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  • Italy
    Saturday Jan 6, 2018

    Ciro Immobile

    Super hat-trick

    Italy
    Saturday Jan 6, 2018

    On 6 January 2018, Immobile scored four goals in the first half away to SPAL, the first Lazio player to score multiple hat-tricks in a season in 16 years; Lazio eventually won the match 5–2.




  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 11, 2018

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook announced That It Would Change News Feed To Prioritize Friends/Family Content

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 11, 2018

    On January 11, 2018, Facebook announced that it would change the News Feed to prioritize friends/family content and de-emphasize content from media companies.




  • Brazil
    Tuesday Jan 16, 2018

    Ronaldinho

    Retirement

    Brazil
    Tuesday Jan 16, 2018

    On 16 January 2018, Ronaldinho confirmed his retirement from football.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Friday Jan 19, 2018

    Nokia

    Nokia signed a deal with NTT Docomo

    Tokyo, Japan
    Friday Jan 19, 2018

    On 19 January 2018, Nokia signed a deal with NTT Docomo, Japan's largest mobile operator, to provide 5G wireless radio base stations in the country by 2020.




  • Liberia
    Monday Jan 22, 2018

    George Weah

    The President of Liberia

    Liberia
    Monday Jan 22, 2018

    Weah was sworn in as president on 22 January 2018, making him the 4th youngest serving president in Africa, marking Liberia's first democratic transition in 74 years.




  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Monday Jan 22, 2018

    Amazon

    Amazon Go was opened

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Monday Jan 22, 2018

    On January 22, 2018, Amazon Go, a store that uses cameras and sensors to detect items that a shopper grabs off shelves and automatically charges a shopper's Amazon account, was opened to the general public in Seattle.




  • U.S.
    Monday Jan 22, 2018

    Netflix

    The largest digital media company

    U.S.
    Monday Jan 22, 2018

    On January 22, 2018, the company crossed $100 billion in market capitalization, becoming the largest digital media and entertainment company in the world, bigger than every traditional media company except for AT&T, Comcast and Disney and the 59th largest publicly traded company in the US S&P 500 Index.


  • Brazil
    Thursday Jan 25, 2018

    Lula da Silva

    2 more years in prison

    Brazil
    Thursday Jan 25, 2018

    On 25 January 2018, the Appeal Court of Porto Alegre found Lula guilty of corruption and money laundering and sentenced him to 12 years of prison, for one of the nine law processes, as the other eight are still in course.


  • Älmhult, Småland, Sweden
    Saturday Jan 27, 2018

    IKEA

    Founder's Death

    Älmhult, Småland, Sweden
    Saturday Jan 27, 2018

    Founder Ingvar Kamprad died on 27 January 2018.


  • Espoo, Finland
    Monday Jan 29, 2018

    Nokia

    Nokia introduced the ReefShark line of 5G Chipsets

    Espoo, Finland
    Monday Jan 29, 2018

    On 29 January 2018, Nokia introduced the ReefShark line of 5G chipsets, claiming that it triples bandwidth to 84 Gbit/s. It will be released by Q3 2018. It also incorporates artificial intelligence technologies from Bell Labs.


  • Monrovia, Liberia
    Monday Jan 29, 2018

    George Weah

    His First Annual Message To The National Legislature

    Monrovia, Liberia
    Monday Jan 29, 2018

    On 29 January 2018, in his first annual message to the national legislature, he reduced his salary and other benefits by 25% with immediate effect. "With the assessment that I gave you earlier of the poor condition of our economy, I believe that it is appropriate that we should all make sacrifices in the interest of our country. According to Article 60 of the Constitution, the salaries of the President and the Vice President are established by the Legislature, and cannot be increased or reduced during the period for which they are elected. However, in view of the very rapidly deteriorating situation of the economy, I am informing you today, with immediate effect, that I will reduce my salary and benefits by 25% and give the proceeds back to the Consolidated Fund for allocation and appropriation as they see fit."


  • Japan
    Wednesday Jan 31, 2018

    Xerox

    Xerox announced that Fujifilm had agreed to acquire a 50.1% controlling stake in the company for US$6.1 billion

    Japan
    Wednesday Jan 31, 2018

    On January 31, 2018, Xerox announced that Fujifilm had agreed to acquire a 50.1% controlling stake in the company for US$6.1 billion, which was to be combined into their existing joint venture Fuji Xerox (having a value of $18 billion post-acquisition).


  • China
    Thursday Feb 1, 2018

    Bitcoin

    Complete ban

    China
    Thursday Feb 1, 2018

    China banned trading in bitcoin, with the first steps taken in September 2017, and a complete ban that started on 1 February 2018.


  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand
    Friday Feb 2, 2018

    Jacinda Ardern

    Waitangi Day

    Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand
    Friday Feb 2, 2018

    On 2 February 2018, Ardern travelled to Waitangi for the annual Waitangi Day commemoration; she stayed in Waitangi for five days, an unprecedented length.Ardern became the first female prime minister to speak from the top marae. Her visit was largely well-received by Māori leaders, with commentators noting a sharp contrast with the acrimonious responses received by several of her predecessors.


  • Parkland, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 14, 2018

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

    Parkland, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 14, 2018

    On February 14, 2018, a gunman opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people and injuring 17 others. Witnesses identified Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old former student at the school, as the assailant. Cruz fled the scene on foot by blending with other students. He was arrested without incident about an hour later in nearby Coral Springs.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Feb 15, 2018

    Murder of Gabriel Fernandez

    Pearl Fernandez plead guilty

    U.S.
    Thursday Feb 15, 2018

    Pearl Fernandez plead guilty on February 15, 2018 to her charge as part of a plea deal to avoid the death penalty, and was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.


  • Philippines
    Monday Feb 19, 2018

    Xiaomi

    First Mi store in Philippines

    Philippines
    Monday Feb 19, 2018

    On 20 February, Xiaomi opened its first Mi Store in the Philippines.


  • Paris, France
    Wednesday Feb 21, 2018

    George Weah

    Weah's first Official Visit Outside Africa

    Paris, France
    Wednesday Feb 21, 2018

    On 21 February 2018, Weah made his first official visit outside Africa, to France, meeting French President Emmanuel Macron. The meeting focused on improving the relationship between France and Liberia and also sought French help for a sports development project in Africa.The meeting was also attended by Didier Drogba, Kylian Mbappé and FIFA president Gianni Infantino.


  • Rome, Italy
    Thursday Feb 22, 2018

    Ciro Immobile

    First European hat-rick

    Rome, Italy
    Thursday Feb 22, 2018

    On 22 February 2018, Immobile scored a hat-trick in the Europa League round of 32 second leg home to Steaua București in a 5–1 win, which allowed Lazio to qualify, 5–2 on aggregate, to the round of 16.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Sunday Mar 11, 2018

    Hong Kong independence

    March 2018 Legislative Council by-elections for the four seats left vacant by the disqualified legislators over the oath-taking controversy

    Hong Kong, China
    Sunday Mar 11, 2018

    In the March 2018 Legislative Council by-elections for the four seats left vacant by the disqualified legislators over the oath-taking controversy, three candidates were disqualified by the Electoral Affairs Commission (EAC) returning officers, including Demosistō's Agnes Chow on the basis of that she "cannot possibly comply with the requirements of the relevant electoral laws, since advocating or promoting 'self-determination' is contrary to the content of the declaration that the law requires a candidate to make to uphold the Basic Law and pledge allegiance to the [Hong Kong Special Administrative Region]".


  • Finland
    Tuesday Mar 13, 2018

    Nokia

    Solidium purchased a 3.3% stake in Nokia

    Finland
    Tuesday Mar 13, 2018

    On 13 March 2018, Solidium, the investment arm of the Finnish government, purchased a 3.3% stake in Nokia valued at €844 million.


  • Cambridge, England
    Wednesday Mar 14, 2018

    Stephen Hawking

    Death

    Cambridge, England
    Wednesday Mar 14, 2018

    Hawking died at his home in Cambridge, England, on 14 March 2018, at the age of 76.


  • Beaverton, Oregon, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 15, 2018

    Nike, Inc.

    Nike's announcement about Trevor Edwards's Retire

    Beaverton, Oregon, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 15, 2018

    In a company public announcement on March 15, 2018, Parker said Trevor Edwards, a top Nike executive who was seen as a potential successor to the chief executive, was relinquishing his position as Nike's brand president and would retire in August.


  • U.S.
    Friday Mar 16, 2018

    Bart Millard

    I Can Only Imagine

    U.S.
    Friday Mar 16, 2018

    Millard's song "I Can Only Imagine" was inspired by his father's death, and was made into a film also titled I Can Only Imagine. The film was released on March 16, 2018.


  • Wales, United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 19, 2018

    Sofia Kenin

    Entering top 100

    Wales, United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 19, 2018

    With her improved ranking, Kenin was able to play primarily on the WTA Tour in 2018. She began the year by reaching her first WTA quarterfinal at the Auckland Open. After losing her first-round match at the Australian Open, Kenin produced good results at both Premier Mandatory events in March. She entered the top 100 by reaching the second round of the Indian Wells Open as a qualifier. She then qualified for and reached the third round of the Miami Open, where she upset No. 11 Daria Kasatkina.


  • California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 20, 2018

    Java (programming language)

    Java SE 10

    California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 20, 2018

    On March 20, 2018, Oracle released Java SE 10.


  • California,U.S.
    Friday Mar 23, 2018

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    Moving To LA Galaxy

    California,U.S.
    Friday Mar 23, 2018

    On 23 March 2018, Ibrahimović signed for Major League Soccer (MLS) club LA Galaxy.


  • London, England
    Friday Mar 23, 2018

    Facebook, Inc.

    The English High Court Reaction To The Facebook–Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal

    London, England
    Friday Mar 23, 2018

    Facebook customer Global Science Research sold information on over 87 million Facebook users to Cambridge Analytica, a political data analysis firm. According to The Guardian both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica threatened to sue the newspaper if it published the story. After publication, Facebook claimed that it had been "lied to". On March 23, 2018, The English High Court granted an application by the Information Commissioner's Office for a warrant to search Cambridge Analytica's London offices, ending a standoff between Facebook and the Information Commissioner over responsibility.


  • London, England
    Sunday Mar 25, 2018

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook Published a Statement Apologizing Over a "Breach of Trust"

    London, England
    Sunday Mar 25, 2018

    On March 25, Facebook published a statement by Zuckerberg in major UK and US newspapers apologizing over a "breach of trust".


  • Brazil
    Monday Mar 26, 2018

    Lula da Silva

    The Case ended

    Brazil
    Monday Mar 26, 2018

    On 26 March 2018 the Supreme Federal Tribunal of Brazil upheld the sentence of the Appeal Court, thus ending the case.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Monday Mar 26, 2018

    Facebook, Inc.

    The Federal Trade Commission Opened an Investigation Into The Matter

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Monday Mar 26, 2018

    On March 26, the Federal Trade Commission opened an investigation into the matter. The controversy led Facebook to end its partnerships with data brokers who aid advertisers in targeting users.


  • Rome, Italy
    Saturday Mar 31, 2018

    Ciro Immobile

    Lazio's single season top scorer

    Rome, Italy
    Saturday Mar 31, 2018

    On 31 March 2018, Immobile scored twice in Lazio's 6–2 home win over Benevento, his 36th goal of the season, breaking Giorgio Chinaglia's previous record for most goals scored by a Lazio player in a single season, by two goals.


  • Brazil
    Thursday Apr 5, 2018

    Lula da Silva

    (STF) voted 6–5 to deny Lula's habeas corpus petition

    Brazil
    Thursday Apr 5, 2018

    On 5 April 2018, Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court (STF) voted 6–5 to deny Lula's habeas corpus petition.


  • Brazil
    Friday Apr 6, 2018

    Lula da Silva

    Lula appealed to the UN"s Human Rights Committee

    Brazil
    Friday Apr 6, 2018

    Following Judge's Moro issuing of an arrest warrant for the ex-president, on April 6, 2018, Lula appealed to the UN"s Human Rights Committee to ask the government to prevent his arrest until he had exhausted all appeals.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 10, 2018

    Mark Zuckerberg

    Usage of personal data on facebook

    U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 10, 2018

    On April 10 and April 11, 2018, Zuckerberg began testifying before the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation regarding the usage of personal data by Facebook in relation to the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data breach.


  • Rome, Italy
    Tuesday Apr 10, 2018

    Lionel Messi

    Sad night at Rome

    Rome, Italy
    Tuesday Apr 10, 2018

    Barca had a sad night losing 3–0 to Roma. Goals from Džeko, De Rossi, and Manolas allowed the Italians to turn around a three-goal deficit and qualify for the semi-finals on the away goals rule.


  • Boufarik Airport, Algeria
    Wednesday Apr 11, 2018

    Plane Accidents

    Algerian Air Force Il-76

    Boufarik Airport, Algeria
    Wednesday Apr 11, 2018

    Algerian Air Force Il-76 transport plane crashed shortly after take-off from Boufarik Airport, On April 11, 2018, killing all 247 passengers and 10 crew on board.


  • Brazil
    Tuesday Apr 17, 2018

    Lula da Silva

    Not allowed to be visited

    Brazil
    Tuesday Apr 17, 2018

    On 17 April 2018, Brazilian senators who were members of the legislature's Human Rights Commission, the Argentinian Nobel Prize laureate, Adolfo Perez Esquivel and the former president of Uruguay, José Pepe Mujica were not allowed to visit Lula in prison to acquire information of violation of Lula’s human rights.


  • Havana, Cuba
    Thursday Apr 19, 2018

    Raúl Castro

    Castro step down from Power

    Havana, Cuba
    Thursday Apr 19, 2018

    Miguel Díaz-Canel took over as President of Cuba (President of the Council of State) on 19 April 2018. Raúl Castro remains First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party.


  • Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    Thursday Apr 19, 2018

    Sooronbay Jeenbekov

    Jeenbekov Fired his Prime Minister Sapar Isakov and the government

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    Thursday Apr 19, 2018

    On 19 April 2018, Jeenbekov fired his Prime Minister Sapar Isakov and the government following a vote of no confidence from Kyrgyzstan's parliament.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Apr 20, 2018

    Jacinda Ardern

    A toast to the Commonwealth

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Apr 20, 2018

    On 20 April 2018, Ardern attended the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 in London, where she was selected to deliver a toast to the Commonwealth at a state banquet of world leaders. She also had her first private audience with Queen Elizabeth II.


  • Liverpool, England
    Sunday Apr 22, 2018

    Mohamed Salah

    PFA Player of the year

    Liverpool, England
    Sunday Apr 22, 2018

    On 22 April 2018, Salah was awarded the PFA Players' Player of the Year award, having earlier been named in the PFA Team of the Year for the Premier League.


  • London, England, U.K.
    Monday Apr 23, 2018
    19 PM

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

    Prince Louis

    London, England, U.K.
    Monday Apr 23, 2018
    19 PM

    On 23 April 2018, Middleton's third child, Prince Louis, was born at St Mary's Hospital.


  • Korean Peninsula (North Korea and South Korea)
    Friday Apr 27, 2018

    Korean War

    End the ongoing 65-year conflict

    Korean Peninsula (North Korea and South Korea)
    Friday Apr 27, 2018

    On 27 April 2018, it was announced that North Korea and South Korea agreed to talks to end the ongoing 65-year conflict. They committed themselves to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday May 1, 2018

    Xerox

    Resign as part of a deal

    U.S.
    Tuesday May 1, 2018

    On May 1, 2018, it was announced that Chairman Robert Keegan and CEO Jeff Jacobson and four other directors would resign as part of a deal with investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason, who had mounted a proxy fight to oppose the Fujifilm deal. On May 4, Xerox backed away from the deal after stipulations about ceasing litigation were not met.


  • Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Wednesday May 2, 2018

    Xiaomi

    Xiaomi go to the exchange market

    Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Wednesday May 2, 2018

    On May 3, 2018, Xiaomi filed to go public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and aims to raise $10 billion in IPO which is expected to be the world's biggest IPO raise since 2014, Xiaomi also announced in partnership with 3 (telecommunications) to sell smartphones in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Austria, Denmark, and Sweden


  • Moscow, Russia
    Monday May 7, 2018

    Vladimir Putin

    Fourth presidential term

    Moscow, Russia
    Monday May 7, 2018

    Putin won the 2018 presidential election with more than 76% of the vote. His fourth term began on 7 May 2018.


  • California, U.S.
    Monday May 7, 2018

    Nokia

    Nokia announced that it has acquired SpaceTime Insight

    California, U.S.
    Monday May 7, 2018

    On 7 May 2018, Nokia announced that it has acquired a California-based IoT startup, SpaceTime Insight.


  • United States
    Monday May 7, 2018

    Elon Musk

    Musk and Grimes

    United States
    Monday May 7, 2018

    On 7 May 2018, Musk and Canadian musician Grimes revealed that they had begun dating.


  • Norway
    Tuesday May 8, 2018

    Harald V

    The King's Constitutional Status as Holy was dissolved

    Norway
    Tuesday May 8, 2018

    On 8 May 2018, the King's constitutional status as holy was dissolved, while leaving his sovereign immunity intact.


  • Liverpool, England
    Saturday May 12, 2018

    Mohamed Salah

    PL Golden boots

    Liverpool, England
    Saturday May 12, 2018

    Mohamed Salah secured his first golden boot with 32 Goals, and secured the second on 25 May 2019 with 22 Goals sharing the golden boot with Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubamyang.


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