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Archive for March 2014

6th European Summit of Regions and Cities

March 7, 2014 - GREECE

The 6th European Summit of Regions and Cities in Athens 7-8 Mar 2014 is aimed at increasing voter turnout in the European Parliament election in May and at stimulating public interest in shaping Europe’s future.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

March 7, 2014 - MOVIES

Comedy directed and produced by Wes Anderson starring Ralph Feinnes about the goings on of a decaying hotel in the fictional European alpine state of Zubrowka, to be released.

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People’s Party congress before EP parliament election

March 6, 2014 - IRISH REPUBLIC

The European People’s Party, the center-right political grouping that dominates the European Parliament, meets 6-7 Mar 2014 in Dublin to launch its campaign for the EP election in May 2014 and to select its candidate for European Commission chief.

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China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection

March 5, 2014 - BEIJING

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection is set to gain radical new powers in a government shake-up. The new leadership is promising to halt the growth-at-all-cost economic model that has led to heavily polluted air triggering mounting public anger.

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Oscar Pistorius trial

March 3, 2014 - SOUTH AFRICA

Oscar Pistorius will be tried for murder in North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on 3-20 Mar 2014.

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86th Academy Awards

March 2, 2014 - UNITED STATES

The 86th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on 2 Mar 2014 will hand out Oscars to noteworthy movies and performances.

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Threat of maritime disaster – tanker Maritime Maisie

March 1, 2014 - NORTH PACIFIC

Environmental disaster threatens as a fire-ravaged 44,000-tonne tanker, loaded with hazardous chemicals, lies stricken in waters between Japan and South Korea with both neighbours refusing to give it refuge. Hong Kong-registered Maritime Maisie collided with another ship on December 29.

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Legislative election and Uribe

March 1, 2014 - COLOMBIA

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe formed the Democratic Center in 2013 to contest the country’s legislative election in Mar 2014 and the presidential poll in May.

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