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B. 01-01 President Obama praises US 'fiscal cliff' deal Washington
2. 01-20 Obama sworn in as US president White House, Washington
D. 01-22 Netanyahu pledge after narrow win Jerusalem
4. 02-11 Pope Benedict to resign at end of month Vatican
F. 02-11 North Korea confirms nuclear test Pyongyang, North Korea
6. 02-18 Venezuela's Chavez finally returns home Venezuela
02-28 Benedict XVI quits Vatican City for last time as pope Vatican
I. 03-05 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies Venezuela
J. 03-07 U.N. passes new North Korea sanctions UN Security Council

Summary.     Click for More >   Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies
President Obama praises US 'fiscal cliff' deal   Obama has hailed a deal reached to stave off drastic taxation and spending measures as 'just one step in the broader effort to strengthen the... Obama sworn in as US president Netanyahu pledge after narrow win Pope Benedict to resign at end of month North Korea confirms nuclear test Venezuela's Chavez finally returns home   Benedict XVI quits Vatican City for last time as pope
Jan.1  NW Pakistan  Pakistan charity workers killed
  Washington
Jan.3  Moscow  Depardieu 'now a Russian citizen'
 Cuba  Chavez battling 'severe' lung infection
Jan.4  England  Malala leaves hospital
Jan.5  Venezuela  Chavez ally elected by assembly
 Ethiopia  Sudan leaders back buffer zone
Jan.6  Syria  Assad denounces 'puppet' opponents
Jan.7  Washington  Obama's Pentagon pick stokes row
Jan.11  Washington  Obama and Karzai discuss endgame
Jan.15  Pakistan  Supreme Court orders arrest of prime minister for corruption
Jan.20   Washington
Jan.22   Jerusalem
 North Korea  N Korea nuclear vow after UN acts
Jan.23  U.S. Congress  Clinton takes on Benghazi critics
 Washington  US to end ban on women in combat
Jan.24  North Korea  N Korea warns South on sanctions
Jan.25  Egypt  Fatal clashes mark Egypt uprising
Jan.27  Egypt  Curfew issued as Egypt death toll rises
Jan.28  Egypt  Egypt protests defy night curfew
Jan.30  South Korea  S. Korea launches satellite
Feb.1  Turkey  Fatal blast outside U.S. Embassy
Feb.2  Mali  Timbuktu hails French president
Feb.3  Paraguay  Paraguay candidate Oviedo killed
Feb.5  Washington  Drone strikes legal case revealed
 Tokyo  Japan PM condemns China radar act
Feb.6  Tunisia  Politician's slaying shocks Tunisia
Feb.11   Vatican
  North Korea
Feb.12  U.S. Congress  Obama pledges to reignite economy
Feb.17  Ecuador  Ecuador's Correa is re-elected
Feb.18   Venezuela
Feb.25  Scotland  Archbishop resigns amid abuse claims
Feb.26  Italy  Europe anxious after Italy election deadlock
 U.S. Senate  Hagel confirmed as defence secretary
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.1  Washington  Obama signs budget cuts into effect
Mar.3  London  Queen Elizabeth II hospitalized
Mar.5   Venezuela
  A deeply divided Venezuela is mourning its late leader and preparing to pick a new president to replace him.    Venezuelan officials called for peace and unity after the death, emphasizing in state T...
Mar.7   UN Security Council U.N. passes new North Korea sanctions  North Korea  N Korea ends peace pacts with South Mar.8  Venezuela  Venezuela swears in acting president Mar.9   Kenya Kenyatta wins Kenyan presidency Mar.11  Falklands  Falklands vote to stay UK territory 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   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
 Beijing  Xi Jinping named China president Mar.15  Brussels  Eurozone agrees Cyprus bailout deal Mar.20  Tel Aviv  Obama on first Israel trip as president Mar.21  West Bank  Obama vows Palestinian state support Mar.22   Israel Israeli apology for flotilla deaths  Cyprus  Cyprus MPs pass banking reforms Mar.23  London  Russian tycoon Berezovsky dies Mar.24   CAR CAR President Bozize flees capital   Karachi Musharraf returns to Pakistan   Brussels Deal reached in Cyprus bailout talks Mar.26  U.S. Supreme Court  US court weighs gay marriage ban Mar.28  South Africa  Mandela 'responding positively' in hospital  North Korea  N Korea 'readies rocket force' Mar.29   North Korea N Korea in 'state of war' with South  North Korea has said it is entering a 'state of war' with South Korea in its latest escalation of rhetoric against its southern neighbour and... Mar.30  Kenya  Kenya court upholds Kenyatta win Apr.2  North Korea  North Korea to restart nuclear reactor  North Korea  North Korea blocks Kaesong access Apr.5  North Korea  N Korea in foreign embassy warning 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.9   North Korea   North Korea: It will be 'all-out war'   The top U.S. commander in the Pacific called North Korean violations of Security Council resolutions 'a clear and direct threat to U.S. national...  South Korea  South Korea raises alert level Apr.12  South Korea  Kerry: North Korea threats 'unacceptable' Apr.14   Venezuela Maduro wins Venezuela election   Socialist candidate Nicolas Maduro, who was chosen by Chavez as his successor, has won a narrow victory in Venezuela's presidential poll Apr.15  Venezuela  Venezuela challenger demands recount Apr.17  London  Last respects paid to Lady Thatcher Apr.19   Pakistan   Pakistani police arrest Pervez Musharraf   Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been arrested on charges relating to the unlawful detention of judges in 2007  Kosovo  Serbia and Kosovo in landmark accord Apr.23  Paris  France approves gay marriage law Apr.27  Rome  Deal reached on Italian government Apr.30   Netherlands Dutch King Willem-Alexander sworn in May.1  North Korea  N Korea jails US man for 15 years May.5  Malaysia  Ruling party wins Malaysia election  Bangladesh  Police break up Dhaka Islamist unrest May.10  Guatemala  Guatemala's Rios Montt found guilty of genocide May.11   Pakistan Pakistan's Sharif declares election victory May.14  Moscow  Russia orders expulsion of U.S. diplomat May.15  Washington  US tax chief resigns amid scandal May.18  Karachi  Pakistani politician is shot dead May.25  Central India  'Maoist rebels' kill 17 in India May.27   Brussels EU ends arms embargo against Syrian rebels 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.6  USA  US agency 'collecting phone records' Jun.7  Southern California  Xi Jinping joins Obama for summit  South Africa  Nelson Mandela back in hospital Jun.8  South Korea  Officials from two Koreas hold talks Jun.9  USA  US surveillance leak source revealed Jun.10   Hong Kong   US spy leaker 'defending liberty'
  Edward Snowden, ex-CIA employee has said he acted to 'protect basic liberties for people around the world' in leaking details of US surveillance
 Edward Snowden, 29, was revealed as the source of the leaks at his own request by the Guardian newspaper. Snowden, who has fled to Hong Kong, said he had an 'obligation to help free people from oppression'
Jun.11   Istanbul Tear gas clouds fill Taksim Square  Greece  Greece suspends state broadcaster Jun.13   Washington White House: Syria crosses 'red line'  Turkey  Turkish PM meets park protesters Jun.15   Iran Hassan Rouhani wins Iran election   Reformist-backed cleric Hassan Rouhani has won Iran's presidential election, securing just over 50% of the vote and so avoiding the need for...  Istanbul  Police clear Istanbul's Gezi Park Jun.17  Montreal  Mayor of Montreal arrested   Sao Paulo Protests spread throughout Brazil  Tens of thousands of people marched through Sao Paulo, as protests spread over rising transport prices and the cost of staging the World Cup  Northern Ireland  Obama and Putin push Syria G8 summit Jun.18  Qatar  US, Taliban to hold Afghanistan peace talks in Qatar Jun.19  Kabul  Afghan government pulls out of talks Jun.22  Qatar  Syria rebels to get 'urgent support' Jun.23  South Africa  Mandela critically ill in hospital Jun.24   Milan Berlusconi convicted in sex trial Jun.26   U.S. Supreme Court Historic US rulings for gay marriage  Australia  Rudd sworn in as Australian prime minister Jun.27  U.S. Senate  US Senate passes immigration reform Jun.30  Croatia  Croatia becomes 28th member of European Union Jul.1  Cairo  Protesters to Morsy: You have one day  Paris  Spying row threatens EU-US talks  Cairo  Egypt's Morsi rebuffs army ultimatum Jul.2  Cairo  Morsi defiant as protest deaths rise Jul.3   Cairo   Military ousts Egypt's Morsi
  Egypt's military toppled the country's first democratically elected president and reportedly put him under house arrest
 Military is rounding up some of his top supporters even as the deposed Mohamed Morsy insisted that he remains the country's legitimate leader. Gen Abdul Fattah al-Sisi said the constitution had been suspended and the chief justice of the constitutional court would take on Mr Morsi's powers
Jul.4  Egypt  Egypt army arrests key figures in Muslim Brotherhood Jul.7  Cairo  Morsi supporters 'shot dead' in Cairo Jul.8  Cairo  Egypt interim leader sets poll plan Jul.12  Moscow  Snowden meets activists at airport Jul.15  New York  US protests after Florida verdict Jul.17  South Africa  Nelson Mandela turns 95 in hospital  Russia  Protest leader Alexei Navalny convicted Jul.18   Detroit Detroit in largest US bankruptcy 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 Jul.26  Cairo  Judge orders Morsi to be jailed for 15 days   Egypt Huge rival rallies grip Egypt Jul.27   Cairo 38 protesters killed in clashes near pro-Morsi rally  Rio de Janeiro  Pope Francis draws 3M to Rio vigil Jul.29  Washington  Mid-East peace talks resume in US Aug.1   Moscow Snowden leaves airport, can stay in Russia, lawyer says  Rome  Berlusconi rages at prison ruling Aug.2  Washington  U.S. issues global travel alert due to al Qaeda threat Aug.3  Zimbabwe  President Mugabe re-elected amid fraud claims Aug.4  Tehran  Rouhani takes over as Iran's president Aug.6  Yemen  US flies embassy staff out of Yemen Aug.7  Washington  Obama cancels Putin talks over Snowden Aug.13   Cairo Pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo cleared. 638 killed Aug.14   Jerusalem Israel-Palestinian peace talks begin Aug.16  Cairo  Deaths as Cairo violence resumes  Cairo  Dozens dead in Egypt 'day of anger' Aug.17  Cairo  Security forces 'clear Cairo mosque' Aug.18  Cairo  36 killed as Muslim Brotherhood members try to escape prison truck Aug.19  Cairo  Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leader held Aug.21  Cairo  Egypt court orders Mubarak freed  China  Bo Xilai: Disgraced politician goes on trial Aug.28  Washington  Obama 'sure Syria behind attack' Aug.29   London UK MPs vote against Syria action Aug.30  Washington  Syria attack killed 1,429 - Kerry  South Africa  Mandela returns home from hospital Aug.31  Washington  Obama to seek Congress vote on Syria Sep.1  Washington  US 'has evidence of Syrian sarin use' Sep.6  St. Petersburg  Russia and US 'no closer' on Syria at G20 Sep.7  Australia  Tony Abbott sweeps to Australia win Sep.8  Paris  Syria chemical arms: 'Global red line' crossed - Kerry Sep.10  Washington  Obama: Military ready for attacking Syria if diplomacy fails Sep.11  Moscow  Putin issues plea to US over Syria Sep.12  Geneva  Tense talks in bid for Syria deal  Western Afghanistan  Afghan Taliban attack US consulate Sep.14   Geneva US and Russia reach agreement in Syria weapons talks Sep.15  Damascus  Syrian official declares 'victory,' thanks Russia Sep.17  Brazil  Rousseff's U.S. visit postponed over alleged spying Sep.18  Tehran  Iran 'will never build nuclear arms' Sep.20  Syria  Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons program Sep.21  Syria  Syria hands in chemical weapons data   China Bo Xilai found guilty of corruption Sep.22  Peshawar  Suicide bombers kill 81 at church Sep.24  UN Gen. Assembly  U.S., Iranian presidents share U.N. spotlight Sep.27   Iran Obama and Rouhani speak by phone   UN Security Council UN adopts Syria chemical resolution   The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a binding resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons Sep.28  Tehran  Rivals rally as Rouhani returns  Rome  Berlusconi resignations spark crisis Sep.30   Washington US begins shutdown amid budget row   The government has begun a partial shutdown after the House of Representatives refused to approve a budget for next year Oct.1   USA 'Obamacare' launches amid shutdown Oct.2  Rome  Enrico Letta survives confidence vote after Berlusconi backtracks Oct.4  Vietnam  Legendary Vietnam General and Ho Chi Minh disciple dies at 102 Oct.6  Cairo  Fresh clashes in Egypt 'kill 50' Oct.9  Washington  Janet Yellen nominated by Obama to head US Federal Reserve   Libya Libyan PM Zeidan seized by armed men Oct.11  Norway  Weapons watchdog wins Nobel peace prize Oct.16   U.S. Senate Senate passes US budget deal  Geneva  Iran, P5+1 release first joint statement Oct.18  Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia nixes Security Council offer 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 Oct.30  West Bank  Protests as Israel releases Palestinians  Niger  Bodies of migrants found in Niger Oct.31  Syria  Syria met first weapons deadline: OPCW Nov.2  Mali  French say 2 journalists killed in north Mali Nov.4  Cairo  Morsi tells trial 'I am president' Nov.5  New York  Democrats win NYC and Virginia polls Nov.7  Tribal Areas  Pakistan Taliban name new leader   Toronto 'Drunk' Toronto mayor in murder rant Nov.9  Geneva  'No deal' at Iran nuclear talks Nov.13  Toronto  Rob Ford says he bought drugs in last two years Nov.15  Beijing  China to loosen one-child policy Nov.16  Southern Philippines  Philippines aid effort gathers pace Nov.18  Jakarta  Indonesia anger at Australia spy row Nov.19  Beirut  Twin blasts hit Iran Beirut embassy Nov.21  Washington  U.S., Afghanistan agree security pact  Dallas  US remembers Kennedy 50 years later Nov.22   China China establishes 'air-defence zone' over East China Sea   China has demarcated an 'air-defence identification zone' over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japa... 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
  Bangkok Demonstrators fill Bangkok streets Nov.26  Berlin  German parties reach coalition deal Nov.27  Rome  Berlusconi expelled from Italy Senate Nov.29  Kiev  Ukraine police disperse protesters Dec.1  Kiev  Clashes as huge rally grips Kiev Dec.2  UN  UN implicates Assad in war crimes Dec.4  Bangkok  Protest-hit Thailand marks king's birthday Dec.5   Johannesburg South Africa's Nelson Mandela dies
  South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95
 He South Africa's transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison for his political activities. 'Our nation has lost its greatest son,' President Jacob Zuma said
Dec.6  Johannesburg  South Africa and world mourn Mandela Dec.7  South Africa  S Africa 'day of prayer' for Mandela Dec.10  Johannesburg  Obama pays tribute at Mandela memorial   Kiev Ukraine police move on protest camp Dec.12  South Africa  SA probes Mandela interpreter checks   North Korea North Korea: Leader's uncle executed   Jang Song Thaek, an uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been executed for trying to overthrow the government  Bangladesh  Bangladesh hangs Islamist leader despite U.N. objections Dec.14  China  China puts Jade Rabbit rover on Moon Dec.15  South Africa  Mandela buried at ancestral home  Kiev  Huge rally in Kiev in support of EU  Chile  Huge poll win for Chilean left Dec.16  Washington  NSA phone data grab 'against constitution' Dec.17  Moscow  Ukraine, Russia sign economic deal despite protests Dec.20  Russia  Khodorkovsky leaves Russian prison after Putin signs pardon  Scotland  Lockerbie bombing: Services mark 25th anniversary Dec.25  Tokyo  Japan PM visits Yasukuni shrine Dec.27  Southern Sudan  South Sudan government agrees in principle to ceasefire  Beijing  China reforms one-child policy Dec.31  Southern Sudan  South Sudan peace talks planned as forces clash



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Jan.1   NW Pakistan
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  Obama has hailed a deal reached to stave off drastic taxation and spending measures as 'just one step in the broader effort to strengthen the economy'
Jan.2  Venezuela  Venezuelan opposition demands Chavez details Jan.3   Moscow   Depardieu 'now a Russian citizen'  French actor Gerard Depardieu has obtained Russian citizenship, according to a brief statement posted on the Kremlin website   Cuba Chavez battling 'severe' lung infection
Jan.4   England Malala leaves hospital Jan.5   Venezuela     Chavez ally elected by assembly  National Assembly has met to choose its leader Diosdado Cabello, a possible stand-in for President Chavez who is in Cuba following cancer su...   Ethiopia Sudan leaders back buffer zone Jan.6   Syria Assad denounces 'puppet' opponents Jan.7   Washington Obama's Pentagon pick stokes row Jan.8  Venezuela  Chavez will not be sworn in on inauguration day Jan.11   Washington Obama and Karzai discuss endgame  London  Police: TV host sexually abused hundreds Jan.12  West Bank  West Bank tent protesters evicted Jan.13  Egypt  Mubarak will be retried Jan.15   Pakistan Supreme Court orders arrest of prime minister for corruption Jan.20   Washington     Obama sworn in as US president Map of White House USA
  Barack Obama has officially been sworn in for his second term as US president in a small ceremony at the White House
Jan.21  Washington  Inauguration: Obama tells US to 'seize the moment'  London  Prince Harry returns from Afghan mission Jan.22   Jerusalem     Netanyahu pledge after narrow win
  Israeli Prime Minister has pledged to form 'as broad a government as possible' after his alliance won a narrow election victory.    The centrist Yesh Atid party came second with ...
  North Korea N Korea nuclear vow after UN acts
 London  UK PM to promise EU referendum Jan.23   U.S. Congress   Clinton takes on Benghazi critics  US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is giving evidence to Congress over the deadly attack on a US mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year   Washington US to end ban on women in combat   US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to lift the military's ban on women serving in combat, a senior Pentagon official has said  North Korea  North Korea 'plans nuclear test' Jan.24   North Korea N Korea warns South on sanctions  Cairo  Opposition rally on revolution anniversary Jan.25   Egypt Fatal clashes mark Egypt uprising Jan.27   Egypt     Curfew issued as Egypt death toll rises   Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy imposed a 30-day curfew on Port Said after dozens of people were killed in riots that followed death senten...  Brazil  Brazil mourns Santa Maria nightclub fire victims Jan.28   Egypt Egypt protests defy night curfew Jan.30   South Korea S. Korea launches satellite

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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.2   Mali Timbuktu hails French president
Feb.3   Paraguay Paraguay candidate Oviedo killed Feb.5   Washington Drone strikes legal case revealed   Tokyo Japan PM condemns China radar act Feb.6   Tunisia Politician's slaying shocks Tunisia   a gunman shot and killed opposition leader Chokri Belaid, Vocal critic of Islamist-led government, in front of his home Feb.8  Tunisia  Angry crowds mourn Tunisia opposition leader  Brussels  EU leaders agree 3% budget cut Feb.9  Berlin  German 'plagiarism' minister quits 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...
  North Korea   North Korea confirms nuclear test Map of Pyongyang North Korea
  Pyongyang said the underground test involved a 'miniaturised' nuclear device and was carried out in a 'safe and perfect manner'
Feb.12   U.S. Congress Obama pledges to reignite economy Feb.13  Washington  Obama: 34,000 U.S. troops out of Afghanistan Feb.17  Jerusalem  Israel to launch Prisoner X inquiry   Ecuador Ecuador's Correa is re-elected Feb.18   Venezuela     Venezuela's Chavez finally returns home
  President Hugo Chavez announced his return to Venezuela from Cuba early Monday, where he had been undergoing cancer treatment
Feb.23  Vatican  Vatican attacks resignation 'gossip' Feb.24  Afghanistan  US forces 'must leave' Afghan region Feb.25   Scotland Archbishop resigns amid abuse claims
Feb.26   Italy Europe anxious after Italy election deadlock   U.S. Senate Hagel confirmed as defence secretary  Mexico  Mexico's 'most powerful woman' held 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 Feb.28  Washington  U.S. to give additional $60M to Syrian opposition   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

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Mar.1   Washington Obama signs budget cuts into effect
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  Venezuela  Chavez suffers new severe infection  London  Queen Elizabeth II leaves hospital Mar.5  Kenya  Kenyatta ahead in Kenya vote count   Venezuela     Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies
  A deeply divided Venezuela is mourning its late leader and preparing to pick a new president to replace him
 Venezuelan officials called for peace and unity after the death, emphasizing in state TV broadcasts that all branches of the government and the military were standing together
Mar.6  Venezuela  Thousands march with Chavez coffin  Venezuela  Body of Hugo Chavez lies in state Mar.7   UN Security Council U.N. passes new North Korea sanctions
  The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday for tougher sanctions against North Korea. China, North Korea's key ally agreed to it
 Kenya  Kenya election votes 'doctored'   North Korea N Korea ends peace pacts with South   North Korea says it is scrapping all non-aggression pacts with South Korea, closing its hotline with Seoul and shutting their shared border ...  Venezuela  Leaders gather for state funeral of Hugo Chavez Mar.8   Venezuela Venezuela swears in acting president Mar.9   Kenya   Kenyatta wins Kenyan presidency
  Kenya's Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta has been confirmed as the winner of the presidential election, and vowed to work with his rivals.    Kenyatta won 50.07% of the vote narrowly avoidin...
Mar.11   Falklands   Falklands vote to stay UK territory   The people of the Falkland Islands have voted overwhelmingly in favour of remaining a UK overseas territory 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
  Beijing Xi Jinping named China president Mar.14  Venezuela  Plan to embalm Chavez may have hit a snag  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.20   Tel Aviv     Obama on first Israel trip as president   Barack Obama has arrived in Israel for his first trip there as president, saying the US was proud to stand by Israel as its strongest ally  Jerusalem  Obama, Netanyahu talk Iran in Israel Mar.21   West Bank Obama vows Palestinian state support Mar.22   Israel   Israeli apology for flotilla deaths
  Israel's prime minister has apologised to Turkey for any mistakes that could have resulted in the loss of lives during the 2010 raid on a flotilla
  Cyprus Cyprus MPs pass banking reforms  Jordan  President Barack Obama arrived in refugee-flooded Jordan 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   CAR CAR President Bozize flees capital Map of Bangui CAR
  Rebels in the Central African Republic have taken the capital, Bangui, after President Francois Bozize fled
  Karachi   Musharraf returns to Pakistan
  Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has arrived back in Pakistan, ending four years of self-imposed exile and defying death threats
  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.26   U.S. Supreme Court US court weighs gay marriage ban Mar.28   South Africa     Mandela 'responding positively' in hospital  Former South African President Nelson Mandela is 'responding positively' to treatment for the recurrence of a lung infection, the presidency...   North Korea N Korea 'readies rocket force' Mar.29   North Korea N Korea in 'state of war' with South
  North Korea has said it is entering a 'state of war' with South Korea in its latest escalation of rhetoric against its southern neighbour and the US
Mar.30   Kenya Kenya court upholds Kenyatta win Mar.31  Vatican  Pope delivers Easter plea for peace  South Korea  Park vows 'strong response' to North

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Apr.2   North Korea North Korea to restart nuclear reactor
  North Korea North Korea blocks Kaesong access Apr.5   North Korea N Korea in foreign embassy warning   North Korea has told foreign embassies in Pyongyang it cannot guarantee their safety in the event of conflict, and to consider evacuating em... Apr.6  Kazakhstan  No agreement at Iran nuclear talks Apr.7  Cairo  Cairo violence after Coptic funerals 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.9   North Korea   North Korea: It will be 'all-out war'
  The top U.S. commander in the Pacific called North Korean violations of Security Council resolutions 'a clear and direct threat to U.S. national security'
 UN chief Ban Ki-moon warns the Korean crisis may become 'uncontrollable'
  South Korea South Korea raises alert level Apr.10  London  Korea crisis on agenda at G8 talks Apr.12   South Korea Kerry: North Korea threats 'unacceptable' Apr.14  Tokyo  Kerry in Japan amid heightened Korean tensions   Venezuela Maduro wins Venezuela election
  Socialist candidate Nicolas Maduro, who was chosen by Chavez as his successor, has won a narrow victory in Venezuela's presidential poll
 Maduro won 50.7% of the vote against 49.1% for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles. Capriles said he refused to accept the result without a recount
Apr.15   Venezuela Venezuela challenger demands recount Apr.16  North Korea  North Korea: We won't give any warning 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   Pakistan   Pakistani police arrest Pervez Musharraf Map of Islamabad Pakistan
  Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been arrested on charges relating to the unlawful detention of judges in 2007
  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.27   Rome Deal reached on Italian government Apr.29  Bangladesh  Tragedy spurs nationwide probe of garment factories 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...
 Venezuela  Venezuela MPs in punch-up over poll

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May.1   North Korea N Korea jails US man for 15 years
May.5   Malaysia Ruling party wins Malaysia election   Bangladesh Police break up Dhaka Islamist unrest May.10   Guatemala Guatemala's Rios Montt found guilty of genocide   A court in Guatemala has found former military leader Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity May.11   Pakistan   Pakistan's Sharif declares election victory
  Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared victory following a historic election marred by violence Saturday.    A remarkable comeback for a leader once top...
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.15   Washington US tax chief resigns amid scandal   IRS commissioner Steve Miller has quit after it emerged his staff singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny, President Obama has an... May.16  Venezuela  Venezuela to import 50M rolls of toilet pape May.18   Karachi Pakistani politician is shot dead May.24  London  Spy agencies defended over UK killing May.25   Central India 'Maoist rebels' kill 17 in India 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.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 of protests


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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  Istanbul  Turkey protests resume after apology Jun.5  North Korea  Two Koreas 'agree Kaesong talks' Jun.6   USA   US agency 'collecting phone records'  The US National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting the telephone records of tens of millions of Americans, according to the Guardian newspa...  Istanbul  Park plans at center of protests will go forward, PM says Jun.7   Southern California     Xi Jinping joins Obama for summit   Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama have begun a two-day summit in California   South Africa     Nelson Mandela back in hospital   Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital with a lung infection, the office of South African President Jacob Zuma says Jun.8   South Korea Officials from two Koreas hold talks  Southern California  Obama-Xi summit 'constructive' Jun.9   USA US surveillance leak source revealed Jun.10   Hong Kong     US spy leaker 'defending liberty'
  Edward Snowden, ex-CIA employee has said he acted to 'protect basic liberties for people around the world' in leaking details of US surveillance
 Edward Snowden, 29, was revealed as the source of the leaks at his own request by the Guardian newspaper. Snowden, who has fled to Hong Kong, said he had an 'obligation to help free people from oppression'
 Hong Kong  US spy leaker Edward Snowden 'missing' in Hong Kong  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  Turkey  Turkey 'may hold referendum on park' Jun.13   Washington   White House: Syria crosses 'red line'
  Syria used sarin gas, against rebels, a move that is prompting the U.S. to increase the 'scale and scope' of its support for the opposition.    Syrian forces under President Bashar al-Assad have used chem...
  Turkey Turkish PM meets park protesters
Jun.14  Iran  Iran's leader jabs US as presidential vote begins  Tehran  Early vote count in Iran gives Rowhani wide lead Jun.15   Iran   Hassan Rouhani wins Iran election
  Reformist-backed cleric Hassan Rouhani has won Iran's presidential election, securing just over 50% of the vote and so avoiding the need for a run-off
 Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf was well behind in second place. Turnout was at 72.2% among the 50 million who were eligible to vote to choose a successor to Ahmadinejad
  Istanbul Police clear Istanbul's Gezi Park  North Korea  NKorea proposes talks with Washington Jun.17   Montreal Mayor of Montreal arrested   Sao Paulo   Protests spread throughout Brazil
  Tens of thousands of people marched through Sao Paulo, as protests spread over rising transport prices and the cost of staging the World Cup
  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.18   Qatar     US, Taliban to hold Afghanistan peace talks in Qatar  Representatives from the United States and the Taliban will engage in Afghanistan peace talks Thursday in an office that has opened in Qatar Jun.19   Kabul Afghan government pulls out of talks Jun.21  Brazil  Brazil president announces reforms Jun.22   Qatar   Syria rebels to get 'urgent support'   Foreign ministers of the Friends of Syria group have agreed to provide urgent support to rebels who are fighting President Bashar al-Assad  Hong Kong  Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong on Moscow flight Jun.23   South Africa     Mandela critically ill in hospital   Nelson Mandela has become critically ill in hospital. President Jacob Zuma said he had visited Mr Mandela and spoken to his wife and medical... 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
 Washington  Washington voices anger over Snowden Jun.25  Moscow  Snowden 'still in Moscow airport Jun.26   U.S. Supreme Court Historic US rulings for gay marriage
  The US Supreme Court has struck down a law denying federal benefits to gay couples and cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California
  Australia Rudd sworn in as Australian prime minister Jun.27  South Africa  Mandela critical, but his health improved overnight   U.S. Senate US Senate passes immigration reform Jun.29  South Africa  Obama praises Mandela 'inspiration' Jun.30   Croatia Croatia becomes 28th member of European Union  Cairo  Egypt protesters gather to call for Morsi's ouster

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Jul.1   Cairo Protesters to Morsy: You have one day
  Paris Spying row threatens EU-US talks  Moscow  Russian report says Snowden applied for asylum   Cairo Egypt's Morsi rebuffs army ultimatum Jul.2  Moscow  Snowden files asylum requests with at least 19 countries   Cairo Morsi defiant as protest deaths rise  Egypt  Egypt teeters on brink of overthrow Jul.3  Belgium  Belgium's King Albert 'to abdicate'   Cairo   Military ousts Egypt's Morsi
  Egypt's military toppled the country's first democratically elected president and reportedly put him under house arrest
 Military is rounding up some of his top supporters even as the deposed Mohamed Morsy insisted that he remains the country's legitimate leader. Gen Abdul Fattah al-Sisi said the constitution had been suspended and the chief justice of the constitutional court would take on Mr Morsi's powers
Jul.4   Egypt Egypt army arrests key figures in Muslim Brotherhood  Egypt  Egypt Islamist group calls for 'Friday of Rejection' Jul.5  Egypt  Egypt clashes after pro-Morsi deaths Jul.7   Cairo   Morsi supporters 'shot dead' in Cairo   At least seven people have been killed after the army raided a sit-in staged by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, reports...  Egypt  Thousands protest after Muslim Brotherhood, opponents call for rallies Jul.8   Cairo Egypt interim leader sets poll plan Jul.9  Cairo  Egypt appoints new government officials Jul.11  Ireland  Ireland backs 'life-saving' abortion Jul.12   Moscow Snowden meets activists at airport Jul.15   New York   US protests after Florida verdict   Protests have taken place across the US after George Zimmerman was cleared of murdering an unarmed black teenager Jul.16  Cairo  Deadly clashes strike Egypt as new government takes shape Jul.17   South Africa     Nelson Mandela turns 95 in hospital   Nelson Mandela is set to spend his 95th birthday in hospital in Pretoria, as events take place around the world and in South Africa in his h...   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.18   Detroit Detroit in largest US bankruptcy
  The city, once a symbol of US industrial power, has become the largest US city ever to file for bankruptcy, with debts of at least $15bn
 Cambodia  Opposition leader returns from self-imposed exile to lead campaign Jul.19  Washington  'Trayvon could have been me' - Obama Jul.20  Chicago  Protests in US at Zimmerman verdict Jul.21  Tokyo  Japan PM wins key upper house poll  Brussels  Belgian King Philippe sworn in 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  Rio de Janeiro  Thousands attend Brazil youth Mass Jul.24  Cairo  Egyptian army chief calls protests  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 Jul.26   Cairo Judge orders Morsi to be jailed for 15 days   Egypt   Huge rival rallies grip Egypt Map of Alexandria Egypt
  Huge rallies by supporters and opponents of Egypt's ousted Islamist president are continuing into the night with five people killed in Alexandria
Jul.27   Cairo     38 protesters killed in clashes near pro-Morsi rally
  At least 38 supporters of ousted President Morsi were killed in overnight clashes near a Cairo demonstration following clashes with security forces
 Cairo  Egypt protesters 'to be dispersed'   Rio de Janeiro Pope Francis draws 3M to Rio vigil
Jul.29  Vatican  Pope: Who am I to judge gay people?   Washington     Mid-East peace talks resume in US   Peace talks have resumed after Israeli and Palestinian negotiators dined in Washington DC with US Secretary of State John Kerry Jul.31  Cairo  Cabinet orders police to end pro-Morsi sit-ins

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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
 Washington  US embassies to shut over threat   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.2   Washington   U.S. issues global travel alert due to al Qaeda threat   A global travel alert issued by the State Department warned al Qaeda may launch attacks in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond in coming... Aug.3   Zimbabwe   President Mugabe re-elected amid fraud claims  Mugabe's Zanu-PF party has won a two-thirds majority in parliament after Wednesday's election, Zimbabwe's electoral commission announced Aug.4   Tehran Rouhani takes over as Iran's president
Aug.5  Cairo  Talks gather pace as US senators arrive Aug.6   Yemen US flies embassy staff out of Yemen Aug.7   Washington Obama cancels Putin talks over Snowden Aug.8  Lahore  US withdraws diplomats from Lahore Aug.11  Jerusalem  Israel approves prisoner release Aug.12  Washington  US eyes criminal justice shake-up Aug.13   Cairo   Pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo cleared. 638 killed
  Supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi say security forces have begun an operation to clear two protest camps in the capital.    At least 3,994 injured. Violent retaliation followed in several cities across the country. The interim g...
Aug.14  Cairo  Egypt declares national emergency   Jerusalem Israel-Palestinian peace talks begin
  The first direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in three years have begun in Jerusalem, say Israeli officials
 European Union  World condemns Egypt crackdown Aug.15  Cairo  Egypt poised for renewed protests Aug.16   Cairo Deaths as Cairo violence resumes   Cairo   Dozens dead in Egypt 'day of anger'   More than 80 people have been killed in, as protesters loyal to the ousted President Mohammed Morsi clashed with security forces Aug.17   Cairo Security forces 'clear Cairo mosque' Aug.18   Cairo 36 killed as Muslim Brotherhood members try to escape prison truck   At least 36 people detained on suspicion of taking part in Egypt's street clashes died Sunday when they tried to escape from a prison truck ... Aug.19   Cairo Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leader held   The spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, General Guide Mohammed Badie, has been arrested in Cairo, Egyptian officials say  Pakistan  Musharraf charged over Bhutto case Aug.21   Cairo Egypt court orders Mubarak freed   China Bo Xilai: Disgraced politician goes on trial   The trial of Bo Xilai, the disgraced Chinese politician once tipped for the highest levels of power, has begun Aug.22  Mumbai  Mumbai photojournalist gang-raped Aug.23  Washington  Obama: Syria chemicals grave concern Aug.25  Mexico  Mexico migrant train derails; at least 5 dead Aug.27  Washington  Biden: 'No doubt' Syria used chemical arms Aug.28   Washington   Obama 'sure Syria behind attack'   US President Barack Obama says the US has concluded that the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attacks near Damascus 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   Washington Syria attack killed 1,429 - Kerry   South Africa Mandela returns home from hospital Aug.31  Moscow  Putin challenges US on Syria claims   Washington Obama to seek Congress vote on Syria

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Sep.1   Washington US 'has evidence of Syrian sarin use'   The US has evidence that the chemical nerve agent sarin was used in a deadly attack in Damascus last month, John Kerry says  Cairo  Egypt to try ex-President Morsi Sep.2  Paris  French MPs shown Syria 'evidence' Sep.3  Northern Japan  Japan to spend $470 million to deal with toxic water  Moscow  President Putin warns US over Syria action Sep.4  Washington  Obama: 'Credibility on the line over Syria' Sep.5  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.7   Australia   Tony Abbott sweeps to Australia win   The opposition has crushed the governing Labor party in a general election that has returned the Liberal-National coalition to power Sep.8   Paris Syria chemical arms: 'Global red line' crossed - Kerry
Sep.10  UN  Disputes flare over UN Syria resolution   Washington Obama: Military ready for attacking Syria if diplomacy fails Sep.11   Moscow Putin issues plea to US over Syria Sep.12  Damascus  Assad confirms chemical arms plan   Geneva Tense talks in bid for Syria deal   Western Afghanistan Afghan Taliban attack US consulate Sep.13  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.15   Damascus Syrian official declares 'victory,' thanks Russia Sep.17   Brazil Rousseff's U.S. visit postponed over alleged spying Sep.18  Iran  Nasrin Sotoudeh 'among freed political prisoners'   Tehran Iran 'will never build nuclear arms' Sep.20   Syria Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons program  Hague  Syria chemical weapons data assessed Sep.21   Syria Syria hands in chemical weapons data   China Bo Xilai found guilty of corruption Map of Jinan Shandong China
  A Chinese court has found disgraced former party chief of Chongqing guilty of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power
Sep.22   Peshawar Suicide bombers kill 81 at church  Berlin  Merkel celebrates after election Sep.24   UN Gen. Assembly U.S., Iranian presidents share U.N. spotlight Sep.26  UN Security Council  US and Russia agree Syria UN draft Sep.27   Iran     Obama and Rouhani speak by phone
  U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by phone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the first communication between U.S. and Iranian leaders since 1979
  UN Security Council UN adopts Syria chemical resolution
  The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a binding resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons
 The 15-member body backed the draft document agreed earlier by Russia and the US. The deal breaks a two-and-a-half year deadlock in the UN over Syria, where fighting between government forces and rebels rages on
Sep.28   Tehran Rivals rally as Rouhani returns   Rome Berlusconi resignations spark crisis Sep.30  U.S. Congress  US shutdown looms amid stalemate   Washington   US begins shutdown amid budget row
  The government has begun a partial shutdown after the House of Representatives refused to approve a budget for next year
 The Republican-led House of Representatives insisted on delaying Obamacare - as a condition for passing a bill
 Venezuela  Venezuela expels three US diplomats

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Oct.1   USA 'Obamacare' launches amid shutdown
  A central provision of President Obama's healthcare reform law has taken effect, having survived Republicans' years-long effort to undermine it
Oct.2   Rome Enrico Letta survives confidence vote after Berlusconi backtracks Oct.3  Italy  Italy day of mourning for boat dead Oct.4   Vietnam Legendary Vietnam General and Ho Chi Minh disciple dies at 102  Cairo  Four dead as Egyptian clashes erupt Oct.6   Cairo   Fresh clashes in Egypt 'kill 50'   At least 15 people have been killed and 83 injured in Egypt in clashes between police and supporters of the deposed President Morsi Oct.7  NW Pakistan  Taliban says it would target Malala again Oct.8  Sweden  Higgs boson wins Nobel physics prize  Washington  Obama: Republicans using 'extortion' Oct.9   Washington Janet Yellen nominated by Obama to head US Federal Reserve   Libya Libyan PM Zeidan seized by armed men Map of Tripoli Libya
  Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been seized by armed men from a hotel in the capital, Tripoli 'to an unknown place for unknown reasons'.    The government website said he had been taken 'by a group thought to be from ...
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... Oct.13  Northern Syria  Red Cross workers kidnapped in Syria Oct.14  Geneva  Geneva hosts key Iran nuclear talks Oct.16   U.S. Senate Senate passes US budget deal
  The US Senate has passed a bill to reopen the government and raise the federal debt limit, with hours to spare before the nation risks default
  Geneva Iran, P5+1 release first joint statement
 House of Representatives  US Congress approves debt deal Oct.18   Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia nixes Security Council offer  London  Malala Yousafzai meets with Queen Elizabeth at palace Oct.19  Paris  Roma girl 'can return to France' Oct.21   Paris French fury over US spying claims 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
Oct.26  Germany  US 'bugged Merkel's phone from 2002' Oct.27  Washington  Obama 'not told of Merkel bugging' Oct.28  Sochi  Putin: 'Gays welcome at Sochi Olympics' Oct.30   West Bank Protests as Israel releases Palestinians  Washington  Obama pledges to 'fix' healthcare   Niger Bodies of migrants found in Niger Oct.31   Syria Syria met first weapons deadline: OPCW   Syria has destroyed all its declared chemical weapons facilities, and all of the chemical weapons at inspected sites have been placed under ...

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Nov.2  Pakistan  Mehsud killing 'death of peace plan'   Mali French say 2 journalists killed in north Mali
Nov.4   Cairo Morsi tells trial 'I am president' Nov.5  India  India launches rocket to Mars  Toronto  Embattled Toronto mayor 'to stay on'   New York Democrats win NYC and Virginia polls Nov.6  Jerusalem  Kerry visits Jerusalem Nov.7   Tribal Areas Pakistan Taliban name new leader   Toronto 'Drunk' Toronto mayor in murder rant
  Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has apologised for a video of him making threats to commit 'first-degree murder' against an unknown person
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.13   Toronto Rob Ford says he bought drugs in last two years  Manila  Philippines defends storm response Nov.15   Beijing China to loosen one-child policy Nov.16   Southern Philippines   Philippines aid effort gathers pace   The international aid effort in parts of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan is starting to have a major impact  Maldives  Brother of ex-strongman elected Maldives president  Naples  Thousands march in Naples over toxic waste dumps  Southern Philippines  Typhoon survivors attend church services Nov.18  Toronto  Toronto council strip most powers from embattled mayor  Paris  Manhunt after gun attacks in Paris   Jakarta   Indonesia anger at Australia spy row   Indonesia's president says ties with Australia have been 'damaged' by reports that Canberra spied on his phone calls and those of his minist... Nov.19   Beirut Twin blasts hit Iran Beirut embassy Nov.21   Washington U.S., Afghanistan agree security pact   The U.S. and Afghanistan have reached a deal on the final language of a bilateral security agreement, guiding the role of American troops   Dallas US remembers Kennedy 50 years later   The US is marking 50 years since President John F Kennedy was killed by an assassin's bullet in Dallas, Texas Nov.22   China China establishes 'air-defence zone' over East China Sea
Map of East China Sea China
  China has demarcated an 'air-defence identification zone' over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japan
 PRC set up the 'East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone' which includes the Senkaku Islands, and announced that it would require all aircraft entering the zone to file a flight plan and submit radio frequency or transponder information. The Senkaku Islands dispute concerns a territorial dispute over a group of uninhabited islands known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan, the Diaoyu in China, and Tiaoyutai Islands in Taiwan. The islands are included within the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan
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, 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
  Bangkok   Demonstrators fill Bangkok streets
  Crowds opposed to the administration of Prime Minister Shinawatra are on the streets for a second day, amid tensions between rival political camps
 Tehran  Iran cheers deal as Israel warns Nov.26   Berlin German parties reach coalition deal Nov.27   Rome Berlusconi expelled from Italy Senate  Bangkok  Thai PM survives no-confidence vote Nov.28  Bangkok  Thai protesters target army HQ Nov.29   Kiev Ukraine police disperse protesters Nov.30  Bangkok  Troops deployed amid Bangkok clashes

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Dec.1   Kiev Clashes as huge rally grips Kiev
 Bangkok  Teargas fired amid renewed clashes Dec.2   UN UN implicates Assad in war crimes Dec.3  North Korea  North Korea powerbroker 'dismissed'  Beijing  Biden arrives in China amid tensions Dec.4   Bangkok Protest-hit Thailand marks king's birthday   Thailand is marking the 86th birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, amid a truce after days of violent demonstrations in the capital Bangkok Dec.5   Johannesburg   South Africa's Nelson Mandela dies
  South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95
 He South Africa's transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison for his political activities. 'Our nation has lost its greatest son,' President Jacob Zuma said
Dec.6   Johannesburg South Africa and world mourn Mandela  Bali  WTO agrees global trade agreement Dec.7  South Africa  SA to hold daily Mandela cortege   South Africa S Africa 'day of prayer' for Mandela Dec.8  Kiev  Anti-govt protesters topple Lenin statue in Kiev, demand Ukraine turn to EU  North Korea  North Korea acknowledges Kim Jong Un's uncle removed from power Dec.9  Bangkok  Thai PM dissolves parliament Dec.10   Johannesburg     Obama pays tribute at Mandela memorial   Representatives from around the world joined street sweepers, actors and religious figures to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela   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   South Africa SA probes Mandela interpreter checks  Kiev  Ukraine leader 'set to sign EU deal'   North Korea North Korea: Leader's uncle executed
  Jang Song Thaek, an uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been executed for trying to overthrow the government
  Bangladesh Bangladesh hangs Islamist leader despite U.N. objections
Dec.13  North Korea  North Korea purge sparks stability fears  South Africa  Mandela ANC goodbye ahead of burial Dec.14   China   China puts Jade Rabbit rover on Moon   China says it has successfully landed a craft carrying a robotic rover on the surface of the Moon, the first soft landing there for 37 years  South Africa  Nelson Mandela's body arrives home  Tunisia  Tunisia chooses new PM to replace Islamist gov't Dec.15   South Africa   Mandela buried at ancestral home   Nelson Mandela's body has been laid to rest in a family plot, after political and religious leaders paid tribute to first black president at...   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...   Chile Huge poll win for Chilean left Dec.16   Washington NSA phone data grab 'against constitution' Dec.17   Moscow Ukraine, Russia sign economic deal despite protests  Berlin  Merkel voted into 3rd term 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  North Korea  North Korea threatens to 'strike South Korea mercilessly'   Scotland Lockerbie bombing: Services mark 25th anniversary Dec.21  Bangkok  Thai opposition to boycott elections Dec.23  Siberia  Russia releases jailed Pussy Riot band members Dec.25  Cairo  Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood declared 'terrorist group'  Turkey  Defiant Turkish PM in reshuffle   Tokyo Japan PM visits Yasukuni shrine Dec.27   Southern Sudan South Sudan government agrees in principle to ceasefire   South Sudan's government says it has agreed 'in principle' to a cease-fire meant to stop fighting that has left more than 1,000 people dead   Beijing   China reforms one-child policy  China's top legislature has formally adopted a resolution easing the country's one-child policy, the state news agency Xinhua reports Dec.28  Cairo  Cairo campus torched amid protest Dec.31   Southern Sudan South Sudan peace talks planned as forces clash  North Korea  N. Korea boasts of removal of 'factionalist filth' after uncle executed


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Jan.22   North Korea
Jan.23  North Korea  North Korea 'plans nuclear test'
Feb.11   North Korea
  Pyongyang said the underground test involved a 'miniaturised' nuclear device and was carried out in a 'safe and perfect manner'
Apr.2   North Korea North Korea to restart nuclear reactor Apr.6  Kazakhstan  No agreement at Iran nuclear talks Jun.13   Washington   White House: Syria crosses 'red line'
  Syria used sarin gas, against rebels, a move that is prompting the U.S. to increase the 'scale and scope' of its support for the opposition.    Syrian forces under President Bashar al-Assad have used chem...
Aug.23  Washington  Obama: Syria chemicals grave concern Aug.27  Washington  Biden: 'No doubt' Syria used chemical arms Aug.28   Washington   Obama 'sure Syria behind attack'   US President Barack Obama says the US has concluded that the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attacks near Damascus Aug.30   Washington Syria attack killed 1,429 - Kerry
Aug.31  Moscow  Putin challenges US on Syria claims Sep.1   Washington US 'has evidence of Syrian sarin use'   The US has evidence that the chemical nerve agent sarin was used in a deadly attack in Damascus last month, John Kerry says Sep.2  Paris  French MPs shown Syria 'evidence' Sep.4  Washington  Obama: 'Credibility on the line over Syria' Sep.8   Paris Syria chemical arms: 'Global red line' crossed - Kerry Sep.10  UN  Disputes flare over UN Syria resolution Sep.12  Damascus  Assad confirms chemical arms plan Sep.15   Damascus Syrian official declares 'victory,' thanks Russia Sep.18   Tehran Iran 'will never build nuclear arms' Sep.20   Syria Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons program Sep.20  Hague  Syria chemical weapons data assessed Sep.21   Syria Syria hands in chemical weapons data Sep.24   UN Gen. Assembly U.S., Iranian presidents share U.N. spotlight Sep.27   Iran   Obama and Rouhani speak by phone
  U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by phone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the first communication between U.S. and Iranian leaders since 1979
Sep.27   UN Security Council UN adopts Syria chemical resolution
  The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a binding resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons
 The 15-member body backed the draft document agreed earlier by Russia and the US. The deal breaks a two-and-a-half year deadlock in the UN over Syria, where fighting between government forces and rebels rages on
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... Oct.16   Geneva Iran, P5+1 release first joint statement Oct.31   Syria Syria met first weapons deadline: OPCW   Syria has destroyed all its declared chemical weapons facilities, and all of the chemical weapons at inspected sites have been placed under ... Nov.9   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.24  Tehran  Iran cheers deal as Israel warns



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2013 Jan.1   Washington   President Obama praises US 'fiscal cliff' deal
  Obama has hailed a deal reached to stave off drastic taxation and spending measures as 'just one step in the broader effort to strengthen the economy'
Jan.27  Brazil  Brazil mourns Santa Maria nightclub fire victims Feb.8  Brussels  EU leaders agree 3% budget cut Mar.1   Washington Obama signs budget cuts into effect Mar.15   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.19  Cyprus  Cyprus MPs reject divisive bank tax Mar.22   Cyprus Cyprus MPs pass banking reforms 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
Oct.9   Washington Janet Yellen nominated by Obama to head US Federal Reserve Dec.28  Cairo  Cairo campus torched amid protest



World, Politics, 2013 Aid Timeline ... See World Aid timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.1   NW Pakistan Pakistan charity workers killed
Feb.28  Washington  U.S. to give additional $60M to Syrian opposition Jun.22   Qatar   Syria rebels to get 'urgent support'   Foreign ministers of the Friends of Syria group have agreed to provide urgent support to rebels who are fighting President Bashar al-Assad Oct.13  Northern Syria  Red Cross workers kidnapped in Syria Nov.5  Toronto  Embattled Toronto mayor 'to stay on' Nov.13   Toronto Rob Ford says he bought drugs in last two years Nov.16   Southern Philippines   Philippines aid effort gathers pace   The international aid effort in parts of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan is starting to have a major impact



World, Politics, 2013 Election, Vote Timeline ... See World Election, Vote timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.22   Jerusalem   Netanyahu pledge after narrow win
  Israeli Prime Minister has pledged to form 'as broad a government as possible' after his alliance won a narrow election victory.    The centrist Yesh Atid party came second with ...
Jan.22  London  UK PM to promise EU referendum Feb.3   Paraguay Paraguay candidate Oviedo killed Feb.17   Ecuador Ecuador's Correa is re-elected Feb.26   Italy Europe anxious after Italy election deadlock Mar.5  Kenya  Kenyatta ahead in Kenya vote count Mar.7  Kenya  Kenya election votes 'doctored' Mar.9   Kenya Kenyatta wins Kenyan presidency
  Kenya's Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta has been confirmed as the winner of the presidential election, and vowed to work with his rivals.    Kenyatta won 50.07% of the vote narrowly avoidin...
Mar.11   Falklands Falklands vote to stay UK territory   The people of the Falkland Islands have voted overwhelmingly in favour of remaining a UK overseas territory Mar.13   Vatican Cardinals undecided on next Pope Mar.30   Kenya Kenya court upholds Kenyatta win Apr.14   Venezuela Maduro wins Venezuela election
  Socialist candidate Nicolas Maduro, who was chosen by Chavez as his successor, has won a narrow victory in Venezuela's presidential poll
 Maduro won 50.7% of the vote against 49.1% for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles. Capriles said he refused to accept the result without a recount
Apr.15   Venezuela Venezuela challenger demands recount May.5   Malaysia Ruling party wins Malaysia election May.11   Pakistan Pakistan's Sharif declares election victory
  Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared victory following a historic election marred by violence Saturday.    A remarkable comeback for a leader once top...
Jun.12  Turkey  Turkey 'may hold referendum on park' Jun.14  Iran  Iran's leader jabs US as presidential vote begins Jun.14  Tehran  Early vote count in Iran gives Rowhani wide lead Jun.15   Iran Hassan Rouhani wins Iran election
  Reformist-backed cleric Hassan Rouhani has won Iran's presidential election, securing just over 50% of the vote and so avoiding the need for a run-off
 Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf was well behind in second place. Turnout was at 72.2% among the 50 million who were eligible to vote to choose a successor to Ahmadinejad
Jul.8   Cairo Egypt interim leader sets poll plan Jul.18  Cambodia  Opposition leader returns from self-imposed exile to lead campaign Jul.21  Tokyo  Japan PM wins key upper house poll Aug.3   Zimbabwe   President Mugabe re-elected amid fraud claims  Mugabe's Zanu-PF party has won a two-thirds majority in parliament after Wednesday's election, Zimbabwe's electoral commission announced Sep.7   Australia Tony Abbott sweeps to Australia win   The opposition has crushed the governing Labor party in a general election that has returned the Liberal-National coalition to power Sep.22  Berlin  Merkel celebrates after election Nov.5   New York Democrats win NYC and Virginia polls Nov.16  Maldives  Brother of ex-strongman elected Maldives president Dec.15   Chile Huge poll win for Chilean left Dec.21  Bangkok  Thai opposition to boycott elections



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2013 Jan.5   Ethiopia Sudan leaders back buffer zone
Feb.5   Tokyo Japan PM condemns China radar act Apr.2   North Korea North Korea blocks Kaesong access Nov.22   China China establishes 'air-defence zone' over East China Sea Map of East China Sea China
  China has demarcated an 'air-defence identification zone' over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japan
 PRC set up the 'East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone' which includes the Senkaku Islands, and announced that it would require all aircraft entering the zone to file a flight plan and submit radio frequency or transponder information. The Senkaku Islands dispute concerns a territorial dispute over a group of uninhabited islands known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan, the Diaoyu in China, and Tiaoyutai Islands in Taiwan. The islands are included within the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan




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2013 Mar.15  Vatican  Vatican denies Dirty War allegations Apr.27   Rome Deal reached on Italian government
May.16  Venezuela  Venezuela to import 50M rolls of toilet pape Jun.30   Croatia Croatia becomes 28th member of European Union Jul.18   Detroit Detroit in largest US bankruptcy
  The city, once a symbol of US industrial power, has become the largest US city ever to file for bankruptcy, with debts of at least $15bn
Aug.2   Washington   U.S. issues global travel alert due to al Qaeda threat   A global travel alert issued by the State Department warned al Qaeda may launch attacks in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond in coming... Aug.11  Jerusalem  Israel approves prisoner release Aug.12  Washington  US eyes criminal justice shake-up Sep.3  Northern Japan  Japan to spend $470 million to deal with toxic water Sep.30  U.S. Congress  US shutdown looms amid stalemate Sep.30   Washington US begins shutdown amid budget row
  The government has begun a partial shutdown after the House of Representatives refused to approve a budget for next year
 The Republican-led House of Representatives insisted on delaying Obamacare - as a condition for passing a bill
Oct.30  Washington  Obama pledges to 'fix' healthcare Dec.2   UN UN implicates Assad in war crimes Dec.25  Cairo  Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood declared 'terrorist group' Dec.25  Turkey  Defiant Turkish PM in reshuffle Dec.25   Tokyo Japan PM visits Yasukuni shrine



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2013 Apr.30  Venezuela  Venezuela MPs in punch-up over poll Oct.1   USA 'Obamacare' launches amid shutdown
  A central provision of President Obama's healthcare reform law has taken effect, having survived Republicans' years-long effort to undermine it
Oct.30  Washington  Obama pledges to 'fix' healthcare



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2013 Apr.7  Cairo  Cairo violence after Coptic funerals Oct.3  Italy  Italy day of mourning for boat dead



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2013 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.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.23  Vatican  Vatican attacks resignation 'gossip' Feb.25   Scotland Archbishop resigns amid abuse claims 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 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
Feb.28   Vatican Benedict XVI steps down from papacy Mar.12   Vatican Cardinals to begin voting for new Pope Mar.12   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   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 Mar.23  Rome  Pope Francis meets his predecessor Mar.31  Vatican  Pope delivers Easter plea for peace Apr.7  Cairo  Cairo violence after Coptic funerals May.5   Bangladesh Police break up Dhaka Islamist unrest Jul.3   Cairo   Military ousts Egypt's Morsi
  Egypt's military toppled the country's first democratically elected president and reportedly put him under house arrest
 Military is rounding up some of his top supporters even as the deposed Mohamed Morsy insisted that he remains the country's legitimate leader. Gen Abdul Fattah al-Sisi said the constitution had been suspended and the chief justice of the constitutional court would take on Mr Morsi's powers
Jul.23  Rio de Janeiro  Thousands attend Brazil youth Mass Jul.27   Rio de Janeiro Pope Francis draws 3M to Rio vigil Jul.29  Vatican  Pope: Who am I to judge gay people? Sep.12   Western Afghanistan Afghan Taliban attack US consulate Sep.22   Peshawar Suicide bombers kill 81 at church Nov.16  Southern Philippines  Typhoon survivors attend church services Nov.19   Beirut Twin blasts hit Iran Beirut embassy Dec.20   Scotland Lockerbie bombing: Services mark 25th anniversary



World, Politics, 2013 Military Leaders Timeline ... See World Military Leaders timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.7   Washington Obama's Pentagon pick stokes row
Jan.13  Egypt  Mubarak will be retried Jan.15   Pakistan Supreme Court orders arrest of prime minister for corruption Feb.5   Washington Drone strikes legal case revealed Feb.26   U.S. Senate Hagel confirmed as defence secretary May.1   North Korea N Korea jails US man for 15 years May.10   Guatemala Guatemala's Rios Montt found guilty of genocide   A court in Guatemala has found former military leader Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity 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
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.24  Cairo  Egyptian army chief calls protests Jul.26   Cairo Judge orders Morsi to be jailed for 15 days Aug.1   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.12  Washington  US eyes criminal justice shake-up Aug.19  Pakistan  Musharraf charged over Bhutto case Aug.21   Cairo Egypt court orders Mubarak freed Aug.21   China Bo Xilai: Disgraced politician goes on trial   The trial of Bo Xilai, the disgraced Chinese politician once tipped for the highest levels of power, has begun Sep.1  Cairo  Egypt to try ex-President Morsi Sep.21   China Bo Xilai found guilty of corruption Map of Jinan Shandong China
  A Chinese court has found disgraced former party chief of Chongqing guilty of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power
Oct.1   USA 'Obamacare' launches amid shutdown
  A central provision of President Obama's healthcare reform law has taken effect, having survived Republicans' years-long effort to undermine it
Oct.4   Vietnam Legendary Vietnam General and Ho Chi Minh disciple dies at 102
Nov.4   Cairo Morsi tells trial 'I am president' Nov.15   Beijing China to loosen one-child policy Dec.12   North Korea North Korea: Leader's uncle executed
  Jang Song Thaek, an uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been executed for trying to overthrow the government
Dec.12   Bangladesh Bangladesh hangs Islamist leader despite U.N. objections Dec.16   Washington NSA phone data grab 'against constitution' 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 Dec.23  Siberia  Russia releases jailed Pussy Riot band members



World, Politics, 2013 Media Politics Timeline ... See World Media Politics timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.11  London  Police: TV host sexually abused hundreds Mar.28   North Korea N Korea 'readies rocket force'
Jun.11   Greece   Greece suspends state broadcaster   The Greek government has shut down the public broadcaster ERT, calling it a 'haven of waste' Jun.11   Greece   Greece suspends state broadcaster   The Greek government has shut down the public broadcaster ERT, calling it a 'haven of waste' Aug.22  Mumbai  Mumbai photojournalist gang-raped Nov.2   Mali French say 2 journalists killed in north Mali Nov.2   Mali French say 2 journalists killed in north Mali Nov.18  Paris  Manhunt after gun attacks in Paris



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2013 May.25   Central India 'Maoist rebels' kill 17 in India
Jul.18   Detroit Detroit in largest US bankruptcy
  The city, once a symbol of US industrial power, has become the largest US city ever to file for bankruptcy, with debts of at least $15bn
Oct.9   Libya Libyan PM Zeidan seized by armed men Map of Tripoli Libya
  Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been seized by armed men from a hotel in the capital, Tripoli 'to an unknown place for unknown reasons'.    The government website said he had been taken 'by a group thought to be from ...
Oct.13  Northern Syria  Red Cross workers kidnapped in Syria Dec.31  North Korea  N. Korea boasts of removal of 'factionalist filth' after uncle executed



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2013 Nov.13  Manila  Philippines defends storm response Nov.16   Southern Philippines   Philippines aid effort gathers pace   The international aid effort in parts of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan is starting to have a major impact Nov.16  Southern Philippines  Typhoon survivors attend church services Nov.21   Dallas US remembers Kennedy 50 years later   The US is marking 50 years since President John F Kennedy was killed by an assassin's bullet in Dallas, Texas Dec.20   Scotland Lockerbie bombing: Services mark 25th anniversary




World, Politics, 2013 Summit Timeline ... See World Summit timeline Top ^
2013 Apr.10  London  Korea crisis on agenda at G8 talks May.16  Venezuela  Venezuela to import 50M rolls of toilet pape 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 Sep.5  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.30  U.S. Congress  US shutdown looms amid stalemate 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




World, Politics, 2013 Warning Timeline ... See World Warning timeline Top ^
2013 Feb.5   Tokyo Japan PM condemns China radar act
Mar.28   North Korea N Korea 'readies rocket force' Mar.31  South Korea  Park vows 'strong response' to North Apr.5   North Korea N Korea in foreign embassy warning   North Korea has told foreign embassies in Pyongyang it cannot guarantee their safety in the event of conflict, and to consider evacuating em... Apr.9   South Korea South Korea raises alert level Apr.16  North Korea  North Korea: We won't give any warning Jul.1   Cairo Egypt's Morsi rebuffs army ultimatum Sep.3  Moscow  President Putin warns US over Syria action Dec.20  North Korea  North Korea threatens to 'strike South Korea mercilessly'



World, Politics, 2013 Immigration Timeline ... See World Immigration timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.3   Moscow   Depardieu 'now a Russian citizen'  French actor Gerard Depardieu has obtained Russian citizenship, according to a brief statement posted on the Kremlin website Jun.22  Hong Kong  Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong on Moscow flight Jun.27   U.S. Senate US Senate passes immigration reform
Jul.1  Moscow  Russian report says Snowden applied for asylum Jul.2  Moscow  Snowden files asylum requests with at least 19 countries Jul.24  Moscow  Confusion over Snowden travel papers 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
Aug.25  Mexico  Mexico migrant train derails; at least 5 dead Oct.19  Paris  Roma girl 'can return to France' Oct.30   Niger Bodies of migrants found in Niger



World, Politics, 2013 Political Probe Timeline ... See World Political Probe timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.23   U.S. Congress   Clinton takes on Benghazi critics  US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is giving evidence to Congress over the deadly attack on a US mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year Feb.5   Washington Drone strikes legal case revealed
Feb.17  Jerusalem  Israel to launch Prisoner X inquiry Mar.29   North Korea N Korea in 'state of war' with South
  North Korea has said it is entering a 'state of war' with South Korea in its latest escalation of rhetoric against its southern neighbour and the US
Apr.29  Bangladesh  Tragedy spurs nationwide probe of garment factories Dec.12   South Africa SA probes Mandela interpreter checks



World, Politics, 2013 Visit Timeline ... See World Visit timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.11   Washington Obama and Karzai discuss endgame
Jan.21  London  Prince Harry returns from Afghan mission Feb.2   Mali Timbuktu hails French president Feb.3   Paraguay Paraguay candidate Oviedo killed Mar.20   Tel Aviv   Obama on first Israel trip as president   Barack Obama has arrived in Israel for his first trip there as president, saying the US was proud to stand by Israel as its strongest ally Mar.20  Jerusalem  Obama, Netanyahu talk Iran in Israel Mar.21   West Bank Obama vows Palestinian state support Mar.22  Jordan  President Barack Obama arrived in refugee-flooded Jordan Apr.12   South Korea Kerry: North Korea threats 'unacceptable' Apr.14  Tokyo  Kerry in Japan amid heightened Korean tensions Jun.7   Southern California   Xi Jinping joins Obama for summit   Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama have begun a two-day summit in California Jun.29  South Africa  Obama praises Mandela 'inspiration' Aug.7   Washington Obama cancels Putin talks over Snowden Sep.17   Brazil Rousseff's U.S. visit postponed over alleged spying Nov.6  Jerusalem  Kerry visits Jerusalem Dec.3  Beijing  Biden arrives in China amid tensions Dec.25   Tokyo Japan PM visits Yasukuni shrine



World, Politics, 2013 Agreement Timeline ... See World Agreement timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.1   Washington   President Obama praises US 'fiscal cliff' deal
  Obama has hailed a deal reached to stave off drastic taxation and spending measures as 'just one step in the broader effort to strengthen the economy'
Feb.8  Brussels  EU leaders agree 3% budget cut Mar.1   Washington Obama signs budget cuts into effect Mar.15   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.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
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 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.26  UN Security Council  US and Russia agree Syria UN draft Oct.16   U.S. Senate Senate passes US budget deal
  The US Senate has passed a bill to reopen the government and raise the federal debt limit, with hours to spare before the nation risks default
Nov.21   Washington U.S., Afghanistan agree security pact   The U.S. and Afghanistan have reached a deal on the final language of a bilateral security agreement, guiding the role of American troops 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, Russia, China, France and Germany want Iran to stop enriching uranium in return for a loosening of sanctions
Nov.26   Berlin German parties reach coalition deal Dec.6  Bali  WTO agrees global trade agreement Dec.27   Southern Sudan South Sudan government agrees in principle to ceasefire   South Sudan's government says it has agreed 'in principle' to a cease-fire meant to stop fighting that has left more than 1,000 people dead



World, Politics, 2013 Human Rights Timeline ... See World Human Rights timeline Top ^
2013 Feb.24  Afghanistan  US forces 'must leave' Afghan region Apr.19   Pakistan   Pakistani police arrest Pervez Musharraf
Map of Islamabad Pakistan
  Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been arrested on charges relating to the unlawful detention of judges in 2007
May.1   North Korea N Korea jails US man for 15 years Jun.6   USA US agency 'collecting phone records'  The US National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting the telephone records of tens of millions of Americans, according to the Guardian newspa... Jun.10   Hong Kong   US spy leaker 'defending liberty'
  Edward Snowden, ex-CIA employee has said he acted to 'protect basic liberties for people around the world' in leaking details of US surveillance
 Edward Snowden, 29, was revealed as the source of the leaks at his own request by the Guardian newspaper. Snowden, who has fled to Hong Kong, said he had an 'obligation to help free people from oppression'
Jun.17   Montreal Mayor of Montreal arrested
Jul.4   Egypt Egypt army arrests key figures in Muslim Brotherhood Jul.12   Moscow Snowden meets activists at airport 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 Aug.2   Washington   U.S. issues global travel alert due to al Qaeda threat   A global travel alert issued by the State Department warned al Qaeda may launch attacks in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond in coming... Aug.14  European Union  World condemns Egypt crackdown Aug.19   Cairo Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leader held   The spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, General Guide Mohammed Badie, has been arrested in Cairo, Egyptian officials say Sep.18  Iran  Nasrin Sotoudeh 'among freed political prisoners' Dec.2   UN UN implicates Assad in war crimes Dec.12   Bangladesh Bangladesh hangs Islamist leader despite U.N. objections 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 Dec.23  Siberia  Russia releases jailed Pussy Riot band members



World, Politics, 2013 Embassy Timeline ... See World Embassy timeline Top ^
2013 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 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... Aug.1  Washington  US embassies to shut over threat Aug.6   Yemen US flies embassy staff out of Yemen
Aug.8  Lahore  US withdraws diplomats from Lahore Sep.3  Northern Japan  Japan to spend $470 million to deal with toxic water Sep.12   Western Afghanistan Afghan Taliban attack US consulate Sep.30  Venezuela  Venezuela expels three US diplomats Oct.22  Paris  US agency 'hacked French diplomats' Nov.19   Beirut Twin blasts hit Iran Beirut embassy



World, Politics, 2013 War Management Timeline ... See World War Management timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.11   Washington Obama and Karzai discuss endgame
Jan.23   Washington US to end ban on women in combat   US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to lift the military's ban on women serving in combat, a senior Pentagon official has said Feb.13  Washington  Obama: 34,000 U.S. troops out of Afghanistan Feb.24  Afghanistan  US forces 'must leave' Afghan region Apr.9   North Korea   North Korea: It will be 'all-out war'
  The top U.S. commander in the Pacific called North Korean violations of Security Council resolutions 'a clear and direct threat to U.S. national security'
 UN chief Ban Ki-moon warns the Korean crisis may become 'uncontrollable'
Apr.29  Bangladesh  Tragedy spurs nationwide probe of garment factories Jun.5  North Korea  Two Koreas 'agree Kaesong talks' Jun.8   South Korea Officials from two Koreas hold talks Jun.8  Southern California  Obama-Xi summit 'constructive' Jun.12  Istanbul  Turkey's protest leaders bail out of talks Jun.13   Turkey Turkish PM meets park protesters Jun.15  North Korea  NKorea proposes talks with Washington Jun.18   Qatar   US, Taliban to hold Afghanistan peace talks in Qatar  Representatives from the United States and the Taliban will engage in Afghanistan peace talks Thursday in an office that has opened in Qatar Jun.19   Kabul Afghan government pulls out of talks Jul.1   Paris Spying row threatens EU-US talks Jul.29   Washington   Mid-East peace talks resume in US   Peace talks have resumed after Israeli and Palestinian negotiators dined in Washington DC with US Secretary of State John Kerry Aug.5  Cairo  Talks gather pace as US senators arrive Aug.14   Jerusalem Israel-Palestinian peace talks begin
  The first direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in three years have begun in Jerusalem, say Israeli officials
Aug.29  London  David Cameron makes case for military action Aug.31   Washington Obama to seek Congress vote on Syria Sep.5  St. Petersburg  G20 summit: Showdown on Syria Sep.10   Washington Obama: Military ready for attacking Syria if diplomacy fails Sep.12   Geneva Tense talks in bid for Syria deal Sep.13  Geneva  Tough Syria talks go into third day Oct.14  Geneva  Geneva hosts key Iran nuclear talks Oct.22  London  'Friends of Syria' meeting seeks to boost Geneva peace talks Nov.22   China China establishes 'air-defence zone' over East China Sea Map of East China Sea China
  China has demarcated an 'air-defence identification zone' over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japan
 PRC set up the 'East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone' which includes the Senkaku Islands, and announced that it would require all aircraft entering the zone to file a flight plan and submit radio frequency or transponder information. The Senkaku Islands dispute concerns a territorial dispute over a group of uninhabited islands known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan, the Diaoyu in China, and Tiaoyutai Islands in Taiwan. The islands are included within the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan
Dec.17   Moscow Ukraine, Russia sign economic deal despite protests Dec.20  North Korea  North Korea threatens to 'strike South Korea mercilessly' Dec.31   Southern Sudan South Sudan peace talks planned as forces clash



World, Politics, 2013 Political Sanctions Timeline ... See World Political Sanctions timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.24   North Korea N Korea warns South on sanctions
Feb.6   Tunisia Politician's slaying shocks Tunisia   a gunman shot and killed opposition leader Chokri Belaid, Vocal critic of Islamist-led government, in front of his home Mar.7   UN Security Council U.N. passes new North Korea sanctions
  The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday for tougher sanctions against North Korea. China, North Korea's key ally agreed to it
May.18   Karachi Pakistani politician is shot dead
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...
Nov.21   Dallas US remembers Kennedy 50 years later   The US is marking 50 years since President John F Kennedy was killed by an assassin's bullet in Dallas, Texas



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2013 Jan.2  Venezuela  Venezuelan opposition demands Chavez details Jan.3   Cuba Chavez battling 'severe' lung infection Jan.6   Syria Assad denounces 'puppet' opponents Jan.7   Washington Obama's Pentagon pick stokes row Jan.8  Venezuela  Chavez will not be sworn in on inauguration day Jan.13  Egypt  Mubarak will be retried Jan.15   Pakistan Supreme Court orders arrest of prime minister for corruption Jan.20   Washington   Obama sworn in as US president Map of White House USA
  Barack Obama has officially been sworn in for his second term as US president in a small ceremony at the White House
Jan.21  Washington  Inauguration: Obama tells US to 'seize the moment' Feb.6   Tunisia Politician's slaying shocks Tunisia   a gunman shot and killed opposition leader Chokri Belaid, Vocal critic of Islamist-led government, in front of his home Feb.9  Berlin  German 'plagiarism' minister quits Feb.12   U.S. Congress Obama pledges to reignite economy Feb.18   Venezuela   Venezuela's Chavez finally returns home
  President Hugo Chavez announced his return to Venezuela from Cuba early Monday, where he had been undergoing cancer treatment
Feb.26   U.S. Senate Hagel confirmed as defence secretary
Feb.26  Mexico  Mexico's 'most powerful woman' held Mar.4  Venezuela  Chavez suffers new severe infection Mar.8   Venezuela Venezuela swears in acting president Mar.13   Beijing Xi Jinping named China president Mar.14  Venezuela  Plan to embalm Chavez may have hit a snag Mar.17  Cyprus  Cyprus leader seeks bailout change Mar.24   CAR CAR President Bozize flees capital Map of Bangui CAR
  Rebels in the Central African Republic have taken the capital, Bangui, after President Francois Bozize fled
Mar.24   Karachi   Musharraf returns to Pakistan
  Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has arrived back in Pakistan, ending four years of self-imposed exile and defying death threats
Mar.28   South Africa   Mandela 'responding positively' in hospital  Former South African President Nelson Mandela is 'responding positively' to treatment for the recurrence of a lung infection, the presidency... Apr.19   Pakistan   Pakistani police arrest Pervez Musharraf
Map of Islamabad Pakistan
  Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been arrested on charges relating to the unlawful detention of judges in 2007
May.10   Guatemala Guatemala's Rios Montt found guilty of genocide   A court in Guatemala has found former military leader Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity May.15   Washington US tax chief resigns amid scandal   IRS commissioner Steve Miller has quit after it emerged his staff singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny, President Obama has an... Jun.7   South Africa   Nelson Mandela back in hospital   Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital with a lung infection, the office of South African President Jacob Zuma says Jun.17   Montreal Mayor of Montreal arrested Jun.23   South Africa   Mandela critically ill in hospital   Nelson Mandela has become critically ill in hospital. President Jacob Zuma said he had visited Mr Mandela and spoken to his wife and medical... 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.26   Australia Rudd sworn in as Australian prime minister
Jun.27  South Africa  Mandela critical, but his health improved overnight Jul.3   Cairo   Military ousts Egypt's Morsi
  Egypt's military toppled the country's first democratically elected president and reportedly put him under house arrest
 Military is rounding up some of his top supporters even as the deposed Mohamed Morsy insisted that he remains the country's legitimate leader. Gen Abdul Fattah al-Sisi said the constitution had been suspended and the chief justice of the constitutional court would take on Mr Morsi's powers
Jul.4   Egypt Egypt army arrests key figures in Muslim Brotherhood Jul.9  Cairo  Egypt appoints new government officials Jul.17   South Africa   Nelson Mandela turns 95 in hospital   Nelson Mandela is set to spend his 95th birthday in hospital in Pretoria, as events take place around the world and in South Africa in his h... Jul.26   Cairo Judge orders Morsi to be jailed for 15 days Aug.1   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.4   Tehran Rouhani takes over as Iran's president Aug.19   Cairo Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leader held   The spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, General Guide Mohammed Badie, has been arrested in Cairo, Egyptian officials say Aug.19  Pakistan  Musharraf charged over Bhutto case Aug.21   Cairo Egypt court orders Mubarak freed Aug.21   China Bo Xilai: Disgraced politician goes on trial   The trial of Bo Xilai, the disgraced Chinese politician once tipped for the highest levels of power, has begun Aug.29  London  David Cameron makes case for military action Aug.30   South Africa Mandela returns home from hospital Sep.21   China Bo Xilai found guilty of corruption Map of Jinan Shandong China
  A Chinese court has found disgraced former party chief of Chongqing guilty of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power
Sep.28   Rome Berlusconi resignations spark crisis Oct.9   Washington Janet Yellen nominated by Obama to head US Federal Reserve Oct.9   Libya Libyan PM Zeidan seized by armed men Map of Tripoli Libya
  Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been seized by armed men from a hotel in the capital, Tripoli 'to an unknown place for unknown reasons'.    The government website said he had been taken 'by a group thought to be from ...
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
Nov.4   Cairo Morsi tells trial 'I am president'
Nov.5  Toronto  Embattled Toronto mayor 'to stay on' Nov.7   Tribal Areas Pakistan Taliban name new leader Nov.7   Toronto 'Drunk' Toronto mayor in murder rant
  Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has apologised for a video of him making threats to commit 'first-degree murder' against an unknown person
Nov.13   Toronto Rob Ford says he bought drugs in last two years
Nov.13  Manila  Philippines defends storm response Nov.18  Toronto  Toronto council strip most powers from embattled mayor Nov.18  Paris  Manhunt after gun attacks in Paris Dec.3  North Korea  North Korea powerbroker 'dismissed' Dec.8  North Korea  North Korea acknowledges Kim Jong Un's uncle removed from power Dec.12  Kiev  Ukraine leader 'set to sign EU deal' Dec.12   North Korea North Korea: Leader's uncle executed
  Jang Song Thaek, an uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been executed for trying to overthrow the government
Dec.14  Tunisia  Tunisia chooses new PM to replace Islamist gov't Dec.17  Berlin  Merkel voted into 3rd term 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



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2013 Jan.21  London  Prince Harry returns from Afghan mission 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 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...
Jul.3  Belgium  Belgium's King Albert 'to abdicate' Jul.21  Brussels  Belgian King Philippe sworn in 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... Jul.22   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
Jul.22   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   The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their son George Alexander Louis, Kensington Palace has said Oct.18  London  Malala Yousafzai meets with Queen Elizabeth at palace Dec.4   Bangkok Protest-hit Thailand marks king's birthday   Thailand is marking the 86th birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, amid a truce after days of violent demonstrations in the capital Bangkok



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2013 Jun.21  Brazil  Brazil president announces reforms



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2013 Jan.12  West Bank  West Bank tent protesters evicted Jan.24  Cairo  Opposition rally on revolution anniversary Jan.25   Egypt Fatal clashes mark Egypt uprising
Jan.28   Egypt Egypt protests defy night curfew Mar.24   CAR CAR President Bozize flees capital Map of Bangui CAR
  Rebels in the Central African Republic have taken the capital, Bangui, after President Francois Bozize fled
May.25   Central India 'Maoist rebels' kill 17 in India 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.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 of protests
Jun.1  Istanbul  Protesters pack Istanbul square Jun.1   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 Jun.4  Istanbul  Turkey protests resume after apology Jun.6  Istanbul  Park plans at center of protests will go forward, PM says 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
Jun.15   Istanbul Police clear Istanbul's Gezi Park Jun.17   Sao Paulo Protests spread throughout Brazil
  Tens of thousands of people marched through Sao Paulo, as protests spread over rising transport prices and the cost of staging the World Cup
Jun.22   Qatar   Syria rebels to get 'urgent support'   Foreign ministers of the Friends of Syria group have agreed to provide urgent support to rebels who are fighting President Bashar al-Assad Jun.30  Cairo  Egypt protesters gather to call for Morsi's ouster Jul.1   Cairo Protesters to Morsy: You have one day
Jul.2   Cairo Morsi defiant as protest deaths rise Jul.2  Egypt  Egypt teeters on brink of overthrow Jul.4  Egypt  Egypt Islamist group calls for 'Friday of Rejection' Jul.5  Egypt  Egypt clashes after pro-Morsi deaths Jul.7   Cairo Morsi supporters 'shot dead' in Cairo   At least seven people have been killed after the army raided a sit-in staged by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, reports... Jul.7  Egypt  Thousands protest after Muslim Brotherhood, opponents call for rallies Jul.15   New York US protests after Florida verdict   Protests have taken place across the US after George Zimmerman was cleared of murdering an unarmed black teenager Jul.16  Cairo  Deadly clashes strike Egypt as new government takes shape Jul.20  Chicago  Protests in US at Zimmerman verdict Jul.24  Cairo  Egyptian army chief calls protests Jul.26   Egypt Huge rival rallies grip Egypt Map of Alexandria Egypt
  Huge rallies by supporters and opponents of Egypt's ousted Islamist president are continuing into the night with five people killed in Alexandria
Jul.27   Cairo   38 protesters killed in clashes near pro-Morsi rally
  At least 38 supporters of ousted President Morsi were killed in overnight clashes near a Cairo demonstration following clashes with security forces
Jul.27  Cairo  Egypt protesters 'to be dispersed' Jul.31  Cairo  Cabinet orders police to end pro-Morsi sit-ins Aug.13   Cairo Pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo cleared. 638 killed
  Supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi say security forces have begun an operation to clear two protest camps in the capital.    At least 3,994 injured. Violent retaliation followed in several cities across the country. The interim g...
Aug.15  Cairo  Egypt poised for renewed protests Aug.16   Cairo Deaths as Cairo violence resumes Aug.16   Cairo Dozens dead in Egypt 'day of anger'   More than 80 people have been killed in, as protesters loyal to the ousted President Mohammed Morsi clashed with security forces Aug.17   Cairo Security forces 'clear Cairo mosque' Aug.18   Cairo 36 killed as Muslim Brotherhood members try to escape prison truck   At least 36 people detained on suspicion of taking part in Egypt's street clashes died Sunday when they tried to escape from a prison truck ... Aug.25  Mexico  Mexico migrant train derails; at least 5 dead Sep.28   Tehran Rivals rally as Rouhani returns Oct.4  Cairo  Four dead as Egyptian clashes erupt Oct.6   Cairo Fresh clashes in Egypt 'kill 50'   At least 15 people have been killed and 83 injured in Egypt in clashes between police and supporters of the deposed President Morsi Oct.30   West Bank Protests as Israel releases Palestinians Nov.16  Naples  Thousands march in Naples over toxic waste dumps 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.24   Bangkok Demonstrators fill Bangkok streets
  Crowds opposed to the administration of Prime Minister Shinawatra are on the streets for a second day, amid tensions between rival political camps
Nov.28  Bangkok  Thai protesters target army HQ Nov.29   Kiev Ukraine police disperse protesters Nov.30  Bangkok  Troops deployed amid Bangkok clashes Dec.1   Kiev Clashes as huge rally grips Kiev Dec.1  Bangkok  Teargas fired amid renewed clashes 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.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.28  Cairo  Cairo campus torched amid protest Dec.31   Southern Sudan South Sudan peace talks planned as forces clash



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2013 Jan.4   England Malala leaves hospital
Jan.27   Egypt   Curfew issued as Egypt death toll rises   Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy imposed a 30-day curfew on Port Said after dozens of people were killed in riots that followed death senten... Feb.12   U.S. Congress Obama pledges to reignite economy Feb.17  Jerusalem  Israel to launch Prisoner X inquiry Mar.7   North Korea N Korea ends peace pacts with South   North Korea says it is scrapping all non-aggression pacts with South Korea, closing its hotline with Seoul and shutting their shared border ... Mar.22   Israel   Israeli apology for flotilla deaths
  Israel's prime minister has apologised to Turkey for any mistakes that could have resulted in the loss of lives during the 2010 raid on a flotilla
Mar.29   North Korea N Korea in 'state of war' with South
  North Korea has said it is entering a 'state of war' with South Korea in its latest escalation of rhetoric against its southern neighbour and the US
May.24  London  Spy agencies defended over UK killing Jun.9   USA US surveillance leak source revealed Jun.10  Hong Kong  US spy leaker Edward Snowden 'missing' in Hong Kong Jun.24  Washington  Washington voices anger over Snowden Jun.25  Moscow  Snowden 'still in Moscow airport Aug.11  Jerusalem  Israel approves prisoner release Aug.14  Cairo  Egypt declares national emergency Aug.14   Jerusalem Israel-Palestinian peace talks begin
  The first direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in three years have begun in Jerusalem, say Israeli officials
Aug.18   Cairo 36 killed as Muslim Brotherhood members try to escape prison truck   At least 36 people detained on suspicion of taking part in Egypt's street clashes died Sunday when they tried to escape from a prison truck ... Aug.29   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
Sep.11   Moscow Putin issues plea to US over Syria Oct.8  Sweden  Higgs boson wins Nobel physics prize Oct.8  Washington  Obama: Republicans using 'extortion' Oct.18   Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia nixes Security Council offer Oct.24   Brussels Merkel urges US to restore trust at EU summit Oct.26  Germany  US 'bugged Merkel's phone from 2002' Oct.27  Washington  Obama 'not told of Merkel bugging' Nov.2  Pakistan  Mehsud killing 'death of peace plan' Dec.13  North Korea  North Korea purge sparks stability fears Dec.27   Southern Sudan South Sudan government agrees in principle to ceasefire   South Sudan's government says it has agreed 'in principle' to a cease-fire meant to stop fighting that has left more than 1,000 people dead



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2013 Jan.30   South Korea S. Korea launches satellite
Feb.26  Mexico  Mexico's 'most powerful woman' held Nov.5  India  India launches rocket to Mars Nov.9  Russia  Olympic torch in first spacewalk Dec.6  Bali  WTO agrees global trade agreement Dec.14   China China puts Jade Rabbit rover on Moon   China says it has successfully landed a craft carrying a robotic rover on the surface of the Moon, the first soft landing there for 37 years Dec.17   Moscow Ukraine, Russia sign economic deal despite protests



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2013 Jan.1   NW Pakistan Pakistan charity workers killed
Mar.26   U.S. Supreme Court US court weighs gay marriage ban 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 May.25   Central India 'Maoist rebels' kill 17 in India Jun.26   U.S. Supreme Court Historic US rulings for gay marriage
  The US Supreme Court has struck down a law denying federal benefits to gay couples and cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California
Aug.1  Washington  US embassies to shut over threat Aug.6   Yemen US flies embassy staff out of Yemen Sep.22   Peshawar Suicide bombers kill 81 at church Oct.7  NW Pakistan  Taliban says it would target Malala again Oct.28  Sochi  Putin: 'Gays welcome at Sochi Olympics' Nov.7   Tribal Areas Pakistan Taliban name new leader Dec.25  Cairo  Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood declared 'terrorist group'



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2013 Jan.3   Moscow   Depardieu 'now a Russian citizen'  French actor Gerard Depardieu has obtained Russian citizenship, according to a brief statement posted on the Kremlin website Jan.23   Washington US to end ban on women in combat   US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to lift the military's ban on women serving in combat, a senior Pentagon official has said Oct.7  NW Pakistan  Taliban says it would target Malala again Oct.30   Niger Bodies of migrants found in Niger




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2013 Jan.27  Brazil  Brazil mourns Santa Maria nightclub fire victims Feb.8  Tunisia  Angry crowds mourn Tunisia opposition leader Mar.5   Venezuela   Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies
  A deeply divided Venezuela is mourning its late leader and preparing to pick a new president to replace him
 Venezuelan officials called for peace and unity after the death, emphasizing in state TV broadcasts that all branches of the government and the military were standing together
Mar.6  Venezuela  Thousands march with Chavez coffin Mar.6  Venezuela  Body of Hugo Chavez lies in state Mar.7  Venezuela  Leaders gather for state funeral of Hugo Chavez Mar.22  Jordan  President Barack Obama arrived in refugee-flooded Jordan Mar.23   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 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.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... May.18   Karachi Pakistani politician is shot dead Oct.3  Italy  Italy day of mourning for boat dead Oct.4   Vietnam Legendary Vietnam General and Ho Chi Minh disciple dies at 102 Dec.5   Johannesburg South Africa's Nelson Mandela dies
  South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95
 He South Africa's transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison for his political activities. 'Our nation has lost its greatest son,' President Jacob Zuma said
Dec.6   Johannesburg South Africa and world mourn Mandela Dec.7  South Africa  SA to hold daily Mandela cortege Dec.7   South Africa S Africa 'day of prayer' for Mandela Dec.10   Johannesburg   Obama pays tribute at Mandela memorial   Representatives from around the world joined street sweepers, actors and religious figures to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela Dec.13  South Africa  Mandela ANC goodbye ahead of burial Dec.14  South Africa  Nelson Mandela's body arrives home Dec.15   South Africa Mandela buried at ancestral home   Nelson Mandela's body has been laid to rest in a family plot, after political and religious leaders paid tribute to first black president at...



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2013 Jan.5   Venezuela   Chavez ally elected by assembly  National Assembly has met to choose its leader Diosdado Cabello, a possible stand-in for President Chavez who is in Cuba following cancer su... Mar.19  Cyprus  Cyprus MPs reject divisive bank tax Mar.22   Cyprus Cyprus MPs pass banking reforms
Apr.30  Venezuela  Venezuela MPs in punch-up over poll 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... Jul.1   Paris Spying row threatens EU-US talks Jul.11  Ireland  Ireland backs 'life-saving' abortion Aug.29   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.31   Washington Obama to seek Congress vote on Syria Oct.2   Rome Enrico Letta survives confidence vote after Berlusconi backtracks Oct.16  House of Representatives  US Congress approves debt deal Oct.21   Paris French fury over US spying claims 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
Oct.28  Sochi  Putin: 'Gays welcome at Sochi Olympics' Nov.9  Russia  Olympic torch in first spacewalk Nov.18   Jakarta   Indonesia anger at Australia spy row   Indonesia's president says ties with Australia have been 'damaged' by reports that Canberra spied on his phone calls and those of his minist... Nov.27   Rome Berlusconi expelled from Italy Senate Nov.27  Bangkok  Thai PM survives no-confidence vote Dec.9  Bangkok  Thai PM dissolves parliament Dec.27   Beijing China reforms one-child policy  China's top legislature has formally adopted a resolution easing the country's one-child policy, the state news agency Xinhua reports



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2013 Jan.11  London  Police: TV host sexually abused hundreds Jan.23  North Korea  North Korea 'plans nuclear test' Feb.11   North Korea   North Korea confirms nuclear test
Map of Pyongyang North Korea
  Pyongyang said the underground test involved a 'miniaturised' nuclear device and was carried out in a 'safe and perfect manner'
Jun.13   Washington   White House: Syria crosses 'red line'
  Syria used sarin gas, against rebels, a move that is prompting the U.S. to increase the 'scale and scope' of its support for the opposition.    Syrian forces under President Bashar al-Assad have used chem...
Aug.22  Mumbai  Mumbai photojournalist gang-raped Aug.23  Washington  Obama: Syria chemicals grave concern Aug.28   Washington   Obama 'sure Syria behind attack'   US President Barack Obama says the US has concluded that the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attacks near Damascus Aug.30   Washington Syria attack killed 1,429 - Kerry
Sep.1   Washington US 'has evidence of Syrian sarin use'   The US has evidence that the chemical nerve agent sarin was used in a deadly attack in Damascus last month, John Kerry says Sep.8   Paris Syria chemical arms: 'Global red line' crossed - Kerry Sep.12  Damascus  Assad confirms chemical arms plan Sep.12   Geneva Tense talks in bid for Syria deal 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.20   Syria Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons program Sep.20  Hague  Syria chemical weapons data assessed Sep.21   Syria Syria hands in chemical weapons data Sep.27   UN Security Council UN adopts Syria chemical resolution
  The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a binding resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons
 The 15-member body backed the draft document agreed earlier by Russia and the US. The deal breaks a two-and-a-half year deadlock in the UN over Syria, where fighting between government forces and rebels rages on
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... Oct.31   Syria Syria met first weapons deadline: OPCW   Syria has destroyed all its declared chemical weapons facilities, and all of the chemical weapons at inspected sites have been placed under ...