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World events scheduled for November 2018

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November 1-30, 2018 -- The World Agenda gives a preview of world events scheduled for November such as the U.S. midterm elections, the start of U.S. sanctions on Iran’s oil, the meeting between U.S. and Russian presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Paris, and the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Nov 6, U.S.: Crucial midterm elections will both kickstart the 2020 presidential race and determine whether Republicans, who hold a majority in both chambers of Congress, or Democrats benefit most at the polls from the recent and bitter fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Nov 4, U.S.: The Trump administration is pressing U.S. allies to end Iran oil imports as further sanctions kick in. Soured by the U.S. exit from the Iran nuclear deal, key allies appear predisposed to resist

Nov 11-15, Singapore: The 10 ASEAN nations and six free trade agreement partners, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, aim to reach agreement on the China- backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

Nov 11, World: Centenary commemorations at 11am will mark the end World War I, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918

Nov 11, France: U.S. and Russian presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin plan to meet in Paris amid a continuing dispute over a key nuclear arms treaty. The U.S. says Russia’s development of a new medium- range missile violates the deal. Russia denies the claims, and warns that withdrawal is a “dangerous step”

Nov 16, U.S.: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second Harry Potter prequel about the adventures of Newt Scamander, opens with Eddie Redmayne in the starring role

Nov 26, Mars: NASA’s InSight lander arrives to study the Red Planet’s deep interior. Over 2.4 million earthlings hold boarding passes for the voyage, including Star Trek’s Captain Kirk, William Shatner

Nov 13, Switzerland: A rare pink diamond could fetch a record price of $30-50 million at auction in Geneva. The Pink Legacy is rated “vivid”, the highest colour rating, and weighs 18.96 carats, making it the largest of its kind Christie’s has ever offered for auction

(Story: Julie Mullins)

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