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B. 01-01 Romania and Bulgaria join the EU Romania
2. 01-18 Chinese test missile obliterates satellite China
01-19 Outspoken journalist shot dead Istanbul
E. 02-08 Palestinian talks yield power-sharing pact Mecca
F. 03-12 Opposition tortured by police Zimbabwe
G. 04-23 Russian ex-president Yeltsin dies Moscow
H. 04-26 Estonia removes Soviet memorial Tallinn, Estonia
8. 04-27 Army 'concerned' by vote Turkey

Summary.     Click for More > Palestinian talks yield power-sharing pact Opposition tortured by police 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 Bush boosts troop numbers in Iraq Chinese test missile obliterates satellite   U.S. official: The missile destroyed an orbiting satellite in a test that could undermine relations with the West Outspoken journalist shot dead
Jan.1   Romania
 Global  World welcomed 2007 with skyrockets
Jan.2  UN  New U.N. chief Ban Ki moon takes over
Jan.4  Washington  Bush revamps US military in Iraq
Jan.7  Poland  Archbishop of Warsaw quits amid row
Jan.8  Venezuela  Chavez bid for more state control
Jan.10   Washington
Jan.11  Bangladesh  State of emergency
Jan.13  Jerusalem  Rice begins Mid-East peace push
Jan.16  Jerusalem  Military chief quits over war performance
Jan.17  London  Bollywood fury at 'Big Brother'
Jan.18   China
 Venezuela  Rule by decree passed for Chavez
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.20  New York  Hillary Clinton joins 2008 race
Jan.21  Serbia  Radicals shock winners
Jan.22  Beirut  Protesters barricade roads
Jan.23  U.S. Congress  Bush urges unity in speech
Jan.24  Jerusalem  President: I'm not guilty, I won't resign
Jan.25  Paris  Lebanon wins $7.6B aid package
Jan.26  Belgium  Nato 'to step up Afghan support'
Feb.6  Florida  Astronaut charged with attempted murder
Feb.8   Mecca
Feb.9  Jerusalem  Israeli police, Muslims clash at holy site
Feb.10  U. S. Midwest  Obama launches presidential bid
Feb.11  Portugal  Portugal will legalize abortion
Feb.13  Beijing  N. Korea agrees to nuclear disarmament
Feb.19  North Korea  North Korea to give up nuclear program
Feb.22  Rome  Italian crisis talks as PM quits
Feb.26  UN Tribunal  Serbia guilty of failing to prevent genocide
Feb.28  Arizona  McCain seeking Presidential nomination
Mar.9  European Union  EU agrees renewable energy target
 Sao Paulo  Bush shrugs off Chavez's taunts
 Baghdad  Iraq hosts key security meeting
Mar.12   Zimbabwe
 Pakistan  Country's top judge suspended
Mar.13  Mexico  Bush pushed on drugs, immigration
Mar.15  Gaza  New Palestinian Cabinet named
Mar.16  Pakistan  Tear gas used on lawyers
Mar.18  Zimbabwe  Opposition aide beaten
Mar.24  UN Security Council  New sanctions on Iran approved
Mar.26  Northern Ireland  Power deal marks 'new era'
Mar.27  U.S. Senate  Senate votes for Iraq deadline
Mar.28  Zimbabwe  Opposition leaders arrested
Mar.30  Nepal  Maoists to join government
Apr.2  Kiev  President Yushchenko calls early poll
Apr.4  Iran  Ahmadinejad frees UK sailors
 Syria  Pelosi pushes Syria on militant links
Apr.5  London  Blair welcomes sailors from Iran
Apr.6  London  UK sailors 'were in Iraqi waters'
Apr.9  Iran  Nuclear program stepped up
Apr.12  Tokyo  Chinese PM: Better Japan ties
Apr.15  Sudan  Sudan agrees to U.N., AU troops
Apr.16  Baghdad  Sadr ministers quit Iraqi cabinet
Apr.18  Iran  Iran nuclear operations confirmed
Apr.22  Paris  Sarkozy, Royal in presidential runoff
Apr.23   Moscow
 Nigeria  Yar'Adua wins flawed vote
Apr.26  U.S. Senate  Congress backs Iraq pull-out plan
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Apr.27   Turkey
Apr.30  Jerusalem  'Severe failure' over Lebanon war
May.1  Turkey  Presidential vote annulled
May.2  Paris  Sarkozy, Royal spar in TV debate
May.3  Sinai  Iraq rebuild summit opens
 Thailand  Deal struck at UN climate talks
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.7  Washington  Queen attends White House dinner May.8  Israel  King Herod's ancient tomb 'found'  Northern Ireland  Power sharing begins May.9  Sao Paulo  Pope lays down law on abortion May.10  Northern England  Blair: My political journey is over May.12  Karachi  33 killed during massive clashes May.16  Paris  Nicolas Sarkozy sworn in as new president  London  Prince Harry will not go to Iraq May.17   Washington World Bank head Wolfowitz to quit May.23  Iran  UN reports ongoing Iran defiance May.24  U.S. Congress  Congress backs Iraq funding bill May.26  Kiev  Crisis calmed: election to hold on Sept. 30  Venezuela  Tens of thousands protest over TV issue May.27  Venezuela  TV station off the air May.28  Baghdad  U.S., Iran hold historic talks Jun.1  Gaza  Video released of BBC's Johnston 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  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.14  West Bank  Abbas sacks Hamas-led government Jun.15  West Bank  Abbas appoints new Palestinian PM  London  Rushdie knighted in honours list Jun.16  North Korea  Atomic inspectors can return Jun.17  West Bank  New Palestinian cabinet sworn in  Paris  Sarkozy's allies won majority in elections Jun.19  UN  U.N.: Refugee numbers to rise Jun.21  Beirut  Defense minister: Militants crushed 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.23  North Korea  NK gets hands on frozen millions Jun.26  Tehran  Protests fuel rationing 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 Jul.1  Hong Kong  Hong Kong marks handover anniversary Jul.2  Washington  Bush spares Libby from jail term Jul.10  Pakistan  Red Mosque rebel cleric killed in crossfire Jul.14  Moscow  Russia withdraws from arms treaty Jul.16  London  UK expels four Russian diplomats Jul.17  Pakistan  Deadly blast hits Islamabad rally Jul.20  Pakistan  Supreme Court reinstates top judge Jul.22  Alps  Bus crash kills 26 Polish pilgrims  Turkey  Ruling party claims win  Kabul  Former king Zahir Shah dies Jul.23   Libya HIV medics released to Bulgaria   6 Bulgarian medics who were serving life sentences have been freed and are now on a plane to Bulgaria Jul.25  Libya  Sarkozy to boost EU-Libya links  South Korea  S Korea urges release of hostages Jul.30  Washington  Rice: Arms deals promote stability Jul.31  Cambodia  First Khmer Rouge leader charged Aug.2   Arctic Russia plants flag on Arctic floor Aug.5  Lebanon  Opposition wins key Lebanese poll Aug.21  Bangladesh  Student riots flare Aug.22  Washington  Bush issues Vietnam warning over Iraq Aug.27  Washington  Attorney General Gonzales resigns 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.10  Pakistan  Sharif deported after brief return   U.S. Congress Gen. Petraeus: 'Surge' is working Sep.11  Japan  PM Abe resigns Sep.12  Moscow  Putin names next prime minister Sep.13  Washington  Bush pledges Iraq troop reduction Sep.16  Greece  PM claims election victory  Paris  France warning of war with Iran Sep.17  Baghdad  Iraq shootout firm loses license Sep.18   Myanmar '1,000 monks' march  Military officials in Burma have used tear gas to disperse more than 1,000 Buddhist monks marched peacefully in two cities Sep.21   Chile Chile court extradites Fujimori Sep.22  Japan  Fukuda set to be new PM Sep.24   Myanmar 100,000 protest junta   Anti-government protesters led by Buddhist monks marched through Yangon, the largest crowd to demonstrate since a 1988 uprising  New York  Iran president in campus clash Sep.25   Japan Lower house elects Fukuda as PM Sep.26  Myanmar  Monasteries in night raids Sep.27  Myanmar  9 dead in crackdown Sep.28  Pakistan  Musharraf wins ruling on army role Sep.29  Myanmar  U.N. envoy arrives in Myanmar Oct.1   North Korea President Roh crossed Demilitarized Zone Oct.3  North Korea  Korean leaders sign declaration Oct.4  Chile  Pinochet family arrested Oct.6  Pakistan  Musharraf 'elected for third term'  Iraq  Shia leaders sign truce deal Oct.10   House of Representatives US bill on Armenia moves forward Oct.12  Moscow  Putin warns U.S. in missile talks   USA Gore says prize must spur action Oct.13  Vatican  Vatican bars prelate in gay row Oct.17  Turkey  MPs clear attacks in Iraq  Somalia  Aid stopped after kidnap Oct.18  Karachi  Thousands throng Bhutto on return  Portugal  EU leaders agree new treaty deal Oct.20  Iran  Iran's nuclear negotiator resigns Oct.21  Beijing  Communist Party unveils new leaders Oct.25  Myanmar  Talks hope as Suu Kyi leaves home  Washington  US imposes new sanctions on Iran  U.S. Congress  Vote on Armenian genocide put off Oct.28  Argentina  Fernandez claims victory Oct.30  London  Saudi king's royal meet draws fire Nov.2   Chad 'Kidnap' children may not get home Nov.3   Pakistan Musharraf imposes emergency rule   President Pervez Musharraf has declared emergency rule and suspended the constitution. Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry has been replaced Nov.4  Karachi  Police beat up lawyers Nov.9  Pakistan  Ex-PM Bhutto under house arrest Nov.17  UN  U.N. delivers chilling conclusion on climate  Kosovo  Ex-Kosovo fighter Thaci claims victory Nov.18  Cambodia  Former Khmer Rouge leader arrested Nov.23  Beirut  Lahoud steps down; no successor Nov.24   Australia Rudd: I will be prime minister for all Nov.25  Syria  Syria to attend Mideast summit  Lahore  Nawaz Sharif arrives in Pakistan Nov.27   Washington New Mid-East peace drive launched   Rawalpindi Musharraf steps down as army chief Nov.28  Pakistan  Musharraf sworn in for second term Nov.29   Sudan UK teacher jailed over teddy row Dec.2  Moscow  Putin party leads Russia polls  Venezuela  Voters reject Chavez's referendum Dec.3   Washington U.S.: Iran's nuclear weapons work halted Dec.6  CIA  CIA 'wiped' interrogation tapes 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  Washington  Baseball 'rife' with drug use Dec.14   Bali Climate deal sealed by US U-turn Dec.15  Pakistan  Musharraf lifts emergency rule Dec.17  Cuba  Fidel Castro hints at retirement  Saudi Arabia  Report: King pardons rape victim Dec.19  South Korea  Lee set for landslide 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 Dec.23   Thailand Thaksin ally wins Thai election  Nepal  Government agrees to abolish monarchy Dec.25   Helmand Afghanistan expels top UN and EU officials Dec.30  Pakistan  Bhutto's son to lead her party   Kenya Riots erupt after president re-elected   Government has suspended all live TV broadcasts as violence engulfed Nairobi following the re-election of incumbent president Mwai Kibaki Dec.31  Kenya  Election violence kills 'at least 124'



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Europe
01/01 Romania and Bulgaria join the EU
01/07 Archbishop of Warsaw quits amid row
04/23 Russian ex-president Yeltsin dies
04/26 Estonia removes Soviet memorial
04/27 Army 'concerned' by vote
05/06 Nicolas Sarkozy wins presidential election
06/22 EU leaders agree on reform treaty
06/27 Brown: Let work of change begin
08/28 Turks elect ex-Islamist president
12/20 Ceremony marks extended EU border
04/27 Army 'concerned' by vote
01/07 Archbishop of Warsaw quits amid row
01/19 Outspoken journalist shot dead
European Union
01/01 Romania and Bulgaria join the EU
01/07 Archbishop of Warsaw quits amid row
04/26 Estonia removes Soviet memorial
05/06 Nicolas Sarkozy wins presidential election
06/22 EU leaders agree on reform treaty
06/27 Brown: Let work of change begin
12/20 Ceremony marks extended EU border
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01/07 Archbishop of Warsaw quits amid row
USA
01/10 Bush boosts troop numbers in Iraq
05/17 World Bank head Wolfowitz to quit
09/10 Gen. Petraeus: 'Surge' is working
10/10 US bill on Armenia moves forward
10/12 Gore says prize must spur action
11/27 New Mid-East peace drive launched
12/03 U.S.: Iran's nuclear weapons work halted
01/10 Bush boosts troop numbers in Iraq
03/27 Senate votes for Iraq deadline
09/10 Gen. Petraeus: 'Surge' is working
10/10 US bill on Armenia moves forward
12/03 U.S.: Iran's nuclear weapons work halted
02/06 Astronaut charged with attempted murder
East Asia
09/18 '1,000 monks' march
09/24 100,000 protest junta
09/25 Lower house elects Fukuda as PM
10/01 President Roh crossed Demilitarized Zone
12/14 Climate deal sealed by US U-turn
01/18 Chinese test missile obliterates satellite
02/13 N. Korea agrees to nuclear disarmament
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Washington
01/10 Bush boosts troop numbers in Iraq
05/17 World Bank head Wolfowitz to quit
09/10 Gen. Petraeus: 'Surge' is working
10/10 US bill on Armenia moves forward
11/27 New Mid-East peace drive launched
01/10 Bush boosts troop numbers in Iraq
09/10 Gen. Petraeus: 'Surge' is working
10/10 US bill on Armenia moves forward
12/03 U.S.: Iran's nuclear weapons work halted
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South Asia
03/12 Country's top judge suspended
11/03 Musharraf imposes emergency rule
11/27 Musharraf steps down as army chief
12/25 Afghanistan expels top UN and EU officials
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Southeast Asia
09/18 '1,000 monks' march
09/24 100,000 protest junta
12/14 Climate deal sealed by US U-turn
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Pakistan
03/12 Country's top judge suspended
11/03 Musharraf imposes emergency rule
11/27 Musharraf steps down as army chief
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Africa
03/12 Opposition tortured by police
07/23 HIV medics released to Bulgaria
12/30 Riots erupt after president re-elected
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12/30 Riots erupt after president re-elected
U.S. Congress
03/27 Senate votes for Iraq deadline
09/10 Gen. Petraeus: 'Surge' is working
10/10 US bill on Armenia moves forward
03/27 Senate votes for Iraq deadline
09/10 Gen. Petraeus: 'Surge' is working
10/10 US bill on Armenia moves forward
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Post Soviet
04/02 President Yushchenko calls early poll
04/23 Russian ex-president Yeltsin dies
04/26 Estonia removes Soviet memorial
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Turkey
04/27 Army 'concerned' by vote
08/28 Turks elect ex-Islamist president
04/27 Army 'concerned' by vote
01/19 Outspoken journalist shot dead

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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
  Global   World welcomed 2007 with skyrockets  Fireworks exploded over Sydney's Harbor Bridge. In London, thousands of revelers gathered to cheer as Big Ben rang  Somalia  Somalia targets Islamists' escape  Brazil  Lula sworn in to office Jan.2   UN     New U.N. chief Ban Ki moon takes over  Starting his first day of work, new Secretary-General vowed to end mistrust of the United Nations  India  Millions bathe at Hindu festival Jan.4   Washington Bush revamps US military in Iraq
 Gaza  Haniya, Abbas agree to pull back forces Jan.5  Egypt  Hanging 'makes martyr of Saddam' Jan.6  Baghdad  Iraq PM warns over Saddam hanging 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  Bangladesh  Police clashes wound 50 Jan.8   Venezuela Chavez bid for more state control Jan.10   Washington   Bush boosts troop numbers in Iraq
  President will send more than 20,000 extra troops, as part of a new strategy for the future of US involvement.    In an address on US TV, Bush said the deployment would help break the c...
Jan.11   Bangladesh State of emergency  Washington  Bush team begins selling Iraq plan Jan.13   Jerusalem Rice begins Mid-East peace push Jan.14  Paris  Sarkozy nod for presidential run Jan.15  European Union  Criticism of Iraq hangings grows Jan.16   Jerusalem Military chief quits over war performance Jan.17   London Bollywood fury at 'Big Brother' Jan.18   China Chinese test missile obliterates satellite
  U.S. official: The missile destroyed an orbiting satellite in a test that could undermine relations with the West
 In Beijing a Foreign Ministry spokesman said he was unaware of such a test. Britain, Japan, Australia joined the United States in voicing concern about the rising militarization of space
  Venezuela   Rule by decree passed for Chavez  National Assembly has given initial approval to a bill granting the President the power to rule by decree for 18 months 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
 Venezuela  Chavez admits Castro gravely ill Jan.20   New York Hillary Clinton joins 2008 race  Democratic Senator, wife of former president Bill, has taken the first step towards running for the US presidency in 2008 Jan.21   Serbia Radicals shock winners Jan.22   Beirut   Protesters barricade roads   Hundreds have blocked major roads in and around the capital at the start of a general strike called by Hezbollah-led opposition Jan.23  Istanbul  Thousands mourn journalist Hrant Dink   U.S. Congress Bush urges unity in speech  Lebanon  Opposition halts strike Jan.24  Paris  Lebanon PM wins pledges of aid   Jerusalem President: I'm not guilty, I won't resign 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'  Guinea  President Lansana Conte 'to cede powers' Jan.29  Ethiopia  African snub to Sudan over Darfur Jan.30  Cuba  Castro up and talking in new video Jan.31  Venezuela  Lawmakers give Chavez sweeping powers

February 2007 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  Kosovo  Kosovo 'should split from Serbia' Feb.5  U.S. Senate  Republicans block Iraq war debate Feb.6   Florida Astronaut charged with attempted murder   Lisa Nowak was ordered released on an additional $10,000 bond for a charge involving a romantic rival Feb.8   Mecca   Palestinian talks yield power-sharing pact
  Rival leaders signed an agreement in principle on a government in Saudi-brokered talks in Mecca.    Palestinian President Abbas, of the Fatah, and Meshaal, leader of Hamas, signed the accord at a ceremony hosted by Kin...
Feb.9   Jerusalem Israeli police, Muslims clash at holy site Feb.10   U. S. Midwest Obama launches presidential bid  Germany  Putin: U.S. force fostering nukes Feb.11   Portugal Portugal will legalize abortion  Australia  PM slams Obama Iraq stance Feb.13   Beijing N. Korea agrees to nuclear disarmament   North Korea agreed to shut down its main reactor within 60 days before eventually dismantling its atomic weapons program  House of Representatives  House of Representatives clashes on Iraq Feb.18  China  Chinese New Year: Year of Pig begins Feb.19   North Korea North Korea to give up nuclear program Feb.20  Jerusalem  Rice talks with Israelis, Palestinians 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   Arizona McCain seeking Presidential nomination

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Mar.3  Global  Total lunar eclipse Mar.8  Sao Paulo  Bush arrives in Brazil amid protests Mar.9   European Union EU agrees renewable energy target
  Sao Paulo     Bush shrugs off Chavez's taunts  President Bush insisted the U.S. is not neglecting Latin America and celebrated an alternative-fuels pact with Brazil as proof   Baghdad Iraq hosts key security meeting Mar.12   Zimbabwe   Opposition tortured by police
  Top opposition leaders were assaulted by police who broke up a prayer meeting planned to protest government policies.    Morgan Tsvangirai, the leader of Movement for Democratic Change ...
  Pakistan   Country's top judge suspended  Lawyers protest against Musharraf. They have boycotted courts across Pakistan in protest at President's Mar.13   Mexico Bush pushed on drugs, immigration  Mexico  Anti-Bush protests in Mexico City Mar.15   Gaza New Palestinian Cabinet named  Zimbabwe  Mugabe tells critics to 'go hang' Mar.16   Pakistan   Tear gas used on lawyers   Police arrested opposition politicians and raided a TV station ahead of a court hearing of the country's dismissed top judge Mar.18   Zimbabwe Opposition aide beaten  Beijing  Breakthrough over NK funds Mar.19  Pakistan  Judges quit in furore Mar.21  Israel  General strike shuts down Israel Mar.23  Tehran  Ahmadinejad cancels Sec. Council visit Mar.24   UN Security Council New sanctions on Iran approved Mar.25  Berlin  EU leaders call for rapid reforms  West Bank  Rice pushes 'common agenda' in Mideast 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'  Iran  Iran: Inquiry first, access second   U.S. Senate Senate votes for Iraq deadline   The Senate has endorsed a deadline of March 2008 for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq Mar.28   Zimbabwe Opposition leaders arrested  Thailand  Swiss man jailed for Thai insult Mar.29  Tanzania  African leaders side with Mugabe Mar.30   Nepal Maoists to join government Mar.31  Washington  Bush attacks Iran over captives

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Apr.1  Tehran  Protest at UK embassy  Jerusalem  Olmert to Arab leaders: Let's talk peace 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.3  Solomon Islands  Officials: Not enough aid arriving Apr.4   Iran   Ahmadinejad frees UK sailors   Iranian President has met with some of the 15 personnel held in Iranian custody, after pardoning the group   Syria Pelosi pushes Syria on militant links
 Tehran  Britons leave Tehran for home Apr.5   London Blair welcomes sailors from Iran Apr.6   London UK sailors 'were in Iraqi waters'  Jerusalem  Peace pleas punctuate Good Friday Apr.7  Tehran  Iran urges UK goodwill on sailors  Iran  CIA tortured me, says Iran envoy  London  Naval captives can sell stories Apr.9   Iran Nuclear program stepped up   Ahmadinejad: nuclear fuel production program has reached 'industrial' levels  Iraq  Thousands protest Baghdad's fall  Washington  U.S. concerned at Iran's nuclear step Apr.12   Tokyo Chinese PM: Better Japan ties  Wen Jiabao in a speech to the Japanese parliament urged Tokyo not to forget its past military aggressions in Asia Apr.14  Moscow  Kasparov held at Russian demo Apr.15  Washington  Wolfowitz 'to stay' at World Bank  London  BBC calls claim of reporter's death 'rumor'   Sudan Sudan agrees to U.N., AU troops Apr.16   Baghdad Sadr ministers quit Iraqi cabinet Apr.18  Japan  Nagasaki's mayor murdered  Virginia  Gunman sent final video   Iran Iran nuclear operations confirmed Apr.20  Nigeria  Ballots 'not in country' Apr.21  Baghdad  U.S. under fire over Baghdad wall Apr.22  Nigeria  'Flawed' vote rerun call   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
  Nigeria   Yar'Adua wins flawed vote  President Obasanjo's chosen successor was proclaimed victor in a presidential election Apr.24  Mexico  Mexico City legalizes abortion Apr.25  Moscow  Boris Yeltsin buried  House of Representatives  US House votes for Iraq deadline Apr.26  Moscow  Putin gives no hint on successor   U.S. Senate Congress backs Iraq pull-out plan   The Senate has voted to approve a bill which requires US troops to start withdrawing by October   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   Jerusalem   'Severe failure' over Lebanon war  Ehud Olmert has been criticised by government inquiry panel over his handling of Israel's conflict in Lebanon in 2006  Turkey  Prime Minister Erdogan calls for unity

May 2007 ... more > Top ^
May.1   Turkey Presidential vote annulled
 Washington  Bush vetoes Iraq withdrawal bill May.2  Jerusalem  Olmert should go, Israeli FM says   Paris Sarkozy, Royal spar in TV debate May.3   Sinai Iraq rebuild summit opens  Paris  Rivals dispute TV honours   Thailand Deal struck at UN climate talks 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   Washington Queen attends White House dinner May.8   Israel   King Herod's ancient tomb 'found'   An archaeologist has found the tomb of the ruler of Judea while it was under Roman administration in the 1st century BC   Northern Ireland Power sharing begins May.9   Sao Paulo Pope lays down law on abortion May.10   Northern England Blair: My political journey is over  House of Representatives  House passes Iraq funding bill  East Timor  Ramos-Horta won presidential elections May.11  UN  Zimbabwe to chair major UN body  Sao Paulo  Pope canonizes native-born saint in Brazil May.12   Karachi   33 killed during massive clashes   Many of those killed during clashes between pro-government supporters and opposition were supporters of deposed Chief Justice Chaudhry May.13  Brazil  Pope condemns LatAm 'autocrats' May.15  Washington  Wolfowitz pleads case before board 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 May.17   Washington   World Bank head Wolfowitz to quit
  After lengthy talks with the bank's board, Paul Wolfowitz said he would quit the global lending body on 30 June.    Wolfowitz being accused of a conflict of interest over a pay rise given...
May.19  Southern Iraq  Blair's tribute to troops in Iraq May.23   Iran UN reports ongoing Iran defiance May.24  Beirut  PM vows to uproot militants   U.S. Congress Congress backs Iraq funding bill May.25  Kiev  Leaders spar over troops  Iraq  Sadr calls for Sunni co-operation  Lebanon  Hezbollah leader warns Lebanese army May.26   Kiev Crisis calmed: election to hold on Sept. 30   Venezuela Tens of thousands protest over TV issue May.27   Venezuela TV station off the air   Radio Caracas Television, Venezuela's most-watched television station and outlet for the political opposition, went off the air May.28   Baghdad     U.S., Iran hold historic talks   The United States told Iran its support for militias fighting in Iraq needs to cease. Iran criticizes U.S. 'occupation' in Iraq May.29  Washington  U.S. imposes new sanctions against Sudan May.30  Thailand  5-year politics ban for ex-PM

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Jun.1   Gaza Video released of BBC's Johnston
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  New Hampshire  US Democrats appear in TV debate Jun.5  Czech Republic  Bush chides Kremlin over democracy  Cuba  Castro interview focuses on past Jun.6   Germany Protesters clash with police at G8   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  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   Bulgaria Bush ends Europe tour Jun.13  Jerusalem  Peres elected Israel's president Jun.14   West Bank     Abbas sacks Hamas-led government  Palestinian Authority President has dismissed the coalition government and declared a state of emergency Jun.15   West Bank Abbas appoints new Palestinian PM   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.16   North Korea Atomic inspectors can return   North Korea has invited inspectors from IAEA back into the country to monitor the shut down of its main nuclear reactor Jun.17   West Bank New Palestinian cabinet sworn in   Paris Sarkozy's allies won majority in elections Jun.18  Washington  US, EU restore Palestinian ties Jun.19  Gaza  Gazans trapped at Israeli crossing   UN U.N.: Refugee numbers to rise Jun.20  Germany  EU to drop idea of constitution Jun.21  Egypt  Egyptians to host Mid-East summit   Beirut Defense minister: Militants crushed 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.23   North Korea NK gets hands on frozen millions Jun.24  Jerusalem  Israel to free Palestinian funds Jun.25  Israel  Israel to release Fatah prisoners Jun.26  Australia  Aborigines threaten tourist ban   Tehran Protests fuel rationing 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  U.S. Senate  Vote dashes Bush immigration plan

July 2007 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1   Hong Kong Hong Kong marks handover anniversary  New England  Bush and Putin in informal talks Jul.2   Washington Bush spares Libby from jail term Jul.4  Pakistan  Mosque leader's burqa plan fails Jul.5  Colombia  Colombians hold kidnap protests Jul.10   Pakistan Red Mosque rebel cleric killed in crossfire Jul.11  Libya  Court upholds death verdicts Jul.12  House of Representatives  House of Reps votes for troop pullout Jul.13  Tehran  Iran, IAEA resolve inspection row Jul.14   Moscow Russia withdraws from arms treaty Jul.15  Los Angeles  LA cardinal offers abuse apology 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  Washington  Bush urges Mid-East peace talks Jul.17   Pakistan Deadly blast hits Islamabad rally Jul.19  Moscow  Russia expels 4 British diplomats Jul.20   Pakistan   Supreme Court reinstates top judge  Court reinstated Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry, dealing a political blow to President Gen. Pervez Musharraf  Washington  Bush signs order banning 'torture'  Ivory Coast  UN probes 'abuse' Jul.21  New Delhi  First female president for India 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...  Washington  U.S., Iran to meet again over Iraq   Kabul Former king Zahir Shah dies  Zahir Shah has died at the age of 92 following a long illness. He was deposed in 1973 and went into exile, but returned in 2002 Jul.23  USA  US Democrats hold YouTube debate   Libya HIV medics released to Bulgaria
  6 Bulgarian medics who were serving life sentences have been freed and are now on a plane to Bulgaria
 The 5 nurses and a Palestinian doctor were convicted of deliberately infecting Libyan children with HIV. The release had been made possible by a deal struck on improving Libya-EU ties
Jul.25   Libya Sarkozy to boost EU-Libya links   South Korea S Korea urges release of hostages Jul.26  Cuba  Fidel absent as Cuba celebrates Jul.27  U.S. Congress  Congress passes anti-terror bill Jul.28  Abu Dhabi  Musharraf in talks with Bhutto Jul.29  Japan  PM 'suffers election blow' Jul.30  Washington  Bush and Brown vow co-operation   Washington Rice: Arms deals promote stability Jul.31   Cambodia   First Khmer Rouge leader charged  An ex-Khmer Rouge prison chief Kang Kek Ieu has been charged with crimes against humanity by a UN-backed tribunal

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Aug.1  Saudi Arabia  Saudis back US Middle East plans  Baghdad  Sunni bloc leaves Iraq government Aug.2   Arctic Russia plants flag on Arctic floor
Map of North Pole Arctic
  Russian explorers dived deep below the North Pole in a submersible to stake a symbolic claim to the energy riches of the Arctic
Aug.5   Lebanon Opposition wins key Lebanese poll Aug.9  Pakistan  Rice sways Musharraf on emergency Aug.10  UN Security Council  UN approves expanded Iraq mission  Arctic  Canada to build two military Arctic bases Aug.11  New England  'Casual lunch' for Bush, Sarkozy Aug.13  Turkey  Gul getting 2nd shot at presidency Aug.14  New Delhi  India marks 60th anniversary Aug.21   Bangladesh   Student riots flare   Angry students burned an army van and damaged 50 vehicles during violence with security forces at Dhaka University Aug.22   Washington Bush issues Vietnam warning over Iraq Aug.23  Pakistan  Ex-PM Sharif to return  U.S. Senate  Top Republican urges Iraq pullout Aug.27   Washington Attorney General Gonzales resigns  Baghdad  U.S. links Hussein's daughter to terror cell 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.29  Virginia  Virginia Tech response 'too slow' Aug.30   London Sharif names Pakistan return date
Aug.31  Colombia  Chavez to help broker hostage deal

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  Iran  Iran 'reaches nuclear target'  Bangladesh  Ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia arrested Sep.3  Baghdad  President Bush made surprise visit Sep.10   Pakistan   Sharif deported after brief return   Former Pakistani Prime Minister's attempt to return to Pakistan ended quickly as police ordered him to board a flight for Saudi Arabia   U.S. Congress   Gen. Petraeus: 'Surge' is working
  U.S. commander told a fractious congressional hearing that the 30,000 troops deployed to Iraq in January could come home by next July.    David Petraeus told a Congressional panel that the military ob...
Sep.11  Washington  Bush to adopt Petraeus advice on troops   Japan     PM Abe resigns  Prime Minister's year-old government has suffered a string of damaging scandals and a humiliating electoral defeat Sep.12   Moscow Putin names next prime minister Sep.13   Washington Bush pledges Iraq troop reduction Sep.14  U.S. Congress  Report shows meager gains in Iraq Sep.15  Baghdad  Sadr group quits Iraq ruling bloc  Iraq  Al Qaeda threatens Sunni leaders 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.17   Baghdad Iraq shootout firm loses license  Iraq has cancelled the licence of the Blackwater USA, after it was involved in a gunfight in which at least 8 civilians died  Pakistan  Musharraf to 'give up army post' Sep.18   Myanmar '1,000 monks' march
  Military officials in Burma have used tear gas to disperse more than 1,000 Buddhist monks marched peacefully in two cities
 Part of a wave of anti-government protests
Sep.19  Jerusalem  Israel: Gaza is 'hostile entity'  New York  Ahmadinejad denied visit to 9/11 site Sep.20  Beirut  Assassination spurs calls for strike  Paris  Sarkozy: Toughen Iran sanctions Sep.21   Chile   Chile court extradites Fujimori
  Supreme Court has approved the extradition of Peru's former President. He is to be sent back to Peru
 Cuba  Castro on TV appears gaunt but lucid  Washington  Blackwater in Iraq weapons probe Sep.22  Myanmar  Monks protest near Suu Kyi house  Peru  Exiled Fujimori arrives to face charges   Japan Fukuda set to be new PM Sep.23  Myanmar  Police block protesters Sep.24   Myanmar   100,000 protest junta
Map of Yangon Myanmar
  Anti-government protesters led by Buddhist monks marched through Yangon, the largest crowd to demonstrate since a 1988 uprising
 The ruling junta has warned it is ready to 'take action' against Buddhist monks leading mounting protests
  New York     Iran president in campus clash   Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has clashed with the head of Columbia University while making his controversial appearance at the campus  Washington  US to impose new Burma sanctions Sep.25   Japan     Lower house elects Fukuda as PM
  A quiet compromiser has promised to bring stability and moderation to tumultuous political scene
 Myanmar  Government imposes curfews  UN  Ahmadinejad slams 'arrogant' powers Sep.26  Myanmar  Death claims amid crackdown   Myanmar Monasteries in night raids
Sep.27   Myanmar 9 dead in crackdown   9 people have been killed in a crackdown on anti-government protests, after attempts to clear demonstrators from the streets of Yangon  Washington  U.S. freezes assets of Myanmar junta Sep.28   Pakistan Musharraf wins ruling on army role  Myanmar  Internet cut as violence continues Sep.29   Myanmar U.N. envoy arrives in Myanmar Sep.30  Kiev  Strong showing for pro-West bloc

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Oct.1  Moscow  Putin eyes prime minister's job   North Korea   President Roh crossed Demilitarized Zone
  South Korea's president crossed the Cold War's last frontier in a symbolic walk of reconciliation for talks with his North Korean counterpart.    His meeting with Kim Jong-il is only the...
 North Korea  Kim greets Roh in Pyongyang Oct.2  North Korea  Two Koreas open summit talks Oct.3   North Korea Korean leaders sign declaration Oct.4  London  Bhutto upbeat over power-sharing   Chile   Pinochet family arrested   The widow and 5 children of former military ruler have been arrested on charges of embezzlement Oct.5  Iraq  Iraqi lawmaker detained in raid Oct.6   Pakistan     Musharraf 'elected for third term'   Supreme Court could still choose to disqualify the U.S.-backed general, effectively holding the country in political limbo   Iraq Shia leaders sign truce deal  London  Brown rules out autumn election Oct.10   House of Representatives   US bill on Armenia moves forward
  A bill recognising the killing of Armenians in Ottoman times as genocide passed through the House Foreign Affairs Committee by 27 votes to 21.    The nonbinding resolution says the deportation of nearly 2 million Armenians from the Ottoman Empire between in 1915-1923, resulting in the deaths of 1.5 million, amounted to 'genocide' Presi...
 Turkey  Turkey condemns US Armenia vote Oct.11  Turkey  Turkey recalls U.S. envoy Oct.12   Moscow Putin warns U.S. in missile talks   USA   Gore says prize must spur action
  Al Gore says his Nobel Peace Prize is a chance to 'elevate global consciousness' about the threat posed by climate change
 Moscow  Rice holds Russia rights meetings Oct.13   Vatican Vatican bars prelate in gay row  Myanmar  Key activists arrested Oct.15  Tehran  Putin arrived in Tehran for landmark visit Oct.16  Turkey  Iraq seeks talks on Turkey threat Oct.17   Turkey MPs clear attacks in Iraq   Somalia Aid stopped after kidnap Oct.18   Karachi   Thousands throng Bhutto on return  Vowing to help return democracy to Pakistan, former Prime Minister ended 8 years of self-imposed exile and returned to her native country   Portugal EU leaders agree new treaty deal Oct.19  London  Lab suspends DNA pioneer Watson Oct.20   Iran Iran's nuclear negotiator resigns  Beijing  Vice-president loses post Oct.21   Beijing     Communist Party unveils new leaders  President Hu Jintao won a 2nd term as party and army chief, while 4 new faces joined the Politburo Standing Committee Oct.23  Baghdad  Turkey wins Iraq backing on PKK Oct.25   Myanmar   Talks hope as Suu Kyi leaves home  Pro-democracy leader, under house arrest for 12 of the last 18 years, met with the country's newly-appointed liaison officer   Washington US imposes new sanctions on Iran   U.S. Congress Vote on Armenian genocide put off Oct.27  Sudan  Sudan calls Darfur truce at talks Oct.28   Argentina Fernandez claims victory   First lady claimed victory in presidential election, with early results and exit polls suggesting she had avoided a runoff Oct.29  Iraq  US hands over Karbala to Iraqis Oct.30   London Saudi king's royal meet draws fire

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Nov.2   Chad 'Kidnap' children may not get home
  Some of the youngsters at the center of an attempt to transport them to Europe may never be returned home because of confusion over their origins
Nov.3   Pakistan     Musharraf imposes emergency rule
  President Pervez Musharraf has declared emergency rule and suspended the constitution. Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry has been replaced
 Troops have been deployed inside state-run TV stations. The independent channels have gone off air. Chief Justice Chaudhry, who condemned the moves, has been being confined to the Supreme Court with 10 other judges. The court was to decide whether Musharraf was eligible to run for election while remaining army chief. Benazir Bhutto was in Dubai on a personal visit when news of the declaration broke. She immediately boarded a flight back, landing in Karachi
Nov.4   Karachi Police beat up lawyers  Police have baton-charged a rally by lawyers protesting outside the High Court against the state of emergency Nov.5  Washington  US warns Pakistan over emergency Nov.7  U.S. Congress  Sarkozy applauded by US Congress  Georgia  Georgia under state of emergency Nov.8  Pakistan  Bhutto house surrounded by police Nov.9   Pakistan Ex-PM Bhutto under house arrest Nov.10  Washington  US and Germany vow Iran diplomacy Nov.12  Gaza  Deadly clash at Arafat rally Nov.13  U.S. Congress  Hidden costs 'raise US war price' Nov.17   UN U.N. delivers chilling conclusion on climate   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  Pakistan  US tells Musharraf to step back Nov.18   Cambodia Former Khmer Rouge leader arrested Nov.19  France  France braced for huge new strike Nov.20  Zimbabwe  Ian Smith, Rhodesia's last PM, dies at 88  Washington  US confirms Mid-East peace talks Nov.21  Paris  Talks fail to end strike Nov.22  Uganda  Commonwealth suspends Pakistan Nov.23  Beirut  MPs fail to elect president  Saudi Arabia  Saudis to attend Mid-East summit   Beirut   Lahoud steps down; no successor   Lebanese President has left the presidential palace after not naming a successor, and is calling on the army to preserve the nation's securi... Nov.24   Australia   Rudd: I will be prime minister for all
  Opposition leader Kevin Rudd greeted jubilant supporters, as he promised changes in environmental, education and workplace policies.    Conservative Prime Minister Howard officially conceded that the Labor Party had gained...
Nov.25   Syria Syria to attend Mideast summit   Lahore Nawaz Sharif arrives in Pakistan Nov.26  Washington  Cautious hope for Mid-East talks Nov.27   Washington New Mid-East peace drive launched Map of Annapolis Maryland USA
  President W Bush has said the Israelis and Palestinians have agreed to make every effort to reach a peace agreement before the end of 2008.    Bush said a joint statement had been agreed by the I...
  Rawalpindi     Musharraf steps down as army chief Map of Rawalpindi Pakistan
  In a highly emotional speech, Pakistani President stepped down from his position as army chief, announcing his retirement.    Pervez Musharraf has handed over the command to Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kiani in a ceremony at the a...
Nov.28  Washington  Bush launches new Mid-East talks   Pakistan Musharraf sworn in for second term  Venezuela  Students, police clash Nov.29  Pakistan  Musharraf vows to end emergency   Sudan UK teacher jailed over teddy row
  Gillian Gibbons, 54, has been found guilty in of insulting religion after she allowed her primary school class to name a teddy bear Muhammad
Nov.30  Sudan  Protesters: Execute teacher

December 2007 ... more > Top ^
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%   Venezuela     Voters reject Chavez's referendum  The voters narrowly rejected a referendum that would have bolstered Chavez's embrace of socialism and granted him an indefinite extension Dec.3  Sudan  Sudan frees Briton in teddy row  Moscow  Monitors denounce Russia election   Washington U.S.: Iran's nuclear weapons work halted
  A U.S. intelligence report: Iran halted work toward a nuclear weapon under international scrutiny in 2003.    Iran is not likely to have enough highly enr...
Dec.4  Washington  Bush: Iran still a danger Dec.5  Paris  Sarkozy urges Betancourt release Dec.6   CIA   CIA 'wiped' interrogation tapes   The CIA has confirmed that it destroyed at least 2 video tapes showing the interrogation of terror suspects Dec.7   Portugal EU-Africa leaders opening summit Dec.8  Bali  China leads cuts protests 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   Washington Baseball 'rife' with drug use   Dozens of players have been linked to taking performance-enhancing substances in a report on Major League Baseball that alleges a drug cultu... Dec.14   Bali     Climate deal sealed by US U-turn
  Delegates at the UN summit have agreed a deal on curbing climate change after days of bitter wrangling.    US had wanted firmer commitments from developing countries. EU and US agreed that industrialized countries would not set firm emissi...
Dec.15   Pakistan Musharraf lifts emergency rule  Gaza  Huge rally marks Hamas anniversary Dec.17   Cuba Fidel Castro hints at retirement   Saudi Arabia Report: King pardons rape victim Dec.18  U.S. Senate  Senate passes $70B in war funds Dec.19   South Korea   Lee set for landslide   Lee Myung-Bak, a former Seoul mayor and Hyundai executive, claimed victory in presidential election  Jerusalem  Hamas leader: I'm open to talks 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
Dec.23   Thailand     Thaksin ally wins Thai election
  Samak Sundaravej's People Power Party won 228 seats in the 480-seat house, short of the 241 needed for an absolute majority.    the result is a big setback for the military, ...
  Nepal   Government agrees to abolish monarchy  The leaders of the main political parties and The government has agreed for the first time that the 240-year-old monarchy should be abolishe... Dec.24  Uzbekistan  Karimov wins 'sham' election Dec.25   Helmand   Afghanistan expels top UN and EU officials
  One British, the other Irish based in Helmand province, had been holding meetings with different tribes and groups, including the Taliban
 Israel  Iranian Jews find new homes in Israel Dec.27  Pakistan  Bhutto's body flown home Dec.30   Pakistan     Bhutto's son to lead her party   19-year-old Bilawal Zardari will succeed her as chairman of the Pakistan People's Party, which will take part in upcoming elections   Kenya Riots erupt after president re-elected
Map of Nairobi Kenya
  Government has suspended all live TV broadcasts as violence engulfed Nairobi following the re-election of incumbent president Mwai Kibaki
Dec.31   Kenya Election violence kills 'at least 124'


N. Korea agrees to nuclear disarmament   North Korea agreed to shut down its main reactor within 60 days before eventually dismantling its atomic weapons program North Korea to give up nuclear program Nuclear program stepped up   Ahmadinejad: nuclear fuel production program has reached 'industrial' levels Iran nuclear operations confirmed UN reports ongoing Iran defiance U.S.: Iran's nuclear weapons work halted




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2007
Feb.10  Germany  Putin: U.S. force fostering nukes
Feb.13   Beijing
Feb.19   North Korea
Apr.9   Iran
Apr.9  Washington  U.S. concerned at Iran's nuclear step
Apr.18   Iran
May.23   Iran
Jul.13  Tehran  Iran, IAEA resolve inspection row
Sep.2  Iran  Iran 'reaches nuclear target'
Dec.3   Washington
  A U.S. intelligence report: Iran halted work toward a nuclear weapon under international scrutiny in 2003.    Iran is not likely to have enough highly enr...
Dec.4  Washington  Bush: Iran still a danger



World, Politics, 2007 Financial Timeline ... See World Financial timeline Top ^
2007 Dec.18  U.S. Senate  Senate passes $70B in war funds



World, Politics, 2007 Aid Timeline ... See World Aid timeline Top ^
2007 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'
Apr.3  Solomon Islands  Officials: Not enough aid arriving 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.18  Washington  US, EU restore Palestinian ties Jun.23   North Korea NK gets hands on frozen millions Jun.24  Jerusalem  Israel to free Palestinian funds Oct.17   Somalia Aid stopped after kidnap



World, Politics, 2007 Election, Vote Timeline ... See World Election, Vote timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.14  Paris  Sarkozy nod for presidential run Jan.20   New York Hillary Clinton joins 2008 race  Democratic Senator, wife of former president Bill, has taken the first step towards running for the US presidency in 2008 Jan.21   Serbia Radicals shock winners
Feb.10   U. S. Midwest Obama launches presidential bid Feb.11   Portugal Portugal will legalize abortion Feb.28   Arizona McCain seeking Presidential nomination 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.20  Nigeria  Ballots 'not in country' Apr.22  Nigeria  'Flawed' vote rerun call 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   Nigeria Yar'Adua wins flawed vote  President Obasanjo's chosen successor was proclaimed victor in a presidential election Apr.24  Mexico  Mexico City legalizes abortion 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...
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.10  East Timor  Ramos-Horta won presidential elections May.26   Kiev Crisis calmed: election to hold on Sept. 30 Jun.13  Jerusalem  Peres elected Israel's president Jun.17   Paris Sarkozy's allies won majority in elections 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... Jul.23  USA  US Democrats hold YouTube debate Jul.29  Japan  PM 'suffers election blow' Jul.30   Washington Rice: Arms deals promote stability Aug.5   Lebanon Opposition wins key Lebanese poll 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.21  Washington  Blackwater in Iraq weapons probe Sep.30  Kiev  Strong showing for pro-West bloc Oct.6   Pakistan   Musharraf 'elected for third term'   Supreme Court could still choose to disqualify the U.S.-backed general, effectively holding the country in political limbo Oct.6  London  Brown rules out autumn election Oct.28   Argentina Fernandez claims victory   First lady claimed victory in presidential election, with early results and exit polls suggesting she had avoided a runoff 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.24   Australia Rudd: I will be prime minister for all
  Opposition leader Kevin Rudd greeted jubilant supporters, as he promised changes in environmental, education and workplace policies.    Conservative Prime Minister Howard officially conceded that the Labor Party had gained...
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.2   Venezuela   Voters reject Chavez's referendum  The voters narrowly rejected a referendum that would have bolstered Chavez's embrace of socialism and granted him an indefinite extension Dec.19   South Korea Lee set for landslide   Lee Myung-Bak, a former Seoul mayor and Hyundai executive, claimed victory in presidential election Dec.23   Thailand   Thaksin ally wins Thai election
  Samak Sundaravej's People Power Party won 228 seats in the 480-seat house, short of the 241 needed for an absolute majority.    the result is a big setback for the military, ...
Dec.24  Uzbekistan  Karimov wins 'sham' election Dec.30   Kenya Riots erupt after president re-elected
Map of Nairobi Kenya
  Government has suspended all live TV broadcasts as violence engulfed Nairobi following the re-election of incumbent president Mwai Kibaki
Dec.31   Kenya Election violence kills 'at least 124'



World, Politics, 2007 Border Conflict Timeline ... See World Border Conflict timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.1  Somalia  Somalia targets Islamists' escape Oct.4   Chile   Pinochet family arrested   The widow and 5 children of former military ruler have been arrested on charges of embezzlement



World, Politics, 2007 Government Timeline ... See World Government timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.11  Washington  Bush team begins selling Iraq plan Mar.15   Gaza New Palestinian Cabinet named
Apr.16   Baghdad Sadr ministers quit Iraqi cabinet May.8   Northern Ireland Power sharing begins Jun.14   West Bank   Abbas sacks Hamas-led government  Palestinian Authority President has dismissed the coalition government and declared a state of emergency Jun.17   West Bank New Palestinian cabinet sworn in Jul.20  Ivory Coast  UN probes 'abuse' Jul.22   Alps Bus crash kills 26 Polish pilgrims Aug.1  Baghdad  Sunni bloc leaves Iraq government Sep.15  Baghdad  Sadr group quits Iraq ruling bloc Oct.10   House of Representatives   US bill on Armenia moves forward
  A bill recognising the killing of Armenians in Ottoman times as genocide passed through the House Foreign Affairs Committee by 27 votes to 21.    The nonbinding resolution says the deportation of nearly 2 million Armenians from the Ottoman Empire between in 1915-1923, resulting in the deaths of 1.5 million, amounted to 'genocide' Presi...
Dec.5  Paris  Sarkozy urges Betancourt release



World, Politics, 2007 Navy Timeline ... See World Navy timeline Top ^
2007 Apr.6   London UK sailors 'were in Iraqi waters'
Oct.12   USA Gore says prize must spur action
  Al Gore says his Nobel Peace Prize is a chance to 'elevate global consciousness' about the threat posed by climate change




World, Politics, 2007 Religion Timeline ... See World Religion timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.2  India  Millions bathe at Hindu festival 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 Apr.6  Jerusalem  Peace pleas punctuate Good Friday May.9   Sao Paulo Pope lays down law on abortion May.11  Sao Paulo  Pope canonizes native-born saint in Brazil May.13  Brazil  Pope condemns LatAm 'autocrats' Jul.4  Pakistan  Mosque leader's burqa plan fails Jul.10   Pakistan Red Mosque rebel cleric killed in crossfire Jul.15  Los Angeles  LA cardinal offers abuse apology Jul.17   Pakistan Deadly blast hits Islamabad rally Jul.22   Alps Bus crash kills 26 Polish pilgrims Oct.13   Vatican Vatican bars prelate in gay row



World, Politics, 2007 Justice Timeline ... See World Justice timeline Top ^
2007 Feb.6   Florida Astronaut charged with attempted murder   Lisa Nowak was ordered released on an additional $10,000 bond for a charge involving a romantic rival Feb.26   UN Tribunal Serbia guilty of failing to prevent genocide
Mar.12   Pakistan   Country's top judge suspended  Lawyers protest against Musharraf. They have boycotted courts across Pakistan in protest at President's Mar.19  Pakistan  Judges quit in furore Mar.21  Israel  General strike shuts down Israel Mar.28  Thailand  Swiss man jailed for Thai insult May.1   Turkey Presidential vote annulled May.30  Thailand  5-year politics ban for ex-PM Jun.20  Germany  EU to drop idea of constitution Jul.2   Washington Bush spares Libby from jail term Jul.11  Libya  Court upholds death verdicts Jul.20   Pakistan Supreme Court reinstates top judge  Court reinstated Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry, dealing a political blow to President Gen. Pervez Musharraf Jul.23   Libya HIV medics released to Bulgaria
  6 Bulgarian medics who were serving life sentences have been freed and are now on a plane to Bulgaria
 The 5 nurses and a Palestinian doctor were convicted of deliberately infecting Libyan children with HIV. The release had been made possible by a deal struck on improving Libya-EU ties
Jul.27  U.S. Congress  Congress passes anti-terror bill Jul.31   Cambodia   First Khmer Rouge leader charged  An ex-Khmer Rouge prison chief Kang Kek Ieu has been charged with crimes against humanity by a UN-backed tribunal Sep.21   Chile   Chile court extradites Fujimori
  Supreme Court has approved the extradition of Peru's former President. He is to be sent back to Peru
Sep.22  Peru  Exiled Fujimori arrives to face charges Sep.28   Pakistan Musharraf wins ruling on army role Nov.18   Cambodia Former Khmer Rouge leader arrested Nov.19  France  France braced for huge new strike Nov.21  Paris  Talks fail to end strike Nov.29   Sudan UK teacher jailed over teddy row
  Gillian Gibbons, 54, has been found guilty in of insulting religion after she allowed her primary school class to name a teddy bear Muhammad
Dec.17   Saudi Arabia Report: King pardons rape victim



World, Politics, 2007 Missiles Timeline ... See World Missiles timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.18   China Chinese test missile obliterates satellite
  U.S. official: The missile destroyed an orbiting satellite in a test that could undermine relations with the West
 In Beijing a Foreign Ministry spokesman said he was unaware of such a test. Britain, Japan, Australia joined the United States in voicing concern about the rising militarization of space
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
Apr.7  London  Naval captives can sell stories Apr.15  London  BBC calls claim of reporter's death 'rumor' Apr.18  Virginia  Gunman sent final video Apr.18  Virginia  Gunman sent final video May.2   Paris Sarkozy, Royal spar in TV debate May.27   Venezuela TV station off the air   Radio Caracas Television, Venezuela's most-watched television station and outlet for the political opposition, went off the air Jun.1   Gaza Video released of BBC's Johnston 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.3  New Hampshire  US Democrats appear in TV debate Jun.7  Germany  Shield plan: Bush reassures Putin Oct.12   Moscow Putin warns U.S. in missile talks Nov.12  Gaza  Deadly clash at Arafat rally



World, Politics, 2007 Sports Crime & Justice Timeline ... See World Sports Crime & Justice timeline Top ^
2007 Dec.13   Washington Baseball 'rife' with drug use   Dozens of players have been linked to taking performance-enhancing substances in a report on Major League Baseball that alleges a drug cultu...



World, Politics, 2007 Leftist Timeline ... See World Leftist timeline Top ^
2007 Mar.30   Nepal Maoists to join government
Jun.1   Gaza Video released of BBC's Johnston Jul.5  Colombia  Colombians hold kidnap protests Jul.31   Cambodia   First Khmer Rouge leader charged  An ex-Khmer Rouge prison chief Kang Kek Ieu has been charged with crimes against humanity by a UN-backed tribunal Aug.31  Colombia  Chavez to help broker hostage deal Oct.17   Somalia Aid stopped after kidnap Oct.21   Beijing   Communist Party unveils new leaders  President Hu Jintao won a 2nd term as party and army chief, while 4 new faces joined the Politburo Standing Committee Nov.18   Cambodia Former Khmer Rouge leader arrested Dec.5  Paris  Sarkozy urges Betancourt release



World, Politics, 2007 Anniversary Timeline ... See World Anniversary timeline Top ^
2007 Mar.25  Berlin  EU leaders call for rapid reforms Jul.1   Hong Kong Hong Kong marks handover anniversary
Aug.14  New Delhi  India marks 60th anniversary Sep.28  Myanmar  Internet cut as violence continues Nov.17   UN U.N. delivers chilling conclusion on climate Dec.15  Gaza  Huge rally marks Hamas anniversary



World, Politics, 2007 Warning Timeline ... See World Warning timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.6  Baghdad  Iraq PM warns over Saddam hanging Mar.27  London  Blair warns Iran of 'different phase' Mar.31  Washington  Bush attacks Iran over captives May.25  Lebanon  Hezbollah leader warns Lebanese army 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 Aug.22   Washington Bush issues Vietnam warning over Iraq
Sep.16   Paris France warning of war with Iran   Foreign minister Kouchner says the world should prepare for war over Iran's nuclear program Nov.5  Washington  US warns Pakistan over emergency Dec.30   Kenya Riots erupt after president re-elected Map of Nairobi Kenya
  Government has suspended all live TV broadcasts as violence engulfed Nairobi following the re-election of incumbent president Mwai Kibaki
Dec.31   Kenya Election violence kills 'at least 124'



World, Politics, 2007 Summit Timeline ... See World Summit timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.1   Global World welcomed 2007 with skyrockets  Fireworks exploded over Sydney's Harbor Bridge. In London, thousands of revelers gathered to cheer as Big Ben rang Mar.29  Tanzania  African leaders side with Mugabe May.3   Sinai Iraq rebuild summit opens
Jun.6   Germany Battles ahead as G8 summit begins Jun.7  Germany  Shield plan: Bush reassures Putin Jun.21  Egypt  Egyptians to host Mid-East summit Nov.25   Syria Syria to attend Mideast summit Nov.26  Washington  Cautious hope for Mid-East talks Nov.27   Washington New Mid-East peace drive launched Map of Annapolis Maryland USA
  President W Bush has said the Israelis and Palestinians have agreed to make every effort to reach a peace agreement before the end of 2008.    Bush said a joint statement had been agreed by the I...
Dec.7   Portugal EU-Africa leaders opening summit



World, Politics, 2007 Immigration Timeline ... See World Immigration timeline Top ^
2007 Jun.19  Gaza  Gazans trapped at Israeli crossing Jun.19   UN U.N.: Refugee numbers to rise
Jun.28  U.S. Senate  Vote dashes Bush immigration plan Sep.1   London Bhutto announces Pakistan return Oct.18   Karachi   Thousands throng Bhutto on return  Vowing to help return democracy to Pakistan, former Prime Minister ended 8 years of self-imposed exile and returned to her native country Dec.25  Israel  Iranian Jews find new homes in Israel



World, Politics, 2007 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2007 Apr.21  Baghdad  U.S. under fire over Baghdad wall May.24  Beirut  PM vows to uproot militants Jun.22  Paris  Chirac spurns scandal questioning Jul.14   Moscow Russia withdraws from arms treaty
Jul.20  Ivory Coast  UN probes 'abuse' Aug.10  Arctic  Canada to build two military Arctic bases Aug.29  Virginia  Virginia Tech response 'too slow' Sep.17   Baghdad Iraq shootout firm loses license  Iraq has cancelled the licence of the Blackwater USA, after it was involved in a gunfight in which at least 8 civilians died Sep.21  Washington  Blackwater in Iraq weapons probe Nov.13  U.S. Congress  Hidden costs 'raise US war price'



World, Politics, 2007 Visit Timeline ... See World Visit timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.13   Jerusalem Rice begins Mid-East peace push
Mar.8  Sao Paulo  Bush arrives in Brazil amid protests Mar.9   Sao Paulo   Bush shrugs off Chavez's taunts  President Bush insisted the U.S. is not neglecting Latin America and celebrated an alternative-fuels pact with Brazil as proof Mar.13   Mexico Bush pushed on drugs, immigration Mar.25  West Bank  Rice pushes 'common agenda' in Mideast Apr.12   Tokyo Chinese PM: Better Japan ties  Wen Jiabao in a speech to the Japanese parliament urged Tokyo not to forget its past military aggressions in Asia May.19  Southern Iraq  Blair's tribute to troops in 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 Jul.1  New England  Bush and Putin in informal talks Jul.25   Libya Sarkozy to boost EU-Libya links Jul.30  Washington  Bush and Brown vow co-operation Aug.11  New England  'Casual lunch' for Bush, Sarkozy Aug.31  Colombia  Chavez to help broker hostage deal Sep.3  Baghdad  President Bush made surprise visit Sep.24   New York   Iran president in campus clash   Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has clashed with the head of Columbia University while making his controversial appearance at the campus Sep.29   Myanmar U.N. envoy arrives in Myanmar Oct.1   North Korea President Roh crossed Demilitarized Zone
  South Korea's president crossed the Cold War's last frontier in a symbolic walk of reconciliation for talks with his North Korean counterpart.    His meeting with Kim Jong-il is only the...
Oct.1  North Korea  Kim greets Roh in Pyongyang Oct.2  North Korea  Two Koreas open summit talks Oct.12  Moscow  Rice holds Russia rights meetings Oct.15  Tehran  Putin arrived in Tehran for landmark visit Oct.30   London Saudi king's royal meet draws fire
Nov.10  Washington  US and Germany vow Iran diplomacy



World, Politics, 2007 Agreement Timeline ... See World Agreement timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.4  Gaza  Haniya, Abbas agree to pull back forces Feb.8   Mecca Palestinian talks yield power-sharing pact
  Rival leaders signed an agreement in principle on a government in Saudi-brokered talks in Mecca.    Palestinian President Abbas, of the Fatah, and Meshaal, leader of Hamas, signed the accord at a ceremony hosted by Kin...
Mar.9   European Union EU agrees renewable energy target
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' Apr.15   Sudan Sudan agrees to U.N., AU troops May.3   Thailand Deal struck at UN climate talks 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.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
Jul.30   Washington Rice: Arms deals promote stability Oct.3   North Korea Korean leaders sign declaration Oct.6   Iraq Shia leaders sign truce deal Oct.18   Portugal EU leaders agree new treaty deal 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.14   Bali   Climate deal sealed by US U-turn
  Delegates at the UN summit have agreed a deal on curbing climate change after days of bitter wrangling.    US had wanted firmer commitments from developing countries. EU and US agreed that industrialized countries would not set firm emissi...




World, Politics, 2007 Environmental Timeline ... See World Environmental timeline Top ^
2007 May.3   Thailand Deal struck at UN climate talks 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.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 Oct.11  Turkey  Turkey recalls U.S. envoy Dec.8  Bali  China leads cuts protests



World, Politics, 2007 Human Rights Timeline ... See World Human Rights timeline Top ^
2007 Mar.12   Zimbabwe Opposition tortured by police
  Top opposition leaders were assaulted by police who broke up a prayer meeting planned to protest government policies.    Morgan Tsvangirai, the leader of Movement for Democratic Change ...
Mar.15  Zimbabwe  Mugabe tells critics to 'go hang' Mar.18   Zimbabwe Opposition aide beaten Mar.27  Iran  Iran: Inquiry first, access second Mar.28   Zimbabwe Opposition leaders arrested Apr.7  Iran  CIA tortured me, says Iran envoy May.11  UN  Zimbabwe to chair major UN body May.24   U.S. Congress Congress backs Iraq funding bill Jun.5  Czech Republic  Bush chides Kremlin over democracy Jun.8   European Union CIA jails in Europe 'confirmed' 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.26  Australia  Aborigines threaten tourist ban Jul.4  Pakistan  Mosque leader's burqa plan fails Jul.11  Libya  Court upholds death verdicts Jul.20  Washington  Bush signs order banning 'torture' Jul.23   Libya HIV medics released to Bulgaria
  6 Bulgarian medics who were serving life sentences have been freed and are now on a plane to Bulgaria
 The 5 nurses and a Palestinian doctor were convicted of deliberately infecting Libyan children with HIV. The release had been made possible by a deal struck on improving Libya-EU ties
Sep.25  Myanmar  Government imposes curfews Sep.26   Myanmar Monasteries in night raids Sep.28  Myanmar  Internet cut as violence continues Oct.13  Myanmar  Key activists arrested Oct.25   Myanmar   Talks hope as Suu Kyi leaves home  Pro-democracy leader, under house arrest for 12 of the last 18 years, met with the country's newly-appointed liaison officer Nov.3   Pakistan   Musharraf imposes emergency rule
  President Pervez Musharraf has declared emergency rule and suspended the constitution. Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry has been replaced
 Troops have been deployed inside state-run TV stations. The independent channels have gone off air. Chief Justice Chaudhry, who condemned the moves, has been being confined to the Supreme Court with 10 other judges. The court was to decide whether Musharraf was eligible to run for election while remaining army chief. Benazir Bhutto was in Dubai on a personal visit when news of the declaration broke. She immediately boarded a flight back, landing in Karachi
Nov.4   Karachi Police beat up lawyers  Police have baton-charged a rally by lawyers protesting outside the High Court against the state of emergency Nov.7  Georgia  Georgia under state of emergency Nov.8  Pakistan  Bhutto house surrounded by police Nov.9   Pakistan Ex-PM Bhutto under house arrest Nov.29   Sudan UK teacher jailed over teddy row
  Gillian Gibbons, 54, has been found guilty in of insulting religion after she allowed her primary school class to name a teddy bear Muhammad
Dec.3  Sudan  Sudan frees Briton in teddy row Dec.3  Moscow  Monitors denounce Russia election Dec.6   CIA CIA 'wiped' interrogation tapes   The CIA has confirmed that it destroyed at least 2 video tapes showing the interrogation of terror suspects Dec.15   Pakistan Musharraf lifts emergency rule



World, Politics, 2007 War Management Timeline ... See World War Management timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.4   Washington Bush revamps US military in Iraq
Jan.10   Washington   Bush boosts troop numbers in Iraq
  President will send more than 20,000 extra troops, as part of a new strategy for the future of US involvement.    In an address on US TV, Bush said the deployment would help break the c...
Jan.11  Washington  Bush team begins selling Iraq plan Jan.16   Jerusalem Military chief quits over war performance Jan.26   Belgium Nato 'to step up Afghan support' Feb.5  U.S. Senate  Republicans block Iraq war debate Feb.20  Jerusalem  Rice talks with Israelis, Palestinians Mar.9   Baghdad Iraq hosts key security meeting Mar.18  Beijing  Breakthrough over NK funds Mar.27   U.S. Senate Senate votes for Iraq deadline   The Senate has endorsed a deadline of March 2008 for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq Apr.1  Jerusalem  Olmert to Arab leaders: Let's talk peace Apr.4   Syria Pelosi pushes Syria on militant links Apr.25  House of Representatives  US House votes for Iraq deadline Apr.26   U.S. Senate Congress backs Iraq pull-out plan   The Senate has voted to approve a bill which requires US troops to start withdrawing by October 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.30   Jerusalem   'Severe failure' over Lebanon war  Ehud Olmert has been criticised by government inquiry panel over his handling of Israel's conflict in Lebanon in 2006 May.1  Washington  Bush vetoes Iraq withdrawal bill May.10  House of Representatives  House passes Iraq funding bill May.16   London Prince Harry will not go to Iraq May.19  Southern Iraq  Blair's tribute to troops in Iraq May.24   U.S. Congress Congress backs Iraq funding bill May.25  Kiev  Leaders spar over troops May.28   Baghdad   U.S., Iran hold historic talks   The United States told Iran its support for militias fighting in Iraq needs to cease. Iran criticizes U.S. 'occupation' in Iraq Jun.9  Vatican  Bush talks to pope about Iraq Jul.12  House of Representatives  House of Reps votes for troop pullout Jul.16  Washington  Bush urges Mid-East peace talks Jul.22  Washington  U.S., Iran to meet again over Iraq Jul.28  Abu Dhabi  Musharraf in talks with Bhutto Aug.1  Saudi Arabia  Saudis back US Middle East plans Aug.23  U.S. Senate  Top Republican urges Iraq pullout 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.10   U.S. Congress   Gen. Petraeus: 'Surge' is working
  U.S. commander told a fractious congressional hearing that the 30,000 troops deployed to Iraq in January could come home by next July.    David Petraeus told a Congressional panel that the military ob...
Sep.11  Washington  Bush to adopt Petraeus advice on troops Sep.13   Washington Bush pledges Iraq troop reduction Sep.14  U.S. Congress  Report shows meager gains in Iraq 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.17  Pakistan  Musharraf to 'give up army post' Oct.12   Moscow Putin warns U.S. in missile talks Oct.16  Turkey  Iraq seeks talks on Turkey threat Oct.17   Turkey MPs clear attacks in Iraq Oct.23  Baghdad  Turkey wins Iraq backing on PKK Oct.23  Baghdad  Turkey wins Iraq backing on PKK Oct.27  Sudan  Sudan calls Darfur truce at talks Oct.29  Iraq  US hands over Karbala to Iraqis Nov.17  Pakistan  US tells Musharraf to step back Nov.20  Washington  US confirms Mid-East peace talks Nov.21  Paris  Talks fail to end strike Nov.28  Washington  Bush launches new Mid-East talks Dec.9  European Union  Time up for Kosovo status talks Dec.18  U.S. Senate  Senate passes $70B in war funds Dec.19  Jerusalem  Hamas leader: I'm open to talks



World, Politics, 2007 Assassination Timeline ... See World Assassination timeline Top ^
2007 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
Mar.24   UN Security Council New sanctions on Iran approved Apr.18  Japan  Nagasaki's mayor murdered May.29  Washington  U.S. imposes new sanctions against Sudan Sep.20  Beirut  Assassination spurs calls for strike Sep.20  Paris  Sarkozy: Toughen Iran sanctions Sep.24  Washington  US to impose new Burma sanctions Sep.27  Washington  U.S. freezes assets of Myanmar junta Oct.25   Washington US imposes new sanctions on Iran Nov.22  Uganda  Commonwealth suspends Pakistan



World, Politics, 2007 Royal Timeline ... See World Royal timeline Top ^
2007 Mar.28  Thailand  Swiss man jailed for Thai insult May.7   Washington Queen attends White House dinner
May.16   London Prince Harry will not go to Iraq Jul.22   Kabul Former king Zahir Shah dies  Zahir Shah has died at the age of 92 following a long illness. He was deposed in 1973 and went into exile, but returned in 2002 Dec.17   Saudi Arabia Report: King pardons rape victim Dec.23   Nepal Government agrees to abolish monarchy  The leaders of the main political parties and The government has agreed for the first time that the 240-year-old monarchy should be abolishe...



World, Politics, 2007 Political Leaders Timeline ... See World Political Leaders timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.1  Brazil  Lula sworn in to office Jan.2   UN   New U.N. chief Ban Ki moon takes over  Starting his first day of work, new Secretary-General vowed to end mistrust of the United Nations Jan.16   Jerusalem Military chief quits over war performance
Jan.19  Venezuela  Chavez admits Castro gravely ill Jan.23   U.S. Congress Bush urges unity in speech Jan.24   Jerusalem President: I'm not guilty, I won't resign Jan.26  Guinea  President Lansana Conte 'to cede powers' Jan.30  Cuba  Castro up and talking in new video 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 Apr.15  Washington  Wolfowitz 'to stay' at World Bank Apr.18  Japan  Nagasaki's mayor murdered Apr.26  Moscow  Putin gives no hint on successor Apr.30   Jerusalem   'Severe failure' over Lebanon war  Ehud Olmert has been criticised by government inquiry panel over his handling of Israel's conflict in Lebanon in 2006 May.2  Jerusalem  Olmert should go, Israeli FM says May.10   Northern England Blair: My political journey is over May.15  Washington  Wolfowitz pleads case before board 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.17   Washington World Bank head Wolfowitz to quit
  After lengthy talks with the bank's board, Paul Wolfowitz said he would quit the global lending body on 30 June.    Wolfowitz being accused of a conflict of interest over a pay rise given...
May.25  Kiev  Leaders spar over troops Jun.5  Cuba  Castro interview focuses on past Jun.15   West Bank Abbas appoints new Palestinian PM Jun.22  Paris  Chirac spurns scandal questioning 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.26  Cuba  Fidel absent as Cuba celebrates Aug.13  Turkey  Gul getting 2nd shot at presidency Aug.23  Pakistan  Ex-PM Sharif to return Aug.27   Washington Attorney General Gonzales resigns Aug.30   London Sharif names Pakistan return date Sep.2  Bangladesh  Ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia arrested Sep.10   Pakistan Sharif deported after brief return   Former Pakistani Prime Minister's attempt to return to Pakistan ended quickly as police ordered him to board a flight for Saudi Arabia Sep.11   Japan   PM Abe resigns  Prime Minister's year-old government has suffered a string of damaging scandals and a humiliating electoral defeat Sep.12   Moscow Putin names next prime minister Sep.15  Iraq  Al Qaeda threatens Sunni leaders Sep.17  Pakistan  Musharraf to 'give up army post' Sep.21  Cuba  Castro on TV appears gaunt but lucid Sep.22   Japan Fukuda set to be new PM Oct.1  Moscow  Putin eyes prime minister's job Oct.4   Chile   Pinochet family arrested   The widow and 5 children of former military ruler have been arrested on charges of embezzlement Oct.20   Iran Iran's nuclear negotiator resigns Oct.20  Beijing  Vice-president loses post Nov.23   Beirut Lahoud steps down; no successor   Lebanese President has left the presidential palace after not naming a successor, and is calling on the army to preserve the nation's securi... Nov.25   Lahore Nawaz Sharif arrives in Pakistan Nov.27   Rawalpindi   Musharraf steps down as army chief Map of Rawalpindi Pakistan
  In a highly emotional speech, Pakistani President stepped down from his position as army chief, announcing his retirement.    Pervez Musharraf has handed over the command to Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kiani in a ceremony at the a...
Nov.28   Pakistan Musharraf sworn in for second term Dec.5  Paris  Sarkozy urges Betancourt release 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.17   Cuba Fidel Castro hints at retirement Dec.30   Pakistan   Bhutto's son to lead her party   19-year-old Bilawal Zardari will succeed her as chairman of the Pakistan People's Party, which will take part in upcoming elections



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2007 May.7  Paris  Sarkozy: I have mandate for change



World, Politics, 2007 Protest Timeline ... See World Protest timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.7  Bangladesh  Police clashes wound 50 Jan.22   Beirut Protesters barricade roads   Hundreds have blocked major roads in and around the capital at the start of a general strike called by Hezbollah-led opposition Jan.23  Lebanon  Opposition halts strike Feb.9   Jerusalem Israeli police, Muslims clash at holy site
Mar.13  Mexico  Anti-Bush protests in Mexico City Mar.16   Pakistan Tear gas used on lawyers   Police arrested opposition politicians and raided a TV station ahead of a court hearing of the country's dismissed top judge Apr.1  Tehran  Protest at UK embassy Apr.9  Iraq  Thousands protest Baghdad's fall Apr.14  Moscow  Kasparov held at Russian demo Apr.29  Istanbul  Huge rally for Turkish secularism May.12   Karachi 33 killed during massive clashes   Many of those killed during clashes between pro-government supporters and opposition were supporters of deposed Chief Justice Chaudhry May.26   Venezuela Tens of thousands protest over TV issue 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.6   Germany Protesters clash with police at G8 Jun.21   Beirut Defense minister: Militants crushed Jun.26  Australia  Aborigines threaten tourist ban Jun.26   Tehran Protests fuel rationing Jul.5  Colombia  Colombians hold kidnap protests Jul.10   Pakistan Red Mosque rebel cleric killed in crossfire Jul.17   Pakistan Deadly blast hits Islamabad rally Aug.21   Bangladesh Student riots flare   Angry students burned an army van and damaged 50 vehicles during violence with security forces at Dhaka University Sep.18   Myanmar '1,000 monks' march
  Military officials in Burma have used tear gas to disperse more than 1,000 Buddhist monks marched peacefully in two cities
 Part of a wave of anti-government protests
Sep.20  Beirut  Assassination spurs calls for strike Sep.22  Myanmar  Monks protest near Suu Kyi house Sep.23  Myanmar  Police block protesters Sep.24   Myanmar 100,000 protest junta
Map of Yangon Myanmar
  Anti-government protesters led by Buddhist monks marched through Yangon, the largest crowd to demonstrate since a 1988 uprising
 The ruling junta has warned it is ready to 'take action' against Buddhist monks leading mounting protests
Sep.26  Myanmar  Death claims amid crackdown Nov.12  Gaza  Deadly clash at Arafat rally Nov.28  Venezuela  Students, police clash Nov.30  Sudan  Protesters: Execute teacher Dec.8  Bali  China leads cuts protests



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2007 Jan.17   London Bollywood fury at 'Big Brother'
Oct.19  London  Lab suspends DNA pioneer Watson



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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.4  Gaza  Haniya, Abbas agree to pull back forces Jan.5  Egypt  Hanging 'makes martyr of Saddam' Jan.8   Venezuela Chavez bid for more state control
Jan.11   Bangladesh State of emergency Jan.15  European Union  Criticism of Iraq hangings grows Jan.29  Ethiopia  African snub to Sudan over Darfur Feb.1  Kosovo  Kosovo 'should split from Serbia' Feb.11  Australia  PM slams Obama Iraq stance Feb.18  China  Chinese New Year: Year of Pig begins Mar.23  Tehran  Ahmadinejad cancels Sec. Council visit Apr.1  Jerusalem  Olmert to Arab leaders: Let's talk peace Apr.4   Iran   Ahmadinejad frees UK sailors   Iranian President has met with some of the 15 personnel held in Iranian custody, after pardoning the group Apr.4  Tehran  Britons leave Tehran for home Apr.5   London Blair welcomes sailors from Iran Apr.7  Tehran  Iran urges UK goodwill on sailors Apr.15   Sudan Sudan agrees to U.N., AU troops Apr.21  Baghdad  U.S. under fire over Baghdad wall 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.30  Turkey  Prime Minister Erdogan calls for unity May.8   Israel King Herod's ancient tomb 'found'   An archaeologist has found the tomb of the ruler of Judea while it was under Roman administration in the 1st century BC May.24  Beirut  PM vows to uproot militants May.25  Iraq  Sadr calls for Sunni co-operation Jun.8   European Union CIA jails in Europe 'confirmed' Jun.16   North Korea Atomic inspectors can return   North Korea has invited inspectors from IAEA back into the country to monitor the shut down of its main nuclear reactor Jun.25  Israel  Israel to release Fatah prisoners Jul.14   Moscow Russia withdraws from arms treaty Jul.25   South Korea S Korea urges release of hostages Aug.2   Arctic Russia plants flag on Arctic floor Map of North Pole Arctic
  Russian explorers dived deep below the North Pole in a submersible to stake a symbolic claim to the energy riches of the Arctic
Aug.9  Pakistan  Rice sways Musharraf on emergency Aug.10  UN Security Council  UN approves expanded Iraq mission Aug.10  Arctic  Canada to build two military Arctic bases Sep.17   Baghdad Iraq shootout firm loses license  Iraq has cancelled the licence of the Blackwater USA, after it was involved in a gunfight in which at least 8 civilians died Sep.19  Jerusalem  Israel: Gaza is 'hostile entity' Sep.19  New York  Ahmadinejad denied visit to 9/11 site Sep.25  UN  Ahmadinejad slams 'arrogant' powers Sep.27   Myanmar 9 dead in crackdown   9 people have been killed in a crackdown on anti-government protests, after attempts to clear demonstrators from the streets of Yangon Oct.6   Iraq Shia leaders sign truce deal Oct.10  Turkey  Turkey condemns US Armenia vote Oct.27  Sudan  Sudan calls Darfur truce at talks Nov.2   Chad 'Kidnap' children may not get home
  Some of the youngsters at the center of an attempt to transport them to Europe may never be returned home because of confusion over their origins
Nov.13  U.S. Congress  Hidden costs 'raise US war price' Nov.23  Saudi Arabia  Saudis to attend Mid-East summit Nov.25   Syria Syria to attend Mideast summit
Nov.26  Washington  Cautious hope for Mid-East talks Nov.27   Washington New Mid-East peace drive launched Map of Annapolis Maryland USA
  President W Bush has said the Israelis and Palestinians have agreed to make every effort to reach a peace agreement before the end of 2008.    Bush said a joint statement had been agreed by the I...
Nov.29  Pakistan  Musharraf vows to end emergency 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
Dec.25   Helmand   Afghanistan expels top UN and EU officials
  One British, the other Irish based in Helmand province, had been holding meetings with different tribes and groups, including the Taliban




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2007 Jan.18   China Chinese test missile obliterates satellite
  U.S. official: The missile destroyed an orbiting satellite in a test that could undermine relations with the West
 In Beijing a Foreign Ministry spokesman said he was unaware of such a test. Britain, Japan, Australia joined the United States in voicing concern about the rising militarization of space
Feb.6   Florida Astronaut charged with attempted murder   Lisa Nowak was ordered released on an additional $10,000 bond for a charge involving a romantic rival Mar.3  Global  Total lunar eclipse Apr.3  Solomon Islands  Officials: Not enough aid arriving



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2007 Apr.15  London  BBC calls claim of reporter's death 'rumor' Jul.27  U.S. Congress  Congress passes anti-terror bill Aug.27  Baghdad  U.S. links Hussein's daughter to terror cell Sep.15  Iraq  Al Qaeda threatens Sunni leaders



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2007 Jan.17   London Bollywood fury at 'Big Brother' Jul.21  New Delhi  First female president for India Aug.27  Baghdad  U.S. links Hussein's daughter to terror cell Oct.4  London  Bhutto upbeat over power-sharing



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2007 Jan.23  Istanbul  Thousands mourn journalist Hrant Dink 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 Nov.20  Zimbabwe  Ian Smith, Rhodesia's last PM, dies at 88 Dec.27  Pakistan  Bhutto's body flown home



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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.18   Venezuela   Rule by decree passed for Chavez  National Assembly has given initial approval to a bill granting the President the power to rule by decree for 18 months Jan.31  Venezuela  Lawmakers give Chavez sweeping powers Feb.5  U.S. Senate  Republicans block Iraq war debate Feb.13  House of Representatives  House of Representatives clashes on Iraq Mar.9   European Union EU agrees renewable energy target Mar.27   U.S. Senate Senate votes for Iraq deadline   The Senate has endorsed a deadline of March 2008 for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq Apr.25  House of Representatives  US House votes for Iraq deadline Apr.26   U.S. Senate Congress backs Iraq pull-out plan   The Senate has voted to approve a bill which requires US troops to start withdrawing by October May.1  Washington  Bush vetoes Iraq withdrawal bill May.10  House of Representatives  House passes Iraq funding bill Jul.12  House of Representatives  House of Reps votes for troop pullout Aug.23  U.S. Senate  Top Republican urges Iraq pullout 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...
Sep.10   U.S. Congress   Gen. Petraeus: 'Surge' is working
  U.S. commander told a fractious congressional hearing that the 30,000 troops deployed to Iraq in January could come home by next July.    David Petraeus told a Congressional panel that the military ob...
Sep.25   Japan   Lower house elects Fukuda as PM
  A quiet compromiser has promised to bring stability and moderation to tumultuous political scene
Oct.5  Iraq  Iraqi lawmaker detained in raid Oct.10   House of Representatives   US bill on Armenia moves forward
  A bill recognising the killing of Armenians in Ottoman times as genocide passed through the House Foreign Affairs Committee by 27 votes to 21.    The nonbinding resolution says the deportation of nearly 2 million Armenians from the Ottoman Empire between in 1915-1923, resulting in the deaths of 1.5 million, amounted to 'genocide' Presi...
Oct.17   Turkey MPs clear attacks in Iraq Oct.25   U.S. Congress Vote on Armenian genocide put off Nov.7  U.S. Congress  Sarkozy applauded by US Congress Nov.23  Beirut  MPs fail to elect president Dec.18  U.S. Senate  Senate passes $70B in war funds



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2007 Feb.10  Germany  Putin: U.S. force fostering nukes Feb.13   Beijing N. Korea agrees to nuclear disarmament   North Korea agreed to shut down its main reactor within 60 days before eventually dismantling its atomic weapons program Apr.9   Iran Nuclear program stepped up   Ahmadinejad: nuclear fuel production program has reached 'industrial' levels Jun.26   Tehran Protests fuel rationing
Jul.15  Los Angeles  LA cardinal offers abuse apology 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.2  Iran  Iran 'reaches nuclear target' Dec.3   Washington U.S.: Iran's nuclear weapons work halted
  A U.S. intelligence report: Iran halted work toward a nuclear weapon under international scrutiny in 2003.    Iran is not likely to have enough highly enr...