Thursday, August 14:

YALTA, Crimea — President Vladimir Putin meets with Russian government officials and parliament members during a trip to Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Russia seized from Ukraine in March.

ARENDAL, Norway — NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen visits. Joint newser with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, scheduled 1345 GMT at Clarion Hotel Tyvholmen, Arendal.

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Politician Imran Khan is expected to lead a big rally against alleged rigging in last year's parliamentary elections.

TURIN, New York — A large crowd is expected for the funeral of a young upstate New York race car driver who was hit by champion driver Tony Stewart's car during an on-track dispute.

BOSTON — Defense attorneys for gangster James "Whitey" Bulger to file his appeal, asking a federal appeals court to overturn his racketeering conviction.

EDGARTOWN, Massachusetts — President Barack Obama vacations on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard, through Aug. 17.

WASHINGTON — Congress on break until the week of Sept. 8.

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 1230 GMT; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 1400 GMT.

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

BRUSSELS —Eurostat issues eurozone second-quarter economic data.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

Friday, August 15:

BRUSSELS — European Union foreign ministers are holding an emergency meeting to discuss the situation in Iraq and coordinate the 28-nation bloc's stance on military support for Kurdish forces and on humanitarian aid for those fleeing the fighting. Meeting to start at 1000 GMT.

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for July, 1230 GMT; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for July, 1315 GMT.

SYDNEY —Former Playboy model Brandi Brandt to be sentenced for smuggling cocaine from Los Angeles to Sydney.

WARSAW, Poland — Poland marks its annual Armed Forces Day with a military parade that will include tanks driving down the streets of the capital and military jets circling above. Ceremony begins at 1000 GMT)

PANAMA CITY — Centennial of the opening of the Panama Canal.

Saturday, August 16:

ZAKOPANE, Poland — Far-right extremists to gather from all over Europe for a march and a congress in the Polish mountain resort of Zakopane.

Sunday, August 17:

No events listed.

Monday, August 18:

CAIRO — Trial of Morsi and other Brotherhood members for prison escape resumes.

CAIRO — Trial of Seif al-Islam Gadhafi resumes.

TAIPEI — Director Luc Bresson will arrive for premier of film "Lucy."

Tuesday, August 19:

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moeller-Maersk presents Q2.

Wednesday, August 20:

CAIRO — A court will rule on the case of a Jordan national Bashar Abou Zaid, who has been accused of spying for Israel.