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1. 01-02 Anger at execution of top Shia cleric Saudi Arabia
2. 01-05 Cologne sex attacks: Protest against gang assaults on women Cologne, West Germany
01-05 North Korea announces hydrogen bomb test North Korea
E. 03-20 Barack Obama in Cuba at start of historic visit Havana, Cuba
F. 04-03 Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca leak reveals elite's tax havens Panama
G. 04-22 Record turnout at UN boosts climate deal UN
H. 04-30 Elephant summit: Kenya sets fire to huge ivory stockpile Nairobi National Park, Nairobi, Kenya
I. 05-03 Cruz drops out after key Trump win Indiana
J. 05-12 Senate voted to back impeachment trial Brasilia, Brazil

Summary.     Click for More > Barack Obama in Cuba at start of historic visit Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca leak reveals elite's tax havens  A huge leak of confidential documents has revealed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth Record turnout at UN boosts climate deal Elephant summit: Kenya sets fire to huge ivory stockpile Cruz drops out after key Trump win Senate voted to back impeachment trial Hillary Clinton 'secures Democratic nomination' Jo Cox MP dead after shooting attack   Brexit: UK votes to leave EU in historic referendum
Anger at execution of top Shia cleric  Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has sparked anger and protests in Shia communities across the region   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... North Korea announces hydrogen bomb test
Jan.2   Saudi Arabia
Jan.3  Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia breaks off ties with Iran after al-Nimr execution
Jan.5  Washington  Obama: US gun control inaction must end
  West Germany
  North Korea
  North Korea says it has successfully tested a miniaturised hydrogen bomb which, if confirmed, would be its fourth nuclear test since 2006.    5.1 magnitude quake was detected close...
Jan.7  Paris  Charlie Hebdo anniversary: Paris police shoot man dead
Jan.16  Taiwan  Tsai Ing-wen elected Taiwan's first female president
 Iran  Jason Rezaian and three other US prisoners freed in Iran
 Iran  Sanctions lifted after Iran found in compliance on nuclear deal
Jan.21  London  President Putin 'probably' approved Litvinenko murder
Jan.28  Iowa  Republican rivals mock Trump over no-show
Feb.1  Iowa  Ted Cruz wins Iowa Republican vote
Feb.3  Geneva  Sides trade blame over talks' suspension
Feb.4  Sweden  Julian Assange is being 'arbitrarily held', UN panel to say
Feb.9  New Hampshire  Trump and Sanders win primary
Feb.11  Munich  World powers agree Syria ceasefire, says John Kerry
Feb.12  Cuba  Pope Francis holds historic talks with Russian Orthodox Patriarch
Feb.13  U.S. Supreme Court  Antonin Scalia, conservative US Supreme Court justice, dies
Feb.16  Cairo  Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former UN head, dies at 93
Feb.18  Mexico  Pope tells Trump building walls ‘not Christian’ on way back to Vatican
Feb.20  London  EU referendum: Cameron sets June date for UK vote
Feb.21  South Carolina  Trump wins South Carolina, as Clinton takes Nevada
 Bolivia  President Evo Morales 'loses fourth term bid'
Feb.22  New Delhi  India caste unrest. Ten million without water in Delhi
Feb.26  Switzerland  Gianni Infantino crowned new FIFA president
Feb.28  Tehran  Reformists win all 30 Tehran seats
Mar.1  USA  Hillary Clinton and Trump rack up more wins on Super Tuesday
Mar.2  UN Security Council  UN imposes tough North Korea sanctions
Mar.4  Sao Paulo  Brazil Petrobras scandal: Former president Lula questioned
 Istanbul  Police raid critical Zaman newspaper in Istanbul
Mar.6  Washington  Nancy Reagan death: President Obama leads tributes
Mar.10  Japan  Japan tsunami: Country marks fifth anniversary
Mar.11  Chicago  Trump calls off rally following violent clashes
Mar.15  Florida  Clinton surges as Trump's march slowed
Mar.17  Brazil  Brazil judge blocks Lula appointment to government
 Brussels  Migrant crisis: EU agrees joint position to put to Turkey
Mar.20   Cuba
Mar.26  Washington State  US Election 2016: Sanders wins in Washington, Alaska, Hawaii
Mar.28  FBI  Investigators break into dead San Bernardino gunman's iPhone
Mar.29  Myanmar  Myanmar swears in first elected civilian president
Apr.3   Panama
Apr.16  Greece  Pope returns from Greece with 12 migrants
Apr.17  Brazil  Rousseff loses lower house impeachment vote
Apr.19  New York  Trump and Clinton victorious in NY
Apr.20  Norway  Anders Behring Breivik wins human rights case
Apr.22   UN
Apr.23  Turkey  Merkel and EU officials visit Turkey camp
Apr.26  Pennsylvania  Trump sweeps all five US states
Apr.30   Kenya
 Baghdad  Iraqi Shia protesters storm Baghdad parliament
May.3   Indiana
May.5  North Korea  North Korea begins rare party gathering
May.6  London  Labour's Sadiq Khan elected 1st Muslim London mayor
May.9  Manila  Hardliner Rodrigo Duterte 'set for presidency'
May.12   Brazil
May.23  Austria  Austria far-right narrowly loses poll
Jun.5  Peru  Center-right economist narrowly ahead in Peru election
Jun.6   USA
Jun.16   Northern England
Jun.23  London  Leave edges ahead in UK's EU referendum
 Cuba  Colombia Farc: Ceasefire signed to end five decades of war
  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
Jul.7   Dallas Dallas protest: 5 police officers dead in sniper shooting Jul.12   Hague Court rules in favor of Philippines over China Jul.13   London New Prime Minister Theresa May to form government Jul.20  Turkey  Turkey coup attempt: State of emergency announced Jul.21  Ohio  US election: Donald Trump promises a 'safer' America Jul.22  Virginia  Hillary Clinton selects Tim Kaine as her running mate Jul.23  Kabul  Kabul explosion: Islamic State 'admits attack on Hazara protest' Jul.26  Philadelphia  Hillary became first woman to be officially nominated Aug.6  South Africa  South Africa local elections: ANC loses in capital Pretoria Aug.8  Tokyo  Japan's Emperor Akihito hints at wish to abdicate Aug.9  USA  Anger over Donald Trump gun rights remarks Aug.24   Cuba Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement Aug.31  Mexico  Trump met Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto   Brazil   Brazil President Dilma Rousseff removed from office by Senate   Senate has voted to remove Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget. It puts an end to the 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers'... Sep.2  Uzbekistan  Uzbekistan strongman leader Islam Karimov died Sep.4  Vatican  Mother Teresa declared saint by Pope Francis at Vatican Sep.9  Geneva  Syrian conflict: US and Russia agree peace moves Sep.11  Manhattan  Hillary Clinton diagnosed with pneumonia Sep.19   Washington Syria conflict: US 'outraged' over aid convoy attack Sep.21   North Carolina State of emergency for Charlotte as unrest over police shooting continues Sep.26   New York Sparks fly in Clinton-Trump duel  Colombia  Colombia peace deal: Historic agreement is signed Sep.27  Tel Aviv  Former Israeli PM Shimon Peres dies Sep.28  Netherlands  MH17 missile 'came from Russia', Dutch-led investigators say Oct.2  Colombia  Colombia referendum: Voters reject Farc peace deal Oct.7  USA  Senior Republicans condemn Trump's lewd comments about women  Norway  Nobel Peace Prize for Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos Oct.13   Bangkok Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88 Oct.26  France  Jungle camp cleared Oct.28  USA  Clinton 'confident' on new FBI email probe Oct.30  U.S. Senate  Clinton emails: FBI chief may have broken law Nov.1  South Korea  President Park reshuffles S Korean cabinet amid scandal Nov.8  Florida  Trump edges ahead in key states   USA Trump wins presidency
  He is projected to win key states of Ohio, N. Carolina and Florida. Clinton is projected to win Virginia and Northeastern states
 Republicans have kept control of both the Senate and House
Nov.10  Washington  Donald Trump and Barack Obama meet at White House Nov.15  Jakarta  'Ahok': Police name Jakarta governor as blasphemy suspect Nov.25   Cuba   Cuba's Fidel Castro, former president, dies aged 90 Map of Havana Cuba
  Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, his brother has said.    Fidel ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost 50 years before Raul took over in 2008. He...
Nov.27  France  Fillon wins conservative candidacy Dec.1  Paris  Francois Hollande decides not to run again Dec.2  USA  Trump breaks US policy stance with direct Taiwan call Dec.4  Austria  Norbert Hofer defeated in presidential poll  Rome  PM Matteo Renzi resigns after clear referendum defeat Dec.9  Gambia  Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh rejects election result  CIA  Russia 'intervened to promote Trump' - US intelligence Dec.11  Rome  Paolo Gentiloni, Italian foreign minister, appointed PM Dec.14  Aleppo  Aleppo battle: Evacuation agreement 'back on' Dec.15  Washington  Obama vows action against Russia over election hacks Dec.19   Turkey Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara  Washington  Donald Trump wins electoral college vote Dec.23   Jerusalem Israel settlements: Netanyahu snubs 'shameful' UN vote Dec.26  Hawaii  Japan PM Shinzo Abe in Hawaii for landmark Pearl Harbor visit Dec.29   Washington Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats in retaliation for hacking



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Jan.2   Saudi Arabia
  Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has sparked anger and protests in Shia communities across the region
Jan.3  Iran  Iran: Saudis face 'divine revenge'   Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia breaks off ties with Iran after al-Nimr execution
Jan.5   Washington Obama: US gun control inaction must end   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
  North Korea   North Korea announces hydrogen bomb test
  North Korea says it has successfully tested a miniaturised hydrogen bomb which, if confirmed, would be its fourth nuclear test since 2006
  5.1 magnitude quake was detected close to its nuclear test site at Punggye-ri
Jan.7   Paris Charlie Hebdo anniversary: Paris police shoot man dead
Jan.12  U.S. Congress  Obama puts 'focus on the future' in State of the Union address Jan.16   Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen elected Taiwan's first female president   Iran Jason Rezaian and three other US prisoners freed in Iran   Iran Sanctions lifted after Iran found in compliance on nuclear deal   Iran has completed the necessary steps in a deal to restrict its nuclear program, officials from the EU and the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency... 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.25  Washington  'Putin is corrupt' says US Treasury Jan.28  Iowa  Republicans debate without Donald Trump   Iowa Republican rivals mock Trump over no-show Jan.30  Geneva  Key Syrian opposition group arrive for Geneva talks Jan.31  European Union  Migrant crisis: More than 10,000 children 'missing'

February 2016 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1   Iowa Ted Cruz wins Iowa Republican vote
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.6  New Hampshire  Rubio assailed by Republican rivals Feb.8  Syria  Syria 'exterminating detainees' - UN report Feb.9   New Hampshire Trump and Sanders win primary Feb.11   Munich World powers agree Syria ceasefire, says John Kerry Feb.12   Cuba Pope Francis holds historic talks with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Feb.13   U.S. Supreme Court Antonin Scalia, conservative US Supreme Court justice, dies  One of most conservative members of the high court - has died. His death could shift the balance of power on the US high court Feb.16   Cairo   Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former UN head, dies at 93  He died at a Cairo hospital on Tuesday, Egypt's state news agency said, after reportedly being admitted with a broken pelvis Feb.18   Mexico   Pope tells Trump building walls ‘not Christian’ on way back to Vatican   Pope Francis questioned Donald Trump's Christianity Thursday over the Republican presidential hopeful's plan to build a wall on the Mexican ... 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.21   South Carolina Trump wins South Carolina, as Clinton takes Nevada   Bolivia President Evo Morales 'loses fourth term bid' Feb.22   New Delhi India caste unrest. Ten million without water in Delhi  Syria  Syria conflict: US-Russia brokered truce 'to start at weekend' Feb.23  Nevada  Donald Trump wins big in Nevada 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.27  South Carolina  South Carolina primary: Clinton eases to victory Feb.28   Tehran Reformists win all 30 Tehran seats   Allies of Iran's reformist President Hassan Rouhani have won a landslide victory in Tehran, in the first parliamentary vote since a nuclear ... Feb.29  France  EU migrant crisis: Calais 'Jungle' clearance work due to resume

March 2016 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1   USA     Hillary Clinton and Trump rack up more wins on Super Tuesday   Democrat Clinton and Republican Trump have both won the most states in the biggest day of the race for the US presidential nomination Mar.2   UN Security Council   UN imposes tough North Korea sanctions  The United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution significantly expanding international sanctions against North Korea Mar.4   Sao Paulo Brazil Petrobras scandal: Former president Lula questioned  Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been questioned by police and his house raided as part of a major fraud inquiry into the state oil company Pet...   Istanbul Police raid critical Zaman newspaper in Istanbul
 Beijing  China growth target set at National People's Congress Mar.6   Washington Nancy Reagan death: President Obama leads tributes  North Korea  North Korea threatens US and S Korea with nuclear strikes Mar.7  Brussels  Migrant crisis: EU and Turkey outline hopes for agreement Mar.9  Myanmar  Presidential selection begins as Aung San Suu Kyi ruled out Mar.10   Japan Japan tsunami: Country marks fifth anniversary Mar.11   Chicago Trump calls off rally following violent clashes Mar.13  Germany  Merkel's CDU suffers German state election setbacks Mar.15   Florida Clinton surges as Trump's march slowed  North Korea  US student Otto Warmbier given hard labour in North Korea Mar.16  Washington  Merrick Garland to be Obama's Supreme Court nominee Mar.17   Brazil   Brazil judge blocks Lula appointment to government  A Brazilian judge has blocked the appointment of ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as chief of staff to his successor, Dilma Rousseff   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.20   Cuba     Barack Obama in Cuba at start of historic visit Map of Havana Cuba
  President Barack Obama is the first sitting US president to visit since the 1959 revolution, which heralded decades of hostility.    The US president emerged smiling from Air Force One with...
Mar.21  Cuba  Obama and Castro spar over human rights Mar.22  Brussels  Brussels attacks: Belgium mourns amid hunt for suspect Mar.26   Washington State US Election 2016: Sanders wins in Washington, Alaska, Hawaii Mar.28   FBI Investigators break into dead San Bernardino gunman's iPhone Mar.29   Myanmar   Myanmar swears in first elected civilian president   Htin Kyaw from the National League for Democracy (NLD) is due to be sworn in, the first elected civilian leader in more than 50 years

April 2016 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1  Washington  Nuclear terrorist attack would 'change our world', says Obama Apr.3   Panama Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca leak reveals elite's tax havens
  A huge leak of confidential documents has revealed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth
 Greece  Migrant crisis: Greece starts deportations to Turkey Apr.4  Panama  Panama Papers: Leaks spur global investigations Apr.5  Iceland  Panama Papers: Iceland PM Gunnlaugsson resigns  Wisconsin  Cruz 'wins Wisconsin' in blow of Trump Apr.10  Japan  John Kerry makes historic visit to Hiroshima memorial Apr.11  Brazil  Brazil impeachment: Vote deals new blow to Rousseff Apr.12  Brazil  Dilma Rousseff loses PP from coalition 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.17   Brazil Rousseff loses lower house impeachment vote
Apr.19   New York     Trump and Clinton victorious in NY   Donald Trump earns a decisive victory in home state, potentially capturing all 95 delegates. Hillary is ending a string of victories by Bernie... Apr.20   Norway Anders Behring Breivik wins human rights case Apr.22   UN Record turnout at UN boosts climate deal
  Amid hope and hype, delegates have started the process of signing the Paris climate agreement at UN headquarters in New York
Apr.23   Turkey Merkel and EU officials visit Turkey camp Apr.26   Pennsylvania Trump sweeps all five US states Apr.28  North Korea  US man Kim Dong-chul jailed for spying in North Korea  Kenya  African leaders meet for Giants Club elephant summit Apr.30   Kenya   Elephant summit: Kenya sets fire to huge ivory stockpile Map of Nairobi National Park Nairobi Kenya
  President Uhuru Kenyatta has set fire to a huge stockpile of ivory in an effort to show his country's commitment to saving Africa's elephants
  Baghdad   Iraqi Shia protesters storm Baghdad parliament   Hundreds of Shia Muslim activists have stormed Iraq's parliament in protest against ongoing deadlock in approving a new cabinet

May 2016 ... more > Top ^
May.1  Baghdad  PM Haider al-Abadi orders arrest of parliament protesters May.3   Indiana     Cruz drops out after key Trump win
  Republican Donald Trump beats his rival Ted Cruz in Indiana and has a clear path to the nomination. Sanders has beaten Hillary Clinton.    The primary was preceded by a...
May.5   North Korea North Korea begins rare party gathering
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.7  North Korea  North Korea 'will not use nuclear weapons' unless threatened May.9   Manila Hardliner Rodrigo Duterte 'set for presidency'  Brazil  Rousseff: Disarray grips parliament over impeachment May.11  Brazil  Rousseff impeachment: Brazil Senate in marathon debate May.12   Brazil   Senate voted to back impeachment trial Map of Brasilia Brazil
  Brazil's new interim President Michel Temer has addressed the nation. "Trust in the values of our people and in our ability to rebuild the economy".    He has named a busin...
May.14  Venezuela  Maduro threatens seizure of closed factories May.15  Paris  French female ministers decry sexual harassment May.16  Hong Kong  Hong Kong security tightened ahead of top Chinese visit May.17  USA  US election: Donald Trump open to talks with N. Korea 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...  Brazil  Brazil crisis: Leaked tape forces minister Romero Juca out

June 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jun.5   Peru Center-right economist narrowly ahead in Peru election
Jun.6   USA   Hillary Clinton 'secures Democratic nomination'
  Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic nomination for US president after reaching the required number of delegates, an AP tally suggests
Jun.7  New York  US election 2016: Clinton hails 'milestone for women' Jun.9  Washington  Obama officially endorses Hillary Clinton Jun.12  Washington  Obama: Gay nightclub shooting 'an act of terror and hate' 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
 Florida  Orlando shooting: Obama condemns LGBT discrimination Jun.21  North Korea  North Korea test-fires missiles in defiance of UN sanctions  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   Cuba Colombia Farc: Ceasefire signed to end five decades of war   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

July 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jul.4  USA  Juno probe enters into orbit around Jupiter Jul.6  Louisiana  Fresh protests over Louisiana shooting Jul.7   Dallas   Dallas protest: 5 police officers dead in sniper shooting
Map of Main Street and S. Lamar Street Dallas TX USA
  Four Dallas police officers have been shot dead by sniper fire during protests against the shooting of black men by police
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.17  Louisiana  Baton Rouge shootings: Gunman's videos show anger at US police Jul.19  Ohio  Trump seals Republican nomination Jul.20   Turkey Turkey coup attempt: State of emergency announced Jul.21   Ohio     US election: Donald Trump promises a 'safer' America   Donald Trump has vowed as president to confront and repel the multiple threats facing the US, as he accepted the Republican nomination Jul.22   Virginia Hillary Clinton selects Tim Kaine as her running mate Jul.23   Kabul Kabul explosion: Islamic State 'admits attack on Hazara protest' Jul.26   Philadelphia   Hillary became first woman to be officially nominated   Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be officially nominated for president by any major US party. Bill Clinton backs 'best friend' Hillary... Jul.29  Turkey  Erdogan to drop lawsuits against people who insulted him

August 2016 ... more > Top ^
Aug.6   South Africa South Africa local elections: ANC loses in capital Pretoria
Aug.8   Tokyo Japan's Emperor Akihito hints at wish to abdicate  82-year-old Emperor Akihito has strongly indicated he wants to step down, saying he fears his age will make it difficult to fulfil his dutie... Aug.9   USA Anger over Donald Trump gun rights remarks Aug.24   Cuba   Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement Map of Havana Cuba
  The government and the Farc rebel group have signed a historic peace accord, putting an end to more than five decades of conflict
Aug.25  Italy  Emergency declared as hopes for more survivors fade Aug.26  Italy  Italy earthquake: Day of national mourning for victims Aug.31   Mexico Trump met Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto   Brazil   Brazil President Dilma Rousseff removed from office by Senate
Map of Brasilia Brazil
  Senate has voted to remove Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget. It puts an end to the 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers' Party


September 2016 ... more > Top ^
Sep.2   Uzbekistan Uzbekistan strongman leader Islam Karimov died
Sep.4   Vatican Mother Teresa declared saint by Pope Francis at Vatican  Eastern Germany  Merkel's CDU 'suffers Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania poll blow' Sep.5  Laos  Obama calls off meeting with Philippine leader after 'whore' jibe Sep.7  Rio de Janeiro  Paralympics 2016: Brazil president booed at opening ceremony  USA  Trump says Putin 'a leader far more than our president' 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.11   Manhattan Hillary Clinton diagnosed with pneumonia   US Democratic presidential candidate has been treated for pneumonia, her doctor says, after she was taken ill at a 9/11 ceremony Sep.15  Slovakia  EU meeting: Bloc needs 'sober look at problems' says Tusk Sep.19   Washington Syria conflict: US 'outraged' over aid convoy attack
  The US government has expressed 'outrage' over an attack on an aid convoy near the Syrian city of Aleppo that, a war monitor says, left 12 dead
Sep.21   North Carolina   State of emergency for Charlotte as unrest over police shooting continues
Map of Charlotte North Carolina North Carolina
  The governor of N. Carolina has declared a state of emergency in the city, sending in the National Guard, as unrest continues
Sep.26   New York     Sparks fly in Clinton-Trump duel Map of Hofstra University Hempstead New York New York
  The two US presidential candidates have clashed over jobs, terrorism and race in a bitter television debate.    Republican Donald Trump accused his rival Hillary Clin...
  Colombia Colombia peace deal: Historic agreement is signed Sep.27   Tel Aviv   Former Israeli PM Shimon Peres dies   Former PM and president has died aged 93. He suffered a stroke two weeks ago and his condition improved before a sudden deterioration Sep.28   Netherlands MH17 missile 'came from Russia', Dutch-led investigators say Sep.30  Jerusalem  Shimon Peres funeral: Leaders hail legacy of former Israeli leader

October 2016 ... more > Top ^
Oct.2   Colombia   Colombia referendum: Voters reject Farc peace deal   Voters in Colombia have rejected a landmark peace deal with Farc rebels in a shock referendum result, with 50.24% voting against it  Hungary  Hungary PM claims EU migrant quota referendum victory Oct.7   USA Senior Republicans condemn Trump's lewd comments about women   In the video, posted by the Washington Post, Mr Trump is heard telling TV host Billy Bush 'you can do anything' to women 'when you're a star...   Norway Nobel Peace Prize for Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos
Oct.13   Bangkok Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88 Map of Siriraj Hospital Bangkok Thailand
  Bhumibol took over after World War II and led Thailand for the past 70 years; he was the modern world's longest-reigning living monarch
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.28   USA Clinton 'confident' on new FBI email probe Oct.30  Brussels  Ceta: EU-Canada trade deal signed   U.S. Senate     Clinton emails: FBI chief may have broken law  The Democratic leader in the Senate says James Comey may have broken the law by revealing the bureau was investigating emails possibly linked...

November 2016 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1   South Korea President Park reshuffles S Korean cabinet amid scandal  Park Geun-hye has named a new prime minister and finance minister amid a scandal that threatens to bring down her administration Nov.4  USA  Trump momentum forces new Clinton effort Nov.6  USA  Trump cries foul as FBI clears Clinton Nov.7  North Carolina  US candidates hold final rallies before election day Nov.8   Florida   Trump edges ahead in key states  Trump win in the all-important swing state of Florida. Clinton camp remains optimistic. Mexican peso continues to crash   USA   Trump wins presidency
  He is projected to win key states of Ohio, N. Carolina and Florida. Clinton is projected to win Virginia and Northeastern states
 Republicans have kept control of both the Senate and House
Nov.10   Washington     Donald Trump and Barack Obama meet at White House   US President-elect Donald Trump has said it was a 'great honour' to meet President Barack Obama for transition talks at the White House Nov.11  USA  Trump likes main Obamacare provisions 'very much' Nov.15   Jakarta 'Ahok': Police name Jakarta governor as blasphemy suspect
Nov.18  New York  Trump settles Trump University lawsuits for $25m Nov.21  Mid-Atlantic states  Trump: US to quit TPP trade deal on first day in office Nov.25   Cuba   Cuba's Fidel Castro, former president, dies aged 90 Map of Havana Cuba
  Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, his brother has said
 Fidel ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost 50 years before Raul took over in 2008. He was accused of suppressing opposition. There would now be several days of national mourning
Nov.26  Cuba  Cuba plunged into mourning for ex-leader Nov.27   France Fillon wins conservative candidacy

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Dec.1   Paris Francois Hollande decides not to run again
 Ohio  Trump names Gen James 'Mad Dog' Mattis as defence secretary Dec.2   USA     Trump breaks US policy stance with direct Taiwan call   US President-elect has spoken directly with the president of Taiwan - breaking with US policy set in 1979 when formal relations were cut Dec.3  Cuba  Crowds pay last respects to Fidel Castro in Santiago 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.9   Gambia   Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh rejects election result  Speaking on state TV, Jammeh has rejected the result of the presidential election held earlier this month, a week after admitting defeat   CIA Russia 'intervened to promote Trump' - US intelligence 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.14   Aleppo Aleppo battle: Evacuation agreement 'back on'   A deal to evacuate the last rebel-held part of eastern Aleppo is back on, opposition fighters say, a day after a previous agreement fell thr... Dec.15   Washington   Obama vows action against Russia over election hacks  US President has vowed to take action against Russia for its alleged interference in the US presidential election campaign 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
  Washington Donald Trump wins electoral college vote Dec.23   Jerusalem   Israel settlements: Netanyahu snubs 'shameful' UN vote
  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a UN call to end illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land is 'shameful'
Dec.26   Hawaii     Japan PM Shinzo Abe in Hawaii for landmark Pearl Harbor visit   Abe has visited several memorials in Hawaii, ahead of a visit to Pearl Harbor, the US naval base attacked by the Japanese in 1941 Dec.28  Washington  John Kerry warns Israel over peace deal with Palestinians Dec.29   Washington   Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats in retaliation for hacking
  The administration announced its retaliation for Russian efforts to interfere with the US presidential election, ordering sweeping new sanctions



North Korea announces hydrogen bomb test




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2016
Jan.5   North Korea
  North Korea says it has successfully tested a miniaturised hydrogen bomb which, if confirmed, would be its fourth nuclear test since 2006
  5.1 magnitude quake was detected close to its nuclear test site at Punggye-ri
Mar.6  North Korea  North Korea threatens US and S Korea with nuclear strikes Apr.1  Washington  Nuclear terrorist attack would 'change our world', says Obama May.7  North Korea  North Korea 'will not use nuclear weapons' unless threatened



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2016 Apr.3   Panama Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca leak reveals elite's tax havens
  A huge leak of confidential documents has revealed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth




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2016 Feb.4  London  Syria civil war: Donors pledge billions in vital aid Sep.19   Washington Syria conflict: US 'outraged' over aid convoy attack
  The US government has expressed 'outrage' over an attack on an aid convoy near the Syrian city of Aleppo that, a war monitor says, left 12 dead




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2016 Jan.16   Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen elected Taiwan's first female president Jan.28  Iowa  Republicans debate without Donald Trump Jan.28   Iowa Republican rivals mock Trump over no-show Feb.1   Iowa Ted Cruz wins Iowa Republican vote Feb.6  New Hampshire  Rubio assailed by Republican rivals Feb.9   New Hampshire Trump and Sanders win primary 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.21   South Carolina Trump wins South Carolina, as Clinton takes Nevada Feb.21   Bolivia President Evo Morales 'loses fourth term bid' Feb.23  Nevada  Donald Trump wins big in Nevada Feb.27  South Carolina  South Carolina primary: Clinton eases to victory Feb.28   Tehran Reformists win all 30 Tehran seats   Allies of Iran's reformist President Hassan Rouhani have won a landslide victory in Tehran, in the first parliamentary vote since a nuclear ... Mar.1   USA   Hillary Clinton and Trump rack up more wins on Super Tuesday   Democrat Clinton and Republican Trump have both won the most states in the biggest day of the race for the US presidential nomination Mar.10   Japan Japan tsunami: Country marks fifth anniversary Mar.13  Germany  Merkel's CDU suffers German state election setbacks Mar.15   Florida Clinton surges as Trump's march slowed Mar.26   Washington State US Election 2016: Sanders wins in Washington, Alaska, Hawaii Apr.5  Wisconsin  Cruz 'wins Wisconsin' in blow of Trump Apr.19   New York   Trump and Clinton victorious in NY   Donald Trump earns a decisive victory in home state, potentially capturing all 95 delegates. Hillary is ending a string of victories by Bernie... Apr.26   Pennsylvania Trump sweeps all five US states May.3   Indiana   Cruz drops out after key Trump win
  Republican Donald Trump beats his rival Ted Cruz in Indiana and has a clear path to the nomination. Sanders has beaten Hillary Clinton.    The primary was preceded by a...
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.9   Manila Hardliner Rodrigo Duterte 'set for presidency' 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.5   Peru Center-right economist narrowly ahead in Peru election Jun.6   USA   Hillary Clinton 'secures Democratic nomination'
  Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic nomination for US president after reaching the required number of delegates, an AP tally suggests
Jun.7  New York  US election 2016: Clinton hails 'milestone for women' Jun.9  Washington  Obama officially endorses Hillary Clinton 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.26  Madrid  Spain election: PP short of a majority and Socialists second Jul.19  Ohio  Trump seals Republican nomination Jul.21   Ohio   US election: Donald Trump promises a 'safer' America   Donald Trump has vowed as president to confront and repel the multiple threats facing the US, as he accepted the Republican nomination Jul.22   Virginia Hillary Clinton selects Tim Kaine as her running mate Jul.26   Philadelphia   Hillary became first woman to be officially nominated   Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be officially nominated for president by any major US party. Bill Clinton backs 'best friend' Hillary... Aug.6   South Africa South Africa local elections: ANC loses in capital Pretoria Aug.9   USA Anger over Donald Trump gun rights remarks Aug.25  Italy  Emergency declared as hopes for more survivors fade Aug.26  Italy  Italy earthquake: Day of national mourning for victims Sep.4  Eastern Germany  Merkel's CDU 'suffers Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania poll blow' Sep.26   New York   Sparks fly in Clinton-Trump duel Map of Hofstra University Hempstead New York New York
  The two US presidential candidates have clashed over jobs, terrorism and race in a bitter television debate.    Republican Donald Trump accused his rival Hillary Clin...
Oct.2   Colombia   Colombia referendum: Voters reject Farc peace deal   Voters in Colombia have rejected a landmark peace deal with Farc rebels in a shock referendum result, with 50.24% voting against it Oct.2  Hungary  Hungary PM claims EU migrant quota referendum victory Nov.4  USA  Trump momentum forces new Clinton effort Nov.6  USA  Trump cries foul as FBI clears Clinton Nov.7  North Carolina  US candidates hold final rallies before election day Nov.8   Florida Trump edges ahead in key states  Trump win in the all-important swing state of Florida. Clinton camp remains optimistic. Mexican peso continues to crash Nov.8   USA Trump wins presidency
  He is projected to win key states of Ohio, N. Carolina and Florida. Clinton is projected to win Virginia and Northeastern states
 Republicans have kept control of both the Senate and House
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.9   Gambia Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh rejects election result  Speaking on state TV, Jammeh has rejected the result of the presidential election held earlier this month, a week after admitting defeat Dec.9   CIA Russia 'intervened to promote Trump' - US intelligence Dec.19   Washington Donald Trump wins electoral college vote



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2016 Jan.25  Washington  'Putin is corrupt' says US Treasury Mar.4   Sao Paulo Brazil Petrobras scandal: Former president Lula questioned  Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been questioned by police and his house raided as part of a major fraud inquiry into the state oil company Pet... 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 ...
Nov.18  New York  Trump settles Trump University lawsuits for $25m



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2016 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... Mar.28   FBI Investigators break into dead San Bernardino gunman's iPhone Apr.12  Brazil  Dilma Rousseff loses PP from coalition May.14  Venezuela  Maduro threatens seizure of closed factories 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...
Aug.25  Italy  Emergency declared as hopes for more survivors fade Oct.7   USA Senior Republicans condemn Trump's lewd comments about women   In the video, posted by the Washington Post, Mr Trump is heard telling TV host Billy Bush 'you can do anything' to women 'when you're a star... Nov.1   South Korea President Park reshuffles S Korean cabinet amid scandal  Park Geun-hye has named a new prime minister and finance minister amid a scandal that threatens to bring down her administration



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2016 Nov.11  USA  Trump likes main Obamacare provisions 'very much'



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2016 Apr.22   UN Record turnout at UN boosts climate deal
  Amid hope and hype, delegates have started the process of signing the Paris climate agreement at UN headquarters in New York




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2016 Jan.2   Saudi Arabia Anger at execution of top Shia cleric
  Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has sparked anger and protests in Shia communities across the region
Jan.3  Iran  Iran: Saudis face 'divine revenge' Feb.12   Cuba Pope Francis holds historic talks with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Feb.18   Mexico   Pope tells Trump building walls ‘not Christian’ on way back to Vatican   Pope Francis questioned Donald Trump's Christianity Thursday over the Republican presidential hopeful's plan to build a wall on the Mexican ... Jul.20   Turkey Turkey coup attempt: State of emergency announced Jul.23   Kabul Kabul explosion: Islamic State 'admits attack on Hazara protest' Sep.4   Vatican Mother Teresa declared saint by Pope Francis at Vatican



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2016 Jan.2   Saudi Arabia Anger at execution of top Shia cleric
  Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has sparked anger and protests in Shia communities across the region
Jan.5   Washington Obama: US gun control inaction must end Jan.16   Iran Jason Rezaian and three other US prisoners freed in Iran Mar.15  North Korea  US student Otto Warmbier given hard labour in North Korea Mar.17   Brazil Brazil judge blocks Lula appointment to government  A Brazilian judge has blocked the appointment of ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as chief of staff to his successor, Dilma Rousseff Apr.20   Norway Anders Behring Breivik wins human rights case Apr.28  North Korea  US man Kim Dong-chul jailed for spying in North Korea Jul.29  Turkey  Erdogan to drop lawsuits against people who insulted him Nov.15   Jakarta 'Ahok': Police name Jakarta governor as blasphemy suspect Dec.1  Ohio  Trump names Gen James 'Mad Dog' Mattis as defence secretary



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2016 Jan.31  European Union  Migrant crisis: More than 10,000 children 'missing' Mar.4   Istanbul Police raid critical Zaman newspaper in Istanbul
Jun.21  North Korea  North Korea test-fires missiles in defiance of UN sanctions Sep.28   Netherlands MH17 missile 'came from Russia', Dutch-led investigators say



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2016 Mar.4  Beijing  China growth target set at National People's Congress May.5   North Korea North Korea begins rare party gathering




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2016 Jan.7   Paris Charlie Hebdo anniversary: Paris police shoot man dead
Mar.10   Japan Japan tsunami: Country marks fifth anniversary Dec.9   CIA Russia 'intervened to promote Trump' - US intelligence Dec.15   Washington   Obama vows action against Russia over election hacks  US President has vowed to take action against Russia for its alleged interference in the US presidential election campaign



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2016 Apr.28  Kenya  African leaders meet for Giants Club elephant summit Apr.30   Kenya   Elephant summit: Kenya sets fire to huge ivory stockpile
Map of Nairobi National Park Nairobi Kenya
  President Uhuru Kenyatta has set fire to a huge stockpile of ivory in an effort to show his country's commitment to saving Africa's elephants
May.14  Venezuela  Maduro threatens seizure of closed factories Sep.15  Slovakia  EU meeting: Bloc needs 'sober look at problems' says Tusk



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2016 Mar.6  North Korea  North Korea threatens US and S Korea with nuclear strikes Dec.28  Washington  John Kerry warns Israel over peace deal with Palestinians



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2016 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.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. Apr.4  Panama  Panama Papers: Leaks spur global investigations Sep.28   Netherlands MH17 missile 'came from Russia', Dutch-led investigators say
Oct.28   USA Clinton 'confident' on new FBI email probe Oct.30   U.S. Senate   Clinton emails: FBI chief may have broken law  The Democratic leader in the Senate says James Comey may have broken the law by revealing the bureau was investigating emails possibly linked...



World, Politics, 2016 Immigration Timeline ... See World Immigration timeline Top ^
2016 Jan.31  European Union  Migrant crisis: More than 10,000 children 'missing' Feb.29  France  EU migrant crisis: Calais 'Jungle' clearance work due to resume Mar.7  Brussels  Migrant crisis: EU and Turkey outline hopes for agreement 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 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 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 Nov.18  New York  Trump settles Trump University lawsuits for $25m



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2016 Feb.11   Munich World powers agree Syria ceasefire, says John Kerry
Feb.22  Syria  Syria conflict: US-Russia brokered truce 'to start at weekend' Apr.28  Kenya  African leaders meet for Giants Club elephant summit Apr.30   Kenya   Elephant summit: Kenya sets fire to huge ivory stockpile Map of Nairobi National Park Nairobi Kenya
  President Uhuru Kenyatta has set fire to a huge stockpile of ivory in an effort to show his country's commitment to saving Africa's elephants
Jun.23   Cuba Colombia Farc: Ceasefire signed to end five decades of war Aug.24   Cuba   Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement Map of Havana Cuba
  The government and the Farc rebel group have signed a historic peace accord, putting an end to more than five decades of conflict
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.26   Colombia Colombia peace deal: Historic agreement is signed Oct.30  Brussels  Ceta: EU-Canada trade deal signed Dec.14   Aleppo Aleppo battle: Evacuation agreement 'back on'   A deal to evacuate the last rebel-held part of eastern Aleppo is back on, opposition fighters say, a day after a previous agreement fell thr...



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2016 Mar.20   Cuba   Barack Obama in Cuba at start of historic visit
Map of Havana Cuba
  President Barack Obama is the first sitting US president to visit since the 1959 revolution, which heralded decades of hostility.    The US president emerged smiling from Air Force One with...
Apr.10  Japan  John Kerry makes historic visit to Hiroshima memorial Apr.23   Turkey Merkel and EU officials visit Turkey camp May.16  Hong Kong  Hong Kong security tightened ahead of top Chinese visit Aug.31   Mexico Trump met Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto Sep.19   Washington Syria conflict: US 'outraged' over aid convoy attack
  The US government has expressed 'outrage' over an attack on an aid convoy near the Syrian city of Aleppo that, a war monitor says, left 12 dead
Dec.26   Hawaii   Japan PM Shinzo Abe in Hawaii for landmark Pearl Harbor visit   Abe has visited several memorials in Hawaii, ahead of a visit to Pearl Harbor, the US naval base attacked by the Japanese in 1941



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2016 Jan.16   Iran Jason Rezaian and three other US prisoners freed in Iran
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.8  Syria  Syria 'exterminating detainees' - UN report Feb.22   New Delhi India caste unrest. Ten million without water in Delhi Mar.15  North Korea  US student Otto Warmbier given hard labour in North Korea Mar.21  Cuba  Obama and Castro spar over human rights Apr.20   Norway Anders Behring Breivik wins human rights case Apr.28  North Korea  US man Kim Dong-chul jailed for spying in North Korea



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2016 Jan.3   Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia breaks off ties with Iran after al-Nimr execution
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.29   Washington Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats in retaliation for hacking
  The administration announced its retaliation for Russian efforts to interfere with the US presidential election, ordering sweeping new sanctions




World, Politics, 2016 Political Sanctions Timeline ... See World Political Sanctions timeline Top ^
2016 Jan.16   Iran Sanctions lifted after Iran found in compliance on nuclear deal   Iran has completed the necessary steps in a deal to restrict its nuclear program, officials from the EU and the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency... Mar.2   UN Security Council UN imposes tough North Korea sanctions  The United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution significantly expanding international sanctions against North Korea 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  North Korea  North Korea test-fires missiles in defiance of UN sanctions Dec.15   Washington   Obama vows action against Russia over election hacks  US President has vowed to take action against Russia for its alleged interference in the US presidential election campaign 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




World, Politics, 2016 Talks Timeline ... See World Talks timeline Top ^
2016 Jan.30  Geneva  Key Syrian opposition group arrive for Geneva talks Feb.3   Geneva Sides trade blame over talks' suspension
May.17  USA  US election: Donald Trump open to talks with N. Korea Nov.10   Washington   Donald Trump and Barack Obama meet at White House   US President-elect Donald Trump has said it was a 'great honour' to meet President Barack Obama for transition talks at the White House



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2016 Aug.8   Tokyo Japan's Emperor Akihito hints at wish to abdicate  82-year-old Emperor Akihito has strongly indicated he wants to step down, saying he fears his age will make it difficult to fulfil his dutie...



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2016 Jan.7   Paris Charlie Hebdo anniversary: Paris police shoot man dead
Jan.12  U.S. Congress  Obama puts 'focus on the future' in State of the Union address Jan.25  Washington  'Putin is corrupt' says US Treasury 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... Mar.4   Sao Paulo Brazil Petrobras scandal: Former president Lula questioned  Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been questioned by police and his house raided as part of a major fraud inquiry into the state oil company Pet... Mar.9  Myanmar  Presidential selection begins as Aung San Suu Kyi ruled out Mar.16  Washington  Merrick Garland to be Obama's Supreme Court nominee Mar.29   Myanmar Myanmar swears in first elected civilian president   Htin Kyaw from the National League for Democracy (NLD) is due to be sworn in, the first elected civilian leader in more than 50 years Apr.3   Panama Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca leak reveals elite's tax havens
  A huge leak of confidential documents has revealed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth
Apr.5  Iceland  Panama Papers: Iceland PM Gunnlaugsson resigns Apr.11  Brazil  Brazil impeachment: Vote deals new blow to Rousseff May.12   Brazil   Senate voted to back impeachment trial
Map of Brasilia Brazil
  Brazil's new interim President Michel Temer has addressed the nation. "Trust in the values of our people and in our ability to rebuild the economy".    He has named a busin...
May.23  Brazil  Brazil crisis: Leaked tape forces minister Romero Juca out Jun.12  Washington  Obama: Gay nightclub shooting 'an act of terror and hate' Jul.6  Louisiana  Fresh protests over Louisiana shooting Jul.7   Dallas   Dallas protest: 5 police officers dead in sniper shooting Map of Main Street and S. Lamar Street Dallas TX USA
  Four Dallas police officers have been shot dead by sniper fire during protests against the shooting of black men by police
Jul.17  Louisiana  Baton Rouge shootings: Gunman's videos show anger at US police Aug.31   Brazil   Brazil President Dilma Rousseff removed from office by Senate Map of Brasilia Brazil
  Senate has voted to remove Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget. It puts an end to the 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers' Party
Sep.5  Laos  Obama calls off meeting with Philippine leader after 'whore' jibe Sep.7  Rio de Janeiro  Paralympics 2016: Brazil president booed at opening ceremony Sep.7  USA  Trump says Putin 'a leader far more than our president' Sep.11   Manhattan Hillary Clinton diagnosed with pneumonia   US Democratic presidential candidate has been treated for pneumonia, her doctor says, after she was taken ill at a 9/11 ceremony Sep.21   North Carolina   State of emergency for Charlotte as unrest over police shooting continues Map of Charlotte North Carolina North Carolina
  The governor of N. Carolina has declared a state of emergency in the city, sending in the National Guard, as unrest continues
Oct.7   Norway Nobel Peace Prize for Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos Nov.15   Jakarta 'Ahok': Police name Jakarta governor as blasphemy suspect Nov.18  New York  Trump settles Trump University lawsuits for $25m Dec.1  Ohio  Trump names Gen James 'Mad Dog' Mattis as defence secretary Dec.2   USA   Trump breaks US policy stance with direct Taiwan call   US President-elect has spoken directly with the president of Taiwan - breaking with US policy set in 1979 when formal relations were cut 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



World, Politics, 2016 Protest Timeline ... See World Protest timeline Top ^
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
Feb.22   New Delhi India caste unrest. Ten million without water in Delhi Mar.11   Chicago Trump calls off rally following violent clashes Apr.30   Baghdad   Iraqi Shia protesters storm Baghdad parliament   Hundreds of Shia Muslim activists have stormed Iraq's parliament in protest against ongoing deadlock in approving a new cabinet May.1  Baghdad  PM Haider al-Abadi orders arrest of parliament protesters Jul.6  Louisiana  Fresh protests over Louisiana shooting Jul.7   Dallas   Dallas protest: 5 police officers dead in sniper shooting Map of Main Street and S. Lamar Street Dallas TX USA
  Four Dallas police officers have been shot dead by sniper fire during protests against the shooting of black men by police
Jul.23   Kabul Kabul explosion: Islamic State 'admits attack on Hazara protest'



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2016 Jul.17  Louisiana  Baton Rouge shootings: Gunman's videos show anger at US police



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2016 Jul.4  USA  Juno probe enters into orbit around Jupiter Oct.30  Brussels  Ceta: EU-Canada trade deal signed Nov.21  Mid-Atlantic states  Trump: US to quit TPP trade deal on first day in office



World, Politics, 2016 Peace Efforts Timeline ... See World Peace Efforts timeline Top ^
2016 Jan.30  Geneva  Key Syrian opposition group arrive for Geneva talks Feb.11   Munich World powers agree Syria ceasefire, says John Kerry
Feb.22  Syria  Syria conflict: US-Russia brokered truce 'to start at weekend' Mar.4  Beijing  China growth target set at National People's Congress Jun.23   Cuba Colombia Farc: Ceasefire signed to end five decades of war Jun.25  Brussels  Brexit: EU spells out procedure for UK to leave Jul.20   Turkey Turkey coup attempt: State of emergency announced Aug.24   Cuba   Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement Map of Havana Cuba
  The government and the Farc rebel group have signed a historic peace accord, putting an end to more than five decades of conflict
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.21   North Carolina   State of emergency for Charlotte as unrest over police shooting continues Map of Charlotte North Carolina North Carolina
  The governor of N. Carolina has declared a state of emergency in the city, sending in the National Guard, as unrest continues
Sep.26   Colombia Colombia peace deal: Historic agreement is signed Oct.7   Norway Nobel Peace Prize for Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos Dec.23   Jerusalem   Israel settlements: Netanyahu snubs 'shameful' UN vote
  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a UN call to end illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land is 'shameful'




World, Politics, 2016 Terror Timeline ... See World Terror timeline Top ^
2016 Mar.22  Brussels  Brussels attacks: Belgium mourns amid hunt for suspect Mar.28   FBI Investigators break into dead San Bernardino gunman's iPhone
Jun.12  Washington  Obama: Gay nightclub shooting 'an act of terror and hate' Jun.16  Florida  Orlando shooting: Obama condemns LGBT discrimination Jun.16  Florida  Orlando shooting: Obama condemns LGBT discrimination



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2016 May.15  Paris  French female ministers decry sexual harassment Oct.7   USA Senior Republicans condemn Trump's lewd comments about women   In the video, posted by the Washington Post, Mr Trump is heard telling TV host Billy Bush 'you can do anything' to women 'when you're a star...



World, Politics, 2016 Obituary Timeline ... See World Obituary timeline Top ^
2016 Feb.13   U.S. Supreme Court Antonin Scalia, conservative US Supreme Court justice, dies  One of most conservative members of the high court - has died. His death could shift the balance of power on the US high court Feb.16   Cairo Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former UN head, dies at 93  He died at a Cairo hospital on Tuesday, Egypt's state news agency said, after reportedly being admitted with a broken pelvis Mar.6   Washington Nancy Reagan death: President Obama leads tributes
Mar.22  Brussels  Brussels attacks: Belgium mourns amid hunt for suspect Aug.26  Italy  Italy earthquake: Day of national mourning for victims Sep.2   Uzbekistan Uzbekistan strongman leader Islam Karimov died Sep.27   Tel Aviv Former Israeli PM Shimon Peres dies   Former PM and president has died aged 93. He suffered a stroke two weeks ago and his condition improved before a sudden deterioration Sep.30  Jerusalem  Shimon Peres funeral: Leaders hail legacy of former Israeli leader Oct.13   Bangkok Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88 Map of Siriraj Hospital Bangkok Thailand
  Bhumibol took over after World War II and led Thailand for the past 70 years; he was the modern world's longest-reigning living monarch
Nov.25   Cuba   Cuba's Fidel Castro, former president, dies aged 90 Map of Havana Cuba
  Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, his brother has said
 Fidel ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost 50 years before Raul took over in 2008. He was accused of suppressing opposition. There would now be several days of national mourning
Nov.26  Cuba  Cuba plunged into mourning for ex-leader Dec.3  Cuba  Crowds pay last respects to Fidel Castro in Santiago Dec.14   Aleppo Aleppo battle: Evacuation agreement 'back on'   A deal to evacuate the last rebel-held part of eastern Aleppo is back on, opposition fighters say, a day after a previous agreement fell thr...



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2016 Apr.17   Brazil Rousseff loses lower house impeachment vote
May.9  Brazil  Rousseff: Disarray grips parliament over impeachment May.11  Brazil  Rousseff impeachment: Brazil Senate in marathon debate 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
Sep.7  Rio de Janeiro  Paralympics 2016: Brazil president booed at opening ceremony



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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
May.7  North Korea  North Korea 'will not use nuclear weapons' unless threatened May.15  Paris  French female ministers decry sexual harassment