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1. 01-12 Google reports China-based attack San Francisco Bay Area
C. 01-26 Avatar is top-grossing film ever Southern California
D. 01-29 U.S., Taiwan in $6.4 billion arms deal Taiwan
E. 02-08 Toyota recalls thousands of Prius cars Japan
03-02 Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM Greece
G. 03-19 BA cabin crew begin strike action London
7. 03-21 U.S. House passes health care vote House of Representatives
I. 04-14 Toyota suspends sales of Lexus worldwide Japan
J. 04-17 Volcanic ash wreaking travel chaos Iceland

Summary.     Click for More > BA cabin crew begin strike action U.S. House passes health care vote   The House passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package of measures meant to reconcile differences with the Senate bill Toyota suspends sales of Lexus worldwide   Volcanic ash wreaking travel chaos
Google reports China-based attack  Google says pullout possible. The company and at least 20 others were victims of a highly sophisticated and targeted attack in mid-December Avatar is top-grossing film ever  Sci-fi spectacular has surpassed Titanic to become the highest grossing movie of all time, figures from distributor 20th Century Fox show U.S., Taiwan in $6.4 billion arms deal Toyota recalls thousands of Prius cars  Toyota has recalled about 200,000 of hybrid Prius cars sold in Japan last year due to a brake problem Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
Jan.3  USA  Tougher US air screening rules
Jan.10  Venezuela  Chavez: military will monitor prices
Jan.12   San Francisco Bay Area
Jan.21  Washington  Obama pushes new bank regulation
Jan.26   Southern California
Jan.29   Taiwan
 Japan  Toyota president sorry
Feb.8   Japan
Feb.10  Greece  PM vows to slash huge government deficit
Feb.21  Germany  Lufthansa four-day strike begins
Feb.23  Greece  Greece steeled for 24-hour strike
Feb.24  House of Representatives  Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president
Mar.2   Greece
  Prime Minister George Papandreou has likened the country's budget crisis to a 'wartime situation' and said Greece was at risk of bankruptcy.    The government has approved a package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis, including ri...
Mar.3  Greece  Greece backs new round of tax rises
Mar.15  Belgium  EU ministers agree Greek plan
Mar.19   London
Mar.21   House of Representatives
Mar.22  China  Google stops censoring search in China
Apr.14   Japan
Apr.17   Iceland
  A cloud from an Icelandic volcano continued to blanket Europe, shutting down airspace in 23 countries and causing misery for millions of travelers.    Virtually all of Europe's major airports remain closed as a huge plume of ash drifts south and east across...
Apr.19  Netherlands  Europe airport start to reopen for flights Apr.20  Amazon  Brazil awards rights to develop dam Apr.21   Louisiana   Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher
Apr.25  Louisiana  Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion Apr.29  Louisiana  Oil reaches coast in US disaster Apr.30  Shanghai  Shanghai rolls out record world's expo May.4  Greece  Tansport halts as strike extends May.9  European Union  Volcanic ash cloud disrupts flights   Belgium EU approves $560B crisis fund May.12  House of Representatives  Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty' May.16  Northern England  Ash closes airports in England, Ireland  London  Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick May.17  China  Tycoon Huang Guangyu jailed for bribery May.23  South Korea  S. Korea suspends trade with N. Korea May.27  Louisiana  Work resumes to plug US oil well Jun.4  Louisiana  BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf Jun.10  Louisiana  Oil leak was 'greater than estimated' Jun.15  Washington  Obama in national address on oil Jun.16  U.S. Congress  US Congress set to grill BP chief Jun.27  Toronto  G20 agrees on deficit cuts by 2013 Jul.14  China  China's economic growth eases Jul.15   Louisiana BP says oil has stopped leaking Jul.23  European Union  Europe's big banks pass stress tests Jul.27  United Kingdom  BP ousts CEO Hayward Aug.3  Louisiana  BP starts 'static kill' on well Aug.5  UN Tribunal  Model tells court of 'dirty stones' gift Aug.21   Southern Iran Iran's first nuclear plant begins fueling Aug.27  Washington  US recovery 'slower than expected' Sep.13  Cuba  Cuba to cut half million public jobs Sep.19  Louisiana  Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says Sep.21  Vatican  Bank investigated over money laundering Sep.29  European Union  Unions stage day of action over cuts Oct.2  Washington  US may give Europe travel warning Oct.11  France  French unions launch new strike Oct.15  Switzerland  Swiss complete world's longest rail tunnel Nov.4  Australia  Qantas grounds Airbus A380 Nov.10  San Diego  Passengers: Cruise ship isn't 'splendid' Nov.21  Ireland  Irish government backs bail-out Dec.3  Spain  Air controller walkout disrupts travel Dec.6  Washington  Deal reached on Bush era tax cuts Dec.8  Florida  SpaceX craft finally launches Dec.11  Manhattan  Madoff's son found hanged in NY Dec.15  Washington  U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill Dec.20  London  Europe is digging airports out of snow Dec.30  Moscow  Khodorkovsky jail term increased



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USA
Obama pushes new bank regulation
Avatar is top-grossing film ever
Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president
Oil spill after blast on oil rig
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
Work resumes to plug US oil well
BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf
BP says oil has stopped leaking
Tougher US air screening rules
Google reports China-based attack
Obama pushes new bank regulation
Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president
U.S. House passes health care vote
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
Oil spill after blast on oil rig
Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion
Oil reaches coast in US disaster
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
Work resumes to plug US oil well
BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf
Oil leak was 'greater than estimated'
BP says oil has stopped leaking
Oil spill after blast on oil rig
Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion
Oil reaches coast in US disaster
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
Work resumes to plug US oil well
BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf
Oil leak was 'greater than estimated'
BP says oil has stopped leaking
Oil spill after blast on oil rig
Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion
Oil reaches coast in US disaster
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
Work resumes to plug US oil well
BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf
Oil leak was 'greater than estimated'
BP says oil has stopped leaking
US recovery 'slower than expected'
Obama pushes new bank regulation
European Union
PM vows to slash huge government deficit
Lufthansa four-day strike begins
Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
Greece backs new round of tax rises
BA cabin crew begin strike action
Europe airport start to reopen for flights
Tansport halts as strike extends
EU approves $560B crisis fund
Ash closes airports in England, Ireland
Europe's big banks pass stress tests
PM vows to slash huge government deficit
Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
Greece backs new round of tax rises
EU ministers agree Greek plan
EU approves $560B crisis fund
Volcanic ash cloud disrupts flights
Ash closes airports in England, Ireland
Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick
BP ousts CEO Hayward
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PM vows to slash huge government deficit
Greece steeled for 24-hour strike
Greece backs new round of tax rises
Volcanic ash cloud disrupts flights
Ash closes airports in England, Ireland
PM vows to slash huge government deficit
Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
EU approves $560B crisis fund
Europe's big banks pass stress tests
East Asia
U.S., Taiwan in $6.4 billion arms deal
Toyota president sorry
Toyota recalls thousands of Prius cars
Google stops censoring search in China
Toyota suspends sales of Lexus worldwide
Shanghai rolls out record world's expo
S. Korea suspends trade with N. Korea
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Toyota president sorry
Toyota recalls thousands of Prius cars
Toyota suspends sales of Lexus worldwide
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Washington
Obama pushes new bank regulation
Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
Obama in national address on oil
Obama pushes new bank regulation
Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president
U.S. House passes health care vote
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
Obama in national address on oil
US Congress set to grill BP chief
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
Obama in national address on oil
US Congress set to grill BP chief
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
Obama in national address on oil
US Congress set to grill BP chief
US recovery 'slower than expected'
Obama pushes new bank regulation
Greece
PM vows to slash huge government deficit
Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
Greece backs new round of tax rises
PM vows to slash huge government deficit
Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
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PM vows to slash huge government deficit
Greece backs new round of tax rises
PM vows to slash huge government deficit
Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
U.S. Congress
Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president
U.S. House passes health care vote
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
US Congress set to grill BP chief
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
US Congress set to grill BP chief
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
US Congress set to grill BP chief
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China
Google stops censoring search in China
Shanghai rolls out record world's expo
Tycoon Huang Guangyu jailed for bribery
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China's economic growth eases
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United Kingdom
BA cabin crew begin strike action
Ash closes airports in England, Ireland
BP ousts CEO Hayward
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Ash closes airports in England, Ireland
Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick
BP ousts CEO Hayward
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Ash closes airports in England, Ireland
Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick
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House of Representatives
Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president
U.S. House passes health care vote
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
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England
BA cabin crew begin strike action
Ash closes airports in England, Ireland
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Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick
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Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick
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Latin America
Chavez: military will monitor prices
Brazil awards rights to develop dam
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Japan
Toyota recalls thousands of Prius cars
Toyota suspends sales of Lexus worldwide
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Toyota suspends sales of Lexus worldwide
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January 2010 ... more > Top ^
Jan.3   USA
Jan.4  Dubai  Tallest structure Burj Khalifa opened
Jan.7  Argentina  President dismisses central bank governor
Jan.10   Venezuela
Jan.12   San Francisco Bay Area
  Google says pullout possible. The company and at least 20 others were victims of a highly sophisticated and targeted attack in mid-December
 Google has decided it is no longer willing to consider censorship of its site in China and may have to shut down its site and its offices in that nation
Jan.20  China  China becomes 2nd largest economy Jan.21   Washington Obama pushes new bank regulation
Jan.26   Southern California   Avatar is top-grossing film ever
  Sci-fi spectacular has surpassed Titanic to become the highest grossing movie of all time, figures from distributor 20th Century Fox show
 Director James Cameron holds the remarkable distinction of directing both the world's top grossing movies
Jan.29   Taiwan U.S., Taiwan in $6.4 billion arms deal
  Overriding objections from China, the Obama administration unveiled a deal that includes about $2.85 billion in missiles and 60 helicopters.    China warns of a 'serious negativ...
  Japan Toyota president sorry  Akio Toyoda apologized for the gas pedal problems that have forced the recall of millions of vehicles in the United States and Europe

February 2010 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  Washington  Obama unveils 2011 budget plans Feb.8   Japan Toyota recalls thousands of Prius cars
  Toyota has recalled about 200,000 of hybrid Prius cars sold in Japan last year due to a brake problem
 This latest recall will include the Toyota Prius and Sai, along with the Lexus HS250h
Feb.10   Greece PM vows to slash huge government deficit  Workers protest against austerity measures imposed by a government trying to dig its way out of a financial crisis that threatens to engulf ... Feb.21  Germany  Lufthansa strike threatens global pain   Germany Lufthansa four-day strike begins  About 4,000 pilots have gone on strike for four days in a dispute over job security. Lufthansa has cancelled 3,000 flights and has warned of... Feb.23   Greece Greece steeled for 24-hour strike Feb.24   House of Representatives Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president  Toyota's president, Akio Toyoda, acknowledged that the company had made mistakes and apologized for the recent lapses in quality control

March 2010 ... more > Top ^
Mar.2   Greece Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
  Prime Minister George Papandreou has likened the country's budget crisis to a 'wartime situation' and said Greece was at risk of bankruptcy
 The government has approved a package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis, including rises in sales taxes, a cut in holiday bonuses paid to civil servants, and a pensions freeze. The EU had called for austerity measures
Mar.3   Greece Greece backs new round of tax rises  The government has approved a new package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis Mar.6  Iceland  Plan to repay Icesave debts rejected Mar.7  Los Angeles  'Hurt Locker' is best picture, wins 6 Oscars Mar.10  Mexico  Mogul Slim is world's richest person Mar.15   Belgium EU ministers agree Greek plan Mar.19   London BA cabin crew begin strike action
  British Airways cabin crew have begun strike action that will cause severe disruption to flights for the next 3 days
 Washington  Obama hails 'historic' healthcare vote Mar.20  London  BA cancels nearly half of flights amid strike Mar.21  Beijing  China likely to see trade deficit   House of Representatives U.S. House passes health care vote
  The House passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package of measures meant to reconcile differences with the Senate bill
 The compromise bill drafted by top Democrats will cost $940 billion over the next 10 years, cuts the deficit by $138 billion during that period. It would reduce the deficit by another $1.2 trillion in the following decade
Mar.22   China   Google stops censoring search in China  Google has stopped censoring its search results in China, ignoring warnings by the country's authorities

April 2010 ... more > Top ^
Apr.11  Greece  Greece is offered 30bn euros loan Apr.14   Japan Toyota suspends sales of Lexus worldwide
  Toyota has suspended sales of its 2010 Lexus GX 460 after a US consumer magazine warning and said it would test all of its other SUV models
Apr.15  European Union  Europe flights be grounded into weekend Apr.17   Iceland   Volcanic ash wreaking travel chaos
  A cloud from an Icelandic volcano continued to blanket Europe, shutting down airspace in 23 countries and causing misery for millions of travelers
 Virtually all of Europe's major airports remain closed as a huge plume of ash drifts south and east across the continent. Airlines are losing some $200m a day in an unprecedented shutdown of commercial air travel
Apr.18  European Union  Airlines and airports question flight bans  England  Test flights: European skies may be safe Apr.19   Netherlands   Europe airport start to reopen for flights   The first flights in northern Europe have taken off after five days of inactivity caused by the spread of volcanic ash from Iceland Apr.20   Amazon Brazil awards rights to develop dam Apr.21  European Union  Battle to clear flights' backlog   Louisiana   Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher
Apr.22  New York  Obama pushes case for bank reform bill Apr.24  Greece  IMF chief tries to ease Greece fears Apr.25   Louisiana Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion Apr.27  Greece  Greek bonds rated 'junk' by S& P's Apr.28  Global  Fears grow over Greece crisis Apr.29   Louisiana Oil reaches coast in US disaster Apr.30   Shanghai Shanghai rolls out record world's expo  Spain  Spain unemployment tops 20 percent

May 2010 ... more > Top ^
May.1  Louisiana  Weather hampers oil slick clean-up May.2  Greece  Bailout worth $146 billion May.4   Greece Tansport halts as strike extends  Trains, planes and ferries are at a standstill, as a general strike has been called across Greeece as protests against spending cuts and tax... May.8  Louisiana  Setback in oil containment bid May.9   European Union Volcanic ash cloud disrupts flights
  Belgium EU approves $560B crisis fund
  Europe's finance ministers approved in an emergency meeting a 'stabilization mechanism' that could provide 440 billion euros for a aid package.    The members of the single currency bloc will have access to 440bn euros of loan guarantees and 60...
May.12   House of Representatives Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty' May.16   Northern England   Ash closes airports in England, Ireland  Airports in Manchester and Liverpool closed as a cloud of ash from a volcano moved east into England, but London airports were not affected   London Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick May.17   China Tycoon Huang Guangyu jailed for bribery May.20  U.S. Senate  Senate approves reforms of Wall Street May.23   South Korea S. Korea suspends trade with N. Korea May.24  Washington  US toughens talk over Gulf spill May.26  Louisiana  BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan May.27   Louisiana Work resumes to plug US oil well May.29  Louisiana  'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails

June 2010 ... more > Top ^
Jun.4  Florida  Successful blast-off for Falcon 9   Louisiana BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf
Jun.10   Louisiana Oil leak was 'greater than estimated' Jun.15   Washington Obama in national address on oil Jun.16   U.S. Congress US Congress set to grill BP chief Jun.19  Beijing  China hints at stronger currency Jun.27   Toronto G20 agrees on deficit cuts by 2013

July 2010 ... more > Top ^
Jul.8  Global  IMF warns on global economic recovery Jul.9  Louisiana  BP in fresh bid to plug oil leak Jul.12  Louisiana  BP installs new sealing cap on leaking well Jul.13  Louisiana  BP starting pressure test on well Jul.14   China China's economic growth eases
Jul.15   Louisiana   BP says oil has stopped leaking
  BP says it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from its leaking well, the first time the flow has stopped since an explosion.    The well has been sealed with a cap as part of a test that could la...
 U.S. Senate  US financial reform passed by Senate Jul.17  Louisiana  BP oil well 'withstands pressure' Jul.21  Washington  Obama signs financial reform law Jul.23   European Union Europe's big banks pass stress tests  Officials led by the European Central Bank tested 91 banks, and most of banks passed stress tests aimed at shoring up confidence in the econ... Jul.24  Louisiana  Oil spill vessels return to site Jul.27   United Kingdom   BP ousts CEO Hayward  Tony Hayward will step down amid ongoing outrage over the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and will be replaced by American Robert Dudley Jul.30  USA  US economic growth slows to 2.4%

August 2010 ... more > Top ^
Aug.3   Louisiana BP starts 'static kill' on well Aug.4  Louisiana  Majority of BP spill 'dealt with' Aug.5   UN Tribunal Model tells court of 'dirty stones' gift Aug.13  Moscow  Russia set to fuel Iran reactor Aug.14  Russia  Russia ban on grain export begins Aug.15  Japan  Japanese economy slows unexpectedly Aug.16  Pakistan  World Bank to loan Pakistan $900m Aug.20  Haiti  Jean's presidential bid rejected Aug.21   Southern Iran Iran's first nuclear plant begins fueling Map of Bushehr Iran
  Iran began fueling its first nuclear energy plant. Western nations have questioned whether the fuel will be used solely for electricity.    The transfer of nuclear fuel was being watched by the Internation...
Aug.27   Washington US recovery 'slower than expected'

September 2010 ... more > Top ^
Sep.6  Washington  Obama to unveil $50bn building plan Sep.13   Cuba Cuba to cut half million public jobs
Sep.19   Louisiana Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says Sep.21   Vatican Bank investigated over money laundering Sep.29   European Union Unions stage day of action over cuts

October 2010 ... more > Top ^
Oct.2   Washington US may give Europe travel warning
Oct.7  Sweden  Vargas Llosa wins Nobel Prize in literature Oct.11   France   French unions launch new strike  A national day of strikes and demonstrations in opposition to the government's pension reforms is the third in a month Oct.15   Switzerland   Swiss complete world's longest rail tunnel   Gotthard Base Tunnel was completed when the last two meters of rock were drilled through Oct.19  Hong Kong  Asian markets fall on China rate hike Oct.20  London  UK unveils major spending cuts  China  China's economy cools in third quarter Oct.21  Paris  French unions call more strike days Oct.28  Belgium  EU frames eurozone crisis rules Oct.29  Washington  US economic growth rate quickens

November 2010 ... more > Top ^
Nov.3  Washington  Fed pumps $600bn into US economy Nov.4   Australia Qantas grounds Airbus A380
Nov.7  Australia  Qantas' A380 fleet to remain grounded Nov.10   San Diego Passengers: Cruise ship isn't 'splendid' Nov.21   Ireland Irish government backs bail-out  Ireland  Irish PM confirms EU rescue deal

December 2010 ... more > Top ^
Dec.3   Spain Air controller walkout disrupts travel
Dec.6   Washington Deal reached on Bush era tax cuts  Switzerland  Swiss bank freezes Wikileaks cash Dec.8   Florida SpaceX craft finally launches  Panama  Panama Canal shut by heavy rains Dec.11   Manhattan Madoff's son found hanged in NY Dec.15   Washington U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill Dec.20   London Europe is digging airports out of snow Dec.24  Paris  Paris cancels half of flights Dec.30   Moscow Khodorkovsky jail term increased


Iran's first nuclear plant begins fueling Map of Bushehr Iran




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2010
Aug.13  Moscow  Russia set to fuel Iran reactor
Aug.21   Southern Iran
  Iran began fueling its first nuclear energy plant. Western nations have questioned whether the fuel will be used solely for electricity.    The transfer of nuclear fuel was being watched by the Internation...




World, Business, 2010 Financial Timeline ... See World Financial timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.7  Argentina  President dismisses central bank governor Jan.10   Venezuela Chavez: military will monitor prices
Jan.21   Washington Obama pushes new bank regulation Feb.1  Washington  Obama unveils 2011 budget plans Feb.10   Greece PM vows to slash huge government deficit  Workers protest against austerity measures imposed by a government trying to dig its way out of a financial crisis that threatens to engulf ... Mar.2   Greece Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
  Prime Minister George Papandreou has likened the country's budget crisis to a 'wartime situation' and said Greece was at risk of bankruptcy
 The government has approved a package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis, including rises in sales taxes, a cut in holiday bonuses paid to civil servants, and a pensions freeze. The EU had called for austerity measures
Mar.6  Iceland  Plan to repay Icesave debts rejected Mar.15   Belgium EU ministers agree Greek plan
Apr.11  Greece  Greece is offered 30bn euros loan Apr.22  New York  Obama pushes case for bank reform bill Apr.24  Greece  IMF chief tries to ease Greece fears Apr.27  Greece  Greek bonds rated 'junk' by S& P's Apr.28  Global  Fears grow over Greece crisis May.2  Greece  Bailout worth $146 billion May.9   Belgium EU approves $560B crisis fund
  Europe's finance ministers approved in an emergency meeting a 'stabilization mechanism' that could provide 440 billion euros for a aid package.    The members of the single currency bloc will have access to 440bn euros of loan guarantees and 60...
May.20  U.S. Senate  Senate approves reforms of Wall Street Jun.19  Beijing  China hints at stronger currency Jun.27   Toronto G20 agrees on deficit cuts by 2013
Jul.15  U.S. Senate  US financial reform passed by Senate Jul.21  Washington  Obama signs financial reform law Jul.23   European Union Europe's big banks pass stress tests  Officials led by the European Central Bank tested 91 banks, and most of banks passed stress tests aimed at shoring up confidence in the econ... Aug.16  Pakistan  World Bank to loan Pakistan $900m Sep.21   Vatican Bank investigated over money laundering Oct.19  Hong Kong  Asian markets fall on China rate hike Oct.20  London  UK unveils major spending cuts Oct.28  Belgium  EU frames eurozone crisis rules Nov.21   Ireland Irish government backs bail-out Nov.21  Ireland  Irish PM confirms EU rescue deal Dec.6   Washington Deal reached on Bush era tax cuts Dec.6  Switzerland  Swiss bank freezes Wikileaks cash



World, Business, 2010 Aid Timeline ... See World Aid timeline Top ^
2010 May.2  Greece  Bailout worth $146 billion Aug.14  Russia  Russia ban on grain export begins Aug.16  Pakistan  World Bank to loan Pakistan $900m Nov.21   Ireland Irish government backs bail-out
Nov.21  Ireland  Irish PM confirms EU rescue deal



World, Business, 2010 Arms Timeline ... See World Arms timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.29   Taiwan U.S., Taiwan in $6.4 billion arms deal
  Overriding objections from China, the Obama administration unveiled a deal that includes about $2.85 billion in missiles and 60 helicopters.    China warns of a 'serious negativ...
Mar.6  Iceland  Plan to repay Icesave debts rejected Aug.20  Haiti  Jean's presidential bid rejected



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2010 Sep.21   Vatican Bank investigated over money laundering



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2010 Jan.21   Washington Obama pushes new bank regulation
Jan.29   Japan Toyota president sorry  Akio Toyoda apologized for the gas pedal problems that have forced the recall of millions of vehicles in the United States and Europe Feb.1  Washington  Obama unveils 2011 budget plans Feb.8   Japan Toyota recalls thousands of Prius cars
  Toyota has recalled about 200,000 of hybrid Prius cars sold in Japan last year due to a brake problem
 This latest recall will include the Toyota Prius and Sai, along with the Lexus HS250h
Feb.10   Greece PM vows to slash huge government deficit  Workers protest against austerity measures imposed by a government trying to dig its way out of a financial crisis that threatens to engulf ... Feb.24   House of Representatives Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president  Toyota's president, Akio Toyoda, acknowledged that the company had made mistakes and apologized for the recent lapses in quality control Mar.2   Greece Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
  Prime Minister George Papandreou has likened the country's budget crisis to a 'wartime situation' and said Greece was at risk of bankruptcy
 The government has approved a package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis, including rises in sales taxes, a cut in holiday bonuses paid to civil servants, and a pensions freeze. The EU had called for austerity measures
Mar.3   Greece Greece backs new round of tax rises  The government has approved a new package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis Apr.14   Japan Toyota suspends sales of Lexus worldwide
  Toyota has suspended sales of its 2010 Lexus GX 460 after a US consumer magazine warning and said it would test all of its other SUV models
Apr.22  New York  Obama pushes case for bank reform bill Oct.20  London  UK unveils major spending cuts



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2010 Mar.19  Washington  Obama hails 'historic' healthcare vote Mar.21   House of Representatives U.S. House passes health care vote
  The House passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package of measures meant to reconcile differences with the Senate bill
 The compromise bill drafted by top Democrats will cost $940 billion over the next 10 years, cuts the deficit by $138 billion during that period. It would reduce the deficit by another $1.2 trillion in the following decade




World, Business, 2010 Sea Disaster Timeline ... See World Sea Disaster timeline Top ^
2010 Nov.10   San Diego Passengers: Cruise ship isn't 'splendid'



World, Business, 2010 Labor Conflict Timeline ... See World Labor Conflict timeline Top ^
2010 Feb.21  Germany  Lufthansa strike threatens global pain Feb.21   Germany Lufthansa four-day strike begins  About 4,000 pilots have gone on strike for four days in a dispute over job security. Lufthansa has cancelled 3,000 flights and has warned of... Feb.23   Greece Greece steeled for 24-hour strike
Mar.19   London BA cabin crew begin strike action
  British Airways cabin crew have begun strike action that will cause severe disruption to flights for the next 3 days
Apr.15  European Union  Europe flights be grounded into weekend Apr.17   Iceland   Volcanic ash wreaking travel chaos
  A cloud from an Icelandic volcano continued to blanket Europe, shutting down airspace in 23 countries and causing misery for millions of travelers
 Virtually all of Europe's major airports remain closed as a huge plume of ash drifts south and east across the continent. Airlines are losing some $200m a day in an unprecedented shutdown of commercial air travel
Apr.18  European Union  Airlines and airports question flight bans Apr.18  England  Test flights: European skies may be safe May.4   Greece Tansport halts as strike extends  Trains, planes and ferries are at a standstill, as a general strike has been called across Greeece as protests against spending cuts and tax... May.9   European Union Volcanic ash cloud disrupts flights May.16   Northern England   Ash closes airports in England, Ireland  Airports in Manchester and Liverpool closed as a cloud of ash from a volcano moved east into England, but London airports were not affected May.16   London Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick May.17   China Tycoon Huang Guangyu jailed for bribery Aug.5   UN Tribunal Model tells court of 'dirty stones' gift Sep.29   European Union Unions stage day of action over cuts Oct.11   France French unions launch new strike  A national day of strikes and demonstrations in opposition to the government's pension reforms is the third in a month Oct.21  Paris  French unions call more strike days Dec.3   Spain Air controller walkout disrupts travel Dec.30   Moscow Khodorkovsky jail term increased



World, Business, 2010 Job Cut Timeline ... See World Job Cut timeline Top ^
2010 Apr.30  Spain  Spain unemployment tops 20 percent Sep.13   Cuba Cuba to cut half million public jobs




World, Business, 2010 High Tech Business Timeline ... See World High Tech Business timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.12   San Francisco Bay Area Google reports China-based attack
  Google says pullout possible. The company and at least 20 others were victims of a highly sophisticated and targeted attack in mid-December
 Google has decided it is no longer willing to consider censorship of its site in China and may have to shut down its site and its offices in that nation
Jan.12   San Francisco Bay Area Google reports China-based attack
  Google says pullout possible. The company and at least 20 others were victims of a highly sophisticated and targeted attack in mid-December
 Google has decided it is no longer willing to consider censorship of its site in China and may have to shut down its site and its offices in that nation
Mar.22   China Google stops censoring search in China  Google has stopped censoring its search results in China, ignoring warnings by the country's authorities Aug.14  Russia  Russia ban on grain export begins Dec.6  Switzerland  Swiss bank freezes Wikileaks cash Dec.8  Panama  Panama Canal shut by heavy rains Dec.20   London Europe is digging airports out of snow Dec.24  Paris  Paris cancels half of flights



World, Business, 2010 Bad Economic News Timeline ... See World Bad Economic News timeline Top ^
2010 Mar.3   Greece Greece backs new round of tax rises  The government has approved a new package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis Jun.27   Toronto G20 agrees on deficit cuts by 2013
Oct.20  China  China's economy cools in third quarter Oct.28  Belgium  EU frames eurozone crisis rules



World, Business, 2010 Lawsuit Timeline ... See World Lawsuit timeline Top ^
2010 Dec.15   Washington U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill




World, Business, 2010 Aviation Business Timeline ... See World Aviation Business timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.3   USA Tougher US air screening rules
Mar.20  London  BA cancels nearly half of flights amid strike Apr.15  European Union  Europe flights be grounded into weekend Apr.17   Iceland   Volcanic ash wreaking travel chaos
  A cloud from an Icelandic volcano continued to blanket Europe, shutting down airspace in 23 countries and causing misery for millions of travelers
 Virtually all of Europe's major airports remain closed as a huge plume of ash drifts south and east across the continent. Airlines are losing some $200m a day in an unprecedented shutdown of commercial air travel
Apr.18  European Union  Airlines and airports question flight bans Apr.18  England  Test flights: European skies may be safe Apr.19   Netherlands Europe airport start to reopen for flights   The first flights in northern Europe have taken off after five days of inactivity caused by the spread of volcanic ash from Iceland Apr.21  European Union  Battle to clear flights' backlog May.9   European Union Volcanic ash cloud disrupts flights May.16   Northern England   Ash closes airports in England, Ireland  Airports in Manchester and Liverpool closed as a cloud of ash from a volcano moved east into England, but London airports were not affected May.16   London Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick Jun.4  Florida  Successful blast-off for Falcon 9 Nov.4   Australia Qantas grounds Airbus A380 Nov.4   Australia Qantas grounds Airbus A380 Nov.7  Australia  Qantas' A380 fleet to remain grounded Nov.7  Australia  Qantas' A380 fleet to remain grounded Dec.8   Florida SpaceX craft finally launches Dec.20   London Europe is digging airports out of snow Dec.24  Paris  Paris cancels half of flights



World, Business, 2010 Agreement Timeline ... See World Agreement timeline Top ^
2010 Mar.15   Belgium EU ministers agree Greek plan
May.9   Belgium EU approves $560B crisis fund
  Europe's finance ministers approved in an emergency meeting a 'stabilization mechanism' that could provide 440 billion euros for a aid package.    The members of the single currency bloc will have access to 440bn euros of loan guarantees and 60...
Dec.6   Washington Deal reached on Bush era tax cuts



World, Business, 2010 Human Rights Timeline ... See World Human Rights timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.12   San Francisco Bay Area Google reports China-based attack
  Google says pullout possible. The company and at least 20 others were victims of a highly sophisticated and targeted attack in mid-December
 Google has decided it is no longer willing to consider censorship of its site in China and may have to shut down its site and its offices in that nation
Oct.2   Washington US may give Europe travel warning Nov.10   San Diego Passengers: Cruise ship isn't 'splendid' Dec.30   Moscow Khodorkovsky jail term increased



World, Business, 2010 Environmental Timeline ... See World Environmental timeline Top ^
2010 Apr.21   Louisiana   Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher
Apr.25   Louisiana Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion Apr.29   Louisiana Oil reaches coast in US disaster May.1  Louisiana  Weather hampers oil slick clean-up May.8  Louisiana  Setback in oil containment bid May.12   House of Representatives Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty' May.24  Washington  US toughens talk over Gulf spill May.26  Louisiana  BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan May.27   Louisiana Work resumes to plug US oil well May.29  Louisiana  'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails Jun.4   Louisiana BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf Jun.10   Louisiana Oil leak was 'greater than estimated' Jun.15   Washington Obama in national address on oil Jun.16   U.S. Congress US Congress set to grill BP chief Jul.9  Louisiana  BP in fresh bid to plug oil leak Jul.12  Louisiana  BP installs new sealing cap on leaking well Jul.13  Louisiana  BP starting pressure test on well Jul.15   Louisiana   BP says oil has stopped leaking
  BP says it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from its leaking well, the first time the flow has stopped since an explosion.    The well has been sealed with a cap as part of a test that could la...
Jul.17  Louisiana  BP oil well 'withstands pressure' Jul.24  Louisiana  Oil spill vessels return to site Jul.24  Louisiana  Oil spill vessels return to site Aug.3   Louisiana BP starts 'static kill' on well Aug.4  Louisiana  Majority of BP spill 'dealt with' Sep.19   Louisiana Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says Dec.8  Panama  Panama Canal shut by heavy rains Dec.15   Washington U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill



World, Business, 2010 Political Sanctions Timeline ... See World Political Sanctions timeline Top ^
2010 May.23   South Korea S. Korea suspends trade with N. Korea




World, Business, 2010 Political Leaders Timeline ... See World Political Leaders timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.7  Argentina  President dismisses central bank governor Mar.10  Mexico  Mogul Slim is world's richest person May.17   China Tycoon Huang Guangyu jailed for bribery
Jun.15   Washington Obama in national address on oil Jul.27   United Kingdom   BP ousts CEO Hayward  Tony Hayward will step down amid ongoing outrage over the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and will be replaced by American Robert Dudley Dec.11   Manhattan Madoff's son found hanged in NY Dec.11   Manhattan Madoff's son found hanged in NY Dec.30   Moscow Khodorkovsky jail term increased



World, Business, 2010 Construction Timeline ... See World Construction timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.4  Dubai  Tallest structure Burj Khalifa opened Apr.20   Amazon Brazil awards rights to develop dam
Sep.6  Washington  Obama to unveil $50bn building plan Oct.15   Switzerland Swiss complete world's longest rail tunnel   Gotthard Base Tunnel was completed when the last two meters of rock were drilled through



World, Business, 2010 Protest Timeline ... See World Protest timeline Top ^
2010 Sep.29   European Union Unions stage day of action over cuts
Oct.21  Paris  French unions call more strike days



World, Business, 2010 Reforms Timeline ... See World Reforms timeline Top ^
2010 Jul.15  U.S. Senate  US financial reform passed by Senate Jul.21  Washington  Obama signs financial reform law



World, Business, 2010 Good Economic News Timeline ... See World Good Economic News timeline Top ^
2010 Sep.19   Louisiana Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says




World, Business, 2010 Trade Timeline ... See World Trade timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.29   Taiwan U.S., Taiwan in $6.4 billion arms deal
  Overriding objections from China, the Obama administration unveiled a deal that includes about $2.85 billion in missiles and 60 helicopters.    China warns of a 'serious negativ...
Mar.21  Beijing  China likely to see trade deficit Apr.30   Shanghai Shanghai rolls out record world's expo May.23   South Korea S. Korea suspends trade with N. Korea Jun.4  Florida  Successful blast-off for Falcon 9 Dec.8   Florida SpaceX craft finally launches



World, Business, 2010 Security Timeline ... See World Security timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.3   USA Tougher US air screening rules
Jan.20  China  China becomes 2nd largest economy Jul.8  Global  IMF warns on global economic recovery Jul.14   China China's economic growth eases Jul.30  USA  US economic growth slows to 2.4% Aug.15  Japan  Japanese economy slows unexpectedly Aug.27   Washington US recovery 'slower than expected' Oct.29  Washington  US economic growth rate quickens Nov.3  Washington  Fed pumps $600bn into US economy



World, Business, 2010 Terror Timeline ... See World Terror timeline Top ^
2010 Oct.2   Washington US may give Europe travel warning




World, Business, 2010 Entertainment Timeline ... See World Entertainment timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.26   Southern California Avatar is top-grossing film ever
  Sci-fi spectacular has surpassed Titanic to become the highest grossing movie of all time, figures from distributor 20th Century Fox show
 Director James Cameron holds the remarkable distinction of directing both the world's top grossing movies
Mar.7  Los Angeles  'Hurt Locker' is best picture, wins 6 Oscars Aug.5   UN Tribunal Model tells court of 'dirty stones' gift Aug.20  Haiti  Jean's presidential bid rejected Oct.7  Sweden  Vargas Llosa wins Nobel Prize in literature



World, Business, 2010 Parliament Timeline ... See World Parliament timeline Top ^
2010 Feb.24   House of Representatives Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president  Toyota's president, Akio Toyoda, acknowledged that the company had made mistakes and apologized for the recent lapses in quality control Mar.19  Washington  Obama hails 'historic' healthcare vote Mar.21   House of Representatives U.S. House passes health care vote
  The House passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package of measures meant to reconcile differences with the Senate bill
 The compromise bill drafted by top Democrats will cost $940 billion over the next 10 years, cuts the deficit by $138 billion during that period. It would reduce the deficit by another $1.2 trillion in the following decade
May.12   House of Representatives Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty' May.20  U.S. Senate  Senate approves reforms of Wall Street Jun.16   U.S. Congress US Congress set to grill BP chief Aug.13  Moscow  Russia set to fuel Iran reactor Aug.21   Southern Iran Iran's first nuclear plant begins fueling Map of Bushehr Iran
  Iran began fueling its first nuclear energy plant. Western nations have questioned whether the fuel will be used solely for electricity.    The transfer of nuclear fuel was being watched by the Internation...




World, Business, 2010 Oil Timeline ... See World Oil timeline Top ^
2010 Apr.21   Louisiana   Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher
Apr.25   Louisiana Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion
Apr.29   Louisiana Oil reaches coast in US disaster May.1  Louisiana  Weather hampers oil slick clean-up May.8  Louisiana  Setback in oil containment bid May.12   House of Representatives Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty' May.24  Washington  US toughens talk over Gulf spill May.26  Louisiana  BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan May.27   Louisiana Work resumes to plug US oil well May.29  Louisiana  'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails Jun.4   Louisiana BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf Jun.10   Louisiana Oil leak was 'greater than estimated' Jun.15   Washington Obama in national address on oil Jun.16   U.S. Congress US Congress set to grill BP chief Jul.9  Louisiana  BP in fresh bid to plug oil leak Jul.12  Louisiana  BP installs new sealing cap on leaking well Jul.13  Louisiana  BP starting pressure test on well Jul.15   Louisiana   BP says oil has stopped leaking
  BP says it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from its leaking well, the first time the flow has stopped since an explosion.    The well has been sealed with a cap as part of a test that could la...
Jul.17  Louisiana  BP oil well 'withstands pressure' Aug.3   Louisiana BP starts 'static kill' on well Aug.4  Louisiana  Majority of BP spill 'dealt with'