Thursday, June 26:

YPRES, Belgium— In a solemn ceremony marking 100 years since the outbreak of World War I, European Union leaders gather at the blood-soaked battlefields of Flanders to renew their commitment to building a peaceful union between nations that often warred with each other.

PARIS — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets counterparts from countries around the Middle East during a diplomatic visit to Paris (Israel, Saudi, Jordan, UAE).

PARIS — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets the French foreign minister as both countries weigh action in Iraq and the US and EU weigh new sanctions against Russia while pushing for peace in Ukraine.

VERSAILLES, France — A French court rules on whether to extradite the suspect in a shooting in the Brussels Jewish Museum that left four dead.

Friday, June 27:

HONG KONG —Lawyers hold silent protest over Beijing policy document saying judiciary should act in line with government's wishes.

BRUSSELS — EU leaders meet for a busy summit session where they should consider whether Russia's actions in Ukraine warrant stepping up punitive sanctions.

BELGRADE, Serbia — Presentation is planned of government-backed project dubbed Belgrade Waterfront along the Sava river in the Serbian capital where UAE investors are expected to build a new business and residential area.

BELGRADE, Serbia — European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso will visit Serbia on Sunday and meet with senior officials.

KINGSTON, Jamaica — IMF Director Christine Lagarde visits to meet with political leaders and discuss Jamaica's economic reform program.

Saturday, June 28:

No events noted.

Sunday, June 29:

No events noted.

Monday, June 30:

JOHANNESBURG — Oscar Pistorius murder trial resumes.

TOKYO — Japan releases monthly inflation, industrial production and other statistics showing the status of the world's No.3 economy.

DAMASCUS — June 30 is the original, ambitious deadline for Syria to destroy all the chemical weapons it ever had or made under the agreement with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Tuesday, July 1:

HONG KONG — Hong Kong holds annual pro-democracy protest march.

BERLIN — Germany's Federal Labor Agency releases June unemployment figures for Europe's biggest economy.

Wednesday, July 2:

KABUL, Afghanistan — Announcement of preliminary runoff results in Afghan presidential election.