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01-24 Rogue trader to cost SocGen $7bn Paris
C. 04-07 Olympic torch extinguished Paris
3. 04-27 Captive woman had 7 children by father Amstetten, Austria
E. 06-13 Irish reject EU treaty Ireland
F. 08-20 153 dead in Madrid plane crash Madrid
6. 12-06 Police shooting sparks riot Athens

Summary.     Click for More > Rogue trader to cost SocGen $7bn  Bank Societe Generale as uncovered 'massive' fraud by a trader which resulted in a loss of 4.9bn euros Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan Protest as Olympic torch is lit Dutch MP posts Islam film on web Aid workers free after Chad pardon Olympic torch extinguished   The relay was disrupted by protesters demonstrating against the Chinese government, causing authorities to extinguish the flame 3 times Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed' Billionaire Berlusconi wins election   Captive woman had 7 children by father   Police believe a 73-year-old man held his daughter captive in his cellar for the past two decades and had seven children with her Violence breaks out over trash crisis Summit targets global food crisis Irish reject EU treaty  Prime Minister Brian Cowen was disappointed that Irish voters rejected the European Union reform treaty; 53.4 percent no, to 46.6 percent yes Torres strike gives Spain final victory France hosts Mediterranean summit Poland, U.S. to sign missile shield deal 153 dead in Madrid plane crash World markets continue to slide School gunman kills nine UK bank rescue package imminent Haider dies in accident Eurozone officially in recession Police shooting sparks riot
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January 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jan.7  Soldiers bulldoze Naples rubbish
Jan.16  Russia warned over 'intimidation'
Jan.17  Heathrow jet lands short of runway
Jan.21  
  Stock markets were, prompted by pessimism about Bush's plans to boost the U.S. economy. India's Sensex stock index fell nearly 11%
 Frankfurt's DAX dropping 6.02%
Jan.24   Rogue trader to cost SocGen $7bn
  Bank Societe Generale as uncovered 'massive' fraud by a trader which resulted in a loss of 4.9bn euros
Prodi resigns after losing vote

February 2008 ... more > Top ^
Feb.6  Rice and Miliband on Afghan trip Feb.8  Scotland Yard: 'Blast killed Bhutto' Feb.15  Green light for EU Kosovo mission Feb.17  President ousted in poll Feb.21  UK: CIA rendition flights used British soil Feb.27  EU fines Microsoft record $1.4bn Feb.29   Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan   23-year-old Prince Harry is to be withdrawn from Afghanistan after news of his secret deployment leaked out

March 2008 ... more > Top ^
Mar.8  Europe's rocket launches to space Mar.9 Socialists claim victory
 French voters send warning to Sarkozy Mar.11  Central banks plan emergency cash Mar.16  Sarkozy's party suffers at polls Mar.17  Historic agreement for Israel, Germany Mar.18  Writer Arthur C Clarke dies at 90 Mar.19 bin Laden message condemns Europe Mar.24   Protest as Olympic torch is lit   A protester managed to breach the tight security during the torch lighting ceremony. He unfurled a banner, but was apprehended Mar.27 Delays, protests as Heathrow's T5 opens   Dutch MP posts Islam film on web  Right-wing politician Geert Wilders has posted a controversial 17-minute film critical of the Koran, on video-sharing website LiveLeak Mar.30 Greece hands China Olympic torch Mar.31 Duke 'did not order Diana death'   Aid workers free after Chad pardon  6 French aid workers convicted of plotting to kidnap African children for adoption in Europe have been released from prison

April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1 Sarkozy pleads for Colombian hostage
Apr.2 PM to quit over payments scandal Apr.6  Angry protests as torch reaches London Apr.7   Olympic torch extinguished
  The relay was disrupted by protesters demonstrating against the Chinese government, causing authorities to extinguish the flame 3 times.    Officials extinguished and put the torch on a ...
    Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed'
  The inquest jury: Diana and Dodi Al Fayed were unlawfully killed due to the gross negligence of driver Henri Paul and the paparazzi Apr.14     Billionaire Berlusconi wins election   Conservative former prime minister is on track to become next leader after his center-left rival Walter Veltroni conceded general election defeat Apr.27     Captive woman had 7 children by father Map of Amstetten Austria
  Police believe a 73-year-old man held his daughter captive in his cellar for the past two decades and had seven children with her.    The existence of the woman, missing since 1984 and now 42, emerged app...
Apr.28  'House of Horrors' father confesses Apr.29  DNA: Captor fathered daughter's children

May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.2  New mayor is eccentric, offensive May.11  United claim 10th Premier League title May.14  Zenit shuts out Rangers for UEFA Cup May.21 United victorious after shoot-out drama
May.24   Violence breaks out over trash crisis  Police and protesters furiously clashed at government plans to dump mountains of uncollected trash from Naples in their towns May.28  Life sentence for French killer

June 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1  Fashion king Saint Laurent dies Jun.2 Car bomb blasts Danish embassy
  Summit targets global food crisis  A key UN-sponsored summit is set to open aimed at addressing the problem of soaring global food prices Jun.5  Billion dollars pledged for food crisis Jun.8  Nadal humiliates Federer in French final Jun.9  US and EU 'to issue Iran warning' Jun.10  Cellar daughter conscious Jun.12  Donors pledge $17B to Afghanistan Jun.13   Irish reject EU treaty
  Prime Minister Brian Cowen was disappointed that Irish voters rejected the European Union reform treaty; 53.4 percent no, to 46.6 percent yes.    EU leaders have to decide whether to draw up a new constitution or they could ask the Irish people to vote...
Jun.14  More secret files found on train Jun.16  Bush and Brown in warning to Iran  EU vows to pursue Lisbon treaty Jun.19  EU to lift sanctions against Cuba Jun.23  Mugabe rival seeks refuge in embassy Jun.24  Suicide sparks Sarkozy scare Jun.25  Lahm goal puts Germany in final Jun.26  Superb Spain too strong for Russians Jun.29   Torres strike gives Spain final victory   Thousands of euphoric fans are celebrating in Madrid after their football team won Euro 2008, beating Germany 1-0 Shooting demo uses real bullets, injures 16


July 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1  EU trade chief lambasts Sarkozy Jul.4  Betancourt joy at French return Jul.5  Waxwork Hitler beheaded in Berlin  Venus retains her title in straight sets Jul.6  Nadal stuns Federer in Wimbledon final Jul.8 US and Czechs sign defence deal
 French head will attend Olympics Jul.12 Syria, Lebanon to open embassies   France hosts Mediterranean summit  Leaders of EU and Mediterranean rim 42 countries are gathering to launch a Union for the Mediterranean Jul.19 Iran describes nuke talks as 'constructive' Jul.24 Obama seeks stronger Europe ties Jul.25  Fire causes mass evacuations from resorts Jul.27  Sastre wins Tour de France crown Jul.31 Karadzic appears in war crimes court

August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.12 Georgia agrees to cease-fire proposal
Aug.14   Poland, U.S. to sign missile shield deal  A preliminary deal to place part of a U.S. ballistic missile defense system in Poland has drawn sharp objections from Russia Aug.19 10 French soldiers killed in fighting Aug.20  US and Poland seal missile deal   153 dead in Madrid plane crash   19 people survived when the passenger plane swerved off the runway at Barajas airport but some are in critical condition Aug.21  Spain mourns air disaster victims Aug.24  U.S. beat Spain to win basketball gold

September 2008 ... more > Top ^
Sep.2  Russia praises EU over sanctions Sep.9 Oil falls as Opec ministers meet
Sep.11 Fire breaks out in channel tunnel Sep.16   World markets continue to slide  In the first hour of trading on Wall Street, the Dow was down 41.85, or 0.38%, to 10,875.66. It fell as much as 175 in the opening minutes Sep.17 Barclays agrees $1.75B Lehman deal Sep.23   School gunman kills nine   Matti Juhani Saari has killed 9 people at a college before shooting himself and later dying in hospital. He posted a video of himself firing... Sep.30 EU monitors begin Georgia mission

October 2008 ... more > Top ^
Oct.4  EU leaders meet to discuss credit crisis No banks bail-out fund for Europe
 Another top European bank falters Oct.5  Plan to save German bank 'agreed' Oct.7   UK bank rescue package imminent  Chancellor Alistair Darling to announce details of a 50bn rescue package for the UK banking system Oct.8 World's central banks slash interest rates Oct.10  Ex-Finnish leader wins Nobel Peace Prize   Haider dies in accident   58-year-old far-right politician Joerg Haider was driving alone when his car came off the road and he suffered severe head and chest injuries Oct.11 EU chiefs confront markets crisis Oct.12  European banks rescue plan agreed Oct.13  European markets surge after crisis talks Oct.24  Asia-Europe Meeting convenes

November 2008 ... more > Top ^
Nov.13 German economy now in recession
Nov.14     Eurozone officially in recession  EU figures showed that the economy shrank by 0.2% in the third quarter, following a 0.2% contraction in the area in the previous quarter

December 2008 ... more > Top ^
Dec.6   Police shooting sparks riot
  Riots have broken out in several cities after police shot dead a teenager in Athens. Youths threw petrol bombs, burned cars Dec.7  Fresh riots erupt in Greek cities Dec.8  Greek cities hit by fresh rioting Dec.9 Protests as Athens funeral held
 Greece braces for general strike Dec.10  Strike adds to unrest Dec.11  Belgium detains al-Qaeda suspects Dec.12  EU leaders reach new climate deal  Athens rocked by 7th day of clashes Dec.13  Brown in India for terror talks  Violent protests resume Dec.15  Banks face huge losses from $50B 'scam' Dec.16  Sicilian mafia 'decapitated' by raid Dec.17  UK troops to leave Iraq 'by July' Dec.21  Lockerbie marks anniversary of bombing Dec.25  Playwright Harold Pinter dies  German navy foils Somali pirates


Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan   23-year-old Prince Harry is to be withdrawn from Afghanistan after news of his secret deployment leaked out Shooting demo uses real bullets, injures 16 US and Czechs sign defence deal Karadzic appears in war crimes court Georgia agrees to cease-fire proposal Poland, U.S. to sign missile shield deal  A preliminary deal to place part of a U.S. ballistic missile defense system in Poland has drawn sharp objections from Russia 10 French soldiers killed in fighting EU monitors begin Georgia mission   Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed'   The inquest jury: Diana and Dodi Al Fayed were unlawfully killed due to the gross negligence of driver Henri Paul and the paparazzi 153 dead in Madrid plane crash   19 people survived when the passenger plane swerved off the runway at Barajas airport but some are in critical condition Fire breaks out in channel tunnel Haider dies in accident   58-year-old far-right politician Joerg Haider was driving alone when his car came off the road and he suffered severe head and chest injuries Protest as Olympic torch is lit   A protester managed to breach the tight security during the torch lighting ceremony. He unfurled a banner, but was apprehended Greece hands China Olympic torch Olympic torch extinguished




European Union, 2008 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Jan.7  Soldiers bulldoze Naples rubbish
Feb.29
Jun.29
Jul.8
Jul.31
Aug.12
Aug.14
Aug.19
Aug.20  US and Poland seal missile deal
Sep.30
Oct.10  Ex-Finnish leader wins Nobel Peace Prize
Dec.17  UK troops to leave Iraq 'by July'
Dec.25  German navy foils Somali pirates




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Jan.17  Heathrow jet lands short of runway
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Jul.25  Fire causes mass evacuations from resorts
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Aug.21  Spain mourns air disaster victims
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Apr.6  Angry protests as torch reaches London
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  The relay was disrupted by protesters demonstrating against the Chinese government, causing authorities to extinguish the flame 3 times.    Officials extinguished and put the torch on a ...
May.11  United claim 10th Premier League title May.14  Zenit shuts out Rangers for UEFA Cup May.21 United victorious after shoot-out drama
Jun.8  Nadal humiliates Federer in French final Jun.25  Lahm goal puts Germany in final Jun.26  Superb Spain too strong for Russians Jun.29 Torres strike gives Spain final victory   Thousands of euphoric fans are celebrating in Madrid after their football team won Euro 2008, beating Germany 1-0 Jul.5  Venus retains her title in straight sets Jul.6  Nadal stuns Federer in Wimbledon final Jul.8  French head will attend Olympics Jul.27  Sastre wins Tour de France crown Aug.24  U.S. beat Spain to win basketball gold



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2008 Jan.7  Soldiers bulldoze Naples rubbish Jan.21   World markets plunge on U.S. fears
  Stock markets were, prompted by pessimism about Bush's plans to boost the U.S. economy. India's Sensex stock index fell nearly 11%
 Frankfurt's DAX dropping 6.02%
Jan.24 Rogue trader to cost SocGen $7bn
  Bank Societe Generale as uncovered 'massive' fraud by a trader which resulted in a loss of 4.9bn euros
Feb.27  EU fines Microsoft record $1.4bn Mar.11  Central banks plan emergency cash Mar.27 Delays, protests as Heathrow's T5 opens Jun.1  Fashion king Saint Laurent dies Jun.2 Summit targets global food crisis  A key UN-sponsored summit is set to open aimed at addressing the problem of soaring global food prices Jun.5  Billion dollars pledged for food crisis Sep.9 Oil falls as Opec ministers meet Sep.16 World markets continue to slide  In the first hour of trading on Wall Street, the Dow was down 41.85, or 0.38%, to 10,875.66. It fell as much as 175 in the opening minutes Sep.17 Barclays agrees $1.75B Lehman deal Oct.4  EU leaders meet to discuss credit crisis Oct.4 No banks bail-out fund for Europe Oct.4  Another top European bank falters Oct.5  Plan to save German bank 'agreed' Oct.7 UK bank rescue package imminent  Chancellor Alistair Darling to announce details of a 50bn rescue package for the UK banking system Oct.8 World's central banks slash interest rates Oct.11 EU chiefs confront markets crisis Oct.12  European banks rescue plan agreed Oct.13  European markets surge after crisis talks Nov.13 German economy now in recession Nov.14   Eurozone officially in recession  EU figures showed that the economy shrank by 0.2% in the third quarter, following a 0.2% contraction in the area in the previous quarter Dec.9  Greece braces for general strike Dec.10  Strike adds to unrest Dec.15  Banks face huge losses from $50B 'scam' Dec.25  Playwright Harold Pinter dies



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2008 Jan.24 Rogue trader to cost SocGen $7bn
  Bank Societe Generale as uncovered 'massive' fraud by a trader which resulted in a loss of 4.9bn euros
Feb.8  Scotland Yard: 'Blast killed Bhutto' Mar.19 bin Laden message condemns Europe Mar.31 Duke 'did not order Diana death' Mar.31 Aid workers free after Chad pardon  6 French aid workers convicted of plotting to kidnap African children for adoption in Europe have been released from prison Apr.1 Sarkozy pleads for Colombian hostage Apr.2 PM to quit over payments scandal Apr.7   Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed'   The inquest jury: Diana and Dodi Al Fayed were unlawfully killed due to the gross negligence of driver Henri Paul and the paparazzi Apr.27   Captive woman had 7 children by father Map of Amstetten Austria
  Police believe a 73-year-old man held his daughter captive in his cellar for the past two decades and had seven children with her.    The existence of the woman, missing since 1984 and now 42, emerged app...
Apr.28  'House of Horrors' father confesses Apr.29  DNA: Captor fathered daughter's children May.28  Life sentence for French killer Jun.2 Car bomb blasts Danish embassy Jun.10  Cellar daughter conscious Jul.5  Waxwork Hitler beheaded in Berlin Jul.31 Karadzic appears in war crimes court Sep.23 School gunman kills nine   Matti Juhani Saari has killed 9 people at a college before shooting himself and later dying in hospital. He posted a video of himself firing... Dec.6 Police shooting sparks riot  Riots have broken out in several cities after police shot dead a teenager in Athens. Youths threw petrol bombs, burned cars Dec.7  Fresh riots erupt in Greek cities Dec.8  Greek cities hit by fresh rioting Dec.11  Belgium detains al-Qaeda suspects Dec.12  Athens rocked by 7th day of clashes Dec.13  Brown in India for terror talks Dec.15  Banks face huge losses from $50B 'scam' Dec.16  Sicilian mafia 'decapitated' by raid Dec.21  Lockerbie marks anniversary of bombing Dec.25  German navy foils Somali pirates



European Union, 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.16  Russia warned over 'intimidation' Jan.24 Prodi resigns after losing vote
Feb.6  Rice and Miliband on Afghan trip Feb.15  Green light for EU Kosovo mission Feb.17  President ousted in poll Feb.21  UK: CIA rendition flights used British soil Feb.29 Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan   23-year-old Prince Harry is to be withdrawn from Afghanistan after news of his secret deployment leaked out Mar.8  Europe's rocket launches to space Mar.9 Socialists claim victory Mar.9  French voters send warning to Sarkozy Mar.16  Sarkozy's party suffers at polls Mar.17  Historic agreement for Israel, Germany Mar.18  Writer Arthur C Clarke dies at 90 Mar.24 Protest as Olympic torch is lit   A protester managed to breach the tight security during the torch lighting ceremony. He unfurled a banner, but was apprehended Mar.27 Delays, protests as Heathrow's T5 opens Mar.27 Dutch MP posts Islam film on web  Right-wing politician Geert Wilders has posted a controversial 17-minute film critical of the Koran, on video-sharing website LiveLeak Mar.31 Duke 'did not order Diana death' Apr.1 Sarkozy pleads for Colombian hostage Apr.2 PM to quit over payments scandal Apr.6  Angry protests as torch reaches London Apr.7 Olympic torch extinguished
  The relay was disrupted by protesters demonstrating against the Chinese government, causing authorities to extinguish the flame 3 times.    Officials extinguished and put the torch on a ...
Apr.7   Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed'   The inquest jury: Diana and Dodi Al Fayed were unlawfully killed due to the gross negligence of driver Henri Paul and the paparazzi Apr.14   Billionaire Berlusconi wins election   Conservative former prime minister is on track to become next leader after his center-left rival Walter Veltroni conceded general election defeat May.2  New mayor is eccentric, offensive May.24 Violence breaks out over trash crisis  Police and protesters furiously clashed at government plans to dump mountains of uncollected trash from Naples in their towns Jun.2 Summit targets global food crisis  A key UN-sponsored summit is set to open aimed at addressing the problem of soaring global food prices Jun.9  US and EU 'to issue Iran warning' Jun.12  Donors pledge $17B to Afghanistan Jun.13 Irish reject EU treaty
  Prime Minister Brian Cowen was disappointed that Irish voters rejected the European Union reform treaty; 53.4 percent no, to 46.6 percent yes.    EU leaders have to decide whether to draw up a new constitution or they could ask the Irish people to vote...
Jun.14  More secret files found on train Jun.16  Bush and Brown in warning to Iran Jun.16  EU vows to pursue Lisbon treaty Jun.19  EU to lift sanctions against Cuba Jun.23  Mugabe rival seeks refuge in embassy Jun.24  Suicide sparks Sarkozy scare Jul.1  EU trade chief lambasts Sarkozy Jul.4  Betancourt joy at French return Jul.8 US and Czechs sign defence deal Jul.8  French head will attend Olympics Jul.12 Syria, Lebanon to open embassies Jul.12 France hosts Mediterranean summit  Leaders of EU and Mediterranean rim 42 countries are gathering to launch a Union for the Mediterranean Jul.19 Iran describes nuke talks as 'constructive' Jul.24 Obama seeks stronger Europe ties Aug.12 Georgia agrees to cease-fire proposal Aug.14 Poland, U.S. to sign missile shield deal  A preliminary deal to place part of a U.S. ballistic missile defense system in Poland has drawn sharp objections from Russia Aug.20  US and Poland seal missile deal Aug.21  Spain mourns air disaster victims Sep.2  Russia praises EU over sanctions Oct.4  EU leaders meet to discuss credit crisis Oct.4 No banks bail-out fund for Europe Oct.5  Plan to save German bank 'agreed' Oct.10  Ex-Finnish leader wins Nobel Peace Prize Oct.10 Haider dies in accident   58-year-old far-right politician Joerg Haider was driving alone when his car came off the road and he suffered severe head and chest injuries Oct.11 EU chiefs confront markets crisis Oct.12  European banks rescue plan agreed Oct.24  Asia-Europe Meeting convenes Dec.9 Protests as Athens funeral held Dec.9  Greece braces for general strike Dec.10  Strike adds to unrest Dec.12  EU leaders reach new climate deal Dec.13  Brown in India for terror talks Dec.13  Violent protests resume Dec.21  Lockerbie marks anniversary of bombing