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December 5, 2013

?Thursday, Dec. 5:

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — President Danilo Medina meets with members of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission who are visiting to hear complaints and other testimony from people affected by court decision on Dominican citizenship.

SANTIAGO, Chile — U.N. economic body for Latin America and Caribbean releases 2013 report on poverty in region.

?Friday, Dec. 6:

COSTA DO SAUIPE — FIFA holds the draw for the 2014 World Cup, determining where and when all 32 teams will play during football’s showcase event.

MOSCOW — Elton John performs in Russia, where a new anti-gay law has drawn wide criticism in Europe and the United States. The singer has said he plans to meet with gay activists while in Moscow.

PARIS — France convenes dozens of African leaders for a summit on peace and security on the continent.

BERLIN — Economy Ministry releases October industrial orders figures for Germany, Europe’s biggest economy. Federal Statistical Office releases export and import data for October.

?Saturday, Dec. 7:

CANBERRA — Australia’s first same-sex wedding ceremonies are conducted in the national capital only days ahead of a High Court ruling on whether gay marriage is legal.

PARIS — France convenes dozens of African leaders for a summit on peace and security on the continent.

?Sunday, Dec. 8:

ROME — Pope Francis ventures out of the Vatican to pray at a statue of Mary near the Spanish Steps, the unofficial start to the Christmas season in Rome.

ROME — Italy’s Democratic Party holds a primary to elect its new secretary and presumed candidate for premier. Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi is the favorite.

?Monday, Dec. 9:

LAGOS — Nigeria’s film industry — the world’s biggest after Hollywood and Bollywood — marks its 20th anniversary.

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats hold a conference to sign off on their deal to form a new German government with the country’s main center-left party.

BERLIN — Economy Ministry releases October industrial production figures for Germany, Europe’s biggest economy.

?Tuesday, Dec. 10:

STOCKHOLM/OSLO — The 2013 Nobel Prizes are handed out at twin ceremonies in Sweden and Norway.

?Wednesday, Dec. 11:

NYAPYITAW, Myanmar — Southeast Asian Games begin in the capital, Naypyitaw, as well as Yangon and Mandalay.

MADRID — Inditex, which owns Zara stores, presents third-quarter results.

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