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July 9, 2013

UPCOMING ON TUESDAY, JULY 09, 2013

ITALY-SHIP AGROUND

GROSSETO, Italy — Trial begins for the disgraced captain of the Costa Concordia, the Italian cruise that collided with a reef off Italy last year, killing 32 people. Francesco Schettino is the sole defendant on trial, after prosecutors agreed to let the other five defendants have plea bargain arrangements.

EUROPEAN FINANCIAL CRISIS

BRUSSELS - Ministers from the 28 European Union countries meet before the summer break to discuss the state to the EU economy.

SPAIN-RUNNING OF THE BULLS

MADRID — Thousands of people take part in the third of eight morning bull-runs, the highlight of the San Fermin festival in the northern town of Pamplona. The festival was made world famous by Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel “The Sun Also Rises.”

RUSSIA-LAVROV

MOSCOW — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks to journalists after meeting with his Romanian counterpart.

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