BC-AP--AP Europe News Digest at 0700 GMT, AP
Jul. 01, 2013
UPOMING ON MONDAY, JULY 01, 2013
MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin to address a summit of major gas-exporting countries. The leaders attending include the presidents of Bolivia, Iran and Venezuela and the prime ministers of Libya and Iraq.
VIENNA — High-ranking government officials from more than 100 nations focus on ways to keep nuclear material out of terrorist hands and other security issues at a meeting called by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A new residual mechanism is launched by UN war crimes tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda as the groundbreaking courts prepare for closure.
GENEVA — The world's nations halved the proportion of people who live in extreme poverty and lack access to safe drinking water, and made gains against diseases, slums and debt, the U.N. reports, but other key 2015 anti-poverty targets — such as cuts by two-thirds in mortality rates for children under 5 and by three-quarters in ratios of women who die in childbirth — require accelerated efforts. U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon and Swiss President Ueli Maurer to highlight report at the opening of Economic and Social Council's July session in Geneva.
VILNIUS, Lithuania — Lithuania takes over the rotating EU presidency for six months.