Summary of news year 2015

Following on from our news summary for 2014, we bring you the events that marked 2015!

We will distinguish, as was the case in our previous summary, on the one hand, the events that had an international treatment, that were talked about and followed around the world; on the other hand, the issues that were of particular interest to France, which were more of a specifically French focus.

We will not pretend here to give an exhaustive account of the past year 2015, but rather we will highlight the events or facts that have marked the attention of the media, which have had an echo in the news and political papers, what has mobilized attention.

Summary of the French news 2015

Une de Libération : Nous sommes tous Charlie
The slogan I am Charlie) goes around the world
in reaction to the January attacks.

January 7 to 11, 2015: attacks in France, in particular against Charlie Hebdo, and Republican marches

February 17, 2015: the government forces the Macron law through the National Assembly using Article 49-3 of the Constitution

March 9, 2015: a helicopter crash kills 10 participants of the TV show Dropped (TF1) including Camille Muffat, Florence Arthaud and Alexis Vastine.

March 24, 2015: the crash of an Airbus A320 in the Alps, caused by copilot Andreas Lubitz, kills 150 people

March 29, 2015: departmental elections in France, with results in favor of the right

April 8, 2015: cyberattack against TV5 Monde by jihadists

June 6, 2015: Manuel Valls flew to Berlin for the Champions League final at public expense, causing a scandal

November 13, 2015: terrorist attacks in Paris at six points in the capital

December 12, 2015: the Paris Agreement is signed after the COP21, conference for the environment that took place in Paris

Summary of the international news 2015

january 18, 2015:6 million people gathered in the Philippines for a mass by Pope Francis.

January 23, 2015: Salmane bin Abdelaziz Al Saud becomes king of Saudi Arabia after the death of Abdullah bin Abdelaziz Al Saud

January 25, 2015: parliamentary elections in Greece won by the radical left-wing party Syriza

Feb. 12, 2015: Merkel and Hollande manage to find a peace plan with Putin on the Ukrainian crisis

February 28, 2015: Boris Nemtsov, Vladimir Putin’s opponent, is assassinated in Moscow

March 17, 2015: the legislative elections in Israel strengthen the Likud party to which Benyamin Netanyahu belongs.

April 2, 2015:147 dead in the attack on the University of Garissa in Kenya

April 19, 2015:900 illegal migrants die in a shipwreck not far from the Libyan coast

April 25, 2015: a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastates Nepal and parts of India

may 2015: the Islamic State expands significantly in Syria and Iraq, gaining the cities of Palmyra and Ramadi in particular

may1, 2015: opening of the 2015 World Expo in Milan, Italy

may 7, 2015: victory of David Cameron and his Conservative Party in the UK elections

may 13, 2015: attempted coup in Burundi

may 27-June 2, 2015: crisis at FIFA after seven people were arrested on corruption charges; resignation of Sepp Blatter

sept. 2, 2015: photos of a 3-year-old child who died stranded on a Mediterranean beach while fleeing Syria become a symbol of the migration crisis in Europe

October 31, 2015: no survivors after a plane carrying 221 Russians and 3 Ukrainians crashes in Egypt, probably due to a bomb

November 13, 2015: the party of Aung San Suu Kyi wins an absolute majority in Burma.

December 14, 2015: Walt Disney presents the highly anticipated 7th episode of Star Wars in Los Angeles

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4 thoughts on “Summary of news year 2015

  1. @Elie: Hello Elie, here you will find a review of the night of November 13 to 14, 2015, during which the terrorist attacks in Paris took place.The date is well indicated in this summary of news for 2015, in the “France” category, even if these attacks clearly had an international impact. Best wishes, The Academics in Politics team

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