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Archive for July 2014

End of Shimon Peres’ term

July 27, 2014 - ISRAEL

Shimon Peres’ term as ninth president of Israel ends after a 7-year stint on 27 Jul 2014, 20 years after he co-won the Nobel Peace Prize with then-Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

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Commonwealth Games

July 24, 2014 - UNITED KINGDOM

Scotland hosts the 20th Commonwealth Games from 24 Jul to 3 Aug 2014 and preparations began early with a plan to send up to 10,000 Glaswegians – from waitresses to taxi drivers – on a charm school course.

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ICANN meeting in London

July 22, 2014 - UNITED KINGDOM

The public meeting of ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) in London from 22-26 Jul 2014 is noteworthy because it is the 50th and because United States control of the body faces a reenergized assault.

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Deadline for agreement nuclear programme

July 20, 2014 - IRAN, Tehran

The deadline for Iran to reach agreement with global powers on curbing its nuclear programme in exchange for an end to sanctions is expected to lapse without a deal. Each side has accused the other of making unrealistic demands

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Window for Iran negotiations

July 20, 2014 - UNITED NATIONS

Iran has been given six months for a “comprehensive solution” to its nuclear ambitions, and the deadline is 20 Jul 2014.

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Presidential election

July 19, 2014 - INDONESIA

Indonesians vote in a presidential election. Incumbent Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is barred by law from seeking a third term.

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Farnborough International Airshow

July 19, 2014 - UNITED KINGDOM

The main attraction at the Farnborough International Airshow in England from 19-20 Jul 2014 will be aerobatic displays, wing walking, parachute stunts and static exhibits illustrating 100 years of Aviation History.

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World Day International Justice

July 17, 2014 - GLOBAL

World Day for International Justice commemorates the 1998 treaty which established four international crimes: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression. The Rome Statute was the foundation for the International Criminal Court.

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Comet strike on Jupiter 20 years ago

July 16, 2014 - SPACE

On 16 Jul 2014 it will be 20 years since the first of some 21 discernible fragments of Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 collided with Jupiter, and the bombardment continued to Jul 22.

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