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B. 01-10 3 Kurdish women shot dead in Paris Paris
2. 02-11 Pope Benedict to resign at end of month Vatican
3. 02-28 Benedict XVI quits Vatican City for last time as pope Vatican
03-13 Church picks first South American pope Vatican
F. 03-24 Deal reached in Cyprus bailout talks Brussels
G. 04-08 Margaret Thatcher dead at 87 London
H. 04-30 Dutch King Willem-Alexander sworn in Netherlands
I. 05-22 'Barbaric' slaying may be terror attack
J. 05-25 Bayern wins Champions League. 2-1, over Dortmund Wembley, London

Summary.     Click for More >   Church picks first South American pope
3 Kurdish women shot dead in Paris  The apparent assassination of three women political activists in central Paris, all shot in the head, has provoked shock among the Kurdish c... Pope Benedict to resign at end of month   Benedict XVI quits Vatican City for last time as pope
Jan.3  Moscow  Depardieu 'now a Russian citizen'
Jan.4  England  Malala leaves hospital
Jan.7  Barcelona  Messi crowned world's best for record fourth time
Jan.10   Paris
Jan.16  London  Helicopter crashes in London rush hour
Feb.1  Turkey  Fatal blast outside U.S. Embassy
Feb.11   Vatican
Feb.25  Scotland  Archbishop resigns amid abuse claims
Feb.26  Italy  Europe anxious after Italy election deadlock
Feb.27  Vatican  Pope Benedict speaks in final papal audience
Feb.28   Vatican
  Amid pomp and ceremony, Benedict XVI left Vatican City for the last time as pope, ahead of his historic resignation as leader of the world's Catholics.    The 85-year-old pontiff is being flown by helicopte...
 Vatican  Benedict XVI steps down from papacy
Mar.3  London  Queen Elizabeth II hospitalized
Mar.12  Vatican  Cardinals to begin voting for new Pope
 Vatican  No pope after cardinals' first vote
Mar.13  Vatican  Cardinals undecided on next Pope
  Vatican
  Jorge Bergoglio made history as the first non-European pope of the modern era , the first Jesuit and the first to assume the name Francis
 The election of a new Pope was signalled by white smoke from the Sistine Chapel chimney. Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected as the Catholic Church's new Pope Francis
Mar.15  Brussels  Eurozone agrees Cyprus bailout deal Mar.22  Cyprus  Cyprus MPs pass banking reforms Mar.23  London  Russian tycoon Berezovsky dies Mar.24   Brussels Deal reached in Cyprus bailout talks Mar.25  Cyprus  Cyprus banks closed until Thursday Apr.2  European Union  Eurozone unemployment rate hits 12% Apr.8   London Margaret Thatcher dead at 87   Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was a towering figure in postwar British and world politics and the only woman to become British prime... Apr.17  London  Last respects paid to Lady Thatcher Apr.19  Kosovo  Serbia and Kosovo in landmark accord Apr.23  Paris  France approves gay marriage law Apr.24  North Caucasus  Parents of Boston suspects quizzed Apr.25  Moscow  Dozens die in Russia hospital fire Apr.27  Rome  Deal reached on Italian government Apr.28  Rome  Italy gunman 'targeted politicians' Apr.30   Netherlands Dutch King Willem-Alexander sworn in May.11  Turkey  Deadly blasts hit Turkey border town May.14  Moscow  Russia orders expulsion of U.S. diplomat May.21  Paris  Man kills himself in front of tourists at Notre Dame Cathedral May.22  Sweden  Stockholm suburbs gripped by riots   London 'Barbaric' slaying may be terror attack   They first hit the man, thought to be a British soldier, with a car in broad daylight. Then the two attackers hacked him to death and dumped... May.25   London Bayern wins Champions League. 2-1, over Dortmund May.27   Brussels EU ends arms embargo against Syrian rebels May.28  Moscow  Russian arms 'to deter Syria intervention' May.31   Istanbul Police tear-gas protesters   A district court has agreed to hear a case against the rebuilding of historic barracks -- a project that has been one of the catalysts for days... Jun.1  Turkey  Park protests spread across Turkey Jun.2  Istanbul  Protesters hold Istanbul square after clashes Jun.4  Turkey  Turkey apology to wounded protesters Jun.9  Paris  Nadal beats Ferrer to win eighth French Open title Jun.11   Istanbul Tear gas clouds fill Taksim Square  Greece  Greece suspends state broadcaster Jun.12  Eastern Germany  Floods sweep through Central Europe Jun.13  Turkey  Turkish PM meets park protesters Jun.15  Istanbul  Police clear Istanbul's Gezi Park Jun.17  Northern Ireland  Obama and Putin push Syria G8 summit Jun.24   Milan Berlusconi convicted in sex trial Jun.30  Croatia  Croatia becomes 28th member of European Union Jul.1  Paris  Spying row threatens EU-US talks Jul.2   Austria 'Snowden suspicion' diverts flight Jul.7  London  Murray wins historic Wimbledon title Jul.12  Moscow  Snowden meets activists at airport  Paris  At least 6 dead in train derailment near Paris  London  Dreamliner catches fire at Heathrow Jul.17  Russia  Protest leader Alexei Navalny convicted Jul.20  Italy  Italian court convicts 5 for Costa Concordia Jul.22  London  Kate Middleton in labour as world waits   London Duchess gives birth to son Map of Paddington London United Kingdom
  The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy, Kensington Palace has announced. The baby was delivered at 16:24 BST at St Mary's Hospital.    The Duke of Cambridge said in a statement the couple 'could not be...
 London  Thousands celebrate royal baby at Buckingham Palace Jul.23  London  William and Kate present baby prince Jul.24  London  Royal baby prince named George   Spain At least 77 die as Spanish train derails in Galicia Map of Galicia Spain
  A train has derailed in north-western Spain, killing at least 60 people and injuring many more. It is the worst rail accident in Spain in four decades.    All 13 carriages of the train, which was travelling from Madr...
Jul.28   Southern France Cannes thief in jewel heist   Southern Italy Italy coach plunge 'leaves 36 dead' Aug.1   Moscow Snowden leaves airport, can stay in Russia, lawyer says  Rome  Berlusconi rages at prison ruling Aug.29   London UK MPs vote against Syria action Aug.30  Paris  France backs US on Syria action Sep.6  St. Petersburg  Russia and US 'no closer' on Syria at G20 Sep.8  Paris  Syria chemical arms: 'Global red line' crossed - Kerry Sep.11  Moscow  Putin issues plea to US over Syria Sep.12  Geneva  Tense talks in bid for Syria deal Sep.14   Geneva US and Russia reach agreement in Syria weapons talks Sep.16   Italy Costa Concordia ship set upright Sep.26  Italy  Human remains found on wrecked Costa Concordia Sep.28  Rome  Berlusconi resignations spark crisis Oct.2  Rome  Enrico Letta survives confidence vote after Berlusconi backtracks Oct.3   Southern Italy   Hundreds feared dead in Italy shipwreck   At least 130 African migrants have died and many more are missing after a boat carrying them to Europe sank off the Italian island of Lamped... Oct.11  Norway  Weapons watchdog wins Nobel peace prize  Malta  Migrant boat capsize leaves 27 dead in Mediterranean Oct.13  Southern Italy  Italy steps up migrant boat patrols Oct.16  Geneva  Iran, P5+1 release first joint statement Oct.19  Belgium  Belgian plane crash 'kills 10' near Namur Oct.21  Paris  French fury over US spying claims Oct.23   Berlin Merkel concern at 'US phone spying' Oct.24  Brussels  Merkel urges US to restore trust at EU summit Oct.25   Brussels EU: Spying scandal may hurt terror fight   European leaders warned that reports of widespread spying on world leaders by the NSA have raised 'deep concerns' among Europeans   Greece Greek couple accused of buying Roma baby Oct.28   England   Hurricane-force winds batter northern Europe   A major Atlantic storm packing hurricane-force winds pummeled England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, knocking out power to 220,000 ho... Nov.6  Switzerland  Arafat 'may have been poisoned' Nov.9  Geneva  'No deal' at Iran nuclear talks Nov.17   Russia 'Dozens dead' in Russian plane crash Nov.21   London Women 'held as slaves for 30 years'   Latvia 50 dead, including 3 firefighters, after supermarket roof collapse   A criminal investigation has begun after the roof of a supermarket in the Latvian capital Riga collapsed, Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis has... Nov.23   Geneva Iran nuclear deal agreed at talks
  Iran and six world powers meeting in Geneva have reached a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme, foreign ministers say.    Iran agrees to halt some of its work on uranium enrichment for six months. Negotiators from the UK, US, Ru...
Nov.24   Kiev Huge Ukraine rally over EU ties
Nov.26  Berlin  German parties reach coalition deal Nov.27  Rome  Berlusconi expelled from Italy Senate Nov.29   Scotland Helicopter crashes into Glasgow pub  Kiev  Ukraine police disperse protesters Nov.30  Scotland  Pub helicopter crash kills eight Dec.1  Kiev  Clashes as huge rally grips Kiev Dec.6   Hamburg Deadly storm and tidal surge batter northern Europe Dec.10   Kiev Ukraine police move on protest camp Dec.15  Kiev  Huge rally in Kiev in support of EU Dec.17  Moscow  Ukraine, Russia sign economic deal despite protests Dec.19   London Apollo Theatre roof collapses in London Dec.20  Russia  Khodorkovsky leaves Russian prison after Putin signs pardon  Scotland  Lockerbie bombing: Services mark 25th anniversary Dec.29   Southern France   Schumacher injured in skiing accident in France   Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher has suffered a head injury while skiing in Meribel, France   Volga Region 2nd deadly explosion hits Volgograd





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  Depardieu 'now a Russian citizen'  French actor Gerard Depardieu has obtained Russian citizenship, according to a brief statement posted on the Kremlin website Malala leaves hospital Messi crowned world's best for record fourth time 3 Kurdish women shot dead in Paris


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Jan.3   Moscow  
Jan.4   England
Jan.7   Barcelona
Jan.10   Paris  
  The apparent assassination of three women political activists in central Paris, all shot in the head, has provoked shock among the Kurdish community
Jan.11  London  Police: TV host sexually abused hundreds Jan.13  Paris  France vows 'short' Mali campaign Jan.16   London Helicopter crashes in London rush hour
Jan.21  London  Prince Harry returns from Afghan mission Jan.22  London  UK PM to promise EU referendum

February 2013 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1   Turkey   Fatal blast outside U.S. Embassy   One person died Friday in an apparent suicide bombing at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara Feb.8  Brussels  EU leaders agree 3% budget cut Feb.9  Berlin  German 'plagiarism' minister quits  United Kingdom  Horsemeat scandal spreads Feb.11   Vatican     Pope Benedict to resign at end of month
  The spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics surprised the world Monday by saying he will resign at the end of the month 'because of advanced age'.    The news startled and shocked the Catholic world and l...
Feb.18  Italy  Nestle finds horsemeat in beef meals Feb.19  Brussels  Robbers steal $50M in diamonds at Belgian airport Feb.23  Vatican  Vatican attacks resignation 'gossip' Feb.25   Scotland Archbishop resigns amid abuse claims Feb.26   Italy Europe anxious after Italy election deadlock Feb.27   Vatican     Pope Benedict speaks in final papal audience   Benedict XVI spoke of moments of struggle as well as joy Wednesday during his final public address from a stage set up in St. Peter's Square  European Union  EU agrees to cap bankers' bonuses Feb.28   Vatican     Benedict XVI quits Vatican City for last time as pope
  Amid pomp and ceremony, Benedict XVI left Vatican City for the last time as pope, ahead of his historic resignation as leader of the world's Catholics
 The 85-year-old pontiff is being flown by helicopter to the papal retreat at Castel Gandolfo, near Rome
  Vatican Benedict XVI steps down from papacy

March 2013 ... more > Top ^
Mar.3   London     Queen Elizabeth II hospitalized   Queen Elizabeth II was hospitalized after experiencing symptoms of gastroenteritis. The queen was taken to the hospital 'as a precautionary ... Mar.4  London  Queen Elizabeth II leaves hospital Mar.12   Vatican Cardinals to begin voting for new Pope
  Vatican   No pope after cardinals' first vote   Black smoke billowed from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, indicating that cardinals had not chosen one in the first ballot of their concl... Mar.13   Vatican Cardinals undecided on next Pope   Vatican     Church picks first South American pope
  Jorge Bergoglio made history as the first non-European pope of the modern era , the first Jesuit and the first to assume the name Francis
 The election of a new Pope was signalled by white smoke from the Sistine Chapel chimney. Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected as the Catholic Church's new Pope Francis
Mar.14  Vatican  Francis begins papacy with humility Mar.15  Vatican  Vatican denies Dirty War allegations   Brussels     Eurozone agrees Cyprus bailout deal  Eurozone finance ministers have agreed a 10bn euros bailout package for Cyprus to save the country from bankruptcy Mar.16  Cyprus  Shock in Cyprus over bailout levy Mar.17  Cyprus  Cyprus leader seeks bailout change Mar.19  Cyprus  Cyprus MPs reject divisive bank tax Mar.22   Cyprus Cyprus MPs pass banking reforms Mar.23  Rome  Pope Francis meets his predecessor   London   Russian tycoon Berezovsky dies   Self-exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky has died in London, his son-in-law, Yegor Shuppe, said Saturday on Facebook Mar.24   Brussels     Deal reached in Cyprus bailout talks
  Eurozone finance ministers have agreed on a 10bn-euro bailout to prevent its banking system collapsing and keep the country in the eurozone
Mar.25   Cyprus Cyprus banks closed until Thursday Mar.26  Rome  Judges order retrial for Amanda Knox Mar.28  Cyprus  Cyprus banks reopen with tough curbs Mar.31  Vatican  Pope delivers Easter plea for peace

April 2013 ... more > Top ^
Apr.2   European Union   Eurozone unemployment rate hits 12%  The rate of unemployment in the eurozone hit a record high of 12% in February, official figures have shown Apr.5  Rome  Italy pardons US colonel in CIA case Apr.8   London   Margaret Thatcher dead at 87
  Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was a towering figure in postwar British and world politics and the only woman to become British prime minister
 David Cameron called her a 'great Briton' and the Queen spoke of her sadness at the death. She was Conservative prime minister from 1979 to 1990
Apr.10  London  Korea crisis on agenda at G8 talks Apr.13  France  French robber stages dramatic escape Apr.17   London   Last respects paid to Lady Thatcher   The Queen has led mourners in St Paul's Cathedral at the funeral of Baroness Thatcher, Britain's longest serving prime minister of modern ti... Apr.19   Kosovo   Serbia and Kosovo in landmark accord  Serbia and its former province of Kosovo have reached an EU-brokered accord aimed at normalising relations between the Balkan neighbours Apr.23   Paris   France approves gay marriage law  France has become the 14th country to approve a law allowing gay marriage. The bil was passed by 321 votes to 225 in the French parliament Apr.24   North Caucasus Parents of Boston suspects quizzed Apr.25  North Caucasus  Boston suspects' mother rails at US   Moscow   Dozens die in Russia hospital fire  At least 36 people have been killed in a fire at psychiatric hospital in Ramenskiy village in the Moscow region, officials say Apr.27   Rome Deal reached on Italian government Apr.28   Rome   Italy gunman 'targeted politicians'  49-year-old Luigi Preiti who shot and seriously injured two policemen outside the PM's office was acting out of anger at politicians, prosecutors... Apr.30   Netherlands   Dutch King Willem-Alexander sworn in
  Willem-Alexander has been sworn in as king of the Netherlands following the abdication of Queen Beatrix.    He became the country's first king since 1890 when his 75-year-o...


May 2013 ... more > Top ^
May.1  Barcelona  Bayern humiliate Barcelona May.8  Northern England  Man Utd's Sir Alex Ferguson to retire May.11   Turkey     Deadly blasts hit Turkey border town   Car bombs have killed 43 people and injured 100 in the Turkish town of Reyhanli, near the Syrian border, Turkey's interior minister says May.14   Moscow   Russia orders expulsion of U.S. diplomat   The diplomat in question, Ryan Fogle, third secretary of the Political Department of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, was declared 'persona non g... May.20  Turkey  1 dead, 18 hurt as hot air balloons collide in Turkey May.21   Paris   Man kills himself in front of tourists at Notre Dame Cathedral  Dominique Venner, 78, a right-wing historian and author killed himself inside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in front of horrified touris... May.22   Sweden   Stockholm suburbs gripped by riots   Rioters have lit fires and stoned emergency services in the suburbs of Stockholm for the third night in a row after a man was shot dead by p...   London   'Barbaric' slaying may be terror attack
Map of Southeastern London United Kingdom
  They first hit the man, thought to be a British soldier, with a car in broad daylight. Then the two attackers hacked him to death and dumped his body
 The men want to be filmed, with one of the attackers going over to a bus and asking people to take photos of him as if he wanted to be on TV
May.24  London  Spy agencies defended over UK killing  London  Pakistan Airlines flight diverted over British airspace May.25   London   Bayern wins Champions League. 2-1, over Dortmund Map of Wembley United Kingdom
  Arjen Robben scored in the 89th minute to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 win over German rival Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final.    Bayern Munich captured their fifth European title with goals from Arjen Robben and Mario Mandzuki...
 Paris  French soldier stabbed near Paris May.27   Brussels     EU ends arms embargo against Syrian rebels
  European Union foreign ministers have agreed not to renew the union's arms embargo on the Syrian opposition.    On the same day peace delegates met to talk a...
May.28   Moscow Russian arms 'to deter Syria intervention'
May.31  European Union  Eurozone unemployment at new record   Istanbul   Police tear-gas protesters
  A district court has agreed to hear a case against the rebuilding of historic barracks -- a project that has been one of the catalysts for days of protests


June 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1  Istanbul  Protesters pack Istanbul square   Turkey   Park protests spread across Turkey   Police have clashed with protesters in the capital and in Istanbul, on the 2nd day of unrest sparked by plans to build a shopping centre on a... Jun.2   Istanbul Protesters hold Istanbul square after clashes
Jun.4   Turkey Turkey apology to wounded protesters  Paris  Syrian regime 'used sarin' - France  Istanbul  Turkey protests resume after apology Jun.6  Istanbul  Park plans at center of protests will go forward, PM says Jun.9   Paris Nadal beats Ferrer to win eighth French Open title Jun.10  Istanbul  Riot police enter Taksim Square Jun.11   Istanbul   Tear gas clouds fill Taksim Square Map of Taksim Square Istanbul Turkey
  The square and park erupted in chorus, with tear gas canisters and water cannons from police met by firework and defiant chanting from protesters
  Greece     Greece suspends state broadcaster   The Greek government has shut down the public broadcaster ERT, calling it a 'haven of waste' Jun.12  Istanbul  Turkey's protest leaders bail out of talks   Eastern Germany   Floods sweep through Central Europe   Floods continued to devastate communities alongside the surging River Elbe in Germany's northeastern Saxony-Anhalt state  Turkey  Turkey 'may hold referendum on park' Jun.13   Turkey Turkish PM meets park protesters Jun.15   Istanbul Police clear Istanbul's Gezi Park Jun.17   Northern Ireland     Obama and Putin push Syria G8 summit   The US and Russian presidents have acknowledged they have a widely different stance on Syria, but did agree to push for a summit in Geneva Jun.19  Rome  Sopranos actor James Gandolfini dies Jun.24   Milan     Berlusconi convicted in sex trial
  Italy's former PM Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to seven years in jail and banned from public office for having sex with an underage prostitute
Jun.25  Moscow  Snowden 'still in Moscow airport Jun.30   Croatia Croatia becomes 28th member of European Union


July 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1   Paris Spying row threatens EU-US talks
 Moscow  Russian report says Snowden applied for asylum Jul.2  Moscow  Snowden files asylum requests with at least 19 countries   Austria     'Snowden suspicion' diverts flight
  Bolivian President Evo Morales's plane has been diverted to Austria amid suspicion that US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is on board
Jul.3  Belgium  Belgium's King Albert 'to abdicate' Jul.6  London  Abu Qatada deported from Britain Jul.7   London Murray wins historic Wimbledon title Jul.11  Ireland  Ireland backs 'life-saving' abortion Jul.12   Moscow Snowden meets activists at airport   Paris   At least 6 dead in train derailment near Paris   22 more injured in a train derailment on Friday just south of Paris. Hollande arrived at the scene while rescue operations were under way.   London Dreamliner catches fire at Heathrow Jul.17   Russia   Protest leader Alexei Navalny convicted   Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny has been found guilty of embezzlement, in a trial he claims is politically motivated Jul.20   Italy Italian court convicts 5 for Costa Concordia Jul.21  Brussels  Belgian King Philippe sworn in  Paris  Froome triumphs in Tour de France Jul.22   London   Kate Middleton in labour as world waits   The Duchess of Cambridge is in labour, as the world's media gathers outside the hospital awaiting news of the latest addition to the Royal f...   London   Duchess gives birth to son Map of Paddington London United Kingdom
  The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy, Kensington Palace has announced. The baby was delivered at 16:24 BST at St Mary's Hospital
 The Duke of Cambridge said in a statement the couple 'could not be happier'. He and the duchess will remain in the hospital overnight
  London Thousands celebrate royal baby at Buckingham Palace Jul.23   London William and Kate present baby prince Jul.24  Moscow  Confusion over Snowden travel papers   London   Royal baby prince named George   The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their son George Alexander Louis, Kensington Palace has said   Spain   At least 77 die as Spanish train derails in Galicia Map of Galicia Spain
  A train has derailed in north-western Spain, killing at least 60 people and injuring many more. It is the worst rail accident in Spain in four decades
 All 13 carriages of the train, which was travelling from Madrid to Ferrol, came off the tracks near Santiago de Compostela
Jul.28   Southern France   Cannes thief in jewel heist Map of Cannes France
  An armed man has stolen jewels worth about 40m euros at the Carlton Hotel in the French Riviera resort of Cannes, officials say
  Southern Italy   Italy coach plunge 'leaves 36 dead' Map of Avellino Campania Italy
  A coach plunged 30m (98ft) down a steep slope, Italian media report
Jul.29  Vatican  Pope: Who am I to judge gay people?

August 2013 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   Moscow     Snowden leaves airport, can stay in Russia, lawyer says
  National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden's application for political asylum has been approved, and he has left a Moscow airport
  Rome     Berlusconi rages at prison ruling  Ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi has broadcast an angry video message after his prison sentence for tax fraud was upheld by the country's highest cou... Aug.14  European Union  World condemns Egypt crackdown Aug.29  London  David Cameron makes case for military action   London     UK MPs vote against Syria action
  British MPs have voted to reject possible military action against the Assad regime in Syria to deter the use of chemical weapons
Aug.30   Paris France backs US on Syria action
Aug.31  Moscow  Putin challenges US on Syria claims

September 2013 ... more > Top ^
Sep.2  Paris  French MPs shown Syria 'evidence' Sep.3  Moscow  President Putin warns US over Syria action Sep.5  England  Huge pile-up involves at least 130 vehicles  St. Petersburg  G20 summit: Showdown on Syria Sep.6   St. Petersburg     Russia and US 'no closer' on Syria at G20   The US and Russia have not bridged their differences over the issue of possible military action in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin s... Sep.8   Paris Syria chemical arms: 'Global red line' crossed - Kerry
Sep.11   Moscow Putin issues plea to US over Syria Sep.12   Geneva Tense talks in bid for Syria deal Sep.13  Russia  Deadly fire sweeps through psychiatric institution  Geneva  Tough Syria talks go into third day Sep.14   Geneva     US and Russia reach agreement in Syria weapons talks
  Secretary of State Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov have reached an agreement on a framework for securing Syria's chemical weapons.    Syria's chemical weapons must be destroyed or removed ...
Sep.16  Italy  Costa Concordia hauled off rocks   Italy     Costa Concordia ship set upright Map of Giglio Italy
  Engineers in Italy have succeeded in setting the cruise ship Costa Concordia upright, 20 months after it ran aground off the island of Giglio
Sep.20  Hague  Syria chemical weapons data assessed Sep.22  Berlin  Merkel celebrates after election Sep.26   Italy Human remains found on wrecked Costa Concordia Sep.28   Rome Berlusconi resignations spark crisis

October 2013 ... more > Top ^
Oct.2   Rome Enrico Letta survives confidence vote after Berlusconi backtracks
Oct.3   Southern Italy     Hundreds feared dead in Italy shipwreck Map of Lampedusa Italy
  At least 130 African migrants have died and many more are missing after a boat carrying them to Europe sank off the Italian island of Lampedusa
 Most of those on board were from Eritrea and Somalia
 Italy  Italy day of mourning for boat dead Oct.4  Southern Italy  Bad weather delays Italy boat search  Southern Italy  Italy migrant boat search to resume Oct.8  Sweden  Higgs boson wins Nobel physics prize Oct.11   Norway   Weapons watchdog wins Nobel peace prize   Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is the international watchdog helping to eliminate the Syrian army's stockpiles of poison...   Malta Migrant boat capsize leaves 27 dead in Mediterranean Oct.13   Southern Italy Italy steps up migrant boat patrols Oct.14  Geneva  Geneva hosts key Iran nuclear talks Oct.16   Geneva Iran, P5+1 release first joint statement Oct.18  London  Malala Yousafzai meets with Queen Elizabeth at palace Oct.19   Belgium Belgian plane crash 'kills 10' near Namur  Paris  Roma girl 'can return to France'  England  Titanic violin sold for $1.45m Oct.20  Greece  Authorities work to identify mystery girl found in Greece Oct.21   Paris French fury over US spying claims  Volga Region  5 killed in Russia bus explosion; suicide bombing suspected Oct.22  London  'Friends of Syria' meeting seeks to boost Geneva peace talks  Paris  US agency 'hacked French diplomats' Oct.23   Berlin     Merkel concern at 'US phone spying'
  Chancellor Angela Merkel has called US President Barack Obama after receiving information that the US may have spied on her mobile phone
Oct.24   Brussels Merkel urges US to restore trust at EU summit
Oct.25   Brussels   EU: Spying scandal may hurt terror fight
  European leaders warned that reports of widespread spying on world leaders by the NSA have raised 'deep concerns' among Europeans
  Greece   Greek couple accused of buying Roma baby
  DNA from a girl taken by authorities from a Roma couple in Greece matches that of a Bulgarian couple who said they were the parents of the girl
 Southern Italy  Italian coast guards rescue 700 migrants Oct.26  Germany  US 'bugged Merkel's phone from 2002' Oct.28   England     Hurricane-force winds batter northern Europe
Map of Kent United Kingdom
  A major Atlantic storm packing hurricane-force winds pummeled England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, knocking out power to 220,000 homes
 Sochi  Putin: 'Gays welcome at Sochi Olympics' Oct.29  England  Clean-up in Europe after storm

November 2013 ... more > Top ^
Nov.6   Switzerland     Arafat 'may have been poisoned'   Former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat may have been poisoned with radioactive polonium, says a Swiss forensic report obtained by al-Jazeer... Nov.9  Russia  Olympic torch in first spacewalk   Geneva   'No deal' at Iran nuclear talks   Talks between world powers and Iran have failed to reach an agreement on Tehran's nuclear program Nov.16  Naples  Thousands march in Naples over toxic waste dumps Nov.17   Russia   'Dozens dead' in Russian plane crash
Map of Kazan Russia
  A passenger Boeing 737 has crashed at an airport in the Russian city of Kazan, killing at least 50 people, officials say.    The Tatarstan Airlines plane had taken off from Moscow, ...
Nov.18  Paris  Manhunt after gun attacks in Paris Nov.19  Southern Italy  Storm Cleopatra kills at least 16 on Italian island of Sardinia Nov.21   London   Women 'held as slaves for 30 years' Map of south London United Kingdom
  Three women have been 'rescued' from a house in south London by police investigating claims they were held as slaves for about 30 years
  Latvia   50 dead, including 3 firefighters, after supermarket roof collapse
Map of Riga Latvia
  A criminal investigation has begun after the roof of a supermarket in the Latvian capital Riga collapsed, Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis has said
 A Maxima supermarket located in Zolitude, (20 Priedanes street) collapsed at 17:41 local time. 39 more were injured. An unknown number of people were able to leave the store on their own after the initial collapse in the worst disaster in Latvia since 1950
Nov.23  Latvia  Latvia supermarket collapse 'murder'   Geneva   Iran nuclear deal agreed at talks
  Iran and six world powers meeting in Geneva have reached a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme, foreign ministers say
 Iran agrees to halt some of its work on uranium enrichment for six months. Negotiators from the UK, US, Russia, China, France and Germany want Iran to stop enriching uranium in return for a loosening of sanctions
Nov.24   Kiev     Huge Ukraine rally over EU ties
  More than 100,000 people are protesting against the government's move to delay an association deal with the EU under pressure from Russia
Nov.26   Berlin German parties reach coalition deal
Nov.27   Rome Berlusconi expelled from Italy Senate Nov.29   Scotland     Helicopter crashes into Glasgow pub Map of Clutha Vaults Glasgow United Kingdom
  A copter has crashed into a pub on the banks of the River Clyde. There were 3 people on board the helicopter.    Pub helicopter crash kills eight. They had made contact with some people trapped inside the pub but ...
  Kiev Ukraine police disperse protesters Nov.30   Scotland Pub helicopter crash kills eight

December 2013 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1   Kiev Clashes as huge rally grips Kiev
Dec.5  Scotland  Power cuts, as heavy storms sweep Europe Dec.6   Hamburg   Deadly storm and tidal surge batter northern Europe
  Hurricane-force winds have killed at least seven people, flooded parts of Hamburg and left thousands of homes without electricity
Dec.8  Kiev  Anti-govt protesters topple Lenin statue in Kiev, demand Ukraine turn to EU Dec.10   Kiev     Ukraine police move on protest camp
Map of Independence Square Kiev Ukraine
  Thousands of police have moved on a large protest camp in the centre of the Ukrainian capital, Kiev.
Dec.11  Kiev  Ukraine protesters rebuild barricades Dec.12  Kiev  Ukraine leader 'set to sign EU deal' Dec.15   Kiev     Huge rally in Kiev in support of EU  Some 200,000 people have rallied in the Ukrainian capital to protest against President Viktor Yanukovych's refusal to sign a landmark EU dea... Dec.17   Moscow Ukraine, Russia sign economic deal despite protests  Berlin  Merkel voted into 3rd term Dec.19   London   Apollo Theatre roof collapses in London Map of Apollo Theatre London United Kingdom
  The ceiling of central London's historic theatre collapsed during a performance to a nearly packed house, injuring 76 people.    The venue in Shaftesbury Avenue was packed for a perform...
Dec.20   Russia     Khodorkovsky leaves Russian prison after Putin signs pardon   Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky has arrived in Germany after Putin released him Friday following more than 10 years in prison   Scotland Lockerbie bombing: Services mark 25th anniversary Dec.25  Turkey  Defiant Turkish PM in reshuffle Dec.29   Southern France     Schumacher injured in skiing accident in France
Map of Meribel France
  Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher has suffered a head injury while skiing in Meribel, France
 Volga Region  'Suicide bomber' hits Russia's Volgograd train station   Volga Region   2nd deadly explosion hits Volgograd Map of Volgograd Russia
  At least 15 people have been killed and 23 others hurt in a suspected terrorist attack on a trolleybus in the Russian city of Volgograd
Dec.30  Southern France  Schumacher 'fighting for his life'