BC-AP Weekly News Calendar
Nov. 07, 2013
?Thursday, Nov. 7:
GENEVA — Opening day of a follow-up round of talks on Iran's nuclear program with the five permanent U.N. Security Council members — the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France — plus Germany, collectively known as the P5+1. 0800 GMT.
LONDON — Britain's three spy chiefs — GCHQ Director Iain Lobban, MI5's Andrew Parker and MI6's Sir John Sawers — to appear together for the first time in a public hearing in front of Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee. They are expected to provide insights into UK intelligence, including terrorist threats and cyber security.
MOSCOW — A Soyuz spacecraft carrying Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Turin, NASA's Richard Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata of Japan is to blast off from the Baikonur cosmodrome for the International Space Station. With this crew's arrival, the orbiting station will have nine people aboard for the first time in years. 0500 GMT.
FRANKFURT, Germany — Utility company E.On reports third quarter earnings. 0700.
PARIS — Two years after the Obama administration cut funding to the U.N.'s cultural agency over the decision to admit Palestine as a member, the U.S. is on the verge of losing its right to a UNESCO vote. There are plenty of deadbeat countries at UNESCO, but the absence of the United States has deprived the agency known as a guardian of the world's cultural treasures of nearly a quarter of its budget.
RABAT — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Visit Morocco.
WASHINGTON — Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the effects of the automatic budget cuts on national defense.
RIO DE JANIERO — The Rio 2016 Organizing Committee will launch the sports pictograms for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
SEOUL — The College Scholastic Aptitude Test is administered.
LIMA — Fashion Week shows off Peruvian designers' creations.
FRANKFURT, Germany — European Central Bank's governing council meets to set monetary policy for the eurozone.
FRANKFURT, Germany — Telecommunications firm Deutsche Telekom AG reports third-quarter earnings. 0700 GMT.
BERLIN — Economy Ministry releases September industrial production figures for Germany, Europe's biggest economy.
AMSTERDAM — Steelmaker ArcelorMittal reports third quarter earnings. 0800 GMT.
FRANKFURT, Germany — Commerzbank AG reports third-quarter earnings. 0700 GMT.
BERLIN— Industrial conglomerate Siemens AG presents earnings for the July-September quarter and for its full 2013 fiscal year.
MADRID — Spanish energy company Repsol presents third-quarter results. 0715 GMT.
NEW YORK — Selected chain retailers release October sales.
PARIS — French utility EDF reports is third-quarter sales. 0600 GMT.
NEW YORK — Wendy's Co. reports quarterly results before the market opens.
NEW YORK — Walt Disney Co. reports quarterly results after the market closes.
?Friday, Nov. 8:
GENEVA — Second and decisive day of talks on Iran's nuclear program with the five permanent U.N. Security Council members — the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France — plus Germany, collectively known as the P5+1. 0800 GMT.
LISBON, Portugal — Many Portuguese government offices and schools are expected to stay closed Friday as government workers and teachers hold a 24-hour strike against austerity measures. 1100 GMT.
SANTIAGO, Chile_Chilean and foreign forensic experts could release results of tests on bone remains of Chilean Nobel literature laureate Pablo Neruda to resolve a four-decade mystery about his death. Neruda died under suspicious circumstances in the chaos that followed the country's 1973 military coup. His body was exhumed last year to see if he was poisoned, as many have long suspected.
MIAMI — President Barack Obama attends a political fundraiser in Miami
TAIPEI — Taiwan's Golden Horse film festival opens.
TAIPEI — The Longest-running Art Fair in Asia Pacific, Art Taipei opens to public.
COLOMBO — More than hundred Sri Lankan bridesmaids expected at a wedding in an attempt to create a Guinness record.
BERLIN — Federal Statistical Office releases export and import data for Germany, Europe's biggest economy, for September.
MADRID — Former Spanish JPMorgan Chase & Co. trader wanted by the United States for allegedly falsifying bank records to cover up $6 billion in trading losses to testify before a judge in Madrid.
MADRID — Spain's Telefonica presents third-quarter results. 0715 GMT.
?Saturday, Nov. 9:
MALE — Maldive's rescheduled presidential election.
MOSCOW — King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and his wife Queen Maxima to visit Russia, wrapping up a year of events intended to celebrate ties between the two countries. Instead, Russia and the Netherlands have seen relations sour over a number of issues, including Russia's seizure of a Dutch-flagged Greenpeace ship and arrest of all 30 people on board.
BUENOS AIRES — Gay Pride Parade.
FRANKFURT, Germany — Insurer and asset manager Allianz SE reports third-quarter earnings. 0700 GMT.
?Sunday, Nov. 10:
SAN ANTONIO DE ARECO — Rodeo exhibition during the tradition day annually celebrated in San Antonio de Areco, Province of Buenos Aires, marks the birthday of Argentine writer Jose Hernandez.
?Monday, Nov. 11:
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The International Court of Justice rules on a dispute between Cambodia and Thailand over land surrounding a 1,000-year-old temple. 0900 GMT.
WARSAW — Thousands of Poles are to take part in Independence Day marches and runs in Warsaw and other big cities to mark 95 years since Poland regained sovereignty as a result of World War I. The annual marches in Warsaw recently led to violence and fighting with the police, provoked by groups of nationalists. Warsaw is also to host an Independence Day Run for some 12,000 participants, including those on wheelchairs.
MOSCOW — Three astronauts return to Earth from the International Space Station, landing in a Soyuz capsule on the steppes of Kazakhstan. 0400 GMT.
NEW YORK — The U.N. Security Council consults on Sudan/South Sudan tensions; sanctions on North Korea for nuclear and ballistic missile tests.
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten — Official visit of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima. Through Tuesday.
WARSAW, Poland — A U.N. climate conference expected to bring participants closer to a new global climate pact that should be in place in 2015 opens in Poland, a coal-mining nation that has been considered the brakesman in efforts to limit carbon gas emission, as it tries to protect its major industry. 1200 GMT.
WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases factory orders for August and September, 10 a.m. (1400 GMT).
?Tuesday, Nov. 12:
HANOI, Vietnam — Russian President Vladimir Putin makes an one-day official visit to Vietnam to boost ties between the two former ideological allies. Military and energy cooperation could be high on agenda during Putin's talks in Hanoi with Vietnamese leaders as Russia is expected to deliver the first of the six submarines to Vietnam early next year and a Russian company is slated to start construction of Vietnam's first nuclear power plant in the next few years.
CAIRO — Cairo administrative court hearing in case to dissolve the Muslim Brotherhood.
GENEVA — Human Rights Watch holds news conference to release report on Syrian government airstrikes using incendiary weapons in the last year.
CANBERRA — Australia's Parliament resumes for the first time since Prime Minister Tony Abbott's conservative government was elected in September.
NEW YORK — The U.N. Security Council holds debate on Bosnia-Herzegovina.
WARSAW — International shale gas experts and geologists hold a two-day conference on the potential of this energy carrier, on the sidelines of the 19th global climate summit held in Poland, one of Europe's leaders in exploration for shale gas. Through Wednesday.
WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for October, 10 a.m. (1400 GMT); Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee hearing on the aviation industry.
?Wednesday, Nov. 13:
WASHINGTON — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies before the Senate Finance Committee about the health care law.
NEW YORK — The U.N. Security Council holds consultations on Yemen.
GENEVA — Sotheby's auctions "The Pink Star," a vivid and flawless 59.60-carat diamond estimated to be worth more than $60 million, at a five-star lakeside hotel. 0900 GMT.
PARIS — Franco-Belgian utility GDF Suez reports its third-quarter earnings. 0600 GMT.
AMSTERDAM — Royal Ahold NV, the Dutch operator of US grocery chains Stop & Shop and Giant reports third quarter earnings. 0800 GMT.
FRANKFURT, Germany — Utility company E.On reports third quarter earnings. 0700 GMT.