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01-11 Israel's former PM Ariel Sharon dies
2. 01-12 Protesters begin Bangkok 'shutdown' Bangkok
D. 01-18 Egypt referendum 'wins 98% support' Cairo
4. 01-19 Clashes in Kiev after protest ban Kiev
F. 01-22 Syria defiant at conference; Kerry rules out al-Assad Switzerland
6. 01-25 Egypt anniversary clashes kill 29 Cairo
H. 02-09 Swiss narrowly back migration curbs Switzerland
8. 02-18 Police storm main Kiev protest camp Independence Square, Kiev
J. 02-21 Deal signed to end Ukraine crisis Kiev

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  Israel's former PM Ariel Sharon dies   Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died aged 85 after spending eight years in a coma following a stroke Protesters begin Bangkok 'shutdown' Egypt referendum 'wins 98% support' Clashes in Kiev after protest ban Syria defiant at conference; Kerry rules out al-Assad Egypt anniversary clashes kill 29 Swiss narrowly back migration curbs Police storm main Kiev protest camp   Police are storming the main protest camp in the capital, which has been occupied since November. Explosions are taking place Deal signed to end Ukraine crisis   Ukraine MPs vote to oust president
Jan.2  Tel Aviv  Israel ex-PM Sharon 'critically ill'
Jan.8  North Korea  Rodman sings Happy Birthday to Kim
Jan.9  New Jersey  Chris Christie apologises for bridge-gridlock scandal
Jan.11   Tel Aviv
Jan.12  Jerusalem  Israelis line up to pay last respects to Ariel Sharon
  Bangkok
Jan.13  Southern Israel  Burial service held for Ariel Sharon
 Egypt  Egypt holds vote on new constitution
Jan.17  Washington  Obama announces plan to curb NSA
 Vatican  Ex-Pope defrocked nearly 400 priests
Jan.18   Cairo
 Kabul  Afghanistan security probe after Kabul restaurant raid
 Syria  Syria opposition to attend peace talks
Jan.19   Kiev
 UN  UN invites Iran to Syria peace talks
Jan.20  UN  UN withdraws Iran invitation to Geneva talks
 Syria  Syria accused of systematic torture
Jan.21  Bangkok  State of emergency declared for Bangkok
Jan.22   Switzerland
Jan.23  Ethiopia  South Sudan, rebels reach ceasefire
Jan.25   Cairo
 Kiev  Yanukovych offers jobs to opposition
 Paris  Hollande confirms Trierweiler split
Jan.27  Tunisia  Tunisia approves new constitution, appoints new government
Jan.28  Kiev  Ukraine government resigns
 U.S. Congress  Obama pledges action on inequality
Jan.29  Kiev  Ukraine passes protest amnesty law
Jan.31  Geneva  Syria talks end in recriminations
 Kiev  Ukraine activist 'was tortured'
Feb.2  Bangkok  Protests disrupt Thailand election
Feb.4  South Korea  Koreas agree to family reunions
Feb.6  Ukraine  Leaked Ukraine call embarrasses US
Feb.8  Syria  Aid convoy fired on in besieged Homs
Feb.9   Switzerland
Feb.10  Geneva  New round of Syria peace talks begins in Geneva
Feb.11  Washington  Hollande honoured at US state dinner
Feb.13  Brussels  Belgian children may be able to choose death
Feb.17  UN  U.N.: Kim could be prosecuted for crimes against humanity
 Rome  Italian president asks Renzi to form government
 Bangkok  Thailand police and protesters clash in Bangkok
Feb.18   Kiev
 Venezuela  Venezuelan opposition leader in custody
Feb.19  North Korea  Two Koreas hold family reunions
Feb.20  Kiev  Ukraine sanctions imposed amid clashes
Feb.21   Kiev
Feb.22  Eastern Ukraine  Ukraine ex-PM Tymoshenko freed
  Kiev
  Ukrainian MPs have voted to oust President Yanukovych and hold early presidential elections on 25 May
 The vote came after police stopped guarding presidential buildings, allowing protesters in. Yanukovych said it was a 'coup' and vowed not to stand down. Yulia Tymoshenko was released from detention, hours after MPs authorised the move
Feb.23  Kiev  Ukraine appoints interim president
Feb.25  Uganda  Uganda tabloid names 'homosexuals'
Feb.26  Crimea  Rival rallies in Ukraine's Crimea
Feb.28  Russia  Viktor Yanukovych: I'm still Ukraine's President
Mar.1  Moscow  Russia approves troops for Ukraine
 Washington  Obama urges Putin to recall troops
Mar.4  Moscow  Russia has no plans to annex Ukraine's Crimea
Mar.5  Paris  Top diplomats seek Ukraine solution
Mar.6   Crimea
 European Union  'Illegal' Crimean referendum condemned
Mar.11  Istanbul  Clashes as Turkish boy dies in coma
Mar.12  Washington  Ukraine interim PM arrives in U.S.
Mar.13  UN Security Council  Ukraine accuses Russia of 'military aggression'
Mar.14  London  Kerry, Lavrov hold last-ditch talks
 London  No Ukraine accord in US-Russia talks
Mar.15   UN Security Council
Mar.16   Crimea
  Some 95.5% of voters in Crimea have supported joining Russia, officials say. after half the votes have been counted in a disputed referendum.    The EU and US condemned it as illegal. Russia's Vladimir Putin has said he will resp...
Mar.17   European Union EU and US impose Crimea sanctions   Moscow Vladimir Putin recognises Crimea as nation Mar.18  Moscow  Putin signs Russia-Crimea treaty Mar.20  Washington  US imposes more sanctions on Russia   Turkey Twitter 'blocked' in Turkey Mar.21  Brussels  Ukraine signs EU trade pact Mar.25  Beijing  China families vent missing plane fury Mar.26  Cairo  Egypt army head runs for presidency Mar.27   UN Gen. Assembly U.N. General Assembly: Crimean referendum invalid   A resolution is calling the referendum to secede from Ukraine invalid. The vote was 100-11, with 58 countries abstaining Mar.28  Washington  Obama: Russia should move troops Mar.30  Paris  US-Russia deadlock on Ukraine crisis Mar.31  Tel Aviv  Israel's Olmert convicted of bribery Apr.3  Kiev  Kiev report blames Yanukovych for protest deaths Apr.4  Afghanistan  Two AP journalists shot in Afghanistan, one fatally Apr.5  Afghanistan  Afghans defy threat of violence to vote for new leader Apr.6   Donbass Pro-Russians storm government office in Donetsk Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Pro-Russian protesters have stormed the regional administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk
 India  India kicks off world's largest election Apr.11  Washington  US refuses visa for Iran's UN choice Apr.14  Donbass  Fresh pro-Russian attack in Ukraine Apr.17  Mexico  Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies  Geneva  Deal struck to calm Ukraine crisis Apr.19  Kiev  Ukraine calls Easter truce in east Apr.23   Gaza Hamas-Fatah announce reconciliation Apr.25  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  Western leaders consider new Russia sanctions Apr.26  Washington  G-7 leaders agree to impose new sanctions on Russia  Kabul  Afghan election set for run-off Apr.27   Los Angeles NBA probes racist remarks claim  Vatican  Vatican declares two popes saints Apr.28  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  US sanctions target key Putin aides Apr.30  Donbass  Kiev 'helpless' to quell parts of east   Northern Ireland Gerry Adams held over 1972 murder May.1  Donbass  Pro-Russian group seizes Donetsk office May.2   Ukraine Police: 38 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire May.4  Libya  Libya appoints businessman as new PM May.7  Moscow  Putin 'backs' Ukraine election  Bangkok  Thailand court ousts PM Yingluck Shinawatra May.9  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  Russia's Putin visits annexed Crimea  Ethiopia  South Sudan rivals agree peace deal May.10  Washington  Michelle Obama: Nigeria kidnappings 'unconscionable' May.11   Eastern Ukraine Ukraine rebels hold self-rule vote  Donbass  Ukraine rebels claim poll victory May.12  Nigeria  US planes search for Nigerian girls May.13  South Vietnam  Protest in Vietnam over China rig May.15  New Delhi  BJP leads in India election vote May.16  Gujarat  Narendra Modi hails 'landmark' win May.17  Paris  Leaders declare 'war' on Boko Haram May.19   Bangkok Thailand army declares martial law May.23  Bangkok  Thai army detains ex-PM Yingluck May.25  West Bank  Pope Francis prays at Bethlehem wall   France Eurosceptic 'earthquake' rocks EU  The National Front has come first in France's elections to the European Parliament in what PM Manuel Valls has declared a 'political earthqu...   Kiev Petro Poroshenko claims Ukraine presidency May.27  Lahore  Pakistan woman stoned by family outside court Jun.2   Madrid King Juan Carlos of Spain abdicates Jun.3  Beijing  Tiananmen tense on rally anniversary Jun.4  Damascus  Syria's Bashar al-Assad re-elected Jun.6   France D-Day anniversary: Veterans mark historic invasion  Kabul  Afghan presidential candidate survives convoy attack Jun.7  Kiev  Poroshenko sworn in and sets out peace plan Jun.10  Sao Paulo  Blatter still has burning desire to be FIFA's president Jun.18  Baghdad  Iraq asks US to launch airstrikes against militants Jun.20  UN  Refugee figures 'highest since WW2' Jun.23  Cairo  Al-Jazeera trio jailed in Egypt  Baghdad  Kerry holds talks in Iraq as more cities fall to ISIS militants Jun.27   Brussels Ukraine hails EU's 'historic pact' with ex-Soviet states Jun.29   Iraq ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate Jul.1   Paris Sarkozy held over influence claims Jul.2  Jerusalem  Palestinians clash with Israeli police after body is found Jul.4  Jerusalem  Crowds flock to E Jerusalem funeral Jul.5  Mosul  Isis chief appears in first video Jul.7  Kabul  Afghanistan's Ashraf Ghani leads in early vote count Jul.8   Kabul Afghan poll crisis: Defiant Abdullah claims victory Jul.10  Berlin  Germany expels U.S. Embassy official Jul.16  Gaza  Israel, Hamas agree to 5-hour cease-fire to allow humanitarian aid  European Union  Ukraine crisis: US and EU boost sanctions on Russia Jul.23   Netherlands MH17 victims arrive in Netherlands Jul.29  Washington  US and EU widen sanctions on Russia Jul.31  Gaza  New Gaza humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas Aug.3  France  French and German leaders mark WW1 anniversary Aug.6  European Union  Rosetta goes into orbit around comet Aug.10  Turkey  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hails new era for Turkey Aug.11   Missouri   Riots over killing of US black teen   Rioting over the killing of Michael Brown, 18, an unarmed black teenager, by a police officer has erupted in the US state of Missouri   Baghdad Iraqi President nominates new prime minister   Moscow Putin taunts West with humanitarian convoy in eastern Ukraine Aug.12  Washington  US sends more military advisors to Iraq Aug.13   Sao Paulo Brazilian presidential candidate among those killed in plane crash  South Korea  Pope Francis makes first South Korean visit in 25 years Aug.17  Liberia  Protesters attack Liberia Ebola unit  Missouri  Overnight curfew resumes in tense St Louis suburb Aug.19   Northern Iraq   Video shows ISIS beheading U.S. journalist James Foley  A video shows the beheading and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq Aug.20  Bangkok  Thailand's army ruler to take up new post as prime minister Aug.25  Kiev  President calls snap vote amid fighting Aug.30  Brussels  Ukraine crisis: EU 'must act on Russia aggression'  Lesotho  Lesotho 'coup' forces PM Thabane to South Africa  Brussels  EU sets Russia sanctions ultimatum Aug.31  Hong Kong  Occupy Central anger over Beijing ruling Sep.4  Wales  Nato summit: Russia criticised over Ukraine crisis Sep.5   Belarus Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels sign ceasefire deal   The two sides agreed to stop firing and the truce appeared to be holding. But the rebels had not changed their policy of splitting from Ukra... Sep.8  London  Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting second child Sep.12  Washington  Ukraine crisis: US strengthens sanctions on Russia Sep.17  Scotland  Scottish independence: Voters answer referendum question Sep.18   Scotland Scots reject independence Map of EDINBURGH United Kingdom
  Voters in Scotland turned out in unprecedented numbers and early results suggested they were not in favor of ending union with England
 The 'No' side has an unassailable lead of 1,877,252 votes to 1,512,688. Nationally, the margin of victory is about 55% to 45%. Glasgow voted in favour of independence. Edinburgh, the nation's capital, rejected independence
Sep.19  Belarus  Ukraine deal with pro-Russian rebels at Minsk talks  Scotland  Scottish referendum: Salmond to quit after Scots vote No Sep.21  New York  Climate change summit: Thousands join global protests Sep.26   Hong Kong HK students scuffle with police in chaotic protest  Scores of young pro-democracy activist faced off with riot police after a night of scuffles and arrests over Beijing's refusal to allow refo... Sep.28   Hong Kong Tear gas and clashes at HK protest Sep.29  Hong Kong  Hong Kong protesters stay on streets Sep.30  Hong Kong  HK protesters defiant on National Day Oct.1   Hong Kong Protesters target office of Hong Kong's chief executive Oct.4  Haiti  Former Haiti president Duvalier dies Oct.5  Brazil  Rousseff set to face Brazil run-off Oct.8  Turkey  19 die as violent protests over ISIS sweep Turkey   Mexico Mexico missing students: Nationwide protests held Oct.9  North Korea  Kim Jong-un’s absence fuels speculation about health, coup Oct.10   Norway Malala and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize Oct.12   Hong Kong Hong Kong police remove barricades  Bolivia  Morales claims Bolivia election win Oct.13  North Korea  North Korea says leader has reappeared  Vatican  Synod signals Catholic shift on gays Oct.14  North Korea  Koreas 'hold top military talks' Oct.17  Nigeria  Boko Haram reach ceasefire deal, kidnapped girls to go free  Hong Kong  Mong Kok camp retaken from police Oct.18  Vatican  Pope's synod setback on gay policy Oct.26   Brazil Dilma Rousseff re-elected Brazilian president  Kiev  Pro-Western blocs 'win Ukraine poll' Oct.30  Jerusalem  Israel closed access to Temple Mount  Brussels  Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply Oct.31   Burkina Faso Burkina Faso president relinquishes 27-year rule after protests Nov.2  Donbass  Ukrainian breakaway regions hold elections Nov.4  U.S. Senate  Republicans win control of US Senate Nov.8  North Korea  North Korea frees detained US men Miller and Bae Nov.9   Berlin Berlin Wall: Thousands of balloons released   Some 8,000 helium balloons have been released into the night sky over Germany's capital to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Wall Nov.12   European Union Space probe scores bull's-eye with comet landing  A mechanical space traveler called the Philae plunked down on its target, 67P comet - some 310 million miles from Earth Nov.14   Queensland G20 summit: World leaders meet in Brisbane Nov.15  Queensland  Ukraine crisis: Russia under pressure at G20 summit Nov.18  UN  UN calls for N Korea rights probe Nov.20   Washington Obama offer to 5m illegal migrants Nov.23  Austria  Iran talks: Diplomats ponder extending deadline Nov.29  Cairo  Mubarak cleared over protest killings Nov.30  Hong Kong  HK protesters clash with police at government HQ Dec.3  New York  Federal probe into NY chokehold case Dec.5  China  China arrests ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang Dec.9  U.S. Senate  CIA lied over 'brutal' interrogations Dec.10  West Bank  Palestinian minister died at protest Dec.11  Hong Kong  Arrests as Admiralty site is cleared Dec.14   Istanbul Turkey raids target media critics  Peru  Deal reached at UN climate talks Dec.17   Washington US and Cuba seek to normalise ties   US and Cuba are to start talks to normalise diplomatic ties in a historic shift in relations between the two countries, US officials say Dec.21  Tunisia  Tunisia veteran claims election win Dec.25  Vatican  Pope's message: Iraq and Syria suffered too long  Aceh  Tsunami-hit nations mark anniversary Dec.30  UN Security Council  Security Council rejects Palestinian statehood resolution



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  Israel ex-PM Sharon 'critically ill'  The condition of Israel's former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon - who has been in a coma since 2006 - is now critical, 'with some danger to lif...   Rodman sings Happy Birthday to Kim   US basketball star Dennis Rodman has sung Happy Birthday to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in front of a crowd of thousands in the capital Chris Christie apologises for bridge-gridlock scandal   Israel's former PM Ariel Sharon dies Map of Tel Hashomer hospital Tel Aviv Israel


January 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  Czech Republic  Palestinian diplomat dies in blast
Jan.2   Tel Aviv  
Jan.6  Switzerland  Merkel fractures pelvis in ski fall
Jan.8   North Korea
Jan.9   New Jersey
 North Korea  Rodman sorry over N Korea detainee
 New York  India diplomat in visa row charged
Jan.10  Paris  French president mulls legal action over claim of affair with actress
Jan.11   Tel Aviv  
  Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died aged 85 after spending eight years in a coma following a stroke
 The storied general was at the height of his power when he suffered a stroke in 2006. Sharon died at Tel Hashomer hospital, where his family had gathered at his bedside over the past several days
Jan.12   Jerusalem Israelis line up to pay last respects to Ariel Sharon  Washington  Iran to start scaling back nuclear program January 20   Bangkok   Protesters begin Bangkok 'shutdown'
  Protesters have begun blocking roads in parts of the Thai capital, Bangkok, in a bid to oust the government before snap elections on February 2.    The protesters have built barricades and occupied road junction...
Jan.13   Southern Israel Burial service held for Ariel Sharon
  Egypt Egypt holds vote on new constitution Jan.14  Bangkok  Bangkok 'shutdown' extends into 2nd day  Jerusalem  Israel apologies for Kerry criticism Jan.16  Vatican  Vatican grilled by U.N. over sexual abuse Jan.17   Washington Obama announces plan to curb NSA   Vatican Ex-Pope defrocked nearly 400 priests  Mumbai  At least 18 reportedly killed in stampede at funeral in Mumbai Jan.18   Cairo     Egypt referendum 'wins 98% support'
  Egypt's referendum on a new constitution has been backed by 98.1% of people who voted, officials say
  Kabul Afghanistan security probe after Kabul restaurant raid
  Syria   Syria opposition to attend peace talks   Main political opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, has agreed to attend next week's so-called Geneva II peace talks, to be held... Jan.19   Kiev     Clashes in Kiev after protest ban
  Clashes have broken out after large crowds of pro-EU demonstrators rallied in Ukraine's capital against new laws which aim to curb public protests.    Stun grenades were thrown as protesters tried to reach parliament, their way blocked by police. Vitali Kl...
  UN     UN invites Iran to Syria peace talks   UN chief Ban Ki-moon has invited Iran to take part in preliminary Syrian peace talks this week in Switzerland, an offer Tehran has accepted Jan.20   UN UN withdraws Iran invitation to Geneva talks
  Syria Syria accused of systematic torture Jan.21   Bangkok State of emergency declared for Bangkok Jan.22   Switzerland     Syria defiant at conference; Kerry rules out al-Assad
  'This is a Syrian conflict, and it will remain as such,' Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem told the peace conference.    A preliminary session of Syrian peace talks meant to end three years of bloodshed was...
 Kiev  3 protesters dead amid clashes with police in Kiev  Switzerland  Gulf over Assad blights Syria talks Jan.23  Kiev  Crisis talks after Ukraine bloodshed   Ethiopia South Sudan, rebels reach ceasefire
Jan.24  Kiev  Concessions fail to end Kiev unrest Jan.25  Cairo  Four dead as Egyptians mark uprising   Cairo     Egypt anniversary clashes kill 29
  Rival demonstrations of supporters and opponents of the military-backed government took place at the anniversary of the 2011 uprising.    Rival rallies of supporters and opponents of the military-backed government took place in ...
  Kiev     Yanukovych offers jobs to opposition   Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych has offered the post of prime minister to opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk   Paris     Hollande confirms Trierweiler split  French President Francois Hollande has confirmed his separation from his partner Valerie Trierweiler  China  China court jails lawyer Xu Zhiyong Jan.26  Cairo  Early presidential poll for Egypt  Geneva  Syria talks: Civilians allowed to leave Homs old city  Geneva  Power transfer on Syria talks agenda  Kiev  Ukraine justice minister in state of emergency warning Jan.27   Tunisia Tunisia approves new constitution, appoints new government  Kiev  Ukraine 'to scrap anti-protest law' Jan.28   Kiev   Ukraine government resigns   President Yanukovych accepted the resignation of Mykola Azarov and his government , amid a political crisis fired by violent protests   U.S. Congress Obama pledges action on inequality Jan.29   Kiev Ukraine passes protest amnesty law Jan.31   Geneva Syria talks end in recriminations   The Syrian government and opposition have traded insults after a week-long peace conference in Geneva ended with no firm agreement   Kiev Ukraine activist 'was tortured'

February 2014 ... more > Top ^
Feb.2   Bangkok Protests disrupt Thailand election   Protests have disrupted general election, halting voting in Bangkok and the south, but officials say that 89% of polling stations operated n... Feb.4  U.S. Congress  'Obamacare' will reduce US workforce   South Korea Koreas agree to family reunions
Feb.6   Ukraine Leaked Ukraine call embarrasses US Feb.8  Spain  Spanish princess quizzed in court   Syria Aid convoy fired on in besieged Homs   An aid convoy bringing supplies into the besieged district of the central city of Homs became trapped for several hours after coming under f... Feb.9   Switzerland   Swiss narrowly back migration curbs
  Swiss voters have narrowly backed a referendum proposal to bring back strict quotas for immigration from European Union countries
Feb.10   Geneva New round of Syria peace talks begins in Geneva Feb.11  China  China, Taiwan hold historic talks  Washington  White House welcomes French President Francois Hollande   Washington Hollande honoured at US state dinner Feb.13   Brussels Belgian children may be able to choose death  The lower house of the Belgian Parliament adopted a bill that extends the right to euthanasia for minors. The law passed 86 to 44 with 12 ab... Feb.15  Beirut  Lebanon gets cabinet after 10 months  Venezuela  Protests, violence continue in Venezuela Feb.17   UN   U.N.: Kim could be prosecuted for crimes against humanity   A stunning catalog of torture and the widespread abuse of even the weakest reveal a portrait of a brutal state 'that does not have any paral...   Rome Italian president asks Renzi to form government  Giorgio Napolitano has asked Matteo Renzi, the mayor of Florence, to form a new government. It follows the resignation on Friday of PM Enrico...   Bangkok Thailand police and protesters clash in Bangkok Feb.18  Kiev  7 people killed in clashes between police and anti-government protesters   Kiev     Police storm main Kiev protest camp
Map of Independence Square Ukraine
  Police are storming the main protest camp in the capital, which has been occupied since November. Explosions are taking place
 Fireworks are being thrown and large fires have broken out. At least 18 people were killed, including 7policemen. President Yanukovych blamed the violence on opposition leaders
  Venezuela Venezuelan opposition leader in custody Feb.19  European Union  Kiev bloodshed sparks sanctions push  Sochi  Video shows Pussy Riot members 'beaten by Cossacks'   North Korea   Two Koreas hold family reunions   More than 100 South Koreans have arrived in North Korea for reunions with their relatives - the first such events since 2010  Kiev  Kiev truce breaks as EU talks loom Feb.20  Kiev  At least 21 protesters dead in Kiev   Kiev Ukraine sanctions imposed amid clashes Feb.21   Kiev     Deal signed to end Ukraine crisis
  President Viktor Yanukovych, opposition leaders and representatives of the EU signed the deal after a night of difficult negotiations.    The agreement gives the government 48 hours to restore an earlier version of the country's constitution limiting the president's powers and also calls f...
 Kiev  Ukraine protesters stay despite deal Feb.22   Eastern Ukraine   Ukraine ex-PM Tymoshenko freed   The Ukrainian opposition leader and former Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, has been freed from jail  Vatican  Pope appoints 19 new cardinals   Kiev     Ukraine MPs vote to oust president
  Ukrainian MPs have voted to oust President Yanukovych and hold early presidential elections on 25 May
 The vote came after police stopped guarding presidential buildings, allowing protesters in. Yanukovych said it was a 'coup' and vowed not to stand down. Yulia Tymoshenko was released from detention, hours after MPs authorised the move
Feb.23   Kiev Ukraine appoints interim president Feb.24  Moscow  Russia: Ukraine leaders 'mutineers'  Kiev  Arrest warrant issued for Yanukovych Feb.25   Uganda Uganda tabloid names 'homosexuals'  Kiev  Ukraine leader warns of separatism Feb.26   Crimea Rival rallies in Ukraine's Crimea  Kiev  Protesters name new Ukraine cabinet Feb.28   Russia Viktor Yanukovych: I'm still Ukraine's President

March 2014 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1   Moscow   Russia approves troops for Ukraine   Russia's upper house of parliament has approved President Putin's request for Russian forces to be used in Ukraine   Washington Obama urges Putin to recall troops
Mar.2  Global  G7 condemns Russia over Ukraine Mar.3  UN Security Council  Yanukovych asked for troops, Russia tells UN Mar.4   Moscow Russia has no plans to annex Ukraine's Crimea  Kiev  Kerry: No evidence for Russia claims  Washington  US to boycott G8 Summit in Sochi unless Russia reverses course on Ukraine Mar.5   Paris Top diplomats seek Ukraine solution  Paris  'Tough' Ukraine talks to continue Mar.6   Crimea   Crimea lawmakers vote to join Russia Map of Crimea Ukraine
  Lawmakers in the Crimean region voted in favor of leaving the country for Russia and putting it to a vote before residents in 10 days.    Ukrainian interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk ...
  European Union     'Illegal' Crimean referendum condemned   The EU and US have joined Ukraine's government in condemning as 'illegal' a move by the Crimea region to set up a referendum to join Russia Mar.7  Kiev  Crimea vote 'will not be recognised' Mar.10  Moscow  Russia condemns 'lawlessness' in eastern Ukraine  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  John Kerry declines Vladimir Putin meeting Mar.11   Istanbul   Clashes as Turkish boy dies in coma  Clashes have erupted at a hospital where Berkin Elvan, 15, has died nine months after he was struck on the head by a tear gas canister fired... Mar.12   Washington Ukraine interim PM arrives in U.S. Mar.13   UN Security Council Ukraine accuses Russia of 'military aggression' Mar.14   London Kerry, Lavrov hold last-ditch talks   London     No Ukraine accord in US-Russia talks   Russia and the US have 'no common vision' on the crisis in Ukraine, Russia's foreign minister has said, after talks with his US counterpart Mar.15   UN Security Council Russia isolated in UN Crimea vote
  Russia has vetoed a draft resolution criticising secession referendum in Crimea - the only Security Council member to vote against the measure
Mar.16  Crimea  Crimea holds secession referendum   Crimea     Crimea referendum: Voters 'back Russia union'
  Some 95.5% of voters in Crimea have supported joining Russia, officials say. after half the votes have been counted in a disputed referendum
 The EU and US condemned it as illegal. Russia's Vladimir Putin has said he will respect the Crimean people's wishes. Many Crimeans loyal to Kiev boycotted the referendum
Mar.17   European Union     EU and US impose Crimea sanctions
  The EU and US have announced travel bans and asset freezes against a number of officials from Russia and Ukraine.    The individuals are seen as having played a key role in...
  Moscow     Vladimir Putin recognises Crimea as nation
  Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree recognising Crimea as a sovereign state, paving the way for it to be absorbed into Russia
Mar.18   Moscow Putin signs Russia-Crimea treaty Mar.20   Washington US imposes more sanctions on Russia   Turkey Twitter 'blocked' in Turkey
  Twitter users in Turkey report that the social media site has been blocked in the country. PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to 'wipe out Twitter'
Mar.21   Brussels Ukraine signs EU trade pact   Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk signed the political elements of a trade pact with the European Union on Friday  Moscow  Putin signs Crimea annexation law Mar.25   Beijing   China families vent missing plane fury   Angry relatives of passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have clashed with police outside Malaysia's embassy in the Chinese... Mar.26   Cairo Egypt army head runs for presidency   Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has announced that he has resigned as Egypt's military chief in order to stand for the presidency Mar.27  Vatican  Obama meets Pope Francis in Rome   UN Gen. Assembly     U.N. General Assembly: Crimean referendum invalid
  A resolution is calling the referendum to secede from Ukraine invalid. The vote was 100-11, with 58 countries abstaining
 Moscow formally annexed Ukraine's southern Crimea region days after the controversial referendum in which a majority of Crimeans voted to leave Ukraine for Russia
Mar.28   Washington   Obama: Russia should move troops   Russia could ease tensions with Ukraine if it were to move its troops away from its border with Ukraine and begin direct talks with Kiev, President...  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  Putin calls Obama to discuss Ukraine Mar.29  Moscow  Russia vows no Ukraine invasion  Malaysia  Chinese demand more information on missing plane Mar.30   Paris     US-Russia deadlock on Ukraine crisis   Kerry stressed that Ukraine would have to be at the table for negotiations. Russian foreign minister: Ukraine can't function as unified stat...  Japan  Climate impacts overwhelming - UN Mar.31   Tel Aviv   Israel's Olmert convicted of bribery  Israel's former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who resigned from office in 2008 amid a corruption inquiry, has been found guilty in a bribery t...

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Apr.2  Western Australia  Malaysia PM Najib Razak in Australia Apr.3   Kiev Kiev report blames Yanukovych for protest deaths  Moscow  Russia recalls ambassador to NATO Apr.4   Afghanistan   Two AP journalists shot in Afghanistan, one fatally   Anja Niedringhaus, 48, a German photographerwas shot in Khost province province. Kathy Gannon, a Canadian reporter in a stable condition Apr.5   Afghanistan Afghans defy threat of violence to vote for new leader Apr.6   Donbass   Pro-Russians storm government office in Donetsk Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Pro-Russian protesters have stormed the regional administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk
  India   India kicks off world's largest election   Indians began voting in the world's biggest election, with the opposition heading into the polls with strong momentum on promises of economic... Apr.9  Kiev  Ukraine in 48-hour ultimatum to east's pro-Russia activists Apr.10  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  Putin warns Europe of gas shortages  Australia  Abbott confident over plane signals Apr.11   Washington US refuses visa for Iran's UN choice Apr.13  Donbass  Operation to drive out pro-Russians from police building in Slovyansk Apr.14   Donbass Fresh pro-Russian attack in Ukraine Apr.17   Mexico Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies   Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87, his family says   Geneva     Deal struck to calm Ukraine crisis   Russia, Ukraine, the US and the European Union have said that all sides have agreed to steps to 'de-escalate' the crisis in eastern Ukraine Apr.18  Donbass  Pro-Russia protesters defy Ukraine deal  Rome  Pope Francis prays for abandoned in Good Friday service Apr.19   Kiev   Ukraine calls Easter truce in east   Ukraine's foreign minister has said that operations against pro-Russian militants in the east of the country have been suspended over Easter  South Korea  Anger erupts over Korea ferry rescue Apr.20  South Korea  S Korea leader condemns ferry crew Apr.22  Kiev  Biden says Russia must 'start acting'  Washington  Russia risks further US sanctions over Ukraine, says Kerry Apr.23   Gaza     Hamas-Fatah announce reconciliation
  Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have announced a reconciliation deal, saying they will seek to form a unity government in the coming weeks
Apr.25   Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine Western leaders consider new Russia sanctions
Apr.26   Washington   G-7 leaders agree to impose new sanctions on Russia  Leaders of the G-7 had agreed to 'move swiftly' to impose new sanctions against Russia over its continued role in the unrest in Ukraine   Kabul Afghan election set for run-off Apr.27   Los Angeles NBA probes racist remarks claim
  The US National Basketball Association (NBA) is investigating a report alleging that the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers Donald Sterling made racist remarks
  Vatican     Vatican declares two popes saints   Pope Francis has declared Popes John Paul II and John XXIII saints, in front of a crowd of hundreds of thousands  South Korea  South Korean PM resigns over ferry Apr.28   Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine     US sanctions target key Putin aides   The US has imposed sanctions on seven Russian individuals and 17 companies it says are linked to President Vladimir Putin's 'inner circle' Apr.30   Donbass Kiev 'helpless' to quell parts of east   Northern Ireland Gerry Adams held over 1972 murder Map of Antrim United Kingdom
  Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has been arrested by Northern Ireland police in connection with the 1972 murder of Jean McConville


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May.1   Donbass   Pro-Russian group seizes Donetsk office   Hundreds of pro-Russian militants have seized the regional prosecutor's office in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, and there are reports of injurie...  Toronto  Toronto Mayor Rob Ford enters rehab May.2   Ukraine Police: 38 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire
Map of Trade Unions building Odessa Ukraine
  A building fire broke out during a clash between pro-Russia demonstrators and supporters of the central government
May.4   Libya Libya appoints businessman as new PM  Ukraine  Odessa detainees freed after protest May.6  Austria  Ukraine crisis dominates Council of Europe meeting May.7   Moscow Putin 'backs' Ukraine election   Bangkok Thailand court ousts PM Yingluck Shinawatra  England  Malala plea over Nigeria schoolgirls May.8  Eastern Ukraine  Pro-Russia separatists say 'nyet' to Putin May.9   Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine     Russia's Putin visits annexed Crimea   President Vladimir Putin is making his first visit to Crimea since Russia annexed it from Ukraine in March. The Kiev government protested at...   Ethiopia South Sudan rivals agree peace deal   South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed a peace deal after a five-month conflict May.10   Washington Michelle Obama: Nigeria kidnappings 'unconscionable' May.11   Eastern Ukraine   Ukraine rebels hold self-rule vote Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Pro-Russian separatists in two eastern regions are holding 'self-rule' referendums - a move condemned by the Ukrainian government and the West.    Correspondents at polling stations report chaotic scene...
  Donbass   Ukraine rebels claim poll victory   Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region have claimed a resounding victory in a 'self-rule' referendum, saying 89% voted in... May.12   Nigeria US planes search for Nigerian girls May.13   South Vietnam Protest in Vietnam over China rig   Several factories have been set on fire amid anti-China protests at an industrial park, amid tensions over the South China Sea  Kiev  Ukraine hosts talks in new peace bid May.15   New Delhi BJP leads in India election vote May.16   Gujarat   Narendra Modi hails 'landmark' win   Incoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed a 'landmark' election victory by his BJP party May.17   Paris Leaders declare 'war' on Boko Haram  Vietnam  China evacuates workers from Vietnam May.19   Bangkok Thailand army declares martial law
  The Thai army says that it is imposing martial law amid a political crisis 'to preserve law and order'. The army granted itself wide-ranging powers.    Soldiers have taken over TV and radio stat...
May.22  Washington  Thailand's military coup condemned  Bangkok  Coup leader summons Thai politicians May.23   Bangkok Thai army detains ex-PM Yingluck
 Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  Putin warns of civil war in Ukraine as election looms May.25   West Bank Pope Francis prays at Bethlehem wall   France   Eurosceptic 'earthquake' rocks EU
  The National Front has come first in France's elections to the European Parliament in what PM Manuel Valls has declared a 'political earthquake'
 Eurosceptic parties are coming first in Denmark and Greece. Britain's UKIP party surges in Euro election. Sweden feminist party goes to Brussels. Left opposition leads Greece euro vote
  Kiev   Petro Poroshenko claims Ukraine presidency
  Ukrainian confectionery tycoon Petro Poroshenko has claimed outright victory in the country's presidential election.    The 48-year-old businessman won more than 55% of the vote in ...
May.26  Paris  France's Hollande calls for reform of 'remote' EU  Vietnam  Vietnam boat sinks after collision May.27   Lahore Pakistan woman stoned by family outside court  30-year old Farzana Bibi died has been killed by her relatives outside Lahore High Court for marrying against their wishes May.28  Washington  US gives $5bn to global terror fight  North Carolina  Author Maya Angelou dies aged 86 May.29  Kiev  Ukraine leader vows to crush rebels May.30  Berlin  Row brews as Merkel backs Juncker as EU chief

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Jun.1  Iran  Iran executed dissident for 'enmity against God' Jun.2   Madrid King Juan Carlos of Spain abdicates
  King Juan Carlos of Spain has announced his intention to abdicate, after nearly 40 years on the throne.    His son, Crown Prince Felipe,...
 Syria  Syria votes in presidential election Jun.3   Beijing Tiananmen tense on rally anniversary Jun.4   Damascus Syria's Bashar al-Assad re-elected  Brussels  G7 warns Russia of fresh sanctions Jun.5  France  D-Day anniversary: World leaders gather for ceremony Jun.6   France D-Day anniversary: Veterans mark historic invasion Map of Sword Beach Normandy France
  Almost 2,000 veterans and world leaders are attending the main commemoration event marking the 70th anniversary of the landings
  Kabul Afghan presidential candidate survives convoy attack Jun.7   Kiev     Poroshenko sworn in and sets out peace plan   Petro Poroshenko has been sworn in as president of Ukraine, setting out a plan to bring peace to the conflict-torn east of the country  Colombia  Colombia government and Farc to set up truth commission Jun.8  Cairo  Egypt leader hails 'historic moment' Jun.9  Tokyo  Japan signals resumption of whaling Jun.10   Sao Paulo Blatter still has burning desire to be FIFA's president Jun.12  Baghdad  Iraq delays vote on emergency powers Jun.13  Iraq  Iraq cleric issues Shia call to arms Jun.15  Colombia  Santos re-elected in Colombian poll Jun.18   Baghdad Iraq asks US to launch airstrikes against militants Jun.19  Washington  US to send military advisers to Iraq Jun.20   UN Refugee figures 'highest since WW2' Jun.21  Southern Italy  Pope Francis attacks 'evil' mafia in 'Ndrangheta base Jun.23   Cairo Al-Jazeera trio jailed in Egypt  Three al-Jazeera journalists accused of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood have been jailed for seven years in Egypt   Baghdad Kerry holds talks in Iraq as more cities fall to ISIS militants Jun.24  Baghdad  US forces arrive in Baghdad to advise Iraqi troops Jun.26  Baghdad  Crisis worsens, Iraq's parliament to meet  Moscow  Putin aide calls Ukraine head 'Nazi' Jun.27   Brussels     Ukraine hails EU's 'historic pact' with ex-Soviet states
  Ukraine's president has hailed a 'historic' trade pact with the European Union, calling it the 'most important day' since independence in 1991.    Russia said the partnership agreement, also signed by two other ex-...
Jun.28  Bosnia  Bosnia marks centenary of WWI spark Jun.29   Iraq   ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate
  The Al Qaeda breakaway group that has seized much of northern Syria and neighboring Iraq formally declared the creation of an Islamic state
Jun.30  Jerusalem  Israel vows firm action after deaths

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Jul.1   Paris   Sarkozy held over influence claims Map of Nanterre France
  French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy has been detained for questioning over alleged influence peddling
Jul.2   Jerusalem   Palestinians clash with Israeli police after body is found   A Palestinian teen was abducted and killed. Palestinians accusing Israeli settlers of conducting a revenge attack for the deaths of three Israeli... Jul.4   Jerusalem Crowds flock to E Jerusalem funeral Jul.5   Mosul Isis chief appears in first video Jul.7   Kabul Afghanistan's Ashraf Ghani leads in early vote count Jul.8   Kabul   Afghan poll crisis: Defiant Abdullah claims victory
  Afghan presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah has claimed victory in last month's poll, despite results giving a lead to his rival, Ashraf Ghani
Jul.10   Berlin Germany expels U.S. Embassy official
 Washington  Obama: US willing to negotiate cease-fire between Israel, Hamas Jul.15  South Vietnam  China moves Vietnam row oil rig Jul.16   Gaza   Israel, Hamas agree to 5-hour cease-fire to allow humanitarian aid   5 hour cease-fire in order to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza, following a request from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency   European Union Ukraine crisis: US and EU boost sanctions on Russia Jul.17  Malaysia  Malaysia PM: Deep shock over Ukraine plane crash Jul.18  Jerusalem  Netanyahu orders military to prepare for 'significant expansion' of Gaza ground offensive Jul.21  Moscow  Outrage at Moscow grows over 'shambolic' Flight 17 probe Jul.22  Jakarta  Joko Widodo wins Indonesia presidential election Jul.23   Netherlands   MH17 victims arrive in Netherlands Map of Eindhoven Netherlands
  Two planes carrying bodies from crashed flight MH17 have landed in the Netherlands where a day of mourning for the 298 victims has been declared
Jul.24  Kiev  Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk resigning Jul.28  Jerusalem  Israel PM Netanyahu warns of 'prolonged' Gaza campaign Jul.29   Washington US and EU widen sanctions on Russia Jul.31   Gaza   New Gaza humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas   Israel and Hamas have agreed to an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza from 08:00 (05:00 GMT) on Friday

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Aug.3   France   French and German leaders mark WW1 anniversary   The French and German presidents have commemorated the 100th anniversary of Germany's declaration of war on France on 3 August 1914 Aug.6   European Union   Rosetta goes into orbit around comet   Europe's Rosetta probe has arrived at a comet after a 10-year chase and manoeuvred alongside a speeding body to begin mapping Aug.8  Northern Iraq  US aid drop follows fresh Iraq raids Aug.10   Turkey     President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hails new era for Turkey   Outgoing PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hailed his victory in Turkey's first direct presidential election as a new era for the country Aug.11   Missouri   Riots over killing of US black teen
Map of Ferguson Missouri Missouri
  Rioting over the killing of Michael Brown, 18, an unarmed black teenager, by a police officer has erupted in the US state of Missouri
 The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, an unarmed black man, was shot to death by a white police officer, Darren Wilson. The disputed circumstances of the shooting, and resulting protests and civil unrest, have caused significant controversy in the United States
  Baghdad   Iraqi President nominates new prime minister
  President Fuad Masum nominated Haider al-Abadi to succeed a defiant Nuri al-Maliki, who had earlier vowed to hang on to power.    Iraq's president asks a Shia politician to replace embattled Prime Min...
  Moscow     Putin taunts West with humanitarian convoy in eastern Ukraine
  The Kremlin announced it will send a humanitarian convoy into Ukraine, despite previous warnings from the West against such move
Aug.12   Washington US sends more military advisors to Iraq
Aug.13   Sao Paulo Brazilian presidential candidate among those killed in plane crash Map of Santos Brazil
  Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when a small plane carrying him to a campaign stop crashed into a residential neighborhood, state media reported
  South Korea   Pope Francis makes first South Korean visit in 25 years   Pope is on the first papal visit to the Asian nation in a quarter century, stepping off the plane onto a red carpet and greeting President Park... Aug.14  Baghdad  Al-Maliki agrees to step down as prime minister Aug.15  Texas  Texas Governor Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power Aug.17   Liberia Protesters attack Liberia Ebola unit   Missouri Overnight curfew resumes in tense St Louis suburb Aug.19   Northern Iraq   Video shows ISIS beheading U.S. journalist James Foley
  A video shows the beheading and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq
 James Wright Foley (October 18, 1973 – August 19, 2014) was an American freelance journalist and photojournalist of the Syrian Civil War when he was abducted on November 22, 2012 in northwestern Syria. Foley is the first American citizen to be killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Aug.20   Bangkok Thailand's army ruler to take up new post as prime minister Aug.21  USA  ISIS militants threatened to kill journalist in email to family  Malaysia  MH17: Plane with Malaysian bodies arrives in Kuala Lumpur  Washington  Islamic State militants pose 'biggest threat' to US Aug.25   Kiev President calls snap vote amid fighting Aug.29  Berlin  Ukraine 'slipping out of control', Germany warns Aug.30   Brussels Ukraine crisis: EU 'must act on Russia aggression'   EU leaders are meeting in Brussels to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, threatening to impose fresh sanctions against Russia   Lesotho Lesotho 'coup' forces PM Thabane to South Africa   Brussels EU sets Russia sanctions ultimatum Aug.31   Hong Kong Occupy Central anger over Beijing ruling  Moscow  Putin 'urges talks on statehood for east Ukraine'

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Sep.3  Paris  France halts Russia warship delivery Sep.4   Wales Nato summit: Russia criticised over Ukraine crisis
Sep.5   Belarus Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels sign ceasefire deal Map of Minsk Belarus
  The two sides agreed to stop firing and the truce appeared to be holding. But the rebels had not changed their policy of splitting from Ukraine
 More than 2,600 people have died since rebels stormed several eastern cities. The rebels made new advances in recent days
Sep.6  Somalia  Al-Shabab names new leader after Godane death in US strike Sep.8   London Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting second child  Baghdad  Iraq swears in unity government Sep.10  Washington  Obama threatens action in Syria Sep.12   Washington Ukraine crisis: US strengthens sanctions on Russia  The US government has imposed new sanctions on major Russian banks, defence and energy companies  Northern Ireland  Ian Paisley: Politicians and religious leaders react to death Sep.14  Berlin  Merkel: Fighting anti-Semitism is German duty  Sweden  Swedish prime minister resigns after election loss  Paris  Islamic State crisis: Kerry to lead talks in Paris Sep.15  Kiev  Parliament set to ratify landmark EU deal Sep.16  Washington  Obama says Ebola outbreak a 'global security threat' Sep.17   Scotland Scottish independence: Voters answer referendum question Sep.18  Scotland  First results of Scotland vote trickle in   Scotland   Scots reject independence Map of EDINBURGH United Kingdom
  Voters in Scotland turned out in unprecedented numbers and early results suggested they were not in favor of ending union with England
 The 'No' side has an unassailable lead of 1,877,252 votes to 1,512,688. Nationally, the margin of victory is about 55% to 45%. Glasgow voted in favour of independence. Edinburgh, the nation's capital, rejected independence
Sep.19   Belarus Ukraine deal with pro-Russian rebels at Minsk talks   Ukraine's government and pro-Russia rebels have agreed a memorandum on a peace plan for the eastern conflict   Scotland Scottish referendum: Salmond to quit after Scots vote No Sep.20  Washington  White House security stepped up after intrusions Sep.21   New York Climate change summit: Thousands join global protests   Protests in many countries to demand urgent action on climate change have kicked off, with over 2,000 marches taking place around the world  Yemen  Yemen PM quits amid rebel clashes  Kabul  Afghanistan election commission names Ahmadzai winner Sep.23  India  India's first Mars satellite 'Mangalyaan' enters orbit Sep.26   Hong Kong   HK students scuffle with police in chaotic protest
  Scores of young pro-democracy activist faced off with riot police after a night of scuffles and arrests over Beijing's refusal to allow reforms
 150 students late Friday night forced their way into government headquarters, some scaling a tall fence. Police responded with pepper spray
Sep.28   Hong Kong   Tear gas and clashes at HK protest
Map of government headquarters Hong Kong Hong Kong
  Police have used tear gas to disperse thousands of pro-democracy protesters near the government complex, after a week of tensions
Sep.29  UN Gen. Assembly  Netanyahu addresses Islamic terror in speech to UN   Hong Kong Hong Kong protesters stay on streets Sep.30   Hong Kong HK protesters defiant on National Day

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Oct.1   Hong Kong   Protesters target office of Hong Kong's chief executive
  Activists took their fight to the doorstep of Hong Kong's chief executive, sitting down outside his office gates to express their dissatisfaction with him
 Beijing  China warns on 'illegal' HK protests Oct.2  Turkey  Turkish lawmakers OK military action against ISIS  Hong Kong  CY Leung refuses to quit as leader Oct.3  Hong Kong  Pro-democracy protesters scuffle with residents, cancel talks with government  South Korea  North Koreans make surprise visit to South Oct.4   Haiti Former Haiti president Duvalier dies
 Hong Kong  HK leader calls for 'return to order' Oct.5   Brazil Rousseff set to face Brazil run-off  Hong Kong  Hong Kong protesters make apparent concessions Oct.8   Turkey 19 die as violent protests over ISIS sweep Turkey   Mexico   Mexico missing students: Nationwide protests held Map of Iguala Mexico
  Thousands of people have held protests in cities across Mexico against the disappearance of students in the southern town of Iguala last month
Oct.9   North Korea   Kim Jong-un’s absence fuels speculation about health, coup  North Korea's mysterious leader Kim Jong-un has not been seen in public for 34 days, sparking a wide range of speculation Oct.10   Norway   Malala and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize
  Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner, have jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize.    Malala, 17, is the youngest ever recipient of the prize. She was shot in...
Oct.12   Hong Kong   Hong Kong police remove barricades
  Police in Hong Kong have begun removing some of the barricades erected on major roads by pro-democracy protesters
  Bolivia Morales claims Bolivia election win Oct.13   North Korea     North Korea says leader has reappeared   State media has attempted to end the international speculation by publishing the first photos of Kim Jong Un in more than a month   Vatican Synod signals Catholic shift on gays Oct.14   North Korea Koreas 'hold top military talks'  Hong Kong  Police clear pro-democracy protesters from tunnel Oct.15  Washington  Obama: Ebola risk very low in US Oct.17   Nigeria Boko Haram reach ceasefire deal, kidnapped girls to go free   Hong Kong Mong Kok camp retaken from police Oct.18   Vatican   Pope's synod setback on gay policy  Pope Francis has suffered a setback as proposals for wider acceptance of gay people failed to win a two-thirds majority at a Catholic Church... Oct.19  Hong Kong  Hong Kong protests: leader says 'external forces' involved  Tokyo  Two Japan ministers quit amid rows  Aleppo  Kobane: US drops arms and aid to Kurds battling IS Oct.22  Mexico  Missing students: Iguala mayor arrest ordered Oct.23  Canada  Sergeant-at-Arms hailed as hero who shot Ottawa attacker Oct.24  Turkey  Turkey: 200 Peshmerga will join Syrian Kurds' fight for Kobani Oct.25  Iran  Iran executes woman who killed her alleged rapist Oct.26   Brazil   Dilma Rousseff re-elected Brazilian president
  Left-leaning President Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected president of Brazil, after securing 51.45% of votes in a closely-fought election.    Her rival, centrist candidate Aeci...
  Kiev Pro-Western blocs 'win Ukraine poll' Oct.28  Global  Ebola outbreak: World Bank chief appeals for volunteers  Liberia  US hails West Africa Ebola progress Oct.30   Jerusalem Israel closed access to Temple Mount   Brussels Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply  Burkina Faso  Burkina Faso president defies calls to step down Oct.31   Burkina Faso Burkina Faso president relinquishes 27-year rule after protests Map of Ouagadougou Burkina Faso
  Blaise Compaore stepped down in the wake of demonstrations demanding his ouster. Army General Honore Traore staff assumed power


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Nov.2   Donbass   Ukrainian breakaway regions hold elections   Residents of separatist-controlled regions voted to elect legislators and executives in polls that have been denounced by the international ...  Denmark  Fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 says IPCC Nov.4   U.S. Senate   Republicans win control of US Senate   The Republican Party has won control of the Senate in the mid-term elections, increasing its power in the final two years of Obama's preside... Nov.8   North Korea   North Korea frees detained US men Miller and Bae  2 Americans who were being held in detention in N. Korea, Matthew Todd Miller and Kenneth Bae, have been released and are on their way home  Berlin  Gorbachev: World on brink of new Cold War Nov.9   Berlin Berlin Wall: Thousands of balloons released
Map of Brandenburg Gate Germany
  Some 8,000 helium balloons have been released into the night sky over Germany's capital to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Wall
 Beijing  Leaders of China, Japan hold ice-breaking meeting Nov.11  Beijing  Obama and Xi in emissions pledge Nov.12   European Union   Space probe scores bull's-eye with comet landing
  A mechanical space traveler called the Philae plunked down on its target, 67P comet - some 310 million miles from Earth
Nov.14   Queensland   G20 summit: World leaders meet in Brisbane Map of Brisbane Australia
  The two-day summit, attended by the US, Chinese and Russian leaders among others, will focus on promoting growth
 European Union  Philae comet lander back in contact Nov.15   Queensland     Ukraine crisis: Russia under pressure at G20 summit   Russia has been rebuked by Western leaders about its role in the Ukraine crisis, at a G20 summit in Australia Nov.17  Hong Kong  HK authorities clear protest site Nov.18   UN UN calls for N Korea rights probe Nov.20   Washington   Obama offer to 5m illegal migrants
  Nearly five million people living illegally in the US can escape deportation under sweeping changes to the US immigration system
Nov.23   Austria Iran talks: Diplomats ponder extending deadline   Foreign ministers trying to reach an agreement on nuclear program are considering extending negotiations, as Monday's deadline for a deal lo... Nov.29   Cairo   Mubarak cleared over protest killings   A court in Egypt has dropped charges against former President Hosni Mubarak over the killing of 239 protesters during the 2011 uprising against...  Taiwan  Taiwan's premier resigns after election loss Nov.30  Uruguay  Leftist leader wins Uruguay's presidency   Hong Kong   HK protesters clash with police at government HQ   Pro-democracy activists and police have clashed in Hong Kong, as thousands of people tried to surround government headquarters overnight

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Dec.3   New York Federal probe into NY chokehold case   The Justice Dept is to launch a civil rights investigation into the death of a black man who died after being placed in a headlock by a white... Dec.4  New York  New protests over Eric Garner death Dec.5   China China arrests ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang  Ex-security chief, the most senior Chinese official to be investigated for corruption, has been arrested and expelled from the Communist Par... Dec.9   U.S. Senate CIA lied over 'brutal' interrogations   The CIA carried out 'brutal' interrogations of al-Qaeda suspects in the years after the 9/11 attacks on the US, a US Senate report has said Dec.10   West Bank Palestinian minister died at protest
Dec.11   Hong Kong Arrests as Admiralty site is cleared  House of Representatives  US House passes $1.1tn budget bill Dec.12  Peru  Climate summit goes into overtime Dec.14   Istanbul Turkey raids target media critics
  Turkish police have made at least 23 arrests during raids on a newspaper and TV station with close ties to US-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen
  Peru Deal reached at UN climate talks   United Nations members have have approved a framework for setting national pledges to be submitted to a summit next year Dec.15  Sydney  Abbott pays tribute to siege dead Dec.16  Peshawar  Pakistan mourns its school dead Dec.17   Washington   US and Cuba seek to normalise ties
  US and Cuba are to start talks to normalise diplomatic ties in a historic shift in relations between the two countries, US officials say
Dec.21   Tunisia Tunisia veteran claims election win
Dec.25   Vatican Pope's message: Iraq and Syria suffered too long   Aceh   Tsunami-hit nations mark anniversary   A memorial has been held for the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami - the first in a series of events marking a decade since the disaster Dec.26  North Korea  N Korea berates Obama over film Dec.30   UN Security Council Security Council rejects Palestinian statehood resolution  Moscow  Kremlin critic Navalny found guilty of fraud Dec.31  Indonesia  AirAsia victims remembered at vigil


Police: 38 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire Map of Trade Unions building Odessa Ukraine




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May.2   Ukraine
  A building fire broke out during a clash between pro-Russia demonstrators and supporters of the central government
May.2   Ukraine Police: 38 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire Map of Trade Unions building Odessa Ukraine
  A building fire broke out during a clash between pro-Russia demonstrators and supporters of the central government
Dec.11  House of Representatives  US House passes $1.1tn budget bill



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2014 Feb.8   Syria Aid convoy fired on in besieged Homs   An aid convoy bringing supplies into the besieged district of the central city of Homs became trapped for several hours after coming under f... May.1  Toronto  Toronto Mayor Rob Ford enters rehab May.12   Nigeria US planes search for Nigerian girls
Jun.9  Tokyo  Japan signals resumption of whaling Jun.18   Baghdad Iraq asks US to launch airstrikes against militants Jun.19  Washington  US to send military advisers to Iraq Jun.24  Baghdad  US forces arrive in Baghdad to advise Iraqi troops Aug.8  Northern Iraq  US aid drop follows fresh Iraq raids Aug.11   Moscow   Putin taunts West with humanitarian convoy in eastern Ukraine
  The Kremlin announced it will send a humanitarian convoy into Ukraine, despite previous warnings from the West against such move
Aug.12   Washington US sends more military advisors to Iraq
Oct.19  Aleppo  Kobane: US drops arms and aid to Kurds battling IS Oct.28  Global  Ebola outbreak: World Bank chief appeals for volunteers



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2014 Jan.13   Egypt Egypt holds vote on new constitution
Jan.18   Cairo   Egypt referendum 'wins 98% support'
  Egypt's referendum on a new constitution has been backed by 98.1% of people who voted, officials say
Jan.26  Cairo  Early presidential poll for Egypt Feb.9   Switzerland   Swiss narrowly back migration curbs
  Swiss voters have narrowly backed a referendum proposal to bring back strict quotas for immigration from European Union countries
Mar.6   European Union   'Illegal' Crimean referendum condemned   The EU and US have joined Ukraine's government in condemning as 'illegal' a move by the Crimea region to set up a referendum to join Russia Mar.7  Kiev  Crimea vote 'will not be recognised' Mar.16  Crimea  Crimea holds secession referendum Mar.16   Crimea   Crimea referendum: Voters 'back Russia union'
  Some 95.5% of voters in Crimea have supported joining Russia, officials say. after half the votes have been counted in a disputed referendum
 The EU and US condemned it as illegal. Russia's Vladimir Putin has said he will respect the Crimean people's wishes. Many Crimeans loyal to Kiev boycotted the referendum
Mar.26   Cairo Egypt army head runs for presidency   Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has announced that he has resigned as Egypt's military chief in order to stand for the presidency Mar.27   UN Gen. Assembly   U.N. General Assembly: Crimean referendum invalid
  A resolution is calling the referendum to secede from Ukraine invalid. The vote was 100-11, with 58 countries abstaining
 Moscow formally annexed Ukraine's southern Crimea region days after the controversial referendum in which a majority of Crimeans voted to leave Ukraine for Russia
Apr.5   Afghanistan Afghans defy threat of violence to vote for new leader Apr.6   India India kicks off world's largest election   Indians began voting in the world's biggest election, with the opposition heading into the polls with strong momentum on promises of economic... Apr.26   Kabul Afghan election set for run-off May.7   Moscow Putin 'backs' Ukraine election May.11   Eastern Ukraine Ukraine rebels hold self-rule vote Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Pro-Russian separatists in two eastern regions are holding 'self-rule' referendums - a move condemned by the Ukrainian government and the West.    Correspondents at polling stations report chaotic scene...
May.11   Donbass Ukraine rebels claim poll victory   Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region have claimed a resounding victory in a 'self-rule' referendum, saying 89% voted in... May.15   New Delhi BJP leads in India election vote May.16   Gujarat Narendra Modi hails 'landmark' win   Incoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed a 'landmark' election victory by his BJP party May.25   France Eurosceptic 'earthquake' rocks EU
  The National Front has come first in France's elections to the European Parliament in what PM Manuel Valls has declared a 'political earthquake'
 Eurosceptic parties are coming first in Denmark and Greece. Britain's UKIP party surges in Euro election. Sweden feminist party goes to Brussels. Left opposition leads Greece euro vote
May.25   Kiev   Petro Poroshenko claims Ukraine presidency
  Ukrainian confectionery tycoon Petro Poroshenko has claimed outright victory in the country's presidential election.    The 48-year-old businessman won more than 55% of the vote in ...
Jun.2  Syria  Syria votes in presidential election Jun.4   Damascus Syria's Bashar al-Assad re-elected Jun.6   Kabul Afghan presidential candidate survives convoy attack Jun.15  Colombia  Santos re-elected in Colombian poll Jul.7   Kabul Afghanistan's Ashraf Ghani leads in early vote count Jul.8   Kabul Afghan poll crisis: Defiant Abdullah claims victory
  Afghan presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah has claimed victory in last month's poll, despite results giving a lead to his rival, Ashraf Ghani
Jul.22  Jakarta  Joko Widodo wins Indonesia presidential election Aug.10   Turkey   President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hails new era for Turkey   Outgoing PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hailed his victory in Turkey's first direct presidential election as a new era for the country Sep.3  Paris  France halts Russia warship delivery Sep.17   Scotland Scottish independence: Voters answer referendum question Sep.18  Scotland  First results of Scotland vote trickle in Sep.18   Scotland Scots reject independence Map of EDINBURGH United Kingdom
  Voters in Scotland turned out in unprecedented numbers and early results suggested they were not in favor of ending union with England
 The 'No' side has an unassailable lead of 1,877,252 votes to 1,512,688. Nationally, the margin of victory is about 55% to 45%. Glasgow voted in favour of independence. Edinburgh, the nation's capital, rejected independence
Sep.21  Kabul  Afghanistan election commission names Ahmadzai winner Oct.5   Brazil Rousseff set to face Brazil run-off Oct.12   Bolivia Morales claims Bolivia election win Oct.19  Aleppo  Kobane: US drops arms and aid to Kurds battling IS Oct.26   Brazil   Dilma Rousseff re-elected Brazilian president
  Left-leaning President Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected president of Brazil, after securing 51.45% of votes in a closely-fought election.    Her rival, centrist candidate Aeci...
Oct.26   Kiev Pro-Western blocs 'win Ukraine poll'
Nov.2   Donbass Ukrainian breakaway regions hold elections   Residents of separatist-controlled regions voted to elect legislators and executives in polls that have been denounced by the international ... Nov.4   U.S. Senate Republicans win control of US Senate   The Republican Party has won control of the Senate in the mid-term elections, increasing its power in the final two years of Obama's preside... Nov.30  Uruguay  Leftist leader wins Uruguay's presidency Dec.21   Tunisia Tunisia veteran claims election win Dec.25   Aceh   Tsunami-hit nations mark anniversary   A memorial has been held for the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami - the first in a series of events marking a decade since the disaster



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2014 May.26  Vietnam  Vietnam boat sinks after collision Jul.15  South Vietnam  China moves Vietnam row oil rig Dec.5   China China arrests ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang  Ex-security chief, the most senior Chinese official to be investigated for corruption, has been arrested and expelled from the Communist Par...



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2014 Jan.20   Syria Syria accused of systematic torture
Jan.28   U.S. Congress Obama pledges action on inequality Feb.8   Syria Aid convoy fired on in besieged Homs   An aid convoy bringing supplies into the besieged district of the central city of Homs became trapped for several hours after coming under f... Feb.15  Beirut  Lebanon gets cabinet after 10 months Feb.26  Kiev  Protesters name new Ukraine cabinet Mar.17   Moscow   Vladimir Putin recognises Crimea as nation
  Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree recognising Crimea as a sovereign state, paving the way for it to be absorbed into Russia
May.28  Washington  US gives $5bn to global terror fight Jun.7  Colombia  Colombia government and Farc to set up truth commission Jun.9  Tokyo  Japan signals resumption of whaling Jun.10   Sao Paulo Blatter still has burning desire to be FIFA's president



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2014 Jan.8   North Korea   Rodman sings Happy Birthday to Kim   US basketball star Dennis Rodman has sung Happy Birthday to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in front of a crowd of thousands in the capital Jan.9  North Korea  Rodman sorry over N Korea detainee Feb.4  U.S. Congress  'Obamacare' will reduce US workforce Feb.13   Brussels Belgian children may be able to choose death  The lower house of the Belgian Parliament adopted a bill that extends the right to euthanasia for minors. The law passed 86 to 44 with 12 ab... Feb.19  Sochi  Video shows Pussy Riot members 'beaten by Cossacks' Apr.27   Los Angeles NBA probes racist remarks claim
  The US National Basketball Association (NBA) is investigating a report alleging that the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers Donald Sterling made racist remarks
May.27   Lahore Pakistan woman stoned by family outside court  30-year old Farzana Bibi died has been killed by her relatives outside Lahore High Court for marrying against their wishes Aug.17   Liberia Protesters attack Liberia Ebola unit Sep.16  Washington  Obama says Ebola outbreak a 'global security threat' Oct.15  Washington  Obama: Ebola risk very low in US Oct.28  Global  Ebola outbreak: World Bank chief appeals for volunteers Oct.28  Liberia  US hails West Africa Ebola progress



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2014 Mar.30  Japan  Climate impacts overwhelming - UN Apr.19  South Korea  Anger erupts over Korea ferry rescue Apr.20  South Korea  S Korea leader condemns ferry crew Apr.27  South Korea  South Korean PM resigns over ferry May.26  Vietnam  Vietnam boat sinks after collision Sep.21   New York Climate change summit: Thousands join global protests   Protests in many countries to demand urgent action on climate change have kicked off, with over 2,000 marches taking place around the world Nov.2  Denmark  Fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 says IPCC Nov.11  Beijing  Obama and Xi in emissions pledge Dec.12  Peru  Climate summit goes into overtime Dec.14   Peru Deal reached at UN climate talks   United Nations members have have approved a framework for setting national pledges to be submitted to a summit next year



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2014 Jan.17   Vatican Ex-Pope defrocked nearly 400 priests
Jan.18   Kabul Afghanistan security probe after Kabul restaurant raid Feb.22  Vatican  Pope appoints 19 new cardinals Apr.18  Rome  Pope Francis prays for abandoned in Good Friday service Apr.19   Kiev   Ukraine calls Easter truce in east   Ukraine's foreign minister has said that operations against pro-Russian militants in the east of the country have been suspended over Easter Apr.27   Vatican   Vatican declares two popes saints   Pope Francis has declared Popes John Paul II and John XXIII saints, in front of a crowd of hundreds of thousands May.19   Bangkok Thailand army declares martial law
  The Thai army says that it is imposing martial law amid a political crisis 'to preserve law and order'. The army granted itself wide-ranging powers.    Soldiers have taken over TV and radio stat...
May.22  Washington  Thailand's military coup condemned May.22  Bangkok  Coup leader summons Thai politicians Jun.13  Iraq  Iraq cleric issues Shia call to arms Jun.21  Southern Italy  Pope Francis attacks 'evil' mafia in 'Ndrangheta base Jun.29   Iraq   ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate
  The Al Qaeda breakaway group that has seized much of northern Syria and neighboring Iraq formally declared the creation of an Islamic state
Aug.13   South Korea   Pope Francis makes first South Korean visit in 25 years   Pope is on the first papal visit to the Asian nation in a quarter century, stepping off the plane onto a red carpet and greeting President Park... Aug.30   Lesotho Lesotho 'coup' forces PM Thabane to South Africa Oct.9   North Korea   Kim Jong-un’s absence fuels speculation about health, coup  North Korea's mysterious leader Kim Jong-un has not been seen in public for 34 days, sparking a wide range of speculation Oct.18   Vatican   Pope's synod setback on gay policy  Pope Francis has suffered a setback as proposals for wider acceptance of gay people failed to win a two-thirds majority at a Catholic Church... Dec.25   Vatican Pope's message: Iraq and Syria suffered too long



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2014 Jan.9  New York  India diplomat in visa row charged Jan.25  China  China court jails lawyer Xu Zhiyong Feb.22   Eastern Ukraine   Ukraine ex-PM Tymoshenko freed   The Ukrainian opposition leader and former Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, has been freed from jail Mar.10  Moscow  Russia condemns 'lawlessness' in eastern Ukraine Mar.21  Moscow  Putin signs Crimea annexation law Mar.26   Cairo Egypt army head runs for presidency   Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has announced that he has resigned as Egypt's military chief in order to stand for the presidency Mar.31   Tel Aviv   Israel's Olmert convicted of bribery  Israel's former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who resigned from office in 2008 amid a corruption inquiry, has been found guilty in a bribery t... May.7   Bangkok Thailand court ousts PM Yingluck Shinawatra
Jun.1  Iran  Iran executed dissident for 'enmity against God' Jun.23   Cairo Al-Jazeera trio jailed in Egypt  Three al-Jazeera journalists accused of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood have been jailed for seven years in Egypt Aug.15  Texas  Texas Governor Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power Aug.20   Bangkok Thailand's army ruler to take up new post as prime minister Oct.25  Iran  Iran executes woman who killed her alleged rapist Nov.8   North Korea   North Korea frees detained US men Miller and Bae  2 Americans who were being held in detention in N. Korea, Matthew Todd Miller and Kenneth Bae, have been released and are on their way home Nov.29   Cairo   Mubarak cleared over protest killings   A court in Egypt has dropped charges against former President Hosni Mubarak over the killing of 239 protesters during the 2011 uprising against... Dec.3   New York Federal probe into NY chokehold case   The Justice Dept is to launch a civil rights investigation into the death of a black man who died after being placed in a headlock by a white... Dec.30  Moscow  Kremlin critic Navalny found guilty of fraud



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2014 Apr.4   Afghanistan   Two AP journalists shot in Afghanistan, one fatally   Anja Niedringhaus, 48, a German photographerwas shot in Khost province province. Kathy Gannon, a Canadian reporter in a stable condition Jun.23   Cairo Al-Jazeera trio jailed in Egypt  Three al-Jazeera journalists accused of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood have been jailed for seven years in Egypt Aug.19   Northern Iraq   Video shows ISIS beheading U.S. journalist James Foley
  A video shows the beheading and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq
 James Wright Foley (October 18, 1973 – August 19, 2014) was an American freelance journalist and photojournalist of the Syrian Civil War when he was abducted on November 22, 2012 in northwestern Syria. Foley is the first American citizen to be killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Aug.19   Northern Iraq   Video shows ISIS beheading U.S. journalist James Foley
  A video shows the beheading and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq
 James Wright Foley (October 18, 1973 – August 19, 2014) was an American freelance journalist and photojournalist of the Syrian Civil War when he was abducted on November 22, 2012 in northwestern Syria. Foley is the first American citizen to be killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Aug.21  USA  ISIS militants threatened to kill journalist in email to family Dec.14   Istanbul Turkey raids target media critics
  Turkish police have made at least 23 arrests during raids on a newspaper and TV station with close ties to US-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen




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2014 May.10   Washington Michelle Obama: Nigeria kidnappings 'unconscionable' May.12   Nigeria US planes search for Nigerian girls Oct.8   Mexico   Mexico missing students: Nationwide protests held Map of Iguala Mexico
  Thousands of people have held protests in cities across Mexico against the disappearance of students in the southern town of Iguala last month
Oct.17   Nigeria Boko Haram reach ceasefire deal, kidnapped girls to go free



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2014 Jan.25  Cairo  Four dead as Egyptians mark uprising Mar.20   Turkey Twitter 'blocked' in Turkey
  Twitter users in Turkey report that the social media site has been blocked in the country. PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to 'wipe out Twitter'
Jun.3   Beijing Tiananmen tense on rally anniversary
Jun.6   France D-Day anniversary: Veterans mark historic invasion Map of Sword Beach Normandy France
  Almost 2,000 veterans and world leaders are attending the main commemoration event marking the 70th anniversary of the landings
Jun.28  Bosnia  Bosnia marks centenary of WWI spark Aug.3   France   French and German leaders mark WW1 anniversary   The French and German presidents have commemorated the 100th anniversary of Germany's declaration of war on France on 3 August 1914 Nov.9   Berlin Berlin Wall: Thousands of balloons released Map of Brandenburg Gate Germany
  Some 8,000 helium balloons have been released into the night sky over Germany's capital to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Wall
Dec.25   Aceh   Tsunami-hit nations mark anniversary   A memorial has been held for the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami - the first in a series of events marking a decade since the disaster



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2014 Mar.4  Washington  US to boycott G8 Summit in Sochi unless Russia reverses course on Ukraine May.6  Austria  Ukraine crisis dominates Council of Europe meeting May.17   Paris Leaders declare 'war' on Boko Haram
May.17  Vietnam  China evacuates workers from Vietnam Sep.4   Wales Nato summit: Russia criticised over Ukraine crisis Nov.14   Queensland G20 summit: World leaders meet in Brisbane Map of Brisbane Australia
  The two-day summit, attended by the US, Chinese and Russian leaders among others, will focus on promoting growth
Nov.15   Queensland   Ukraine crisis: Russia under pressure at G20 summit   Russia has been rebuked by Western leaders about its role in the Ukraine crisis, at a G20 summit in Australia



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2014 Jan.26  Kiev  Ukraine justice minister in state of emergency warning Feb.25  Kiev  Ukraine leader warns of separatism Mar.5   Paris Top diplomats seek Ukraine solution
Apr.9  Kiev  Ukraine in 48-hour ultimatum to east's pro-Russia activists Apr.10  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  Putin warns Europe of gas shortages May.23  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  Putin warns of civil war in Ukraine as election looms Jun.4  Brussels  G7 warns Russia of fresh sanctions Jul.28  Jerusalem  Israel PM Netanyahu warns of 'prolonged' Gaza campaign Aug.21  Washington  Islamic State militants pose 'biggest threat' to US Aug.29  Berlin  Ukraine 'slipping out of control', Germany warns Aug.30   Brussels Ukraine crisis: EU 'must act on Russia aggression'   EU leaders are meeting in Brussels to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, threatening to impose fresh sanctions against Russia Sep.10  Washington  Obama threatens action in Syria Sep.16  Washington  Obama says Ebola outbreak a 'global security threat' Oct.1  Beijing  China warns on 'illegal' HK protests Nov.8  Berlin  Gorbachev: World on brink of new Cold War



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2014 Jan.16  Vatican  Vatican grilled by U.N. over sexual abuse Jan.18   Kabul Afghanistan security probe after Kabul restaurant raid
Feb.4  U.S. Congress  'Obamacare' will reduce US workforce Feb.8  Spain  Spanish princess quizzed in court Mar.2  Global  G7 condemns Russia over Ukraine Mar.3  UN Security Council  Yanukovych asked for troops, Russia tells UN Mar.13   UN Security Council Ukraine accuses Russia of 'military aggression' Mar.29  Moscow  Russia vows no Ukraine invasion Mar.29  Malaysia  Chinese demand more information on missing plane Apr.3   Kiev Kiev report blames Yanukovych for protest deaths Jul.21  Moscow  Outrage at Moscow grows over 'shambolic' Flight 17 probe



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2014 Jan.17  Mumbai  At least 18 reportedly killed in stampede at funeral in Mumbai Jun.20   UN Refugee figures 'highest since WW2'
Aug.30   Lesotho Lesotho 'coup' forces PM Thabane to South Africa Nov.20   Washington   Obama offer to 5m illegal migrants
  Nearly five million people living illegally in the US can escape deportation under sweeping changes to the US immigration system




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2014 Jan.8   North Korea   Rodman sings Happy Birthday to Kim   US basketball star Dennis Rodman has sung Happy Birthday to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in front of a crowd of thousands in the capital Feb.11  Washington  White House welcomes French President Francois Hollande Feb.11   Washington Hollande honoured at US state dinner
Mar.4  Kiev  Kerry: No evidence for Russia claims Mar.12   Washington Ukraine interim PM arrives in U.S. Mar.25   Beijing   China families vent missing plane fury   Angry relatives of passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have clashed with police outside Malaysia's embassy in the Chinese... Mar.27  Vatican  Obama meets Pope Francis in Rome Mar.29  Malaysia  Chinese demand more information on missing plane Apr.2  Western Australia  Malaysia PM Najib Razak in Australia Apr.2  Western Australia  Malaysia PM Najib Razak in Australia Apr.10  Australia  Abbott confident over plane signals Apr.22  Kiev  Biden says Russia must 'start acting' May.9   Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine   Russia's Putin visits annexed Crimea   President Vladimir Putin is making his first visit to Crimea since Russia annexed it from Ukraine in March. The Kiev government protested at... May.25   West Bank Pope Francis prays at Bethlehem wall Jun.5  France  D-Day anniversary: World leaders gather for ceremony Jun.18   Baghdad Iraq asks US to launch airstrikes against militants Jun.23   Baghdad Kerry holds talks in Iraq as more cities fall to ISIS militants Jul.17  Malaysia  Malaysia PM: Deep shock over Ukraine plane crash Jul.23   Netherlands   MH17 victims arrive in Netherlands Map of Eindhoven Netherlands
  Two planes carrying bodies from crashed flight MH17 have landed in the Netherlands where a day of mourning for the 298 victims has been declared
Aug.13   Sao Paulo Brazilian presidential candidate among those killed in plane crash Map of Santos Brazil
  Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when a small plane carrying him to a campaign stop crashed into a residential neighborhood, state media reported
Oct.3  South Korea  North Koreans make surprise visit to South Oct.28  Liberia  US hails West Africa Ebola progress Dec.31  Indonesia  AirAsia victims remembered at vigil



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2014 Jan.23   Ethiopia South Sudan, rebels reach ceasefire
Feb.21   Kiev   Deal signed to end Ukraine crisis
  President Viktor Yanukovych, opposition leaders and representatives of the EU signed the deal after a night of difficult negotiations.    The agreement gives the government 48 hours to restore an earlier version of the country's constitution limiting the president's powers and also calls f...
Mar.18   Moscow Putin signs Russia-Crimea treaty
Mar.21   Brussels Ukraine signs EU trade pact   Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk signed the political elements of a trade pact with the European Union on Friday Apr.17   Geneva   Deal struck to calm Ukraine crisis   Russia, Ukraine, the US and the European Union have said that all sides have agreed to steps to 'de-escalate' the crisis in eastern Ukraine Apr.23   Gaza   Hamas-Fatah announce reconciliation
  Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have announced a reconciliation deal, saying they will seek to form a unity government in the coming weeks
May.9   Ethiopia South Sudan rivals agree peace deal   South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed a peace deal after a five-month conflict Jun.27   Brussels   Ukraine hails EU's 'historic pact' with ex-Soviet states
  Ukraine's president has hailed a 'historic' trade pact with the European Union, calling it the 'most important day' since independence in 1991.    Russia said the partnership agreement, also signed by two other ex-...
Jul.16   Gaza   Israel, Hamas agree to 5-hour cease-fire to allow humanitarian aid   5 hour cease-fire in order to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza, following a request from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency Jul.31   Gaza   New Gaza humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas   Israel and Hamas have agreed to an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza from 08:00 (05:00 GMT) on Friday Sep.5   Belarus Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels sign ceasefire deal
Map of Minsk Belarus
  The two sides agreed to stop firing and the truce appeared to be holding. But the rebels had not changed their policy of splitting from Ukraine
 More than 2,600 people have died since rebels stormed several eastern cities. The rebels made new advances in recent days
Sep.14  Berlin  Merkel: Fighting anti-Semitism is German duty Oct.17   Nigeria Boko Haram reach ceasefire deal, kidnapped girls to go free Oct.24  Turkey  Turkey: 200 Peshmerga will join Syrian Kurds' fight for Kobani Oct.30   Brussels Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply



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2014 Jan.9  North Korea  Rodman sorry over N Korea detainee Jan.17   Washington Obama announces plan to curb NSA
Jan.20   Syria Syria accused of systematic torture Jan.25  China  China court jails lawyer Xu Zhiyong Jan.31   Kiev Ukraine activist 'was tortured' Feb.4   South Korea Koreas agree to family reunions Feb.17   UN   U.N.: Kim could be prosecuted for crimes against humanity   A stunning catalog of torture and the widespread abuse of even the weakest reveal a portrait of a brutal state 'that does not have any paral... Feb.19  Sochi  Video shows Pussy Riot members 'beaten by Cossacks' Feb.19   North Korea Two Koreas hold family reunions   More than 100 South Koreans have arrived in North Korea for reunions with their relatives - the first such events since 2010 Feb.22   Eastern Ukraine   Ukraine ex-PM Tymoshenko freed   The Ukrainian opposition leader and former Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, has been freed from jail Mar.20   Turkey Twitter 'blocked' in Turkey
  Twitter users in Turkey report that the social media site has been blocked in the country. PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to 'wipe out Twitter'
Apr.30   Northern Ireland Gerry Adams held over 1972 murder
Map of Antrim United Kingdom
  Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has been arrested by Northern Ireland police in connection with the 1972 murder of Jean McConville
May.7  England  Malala plea over Nigeria schoolgirls May.10   Washington Michelle Obama: Nigeria kidnappings 'unconscionable' May.23   Bangkok Thai army detains ex-PM Yingluck Jun.1  Iran  Iran executed dissident for 'enmity against God' Jul.1   Paris   Sarkozy held over influence claims Map of Nanterre France
  French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy has been detained for questioning over alleged influence peddling
Oct.10   Norway   Malala and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize
  Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner, have jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize.    Malala, 17, is the youngest ever recipient of the prize. She was shot in...
Oct.22  Mexico  Missing students: Iguala mayor arrest ordered Nov.8   North Korea   North Korea frees detained US men Miller and Bae  2 Americans who were being held in detention in N. Korea, Matthew Todd Miller and Kenneth Bae, have been released and are on their way home Nov.18   UN UN calls for N Korea rights probe
Dec.3   New York Federal probe into NY chokehold case   The Justice Dept is to launch a civil rights investigation into the death of a black man who died after being placed in a headlock by a white... Dec.9   U.S. Senate CIA lied over 'brutal' interrogations   The CIA carried out 'brutal' interrogations of al-Qaeda suspects in the years after the 9/11 attacks on the US, a US Senate report has said Dec.11   Hong Kong Arrests as Admiralty site is cleared Dec.30  Moscow  Kremlin critic Navalny found guilty of fraud



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2014 Jan.1  Czech Republic  Palestinian diplomat dies in blast Jan.9  New York  India diplomat in visa row charged Apr.3  Moscow  Russia recalls ambassador to NATO Apr.11   Washington US refuses visa for Iran's UN choice
Jul.10   Berlin Germany expels U.S. Embassy official



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2014 Jan.6  Switzerland  Merkel fractures pelvis in ski fall Feb.19  European Union  Kiev bloodshed sparks sanctions push Feb.20   Kiev Ukraine sanctions imposed amid clashes
Mar.17   European Union   EU and US impose Crimea sanctions
  The EU and US have announced travel bans and asset freezes against a number of officials from Russia and Ukraine.    The individuals are seen as having played a key role in...
Mar.20   Washington US imposes more sanctions on Russia
Apr.4   Afghanistan   Two AP journalists shot in Afghanistan, one fatally   Anja Niedringhaus, 48, a German photographerwas shot in Khost province province. Kathy Gannon, a Canadian reporter in a stable condition Apr.22  Washington  Russia risks further US sanctions over Ukraine, says Kerry Apr.25   Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine Western leaders consider new Russia sanctions Apr.26   Washington   G-7 leaders agree to impose new sanctions on Russia  Leaders of the G-7 had agreed to 'move swiftly' to impose new sanctions against Russia over its continued role in the unrest in Ukraine Apr.28   Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine   US sanctions target key Putin aides   The US has imposed sanctions on seven Russian individuals and 17 companies it says are linked to President Vladimir Putin's 'inner circle' Jun.6   Kabul Afghan presidential candidate survives convoy attack Jul.16   European Union Ukraine crisis: US and EU boost sanctions on Russia Jul.29   Washington US and EU widen sanctions on Russia Jul.29   Washington US and EU widen sanctions on Russia Aug.30   Brussels EU sets Russia sanctions ultimatum Sep.3  Paris  France halts Russia warship delivery Sep.12   Washington Ukraine crisis: US strengthens sanctions on Russia  The US government has imposed new sanctions on major Russian banks, defence and energy companies Sep.12   Washington Ukraine crisis: US strengthens sanctions on Russia  The US government has imposed new sanctions on major Russian banks, defence and energy companies Dec.17   Washington US and Cuba seek to normalise ties
  US and Cuba are to start talks to normalise diplomatic ties in a historic shift in relations between the two countries, US officials say




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2014 Jan.18   Syria   Syria opposition to attend peace talks   Main political opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, has agreed to attend next week's so-called Geneva II peace talks, to be held... Jan.19   UN   UN invites Iran to Syria peace talks   UN chief Ban Ki-moon has invited Iran to take part in preliminary Syrian peace talks this week in Switzerland, an offer Tehran has accepted Jan.20   UN UN withdraws Iran invitation to Geneva talks
Jan.22   Switzerland   Syria defiant at conference; Kerry rules out al-Assad
  'This is a Syrian conflict, and it will remain as such,' Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem told the peace conference.    A preliminary session of Syrian peace talks meant to end three years of bloodshed was...
Jan.22  Switzerland  Gulf over Assad blights Syria talks Jan.23  Kiev  Crisis talks after Ukraine bloodshed Jan.26  Geneva  Syria talks: Civilians allowed to leave Homs old city Jan.26  Geneva  Power transfer on Syria talks agenda Jan.31   Geneva Syria talks end in recriminations   The Syrian government and opposition have traded insults after a week-long peace conference in Geneva ended with no firm agreement Feb.10   Geneva New round of Syria peace talks begins in Geneva Feb.11  China  China, Taiwan hold historic talks Mar.1   Moscow   Russia approves troops for Ukraine   Russia's upper house of parliament has approved President Putin's request for Russian forces to be used in Ukraine Mar.5  Paris  'Tough' Ukraine talks to continue Mar.14   London Kerry, Lavrov hold last-ditch talks Mar.14   London   No Ukraine accord in US-Russia talks   Russia and the US have 'no common vision' on the crisis in Ukraine, Russia's foreign minister has said, after talks with his US counterpart Mar.30   Paris   US-Russia deadlock on Ukraine crisis   Kerry stressed that Ukraine would have to be at the table for negotiations. Russian foreign minister: Ukraine can't function as unified stat... May.13  Kiev  Ukraine hosts talks in new peace bid May.22  Bangkok  Coup leader summons Thai politicians May.29  Kiev  Ukraine leader vows to crush rebels Jun.19  Washington  US to send military advisers to Iraq Jun.24  Baghdad  US forces arrive in Baghdad to advise Iraqi troops Jul.18  Jerusalem  Netanyahu orders military to prepare for 'significant expansion' of Gaza ground offensive Jul.28  Jerusalem  Israel PM Netanyahu warns of 'prolonged' Gaza campaign Aug.12   Washington US sends more military advisors to Iraq Aug.31  Moscow  Putin 'urges talks on statehood for east Ukraine' Sep.10  Washington  Obama threatens action in Syria Sep.14  Paris  Islamic State crisis: Kerry to lead talks in Paris Sep.14  Paris  Islamic State crisis: Kerry to lead talks in Paris Sep.19   Belarus Ukraine deal with pro-Russian rebels at Minsk talks   Ukraine's government and pro-Russia rebels have agreed a memorandum on a peace plan for the eastern conflict Oct.2  Turkey  Turkish lawmakers OK military action against ISIS Oct.14   North Korea Koreas 'hold top military talks' Oct.24  Turkey  Turkey: 200 Peshmerga will join Syrian Kurds' fight for Kobani Nov.9  Beijing  Leaders of China, Japan hold ice-breaking meeting Nov.23   Austria Iran talks: Diplomats ponder extending deadline   Foreign ministers trying to reach an agreement on nuclear program are considering extending negotiations, as Monday's deadline for a deal lo...



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2014 Jan.2   Tel Aviv   Israel ex-PM Sharon 'critically ill'  The condition of Israel's former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon - who has been in a coma since 2006 - is now critical, 'with some danger to lif... Jan.6  Switzerland  Merkel fractures pelvis in ski fall Jan.9   New Jersey Chris Christie apologises for bridge-gridlock scandal
Jan.10  Paris  French president mulls legal action over claim of affair with actress Jan.14  Jerusalem  Israel apologies for Kerry criticism Jan.25   Kiev   Yanukovych offers jobs to opposition   Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych has offered the post of prime minister to opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk Jan.25   Paris   Hollande confirms Trierweiler split  French President Francois Hollande has confirmed his separation from his partner Valerie Trierweiler Jan.28   Kiev   Ukraine government resigns   President Yanukovych accepted the resignation of Mykola Azarov and his government , amid a political crisis fired by violent protests Feb.6   Ukraine Leaked Ukraine call embarrasses US Feb.8   Syria Aid convoy fired on in besieged Homs   An aid convoy bringing supplies into the besieged district of the central city of Homs became trapped for several hours after coming under f... Feb.17   Rome Italian president asks Renzi to form government  Giorgio Napolitano has asked Matteo Renzi, the mayor of Florence, to form a new government. It follows the resignation on Friday of PM Enrico... Feb.18   Venezuela Venezuelan opposition leader in custody Feb.23   Kiev Ukraine appoints interim president Feb.24  Kiev  Arrest warrant issued for Yanukovych Feb.28   Russia Viktor Yanukovych: I'm still Ukraine's President Mar.1   Washington Obama urges Putin to recall troops Mar.4   Moscow Russia has no plans to annex Ukraine's Crimea Mar.28  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  Putin calls Obama to discuss Ukraine Mar.31   Tel Aviv   Israel's Olmert convicted of bribery  Israel's former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who resigned from office in 2008 amid a corruption inquiry, has been found guilty in a bribery t... Apr.10  Australia  Abbott confident over plane signals Apr.20  South Korea  S Korea leader condemns ferry crew Apr.27  South Korea  South Korean PM resigns over ferry Apr.30   Northern Ireland Gerry Adams held over 1972 murder Map of Antrim United Kingdom
  Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has been arrested by Northern Ireland police in connection with the 1972 murder of Jean McConville
May.1  Toronto  Toronto Mayor Rob Ford enters rehab May.4   Libya Libya appoints businessman as new PM May.4   Libya Libya appoints businessman as new PM May.23   Bangkok Thai army detains ex-PM Yingluck May.25   Kiev   Petro Poroshenko claims Ukraine presidency
  Ukrainian confectionery tycoon Petro Poroshenko has claimed outright victory in the country's presidential election.    The 48-year-old businessman won more than 55% of the vote in ...
May.29  Kiev  Ukraine leader vows to crush rebels May.30  Berlin  Row brews as Merkel backs Juncker as EU chief Jun.7   Kiev   Poroshenko sworn in and sets out peace plan   Petro Poroshenko has been sworn in as president of Ukraine, setting out a plan to bring peace to the conflict-torn east of the country Jun.8  Cairo  Egypt leader hails 'historic moment' Jun.10   Sao Paulo Blatter still has burning desire to be FIFA's president
Jun.26  Moscow  Putin aide calls Ukraine head 'Nazi' Jul.1   Paris   Sarkozy held over influence claims Map of Nanterre France
  French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy has been detained for questioning over alleged influence peddling
Jul.5   Mosul Isis chief appears in first video Jul.10  Washington  Obama: US willing to negotiate cease-fire between Israel, Hamas Jul.18  Jerusalem  Netanyahu orders military to prepare for 'significant expansion' of Gaza ground offensive Jul.24  Kiev  Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk resigning Aug.11   Missouri   Riots over killing of US black teen Map of Ferguson Missouri Missouri
  Rioting over the killing of Michael Brown, 18, an unarmed black teenager, by a police officer has erupted in the US state of Missouri
 The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, an unarmed black man, was shot to death by a white police officer, Darren Wilson. The disputed circumstances of the shooting, and resulting protests and civil unrest, have caused significant controversy in the United States
Aug.11   Baghdad Iraqi President nominates new prime minister
  President Fuad Masum nominated Haider al-Abadi to succeed a defiant Nuri al-Maliki, who had earlier vowed to hang on to power.    Iraq's president asks a Shia politician to replace embattled Prime Min...
Aug.14  Baghdad  Al-Maliki agrees to step down as prime minister Aug.15  Texas  Texas Governor Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power Aug.20   Bangkok Thailand's army ruler to take up new post as prime minister
Sep.6  Somalia  Al-Shabab names new leader after Godane death in US strike Sep.8  Baghdad  Iraq swears in unity government Sep.14  Berlin  Merkel: Fighting anti-Semitism is German duty Sep.14  Sweden  Swedish prime minister resigns after election loss Sep.19   Scotland Scottish referendum: Salmond to quit after Scots vote No Sep.21  Yemen  Yemen PM quits amid rebel clashes Sep.29  UN Gen. Assembly  Netanyahu addresses Islamic terror in speech to UN Oct.2  Hong Kong  CY Leung refuses to quit as leader Oct.4  Hong Kong  HK leader calls for 'return to order' Oct.9   North Korea   Kim Jong-un’s absence fuels speculation about health, coup  North Korea's mysterious leader Kim Jong-un has not been seen in public for 34 days, sparking a wide range of speculation Oct.13   North Korea   North Korea says leader has reappeared   State media has attempted to end the international speculation by publishing the first photos of Kim Jong Un in more than a month Oct.15  Washington  Obama: Ebola risk very low in US Oct.19  Tokyo  Two Japan ministers quit amid rows Oct.22  Mexico  Missing students: Iguala mayor arrest ordered Oct.23  Canada  Sergeant-at-Arms hailed as hero who shot Ottawa attacker Oct.30  Burkina Faso  Burkina Faso president defies calls to step down Oct.31   Burkina Faso Burkina Faso president relinquishes 27-year rule after protests Map of Ouagadougou Burkina Faso
  Blaise Compaore stepped down in the wake of demonstrations demanding his ouster. Army General Honore Traore staff assumed power
Nov.29   Cairo   Mubarak cleared over protest killings   A court in Egypt has dropped charges against former President Hosni Mubarak over the killing of 239 protesters during the 2011 uprising against... Nov.29  Taiwan  Taiwan's premier resigns after election loss Dec.5   China China arrests ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang  Ex-security chief, the most senior Chinese official to be investigated for corruption, has been arrested and expelled from the Communist Par...



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2014 Feb.8  Spain  Spanish princess quizzed in court Jun.2   Madrid King Juan Carlos of Spain abdicates
  King Juan Carlos of Spain has announced his intention to abdicate, after nearly 40 years on the throne.    His son, Crown Prince Felipe,...
Sep.8   London Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting second child




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2014 May.26  Paris  France's Hollande calls for reform of 'remote' EU



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2014 Jan.12   Bangkok Protesters begin Bangkok 'shutdown'
  Protesters have begun blocking roads in parts of the Thai capital, Bangkok, in a bid to oust the government before snap elections on February 2.    The protesters have built barricades and occupied road junction...
Jan.14  Bangkok  Bangkok 'shutdown' extends into 2nd day Jan.19   Kiev   Clashes in Kiev after protest ban
  Clashes have broken out after large crowds of pro-EU demonstrators rallied in Ukraine's capital against new laws which aim to curb public protests.    Stun grenades were thrown as protesters tried to reach parliament, their way blocked by police. Vitali Kl...
Jan.22  Kiev  3 protesters dead amid clashes with police in Kiev Jan.24  Kiev  Concessions fail to end Kiev unrest Jan.25   Cairo   Egypt anniversary clashes kill 29
  Rival demonstrations of supporters and opponents of the military-backed government took place at the anniversary of the 2011 uprising.    Rival rallies of supporters and opponents of the military-backed government took place in ...
Jan.27  Kiev  Ukraine 'to scrap anti-protest law' Feb.2   Bangkok Protests disrupt Thailand election   Protests have disrupted general election, halting voting in Bangkok and the south, but officials say that 89% of polling stations operated n... Feb.15  Venezuela  Protests, violence continue in Venezuela Feb.17   Bangkok Thailand police and protesters clash in Bangkok Feb.18  Kiev  7 people killed in clashes between police and anti-government protesters Feb.18   Kiev   Police storm main Kiev protest camp Map of Independence Square Ukraine
  Police are storming the main protest camp in the capital, which has been occupied since November. Explosions are taking place
 Fireworks are being thrown and large fires have broken out. At least 18 people were killed, including 7policemen. President Yanukovych blamed the violence on opposition leaders
Feb.19  Kiev  Kiev truce breaks as EU talks loom Feb.20  Kiev  At least 21 protesters dead in Kiev Feb.21  Kiev  Ukraine protesters stay despite deal Feb.26   Crimea Rival rallies in Ukraine's Crimea Mar.11   Istanbul Clashes as Turkish boy dies in coma  Clashes have erupted at a hospital where Berkin Elvan, 15, has died nine months after he was struck on the head by a tear gas canister fired... Mar.25   Beijing   China families vent missing plane fury   Angry relatives of passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have clashed with police outside Malaysia's embassy in the Chinese... Apr.6   Donbass Pro-Russians storm government office in Donetsk Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Pro-Russian protesters have stormed the regional administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk
Apr.13  Donbass  Operation to drive out pro-Russians from police building in Slovyansk Apr.18  Donbass  Pro-Russia protesters defy Ukraine deal Apr.19  South Korea  Anger erupts over Korea ferry rescue May.1   Donbass   Pro-Russian group seizes Donetsk office   Hundreds of pro-Russian militants have seized the regional prosecutor's office in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, and there are reports of injurie... May.1   Donbass   Pro-Russian group seizes Donetsk office   Hundreds of pro-Russian militants have seized the regional prosecutor's office in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, and there are reports of injurie... May.2   Ukraine Police: 38 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire Map of Trade Unions building Odessa Ukraine
  A building fire broke out during a clash between pro-Russia demonstrators and supporters of the central government
May.4  Ukraine  Odessa detainees freed after protest May.13   South Vietnam Protest in Vietnam over China rig   Several factories have been set on fire amid anti-China protests at an industrial park, amid tensions over the South China Sea May.17  Vietnam  China evacuates workers from Vietnam Jun.23   Baghdad Kerry holds talks in Iraq as more cities fall to ISIS militants Jun.29   Iraq   ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate
  The Al Qaeda breakaway group that has seized much of northern Syria and neighboring Iraq formally declared the creation of an Islamic state
Jul.2   Jerusalem Palestinians clash with Israeli police after body is found   A Palestinian teen was abducted and killed. Palestinians accusing Israeli settlers of conducting a revenge attack for the deaths of three Israeli... Jul.4   Jerusalem Crowds flock to E Jerusalem funeral
Aug.11   Missouri   Riots over killing of US black teen Map of Ferguson Missouri Missouri
  Rioting over the killing of Michael Brown, 18, an unarmed black teenager, by a police officer has erupted in the US state of Missouri
 The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, an unarmed black man, was shot to death by a white police officer, Darren Wilson. The disputed circumstances of the shooting, and resulting protests and civil unrest, have caused significant controversy in the United States
Aug.17   Liberia Protesters attack Liberia Ebola unit Aug.17   Missouri Overnight curfew resumes in tense St Louis suburb Aug.31   Hong Kong Occupy Central anger over Beijing ruling Sep.21  Yemen  Yemen PM quits amid rebel clashes Sep.26   Hong Kong HK students scuffle with police in chaotic protest
  Scores of young pro-democracy activist faced off with riot police after a night of scuffles and arrests over Beijing's refusal to allow reforms
 150 students late Friday night forced their way into government headquarters, some scaling a tall fence. Police responded with pepper spray
Sep.28   Hong Kong Tear gas and clashes at HK protest
Map of government headquarters Hong Kong Hong Kong
  Police have used tear gas to disperse thousands of pro-democracy protesters near the government complex, after a week of tensions
Sep.29   Hong Kong Hong Kong protesters stay on streets Sep.30   Hong Kong HK protesters defiant on National Day Oct.1   Hong Kong Protesters target office of Hong Kong's chief executive
  Activists took their fight to the doorstep of Hong Kong's chief executive, sitting down outside his office gates to express their dissatisfaction with him
Oct.3  Hong Kong  Pro-democracy protesters scuffle with residents, cancel talks with government Oct.5  Hong Kong  Hong Kong protesters make apparent concessions Oct.8   Turkey 19 die as violent protests over ISIS sweep Turkey
Oct.8   Mexico   Mexico missing students: Nationwide protests held Map of Iguala Mexico
  Thousands of people have held protests in cities across Mexico against the disappearance of students in the southern town of Iguala last month
Oct.12   Hong Kong Hong Kong police remove barricades
  Police in Hong Kong have begun removing some of the barricades erected on major roads by pro-democracy protesters
Oct.14  Hong Kong  Police clear pro-democracy protesters from tunnel Oct.17   Hong Kong Mong Kok camp retaken from police
Oct.19  Hong Kong  Hong Kong protests: leader says 'external forces' involved Nov.17  Hong Kong  HK authorities clear protest site Nov.30   Hong Kong HK protesters clash with police at government HQ   Pro-democracy activists and police have clashed in Hong Kong, as thousands of people tried to surround government headquarters overnight Dec.4  New York  New protests over Eric Garner death Dec.10   West Bank Palestinian minister died at protest Dec.11   Hong Kong Arrests as Admiralty site is cleared



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2014 Apr.27   Los Angeles NBA probes racist remarks claim
  The US National Basketball Association (NBA) is investigating a report alleging that the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers Donald Sterling made racist remarks




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2014 Mar.21   Brussels Ukraine signs EU trade pact   Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk signed the political elements of a trade pact with the European Union on Friday Aug.6   European Union Rosetta goes into orbit around comet   Europe's Rosetta probe has arrived at a comet after a 10-year chase and manoeuvred alongside a speeding body to begin mapping Sep.23  India  India's first Mars satellite 'Mangalyaan' enters orbit Nov.12   European Union Space probe scores bull's-eye with comet landing
  A mechanical space traveler called the Philae plunked down on its target, 67P comet - some 310 million miles from Earth
Nov.14  European Union  Philae comet lander back in contact



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2014 Jan.18   Syria   Syria opposition to attend peace talks   Main political opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, has agreed to attend next week's so-called Geneva II peace talks, to be held... Jan.21   Bangkok State of emergency declared for Bangkok
Jan.23   Ethiopia South Sudan, rebels reach ceasefire Jan.26  Geneva  Syria talks: Civilians allowed to leave Homs old city Jan.28   U.S. Congress Obama pledges action on inequality Jan.31   Geneva Syria talks end in recriminations   The Syrian government and opposition have traded insults after a week-long peace conference in Geneva ended with no firm agreement Feb.24  Moscow  Russia: Ukraine leaders 'mutineers' Mar.1   Washington Obama urges Putin to recall troops Mar.2  Global  G7 condemns Russia over Ukraine Mar.3  UN Security Council  Yanukovych asked for troops, Russia tells UN Mar.10  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  John Kerry declines Vladimir Putin meeting Mar.13   UN Security Council Ukraine accuses Russia of 'military aggression' Mar.15   UN Security Council Russia isolated in UN Crimea vote
  Russia has vetoed a draft resolution criticising secession referendum in Crimea - the only Security Council member to vote against the measure
Mar.28   Washington   Obama: Russia should move troops   Russia could ease tensions with Ukraine if it were to move its troops away from its border with Ukraine and begin direct talks with Kiev, President... Mar.29  Moscow  Russia vows no Ukraine invasion Apr.14   Donbass Fresh pro-Russian attack in Ukraine Apr.19   Kiev   Ukraine calls Easter truce in east   Ukraine's foreign minister has said that operations against pro-Russian militants in the east of the country have been suspended over Easter Apr.30   Donbass Kiev 'helpless' to quell parts of east May.4  Ukraine  Odessa detainees freed after protest May.8  Eastern Ukraine  Pro-Russia separatists say 'nyet' to Putin May.9   Ethiopia South Sudan rivals agree peace deal   South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed a peace deal after a five-month conflict May.13  Kiev  Ukraine hosts talks in new peace bid May.19   Bangkok Thailand army declares martial law
  The Thai army says that it is imposing martial law amid a political crisis 'to preserve law and order'. The army granted itself wide-ranging powers.    Soldiers have taken over TV and radio stat...
Jun.7  Colombia  Colombia government and Farc to set up truth commission Jun.30  Jerusalem  Israel vows firm action after deaths Jul.10  Washington  Obama: US willing to negotiate cease-fire between Israel, Hamas Jul.16   Gaza   Israel, Hamas agree to 5-hour cease-fire to allow humanitarian aid   5 hour cease-fire in order to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza, following a request from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency Jul.31   Gaza   New Gaza humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas   Israel and Hamas have agreed to an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza from 08:00 (05:00 GMT) on Friday Sep.5   Belarus Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels sign ceasefire deal Map of Minsk Belarus
  The two sides agreed to stop firing and the truce appeared to be holding. But the rebels had not changed their policy of splitting from Ukraine
 More than 2,600 people have died since rebels stormed several eastern cities. The rebels made new advances in recent days
Sep.19   Belarus Ukraine deal with pro-Russian rebels at Minsk talks   Ukraine's government and pro-Russia rebels have agreed a memorandum on a peace plan for the eastern conflict Sep.20  Washington  White House security stepped up after intrusions Oct.10   Norway   Malala and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize
  Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner, have jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize.    Malala, 17, is the youngest ever recipient of the prize. She was shot in...
Oct.14   North Korea Koreas 'hold top military talks'
Oct.30   Jerusalem Israel closed access to Temple Mount Dec.26  North Korea  N Korea berates Obama over film Dec.30   UN Security Council Security Council rejects Palestinian statehood resolution



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2014 Feb.25   Uganda Uganda tabloid names 'homosexuals'
Apr.10  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  Putin warns Europe of gas shortages May.17   Paris Leaders declare 'war' on Boko Haram May.28  Washington  US gives $5bn to global terror fight Aug.21  USA  ISIS militants threatened to kill journalist in email to family Aug.21  Washington  Islamic State militants pose 'biggest threat' to US Sep.6  Somalia  Al-Shabab names new leader after Godane death in US strike Sep.29  UN Gen. Assembly  Netanyahu addresses Islamic terror in speech to UN Oct.13   Vatican Synod signals Catholic shift on gays Oct.30   Brussels Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply Dec.15  Sydney  Abbott pays tribute to siege dead Dec.16  Peshawar  Pakistan mourns its school dead



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2014 Apr.17   Mexico Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies   Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87, his family says May.27   Lahore Pakistan woman stoned by family outside court  30-year old Farzana Bibi died has been killed by her relatives outside Lahore High Court for marrying against their wishes May.28  North Carolina  Author Maya Angelou dies aged 86 Oct.25  Iran  Iran executes woman who killed her alleged rapist



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2014 Jan.11   Tel Aviv   Israel's former PM Ariel Sharon dies
Map of Tel Hashomer hospital Tel Aviv Israel
  Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died aged 85 after spending eight years in a coma following a stroke
 The storied general was at the height of his power when he suffered a stroke in 2006. Sharon died at Tel Hashomer hospital, where his family had gathered at his bedside over the past several days
Jan.12   Jerusalem Israelis line up to pay last respects to Ariel Sharon Jan.13   Southern Israel Burial service held for Ariel Sharon Jan.17  Mumbai  At least 18 reportedly killed in stampede at funeral in Mumbai Apr.17   Mexico Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies   Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87, his family says May.28  North Carolina  Author Maya Angelou dies aged 86 Jul.17  Malaysia  Malaysia PM: Deep shock over Ukraine plane crash Jul.23   Netherlands   MH17 victims arrive in Netherlands Map of Eindhoven Netherlands
  Two planes carrying bodies from crashed flight MH17 have landed in the Netherlands where a day of mourning for the 298 victims has been declared
Aug.13   Sao Paulo Brazilian presidential candidate among those killed in plane crash Map of Santos Brazil
  Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when a small plane carrying him to a campaign stop crashed into a residential neighborhood, state media reported
Aug.21  Malaysia  MH17: Plane with Malaysian bodies arrives in Kuala Lumpur Sep.12  Northern Ireland  Ian Paisley: Politicians and religious leaders react to death Oct.4   Haiti Former Haiti president Duvalier dies Dec.15  Sydney  Abbott pays tribute to siege dead Dec.16  Peshawar  Pakistan mourns its school dead Dec.31  Indonesia  AirAsia victims remembered at vigil



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2014 Jan.27   Tunisia Tunisia approves new constitution, appoints new government
Jan.29   Kiev Ukraine passes protest amnesty law Feb.13   Brussels Belgian children may be able to choose death  The lower house of the Belgian Parliament adopted a bill that extends the right to euthanasia for minors. The law passed 86 to 44 with 12 ab... Feb.22   Kiev   Ukraine MPs vote to oust president
  Ukrainian MPs have voted to oust President Yanukovych and hold early presidential elections on 25 May
 The vote came after police stopped guarding presidential buildings, allowing protesters in. Yanukovych said it was a 'coup' and vowed not to stand down. Yulia Tymoshenko was released from detention, hours after MPs authorised the move
Mar.1   Moscow   Russia approves troops for Ukraine   Russia's upper house of parliament has approved President Putin's request for Russian forces to be used in Ukraine Mar.6   Crimea   Crimea lawmakers vote to join Russia
Map of Crimea Ukraine
  Lawmakers in the Crimean region voted in favor of leaving the country for Russia and putting it to a vote before residents in 10 days.    Ukrainian interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk ...
Jun.5  France  D-Day anniversary: World leaders gather for ceremony Jun.6   France D-Day anniversary: Veterans mark historic invasion Map of Sword Beach Normandy France
  Almost 2,000 veterans and world leaders are attending the main commemoration event marking the 70th anniversary of the landings
Jun.12  Baghdad  Iraq delays vote on emergency powers Jun.26  Baghdad  Crisis worsens, Iraq's parliament to meet Jul.10   Berlin Germany expels U.S. Embassy official Aug.3   France   French and German leaders mark WW1 anniversary   The French and German presidents have commemorated the 100th anniversary of Germany's declaration of war on France on 3 August 1914 Aug.25   Kiev President calls snap vote amid fighting Sep.15  Kiev  Parliament set to ratify landmark EU deal Oct.2  Turkey  Turkish lawmakers OK military action against ISIS Oct.3  South Korea  North Koreans make surprise visit to South Oct.23  Canada  Sergeant-at-Arms hailed as hero who shot Ottawa attacker Dec.11  House of Representatives  US House passes $1.1tn budget bill



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2014 Jan.1  Czech Republic  Palestinian diplomat dies in blast Jan.16  Vatican  Vatican grilled by U.N. over sexual abuse Jan.17   Vatican Ex-Pope defrocked nearly 400 priests