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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?

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