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Archive for February 2015

European Union Key Dates

February 28, 2015 - GREECE

Extension to Greece’s €240bn bailout expires at midnight. So-called troika of European Commission, ECB and IMF could block final €7.2bn installment

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Amnesty International annual report

February 25, 2015 - UNITED KINGDOM

Amnesty International publishes its annual report on the state of the world’s human rights in 2014. Its 2013 report documented 159 countries’ “violations and abuses inflicted by those in power on those who stand in the way of their vested interests”.

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Year of the Ram could begin with fireworks ban

February 19, 2015 - CHINA

Chinese New Year in the Year of the Ram (or Sheep, or Goat) rings in China’s most important holiday, the 15-day Spring Festival, and the air pollution that blights many Chinese cities could spoil the fun because fireworks won’t be allowed if the air is bad.

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Ban on hunting foxes with dogs, passed 10 years ago, under threat?

February 18, 2015 - UNITED KINGDOM

The Conservative government of Prime Minister David Cameron will try to legalize the traditional hunting of foxes with dogs if the Tories win the May election, but the 10th anniversary of the law will come and go with the ban still in place. It will be a hot election issue in May, 2015, with the Conservatives wedged between pro-hunt and anti-hunt groups.

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European Union Key Dates

February 16, 2015 - BELGIUM

Eurozone finance ministers (eurogroup) meet in Brussels amid Greek pressure for debt relief. Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis says the new government will refuse to engage with auditors from the troika

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2008 Beijing Olympic bronze medal to be awarded after drug disqualifications

February 15, 2015 - CANADA

Canadian shot putter Dylan Armstrong receives his long-awaited 2008 Beijing Olympic bronze medal in his home town of Kamloops, British Columbia, after third-place finisher Andrei Mikhnevich’s result was wiped following the discovery of doping offences. Armstrong had finished less than one centimetre behind him.

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Cricket World Cup

February 14, 2015 - AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND

The 11th Cricket World Cup begins with the match between defending champions India and arch rivals Pakistan, on Feburary 15, set to be the most watched in history. Fourteen teams play 49 matches with the final on March 29.

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