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The first day of 2014 (MMXIV) fell on Wednesday according to the Gregorian calendar. Our time is 2014, the 3rd millennium and the 14th century, the 5th year of 2010.
1st of January.
Latvia adopts the euro as its currency.
By the end of June, Greece will take over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union from Lithuania.
The Italian-based automotive plant Fiat is announcing that it will buy the 41.5 percent stake in U.S. Chrysler Corporation that it did not yet own, making it the sole owner of the company. (After the merger, Fiat will be the seventh largest automaker in the world.)
January 3 - Tens of thousands of irreplaceable books and manuscripts in Tripoli, Lebanon, fall victim to an arson attack on a library, presumably religiously motivated.
January 6 - The U.S. Senate confirms the appointment of Janet Yellen, Professor of Economics, as President of the Federal Reserve System. (Yellen will be the first woman in this position and will take office on February 1.)
January 12 - The Richter equestrian acrobat group led by József Richter Jr. is the first Hungarian to win the 10th Budapest International Circus Festival in the Budapest Grand Circus. The German Casselly family will also receive a gold Pierrot Award for their acrobatic elephant number and the Chinese Quingdao group’s rod acrobat number.
January 13 - An unknown perpetrator detonates a bomb made at home by CIB Bank XIII. district Lehel street branch. (There was significant material damage to the account, but no personal injury.)
Russia and Hungary have signed a cooperation agreement on the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, which includes the construction of two new units at the Paks Nuclear Power Plant.
A two-day referendum begins in Egypt on the country’s new constitution. (The Muslim Brotherhood called for a boycott of the vote.)
January 17 - Bohuslav Sobotka, President of the Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD), is appointed Prime Minister Miloš Zeman as Prime Minister.
21 January - Serbia begins EU accession talks in Brussels with membership.
January 22 - At least five people lose their lives in riots in Kiev, in which police and anti-government protesters clashed under President Viktor Yanukovych clashed. Conflicts have been going on in Ukraine for a long time, and there is a danger of a civil war.
The Ukrainian parliament is repealing laws restricting protests, and Prime Minister Mykola Azarov is offering to resign himself and his government, which President Viktor Yanukovych has passed. (The cabinet remained in place until the next government was formed, led by Sergei Arbuzov, first deputy prime minister.)
The UN Security Council unanimously approves the deployment of European Union troops to the Central African Republic in support of French forces and African Union troops there.
January 30 - Japanese and American scientists quickly and cheaply produce an embryo-like stem cell, a process that could mark a new era in personalized healing.
Former guerrilla leader Salvador Sánchez Cerén gets the most votes in the first round of the presidential election in El Salvador.