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Archive for July 2014

Annual BRICS meeting

July 15, 2014 - BRAZIL, Fortaleza

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa meet for the sixth annual BRICS meeting of major emerging economies. The group, which represents 3 billion people with a combined GDP of US$16 trillion, will discuss adding Argentina.

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6th Summit of BRICS

July 15, 2014 - BRAZIL

The 6th Summit of BRICS countries, in Fortaleza on **15 Jul 2014 (date TBC), will make another attempt at getting the bloc’s Development Bank off the ground.

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Is online surveillance illegal or not

July 14, 2014 - BRITAIN, London

The British government’s mass surveillance of private online messages comes under scrutiny at an Investigatory Powers Tribunal brought by civil rights groups who say the practice is illegal. The extent of the interceptions came to light in June.

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World Cup Final

July 13, 2014 - BRAZIL, Rio

Millions of people around the globe will tune into the World Cup final at Maracana Stadium. Around 715 million people watched the 2006 final in Germany and in 2010 the event in South Africa was broadcast to 204 countries.

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Indonesia election

July 9, 2014 - INDONESIA, Jakarta

Indonesia elects a new president with Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and ex-general Prabowo Subianto the frontrunners in the battle for votes. The winner takes over running Southeast Asia’s biggest economy whose once stellar growth has started to slow.

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme pack

July 8, 2014 - UNITED STATES

The launch of Diagon Alley, a new attraction at Universal Orlando’s enormously popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park, is expected to draw record crowds. The new section recreates the wizarding business district in JK Rowling’s books.

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Tour de France starts in the UK

July 5, 2014 - UNITED KINGDOM

The 101st Tour de France begins in Yorkshire, northern England, with the 2012 winner, Kenyan-born Briton Chris Froome, the favourite. The race, in 21 stages, covers 3,664 kilometres, ending in Paris.

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