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  • Brazil
    Wednesday Apr 1, 2015

    Lula da Silva

    The Public Ministry of Brazil opened an investigation into allegations of influence peddling by Lula

    Brazil
    Wednesday Apr 1, 2015

    In April 2015, the Public Ministry of Brazil opened an investigation into allegations of influence peddling by Lula, which claimed that between 2011 and 2014 he had lobbied for government contracts in foreign countries for the Odebrecht company and had also persuaded the Brazilian Development Bank to finance the projects in Ghana, Angola, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic.




  • The Royal Military College, Duntroon in Canberra, Australia
    Monday Apr 6, 2015

    Prince Harry

    Harry reported for duty to Australia's Chief of the Defence Force

    The Royal Military College, Duntroon in Canberra, Australia
    Monday Apr 6, 2015

    On 6 April 2015, Harry reported for duty to Australia's Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin at the Royal Military College, Duntroon in Canberra, Australia. Harry flew to Darwin later that day to begin his month-long secondment to the ADF's 1st Brigade. His visit included detachments to NORFORCE as well as to an aviation unit.




  • Espoo, Finland
    Tuesday Apr 14, 2015

    Nokia

    Nokia announced that it had agreed to purchase Alcatel-Lucent

    Espoo, Finland
    Tuesday Apr 14, 2015

    On 14 April 2015, Nokia confirmed that it was in talks with the French telecommunications equipment company Alcatel-Lucent regarding a potential merger. The next day, Nokia announced that it had agreed to purchase Alcatel-Lucent for €15.6 billion in an all-stock deal.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 14, 2015

    Internet

    Net Neutrality

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 14, 2015

    On April 13, 2015, the FCC published the final rule on its new "Net Neutrality" regulations.




  • Plaza Carso, Mexico City, Mexico
    Wednesday Apr 15, 2015

    Carlos Slim

    Carso Oil & Gas

    Plaza Carso, Mexico City, Mexico
    Wednesday Apr 15, 2015

    On April 15, 2015, Slim formed his own oil company called Carso Oil & Gas.




  • Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Wednesday Apr 22, 2015

    Xiaomi

    Mi 1s

    Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Wednesday Apr 22, 2015

    On 23 April 2015, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun and VP Hugo Barra came together to announce a new smartphone named Mi 1s in India, the first phone to be launched in India before any other country. The Xiaomi Mi Band was also launched in the same event.




  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 23, 2015

    Ellie Goulding

    Working with Major Lazer

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 23, 2015

    Goulding appeared on the Major Lazer album Peace Is the Mission on the track "Powerful", alongside Tarrus Riley. The track was released together with the album on 1 June 2015. A preview of the single was revealed on 23 April 2015.


  • Russia
    Saturday Apr 25, 2015

    Garry Kasparov

    Kasparov played a mini-match against Nigel Short

    Russia
    Saturday Apr 25, 2015

    On 25 and 26 April 2015, Kasparov played a mini-match against Nigel Short. The match consisted of two rapid games and eight blitz games. Kasparov won the match decisively with a score of 8½–1½, winning all five games on the second day.


  • Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Sunday Apr 26, 2015

    Xiaomi

    Ratan Tata acquire a stake

    Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Sunday Apr 26, 2015

    On 27 April 2015, it was reported Ratan Tata had acquired a stake in Xiaomi.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 29, 2015

    Uber

    UberFRESH available in New York City and Chicago

    U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 29, 2015

    UberFRESH, which launched in the Los Angeles area in August 2014, rebrands itself as UberEATS. The rebranding is linked to an effort to rapidly expand to other areas. The service is already available in New York City and Chicago and plans to expand to many other locations.


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