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AP Weekly News Calendar

March 6, 2014

?Thursday, March 6:

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders are holding an emergency meeting to decide on imposing sanctions against Russia over its interference in Ukraine.

Summit starts at 1030 GMT.

DUBLIN — Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and rival Ukrainian opposition leaders Yulia Tymoshenko and ex-boxer Vitaly Klitschko address leaders of 28 European nations at a conference of the continent’s largest political party about the political crisis in their homeland.

NEW YORK — U.N. Security Council consults on Central African Republic crisis and the U.N. chief’s proposal for a U.N. peacekeeping force to take over security and nation-building activity.

WASHINGTON — House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Ukraine.

NEW DELHI — The Supreme Court hears the central government’s petition against releasing prisoners convicted in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

JAKARTA — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to meet with his Indonesian counterpart Marty Natalegawa. 0600 GMT.

WASHINGTON — Conservative Political Action Conference. Through Saturday.

WASHINGTON — Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Syria.

NANTERRE, France — French actress Julie Gayet takes a gossip magazine to court outside Paris over a report saying she is having an affair with President Francois Hollande. 1600 GMT.

BEIJING — China’s finance minister holds news conference about taxation reform and government finances. 0100 GMT.

WASHINGTON — Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee hearing on railroad safety.

FRANKFURT, Germany — European Central Bank’s governing council meets to set monetary policy for the eurozone.

BERLIN — Germany’s Economy Ministry releases January industrial orders figures for Europe’s biggest economy.

FRANKFURT, Germany — Telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom AG reports fourth-quarter and full-year earnings.

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m. (1330 GMT); Labor Department releases fourth-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m. (1330 GMT); Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m. (1500 GMT); Commerce Department releases factory orders for January, 10 a.m. (1500 GMT); Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee hearing on railroad safety.

NEW YORK — Kroger reports quarterly financial results.

NEW YORK — H&R Block reports quarterly financial results.

?Friday, March 7:

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The International Criminal Court delivers its verdict in the trial of alleged Congolese warlord Germain Katanga on charges including murder, rape and using child soldiers. 1200 GMT.

PANAJI, India — Continuation of the bail hearing in the case of Tehelka editor Arun Tejpal, charged with sexually assaulting a female colleague in the elevator of a five-star resort hotel in Goa.

DUBLIN — Leaders of Europe’s largest party vote to elect their next candidate for EU president to succeed Jose Manuel Barroso. Barroso, the former Portuguese prime minister who has been leader of the 28-nation bloc since 2009, is stepping down. Leaders of the conservative European People’s Party are voting on whether Michel Barnier of France, Jean-Claude Juncker of Luxembourg, or Valdis Dombrovskis of Latvia will be their candidate for Europe’s top political post. Result expected by 1300 GMT.

BEIJING — China’s commerce minister talks at news conference about pledges to open markets wider. 0100 GMT.

BERLIN — Germany’s Economy Ministry releases January industrial production figures for Europe’s biggest economy.

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases employment data for February, 8:30 a.m. (1330 GMT); Commerce Department releases international trade data for January, 8:30 a.m. (1330 GMT); Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for January, 3 p.m. (2000 GMT).

?Saturday, March 8:

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY — Observed internationally.

NEW YORK — U.N. Security Council holds open debate on children in armed conflict.

WASHINGTON — Gridiron Club dinner of Washington correspondents.

?Sunday, March 9:

PYONGYANG — North Korea holds parliamentary elections. Results will likely be announced by national news agency KCNA on Monday.

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Presidential election. After having won the first round of voting by almost 11 points, a Farabundo Marti Liberation Front leader, Vice President Salvador Sánchez Cerén, is the heavy favorite to win.

BOGOTA, Colombia — Legislative elections.

TOKYO — Anti-nuclear rally in Tokyo ahead of the third anniversary of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

?Monday, March 10:

NEW YORK — U.N. Security Council holds consultations on Libya sanctions.

BRUSSELS — European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is testifying at a European Parliament hearing. 1400 GMT.

MUNICH — Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness goes on trial on tax evasion charges. Trial scheduled to continue through March 13.

TOKYO — GDP revision, Bank of Japan policy meeting begins.

?Tuesday, March 11:

NEW DELHI — Hearing in the case against an Indian tycoon who heads the Sahara India conglomerate that is accused of multibillion dollar fraud. Sahara co-owns a Formula One team and sponsored the Indian cricket team until recently.

VALPARAISO, Chile — Michelle Bachelet returns to the presidency; sworn in at the Congress building in this port city. Bachelet, who led Chile from 2006-2010, has promised to raise taxes to fund major changes in education in response to widespread societal pressure. Protests expected by Chilean students as well as Venezuelans angry at visiting President Nicolas Maduro.

NEW YORK — U.N. Security Council holds consultations on Somalia peacekeeping, and sanctions on Somalia and Eritrea.

RIO DE JANEIRO — Luiz Felipe Scolari picks the squad for the team’s final friendly before the official World Cup team is announced.

BERLIN — Germany’s Federal Statistical Office releases export and import data for January.

BEIJING — Leaders of China’s central bank and bank and securities regulators talk at news conference about financial system reform. 0100 GMT.

TOKYO — Bank of Japan policy statement following two-day policy meeting.

?Wednesday, March 12:

WARSAW — Leaders of Poland’s Roman Catholic Church will vote to choose the new head of the Episcopate. The current head, Archbishop Jozef Michalik may be voted out after he made statements in the fall about pedophilia among priests that angered many believers. He suggested children encourage abuse, but then backed out from this statement. 1400GMT.

NEW YORK — U.N. Security Council holds consultations on Sudan, South Sudan and Darfur crises.

FRANKFURT, Germany — Mail, express delivery and freight company Deutsche Post DHL reports full-year earnings figures.

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