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 Augustus 2020 infographic
Graphic shows news events in August 2020. An interactive version of this graphic is also produced each month.


Wereldgebeurtenissen die voor augustus op stapel staan

By Jordi Bou

August 1, 2020 - August 31, 2020 - Each month Graphic News publishes a World Agenda of forthcoming events that will shape the world in the month ahead. Events in August include the Democrat and Republican National Conventions in the U.S., a presidential election in Belarus, China’s plan to hold military drills in the South China Sea, and the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Aug 2, U.S.: Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are due to return to Earth, completing the first crewed test of the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule to the ISS

Aug 6-9, Japan: The atomic bombings 75 years ago of Hiroshima and Nagasaki left the world aghast. The anniversary falls amid escalating political and military tensions between the U.S., Russia and China

Aug 9, Belarus: Alexander Lukashenko, president since 1994 and dubbed Europe’s last dictator, looks certain to be re-elected, but some loyalists have turned on him

Aug 17-27, U.S.: Joe Biden and Donald Trump will be formally nominated as the Democrat and Republican presidential candidates at their parties’ respective National Conventions in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Aug 17-20) and Jacksonville, Florida (Aug 24-27)

Aug 28, U.S.: Civil rights activist Rev Al Sharpton has called for a new March on Washington on the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream …” speech, to fight for policing and criminal justice reforms

Aug 29-Sep 20, France: The Tour de France gets underway, two months late because of coronavirus. Authorities are under pressure to ban the usual crowds amid the ongoing risk of infection

Aug, China: Military drills will reportedly simulate the seizure of Taiwan’s Pratas Islands, a cluster of atolls known in China as the Dongsha Islands. The plan has sparked fear in Taiwan and alarm in Washington

Aug, U.S.: Start-up company Hyperion plans to unveil its zero-emissions, hydrogen-powered XP-1, based on technology originally developed for NASA. There are few details on how and where owners will be able to refuel

PUBLISHED: 24/07/2020; STORY: Newsahead, Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Getty Images, Newscom