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July 25, 2013

?Thursday, July 25:

TOGO — Much-delayed legislative election expected to be held.

PARIS — The European Court of Human Rights issues a ruling in a case involving Russian tycoon and opposition figure Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

KUWAIT CITY — Kuwait holds parliament elections after a June court decision dissolved the chamber over flaws in the balloting law.

UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Security Council debates the crisis in the Congo and the Great Lakes region. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will preside.

BRDO, Slovenia — France’s president expected to join Balkan leaders as they meet for an informal meeting focused on efforts at volatile region’s EU integration and boosting ties among former war foes — such as Serbia and Kosovo — whose postwar tensions remain a threat to regional stability. The meeting is part of an initiative launched by Croatia and Slovenia after Croatia joined the EU this month.

PYONGYANG, North Korea — A look at the 200 ethnic Koreans from Japan attending the celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.

AMMAN, Jordan — Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida arrives for talks with his Jordanian counterpart and other officials on Mideast peacemaking and Syria. He also plans to visit Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees on Friday and hold a press conference at the end of his visit that day. Through Friday.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama meets with Vietnam’s President Truong Tan Sang.

WASHINGTON — House of Representatives’ Science, Space and Technology subcommittee hearing on the future of coal energy.

SEOUL — French Premier Jean-Marc Ayrault meets with South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Visiting Japanese prime minister holds bilateral talks with Malaysian counterpart.

BAYREUTH, Germany — The annual Bayreuth festival dedicated to Richard Wagner’s operas opens.

KAESONG — South and North Korea hold a meeting to discuss normalization of the Kaesong Industrial Complex operation.

AMSTERDAM — Unilever PLC reports second quarter earnings.

BERLIN — Germany’s Ifo institute releases its monthly index of business confidence, a closely watched indicator for Europe’s biggest economy.

GENEVA — Switzerland’s second biggest bank Credit Suisse posts second-quarter earnings.

LONDON — Second quarter GDP figures for the UK released

LONDON — Second quarter results for brewer SABMiller, which is behind the Peroni, Grolsch and Miller beer brands.

MADRID — Spain’s statistics institute releases unemployment figures for the 2nd quarter. Unemployment reached a record 27.2 percent in the first three months but Economy Minister Luis de Guindos says he expects a much improved figure in the second quarter.

LONDON — Second quarter results for UK telecoms giant, BT Group.

MADRID — Spanish telecoms company Telefonica presents second-quarter results.

PARIS — French luxury goods purveyor Kering reports first half earnings.

MADRID — Spanish oil and gas company Repsol presents second-quarter results.

PARIS — French nuclear engineering firm Areva reports first half earnings.

PARIS — French tire maker Michelin reports first-half earnings.

PARIS — French luxury conglomerate LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton reports half-year earnings.

OSLO, Norway — Norwegian energy group Statoil ASA presents 2nd quarter earnings.

HELSINKI — Sports equipment maker Amer Sports Corp., whose brands include Atomic, Salomon and Wilson, releases Q2 earnings report.

TOKYO — Nissan reports fiscal first quarter earnings as Japanese automakers make a strong recovery, lifted by a cheap yen.

MINNEAPOLIS — 3M Co. reports quarterly financial results.

NEW YORK — Amazon.com Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

DETROIT — General Motors Co. reports quarterly financial results.

NEW YORK — Southwest Airlines Co. reports quarterly financial results.

NEW YORK — Starbucks Corp. reports quarterly financial results.

NEW YORK — United Continental Holdings Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

NEW YORK — Zynga Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

NEW YORK — Unilever, the Dutch food and beverage company, reports quarterly financial results.

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m. (1230 GMT); Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m. (1400 GMT); Commerce Department releases durable goods for June, 8:30 a.m. (1230 GMT).

?Friday, July 26:

HAVANA — Cuba marks Revolution Day, a national holiday that in the past was often used to make major announcements.

PARIS — Air France-KLM reports first-half earnings.

PARIS — French car maker Renault reports first-half earnings.

PARIS — French oil giant Total reports its first-half earnings.

SEOUL — Samsung Electronics Co., the South Korean smartphone maker, reports quarterly financial results.

TOKYO — Toyota tallies global vehicle sales for the first half of the year that will show how it measures against U.S. rival General Motors. After survived years of hardships, both automakers are boosting sales.

?Saturday, July 27:

PYONGYANG, North Korea — Coverage of 60th anniversary of end of Korean War. Military parade expected at Kim Il Sung Square.

SEOUL, South Korea — Observance of 60th anniversary of Armistice Agreement to be held at War Memorial. U.N. Forces representative, international veterans and key South Korean government officials to be present.

VILNIUS, Lithuania — Gay and lesbian activists hold march in downtown Vilnius. Large protest and police presence expected.

?Sunday, July 28:

MALI — First presidential election since Mali’s 2012 coup, which overthrew the country’s democratically elected ruler.

HAVANA — Colombian government and FARC rebels resume peace talks in Havana after a one-week delay.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — General legislative elections, the first in five years

?Monday, July 29:

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Visiting French Premier Jean-Marc Ayrault holds bilateral talks with Malaysian counterpart, Najib Razak.

PARIS — French yogurt maker Danone reports its half-year earnings amid Europe’s economic slowdown.

?Tuesday, July 30:

ROME — Italy’s highest court begins hearing Silvio Berlusconi’s appeal of his tax fraud conviction, in which he was sentenced to four years in prison and a ban on holding public office for five years. The hearing was scheduled as soon as Berlusconi’s lawyers submitted their appeal — an unusually quick turnaround presumably aimed at limiting the chances the case could be thrown on because of the statute of limitations.

QUETTA, Pakistan — Court has ordered police to produce former military strongman Gen. Pervez Musharraf in case involving death of Baluch nationalist leader.

GENEVA — Switzerland’s biggest bank UBS AG posts second-quarter results.

LONDON — British oil giant BP releases second quarter results.

TOKYO — The chief executive of Delta Airlines outlines the carrier’s Asia strategy.

?Wednesday, July 31:

TOKYO — Honda reports result. The company is on a roll, getting a solid lift from a weak yen and healthy sales in emerging markets.

TOKYO — Japanese electronics maker Panasonic reports fiscal first quarter earnings as it struggles to achieve a turnaround.

TOKYO — Nintendo reports fiscal first quarter earnings that will reflect the perk it’s getting from a cheap yen offsetting shaky sales of the Wii U video game machine.

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