What happened in the world this 2012-2013 year?
Review the world news since last summer to be up to date for
Sciences Po! Sciences Po requires a good dose of knowledge of current events
knowledge of current events: both during exams and in class. Review
will help you get a head start on the new year!
It all started with theelection
ofBarack Obama. Then the Mohammed
Merah affair broke out, leaving little room for American news
american news. Especially since this gesture painfully echoed the resumption
of the Israeli-Palestinian war in a particularly fragile region
Meanwhile, in France, Sciences
Po was in the news, but all attention was focused on the
to the soap opera
Bettencourt, which even Plus Belle la Vie envied for its
twists and turns. Those who were not interested in political gossip
were more concerned about the future of the planet, looking for new
drama refocused attention on the United States, amidst the
distractions of the world, from soccer
and the Super
Bowl. In fact, Christmas
was celebrated with all the more joy this year because the world had just
If the United States united in the face of this tragedy, thanks to the festive moments
or sports, France was divided on the questions of society, like the
like the Marriage
An announcement was then made like a bomb: the
Pope resigned. The election of the new Argentinean Pope François
reminded the world of that other continent, South America. South America
where the leader Hugo
Chávez died shortly afterwards. Another death also marked the political world
political world, that of Margareth Thatcher. The hospitalization of Nelson
Mandela ‘s hospitalization raised fears of the worst a few months later.
Health concerns also turned to a new virus, the
However all was not black, and the
and the Cannes festival offered other opportunities to rejoice, while waiting for the
waiting for the summer.
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