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Summits & Agreements
18 May 1950: US and Europe agree Nato aims

21 Jul 1954: Peace deal ends Indo-China war

09 May 1955: West Germany accepted into Nato

14 May 1955: Communist states sign Warsaw Pact

11 Apr 1957: Britain agrees to Singapore self-rule

23 Feb 1959: Macmillan and Khrushchev talk peace

17 May 1960: East-West summit in tatters after spy plane row

28 Oct 1962: World relief as Cuban missile crisis ends

25 May 1963: African states unite against white rule

06 Feb 1964: Green light for Channel Tunnel

07 Feb 1966: Hawaii hosts US-Vietnamese summit

30 May 1967: Egypt and Jordan unite against Israel

25 Jun 1970: New peace plan for Middle East

27 Sep 1970: Arab leaders sign Jordan peace deal

23 Jan 1971: Britain allowed to sell arms to S Africa

22 May 1972: President Nixon arrives in Moscow

04 Feb 1973: Vietnam observers' struggle for peace

30 Jul 1974: Peace deal for Cyprus

11 Dec 1975: Attack on British vessels heightens Cod War

05 Dec 1977: Egypt severs ties with Arab hardliners

03 Feb 1978: Sadat in US for Mid East talks

18 Apr 1978: Carter wins Panama Canal battle

18 Sep 1978: Arab-Israeli breakthrough in US

15 Dec 1982: Spain opens border with the Rock

26 Apr 1984: Reagan arrives in China

26 Sep 1984: UK and China agree Hong Kong handover

19 Nov 1985: Superpower summit 'off to good start'

21 Nov 1985: Superpowers aim for 'safer world'

12 Oct 1986: Reykjavik summit ends in failure

18 Sep 1987: Superpower treaty to scrap warheads

15 Oct 1987: Fiji one step closer to a republic

08 Dec 1987: Superpowers to reverse arms race

14 Apr 1988: USSR pledges to leave Afghanistan

31 Jul 1991: Superpowers to cut nuclear warheads

30 Oct 1991: Bush opens historic Mid East peace conference

07 Feb 1992: Maastricht treaties make EU official

26 Oct 1994: Israel and Jordan make peace

21 Nov 1995: Balkan leaders agree to peace

14 Dec 1995: Bosnia peace accord ends three-year war

31 Jul 1998: UK imposes total ban on landmines

04 Dec 2003: US pulls back from steel trade war

19 Dec 2003: Libya gives up chemical weapons

28 Jun 2004: US transfers power back to Iraq
 
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