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WORLD AGENDA

World events scheduled for May 2019 interactive

By Jordi Bou

May 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019 - The World Agenda gives a preview of world events scheduled for May, including the European elections, the federal election in Australia, the state visit of U.S. President Donald Trump to Japan, and the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci.

Examples of other events covered include:

May 2, France: Prodigious Italian Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci died in Amboise 500 years ago. Creator of some of the world’s most influential artworks, his notebooks also reveal a spirit of scientific inquiry and inventiveness that were centuries ahead of their time

May 14-25, France: American director Jim Jarmusch’s new film, The Dead Don’t Die, opens the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. The zombie comedy is one of a growing lineup of films competing for the Palme d’Or

May 18, Australia: Scott Morrison’s minority coalition hopes its economic record will win a third election victory, but tackling climate change, after summer’s searing heat and extreme drought, might resonate more with voters

May 22, UK: Brexit’s next key deadline: If Parliament has failed to agree a deal by this time, Britain will have to contest the EU elections the following day

May 23-26, EU: Voters elect the ninth European Parliament in a poll that appears likely to see centrist domination of the 751-seat body eroded by a tide of euroscepticism and far-right sentiment

May 23-Jun 3, Sri Lanka: The CITES conference on international trade in endangered species will hear encouraging news that China has postponed the lifting of a ban on the trade of rhino horn and tiger parts, but South Africa’s plan to export more lion skeletons
will cause an outcry

May 26-29, Japan:U.S. President Donald Trump makes a state visit to congratulate Emperor Naruhito on his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne, then hunkers down with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for talks over trade imbalances

May 26-Jun 9, France: A dress code will be in place for players at Roland Garros. Singling out the figure- hugging black suit worn by Serena Williams in 2018, French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli said that players have “sometimes gone too far”

PUBLISHED: 25/04/2019; ORIGINAL GRAPHIC: GN39055 WORLD AGENDA: May 2019, by Jordi Bou;STORY: Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Associated Press, Getty Images
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