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WORLD AGENDA: July 2018 (1) infographic

World events scheduled for July

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July 1-31, 2018 -- The World Agenda gives a preview of world events scheduled for July, such as the general election in Mexico, Russia’s International Army Games, and Donald Trump’s controversial visit to the United Kingdom.

1 Jul 27, Korean peninsula: The 65th anniversary of the Korean War armistice represents a symbolic target for North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in of South Korea to sign the peace treaty they discussed during their historic summit at the border in April

2 Jul 13, UK: American President Donald Trump visits Britain

3 Jul 16, Helsinki: Summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump has called for Russia to be readmitted to the G8 group of industrial powers after being expelled over its annexation of Crimea

4 Jul 11-12, NATO: Agreement is expected on Atlantic security initiatives – reflecting worries over Russia’s increased military presence – at NATO’s first summit in its new glass and steel palace in Brussels, but spats with the U.S. over defence spending and trade might again sour the discourse

5 Jul 28-Aug 11, Russia: The International Army Games, Russia’s annual military “Olympics” and weaponry showcase, will include Iran for the first time, signalling the flourishing ties between Moscow and Tehran

6 Jul 30, Germany: For enthusiasts of the iconic Volkswagen Beetle, 2018 is a year for nostalgia: the “people’s car” was launched by Adolf Hitler 80 years ago, while the last of
the classic Beetles rolled off the production line on July 30, 2003

7 Jul 10, UK: The original illustrated map of The Hundred Acre Wood, which featured in A.A. Milne’s much loved book Winnie-the-Pooh, is expected to sell for up to £150,000 at auction in
London. E.H. Shepard’s original 1926 sketch has not been seen in public for nearly 50 years

8 Jul 16-22, UK: An uptick in the global economy gives aerospace manufacturers at the Farnborough International Airshow reason to hope for a record year, optimism an irked Russia can’t share: it won’t be allowed to exhibit a major money spinner – military hardware

9 Jul 1, Mexico: The general election sees Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the founder of the leftist National Regeneration Movement (MORENA), within reach of a presidential victory (Story: Newsahead Julie Mullins)

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