Who is Jean-Claude Juncker? (1954 – present)

  • Luxembourg politician (12th and current President of the European Commission).
  • Prime Minister of Luxembourg 1995 - 2013.
  • Minister for Finance - Luxembourg 1989 - 2009.
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Who is Chuck Hagel? (1946 – present)

  • US politician (Defence Secretary Feb 2013 - Nov 2014).
  • Vietnam War veteran (2 purple hearts), US Senator (Republican) from Nebraska from 1997 to 2009.
  • Removed from Defence Secretary position in Obama cabinet reshuffle.
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South Africa in 3 bullet-points?

  • Democratic country on the south end of Africa, one of the few on the continent never to have had a coup d'état.
  • Population 53 million, of whom 80% are black, with 11 official languages.
  • President is Jacob Zuma and the 3 capitals are Pretoria (executive), Bloemfontein (judicial) and Cape Town (legislative).
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Who was Michael Brown? (1996 – 2014)

  • Unarmed black civilian shot by police August 9, 2014.
  • Killed by Policeman Darren Wilson in Ferguson Missouri.
  • Disputed circumstances of the shooting and no charges against Wilson led to local protests and civil unrest.
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What was the Ferguson Ruling (USA)?

  • Grand jury refused to charge a policeman (Nov 24, 2014) over the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
  • Brown was killed by Darren Wilson in Ferguson Missouri on Aug 09 2014.
  • His death sparked weeks of demonstrations and civil unrest, as did the ruling.
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