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01-07 Gunmen shot dead 12 people at satirical magazine
C. 01-11 Charlie Hebdo: Vast Paris rally for France unity
D. 01-18 Six million attend outdoor Pope Francis' Mass Rizal Park, Manila
4. 01-22 Yemen: President resigns as rebels tighten hold Sanaa, Yemen
F. 01-22 Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
G. 01-25 Greek exit polls suggest Syriza win Athens
7. 01-27 On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets Auschwitz, Poland
8. 02-12 Ukraine ceasefire deal reached Minsk, Belarus
J. 02-20 Greece agrees deal with eurozone Brussels

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... Six million attend outdoor Pope Francis' Mass   Pope Francis has celebrated an outdoor Mass in front of unprecedented crowds. That would be a record for a papal event Yemen: President resigns as rebels tighten hold Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies   Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died in hospital. He was the fifth of his brothers to take the throne and became king in 2005 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 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 US ambassador to South Korea injured in slash attack   Netanyahu claims poll victory  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed victory in parliamentary election. Estimates gave both sides 27 seats each in the 120-seat Kn... Singaporeans mourn death of founding father Lee Kuan Yew   The government announced that Lee, 91, 'passed away peacefully' early Monday at a Singapore hospital Iran nuclear talks: 'Framework' deal agreed Hillary Clinton declares 2016 Democratic presidential bid Department of Justice probe into police custody death  DOJ has opened an investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a black man, who died from spinal injuries suffered while in police custody Armenia marks centenary of mass killings by Ottoman Turks Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to daughter Tories closing in on a majority North Korea Defence Chief Hyon Yong-chol 'executed'  Defence Minister Hyon Yong-chol has been executed, South Korea's spy agency has told parliament, according to media reports Burundi coup bid: President Nkurunziza's return 'thwarted' Ireland same-sex referendum to approve gay marriage Donald Trump to run for president in 2016 South Carolina church shooting: Nine killed IMF payment missed as bailout expires Debt crisis: Greek voters reject bailout offer 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...   Iran nuclear talks: 'Historic' agreement struck
  Gunmen shot dead 12 people at satirical magazine Map of 10 rue Nicolas-Appert 11th arrondissement of Paris France
Jan.2  Washington  US sanctions North Korea over Sony
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.10  Paris  World leaders gather for mass Paris rally
Jan.11   Paris
Jan.13  Paris  New issue Charlie Hebdo published
Jan.17  Niger  Charlie Hebdo: Niger protesters set churches on fire
Jan.18   Manila
Jan.20  U.S. Congress  State of the Union: Obama demands spread of wealth
Jan.22   Yemen
  Saudi Arabia
Jan.23  Saudi Arabia  New Saudi king promises continuity
Jan.24  Tokyo  Japan PM Abe condemns hostage 'death' video
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.20   Brussels
Feb.27   Moscow
Mar.1  Moscow  Nemtsov murder: Tens of thousands march in Moscow
Mar.3  U.S. Congress  Netanyahu warns US over Iran deal
Mar.4   South Korea
Mar.7  Malaysia  MH370: Malaysia committed to search, says PM
Mar.16  Jerusalem  Netanyahu vows no Palestinian state
Mar.17   Jerusalem
Mar.22   Singapore
Mar.28  Singapore  Lee Kuan Yew: Singapore holds for funeral procession
Mar.31  Nigeria  Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari wins
Apr.2   Switzerland
Apr.7  South Carolina  White officer charged over unarmed black man's death
Apr.11  Panama  Obama and Castro in historic US-Cuba meeting
Apr.12   USA
Apr.13  Washington  US concern as Russia lifts ban on Iran arms delivery
Apr.15  South Korea  South Korea remembers ferry dead
Apr.18  South Africa  Zuma vows to end attacks on migrants
Apr.21   Baltimore
Apr.23  Brussels  Mediterranean migrants crisis: EU triples funding
Apr.24   Armenia
Apr.25  Nepal  Nepal earthquake: Rescue effort intensifies
Apr.28  Indonesia  Indonesia executions: Australia recalls ambassador
 Baltimore  Baltimore police enforce curfew
May.2   London
May.7   London
May.9  Moscow  Russia stages massive WWII parade
May.10  Brussels  Migrant crisis: EU refugee quotas to be proposed
May.12   North Korea
May.13   Burundi
May.16  Cairo  Morsi, Egypt's ex-leader, sentenced to death
May.23   Ireland
May.28  FBI  Former Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted
May.31  U.S. Senate  US surveillance powers expire as Senate deal fails
Jun.2  Switzerland  Sepp Blatter to quit as president amid corruption scandal
Jun.4  Washington  Millions of US government workers hit by data breach
Jun.7  Bavaria  G7 summit: Obama and Merkel firm on Russia sanctions
 Turkey  Turkey ruling AKP loses majority in surprise result
Jun.14  South Africa  South Africa court bid to arrest Sudan's Omar al-Bashir
Jun.16   Manhattan
Jun.17   South Carolina
 Hong Kong  Hong Kong lawmakers reject Beijing poll plan
Jun.26  U.S. Supreme Court  US Supreme Court rules gay marriage is legal nationwide
Jun.27  European Union  Greece crisis: Eurozone refuses bailout extension
Jun.29  European Union  No vote would mean euro exit, leaders warn
Jun.30   Athens
Jul.3  Athens  Greece crisis: Mass rival rallies over bailout vote
Jul.5   Greece
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
Jul.14   Austria
  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.15   USA New Horizons: Images reveal ice mountains on Pluto Jul.22  Athens  Greece crisis: MPs pass crucial bailout reforms Jul.25  Kenya  Trials would aid fight against corruption - Obama Jul.28  France  Channel Tunnel: '2,000 migrants' tried to enter Jul.30  Jerusalem  Jerusalem Gay Pride: Six stabbed 'by ultra-Orthodox Jew' Aug.5  Japan  Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb Aug.6  Ohio  Donald Trump attacked in Republican debates Aug.9  Istanbul  Gunfire at US Istanbul consulate Aug.14  Cuba  US flag raised over reopened Cuba embassy in Havana  South Korea  Japan and South Korea mark 70 years since end of WW2 Aug.20  Paris  French National Front expels founder Jean-Marie Le Pen  Athens  PM Alexis Tsipras quits and calls early polls Aug.22  Macedonia  Macedonia migrants break through at Greek border Aug.24  South Korea  South and North Korea agree deal to reduce tensions Aug.26   Virginia Shooter Flanagan 'a human powder keg' Aug.27  Austria  Austrian police work to recover bodies from lorry Aug.29  New Orleans  New Orleans marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina 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  Australia  Tony Abbott was ousted by his party  Hungary  Hungary enacts tough new migrant laws Sep.17  Croatia  Croatia closes border crossings with Serbia Sep.20  Cuba  Cuba: Pope Francis celebrates Mass before thousands  Athens  Alexis Tsipras hails 'victory of the people' Sep.21  Brussels  EU ministers attempt to resolve quota rift Sep.22   Washington Pope Francis begins tour of the US Sep.24  U.S. Congress  Pope urges 'humane' US migrant response 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.19  Canada  Canada election: Liberals sweep to power Oct.21  Moscow  US attacks Moscow welcome for Assad Oct.25  Poland  Poland conservatives secure decisive win Oct.29  Beijing  China to end one-child policy and allow two Nov.1  Turkey  Turkey election: Ruling AKP 'heads for majority' Nov.6  Washington  US rejects Keystone XL pipeline from Canada Nov.7  Singapore  China and Taiwan leaders hail historic talks Nov.12   Myanmar Suu Kyi's NLD wins landslide victory Nov.13  Paris  France declared national state of emergency Nov.16  Paris  Paris attacks: 'France will destroy IS' - Hollande Nov.21  Bangladesh  Bangladesh hangs two over 1971 war crimes Nov.22   Argentina Conservative Mauricio Macri wins Argentina presidency Nov.30  Paris  Russia says Turkey 'shot down plane for IS oil' Dec.6  France  National Front leads in regional polls  Venezuela  Venezuela opposition wins majority in National Assembly Dec.7   South Carolina Donald Trump urges ban on Muslims coming to US 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.18  UN  US welcomes 'milestone' as UN endorses Syria peace plan Dec.20  Madrid  PM Rajoy's party loses majority Dec.24  Vatican  Pope Francis recalls Jesus' birth with Christmas Eve Mass Dec.28  South Korea  'Comfort women': Japan and South Korea hail agreement Dec.29  North Korea  North Korea official Kim Yang-gon killed in car crash



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January 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  Indonesia  AirAsia: Flight attendant is first victims buried
Jan.2   Washington
Jan.4  New York  Police snub New York mayor again
 Lebanon  Lebanon tightens flow of Syrians
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
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  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.17   Niger Charlie Hebdo: Niger protesters set churches on fire  Southern Philippines  Pope Francis cuts short visit to typhoon-hit Tacloban  Yemen  Gunmen abduct chief of staff to Yemen president Jan.18   Manila     Six million attend outdoor Pope Francis' Mass Map of Rizal Park Philippines
  Pope Francis has celebrated an outdoor Mass in front of unprecedented crowds. That would be a record for a papal event
 Pope Francis had dedicated the service in part to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan
Jan.20   U.S. Congress   State of the Union: Obama demands spread of wealth   US President has declared an end to the financial crisis and pledged economic policies to benefit all Americans, in his annual address to Co... Jan.21  Germany  German rally leader quits in 'Hitler' row Jan.22   Yemen   Yemen: President resigns as rebels tighten hold Map of Sanaa Yemen
  Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has resigned along with his prime minister in protest at the takeover of the capital Sanaa by Shia Houthi rebels
  Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies Map of Riyadh Saudi Arabia
  Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died in hospital. He was the fifth of his brothers to take the throne and became king in 2005
 A statement, made early on Friday, said his brother, Salman, had become king. Abdullah, who was said to be aged about 90, had been in hospital for several weeks suffering from a lung infection
Jan.23   Saudi Arabia   New Saudi king promises continuity   King Salman has pledged continuity, hours after his accession to the throne following the death of his half-brother, King Abdullah Jan.24   Tokyo Japan PM Abe condemns hostage 'death' video 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'
 New Delhi  Obama attends India's Republic Day 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.1  Egypt  Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt Feb.2  Washington  U.S. shifts stance on military aid to Ukraine Feb.6   Moscow Ukraine crisis: Leaders upbeat after Moscow talks
Feb.7  USA  NBC anchor Brian Williams 'temporarily' steps down 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.18  Washington  US 'war on those perverting Islam' 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.22  Australia  Australia to toughen citizenship laws 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.3   U.S. Congress   Netanyahu warns US over Iran deal   In a speech to US Congress the prime minister has warned that a deal under discussion on Iran's nuclear program could 'pave its way to the b... Mar.4   South Korea US ambassador to South Korea injured in slash attack Map of Sejong Center Seoul South Korea
  Mark W. Lippert was slashed by a man screaming about Korean unification Thursday morning in Seoul, and his assailant was immediately detained
 Beijing  China premier unveils economic goals Mar.7   Malaysia MH370: Malaysia committed to search, says PM Mar.13  Sinai  Egypt unveils plans to build new capital east of Cairo Mar.15  Sao Paulo  Big rallies against Brazil president Mar.16   Jerusalem Netanyahu vows no Palestinian state Mar.17   Jerusalem   Netanyahu claims poll victory
  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed victory in parliamentary election. Estimates gave both sides 27 seats each in the 120-seat Knesset
 Exit polls suggesting his Likud party had finished in a virtual tie with the left-of-centre Zionist Union. Netanyahu said he had already spoken to the leaders of other right-of-centre parties about forming a new government
Mar.22   Singapore   Singaporeans mourn death of founding father Lee Kuan Yew
  The government announced that Lee, 91, 'passed away peacefully' early Monday at a Singapore hospital
 A frail Lee was hospitalized in early February with severe pneumonia
 Paris  Sarkozy staves off surging National Front, exit polls suggest Mar.28   Singapore Lee Kuan Yew: Singapore holds for funeral procession
Mar.29  Tunisia  Bardo Museum attack: Thousands join protest march Mar.31   Nigeria   Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari wins   Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to win a presidential election in Nigeria

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  Tehran  Rouhani vows to abide by deal Apr.7   South Carolina White officer charged over unarmed black man's death   A police officer Michael Slager has been charged with murder after a black man who appeared to be fleeing from him was shot dead Apr.9  Panama  US and Cuba hold highest-level meeting in 50 years Apr.11   Panama   Obama and Castro in historic US-Cuba meeting   US President and Cuban President have met on the fringes of the Summit of the Americas, the first formal talks in half a century Apr.12  Turkey  Turkey anger at Pope Armenian 'genocide' claim   USA   Hillary Clinton declares 2016 Democratic presidential bid Map of White House USA
  Former US Secretary of State has formally entered the 2016 race for the White House in a bid to become the first woman US president
Apr.13   Washington US concern as Russia lifts ban on Iran arms delivery Apr.15   South Korea South Korea remembers ferry dead Apr.18   South Africa   Zuma vows to end attacks on migrants   South African President Jacob Zuma has visited a refugee camp in the port of Durban after a fresh outbreak of anti-foreigner violence Apr.19  Rome  Italian PM led calls for more EU action on sea migration Apr.20  Pakistan  Xi Jinping agrees $46bn superhighway to Pakistan Apr.21   Baltimore Department of Justice probe into police custody death
  DOJ has opened an investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a black man, who died from spinal injuries suffered while in police custody
 Gray, 25, died in hospital on Sunday, a week after being arrested in Baltimore. Hundreds of protesters gathered in the city to express their anger over the tragedy
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
Apr.25   Nepal Nepal earthquake: Rescue effort intensifies Apr.28   Indonesia Indonesia executions: Australia recalls ambassador   Australia has recalled its ambassador from Indonesia after two Australian men were executed for drug smuggling   Baltimore Baltimore police enforce curfew Apr.29  UN  Nepal earthquake: UN launches $415m appeal

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...
 Nepal  Nepal quake: Airport customs holding up aid relief 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.12   North Korea North Korea Defence Chief Hyon Yong-chol 'executed'
  Defence Minister Hyon Yong-chol has been executed, South Korea's spy agency has told parliament, according to media reports
May.13   Burundi Burundi coup bid: President Nkurunziza's return 'thwarted'
  Pierre Nkurunziza's attempt to return home to tackle a coup has failed and he has returned to Tanzania where he was attending a summit
May.16   Cairo Morsi, Egypt's ex-leader, sentenced to death
May.18  Bangkok  Thai ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra arrives for trial May.19  Malaysia  Asia boat migrants: Nations hold emergency meeting 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
 El Salvador  Romero beatification draws huge El Salvador crowds May.24  Poland  President Komorowski concedes to rival Duda May.28   FBI Former Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted  Former Speaker of the House of Representatives was allegedly trying to evade banking reporting requirements and lying to FBI May.31  Washington  Joe Biden's son Beau dies of brain cancer, aged 46   U.S. Senate US surveillance powers expire as Senate deal fails


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.4   Washington Millions of US government workers hit by data breach
Jun.5  Southern Iraq  Tariq Aziz, ex-Saddam Hussein aide, 'dies in prison' 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% Jun.10  Sydney  PM Tony Abbott urges regional action against IS Jun.13  Sweden  Prince Carl Philip marries ex-reality star Jun.14   South Africa South Africa court bid to arrest Sudan's Omar al-Bashir Jun.16   Manhattan     Donald Trump to run for president in 2016 Map of Trump Towers USA
  Property billionaire Donald Trump has announced he will run for the White House in the 2016 election
Jun.17   South Carolina South Carolina church shooting: Nine killed Map of 110 Calhoun Street Charleston South Carolina South Carolina
  Nine people have died in a shooting at a historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. Police are searching for a white male suspect
  Hong Kong Hong Kong lawmakers reject Beijing poll plan  UN  Number displaced worldwide hits record high Jun.21  South Carolina  Charleston shootings: Victims remembered as church reopens Jun.23  WikiLeaks  US 'spied on French presidents' - Wikileaks Jun.24  Brussels  Tsipras in intensive talks with creditors Jun.25  Brussels  EU leaders agree to speed up relocation Jun.26   U.S. Supreme Court US Supreme Court rules gay marriage is legal nationwide   The US Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage is a legal right across the United States  Tunisia  Tunisia beach attack: 80 'propagandist' mosques to be closed 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


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.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   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
 U.S. Congress  US conservatives condemn Iran nuclear deal Jul.15   USA   New Horizons: Images reveal ice mountains on Pluto
  Pluto has mountains made of ice that are as high as those in the Rockies, images from the New Horizons probe reveal
Jul.22   Athens Greece crisis: MPs pass crucial bailout reforms Jul.25   Kenya Trials would aid fight against corruption - Obama 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... Jul.30   Jerusalem Jerusalem Gay Pride: Six stabbed 'by ultra-Orthodox Jew'

August 2015 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1  Afghanistan  New Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour calls for unity Aug.3  Washington  Obama unveils Clean Power Plan Aug.4  Berlin  German prosecutor sacked over Netzpolitik treason probe Aug.5   Japan   Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb   Residents in the Japanese city of Hiroshima are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped by a US aircraft Aug.6   Ohio     Donald Trump attacked in Republican debates   The Republican candidates running for US president have attacked frontrunner Donald Trump in their first debate Aug.8  Japan  Japan remembers Nagasaki atomic bomb, 70 years on Aug.9   Istanbul Gunfire at US Istanbul consulate
Aug.14   Cuba     US flag raised over reopened Cuba embassy in Havana   The US has reopened its embassy more than 54 years after it was closed, in a step signalling the warming of ties between both countries   South Korea Japan and South Korea mark 70 years since end of WW2 Aug.16  China  China Tianjin explosions: Premier Li Keqiang visits scene  Cairo  Egyptian president imposes strict new anti-terror laws 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.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.23  Tehran  British embassy in Tehran reopens Aug.24   South Korea South and North Korea agree deal to reduce tensions Aug.26   Virginia Shooter Flanagan 'a human powder keg' Map of Bridgewater Plaza Moneta Virginia Virginia
  Vester Flanagan shot dead two WDBJ7 journalists on live TV in of Virginia sent a rambling fax to ABC News shortly after the attack.    The two people killed were WDBJ7 report...
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.29   New Orleans New Orleans marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina  Cairo  3 al-Jazeera journalists convicted Aug.31  Kiev  Deadly anti-autonomy protest outside parliament

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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.10  Venezuela  Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez sentenced 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   Australia Tony Abbott was ousted by his party   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.18  Tokyo  Japan to allow military role overseas in historic move Sep.19  Cuba  Pope Francis urges 'freedom' for Church on Cuba visit  Austria  Migrant crisis: Austria sees fresh influx Sep.20   Cuba     Cuba: Pope Francis celebrates Mass before thousands   Pope Francis has celebrated Mass in front of tens of thousands of people in the Cuban capital Havana, on his first visit to the Communist-ruled...   Athens Alexis Tsipras hails 'victory of the people'  Cuba  Pope Francis meets with Fidel Castro in Cuba Sep.21   Brussels EU ministers attempt to resolve quota rift Sep.22   Washington   Pope Francis begins tour of the US Map of Andrews Air Force Base USA
  Pope Francis is expected to greet millions of American Catholics and address thorny issues like climate change and income inequality
Sep.24   U.S. Congress   Pope urges 'humane' US migrant response  Pope Francis has told the US Congress that the US must see migrants as 'persons' and not as 'numbers' Sep.25  House of Representatives  US Speaker John Boehner to quit Congress  Washington  US and China agree cybercrime truce Sep.26  Saudi Arabia  Saudi mufti says stampede deaths 'beyond human control'  Mexico  Thousands march to remember Mexico's missing students Sep.27  Barcelona  Pro-independence parties win elections Sep.29  US Georgia  Georgia executes woman despite last-ditch appeals

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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  North Korea  North Korea holds huge parades for 70th anniversary  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  Nevada  Hillary Clinton attacks rival Bernie Sanders on gun laws 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.19   Canada   Canada election: Liberals sweep to power   Canada's Liberal Party, led by Justin Trudeau, has decisively won parliamentary elections, ending 9 years of Conservative rule, partial results... Oct.21   Moscow US attacks Moscow welcome for Assad Oct.22  U.S. Congress  Hillary Clinton testifies on Benghazi consulate attack Oct.24  Jordan  Israel and Jordan strike deal on Jerusalem holy site Oct.25   Poland Poland conservatives secure decisive win  Brussels  Migrant crisis: Thousands of new reception places agreed Oct.27  Washington  Syria conflict: Iran to be invited to key talks, US says Oct.28  Colorado  Republicans spar in fiery 2016 presidential debate Oct.29   Beijing   China to end one-child policy and allow two   Couples will now be allowed to have two children, it said, citing a statement from the Communist Party

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Nov.1   Turkey Turkey election: Ruling AKP 'heads for majority'
Nov.3  Egypt  Sinai crash: Russia plane flight recorders to be examined Nov.4  Romania  Romania: Protests despite Victor Ponta's resignation Nov.6   Washington US rejects Keystone XL pipeline from Canada  US President Barack Obama has announced he is rejecting an application to build the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada Nov.7   Singapore   China and Taiwan leaders hail historic talks   Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou have held historic talks in Singapore - their first in more than 60 years Nov.8  Australia  'Major disturbance' and fires at Christmas Island detention centre Nov.10  Moscow  Athletics doping: Kremlin says claims are 'groundless' Nov.12   Myanmar     Suu Kyi's NLD wins landslide victory
  The National League for Democracy has won a landslide victory in Myanmar's historic election, say vote officials
Nov.13   Paris France declared national state of emergency
Nov.16   Paris Paris attacks: 'France will destroy IS' - Hollande Nov.20  UN Security Council  UN backs 'all necessary measures' against IS Nov.21   Bangladesh Bangladesh hangs two over 1971 war crimes Nov.22   Argentina   Conservative Mauricio Macri wins Argentina presidency Map of Buenos Aires Argentina
  Macri has been confirmed as the winner after his ruling party opponent conceded. Macri led Daniel Scioli by 51.5% to 48.5%
Nov.26  Moscow  Russia 'plans sanctions' against Turkey over jet downing  Kenya  Pope Francis urges religious unity in his first Mass in Africa 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   Venezuela   Venezuela opposition wins majority in National Assembly   The opposition won control of the National Assembly by a landslide, delivering a major setback to the ruling party and altering the balance of... Dec.7   South Carolina     Donald Trump urges ban on Muslims coming to US
  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for a halt to Muslims entering the US, in the wake of the deadly California shootings
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.18   UN US welcomes 'milestone' as UN endorses Syria peace plan Dec.19  Beijing  China accuses US of B-52 'provocation' over Spratly Islands 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... Dec.28   South Korea   'Comfort women': Japan and South Korea hail agreement  The leaders have welcomed the agreement between their two countries to settle the issue of women forced to work in Japanese brothels during ... Dec.29   North Korea North Korea official Kim Yang-gon killed in car crash


  Netanyahu warns US over Iran deal   In a speech to US Congress the prime minister has warned that a deal under discussion on Iran's nuclear program could 'pave its way to the b...   Iran nuclear talks: 'Framework' deal agreed Map of Lausanne Switzerland




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2015
Mar.3   U.S. Congress
Apr.2   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  Tehran  Rouhani vows to abide by deal Jul.14  U.S. Congress  US conservatives condemn Iran nuclear deal



World, Politics, 2015 Financial Timeline ... See World Financial 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
Jun.27   European Union Greece crisis: Eurozone refuses bailout extension
Jun.28  West Germany  Greek debt crisis: ECB not raising funding limit 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...
Nov.8  Australia  'Major disturbance' and fires at Christmas Island detention centre



World, Politics, 2015 Aid Timeline ... See World Aid timeline Top ^
2015 Feb.2  Washington  U.S. shifts stance on military aid to Ukraine Apr.25   Nepal Nepal earthquake: Rescue effort intensifies Apr.29  UN  Nepal earthquake: UN launches $415m appeal May.2  Nepal  Nepal quake: Airport customs holding up aid relief



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2015 Jan.11  Croatia  Croatia elects first woman president 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
Feb.2  Washington  U.S. shifts stance on military aid to Ukraine Mar.17   Jerusalem   Netanyahu claims poll victory
  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed victory in parliamentary election. Estimates gave both sides 27 seats each in the 120-seat Knesset
 Exit polls suggesting his Likud party had finished in a virtual tie with the left-of-centre Zionist Union. Netanyahu said he had already spoken to the leaders of other right-of-centre parties about forming a new government
Mar.22  Paris  Sarkozy staves off surging National Front, exit polls suggest Mar.31   Nigeria Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari wins   Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to win a presidential election in Nigeria Apr.12   USA   Hillary Clinton declares 2016 Democratic presidential bid
Map of White House USA
  Former US Secretary of State has formally entered the 2016 race for the White House in a bid to become the first woman US president
Apr.13   Washington US concern as Russia lifts ban on Iran arms delivery Apr.25   Nepal Nepal earthquake: Rescue effort intensifies Apr.29  UN  Nepal earthquake: UN launches $415m appeal May.2  Nepal  Nepal quake: Airport customs holding up aid relief 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.24  Poland  President Komorowski concedes to rival Duda 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.16   Manhattan   Donald Trump to run for president in 2016
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  Property billionaire Donald Trump has announced he will run for the White House in the 2016 election
Jun.29   European Union No vote would mean euro exit, leaders warn 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...
Aug.6   Ohio   Donald Trump attacked in Republican debates   The Republican candidates running for US president have attacked frontrunner Donald Trump in their first debate Sep.12  United Kingdom  Jeremy Corbyn wins Labour leadership contest Sep.20   Athens Alexis Tsipras hails 'victory of the people'
Sep.27  Barcelona  Pro-independence parties win elections Oct.13  Nevada  Hillary Clinton attacks rival Bernie Sanders on gun laws Oct.19   Canada Canada election: Liberals sweep to power   Canada's Liberal Party, led by Justin Trudeau, has decisively won parliamentary elections, ending 9 years of Conservative rule, partial results... Oct.25   Poland Poland conservatives secure decisive win Oct.28  Colorado  Republicans spar in fiery 2016 presidential debate Nov.1   Turkey Turkey election: Ruling AKP 'heads for majority' Nov.12   Myanmar   Suu Kyi's NLD wins landslide victory
  The National League for Democracy has won a landslide victory in Myanmar's historic election, say vote officials
Nov.22   Argentina Conservative Mauricio Macri wins Argentina presidency
Map of Buenos Aires Argentina
  Macri has been confirmed as the winner after his ruling party opponent conceded. Macri led Daniel Scioli by 51.5% to 48.5%
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.6   Venezuela   Venezuela opposition wins majority in National Assembly   The opposition won control of the National Assembly by a landslide, delivering a major setback to the ruling party and altering the balance of... 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...



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2015 Jul.25   Kenya Trials would aid fight against corruption - Obama
Sep.13   Germany Migrant crisis: Germany 'to start border controls' Dec.19  Beijing  China accuses US of B-52 'provocation' over Spratly Islands Dec.19  Beijing  China accuses US of B-52 'provocation' over Spratly Islands



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2015 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
Mar.4  Beijing  China premier unveils economic goals Mar.13  Sinai  Egypt unveils plans to build new capital east of Cairo Mar.16   Jerusalem Netanyahu vows no Palestinian state Apr.12  Turkey  Turkey anger at Pope Armenian 'genocide' claim Apr.20  Pakistan  Xi Jinping agrees $46bn superhighway to Pakistan 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.8  London  Cameron mulls make-up of new cabinet 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.4   Washington Millions of US government workers hit by data breach 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
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... Nov.6   Washington US rejects Keystone XL pipeline from Canada  US President Barack Obama has announced he is rejecting an application to build the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada Nov.21   Bangladesh Bangladesh hangs two over 1971 war crimes
Dec.28   South Korea   'Comfort women': Japan and South Korea hail agreement  The leaders have welcomed the agreement between their two countries to settle the issue of women forced to work in Japanese brothels during ... Dec.29   North Korea North Korea official Kim Yang-gon killed in car crash



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2015 Jan.17   Niger Charlie Hebdo: Niger protesters set churches on fire
Apr.15   South Korea South Korea remembers ferry dead Apr.19  Rome  Italian PM led calls for more EU action on sea migration Apr.23   Brussels Mediterranean migrants crisis: EU triples funding May.19  Malaysia  Asia boat migrants: Nations hold emergency meeting Aug.3  Washington  Obama unveils Clean Power Plan 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



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2015 Jan.17  Southern Philippines  Pope Francis cuts short visit to typhoon-hit Tacloban Jan.18   Manila   Six million attend outdoor Pope Francis' Mass
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  Pope Francis has celebrated an outdoor Mass in front of unprecedented crowds. That would be a record for a papal event
 Pope Francis had dedicated the service in part to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan
May.13   Burundi Burundi coup bid: President Nkurunziza's return 'thwarted'
  Pierre Nkurunziza's attempt to return home to tackle a coup has failed and he has returned to Tanzania where he was attending a summit
May.23  El Salvador  Romero beatification draws huge El Salvador crowds Jun.26  Tunisia  Tunisia beach attack: 80 'propagandist' mosques to be closed Sep.19  Cuba  Pope Francis urges 'freedom' for Church on Cuba visit Sep.20   Cuba   Cuba: Pope Francis celebrates Mass before thousands   Pope Francis has celebrated Mass in front of tens of thousands of people in the Cuban capital Havana, on his first visit to the Communist-ruled... Sep.26  Saudi Arabia  Saudi mufti says stampede deaths 'beyond human control' Oct.4  Vatican  Pope Francis opened Church synod amid gay row Oct.10  Turkey  Turkey enters mourning after Ankara blasts Nov.26  Kenya  Pope Francis urges religious unity in his first Mass in Africa 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...



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2015 Feb.1  Egypt  Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt Apr.7   South Carolina White officer charged over unarmed black man's death   A police officer Michael Slager has been charged with murder after a black man who appeared to be fleeing from him was shot dead Apr.28   Indonesia Indonesia executions: Australia recalls ambassador   Australia has recalled its ambassador from Indonesia after two Australian men were executed for drug smuggling May.12   North Korea North Korea Defence Chief Hyon Yong-chol 'executed'
  Defence Minister Hyon Yong-chol has been executed, South Korea's spy agency has told parliament, according to media reports
May.12   North Korea North Korea Defence Chief Hyon Yong-chol 'executed'
  Defence Minister Hyon Yong-chol has been executed, South Korea's spy agency has told parliament, according to media reports
May.16   Cairo Morsi, Egypt's ex-leader, sentenced to death May.18  Bangkok  Thai ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra arrives for trial May.28   FBI Former Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted  Former Speaker of the House of Representatives was allegedly trying to evade banking reporting requirements and lying to FBI Jun.14   South Africa South Africa court bid to arrest Sudan's Omar al-Bashir Aug.16  Cairo  Egyptian president imposes strict new anti-terror laws Aug.29  Cairo  3 al-Jazeera journalists convicted Sep.10  Venezuela  Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez sentenced Sep.29  US Georgia  Georgia executes woman despite last-ditch appeals Nov.21   Bangladesh Bangladesh hangs two over 1971 war crimes



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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.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 Feb.1  Egypt  Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt Feb.7  USA  NBC anchor Brian Williams 'temporarily' steps down Jun.17   South Carolina South Carolina church shooting: Nine killed Map of 110 Calhoun Street Charleston South Carolina South Carolina
  Nine people have died in a shooting at a historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. Police are searching for a white male suspect
Jun.21  South Carolina  Charleston shootings: Victims remembered as church reopens Aug.26   Virginia Shooter Flanagan 'a human powder keg' Map of Bridgewater Plaza Moneta Virginia Virginia
  Vester Flanagan shot dead two WDBJ7 journalists on live TV in of Virginia sent a rambling fax to ABC News shortly after the attack.    The two people killed were WDBJ7 report...
Aug.26   Virginia Shooter Flanagan 'a human powder keg' Map of Bridgewater Plaza Moneta Virginia Virginia
  Vester Flanagan shot dead two WDBJ7 journalists on live TV in of Virginia sent a rambling fax to ABC News shortly after the attack.    The two people killed were WDBJ7 report...
Aug.29  Cairo  3 al-Jazeera journalists convicted Sep.26  Mexico  Thousands march to remember Mexico's missing students 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



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2015 Nov.10  Moscow  Athletics doping: Kremlin says claims are 'groundless'



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2015 Jan.17  Yemen  Gunmen abduct chief of staff to Yemen president



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2015 Jan.17  Southern Philippines  Pope Francis cuts short visit to typhoon-hit Tacloban 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
Mar.7   Malaysia MH370: Malaysia committed to search, says PM Apr.12  Turkey  Turkey anger at Pope Armenian 'genocide' claim Apr.15   South Korea South Korea remembers ferry dead 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 Jun.4   Washington Millions of US government workers hit by data breach 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 Aug.5   Japan   Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb   Residents in the Japanese city of Hiroshima are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped by a US aircraft Aug.8  Japan  Japan remembers Nagasaki atomic bomb, 70 years on Aug.14   South Korea Japan and South Korea mark 70 years since end of WW2 Aug.29   New Orleans New Orleans marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina Aug.29   New Orleans New Orleans marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina Sep.25  Washington  US and China agree cybercrime truce Oct.10  North Korea  North Korea holds huge parades for 70th anniversary



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2015 Apr.28   Baltimore Baltimore police enforce curfew
Aug.5   Japan   Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb   Residents in the Japanese city of Hiroshima are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped by a US aircraft Aug.8  Japan  Japan remembers Nagasaki atomic bomb, 70 years on Nov.27  Turkey  Turkey warns Russia not to 'play with fire' over downed jet



World, Politics, 2015 Summit Timeline ... See World Summit timeline Top ^
2015 Feb.18  Washington  US 'war on those perverting Islam' Apr.23   Brussels Mediterranean migrants crisis: EU triples funding
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



World, Politics, 2015 Criminal Probe Timeline ... See World Criminal Probe timeline Top ^
2015 Apr.21   Baltimore Department of Justice probe into police custody death
  DOJ has opened an investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a black man, who died from spinal injuries suffered while in police custody
 Gray, 25, died in hospital on Sunday, a week after being arrested in Baltimore. Hundreds of protesters gathered in the city to express their anger over the tragedy
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 Nov.3  Egypt  Sinai crash: Russia plane flight recorders to be examined



World, Politics, 2015 Immigration Timeline ... See World Immigration timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.4  Lebanon  Lebanon tightens flow of Syrians Feb.22  Australia  Australia to toughen citizenship laws Apr.19  Rome  Italian PM led calls for more EU action on sea migration 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.19  Malaysia  Asia boat migrants: Nations hold emergency meeting Jun.17  UN  Number displaced worldwide hits record high Jun.25  Brussels  EU leaders agree to speed up relocation 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.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... 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   Hungary Record 4,000 go from Serbia to Hungary 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.21   Brussels EU ministers attempt to resolve quota rift Sep.24   U.S. Congress   Pope urges 'humane' US migrant response  Pope Francis has told the US Congress that the US must see migrants as 'persons' and not as 'numbers' Sep.26  Saudi Arabia  Saudi mufti says stampede deaths 'beyond human control' 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.25  Brussels  Migrant crisis: Thousands of new reception places agreed Dec.7   South Carolina   Donald Trump urges ban on Muslims coming to US
  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for a halt to Muslims entering the US, in the wake of the deadly California shootings




World, Politics, 2015 Aviation Disasters Timeline ... See World Aviation Disasters timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.1  Indonesia  AirAsia: Flight attendant is first victims buried Jan.10   Paris World leaders gather for mass Paris rally
Jan.25  New Delhi  Obama attends India's Republic Day Mar.7   Malaysia MH370: Malaysia committed to search, says PM Aug.16  China  China Tianjin explosions: Premier Li Keqiang visits scene Sep.20  Cuba  Pope Francis meets with Fidel Castro in Cuba Sep.22   Washington   Pope Francis begins tour of the US Map of Andrews Air Force Base USA
  Pope Francis is expected to greet millions of American Catholics and address thorny issues like climate change and income inequality
Sep.25  Washington  US and China agree cybercrime truce Oct.21   Moscow US attacks Moscow welcome for Assad Nov.3  Egypt  Sinai crash: Russia plane flight recorders to be examined



World, Politics, 2015 Agreement Timeline ... See World Agreement timeline Top ^
2015 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.20   Brussels   Greece agrees deal with eurozone
  Greece and eurozone nations have agreed a deal to extend financial aid after bailout talks in Brussels
Apr.18   South Africa   Zuma vows to end attacks on migrants   South African President Jacob Zuma has visited a refugee camp in the port of Durban after a fresh outbreak of anti-foreigner violence Apr.20  Pakistan  Xi Jinping agrees $46bn superhighway to Pakistan 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
Aug.24   South Korea South and North Korea agree deal to reduce tensions
Oct.24  Jordan  Israel and Jordan strike deal on Jerusalem holy site Dec.28   South Korea   'Comfort women': Japan and South Korea hail agreement  The leaders have welcomed the agreement between their two countries to settle the issue of women forced to work in Japanese brothels during ...



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2015 Apr.21   Baltimore Department of Justice probe into police custody death
  DOJ has opened an investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a black man, who died from spinal injuries suffered while in police custody
 Gray, 25, died in hospital on Sunday, a week after being arrested in Baltimore. Hundreds of protesters gathered in the city to express their anger over the tragedy
Jul.25   Kenya Trials would aid fight against corruption - Obama
Sep.11  Hungary  Hungary 'will arrest illegal migrants' Oct.29   Beijing China to end one-child policy and allow two   Couples will now be allowed to have two children, it said, citing a statement from the Communist Party



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2015 Mar.4   South Korea US ambassador to South Korea injured in slash attack
Map of Sejong Center Seoul South Korea
  Mark W. Lippert was slashed by a man screaming about Korean unification Thursday morning in Seoul, and his assailant was immediately detained
Apr.28   Indonesia Indonesia executions: Australia recalls ambassador   Australia has recalled its ambassador from Indonesia after two Australian men were executed for drug smuggling Aug.9   Istanbul Gunfire at US Istanbul consulate Aug.14   Cuba   US flag raised over reopened Cuba embassy in Havana   The US has reopened its embassy more than 54 years after it was closed, in a step signalling the warming of ties between both countries Aug.23  Tehran  British embassy in Tehran reopens



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2015 Jan.2   Washington US sanctions North Korea over Sony
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 Apr.13   Washington US concern as Russia lifts ban on Iran arms delivery May.23  El Salvador  Romero beatification draws huge El Salvador crowds Nov.26  Moscow  Russia 'plans sanctions' against Turkey over jet downing



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2015 Feb.6   Moscow Ukraine crisis: Leaders upbeat after Moscow talks
Feb.11  Belarus  Ukraine talks last through the night Mar.4   South Korea US ambassador to South Korea injured in slash attack Map of Sejong Center Seoul South Korea
  Mark W. Lippert was slashed by a man screaming about Korean unification Thursday morning in Seoul, and his assailant was immediately detained
Apr.9  Panama  US and Cuba hold highest-level meeting in 50 years Apr.11   Panama   Obama and Castro in historic US-Cuba meeting   US President and Cuban President have met on the fringes of the Summit of the Americas, the first formal talks in half a century Jun.24  Brussels  Tsipras in intensive talks with creditors Jul.11  Brussels  Eurozone 'sceptical' of reform pledge Jul.12  Brussels  Debt crisis: Leaders try to thrash out deal Jul.26  Turkey  Turkey calls Nato talks on IS and PKK Jul.26  Turkey  Turkey calls Nato talks on IS and PKK Jul.30   Jerusalem Jerusalem Gay Pride: Six stabbed 'by ultra-Orthodox Jew' Sep.18  Tokyo  Japan to allow military role overseas in historic move Oct.27  Washington  Syria conflict: Iran to be invited to key talks, US says Nov.7   Singapore   China and Taiwan leaders hail historic talks   Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou have held historic talks in Singapore - their first in more than 60 years Dec.18   UN US welcomes 'milestone' as UN endorses Syria peace plan



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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.17  Yemen  Gunmen abduct chief of staff to Yemen president Jan.20   U.S. Congress   State of the Union: Obama demands spread of wealth   US President has declared an end to the financial crisis and pledged economic policies to benefit all Americans, in his annual address to Co... Jan.21  Germany  German rally leader quits in 'Hitler' row Jan.22   Yemen   Yemen: President resigns as rebels tighten hold Map of Sanaa Yemen
  Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has resigned along with his prime minister in protest at the takeover of the capital Sanaa by Shia Houthi rebels
Jan.24   Tokyo Japan PM Abe condemns hostage 'death' video Feb.14  Kiev  President Poroshenko orders ceasefire 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 Apr.18   South Africa   Zuma vows to end attacks on migrants   South African President Jacob Zuma has visited a refugee camp in the port of Durban after a fresh outbreak of anti-foreigner violence May.12   North Korea North Korea Defence Chief Hyon Yong-chol 'executed'
  Defence Minister Hyon Yong-chol has been executed, South Korea's spy agency has told parliament, according to media reports
May.13   Burundi Burundi coup bid: President Nkurunziza's return 'thwarted'
  Pierre Nkurunziza's attempt to return home to tackle a coup has failed and he has returned to Tanzania where he was attending a summit
May.16   Cairo Morsi, Egypt's ex-leader, sentenced to death
May.18  Bangkok  Thai ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra arrives for trial May.28   FBI Former Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted  Former Speaker of the House of Representatives was allegedly trying to evade banking reporting requirements and lying to FBI 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.10  Sydney  PM Tony Abbott urges regional action against IS Jun.14   South Africa South Africa court bid to arrest Sudan's Omar al-Bashir Jun.23  WikiLeaks  US 'spied on French presidents' - Wikileaks Aug.1  Afghanistan  New Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour calls for unity 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 Sep.10  Venezuela  Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez sentenced Sep.14   Australia Tony Abbott was ousted by his party Sep.25  House of Representatives  US Speaker John Boehner to quit Congress Nov.21   Bangladesh Bangladesh hangs two over 1971 war crimes



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2015 Jan.22   Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies
Map of Riyadh Saudi Arabia
  Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died in hospital. He was the fifth of his brothers to take the throne and became king in 2005
 A statement, made early on Friday, said his brother, Salman, had become king. Abdullah, who was said to be aged about 90, had been in hospital for several weeks suffering from a lung infection
Jan.23   Saudi Arabia New Saudi king promises continuity   King Salman has pledged continuity, hours after his accession to the throne following the death of his half-brother, King Abdullah 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...
Jun.13  Sweden  Prince Carl Philip marries ex-reality star



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2015 Jul.9   Athens Eurozone receives economic reform plan




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2015 Jan.5  Eastern Germany  Pegida protests: Rallies over 'Islamisation' 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.17   Niger Charlie Hebdo: Niger protesters set churches on fire Jan.22   Yemen   Yemen: President resigns as rebels tighten hold Map of Sanaa Yemen
  Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has resigned along with his prime minister in protest at the takeover of the capital Sanaa by Shia Houthi rebels
Jan.31  Madrid  Podemos holds Madrid mass 'March for Change' Mar.1   Moscow Nemtsov murder: Tens of thousands march in Moscow Mar.15  Sao Paulo  Big rallies against Brazil president Mar.29  Tunisia  Bardo Museum attack: Thousands join protest march Jul.3   Athens Greece crisis: Mass rival rallies over bailout vote Aug.1  Afghanistan  New Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour calls for unity 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.26  Mexico  Thousands march to remember Mexico's missing students Nov.4  Romania  Romania: Protests despite Victor Ponta's resignation Nov.8  Australia  'Major disturbance' and fires at Christmas Island detention centre Nov.29  Paris  COP21: Rallies call for Paris climate change action



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2015 Apr.7   South Carolina White officer charged over unarmed black man's death   A police officer Michael Slager has been charged with murder after a black man who appeared to be fleeing from him was shot dead Jun.17   South Carolina South Carolina church shooting: Nine killed
Map of 110 Calhoun Street Charleston South Carolina South Carolina
  Nine people have died in a shooting at a historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. Police are searching for a white male suspect




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2015 Jul.15   USA New Horizons: Images reveal ice mountains on Pluto
  Pluto has mountains made of ice that are as high as those in the Rockies, images from the New Horizons probe reveal




World, Politics, 2015 Security Timeline ... See World Security timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.10  Paris  Paris tightens security after attacks Jan.20   U.S. Congress   State of the Union: Obama demands spread of wealth   US President has declared an end to the financial crisis and pledged economic policies to benefit all Americans, in his annual address to Co... 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 Mar.4  Beijing  China premier unveils economic goals Apr.28   Baltimore Baltimore police enforce curfew Jul.12   Brussels Debt crisis: Athens offered 'euro time-out' Jul.30   Jerusalem Jerusalem Gay Pride: Six stabbed 'by ultra-Orthodox Jew' Aug.24   South Korea South and North Korea agree deal to reduce tensions Oct.9  Norway  Nobel Peace Prize for Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet Nov.13   Paris France declared national state of emergency Nov.20  UN Security Council  UN backs 'all necessary measures' against IS Dec.18   UN US welcomes 'milestone' as UN endorses Syria peace plan



World, Politics, 2015 Terror Timeline ... See World Terror timeline Top ^
2015 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.24   Tokyo Japan PM Abe condemns hostage 'death' video Feb.18  Washington  US 'war on those perverting Islam' Mar.29  Tunisia  Bardo Museum attack: Thousands join protest march 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
Jun.26   U.S. Supreme Court US Supreme Court rules gay marriage is legal nationwide   The US Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage is a legal right across the United States Jun.26  Tunisia  Tunisia beach attack: 80 'propagandist' mosques to be closed Aug.16  Cairo  Egyptian president imposes strict new anti-terror laws Nov.16   Paris Paris attacks: 'France will destroy IS' - Hollande




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2015 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 Sep.29  US Georgia  Georgia executes woman despite last-ditch appeals



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2015 Jan.1  Indonesia  AirAsia: Flight attendant is first victims buried Jan.4  New York  Police snub New York mayor again Mar.22   Singapore Singaporeans mourn death of founding father Lee Kuan Yew
  The government announced that Lee, 91, 'passed away peacefully' early Monday at a Singapore hospital
 A frail Lee was hospitalized in early February with severe pneumonia
Mar.28   Singapore Lee Kuan Yew: Singapore holds for funeral procession
May.31  Washington  Joe Biden's son Beau dies of brain cancer, aged 46 Jun.5  Southern Iraq  Tariq Aziz, ex-Saddam Hussein aide, 'dies in prison' Jun.17  UN  Number displaced worldwide hits record high Jun.21  South Carolina  Charleston shootings: Victims remembered as church reopens Oct.10  Turkey  Turkey enters mourning after Ankara blasts Dec.29   North Korea North Korea official Kim Yang-gon killed in car crash



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2015 Apr.23  Turkey  WWI: Battle of Gallipoli centenary marked with services 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.31   U.S. Senate US surveillance powers expire as Senate deal fails
Jun.17   Hong Kong Hong Kong lawmakers reject Beijing poll plan Jun.23  WikiLeaks  US 'spied on French presidents' - Wikileaks Jul.10  Athens  MPs back bailout reform plan Jul.22   Athens Greece crisis: MPs pass crucial bailout reforms Aug.3  Washington  Obama unveils Clean Power Plan Aug.14   South Korea Japan and South Korea mark 70 years since end of WW2 Sep.18  Tokyo  Japan to allow military role overseas in historic move Oct.22  U.S. Congress  Hillary Clinton testifies on Benghazi consulate attack



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2015 Aug.16  China  China Tianjin explosions: Premier Li Keqiang visits scene Oct.3  Geneva  MSF condemns Kunduz air strikes Nov.6   Washington US rejects Keystone XL pipeline from Canada  US President Barack Obama has announced he is rejecting an application to build the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada 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.28   South Korea   'Comfort women': Japan and South Korea hail agreement  The leaders have welcomed the agreement between their two countries to settle the issue of women forced to work in Japanese brothels during ...