Monday 25 June 2012
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen.
Ted, directed by Seth MacFarlane, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while Fifty Shades Freed by E L James was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Syrian uprising (2011-present):
- At least 33 army officers, including a general, defect to Turkey. (CNN)
- Turkey's deputy prime minister, Bülent Arınç, states that Syrian forces opened fire on a second Turkish plane, a CASA search and rescue plane searching for the wreckage of an F-4 fighter jet earlier shot down by Syria. (BBC)
- At least 40 people are injured due to a fire attack by protesters on a religious shrine in India. (GloboNews)
- Mexican Drug War: Alleged drug traffickers shoot and kill 3 policemen who were on an anti-narcotics operative inside the Mexico City International Airport. The assassins were wearing law enforcement uniforms, although the Mexican authorities said that the cartel members sometimes wear false uniforms. No suspects have been arrested. (Yahoo! News)
- War On Terror: The chief of one of Britain's top intelligence agencies says that potential British terrorists are going to countries that have been made unsecure by the Arab Spring to get training from Al Qaeda. (Reuters)
- Tens of thousands of Ulster Bank customers will now be unable to access their money until at least the end of the week as the crisis worsens, with monthly salaries due to be paid this week. (''Irish Examiner'')
- Greece's new finance minister Vassilis Rapanos resigns due to ill health. (Reuters)
- Cyprus says that it plans to ask its European partners for a loan of about 1.8 billion euros by the end of this week this would make Cyprus the fifth European country to seek help. (Al Jazeera)
- UK Labour MP Tom Watson adds his voice to the growing opposition to the extradition of Richard O'Dwyer, calling it an example of a younger generation being ampquothung out to dry by lawmakersampquot. (''The Guardian'')
- Fernando Lugo, the deposed President of Paraguay, rallies allies at home and abroad, and creates a parallel cabinet intent on returning to power. (Al Jazeera)
- Vladimir Putin makes a rare trip to Israel and discusses Iran's nuclear program and the uprising in Syria. (Al Jazeera)
- The pre-trial hearing of imprisoned U.S. serviceman Bradley Manning takes place at Fort Meade, Maryland. (WBAL Radio)
- The mother of Julian Assange reports that the WikiLeaks editor-in-chief has been ampquotbuoyedampquot by the public's support since he sought refuge in Ecuador's London embassy, refers to U.S. threats to withdraw billions of dollars in aid from Ecuador if it granted asylum, and condemns the Australian government, which has not sought to intervene on behalf of her son, as ampquotnothing more than a puppetampquot of the United States. (BBC)
- Indian police report that Sayed Zabiuddin, a key figure allegedly involved in the planning of the deadly Mumbai attacks of 2008, is arrested. (''Times of India'')
- The United States Supreme Court rules that the sentence of life imprisonment without parole cannot be automatically given to a minor at all, extending its earlier restrictions on its automatic use in cases involving minors. (''Catholic News'')
- The United States Supreme Court rules that Arizona's immigration law is mostly unconstitutional, except for the part that allows for law enforcement officers, in the course of their duties, to ask about an illegal immigrant's legal status if they have actual reasons to believe that the person is an immigrant and is here illegally, especially if they are of relevance to a case. (Al Jazeera)
- Former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling launches Better Together, the ampquotnoampquot campaign for the forthcoming referendum on Scottish independence. (BBC)
- Venezuela announces its intent to design unmanned aircraft for defence and to monitor pipelines, dams and other rural infrastructure. (Al Jazeera)
- The final steel beam of 4 World Trade Center is lifted into place in a ceremony. (AP)
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