14 August
Havana, Cuba
For the first time in the past 54 years, the American flag is raised in front of the embassy.

11 August
The People’s Bank of China devalued the national currency for three days in a row, causing the worst fall of the yuan value in the last 20 years.

20 August
Athens, Greece
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announces his resignation due to the division in the SYRIZA party. New early elections in September.

22 August
Saudi Arabia
For the first time in history, women can register to participate in the municipal elections, the only ones allowed in the country.

21 August
The German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees announces the suspension of the Dublin Regulation to welcome Syrian asylum seekers.

14 August
Brussels, Belgium
Eurozone Ministers of Finance approve a new bailout package for Greece, which is worth 86 billion euros.

21 August
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announces new early elections, as in two months the political forces were not able to form a government.

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