October 17, 2021

2021 (MMXXI) is a low year according to the Gregorian calendar.


Coronavirus disease pandemic 2019

International Relations

January 1: Britain's official withdrawal from the European Union has officially taken place. Portugal became the presiding country in the Council of the European Union. April 17 - The Czech Republic expels 18 Russian embassy staff on suspicion of involvement of its intelligence in an explosion at a military ammunition depot in 2014. July 22 - The United States and Germany agree on the terms of completion of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. September 15 - Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom form a military alliance to counter China's expansionism in the Indo-Pacific region. Politics, elections January 13 - For the second time, the US House of Representatives announces the impeachment of Donald Trump just days before he resigns. Accidents and catastrophes January 9 - A Boeing 737 passenger plane of Sriwijaya Air crashes in Indonesia, carrying 62 people. January 15 - as a result of the earthquake on Fr. Sulawesi with a magnitude of 6.2 killed more than 80 people and injured about 1,000 more. April 21 - Indonesian submarine KRI Nanggala with 53 people on board sank off the coast of Bali. July 6 - An An-26 plane with 28 people on board crashed, collided with a coastal cliff and completely collapsed. July 12 - 15 - Due to torrential rains caused by Cyclone Bernd in Europe, a series of floods occurred. Several river basins overflowed their banks. August 14 - A magnitude 7.2 earthquake shakes Haiti. As a result, at least 1,500 people died. September 20 - On the island of La Palma (Canary Islands, Spain) there was an eruption of the volcano Cumbre Vieja, more than 5,000 people were evacuated from the municipalities of El Paso, Los Llanos de Aridane, Fuencaliente and Tazacorte.

Armed conflicts

February 1 - A military coup takes place in Myanmar, Prime Minister Aung San Suu Kyi and President Wing Myan are detained and removed from office. May 6-21 - Exacerbation of the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict. At least 213 Palestinians, on the one hand, and 11 Israelis, on the other, were killed in rocket attacks and air strikes. May 24 - As a result of a military coup in Mali, the army is arrested

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