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UPCOMING IN EUROPE ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014:
GENEVA — U.N. secretary-general Ban Ki-moon arrives in Europe ahead of this week’s Syria peace talks, a day after furious diplomacy rescued the talks from collapse even before they began. Ban rescinded his offer for Iran to join the talks under intense U.S. pressure after the opposition threatened to boycott. By Zeina Karam. UPCOMING 130 words by 0930 GMT; 600 words by 1200 GMT.
MOSCOW — Russian foreign minister says the decision by the U.N.’s chief to rescind an invitation to Iran to join Syria peace talks is a mistake but not a catastrophe. By Vladimir Isachenkov. SENT: 350 words.
SOCHI, Russia — Security forces are on a look out for three suspected female suicide bombers, including a widow of a slain Islamic militant. By Nataliya Vasilyeva. SENT: 130 words.
DAVOS, Switzerland — World Economic Forum leaders’ expectations Tuesday for the annual Davos gathering.
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BERLIN — Germany’s ZEW institute releases its monthly index of investor confidence in Europe’s biggest economy.