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Archive for February 2014

Rio Carnival expected to draw millions of visitors

February 28, 2014 - BRAZIL

2 million or more visitors are expected to enjoy the spectacle of the floats and feathered, sequined and extravagantly voluptuous dancers in the hard-fought competition between the city’s traditional samba schools.

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International Water Technology conference

February 23, 2014 - SAUDI ARABIA

Desalination and recycling could help the 780 million people without access to drinking water, the International Water Technology conference will hear. The UN says that by 2025, 30 countries will face acute shortages, 18 from the Middle East and North Africa.

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Kicksat Sprites hitch a ride into space

February 22, 2014 - UNITED STATES

A shoebox-sized spacecraft containing 100 tiny satellites will hitch a ride on an International Space Station-bound Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon C6 supply capsule, launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida

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Robert Mugabe turns 90

February 21, 2014 - ZIMBABWE

President Robert Mugabe, recently sworn in for a seventh term, celebrates his 90th birthday on 21 Feb 2014.

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Obama to strengthen ties at Mexico summit

February 19, 2014 - MEXICO

U.S. President Barack Obama travels to Mexico for a summit with President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The meeting, to deepen economic ties, comes after Mexico passed a series of major structural reforms including ending the 75-year-old state oil and gas monopoly.

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