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1. 01-01 Romania and Bulgaria join the EU Romania
C. 01-08 Russia oil row hits Europe supply European Union
D. 01-18 47 dead as storm batters Europe London
01-19 Outspoken journalist shot dead Istanbul
F. 02-01 Warming 'very likely' human-made Paris
G. 02-28 Airbus to cut 10,000 jobs France
7. 04-23 Russian ex-president Yeltsin dies Moscow
8. 04-26 Estonia removes Soviet memorial Tallinn, Estonia
9. 04-27 Army 'concerned' by vote Turkey

Summary.     Click for More > Warming 'very likely' human-made Airbus to cut 10,000 jobs Russian ex-president Yeltsin dies   Boris Yeltsin was 76. In 1991 he famously triumphed against parliament hardliners in 1993. He had a history of heart trouble Estonia removes Soviet memorial   The authorities have removed a contentious war memorial in Tallinn, despite overnight protests that left one person dead Army 'concerned' by vote   Nicolas Sarkozy wins presidential election
  Romania and Bulgaria join the EU   Huge celebrations have been held to mark the accession to the European Union, 17 years after the fall of Communism Russia oil row hits Europe supply 47 dead as storm batters Europe Outspoken journalist shot dead
Jan.1   Romania
Jan.7  Poland  Archbishop of Warsaw quits amid row
Jan.8   European Union
Jan.10  European Union  EU plans 'industrial revolution'
Jan.17  London  Bollywood fury at 'Big Brother'
Jan.18   London
Jan.19   Istanbul
  Hrant Dink, 53, was a prominent Turkish-Armenian journalist who spoke out against the killings of Armenians early last century.    He was given a six-month suspended sentence in October 2005 after writing about the Armenian 'gen...
Jan.21  Serbia  Radicals shock winners
Jan.25  Paris  Lebanon wins $7.6B aid package
Jan.26  Belgium  Nato 'to step up Afghan support'
Jan.31  England  'Beheading plot' behind terror raid
Feb.1   Paris
Feb.2  Italy  Football league halted by violence
Feb.7  Austria  Huge global child porn ring found
Feb.11  Portugal  Portugal will legalize abortion
Feb.22  Rome  Italian crisis talks as PM quits
Feb.26  UN Tribunal  Serbia guilty of failing to prevent genocide
Feb.28   France
Mar.9  European Union  EU agrees renewable energy target
Mar.14  European Union  New fears rekindle global sell-off
Mar.19  Russia  63 elderly die in home fire
Mar.21  European Union  EU to vote on 'open skies' deal
Mar.26  Northern Ireland  Power deal marks 'new era'
Apr.2  Kiev  President Yushchenko calls early poll
Apr.5  Greece  1,200 rescued from cruise ship
 London  Blair welcomes sailors from Iran
Apr.6  London  UK sailors 'were in Iraqi waters'
Apr.22  Paris  Sarkozy, Royal in presidential runoff
Apr.23   Moscow
Apr.26   Estonia
Apr.27   Turkey
Apr.30  London  British bomb plotters jailed for life
May.1  Turkey  Presidential vote annulled
May.2  Paris  Sarkozy, Royal spar in TV debate
May.6   Paris
  He won a clear victory over Segolene Royal, gaining 53% of the vote. President-elect has called for unity after a bitterly-contested campaign.    European leaders congratulated Sarkozy and hoped his triumph would help unblock reforms stalled by t...
May.8  Northern Ireland  Power sharing begins May.10  Northern England  Blair: My political journey is over May.16  Paris  Nicolas Sarkozy sworn in as new president  London  Prince Harry will not go to Iraq May.20  London  Fire rips through Cutty Sark May.22  London  Lugovoi charged with spy poisoning May.23  Greece  Inzaghi brace wins cup for Milan May.26  Kiev  Crisis calmed: election to hold on Sept. 30 Jun.2  Eastern Germany  146 police hurt in G8 protest Jun.3  Moscow  Putin warns Europe in missile row Jun.6  Germany  Protesters clash with police at G8  Vatican  Scare as man tries to board popemobile  Germany  Battles ahead as G8 summit begins Jun.7  Germany  G8 leaders 'agree climate deal' Jun.8  Germany  G8 leaders pledge $60B for Africa  European Union  CIA jails in Europe 'confirmed' Jun.10  Albania  Bush greeted as hero  Bulgaria  Bush ends Europe tour Jun.15  London  Rushdie knighted in honours list Jun.17  Paris  Sarkozy's allies won majority in elections Jun.22   Belgium EU leaders agree on reform treaty   The leaders in Brussels have reached agreement on an outline of new rules for the 27-member bloc after 2 days of tough negotiations Jun.27   London   Brown: Let work of change begin   Gordon Brown is the UK's new prime minister after replacing the outgoing Tony Blair, following an audience with Queen Elizabeth II Jun.29  London  2 explosive-laden cars linked Jun.30   Scotland Blazing car crashes into Glasgow airport   Jeep Cherokee being driven at speed towards the main terminal building with flames coming out from underneath Jul.8  London  Federer wins historic fifth title Jul.9  London  Three guilty over 21/7 bomb plot Jul.14  Moscow  Russia withdraws from arms treaty Jul.16  London  UK expels four Russian diplomats Jul.20   London Fans receive final Potter book   The seventh book in the series went on sale across the world. JK Rowling read excerpts to 500 devotees at Natural History Museum Jul.21  Italy  3 Moroccans held on terror charges Jul.22  Alps  Bus crash kills 26 Polish pilgrims  Turkey  Ruling party claims win Jul.23   England UK fights worst floods in 60 years Aug.3  England  Farm infected with foot-and-mouth Aug.6  Georgia  Georgia: Russia bomb falls on town Aug.15   Ruhr 6 Italians die in 'clan execution' Aug.25   Greece 63 died from forest fires Map of Peloponnese Greece
  The emergency workers continue to find the bodies of people burned to death by forest fires that are raging in the south of the country.    Karamanlis: Fires may have been deliberately set ahead of national elections. The newspapers are calling the southern Pelopo...
Aug.26  Greece  Fires inch closer to Olympic cradle Aug.28   Turkey Turks elect ex-Islamist president Aug.30  London  Sharif names Pakistan return date Sep.1  London  Bhutto announces Pakistan return Sep.2  Switzerland  N. Korea agrees to close nuke facilities Sep.5  Germany  'Massive' attacks foiled   Northern Italy Opera legend Pavarotti dies at 71   Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti died at his home in the city of Modena. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year Sep.7  Portugal  Police 'suspect Madeleine mother' Sep.12  Moscow  Putin names next prime minister Sep.16  Greece  PM claims election victory  Paris  France warning of war with Iran Oct.8  Paris  Jury retraces Diana's fatal path Oct.12  Moscow  Putin warns U.S. in missile talks Oct.13  Vatican  Vatican bars prelate in gay row Oct.17  Turkey  MPs clear attacks in Iraq Oct.18  Portugal  EU leaders agree new treaty deal Oct.22  Turkey  Turkish troops missing after raid Oct.29  Moscow  'Chess Killer' sentenced to life Oct.30  London  Saudi king's royal meet draws fire Oct.31  Madrid  Spain condemns terror verdict Nov.1  London  Police guilty in 'bomber' case Nov.7   Finland 8 dead in school shooting Nov.11   Russia Five ships sink in storms; 23 missing  Rome  Fans rampage after killing Nov.14  France  Strike brings travel chaos Nov.17  Kosovo  Ex-Kosovo fighter Thaci claims victory Nov.18  Eastern Ukraine  63 killed after coal mine blast Nov.21  France  Transport 'sabotage' hits France Nov.26  Paris  Riots rock suburb for second night Nov.29  Turkey  Jetliner with 56 people on board crashed Dec.2  Moscow  Putin party leads Russia polls Dec.6  England  Canoe man's sons fear 'huge scam' Dec.7  Portugal  EU-Africa leaders opening summit Dec.10  Moscow  Putin backs Medvedev as successor Dec.13  Portugal  EU leaders sign key reform treaty Dec.20   Slovakia Ceremony marks extended EU border  A checkpoint between Austria and Slovakia has been dismantled in a ceremony marking the enlargement of the Schengen area



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Romania and Bulgaria join the EU
Archbishop of Warsaw quits amid row
Lebanon wins $7.6B aid package
Italian crisis talks as PM quits
Power deal marks 'new era'
President Yushchenko calls early poll
Sarkozy, Royal in presidential runoff
Russian ex-president Yeltsin dies
Estonia removes Soviet memorial
Army 'concerned' by vote
Nicolas Sarkozy wins presidential election
Nicolas Sarkozy sworn in as new president
146 police hurt in G8 protest
Putin warns Europe in missile row
G8 leaders 'agree climate deal'
G8 leaders pledge $60B for Africa
Bush greeted as hero
Rushdie knighted in honours list
EU leaders agree on reform treaty
Brown: Let work of change begin
Turks elect ex-Islamist president
Ceremony marks extended EU border
Archbishop of Warsaw quits amid row
Outspoken journalist shot dead
Lugovoi charged with spy poisoning
146 police hurt in G8 protest
2 explosive-laden cars linked
Blazing car crashes into Glasgow airport
6 Italians die in 'clan execution'
Police 'suspect Madeleine mother'
Spain condemns terror verdict
8 dead in school shooting
Fans rampage after killing
47 dead as storm batters Europe
Warming 'very likely' human-made
63 elderly die in home fire
1,200 rescued from cruise ship
UK fights worst floods in 60 years
Farm infected with foot-and-mouth
63 died from forest fires
Five ships sink in storms; 23 missing
63 killed after coal mine blast
Jetliner with 56 people on board crashed
Russia oil row hits Europe supply
Airbus to cut 10,000 jobs
Strike brings travel chaos
European Union
Romania and Bulgaria join the EU
Archbishop of Warsaw quits amid row
Lebanon wins $7.6B aid package
Italian crisis talks as PM quits
Power deal marks 'new era'
Sarkozy, Royal in presidential runoff
Estonia removes Soviet memorial
Nicolas Sarkozy wins presidential election
Nicolas Sarkozy sworn in as new president
146 police hurt in G8 protest
G8 leaders 'agree climate deal'
G8 leaders pledge $60B for Africa
EU leaders agree on reform treaty
Brown: Let work of change begin
Ceremony marks extended EU border
Archbishop of Warsaw quits amid row
Lugovoi charged with spy poisoning
146 police hurt in G8 protest
2 explosive-laden cars linked
Blazing car crashes into Glasgow airport
6 Italians die in 'clan execution'
Police 'suspect Madeleine mother'
Spain condemns terror verdict
8 dead in school shooting
Fans rampage after killing
47 dead as storm batters Europe
Warming 'very likely' human-made
1,200 rescued from cruise ship
UK fights worst floods in 60 years
Farm infected with foot-and-mouth
63 died from forest fires
Russia oil row hits Europe supply
Airbus to cut 10,000 jobs
Strike brings travel chaos
United Kingdom
Power deal marks 'new era'
Rushdie knighted in honours list
Brown: Let work of change begin
UK expels four Russian diplomats
Lugovoi charged with spy poisoning
2 explosive-laden cars linked
Blazing car crashes into Glasgow airport
47 dead as storm batters Europe
UK fights worst floods in 60 years
Farm infected with foot-and-mouth
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France
Lebanon wins $7.6B aid package
Sarkozy, Royal in presidential runoff
Nicolas Sarkozy wins presidential election
Nicolas Sarkozy sworn in as new president
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Warming 'very likely' human-made
Airbus to cut 10,000 jobs
Strike brings travel chaos
England
Rushdie knighted in honours list
Brown: Let work of change begin
UK expels four Russian diplomats
Lugovoi charged with spy poisoning
2 explosive-laden cars linked
47 dead as storm batters Europe
UK fights worst floods in 60 years
Farm infected with foot-and-mouth
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Post Soviet
President Yushchenko calls early poll
Russian ex-president Yeltsin dies
Estonia removes Soviet memorial
Putin warns Europe in missile row
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63 elderly die in home fire
Five ships sink in storms; 23 missing
63 killed after coal mine blast
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Paris
Lebanon wins $7.6B aid package
Sarkozy, Royal in presidential runoff
Nicolas Sarkozy wins presidential election
Nicolas Sarkozy sworn in as new president
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Warming 'very likely' human-made
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London
Rushdie knighted in honours list
Brown: Let work of change begin
UK expels four Russian diplomats
Lugovoi charged with spy poisoning
2 explosive-laden cars linked
47 dead as storm batters Europe
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Balkans
Romania and Bulgaria join the EU
Bush greeted as hero
PM claims election victory
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1,200 rescued from cruise ship
63 died from forest fires
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Turkey
Army 'concerned' by vote
Ruling party claims win
Turks elect ex-Islamist president
Outspoken journalist shot dead
Jetliner with 56 people on board crashed
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Russia
Russian ex-president Yeltsin dies
Putin warns Europe in missile row
Putin party leads Russia polls
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63 elderly die in home fire
Five ships sink in storms; 23 missing
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Germany
146 police hurt in G8 protest
G8 leaders 'agree climate deal'
G8 leaders pledge $60B for Africa
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6 Italians die in 'clan execution'
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Greece
PM claims election victory
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63 died from forest fires
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January 2007 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1   Romania  
  Huge celebrations have been held to mark the accession to the European Union, 17 years after the fall of Communism
 Tens of thousands attended concerts in Bucharest and Sofia. EU now has 27 members and 0.5 billion people. The two new countries face export bans on certain foods. Bulgaria has been warned that 55 aircraft could be grounded
Jan.7   Poland   Archbishop of Warsaw quits amid row   The controversial Stanislaw Wielgus has resigned, less than an hour before he was due to be installed in his post Jan.8   European Union     Russia oil row hits Europe supply
  Oil supplies to Poland, Germany and Ukraine have been cut amid a row between Belarus and Moscow.    Transneft's pipeline were completely sh...
Jan.10   European Union EU plans 'industrial revolution'
Jan.14  Paris  Sarkozy nod for presidential run Jan.15  London  Six accused of bomb plot  European Union  Criticism of Iraq hangings grows Jan.17   London Bollywood fury at 'Big Brother' Jan.18   London   47 dead as storm batters Europe
  Gale force winds and heavy downpours hammered northern Europe, disrupting travel for tens of thousands.    The storms are ripping off part of the roof at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, toppli...
Jan.19   Istanbul   Outspoken journalist shot dead
  Hrant Dink, 53, was a prominent Turkish-Armenian journalist who spoke out against the killings of Armenians early last century
 He was given a six-month suspended sentence in October 2005 after writing about the Armenian 'genocide' of 1915. Prime Minister Erdogan condemned his killing and said 2 suspects had been arrested
Jan.20  Turkey  Hrant Dink murder suspect caught Jan.21  Istanbul  Teen admits killing journalist   Serbia Radicals shock winners Jan.23  Istanbul  Thousands mourn journalist Hrant Dink Jan.24  Paris  Lebanon PM wins pledges of aid Jan.25   Paris   Lebanon wins $7.6B aid package   Some donors hope it'sto help its government weather a growing threat from Hezbollah-led opponents Jan.26   Belgium Nato 'to step up Afghan support' Jan.31   England 'Beheading plot' behind terror raid

February 2007 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1   Paris   Warming 'very likely' human-made
  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Climatic changes seen around the world are very likely to have a human cause.    Eiffel Tower darkened to call attention to climate change. The report slight...
 Kosovo  Kosovo 'should split from Serbia' Feb.2   Italy Football league halted by violence Feb.3  England  Bird flu virus is Asian strain Feb.7   Austria Huge global child porn ring found Feb.10  Germany  Putin: U.S. force fostering nukes Feb.11   Portugal Portugal will legalize abortion Feb.22   Rome     Italian crisis talks as PM quits   President Giorgio Napolitano is to begin crisis talks following the resignation of Prime Minister Romano Prodi Feb.26   UN Tribunal Serbia guilty of failing to prevent genocide Feb.28   France   Airbus to cut 10,000 jobs
  CEO Louis Gallois announced the restructuring plan: 10,000 jobs cut over four years; 4,300 in France, 3,700 in Germany


March 2007 ... more > Top ^
Mar.9   European Union EU agrees renewable energy target Mar.14   European Union New fears rekindle global sell-off Mar.17  Volga Region  Seven dead in plane crash Mar.19   Russia   63 elderly die in home fire   The fire swept through an old people's home in the village of Kamychevatskaya, in the Kuban region Mar.21   European Union EU to vote on 'open skies' deal Mar.22  Northern England  Three held over 7 July bombings Mar.25  Berlin  EU leaders call for rapid reforms Mar.26   Northern Ireland   Power deal marks 'new era'   Major Protestant and Catholic parties have hailed a deal to form a government as a 'new era of politics' Mar.27  London  Blair warns Iran of 'different phase'

April 2007 ... more > Top ^
Apr.2   Kiev     President Yushchenko calls early poll   The President has dissolved parliament and called a snap election, in an escalation of the political crisis Apr.5   Greece   1,200 rescued from cruise ship  A ship carrying 1,200 passengers and a crew of 400 was being evacuated off the island of Santorini after issuing a distress signal   London Blair welcomes sailors from Iran
Apr.6   London UK sailors 'were in Iraqi waters' Apr.7  London  Naval captives can sell stories Apr.14  Moscow  Kasparov held at Russian demo Apr.15  London  BBC calls claim of reporter's death 'rumor' Apr.19  Turkey  Bible attack suspects detained Apr.22   Paris     Sarkozy, Royal in presidential runoff   Right-wing candidate earned 30.46 percent of the votes, while Socialist rival won 24.41 percent. They will face a run-off on May 6 Apr.23   Moscow   Russian ex-president Yeltsin dies
  Boris Yeltsin was 76. In 1991 he famously triumphed against parliament hardliners in 1993. He had a history of heart trouble
 Yeltsin became Russia's first democratically elected head of state after Gorbachev resigned as Soviet leader in 1991. He defender of democracy when in August 1991 he mounted a tank in Moscow. Yeltsin ordered tanks to fire on parliament in 1993, when the building was occupied by hardline political opponents. He presided over mass privatization and launched the war in Chechnya in 1994
Apr.25  Moscow  Boris Yeltsin buried Apr.26  Moscow  Putin gives no hint on successor   Estonia   Estonia removes Soviet memorial
Map of Tallinn Estonia
  The authorities have removed a contentious war memorial in Tallinn, despite overnight protests that left one person dead
  Estonians see memorial as a reminder of decades of Soviet rule. Russia says it should not be removed. The move provoked a condemnation from Russian officials and lawmakers. 40 people were injured and 300 arrested during clashes as police used tear gas to disperse ethnic Russian demonstrators
Apr.27   Turkey   Army 'concerned' by vote
  Army has warned against questioning the secular system after a disputed 1st-round presidential vote in parliament.    The ruling party has sharply criticised an army threat. The European Union and the U.S. have urg...
Apr.29  Istanbul  Huge rally for Turkish secularism Apr.30   London British bomb plotters jailed for life
 Turkey  Prime Minister Erdogan calls for unity

May 2007 ... more > Top ^
May.1   Turkey Presidential vote annulled
May.2   Paris Sarkozy, Royal spar in TV debate  Milan  Milan thrash United to reach final May.3  Paris  Rivals dispute TV honours May.6   Paris     Nicolas Sarkozy wins presidential election
  He won a clear victory over Segolene Royal, gaining 53% of the vote. President-elect has called for unity after a bitterly-contested campaign
 European leaders congratulated Sarkozy and hoped his triumph would help unblock reforms stalled by the rejection of the EU constitution. Bush telephoned and said he expected good relations with Sarkozy
May.7  Paris  Sarkozy: I have mandate for change May.8   Northern Ireland Power sharing begins May.10   Northern England Blair: My political journey is over May.16   Paris     Nicolas Sarkozy sworn in as new president   The new president reached out to his political opponents in his inaugural speech, pledging to reunite the country   London Prince Harry will not go to Iraq  Scotland  Sevilla retain UEFA Cup on penalties May.20   London Fire rips through Cutty Sark May.22   London     Lugovoi charged with spy poisoning   Russian prosecutors refuse to extradite Andrei Lugovoi, charged by Britain in the poisoning death of Alexander Litvinenko May.23  Serbia  12 jailed for killing PM Djindjic   Greece Inzaghi brace wins cup for Milan May.25  Kiev  Leaders spar over troops May.26   Kiev Crisis calmed: election to hold on Sept. 30 May.31  Moscow  Ex-KGB spy: UK tried to recruit me

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Jun.1  Netherlands  TV kidney competition was a hoax Jun.2   Eastern Germany   146 police hurt in G8 protest   Masked demonstrators showered police with rocks and bottles, then were driven back with water cannon and tear gas Jun.3   Moscow     Putin warns Europe in missile row  Russian President: Moscow may target weapons at Europe if the US builds missile defence facilities in the region Jun.4  UN Tribunal  Taylor boycotts 'charade' trial Jun.5  Czech Republic  Bush chides Kremlin over democracy Jun.6   Germany Protesters clash with police at G8
  Vatican Scare as man tries to board popemobile   Germany Battles ahead as G8 summit begins Jun.7   Germany   G8 leaders 'agree climate deal'  German Chancellor Angela Merkel: Leaders of the G8 nations have agreed to a compromise deal on tackling climate change  Germany  Shield plan: Bush reassures Putin Jun.8   Germany   G8 leaders pledge $60B for Africa   The leaders agreed a pledge to fight diseases such as AIDS and restated promises to double development spending on the continent   European Union CIA jails in Europe 'confirmed' Jun.9  Paris  Henin seals French title hat-trick  Vatican  Bush talks to pope about Iraq Jun.10   Albania     Bush greeted as hero   U.S. President has said 'the time is now' to grant independence to Kosovo and called on Moscow not to slow down the process  Paris  Nadal powers to third French title   Bulgaria Bush ends Europe tour Jun.15  London  UK jails 7 'dirty bomb' plotters   London   Rushdie knighted in honours list  Author who went into hiding under threat of death after an Iranian fatwa, has been knighted by the Queen Jun.17   Paris Sarkozy's allies won majority in elections Jun.20  Germany  EU to drop idea of constitution Jun.22  Paris  Chirac spurns scandal questioning   Belgium   EU leaders agree on reform treaty
  The leaders in Brussels have reached agreement on an outline of new rules for the 27-member bloc after 2 days of tough negotiations
 Poland had rejected previous proposals as giving too much weight to the bloc's larger members. Compromise over a new voting system was struck, removing a major obstacle to a deal. The treaty is planned to replace the constitution, which was rejected by voters in 2005
Jun.27   London     Brown: Let work of change begin
  Gordon Brown is the UK's new prime minister after replacing the outgoing Tony Blair, following an audience with Queen Elizabeth II
 The man who has been Blair's chancellor for the past 10 years. Blair had earlier received an emotional and unprecedented standing ovation from MPs as he left Parliament
Jun.28  Scotland  Lockerbie bomber allowed appeal Jun.29  London  Bomb 'packed with nails'   London   2 explosive-laden cars linked   A vehicle containing fuel, gas canisters and nails found near Trafalgar Square is clearly linked to another explosives-packed car Jun.30   Scotland   Blazing car crashes into Glasgow airport
Map of Glasgow Airport United Kingdom
  Jeep Cherokee being driven at speed towards the main terminal building with flames coming out from underneath
 2 Asian men, one of whom was on fire, had been in the car. 2 people had been arrested and detained. One of the men wore a suspect device. All flights to and from Glasgow Airport have been suspended
 London  UK on highest terror alert

July 2007 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1  United Kingdom  Car bombings suspect 'on the run' Jul.7  London  Venus Williams romps to her fourth title Jul.8   London Federer wins historic fifth title
Jul.9   London Three guilty over 21/7 bomb plot Jul.14   Moscow Russia withdraws from arms treaty Jul.16   London     UK expels four Russian diplomats   The UK is to expel 4 diplomats from the Russian embassy after Moscow refused to extradite the suspect in the murder of Litvinenko Jul.19  Moscow  Russia expels 4 British diplomats Jul.20   London   Fans receive final Potter book
  The seventh book in the series went on sale across the world. JK Rowling read excerpts to 500 devotees at Natural History Museum
Jul.21   Italy 3 Moroccans held on terror charges
Jul.22   Alps Bus crash kills 26 Polish pilgrims   Turkey   Ruling party claims win  AK Party won a resounding election victory, giving the Islamist-rooted party a mandate for reform but risking fresh tensions with the secular... Jul.23   England   UK fights worst floods in 60 years
  150,000 homes were without drinking water after the floodwaters swamped large areas of western England. 50,000 homes are without electricity
Jul.24  Hungary  Deadly heat wave grips Europe Jul.25  France  Leader Rasmussen kicked off Tour Jul.29  Paris  Contador seals Tour de France win

August 2007 ... more > Top ^
Aug.3   England   Farm infected with foot-and-mouth   60 animals on the farm at a farm in Surrey have been found to be infected with foot-and-mouth disease Aug.6   Georgia Georgia: Russia bomb falls on town Aug.10  London  Central banks pour money into system Aug.13  Turkey  Gul getting 2nd shot at presidency Aug.15   Ruhr   6 Italians die in 'clan execution' Map of Duisburg Germany
  Police found young men shot in the head outside a train station in Duisburg in an attack that was part of a feud between organized crime clans
 London  World markets continue to slide Aug.17  Moscow  Russia bomber flights 'permanent' Aug.18  Turkey  Jet hijack ends peacefully Aug.24  Greece  Fires kill 27 in southern Greece Aug.25   Greece   63 died from forest fires Map of Peloponnese Greece
  The emergency workers continue to find the bodies of people burned to death by forest fires that are raging in the south of the country
 Karamanlis: Fires may have been deliberately set ahead of national elections. The newspapers are calling the southern Peloponnese region a 'crematorium'. The worst fires are concentrated along an 50 mile stretch on the west coast of the Peloponnese
Aug.26   Greece Fires inch closer to Olympic cradle Aug.27  Greece  Greece may label fires acts of terrorism Aug.28   Turkey   Turks elect ex-Islamist president
  Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul has been elected president in a parliamentary vote in a third round of voting.    Gul is the first politician with an Islamist background to become head of state si...
Aug.30   London Sharif names Pakistan return date


September 2007 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1   London Bhutto announces Pakistan return
Sep.2   Switzerland   N. Korea agrees to close nuke facilities  U.S. negotiator: North Korea agreed to declare and disable all its nuclear facilities by the end of the year Sep.5   Germany 'Massive' attacks foiled   Northern Italy   Opera legend Pavarotti dies at 71
Map of Modena Italy
  Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti died at his home in the city of Modena. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year
 Pavarotti had been admitted to hospital there with a fever on 8 August. Luciano Pavarotti enjoyed 40 years on the world stage and became one of the world's biggest selling artists
Sep.7   Portugal   Police 'suspect Madeleine mother'   Portuguese police believe the mother of missing 4-year-old is involved in her death Sep.8  Northern Italy  Thousands bid Pavarotti farewell Sep.9  Italy  Powell sets new 100m world record Sep.12   Moscow Putin names next prime minister Sep.16   Greece   PM claims election victory  The conservative prime minister won re-election with a diminished majority in parliament after a financial scandal and devastating forest fi...   Paris   France warning of war with Iran   Foreign minister Kouchner says the world should prepare for war over Iran's nuclear program Sep.20  Paris  Sarkozy: Toughen Iran sanctions Sep.23  France  Mime artist Marceau dies Sep.30  Kiev  Strong showing for pro-West bloc

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Oct.1  Moscow  Putin eyes prime minister's job Oct.4  London  Bhutto upbeat over power-sharing Oct.6  London  Brown rules out autumn election Oct.8   Paris     Jury retraces Diana's fatal path  Jurors in a British inquest have begun tracing Princess' last moments before the car crash that killed her 10 years ago Oct.10  Turkey  Turkey condemns US Armenia vote Oct.11  Turkey  Turkey recalls U.S. envoy Oct.12   Moscow Putin warns U.S. in missile talks
 Moscow  Rice holds Russia rights meetings Oct.13   Vatican Vatican bars prelate in gay row Oct.14  Moscow  Putin told of 'assassination bid' Oct.16  Turkey  Iraq seeks talks on Turkey threat Oct.17   Turkey MPs clear attacks in Iraq Oct.18   Portugal EU leaders agree new treaty deal Oct.19  London  Lab suspends DNA pioneer Watson Oct.20  Paris  South Africa win Rugby World Cup Oct.21  Turkey  44 die as Turkey battles Kurdish rebels Oct.22   Turkey Turkish troops missing after raid Oct.24  Turkey  Kurdish rebels pounded Oct.29   Moscow 'Chess Killer' sentenced to life Oct.30   London Saudi king's royal meet draws fire Oct.31   Madrid   Spain condemns terror verdict   A court delivered an unexpectedly mixed verdict in the trial of 28 defendants charged in the 2004 Madrid train bombings

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Nov.1   London Police guilty in 'bomber' case
Nov.5  Sicily  Senior Mafia boss arrested Nov.7   Finland   8 dead in school shooting Map of Tuusula Finland
  At least three 8 were killed in a school shooting in southern Finland, in Tuusula, 30 miles north of the capital, Helsinki.    Teen dead who opene...
 Georgia  Georgia under state of emergency Nov.11  Turin  Police kill football fan  Russia  Russian oil tanker breaks in two   Russia   Five ships sink in storms; 23 missing Map of Kerch Strait Russia
  At least 2 sailors died and 23 were missing when 5 ships sank in storms in the Black Sea and the Azov Sea.    The strong winds and high surf caused the Volgoneft-139 to split, spilling up 560,000 (1,000 tons) gallons of fuel oil. Th...
  Rome   Fans rampage after killing   Football fans have reacted violently inside and outside stadiums following the police shooting of Gabriele Sandri, 26, a Lazio supporter Nov.13  Paris  Transport workers on strike Nov.14   France   Strike brings travel chaos   Transport and energy workers broadened a strike in protest against Sarkozy's pension reform Nov.17   Kosovo   Ex-Kosovo fighter Thaci claims victory   Former guerrilla leader Hashim Thaci has claimed victory in parliamentary election, though official results are yet to be confirmed Nov.18   Eastern Ukraine   63 killed after coal mine blast   A methane blast has ripped through a mine in eastern Ukraine, killing more than 30 miners and leaving about 50 others missing Nov.19  France  France braced for huge new strike Nov.21   France Transport 'sabotage' hits France  Paris  Talks fail to end strike Nov.26   Paris Riots rock suburb for second night Nov.29   Turkey   Jetliner with 56 people on board crashed   All have died. The Atlasjet Airlines' MacDonnell Douglas 83 crashed in southern Turkey as the pilot was preparing to land in Isparta

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Dec.2   Moscow     Putin party leads Russia polls  United Russia has won a landslide victory in nationwide elections and had 63.3% of the vote, followed by the Communists at 11.3% Dec.3  Moscow  Monitors denounce Russia election Dec.5  Paris  Sarkozy urges Betancourt release Dec.6   England   Canoe man's sons fear 'huge scam'  John Darwin, 57, was thought to have drowned at sea. His wife Anne had confessed to knowing her husband was alive  Paris  One killed by parcel bomb Dec.7   Portugal EU-Africa leaders opening summit
Dec.9  European Union  Time up for Kosovo status talks Dec.10   Moscow     Putin backs Medvedev as successor  Russian president has thrown his support behind deputy prime minister to replace him when he steps down as the country's leader next year Dec.13   Portugal   EU leaders sign key reform treaty   A new treaty in Lisbon is to reshape the European Union and streamline decision-making, despite criticism Dec.16  Turkey  'US backed' Turkish raids on Iraq Dec.20   Slovakia   Ceremony marks extended EU border
  A checkpoint between Austria and Slovakia has been dismantled in a ceremony marking the enlargement of the Schengen area



Nato 'to step up Afghan support' UK sailors 'were in Iraqi waters' Army 'concerned' by vote




Europe, 2007 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2007
Jan.26   Belgium
Feb.10  Germany  Putin: U.S. force fostering nukes
Apr.6   London
Apr.27   Turkey
  Army has warned against questioning the secular system after a disputed 1st-round presidential vote in parliament.    The ruling party has sharply criticised an army threat. The European Union and the U.S. have urg...
May.16   London Prince Harry will not go to Iraq
May.25  Kiev  Leaders spar over troops Jun.3   Moscow   Putin warns Europe in missile row  Russian President: Moscow may target weapons at Europe if the US builds missile defence facilities in the region Jun.4  UN Tribunal  Taylor boycotts 'charade' trial Jun.7  Germany  Shield plan: Bush reassures Putin Jul.14   Moscow Russia withdraws from arms treaty Aug.6   Georgia Georgia: Russia bomb falls on town Aug.17  Moscow  Russia bomber flights 'permanent' Sep.2   Switzerland N. Korea agrees to close nuke facilities  U.S. negotiator: North Korea agreed to declare and disable all its nuclear facilities by the end of the year Sep.16   Paris France warning of war with Iran   Foreign minister Kouchner says the world should prepare for war over Iran's nuclear program Oct.12   Moscow Putin warns U.S. in missile talks Oct.17   Turkey MPs clear attacks in Iraq Oct.21  Turkey  44 die as Turkey battles Kurdish rebels Oct.22   Turkey Turkish troops missing after raid Oct.24  Turkey  Kurdish rebels pounded Dec.5  Paris  Sarkozy urges Betancourt release Dec.16  Turkey  'US backed' Turkish raids on Iraq



Europe, 2007 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.18   London 47 dead as storm batters Europe
  Gale force winds and heavy downpours hammered northern Europe, disrupting travel for tens of thousands.    The storms are ripping off part of the roof at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, toppli...
Feb.1   Paris Warming 'very likely' human-made
  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Climatic changes seen around the world are very likely to have a human cause.    Eiffel Tower darkened to call attention to climate change. The report slight...
Feb.3  England  Bird flu virus is Asian strain Mar.17  Volga Region  Seven dead in plane crash Mar.19   Russia 63 elderly die in home fire   The fire swept through an old people's home in the village of Kamychevatskaya, in the Kuban region Apr.5   Greece 1,200 rescued from cruise ship  A ship carrying 1,200 passengers and a crew of 400 was being evacuated off the island of Santorini after issuing a distress signal May.20   London Fire rips through Cutty Sark Jun.7   Germany G8 leaders 'agree climate deal'  German Chancellor Angela Merkel: Leaders of the G8 nations have agreed to a compromise deal on tackling climate change Jul.22   Alps Bus crash kills 26 Polish pilgrims Jul.23   England UK fights worst floods in 60 years
  150,000 homes were without drinking water after the floodwaters swamped large areas of western England. 50,000 homes are without electricity
Jul.24  Hungary  Deadly heat wave grips Europe Aug.3   England Farm infected with foot-and-mouth   60 animals on the farm at a farm in Surrey have been found to be infected with foot-and-mouth disease Aug.24  Greece  Fires kill 27 in southern Greece Aug.25   Greece 63 died from forest fires Map of Peloponnese Greece
  The emergency workers continue to find the bodies of people burned to death by forest fires that are raging in the south of the country
 Karamanlis: Fires may have been deliberately set ahead of national elections. The newspapers are calling the southern Peloponnese region a 'crematorium'. The worst fires are concentrated along an 50 mile stretch on the west coast of the Peloponnese
Aug.26   Greece Fires inch closer to Olympic cradle Nov.11  Russia  Russian oil tanker breaks in two Nov.11   Russia Five ships sink in storms; 23 missing Map of Kerch Strait Russia
  At least 2 sailors died and 23 were missing when 5 ships sank in storms in the Black Sea and the Azov Sea.    The strong winds and high surf caused the Volgoneft-139 to split, spilling up 560,000 (1,000 tons) gallons of fuel oil. Th...
Nov.18   Eastern Ukraine 63 killed after coal mine blast   A methane blast has ripped through a mine in eastern Ukraine, killing more than 30 miners and leaving about 50 others missing Nov.29   Turkey Jetliner with 56 people on board crashed   All have died. The Atlasjet Airlines' MacDonnell Douglas 83 crashed in southern Turkey as the pilot was preparing to land in Isparta



Europe, 2007 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2007 Feb.2   Italy Football league halted by violence
May.2  Milan  Milan thrash United to reach final May.16  Scotland  Sevilla retain UEFA Cup on penalties May.23   Greece Inzaghi brace wins cup for Milan Jun.9  Paris  Henin seals French title hat-trick Jun.10  Paris  Nadal powers to third French title Jul.7  London  Venus Williams romps to her fourth title Jul.8   London Federer wins historic fifth title Jul.25  France  Leader Rasmussen kicked off Tour Jul.29  Paris  Contador seals Tour de France win Aug.26   Greece Fires inch closer to Olympic cradle Sep.9  Italy  Powell sets new 100m world record Oct.20  Paris  South Africa win Rugby World Cup Nov.11  Turin  Police kill football fan Nov.11   Rome Fans rampage after killing   Football fans have reacted violently inside and outside stadiums following the police shooting of Gabriele Sandri, 26, a Lazio supporter



Europe, 2007 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.8   European Union   Russia oil row hits Europe supply
  Oil supplies to Poland, Germany and Ukraine have been cut amid a row between Belarus and Moscow.    Transneft's pipeline were completely sh...
Jan.10   European Union EU plans 'industrial revolution'
Jan.17   London Bollywood fury at 'Big Brother' Feb.28   France Airbus to cut 10,000 jobs
  CEO Louis Gallois announced the restructuring plan: 10,000 jobs cut over four years; 4,300 in France, 3,700 in Germany
Mar.9   European Union EU agrees renewable energy target
Mar.14   European Union New fears rekindle global sell-off Mar.21   European Union EU to vote on 'open skies' deal Apr.5   Greece 1,200 rescued from cruise ship  A ship carrying 1,200 passengers and a crew of 400 was being evacuated off the island of Santorini after issuing a distress signal Jun.1  Netherlands  TV kidney competition was a hoax Jul.20   London Fans receive final Potter book
  The seventh book in the series went on sale across the world. JK Rowling read excerpts to 500 devotees at Natural History Museum
Aug.10  London  Central banks pour money into system Aug.15  London  World markets continue to slide Sep.5   Northern Italy Opera legend Pavarotti dies at 71
Map of Modena Italy
  Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti died at his home in the city of Modena. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year
 Pavarotti had been admitted to hospital there with a fever on 8 August. Luciano Pavarotti enjoyed 40 years on the world stage and became one of the world's biggest selling artists
Sep.8  Northern Italy  Thousands bid Pavarotti farewell Sep.23  France  Mime artist Marceau dies Nov.13  Paris  Transport workers on strike Nov.14   France Strike brings travel chaos   Transport and energy workers broadened a strike in protest against Sarkozy's pension reform Nov.19  France  France braced for huge new strike Nov.21   France Transport 'sabotage' hits France Nov.21  Paris  Talks fail to end strike



Europe, 2007 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.7   Poland Archbishop of Warsaw quits amid row   The controversial Stanislaw Wielgus has resigned, less than an hour before he was due to be installed in his post Jan.15  London  Six accused of bomb plot Jan.19   Istanbul Outspoken journalist shot dead
  Hrant Dink, 53, was a prominent Turkish-Armenian journalist who spoke out against the killings of Armenians early last century
 He was given a six-month suspended sentence in October 2005 after writing about the Armenian 'genocide' of 1915. Prime Minister Erdogan condemned his killing and said 2 suspects had been arrested
Jan.20  Turkey  Hrant Dink murder suspect caught Jan.21  Istanbul  Teen admits killing journalist Jan.31   England 'Beheading plot' behind terror raid
Feb.7   Austria Huge global child porn ring found Mar.22  Northern England  Three held over 7 July bombings Apr.15  London  BBC calls claim of reporter's death 'rumor' Apr.19  Turkey  Bible attack suspects detained Apr.30   London British bomb plotters jailed for life May.22   London   Lugovoi charged with spy poisoning   Russian prosecutors refuse to extradite Andrei Lugovoi, charged by Britain in the poisoning death of Alexander Litvinenko May.23  Serbia  12 jailed for killing PM Djindjic May.31  Moscow  Ex-KGB spy: UK tried to recruit me Jun.2   Eastern Germany 146 police hurt in G8 protest   Masked demonstrators showered police with rocks and bottles, then were driven back with water cannon and tear gas Jun.4  UN Tribunal  Taylor boycotts 'charade' trial Jun.6   Vatican Scare as man tries to board popemobile Jun.8   European Union CIA jails in Europe 'confirmed' Jun.15  London  UK jails 7 'dirty bomb' plotters Jun.22  Paris  Chirac spurns scandal questioning Jun.28  Scotland  Lockerbie bomber allowed appeal Jun.29  London  Bomb 'packed with nails' Jun.29   London 2 explosive-laden cars linked   A vehicle containing fuel, gas canisters and nails found near Trafalgar Square is clearly linked to another explosives-packed car Jun.30   Scotland Blazing car crashes into Glasgow airport Map of Glasgow Airport United Kingdom
  Jeep Cherokee being driven at speed towards the main terminal building with flames coming out from underneath
 2 Asian men, one of whom was on fire, had been in the car. 2 people had been arrested and detained. One of the men wore a suspect device. All flights to and from Glasgow Airport have been suspended
Jun.30  London  UK on highest terror alert Jul.1  United Kingdom  Car bombings suspect 'on the run' Jul.9   London Three guilty over 21/7 bomb plot Jul.21   Italy 3 Moroccans held on terror charges Aug.15   Ruhr 6 Italians die in 'clan execution' Map of Duisburg Germany
  Police found young men shot in the head outside a train station in Duisburg in an attack that was part of a feud between organized crime clans
Aug.18  Turkey  Jet hijack ends peacefully Aug.27  Greece  Greece may label fires acts of terrorism Sep.5   Germany 'Massive' attacks foiled Sep.7   Portugal Police 'suspect Madeleine mother'   Portuguese police believe the mother of missing 4-year-old is involved in her death Oct.8   Paris   Jury retraces Diana's fatal path  Jurors in a British inquest have begun tracing Princess' last moments before the car crash that killed her 10 years ago Oct.14  Moscow  Putin told of 'assassination bid' Oct.29   Moscow 'Chess Killer' sentenced to life Oct.31   Madrid Spain condemns terror verdict   A court delivered an unexpectedly mixed verdict in the trial of 28 defendants charged in the 2004 Madrid train bombings Nov.1   London Police guilty in 'bomber' case Nov.5  Sicily  Senior Mafia boss arrested Nov.7   Finland 8 dead in school shooting Map of Tuusula Finland
  At least three 8 were killed in a school shooting in southern Finland, in Tuusula, 30 miles north of the capital, Helsinki.    Teen dead who opene...
Nov.11  Turin  Police kill football fan Nov.11   Rome Fans rampage after killing   Football fans have reacted violently inside and outside stadiums following the police shooting of Gabriele Sandri, 26, a Lazio supporter Nov.21   France Transport 'sabotage' hits France Nov.26   Paris Riots rock suburb for second night Dec.5  Paris  Sarkozy urges Betancourt release Dec.6   England Canoe man's sons fear 'huge scam'  John Darwin, 57, was thought to have drowned at sea. His wife Anne had confessed to knowing her husband was alive Dec.6  Paris  One killed by parcel bomb



Europe, 2007 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.1   Romania   Romania and Bulgaria join the EU
  Huge celebrations have been held to mark the accession to the European Union, 17 years after the fall of Communism
 Tens of thousands attended concerts in Bucharest and Sofia. EU now has 27 members and 0.5 billion people. The two new countries face export bans on certain foods. Bulgaria has been warned that 55 aircraft could be grounded
Jan.7   Poland Archbishop of Warsaw quits amid row   The controversial Stanislaw Wielgus has resigned, less than an hour before he was due to be installed in his post Jan.14  Paris  Sarkozy nod for presidential run Jan.15  European Union  Criticism of Iraq hangings grows Jan.17   London Bollywood fury at 'Big Brother'
Jan.19   Istanbul Outspoken journalist shot dead
  Hrant Dink, 53, was a prominent Turkish-Armenian journalist who spoke out against the killings of Armenians early last century
 He was given a six-month suspended sentence in October 2005 after writing about the Armenian 'genocide' of 1915. Prime Minister Erdogan condemned his killing and said 2 suspects had been arrested
Jan.21   Serbia Radicals shock winners
Jan.23  Istanbul  Thousands mourn journalist Hrant Dink Jan.24  Paris  Lebanon PM wins pledges of aid Jan.25   Paris Lebanon wins $7.6B aid package   Some donors hope it'sto help its government weather a growing threat from Hezbollah-led opponents Jan.26   Belgium Nato 'to step up Afghan support' Feb.1  Kosovo  Kosovo 'should split from Serbia' Feb.10  Germany  Putin: U.S. force fostering nukes Feb.11   Portugal Portugal will legalize abortion Feb.22   Rome   Italian crisis talks as PM quits   President Giorgio Napolitano is to begin crisis talks following the resignation of Prime Minister Romano Prodi Feb.26   UN Tribunal Serbia guilty of failing to prevent genocide Mar.9   European Union EU agrees renewable energy target Mar.25  Berlin  EU leaders call for rapid reforms Mar.26   Northern Ireland Power deal marks 'new era'   Major Protestant and Catholic parties have hailed a deal to form a government as a 'new era of politics' Mar.27  London  Blair warns Iran of 'different phase' Apr.2   Kiev   President Yushchenko calls early poll   The President has dissolved parliament and called a snap election, in an escalation of the political crisis Apr.5   London Blair welcomes sailors from Iran Apr.6   London UK sailors 'were in Iraqi waters' Apr.7  London  Naval captives can sell stories Apr.14  Moscow  Kasparov held at Russian demo Apr.15  London  BBC calls claim of reporter's death 'rumor' Apr.22   Paris   Sarkozy, Royal in presidential runoff   Right-wing candidate earned 30.46 percent of the votes, while Socialist rival won 24.41 percent. They will face a run-off on May 6 Apr.23   Moscow Russian ex-president Yeltsin dies
  Boris Yeltsin was 76. In 1991 he famously triumphed against parliament hardliners in 1993. He had a history of heart trouble
 Yeltsin became Russia's first democratically elected head of state after Gorbachev resigned as Soviet leader in 1991. He defender of democracy when in August 1991 he mounted a tank in Moscow. Yeltsin ordered tanks to fire on parliament in 1993, when the building was occupied by hardline political opponents. He presided over mass privatization and launched the war in Chechnya in 1994
Apr.25  Moscow  Boris Yeltsin buried Apr.26  Moscow  Putin gives no hint on successor Apr.26   Estonia Estonia removes Soviet memorial
Map of Tallinn Estonia
  The authorities have removed a contentious war memorial in Tallinn, despite overnight protests that left one person dead
  Estonians see memorial as a reminder of decades of Soviet rule. Russia says it should not be removed. The move provoked a condemnation from Russian officials and lawmakers. 40 people were injured and 300 arrested during clashes as police used tear gas to disperse ethnic Russian demonstrators
Apr.27   Turkey Army 'concerned' by vote
  Army has warned against questioning the secular system after a disputed 1st-round presidential vote in parliament.    The ruling party has sharply criticised an army threat. The European Union and the U.S. have urg...
Apr.29  Istanbul  Huge rally for Turkish secularism Apr.30  Turkey  Prime Minister Erdogan calls for unity May.1   Turkey Presidential vote annulled
May.2   Paris Sarkozy, Royal spar in TV debate May.3  Paris  Rivals dispute TV honours May.6   Paris   Nicolas Sarkozy wins presidential election
  He won a clear victory over Segolene Royal, gaining 53% of the vote. President-elect has called for unity after a bitterly-contested campaign
 European leaders congratulated Sarkozy and hoped his triumph would help unblock reforms stalled by the rejection of the EU constitution. Bush telephoned and said he expected good relations with Sarkozy
May.7  Paris  Sarkozy: I have mandate for change May.8   Northern Ireland Power sharing begins
May.10   Northern England Blair: My political journey is over May.16   Paris   Nicolas Sarkozy sworn in as new president   The new president reached out to his political opponents in his inaugural speech, pledging to reunite the country May.16   London Prince Harry will not go to Iraq May.25  Kiev  Leaders spar over troops May.26   Kiev Crisis calmed: election to hold on Sept. 30 Jun.2   Eastern Germany 146 police hurt in G8 protest   Masked demonstrators showered police with rocks and bottles, then were driven back with water cannon and tear gas Jun.3   Moscow   Putin warns Europe in missile row  Russian President: Moscow may target weapons at Europe if the US builds missile defence facilities in the region Jun.5  Czech Republic  Bush chides Kremlin over democracy Jun.6   Germany Protesters clash with police at G8 Jun.6   Germany Battles ahead as G8 summit begins Jun.7   Germany G8 leaders 'agree climate deal'  German Chancellor Angela Merkel: Leaders of the G8 nations have agreed to a compromise deal on tackling climate change Jun.7  Germany  Shield plan: Bush reassures Putin Jun.8   Germany G8 leaders pledge $60B for Africa   The leaders agreed a pledge to fight diseases such as AIDS and restated promises to double development spending on the continent Jun.8   European Union CIA jails in Europe 'confirmed' Jun.9  Vatican  Bush talks to pope about Iraq Jun.10   Albania   Bush greeted as hero   U.S. President has said 'the time is now' to grant independence to Kosovo and called on Moscow not to slow down the process Jun.10   Bulgaria Bush ends Europe tour Jun.15   London Rushdie knighted in honours list  Author who went into hiding under threat of death after an Iranian fatwa, has been knighted by the Queen Jun.17   Paris Sarkozy's allies won majority in elections Jun.20  Germany  EU to drop idea of constitution Jun.22  Paris  Chirac spurns scandal questioning Jun.22   Belgium EU leaders agree on reform treaty
  The leaders in Brussels have reached agreement on an outline of new rules for the 27-member bloc after 2 days of tough negotiations
 Poland had rejected previous proposals as giving too much weight to the bloc's larger members. Compromise over a new voting system was struck, removing a major obstacle to a deal. The treaty is planned to replace the constitution, which was rejected by voters in 2005
Jun.27   London   Brown: Let work of change begin
  Gordon Brown is the UK's new prime minister after replacing the outgoing Tony Blair, following an audience with Queen Elizabeth II
 The man who has been Blair's chancellor for the past 10 years. Blair had earlier received an emotional and unprecedented standing ovation from MPs as he left Parliament
Jul.14   Moscow Russia withdraws from arms treaty Jul.16   London   UK expels four Russian diplomats   The UK is to expel 4 diplomats from the Russian embassy after Moscow refused to extradite the suspect in the murder of Litvinenko Jul.19  Moscow  Russia expels 4 British diplomats Jul.22   Alps Bus crash kills 26 Polish pilgrims Jul.22   Turkey Ruling party claims win  AK Party won a resounding election victory, giving the Islamist-rooted party a mandate for reform but risking fresh tensions with the secular... Aug.13  Turkey  Gul getting 2nd shot at presidency Aug.28   Turkey Turks elect ex-Islamist president
  Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul has been elected president in a parliamentary vote in a third round of voting.    Gul is the first politician with an Islamist background to become head of state si...
Aug.30   London Sharif names Pakistan return date Sep.1   London Bhutto announces Pakistan return Sep.2   Switzerland N. Korea agrees to close nuke facilities  U.S. negotiator: North Korea agreed to declare and disable all its nuclear facilities by the end of the year Sep.12   Moscow Putin names next prime minister Sep.16   Greece PM claims election victory  The conservative prime minister won re-election with a diminished majority in parliament after a financial scandal and devastating forest fi... Sep.16   Paris France warning of war with Iran   Foreign minister Kouchner says the world should prepare for war over Iran's nuclear program Sep.20  Paris  Sarkozy: Toughen Iran sanctions Sep.30  Kiev  Strong showing for pro-West bloc Oct.1  Moscow  Putin eyes prime minister's job Oct.4  London  Bhutto upbeat over power-sharing Oct.6  London  Brown rules out autumn election Oct.10  Turkey  Turkey condemns US Armenia vote Oct.11  Turkey  Turkey recalls U.S. envoy Oct.12   Moscow Putin warns U.S. in missile talks Oct.12  Moscow  Rice holds Russia rights meetings Oct.13   Vatican Vatican bars prelate in gay row Oct.16  Turkey  Iraq seeks talks on Turkey threat Oct.17   Turkey MPs clear attacks in Iraq Oct.18   Portugal EU leaders agree new treaty deal Oct.19  London  Lab suspends DNA pioneer Watson Oct.30   London Saudi king's royal meet draws fire Nov.7  Georgia  Georgia under state of emergency Nov.17   Kosovo Ex-Kosovo fighter Thaci claims victory   Former guerrilla leader Hashim Thaci has claimed victory in parliamentary election, though official results are yet to be confirmed Nov.19  France  France braced for huge new strike Nov.21  Paris  Talks fail to end strike Dec.2   Moscow   Putin party leads Russia polls  United Russia has won a landslide victory in nationwide elections and had 63.3% of the vote, followed by the Communists at 11.3% Dec.3  Moscow  Monitors denounce Russia election Dec.5  Paris  Sarkozy urges Betancourt release Dec.7   Portugal EU-Africa leaders opening summit Dec.9  European Union  Time up for Kosovo status talks Dec.10   Moscow   Putin backs Medvedev as successor  Russian president has thrown his support behind deputy prime minister to replace him when he steps down as the country's leader next year Dec.13   Portugal EU leaders sign key reform treaty   A new treaty in Lisbon is to reshape the European Union and streamline decision-making, despite criticism Dec.20   Slovakia Ceremony marks extended EU border
  A checkpoint between Austria and Slovakia has been dismantled in a ceremony marking the enlargement of the Schengen area