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Archive for January 2014

EU presidency change

January 1, 2014 - GREECE

The European Union shapeshifts as Greece takes over the presidency, Latvia joins the euro and employment restrictions on immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania, which joined the EU in 2007, expire.

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Nigeria celebrates 100th anniversary

January 1, 2014 - NIGERIA

in 1914 Northern and Southern Nigeria became a single British colony, to strengthen its economy and offset growing tension with German colonies in the region

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Comet ISON remains

January 1, 2014 - SPACE

Computer simulations pinpointing the location of Comet ISON indicate that Earth will pass through the fine-grained stream of particles shed by the bright space traveller on 12 Jan 2014, potentially creating a spectacular meteor show.

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ObamaCare due to begin

January 1, 2014 - UNITED STATES

Jan 1 in 2014, the date when health insurance coverage is due to begin, represents a second potential setback in President Barak Obama’s signature Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – better known as ObamaCare.

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G8 Presidency goes to Russia

January 1, 2014 - RUSSIA

The presidency of the Group of Eight passes to Russia from Britain on 1 Jan 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin said after the Jun 2013 summit that he will focus on global threats during his one year term and will outline the details and the rest of his agenda once Russia has the helm.

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