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If the XXVI Ibero-American Summit in La Antigua puts muscle into building a Prosperous, Inclusive and Sustainable Ibero-America, the focus of the meeting, it will have to tackle corruption.
The Palestinians’ parliament in exile convened in Algiers in 1988 to adopt the Palestinian Declaration of Independence. Thirty years on, Palestinians have succeeded at rallying wide international support for statehood, but, arguably, it couldn’t be farther from achievement.
A painting by British artist David Hockney is poised to become the most expensive work by a living artist ever to be sold at auction.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second in the Harry Potter prequel series about the adventures of Newt Scamander, opens with Eddie Redmayne in the starring role and controversy finally drifting away from Johnny Depp.
African Union leaders gather for an extraordinary summit in Addis Ababa in hopes of progress on institutional reform. The 2018 AU chair, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, is chasing binding decisions.
President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih is sworn into office after a surprise defeat of strongman Abdulla Yameen in September. An early task is rebalancing the tiny Indian Ocean archipelago’s relations with regional rivals India and China.
Port Moresby hosts the 2018 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, with the Manus Island refugee controversy a potential distraction from the forum proceedings.
Dubai hosts the 2018 INTERPOL General Assembly, with the election of a new president an urgent matter and abuses of the international policing database a top issue. Palestine and the Solomon Islands will be seated as full members at the assembly for the first time.
The Baltic nations celebrate centenaries in 2018, with Latvia tailing the pack and all three worried about Russia. One Latvian wants to give the country its highest peak as a centenary gift.
Hundreds of followers of People’s Temple founder Jim Jones perished at his remote Jonestown compound on Nov 18, 1978, in a quasi-religious murder-suicide that eclipsed the cult atrocities of the era. Forty years on, some Guyanese would like to see the notoriety of the site, now reclaimed by the jungle, converted into tourist dollars.