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Archive for September 2014

Canada and EU trade deal

September 25, 2014 - CANADA

September 25, Ottawa: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and EU President José Manuel Barroso release final details of a trade deal. The agreement makes Canada the only major economy with preferential access to the two largest economies, the EU and the United States.

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Iran’s nuclear programme – UN General Assembly

September 24, 2014 - NEW YORK

Tehran’s nuclear programme is likely to be discussed on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. An interim agreement was struck last November but Iran wants a permanent agreement that would remove crippling international sanctions.

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Indian Mars orbiter arrives

September 24, 2014 - SPACE

India launched its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) for the Red Planet – a first for the South Asian country – on 5 Nov 2013 and the robotic spacecraft is due to reach orbit on 24 Sep 2014.

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New Euro banknotes

September 23, 2014 - GERMANY

The European Central Bank (ECB) in Berlin starts circulating a new 10-euro banknote, the second in its Europa series, from 23 Sep 2014.

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Ryder Cup

September 23, 2014 - SCOTLAND

The finest golfers from Europe and America tee off at Gleneagles in Scotland in the Ryder Cup

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Climate Change summit

September 23, 2014 - UNITED NATIONS

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon plans to host a one-day climate change summit on 23 Sep 2014, the eve of the United Nations General Assembly, to press for what he describes as “bold pledges” for cuts in greenhouse gases.

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The 58th Regular General Conference of the IAEA

September 22, 2014 - AUSTRIA

The 58th Regular General Conference of the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) convenes in Vienna from 22-26 Sep 2014 to address nuclear verification and safety issues, as well as business matters such as budgets.

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British band Pink Floyd returns

September 19, 2014 - ITALY

The Pink Floyd Exhibition – Their Mortal Remains – in Milan, Italy, reminds the world about the British band ahead of the release in October of their first new album in 20 years.

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