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World Leaders Propose Solutions to Global Hunger

Where: L'Aquila, Italy July 10, 2009 : The leaders of the Group of Eight (G-8) countries met at a summit in L'Aquila, Italy. The G-8 is a group of industrialized countries that includes Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Japan and the United States. After three days of talks, the leaders of these countries launched a new plan...

Thousands Protest ‘Unfair’ Election Result in Iran

Where: Tehran, Iran June 19, 2009 : The Iranian Presidential election results were announced on June 13, 2009, and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner for a second term. The popular reformist leader Mirhossein Mousavi was declared defeated. Ever since then, the country has been rocked by widespread demonstrations. Tens of thousands of angry voters took out...

End to Recession in Sight?

Where: New York, USA March 25, 2009 : The New York Stock Exchange and European Stock markets showed high trading figures after the American government announced that it had planned another bailout package for banks. The United States Treasury is also expected to pump $1 trillion into the market for buying up 'toxic assets'. This means government will put...

Barack Obama Sworn In As 44th American President

Where: Washington, DC, U.S.A. January 20, 2009 : Barack Obama became the first African-American President of the U.S.A. in a year which is also the 200th birth anniversary of Abraham Lincoln, the President who abolished slavery in that country. African-Americans first went to America as slaves, and they did not have the same rights as white people even...

Plans to shut Guantanamo Bay prison

Where: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba December 19, 2008: The controversial prison camp, Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, may finally be closed. US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has ordered that plans be made to close the prison that houses "alien combatants" accused of supporting terrorist activities against the United States. Often colloquially referred to as Gitmo (a spoken version of GTMO, which stands for...

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