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What's up in 2016?

22 December 2015, 19:03

Paris - Big events in 2016 include the US presidential elections, the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the UEFA Euro football championships.

Here is a reminder of dates for them and other major events in the year to come.

- January -

15: WESTERN AFRICA: Ebola epidemic to be declared over if no new cases erupt by then

16: TAIWAN - Presidential and legislative elections

26: PHILIPPINES - Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visit the country for the first time

Date to be determined (TBD): VIETNAM - 12th Communist Party Congress

- February -

4: BRITAIN - Conference on Syrian Refugees in London

8: CHINA - Lunar New Year - year of the monkey

12: MEXICO - Visit by Pope Francis

18-19: BELGIUM - European Union summit on conditions for continued British membership

26: SWITZERLAND - Election for the president of the international football association FIFA

- March -

Date TBD: KAZAKHSTAN - Launch of EU/Russian space probe ExoMars 2016, expected to reach Mars in October

- April -

13: SOUTH KOREA - General elections

16: CUBA: Communist Party congress

- May -

9: PHILIPPINES - General elections

16-19: DENMARK - Women Deliver conference on health and human rights

Date TBD: NORTH KOREA - First ruling party congress for 35 years

- June -

10-July 10: FRANCE - Euro 2016 football championships

- July -

18-21: UNITED STATES - Republican presidential convention in Cleveland

25-28: UNITED STATES - Democratic presidential convention in Philadelphia

- August -

5-21: BRAZIL - Olympic Games in Rio

- September -

18: RUSSIA - Legislative elections

Date TBD: CHINA - Legislative council elections in Hong Kong

- October -

No major events on the calendar yet

- November -

8: UNITED STATES - Presidential election

- December -

4-17: MEXICO - UN conference on bio-diversity in Cancun

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