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01-07 Gunmen shot dead 12 people at satirical magazine
2. 01-11 Charlie Hebdo: Vast Paris rally for France unity
D. 01-25 Greek exit polls suggest Syriza win Athens
E. 01-27 On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets Auschwitz, Poland
F. 02-12 Ukraine ceasefire deal reached Minsk, Belarus
6. 02-14 Copenhagen free speech debate shooting: One dead Krudttonden, Copenhagen, Denmark
H. 02-20 Greece agrees deal with eurozone Brussels
8. 02-27 Russia opposition politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead
J. 03-24 Germanwings airliner 4U 9525 crashes in French Alps Digne, Southern France

Summary.     Click for More > Charlie Hebdo: Vast Paris rally for France unity   More than 40 world leaders joined the start of the march, linking arms in an act of solidarity. 'Paris is the capital of the world today,' Hollande... Greek exit polls suggest Syriza win  Two exit polls show anti-austerity Syriza party with a 12.5 percentage point lead over nearest party, New Demoracy, in Greece's general elec... On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets   Ukraine ceasefire deal reached   Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a cease-fire agreement for eastern Ukraine had been reached, bringing an end to marathon talks   Copenhagen free speech debate shooting: One dead   Gunmen killed one person and injured three police officers during a free speech debate in attended by a controversial Swedish cartoonist Greece agrees deal with eurozone Russia opposition politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead   An unidentified attacker in a car shot former Deputy Prime Minister four times in the back as he crossed a bridge in view of the Kremlin   Germanwings airliner 4U 9525 crashes in French Alps Map of Digne France
  Gunmen shot dead 12 people at satirical magazine Map of 10 rue Nicolas-Appert 11th arrondissement of Paris France
Jan.7   Paris
  Eight journalists and two policemen were among the dead. Police issued photos of two suspects, describing them as 'armed and dangerous'
 3 masked gunmen armed with Kalashnikov rifles, a shotgun, and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher stormed the headquarters of the Charlie Hebdo. They killed 12 people, including Charlie Hebdo staff and two French National police officers, and wounded 11 others
Jan.8  France  Paris suspects 'rob service station'
Jan.9  Paris  Charlie Hebdo hunt: Bloody end to sieges
 Paris  Hunt for French terror accomplices
Jan.10  Paris  World leaders gather for mass Paris rally
Jan.11   Paris
Jan.13  Paris  New issue Charlie Hebdo published
Jan.15  Belgium  Belgian anti-terror raid in Verviers leaves two dead
Jan.16  Belgium  Europe on high alert over terrorist threat
Jan.24  Donbass  Rockets kill 21 in Ukraine city as rebel offensive begins
Jan.25   Athens
 Athens  Greek poll winner vows to end 'pain'
Jan.27   Poland
Feb.6  Moscow  Ukraine crisis: Leaders upbeat after Moscow talks
Feb.12   Belarus
Feb.14   Denmark
 Donbass  Battles rage ahead of Ukraine truce
 Denmark  1 dead in second Copenhagen shooting
 Denmark  Danish police kill man after attacks
Feb.18  Donbass  Ukraine troops pull back from a key town as truce falters
Feb.20   Brussels
Feb.21  London  Police think 3 teens are headed to Syria
Feb.26  London  Identity of ISIS terrorist known as 'Jihadi John' revealed
Feb.27   Moscow
Mar.1  Moscow  Nemtsov murder: Tens of thousands march in Moscow
Mar.7  Moscow  Two men held over Nemtsov killing
Mar.24   Southern France
  Airbus A320 airliner has crashed in the French Alps. The flight 4U 9525 had been en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf with 144 passengers and 6 crew
 No one is expected to have survived. The plane crashed after an 8-minute descent. The passengers included a German school class on its way back from an exchange trip
Mar.25  Southern France  Pilot was locked out of cockpit moments before plane crashed Mar.26  Southern France  Germanwings co-pilot 'wanted to destroy plane' Mar.27  Rome  Italian court acquits Knox and Sollecito Mar.30  Germany  Germanwings Flight 9525 co-pilot suicidal at one time Apr.2   Switzerland Iran nuclear talks: 'Framework' deal agreed Apr.19  Italy  Hundreds feared dead after Mediterranean boat capsizes Apr.20  Sicily  Italy arrests two over migrant boat sinking Apr.23  Brussels  Mediterranean migrants crisis: EU triples funding Apr.24   Armenia Armenia marks centenary of mass killings by Ottoman Turks May.2   London Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to daughter May.7   London Tories closing in on a majority May.9  Moscow  Russia stages massive WWII parade May.10  Brussels  Migrant crisis: EU refugee quotas to be proposed May.23   Ireland Ireland same-sex referendum to approve gay marriage May.27   Switzerland 6 FIFA officials detained for extradition to U.S. Map of FIFA Zurich Switzerland
  Six FIFA officials are detained in Switzerland in relation to allegations of corruption between the 1990s and now.    Those arrested include Jeffrey Webb, Jack Warner, Eduardo Li, Eugenio Figueredo and Jose Maria Marin. Swiss federal prosecutors open criminal proce...
May.29  Switzerland  Sepp Blatter elected to 5th term as president of FIFA Jun.2  Switzerland  Sepp Blatter to quit as president amid corruption scandal Jun.6  Berlin  Barcelona crowned European champions for fifth time Jun.7  Bavaria  G7 summit: Obama and Merkel firm on Russia sanctions  Turkey  Turkey ruling AKP loses majority in surprise result Jun.14  Georgia  Deadly floods bring fear over escaped zoo animals Jun.19  London  'Plane stowaway' body found on Richmond roof Jun.20  Austria  Man drives car into crowd in Austria killing 3 Jun.23  Baltics  US announces new tank and artillery deployment in Europe Jun.27  European Union  Greece crisis: Eurozone refuses bailout extension Jun.28   Athens Greek debt crisis: Banks to remain shut all week Jun.29  European Union  No vote would mean euro exit, leaders warn Jun.30   Athens IMF payment missed as bailout expires Jul.3  Athens  Greece crisis: Mass rival rallies over bailout vote Jul.5   Greece Debt crisis: Greek voters reject bailout offer Jul.9  Athens  Eurozone receives economic reform plan Jul.11  Bosnia  Srebrenica anniversary: Crowds chase Serb PM away Jul.12  Brussels  Debt crisis: Athens offered 'euro time-out' Jul.13   Brussels Debt crisis: Eurozone summit strikes deal   Eurozone leaders have agreed to offer Greece a third bailout, after marathon talks. The bailout is conditional on Greece passing agreed refo... Jul.14   Austria   Iran nuclear talks: 'Historic' agreement struck
  World powers have reached a deal with Iran on limiting Iranian nuclear activity in return for the lifting of international economic sanctions
 The so-called P5+1 want Iran to scale back its sensitive nuclear activities. Hassan Rouhani said it opened a new chapter in relations with the world. Obama said that with the deal, 'every pathway to a nuclear weapon is cut off' for Iran
Jul.19  Greece  Banks reopen after three-week shutdown Jul.20   Turkey 30 people were killed by bomb
Jul.22  Athens  Greece crisis: MPs pass crucial bailout reforms Jul.28  France  Channel Tunnel: '2,000 migrants' tried to enter Aug.9  Istanbul  Gunfire at US Istanbul consulate Aug.20  Paris  French National Front expels founder Jean-Marie Le Pen  Athens  PM Alexis Tsipras quits and calls early polls Aug.21   France France train shooting: Americans overpower gunman Aug.22   England 11 died after single-seat jet crashes at airshow  Macedonia  Macedonia migrants break through at Greek border Aug.27  Austria  Austrian police work to recover bodies from lorry Sep.1  Hungary  Migrant crisis: Rail station move sparks protests Sep.5  Austria  Migrants reach Austria and Germany after long ordeal Sep.7   Hungary Hundreds migrants force way past Hungarian police   Hundreds of migrants have broken through police lines on Hungary's border with Serbia and are walking towards the capital, Budapest Sep.12  Hungary  Record 4,000 go from Serbia to Hungary Sep.13  Germany  Migrant crisis: Germany 'to start border controls' Sep.14  Hungary  Hungary enacts tough new migrant laws Sep.17  Croatia  Croatia closes border crossings with Serbia Sep.20  Athens  Alexis Tsipras hails 'victory of the people' Sep.21  Brussels  EU ministers attempt to resolve quota rift Sep.25  Switzerland  Sepp Blatter faces Swiss criminal investigation Oct.5  Turkey  Russian warplanes violated its airspace Oct.10   Turkey   Ankara explosions leave almost 100 dead   Two explosions at a peace rally in the Turkish capital Ankara have killed at least 86 people and injured 186, according to officials Oct.13  Netherlands  MH17 Ukraine disaster: Dutch Safety Board blames missile Oct.17   Slovenia Thousands enter Slovenia after Hungary closes border   Thousands of migrants are crossing into Slovenia from Croatia after Hungary closed its border to them. 2,700 arrived in Slovenia on Saturday Oct.21  Moscow  US attacks Moscow welcome for Assad Oct.22  Sweden  Sweden sword attack: 2 killed by masked attacker Oct.25  Poland  Poland conservatives secure decisive win Oct.30   Romania Romanian nightclub fire leaves 27 dead Nov.1  Turkey  Turkey election: Ruling AKP 'heads for majority' Nov.2  Russia  Sinai plane crash: 'External influence' caused crash Nov.9   Russia Athletics doping: Wada commission wants Russia ban Nov.13   Paris Paris attacks: 120 dead and hostages held at Bataclan Map of Bataclan France
  France has declared a national state of emergency and has closed its borders after at least 60 people were killed in multiple gun and bomb attacks
 At least 15 people were killed near the arts centre, where up to 60 people are being held hostage. Police storm the venue. 3 people were killed in an attack near the Stade de France
 Paris  France declared national state of emergency Nov.14  France  10 dead as French TGV high-speed train derails in east Nov.15  Paris  Paris attacks: Manhunt launched for the suspect Nov.16  Paris  Paris attacks: 'France will destroy IS' - Hollande Nov.17  Paris  Paris attacks: Police swoop on apartment in northern suburb Nov.19  Paris  Paris attacks: 'Ringleader' Abdelhamid Abaaoud killed in raid Nov.21  Brussels  Brussels shutdown as manhunt for Paris fugitive continues Nov.22  Brussels  Belgian police arrest 16 in anti-terror raids Nov.23  Paris  Suicide vest found in Paris raises possible link to suspect Nov.30  Paris  Russia says Turkey 'shot down plane for IS oil' Dec.6  France  National Front leads in regional polls Dec.12  Paris  COP21: Paris climate deal is 'best chance to save planet' Dec.13   France French far right National Front routed in key vote Dec.20  Madrid  PM Rajoy's party loses majority Dec.21  Switzerland  FIFA banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini Dec.24  Vatican  Pope Francis recalls Jesus' birth with Christmas Eve Mass Dec.31  Munich  Munich police warn of imminent terror threat





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January 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  Southern Italy  Bid to save second abandoned migrant ship off Italian coast
Jan.2  Southern Italy  Abandoned migrant ship Ezadeen reaches Italy
Jan.5  Eastern Germany  Pegida protests: Rallies over 'Islamisation'
Jan.7   Paris  
  Eight journalists and two policemen were among the dead. Police issued photos of two suspects, describing them as 'armed and dangerous'
 3 masked gunmen armed with Kalashnikov rifles, a shotgun, and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher stormed the headquarters of the Charlie Hebdo. They killed 12 people, including Charlie Hebdo staff and two French National police officers, and wounded 11 others
 Paris  French police name Charlie Hebdo attack suspects Jan.8   France Paris suspects 'rob service station'  Paris  French hunt focuses north of Paris Jan.9   Paris     Charlie Hebdo hunt: Bloody end to sieges   Two brothers who killed 12 in an attack on a magazine were shot dead as they fled a warehouse north of Paris   Paris     Hunt for French terror accomplices   Police are hunting for any accomplices of the gunmen who killed 17 people in two days of terror attacks. One key figure is Hayat Boumeddiene Jan.10  Paris  Paris tightens security after attacks   Paris World leaders gather for mass Paris rally Jan.11   Paris     Charlie Hebdo: Vast Paris rally for France unity Map of Place de la Nation Paris France
  More than 40 world leaders joined the start of the march, linking arms in an act of solidarity. 'Paris is the capital of the world today,' Hollande said
 The marchers demonstrate unity after the attacks on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, police officers, and a kosher supermarket
 Paris  Across France, 3.7 million march to honor victims of attacks  Croatia  Croatia elects first woman president Jan.12  Portugal  Cristiano Ronaldo wins 2014 Ballon d'Or  Paris  Charlie Hebdo depicts Prophet Muhammad on cover Jan.13   Paris     New issue Charlie Hebdo published   The new edition of the French satirical magazine has gone on sale, with a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad on its cover Jan.15   Belgium   Belgian anti-terror raid in Verviers leaves two dead   Two suspected jihadists have been killed in an anti-terror operation in eastern Belgium. A third person had been arrested Jan.16   Belgium Europe on high alert over terrorist threat Jan.17  England  Lorry fire closes Channel Tunnel  Athens  Greece arrests over Belgian 'plot' Jan.19  Donbass  Russian forces, equipment enter Ukraine Jan.21  Germany  German rally leader quits in 'Hitler' row Jan.24   Donbass     Rockets kill 21 in Ukraine city as rebel offensive begins   Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools and homes Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 21 ... Jan.25   Athens   Greek exit polls suggest Syriza win
  Two exit polls show anti-austerity Syriza party with a 12.5 percentage point lead over nearest party, New Demoracy, in Greece's general election
 Far-right Golden Dawn and centrist The River came joint 3rd. Syriza wants to renegotiate debt arrangement with international creditors
  Athens Greek poll winner vows to end 'pain'
Jan.27   Poland     On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets Map of Auschwitz Poland
  Ronald Lauder, stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz
Jan.31  Madrid  Podemos holds Madrid mass 'March for Change'

February 2015 ... more > Top ^
Feb.6   Moscow Ukraine crisis: Leaders upbeat after Moscow talks
Feb.11  Italy  Costa Concordia captain Schettino guilty of manslaughter  Belarus  Ukraine talks last through the night Feb.12   Belarus     Ukraine ceasefire deal reached Map of Minsk Belarus
  Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a cease-fire agreement for eastern Ukraine had been reached, bringing an end to marathon talks
 Russia will face fresh sanctions from the EU if a deal to end the Ukraine war is not fully implemented, Chancellor Merkel has warned
Feb.14   Denmark     Copenhagen free speech debate shooting: One dead Map of Krudttonden Copenhagen Denmark
  Gunmen killed one person and injured three police officers during a free speech debate in attended by a controversial Swedish cartoonist
  Donbass Battles rage ahead of Ukraine truce   Denmark 1 dead in second Copenhagen shooting  Kiev  President Poroshenko orders ceasefire   Denmark Danish police kill man after attacks Feb.16  Donbass  Army and rebels stall heavy arms pullout Feb.18   Donbass     Ukraine troops pull back from a key town as truce falters   Ukraine's military said Wednesday that 80% of Ukrainian armed forces have now pulled out of a strategic railroad hub Debaltseve Feb.20   Brussels     Greece agrees deal with eurozone
  Greece and eurozone nations have agreed a deal to extend financial aid after bailout talks in Brussels
Feb.21   London     Police think 3 teens are headed to Syria   The family of a girl who UK police say may be headed to Syria with two friends have a message for her: We're not mad at you, and please come home Feb.26   London Identity of ISIS terrorist known as 'Jihadi John' revealed
Feb.27   Moscow   Russia opposition politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead Map of Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge Moscow Russia
  An unidentified attacker in a car shot former Deputy Prime Minister four times in the back as he crossed a bridge in view of the Kremlin
 He died hours after appealing for support for a march on Sunday against the war in Ukraine
Feb.28  Moscow  Putin pledge on Nemtsov murder

March 2015 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1   Moscow Nemtsov murder: Tens of thousands march in Moscow
Mar.7   Moscow Two men held over Nemtsov killing Mar.22  Paris  Sarkozy staves off surging National Front, exit polls suggest Mar.24   Southern France     Germanwings airliner 4U 9525 crashes in French Alps Map of Digne France
  Airbus A320 airliner has crashed in the French Alps. The flight 4U 9525 had been en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf with 144 passengers and 6 crew
 No one is expected to have survived. The plane crashed after an 8-minute descent. The passengers included a German school class on its way back from an exchange trip
 Southern France  Searchers recover ‘black box’ after jet crashes in French Alps Mar.25   Southern France Pilot was locked out of cockpit moments before plane crashed Mar.26   Southern France     Germanwings co-pilot 'wanted to destroy plane'  The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps, named as Andreas Lubitz, appeared to want to 'destroy the plane' Mar.27   Rome   Italian court acquits Knox and Sollecito  Italy's top appeals court has overturned the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher  Ruhr  Germanwings crash: Co-pilot Lubitz 'hid illness' Mar.28  Germany  Germanwings crash co-pilot Lubitz 'made prediction' Mar.30   Germany Germanwings Flight 9525 co-pilot suicidal at one time

April 2015 ... more > Top ^
Apr.2   Switzerland     Iran nuclear talks: 'Framework' deal agreed
Map of Lausanne Switzerland
  An outline agreement on the future shape of Iran's nuclear program has been reached after marathon talks with 6 major powers.    Under the deal, Iran will reduce its uranium enrichm...
Apr.3  Germany  Co-pilot Lubitz 'accelerated descent' Apr.4  Southern France  Investigators finished at Germanwings Flight 9525 crash site Apr.12  Turkey  Turkey anger at Pope Armenian 'genocide' claim Apr.19   Italy     Hundreds feared dead after Mediterranean boat capsizes   Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea  Rome  Italian PM led calls for more EU action on sea migration Apr.20   Sicily Italy arrests two over migrant boat sinking Apr.23   Brussels Mediterranean migrants crisis: EU triples funding  Turkey  WWI: Battle of Gallipoli centenary marked with services Apr.24   Armenia   Armenia marks centenary of mass killings by Ottoman Turks Map of Yerevan Armenia
  Ceremonies have been held in Armenia and around the world to mark the centenary of the start of mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks


May 2015 ... more > Top ^
May.2   London   Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to daughter
Map of St Mary%27s Hospital London United Kingdom
  The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a girl, Kensington Palace has announced. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.    The princess - who is 4th in line to the t...
May.6  France  Co-pilot Lubitz 'practised rapid descent' May.7   London   Tories closing in on a majority
  David Cameron says he hopes to govern for all of the UK as a forecast gives the Tories 325 seats - enough to form a majority in the Commons
May.8  London  Cameron mulls make-up of new cabinet May.9   Moscow     Russia stages massive WWII parade   Russia has staged its biggest military parade, marking 70 years since victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two  Spain  Airbus military plane crashes near Seville airport May.10  Macedonia  Macedonia blames Kosovans for deadly clashes   Brussels     Migrant crisis: EU refugee quotas to be proposed  The European Commission will make the controversial proposal that EU member countries should take in refugees under a quota scheme May.23   Ireland     Ireland same-sex referendum to approve gay marriage
  Figures suggest the Republic of Ireland has voted to legalise same-sex marriage in a historic referendum
May.24  Poland  President Komorowski concedes to rival Duda May.27   Switzerland     6 FIFA officials detained for extradition to U.S.
Map of FIFA Zurich Switzerland
  Six FIFA officials are detained in Switzerland in relation to allegations of corruption between the 1990s and now
 Those arrested include Jeffrey Webb, Jack Warner, Eduardo Li, Eugenio Figueredo and Jose Maria Marin. Swiss federal prosecutors open criminal procedures in relation to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups. FIFA suspends eleven people from involvement in football over the scandal
May.29   Switzerland     Sepp Blatter elected to 5th term as president of FIFA   Prince Ali bin Hussein withdraws his candidacy before a second round of voting could take place

June 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2   Switzerland     Sepp Blatter to quit as president amid corruption scandal   Blatter says he will resign as president of football's governing body Fifa amid a corruption scandal Jun.3  Donbass  Heavy fighting rages near Donetsk, despite truce Jun.6  West Germany  Lightning hits Slipknot and Foo Fighters festival in Germany   Berlin Barcelona crowned European champions for fifth time
Jun.7   Bavaria     G7 summit: Obama and Merkel firm on Russia sanctions   The US and German leaders say sanctions on Russia must stay until it implements a deal to end fighting in Ukraine   Turkey     Turkey ruling AKP loses majority in surprise result   Governing AK party has lost its parliamentary majority for the first time in 13 years, near-complete election results show. AKP has 41%  Paris  Wawrinka stuns Novak Djokovic to win French Open Jun.11  Southern France  Germanwings crash: French prosecutors open new probe Jun.13  Sweden  Prince Carl Philip marries ex-reality star Jun.14   Georgia   Deadly floods bring fear over escaped zoo animals   Tigers, lions, a hippopotamus and other animals escaped from the zoo in Georgia's capital after heavy flooding destroyed their enclosures Jun.16  Moscow  Putin says Russia to get 40 new intercontinental missiles this year Jun.19   London 'Plane stowaway' body found on Richmond roof Jun.20   Austria Man drives car into crowd in Austria killing 3 Jun.23   Baltics US announces new tank and artillery deployment in Europe Jun.24  Brussels  Tsipras in intensive talks with creditors Jun.25  Brussels  EU leaders agree to speed up relocation Jun.27   European Union Greece crisis: Eurozone refuses bailout extension Jun.28  West Germany  Greek debt crisis: ECB not raising funding limit  Greece  Greek banks will not open Monday   Athens     Greek debt crisis: Banks to remain shut all week
  The Greek government has confirmed that banks will be closed all week, after a decision by the European Central Bank not to extend emergency funding
Jun.29   European Union No vote would mean euro exit, leaders warn
Jun.30   Athens     IMF payment missed as bailout expires
  Greece has missed the deadline for £1.1bn payment to the International Monetary Fund, hours after eurozone ministers refused to extend its bailout


July 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jul.3   Athens Greece crisis: Mass rival rallies over bailout vote Jul.5  Greece  Polls close in bailout referendum   Greece     Debt crisis: Greek voters reject bailout offer
  With almost all the ballots counted, results from the Greek referendum show voters decisively rejecting the terms of an international bailout.    61% of those whose ballots had been counted voting 'No', against 39% voting...
Jul.6  Greece  Debt crisis: Creditors press for new proposals Jul.9   Athens Eurozone receives economic reform plan Jul.10  Athens  MPs back bailout reform plan Jul.11   Bosnia   Srebrenica anniversary: Crowds chase Serb PM away   Aleksandar Vucic has been chased away by stone-throwing protesters from a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the massacre  Brussels  Eurozone 'sceptical' of reform pledge Jul.12  London  Djokovic wins Wimbledon final over Roger Federer   Brussels Debt crisis: Athens offered 'euro time-out'  Brussels  Debt crisis: Leaders try to thrash out deal Jul.13   Brussels   Debt crisis: Eurozone summit strikes deal
  Eurozone leaders have agreed to offer Greece a third bailout, after marathon talks. The bailout is conditional on Greece passing agreed reforms
Jul.14   Austria     Iran nuclear talks: 'Historic' agreement struck
  World powers have reached a deal with Iran on limiting Iranian nuclear activity in return for the lifting of international economic sanctions
 The so-called P5+1 want Iran to scale back its sensitive nuclear activities. Hassan Rouhani said it opened a new chapter in relations with the world. Obama said that with the deal, 'every pathway to a nuclear weapon is cut off' for Iran
Jul.19   Greece   Banks reopen after three-week shutdown   Greek banks are set to reopen after three weeks of closures sparked by the deadlock over the country's debt Jul.20   Turkey     30 people were killed by bomb Map of Suruc Turkey
  Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu has promised to boost security along the country's border with Syria.    The bomb hit a group of youth activists planning to...
Jul.22   Athens Greece crisis: MPs pass crucial bailout reforms Jul.26  Turkey  Turkey calls Nato talks on IS and PKK Jul.28   France     Channel Tunnel: '2,000 migrants' tried to enter   Some 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel terminal in Calais on Monday night in an attempt to reach the UK, operator Eurotunnel has...

August 2015 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1  Southern France  Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility Aug.4  Berlin  German prosecutor sacked over Netzpolitik treason probe Aug.9   Istanbul Gunfire at US Istanbul consulate
Aug.15  London  IAAF accused of suppressing athletes' doping study Aug.20   Paris   French National Front expels founder Jean-Marie Le Pen  Jean-Marie Le Pen has been expelled from the far-right National Front (FN) following a feud with daughter and party leader Marine   Athens PM Alexis Tsipras quits and calls early polls Aug.21   France   France train shooting: Americans overpower gunman Map of Arras France
  Three people have been hurt after a heavily armed man opened fire in northern France, before being overpowered by 2 U.S. passengers.    The incident happened on th...
Aug.22   England   11 died after single-seat jet crashes at airshow Map of Brighton United Kingdom
  Hawker Hunter fighter jet participating in the Shoreham Airshow near Brighton, came down on a highway where it hit several vehicles as it crashed.    Pilot 'fighting for life'. It was possible mo...
  Macedonia     Macedonia migrants break through at Greek border   Thousands of migrants have broken through police lines into Macedonia at the country's border with Greece Aug.27   Austria   Austrian police work to recover bodies from lorry   Forensic teams are working through the night to establish how many people died inside a lorry found abandoned on a motorway near the Hungarian... Aug.31  Kiev  Deadly anti-autonomy protest outside parliament

September 2015 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1   Hungary   Migrant crisis: Rail station move sparks protests   Hundreds of migrants have been protesting outside a major railway station in Budapest after police sealed off the terminal to stop them trav... Sep.4  Austria  Migrants begin arriving in Austria from Hungary Sep.5   Austria   Migrants reach Austria and Germany after long ordeal   Austria and Germany have taken in thousands of migrants who crossed the border after days stuck in Hungary Sep.6  Hungary  Migrant crisis: Activist convoy drives to Hungary Sep.7   Hungary   Hundreds migrants force way past Hungarian police
Map of Roszke Hungary
  Hundreds of migrants have broken through police lines on Hungary's border with Serbia and are walking towards the capital, Budapest
Sep.8  Berlin  Germany 'can take 500,000 asylum seekers a year' Sep.11  Hungary  Hungary 'will arrest illegal migrants' Sep.12  United Kingdom  Jeremy Corbyn wins Labour leadership contest   Hungary Record 4,000 go from Serbia to Hungary Sep.13   Germany Migrant crisis: Germany 'to start border controls' Sep.14   Hungary   Hungary enacts tough new migrant laws  Hungary has brought in tough new migrant laws which it says will 'start a new era' in preventing the inflow of illegal immigrants Sep.15  Hungary  Hungary's closed border leaves many stranded Sep.16  Serbia  Migrant crisis: Clashes at Hungary-Serbia border Sep.17   Croatia Croatia closes border crossings with Serbia Sep.19  Austria  Migrant crisis: Austria sees fresh influx Sep.20  Turkey  Dozens of refugees feared dead after boat incidents in Aegean Sea   Athens Alexis Tsipras hails 'victory of the people' Sep.21   Brussels EU ministers attempt to resolve quota rift Sep.25   Switzerland     Sepp Blatter faces Swiss criminal investigation   Swiss prosecutors are investigating Sepp Blatter, the head of football's world governing body Fifa, on suspicion of criminal mismanagement Sep.27  Barcelona  Pro-independence parties win elections

October 2015 ... more > Top ^
Oct.3  Geneva  MSF condemns Kunduz air strikes Oct.4  Vatican  Pope Francis opened Church synod amid gay row Oct.5   Turkey Russian warplanes violated its airspace
Oct.9  Norway  Nobel Peace Prize for Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet Oct.10   Turkey     Ankara explosions leave almost 100 dead Map of Ankara Central Station Ankara Turkey
  Two explosions at a peace rally in the Turkish capital Ankara have killed at least 86 people and injured 186, according to officials
 TV showed scenes of panic and people lying on the ground covered in blood, amid protest banners. Prime Minister Davutoglu has announced three days of national mourning
 Turkey  Turkey enters mourning after Ankara blasts Oct.13   Netherlands     MH17 Ukraine disaster: Dutch Safety Board blames missile  Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crashed as a result of a Russian-made Buk missile, the Dutch Safety Board says Oct.15  Brussels  Migrant crisis: EU approves Turkey action plan Oct.16  Turkey  Turkey shot down Russian drone near Syrian border Oct.17   Slovenia   Thousands enter Slovenia after Hungary closes border
Map of Petisovci Slovenia
  Thousands of migrants are crossing into Slovenia from Croatia after Hungary closed its border to them. 2,700 arrived in Slovenia on Saturday
Oct.21   Moscow US attacks Moscow welcome for Assad Oct.22   Sweden Sweden sword attack: 2 killed by masked attacker Oct.23  Southern France  France bus crash: 43 Pensioners killed in truck collision Oct.25   Poland Poland conservatives secure decisive win  Brussels  Migrant crisis: Thousands of new reception places agreed Oct.30   Romania   Romanian nightclub fire leaves 27 dead Map of Colectiv Bucharest Romania
  162 more were injured when a fire broke out in Bucharest late Friday. There were 300 to 400 people in the Colectiv, a large room with a stage
Oct.31  London  Rugby World Cup: All Blacks overcome Wallabies

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Nov.1   Turkey Turkey election: Ruling AKP 'heads for majority'
 St. Petersburg  Sinai plane crash: Victims flown back to Russia Nov.2   Russia Sinai plane crash: 'External influence' caused crash Nov.4  Romania  Romania: Protests despite Victor Ponta's resignation Nov.9   Russia   Athletics doping: Wada commission wants Russia ban
  Russia should be banned from athletics competition, a World Anti-Doping Agency commission report has recommended.    Russia was accused of running a ...
Nov.10  Moscow  Athletics doping: Kremlin says claims are 'groundless' Nov.13  Monaco  Doping: Russia provisionally suspended by IAAF   Paris     Paris attacks: 120 dead and hostages held at Bataclan
Map of Bataclan France
  France has declared a national state of emergency and has closed its borders after at least 60 people were killed in multiple gun and bomb attacks
 At least 15 people were killed near the arts centre, where up to 60 people are being held hostage. Police storm the venue. 3 people were killed in an attack near the Stade de France
  Paris France declared national state of emergency Nov.14   France   10 dead as French TGV high-speed train derails in east   A high-speed TGV train has derailed near the eastern French city of Strasbourg, killing at least seven people on a new Paris-Strasbourg line  Paris  Hollande blames Islamic State for 'act of war'  Paris  Paris attacks: Prosecutor Molins says 3 teams involved  Paris  Paris attacks: Omar Ismail Mostefai identified as assailant Nov.15   Paris Paris attacks: Manhunt launched for the suspect Nov.16   Paris Paris attacks: 'France will destroy IS' - Hollande Nov.17  Paris  Paris attacks: Video 'shows ninth attacker'   Paris     Paris attacks: Police swoop on apartment in northern suburb   Armed police are raiding a flat in the northern Paris suburb of Saint Denis in an operation believed linked to last Friday's attacks Nov.18  Paris  Paris attacks 'ringleader' Abaaoud fate unknown - Molins Nov.19   Paris     Paris attacks: 'Ringleader' Abdelhamid Abaaoud killed in raid   The Islamic State (IS) militant had died in a flat in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis. His body was found riddled with bullets and shrapnel in... Nov.21   Brussels     Brussels shutdown as manhunt for Paris fugitive continues   Central Brussels is almost empty after restaurants and bars shut early amid fears of a Paris-style attack, hours after Belgium raised its terror... Nov.22   Brussels   Belgian police arrest 16 in anti-terror raids   22 raids were carried out on Sunday across Brussels and Charleroi. Suspected Paris attacks gunman Salah Abdeslam remains at large Nov.23   Paris Suicide vest found in Paris raises possible link to suspect Nov.26  Moscow  Russia 'plans sanctions' against Turkey over jet downing Nov.27  Turkey  Turkey warns Russia not to 'play with fire' over downed jet Nov.29  Paris  COP21: Rallies call for Paris climate change action Nov.30   Paris     Russia says Turkey 'shot down plane for IS oil'  Vladimir Putin has accused Turkey of shooting down its warplane near the border with Syria in order to protect its oil trade with the Islamic...

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Dec.6   France   National Front leads in regional polls  France's far-right National Front (FN) appears to have made big gains in the first round of regional elections, estimates show Dec.11  Paris  COP21: Climate deal text 'agreed' in Paris Dec.12   Paris   COP21: Paris climate deal is 'best chance to save planet'   Nearly 200 countries took part in tense negotiations in Paris over two weeks, striking the first deal to commit all nations to cut emissions Dec.13  Turkey  Russia fires warning shot at Turkish fishing boat   France   French far right National Front routed in key vote
  France's far-right National Front (FN) has failed to win a single region in the second round of municipal elections
Dec.20   Madrid   PM Rajoy's party loses majority  Spain's governing conservative party has won the most seats in the general election but has lost its majority and must now try to form a coa... Dec.21   Switzerland   FIFA banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini  Ethics Committee ruled that both the president and his UEFA counterpart had broken Code of Ethics relating to conflicts of interest, breach of... Dec.24   Vatican     Pope Francis recalls Jesus' birth with Christmas Eve Mass   Pope in his Christmas homily denounces materialism. Some youngsters invited to attend came from countries that Francis has visited as pontif... Dec.30  Brussels  Belgium terror alert halts New Year fireworks in Brussels Dec.31   Munich Munich police warn of imminent terror threat



  Rockets kill 21 in Ukraine city as rebel offensive begins   Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools and homes Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 21 ...   On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets Map of Auschwitz Poland




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2015
Jan.19  Donbass  Russian forces, equipment enter Ukraine
Jan.24   Donbass
Jan.27   Poland
  Ronald Lauder, stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz
Feb.6   Moscow Ukraine crisis: Leaders upbeat after Moscow talks Feb.11  Belarus  Ukraine talks last through the night Feb.12   Belarus   Ukraine ceasefire deal reached
Map of Minsk Belarus
  Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a cease-fire agreement for eastern Ukraine had been reached, bringing an end to marathon talks
 Russia will face fresh sanctions from the EU if a deal to end the Ukraine war is not fully implemented, Chancellor Merkel has warned
Feb.14   Donbass Battles rage ahead of Ukraine truce Feb.14  Kiev  President Poroshenko orders ceasefire Feb.16  Donbass  Army and rebels stall heavy arms pullout Feb.18   Donbass   Ukraine troops pull back from a key town as truce falters   Ukraine's military said Wednesday that 80% of Ukrainian armed forces have now pulled out of a strategic railroad hub Debaltseve Apr.12  Turkey  Turkey anger at Pope Armenian 'genocide' claim Apr.23  Turkey  WWI: Battle of Gallipoli centenary marked with services Apr.24   Armenia Armenia marks centenary of mass killings by Ottoman Turks Map of Yerevan Armenia
  Ceremonies have been held in Armenia and around the world to mark the centenary of the start of mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks
May.9   Moscow   Russia stages massive WWII parade   Russia has staged its biggest military parade, marking 70 years since victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two May.9  Spain  Airbus military plane crashes near Seville airport May.10  Macedonia  Macedonia blames Kosovans for deadly clashes Jun.3  Donbass  Heavy fighting rages near Donetsk, despite truce Jun.16  Moscow  Putin says Russia to get 40 new intercontinental missiles this year Jun.23   Baltics US announces new tank and artillery deployment in Europe Jul.26  Turkey  Turkey calls Nato talks on IS and PKK Aug.22   England 11 died after single-seat jet crashes at airshow Map of Brighton United Kingdom
  Hawker Hunter fighter jet participating in the Shoreham Airshow near Brighton, came down on a highway where it hit several vehicles as it crashed.    Pilot 'fighting for life'. It was possible mo...
Oct.3  Geneva  MSF condemns Kunduz air strikes Oct.5   Turkey Russian warplanes violated its airspace Oct.9  Norway  Nobel Peace Prize for Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet Oct.13   Netherlands   MH17 Ukraine disaster: Dutch Safety Board blames missile  Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crashed as a result of a Russian-made Buk missile, the Dutch Safety Board says Oct.16  Turkey  Turkey shot down Russian drone near Syrian border Nov.14  Paris  Hollande blames Islamic State for 'act of war' Dec.13  Turkey  Russia fires warning shot at Turkish fishing boat



Europe, 2015 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.1  Southern Italy  Bid to save second abandoned migrant ship off Italian coast Jan.2  Southern Italy  Abandoned migrant ship Ezadeen reaches Italy Jan.17  England  Lorry fire closes Channel Tunnel Mar.24   Southern France   Germanwings airliner 4U 9525 crashes in French Alps
Map of Digne France
  Airbus A320 airliner has crashed in the French Alps. The flight 4U 9525 had been en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf with 144 passengers and 6 crew
 No one is expected to have survived. The plane crashed after an 8-minute descent. The passengers included a German school class on its way back from an exchange trip
Mar.24  Southern France  Searchers recover ‘black box’ after jet crashes in French Alps Mar.25   Southern France Pilot was locked out of cockpit moments before plane crashed Mar.26   Southern France   Germanwings co-pilot 'wanted to destroy plane'  The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps, named as Andreas Lubitz, appeared to want to 'destroy the plane' Mar.27  Ruhr  Germanwings crash: Co-pilot Lubitz 'hid illness' Mar.28  Germany  Germanwings crash co-pilot Lubitz 'made prediction' Mar.30   Germany Germanwings Flight 9525 co-pilot suicidal at one time Apr.3  Germany  Co-pilot Lubitz 'accelerated descent' Apr.4  Southern France  Investigators finished at Germanwings Flight 9525 crash site Apr.19   Italy   Hundreds feared dead after Mediterranean boat capsizes   Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea Apr.19  Rome  Italian PM led calls for more EU action on sea migration Apr.20   Sicily Italy arrests two over migrant boat sinking Apr.23   Brussels Mediterranean migrants crisis: EU triples funding May.6  France  Co-pilot Lubitz 'practised rapid descent' May.9  Spain  Airbus military plane crashes near Seville airport Jun.6  West Germany  Lightning hits Slipknot and Foo Fighters festival in Germany Jun.11  Southern France  Germanwings crash: French prosecutors open new probe Jun.14   Georgia Deadly floods bring fear over escaped zoo animals   Tigers, lions, a hippopotamus and other animals escaped from the zoo in Georgia's capital after heavy flooding destroyed their enclosures Jun.19   London 'Plane stowaway' body found on Richmond roof Jun.20   Austria Man drives car into crowd in Austria killing 3 Aug.1  Southern France  Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility Aug.22   England 11 died after single-seat jet crashes at airshow Map of Brighton United Kingdom
  Hawker Hunter fighter jet participating in the Shoreham Airshow near Brighton, came down on a highway where it hit several vehicles as it crashed.    Pilot 'fighting for life'. It was possible mo...
Aug.27   Austria Austrian police work to recover bodies from lorry   Forensic teams are working through the night to establish how many people died inside a lorry found abandoned on a motorway near the Hungarian... Sep.20  Turkey  Dozens of refugees feared dead after boat incidents in Aegean Sea Oct.23  Southern France  France bus crash: 43 Pensioners killed in truck collision Oct.30   Romania Romanian nightclub fire leaves 27 dead Map of Colectiv Bucharest Romania
  162 more were injured when a fire broke out in Bucharest late Friday. There were 300 to 400 people in the Colectiv, a large room with a stage
Nov.1  St. Petersburg  Sinai plane crash: Victims flown back to Russia Nov.2   Russia Sinai plane crash: 'External influence' caused crash Nov.14   France 10 dead as French TGV high-speed train derails in east   A high-speed TGV train has derailed near the eastern French city of Strasbourg, killing at least seven people on a new Paris-Strasbourg line



Europe, 2015 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2015 Feb.20   Brussels   Greece agrees deal with eurozone
  Greece and eurozone nations have agreed a deal to extend financial aid after bailout talks in Brussels
May.9   Moscow   Russia stages massive WWII parade   Russia has staged its biggest military parade, marking 70 years since victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two Jun.6  West Germany  Lightning hits Slipknot and Foo Fighters festival in Germany Jun.27   European Union Greece crisis: Eurozone refuses bailout extension
Jun.28  West Germany  Greek debt crisis: ECB not raising funding limit Jun.28  Greece  Greek banks will not open Monday Jun.28   Athens   Greek debt crisis: Banks to remain shut all week
  The Greek government has confirmed that banks will be closed all week, after a decision by the European Central Bank not to extend emergency funding
Jun.30   Athens   IMF payment missed as bailout expires
  Greece has missed the deadline for £1.1bn payment to the International Monetary Fund, hours after eurozone ministers refused to extend its bailout
Jul.5   Greece   Debt crisis: Greek voters reject bailout offer
  With almost all the ballots counted, results from the Greek referendum show voters decisively rejecting the terms of an international bailout.    61% of those whose ballots had been counted voting 'No', against 39% voting...
Jul.6  Greece  Debt crisis: Creditors press for new proposals Jul.19   Greece Banks reopen after three-week shutdown   Greek banks are set to reopen after three weeks of closures sparked by the deadlock over the country's debt Nov.30   Paris   Russia says Turkey 'shot down plane for IS oil'  Vladimir Putin has accused Turkey of shooting down its warplane near the border with Syria in order to protect its oil trade with the Islamic...



Europe, 2015 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.12  Portugal  Cristiano Ronaldo wins 2014 Ballon d'Or May.27   Switzerland   6 FIFA officials detained for extradition to U.S.
Map of FIFA Zurich Switzerland
  Six FIFA officials are detained in Switzerland in relation to allegations of corruption between the 1990s and now
 Those arrested include Jeffrey Webb, Jack Warner, Eduardo Li, Eugenio Figueredo and Jose Maria Marin. Swiss federal prosecutors open criminal procedures in relation to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups. FIFA suspends eleven people from involvement in football over the scandal
May.29   Switzerland   Sepp Blatter elected to 5th term as president of FIFA   Prince Ali bin Hussein withdraws his candidacy before a second round of voting could take place Jun.2   Switzerland   Sepp Blatter to quit as president amid corruption scandal   Blatter says he will resign as president of football's governing body Fifa amid a corruption scandal Jun.6   Berlin Barcelona crowned European champions for fifth time Jun.7  Paris  Wawrinka stuns Novak Djokovic to win French Open Jul.12  London  Djokovic wins Wimbledon final over Roger Federer Aug.15  London  IAAF accused of suppressing athletes' doping study Sep.25   Switzerland   Sepp Blatter faces Swiss criminal investigation   Swiss prosecutors are investigating Sepp Blatter, the head of football's world governing body Fifa, on suspicion of criminal mismanagement Oct.31  London  Rugby World Cup: All Blacks overcome Wallabies Nov.9   Russia Athletics doping: Wada commission wants Russia ban
  Russia should be banned from athletics competition, a World Anti-Doping Agency commission report has recommended.    Russia was accused of running a ...
Nov.10  Moscow  Athletics doping: Kremlin says claims are 'groundless' Nov.13  Monaco  Doping: Russia provisionally suspended by IAAF Dec.21   Switzerland FIFA banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini  Ethics Committee ruled that both the president and his UEFA counterpart had broken Code of Ethics relating to conflicts of interest, breach of...



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2015 Jan.7   Paris   Gunmen shot dead 12 people at satirical magazine
Map of 10 rue Nicolas-Appert 11th arrondissement of Paris France
  Eight journalists and two policemen were among the dead. Police issued photos of two suspects, describing them as 'armed and dangerous'
 3 masked gunmen armed with Kalashnikov rifles, a shotgun, and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher stormed the headquarters of the Charlie Hebdo. They killed 12 people, including Charlie Hebdo staff and two French National police officers, and wounded 11 others
Jan.7  Paris  French police name Charlie Hebdo attack suspects Jan.8   France Paris suspects 'rob service station' Jan.8  Paris  French hunt focuses north of Paris Jan.9   Paris   Charlie Hebdo hunt: Bloody end to sieges   Two brothers who killed 12 in an attack on a magazine were shot dead as they fled a warehouse north of Paris Jan.9   Paris   Hunt for French terror accomplices   Police are hunting for any accomplices of the gunmen who killed 17 people in two days of terror attacks. One key figure is Hayat Boumeddiene Jan.10  Paris  Paris tightens security after attacks Jan.11   Paris   Charlie Hebdo: Vast Paris rally for France unity
Map of Place de la Nation Paris France
  More than 40 world leaders joined the start of the march, linking arms in an act of solidarity. 'Paris is the capital of the world today,' Hollande said
 The marchers demonstrate unity after the attacks on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, police officers, and a kosher supermarket
Jan.11  Paris  Across France, 3.7 million march to honor victims of attacks Jan.15   Belgium Belgian anti-terror raid in Verviers leaves two dead   Two suspected jihadists have been killed in an anti-terror operation in eastern Belgium. A third person had been arrested Jan.16   Belgium Europe on high alert over terrorist threat Jan.17  Athens  Greece arrests over Belgian 'plot' Feb.11  Italy  Costa Concordia captain Schettino guilty of manslaughter Feb.14   Denmark   Copenhagen free speech debate shooting: One dead Map of Krudttonden Copenhagen Denmark
  Gunmen killed one person and injured three police officers during a free speech debate in attended by a controversial Swedish cartoonist
Feb.14   Denmark 1 dead in second Copenhagen shooting Feb.14   Denmark Danish police kill man after attacks Feb.21   London   Police think 3 teens are headed to Syria   The family of a girl who UK police say may be headed to Syria with two friends have a message for her: We're not mad at you, and please come home Feb.26   London Identity of ISIS terrorist known as 'Jihadi John' revealed Feb.27   Moscow Russia opposition politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead Map of Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge Moscow Russia
  An unidentified attacker in a car shot former Deputy Prime Minister four times in the back as he crossed a bridge in view of the Kremlin
 He died hours after appealing for support for a march on Sunday against the war in Ukraine
Feb.28  Moscow  Putin pledge on Nemtsov murder Mar.1   Moscow Nemtsov murder: Tens of thousands march in Moscow Mar.7   Moscow Two men held over Nemtsov killing Mar.26   Southern France   Germanwings co-pilot 'wanted to destroy plane'  The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps, named as Andreas Lubitz, appeared to want to 'destroy the plane' Mar.27   Rome Italian court acquits Knox and Sollecito  Italy's top appeals court has overturned the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher Apr.3  Germany  Co-pilot Lubitz 'accelerated descent' Apr.20   Sicily Italy arrests two over migrant boat sinking May.6  France  Co-pilot Lubitz 'practised rapid descent' May.27   Switzerland   6 FIFA officials detained for extradition to U.S. Map of FIFA Zurich Switzerland
  Six FIFA officials are detained in Switzerland in relation to allegations of corruption between the 1990s and now
 Those arrested include Jeffrey Webb, Jack Warner, Eduardo Li, Eugenio Figueredo and Jose Maria Marin. Swiss federal prosecutors open criminal procedures in relation to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups. FIFA suspends eleven people from involvement in football over the scandal
Jun.11  Southern France  Germanwings crash: French prosecutors open new probe Jun.20   Austria Man drives car into crowd in Austria killing 3 Jul.20   Turkey   30 people were killed by bomb Map of Suruc Turkey
  Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu has promised to boost security along the country's border with Syria.    The bomb hit a group of youth activists planning to...
Aug.9   Istanbul Gunfire at US Istanbul consulate Aug.21   France France train shooting: Americans overpower gunman Map of Arras France
  Three people have been hurt after a heavily armed man opened fire in northern France, before being overpowered by 2 U.S. passengers.    The incident happened on th...
Sep.11  Hungary  Hungary 'will arrest illegal migrants' Sep.25   Switzerland   Sepp Blatter faces Swiss criminal investigation   Swiss prosecutors are investigating Sepp Blatter, the head of football's world governing body Fifa, on suspicion of criminal mismanagement Oct.10   Turkey   Ankara explosions leave almost 100 dead Map of Ankara Central Station Ankara Turkey
  Two explosions at a peace rally in the Turkish capital Ankara have killed at least 86 people and injured 186, according to officials
 TV showed scenes of panic and people lying on the ground covered in blood, amid protest banners. Prime Minister Davutoglu has announced three days of national mourning
Oct.10  Turkey  Turkey enters mourning after Ankara blasts Oct.22   Sweden Sweden sword attack: 2 killed by masked attacker Nov.13   Paris   Paris attacks: 120 dead and hostages held at Bataclan Map of Bataclan France
  France has declared a national state of emergency and has closed its borders after at least 60 people were killed in multiple gun and bomb attacks
 At least 15 people were killed near the arts centre, where up to 60 people are being held hostage. Police storm the venue. 3 people were killed in an attack near the Stade de France
Nov.14  Paris  Paris attacks: Prosecutor Molins says 3 teams involved Nov.14  Paris  Paris attacks: Omar Ismail Mostefai identified as assailant Nov.15   Paris Paris attacks: Manhunt launched for the suspect Nov.16   Paris Paris attacks: 'France will destroy IS' - Hollande Nov.17  Paris  Paris attacks: Video 'shows ninth attacker' Nov.17   Paris   Paris attacks: Police swoop on apartment in northern suburb   Armed police are raiding a flat in the northern Paris suburb of Saint Denis in an operation believed linked to last Friday's attacks Nov.18  Paris  Paris attacks 'ringleader' Abaaoud fate unknown - Molins Nov.19   Paris   Paris attacks: 'Ringleader' Abdelhamid Abaaoud killed in raid   The Islamic State (IS) militant had died in a flat in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis. His body was found riddled with bullets and shrapnel in... Nov.21   Brussels   Brussels shutdown as manhunt for Paris fugitive continues   Central Brussels is almost empty after restaurants and bars shut early amid fears of a Paris-style attack, hours after Belgium raised its terror... Nov.22   Brussels Belgian police arrest 16 in anti-terror raids   22 raids were carried out on Sunday across Brussels and Charleroi. Suspected Paris attacks gunman Salah Abdeslam remains at large Nov.23   Paris Suicide vest found in Paris raises possible link to suspect Dec.21   Switzerland FIFA banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini  Ethics Committee ruled that both the president and his UEFA counterpart had broken Code of Ethics relating to conflicts of interest, breach of... Dec.30  Brussels  Belgium terror alert halts New Year fireworks in Brussels Dec.31   Munich Munich police warn of imminent terror threat



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2015 Jan.5  Eastern Germany  Pegida protests: Rallies over 'Islamisation' Jan.7   Paris   Gunmen shot dead 12 people at satirical magazine
Map of 10 rue Nicolas-Appert 11th arrondissement of Paris France
  Eight journalists and two policemen were among the dead. Police issued photos of two suspects, describing them as 'armed and dangerous'
 3 masked gunmen armed with Kalashnikov rifles, a shotgun, and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher stormed the headquarters of the Charlie Hebdo. They killed 12 people, including Charlie Hebdo staff and two French National police officers, and wounded 11 others
Jan.10  Paris  Paris tightens security after attacks Jan.10   Paris World leaders gather for mass Paris rally Jan.11   Paris   Charlie Hebdo: Vast Paris rally for France unity Map of Place de la Nation Paris France
  More than 40 world leaders joined the start of the march, linking arms in an act of solidarity. 'Paris is the capital of the world today,' Hollande said
 The marchers demonstrate unity after the attacks on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, police officers, and a kosher supermarket
Jan.11  Paris  Across France, 3.7 million march to honor victims of attacks Jan.11  Croatia  Croatia elects first woman president Jan.12  Paris  Charlie Hebdo depicts Prophet Muhammad on cover Jan.13   Paris   New issue Charlie Hebdo published   The new edition of the French satirical magazine has gone on sale, with a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad on its cover Jan.21  Germany  German rally leader quits in 'Hitler' row Jan.25   Athens Greek exit polls suggest Syriza win
  Two exit polls show anti-austerity Syriza party with a 12.5 percentage point lead over nearest party, New Demoracy, in Greece's general election
 Far-right Golden Dawn and centrist The River came joint 3rd. Syriza wants to renegotiate debt arrangement with international creditors
Jan.25   Athens Greek poll winner vows to end 'pain'
Jan.27   Poland   On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets Map of Auschwitz Poland
  Ronald Lauder, stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz
Jan.31  Madrid  Podemos holds Madrid mass 'March for Change' Feb.6   Moscow Ukraine crisis: Leaders upbeat after Moscow talks Feb.11  Belarus  Ukraine talks last through the night Feb.12   Belarus   Ukraine ceasefire deal reached Map of Minsk Belarus
  Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a cease-fire agreement for eastern Ukraine had been reached, bringing an end to marathon talks
 Russia will face fresh sanctions from the EU if a deal to end the Ukraine war is not fully implemented, Chancellor Merkel has warned
Feb.14  Kiev  President Poroshenko orders ceasefire Feb.20   Brussels   Greece agrees deal with eurozone
  Greece and eurozone nations have agreed a deal to extend financial aid after bailout talks in Brussels
Feb.27   Moscow Russia opposition politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead
Map of Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge Moscow Russia
  An unidentified attacker in a car shot former Deputy Prime Minister four times in the back as he crossed a bridge in view of the Kremlin
 He died hours after appealing for support for a march on Sunday against the war in Ukraine
Feb.28  Moscow  Putin pledge on Nemtsov murder Mar.1   Moscow Nemtsov murder: Tens of thousands march in Moscow Mar.22  Paris  Sarkozy staves off surging National Front, exit polls suggest Apr.2   Switzerland   Iran nuclear talks: 'Framework' deal agreed Map of Lausanne Switzerland
  An outline agreement on the future shape of Iran's nuclear program has been reached after marathon talks with 6 major powers.    Under the deal, Iran will reduce its uranium enrichm...
Apr.12  Turkey  Turkey anger at Pope Armenian 'genocide' claim Apr.19  Rome  Italian PM led calls for more EU action on sea migration Apr.23   Brussels Mediterranean migrants crisis: EU triples funding Apr.23  Turkey  WWI: Battle of Gallipoli centenary marked with services Apr.24   Armenia Armenia marks centenary of mass killings by Ottoman Turks Map of Yerevan Armenia
  Ceremonies have been held in Armenia and around the world to mark the centenary of the start of mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks
May.2   London Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to daughter Map of St Mary%27s Hospital London United Kingdom
  The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a girl, Kensington Palace has announced. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.    The princess - who is 4th in line to the t...
May.7   London Tories closing in on a majority
  David Cameron says he hopes to govern for all of the UK as a forecast gives the Tories 325 seats - enough to form a majority in the Commons
May.8  London  Cameron mulls make-up of new cabinet May.9   Moscow   Russia stages massive WWII parade   Russia has staged its biggest military parade, marking 70 years since victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two May.10   Brussels   Migrant crisis: EU refugee quotas to be proposed  The European Commission will make the controversial proposal that EU member countries should take in refugees under a quota scheme May.23   Ireland   Ireland same-sex referendum to approve gay marriage
  Figures suggest the Republic of Ireland has voted to legalise same-sex marriage in a historic referendum
May.24  Poland  President Komorowski concedes to rival Duda Jun.2   Switzerland   Sepp Blatter to quit as president amid corruption scandal   Blatter says he will resign as president of football's governing body Fifa amid a corruption scandal Jun.7   Bavaria   G7 summit: Obama and Merkel firm on Russia sanctions   The US and German leaders say sanctions on Russia must stay until it implements a deal to end fighting in Ukraine Jun.7   Turkey   Turkey ruling AKP loses majority in surprise result   Governing AK party has lost its parliamentary majority for the first time in 13 years, near-complete election results show. AKP has 41% Jun.13  Sweden  Prince Carl Philip marries ex-reality star Jun.24  Brussels  Tsipras in intensive talks with creditors Jun.25  Brussels  EU leaders agree to speed up relocation Jun.27   European Union Greece crisis: Eurozone refuses bailout extension
Jun.28  West Germany  Greek debt crisis: ECB not raising funding limit Jun.29   European Union No vote would mean euro exit, leaders warn Jun.30   Athens   IMF payment missed as bailout expires
  Greece has missed the deadline for £1.1bn payment to the International Monetary Fund, hours after eurozone ministers refused to extend its bailout
Jul.3   Athens Greece crisis: Mass rival rallies over bailout vote
Jul.5  Greece  Polls close in bailout referendum Jul.5   Greece   Debt crisis: Greek voters reject bailout offer
  With almost all the ballots counted, results from the Greek referendum show voters decisively rejecting the terms of an international bailout.    61% of those whose ballots had been counted voting 'No', against 39% voting...
Jul.9   Athens Eurozone receives economic reform plan
Jul.10  Athens  MPs back bailout reform plan Jul.11   Bosnia Srebrenica anniversary: Crowds chase Serb PM away   Aleksandar Vucic has been chased away by stone-throwing protesters from a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the massacre Jul.11  Brussels  Eurozone 'sceptical' of reform pledge Jul.12   Brussels Debt crisis: Athens offered 'euro time-out' Jul.12  Brussels  Debt crisis: Leaders try to thrash out deal Jul.13   Brussels Debt crisis: Eurozone summit strikes deal
  Eurozone leaders have agreed to offer Greece a third bailout, after marathon talks. The bailout is conditional on Greece passing agreed reforms
Jul.14   Austria   Iran nuclear talks: 'Historic' agreement struck
  World powers have reached a deal with Iran on limiting Iranian nuclear activity in return for the lifting of international economic sanctions
 The so-called P5+1 want Iran to scale back its sensitive nuclear activities. Hassan Rouhani said it opened a new chapter in relations with the world. Obama said that with the deal, 'every pathway to a nuclear weapon is cut off' for Iran
Jul.22   Athens Greece crisis: MPs pass crucial bailout reforms
Jul.26  Turkey  Turkey calls Nato talks on IS and PKK Jul.28   France   Channel Tunnel: '2,000 migrants' tried to enter   Some 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel terminal in Calais on Monday night in an attempt to reach the UK, operator Eurotunnel has... Aug.4  Berlin  German prosecutor sacked over Netzpolitik treason probe Aug.9   Istanbul Gunfire at US Istanbul consulate Aug.20   Paris French National Front expels founder Jean-Marie Le Pen  Jean-Marie Le Pen has been expelled from the far-right National Front (FN) following a feud with daughter and party leader Marine Aug.20   Athens PM Alexis Tsipras quits and calls early polls Aug.22   Macedonia   Macedonia migrants break through at Greek border   Thousands of migrants have broken through police lines into Macedonia at the country's border with Greece Aug.27   Austria Austrian police work to recover bodies from lorry   Forensic teams are working through the night to establish how many people died inside a lorry found abandoned on a motorway near the Hungarian... Aug.31  Kiev  Deadly anti-autonomy protest outside parliament Sep.1   Hungary Migrant crisis: Rail station move sparks protests   Hundreds of migrants have been protesting outside a major railway station in Budapest after police sealed off the terminal to stop them trav... Sep.4  Austria  Migrants begin arriving in Austria from Hungary Sep.5   Austria Migrants reach Austria and Germany after long ordeal   Austria and Germany have taken in thousands of migrants who crossed the border after days stuck in Hungary Sep.6  Hungary  Migrant crisis: Activist convoy drives to Hungary Sep.7   Hungary Hundreds migrants force way past Hungarian police Map of Roszke Hungary
  Hundreds of migrants have broken through police lines on Hungary's border with Serbia and are walking towards the capital, Budapest
Sep.8  Berlin  Germany 'can take 500,000 asylum seekers a year' Sep.11  Hungary  Hungary 'will arrest illegal migrants' Sep.12  United Kingdom  Jeremy Corbyn wins Labour leadership contest Sep.12   Hungary Record 4,000 go from Serbia to Hungary Sep.13   Germany Migrant crisis: Germany 'to start border controls' Sep.14   Hungary Hungary enacts tough new migrant laws  Hungary has brought in tough new migrant laws which it says will 'start a new era' in preventing the inflow of illegal immigrants Sep.15  Hungary  Hungary's closed border leaves many stranded Sep.16  Serbia  Migrant crisis: Clashes at Hungary-Serbia border Sep.17   Croatia Croatia closes border crossings with Serbia Sep.19  Austria  Migrant crisis: Austria sees fresh influx Sep.20   Athens Alexis Tsipras hails 'victory of the people' Sep.21   Brussels EU ministers attempt to resolve quota rift Sep.27  Barcelona  Pro-independence parties win elections Oct.3  Geneva  MSF condemns Kunduz air strikes Oct.4  Vatican  Pope Francis opened Church synod amid gay row Oct.9  Norway  Nobel Peace Prize for Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet Oct.10  Turkey  Turkey enters mourning after Ankara blasts Oct.13   Netherlands   MH17 Ukraine disaster: Dutch Safety Board blames missile  Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crashed as a result of a Russian-made Buk missile, the Dutch Safety Board says Oct.15  Brussels  Migrant crisis: EU approves Turkey action plan Oct.17   Slovenia Thousands enter Slovenia after Hungary closes border Map of Petisovci Slovenia
  Thousands of migrants are crossing into Slovenia from Croatia after Hungary closed its border to them. 2,700 arrived in Slovenia on Saturday
Oct.21   Moscow US attacks Moscow welcome for Assad Oct.25   Poland Poland conservatives secure decisive win Oct.25  Brussels  Migrant crisis: Thousands of new reception places agreed Nov.1   Turkey Turkey election: Ruling AKP 'heads for majority' Nov.4  Romania  Romania: Protests despite Victor Ponta's resignation Nov.10  Moscow  Athletics doping: Kremlin says claims are 'groundless' Nov.13   Paris France declared national state of emergency Nov.16   Paris Paris attacks: 'France will destroy IS' - Hollande Nov.26  Moscow  Russia 'plans sanctions' against Turkey over jet downing Nov.27  Turkey  Turkey warns Russia not to 'play with fire' over downed jet Nov.29  Paris  COP21: Rallies call for Paris climate change action Nov.30   Paris   Russia says Turkey 'shot down plane for IS oil'  Vladimir Putin has accused Turkey of shooting down its warplane near the border with Syria in order to protect its oil trade with the Islamic... Dec.6   France National Front leads in regional polls  France's far-right National Front (FN) appears to have made big gains in the first round of regional elections, estimates show Dec.11  Paris  COP21: Climate deal text 'agreed' in Paris Dec.12   Paris COP21: Paris climate deal is 'best chance to save planet'   Nearly 200 countries took part in tense negotiations in Paris over two weeks, striking the first deal to commit all nations to cut emissions Dec.13   France French far right National Front routed in key vote
  France's far-right National Front (FN) has failed to win a single region in the second round of municipal elections
Dec.20   Madrid PM Rajoy's party loses majority  Spain's governing conservative party has won the most seats in the general election but has lost its majority and must now try to form a coa... Dec.24   Vatican   Pope Francis recalls Jesus' birth with Christmas Eve Mass   Pope in his Christmas homily denounces materialism. Some youngsters invited to attend came from countries that Francis has visited as pontif...