UNITED STATES 30 Jun 2012 Deadline for prize for lab-grown chicken
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the association long equated with animal rights and the vegan lifestyle, announced a US $1 million prize four years ago for any scientist who could make chicken in a laboratory by a 30 Jun 2012 deadline. The prize and approach of the deadline for the evaluation process could add impetus to the quest. PETA probably won’t have to pay up. The frontrunner in the race to produce lab meet is growing beef, not chicken.
MOSCOW 18-19 Jun 2012 Iran and world powers continue to look for nuclear dealRead More
LONDON, DUBLIN, OSLO 18 -22 Jun 2012 Aung San Suu Kyi visits outside Myanmar
Pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi visits Europe, her first visit outside Myanmar (Burma) in 24 years. She will visit her sons and grandchildren, seen only rarely because she was under house arrest, and will receive honors in at least two of the countries she is visiting. Oxford University, where she studied in the 1960s, will award her an honorary degree. In Dublin, she will receive Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience award. Political reforms in Myanmar after decades of repression
MEXICO 18-19 Jun 2012 Mexico hosts G20 summit at Los Cabos
The 7th Summit of the Group of Twenty is set just ahead of the summits of the Group of Eight and the European Union, no doubt as a means of exerting maximum influence on the agendas of both. The continuing eurozone crisis and sovereign debt everywhere trouble all three bodies. The G20 wants tighter rules for the financial sector. The International Monetary Fund wants the G20 countries to put more money into the IMF crisis war chest.
GREECE 17 Jun 2012 New election for debt-crippled country
Greeks return to the polls with hopes of conclusive results and a government that can pull the country out of its dire financial mess. Conservative New Democracy and socialist PASOK, Greece’s main parties, suffered in the May 6 vote because they supported severe austerity policies demanded for an international bailout deal. The inconclusive results saw anti-bailout, radical leftist outsider, SYRIZA, in second place. A win in June for SYRIZA, or inconclusive results, could see Greece out of the eurozone and defaulting on its sovereign debt.
UNITED STATES 17-20 Jun 2012 Native American leaders hold mid-year conferenceRead More
CANADA, UNITED STATES 16 Jun 2012 – 2015 Neighbors mark bicentenary of their warRead More
NEW DELHI 15 Jun 2012 Social activist Anna Hazare turns 75Read More
VIENNA 14 Jun 2012 OPEC convenes 161st Ordinary Meeting
When ministers of member countries of the OPEC cartel meet, the focus will be on production and quotas. Venezuela is expected to resist any move to boost output to offset declining exports from Iran. Prices have risen dramatically since sanctions against Iran began to squeeze supply. Venezuela opposed the Western sanctions against Iran.
FALKLAND ISLANDS 14 Jun 2012 30th anniversary of surrender marked amid rising tensionsRead More
DUBLIN 10-17 Jun 2012 Irish Republic hosts 50th International Eucharistic CongressRead More
WORLD 5-6 Jun 2012 Venus passes across the SunRead More