10 Jan 2019
How Closely Did You Follow the News in 2018?
Last year flew by so fast it’s hard to remember what happened when. So here’s a quick summary put together by Jim Parker of Dimensional, which sums up key international events month by month.
- Feb – Parkland high school shooting, Florida
- March – Former Russian agent and daughter poisoned in UK
- March – Russian President Vladimir Putin elected for fourth term
- May – Trump announces US will withdraw from Iranian nuclear deal
- May – US extends tariffs on imported steel to EU, Mexico and Canada
- June – Trump and Kim hold first US-North Korea summit in Singapore
- July – US applies tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese goods; threatens more
- July – Facebook shares fall by almost 20% amid data leak scandal
- Aug – Apple becomes first public company with market value of $1 trillion
- Aug – Scott Morrison succeeds Malcolm Turnbull as Australian PM
- Sept – Earthquake and tsunami hits Sulawesi, killing more than 2,000 people
- Oct – Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi murdered in Istanbul
- Oct – IPCC warns of far-reaching change if global warming is not contained
- Nov – UK and EU reach deal on Brexit, but PM May faces internal backlash
- Dec – Trump announces US withdrawal from Syria
Question now is, where will 2019 take us?