key events around the world in 2017
Last Updated : GMT 12:45:25
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice
Last Updated : GMT 12:45:25
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice

Key events around the world in 2017

Emiratesvoice, emirates voice

Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Key events around the world in 2017

President Donald Trump
Paris - Emiratesvoice

From the inauguration of US President Donald Trump to the exodus of Rohingyas from Myanmar, here are 12 events that marked 2017.

- A year of Trump -

On January 20 Republican billionaire Donald Trump, 70, is inaugurated as US president, vowing: "America first."

Suspicions of collusion between his election campaign and Russia dog the start of his term.

Trump progressively unpicks the achievements of his Democrat predecessor, Barack Obama. He pulls out of international agreements on climate, free trade, immigration and UNESCO.

On December 6, in another break with the previous administration, Trump creates shockwaves when he recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a move largely rejected in a UN vote.

On December 20 he seals his first major reform, signing long-awaited tax cuts into law.

- Brexit under way -

On March 29 London launches the process to quit the European Union, as voted in a referendum nine months earlier.

In a snap general election on June 8 Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives suffer a major setback and lose their majority.

Brussels and London agree on divorce terms on December 8.

- France: political earthquake -

Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron, 39, wins a resounding victory over far-right rival Marine Le Pen in France's presidential election on May 7.

His new En Marche (One the Move) movement drives the two biggest parties -- the Socialists and Republicans -- from the Elysee Palace for the first time.

- Middle East: boiling point -

Saudi Arabia and its allies sever diplomatic ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing it supporting "terrorists" and of being too close to Iran.

Then on November 4 Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announces from the Saudi capital that he is resigning, citing Iran's "grip" on his country. He later backtracks.

Saudi Arabia also accuses rebels in Yemen of receiving support from Iran, which denies the accusation.

The UN describes Yemen's humanitarian situation as the worst in the world in 2017.

- Venezuela: economic disaster -

On July 30 Venezuela's Constituent Assembly -- whose legitimacy is disputed by the opposition and abroad -- is elected after four months of deadly protests against socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

With wide-ranging powers, it dismisses in early August Attorney General Luisa Ortega, one of Maduro's top critics.

It then takes over the opposition-dominated Congress.

Crippled by plummeting oil prices, the country is considered to be in "selective default" by ratings agencies.

- North Korea: escalation -

The reclusive regime conducts its sixth and largest nuclear test on September 3.

On November 29 leader Kim Jong-Un says a "state nuclear force" has been completed with the test of a long-range missile able to deliver a nuclear warhead anywhere in the United States.

Washington threatens to "utterly destroy" the regime "if war comes".

On December 22 the UN Security Council imposes new sanctions against North Korea that restrict vital oil supplies.

- Myanmar's Rohingyas: 'genocide' -

On August 25 the military in Buddhist-majority Myanmar launches a crackdown on Rohingyas after militants from the stateless Muslim minority ambush security forces.

Nearly 655,000 Rohingyas find refuge in Bangladesh.

The United States denounces "ethnic cleansing" while the UN speaks of "elements of genocide".

- Catalonia: autonomy suspended -

Spain's wealthy northeastern Catalonia region holds a referendum for independence on October 1 that is deemed illegal by the central government.

Madrid moves to assert control but Catalan lawmakers vote on October 27 to declare independence.

Madrid dismisses Catalonia's government and suspends its autonomy, also calling regional elections. Deposed regional president Carles Puigdemont, charged with sedition and rebellion, takes refuge in Belgium.

On December 21 three pro-independence parties defeat the central government in the elections. However, the centrist, anti-independence Ciudadanos party gets the best individual result.

- The Weinstein scandal -

On October 5 the New York Times publishes a bombshell investigative report accusing Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, 65, of sexual harassment over decades.

Similar allegations have since been levelled at a long list of personalities in film, television, journalism and politics around the world.

- Zimbabwe: Mugabe falls -

Zimbabwe's veteran President Robert Mugabe, 93, resigns on November 21 following 37 years of rule and after being abandoned by the military and his own party.

- IS defeated, not wiped out -

Iraq on December 9 declares victory in its war to expel the Islamic State group but experts warn that jihadists remain a threat. They have also lost most of their territory in Syria.

Numerous deadly attacks around the world over the year, including in Afghanistan, Britain, Egypt and Somalia, are claimed by or blamed on the group or others linked to Al-Qaeda.

- Climate: record disasters -

The year in which Trump decides, on June 1, to leave the landmark 2015 Paris climate accord is marked by a series of natural disasters, including record-breaking hurricanes, earthquakes and devastating fires that affect several countries.

It is set to be one of the three warmest years ever recorded.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

key events around the world in 2017 key events around the world in 2017

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

key events around the world in 2017 key events around the world in 2017

 



Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017

GMT 08:36 2018 Monday ,22 January

Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way

GMT 10:28 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 12:12 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Five Saudi women pilots granted GACA licences

GMT 15:04 2018 Thursday ,30 August

Five Saudi women pilots granted GACA licences
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Turkey detains dozens more

GMT 10:11 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

Turkey detains dozens more
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice The Rake announces editorial updates

GMT 12:47 2018 Tuesday ,16 January

The Rake announces editorial updates
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Europe brings on charm and blue skies

GMT 06:02 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Europe brings on charm and blue skies
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Sophisticated Classic Dining Room Design Ideas

GMT 12:15 2017 Monday ,18 December

Sophisticated Classic Dining Room Design Ideas
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Arab Coalition Forces kill scores of Houthi commanders

GMT 12:46 2018 Thursday ,30 August

Arab Coalition Forces kill scores of Houthi commanders
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Amazon to open first cashierless shop

GMT 05:18 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Amazon to open first cashierless shop

GMT 19:57 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Farm-fresh from Kerala to the UAE, in just one day

GMT 09:54 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

'Friendly and kind' N. Korean skaters

GMT 17:33 2015 Thursday ,05 March

10 megawatt solar plant opens in Siwa

GMT 21:17 2016 Friday ,23 December

Oman Crude Oil Financial contract closes at US$52.51

GMT 10:11 2011 Tuesday ,29 November

Textbooks finally take a big leap to digital

GMT 18:41 2011 Wednesday ,20 April

Olive leaf pill could heal hearts

GMT 17:36 2012 Wednesday ,08 February

No borders for fiction writers

GMT 11:50 2016 Monday ,17 October

Serena withdraws from WTA Finals

GMT 19:40 2016 Saturday ,16 April

Space station gets first inflatable room

GMT 00:48 2011 Friday ,15 April

Japan\'s seismologists blinded to March 11 quake

GMT 09:25 2017 Saturday ,06 May

UAQ Ruler extends condolences

GMT 09:14 2014 Wednesday ,09 April

Biggest marriage mistakes to avoid

GMT 08:02 2014 Saturday ,10 May

Jane Campion: Indefatigable pioneer of film

GMT 10:19 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Dutch BMX Olympic medallist out of coma

GMT 07:43 2018 Friday ,19 January

to host WTA Finals until 2028

GMT 07:51 2018 Thursday ,18 January

Fighting Tsonga digs deep to reel

GMT 11:38 2017 Wednesday ,15 March

Loss-hit Toshiba nosedives on fears about future

GMT 13:23 2017 Saturday ,18 March

The New virus contagious

GMT 00:07 2011 Wednesday ,28 September

Gulf poetry collection seeks to promote unity

GMT 08:44 2017 Thursday ,19 October

New 'Star Wars' trailer: a hint at Leia's fate?

GMT 08:41 2017 Thursday ,03 August

Actress Anoshka aspires to success in cinema

GMT 15:54 2017 Saturday ,30 September

New gene editor used to fix disease

GMT 08:30 2017 Monday ,27 February

Steak & caramelised onion sandwich

GMT 10:30 2017 Tuesday ,14 November

Bentley Continental GT makes

GMT 10:14 2011 Friday ,23 September

Rita Heyster jailed for Carol Jarvis murder cover-up
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice
 
 Emirates Voice Facebook,emirates voice facebook  Emirates Voice Twitter,emirates voice twitter Emirates Voice Rss,emirates voice rss  Emirates Voice Youtube,emirates voice youtube  Emirates Voice Youtube,emirates voice youtube

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

emiratesvoieen emiratesvoiceen emiratesvoiceen emiratesvoiceen
emiratesvoice emiratesvoice emiratesvoice
emiratesvoice
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
emiratesvoice, Emiratesvoice, Emiratesvoice