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01-13 Cruise ship runs aground in Italy Giglio island, Italy
2. 02-12 Amid clashes Parliament approves austerity Greece
3. 03-04 Putin declares win in elections Moscow
4. 03-19 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Toulouse, Southern France
F. 04-26 Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes Netherlands
6. 05-06 Sarkozy concedes to Hollande Paris
H. 05-29 Deadly earthquake hits northern Italy Modena, Northern Italy
8. 06-03 Pomp, pouring rain for Diamond Jubilee London
9. 06-17 Greek pro-bailout poll win hailed Greece

Summary.     Click for More > Amid clashes Parliament approves austerity   Putin declares win in elections   Vladimir Putin has declared victory in presidential elections, returning for a third term after spending the last four years as the country's... 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Map of Toulouse France
  Cruise ship runs aground in Italy Map of Giglio island Italy
Jan.9  Barcelona  Messi best world footballer 3rd time in a row
Jan.13   Italy
  At least six people are reported dead after the Costa Concordia carrying more than 4,000 people ran aground off Italy.    The ship hit a sandbar on Friday evening near the island and listed about 2...
Jan.14  Italy  S. Korean Couple rescued from Italian ship
Jan.17  Italy  Five bodies found in cruise wreck
 Italy  Cruise captain under house arrest
Jan.18  Italy  Hope fades as search is suspended
Jan.23  European Union  EU approves new sanctions against Iran
 Paris  Senate passes Armenian genocide bill
Feb.2  Serbia  Europe's freeze claims 110 lives
Feb.3  London  FBI and UK police call 'hacked'
Feb.9  Ukraine  Deep freeze puts strain on Ukrainian EMS
 Greece  Greece leaders agree bailout cuts
Feb.12   Greece
Feb.17  Berlin  German president resigns amid scandal
Feb.21  France  Strauss-Kahn held over 'sex ring'
Mar.4   Moscow
Mar.8  Greece  Greece confirms debt deal success
Mar.19   Southern France
  A teacher and three children were gunned down at Ozar Hatorah. It's the third time in the 10 days that a gunman on a motorcycle has fired on minorities.    French police are linking the shootings of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse...
Mar.22  Southern France  Suspect in French terror attacks dead Mar.29  Spain  Workers commence a general strike Apr.19  Norway  Breivik wanted to slay government, PM Apr.22  Paris  Exit polls show Sarkozy 2nd in French vote Apr.26   Netherlands Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes May.6   Paris   Sarkozy concedes to Hollande   Francois Hollande defeated President Nicolas Sarkozy in a runoff, signaling a shift to the left as the country and Europe fight to dig out of... May.8  Greece  Greek leftist leader lays out radical agenda May.15  London  Murdoch editor charged over hacking  Greece  Greece to hold new elections after stalemate May.16  Hague  Long-awaited Mladic war crimes trial begins May.19  Munich  Chelsea seize Champions League win over Bayern  Northern Italy  Deadly earthquake hits heritage sites May.25  Spain  Spain's Bankia seeks 19bn euros May.29   Northern Italy Deadly earthquake hits northern Italy Jun.1  Moscow  Putin stands firm on Syria crisis Jun.3   London   Pomp, pouring rain for Diamond Jubilee   The Thames became a sea of red, white and blue Sunday, as tens of thousands celebrated the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II Jun.4  Berlin  Canadian 'killer' held in Berlin Jun.9  Spain  Spanish bank bailout request welcomed Jun.14  Spain  Spain crisis costs enter 'danger zone' Jun.17   Greece Greek pro-bailout poll win hailed   The narrow election victory of Greece's New Democracy party has been welcomed by world leaders, who urged Athens to form a cabinet quickly Jun.19  London  WikiLeakers founder seeks asylum in Ecuador Jun.27  Northern Ireland  Queen makes history with ex-IRA leader handshake  Eastern Ukraine  Spain reach Euro final after shootout Jun.28  Poland  Balotelli double sends Italy through to Euro final Jun.29  Belgium  European leaders reach key deal on banks Jul.1   Kiev   Spain defeated Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final   Spain become the first country to win three successive major international tournaments. Silva, Alba, Torres and Mata score in Olympic Stadiu... Jul.3  London  Barclays Bank boss Diamond resigns Jul.4   Geneva Long hunt detects possible 'God particle' Jul.5  Paris  Pilots blamed for Air France disaster Jul.7  North Caucasus  Dozens killed in Russia flooding Jul.11  Spain  Spain unveils sweeping budget cuts Jul.18  Bulgaria  Blast on Israeli bus in Bulgaria Jul.27   London Huge ceremony launches 2012 Games Map of Stratford United Kingdom
  The Queen has declared the London Olympics open following a spectacular ceremony, featuring Beckham, Wiggins and James Bond.    The three-hour spectacle, a quirky take on UK life, is set to be viewed by a TV audience of one billion people. The show...
Aug.1  London  Olympic badminton players disqualified Aug.2   London Phelps beats Lochte to 20th medal  Michael Phelps won his first individual gold at London 2012 - and his 20th Olympic medal - by beating Ryan Lochte in the men's 200m individual... Aug.9  London  Bolt makes history with 200m gold Aug.12  London  Olympic flag handed over to Rio Aug.17  Moscow  Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism Aug.24   Norway Breivik given 21-year prison term Sep.5   Southern France French gun victims 'UK tourists' Sep.14  France  Magazine publishes topless photos of UK's Catherine Sep.26  Athens  Athens clashes as Greek police fire tear gas Oct.3   Turkey Turkey retaliates for shelling deaths Oct.5  England  Terror suspects extradited to US Oct.6   Vatican Pope's ex-butler gets 18 months in prison   Paolo Gabriele, was convicted Saturday of aggravated theft for leaking confidential papal documents and sentenced to 18 months in prison Oct.10  Turkey  Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Turkey Oct.12  Norway  Peace Prize is a slap on the back for European Union Oct.15  Hague  Karadzic denies Bosnia war crimes Oct.22   Italy Italy's quake scientists jailed Oct.26   Milan Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud Nov.10  London  BBC boss George Entwistle resigns Nov.11  Greece  Greece MPs approve new austerity budget Nov.23  Belgium  EU budget talks end without deal Dec.3  London  William and Kate expecting royal child Dec.7   London Hospital nurse found dead after taking prank call Dec.10  London  HSBC 'to pay $1.9bn' in US deal Dec.28  Moscow  Putin signs anti-U.S. adoption bill



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Senate passes Armenian genocide bill
EU approves new sanctions against Iran
Amid clashes Parliament approves austerity
German president resigns amid scandal
Putin declares win in elections
Greece confirms debt deal success
Exit polls show Sarkozy 2nd in French vote
Sarkozy concedes to Hollande
Pomp, pouring rain for Diamond Jubilee
Spanish bank bailout request welcomed
Greek pro-bailout poll win hailed
WikiLeakers founder seeks asylum in Ecuador
Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism
Magazine publishes topless photos of UK's Catherine
Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
Greece MPs approve new austerity budget
William and Kate expecting royal child
Putin signs anti-U.S. adoption bill
FBI and UK police call 'hacked'
Strauss-Kahn held over 'sex ring'
4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school
Suspect in French terror attacks dead
Breivik wanted to slay government, PM
Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes
Canadian 'killer' held in Berlin
Blast on Israeli bus in Bulgaria
Breivik given 21-year prison term
French gun victims 'UK tourists'
Pope's ex-butler gets 18 months in prison
Italy's quake scientists jailed
Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
Cruise ship runs aground in Italy
S. Korean Couple rescued from Italian ship
Cruise captain under house arrest
Five bodies found in cruise wreck
Hope fades as search is suspended
Europe's freeze claims 110 lives
Deep freeze puts strain on Ukrainian EMS
Deadly earthquake hits heritage sites
Deadly earthquake hits northern Italy
Pilots blamed for Air France disaster
Messi best world footballer 3rd time in a row
Spain defeated Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final
Huge ceremony launches 2012 Games
Olympic badminton players disqualified
Phelps beats Lochte to 20th medal
Bolt makes history with 200m gold
Olympic flag handed over to Rio
European Union
Senate passes Armenian genocide bill
EU approves new sanctions against Iran
Amid clashes Parliament approves austerity
German president resigns amid scandal
Greece confirms debt deal success
Exit polls show Sarkozy 2nd in French vote
Sarkozy concedes to Hollande
Pomp, pouring rain for Diamond Jubilee
Spanish bank bailout request welcomed
Greek pro-bailout poll win hailed
WikiLeakers founder seeks asylum in Ecuador
Magazine publishes topless photos of UK's Catherine
Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
Greece MPs approve new austerity budget
William and Kate expecting royal child
FBI and UK police call 'hacked'
Strauss-Kahn held over 'sex ring'
4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school
Suspect in French terror attacks dead
Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes
Canadian 'killer' held in Berlin
Blast on Israeli bus in Bulgaria
French gun victims 'UK tourists'
Italy's quake scientists jailed
Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
Cruise ship runs aground in Italy
S. Korean Couple rescued from Italian ship
Cruise captain under house arrest
Five bodies found in cruise wreck
Hope fades as search is suspended
Deadly earthquake hits heritage sites
Deadly earthquake hits northern Italy
Pilots blamed for Air France disaster
Messi best world footballer 3rd time in a row
Huge ceremony launches 2012 Games
Olympic badminton players disqualified
Phelps beats Lochte to 20th medal
Bolt makes history with 200m gold
Olympic flag handed over to Rio
United Kingdom
Pomp, pouring rain for Diamond Jubilee
WikiLeakers founder seeks asylum in Ecuador
William and Kate expecting royal child
FBI and UK police call 'hacked'
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Huge ceremony launches 2012 Games
Olympic badminton players disqualified
Phelps beats Lochte to 20th medal
Bolt makes history with 200m gold
Italy
Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
Italy's quake scientists jailed
Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
Cruise ship runs aground in Italy
S. Korean Couple rescued from Italian ship
Cruise captain under house arrest
Deadly earthquake hits heritage sites
Deadly earthquake hits northern Italy
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France
Senate passes Armenian genocide bill
Exit polls show Sarkozy 2nd in French vote
Sarkozy concedes to Hollande
Magazine publishes topless photos of UK's Catherine
Strauss-Kahn held over 'sex ring'
4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school
Suspect in French terror attacks dead
French gun victims 'UK tourists'
Pilots blamed for Air France disaster
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Balkans
Greece leaders agree bailout cuts
Amid clashes Parliament approves austerity
Greece confirms debt deal success
Greek pro-bailout poll win hailed
Greece MPs approve new austerity budget
Blast on Israeli bus in Bulgaria
Europe's freeze claims 110 lives
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Amid clashes Parliament approves austerity
Greece confirms debt deal success
Greek pro-bailout poll win hailed
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Post Soviet
Putin declares win in elections
Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism
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Spain defeated Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final
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Cruise ship runs aground in Italy
S. Korean Couple rescued from Italian ship
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Paris
Senate passes Armenian genocide bill
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Sarkozy concedes to Hollande
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Spain
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January 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jan.4  European Union  Europe moves to ban Iran crude oil
Jan.9   Barcelona
Jan.13   Italy  
  At least six people are reported dead after the Costa Concordia carrying more than 4,000 people ran aground off Italy
 The ship hit a sandbar on Friday evening near the island and listed about 20 degrees, after which people tried to reach land in lifeboats or by swimming
Jan.14  Italy  Italy divers scour capsized liner   Italy S. Korean Couple rescued from Italian ship Jan.15  Italy  Bodies recovered from inside ill-fated ship Jan.16  Italy  Cruise ship captain 'off course' Jan.17   Italy Five bodies found in cruise wreck   Italy     Cruise captain under house arrest   Italian judges have put under house arrest Francesco Schettino, the captain of a cruise ship that crashed into rocks on Friday Jan.18   Italy Hope fades as search is suspended Jan.20  Italy  Rescuers halt search as cruise ship moves Jan.21  Italy  12th body found in cruise ship search Jan.22  Croatia  Croatia voters back EU membership Jan.23   European Union EU approves new sanctions against Iran  Italy  2 more bodies found in Italy cruise crash   Paris     Senate passes Armenian genocide bill  Turkey has reacted with anger after the French Senate approved a bill making it a crime to deny genocide was committed by Ottoman Turks Jan.26  Southern France  PIP breast implant boss charged

February 2012 ... more > Top ^
Feb.2   Serbia Europe's freeze claims 110 lives
Feb.3   London FBI and UK police call 'hacked' Feb.9   Ukraine   Deep freeze puts strain on Ukrainian EMS  Suffering in the grip of a brutal winter where temperatures have not risen above freezing in nearly a month, Ukraine has seen a wave of deat...   Greece Greece leaders agree bailout cuts Feb.12   Greece     Amid clashes Parliament approves austerity
  Lawmakers voted to approve another round of austerity measures, sought in return for a new eurozone bailout of the debt-stricken country
Feb.17   Berlin   German president resigns amid scandal   President Christian Wulff announced his resignation Friday following a series of scandals that prompted calls for him to stand down Feb.20  Belgium  Fresh bailout for Greece 'agreed' Feb.21   France Strauss-Kahn held over 'sex ring'
Feb.26  European Union  G20 chiefs: Europe needs bigger firewall

March 2012 ... more > Top ^
Mar.3  Poland  Poland suffers deadly train crash Mar.4  Moscow  Putin 'elected Russian president'   Moscow     Putin declares win in elections
  Vladimir Putin has declared victory in presidential elections, returning for a third term after spending the last four years as the country's PM
 Exit polls and preliminary results gave him about 60% of the vote
Mar.8   Greece     Greece confirms debt deal success  The Greek government has indicated that it has secured sufficient backing for a debt swap deal that will enable it to avoid defaulting on its... Mar.19   Southern France   4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Map of Toulouse France
  A teacher and three children were gunned down at Ozar Hatorah. It's the third time in the 10 days that a gunman on a motorcycle has fired on minorities
 French police are linking the shootings of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse to the killings of three soldiers of North African descent in two separate incidents
Mar.22   Southern France Suspect in French terror attacks dead Mar.25  Moscow  Annan is 'last chance' for Syria Mar.29   Spain Workers commence a general strike Mar.30  Southern France  19 arrested in French police raids

April 2012 ... more > Top ^
Apr.4  Athens  Greek clashes over man's suicide Apr.5  Turkey  Syrian refugees spill into Turkey Apr.8  Vatican  Pope calls for end to Syria bloodshed Apr.16  Norway  Breivik claims self-defense Apr.19   Norway Breivik wanted to slay government, PM
Apr.20  Norway  Breivik: I learned from al Qaeda Apr.22   Paris     Exit polls show Sarkozy 2nd in French vote   Socialist candidate Francois Hollande declared victory in the first round of presidential election, setting up a showdown with incumbent Nicolas... Apr.24  Barcelona  Ten-man Chelsea stun Barca Apr.26   Netherlands     Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes
  International judges have found former Liberian leader Charles Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war.    Taylor, 64, was accused of backing rebels who killed tens o...
Apr.27  Spain  Spanish unemployment hits record

May 2012 ... more > Top ^
May.6   Paris     Sarkozy concedes to Hollande
  Francois Hollande defeated President Nicolas Sarkozy in a runoff, signaling a shift to the left as the country and Europe fight to dig out of a weak economy
 Hollande - who polled just under 52% of votes in Sunday's run-off - spoke of his pride at becoming presiden
May.8   Greece Greek leftist leader lays out radical agenda May.12  Greece  Greece faces final coalition push May.15   London Murdoch editor charged over hacking   Greece Greece to hold new elections after stalemate  Paris  Hollande at swearing in: Discourage 'exorbitant' incomes  Berlin  Hollande and Merkel hold euro talks May.16   Hague Long-awaited Mladic war crimes trial begins May.17  Spain  Moody's downgrades Spanish banks May.19   Munich Chelsea seize Champions League win over Bayern   Northern Italy   Deadly earthquake hits heritage sites   A 6.0-magnitude earthquake has killed at least six people and caused serious damage to buildings in several towns May.20  Serbia  Nationalist Nikolic in Serbia win May.23  Belgium  Europe 'wants Greece in the eurozone' May.25   Spain Spain's Bankia seeks 19bn euros May.27  Greece  Lagarde tax jibe angers Greeks May.29   Northern Italy   Deadly earthquake hits northern Italy Map of Modena Italy
  At least 12 people were killed in a 5.8-magnitude earthquake, nine days after a 6.0-magnitude quake in the same region killed seven people.    Tuesday's quake was follow...
May.30  Northern Italy  Death toll from Italy earthquake rises

June 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1   Moscow Putin stands firm on Syria crisis
Jun.3   London     Pomp, pouring rain for Diamond Jubilee
  The Thames became a sea of red, white and blue Sunday, as tens of thousands celebrated the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II
 Queen Elizabeth takes to the River Thames in a special barge as part of a 1,000-boat flotilla celebrating her 60-year reign
Jun.4   Berlin   Canadian 'killer' held in Berlin   Police in Berlin have arrested Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, the Canadian porn actor wanted for the murder and dismemberment of his lover  London  Illness forces Prince Philip to miss concert Jun.5  London  Flypast ends Jubilee celebrations Jun.8  Poland  Euro 2012 starts, Russia win, Poland held Jun.9  Paris  Sharapova completes career Grand Slam   Spain     Spanish bank bailout request welcomed   Spain's decision to request a loan of up to 100bn euros from eurozone funds to help shore up its struggling banks has won broad support Jun.10  Spain  Spain PM: 'Credibility of euro' is saved  Paris  French Socialists 'set for win' Jun.11  Paris  Nadal clinches record French Open Jun.12  Moscow  Putin opponents march in Moscow Jun.14   Spain Spain crisis costs enter 'danger zone'
Jun.16  Geneva  Crown Prince Nayef dies  Poland  Russia, Poland exit Euro 2012 Jun.17  Western Ukraine  Germany disposes of Denmark to win Group B  Paris  Hollande's party wins majority  Eastern Ukraine  Ronaldo double as Dutch exit   Greece     Greek pro-bailout poll win hailed
  The narrow election victory of Greece's New Democracy party has been welcomed by world leaders, who urged Athens to form a cabinet quickly
 With 99.9% of ballots counted, interior ministry results put New Democracy on 29.7% of the vote (129 seats), Syriza on 26.9% (71) and the socialist Pasok on 12.3% (33)
Jun.18  Poland  Italy wins 2-0, reaches quarters  Poland  Late Navas goal sends Spain through Jun.19   London     WikiLeakers founder seeks asylum in Ecuador  WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and has requested political asylum  Ukraine  Rooney heads England into last eight Jun.21  Poland  Ronaldo sends Portugal through Jun.22  Poland  Germany knock Greece out of Euros Jun.23  Donbass  Spain reach semi-finals Jun.24  Kiev  Italy go through on penalties Jun.27   Northern Ireland Queen makes history with ex-IRA leader handshake   Eastern Ukraine Spain reach Euro final after shootout Jun.28   Poland Balotelli double sends Italy through to Euro final Jun.29   Belgium European leaders reach key deal on banks Jun.30  Geneva  World powers agree on steps for Syria

July 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1  Turkey  Turkey scrambles jets to Syria border   Kiev     Spain defeated Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final
Map of Olympic Stadium Kiev Ukraine
  Spain become the first country to win three successive major international tournaments. Silva, Alba, Torres and Mata score in Olympic Stadium
 Spain are the first side to score four goals in a European Championships final
Jul.3   London Barclays Bank boss Diamond resigns Jul.4   Geneva   Long hunt detects possible 'God particle'
  Cern scientists reporting from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have claimed the discovery of a new particle consistent with the Higgs boson
Jul.5   Paris   Pilots blamed for Air France disaster   A series of errors by pilots and a failure to react effectively to technical problems led to the crash of Flight 447, Bureau of Investigation... Jul.7   North Caucasus Dozens killed in Russia flooding
Jul.9  London  Federer captures seventh Wimbledon title Jul.11   Spain Spain unveils sweeping budget cuts Jul.18   Bulgaria   Blast on Israeli bus in Bulgaria   An explosion has struck a bus carrying Israeli tourists in the city of Burgas, on the Black Sea. Reports say at least three people have been... Jul.22  Paris  Wiggins makes history in Paris Jul.27  London  Young athletes light 2012 Olympic flame   London     Huge ceremony launches 2012 Games Map of Stratford United Kingdom
  The Queen has declared the London Olympics open following a spectacular ceremony, featuring Beckham, Wiggins and James Bond
 The three-hour spectacle, a quirky take on UK life, is set to be viewed by a TV audience of one billion people. The show, with a cast of 10,000, required 157 rehearsals, which makes London a bunch of slackers compared to the Beijing clambake
Jul.28  London  China's Yi Siling wins London Games' first gold Jul.30  London  China swimming star denies doping Jul.31  London  Phelps wins record Olympic medal

August 2012 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   London     Olympic badminton players disqualified  8 players have been disqualified from the women's doubles competition after being accused of 'not using one's best efforts to win' Aug.2   London     Phelps beats Lochte to 20th medal
  Michael Phelps won his first individual gold at London 2012 - and his 20th Olympic medal - by beating Ryan Lochte in the men's 200m individual medley
Aug.3  Moscow  Russia condemns UN vote on Syria Aug.5  London  Bolt wins Olympic 100m gold medal Aug.9   London     Bolt makes history with 200m gold   Usain Bolt became the first man to retain both Olympic sprint titles as he led home a gold and green Jamaica clean sweep in the 200m Aug.12  London  'Dream Team' retains title  London  Mexico deny defenseless Brazil Olympic soccer gold   London     Olympic flag handed over to Rio   The ceremonial handover of the Olympic Games flag from London to Rio has been completed, as part of a spectacular closing ceremony Aug.17   Moscow   Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism   3 members of female punk rock band were sentenced to 2 years in prison after they performed a song critical of President Putin in a church Aug.19  London  Julian Assange demands U.S. back off leakers Aug.24   Norway     Breivik given 21-year prison term
Map of Oslo Norway
  Anders Behring Breivik, the man who killed 77 people in a bomb attack and gun rampage a year ago, was judged to be sane by a Norwegian court.    Breivik was charged with voluntary homicide and committing...


September 2012 ... more > Top ^
Sep.3  European Union  Moody's lowers EU rating outlook Sep.5   Southern France   French gun victims 'UK tourists'
Map of Lake Annecy France
  Three of the four victims of a shooting in a quiet area near Lake Annecy in the French Alps appear to have been British tourists
Sep.9  Southern France  'Slaughter at Chevaline' probe expands Sep.14   France     Magazine publishes topless photos of UK's Catherine   The duchess of Cambridge is 'upset' with the magazine -- a French publication called Closer Sep.15  Ireland  Irish newspaper prints Kate pics Sep.26   Athens Athens clashes as Greek police fire tear gas Sep.28  Vatican  Pope ex-butler on trial for theft

October 2012 ... more > Top ^
Oct.3  Georgia  Power shift moves Georgia closer to Russia   Turkey     Turkey retaliates for shelling deaths
Map of Akcakale Turkey
  Turkey fired on Syrian government targets in response to the shelling of a Turkish border town in which five civilians were killed.    The town of Akcakale was hit by artillery ...
Oct.4  Turkey  Turkey OKs foreign troop deployment Oct.5   England Terror suspects extradited to US Oct.6   Vatican   Pope's ex-butler gets 18 months in prison
  Paolo Gabriele, was convicted Saturday of aggravated theft for leaking confidential papal documents and sentenced to 18 months in prison
 Gabriele has been found guilty of stealing confidential papers. Prosecutors had called for a 3-year sentence but it was reduced because of 'mitigating circumstances'
Oct.9  Sweden  Quantum pioneers win Nobel prize Oct.10   Turkey     Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Turkey   Turkish fighter jets have forced a Syrian passenger plane suspected of carrying weapons to land in Ankara Oct.11  Sweden  Chinese author Mo Yan wins Nobel Oct.12   Norway Peace Prize is a slap on the back for European Union
Oct.15   Hague Karadzic denies Bosnia war crimes  Sweden  Nobel Prize in economics awarded Oct.18  Belgium  EU in deal on bank supervision Oct.22   Italy   Italy's quake scientists jailed Map of L%27Aquila Italy
  6 Italian scientists and an ex-government official have been sentenced to six years in prison over the 2009 deadly earthquake in L'Aquila
Oct.23  London  BBC chief testifies in TV presenter abuse scandal Oct.26   Milan     Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
  Flamboyant former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for tax evasion, but is very likely to appeal.    The trial, which also involved executives from Berlusconi's Mediaset TV group and the head of a Swiss ban...


November 2012 ... more > Top ^
Nov.10   London BBC boss George Entwistle resigns
Nov.11   Greece     Greece MPs approve new austerity budget  Greek lawmakers have approved a 2013 budget involving fresh spending cuts, despite mass public street protests Nov.13  European Union  EU workers in austerity protests Nov.23   Belgium EU budget talks end without deal Nov.25  Barcelona  Poll win for Catalan nationalists

December 2012 ... more > Top ^
Dec.3   London   William and Kate expecting royal child  Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their first child after 19 months of marriage Dec.7   London   Hospital nurse found dead after taking prank call
  A nurse that was duped by a prank call from two Australian radio DJs concerning Prince William's pregnant wife, has apparently committed suicide.    The DJs impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles in the call, in w...
Dec.10   London HSBC 'to pay $1.9bn' in US deal
Dec.13  Moscow  Russia: Syrian rebels may win conflict Dec.14  Turkey  U.S. sending troops, missiles to Turkey Dec.20  Moscow  Putin backs ban on US adoptions Dec.28   Moscow     Putin signs anti-U.S. adoption bill  Russian President has signed into law a ban on Americans adopting Russian orphans. The law is a reaction to the US Magnitsky Act Dec.29  Moscow  Plane crashes into road outside Moscow


  Senate passes Armenian genocide bill  Turkey has reacted with anger after the French Senate approved a bill making it a crime to deny genocide was committed by Ottoman Turks   Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes




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Jan.23   Paris
Mar.25  Moscow  Annan is 'last chance' for Syria
Apr.5  Turkey  Syrian refugees spill into Turkey
Apr.8  Vatican  Pope calls for end to Syria bloodshed
Apr.26   Netherlands
  International judges have found former Liberian leader Charles Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war.    Taylor, 64, was accused of backing rebels who killed tens o...
May.16   Hague Long-awaited Mladic war crimes trial begins
Jun.5  London  Flypast ends Jubilee celebrations Jun.30  Geneva  World powers agree on steps for Syria Jul.1  Turkey  Turkey scrambles jets to Syria border Oct.3   Turkey   Turkey retaliates for shelling deaths Map of Akcakale Turkey
  Turkey fired on Syrian government targets in response to the shelling of a Turkish border town in which five civilians were killed.    The town of Akcakale was hit by artillery ...
Oct.4  Turkey  Turkey OKs foreign troop deployment Oct.10   Turkey   Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Turkey   Turkish fighter jets have forced a Syrian passenger plane suspected of carrying weapons to land in Ankara Oct.12   Norway Peace Prize is a slap on the back for European Union Oct.15   Hague Karadzic denies Bosnia war crimes Dec.13  Moscow  Russia: Syrian rebels may win conflict Dec.14  Turkey  U.S. sending troops, missiles to Turkey



Europe, 2012 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.13   Italy   Cruise ship runs aground in Italy
Map of Giglio island Italy
  At least six people are reported dead after the Costa Concordia carrying more than 4,000 people ran aground off Italy
 The ship hit a sandbar on Friday evening near the island and listed about 20 degrees, after which people tried to reach land in lifeboats or by swimming
Jan.14  Italy  Italy divers scour capsized liner Jan.14   Italy S. Korean Couple rescued from Italian ship Jan.15  Italy  Bodies recovered from inside ill-fated ship Jan.16  Italy  Cruise ship captain 'off course' Jan.17   Italy Five bodies found in cruise wreck Jan.17   Italy   Cruise captain under house arrest   Italian judges have put under house arrest Francesco Schettino, the captain of a cruise ship that crashed into rocks on Friday Jan.18   Italy Hope fades as search is suspended Jan.20  Italy  Rescuers halt search as cruise ship moves Jan.21  Italy  12th body found in cruise ship search Jan.23  Italy  2 more bodies found in Italy cruise crash Feb.2   Serbia Europe's freeze claims 110 lives Feb.9   Ukraine Deep freeze puts strain on Ukrainian EMS  Suffering in the grip of a brutal winter where temperatures have not risen above freezing in nearly a month, Ukraine has seen a wave of deat... Mar.3  Poland  Poland suffers deadly train crash May.19   Northern Italy Deadly earthquake hits heritage sites   A 6.0-magnitude earthquake has killed at least six people and caused serious damage to buildings in several towns May.29   Northern Italy Deadly earthquake hits northern Italy Map of Modena Italy
  At least 12 people were killed in a 5.8-magnitude earthquake, nine days after a 6.0-magnitude quake in the same region killed seven people.    Tuesday's quake was follow...
May.30  Northern Italy  Death toll from Italy earthquake rises Jul.5   Paris Pilots blamed for Air France disaster   A series of errors by pilots and a failure to react effectively to technical problems led to the crash of Flight 447, Bureau of Investigation... Jul.7   North Caucasus Dozens killed in Russia flooding Oct.22   Italy Italy's quake scientists jailed Map of L%27Aquila Italy
  6 Italian scientists and an ex-government official have been sentenced to six years in prison over the 2009 deadly earthquake in L'Aquila
Dec.7   London Hospital nurse found dead after taking prank call
  A nurse that was duped by a prank call from two Australian radio DJs concerning Prince William's pregnant wife, has apparently committed suicide.    The DJs impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles in the call, in w...
Dec.29  Moscow  Plane crashes into road outside Moscow



Europe, 2012 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.9   Barcelona Messi best world footballer 3rd time in a row
Apr.24  Barcelona  Ten-man Chelsea stun Barca May.19   Munich Chelsea seize Champions League win over Bayern Jun.8  Poland  Euro 2012 starts, Russia win, Poland held Jun.9  Paris  Sharapova completes career Grand Slam Jun.11  Paris  Nadal clinches record French Open Jun.16  Poland  Russia, Poland exit Euro 2012 Jun.17  Western Ukraine  Germany disposes of Denmark to win Group B Jun.17  Eastern Ukraine  Ronaldo double as Dutch exit Jun.18  Poland  Italy wins 2-0, reaches quarters Jun.18  Poland  Late Navas goal sends Spain through Jun.19  Ukraine  Rooney heads England into last eight Jun.21  Poland  Ronaldo sends Portugal through Jun.22  Poland  Germany knock Greece out of Euros Jun.23  Donbass  Spain reach semi-finals Jun.24  Kiev  Italy go through on penalties Jun.27   Eastern Ukraine Spain reach Euro final after shootout Jun.28   Poland Balotelli double sends Italy through to Euro final Jul.1   Kiev   Spain defeated Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final
Map of Olympic Stadium Kiev Ukraine
  Spain become the first country to win three successive major international tournaments. Silva, Alba, Torres and Mata score in Olympic Stadium
 Spain are the first side to score four goals in a European Championships final
Jul.9  London  Federer captures seventh Wimbledon title Jul.22  Paris  Wiggins makes history in Paris Jul.27  London  Young athletes light 2012 Olympic flame Jul.27   London   Huge ceremony launches 2012 Games Map of Stratford United Kingdom
  The Queen has declared the London Olympics open following a spectacular ceremony, featuring Beckham, Wiggins and James Bond
 The three-hour spectacle, a quirky take on UK life, is set to be viewed by a TV audience of one billion people. The show, with a cast of 10,000, required 157 rehearsals, which makes London a bunch of slackers compared to the Beijing clambake
Jul.28  London  China's Yi Siling wins London Games' first gold Jul.30  London  China swimming star denies doping Jul.31  London  Phelps wins record Olympic medal Aug.1   London   Olympic badminton players disqualified  8 players have been disqualified from the women's doubles competition after being accused of 'not using one's best efforts to win' Aug.2   London   Phelps beats Lochte to 20th medal
  Michael Phelps won his first individual gold at London 2012 - and his 20th Olympic medal - by beating Ryan Lochte in the men's 200m individual medley
Aug.5  London  Bolt wins Olympic 100m gold medal Aug.9   London   Bolt makes history with 200m gold   Usain Bolt became the first man to retain both Olympic sprint titles as he led home a gold and green Jamaica clean sweep in the 200m Aug.12  London  'Dream Team' retains title Aug.12  London  Mexico deny defenseless Brazil Olympic soccer gold Aug.12   London   Olympic flag handed over to Rio   The ceremonial handover of the Olympic Games flag from London to Rio has been completed, as part of a spectacular closing ceremony



Europe, 2012 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.4  European Union  Europe moves to ban Iran crude oil Jan.16  Italy  Cruise ship captain 'off course' Jan.17   Italy   Cruise captain under house arrest   Italian judges have put under house arrest Francesco Schettino, the captain of a cruise ship that crashed into rocks on Friday Jan.26  Southern France  PIP breast implant boss charged Feb.20  Belgium  Fresh bailout for Greece 'agreed' Feb.26  European Union  G20 chiefs: Europe needs bigger firewall Mar.8   Greece   Greece confirms debt deal success  The Greek government has indicated that it has secured sufficient backing for a debt swap deal that will enable it to avoid defaulting on its... Mar.29   Spain Workers commence a general strike
Apr.27  Spain  Spanish unemployment hits record May.17  Spain  Moody's downgrades Spanish banks May.23  Belgium  Europe 'wants Greece in the eurozone' May.25   Spain Spain's Bankia seeks 19bn euros May.27  Greece  Lagarde tax jibe angers Greeks Jun.4  London  Illness forces Prince Philip to miss concert Jun.9   Spain   Spanish bank bailout request welcomed   Spain's decision to request a loan of up to 100bn euros from eurozone funds to help shore up its struggling banks has won broad support Jun.10  Spain  Spain PM: 'Credibility of euro' is saved Jun.14   Spain Spain crisis costs enter 'danger zone' Jun.29   Belgium European leaders reach key deal on banks Jul.3   London Barclays Bank boss Diamond resigns Sep.3  European Union  Moody's lowers EU rating outlook Oct.11  Sweden  Chinese author Mo Yan wins Nobel Oct.15  Sweden  Nobel Prize in economics awarded Oct.18  Belgium  EU in deal on bank supervision Dec.10   London HSBC 'to pay $1.9bn' in US deal



Europe, 2012 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.17   Italy   Cruise captain under house arrest   Italian judges have put under house arrest Francesco Schettino, the captain of a cruise ship that crashed into rocks on Friday Jan.26  Southern France  PIP breast implant boss charged Feb.3   London FBI and UK police call 'hacked'
Feb.21   France Strauss-Kahn held over 'sex ring' Mar.19   Southern France 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Map of Toulouse France
  A teacher and three children were gunned down at Ozar Hatorah. It's the third time in the 10 days that a gunman on a motorcycle has fired on minorities
 French police are linking the shootings of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse to the killings of three soldiers of North African descent in two separate incidents
Mar.22   Southern France Suspect in French terror attacks dead Mar.30  Southern France  19 arrested in French police raids Apr.4  Athens  Greek clashes over man's suicide Apr.16  Norway  Breivik claims self-defense Apr.19   Norway Breivik wanted to slay government, PM Apr.20  Norway  Breivik: I learned from al Qaeda Apr.26   Netherlands   Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes
  International judges have found former Liberian leader Charles Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war.    Taylor, 64, was accused of backing rebels who killed tens o...
May.15   London Murdoch editor charged over hacking
May.16   Hague Long-awaited Mladic war crimes trial begins Jun.4   Berlin Canadian 'killer' held in Berlin   Police in Berlin have arrested Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, the Canadian porn actor wanted for the murder and dismemberment of his lover Jul.18   Bulgaria Blast on Israeli bus in Bulgaria   An explosion has struck a bus carrying Israeli tourists in the city of Burgas, on the Black Sea. Reports say at least three people have been... Aug.17   Moscow Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism   3 members of female punk rock band were sentenced to 2 years in prison after they performed a song critical of President Putin in a church Aug.24   Norway   Breivik given 21-year prison term Map of Oslo Norway
  Anders Behring Breivik, the man who killed 77 people in a bomb attack and gun rampage a year ago, was judged to be sane by a Norwegian court.    Breivik was charged with voluntary homicide and committing...
Sep.5   Southern France French gun victims 'UK tourists' Map of Lake Annecy France
  Three of the four victims of a shooting in a quiet area near Lake Annecy in the French Alps appear to have been British tourists
Sep.9  Southern France  'Slaughter at Chevaline' probe expands Sep.28  Vatican  Pope ex-butler on trial for theft Oct.5   England Terror suspects extradited to US Oct.6   Vatican Pope's ex-butler gets 18 months in prison
  Paolo Gabriele, was convicted Saturday of aggravated theft for leaking confidential papal documents and sentenced to 18 months in prison
 Gabriele has been found guilty of stealing confidential papers. Prosecutors had called for a 3-year sentence but it was reduced because of 'mitigating circumstances'
Oct.15   Hague Karadzic denies Bosnia war crimes
Oct.22   Italy Italy's quake scientists jailed Map of L%27Aquila Italy
  6 Italian scientists and an ex-government official have been sentenced to six years in prison over the 2009 deadly earthquake in L'Aquila
Oct.23  London  BBC chief testifies in TV presenter abuse scandal Oct.26   Milan   Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
  Flamboyant former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for tax evasion, but is very likely to appeal.    The trial, which also involved executives from Berlusconi's Mediaset TV group and the head of a Swiss ban...




Europe, 2012 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.22  Croatia  Croatia voters back EU membership Jan.23   European Union EU approves new sanctions against Iran
Jan.23   Paris   Senate passes Armenian genocide bill  Turkey has reacted with anger after the French Senate approved a bill making it a crime to deny genocide was committed by Ottoman Turks Feb.9   Greece Greece leaders agree bailout cuts Feb.12   Greece   Amid clashes Parliament approves austerity
  Lawmakers voted to approve another round of austerity measures, sought in return for a new eurozone bailout of the debt-stricken country
Feb.17   Berlin German president resigns amid scandal   President Christian Wulff announced his resignation Friday following a series of scandals that prompted calls for him to stand down Feb.20  Belgium  Fresh bailout for Greece 'agreed' Feb.21   France Strauss-Kahn held over 'sex ring'
Mar.4  Moscow  Putin 'elected Russian president' Mar.4   Moscow   Putin declares win in elections
  Vladimir Putin has declared victory in presidential elections, returning for a third term after spending the last four years as the country's PM
 Exit polls and preliminary results gave him about 60% of the vote
Mar.8   Greece   Greece confirms debt deal success  The Greek government has indicated that it has secured sufficient backing for a debt swap deal that will enable it to avoid defaulting on its... Mar.19   Southern France 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school
Map of Toulouse France
  A teacher and three children were gunned down at Ozar Hatorah. It's the third time in the 10 days that a gunman on a motorcycle has fired on minorities
 French police are linking the shootings of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse to the killings of three soldiers of North African descent in two separate incidents
Mar.25  Moscow  Annan is 'last chance' for Syria Apr.4  Athens  Greek clashes over man's suicide Apr.8  Vatican  Pope calls for end to Syria bloodshed Apr.19   Norway Breivik wanted to slay government, PM Apr.22   Paris   Exit polls show Sarkozy 2nd in French vote   Socialist candidate Francois Hollande declared victory in the first round of presidential election, setting up a showdown with incumbent Nicolas... May.6   Paris   Sarkozy concedes to Hollande
  Francois Hollande defeated President Nicolas Sarkozy in a runoff, signaling a shift to the left as the country and Europe fight to dig out of a weak economy
 Hollande - who polled just under 52% of votes in Sunday's run-off - spoke of his pride at becoming presiden
May.8   Greece Greek leftist leader lays out radical agenda
May.12  Greece  Greece faces final coalition push May.15   London Murdoch editor charged over hacking May.15   Greece Greece to hold new elections after stalemate May.15  Paris  Hollande at swearing in: Discourage 'exorbitant' incomes May.15  Berlin  Hollande and Merkel hold euro talks May.20  Serbia  Nationalist Nikolic in Serbia win May.27  Greece  Lagarde tax jibe angers Greeks Jun.1   Moscow Putin stands firm on Syria crisis Jun.3   London   Pomp, pouring rain for Diamond Jubilee
  The Thames became a sea of red, white and blue Sunday, as tens of thousands celebrated the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II
 Queen Elizabeth takes to the River Thames in a special barge as part of a 1,000-boat flotilla celebrating her 60-year reign
Jun.4  London  Illness forces Prince Philip to miss concert Jun.5  London  Flypast ends Jubilee celebrations Jun.9   Spain   Spanish bank bailout request welcomed   Spain's decision to request a loan of up to 100bn euros from eurozone funds to help shore up its struggling banks has won broad support Jun.10  Spain  Spain PM: 'Credibility of euro' is saved Jun.10  Paris  French Socialists 'set for win' Jun.12  Moscow  Putin opponents march in Moscow Jun.16  Geneva  Crown Prince Nayef dies Jun.17  Paris  Hollande's party wins majority Jun.17   Greece   Greek pro-bailout poll win hailed
  The narrow election victory of Greece's New Democracy party has been welcomed by world leaders, who urged Athens to form a cabinet quickly
 With 99.9% of ballots counted, interior ministry results put New Democracy on 29.7% of the vote (129 seats), Syriza on 26.9% (71) and the socialist Pasok on 12.3% (33)
Jun.19   London   WikiLeakers founder seeks asylum in Ecuador  WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and has requested political asylum Jun.27   Northern Ireland Queen makes history with ex-IRA leader handshake Jun.29   Belgium European leaders reach key deal on banks Jun.30  Geneva  World powers agree on steps for Syria Jul.4   Geneva Long hunt detects possible 'God particle'
  Cern scientists reporting from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have claimed the discovery of a new particle consistent with the Higgs boson
Jul.11   Spain Spain unveils sweeping budget cuts Aug.3  Moscow  Russia condemns UN vote on Syria Aug.17   Moscow Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism   3 members of female punk rock band were sentenced to 2 years in prison after they performed a song critical of President Putin in a church Aug.19  London  Julian Assange demands U.S. back off leakers Sep.14   France   Magazine publishes topless photos of UK's Catherine   The duchess of Cambridge is 'upset' with the magazine -- a French publication called Closer Sep.15  Ireland  Irish newspaper prints Kate pics Sep.26   Athens Athens clashes as Greek police fire tear gas Oct.3  Georgia  Power shift moves Georgia closer to Russia Oct.4  Turkey  Turkey OKs foreign troop deployment Oct.9  Sweden  Quantum pioneers win Nobel prize Oct.12   Norway Peace Prize is a slap on the back for European Union Oct.18  Belgium  EU in deal on bank supervision Oct.23  London  BBC chief testifies in TV presenter abuse scandal Oct.26   Milan   Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
  Flamboyant former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for tax evasion, but is very likely to appeal.    The trial, which also involved executives from Berlusconi's Mediaset TV group and the head of a Swiss ban...
Nov.10   London BBC boss George Entwistle resigns Nov.11   Greece   Greece MPs approve new austerity budget  Greek lawmakers have approved a 2013 budget involving fresh spending cuts, despite mass public street protests Nov.13  European Union  EU workers in austerity protests Nov.23   Belgium EU budget talks end without deal Nov.25  Barcelona  Poll win for Catalan nationalists Dec.3   London William and Kate expecting royal child  Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their first child after 19 months of marriage Dec.13  Moscow  Russia: Syrian rebels may win conflict Dec.20  Moscow  Putin backs ban on US adoptions Dec.28   Moscow   Putin signs anti-U.S. adoption bill  Russian President has signed into law a ban on Americans adopting Russian orphans. The law is a reaction to the US Magnitsky Act