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February 13, 2014

?Thursday, Feb. 13:

ANKARA, Turkey — The leaders of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey meet in Ankara for talks aimed at increasing economic and security cooperation between Kabul and Islamabad. The meeting is their eighth three-way summit since 2007. 1600 GMT.

BRUSSELS — Belgian House of Representatives expected to adopt changes extending country’s 11-year-old child euthanasia law.

SEOUL — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives for talks with South Korean President Park Geun-Hye and his South Korean counterpart Yun Byung-Se.

TOKYO — The mayor of a city in Okinawa talks to reporters about why he is dead opposed to having a U.S. military base relocated there.

LIMA — Former President Alberto Fujimori attends his trial in a police base on the outskirts of Lima.

BEIJING — Visiting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban meets with President Xi Jinping.

BRASILIA, Brazil — Security officials from all 32 nations participating in the World Cup are expected to meet in Brasilia for the first meeting to outline Brazil’s security plan.

WASHINGTON — Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the minimum wage.

NEW YORK — U.N. Security Council adopts resolution on Sudan sanctions; consults on Syria civil war.

LONDON — David Cameron and Prince Charles host a number of African leaders for urgent summit to discuss ways to end illegal wildlife trade. Some 50 nations to be represented; many with foreign ministers, a few with presidents. Ivory bans, other matters, to be discussed. 1700 GMT.

ROTA, Spain — The American ship MV Cape Ray is set to arrive Thursday at the naval base of Rota on Spain’s southwestern coast used by the U.S. to resupply ahead of an unprecedented mission to collect and destroy mustard gas, raw materials for sarin nerve gas and tons of other highly toxic chemicals that form part of Syria’s chemical weapons program.

MOSCOW — Egypt’s army chief meets with Russia’s president, defense minister and foreign minister on his first trip outside Egypt since the ouster of an Islamist president. The visit by Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi comes amid reports of a $2 billion arms deal that would significantly expand Russia’s influence with a key U.S. ally in the Middle East.

NAIROBI — Human Rights Watch releases report on widespread rape in Mogadishu, Somalia.

BEIJING — January auto sales. 0800 GMT.

FRANKFURT, Germany — Commerzbank AG reports earnings figures for the fourth quarter and full year 2013.

VEVEY, Switzerland — Nestle, the world’s biggest food and drink company, reports full-year results.

BEIJING — Lenovo quarterly results. From 0145 GMT conference call.

LONDON — Treasury chief George Osborne rules out a currency union with Scotland should it vote for independence. 0930 GMT.

PARIS — French beverage company Pernod Ricard reports its quarterly sales figures.

PARIS — Renault reports 2013 annual results.

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 1330 GMT; Commerce Department releases retail sales data for January, 1330 GMT; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 1500 GMT; Commerce Department releases business inventories for December, 1500 GMT.; Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the minimum wage.

NEW YORK — PepsiCo Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

NEW YORK — Burger King Worldwide Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

NEW YORK — Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

NEW YORK — Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. reports quarterly financial results.

NEW YORK — Kraft Foods Group Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

?Friday, Feb. 14:

RANCHO MIRAGE, California — President Barack Obama meets with King Abdullah II of Jordan at a private estate.

SAO PAULO — FIFA holds press conference to discuss medical matters related to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

MOSCOW — German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier meets with Russia’s president and foreign minister.

AMSTERDAM — Judges reveal the winner of the 2013 World Press Photo contest, one of the most prestigious awards in photojournalism. 1330 GMT.

MONTEVIDEO — Revelers perform during Las Llamadas or parade of The Calls. A feature of the Montevideo Carnival, Candombe is an Afro Uruguayan rhythmic style music, which is based on the sound of three types of tambores or drums: its roots can be traced back to the 1700′s when African slaves were brought to Uruguay.

BERLIN — Germany’s Federal Statistical Office releases economic growth figure for the fourth quarter of 2013.

BRUSSELS — Eurostat, the EU statistics agency, releases fourth quarter GDP figures for the eurozone. 1200 GMT.

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve releases industrial production for January, 1415 GMT.

BEIJING — January inflation. 0200 GMT.

?Saturday, Feb. 15:

BERLIN — Jury at the Berlin International Film Festival announces the winners of the event’s top Golden Bear award and other honors.

?Sunday, Feb. 16:

LONDON — Space thriller “Gravity,” unflinching slavery saga “12 Years a Slave” and crime caper “American Hustle” lead the race for the British Academy Film Awards, Britain’s equivalent of the Oscars.

?Monday, Feb. 17:

GENEVA — A U.N. human rights commission holds a news conference and delivers what it promises will be an unprecedented report, with annexes and extensive supporting documentation, on “systematic, widespread and grave violations” in North Korea, including alleged crimes against humanity. Areas investigated included prison camps, torture, inhumane treatment, right to food, arbitrary detention and abductions. 1300 GMT.

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis convenes his eight cardinal advisers for a third round of talks on reforming the Vatican bureaucracy, with the first proposals to overhaul the embattled Vatican bank expected to be made.

TOKYO — Preliminary fourth quarter GDP estimate for 2013.

NEW DELHI — Indian Finance Minister expected to present the federal budget in Parliament.

?Tuesday, Feb. 18:

MALE — Meeting of Foreign Ministers of SAARC countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) expected to begin.

NEW YORK — U.N. Security Council holds briefings and consultations on Central African Republic crisis.

PRAGUE — The new Czech coalition center-left government faces a mandatory parliamentary confidence. It has a comfortable majority in Parliament’s lower house to win.

SAO PAULO — FIFA is expected to announce whether or not a much-delayed soccer stadium in southern Brazil will still be included among those that will host World Cup matches. If it’s scrapped, it’ll be a major embarrassment for Brazilian organizers and also force FIFA to figure out where to play the four matches that were to be played there.

GLASGOW, Scotland — Voting ends among University of Glasgow students for the university’s rector, with former NSA contractor Edward Snowden among the nominees.

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

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico officials host webcast with investors to talk about the recent downgrades to the U.S. territory’s credit rating, as well as address the island’s upcoming financing plans as it prepares to re-enter the market. 2300 GMT.

TOKYO — Bank of Japan monetary policy meeting issues statement.

?Wednesday, Feb. 19:

NEW YORK — U.N. Security Council holds open debate on the “rule of law.”

LONDON — David Bowie, Disclosure and Bastille are among nominees for Britain’s leading music awards, and Katy Perry and Arctic Monkeys among performers at a ceremony hosted by James Corden.

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