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November 21, 2013

UPCMING IN EUROPE ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013

IRAN-NUCLEAR TALKS

GENEVA — Major powers and Iran lcome to the negotiating table in another try at striking a deal that would start containing Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. By George Jahn and John Heilprin. UPCOMING: NewsNow by 0900 GMT, 700 words by 1600 GMT. Photos, Video.

CLIMATE CHANGE

WARSAW, Poland — UN climate talks enter the home stretch with pressure mounting on negotiators to agree on a text charting the way toward a pact to fight global warming and deal with its consequences. By Karl Ritter. UPCOMING 130 words by 1300 GMT. 350 words by 1500 GMT. Photos, video.

RUSSIA-GREENPEACE

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Bail hearings to continue for the 30 people arrested aboard a Greenpeace ship after a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic. Some of the first to be granted bail may be released. Timing uncertain.

GREECE-US

ATHENS, Greece — US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visits Athens and meets with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. UPCOMING 130 words by 0930 GMT; 300 words by 1030 GMT.

SPAIN-KING

MADRID — King Juan Carlos is due to undergo the second part of an operation on his hip, his sixth surgery in less than two years. By Ciaran Giles. UPCOMING 130 words. Ciaran Giles. Timing uncertain.

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CZECH-NEW GOVERNMENT

PRAGUE — President Milos Zeman expected to formally ask Bohuslav Sobotka, whose Social Democrats won last month’s parliamentary election, to form a coalition government. By Karel Janicek. UPCOMING 130 words by 1700 GMT.

TV-DOCTOR WHO

LONDON — “Doctor Who” is turning 50. So what do you get a time-traveling, galaxy-hopping hero who has everything?Lots of time and plenty of space on the airwaves. The BBC is throwing a broadcasting blowout for the sci-fi show, which began with little fanfare and few expectations on Nov. 23, 1963 but is now one of its biggest hits and major exports. By Jill Lawless. UPCOMING: 900 words. Text. Photos.

BRITAIN-MONTY PYTHON

LONDON — Monty Python members are appearing at a press conference to announce their reunion for a stage show. The five surviving members of the legendary comedy group last performed together in 1998. By Sylvia Hui. 130 words expected by 1500GMT, to be updated. Photos, Video.

FRANCE-BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU

PARIS — The ritual uncorking of Beaujolais Nouveau every November is perhaps the wine world’s best known party. But growers of the region’s finer wines are now wondering if they can escape its success. By Sarah DiLorenzo.

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