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AP Weekly News Calendar

September 11, 2014

Thursday, September 11:

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia — U.S. Secretary of State Kerry, Arab envoys meet to discuss Islamic State and other terrorist threats in Jiddah.

HERZLIYA, Israel — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at conference on “anti-terrorism policy.” He is expected to speak about the IS group.

NEW YORK — As the nation marks the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, little about the commemoration ceremony has changed. But so much around it has. For the first time, the museum, which includes graphic photos of the attacks, sits open. Moreover, the fences have come down around the memorial plaza, opening it up to the public and camera-wielding tourists.

CLEVELAND — Former President George W. Bush speaks at a community college scholarship luncheon on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — The Flight 93 National Memorial honors victims of the Sept. 11 attacks with a bell-ringing ceremony at the time when United Flight 93 crashed in a western Pennsylvania field, killing 40 passengers and crew.

BERLIN — German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier meets British counterpart Philip Hammond. Statements at 1145 GMT.

ABU DHABI — An equestrian and hunting exhibitions featuring beauty contests for falcon and saluki-traditional animals of the UAE.

SANTIAGO, Chile — Chileans mark the 41st anniversary of their own 9-11. The 1973 military coup that toppled Salvador Allende began the brutal 17-year dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

BARCELONA, Spain — Supporters of independence for Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region hope to convince at least 1 million people to swarm a region-wide street protest demanding the right to hold a secession referendum, a week before Scottish voters decide whether Scotland should break away from the United Kingdom.

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a two-day summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which brings together Russia, China and four former Soviet republics in Central Asia.

MOSCOW — Two Russians and an American are to return to Earth after six months aboard the International Space Station. Their Soyuz spacecraft is to land in Kazakhstan less than four hours after undocking from the orbiting laboratory.

RABAT, Morocco — Moroccan advocacy groups organize an anti-racism demonstration in front of parliament following the murder of a young Senegalese man in Tangiers late last month, which triggered days of unrest.

DENVER — Gen. David Petraeus will speak about the top national security issues facing the United States, including the spread of ISIS. He will also be honored by the Colorado National Guard

Friday, September 12:

TOKYO — Japan convenes a summit of high-powered women, including IMF chief Christine Lagarde and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the government underscores its commitment to redressing the country’s conspicuous and costly gender gap.

LONDON — The World Health Organization holds a press conference on its latest assessment of the Ebola outbreak, Cuba expected to announce it will send hundreds of health workers to help.

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — The leaders of Russia, China and four former Soviet republics in Central Asia hold talks during a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. They will be joined by the leaders of Afghanistan, Iran and Mongolia, which have observer status.

BELGRADE, Serbia — A two-day international conference to be held in Belgrade on the rights of Serbia’s embattled gay and lesbian community in view of the Balkan country’s bid to join the EU.

MILAN — Finance ministers from the 18 euro countries meet to discuss their efforts to create a banking union and an upcoming review of Greece’s bailout, which some say may need a top-up.

Saturday, September 13:

EGYPT — Court session for detainees at presidential palace in June, which include Sanaa Seif, sister of blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah and whose father Ahmed Seif, pioneering rights lawyer, just died on Aug.27.

LONDON — Far right English Defense League plans march in Rotherham, site or recent child sex abuse scandal.

REDIPUGLIA, Italy — Pope Francis honors the dead from both sides of World War I by travelling to northern Italy that witnessed some of the decisive battles of the conflict and where his own grandfather did battle.

LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather and Marcus Maidana face off again during Mexican Independence Day weekend after a close bout in the spring.

Monday, September 14:

TEL AVIV, Israel — Cyber security conference brings international experts and leaders to Israel. Israel’s premier set to attend as well as a former NSA director and others.

NORTH KOREA — North Korea’s Supreme Court is expected to hold a trial for Matthew Miller, an American who entered the country on a tourist visa and allegedly sought asylum but was instead arrested and could face a long jail sentence unless a senior US official comes to bail him out.

BERLIN — State elections in two eastern German regions: Thuringia, where Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives risk losing the governor’s office, and Brandenburg.

BERLIN — Germany’s main Jewish organization holds a demonstration against anti-Semitism at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate. Chancellor Angela Merkel expected to speak.

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis officiates at the wedding of 20 couples in St. Peter’s, just a few weeks before he opens a major two-year study on issues facing families, including sex, contraception and divorce.

STOCKHOLM — Parliamentary elections

Tuesday, September 15:

DAKAR, Senegal — The United Nations is expected to have its peacekeeping force in place in Central African Republic by Sept. 15.

BERLIN — The European Space Agency announces where on comet 67P it’s going to attempt to drop a lander in November.

FRANKFURT — Trial begins of Kreshnik Berisha, alleged to be a member of the extremist group now calling itself Islamic State. Berisha, who once played for a Jewish football club in Frankfurt, is the first person in Germany to go on trial for membership of IS.

ATLANTIC CITY — The newly crowned Miss America 2015 takes the traditional early morning dip in the ocean in Atlantic City the morning after winning the crown.

Wednesday, September 16:

EGYPT — Euromoney conference opens, continues for two days. Ministers, businessmen, and IFO representatives attending. First day focus on investment and growth, tourism. Second day, focus on financial sector, real estate and construction, Suez Canal.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Squid experts plan to travel to Wellington to thaw and examine an unusual catch: a colossal squid. Only a few female specimens of the world’s largest squid have ever been caught, and never any males.

PARIS — France’s prime minister faces a confidence vote in a parliament increasingly frustrated with unpopular President Francois Hollande’s handling of the economy.

BERLIN — Germany’s ZEW institute releases its monthly index of investor confidence in Europe’s biggest economy.

ATLANTIC CITY — The last of four casinos to succumb to Atlantic City’s crumbling casino market, Trump Plaza shuts its doors today. The casino at the center of the Boardwalk that was once Donald Trump’s pet project.

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