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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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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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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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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Rotterdam Tennis Open

Wimbledon Champion Richard Krajicek, director of his hometown tournament since 2004, has succeeded in hosting top players each year.  Genre: Sports, Tennis. Venue: Sports Plaza, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Dates: February 9 - 17, 2019. Sponsors: ATP World Tour and ABN AMRO. Description: By the time the 46th iteration of the annual stop in...

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Open Sud de France

The men’s tour continues after the Australian Open with an important and popular stop for French players and fans. Genre: Sports, Tennis. Venue: La Sud de France Arena, Montpellier, France. Dates: February 3 - 10, 2019. Sponsors: ATP World Tour and Montepellier Méditerranée Metropole. Description: The Open de Sud at Montpellier (previously...

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World Forum in Davos

Global leaders in several sectors meet in Switzerland to set new priorities and agendas for regional and global industries.  Genre: Industries, Major Economies, Summit. Venue: Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. Dates: January 22 — 25, 2019. Sponsors: World Economic Forum. Description: The Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum will bring together a...

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French Govt Defeat Motion

A no-confidence motion against the government of Édouard Philippe and Emmanuel Macron was defeated in France’s National Assembly. PARIS, FRANCE — In part due to the immediate political climate fostered by les gilets jaunes (translated as “yellow jackets”) protesting recent fiscal and societal reforms, the far-left opposition of the...

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WHO on Emergencies

WHO convenes a high-level meeting on current knowledge and experience regarding emergency crisis response for global and globalizing cities. Genre: Health, Public Health Emergencies, Conferences. Venue: Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France. Dates: December 3-4, 2018. Convenors/Sponsors: The World Health Organization and the Government of France. Part of a series that...

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Davis Cup Finals

A crowning achievement for national men’s team tennis, and this year's between Croatia and France will be tense, packed in Lille.  Genre: Sports, Tennis. Venue: Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille, France. Dates: November 18 - 24, 2018. Sponsors: International Tennis Federation (ITF) and BNP Paribas. Description: France will play Croatia in the finals of the...

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