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Graphic shows selected news events in October 2022.


World events scheduled for October

By Jordi Bou

October 1, 2022 - October 31, 2022 - Each month Graphic News publishes a World Agenda of forthcoming events that will shape the world in the month ahead. Events in October include China’s Communist Party five-yearly congress, general elections in Brazil, the first meeting of a new European Political Community, and the scrapping of tough pandemic-related border restrictions in Japan for the first time in over two years.

Oct 1, United Arab Emirates: The site of the Dubai Expo 2020 exhibition reopens as Expo City Dubai, billed as a clean, green and tech-enabled city built around sustainability.

Oct 1-2, Mongolia: Up to 80 eagle hunters take part in the Golden Eagle Festival in Bayan-Ulgii, a two-day display of traditional hunting skills based on the eagle’s speed, agility and accuracy.

Oct 2, Brazil: With far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro trailing leftist former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in the polls, Brazil is braced for a Trump-like refusal from its current leader to accept defeat
in the general election.

Oct 3-10: Sweden & Norway: The 2022 Nobel Prize winners are named, with the Peace award announced on Oct 7.

Oct 6, Czech Rep.: EU and aspirant nations, plus the UK, Israel and Turkey (and others), are invited to the first meeting of a new European Political Community, proposed by French president Emmanuel Macron to bolster regional co-operation in the face of Russian aggression.

Oct 11, Japan: Tough pandemic-related border restrictions are to be scrapped, paving the way for mass tourism for the first time in over two years.

Oct 16, China: The Communist Party holds its five-yearly congress, with Xi Jinping set for an unprecedented third term in power. Effectively made “president for life” in 2018, Xi is seen as the nation’s most powerful ruler since Mao Zedong.

Oct, France: The European Space Agency wraps up its 18-month selection process to recruit 4-6 new astronauts, including one chosen from applicants with disabilities.

PUBLISHED: 26/09/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty Images, NASA, Cochin Shipyard Limited