Published On: Thu, Jun 30th, 2011

Topics in the news-Current events and affairs Today

  • The 1318-km Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway opens after 39 months of construction.
  • Amid heavy protests, the Greek parliament passes austerity measures in order to obtain the latest tranche of a 110 billion euro loan of the EFSF.
  • Christine Lagarde is appointed Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, beginning 5 July.
  • At least nineteen people, including eight attackers, are killed in a Taliban assault on the Hotel InterContinental in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • The International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant for Muammar Gaddafi, accusing him of crimes against humanity during the ongoing civil war in Libya.


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