UNITED STATES 7 Oct 2012 Ubiquitous barcode 60 years oldRead More
ROMANIA 29 Jul 2012 Impeachment referendum follows parliamentary vote
Romanian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Jul 6 to impeach President Traian Basescu, and the national impeachment referendum on Jul 29 is the next step. The move is widely criticized as another move by Prime Minister Ponta of the leftist Social Liberal Union to increase his hold of power. Basescu’s impeachment has been voted on before, in 2007, but survived the vote with a 74 per cent vote in his favor. He is in a more precarious position this time: austerity measures have eaten into his popularity and the Ponta government has
UNITED KINGDOM **28 Jul 2012 British Prime Minister convenes hunger summit
(**Est.date) British Prime Minister David Cameron plans to corral the 100-plus heads of state visiting the Olympics in London from Jul 27 and wring a commitment from them for a new push to feed the planet. His initiative builds on an alliance for food security and nutrition launched at the G8 summit in May. The Cameron plan faces the same obstacles as other hunger initiatives – broken promises. His announcement shows that there is a quid pro quo for nations that receive help.
IRAQ 28 Jul 2012 Mandate for UN Assistance Mission for Iraq due to endRead More
KOREAN PENINSULA 27 Jul 2013 Armistice signed 60 years agoRead More
BUENOS AIRES 7 Sep 2013 OIC Session decides host of 2020 Summer Games
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is likely to be greeting foreign leaders ahead of the Olympic International Committee Session on Sep 7, but their visit to the Casa Rosada will be no more than a formality. The leaders of countries with cities bidding to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, they will be in Buenos Aires to add heft to their city’s bid and to mingle with members of the OIC general assembly before the voting begins. For Argentina, the September OIC session is three months too late
LONDON. 27 Apr – 31 Oct 2008. Britain, host of 2012 Olympic Games, marks two Olympics anniversaries in 2008Read More
RIO DE JANEIRO 23-28 Jul 2013 Brazil hosts 2013 World Youth DayRead More
CANADA 16-19 Jul 2012 First Nations Assembly holds annual meetingRead More
PARIS 14 Jul 2012 Bastille Day parade a reminder of French military costs
When François Hollande takes the salute as France’s new president at the annual Bastille Day parade down the Champs Elysee, his platform will be more secure than the country’s finances. The always stirring spectacle of France’s military might on parade raises the question of where military spending fits in the pro-growth election promise that helped the center-left Socialist to a sweeping victory over Nicholas Sarkozy of the center-right UMP. The NATO summit in May could reveal the answer.
LONDON 12 Jul 2012 Rolling Stones, 50, and still rockin’Read More