Wednesday 16 December 2015US date format: 12/16/2015, UK date format: 16/12/2015
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 16, 2015). The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat).
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Hello by Adele.
Distorted, directed by Darren Wharton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015
while The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime by Ree Drummond was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Born This Way.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dungeons 2 or Bravely Second: End Layer.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
- South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
- Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
- Kazakhstan - Independence Day
- Bahrain - National Day
- Bangladesh - Victory Day
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- Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is punched in the face by a teenager during a People's Party campaign event in the city of Pontevedra. (The Guardian)
- Spanish general election, 2015: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is punched in the face by a teenager during a People's Party campaign event in the city of Pontevedra. (The Guardian)
- Members of the U.S. Congress reach a spending deal that, once passed by both houses, will prevent a year-end government shutdown and will fund Fiscal Year 2016 federal government operations. President Barack Obama signs a separate bipartisan bill that extends government funding through Tuesday, December 22. (USA Today) (The Washington Post) (The Jerusalem Post)
- About 100 men in more than 50 machine gun-mounted trucks kidnap at least 26 Qataris, including members of the royal family, from a hunting camp in Iraq near the Saudi border. (Sky News)
- After the jury fails to reach a unanimous decision, a Baltimore, Maryland, judge declares a mistrial in the trial of police officer William Porter, the first officer to be charged in the death of Freddie Gray. (NBC News) (ABC News)
- A bank in Minnesota (U.S.) is robbed by the same person a second time while an Iowa television station was doing a live update on the first robbery. The robber was arrested shortly afterwards. (Associated Press)
- The North Korean (DPRK) supreme court convicts and sentences South Korea-born Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim to hard labor for life for trying to overthrow the DPRK and undermine the country's social system. Lim's relatives said he's traveled to North Korea more than 100 times since 1997, to help people, but not for any particular political purpose. Lim, from the Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, has been in custody since February. (Reuters) (Xinhua News Agency) (The Guardian)
- Japan's Supreme Court upholds a 19th-century law that requires married couples to have the same surname, but struck down another law that barred women from remarrying within six months of a divorce as unconstitutional. (The Guardian)
- As many as 53 members of the World Trade Organization sign an agreement in Nairobi, Kenya, to remove import tariffs on 201 information technology products that account for trade of $1.3 trillion annually. (Reuters) (The Financial Express)
- Latvia's State Border Guard begins the construction of a border fence that will cover almost a third of the Latvia–Russia border in an effort to keep out migrants who attempt to illegally cross the border from Russia. (Business Insider)
- Latvia–Russia relations: Latvia's State Border Guard begins the construction of a border fence that will cover almost a third of the Latvia–Russia border in an effort to keep out migrants who attempt to illegally cross the border from Russia. (Business Insider)
- Pakistan says it was surprised to learn of the country's inclusion in Saudi Arabia's so-called "Islamic anti-terrorist alliance", and that Pakistan was not consulted before inclusion in the alliance by the Saudis. Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry says he has asked the country’s ambassador in Riyadh to get a clarification from Saudi Arabia on the matter. Malaysia has also denied any involvement in Saudi Arabia’s military coalition to counter terrorism. (BBC) (DAWN)
- The United States announces a deal to sell $1.83 billion worth of arms to Taiwan, which includes two decommissioned U.S. Navy frigates, Assault Amphibious Vehicles, and surface-to-air missiles. China has also expressed its disapproval over the deal, claiming it would affect their internal affairs. (BBC News) (Financial Times) (RT)
- Taiwan–United States relations, Territorial disputes in the South China Sea: The United States announces a deal to sell $1.83 billion worth of arms to Taiwan, which includes two decommissioned U.S. Navy frigates, Assault Amphibious Vehicles, and surface-to-air missiles. China has also expressed its disapproval over the deal, claiming it would affect their internal affairs. (BBC News) (Financial Times) (RT)
- NATO leadership signs an agreement with the Ukrainian government to assist the country's modernization of its defense industry and capabilities. (UPI)
- The United States and Cuba reach an understanding on restoring regularly scheduled commercial flights. Currently, the only option available is charter flights. (AP via The Washington Post)
- Cuba–United States relations: The United States and Cuba reach an understanding on restoring regularly scheduled commercial flights. Currently, the only option available is charter flights. (AP via The Washington Post)
- A study published in JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association reports children with simple appendicitis who started with antibiotic treatment instead of immediate surgery, often recovered without ever needing surgery. They also had a shorter recovery and a smaller healthcare bill. (Reuters) (WebMD) (JAMA)
- An Air India aircraft maintenance technician is killed at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in India after being sucked by an Air India Airbus A319's aircraft engine during pushback. (Press Trust of India via Business Standard) (CNN)
- In a widely expected move, the United States Federal Reserve Board raised the federal funds interest rate, the rate banks charge each other for overnight loans, from the 0-.25% range to the .25-.50% range. U.S. stock markets rallied on the news. (CNNMoney) (Consumer Affairs)
Sport Games on 16 December 2015
ChampionshipFootball (United Kingdom)
- Hull - Reading : 2 - 1
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 2015 ?
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Top #10 Latin songs
- Ginza - J Balvin
- El Perdon - Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
- Borro Cassette - Maluma
- Despues de Ti Quien - La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas
- Propuesta Indecente - Romeo Santos
- Te Metiste - Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho
- Sunset - Farruko Featuring Shaggy & Nicky Jam
- Solo Con Verte - Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga
- Vaiven - Daddy Yankee
- Cual Adios - Banda Clave Nueva de Max Peraza
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Stock Markets and Exchange Rates
- Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $103.18
- Union Pacific UNP: opens at $77.10
- United Technologies UTX: opens at $93.97
- HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $12.27
- 1 CNY = 1.3143 SEK
- 1 CHF = 8.5864 SEK
- 1 CHF = 17.1315 MXN
- 1 CHF = 6.5335 CNY
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