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Current events of
January 15, 2020
Armed conflicts and attacks
Aftermath of the
Sudanese Armed Forces
says it has quelled a
by soldiers loyal to ousted
in the capital
. Former Director of the
National Intelligence and Security Service
is accused of orchestrating the mutiny, which left two troops dead. His current whereabouts are unknown.
Arts and culture
Francesca Di Giovanni
undersecretary for multilateral affairs in the
Secretariat of State
, the first woman to hold a management position in this office.
after accusing the
Egyptian security forces
of raiding the
offices of the state-run
Anadolu News Agency
and arresting four of its employees.
Japan–North Korea relations
North Korean state media condemn
Japanese Prime Minister
for his attempts to reform the
. The state media say that "in the event of a constitutional revision, which gives [Japan's]
legitimacy, the Japanese reactionaries will have all the preconditions necessary to realize military aggression overseas".
China–United States trade war
In a meeting at the
Chinese Vice Premier
sign "Phase 1" of a new trade deal in which the U.S. will relax some of the tariffs imposed on Chinese imports while China agreed to buy more American products. Both sides also agree to not impose new tariffs.
Politics and elections
Dmitry Medvedev's Second Cabinet
Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly
, in which he proposed several amendments to the constitution. Putin accepts the resignation.
says the constitutional changes would "significantly change Russia's balance of power".
Council of State
President of Greece
. If approved, she will be the first female president in Greek history.
House of Delegates
votes to ratify the
Equal Rights Amendment
decades after its deadline passed. As the amendment nonetheless now has enough
for it to be fully adopted, legal scholars are divided on whether this means the
Constitution of the United States
has been amended.
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