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November 19, 2017, CHILE. Former president Sebastian Pinera of the conservative Alianza bloc is the frontrunner in the presidential election in Latin America’s most prosperous country, but loses some of his advantage if the contest goes into a second round.
On Nov 20, 1947, the then Princess Elizabeth married Lt Philip Mountbatten, at London's Westminster Abbey.
November 2017, BANGLADESH & MYANMAR, Pope Francis is expected to visit the bordering countries between Nov 23 and Dec 8 on a pastoral mission that takes in advocacy for climate protection and for Rohingya Muslims.
November 24, 2017, BELGIUM, Belarusian leader Aleksander Lukashenko, often called Europe’s “last dictator,” has been invited to the Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit at European Union headquarters in Brussels. The invitation has upset some EU members.
British archaeologists Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon entered the then-intact tomb of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings, 95 years ago. The anniversary sees some Egyptian archaeologists believing that the boy king, who reigned from 1333-23 BCE, is being slandered 3,300 years after his death.
The National Hockey League holds a party in Montreal, the League's birthplace, to celebrate its centennial. Wayne Gretzky, the League's all-time leading scorer and holder of dozens of NHL records, is the NHL Centennial Ambassador for the anniversary events throughout 2017.
The Central American nation elects a president and 128-seat congress, and there is a chance the vote will send the country leftward because of controversies surrounding President Juan Orlando Hernandez.
November 26, 2017, UNITED STATES, Warner Bros. released Casablanca 75 years ago, and the decades have not dimmed the allure of the movie. The wartime romance has been screened more times in theaters and on television than any movie in history, and anniversary screenings will add to the record.
November 29, 2017, UNITED NATIONS, New political realities leave little chance that the 70th anniversary of United Nations Resolution 181, which partitioned Palestine into Jewish and Arab states, will prompt new Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
November 29, 2017, WEST BANK, Palestinian farmers launch La Via Campesina-Palestine at a conference in Ramallah. Palestine will be the first Arab member of the international farmers’ movement.
One year ago Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed an agreement that ended over half a century of war. The pact's biggest tests loom in its second year, starting with forthcoming elections.
November 30, 2017, AUSTRIA, OPEC and non-OPEC nations agreed in 2016 to coordinate production, and the 173rd Ordinary OPEC meeting in Vienna will want to see evidence of oil market stability – the aim of a deal the producers describe as historic.
The European Space Agency's Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) begins several years of scientific work designed to answer whether life exists, or ever existed, on the Red Planet. Launched on 14 Mar 2016 from Kazakhstan with the Schiaparelli landing test module, it arrived in Oct 2016 and has since been adjusting to conditions ahead of its key work.
A 1.5 million sq km area of the Ross Sea off the Antarctic coast comes under protection as the world's biggest marine reserve. Commercial fishing will be banned from the entire area, while 28 per cent of it is to be designated solely for research
The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) on Cairo's outskirts appears set to open partially by the end of the year and be inaugurated in May 2018, after years of delays. The huge treasure house of antiquities is seen as a vital draw for tourists and a means of protecting the country's precious heritage from deterioration and turmoil.