CANADA **30 Jun 2013 Canada’s Bombardier takes on Boeing and AirbusRead More
LONDON 29 Jun 2013 Globe Theater burned down 400 years ago
The reconstructed Globe was in the news in 2011 when a team of actors read the King James Bible from cover to cover on stage as part of the 400th anniversary of its publication. The first reading — Genesis and Exodus – was on Palm Sunday, Apr 17.
The Rolling Stones are the 2013 headline act at the Glastonbury Festival, a Woodstock-like event that started in 1970 and has grown into the largest green field open-air music and performing arts festival in the world.Read More
MANILA 18 Jun 2013 Philippines court hears oral arguments on family planning lawRead More
PARIS 17-23 Jun 2013 A350 the star of the 50th Paris Air Show?Read More
VATICAN 16 Jun 2013 Pope hosts meeting of pro-life advocatesRead More
SPACE 16 Jun 2013 Valentina Tereshkova made history 50 years ago
Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova made history on 16 Jun 1963 as the first women and first civilian in Space. Sent there on Vostok 6, she completed 48 orbits in three days. The feat led to a distinguished political career and some 42 national and international honors. Tereshkova, who turns 76 in 2013, is one of her homeland’s most revered figures. She can expect to be lionized on the anniversary, which is a reminder the the Soviet Union’s was “first-past-the-post” in the early years of the so
IRAN 14 Jun 2013 Presidential election an opening for change?
The lineup for the June presidential election won’t include President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad because of his term limit. The candidates will be vetted by the Guardian Council, which answers to ultraconservative Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. This time around, Iran’s currency could be a factor. It is reported to be in crisis, threatening jobs and living standards. The public could be in a dangerous mood by election time. A door opens for change – perhaps reform – if the regime decides not to flirt with danger by manipulating the lineup or the results
ENGLAND 13 Jun 2013 Duchess of Cambridge to christen liner. A turning point?Read More
FLORIDA 10 Jun 2013 Trial opens for accused killer of Florida teen
George Zimmerman, charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin on 26 Feb 2012 in Florida, will go to trial on Jun 10 – if the charges are not dropped at a self-defense immunity hearing. The accused says he shot the unarmed black teen, who was walking home from a convenience store, in self defense. The shooting sparked international outrage and weeks of civil rights protests. Both could resume if the charges are dropped or Zimmerman is acquitted.
UNITED STATES 9 Jun 2013 Johnny Depp turns 50Read More
NIGERIA 8 Jun 2013 Secessionist organization calls for protest sit-inRead More