts ban on foreigners with HIV Apr.28  Northern England  PM apologizes for calling woman 'bigot' May.3  UN  Clinton faces off with Iran's leader May.5   Athens Three dead as Greek strike grows violent  Nigeria  President Yar'Adua has died May.6  London  Conservatives head for big gains May.9   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.12  House of Representatives  Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty' May.13  Thailand  Red-shirt supporter Gen Khattiya shot May.14   Thailand Death toll rises amid red-shirt clashes May.16  Somalia  Rebels attack Somali parliament  Thailand  Thai Red Shirt leader dies May.17  Tehran  Iran agrees Turkey nuclear deal May.18  Thailand  Army advances on Bangkok protest site  Thailand  Protesters killed in gunbattle May.19  South Korea  N. Korea responsible for sinking warship May.23  South Korea  S. Korea suspends trade with N. Korea May.30  Colombia  Ex-Minister Santos leads in vote   Gaza   Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship
  More than 10 people onboard a flotilla carrying aid for the Palestinian territory of Gaza were killed when security forces boarded the boats.    Armed forces boarded the largest vessel overnight, clashing with some of the 500 people on board' about 64 km out to sea. Israeli soldiers wer...
Jun.1  Japan  PM 'to step down' Jun.3  Japan  DPJ chooses Naoto Kan as leader Jun.9  Netherlands  Dutch PM resigns party leadership  UN Security Council  U.N. votes new sanctions on Iran Jun.12  Kyrgyzstan  Shoot-to-kill in Kyrgyz south Jun.13  Jerusalem  Israel sets up inquiry into Gaza flotilla raid Jun.15  Northern Ireland  Bloody Sunday killed were innocent  Washington  Obama in national address on oil Jun.16  Iran  Iran says it's working on new reactor  U.S. Congress  US Congress set to grill BP chief Jun.20   Colombia Santos wins election
Jun.23  Washington  Obama fires US Afghan commander Jun.24  Belgium  Belgian Catholic offices raided in sex probe  Washington  Obama and Medvedev hail 're-set' ties Jun.27  Toronto  G20 agrees on deficit cuts by 2013 Jun.28  Turkey  Turkey bars Israel military flight Jul.4  Beirut  Hezbollah 'mentor' Fadlallah dies  Poland  Komorowski leads Polish presidential poll Jul.5  Jerusalem  Israel unveils new blockade rules for Gaza Jul.7  Cuba  Cuba to release 52 political prisoners Jul.8  Iran  Woman won't be stoned to death Jul.9   Austria U.S., Russia swap spies Jul.11  Japan  Japan's PM 'to lose key majority' Jul.12  Cuba  Castro rips U.S. in rare TV appearance Jul.13  Washington  Iran nuclear scientist free to leave US Jul.15  Argentina  Argentina legalises gay marriage Jul.16  Australia  New Australian PM to call for elections Jul.20  Kabul  Powers back Afghan takeover date Jul.22  Venezuela  Venezuela breaks relations with Colombia Jul.27  Uganda  More AU troops to Somalia Jul.29  Beirut  Syria and Saudi leaders in Beirut Aug.2  UN  UN announces Gaza flotilla probe   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.3   Manhattan 'Ground Zero mosque' moves closer Aug.10  Colombia  Colombia, Venezuela to restore ties Aug.14  Pakistan  Pakistan says 20m hit by floods Aug.18  France  France to begin Roma deportations Aug.20  Washington  Palestinians, Israel agree to resume talks Aug.21   Southern Iran Iran's first nuclear plant begins fueling  Australia  Australia set for hung parliament Aug.25  Pakistan  US warns of Pakistan aid threat   North Mexico Migrant link in Mexico killings. 72 died  China  Kim Jong Il making China visit Aug.26  North Korea  US citizen freed in North Korea by Carter Sep.1  Washington  Obama holds high-stakes Mideast talks Sep.6  Australia  Key Australia MP backs opposition Sep.7   Florida Church defiant over Koran burning Sep.10  Iran  Iran calls off release of American hiker Sep.11  Manhattan  9/11 anniversary marked amid row Sep.12  Turkey  Turks approve new constitution Sep.13  Sinai  Egypt hosts Mid-East peace talks Sep.14  Paris  French senate approves burqa ban  Tehran  Freed US hiker vows to help friends  New York  Tea Party surges in US primaries Sep.16  Scotland  Thousands attend Mass in Glasgow Sep.18  Afghanistan  Afghans brave Taliban to vote Sep.19  Sweden  Sweden narrowly re-elects right Sep.20   Japan China, Japan relations sour over captain Sep.23  UN Gen. Assembly  US protest at Iran leader's UN speech Sep.24  Japan  Japan frees Chinese boat captain Sep.25  London  Labour Party taps Miliband as new leader Sep.26   West Bank Israel's West Bank building freeze expires Sep.27  North Korea  N Korean leader's son 'promoted' Sep.29  European Union  Unions stage day of action over cuts Sep.30  India  Verdict divides India holy site   Ecuador Ecuador troops rescue president Oct.8   Norway Liu wins Nobel Peace Prize  Libya  US given month for Mid-East talks Oct.9  North Korea  N. Korea leader, son make appearance Oct.10  Jerusalem  Israeli cabinet backs Jewish oath  Kyrgyzstan  Nationalists ahead in Kyrgyz poll Oct.12  USA  US judge rejects gay military ban  Beijing  Chinese reformers push on censorship 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 Oct.29  North Korea  Korean family reunions go ahead Oct.31  Brazil  Brazil elects first female president Nov.2   Washington Republicans win House, Dems keep Senate Nov.7  Germany  Clashes over German nuclear train Nov.8  New Delhi  Obama backs India's UN seat bid Nov.9  Indonesia  Obama reaches out to Muslim world Nov.11  Baghdad  Maliki reappointed as Iraq's PM Nov.13   Myanmar   Burma releases Aung San Suu Kyi   The military authorities have released the pro-democracy leader from house arrest. She told thousands of supporters they had to 'work in uni... Nov.15  Haiti  Haiti cholera protests target UN 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 Nov.25  South Korea  South Korean defense minister resigns Nov.28   USA   Wikileaks reveals US global fears
  Whistle-blowing website has begun releasing extracts from secret cables sent by US embassies, giving an insight into current global concerns.    1. Saudi Arabia's King was urging the US to attack Iran and end its nuclear weapons program. 2. Concerns over the security of Paki...
Dec.4  Ivory Coast  Ivorian crisis as rivals sworn in Dec.6  Washington  Deal reached on Bush era tax cuts Dec.8  Florida  SpaceX craft finally launches 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  Mexico  Climate summit agree on deal Dec.13  Washington  U.S. diplomat Holbrooke dies Dec.17  Venezuela  Chavez gets power to govern by decree Dec.18  Ivory Coast  Peacekeepers ordered out of Ivory Coast Dec.21  Baghdad  Iraqi parliament approves government Dec.22  Washington  Obama signs law ending military gay ban  Washington  Obama hails nuclear treaty vote Dec.23  North Korea  N Koreans 'ready for sacred war'  Ivory Coast  Post-election violence claimed 173 lives Dec.24  Vatican  Pope prays for peace at Rome Mass Dec.27   Moscow Russian court finds Khodorkovsky guilty Dec.30  Tel Aviv  Ex-president guilty of rape, harassment  Moscow  Khodorkovsky jail term increased  Baghdad  Christians killed in Iraq attacks Dec.31  Ivory Coast  Military threat against Ivory Coast  Egypt  Deadly blast at Egyptian church



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March 2010
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
U.S. House passes health care vote
U.S., Russia OK nuclear cuts
Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
Greece backs new round of tax rises
Protesters carry blood to PM house
April 2010
Obama, Medvedev sign arms treaty
Pope hit by new child abuse allegations
Polish president died in plane crash
Noriega extradited to France
Poles hold funeral for president
18 killed in Bangkok protests
May 2010
Three dead as Greek strike grows violent
Conservatives head for big gains
EU approves $560B crisis fund
David Cameron named UK prime minister
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Conservatives head for big gains
EU approves $560B crisis fund
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N. Korea responsible for sinking warship
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July 2010
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'Ground Zero mosque' moves closer
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October 2010
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November 2010
Condoms OK in some cases - Pope
Republicans win House, Dems keep Senate
Wikileaks reveals US global fears
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Jan.3   Yemen
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Jan.7  Argentina  President dismisses central bank governor
Jan.10  Jerusalem  Israel to construct Egyptian border barrier
Jan.12   San Francisco Bay Area
  Google says pullout possible. The company and at least 20 others were victims of a highly sophisticated and targeted attack in mid-December
 Google has decided it is no longer willing to consider censorship of its site in China and may have to shut down its site and its offices in that nation
Jan.15  Haiti  Digital fundraising still pushing Haiti relief Jan.16   Haiti Clinton visits quake-hit Haitians
Jan.17   Chile   Billionaire Pinera wins presidential election
  Conservative Sebastian Pinera has won presidential run-off, ending two decades of centre-left rule.    Social Democrat Eduardo Frei conceded defeat after resu...
Jan.18  Haiti  US begins airdrops of food and water Jan.19   Massachusetts   Republicans win key US Senate election  Republican Scott Brown has won the race for the Senate seat in the state of Massachusetts left vacant by Edward Kennedy's death Jan.21   Washington Obama pushes new bank regulation Jan.25   Montreal Donors meet to plan Haiti rebuilding Jan.26   Sri Lanka President takes early lead in election Jan.27   U.S. Congress Obama delivers his first State of the Union  Dominican Republic  Ex-leader Manuel Zelaya begins exile Jan.28  London  Afghan conference sets deadlines

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Feb.1  Washington  Obama unveils 2011 budget plans Feb.2   Iran Ahmadinejad accepts nuclear deal terms
Feb.5  Munich  Iran: Nuclear fuel deal 'close' Feb.6  Canada  G7 nations pledge debt relief for Haiti  Iran  Iran warning against protests 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.8  Sri Lanka  Election loser Sarath Fonseka arrested Feb.9  Sri Lanka  President Rajapaksa dissolves parliament  Nigeria  Jonathan becomes acting president 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 ...  Iran  Iran braces for anti-government protests  Cape Town  Mandela's release 20 years ago marked Feb.11  New York  Clinton was on 'frenetic pace' Feb.12  Haiti  National mourning month after earthquake Feb.17  London  UK pressure Israel over Dubai murder Feb.18   Texas Pilot air attack on US tax office   Joseph Andrew Stack crashed into an office block left a note expressing his anger at Internal Revenue Service  Beijing  Dalai Lama-Obama meeting angers China Feb.19   Morocco Minaret collapse kills 41 Map of Meknes Morocco
  A 400-year-old minaret in Bab Berdieyinn mosque collapsed on worshipers, killing 36 and injuring 71 in the middle of prayers.    The incident occurred after several days of unrelenting rain. King M...
Feb.22   Mexico Argentina rallies support over Falklands Feb.23  Cuba  Prison hunger striker Zapata dies   Sudan Sudan signs ceasefire with Darfur rebels
  President Omar al-Bashir has signed a framework ceasefire deal with one of Darfur's main groups, the Justice and Equality Movement
 Nigeria  President Umaru Yar'Adua 'returns home' Feb.24   House of Representatives Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president  Toyota's president, Akio Toyoda, acknowledged that the company had made mistakes and apologized for the recent lapses in quality control  New Delhi  India, Pakistan: Fresh bid to mend ties Feb.25   Helmand   Afghan flag raised over Taliban town   Authorities raised the Afghan flag over the battle-scarred enclave, a ceremony symbolizing the presence of the government in the Taliban str... Feb.26   Colombia High court: Uribe can't run for third term


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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 Mar.4   House of Representatives Congress panel accuses Turks of genocide  Turkey  Turkey anger at US Armenian vote Mar.6  Togo  Togo president 'wins re-election'  Iceland  Plan to repay Icesave debts rejected Mar.7  Iraq  Election hit by insurgent attacks Mar.9   Jerusalem   Israel approves new homes in E. Jerusalem
  Israel has approved the building of 1,600 new homes in east Jerusalem, in a move that threatens to overshadow Joe Biden's visit
 Jerusalem  Biden condemns new Israel housing units Mar.11   Chile Pinera sworn in as president Mar.12  Jerusalem  Israel seals off West Bank  Washington  Clinton: Israeli action an 'insult' Mar.13  Thailand  Tens of thousands in opposition rally Mar.14  Thailand  PM rejects protest ultimatum Mar.15   Belgium EU ministers agree Greek plan Mar.16   Thailand   Protesters carry blood to PM house  Thai protesters and a stepped-up security presence have negotiated an end to a protest at Abhisit's house Mar.17   Ireland Cardinal apologizes for child abuse failures  Nigeria  Acting president dissolves cabinet Mar.19  UN  Quartet urges Israeli settlement freeze  Washington  Obama hails 'historic' healthcare vote 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.21  Baghdad  Iraq vote recount calls rejected   House of Representatives U.S. House passes health care vote
  The House passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package of measures meant to reconcile differences with the Senate bill
 The compromise bill drafted by top Democrats will cost $940 billion over the next 10 years, cuts the deficit by $138 billion during that period. It would reduce the deficit by another $1.2 trillion in the following decade
Mar.22  Jerusalem  Netanyahu: Jerusalem not a settlement Mar.23  London  UK expels Israeli diplomat  Washington  Obama, Netanyahu meet amid strain Mar.24  Ireland  Pope accepts resignation of Irish bishop   Washington 'No breakthrough' in US-Israeli talks 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.26   Washington U.S., Russia OK nuclear cuts  President Obama: The United States and Russia have reached 'the most comprehensive arms control agreement in nearly two decades' Mar.27   Baghdad Allawi open to talks over new government Mar.28   Kabul Obama arrives in Afghanistan Mar.29  Myanmar  Suu Kyi's NLD party to boycott election Mar.30   Serbia MPs apology for Srebrenica massacre Mar.31  Haiti  UN Haiti donor pledges surpass targets  Saudi Arabia  Beheading planned in Saudi sorcery case

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Apr.1   Kabul Karzai accuses UN over election fraud
Apr.2   Vatican Preacher compares row to anti-Semitism Apr.3   Senegal Senegal unveils colossal statue Apr.6   London Race begins as Brown confirms 6 May date  Washington  Obama limits US nuclear arms use Apr.7  Kyrgyzstan  Unrest prompts state of emergency   Kyrgyzstan   Opposition sets up 'people's government'   The opposition said Prime Minister Daniyar Usenov had agreed to resign but President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has yet to do so 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  Kyrgyzstan  President Bakiev says he won't resign 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   Thailand   18 killed in Bangkok protests  11 were civilians and four military were killed in clashes between anti-government protesters and Thai police and military forces Apr.12  Washington  Ukraine to remove uranium stockpile Apr.13   Washington Obama: 'Real progress' at nuclear summit Apr.15   Pakistan U.N.: Bhutto death probe mishandled Apr.17  Sudan  Elections 'failed' international norms  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.20  Beijing  China pays tribute to quake victims Apr.22   Thailand Dozens hurt in Bangkok protest blasts  New York  Obama pushes case for bank reform bill  Wisconsin  US man names Pope in abuse lawsuit Apr.23   Arizona Arizona signs tough immigration bill Apr.24  Thailand  Thai PM rejects protesters' demand Apr.26   Miami     Noriega extradited to France   Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega was put on a plane to France after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed extradition orders   Sudan President wins election, officials say Apr.27   Beijing China lifts ban on foreigners with HIV Apr.28   Northern England PM apologizes for calling woman 'bigot' Apr.29  London  Polls give UK debate win to Cameron

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May.2  Greece  Bailout worth $146 billion May.3   UN Clinton faces off with Iran's leader
 Japan  Japan scraps US base move plan 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...
  Nigeria President Yar'Adua has died
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'  Manila  Aquino's son holds lead in vote 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   House of Representatives Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty' May.13   Thailand Red-shirt supporter Gen Khattiya shot  A renegade general who backs anti-government protesters has been shot, shortly after a deadline for troops to seal their protest camp passed  Thailand  Bangkok remains tense after fatal clashes May.14   Thailand   Death toll rises amid red-shirt clashes
  Thai troops are clashing with anti-government protesters in the capital, on a third day of violence that has killed at least 16 people
May.15  Thailand  Protesters defy PM vow to end stand-off May.16   Somalia Rebels attack Somali parliament   Thailand Thai Red Shirt leader dies May.17   Tehran Iran agrees Turkey nuclear deal  Thailand  Thai protesters defy evacuation order May.18   Thailand Army advances on Bangkok protest site   Military troops began entering a park, where thousands of opposition protesters have been camped out in defiance of an order to vacate the a...   Thailand Protesters killed in gunbattle May.19  Thailand  Curfew after surrender of red-shirts   South Korea N. Korea responsible for sinking warship   A North Korean submarine fired a torpedo that sunk the Cheonan, a South Korea warship in March, investigators announced in Seoul  Thailand  Government extends curfew May.20  U.S. Senate  Senate approves reforms of Wall Street May.23  Jamaica  State of emergency in Kingston   South Korea S. Korea suspends trade with N. Korea May.24  Australia  Australia expels Israeli diplomat  Washington  US toughens talk over Gulf spill May.28  UN  UN push for nuclear-free Mid-East May.30   Colombia   Ex-Minister Santos leads in vote  Partial results from presidential poll are giving a clear lead to former Defence Minister Juan Manuel Santos   Gaza   Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship
  More than 10 people onboard a flotilla carrying aid for the Palestinian territory of Gaza were killed when security forces boarded the boats
 Armed forces boarded the largest vessel overnight, clashing with some of the 500 people on board' about 64 km out to sea. Israeli soldiers were shot at and attacked with weapons; the activists say Israeli troops came on board shooting. The activists were attempting to defy a blockade
May.31  Berlin  German president quits amid row  UN Security Council  Security Council meets on Israeli raid

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Jun.1   Japan PM 'to step down' Jun.2  Istanbul  Gaza activists receive welcome Jun.3   Japan   DPJ chooses Naoto Kan as leader  Ruling party is making the outgoing finance minister almost certain to become prime minister after the resignation of the country's previous... Jun.4  Florida  Successful blast-off for Falcon 9 Jun.9   Netherlands Dutch PM resigns party leadership   UN Security Council U.N. votes new sanctions on Iran Jun.12  Kyrgyzstan  Kyrgyz leader invites Russian troops   Kyrgyzstan     Shoot-to-kill in Kyrgyz south   Interim government worked to quell an upsurge of ethnic violence that killed dozens people and injured more than 500 others  Slovakia  Centre-right opposition wins election Jun.13   Jerusalem Israel sets up inquiry into Gaza flotilla raid 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   Washington Obama in national address on oil Jun.16   Iran Iran says it's working on new reactor   U.S. Congress US Congress set to grill BP chief Jun.19  Sweden  Sweden's crown princess marries Jun.20   Colombia   Santos wins election
  Governing party candidate Juan Manuel Santos has won the final round of elections. He was ahead of Antanas Mockus by more than 40 points
Jun.22  Washington  Obama 'angry' over McChrystal claims Jun.23   Washington   Obama fires US Afghan commander   Gen Stanley McChrystal, has been dismissed by President Obama after critical comments about senior US officials in a magazine 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   Washington     Obama and Medvedev hail 're-set' ties   Russian President and his US counterpart have marked a warming in relations between the two countries on Mr Medvedev's first visit to Americ... Jun.26  Toronto  G8 condemns North Korea over sinking Jun.27  Vatican  Pope deplores Belgian 'sex abuse' raids   Toronto G20 agrees on deficit cuts by 2013  Kyrgyzstan  Kyrgyzstan approves new constitution Jun.28   Turkey Turkey bars Israel military flight Jun.29  Italy  Italy to fight for crucifixes in classrooms  Manila  Aquino sworn in as Philippines president

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Jul.4   Beirut Hezbollah 'mentor' Fadlallah dies
  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.5  Iran  Mother of two to be stoned to death   Jerusalem Israel unveils new blockade rules for Gaza Jul.6  UN  Queen Elizabeth praises U.N. efforts  Washington  Obama and Netanyahu urge Mid-East talk Jul.7   Cuba Cuba to release 52 political prisoners  The prisoners are set to be freed and will be allowed to leave the country, Cuba's Roman Catholic church announced in a written statement Jul.8   Iran Woman won't be stoned to death 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.11   Japan Japan's PM 'to lose key majority' Jul.12   Cuba Castro rips U.S. in rare TV appearance Jul.13   Washington Iran nuclear scientist free to leave US Jul.14  North Korea  N Korea in talks with UN Command Jul.15   Argentina   Argentina legalises gay marriage  Argentina has become the first country in Latin America to legalise gay marriage after the Senate voted in favour  U.S. Senate  US financial reform passed by Senate Jul.16   Australia New Australian PM to call for elections  Venezuela  Venezuela recalls ambassador to Colombia Jul.18  Pakistan  Clinton in Pakistan to bolster relations Jul.20   Kabul Powers back Afghan takeover date  Washington  Lockerbie bomber release 'not BP's fault'  South Korea  Clinton and Gates visit Korea DMZ Jul.21  Chad  Chad rules out arresting Sudan leader  Washington  Obama signs financial reform law Jul.22   Venezuela   Venezuela breaks relations with Colombia  Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said that he is breaking off relations with Colombia. He called President Uribe 'crazed' Jul.27   Uganda More AU troops to Somalia Jul.28  Barcelona  Catalonia bans bullfighting  Arizona  Judge blocks part of AZ immigration law  North Mexico  Four journalists held hostage Jul.29   Beirut Syria and Saudi leaders in Beirut

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Aug.2   UN     UN announces Gaza flotilla probe  The secretary general has announced an investigation into an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid convoy on 31 May which killed nine Turkish act...   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.3   Manhattan   'Ground Zero mosque' moves closer
Map of Ground Zero USA
  An attempt to stop a plan for a mosque near New York's Ground Zero has failed after the site was denied landmark status
Aug.4  California  US judge rejects gay marriage ban Aug.5  Japan  Hiroshima brings U.N. call for disarmament Aug.7  Colombia  Santos sworn in as Colombian president Aug.10   Colombia   Colombia, Venezuela to restore ties  Venezuela and Colombia wiped the slate clean and will re-establish diplomatic relations after a meeting between the heads of the states Aug.11  Rwanda  Kagame re-elected in landslide Aug.13  Moscow  Russia set to fuel Iran reactor Aug.14   Pakistan   Pakistan says 20m hit by floods   Pakistan marked its 63rd birthday in the solemnity befitting a nation one-fifth under water. 1,400 people have died Aug.15  Pakistan  U.N. chief urges faster aid to Pakistan Aug.16  North Mexico  Mayor of Santiago kidnapped and killed  Pakistan  World Bank to loan Pakistan $900m Aug.18   France France to begin Roma deportations Aug.19  Australia  Poll: Dead heat in Australian election Aug.20   Washington   Palestinians, Israel agree to resume talks  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: The talks, involving other regional and international players, are intended to resolve all 'final status'...  Haiti  Jean's presidential bid rejected Aug.21   Southern Iran Iran's first nuclear plant begins fueling Map of Bushehr Iran
  Iran began fueling its first nuclear energy plant. Western nations have questioned whether the fuel will be used solely for electricity.    The transfer of nuclear fuel was being watched by the Internation...
  Australia   Australia set for hung parliament   Neither of the two main rivals likely to win the 76 seats needed for an outright majority. PM Julia Gillard vowed that she would 'keep fight... Aug.25   Pakistan US warns of Pakistan aid threat  Chile  Trapped miners building shrine   North Mexico Migrant link in Mexico killings. 72 died Map of Tamaulipas Mexico
  72 people found murdered at a ranch in the north of the country say they were migrants from South and Central America trying to reach the U.S.
  China     Kim Jong Il making China visit  North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is visiting China, the South Korean JoongAng Daily reported Thursday Aug.26   North Korea US citizen freed in North Korea by Carter Aug.29  New Orleans  Obama hails spirit of New Orleans

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Sep.1   Washington Obama holds high-stakes Mideast talks
Sep.2  Washington  Middle East talks 'constructive' Sep.3  Washington  Settlements remain obstacle in peace talks Sep.4  New Zealand  Overnight curfew after NZ quake Sep.6   Australia Key Australia MP backs opposition Sep.7   Florida Church defiant over Koran burning
  A small US church says it will defy international condemnation and go ahead with plans to burn copies of the Koran on the 9/11 anniversary.    Organiser, Pastor Terry Jones said: 'We must send...
Sep.9  Florida  Rethinking canceled Quran burning Sep.10   Iran Iran calls off release of American hiker
 Washington  Obama pleads for Koran row calm Sep.11   Manhattan   9/11 anniversary marked amid row   The U.S. is marking 9 years since terrorist attack on 9/11 amid controversy over plans for an Islamic centre near Ground Zero and a threat to... Sep.12   Turkey     Turks approve new constitution  Voters have given strong backing to constitutional changes. 58% had voted 'Yes' to amending the constitution Sep.13   Sinai Egypt hosts Mid-East peace talks 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   Tehran Freed US hiker vows to help friends   A jubilant American Sarah Shourd reunited with her mother, after authorities released her from a Tehran prison where she had been held for 14...   New York   Tea Party surges in US primaries  The conservative Tea Party movement has won several victories over mainstream Republicans, ncluding the race to stand for New York governor Sep.15  Mexico  Bicentennial fiesta to mark independence 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.18   Afghanistan Afghans brave Taliban to vote Sep.19   Sweden Sweden narrowly re-elects right Sep.20   Japan   China, Japan relations sour over captain
  A Japanese court has extended the detention of a Chinese fishing boat captain, as diplomatic tensions between the two countries rise
 North Korea  Date named for leadership summit Sep.23   UN Gen. Assembly     US protest at Iran leader's UN speech   The US and other delegations walk out as Iran's President Ahmadinejad questions the events of 9/11  New York  Diplomat's throat slashed in NYC Sep.24   Japan Japan frees Chinese boat captain  Washington  Obama condemns Ahmadinejad speech  Beijing  China demands apology from Japan Sep.25   London Labour Party taps Miliband as new leader Sep.26   West Bank Israel's West Bank building freeze expires
  Israeli settlers cheered expiration of a moratorium on building new settlements, as Netanyahu urged Palestinians not to walk away from talks.    Israel's PM urges Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to continue ...
Sep.27   North Korea   N Korean leader's son 'promoted'  Kim Jong-il's third son, Kim Jong-un, has been appointed a general, the country's state media say  Moscow  Moscow's Mayor Luzhkov dismissed Sep.28  North Korea  Key posts for N Korea leader's son Sep.29   European Union Unions stage day of action over cuts  Washington  U.S. adds more sanctions against Iran Sep.30   India Verdict divides India holy site  Ecuador  Ecuador declares state of emergency   Ecuador Ecuador troops rescue president Map of Quito Ecuador
  President Rafael Correa has made a triumphant return to his offices after being rescued by soldiers amid a pitched battle with mutinous police


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Oct.2  West Bank  Abbas: Stop talks if no settlement freeze Oct.3  Brazil  Rousseff pulls ahead in presidential race Oct.4  Beijing  China, Japan leaders meet, signal thaw 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...
  Libya US given month for Mid-East talks
Oct.9   North Korea     N. Korea leader, son make appearance   Kim Jong Il, put in a rare appearance at Arirang celebrations, along with his youngest son, Kim Jong Un Oct.10   Jerusalem Israeli cabinet backs Jewish oath  Belgrade  Anti-gay riot erupts in Belgrade   Kyrgyzstan Nationalists ahead in Kyrgyz poll Oct.11  Jerusalem  Offer to extend settlement freeze Oct.12   USA US judge rejects gay military ban  US District Judge Virginia Phillips last month ruled the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy unconstitutional   Beijing Chinese reformers push on censorship Oct.17   Vatican Australia got its first Catholic saint  Congo  Rape victims march against violence 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  Baghdad  Wikileaks' timing angers Iraqi PM Oct.25  Washington  Iran's cash to Kabul worries US 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.29   North Korea Korean family reunions go ahead Oct.31   Brazil   Brazil elects first female president  Dilma Rousseff, 62, -- President Luiz Inacio da Silva's right-hand woman -- has served as his chief of staff and pPreviously, as energy mini...

November 2010 ... more > Top ^
Nov.2   Washington   Republicans win House, Dems keep Senate
  US Republicans have ridden a wave of economic discontent to capture the House but President Obama's party has kept the Senate.    GOP has picked up nine governorships from Democrats. Republicans took six Senate seats from...
Nov.6  Mumbai  Obama hails Mumbai terror victims Nov.7   Germany Clashes over German nuclear train  Barcelona  Pope consecrates Gaudi's Sagrada Familia  Myanmar  West dismisses Burma's election Nov.8   New Delhi Obama backs India's UN seat bid Nov.9   Indonesia Obama reaches out to Muslim world Nov.11   Baghdad Maliki reappointed as Iraq's PM Nov.13   Myanmar   Burma releases Aung San Suu Kyi
Map of Rangoon Myanmar
  The military authorities have released the pro-democracy leader from house arrest. She told thousands of supporters they had to 'work in unison'
 The Nobel Peace Prize winner has been detained for 15 of the past 21 years. US President Obama welcomed her release as 'long overdue'
 Washington  US offers Israel settlement plan Nov.14  Sudan  North-South Sudan framework set Nov.15   Haiti Haiti cholera protests target UN 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  Haiti  Anti-U.N. protests erupt in Haitian capital   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
Nov.21   Ireland Irish government backs bail-out  Ireland  Irish PM confirms EU rescue deal Nov.23  South Korea  S. Korea leader calls for 'retaliation' Nov.24  Cambodia  Cambodians turn out to honor the dead  North Korea  N. Korea warns of new attacks Nov.25   South Korea South Korean defense minister resigns Nov.26  Washington  US warns allies on possible leaks Nov.28   USA     Wikileaks reveals US global fears
  Whistle-blowing website has begun releasing extracts from secret cables sent by US embassies, giving an insight into current global concerns
 1. Saudi Arabia's King was urging the US to attack Iran and end its nuclear weapons program. 2. Concerns over the security of Pakistani nuclear material that could be used to make an atomic weapon. 3. The widespread use of computer hacking by China's government


December 2010 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1  Russia  Russia 'mafia state' - Wikileaks Dec.4   Ivory Coast   Ivorian crisis as rivals sworn in  The incumbent Laurent Gbagbo took the oath to serve a new term, but within hours Alassane Ouattara also laid claim to the presidency  Ivory Coast  Mbeki to mediate in Ivory Coast Dec.5  USA  US 'vital facilities' list leaked Dec.6   Washington Deal reached on Bush era tax cuts Dec.8   Florida SpaceX craft finally launches 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   Mexico Climate summit agree on deal   UN talks have reached a deal to curb climate change, including a fund to help developing countries, endorsing compromise by Mexico Dec.13   Washington U.S. diplomat Holbrooke dies Dec.15  Kosovo  Kosovo PM named in organ theft report Dec.17   Venezuela   Chavez gets power to govern by decree  Lame-duck National Assembly has granted President Hugo Chavez the power to pass laws by decree for the next 18 months Dec.18   Ivory Coast Peacekeepers ordered out of Ivory Coast  North Korea  Richardson presents proposals to N. Korea Dec.19  UN Security Council  UN crisis talks on Korea tension  Belarus  Crowds storm Minsk government HQ Dec.21   Baghdad Iraqi parliament approves government Dec.22   Washington   Obama signs law ending military gay ban  US President Barack Obama has signed a landmark law allowing gay people serving in the military to be open about their sexuality   Washington Obama hails nuclear treaty vote  Argentina  Former dictator sentenced to life Dec.23   North Korea N Koreans 'ready for sacred war'   Ivory Coast Post-election violence claimed 173 lives  International pressure mounts for Laurent Gbagbo to quit the presidency. The US is exploring ways to strengthen the UN presence Dec.24   Vatican Pope prays for peace at Rome Mass Dec.25  Vatican  Pope calls for end to conflicts  Liberia  Ivorians make the trek to Liberia 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.28  Iran  Iran executes man as Israeli spy  Ivory Coast  Leaders leave Ivory Coast talks  Ivory Coast  Gbagbo unmoved by Ivorian mission Dec.30   Tel Aviv   Ex-president guilty of rape, harassment  A Tel Aviv district court Thursday found former Israeli president Moshe Katsav guilty of multiple charges of rape and sexual harassment   Moscow Khodorkovsky jail term increased   Baghdad Christians killed in Iraq attacks  Two people have died and 14 injured in a series of attacks on Christian homes in the Iraqi capital  Ivory Coast  I Coast attack 'may restart war' Dec.31   Ivory Coast Military threat against Ivory Coast   Egypt Deadly blast at Egyptian church   An explosion, apparently caused by a car bomb, in the north Egyptian city of Alexandria has has killed seven people and injured 24


Ahmadinejad accepts nuclear deal terms U.S., Russia OK nuclear cuts  President Obama: The United States and Russia have reached 'the most comprehensive arms control agreement in nearly two decades' Obama: 'Real progress' at nuclear summit Clinton faces off with Iran's leader Iran agrees Turkey nuclear deal Iran says it's working on new reactor Iran nuclear scientist free to leave US Iran's first nuclear plant begins fueling Map of Bushehr Iran




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2010
Feb.2   Iran
Feb.5  Munich  Iran: Nuclear fuel deal 'close'
Mar.26   Washington
Apr.6  Washington  Obama limits US nuclear arms use
Apr.13   Washington
May.3   UN
May.17   Tehran
May.28  UN  UN push for nuclear-free Mid-East
Jun.16   Iran
Jul.13   Washington
Aug.5  Japan  Hiroshima brings U.N. call for disarmament
Aug.13  Moscow  Russia set to fuel Iran reactor
Aug.21   Southern Iran
  Iran began fueling its first nuclear energy plant. Western nations have questioned whether the fuel will be used solely for electricity.    The transfer of nuclear fuel was being watched by the Internation...




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2010 Jan.7  Argentina  President dismisses central bank governor Jan.21   Washington Obama pushes new bank regulation
Feb.1  Washington  Obama unveils 2011 budget plans 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 ... 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.6  Iceland  Plan to repay Icesave debts rejected Mar.15   Belgium EU ministers agree Greek plan
Apr.22  New York  Obama pushes case for bank reform bill May.2  Greece  Bailout worth $146 billion 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.20  U.S. Senate  Senate approves reforms of Wall Street Jun.27   Toronto G20 agrees on deficit cuts by 2013
Jul.15  U.S. Senate  US financial reform passed by Senate Jul.21  Washington  Obama signs financial reform law 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.16  Pakistan  World Bank to loan Pakistan $900m Oct.20  London  UK unveils major spending cuts 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.6   Washington Deal reached on Bush era tax cuts



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2010 Jan.15  Haiti  Digital fundraising still pushing Haiti relief Jan.18  Haiti  US begins airdrops of food and water Jan.25   Montreal Donors meet to plan Haiti rebuilding
Feb.6  Canada  G7 nations pledge debt relief for Haiti Mar.31  Haiti  UN Haiti donor pledges surpass targets May.2  Greece  Bailout worth $146 billion Aug.16  Pakistan  World Bank to loan Pakistan $900m Aug.25   Pakistan US warns of Pakistan aid threat 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.21   Ireland Irish government backs bail-out Nov.21  Ireland  Irish PM confirms EU rescue deal



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2010 Jan.15  Haiti  Digital fundraising still pushing Haiti relief Jan.16   Haiti Clinton visits quake-hit Haitians
Jan.17   Chile Billionaire Pinera wins presidential election
  Conservative Sebastian Pinera has won presidential run-off, ending two decades of centre-left rule.    Social Democrat Eduardo Frei conceded defeat after resu...
Jan.19   Massachusetts Republicans win key US Senate election  Republican Scott Brown has won the race for the Senate seat in the state of Massachusetts left vacant by Edward Kennedy's death Jan.25   Montreal Donors meet to plan Haiti rebuilding Jan.26   Sri Lanka President takes early lead in election Feb.6  Canada  G7 nations pledge debt relief for Haiti 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.12  Haiti  National mourning month after earthquake Mar.6  Togo  Togo president 'wins re-election' Mar.6  Iceland  Plan to repay Icesave debts rejected Mar.7  Iraq  Election hit by insurgent attacks Mar.21  Baghdad  Iraq vote recount calls rejected Mar.31  Haiti  UN Haiti donor pledges surpass targets Apr.1   Kabul Karzai accuses UN over election fraud Apr.6   London Race begins as Brown confirms 6 May date Apr.17  Sudan  Elections 'failed' international norms Apr.20  Beijing  China pays tribute to quake victims Apr.26   Sudan President wins election, officials say Apr.29  London  Polls give UK debate win to Cameron 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.10  Manila  Aquino's son holds lead in vote May.30   Colombia Ex-Minister Santos leads in vote  Partial results from presidential poll are giving a clear lead to former Defence Minister Juan Manuel Santos Jun.12  Slovakia  Centre-right opposition wins election Jun.20   Colombia Santos wins election
  Governing party candidate Juan Manuel Santos has won the final round of elections. He was ahead of Antanas Mockus by more than 40 points
Jun.27  Kyrgyzstan  Kyrgyzstan approves new constitution 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.11   Japan Japan's PM 'to lose key majority' Jul.16   Australia New Australian PM to call for elections Aug.11  Rwanda  Kagame re-elected in landslide Aug.19  Australia  Poll: Dead heat in Australian election Aug.20  Haiti  Jean's presidential bid rejected Aug.21   Australia   Australia set for hung parliament   Neither of the two main rivals likely to win the 76 seats needed for an outright majority. PM Julia Gillard vowed that she would 'keep fight... Sep.4  New Zealand  Overnight curfew after NZ quake 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   New York Tea Party surges in US primaries  The conservative Tea Party movement has won several victories over mainstream Republicans, ncluding the race to stand for New York governor Sep.18   Afghanistan Afghans brave Taliban to vote Sep.19   Sweden Sweden narrowly re-elects right Oct.3  Brazil  Rousseff pulls ahead in presidential race Oct.10   Kyrgyzstan Nationalists ahead in Kyrgyz poll Oct.31   Brazil   Brazil elects first female president  Dilma Rousseff, 62, -- President Luiz Inacio da Silva's right-hand woman -- has served as his chief of staff and pPreviously, as energy mini... Nov.2   Washington Republicans win House, Dems keep Senate
  US Republicans have ridden a wave of economic discontent to capture the House but President Obama's party has kept the Senate.    GOP has picked up nine governorships from Democrats. Republicans took six Senate seats from...
Nov.7  Myanmar  West dismisses Burma's election Dec.23   Ivory Coast Post-election violence claimed 173 lives  International pressure mounts for Laurent Gbagbo to quit the presidency. The US is exploring ways to strengthen the UN presence



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2010 Dec.1  Russia  Russia 'mafia state' - Wikileaks



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2010 Jan.21   Washington Obama pushes new bank regulation Feb.1  Washington  Obama unveils 2011 budget plans 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.18   Texas Pilot air attack on US tax office   Joseph Andrew Stack crashed into an office block left a note expressing his anger at Internal Revenue Service Feb.24   House of Representatives Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president  Toyota's president, Akio Toyoda, acknowledged that the company had made mistakes and apologized for the recent lapses in quality control Feb.25   Helmand Afghan flag raised over Taliban town   Authorities raised the Afghan flag over the battle-scarred enclave, a ceremony symbolizing the presence of the government in the Taliban str... 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   House of Representatives Congress panel accuses Turks of genocide Mar.9   Jerusalem Israel approves new homes in E. Jerusalem
  Israel has approved the building of 1,600 new homes in east Jerusalem, in a move that threatens to overshadow Joe Biden's visit
Mar.22  Jerusalem  Netanyahu: Jerusalem not a settlement Mar.27   Baghdad Allawi open to talks over new government Apr.3   Senegal Senegal unveils colossal statue Apr.7   Kyrgyzstan Opposition sets up 'people's government'   The opposition said Prime Minister Daniyar Usenov had agreed to resign but President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has yet to do so Apr.22  New York  Obama pushes case for bank reform bill May.12  London  Cameron coalition team in cabinet meeting Jul.21  Chad  Chad rules out arresting Sudan leader Oct.10   Jerusalem Israeli cabinet backs Jewish oath Oct.20  London  UK unveils major spending cuts Nov.8   New Delhi Obama backs India's UN seat bid Dec.15  Kosovo  Kosovo PM named in organ theft report



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2010 Mar.12  Washington  Clinton: Israeli action an 'insult' Mar.19  Washington  Obama hails 'historic' healthcare vote Mar.21   House of Representatives U.S. House passes health care vote
  The House passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package of measures meant to reconcile differences with the Senate bill
 The compromise bill drafted by top Democrats will cost $940 billion over the next 10 years, cuts the deficit by $138 billion during that period. It would reduce the deficit by another $1.2 trillion in the following decade
Nov.15   Haiti Haiti cholera protests target UN Nov.28   USA   Wikileaks reveals US global fears
  Whistle-blowing website has begun releasing extracts from secret cables sent by US embassies, giving an insight into current global concerns
 1. Saudi Arabia's King was urging the US to attack Iran and end its nuclear weapons program. 2. Concerns over the security of Pakistani nuclear material that could be used to make an atomic weapon. 3. The widespread use of computer hacking by China's government
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...



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2010 May.19   South Korea N. Korea responsible for sinking warship   A North Korean submarine fired a torpedo that sunk the Cheonan, a South Korea warship in March, investigators announced in Seoul Dec.11   Mexico Climate summit agree on deal   UN talks have reached a deal to curb climate change, including a fund to help developing countries, endorsing compromise by Mexico Dec.30   Baghdad Christians killed in Iraq attacks  Two people have died and 14 injured in a series of attacks on Christian homes in the Iraqi capital



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2010 Feb.19   Morocco Minaret collapse kills 41 Map of Meknes Morocco
  A 400-year-old minaret in Bab Berdieyinn mosque collapsed on worshipers, killing 36 and injuring 71 in the middle of prayers.    The incident occurred after several days of unrelenting rain. King M...
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.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
Apr.2   Vatican Preacher compares row to anti-Semitism 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.22   Thailand Dozens hurt in Bangkok protest blasts Apr.22  Wisconsin  US man names Pope in abuse lawsuit 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.29  Italy  Italy to fight for crucifixes in classrooms Aug.3   Manhattan 'Ground Zero mosque' moves closer Map of Ground Zero USA
  An attempt to stop a plan for a mosque near New York's Ground Zero has failed after the site was denied landmark status
Aug.25  Chile  Trapped miners building shrine Sep.7   Florida Church defiant over Koran burning
  A small US church says it will defy international condemnation and go ahead with plans to burn copies of the Koran on the 9/11 anniversary.    Organiser, Pastor Terry Jones said: 'We must send...
Sep.9  Florida  Rethinking canceled Quran burning Sep.10  Washington  Obama pleads for Koran row calm 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... Oct.17   Vatican Australia got its first Catholic saint
Nov.7  Barcelona  Pope consecrates Gaudi's Sagrada Familia 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
Dec.24   Vatican Pope prays for peace at Rome Mass Dec.25  Vatican  Pope calls for end to conflicts Dec.27  Rome  Explosives found at Greek embassy Dec.30   Baghdad Christians killed in Iraq attacks  Two people have died and 14 injured in a series of attacks on Christian homes in the Iraqi capital Dec.31   Egypt Deadly blast at Egyptian church   An explosion, apparently caused by a car bomb, in the north Egyptian city of Alexandria has has killed seven people and injured 24 Dec.31   Egypt Deadly blast at Egyptian church   An explosion, apparently caused by a car bomb, in the north Egyptian city of Alexandria has has killed seven people and injured 24



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2010 Feb.26   Colombia High court: Uribe can't run for third term
Mar.31  Saudi Arabia  Beheading planned in Saudi sorcery case Jun.22  Washington  Obama 'angry' over McChrystal claims Jun.23   Washington   Obama fires US Afghan commander   Gen Stanley McChrystal, has been dismissed by President Obama after critical comments about senior US officials in a magazine Jul.5  Iran  Mother of two to be stoned to death Jul.7   Cuba Cuba to release 52 political prisoners  The prisoners are set to be freed and will be allowed to leave the country, Cuba's Roman Catholic church announced in a written statement Jul.8   Iran Woman won't be stoned to death Jul.20  South Korea  Clinton and Gates visit Korea DMZ Jul.28  Barcelona  Catalonia bans bullfighting Aug.26   North Korea US citizen freed in North Korea by Carter Sep.29   European Union Unions stage day of action over cuts Sep.30   India Verdict divides India holy site Oct.19   London Saudi prince guilty of murdering aide Oct.21  Paris  French unions call more strike days Nov.25   South Korea South Korean defense minister resigns Dec.22  Argentina  Former dictator sentenced to life 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.28  Iran  Iran executes man as Israeli spy Dec.30   Tel Aviv   Ex-president guilty of rape, harassment  A Tel Aviv district court Thursday found former Israeli president Moshe Katsav guilty of multiple charges of rape and sexual harassment Dec.30   Moscow Khodorkovsky jail term increased



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2010 Jul.28  North Mexico  Four journalists held hostage Aug.25   North Mexico Migrant link in Mexico killings. 72 died
Map of Tamaulipas Mexico
  72 people found murdered at a ranch in the north of the country say they were migrants from South and Central America trying to reach the U.S.




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2010 Jul.28  North Mexico  Four journalists held hostage Aug.16  North Mexico  Mayor of Santiago kidnapped and killed Aug.25  Chile  Trapped miners building shrine Dec.30  Ivory Coast  I Coast attack 'may restart war'



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2010 Jan.12   San Francisco Bay Area Google reports China-based attack
  Google says pullout possible. The company and at least 20 others were victims of a highly sophisticated and targeted attack in mid-December
 Google has decided it is no longer willing to consider censorship of its site in China and may have to shut down its site and its offices in that nation
Jan.12   San Francisco Bay Area Google reports China-based attack
  Google says pullout possible. The company and at least 20 others were victims of a highly sophisticated and targeted attack in mid-December
 Google has decided it is no longer willing to consider censorship of its site in China and may have to shut down its site and its offices in that nation
Feb.10  Cape Town  Mandela's release 20 years ago marked Aug.14   Pakistan   Pakistan says 20m hit by floods   Pakistan marked its 63rd birthday in the solemnity befitting a nation one-fifth under water. 1,400 people have died Aug.29  New Orleans  Obama hails spirit of New Orleans Sep.11   Manhattan 9/11 anniversary marked amid row   The U.S. is marking 9 years since terrorist attack on 9/11 amid controversy over plans for an Islamic centre near Ground Zero and a threat to... Sep.15  Mexico  Bicentennial fiesta to mark independence



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2010 Jan.28  London  Afghan conference sets deadlines Feb.22   Mexico Argentina rallies support over Falklands 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 Jun.26  Toronto  G8 condemns North Korea over sinking Jun.27   Toronto G20 agrees on deficit cuts by 2013 Jul.27   Uganda More AU troops to Somalia Oct.8   Libya US given month for Mid-East talks Oct.28  Belgium  EU frames eurozone crisis rules



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2010 Feb.6  Iran  Iran warning against protests Apr.27   Beijing China lifts ban on foreigners with HIV
Oct.10  Belgrade  Anti-gay riot erupts in Belgrade Nov.23  South Korea  S. Korea leader calls for 'retaliation' Nov.24  North Korea  N. Korea warns of new attacks Nov.26  Washington  US warns allies on possible leaks Dec.23   North Korea N Koreans 'ready for sacred war' Dec.30  Ivory Coast  I Coast attack 'may restart war' Dec.31   Ivory Coast Military threat against Ivory Coast



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2010 Jan.27  Dominican Republic  Ex-leader Manuel Zelaya begins exile Apr.23   Arizona Arizona signs tough immigration bill
Apr.27   Beijing China lifts ban on foreigners with HIV Jul.28  Arizona  Judge blocks part of AZ immigration law Aug.18   France France to begin Roma deportations Aug.25   North Mexico Migrant link in Mexico killings. 72 died Map of Tamaulipas Mexico
  72 people found murdered at a ranch in the north of the country say they were migrants from South and Central America trying to reach the U.S.
Nov.24  Cambodia  Cambodians turn out to honor the dead Dec.25  Liberia  Ivorians make the trek to Liberia



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2010 Feb.17  London  UK pressure Israel over Dubai murder Apr.15   Pakistan U.N.: Bhutto death probe mishandled
May.19   South Korea N. Korea responsible for sinking warship   A North Korean submarine fired a torpedo that sunk the Cheonan, a South Korea warship in March, investigators announced in Seoul Jun.13   Jerusalem Israel sets up inquiry into Gaza flotilla raid Aug.2   UN   UN announces Gaza flotilla probe  The secretary general has announced an investigation into an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid convoy on 31 May which killed nine Turkish act... Aug.14   Pakistan   Pakistan says 20m hit by floods   Pakistan marked its 63rd birthday in the solemnity befitting a nation one-fifth under water. 1,400 people have died Aug.15  Pakistan  U.N. chief urges faster aid to Pakistan Dec.18   Ivory Coast Peacekeepers ordered out of Ivory Coast



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2010 Jan.3   USA Tougher US air screening rules
Jan.16   Haiti Clinton visits quake-hit Haitians Feb.18  Beijing  Dalai Lama-Obama meeting angers China Mar.23  Washington  Obama, Netanyahu meet amid strain Mar.28   Kabul Obama arrives in Afghanistan 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.12  Washington  Ukraine to remove uranium stockpile Jun.4  Florida  Successful blast-off for Falcon 9 Jun.24   Washington   Obama and Medvedev hail 're-set' ties   Russian President and his US counterpart have marked a warming in relations between the two countries on Mr Medvedev's first visit to Americ... Jun.28   Turkey Turkey bars Israel military flight Jul.6  Washington  Obama and Netanyahu urge Mid-East talk Jul.18  Pakistan  Clinton in Pakistan to bolster relations Jul.20  Washington  Lockerbie bomber release 'not BP's fault' Jul.20  South Korea  Clinton and Gates visit Korea DMZ Jul.29   Beirut Syria and Saudi leaders in Beirut Aug.15  Pakistan  U.N. chief urges faster aid to Pakistan Aug.25   China   Kim Jong Il making China visit  North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is visiting China, the South Korean JoongAng Daily reported Thursday Aug.26   North Korea US citizen freed in North Korea by Carter Aug.29  New Orleans  Obama hails spirit of New Orleans Oct.4  Beijing  China, Japan leaders meet, signal thaw Nov.6  Mumbai  Obama hails Mumbai terror victims Nov.9   Indonesia Obama reaches out to Muslim world Dec.8   Florida SpaceX craft finally launches Dec.18  North Korea  Richardson presents proposals to N. Korea



World, Politics, 2010 Agreement Timeline ... See World Agreement timeline Top ^
2010 Feb.23   Sudan Sudan signs ceasefire with Darfur rebels
  President Omar al-Bashir has signed a framework ceasefire deal with one of Darfur's main groups, the Justice and Equality Movement
Mar.15   Belgium EU ministers agree Greek plan
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 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...
Jul.20   Kabul Powers back Afghan takeover date
Jul.28  Barcelona  Catalonia bans bullfighting Nov.14  Sudan  North-South Sudan framework set 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   Portugal NATO, Afghans hammer out long-term ties Dec.6   Washington Deal reached on Bush era tax cuts Dec.22   Washington Obama hails nuclear treaty vote



World, Politics, 2010 Human Rights Timeline ... See World Human Rights timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.12   San Francisco Bay Area Google reports China-based attack
  Google says pullout possible. The company and at least 20 others were victims of a highly sophisticated and targeted attack in mid-December
 Google has decided it is no longer willing to consider censorship of its site in China and may have to shut down its site and its offices in that nation
Jan.18  Haiti  US begins airdrops of food and water Feb.8  Sri Lanka  Election loser Sarath Fonseka arrested Feb.23  Cuba  Prison hunger striker Zapata dies Mar.29  Myanmar  Suu Kyi's NLD party to boycott election Mar.31  Saudi Arabia  Beheading planned in Saudi sorcery case Jun.12  Kyrgyzstan  Kyrgyz leader invites Russian troops 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 Jul.5  Iran  Mother of two to be stoned to death Jul.7   Cuba Cuba to release 52 political prisoners  The prisoners are set to be freed and will be allowed to leave the country, Cuba's Roman Catholic church announced in a written statement Jul.8   Iran Woman won't be stoned to death Sep.10   Iran Iran calls off release of American hiker Sep.14   Tehran Freed US hiker vows to help friends   A jubilant American Sarah Shourd reunited with her mother, after authorities released her from a Tehran prison where she had been held for 14... Sep.30   Ecuador Ecuador troops rescue president Map of Quito Ecuador
  President Rafael Correa has made a triumphant return to his offices after being rescued by soldiers amid a pitched battle with mutinous police
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.12   Beijing Chinese reformers push on censorship
Nov.13   Myanmar   Burma releases Aung San Suu Kyi Map of Rangoon Myanmar
  The military authorities have released the pro-democracy leader from house arrest. She told thousands of supporters they had to 'work in unison'
 The Nobel Peace Prize winner has been detained for 15 of the past 21 years. US President Obama welcomed her release as 'long overdue'
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.22  Argentina  Former dictator sentenced to life 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.28  Iran  Iran executes man as Israeli spy Dec.30   Moscow Khodorkovsky jail term increased



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2010 Jan.3   Yemen U.S., Britain close embassies in Yemen
Mar.23  London  UK expels Israeli diplomat May.12   House of Representatives Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty' May.24  Australia  Australia expels Israeli diplomat May.24  Washington  US toughens talk over Gulf spill Jun.15   Washington Obama in national address on oil Jun.16   U.S. Congress US Congress set to grill BP chief Jul.16  Venezuela  Venezuela recalls ambassador to Colombia Jul.22   Venezuela Venezuela breaks relations with Colombia  Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said that he is breaking off relations with Colombia. He called President Uribe 'crazed' Sep.23  New York  Diplomat's throat slashed in NYC Dec.27  Rome  Explosives found at Greek embassy



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2010 Apr.15   Pakistan U.N.: Bhutto death probe mishandled
May.23   South Korea S. Korea suspends trade with N. Korea Jun.9   UN Security Council U.N. votes new sanctions on Iran Jul.5   Jerusalem Israel unveils new blockade rules for Gaza Sep.29  Washington  U.S. adds more sanctions against Iran



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2010 Feb.19   Morocco Minaret collapse kills 41
Map of Meknes Morocco
  A 400-year-old minaret in Bab Berdieyinn mosque collapsed on worshipers, killing 36 and injuring 71 in the middle of prayers.    The incident occurred after several days of unrelenting rain. King M...
Feb.24  New Delhi  India, Pakistan: Fresh bid to mend ties Mar.24   Washington 'No breakthrough' in US-Israeli talks May.3  Japan  Japan scraps US base move plan May.7  London  Tories and Lib Dems in deal talks Jul.14  North Korea  N Korea in talks with UN Command Jul.27   Uganda More AU troops to Somalia Aug.10   Colombia Colombia, Venezuela to restore ties  Venezuela and Colombia wiped the slate clean and will re-establish diplomatic relations after a meeting between the heads of the states Aug.20   Washington   Palestinians, Israel agree to resume talks  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: The talks, involving other regional and international players, are intended to resolve all 'final status'... Sep.1   Washington Obama holds high-stakes Mideast talks Sep.2  Washington  Middle East talks 'constructive' Sep.3  Washington  Settlements remain obstacle in peace talks Sep.13   Sinai Egypt hosts Mid-East peace talks Sep.23  New York  Diplomat's throat slashed in NYC Oct.2  West Bank  Abbas: Stop talks if no settlement freeze Oct.12   USA US judge rejects gay military ban  US District Judge Virginia Phillips last month ruled the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy unconstitutional 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.23  South Korea  S. Korea leader calls for 'retaliation' Dec.4  Ivory Coast  Mbeki to mediate in Ivory Coast Dec.19  UN Security Council  UN crisis talks on Korea tension Dec.22   Washington   Obama signs law ending military gay ban  US President Barack Obama has signed a landmark law allowing gay people serving in the military to be open about their sexuality Dec.28  Ivory Coast  Leaders leave Ivory Coast talks



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2010 Jun.19  Sweden  Sweden's crown princess marries Jul.6  UN  Queen Elizabeth praises U.N. efforts Oct.19   London Saudi prince guilty of murdering aide
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



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2010 Jan.7  Argentina  President dismisses central bank governor Feb.8  Sri Lanka  Election loser Sarath Fonseka arrested Feb.9  Nigeria  Jonathan becomes acting president Feb.11  New York  Clinton was on 'frenetic pace' Feb.23  Nigeria  President Umaru Yar'Adua 'returns home' Mar.11   Chile Pinera sworn in as president
Mar.17  Nigeria  Acting president dissolves cabinet Apr.8  Kyrgyzstan  President Bakiev says he won't resign Apr.26   Miami   Noriega extradited to France   Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega was put on a plane to France after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed extradition orders Apr.28   Northern England PM apologizes for calling woman 'bigot' 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.31  Berlin  German president quits amid row Jun.1   Japan PM 'to step down'
Jun.3   Japan DPJ chooses Naoto Kan as leader  Ruling party is making the outgoing finance minister almost certain to become prime minister after the resignation of the country's previous... Jun.9   Netherlands Dutch PM resigns party leadership Jun.12  Kyrgyzstan  Kyrgyz leader invites Russian troops Jun.15   Washington Obama in national address on oil Jun.22  Washington  Obama 'angry' over McChrystal claims Jun.23   Washington   Obama fires US Afghan commander   Gen Stanley McChrystal, has been dismissed by President Obama after critical comments about senior US officials in a magazine Jun.29  Manila  Aquino sworn in as Philippines president Jul.12   Cuba Castro rips U.S. in rare TV appearance Jul.21  Chad  Chad rules out arresting Sudan leader Aug.7  Colombia  Santos sworn in as Colombian president Aug.16  North Mexico  Mayor of Santiago kidnapped and killed Sep.20  North Korea  Date named for leadership summit Sep.25   London Labour Party taps Miliband as new leader Sep.27   North Korea   N Korean leader's son 'promoted'  Kim Jong-il's third son, Kim Jong-un, has been appointed a general, the country's state media say Sep.27  Moscow  Moscow's Mayor Luzhkov dismissed Sep.28  North Korea  Key posts for N Korea leader's son Sep.30   Ecuador Ecuador troops rescue president Map of Quito Ecuador
  President Rafael Correa has made a triumphant return to his offices after being rescued by soldiers amid a pitched battle with mutinous police
Oct.9   North Korea   N. Korea leader, son make appearance   Kim Jong Il, put in a rare appearance at Arirang celebrations, along with his youngest son, Kim Jong Un Oct.23  Baghdad  Wikileaks' timing angers Iraqi PM Nov.11   Baghdad Maliki reappointed as Iraq's PM Nov.25   South Korea South Korean defense minister resigns Dec.1  Russia  Russia 'mafia state' - Wikileaks Dec.4   Ivory Coast Ivorian crisis as rivals sworn in  The incumbent Laurent Gbagbo took the oath to serve a new term, but within hours Alassane Ouattara also laid claim to the presidency Dec.15  Kosovo  Kosovo PM named in organ theft report Dec.28  Ivory Coast  Gbagbo unmoved by Ivorian mission Dec.30   Tel Aviv   Ex-president guilty of rape, harassment  A Tel Aviv district court Thursday found former Israeli president Moshe Katsav guilty of multiple charges of rape and sexual harassment Dec.30   Moscow Khodorkovsky jail term increased



World, Politics, 2010 Reforms Timeline ... See World Reforms timeline Top ^
2010 Jul.15  U.S. Senate  US financial reform passed by Senate Jul.21  Washington  Obama signs financial reform law



World, Politics, 2010 Protest Timeline ... See World Protest timeline Top ^
2010 Feb.10  Iran  Iran braces for anti-government protests Mar.13  Thailand  Tens of thousands in opposition rally Mar.14  Thailand  PM rejects protest ultimatum Mar.16   Thailand Protesters carry blood to PM house  Thai protesters and a stepped-up security presence have negotiated an end to a protest at Abhisit's house Apr.10   Thailand 18 killed in Bangkok protests  11 were civilians and four military were killed in clashes between anti-government protesters and Thai police and military forces Apr.22   Thailand Dozens hurt in Bangkok protest blasts
Apr.24  Thailand  Thai PM rejects protesters' demand 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.13   Thailand Red-shirt supporter Gen Khattiya shot  A renegade general who backs anti-government protesters has been shot, shortly after a deadline for troops to seal their protest camp passed May.14   Thailand Death toll rises amid red-shirt clashes
  Thai troops are clashing with anti-government protesters in the capital, on a third day of violence that has killed at least 16 people
May.15  Thailand  Protesters defy PM vow to end stand-off May.17  Thailand  Thai protesters defy evacuation order May.18   Thailand Army advances on Bangkok protest site   Military troops began entering a park, where thousands of opposition protesters have been camped out in defiance of an order to vacate the a... May.18   Thailand Protesters killed in gunbattle May.30   Gaza   Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship
  More than 10 people onboard a flotilla carrying aid for the Palestinian territory of Gaza were killed when security forces boarded the boats
 Armed forces boarded the largest vessel overnight, clashing with some of the 500 people on board' about 64 km out to sea. Israeli soldiers were shot at and attacked with weapons; the activists say Israeli troops came on board shooting. The activists were attempting to defy a blockade
Sep.23   UN Gen. Assembly   US protest at Iran leader's UN speech   The US and other delegations walk out as Iran's President Ahmadinejad questions the events of 9/11 Sep.29   European Union Unions stage day of action over cuts Oct.17  Congo  Rape victims march against violence Oct.18  Paris  Sarkozy defies French protesters Oct.21  Paris  French unions call more strike days Nov.7   Germany Clashes over German nuclear train Nov.15   Haiti Haiti cholera protests target UN Nov.18  Haiti  Anti-U.N. protests erupt in Haitian capital 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.19  Belarus  Crowds storm Minsk government HQ



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2010 May.23   South Korea S. Korea suspends trade with N. Korea
Jun.4  Florida  Successful blast-off for Falcon 9 Dec.8   Florida SpaceX craft finally launches



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2010 Jan.3   USA Tougher US air screening rules
Jan.10  Jerusalem  Israel to construct Egyptian border barrier Feb.23  Cuba  Prison hunger striker Zapata dies Feb.23   Sudan Sudan signs ceasefire with Darfur rebels
  President Omar al-Bashir has signed a framework ceasefire deal with one of Darfur's main groups, the Justice and Equality Movement
Mar.4  Turkey  Turkey anger at US Armenian vote Mar.9  Jerusalem  Biden condemns new Israel housing units Mar.12  Jerusalem  Israel seals off West Bank Mar.19  UN  Quartet urges Israeli settlement freeze Apr.7  Kyrgyzstan  Unrest prompts state of emergency 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 May.13  Thailand  Bangkok remains tense after fatal clashes May.19  Thailand  Curfew after surrender of red-shirts May.19  Thailand  Government extends curfew May.23  Jamaica  State of emergency in Kingston May.28  UN  UN push for nuclear-free Mid-East May.31  UN Security Council  Security Council meets on Israeli raid Jun.2  Istanbul  Gaza activists receive welcome Jun.12   Kyrgyzstan   Shoot-to-kill in Kyrgyz south   Interim government worked to quell an upsurge of ethnic violence that killed dozens people and injured more than 500 others Jul.6  Washington  Obama and Netanyahu urge Mid-East talk Jul.14  North Korea  N Korea in talks with UN Command 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.20   Washington   Palestinians, Israel agree to resume talks  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: The talks, involving other regional and international players, are intended to resolve all 'final status'... Sep.2  Washington  Middle East talks 'constructive' Sep.3  Washington  Settlements remain obstacle in peace talks Sep.4  New Zealand  Overnight curfew after NZ quake Sep.13   Sinai Egypt hosts Mid-East peace talks Sep.20   Japan   China, Japan relations sour over captain
  A Japanese court has extended the detention of a Chinese fishing boat captain, as diplomatic tensions between the two countries rise
Sep.24   Japan Japan frees Chinese boat captain Sep.24  Washington  Obama condemns Ahmadinejad speech Sep.24  Beijing  China demands apology from Japan Sep.26   West Bank Israel's West Bank building freeze expires
  Israeli settlers cheered expiration of a moratorium on building new settlements, as Netanyahu urged Palestinians not to walk away from talks.    Israel's PM urges Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to continue ...
Sep.30  Ecuador  Ecuador declares state of emergency Oct.11  Jerusalem  Offer to extend settlement freeze Oct.23  London  WikiLeaks: Sensitive info protected Oct.25  Washington  Iran's cash to Kabul worries US Oct.29   North Korea Korean family reunions go ahead Nov.13  Washington  US offers Israel settlement plan Dec.5  USA  US 'vital facilities' list leaked Dec.18   Ivory Coast Peacekeepers ordered out of Ivory Coast Dec.18  North Korea  Richardson presents proposals to N. Korea Dec.22   Washington Obama hails nuclear treaty vote Dec.24   Vatican Pope prays for peace at Rome Mass Dec.25  Vatican  Pope calls for end to conflicts



World, Politics, 2010 Terror Timeline ... See World Terror timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.3   Yemen U.S., Britain close embassies in Yemen
Feb.18   Texas Pilot air attack on US tax office   Joseph Andrew Stack crashed into an office block left a note expressing his anger at Internal Revenue Service Mar.7  Iraq  Election hit by insurgent attacks Jul.15   Argentina   Argentina legalises gay marriage  Argentina has become the first country in Latin America to legalise gay marriage after the Senate voted in favour Aug.4  California  US judge rejects gay marriage ban Aug.25   Pakistan US warns of Pakistan aid threat Oct.10  Belgrade  Anti-gay riot erupts in Belgrade Oct.12   USA US judge rejects gay military ban  US District Judge Virginia Phillips last month ruled the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy unconstitutional Dec.22   Washington   Obama signs law ending military gay ban  US President Barack Obama has signed a landmark law allowing gay people serving in the military to be open about their sexuality



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2010 Aug.20  Haiti  Jean's presidential bid rejected



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2010 Feb.12  Haiti  National mourning month after earthquake 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.20  Beijing  China pays tribute to quake victims May.5   Nigeria President Yar'Adua has died May.16   Somalia Rebels attack Somali parliament May.16   Thailand Thai Red Shirt leader dies May.30   Gaza   Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship
  More than 10 people onboard a flotilla carrying aid for the Palestinian territory of Gaza were killed when security forces boarded the boats
 Armed forces boarded the largest vessel overnight, clashing with some of the 500 people on board' about 64 km out to sea. Israeli soldiers were shot at and attacked with weapons; the activists say Israeli troops came on board shooting. The activists were attempting to defy a blockade
Jul.4   Beirut Hezbollah 'mentor' Fadlallah dies
Nov.24  Cambodia  Cambodians turn out to honor the dead Dec.13   Washington U.S. diplomat Holbrooke dies



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2010 Jan.27   U.S. Congress Obama delivers his first State of the Union
Feb.9  Sri Lanka  President Rajapaksa dissolves parliament Feb.24   House of Representatives Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president  Toyota's president, Akio Toyoda, acknowledged that the company had made mistakes and apologized for the recent lapses in quality control Mar.4   House of Representatives Congress panel accuses Turks of genocide Mar.19  Washington  Obama hails 'historic' healthcare vote Mar.21   House of Representatives U.S. House passes health care vote
  The House passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package of measures meant to reconcile differences with the Senate bill
 The compromise bill drafted by top Democrats will cost $940 billion over the next 10 years, cuts the deficit by $138 billion during that period. It would reduce the deficit by another $1.2 trillion in the following decade
Mar.30   Serbia MPs apology for Srebrenica massacre May.12   House of Representatives Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty' May.16   Somalia Rebels attack Somali parliament May.20  U.S. Senate  Senate approves reforms of Wall Street Jun.16   U.S. Congress US Congress set to grill BP chief 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 ...
Aug.13  Moscow  Russia set to fuel Iran reactor Aug.21   Southern Iran Iran's first nuclear plant begins fueling Map of Bushehr Iran
  Iran began fueling its first nuclear energy plant. Western nations have questioned whether the fuel will be used solely for electricity.    The transfer of nuclear fuel was being watched by the Internation...
Sep.6   Australia Key Australia MP backs opposition Oct.22   Paris French Senate OKs pension changes 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 Dec.17   Venezuela   Chavez gets power to govern by decree  Lame-duck National Assembly has granted President Hugo Chavez the power to pass laws by decree for the next 18 months Dec.21   Baghdad Iraqi parliament approves government



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2010 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
Apr.6  Washington  Obama limits US nuclear arms use 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.12  Washington  Ukraine to remove uranium stockpile Apr.22  Wisconsin  US man names Pope in abuse lawsuit May.12   House of Representatives Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
May.24  Washington  US toughens talk over Gulf spill Jun.15   Washington Obama in national address on oil Jun.16   U.S. Congress US Congress set to grill BP chief 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 Sep.16  Scotland  Pope: Abuse cases a 'shock' Oct.17  Congo  Rape victims march against violence