AP Weekly News Calendar
(Associated Press Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Thursday, May 10:
ALGIERS, Algeria _ Algerians vote in parliamentary elections, following Arab Spring protests.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay _ Uruguayan courts take closed-door testimony from young Haitian man allegedly abused by six Uruguayan peacekeepers.
ABUJA, Nigeria _ Doctors Without Borders holds news conference about ongoing lead poisoning in Nigeria's northern Zamfara state still ongoing, despite it being discovered two years ago.
MANAMA, Bahrain _ Next session in the retrial of 20 medical professionals in Bahrain who were convicted of anti-state crimes and sentenced to five to 15 years in prison.
BAGHDAD _ After a week's postponement, the trial of Iraq's fugitive Sunni Vice President, Tariq al-Hashemi is to start in Baghdad. The Shiite-led government accuses al-Hashemi of running death squads. He is outside Iraq and will be tried in absentia.
RAMALLAH, West Bank _ Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to meet Israeli envoy Yitzak Molcho.
SEOUL _ Denmark Crown Prince Frederik Andre Henrik Christian and Crown Princess Mary Elizabeth Donaldson meets with South Korean Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik.
SEOUL _ Peruvian President Ollanta Humala meets with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.
NEW DELHI _ Singapore Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam meets Indian Prime Minister.
AHMADABAD _ Singapore Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam visits the late Mohandas K. Gandhi's ashram.
BERLIN _ Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses Germany's parliament on the upcoming G-8 and NATO summits. Starts at 0700 GMT.
AMSTERDAM _ The Van Gogh museum reveals an "important new acquisition" to the media.
LOS ANGELES _ George Clooney hosts fundraiser for President Barack Obama.
PARIS _ Christian Dior opens retrospective exhibit that traces the design house's close links with fashions of the silver screen. "Stars in Dior" features a rare collection of some 50 Dior gowns, worn by actresses including Grace Kelly, Olivia de Havilland and Elizabeth Taylor.
SHANGHAI _ Foxconn, the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronics for such big names as Apple and HP, begins construction on a Shanghai headquarters that is expected to spearhead its expansion into property development.
AMSTERDAM _ Aegon NV reports 1Q earnings.
FRANKFURT, Germany _ Deutsche Telekom AG reports first-quarter earnings.
LUXEMBOURG _ Steelmaker ArcelorMittal announces 1st quarter earnings.
MADRID _ Spain's energy company Repsol reports Q1 earnings, the first since Argentina announced earlier this month that it would nationalize the company's Argentine branch YPF.
PARIS _ French utility EDF reports its first-quarter sales figures.
SHANGHAI _ Trade figures for April, much watched indicator of demand in key markets and their impact on the export sector.
TOKYO _ Japanese electronics and entertainment maker Sony reports earnings.
SEOUL _ Samsung Electronics holds a press conference to announce its new OLED TV.
SEOUL _ Bank of Korea holds monetary policy meeting to discuss on the monthly interest rate.
DUBAI _ Dubai-based Emirates airline, the Mideast's biggest carrier, expected to announce fiscal 2011 earnings.
Friday, May 11:
CASABLANCA, Morocco _ The court prepares to issue a verdict in the case of the anti-government Moroccan rapper for writing lyrics critical of the police. It is the second time Haqed the rapper has been arrested by authorities who object to his songs excoriating the monarch.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia _ Malaysia's prime minister addresses rally to mark anniversary of ruling party's formation. Speech starts 1300 GMT.
PARIS _ Men in Black III film premiere.
MADRID _ Government to unveil another plan designed to shore up troubled banking sector, a key source of concern that Spain might need a bailout.
MADRID _ Telefonica reports Q1 earnings.
SHANGHAI _ China's inflation figure for April, seen as a barometer of future policy decisions as leaders try to keep growth on track while preventing prices from surging out of control.
TOKYO _ Panasonic reports earnings as the Japanese electronics maker fights the declining price of gadgets.
TOKYO _ Nissan reports earnings.
TOKYO _ Toyota executives speak to reporters at an event to unveil the remodeled Corolla, one of the world's top-selling vehicles.
Saturday, May 12:
MADRID _ Young anti-austerity protesters plan to occupy Madrid's central Sol plaza and mount tent cities for three days to mark one-year anniversary of similar demonstrations last year.
LYNCHBURG, Virginia _ Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivers Liberty University Commencement address.
JOHANNESBURG _ New Wits Art Museum opens, housing major collection of traditional and contemporary African art.
Sunday, May 13:
BERLIN _ Germany's most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia, holds regional elections that offer parties a major test of a national vote expected next year. Voting ends at 1600 GMT, followed immediately by exit polls. Results expected later Sunday.
BAMAKO, Mali _ Second round of presidential elections in Mali, where a group of soldiers toppled the democratically elected president in March. The junta leaders then handed power over to an interim government but have not stepped aside.
AREZZO, Italy _ Pope Benedict XVI visits the town of Arezzo, central Italy
TEL AVIV, Israel _ Israeli President Shimon Peres awards annual Wolf Prize to acclaimed tenor Placido Domingo along with seven other American, British and Israeli recipients.
Monday, May 14:
NEW YORK _ President Barack Obama gives the commencement address at Barnard College in New York.
PARIS _ Gong Li open Chinese film festival in Paris.
PARIS _ Chanel's Cruise line to be presented in Versailles by Karl Lagerfeld.
Tuesday, May 15:
BERLIN _ Defense attorneys of a German-Afghan man suspected of belonging to al-Qaida and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan terrorist groups are set to plead in the Koblenz terror trial.
UNITED STATES _ Presidential primaries held in Nebraska and Oregon.
U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement takes effect.
HAVANA _ It was with great fanfare that Cuban officials last year welcomed the arrival of an undersea fiberoptic cable linking the country to Venezuela, which was supposed to increase Internet speed 3,000-fold and be capable of handling about 80 million simultaneous phone calls. Now the Cuban government barely speaks of the cable _ and Cuba's internet connection is still the slowest in the hemisphere.
PARIS _ Change of power ceremony between defeated conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist President-elect Francois Hollande.
NEW YORK _ Univision unveils its fall schedule. Pitbull and Shakira to perform.
BERLIN _ Federal Statistical Office releases first-quarter GDP figures for Germany, Europe's biggest economy.
FRANKFURT, Germany _ Insurer Allianz SE releases first-quarter earnings figures.
BERLIN _ Germany's ZEW institute releases its monthly investor confidence index for Europe's biggest economy.
GENEVA _ Sotheby's spring jewel auction including the Beau Sancy diamond worn by French, English, Dutch and German royals that is expected to fetch up to $4 million.
Wednesday, May 16:
THE HAGUE _ Start of trial of Bosnian Serb military leader Gen. Ratko Mladic, accused of planning and carrying out the 1995 genocide of more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica, Bosnia.
LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands _ Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is due in court for hearing on what sentence he will receive for his conviction on 11 counts of atrocities in Sierra Leone.
SANTIAGO _ Chilean high school and university students will stage mass protests demanding free education. President Sebastian Pinera has announced a tax reform to raise $700 million for an education overhaul. Students say the plan is insufficient.
CANNES _ Cannes film festival. Through May 27.
AMSTERDAM _ Dutch state-owned bank ABN Amro reports first quarter earnings
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