Die Welt im Dezember 2018 - interaktiv
December 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018 -
Die World Agenda gibt für Dezember 2018 eine Vorschau auf geplante Ereignisse, die global von Interesse sind.
Dazu gehört u.a. die Wahl des Vorsitzenden der CDU in Deutschland, die Eröffnung des neuen Hyper-Loop Systems unter Los Angeles, Präsidentenwahl in DC Kongo und die Feiern zum 200. Jahrestags des berühmtesten Weihnachtsliedes der Welt, Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!
Dec 1, Mexico: Andrés Manuel López Obrador begins a 6-year term in office as the country’s 58th president. He vows to scorn the expensive trappings of the job as he bids to boost the struggling economy, and to create a national guard to tackle the scourge of spiralling crime
Dec 3, Kazakhstan: The Soyuz launch to the ISS promises to be fraught, as the last attempt failed. Apart from the risk to the crew, a second failure could ground Soyuz and put the orbiting laboratory beyond reach
Dec 7, Germany: Jens Spahn, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbaue and Friedrich Merz are seen as the front-runners to replace Angela Merkel as leader of the Christian Democrats. After dismal election showings in Bavaria and Hesse, Chancellor Merkel announced that she would not stand again for the CDU party leadership
Dec 10-11, U.S.: A test section of Elon Musk’s envisioned hyper-fast loop system under Los Angeles opens to the public. Passengers will be whisked on an electric-powered platform at 240km/h along three kilometres of tunnel
Dec 13-14, European Union: EU leaders meet to deal with the outcome of November’s special summit to finalize the draft Brexit agreement struck by the bloc with Britain
Dec 19, U.S.: More than 50 years after the original Mary Poppins descended via umbrella, Disney’s musical reboot promises to put a skip in your step. Emily Blunt steps into the formidable shoes of Julie Andrews as the magical nanny
Dec 23, D.R. Congo: The vast resource-rich nation goes to the polls. After President Joseph Kabila accepted he could not run for a third term, his choice of former interior minister and Kabila loyalist Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary (above) in his stead signalled that little will change in the conflict-torn country
Dec 31, France: The U.S. and Israel depart from UNESCO in protest, accusing the agency of bias against Israel. Washington wins financially from leaving but loses its voice on the important World Heritage Committee
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