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AP Weekly News Calendar

May 8, 2014

Thursday, May 8:

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen testifies about the economy before the Senate Budget Committee.

WASHINGTON — Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Venezuela.

WASHINGTON — Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the nomination of Sylvia Burwell Mathews to be health secretary.

WASHINGTON — Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee hearing on U.S. tourism.

WASHINGTON — Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the North American energy boom.

NEW YORK — Selected chain retailers release April sales.

NEW YORK — Hamburger chain Wendy’s reports first-quarter earnings.

NEW YORK — Media company CBS Corp. reports first-quarter earnings.

NEW YORK — Publishing company News Corp. reports fiscal third-quarter earnings.

VENUE TBC, Belgium — European Central Bank’s governing council meets to set monetary policy for the eurozone.

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

FRANKFURT, Germany — Reinsurer Munich Re reports first-quarter earnings.

FRANKFURT, Germany — Telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom AG reports first-quarter earnings.

MADRID — Spanish energy company Repsol presents first-quarter earnings.

TOKYO — Toyota, the world’s top automaker, announces fiscal annual earnings and final quarter results, expected to show growth on the back of a favorable exchange rate.

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends European policy forum, gives live interview to German television.

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

WARSAW - Poland’s Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski makes his policy speech for the coming year before the Parliament that is to focus on the growing conflict in neighboring Ukraine and on the security in the region. By Monika Scislowska.

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Slovenian parliament expected to convene to acknowledge the resignation of prime minister Alenka Bratusek, who stepped down after losing leadership over her center-left party.

TALLINN, Estonia — NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen visits, meets with Estonian leaders.

VENUE TBC, Belgium — European Central Bank’s governing council meets to set monetary policy for the eurozone.

RAMALLAH — US National Security Advisor Susan Rice meeting Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday in Ramallah.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The parent of the Mideast’s biggest airline, Emirates, announces its latest annual results.

PORTLAND — Hearing is held in U.S. Bankruptcy Court relating to Monreal, Maine & Atlantic.

BOSTON — A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in the case of a transgender inmate from Massachusetts who won a lawsuit seeking sex reassignment surgery.

NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio presents his first budget since taking office in January.

Friday, May 9:

WEST POINT, New York — A ceremony at West Point will mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings with 35 U.S. veterans being presented with the insignia of the French Legion of Honor.

DOHA, Qatar — The IAAF Diamond League athletics championship series opens in the Qatari capital.

SASSNITZ, Germany — German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes French President Francois Hollande to her constituency in northeastern Germany.

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin is to address Russian troops during the annual military parade on Red Square celebrating victory in World War II.

WARSAW - European Union President Manuel Barroso comes on a two-day visit to Poland to deliver a speech at a College of Europe campus on the occasion of its 20th anniversary and commemorate the 10th anniversary of the biggest enlargement of the European Union and Poland’s accession to the EU.

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Sarajevo reopens its former National Library, a landmark that was destroyed by Serb shelling in 1992, along with its almost 2 million books and manuscripts.

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is expected to honor another 20th century pope by clearing Pope Paul VI for beatification, the last major hurdle before sainthood.

TALLINN, Estonia — NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen holds lecture titled “Defending Allies, Sharing Responsibility, Upholding Values” at Tallinn University, visits the Amari air base where NATO fighter planes are stationed.

AMSTERDAM — ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaker, reports first quarter earnings.

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

PARIS — Alcatel Lucent reports its first quarter earnings.

Saturday, May 10:


Michelle Obama gives the commencement address at Dillard University in New Orleans.

STRALSUND, Germany — French President Francois Hollande wraps up a visit to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s constituency in northeastern Germany.

NATO holds a training exercize near the Balearic island of Menorca based on a fictitious aggressor nation invading a NATO ally.

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Prime Minister Viktor Orban is sworn in for his third, four-year term while his Fidesz party celebrates with a rally outside parliament while launching its campain for the European parliamentary elections.

COPENHAGEN — 2014 Eurovision Song Contest is held in Denmark

Sunday, May 11:

VILNIUS, Lithuania — First round of Lithuania’s presidential election.

Monday, May 12:

NEW DELHI — Final day of voting in India’s five-week election contest.

CHISINAU, Moldova — Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow makes two-day visit to this former Soviet repubic which has 1,500 Russian troops stationed in a separatist region and tensions unrest in neighboring Ukraine.

Tuesday, May 13:

DUBAI — Chanel and the fashion house’s iconic desinger Karl Lagerfeld will present the 2014-15 Cruise collection.

CANBERRA — Government announces financial blueprint to rein in debt during the next fiscal year in Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s first annual budget.

GENEVA — Sotheby’s to auction three diamonds Tuesday night that could fetch more than $30 million combined.

WARSAW - Interior ministers from nine Schengen countries and the head of Frontex are meeting for two days in Sopot, northern Poland, to discuss protection of European Union’s external borders and to review migration systems.

BERLIN — Germany’s ZEW institute releases its monthly index of investor confidence in Europe’s biggest economy.

Wednesday, May 14:

TOKYO — Sony announces fiscal annual and final quarter earnings.

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

TIRANA, Albania — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Albania.

GENEVA — Christie’s to auction 250 pieces expected to fetch $80 million Wednesday night.

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — An annual three-day international security conference kicks off in the Slovak capital.

FRANKFURT, Germany — Insurer Allianz SE reports first-quarter earnings figures.

CANNES, France — The world’s glamorous and talented gather for the opening nigh tof the Cannes Film Festival, kicking off with a showing of biopic “Grace of Monaco.”

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