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Archive for February 2014

Singapore Airshow

February 11, 2014 - SINGAPORE

At the Singapore Airshow on 11-16 Feb 2014, Singapore is expected to announce an initial order of some 12 F-35 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin, the domestic rival of United States aerospace company Boeing.

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Francois Hollande state visit to Washington

February 11, 2014 - UNITED STATES

The French president Francois Hollande is expected to make an announcement on his relationship with Valerie Trierweiler following exposure of his affair with actress Julie Gayet, before making his state visit to the United States.

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Berlusconi bribery hearing

February 11, 2014 - ITALY

A preliminary hearing is expected on 11 Feb 2014 in Naples for former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. A bribery case, it adds to some 20 years of legal battles for the three-time Italian premier and billionaire media tycoon.

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Anglican General Synod

February 10, 2014 - UNITED KINGDOM

At a pivotal General Synod in London from 10 to 14 Feb 2014, the Church of England is expected to endorse bringing women into the episcopate and prepare the way for a formal vote later in the year.

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Amnesty International revive concerts

February 5, 2014 - UNITED STATES

Amnesty International attempts to revive the highly successful concerts that 25 years ago featured U2, Bruce Springsteen, Sting and Lou Reed to raise awareness of human rights. Imagine Dragons and Lauryn Hill headline the event.

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IOC committee meeting

February 5, 2014 - RUSSIA

International Olympic Committee members meet from 5 to 7 Feb 2014 in the Black Sea resort of Sochi for their 126th Session.

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Facebook is 10 years old

February 4, 2014 - UNITED STATES

A group of Harvard students founded Facebook, the largest social network in the world with some 1.1 billion members, 10 years ago on 4 Feb 2014.

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General election

February 2, 2014 - THAILAND

Thailand goes to the polls amid a flare-up of eight years of unrest between the rural majority and middle class minority. The election is expected to return Prime Minster Yingluck Shinawatra to power but not resolve the conflict.

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