?Thursday, Jan. 9:

ISTANBUL — The main Western-backed Syrian opposition group holds a press conference following their postponement of a vote on whether to attend the peace conference in Switzerland this month.

FLORENCE, Italy — Amanda Knox's appeals trial continues with her ex-boyfriend's defense team giving final summations.

FRANKFURT, Germany — European Central Bank's governing council meets to set monetary policy for the eurozone.

BERLIN — Germany's Economy Ministry releases November industrial production figures for Europe's biggest economy.

LONDON — Nominations announced for Britain's biggest music awards, the BRITS.

?Friday, Jan. 10:

HAVANA — U.S. delegates to migration talks in Havana hold a news conference.

MUMBAI, India — A new airport terminal serving India's overcrowded financial center is due to open after a series of delays that mirror the country's problems in modernizing crumbling infrastructure that is holding back economic growth.

MUMBAI, India — Industrial production numbers in India indicate whether the economy is picking up strength.

ROME — The Italian government and Costa Concordia announce next steps in the removal of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia from its graveyard off Tuscany's Giglio island, just days before the second anniversary of the deadly grounding.

?Saturday, Jan. 11:

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Hello Kitty 40th birthday commemorative marathon-type run with local participants dressed in Kitty gear.

MILAN — Men's winter fashion previews open. Through Jan. 14.

?Sunday, Jan. 12:

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis baptizes babies in the Sistine Chapel.

?Monday, Jan. 13:

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands — Trial of four Hezbollah members charged in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri begins.

BANGKOK — Anti-government protesters urge people to take the streets in the capital in an attempt to shut down Bangkok, as part of the rallies to topple the government of prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

PRESTON, England — Longtime "Coronation Street" star Bill Roache goes on trial accused of several counts of rape and indecent assault involving girls.

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican hosts a brainstorming workshop on achieving a cease-fire in Syria so humanitarian aid can be delivered and how to end persecution of Christians there.

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis meets with ambassadors accredited to the Holy See in an annual tradition to lay out the Vatican's foreign policy agenda.

PARIS — French utility EDF reports its full-year earnings.

?Tuesday, Jan. 14:

MUMBAI, India — India's closely watched inflation statistics are released.

?Wednesday, Jan. 15:

BERLIN — Germany's Federal Statistical Office releases economic growth figure for 2013.