Elections 2020: United States

On Tuesday, November 3 2020, US voters head to poll stations across the country to submit their decisions on their President, Vice-President and a range of candidates and issues. On this page, we provide information to help readers understand the process.Every four years, in early November, most of the...

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Aussie Open Results

We provide results updates at this major slam tennis tournament in Australia — including singles, doubles and wheelchair matches completed in Melbourne. ISSUES • Sports, Tennis, Tournament PLACE • Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia DATES • January 20 - February 2, 2020 ORGANIZATIONS • The Australian Open, International Tennis Federation, Association of Tennis...

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Australian Tennis Open

Australia hosts the first major of the tennis season, and the world’s best players arrive Down South to compete for both history and some of the sport’s most prized trophies. ISSUES • Sports, Tennis, Tournament PLACE • Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia DATES • January 20 - February 2, 2020 ORGANIZATIONS •...

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UN Climate Summit

The United Nations bolsters a global community committed to climate change action by holding a special summit this September. ISSUE • The Environment PLACE • New York, NY, USA DATE • September 23, 2019 ORGANIZATION • United Nations The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has convened a UN Climate Summit for September...

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G7 Summit in France

The G7 of leaders from the 6 largest national economies and the European Union will convene in Southern France. ISSUES • Economy, Inequality PLACE • Biarritz, France DATES • August 25 — 29, 2019 ORGANIZATIONS • The G7, the European Union, and the Republic of France ISSUES • Economy, Inequality PLACE • Biarritz,...

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Canadian Tennis Open

We provide results updates at this premier dual-city tournament — with men’s and women’s matches in Montreal and Toronto. ISSUES • Sports, Tennis PLACE • Montreal and Toronto, Canada DATES • August 2-11, 2019 ORGANIZATIONS • Canadian Open aka Rogers Cup, ATP Tour, WTA, and Tennis Canada ISSUES • Sports,...

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Toni Morrison Passes

The doyenne of American fiction, letters, and culture, writer of several prize-winning novels, passed away after a brief illness. ISSUES • Transition, Literature PLACE • New York City, USA DATE • August 5, 2019 BODY • Family of Toni Morrison and Random House ISSUES • Transition, Literature PLACE • New York...

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Johnson Is UK Premier

The Conservative party has elected Boris Johnson as its leader, and thus he will become PM of the United Kingdom, moving into 10 Downing Street this week. ISSUES • Governance, Election, Parliament PLACE • London, United Kingdom DATE • July 23, 2019 ORGANIZATION • Parliament of the United Kingdom ISSUES •...

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Outbreak: Ebola in DRC

We provide updates on the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo, now the second largest in history. ISSUES • Health, Epidemics PLACE • The Democratic Republic of the Congo (North Kivu Province and spreading) DATES • May 2018 — present ORGANIZATIONS • DRC Ministry of Health, Médecins Sans Frontières, and World Health Organization...

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World Bank Conference

The World Bank hosts its conference on development economics in Washington, focusing on multilateralism in the past and future. ISSUES • Economy, Development Economics PLACE • Washington, DC, USA DATE • June 17-19, 2019 ORGANIZATION • World Bank Group ISSUES • Economy, Development Economics PLACE • Washington, DC, USA DATE...

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Ailey II in France

Alvin Ailey arrives in France with a marvelous series of dance pieces, representing African-American culture across bodies, music, languages. ISSUES • Performance, Dance PLACE • Maison de la Danse, Lyon, France DATE • 13 to 18 May, 2019 ORGANIZATION • The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater ISSUES • Performance, Dance PLACE •...

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Ailey II in Barcelona

The world famous dance company from New York arrives in Spain offering a special set of its performances, communicating across bodies, languages and cultures. SUBJECTS • Dance VENUES • Centre Cultural Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain DATES • 10-11 May, 2019 SPONSORS • Ailey II/Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble and Alvin Ailey Dance Theater....

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Mutua Madrid Open de Tenis

In May, in Spain, the world’s best tennis players meet in Madrid, for an important stop on clay surfaces, with competition here doubling as preview and preparation for terre battue at coming the French Open. SUBJECTS • Sports, Tournaments VENUE • La Caja Mágica, Madrid, Spain DATES • 3-12...

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Red Cross on 2018 Disasters

We review The International Red Cross 2018 World Disasters Report — which presents sobering data, incisive insights, and recommendations concerning the gap between those impacted by disasters and those who receive adequate relief. PUBLIKS REPORTS ARCHIVE YEAR • 2019 MONTH • 5 • May REPORT REVIEWDISASTER RESPONSE • HUMANITARIAN AIDREFERENCE...

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Champions League SFs

Man Runs and Looks Skyward with Arms Spread Wide

Europe’s football clubs continue their quest for the continent's most coveted trophy, via the Group, Quarterfinal, Semifinal and Final Stages of Champions League.Genre: Sports, Football. Venue: Varied Venues, Europe. Dates: April 30 - May 1, 2019. Sponsors: Union of European Football Associations.Program: Some of the most popular teams in the world’s...

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After the Vote: Brexit

We provide updates on progress and setbacks concerning the planned withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. On June 23, 2016 citizens of the United Kingdom (UK) voted on whether to have the UK leave the European Union. The result: just under 52% voted for leaving. Soon...

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