Portal:Current events/2017 January 13
Current events of
January 13, 2017
Armed conflicts and attacks
Syrian Civil War
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
says, for the first time, that they suspect
and other senior officials of the Syrian government are responsible for the use of chemical weapons in the conflict.
Disasters and accidents
January 2017 European cold wave
A winter storm hits
with 330,000 people in
losing power, thousands of people in
evacuated and travel disrupted.
Mid-January 2017 North American ice storm
A winter storm pours ice rain on the
, causes power outages, school closures, and a traffic fatality in Missouri.
Sudan–United States relations
President of the United States
signs an order to ease sanctions against
, citing the country's efforts to "reduce internal conflict, improve humanitarian access to people requiring aid and curtail terrorism".
Law and crime
Six more people have been charged in relation to the armed robbery of American celebrity
Politics and elections
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
vows that the
Turkish Armed Forces
will stay on
"in perpetuity" and that the proposal of a rotating presidency for a unified island is unacceptable, casting doubts on an eventual solution to the dispute. The remarks come as the latest round of unity talks end, with them to restart on January 18.
United States House of Representatives
votes in favor of legislation that approves preliminary budgetary measures for the
United States Congress
to begin repealing the
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
, colloquially known as Obamacare.
Aftermath of the
Gambian presidential election, 2016
says it will cease to recognize
as President of
on January 19, the date he is to hand power over to his opponent
, who won last year's election.
Science and technology
research team, analyzing lunar minerals brought back during the
, reports that the
is at least 4.51 billion years old, up to 150 million years older than previous estimates.
(Sci Tech Daily)