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September 16, 2013

UPCOMING FOR MONDAY, SEPT. 16:

ITALY-SHIP AGROUND

GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy — After a storm delay, salvagers are expected to attempt to set upright the crippled Costa Concordia cruise liner, which capsized near an Italian island in 2012. Never attempted with such a huge ship so close to shore, the operation is a one-shot deal. If the Concordia slips back on its rocky reef perch, experts will have to scramble to devise another way to remove the wreck. By Frances D’Emilio. 150 words by 0530 GMT. 800 words by 0800 GMT. 1,000 words by 1300 GMT.

SYRIA-DIPLOMACY

PARIS — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, French President Francois Hollande, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and British Foreign Secretary William Hague meet in Paris to agree on a draft U.N. resolution that would set out how Syria can secure and destroy its stockpile. 300 words expected by 1000 GMT.

RUSSIA-CAUCASUS VIOLENCE

MOSCOW — Russian news reports say three policemen have been killed and four injured by a suicide car bombing in Chechnya.

RUSSIA-EGYPT

MOSCOW — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov holds talks with his Egyptian counterpart, Nabil Fahmy. Their discussions are expected to focus on the change of government in Egypt following a July coup and international efforts to address the civil war in Syria. UPCOMING: 130 words by 1100GMT; 250 words, photos, by 1200GMT.

CZECH-MAYNMAR

PRAGUE — Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends the Forum 2000 international annual conference.

UN-NUCLEAR CONFERENCE

VIENNA — Iran’s contentious nuclear program is a focus of senior U.S., Iranian and other officials at Monday’s opening of the U.N. nuclear agency’s 159-nation general conference. By George Jahn. UPCOMING: 130 words by 1100 GMT. 400 words by 1300 GMT. Text, photo, video.

PORTUGAL-FINANCIAL CRISIS

LISBON, Portugal — Inspectors from the country’s bailout creditors will arrive Sept. 16 to assess Portugal’s progress on repairing its public finances and adopting economic reforms. By Barry Hatton.

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