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1. 01-05 Cologne sex attacks: Protest against gang assaults on women Cologne, West Germany
C. 02-11 Gravitational waves from black holes detected Global
3. 03-13 Ankara car bomb kills at least 32 Guven Park, Kizilay district, Ankara, Turkey
E. 03-18 All 61 aboard Dubai airliner killed in crash in south Russia Rostov-on-Don, Russia
5. 03-22 Attacks at airport and metro station left more than 30 dead Zaventem airport, Brussels
6. 06-16 Jo Cox MP dead after shooting attack Birstall, West Yorkshire, Northern England
06-23 Brexit: UK votes to leave EU in historic referendum London
8. 06-28 Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: At least 36 dead
J. 07-07 France stuns Germany to make Euro 2016 final Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, Southern France

Summary.     Click for More > Jo Cox MP dead after shooting attack   Brexit: UK votes to leave EU in historic referendum
  Cologne sex attacks: Protest against gang assaults on women   Hundreds of people have protested in the German city of Cologne over sexual assaults and thefts carried out by groups of men on New Year's E... Gravitational waves from black holes detected Ankara car bomb kills at least 32 All 61 aboard Dubai airliner killed in crash in south Russia   Attacks at airport and metro station left more than 30 dead Map of Zaventem airport Belgium
Jan.5   West Germany
Jan.7  Paris  Charlie Hebdo anniversary: Paris police shoot man dead
Jan.12  Istanbul  'IS suicide bomber' kills 10 in Istanbul Sultanahmet district
Jan.21  London  President Putin 'probably' approved Litvinenko murder
Feb.3  Geneva  Sides trade blame over talks' suspension
Feb.4  Sweden  Julian Assange is being 'arbitrarily held', UN panel to say
Feb.9  Bavaria  Germany train crash: Several killed near Bavarian town
Feb.11   Global
 Munich  World powers agree Syria ceasefire, says John Kerry
Feb.17  Turkey  At least 28 dead in Turkish capital explosion
Feb.20  London  EU referendum: Cameron sets June date for UK vote
Feb.26  Switzerland  Gianni Infantino crowned new FIFA president
Mar.4  Istanbul  Police raid critical Zaman newspaper in Istanbul
Mar.13   Turkey
Mar.17  Brussels  Migrant crisis: EU agrees joint position to put to Turkey
Mar.18  Brussels  Brussels raids: Paris attack suspect Abdeslam arrested
  Russia
Mar.19  Istanbul  Istanbul shopping area hit by suicide bomber
Mar.22   Brussels
  Belgian police have issued a wanted notice for a suspect after bomb attacks. The man was seen walking with suspects shortly before explosions.    Anti-terror raids have taken place across Belgium. S...
Mar.24  Hague  Karadzic jailed for Bosnia war Srebrenica genocide
Mar.29  Cyprus  EgyptAir hijack: Man surrenders at Larnaca airport
Apr.7  Brussels  Brussels attacks: New video of airport bombing suspect
Apr.8  Brussels  Paris attacks: Key suspect Abrini arrested in Brussels
Apr.13  Russia  Russian warplanes 'aggressively' pass US missile destroyer
Apr.16  Greece  Pope returns from Greece with 12 migrants
Apr.20  Norway  Anders Behring Breivik wins human rights case
Apr.23  Turkey  Merkel and EU officials visit Turkey camp
Apr.29  Norway  Norway helicopter crash: 11 killed near Bergen
May.2  England  Leicester wins Premier League title as Chelsea holds Tottenham
May.6  London  Labour's Sadiq Khan elected 1st Muslim London mayor
May.14  Sweden  Eurovision Song Contest: Ukraine's Jamala wins competition
May.15  Northern England  Controlled explosion carried out as Man Utd game called off
May.19  Greece  EgyptAir crash: Plane wreckage found near Greek island
 Greece  EgyptAir flight: Search intensifies for missing plane
May.23  Austria  Austria far-right narrowly loses poll
May.25  Kiev  Nadiya Savchenko: Russia frees Ukraine servicewoman
May.28  Milan  Ronaldo fires Real Madrid to Champions League glory
 France  French and German leaders mark Verdun battle centenary
Jun.1  Switzerland  World's longest and deepest rail tunnel opens
Jun.2  Paris  Louvre to close as Seine rises further
Jun.7  Istanbul  Istanbul bomb attack on police bus kills 11
Jun.8  Russia  Sharapova banned for two years for failed drugs test but will appeal
Jun.12  Southern France  Euro 2016: Russia, England threatened with disqualification over violence
Jun.13  Paris  French police chief's killer 'claimed allegiance to IS'
Jun.16   Northern England
Jun.23  London  Leave edges ahead in UK's EU referendum
  London
  The UK has voted to leave the European Union after 43 years. The pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985
 Leave won by 52% to 48% with England and Wales voting strongly for Brexit, while London, Scotland and N. Ireland backed staying in the EU. The referendum turnout was 71.8% - with more than 30 million people voting
Jun.27  Southern France  Iceland knocked out England Jun.28   Istanbul Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: At least 36 dead   A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk international airport has killed 36 people and injured more than 140 Jul.6  Southern France  Ronaldo fires Portugal past Wales and into Euro 2016 final Jul.7   Southern France France stuns Germany to make Euro 2016 final Jul.10   Paris Portugal grinds its way to Euro 2016 title, overcoming Ronaldo injury Jul.12   Hague Court rules in favor of Philippines over China  Southern Italy  25 people died in train collision Jul.13   London New Prime Minister Theresa May to form government Jul.14   Southern France 85 dead as truck hits crowd in Nice Map of Promenade des Anglais Nice France
  307 more injured when a 19 tonne cargo truck was deliberately driven into crowds celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais
 The truck driver had been shot dead. Mayor Christian Estrosi said that 'a lorry driver appears to have killed dozens of people', droving two kilometres (1.2 miles) through a large crowd
Jul.15   Turkey Turkish coup attempt Map of Ankara Turkey
  An unsuccessful coup d'état was staged against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government by a faction within the Armed Forces.    In a TV statement the group responsible for the coup named themselves the Turkish Peace Council. At least 290 peop...
Jul.17  Turkey  Turkey coup arrests hit 6,000 as Erdogan roots out 'virus' Jul.18  Bavaria  Germany axe attack: Assault on train in Wuerzburg Jul.20  Turkey  Turkey coup attempt: State of emergency announced Jul.21   Switzerland   Russia fails to overturn athlete ban for next month's Games   Russian track and field athletes will remain banned from the Olympics following claims the country ran a state-sponsored doping program Jul.22   Munich Gunman kills at least 9 in shooting at Munich shopping center Jul.24  Bavaria  Syrian asylum seeker blows himself up in Germany Jul.26  France  French church attack: 'Priest killer' was being monitored Aug.5  France  13 dead, 6 injured as fire hits bar in French city Aug.6  Belgium  Belgian police attacked with machete in Charleroi Aug.20   Turkey Turkey wedding blast: 30 dead and 90 hurt in Gaziantep Aug.23   Italy Earthquake leaves at least 250 dead in central Italy   A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least 250 people dead and others trapped under rubble, Italian officials sai... Aug.24  Italy  Italy earthquake: Search for survivors as death toll tops 240 Sep.4  Vatican  Mother Teresa declared saint by Pope Francis at Vatican Sep.9  Geneva  Syrian conflict: US and Russia agree peace moves Sep.28  Netherlands  MH17 missile 'came from Russia', Dutch-led investigators say Oct.7  Norway  Nobel Peace Prize for Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos Oct.26  France  Jungle camp cleared Nov.27  France  Fillon wins conservative candidacy Dec.1  Paris  Francois Hollande decides not to run again Dec.4  Austria  Norbert Hofer defeated in presidential poll  Rome  PM Matteo Renzi resigns after clear referendum defeat Dec.10   Istanbul Besiktas: Stadium blasts kill 38 people Dec.11  Rome  Paolo Gentiloni, Italian foreign minister, appointed PM Dec.19   Berlin Berlin attack: Police say lorry crash 'probably terror attack'   The driver, an Afghan or Pakistani asylum seeker, ploughed a lorry into a Christmas market in the heart of Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring...   Turkey Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara Dec.23  Milan  Berlin truck attacker Anis Amri killed in Milan Dec.24   Sochi Russian military plane 'crashes in Black Sea near Sochi'  The plane disappeared from radar 20 minutes after taking off from Adler. Tu-154 was carrying service personnel, members of the choir and re... Dec.25  England  George Michael: Pop superstar dies at 53





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January 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jan.5   West Germany  
  Hundreds of people have protested in the German city of Cologne over sexual assaults and thefts carried out by groups of men on New Year's Eve
Jan.7   Paris Charlie Hebdo anniversary: Paris police shoot man dead Jan.10  West Germany  Cologne attacks: New Year's Eve crime cases top 500 Jan.11  Barcelona  Ballon d'Or: Messi ends Ronaldo's winning streak Jan.12   Istanbul     'IS suicide bomber' kills 10 in Istanbul Sultanahmet district   A suspected member of the ISIS group has killed 10 people, at least eight of them German tourists, in a suicide bomb attack in the Turkish c... Jan.17  France  France drug trial: Brain-dead man dies in hospital Jan.21   London     President Putin 'probably' approved Litvinenko murder   The murder of ex-Russian spy in 2006 in the UK was 'probably' approved by President Vladimir Putin, an inquiry has found. Jan.30  Turkey  Turkey says Russia violated its airspace  Geneva  Key Syrian opposition group arrive for Geneva talks Jan.31  European Union  Migrant crisis: More than 10,000 children 'missing'

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Feb.3   Geneva Sides trade blame over talks' suspension
Feb.4   Sweden     Julian Assange is being 'arbitrarily held', UN panel to say  A UN panel will conclude Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is being 'arbitrarily detained' in the UK, the Swedish foreign ministry has said  London  Syria civil war: Donors pledge billions in vital aid Feb.8  Turkey  Migrant crisis: '24 dead' off Turkey as boat sinks Feb.9   Bavaria   Germany train crash: Several killed near Bavarian town   At least 10 people were killed and scores more injured, police say, after two passenger trains collided head-on on a single-track route Feb.11   Global   Gravitational waves from black holes detected
  Scientists observed the warping of space-time generated by the collision of two black holes more than a billion light-years from Earth
  Munich World powers agree Syria ceasefire, says John Kerry
Feb.17   Turkey     At least 28 dead in Turkish capital explosion   A large explosion has left at least 61 more injured. A vehicle full of explosives was detonated as military buses were passing by Feb.20   London     EU referendum: Cameron sets June date for UK vote   The UK will vote on whether to remain in the EU on Thursday 23 June, Prime Minister David Cameron has said Feb.26   Switzerland     Gianni Infantino crowned new FIFA president   World football's governing body elected the Swiss-Italian lawyer after he defeated Bahrain's Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa in the 2nd... Feb.29  France  EU migrant crisis: Calais 'Jungle' clearance work due to resume

March 2016 ... more > Top ^
Mar.4   Istanbul Police raid critical Zaman newspaper in Istanbul
Mar.7  Brussels  Migrant crisis: EU and Turkey outline hopes for agreement Mar.13  West Germany  Doctor wanted to hospitalize Germanwings co-pilot before 2015 crash   Turkey     Ankara car bomb kills at least 32 Map of Guven Park Kizilay district Ankara Turkey
  The explosion happened in key transport hub and commercial area. Several vehicles at the scene were reduced to burnt-out wrecks.    A security official told Reuters news agency that initial findings suggested i...
 Germany  Merkel's CDU suffers German state election setbacks Mar.15  Brussels  Brussels raid: High alert after Paris-linked raid Mar.17   Brussels     Migrant crisis: EU agrees joint position to put to Turkey   EU leaders have agreed a joint position to put to Turkey in an attempt to reach a deal over the migrant crisis Mar.18   Brussels     Brussels raids: Paris attack suspect Abdeslam arrested   Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has been wounded and arrested in a dramatic raid in Brussels after four months on the run   Russia   All 61 aboard Dubai airliner killed in crash in south Russia Map of Rostov-on-Don Russia
  Passenger jet FlyDubai Boeing 738 has crashed in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don with at least 55 passengers and six crew on board, officials say
Mar.19   Istanbul Istanbul shopping area hit by suicide bomber Mar.22   Brussels     Attacks at airport and metro station left more than 30 dead Map of Zaventem airport Belgium
  Belgian police have issued a wanted notice for a suspect after bomb attacks. The man was seen walking with suspects shortly before explosions
 Anti-terror raids have taken place across Belgium. So-called Islamic State said it was behind the attacks
 Brussels  Brussels attacks: Belgium mourns amid hunt for suspect Mar.23  Brussels  Brussels attacks: Two brothers behind Belgium bombings Mar.24   Hague     Karadzic jailed for Bosnia war Srebrenica genocide  Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has been convicted of genocide and war crimes in the 1992-95 war, and sentenced to 40 years in j...  Brussels  Brussels attacks: Belgian police arrest six suspects Mar.29   Cyprus   EgyptAir hijack: Man surrenders at Larnaca airport   The hijack of a domestic Egyptian flight that caused it to be diverted to Cyprus has ended with all hostages released and the hijacker surre...

April 2016 ... more > Top ^
Apr.3  Greece  Migrant crisis: Greece starts deportations to Turkey Apr.7   Brussels Brussels attacks: New video of airport bombing suspect
Apr.8   Brussels     Paris attacks: Key suspect Abrini arrested in Brussels   The key remaining suspect in November's Paris terror attacks, Mohamed Abrini, has been arrested in Belgium, prosecutors confirmed Apr.13   Russia   Russian warplanes 'aggressively' pass US missile destroyer   The Sukhoi SU-24 warplanes flew close to a US guided missile destroyer almost a dozen times, American officials have said Apr.16   Greece     Pope returns from Greece with 12 migrants   Pope Francis has taken 12 Syrian migrants back with him to the Vatican after visiting a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos Apr.20   Norway Anders Behring Breivik wins human rights case Apr.23   Turkey Merkel and EU officials visit Turkey camp Apr.25  Turin  Juventus claims fifth straight Serie A title Apr.29   Norway Norway helicopter crash: 11 killed near Bergen

May 2016 ... more > Top ^
May.2   England Leicester wins Premier League title as Chelsea holds Tottenham
May.3  Munich  Bayern Munich dumped out of Champions League by Atletico Madrid May.4  Madrid  Real Madrid and Cristano Ronaldo makes Champions League final May.6   London   Labour's Sadiq Khan elected 1st Muslim London mayor  Khan defeated Conservative rival Zac Goldsmith by more than 300,000 votes, after first- and second-preference votes were allocated May.14   Sweden Eurovision Song Contest: Ukraine's Jamala wins competition May.15   Northern England   Controlled explosion carried out as Man Utd game called off   A controlled explosion has been carried out at Old Trafford after a suspect package was found before Manchester United's match against Bourn...  Paris  French female ministers decry sexual harassment May.18  Switzerland  Europa League final: Sevilla defeats Liverpool in Basel May.19   Greece   EgyptAir crash: Plane wreckage found near Greek island   Wreckage of Airbus A320 flight MS804 has been found south of the Greek island of Karpathos, Egyptian aviation officials say   Greece EgyptAir flight: Search intensifies for missing plane May.23   Austria   Austria far-right narrowly loses poll  Alexander Van der Bellen has won Austria's presidential election, preventing Norbert Hofer from becoming the EU's first far-right head of st... May.25   Kiev Nadiya Savchenko: Russia frees Ukraine servicewoman  Southern Italy  Capsized boat horror caught on camera May.28   Milan   Ronaldo fires Real Madrid to Champions League glory  Cristiano Ronaldo fired home the winning penalty with draw by Atletico Madrid as Real Madrid won Europe's biggest prize for the 11th time in...   France French and German leaders mark Verdun battle centenary May.30  France  France: Rail workers strike as protests continue

June 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1   Switzerland   World's longest and deepest rail tunnel opens   The 57km (35-mile) twin-bore Gotthard base tunnel has officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work Jun.2   Paris   Louvre to close as Seine rises further   The world's most visited museum, the Louvre in Paris, is to close on Friday amid worsening flooding caused by days of torrential rain Jun.5  Paris  Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win first French Open title Jun.7   Istanbul Istanbul bomb attack on police bus kills 11
Jun.8   Russia Sharapova banned for two years for failed drugs test but will appeal Jun.12   Southern France Euro 2016: Russia, England threatened with disqualification over violence Jun.13   Paris French police chief's killer 'claimed allegiance to IS' Jun.16   Northern England     Jo Cox MP dead after shooting attack Map of Birstall West Yorkshire United Kingdom
  Labour MP for Batley and Spen has died after she was shot and stabbed in a 'horrific' assault in her constituency, police have said
Jun.18  Brussels  Belgium arrests 12 in counter-terrorism raids Jun.19  Russia  11 children, 1 adult killed after boats overturn during storm in Russia Jun.21  London  EU referendum: Leave and Remain clash in BBC Great Debate Jun.22  United Kingdom  UK goes to polls in EU referendum Jun.23   London Leave edges ahead in UK's EU referendum   London     Brexit: UK votes to leave EU in historic referendum
  The UK has voted to leave the European Union after 43 years. The pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985
 Leave won by 52% to 48% with England and Wales voting strongly for Brexit, while London, Scotland and N. Ireland backed staying in the EU. The referendum turnout was 71.8% - with more than 30 million people voting
Jun.25  Brussels  Brexit: EU spells out procedure for UK to leave Jun.26  Madrid  Spain election: PP short of a majority and Socialists second Jun.27   Southern France   Iceland knocked out England   England suffered their worst humiliation since they were knocked out of the 1950 World Cup by USA in Brazil. England manager Roy Hodgson res... Jun.28   Istanbul   Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: At least 36 dead
Map of Ataturk international airport Istanbul Turkey
  A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk international airport has killed 36 people and injured more than 140
 Three attackers opened fire near an entry point to the terminal and blew themselves up after police fired at them. Tuesday's attack looked like a major co-ordinated assault
Jun.30  Southern France  Portugal defeats Poland in penalty kicks to reach semifinal

July 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jul.3  Paris  France ends Iceland's dream with crushing win Jul.6   Southern France Ronaldo fires Portugal past Wales and into Euro 2016 final
Jul.7   Southern France   France stuns Germany to make Euro 2016 final Map of Stade V%E9lodrome Marseille France
  As it did in 1984 and again in 1998, France reached the final of a home football tournament after stunning world champion Germany 2-0
Jul.10   Paris   Portugal grinds its way to Euro 2016 title, overcoming Ronaldo injury Map of Stade de France Paris France
  Portugal beats hosts France in the Euro 2016 final and win their first major tournament thanks to substitute Eder's superb extra-time strike.    Portugal won the Euros because of its defense. Ronaldo was carried off in tears in the 25...
 London  Andy Murray beats Milos Raonic for second Wimbledon title Jul.12   Hague     Court rules in favor of Philippines over China
  An international tribunal is concluding China has no legal basis to claim historic rights to the bulk of the South China Sea.    China has firmly rejected an ...
  Southern Italy   25 people died in train collision   Many more people are injured and some are in a critical condition. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, has visited the site Jul.13   London     New Prime Minister Theresa May to form government
Map of Downing Street United Kingdom
  Theresa May will continue to form her new government later - as she begins her first full day in Downing Street.    Leading Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson said been named new foreign se...
Jul.14   Southern France   85 dead as truck hits crowd in Nice Map of Promenade des Anglais Nice France
  307 more injured when a 19 tonne cargo truck was deliberately driven into crowds celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais
 The truck driver had been shot dead. Mayor Christian Estrosi said that 'a lorry driver appears to have killed dozens of people', droving two kilometres (1.2 miles) through a large crowd
Jul.15   Turkey   Turkish coup attempt Map of Ankara Turkey
  An unsuccessful coup d'état was staged against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government by a faction within the Armed Forces
 In a TV statement the group responsible for the coup named themselves the Turkish Peace Council. At least 290 people were killed and more than a thousand injured. In Ankara, the Parliament and the Presidential Palace were bombed
Jul.17   Turkey     Turkey coup arrests hit 6,000 as Erdogan roots out 'virus'  Turkey has arrested 6,000 people after a failed coup, with President Erdogan vowing to purge state bodies of the 'virus' that caused the rev... Jul.18   Bavaria Germany axe attack: Assault on train in Wuerzburg Jul.20   Turkey Turkey coup attempt: State of emergency announced Jul.21   Switzerland     Russia fails to overturn athlete ban for next month's Games
Map of Avenue de Beaumont 2 1012 Lausanne Switzerland
  Russian track and field athletes will remain banned from the Olympics following claims the country ran a state-sponsored doping program
Jul.22   Munich   Gunman kills at least 9 in shooting at Munich shopping center Map of Olympia shopping center Munich Germany
  A shooting at a shopping center which left nine people dead was carried out by one gunman who then killed himself, German police have said.    The suspect was an 18-year-old German-Iranian dual national who lived in Munich. More than 20 people were injured, ...
Jul.24  Switzerland  Russia not given blanket Games ban by IOC   Bavaria Syrian asylum seeker blows himself up in Germany Jul.26   France   French church attack: 'Priest killer' was being monitored   Adel Kermiche, 19, suspected of killing a priest at a church was being monitored by police and was wearing a surveillance tag at the time of... Jul.29  Turkey  Erdogan to drop lawsuits against people who insulted him

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Aug.5   France 13 dead, 6 injured as fire hits bar in French city
Aug.6   Belgium Belgian police attacked with machete in Charleroi Aug.20   Turkey     Turkey wedding blast: 30 dead and 90 hurt in Gaziantep Map of Gaziantep Turkey
  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said so-called Islamic State was likely to have carried it out amid reports of a suicide bomber targeting the party
Aug.23   Italy   Earthquake leaves at least 250 dead in central Italy
Map of Accumoli Italy
  A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least 250 people dead and others trapped under rubble, Italian officials said
 Its epicentre was close to Accumoli, with its hypocentre at a depth of 4.2 km,[2] approximately 75 km (47 mi) southeast of Perugia and 45 km (28 mi) north of L'Aquila, in an area near the borders of the Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo and Marche regions
Aug.24   Italy Italy earthquake: Search for survivors as death toll tops 240 Aug.25  Italy  Emergency declared as hopes for more survivors fade Aug.26  Italy  Italy earthquake: Day of national mourning for victims

September 2016 ... more > Top ^
Sep.3  Turkey  IS conflict: Turkey sends more tanks into Syria Sep.4   Vatican Mother Teresa declared saint by Pope Francis at Vatican
 Eastern Germany  Merkel's CDU 'suffers Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania poll blow' Sep.8  Southern France  French Alps cable cars rescue due to resume Sep.9   Geneva     Syrian conflict: US and Russia agree peace moves   Russia and the US have announced an agreement on Syria starting with a 'cessation of hostilities' from sunset on Monday Sep.15  Slovakia  EU meeting: Bloc needs 'sober look at problems' says Tusk Sep.28   Netherlands MH17 missile 'came from Russia', Dutch-led investigators say

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Oct.2  Hungary  Hungary PM claims EU migrant quota referendum victory Oct.7   Norway Nobel Peace Prize for Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos
Oct.26   France     Jungle camp cleared   Several hundred migrants remain inside the 'Jungle' camp in Calais despite French officials claiming the camp is now empty Oct.30  Brussels  Ceta: EU-Canada trade deal signed  Italy  Italy quake: Thousands spend night in temporary accommodation

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Nov.27   France Fillon wins conservative candidacy


December 2016 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1   Paris Francois Hollande decides not to run again
Dec.4   Austria   Norbert Hofer defeated in presidential poll  Hofer described himself as 'infinitely sad' and congratulated Alexander Van der Bellen, former head of the Greens, on his victory   Rome   PM Matteo Renzi resigns after clear referendum defeat   Renzi has resigned after suffering a heavy defeat in a referendum over his plan to reform the constitution. No vote leads with 60% against 40%... Dec.10   Istanbul   Besiktas: Stadium blasts kill 38 people Map of Besiktas Stadium Istanbul Turkey
  Two explosions near a football stadium in Turkey's biggest city, Istanbul, have killed 29 people and injured 166.    Turkey declared a national day of mourning Sunday after twin blasts killed 38 people and wounded 155 others near...
Dec.11   Rome   Paolo Gentiloni, Italian foreign minister, appointed PM  Gentiloni, 62, has been asked to form a government by the president Sergio Mattarella. Matteo Renzi, who resigned after losing a referendum Dec.12  Portugal  Ballon d'Or 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi Dec.19   Berlin   Berlin attack: Police say lorry crash 'probably terror attack'
Map of Breitscheidplatz Berlin Germany
  The driver, an Afghan or Pakistani asylum seeker, ploughed a lorry into a Christmas market in the heart of Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring 48
 The stricken market is at Breitscheidplatz, close to the Kurfuerstendamm, the main shopping street in Berlin's west in the shadow of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, which was damaged in a World War Two bombing raid
  Turkey   Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara Map of Modern Arts Centre Ankara Turkey
  Mevlut Mert Aydintas, 22, a Turkish policeman has shot dead Andrei Karlov, apparently in protest at Russia's involvement in Aleppo
Dec.21  Berlin  Tunisian fugitive 'had been under surveillance' Dec.23   Milan Berlin truck attacker Anis Amri killed in Milan Dec.24   Sochi   Russian military plane 'crashes in Black Sea near Sochi'
  The plane disappeared from radar 20 minutes after taking off from Adler. Tu-154 was carrying service personnel, members of the choir and reporters
 The plane was reportedly flying to Syria's Latakia province
Dec.25   England   George Michael: Pop superstar dies at 53   The star, who launched his career with Wham! in the 1980s and had huge success as a solo performer, 'passed away peacefully on Christmas Day  Sochi  Russia plane crash: Huge search for bodies in Black Sea Dec.26  Sochi  Russian plane crash: First black box recovered


World powers agree Syria ceasefire, says John Kerry   At least 28 dead in Turkish capital explosion   A large explosion has left at least 61 more injured. A vehicle full of explosives was detonated as military buses were passing by   Karadzic jailed for Bosnia war Srebrenica genocide  Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has been convicted of genocide and war crimes in the 1992-95 war, and sentenced to 40 years in j... Russian warplanes 'aggressively' pass US missile destroyer   The Sukhoi SU-24 warplanes flew close to a US guided missile destroyer almost a dozen times, American officials have said Nadiya Savchenko: Russia frees Ukraine servicewoman French and German leaders mark Verdun battle centenary Turkish coup attempt Map of Ankara Turkey




Europe, 2016 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Jan.30  Turkey  Turkey says Russia violated its airspace
Jan.30  Geneva  Key Syrian opposition group arrive for Geneva talks
Feb.4  London  Syria civil war: Donors pledge billions in vital aid
Feb.11   Munich
Feb.17   Turkey
Mar.24   Hague
Apr.13   Russia
May.25   Kiev
May.28   France
Jul.15   Turkey
  An unsuccessful coup d'état was staged against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government by a faction within the Armed Forces
 In a TV statement the group responsible for the coup named themselves the Turkish Peace Council. At least 290 people were killed and more than a thousand injured. In Ankara, the Parliament and the Presidential Palace were bombed
Jul.17   Turkey   Turkey coup arrests hit 6,000 as Erdogan roots out 'virus'  Turkey has arrested 6,000 people after a failed coup, with President Erdogan vowing to purge state bodies of the 'virus' that caused the rev... Jul.20   Turkey Turkey coup attempt: State of emergency announced Sep.3  Turkey  IS conflict: Turkey sends more tanks into Syria Sep.9   Geneva   Syrian conflict: US and Russia agree peace moves   Russia and the US have announced an agreement on Syria starting with a 'cessation of hostilities' from sunset on Monday Sep.28   Netherlands MH17 missile 'came from Russia', Dutch-led investigators say Oct.7   Norway Nobel Peace Prize for Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos Dec.24   Sochi Russian military plane 'crashes in Black Sea near Sochi'
  The plane disappeared from radar 20 minutes after taking off from Adler. Tu-154 was carrying service personnel, members of the choir and reporters
 The plane was reportedly flying to Syria's Latakia province




Europe, 2016 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2016 Jan.17  France  France drug trial: Brain-dead man dies in hospital Jan.31  European Union  Migrant crisis: More than 10,000 children 'missing' Feb.8  Turkey  Migrant crisis: '24 dead' off Turkey as boat sinks Feb.9   Bavaria Germany train crash: Several killed near Bavarian town   At least 10 people were killed and scores more injured, police say, after two passenger trains collided head-on on a single-track route Mar.13  West Germany  Doctor wanted to hospitalize Germanwings co-pilot before 2015 crash Mar.18   Russia All 61 aboard Dubai airliner killed in crash in south Russia
Map of Rostov-on-Don Russia
  Passenger jet FlyDubai Boeing 738 has crashed in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don with at least 55 passengers and six crew on board, officials say
Apr.29   Norway Norway helicopter crash: 11 killed near Bergen May.19   Greece EgyptAir crash: Plane wreckage found near Greek island   Wreckage of Airbus A320 flight MS804 has been found south of the Greek island of Karpathos, Egyptian aviation officials say May.19   Greece EgyptAir flight: Search intensifies for missing plane May.25  Southern Italy  Capsized boat horror caught on camera Jun.2   Paris Louvre to close as Seine rises further   The world's most visited museum, the Louvre in Paris, is to close on Friday amid worsening flooding caused by days of torrential rain Jun.19  Russia  11 children, 1 adult killed after boats overturn during storm in Russia Jul.12   Southern Italy 25 people died in train collision   Many more people are injured and some are in a critical condition. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, has visited the site Aug.5   France 13 dead, 6 injured as fire hits bar in French city Aug.23   Italy Earthquake leaves at least 250 dead in central Italy Map of Accumoli Italy
  A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least 250 people dead and others trapped under rubble, Italian officials said
 Its epicentre was close to Accumoli, with its hypocentre at a depth of 4.2 km,[2] approximately 75 km (47 mi) southeast of Perugia and 45 km (28 mi) north of L'Aquila, in an area near the borders of the Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo and Marche regions
Aug.24   Italy Italy earthquake: Search for survivors as death toll tops 240 Aug.25  Italy  Emergency declared as hopes for more survivors fade Aug.26  Italy  Italy earthquake: Day of national mourning for victims Sep.8  Southern France  French Alps cable cars rescue due to resume Oct.30  Italy  Italy quake: Thousands spend night in temporary accommodation Dec.24   Sochi Russian military plane 'crashes in Black Sea near Sochi'
  The plane disappeared from radar 20 minutes after taking off from Adler. Tu-154 was carrying service personnel, members of the choir and reporters
 The plane was reportedly flying to Syria's Latakia province
Dec.25  Sochi  Russia plane crash: Huge search for bodies in Black Sea Dec.26  Sochi  Russian plane crash: First black box recovered



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2016 Feb.11   Global Gravitational waves from black holes detected
  Scientists observed the warping of space-time generated by the collision of two black holes more than a billion light-years from Earth




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2016 May.14   Sweden Eurovision Song Contest: Ukraine's Jamala wins competition
May.30  France  France: Rail workers strike as protests continue Jun.1   Switzerland World's longest and deepest rail tunnel opens   The 57km (35-mile) twin-bore Gotthard base tunnel has officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work Jun.2   Paris Louvre to close as Seine rises further   The world's most visited museum, the Louvre in Paris, is to close on Friday amid worsening flooding caused by days of torrential rain Oct.30  Brussels  Ceta: EU-Canada trade deal signed Dec.25   England George Michael: Pop superstar dies at 53   The star, who launched his career with Wham! in the 1980s and had huge success as a solo performer, 'passed away peacefully on Christmas Day



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2016 Jan.11  Barcelona  Ballon d'Or: Messi ends Ronaldo's winning streak Feb.26   Switzerland   Gianni Infantino crowned new FIFA president   World football's governing body elected the Swiss-Italian lawyer after he defeated Bahrain's Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa in the 2nd... Apr.25  Turin  Juventus claims fifth straight Serie A title May.2   England Leicester wins Premier League title as Chelsea holds Tottenham
May.3  Munich  Bayern Munich dumped out of Champions League by Atletico Madrid May.4  Madrid  Real Madrid and Cristano Ronaldo makes Champions League final May.15   Northern England Controlled explosion carried out as Man Utd game called off   A controlled explosion has been carried out at Old Trafford after a suspect package was found before Manchester United's match against Bourn... May.18  Switzerland  Europa League final: Sevilla defeats Liverpool in Basel May.28   Milan Ronaldo fires Real Madrid to Champions League glory  Cristiano Ronaldo fired home the winning penalty with draw by Atletico Madrid as Real Madrid won Europe's biggest prize for the 11th time in... Jun.5  Paris  Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win first French Open title Jun.8   Russia Sharapova banned for two years for failed drugs test but will appeal Jun.12   Southern France Euro 2016: Russia, England threatened with disqualification over violence Jun.27   Southern France Iceland knocked out England   England suffered their worst humiliation since they were knocked out of the 1950 World Cup by USA in Brazil. England manager Roy Hodgson res... Jun.30  Southern France  Portugal defeats Poland in penalty kicks to reach semifinal Jul.3  Paris  France ends Iceland's dream with crushing win Jul.6   Southern France Ronaldo fires Portugal past Wales and into Euro 2016 final Jul.7   Southern France France stuns Germany to make Euro 2016 final Map of Stade V%E9lodrome Marseille France
  As it did in 1984 and again in 1998, France reached the final of a home football tournament after stunning world champion Germany 2-0
Jul.10   Paris Portugal grinds its way to Euro 2016 title, overcoming Ronaldo injury Map of Stade de France Paris France
  Portugal beats hosts France in the Euro 2016 final and win their first major tournament thanks to substitute Eder's superb extra-time strike.    Portugal won the Euros because of its defense. Ronaldo was carried off in tears in the 25...
Jul.10  London  Andy Murray beats Milos Raonic for second Wimbledon title Jul.21   Switzerland   Russia fails to overturn athlete ban for next month's Games Map of Avenue de Beaumont 2 1012 Lausanne Switzerland
  Russian track and field athletes will remain banned from the Olympics following claims the country ran a state-sponsored doping program
Jul.24  Switzerland  Russia not given blanket Games ban by IOC Dec.12  Portugal  Ballon d'Or 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi



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2016 Jan.5   West Germany   Cologne sex attacks: Protest against gang assaults on women
Map of Cologne Germany
  Hundreds of people have protested in the German city of Cologne over sexual assaults and thefts carried out by groups of men on New Year's Eve
Jan.7   Paris Charlie Hebdo anniversary: Paris police shoot man dead Jan.10  West Germany  Cologne attacks: New Year's Eve crime cases top 500 Jan.12   Istanbul   'IS suicide bomber' kills 10 in Istanbul Sultanahmet district   A suspected member of the ISIS group has killed 10 people, at least eight of them German tourists, in a suicide bomb attack in the Turkish c... Jan.21   London   President Putin 'probably' approved Litvinenko murder   The murder of ex-Russian spy in 2006 in the UK was 'probably' approved by President Vladimir Putin, an inquiry has found. Feb.17   Turkey   At least 28 dead in Turkish capital explosion   A large explosion has left at least 61 more injured. A vehicle full of explosives was detonated as military buses were passing by Mar.13   Turkey   Ankara car bomb kills at least 32 Map of Guven Park Kizilay district Ankara Turkey
  The explosion happened in key transport hub and commercial area. Several vehicles at the scene were reduced to burnt-out wrecks.    A security official told Reuters news agency that initial findings suggested i...
Mar.15  Brussels  Brussels raid: High alert after Paris-linked raid Mar.18   Brussels   Brussels raids: Paris attack suspect Abdeslam arrested   Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has been wounded and arrested in a dramatic raid in Brussels after four months on the run Mar.19   Istanbul Istanbul shopping area hit by suicide bomber Mar.22   Brussels   Attacks at airport and metro station left more than 30 dead Map of Zaventem airport Belgium
  Belgian police have issued a wanted notice for a suspect after bomb attacks. The man was seen walking with suspects shortly before explosions
 Anti-terror raids have taken place across Belgium. So-called Islamic State said it was behind the attacks
Mar.22  Brussels  Brussels attacks: Belgium mourns amid hunt for suspect Mar.23  Brussels  Brussels attacks: Two brothers behind Belgium bombings Mar.24   Hague   Karadzic jailed for Bosnia war Srebrenica genocide  Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has been convicted of genocide and war crimes in the 1992-95 war, and sentenced to 40 years in j... Mar.24  Brussels  Brussels attacks: Belgian police arrest six suspects Mar.29   Cyprus EgyptAir hijack: Man surrenders at Larnaca airport   The hijack of a domestic Egyptian flight that caused it to be diverted to Cyprus has ended with all hostages released and the hijacker surre... Apr.7   Brussels Brussels attacks: New video of airport bombing suspect Apr.8   Brussels   Paris attacks: Key suspect Abrini arrested in Brussels   The key remaining suspect in November's Paris terror attacks, Mohamed Abrini, has been arrested in Belgium, prosecutors confirmed Apr.20   Norway Anders Behring Breivik wins human rights case May.15   Northern England Controlled explosion carried out as Man Utd game called off   A controlled explosion has been carried out at Old Trafford after a suspect package was found before Manchester United's match against Bourn... May.15  Paris  French female ministers decry sexual harassment May.25   Kiev Nadiya Savchenko: Russia frees Ukraine servicewoman Jun.7   Istanbul Istanbul bomb attack on police bus kills 11 Jun.12   Southern France Euro 2016: Russia, England threatened with disqualification over violence Jun.13   Paris French police chief's killer 'claimed allegiance to IS' Jun.16   Northern England   Jo Cox MP dead after shooting attack Map of Birstall West Yorkshire United Kingdom
  Labour MP for Batley and Spen has died after she was shot and stabbed in a 'horrific' assault in her constituency, police have said
Jun.18  Brussels  Belgium arrests 12 in counter-terrorism raids Jun.28   Istanbul Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: At least 36 dead Map of Ataturk international airport Istanbul Turkey
  A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk international airport has killed 36 people and injured more than 140
 Three attackers opened fire near an entry point to the terminal and blew themselves up after police fired at them. Tuesday's attack looked like a major co-ordinated assault
Jul.14   Southern France 85 dead as truck hits crowd in Nice Map of Promenade des Anglais Nice France
  307 more injured when a 19 tonne cargo truck was deliberately driven into crowds celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais
 The truck driver had been shot dead. Mayor Christian Estrosi said that 'a lorry driver appears to have killed dozens of people', droving two kilometres (1.2 miles) through a large crowd
Jul.17   Turkey   Turkey coup arrests hit 6,000 as Erdogan roots out 'virus'  Turkey has arrested 6,000 people after a failed coup, with President Erdogan vowing to purge state bodies of the 'virus' that caused the rev... Jul.18   Bavaria Germany axe attack: Assault on train in Wuerzburg Jul.22   Munich Gunman kills at least 9 in shooting at Munich shopping center Map of Olympia shopping center Munich Germany
  A shooting at a shopping center which left nine people dead was carried out by one gunman who then killed himself, German police have said.    The suspect was an 18-year-old German-Iranian dual national who lived in Munich. More than 20 people were injured, ...
Jul.24   Bavaria Syrian asylum seeker blows himself up in Germany Jul.26   France French church attack: 'Priest killer' was being monitored   Adel Kermiche, 19, suspected of killing a priest at a church was being monitored by police and was wearing a surveillance tag at the time of... Aug.6   Belgium Belgian police attacked with machete in Charleroi Aug.20   Turkey   Turkey wedding blast: 30 dead and 90 hurt in Gaziantep Map of Gaziantep Turkey
  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said so-called Islamic State was likely to have carried it out amid reports of a suicide bomber targeting the party
Dec.10   Istanbul Besiktas: Stadium blasts kill 38 people Map of Besiktas Stadium Istanbul Turkey
  Two explosions near a football stadium in Turkey's biggest city, Istanbul, have killed 29 people and injured 166.    Turkey declared a national day of mourning Sunday after twin blasts killed 38 people and wounded 155 others near...
Dec.19   Berlin Berlin attack: Police say lorry crash 'probably terror attack' Map of Breitscheidplatz Berlin Germany
  The driver, an Afghan or Pakistani asylum seeker, ploughed a lorry into a Christmas market in the heart of Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring 48
 The stricken market is at Breitscheidplatz, close to the Kurfuerstendamm, the main shopping street in Berlin's west in the shadow of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, which was damaged in a World War Two bombing raid
Dec.19   Turkey Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara Map of Modern Arts Centre Ankara Turkey
  Mevlut Mert Aydintas, 22, a Turkish policeman has shot dead Andrei Karlov, apparently in protest at Russia's involvement in Aleppo
Dec.21  Berlin  Tunisian fugitive 'had been under surveillance' Dec.23   Milan Berlin truck attacker Anis Amri killed in Milan



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2016 Jan.5   West Germany   Cologne sex attacks: Protest against gang assaults on women
Map of Cologne Germany
  Hundreds of people have protested in the German city of Cologne over sexual assaults and thefts carried out by groups of men on New Year's Eve
Jan.7   Paris Charlie Hebdo anniversary: Paris police shoot man dead Jan.21   London   President Putin 'probably' approved Litvinenko murder   The murder of ex-Russian spy in 2006 in the UK was 'probably' approved by President Vladimir Putin, an inquiry has found. Jan.30  Geneva  Key Syrian opposition group arrive for Geneva talks Jan.31  European Union  Migrant crisis: More than 10,000 children 'missing' Feb.3   Geneva Sides trade blame over talks' suspension Feb.4   Sweden   Julian Assange is being 'arbitrarily held', UN panel to say  A UN panel will conclude Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is being 'arbitrarily detained' in the UK, the Swedish foreign ministry has said Feb.4  London  Syria civil war: Donors pledge billions in vital aid Feb.11   Munich World powers agree Syria ceasefire, says John Kerry Feb.20   London   EU referendum: Cameron sets June date for UK vote   The UK will vote on whether to remain in the EU on Thursday 23 June, Prime Minister David Cameron has said Feb.26   Switzerland   Gianni Infantino crowned new FIFA president   World football's governing body elected the Swiss-Italian lawyer after he defeated Bahrain's Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa in the 2nd... Feb.29  France  EU migrant crisis: Calais 'Jungle' clearance work due to resume Mar.4   Istanbul Police raid critical Zaman newspaper in Istanbul Mar.7  Brussels  Migrant crisis: EU and Turkey outline hopes for agreement Mar.13  Germany  Merkel's CDU suffers German state election setbacks Mar.17   Brussels   Migrant crisis: EU agrees joint position to put to Turkey   EU leaders have agreed a joint position to put to Turkey in an attempt to reach a deal over the migrant crisis Mar.22  Brussels  Brussels attacks: Belgium mourns amid hunt for suspect Apr.3  Greece  Migrant crisis: Greece starts deportations to Turkey Apr.16   Greece   Pope returns from Greece with 12 migrants   Pope Francis has taken 12 Syrian migrants back with him to the Vatican after visiting a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos Apr.20   Norway Anders Behring Breivik wins human rights case Apr.23   Turkey Merkel and EU officials visit Turkey camp May.6   London Labour's Sadiq Khan elected 1st Muslim London mayor  Khan defeated Conservative rival Zac Goldsmith by more than 300,000 votes, after first- and second-preference votes were allocated May.15  Paris  French female ministers decry sexual harassment May.23   Austria Austria far-right narrowly loses poll  Alexander Van der Bellen has won Austria's presidential election, preventing Norbert Hofer from becoming the EU's first far-right head of st... Jun.16   Northern England   Jo Cox MP dead after shooting attack Map of Birstall West Yorkshire United Kingdom
  Labour MP for Batley and Spen has died after she was shot and stabbed in a 'horrific' assault in her constituency, police have said
Jun.21  London  EU referendum: Leave and Remain clash in BBC Great Debate Jun.22  United Kingdom  UK goes to polls in EU referendum Jun.23   London Leave edges ahead in UK's EU referendum Jun.23   London   Brexit: UK votes to leave EU in historic referendum
  The UK has voted to leave the European Union after 43 years. The pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985
 Leave won by 52% to 48% with England and Wales voting strongly for Brexit, while London, Scotland and N. Ireland backed staying in the EU. The referendum turnout was 71.8% - with more than 30 million people voting
Jun.25  Brussels  Brexit: EU spells out procedure for UK to leave Jun.26  Madrid  Spain election: PP short of a majority and Socialists second Jul.12   Hague   Court rules in favor of Philippines over China
  An international tribunal is concluding China has no legal basis to claim historic rights to the bulk of the South China Sea.    China has firmly rejected an ...
Jul.13   London   New Prime Minister Theresa May to form government
Map of Downing Street United Kingdom
  Theresa May will continue to form her new government later - as she begins her first full day in Downing Street.    Leading Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson said been named new foreign se...
Jul.20   Turkey Turkey coup attempt: State of emergency announced Jul.29  Turkey  Erdogan to drop lawsuits against people who insulted him Aug.25  Italy  Emergency declared as hopes for more survivors fade Aug.26  Italy  Italy earthquake: Day of national mourning for victims Sep.4   Vatican Mother Teresa declared saint by Pope Francis at Vatican Sep.4  Eastern Germany  Merkel's CDU 'suffers Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania poll blow' Sep.9   Geneva   Syrian conflict: US and Russia agree peace moves   Russia and the US have announced an agreement on Syria starting with a 'cessation of hostilities' from sunset on Monday Sep.15  Slovakia  EU meeting: Bloc needs 'sober look at problems' says Tusk Sep.28   Netherlands MH17 missile 'came from Russia', Dutch-led investigators say Oct.2  Hungary  Hungary PM claims EU migrant quota referendum victory Oct.7   Norway Nobel Peace Prize for Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos Oct.26   France   Jungle camp cleared   Several hundred migrants remain inside the 'Jungle' camp in Calais despite French officials claiming the camp is now empty Oct.30  Brussels  Ceta: EU-Canada trade deal signed Nov.27   France Fillon wins conservative candidacy Dec.1   Paris Francois Hollande decides not to run again Dec.4   Austria Norbert Hofer defeated in presidential poll  Hofer described himself as 'infinitely sad' and congratulated Alexander Van der Bellen, former head of the Greens, on his victory Dec.4   Rome PM Matteo Renzi resigns after clear referendum defeat   Renzi has resigned after suffering a heavy defeat in a referendum over his plan to reform the constitution. No vote leads with 60% against 40%... Dec.11   Rome Paolo Gentiloni, Italian foreign minister, appointed PM  Gentiloni, 62, has been asked to form a government by the president Sergio Mattarella. Matteo Renzi, who resigned after losing a referendum Dec.19   Turkey Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara Map of Modern Arts Centre Ankara Turkey
  Mevlut Mert Aydintas, 22, a Turkish policeman has shot dead Andrei Karlov, apparently in protest at Russia's involvement in Aleppo