Thursday, May 15:

BRUSSELS — Moldovan Prime Minister Lurie Leanca meets with European Union leaders.

GENEVA — Ukraine's Ambassador Y. Klymenko briefs diplomats and officials at the U.N. on the challenges facing his nation on the eve of a May 25 presidential election.

VATICAN CITY — Vatican releases details of pope's May 24-26 visit to Jordan, Israel and Palestinian territories.

BERLIN — Germany's Federal Statistical Office releases first-quarter economic growth figure.

HONG KONG_Casino mogul Steve Wynn gives update on his gambling company's business in world casino capital Macau.

HONG KONG_First batch of confiscated ivory from Hong Kong's huge stockpile is set to be destroyed.

TOKYO — Japan's first quarter GDP data, expected to be below earlier expectations due to weakness in exports and business investment.

TOKYO — Expert panel presents final recommendation on reinterpreting Japanese constitution to allow greater military role.

SAO PAULO — Activists fighting against homelessness in Brazil are threatening to block at least six major avenues in Sao Paulo, arguing "No House. No World Cup."

WASHINGTON — Billionaire deficit hawk Peter Peterson hosts his fifth annual fiscal summit featuring heavy hitters like former President Bill Clinton, Alan Greenspan and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission will announce final results from the first round of presidential elections.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Palestinians mark Nakba Day, the day when hundreds of thousands fled or were expelled during the war that created the modern state of Israel in 1948.

AMMAN — Egyptians abroad can vote at the embassies in the countries of residence on May 15th & May 18th

BEIRUT — Parliament convenes for the fourth time to try and elect a new head of state but attempt likely to be thwarted again by lack of quorum as Hezbollah-led alliance boycotts the session.

WASHINGTON — Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee hearing on online advertising and threats to consumer security and data privacy.

WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifies before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee about health care at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

BERLIN — Germany's Federal Statistical Office releases first-quarter economic growth figure.

FRANKFURT, Germany — Mail, express delivery and freight company Deutsche Post DHL reports first-quarter earnings.

Friday, May 16:

ALEXANDRIA_Campaign rally for presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabahi

GENEVA — Diplomats conclude the first U.N. meeting devoted to considering whether new international laws are need to govern or outright forbid the use of killer robots — lethal autonomous weapons — if the technology becomes reality someday.

GENEVA — A two-day trial for former director of Guatemala's national police force Erwin Sperison, who now has Swiss citizenship, wraps up in Geneva's criminal court.

MADRID — Nigerians in Spain have called a demonstration in Madrid to protest the kidnapping of more than 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by the Boko Haram terrorist network.

BUCHAREST, Romania — NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen visits Romania meeting officials to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

TALLINN, Estonia — Prince Harry visits to thank Estonia for fighting alongside Britain in Afghanistan.

NEW DELHI — Ballots are counted and winners announced for India's 16th general election since its independence from Britain.

Saturday, May 17:

No events of note.

Sunday, May 18:

BERN, Switzerland — Voters cast ballots on Swiss referendums Sunday to buy Gripen fighter fights, raise the minimum wage, change primary health care and increase restrictions on pedophiles.

ROME — Prince Harry visits Italy. Through May 19.

Monday, May 19:

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic begins his defense case at his U.N. genocide trial.

Tuesday, May 20:

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The annual Arab Media Forum runs through May 21.

MADRID — Day 1 of International Air Transport Association's first cabin operations safety conference.

TOKYO — Central bank policy meeting, ends on the 21st. No major changes expected so filing on merits. Kurtenbach.

Wednesday, May 21:

CAIRO — A court is set to issue a ruling in the case of Mubarak and his two sons and four engineers. The group has been accused of seizing more than 100 million EGP that was designated for the presidential palaces.

TOKYO - Trade data for April.