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AP Weekly News Calendar

January 30, 2014

?Thursday, Jan. 30:

BERLIN — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss Syria, conflicts in Africa and the Millennium Development Goals after 2015. 1630 GMT.

PARIS — Demonstrations in Paris against Francois Hollande, one of the least popular French president’s in recent history

MANILA, Philippines — British Foreign Secretary William Hague will meet President Benigno Aquino III, his Philippine counterpart and businessmen in a visit to Manila, where he is also expected to deliver a speech on British foreign policy in Asia.

NEW DELHI — Martyrdom anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

BERLIN — Interview with the president of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald Lauder, on his initiative to push Germany to create an international commission to publicize all Nazi-looted art.

LONDON — David Cameron will appear before the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy to testify on a range of national security issues, including the government’s response to events in Syria, the UK’s relationship with the USA, and the Ministry of Defense decision-making on the future of the Army; and to look at wider national security concerns, including energy and food security, and ownership of critical national infrastructure.

LONDON — British lawmakers debate a proposed immigration bill, which aims to tighten immigration policies and limit immigrants’ access to public services and employment.

PARIS — Verdict on prostitution trial for soccer players Ribery and Benzema

WASHINGTON — International Monetary Fund’s top regional adviser for Latin America, Alejandro Werner, holds a rare press conference to discuss region’s economic outlook. Questions likely to focus on Argentina’s recent currency problems.

PARIS — Air traffic controllers unions around Europe are holding a one day strike over plans to streamline European airspace. Some flight cancellations expected.

WARSAW — U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel meets with senior Polish officials to discuss close defense alliance and partnership across a range of global security issues, to thank them for their support in Afghanistan, and to express U.S. support for Poland’s defense modernization.

FLORENCE, ITALY — Amanda Knox’s lawyers get the last say before a panel of judges begins deliberations to determine whether she is guilty or not in the brutal murder of her British roommate. Court scheduled to begin at 0800 GMT.

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine officials to disclose the country’s 4th quarter economic performance and overall growth for 2013, which is expected to have slowed due to the impact of super Typhoon Haiyan.

AMSTERDAM — Royal Dutch Shell PLC reports fourth quarter earnings. 0700 GMT.

BERLIN — Germany’s Federal Labor Agency releases January unemployment figures for Europe’s biggest economy.

WASHINGTON — Senate Energy and Natural Resources subcommittee hearing on lifting the ban on U.S. crude oil exports.

FRANKFURT, Germany — European Central Bank issues its bank lending survey measuring credit conditions in the struggling eurozone. 0900 GMT.

TOKYO — Nintendo president speaks to analysts a day after announcement of disappointing earnings results.

PARIS — LVMH reports 2013 annual results.

STOCKHOLM — Fashion retailer H&M presents full-year results.

STOCKHOLM — Wireless equipment maker Ericsson releases Q4 report.

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m. (1330 GMT); Commerce Department releases fourth-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m. (1330 GMT); National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for December, 10 a.m. (1500 GMT); Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m. (1500 GMT).

MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

MINNEAPOLIS — 3M Co. reports quarterly financial results.

NEW YORK — UPS reports quarterly financial results.

NEW YORK — Exxon Mobil Corp. reports quarterly financial results.

NEW YORK — Google Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

NEW YORK — Amazon.com Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

NEW YORK — Visa Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

NEW YORK — Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

?Friday, Jan. 31:

MUNICH — The Munich Security Conference, an annual gathering of top global security officials, opens. Through Sunday.

POWIDZ AIR BASE, Poland — U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visits Powidz Air Base in central Poland where U.S. air officers are stationed and will make a brief visit to the area of Kiszkow, where his mother’s grandparents married and immigrated to the United States.

DHAKA — The second session of three-day Islamic Congregation begins.

BERLIN — Romanian President Traian Basescu holds a news conference. 0900 GMT.

KATMANDU — Nepal’s Tamang community celebrates Sonam Loshar, their new year.

STOCKHOLM — Appliance maker Electrolux presents Q4 results.

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for December, 8:30 a.m. (1330 GMT); Labor Department releases the fourth-quarter employment cost index, 8:30 a.m. (1330 GMT).

TOKYO — Economic data for December, preliminary for 2013.

TOKYO — Honda reports earnings at a time when the cheap yen is sending Japanese automakers on a roll.

NEW YORK — Electrolux presents quarterly financial results.

NEW YORK — Mattel Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

NEW YORK — MasterCard Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

NEW YORK — Chevron Corp. reports quarterly financial results.

?Saturday, Feb. 1:

GAUHATI — Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, begins two-day visit. Through Sunday.

?Sunday, Feb. 2:

COSTA RICA — Presidential election.

EL SALVADOR — Presidential election.

?Monday, Feb. 3:

Nothing major added.

?Tuesday, Feb. 4:

LONDON — Oil giant BP release annual results and holds news conference. 0900 GMT.

NEW DELHI — Cricket great Sachin Tendulkar to be conferred India’s highest civilian honor.

KEGALLE — Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to attend the Independence Day parade.

FRANKFURT, Germany — Reinsurer Munich Re AG reports full-year earnings figures.

GENEVA — Switzerland’s biggest bank, UBS AG, reports its fourth quarter results.

TOKYO — Electronics maker Panasonic releases earnings.

TOKYO — Toyota earnings report. Toyota is already the world’s No. 1 automaker but it is growing even bigger.

?Wednesday, Feb. 5:

WARSAW — The late Pope John Paul II wanted his personal papers burnt after his death. Instead, his thoughts, notes and prayers, in book form, are hitting bookstores in Poland this week because the pontiff’s personal secretary, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, believes they are of special value and should be publicly known, against John Paul’s last will.

LONDON — Pharmaceutical company GSK releases results as controversy about bribes to Chinese officials rolls on. 0900 GMT.

HELSINKI — Nordic paper maker Stora Enso reports Q4 and full-year earnings. 1100 GMT.

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