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July 10, 2014

Thursday, July 10:

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca. News conference at about 1115 GMT.

LONDON — More than 1 million council workers, teachers, civil servants and firefighters stage a one-day strike in a disputes with the government over pay, pensions and spending cuts.

PAMPLONA, Spain — Thousands of thrill-seekers test their bravery and speed in the fourth running of the bulls of Pamplona’s world-famous San Fermin festival. July 6-14.

PARIS — Diamonds are on show for the world’s annual Fine Jewellry collections unveiled from houses such as Boucheron, Bulgari and Dior.

PARIS — Days after the collapse of talks intended as a step toward relaxing French labor laws, France’s far-left economy minister speaks about French growth.

WASHINGTON — House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ mental health care services.

WASHINGTON — House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing on Nigeria.

NEW YORK — Selected chain retailers release June sales comparisons.

NEW YORK — The White House says Michelle Obama will stress education during a keynote speech at the national convention of a leading Hispanic civil rights group.

Friday, July 11:

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo & Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

MANSOURA, Egypt — A ruling is expected in Egypt’s first case against a doctor on trial for performing female genital mutilation on a young girl, who died following the operation.

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia — The OIC will hold an extraordinary session of foreign ministers to discuss the ongoing Israeli aggression against the Palestinians.

HAVANA — Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Havana for an official visit.

NEW HAVEN - A hearing will be held in federal court as Babar Ahmad, a British citizen, faces sentencing next week for supporting terrorists through websites.

Saturday, July 12:

HAVANA — Cuban exiles in Florida organize a flotilla to park off the coast of Havana, just outside Cuban territorial waters, and put on a fireworks show as they have done regularly for years. They’re calling for islanders to accompany the show with street protests.

Sunday, July 13:

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Slovenes are heading to the polls in a snap election designed to pull the EU country out of political deadlock.

Monday, July 14:

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s parliament holds its second session amid pressure to quickly form a new government that can address the militant offensive and unite the country.

ATLANTIC CITY — New Jersey reports on how much money the fledgling Internet gambling industry is taking in, along with figures on the amount won by traditional brick-and-mortar casinos.

LONDON — In a bid to shine light on the world of covert espionage, civil liberties groups take Britain’s electronic eavesdropping agency GCHQ to court over mass surveillance.

YORK, England — The governing Synod of the Church of England is set to vote on final approval for ordaining women as bishops, an issue that has riven the Anglican Communion.

Tuesday, July 15:

HAVANA — Colombian government and rebel delegates to peace talks in Havana return to the negotiating table after a break that coincided with Colombia’s presidential election and the World Cup.

LONDON — Scarlet-clad boatmen in royal livery and conservation workers take to the River Thames for workers for Swan Upping, the annual mix of ceremony and science that counts the waterway’s population of the birds, which by centuries-old tradition are owned by Queen Elizabeth II.

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

ROCHESTER, New York — A detention hearing is scheduled for a New York business owner from Yemen accused of plotting vengeance attacks against members of the U.S. military for American actions overseas and Shiite Muslims over the civil war in Syria.

Wednesday, July 16:

BOGOTA — Starbucks opens the first of 50 planned stores in Colombia, across from a Juan Valdez coffee house.

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders are meeting to nominate their candidate to become the 28-nation bloc’s new foreign policy chief after incumbent Catherine Ashton’s term expires in October.

BRUSSELS — The European Parliament is set to elect former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker as the next President of the European Commission. He will take over the 28-nation bloc’s powerful executive arm in November

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