Summary of news year 2018

In 2017, France was mainly marked by the election of Mr. Macron as President of the Republic.

Internationally, the attacks have not stopped. Elections also changed the game in some countries.

What does 2018 have in store for us? Summary of 2018 news here.

Summary of the French news 2018

January 7, 2018: France Gall died at age 70.

February 2018: Tariq Ramadan was indicted for “rape” and “rape of a vulnerable person” and placed in detention

February 8, 2018: Nicolas Hulot denies any inappropriate behavior and denounces “ignominious” rumors, but acknowledges the existence of the rape complaint filed in 2008

February 14, 2018: Nordahl Lelandais admits killing Maëlys but says the act was involuntary.

February 19, 2018: A delegation from the British organization OXFAM directly apologizes to the Haitian authorities after the sex scandals.

March 29, 2018: Nordahl Lelandais confesses to the murder of Corporal Arthur Noyer, which occurred on the night of April 11–12, 2017

April 3, 2018, to June 2018: SNCF strikes on and off.

May 2, 2018: The armed group ETA decides on its dissolution.

July 1, 2018: Simone Veil and her husband Antoine enter the Pantheon

July 18, 2018: Le Monde publishes an article on what will become the Benalla affair.

August 28, 2018: To everyone’s surprise, Nicolas Hulot resigns live on the radio from his position as Minister of Ecology.

September 4, 2018: Ministerial reshuffle.

October 2, 2018: Resignation of the Minister of the Interior Gerard Collomb, who will return to his post as mayor of Lyon shortly after

October 5, 2018: The Singer Charles Aznavour died.

October 16, 2018: Ministerial reshuffle.

November 4, 2018: “No” vote in the referendum on independence for New Caledonia.

Summary of international news 2018

February 9 to February 25, 2018:2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

February 14, 2018: Jacob Zuma is no longer president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa succeeds him the next day.

February 14, 2018: shooting of Parkland

March 4, 2018:2018 Italian general elections: the good scores of the 5-Star Movement and in particular the League create the surprise.

April 14, 2018: the United States, France and the United Kingdom strike Syria in “retaliation for the chemical attack in Douma”.

April 19, 2018: Miguel Díaz-Canel becomes president of Cuba, succeeding Raúl Castro.

may 8, 2018: The United States withdraws from the agreement with Iran

June 12, 2018: Trump meets with Kim Jong-un in Singapore.

July 1, 2018: Andrés Manuel López Obrador is elected president of Mexico

July 15, 2018: France wins the soccer World Cup for the 2nd time.

August 2, 2018: Historic economic record: Apple surpasses $1 trillion on the stock market.

August 14, 2018: Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy collapses

October 2, 2018: Khashoggi affairs following the murder of this journalist.

November 17, 2018, until today: demonstrations and blockades by the Yellow Vests in France

December 7, 2018: Merkel’s protege (whose last term as chancellor), AKK, was elected as president of the CDU in Germany.

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