Thursday, October 16:

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel gives speech to German Parliament ahead of Europe-Asia summit in Milan.

PARIS — Roman Polanski, 47 years after starring with then-wife Sharon Tate in "The Fearless Vampire Killers," is now directing a musical version for the stage. The 81-year-old Polanski, still wanted by U.S. justice and still active on the French film scene, speaks about his new project.

GENEVA — First press conference by new U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein.

GENEVA — World Health Organization holds a press conference on Ebola outbreak preparedness.

GENEVA — Swiss drugmaker Roche reports third-quarter results before the opening of trading in Zurich.

GENEVA — Swiss food and drink giant Nestle reports the nine-month results before the opening of trading in Zurich.

WARSAW — The National Museum shows journalists around the newly-arranged exhibition of Christian-era art and objects from Egypt.

BELGRADE — Serbia will stage a hero's welcome for Russian President Vladimir Putin despite criticism from the West that such red-carpet reception — including Serbia's first military parade in 30 years — is inappropriate for the leader accused of fomenting war in Ukraine.

LAS VEGAS — A 36-year-old Phoenix woman who pleaded guilty to trespassing is due in federal court on a violence charge remaining against her in a shoe-throwing incident last April involving former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

SEATTLE — A Russian man is scheduled to enter pleas to 11 new charges recently filed by federal prosecutors. Roman Seleznev now faces 40 charges ranging from bank fraud to hacking into U.S. businesses and stealing credit card information

Friday, October 17:

PARIS — The heads of the IMF, World Bank and OECD meet to discuss the global economy with special guest star French President Francois Hollande.

PARIS — Frank Gehry talks about his latest creation, the Louis Vuitton Foundation art museum and cultural center that fetched 100 million euros.

LYON, France — A French court considers extraditing a Kazakh banker in jail accused of tax fraud.

PRAGUE — A third of the 81 seats in the Czech Senate is up for grabs in a runoff.

LONDON — Royalty meets acting aristocracy as the actress who plays the imperious Dowager Countess of Grantham on "Downton Abbey" is made a Companion of Honor by Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.

Saturday, October 18:

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican releases the final document from its contentious meeting on family issues after the draft containing a remarkable opening toward homosexuals was cheered by gays and denounced by conservatives.

LONDON — The cinema extravaganza hands out prizes for best picture, best first feature, best documentary and best British newcomer, and gives director Stephen Frears a lifetime achievement honor.

PRAGUE — A third of the 81 seats in the Czech Senate is up for grabs in the runoff.

ROCHESTER, New Hampshire — A memorial service is set for the New Hampshire journalist slain by Islamic State extremists, James Foley. The service falls on what would have been his 41st birthday.

Sunday, October 19:

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis beatifies Pope Paul VI, the third pope he has put on the path to possible sainthood this year.

STOCKHOLM — Final of the 2014 Stockholm Open tennis tournament.

ZAATARI CAMP, Jordan — Renowned Lebanese singer Majida al-Roumi visits Jordan's Zaatari camp as a humanitarian ambassador for a joint project between jewelry maker Bvlgari and charity Save the Children.

Monday, October 20:

BERLIN — Germany's finance and economy ministers meet their French counterparts amid growing concerns over the state of the eurozone economy.

STOCKHOLM — Home appliance maker Electrolux presents its third-quarter earnings in its first quarterly report since the takeover of General Electric's appliance unit.

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Bratislava.

SINGAPORE — Former Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo swears in as Indonesia's seventh president.

DOHA, Qatar — Appeals court hearing for Americans Matthew and Grace Huang, who were found guilty of child endangerment over adopted daughter's death.

BOSTON — Pretrial status conference for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Tuesday, October 21:

MEXICO CITY — Mexico will play against Guatemala in a CONCACAF Champions League match.

Wednesday, October 22:

BUCHAREST, Romania — Trial resumes of an 89-year-old former prison commander who is expected to take the stand on charges that he was responsible for the torture and murdering prisoners considered a threat to the country's communist regime more than 50 years ago.

SYDNEY — Second search ship Fugro Discovery expected to join the seabed hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner off the west Australian coast.

PARIS — Michelin reports third quarter sales.