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Events of 2018 by letter A-Z

For each letter name these events that happened in 2018 and that are described by the hints.
Please do note that these are not necessarily the most important events of the year.
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Last updated: December 28, 2018
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Hint
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A
This public company is the first one to achieve a market capitalization of $1 trillion
Apple Inc.
B
Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right populist politician, wins the presidential elections in this country
Brazil
C
This country legalises cannabis for recreational use
Canada
D
Saudi Arabia is the last country in the world to allow women to do this
drive
E
Swaziland changes its English name to the Kingdom of _______
Eswatini
F
This event held in Russia is won by France
FIFA World Cup
G
This regulation aimed at data protection goes into effect in the EU
GDPR
H
This English physicist and cosmologist who suffered from ALS dies on March 14
Stephen Hawking
I
Homosexuality is decriminalised by the Supreme Court of this country
India
J
Brett Kavanaugh fights accusations of sexual assault as he is nominated for this position
Associate Justice
K
The last male northern white rhinoceros dies in this country
Kenya
L
This country becomes the 36th member of the OECD
Lithuania
M
On March 24, these student-led demonstrations against gun violence march in over 900 cities
March for Our Lives
N
Former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are poisoned in Salisbury by this nerve agent
Novichok
O
This Hungarian president's party wins the parliamentary elections with 2/3 majority and passes a lot of questionable laws, for example to "Stop Soros"
Viktor Orbán
P
At the Katowice Climate Change Conference, nearly 200 nations agree on rules to implement this 2015 agreement
Paris Agreement
Q
This Vietnamese President dies while in office
Trần Đại Quang
R
This country seizes three Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait
Russia
S
The Nobel Prize in Literature is not rewarded because of this
sexual scandal
T
Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian journalist and dissident, is murdered in this country
Turkey
U
This country extends its tariffs on many products, e.g. steel or aluminium, from the EU, China, Canada and Mexico
United States
V
Nicolás Maduro is reelected as president in this country
Venezuela
W
Norway wins 39 medals in this event held in PyeongChang
Winter Olympics
X
This Chinese leader is granted the status of "President for Life"
Xi Jinping
Y
This movement (in French gilets jaunes) leads mass protests and riots over taxes in France
Yellow vests
Z
After 9 years in power, this politician resigns as President of South Africa
Jacob Zuma
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