Summary of the news year 2016

While the 2014 news was already particularly dense, the summary of the 2015 news shows a year just as hectic, if not more so, marked by tragic events such as the attacks in France, the war in Syria and its consequences, such as the migration crisis in Europe, and air disasters that will have left their mark on people’s minds.

The year 2016 will undoubtedly bring its share of new developments, hoping that the good news will outweigh the less happy ones. Here is a summary of the year 2016.

Summary of the French news 2016

january1, 2016: The new map of regions is implemented in France.

February 11, 2016: François Hollande’s new government is the 3rd with Manuel Valls as Prime Minister

March 30, 2016: The government abandons its constitutional revision project on the nationality deprivation, after months of debate.

March 31, 2016: first Nuit debut in Paris.

June 10 to July 10, 2016:European Football Championship 2016 organized in France won by Portugal

July 14, 2016: a truck attack kills 84 people and injures over 200 in Nice

August 30, 2016: Emmanuel Macron resigns from the government.

October 13, 2016: Publication of the book Un Président ne devrait pas dire ça

November 27, 2016: François Fillon is elected candidate for the presidential elections after the primaries of the center and the right

December 1, 2016: François Hollande renounces his candidacy for his own succession

December 6, 2016: After the resignation of Manuel Valls, Bernard Cazeneuve is promoted to Prime Minister

Summary of international news 2016

february 9, 2016: The City of Ramadi is retaken by Iraq after driving the Islamic State from it.

February 11, 2016: Gravitational waves are revealed, vindicating Albert Einstein’s predictions.

March 22, 2016:3 suicide bombings in Brussels, Belgium kills 32 people and injures more than 300.

April 3, 2016: the leak of 11.5 million documents, known as the Panama Papers, implicate the hidden fortunes, legally or illegally, of many prominent international figures including heads of state and government.

April 17, 2016: the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies launches an impeachment process against Dilma Rousseff, president

June 13, 2016: a shooting at the pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, leaves 49 people dead.

June 23, 2016: referendum in the United Kingdom on leaving the European Union: the“Brexit” wins.

July 25-August1, 2016:2016 World Youth Day Catholic Gathering in Krakow

August 5 to August 21, 2016: Brazil hosts the Summer Olympics in the city of Rio de Janeiro

August 31, 2016: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is impeached

November 8, 2016: Election of the new president of the United States. Donald Trump is elected.

December 19, 2016: Attack on the Christmas market in Berlin

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