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B. 01-06 US election hacking: Putin 'sought to help' Trump Washington
01-20 Donald Trump inagurated Washington
D. 01-27 Trump suspends US refugee program and bans Syrians Washington
4. 02-13 Michael Flynn: Trump's national security adviser quits Washington
5. 02-14 Kim Jong Un's half-brother reportedly assassinated in Malaysia Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
6. 03-09 Park Geun-hye: Court ousts scandal-hit president South Korea
H. 03-29 Brexit begins: UK triggers Article 50 London
I. 04-16 Opposition cries foul over vote expanding Erdogan powers Turkey
J. 04-23 Macron and Le Pen 'through to run-off' Paris

Summary.     Click for More > Trump suspends US refugee program and bans Syrians Michael Flynn: Trump's national security adviser quits   Kim Jong Un's half-brother reportedly assassinated in Malaysia   Kim Jong Nam was attacked by two unidentified women who stabbed him with 'poisoned needles' at a Malaysian airport before fleeing Park Geun-hye: Court ousts scandal-hit president Brexit begins: UK triggers Article 50   Opposition cries foul over vote expanding Erdogan powers   Turkey's main opposition party has said it will challenge the country's referendum result after the president won a vote to expand his power... Macron and Le Pen 'through to run-off' Macron defeats Le Pen to become president
US election hacking: Putin 'sought to help' Trump   Donald Trump inagurated
Jan.6   Washington
Jan.8  Tehran  Iran's ex-President Rafsanjani dies at 82
Jan.14  Paris  Israel-Palestinian conflict: France holds world summit
Jan.17  Washington  Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence
Jan.20   Washington
  Donald Trump has taken his first steps as president, signing an executive order which targets the signature health care reforms of his predecessor
Jan.21  USA  Donald Trump protests attract millions across US
 Gambia  Ex-President Yahya Jammeh leaves Gambia
Jan.23  U.S. Senate  Rex Tillerson: Trump foreign affairs pick narrowly backed
Jan.27   Washington
Jan.31  U.S. Supreme Court  Trump picks Neil Gorsuch as nominee for Supreme Court
Feb.3  Seattle  Trump travel ban: Judge issues nationwide block
Feb.6  Syria  Thousands hanged at Saydnaya prison, Amnesty says
Feb.9  San Francisco Bay Area  Trump loses appeal court bid to reinstate travel ban
Feb.13   Washington
Feb.14   Malaysia
Mar.1  Washington  Trump attorney general Jeff Sessions met Russian ambassador
Mar.6  Malaysia  Malaysia and N Korea in tit-for-tax exit bans
Mar.9   South Korea
Mar.13  Turkey  Turkey-Netherlands row: Dutch ambassador barred
Mar.15  Netherlands  Dutch election: PM Rutte celebrates 'rejection of populism'
Mar.20  Washington  US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries
Mar.24  Washington  Trump blames Democrats for failed healthcare bill
Mar.28  Washington  Trump signs order undoing Obama climate policies
Mar.29   London
Mar.31  Paraguay  Paraguay congress set on fire amid presidential controversy
 Venezuela  Venezuela's court move breaks law, Maduro ally says
Apr.12  UN Security Council  UN draft resolution on Syria attack: Vote fails with Russia veto
Apr.16   Turkey
Apr.23   Paris
Apr.26  Venezuela  Venezuela to withdraw from OAS as deadly protests continue
May.3  France  French election: Macron 'most convincing' in final debate
May.4  Washington  Obamacare is 'dead' says Trump after healthcare victory
 London  Prince Philip will no longer carry out public engagements
May.5  France  Macron condemns 'massive' hacking attack
May.7   Paris
  Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has decisively won the French presidential election, defeating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.    Macron won by 66.06% to 33.94% to become, at 39, the country's youngest president and the first...
May.8  Jakarta  Jakarta governor given 2-year prison sentence for blasphemy May.9   FBI FBI chief James Comey fired by Trump May.15  Damascus  Syria's Saydnaya prison crematorium hid killings, says US May.17  Washington  Former FBI boss to lead Russia inquiry May.19  Sweden  Julian Assange rape charges dropped  Tehran  Iran election: Hassan Rouhani on course for second term May.21  Jerusalem  Trump visits Israel amid tight security May.24  Brussels  Trump in Brussels for 'tough' Nato talks amid protests May.26  Sicily  G7 summit agrees on countering terrorism but not climate change May.30  Kabul  Massive explosion kills at least 80 in Kabul's diplomatic area Jun.1   Washington Trump exits from Paris climate deal Jun.4   Qatar Qatar row: Four countries cut links with Doha Jun.8   U.S. Senate Comey: Trump White House 'lied' about the FBI  London  Tories lost its parliamentary majority in surprise election results Jun.13  North Korea  Otto Warmbier: North Korea releases jailed US student 'in coma' Jun.16  West Germany  German reunification architect Helmut Kohl dies at 87 Jun.18  Paris  Macron's party wins clear parliamentary majority Jun.19  Ohio  Otto Warmbier: US student sent home from North Korea dies Jun.26  Brazil  Brazil's Michel Temer charged with corruption Jun.28  Melbourne  Cardinal Pell: Vatican treasurer charged with sex offences Jun.30  Berlin  German lawmakers vote to legalize same-sex marriage  Hong Kong  Hong Kong marks 20 years since handover to China Jul.1  Canada  Canada 150: Huge crowds celebrate anniversary Jul.7  Hamburg  Trump and Putin debate US election hack at first meeting   Hamburg G-20 protests: Hamburg police call in more officers on 2nd day Jul.10  Washington  Email 'linked Kremlin to Trump son meeting' Jul.12  Brazil  Ex-Brazilian President Silva convicted of corruption Jul.13  Northeast China  Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo died of cancer Jul.20  Venezuela  Venezuela deadly clashes as millions join strike Jul.23   Jerusalem Israel installs cameras at holy site  Jordan  Attack at Israel embassy in Jordan reports Jul.30   Venezuela Venezuela claims 41.5% turnout in violent constituent assembly vote  Moscow  Putin orders 755 US diplomatic staff to leave Aug.8  North Korea  North Korea says considering missile strike on Guam Aug.11  Kenya  Uhuru Kenyatta defeats Raila Odinga Aug.12   Virginia One killed in violence over US far-right rally Aug.15  New York  Both sides to blame in Virginia - Trump Aug.21   Oregon Solar eclipse: Americans gaze at sky spectacular Sep. 5  Myanmar  Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi says 'all in Rakhine defended' Sep. 19  UN Gen. Assembly  Trump's first UN speech met with criticism Sep. 24  Berlin  Merkel wins fourth term, nationalists rise  Northern Iraq  Iraq's Kurdistan holds independence vote Sep. 26  Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia driving ban on women to be lifted Oct. 1  Barcelona  Catalan referendum: 'Hundreds hurt' as police try to stop voters



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January 2017 ... more > Top ^
Jan.6   Washington  
  Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to help Donald Trump win the presidential election, a US intelligence unclassified report says
Jan.8   Tehran Iran's ex-President Rafsanjani dies at 82
Jan.10  Chicago  Obama speech: Democracy needs you Jan.14   Paris Israel-Palestinian conflict: France holds world summit Jan.17  London  Theresa May commits to Brexit vote in UK Parliament   Washington Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence Jan.18  Gambia  Gambia's President Jammeh refuses to leave office as deadline passes Jan.20   Washington     Donald Trump inagurated
  Donald Trump has taken his first steps as president, signing an executive order which targets the signature health care reforms of his predecessor
Jan.21   USA     Donald Trump protests attract millions across US  Millions of protesters have taken to the streets of cities in the US and around the globe to rally against the new US President Donald Trump   Gambia   Ex-President Yahya Jammeh leaves Gambia  Gambia's former President Yahya Jammeh has left the country in the wake of elections that ousted him after 22 years in power Jan.23   U.S. Senate Rex Tillerson: Trump foreign affairs pick narrowly backed Jan.25  Mexico  Mexico: We will not pay for Trump border wall Jan.27   Washington     Trump suspends US refugee program and bans Syrians
  President Trump has banned the entry of Syrian refugees into the US until further notice, as part of new measures
Jan.28  New York  Trump order: Refugees detained at US airports Jan.30  Washington  Trump sacks defiant acting attorney general Jan.31   U.S. Supreme Court Trump picks Neil Gorsuch as nominee for Supreme Court

February 2017 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  South Korea  US defence chief Mattis visiting South Korea and Japan Feb.3   Seattle   Trump travel ban: Judge issues nationwide block   A US judge in Seattle has issued a temporary nationwide block on President Donald Trump's ban on travellers from seven mainly Muslim nations Feb.4  Washington  US reverses travel ban over court ruling as Trump fumes Feb.5  Washington  Trump suffers new travel ban setback Feb.6   Syria Thousands hanged at Saydnaya prison, Amnesty says
Feb.9   San Francisco Bay Area Trump loses appeal court bid to reinstate travel ban Feb.10  Washington  Donald Trump considers issuing new travel ban Feb.13   Washington Michael Flynn: Trump's national security adviser quits
  Flynn, has resigned over his contacts with Russia. He is alleged to have discussed US sanctions with the Russian ambassador before Mr Trump took office
Feb.14   Malaysia   Kim Jong Un's half-brother reportedly assassinated in Malaysia
Map of Kuala Lumpur International Airport Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  Kim Jong Nam was attacked by two unidentified women who stabbed him with 'poisoned needles' at a Malaysian airport before fleeing
 Southern India  India launches record 104 satellites in single mission Feb.20  Washington  Trump names Lt Gen HR McMaster as national security adviser Feb.28  U.S. Congress  Trump promises 'renewal of American spirit' in speech to Congress

March 2017 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1   Washington   Trump attorney general Jeff Sessions met Russian ambassador  He met Russia's ambassador twice during presidential campaign. A senator at the time did not disclose the contacts at his confirmation heari... Mar.4  Washington  Trump urged to back up claims his phones were tapped by Obama Mar.6   Malaysia Malaysia and N Korea in tit-for-tax exit bans
Mar.7  Beijing  China calls on N Korea to suspend missile and nuclear tests Mar.9   South Korea Park Geun-hye: Court ousts scandal-hit president
  South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has become the country's first democratically elected leader to be forced from office
 Brussels  Poland fails to stop Donald Tusk EU re-election Mar.11  Netherlands  Dutch expel Erdogan's minister amid protests Mar.13   Turkey   Turkey-Netherlands row: Dutch ambassador barred   Turkey has announced a series of measures in retaliation for a Dutch decision to block its ministers from campaigning for a referendum Mar.15   Netherlands Dutch election: PM Rutte celebrates 'rejection of populism'   Mark Rutte says the Netherlands has rejected 'the wrong kind of populism' as he celebrated victory in parliamentary elections  Hawaii  Trump travel ban:Judge blocks new executive order Mar.17  Washington  Trump to Merkel: We were both wiretapped Mar.20   Washington US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries
Mar.24   Washington Trump blames Democrats for failed healthcare bill  The bill was withdrawn because it did not have enough support to pass in Congress. The last-minute retraction is seen as a huge blow to the ... Mar.26  Moscow  Opposition leader Navalny arrested Mar.28   Washington Trump signs order undoing Obama climate policies Mar.29   London     Brexit begins: UK triggers Article 50
  The UK government has formally served divorce papers on EU, signaling the beginning of the end of a relationship that has endured for 44 years.    Theresa May confirmed that the UK had t...
 Hawaii  Trump travel ban: Hawaii judge places indefinite hold Mar.31   Paraguay Paraguay congress set on fire amid presidential controversy   Venezuela Venezuela's court move breaks law, Maduro ally says

April 2017 ... more > Top ^
Apr.6  Florida  Trump welcomes 'friend' China's Xi for talks Apr.12   UN Security Council UN draft resolution on Syria attack: Vote fails with Russia veto
Apr.16   Turkey   Opposition cries foul over vote expanding Erdogan powers
  Turkey's main opposition party has said it will challenge the country's referendum result after the president won a vote to expand his powers
Apr.18  California  US gunman kills three 'in race attack' Apr.19  USA  Fox News: Bill O'Reilly out after harassment claims Apr.22  France  French election: Voters flood to ballot box as polls open Apr.23   Paris   Macron and Le Pen 'through to run-off'
  The centrist Emmanuel Macron will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a run-off for the French presidency, multiple projections indicate.    A poll puts Mr Macron on 23.7% in first-round voting with Ms Le Pen on 21.7%. The two fough...
Apr.24  Paris  Le Pen steps aside as National Front leader Apr.26   Venezuela Venezuela to withdraw from OAS as deadly protests continue

May 2017 ... more > Top ^
May.2  Venezuela  Venezuela crisis: Opposition condemns Maduro move May.3   France French election: Macron 'most convincing' in final debate
May.4   Washington Obamacare is 'dead' says Trump after healthcare victory   President Trump has declared Obamacare 'dead' after the Republican healthcare bill was narrowly passed by the lower chamber of Congress   London Prince Philip will no longer carry out public engagements May.5   France Macron condemns 'massive' hacking attack May.7   Paris   Macron defeats Le Pen to become president
  Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has decisively won the French presidential election, defeating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen
 Macron won by 66.06% to 33.94% to become, at 39, the country's youngest president and the first president from outside the two traditional main parties since the modern republic's foundation
May.8   Jakarta Jakarta governor given 2-year prison sentence for blasphemy May.9  South Korea  South Korea's Moon Jae-in sworn in vowing to address North   FBI   FBI chief James Comey fired by Trump
  President Trump has fired James Comey, the director of the FBI over his handling of the inquiry into Hillary Clinton's emails, the administration says.    Democrats said he was fired because the FBI was investig...
May.14  Paris  France inaugurates Emmanuel Macron as new president May.15   Damascus Syria's Saydnaya prison crematorium hid killings, says US  North Mexico  Award-winning Mexican reporter Javier Valdez killed May.16  Washington  Trump asked FBI's Comey to drop Flynn inquiry - reports May.17   Washington   Former FBI boss to lead Russia inquiry   Robert Mueller has been named special counsel to oversee an inquiry into Russia's alleged meddling in the election and any Trump campaign ti...  Japan  Princess Mako to lose royal status by marrying commoner May.19   Sweden Julian Assange rape charges dropped   Tehran   Iran election: Hassan Rouhani on course for second term  Out of 26 million votes counted so far, he has won 14.6 million - or more than half, officials announced. Ebrahim Raisi lodged complaints May.20  Saudi Arabia  Trump signed trade deals of $350bn with Saudi Arabia May.21   Jerusalem Trump visits Israel amid tight security May.24  Vatican  Trump meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican   Brussels Trump in Brussels for 'tough' Nato talks amid protests   Trump is also due to meet European Union officials on Thursday. He has been critical of both Nato and the EU May.26   Sicily G7 summit agrees on countering terrorism but not climate change   Leaders of the world's leading industrial nations, the G7, have agreed on new action to counter terrorism at a summit in Taormina, Sicily May.29  Paris  France's Macron holds 'frank exchange' with Putin May.30   Kabul Massive explosion kills at least 80 in Kabul's diplomatic area   A huge explosion has hit close to foreign embassies and the presidential palace. 60 casualties, but expect that figure to rise May.31  Washington  Trump 'poised to quit Paris climate deal'

June 2017 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1   Washington   Trump exits from Paris climate deal
  There has been widespread international condemnation of Trump's announcement that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement
Jun.4   Qatar     Qatar row: Four countries cut links with Doha
  Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region
Jun.8   U.S. Senate   Comey: Trump White House 'lied' about the FBI
  Ex-FBI chief James Comey told Congress that the Trump administration's comments about him and the FBI were 'lies plain and simple'
  London   Tories lost its parliamentary majority in surprise election results  Britain's Conservative Party will be the largest party but may not have a majority after the UK's snap general election, an exit poll says Jun.9  Brazil  Brazil's Temer gets big victory in electoral court ruling Jun.10  Libya  Gaddafi's son Saif 'freed' in Libya Jun.11  Paris  Macron party set for big parliamentary win Jun.12  Moscow  Russia protests: Opposition leader Navalny sentenced  Panama  Panama cuts ties with Taiwan in favour of China Jun.13  U.S. Senate  Jeff Sessions denies secret meeting with Russia envoy   North Korea Otto Warmbier: North Korea releases jailed US student 'in coma' Jun.16   West Germany   German reunification architect Helmut Kohl dies at 87   Ex-chancellor and architect of reunification in 1990 led Germany for 16 years. He is credited with bringing East and West Germany together Jun.18   Paris Macron's party wins clear parliamentary majority  Portugal  Portugal forest fires: Three days of mourning for 61 victims Jun.19   Ohio   Otto Warmbier: US student sent home from North Korea dies   Warmbier, 22, was serving 15 years of hard labour for attempting to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel. He had been in a coma for a year. Jun.26   Brazil Brazil's Michel Temer charged with corruption Jun.28   Melbourne Cardinal Pell: Vatican treasurer charged with sex offences  The Vatican treasurer and Australia's most senior Catholic figure Cardinal George Pell has been charged with sex offences in Australia Jun.30   Berlin German lawmakers vote to legalize same-sex marriage   Hong Kong Hong Kong marks 20 years since handover to China

July 2017 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1   Canada Canada 150: Huge crowds celebrate anniversary
Jul.5  UN Security Council  N Korea missile: US says it will use military force 'if we must' Jul.7   Hamburg   Trump and Putin debate US election hack at first meeting  Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have discussed the alleged Russian hacking of last year's US presidential election during their first meetin...   Hamburg G-20 protests: Hamburg police call in more officers on 2nd day Map of Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Germany
  Thousands of anti-globalization protesters set cars on fire and tried to block delegations from entering the grounds of the summit
Jul.8  Hamburg  G20: Leaders fail to bridge Trump climate chasm Jul.9  Washington  Donald Trump Jr 'met Russia lawyer for Clinton information' Jul.10   Washington   Email 'linked Kremlin to Trump son meeting'  Donald Trump Jr was informed that information offered by a Russian lawyer was part of a Russia effort to help his father's campaign Jul.12   Brazil Ex-Brazilian President Silva convicted of corruption  Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was found guilty of corruption and money laundering Wednesday and sentenced to almost 10 years in prison Jul.13   Northeast China   Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo died of cancer   A newspaper published by Communist Party is dismissing late Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo as a political pawn of the West whose legacy will...  London  Charlie Gard's parents storm out of new court hearing Jul.15  Istanbul  Turkey coup anniversary: Erdogan hails 'defenders of nation' Jul.16  South Korea  South Korea proposes rare military talks with North Korea Jul.20   Venezuela Venezuela deadly clashes as millions join strike Jul.22  Washington  Spicer quits: White House press secretary plays down 'row' Jul.23   Jerusalem Israel installs cameras at holy site Map of Temple Mount Jerusalem Israel
  Israel set up new security cameras at the entrance to a sensitive Jerusalem site as officials consider alternatives to recently installed metal detectors
  Jordan Attack at Israel embassy in Jordan reports Jul.24  Jerusalem  Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors after cabinet vote Jul.26  Washington  Trump's transgender military ban 'not worked out yet' Jul.28  Washington  John Kelly appointment: Trump replaces chief of staff Priebus Jul.30   Venezuela   Venezuela claims 41.5% turnout in violent constituent assembly vote
  The opposition coalition said 88% of voters abstained and it refused to recognise the election
  Moscow Putin orders 755 US diplomatic staff to leave


August 2017 ... more > Top ^
Aug.5  Venezuela  Venezuela's chief prosecutor rejects dismissal  UN Security Council  UN backs fresh sanctions over N. Korea missile tests Aug.8  Washington  Trump threatens N Korea after they have miniaturized a nuclear warhead   North Korea   North Korea says considering missile strike on Guam  North Korea has said it is considering carrying out missile strikes on the US Pacific territory of Guam  Kenya  Kenya election: Kenyatta ahead as votes counted Aug.11   Kenya   Uhuru Kenyatta defeats Raila Odinga   Kenya's President, in office since 2013, took 54.3% of votes, ahead of his rival Raila Odinga, with 44.7%, officials say  Washington  Trump warns N Korea that US military is 'locked and loaded' Aug.12   Virginia One killed in violence over US far-right rally
Map of 4th Street SE Charlottesville Virginia Virginia
  One person has died and 19 others were injured when a car rammed a crowd of people opposing a far-right rally in the US state of Virginia
Aug.15   New York Both sides to blame in Virginia - Trump Aug.21   Oregon Solar eclipse: Americans gaze at sky spectacular
  A huge shadow cast by the Moon as it passed in front of the Sun swept across the nation, from Oregon in the west to South Carolina in the east
Aug.31  Washington  Houston floods: White House seeks disaster aid from Congress

September 2017 ... more > Top ^
Sep. 3  South Korea  S Korea holds drill simulating attack on nuclear site to warn North Korea Sep. 5   Myanmar Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi says 'all in Rakhine defended'
Sep. 11  UN Security Council  UN approves new sanctions against North Korea Sep. 19   UN Gen. Assembly Trump's first UN speech met with criticism Sep. 21  North Korea  Kim says 'deranged' Trump shows need for nuclear programme Sep. 24   Berlin   Merkel wins fourth term, nationalists rise  German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term while nationalists have made a historic surge in federal elections   Northern Iraq   Iraq's Kurdistan holds independence vote   Voters are heading to the polls in a controversial independence referendum in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Sep. 25  Washington  North Korea crisis: Washington denies 'war declared' Sep. 26   Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia driving ban on women to be lifted  King Salman has issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time, to the joy of activists Sep. 29  Washington  US health secretary Tom Price quits after plane scandal

October 2017 ... more > Top ^
Oct. 1   Barcelona Catalan referendum: 'Hundreds hurt' as police try to stop voters
 Barcelona  Referendum: Catalonia has 'won right to statehood'


Paraguay congress set on fire amid presidential controversy One killed in violence over US far-right rally Map of 4th Street SE Charlottesville Virginia Virginia




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Mar.31   Paraguay
Jun.18  Portugal  Portugal forest fires: Three days of mourning for 61 victims
Aug.12   Virginia
  One person has died and 19 others were injured when a car rammed a crowd of people opposing a far-right rally in the US state of Virginia




World, Politics, 2017 Election, Vote Timeline ... See World Election, Vote timeline Top ^
2017 Jan.6   Washington   US election hacking: Putin 'sought to help' Trump
  Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to help Donald Trump win the presidential election, a US intelligence unclassified report says
Mar.9  Brussels  Poland fails to stop Donald Tusk EU re-election Mar.15   Netherlands Dutch election: PM Rutte celebrates 'rejection of populism'   Mark Rutte says the Netherlands has rejected 'the wrong kind of populism' as he celebrated victory in parliamentary elections Apr.12   UN Security Council UN draft resolution on Syria attack: Vote fails with Russia veto
Apr.16   Turkey   Opposition cries foul over vote expanding Erdogan powers
  Turkey's main opposition party has said it will challenge the country's referendum result after the president won a vote to expand his powers
Apr.22  France  French election: Voters flood to ballot box as polls open Apr.23   Paris Macron and Le Pen 'through to run-off'
  The centrist Emmanuel Macron will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a run-off for the French presidency, multiple projections indicate.    A poll puts Mr Macron on 23.7% in first-round voting with Ms Le Pen on 21.7%. The two fough...
May.3   France French election: Macron 'most convincing' in final debate May.5   France Macron condemns 'massive' hacking attack May.7   Paris Macron defeats Le Pen to become president
  Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has decisively won the French presidential election, defeating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen
 Macron won by 66.06% to 33.94% to become, at 39, the country's youngest president and the first president from outside the two traditional main parties since the modern republic's foundation
May.9  South Korea  South Korea's Moon Jae-in sworn in vowing to address North May.19   Tehran Iran election: Hassan Rouhani on course for second term  Out of 26 million votes counted so far, he has won 14.6 million - or more than half, officials announced. Ebrahim Raisi lodged complaints May.20  Saudi Arabia  Trump signed trade deals of $350bn with Saudi Arabia Jun.8   London Tories lost its parliamentary majority in surprise election results  Britain's Conservative Party will be the largest party but may not have a majority after the UK's snap general election, an exit poll says Jun.11  Paris  Macron party set for big parliamentary win Jun.18   Paris Macron's party wins clear parliamentary majority Jul.30   Venezuela Venezuela claims 41.5% turnout in violent constituent assembly vote
  The opposition coalition said 88% of voters abstained and it refused to recognise the election
Aug.8  Kenya  Kenya election: Kenyatta ahead as votes counted Aug.11   Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta defeats Raila Odinga   Kenya's President, in office since 2013, took 54.3% of votes, ahead of his rival Raila Odinga, with 44.7%, officials say Sep. 24   Berlin   Merkel wins fourth term, nationalists rise  German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term while nationalists have made a historic surge in federal elections Sep. 24   Northern Iraq Iraq's Kurdistan holds independence vote   Voters are heading to the polls in a controversial independence referendum in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Oct. 1   Barcelona Catalan referendum: 'Hundreds hurt' as police try to stop voters Oct. 1  Barcelona  Referendum: Catalonia has 'won right to statehood'



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2017 Mar.20   Washington US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries
Mar.24   Washington Trump blames Democrats for failed healthcare bill  The bill was withdrawn because it did not have enough support to pass in Congress. The last-minute retraction is seen as a huge blow to the ... Mar.29   London   Brexit begins: UK triggers Article 50
  The UK government has formally served divorce papers on EU, signaling the beginning of the end of a relationship that has endured for 44 years.    Theresa May confirmed that the UK had t...
May.4   Washington Obamacare is 'dead' says Trump after healthcare victory   President Trump has declared Obamacare 'dead' after the Republican healthcare bill was narrowly passed by the lower chamber of Congress May.15   Damascus Syria's Saydnaya prison crematorium hid killings, says US Sep. 25  Washington  North Korea crisis: Washington denies 'war declared'



World, Politics, 2017 Healthcare Business Timeline ... See World Healthcare Business timeline Top ^
2017 Mar.24   Washington Trump blames Democrats for failed healthcare bill  The bill was withdrawn because it did not have enough support to pass in Congress. The last-minute retraction is seen as a huge blow to the ... May.4   Washington Obamacare is 'dead' says Trump after healthcare victory   President Trump has declared Obamacare 'dead' after the Republican healthcare bill was narrowly passed by the lower chamber of Congress Aug.21   Oregon Solar eclipse: Americans gaze at sky spectacular
  A huge shadow cast by the Moon as it passed in front of the Sun swept across the nation, from Oregon in the west to South Carolina in the east




World, Politics, 2017 Environmental Politics Timeline ... See World Environmental Politics timeline Top ^
2017 Mar.28   Washington Trump signs order undoing Obama climate policies May.31  Washington  Trump 'poised to quit Paris climate deal' Jun.1   Washington Trump exits from Paris climate deal
  There has been widespread international condemnation of Trump's announcement that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement
Jul.8  Hamburg  G20: Leaders fail to bridge Trump climate chasm



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2017 May.30   Kabul Massive explosion kills at least 80 in Kabul's diplomatic area   A huge explosion has hit close to foreign embassies and the presidential palace. 60 casualties, but expect that figure to rise Jun.28   Melbourne Cardinal Pell: Vatican treasurer charged with sex offences  The Vatican treasurer and Australia's most senior Catholic figure Cardinal George Pell has been charged with sex offences in Australia Jul.15  Istanbul  Turkey coup anniversary: Erdogan hails 'defenders of nation'



World, Politics, 2017 Justice Timeline ... See World Justice timeline Top ^
2017 Jan.17   Washington Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence Feb.1  South Korea  US defence chief Mattis visiting South Korea and Japan Feb.9   San Francisco Bay Area Trump loses appeal court bid to reinstate travel ban Feb.20  Washington  Trump names Lt Gen HR McMaster as national security adviser Mar.9   South Korea Park Geun-hye: Court ousts scandal-hit president
  South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has become the country's first democratically elected leader to be forced from office
Mar.31   Venezuela Venezuela's court move breaks law, Maduro ally says May.8   Jakarta Jakarta governor given 2-year prison sentence for blasphemy May.19   Sweden Julian Assange rape charges dropped Jun.9  Brazil  Brazil's Temer gets big victory in electoral court ruling Jun.10  Libya  Gaddafi's son Saif 'freed' in Libya Jun.12  Moscow  Russia protests: Opposition leader Navalny sentenced Jun.13   North Korea Otto Warmbier: North Korea releases jailed US student 'in coma' Jun.26   Brazil Brazil's Michel Temer charged with corruption Jun.28   Melbourne Cardinal Pell: Vatican treasurer charged with sex offences  The Vatican treasurer and Australia's most senior Catholic figure Cardinal George Pell has been charged with sex offences in Australia Jul.12   Brazil Ex-Brazilian President Silva convicted of corruption  Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was found guilty of corruption and money laundering Wednesday and sentenced to almost 10 years in prison Jul.13  London  Charlie Gard's parents storm out of new court hearing



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2017 Mar.7  Beijing  China calls on N Korea to suspend missile and nuclear tests Apr.19  USA  Fox News: Bill O'Reilly out after harassment claims May.15  North Mexico  Award-winning Mexican reporter Javier Valdez killed Aug.5  UN Security Council  UN backs fresh sanctions over N. Korea missile tests Aug.8   North Korea   North Korea says considering missile strike on Guam  North Korea has said it is considering carrying out missile strikes on the US Pacific territory of Guam



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2017 May.5   France Macron condemns 'massive' hacking attack
Jun.30   Hong Kong Hong Kong marks 20 years since handover to China Jul.1   Canada Canada 150: Huge crowds celebrate anniversary Jul.15  Istanbul  Turkey coup anniversary: Erdogan hails 'defenders of nation' Aug.31  Washington  Houston floods: White House seeks disaster aid from Congress



World, Politics, 2017 Summit Timeline ... See World Summit timeline Top ^
2017 May.26   Sicily G7 summit agrees on countering terrorism but not climate change   Leaders of the world's leading industrial nations, the G7, have agreed on new action to counter terrorism at a summit in Taormina, Sicily Jul.7   Hamburg   Trump and Putin debate US election hack at first meeting  Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have discussed the alleged Russian hacking of last year's US presidential election during their first meetin...



World, Politics, 2017 Warning Timeline ... See World Warning timeline Top ^
2017 Mar.7  Beijing  China calls on N Korea to suspend missile and nuclear tests Jul.5  UN Security Council  N Korea missile: US says it will use military force 'if we must' Aug.8  Washington  Trump threatens N Korea after they have miniaturized a nuclear warhead Aug.8   North Korea   North Korea says considering missile strike on Guam  North Korea has said it is considering carrying out missile strikes on the US Pacific territory of Guam Aug.11  Washington  Trump warns N Korea that US military is 'locked and loaded' Sep. 3  South Korea  S Korea holds drill simulating attack on nuclear site to warn North Korea



World, Politics, 2017 Political Probe Timeline ... See World Political Probe timeline Top ^
2017 May.17   Washington   Former FBI boss to lead Russia inquiry   Robert Mueller has been named special counsel to oversee an inquiry into Russia's alleged meddling in the election and any Trump campaign ti... Jun.8   U.S. Senate Comey: Trump White House 'lied' about the FBI
  Ex-FBI chief James Comey told Congress that the Trump administration's comments about him and the FBI were 'lies plain and simple'




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2017 Jan.25  Mexico  Mexico: We will not pay for Trump border wall Jan.27   Washington   Trump suspends US refugee program and bans Syrians
  President Trump has banned the entry of Syrian refugees into the US until further notice, as part of new measures
Feb.3   Seattle   Trump travel ban: Judge issues nationwide block   A US judge in Seattle has issued a temporary nationwide block on President Donald Trump's ban on travellers from seven mainly Muslim nations Feb.4  Washington  US reverses travel ban over court ruling as Trump fumes Feb.5  Washington  Trump suffers new travel ban setback Feb.10  Washington  Donald Trump considers issuing new travel ban Mar.6   Malaysia Malaysia and N Korea in tit-for-tax exit bans Mar.15  Hawaii  Trump travel ban:Judge blocks new executive order Mar.29  Hawaii  Trump travel ban: Hawaii judge places indefinite hold



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2017 Feb.1  South Korea  US defence chief Mattis visiting South Korea and Japan Mar.17  Washington  Trump to Merkel: We were both wiretapped Mar.20   Washington US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries
Apr.6  Florida  Trump welcomes 'friend' China's Xi for talks May.20  Saudi Arabia  Trump signed trade deals of $350bn with Saudi Arabia May.21   Jerusalem Trump visits Israel amid tight security May.24  Vatican  Trump meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican May.24   Brussels Trump in Brussels for 'tough' Nato talks amid protests   Trump is also due to meet European Union officials on Thursday. He has been critical of both Nato and the EU May.29  Paris  France's Macron holds 'frank exchange' with Putin



World, Politics, 2017 Human Rights Timeline ... See World Human Rights timeline Top ^
2017 Jan.28  New York  Trump order: Refugees detained at US airports Feb.6   Syria Thousands hanged at Saydnaya prison, Amnesty says
Mar.26  Moscow  Opposition leader Navalny arrested May.15   Damascus Syria's Saydnaya prison crematorium hid killings, says US Jun.13   North Korea Otto Warmbier: North Korea releases jailed US student 'in coma' Jun.19   Ohio Otto Warmbier: US student sent home from North Korea dies   Warmbier, 22, was serving 15 years of hard labour for attempting to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel. He had been in a coma for a year. Jul.13   Northeast China Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo died of cancer   A newspaper published by Communist Party is dismissing late Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo as a political pawn of the West whose legacy will... Sep. 26   Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia driving ban on women to be lifted  King Salman has issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time, to the joy of activists



World, Politics, 2017 Embassy Timeline ... See World Embassy timeline Top ^
2017 Mar.13   Turkey Turkey-Netherlands row: Dutch ambassador barred   Turkey has announced a series of measures in retaliation for a Dutch decision to block its ministers from campaigning for a referendum May.30   Kabul Massive explosion kills at least 80 in Kabul's diplomatic area   A huge explosion has hit close to foreign embassies and the presidential palace. 60 casualties, but expect that figure to rise Jun.4   Qatar   Qatar row: Four countries cut links with Doha
  Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region
Jul.23   Jordan Attack at Israel embassy in Jordan reports Jul.30   Moscow Putin orders 755 US diplomatic staff to leave



World, Politics, 2017 Assassination Timeline ... See World Assassination timeline Top ^
2017 Feb.14   Malaysia   Kim Jong Un's half-brother reportedly assassinated in Malaysia
Map of Kuala Lumpur International Airport Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  Kim Jong Nam was attacked by two unidentified women who stabbed him with 'poisoned needles' at a Malaysian airport before fleeing
May.15  North Mexico  Award-winning Mexican reporter Javier Valdez killed Aug.5  UN Security Council  UN backs fresh sanctions over N. Korea missile tests Sep. 11  UN Security Council  UN approves new sanctions against North Korea



World, Politics, 2017 Talks Timeline ... See World Talks timeline Top ^
2017 Jan.14   Paris Israel-Palestinian conflict: France holds world summit
Mar.1   Washington   Trump attorney general Jeff Sessions met Russian ambassador  He met Russia's ambassador twice during presidential campaign. A senator at the time did not disclose the contacts at his confirmation heari... Jul.16  South Korea  South Korea proposes rare military talks with North Korea Jul.26  Washington  Trump's transgender military ban 'not worked out yet' Aug.8  Washington  Trump threatens N Korea after they have miniaturized a nuclear warhead Aug.11  Washington  Trump warns N Korea that US military is 'locked and loaded'



World, Politics, 2017 Political Leaders Timeline ... See World Political Leaders timeline Top ^
2017 Jan.10  Chicago  Obama speech: Democracy needs you Jan.18  Gambia  Gambia's President Jammeh refuses to leave office as deadline passes Jan.20   Washington   Donald Trump inagurated
  Donald Trump has taken his first steps as president, signing an executive order which targets the signature health care reforms of his predecessor
Jan.21   Gambia Ex-President Yahya Jammeh leaves Gambia  Gambia's former President Yahya Jammeh has left the country in the wake of elections that ousted him after 22 years in power Jan.30  Washington  Trump sacks defiant acting attorney general Jan.31   U.S. Supreme Court Trump picks Neil Gorsuch as nominee for Supreme Court
Feb.13   Washington Michael Flynn: Trump's national security adviser quits
  Flynn, has resigned over his contacts with Russia. He is alleged to have discussed US sanctions with the Russian ambassador before Mr Trump took office
Feb.14   Malaysia   Kim Jong Un's half-brother reportedly assassinated in Malaysia
Map of Kuala Lumpur International Airport Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  Kim Jong Nam was attacked by two unidentified women who stabbed him with 'poisoned needles' at a Malaysian airport before fleeing
Feb.20  Washington  Trump names Lt Gen HR McMaster as national security adviser Feb.28  U.S. Congress  Trump promises 'renewal of American spirit' in speech to Congress Mar.4  Washington  Trump urged to back up claims his phones were tapped by Obama Apr.24  Paris  Le Pen steps aside as National Front leader May.8   Jakarta Jakarta governor given 2-year prison sentence for blasphemy May.9   FBI FBI chief James Comey fired by Trump
  President Trump has fired James Comey, the director of the FBI over his handling of the inquiry into Hillary Clinton's emails, the administration says.    Democrats said he was fired because the FBI was investig...
May.14  Paris  France inaugurates Emmanuel Macron as new president May.16  Washington  Trump asked FBI's Comey to drop Flynn inquiry - reports May.19   Sweden Julian Assange rape charges dropped
Jun.10  Libya  Gaddafi's son Saif 'freed' in Libya Jun.26   Brazil Brazil's Michel Temer charged with corruption Jul.9  Washington  Donald Trump Jr 'met Russia lawyer for Clinton information' Jul.10   Washington   Email 'linked Kremlin to Trump son meeting'  Donald Trump Jr was informed that information offered by a Russian lawyer was part of a Russia effort to help his father's campaign Jul.12   Brazil Ex-Brazilian President Silva convicted of corruption  Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was found guilty of corruption and money laundering Wednesday and sentenced to almost 10 years in prison Jul.22  Washington  Spicer quits: White House press secretary plays down 'row' Jul.28  Washington  John Kelly appointment: Trump replaces chief of staff Priebus Aug.5  Venezuela  Venezuela's chief prosecutor rejects dismissal Sep. 19   UN Gen. Assembly Trump's first UN speech met with criticism Sep. 21  North Korea  Kim says 'deranged' Trump shows need for nuclear programme Sep. 29  Washington  US health secretary Tom Price quits after plane scandal



World, Politics, 2017 Royal Timeline ... See World Royal timeline Top ^
2017 May.4   London Prince Philip will no longer carry out public engagements
May.17  Japan  Princess Mako to lose royal status by marrying commoner



World, Politics, 2017 Protest Timeline ... See World Protest timeline Top ^
2017 Jan.21   USA   Donald Trump protests attract millions across US  Millions of protesters have taken to the streets of cities in the US and around the globe to rally against the new US President Donald Trump Mar.11  Netherlands  Dutch expel Erdogan's minister amid protests Mar.26  Moscow  Opposition leader Navalny arrested Mar.31   Paraguay Paraguay congress set on fire amid presidential controversy
Apr.26   Venezuela Venezuela to withdraw from OAS as deadly protests continue May.2  Venezuela  Venezuela crisis: Opposition condemns Maduro move Jun.12  Moscow  Russia protests: Opposition leader Navalny sentenced Jul.7   Hamburg G-20 protests: Hamburg police call in more officers on 2nd day Map of Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Germany
  Thousands of anti-globalization protesters set cars on fire and tried to block delegations from entering the grounds of the summit
Jul.20   Venezuela Venezuela deadly clashes as millions join strike



World, Politics, 2017 Race Issues Timeline ... See World Race Issues timeline Top ^
2017 Apr.18  California  US gunman kills three 'in race attack' Aug.15   New York Both sides to blame in Virginia - Trump
Sep. 3  South Korea  S Korea holds drill simulating attack on nuclear site to warn North Korea



World, Politics, 2017 Prison Timeline ... See World Prison timeline Top ^
2017 May.15   Damascus Syria's Saydnaya prison crematorium hid killings, says US
Jun.12  Panama  Panama cuts ties with Taiwan in favour of China Jul.16  South Korea  South Korea proposes rare military talks with North Korea Jul.23   Jerusalem Israel installs cameras at holy site Map of Temple Mount Jerusalem Israel
  Israel set up new security cameras at the entrance to a sensitive Jerusalem site as officials consider alternatives to recently installed metal detectors
Jul.24  Jerusalem  Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors after cabinet vote Sep. 5   Myanmar Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi says 'all in Rakhine defended' Sep. 25  Washington  North Korea crisis: Washington denies 'war declared'



World, Politics, 2017 Space Exploration Timeline ... See World Space Exploration timeline Top ^
2017 Feb.14  Southern India  India launches record 104 satellites in single mission May.20  Saudi Arabia  Trump signed trade deals of $350bn with Saudi Arabia Aug.21   Oregon Solar eclipse: Americans gaze at sky spectacular
  A huge shadow cast by the Moon as it passed in front of the Sun swept across the nation, from Oregon in the west to South Carolina in the east




World, Politics, 2017 Terror Timeline ... See World Terror timeline Top ^
2017 Mar.20   Washington US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries
Apr.18  California  US gunman kills three 'in race attack' May.26   Sicily G7 summit agrees on countering terrorism but not climate change   Leaders of the world's leading industrial nations, the G7, have agreed on new action to counter terrorism at a summit in Taormina, Sicily Jun.30   Berlin German lawmakers vote to legalize same-sex marriage Jul.23   Jordan Attack at Israel embassy in Jordan reports Jul.26  Washington  Trump's transgender military ban 'not worked out yet'



World, Politics, 2017 Obituary Timeline ... See World Obituary timeline Top ^
2017 Jan.8   Tehran Iran's ex-President Rafsanjani dies at 82
Jun.16   West Germany German reunification architect Helmut Kohl dies at 87   Ex-chancellor and architect of reunification in 1990 led Germany for 16 years. He is credited with bringing East and West Germany together Jun.18  Portugal  Portugal forest fires: Three days of mourning for 61 victims



World, Politics, 2017 Parliament Timeline ... See World Parliament timeline Top ^
2017 Jan.17  London  Theresa May commits to Brexit vote in UK Parliament Jan.23   U.S. Senate Rex Tillerson: Trump foreign affairs pick narrowly backed
Jun.13  U.S. Senate  Jeff Sessions denies secret meeting with Russia envoy Aug.31  Washington  Houston floods: White House seeks disaster aid from Congress



World, Politics, 2017 Weapons of Mass Destruction Timeline ... See World Weapons of Mass Destruction timeline Top ^
2017 Apr.12   UN Security Council UN draft resolution on Syria attack: Vote fails with Russia veto
Apr.19  USA  Fox News: Bill O'Reilly out after harassment claims