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  • Timor-Leste
    Monday Feb 11, 2008

    Xanana Gusmão

    The Assassination attempt

    Timor-Leste
    Monday Feb 11, 2008

    On 11 February 2008, a motorcade containing Gusmão came under gunfire one hour after President José Ramos-Horta was shot in the stomach. Gusmão's residence was also occupied by rebels. According to the Associated Press, the incidents raised the possibility of a coup attempt; they have also described as possible assassination attempts and kidnap attempts.




  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Wednesday Feb 20, 2008

    Johan Cruyff

    The New Technical director at his boyhood club Ajax

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Wednesday Feb 20, 2008

    On 20 February 2008, in the wake of a major research on the ten-year-mismanagement, it was announced that Cruyff would be the new technical director at his boyhood club Ajax, his fourth stint with the Amsterdam club.




  • Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 20, 2008

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal made his Suns debut

    Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 20, 2008

    O'Neal made his Suns debut on February 20, 2008, against his former Lakers team, scoring 15 points and grabbing 9 rebounds in the process. The Lakers won, 130–124. O'Neal was upbeat in a post-game press conference, stating: "I will take the blame for this loss because I wasn't in tune with the guys [...] But give me four or five days to really get in tune and I'll get it."




  • Havana, Cuba
    Sunday Feb 24, 2008

    Raúl Castro

    16th President of Cuba

    Havana, Cuba
    Sunday Feb 24, 2008

    After assuming what was envisioned as a temporary control over the presidency in 2006, on 24 February 2008 Raúl Castro won election as the new President of the Council of State and President of the Council of Ministers during a legislative session held at Cuba's Palace of Conventions in Havana.




  • Havana, Cuba
    Sunday Feb 24, 2008

    Fidel Castro

    Retirement

    Havana, Cuba
    Sunday Feb 24, 2008

    In a February 2008 letter, Castro announced that he would not accept the positions of President of the Council of State and Commander in Chief at that month's National Assembly meetings, remarking, "It would betray my conscience to take up a responsibility that requires mobility and total devotion, that I am not in a physical condition to offer". On 24 February 2008, the National Assembly of People's Power unanimously voted Raúl as president. Describing his brother as "not substitutable", Raúl proposed that Fidel continue to be consulted on matters of great importance, a motion unanimously approved by the 597 National Assembly members.




  • U.S.
    Monday Feb 25, 2008

    Visa Inc.

    Visa announced it would go ahead with an IPO of half its shares

    U.S.
    Monday Feb 25, 2008

    On February 25, 2008, Visa announced it would go ahead with an IPO of half its shares.




  • Brussels, Belgium
    Wednesday Feb 27, 2008

    Microsoft

    EU Imposed Fine

    Brussels, Belgium
    Wednesday Feb 27, 2008

    The European Union imposed another fine of €899 million ($1.4 billion) for Microsoft's lack of compliance with the March 2004 judgment on February 27, 2008, saying that the company charged rivals unreasonable prices for key information about its workgroup and backoffice servers. Microsoft stated that it was in compliance and that "these fines are about the past issues that have been resolved".


  • Milan, Italy
    Friday Feb 29, 2008

    Kaká

    A Contract extension

    Milan, Italy
    Friday Feb 29, 2008

    He signed a contract extension through 2013 with Milan on 29 February 2008.


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