Portal:Current events/2016 July 12
Current events of
July 12, 2016
Armed conflicts and attacks
South Sudanese Civil War
days of fighting
that left 272 people dead and thousands more displaced in the capital,
Salva Kiir Mayardit
and rebel leader and
declare a ceasefire.
Iraqi Civil War
A car bomb explodes at an outdoor market in
, killing at least 12 people and injuring 20 more. Bombings elsewhere in Iraq kill five more people.
Arts and culture
Restoration work at the
Church of the Nativity
reveals a hidden angel
Business and economics
Odeon & UCI Cinemas Group
in a deal valued at about £921 million ($1.21 billion). AMC has 385 theaters with 5,380 screens, most in the United States. Odeon & UCI has 242 theaters and 2,236 screens in the
. AMC noted its $1.1 billion (£835 million) acquisition of
(276 thrs/2,954 scrs) is still in the works.
Disasters and accidents
Andria train collision
23 people are killed and 50 others are injured after two trains collide head-on near
in the province of
, in southern
Philippines v. China
Permanent Court of Arbitration
rules in favor of the
South China Sea
The New York Times
The court unanimously says that China has "no historical rights" based on the so-called "
China rejects the tribunal's ruling, declaring it null and void.
reiterates the South China Sea has been Chinese territory since "ancient times."
Law and crime
In a landmark ruling, the
Supreme Court of Kyrgyzstan
's life sentence and sends the case to a lower court to be reviewed. A prominent Kyrgyz political activist and recognized
prisoner of conscience
ethnicity, Askarov was convicted in 2011 of
stirring up ethnic violence in 2010
between Uzbeks and Kyrgyz in southern Kyrgyzstan and sentenced to life in prison.
(Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
2016 Zimbabwe protests
Evan Mawarire, the most visible leader of the protests in
, is arrested and charged with "inciting public violence and disturbing peace."
Politics and elections
United States presidential election, 2016
for president at a rally in
, effectively suspending his
2016 state of emergency in Venezuela
it will close the accounts of the
Venezuelan Central Bank
Bank of Venezuela
in 30 days after conducting a "periodic risk management review." Venezuela relies on Citibank to conduct foreign currency transactions due to the country's strict currency controls.