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Jan. 27, 2014
UPCOMING IN EUROPE ON MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine's justice minister says she will ask for imposing a state of emergency unless protesters who seized her building leave. The threat adds new tensions to Ukraine's political crisis ahead of a special parliamentary session that an opposition leader has characterized as "judgment day." By Maria Danilova and Jim Heintz. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1200 GMT.
GENEVA — The U.N.-mediated talks between Syria's government and its armed opposition open a new chapter Monday, when sides start political talks, despite accusations from the opposition that Syrian president's representatives are stalling the process. Monday's talks promised to be far more difficult, and the U.N. envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, wouldn't predict how often the two sides could sit in the same room. By Zeina Karam and Lori Hinnant. Timing uncertain.
GENEVA — The United States has restarted deliveries of nonlethal aid to the Syrian opposition a month after al-Qaida-linked militants seized warehouses and prompted a sudden cutoff of Western supplies to the rebels. The move could be viewed as a U.S. reward to the Syrian opposition for its participation in ongoing peace talks with President Bashar Assad's government in Geneva. By Bradley Klapper. SENT: 130 words.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The United Nations' highest court rules on a high-stakes maritime dispute between Peru and Chile centered on one of the world's richest fishing grounds. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1600 GMT, photos.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal delivers its judgment in the appeal of a former senior Serb police official convicted of crimes against humanity during his country's bloody 1999 crackdown in Kosovo. UPCOMING: 130 words by 1600 GMT, photos.
OSWIECIM — Members of the Israeli Knesset and camp survivors mark 69 years since the liberation of the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz. By Czarek Sokolowski. UPCOMING 130 words by 1200GMT. 250 words by 1330 GMT, photos
RUESSELSHEIM, Germany — New GM boss Mary Barra visits Adam Opel AG as US tries to chart a course for its money-losing European subsidiary. By David McHugh. Event starts at 1130 GMT; 130 words by 1230 GMT; 300 words by 1330.
BRUSSELS — Finance ministers of the 18 nations using the euro currency are meeting in Brussels to take stock of the progress made in bailed-out nations like Greece and Portugal and discuss the next steps of the bloc's planned banking union. By Juergen Baetz. Meeting starts at 1400 GMT.
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN OPERA
MADRID — It was a short story, then a Hollywood movie. Now the tragic tale of cowboys in love is being reinvented again: Brokeback Mountain — the opera. Ahead of its world premiere in Madrid, author Annie Proulx and Composer Wuroinen tell The Associated Press why the love story set in rugged Wyoming was made for the operatic stage. By Harold Heckle. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1400 GMT, photos.