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TMCNet:  AP Weekly News Calendar

[January 30, 2013]

AP Weekly News Calendar

(Associated Press Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Thursday, Jan. 31: GWANGJU, Myanmar _ Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi visits the May 18 Memorial Foundation and former president Kim Dae-jun center.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ A judge is scheduled to hold an appeals hearing on the two-year-old case of Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier. Both the defense attorney and a lawyer representing the plaintiffs believe the embezzlement charges against the former dictator will be dropped.



RIGA, Latvia _ Lawmakers set to amend laws allowing for change of currency to euro, which could take place in January 2014. Protesters to gather outside Parliament at 0630 GMT. Debate begins 0700 GMT.

ISLAMABAD _ Islamabad High Court set to begin hearing petition against the three-year extension granted to Pakistan's army chief.

BERLIN _ Italian Premier Mario Monti meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea _ IOC President Jacques Rogge visit to 2018 Winter Olympic site.

MANILA _ Former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who is detained in a military hospital, goes on trial on a charge of electoral cheating. It's one of several cases filed against her by her successor who wants to make Arroyo's prosecution a centerpiece of his fight against corruption.

SHERMAN, Texas _ Country music star Randy Travis is expected to enter a guilty plea in a drunken-driving case, where he was arrested naked after crashing his Pontiac Trans Am.

NEW YORK _ Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey and Michael York attend an anniversary celebration of the film "Cabaret" at the Ziegfeld Theatre, where the movie premiered in 1972.

WASHINGTON _ Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary.

WASHINGTON _ Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the need to invest in the nation's ports.

Washington _ Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on whether workers are saving enough for retirement.

TOKYO _ Nintendo executives talk about the Japanese video game maker's strategy for growth a day after earnings results are reported.

TOKYO _ All Nippon Airways, the "launch customer" for Boeing's troubled Dreamliner 787 jet, reports earnings.

STOCKHOLM _ Wireless equipment maker Ericsson reports fourth-quarter earnings.

HELSINKI _ Global sports equipment maker Amer Sports reports Q4 earnings. After 1100 GMT.

AMSTERDAM _ Royal Dutch Shell PLC reports fourth quarter earnings LONDON _ Drinks company Diageo PLC releases interim earnings report. (0700 GMT) FRANKFURT, Germany _ Deutsche Bank AG releases its preliminary full-year results for 2012.

MADRID _ Leading eurozone bank Santander presents 2012 fourth-quarter results.

BERLIN _ Federal Labor Agency releases January unemployment figures for Germany, Europe's biggest economy.

PARIS _ Nuclear giant Areva reports its 2012 sales.

PARIS _ Luxury giant LVMH reports its earnings for 2012.

Friday, Feb. 1: BERLIN _ U.S. Vice President Joe Biden meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Brief statements at meeting's start, 1400 GMT.

CAIRO _ Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi travels from Germany to France for one-day visit with President Francois Hollande.

MUNICH _ The Munich Security Conference, an annual gathering of prominent defense and foreign policy officials, opens. Through Sunday.

NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES _ Deadline for court filings by Argentina in response to plaintiffs in legal fight over Argentina's defaulted debt, including holders of $20 billion in restructured debt.

SEOUL _ A court rules over the claim that Lee Kun-hee, Samsung Electronics chairman and South Korea's richest man, should give part of his $3.8 billion Samsung shares he inherited from his late father to his elder brother and three other family members. The court battle, which highlights a deep feud in the high-profile South Korean family, might upset a dynastic succession in Samsung's leadership.

TOKYO _ Japanese electronics maker Panasonic reports earnings as it reshapes its business to focus on key products that appeal to corporate and global customers.

TOKYO _ Money-losing Japanese electronics maker Sharp reports earnings.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden _ Home appliance maker Electrolux presents fourth-quarter results.

DETROIT _ Automakers release vehicle sales for January.

Saturday, Feb. 2: MOSCOW _ Russia commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad, a turning point in the war against Nazi Germany. President Vladimir Putin to attend ceremonies in Volgograd, as the city of Stalingrad is now called.

KARACHI _ court hearing on whether premeditated murder charges should be amended to negligence in case of five accused in the fire in Karachi that killed 259 people.

LOS ANGELES _ Winners will be announced at the 40th Annual Annie Awards ceremony, which honors excellence in animation.

Sunday, Feb. 3: HAVANA _ Cubans rubber stamp a slate of approved candidates for the national parliament, which will in turn grant President Raul Castro a new 5-year term that the 81-year old has hinted might be his last. They will also pick a new parliamentary chief for the first time in 20 years, part of what some are hoping is part of a generational shift away from the silver-haired revolutionaries that have ruled since 1959.

Monday, Feb. 4: WASHINGTON _ Welcoming ceremony at the State Department for new Secretary of State John Kerry.

BANGKOK _ French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault will make an official visit to Thailand to further strengthen the ties between the two countries. Through Tuesday.

BERLIN _ German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy meet for talks that also include several of their ministers. Meeting at 1330 GMT, news conference about 1500 GMT.

LONDON _ Scientists say they will announce this week whether a skeleton found under a Leicester parking lot are the remains of King Richard III, who died at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.

TOKYO _ Major Japanese carrier JAL, which has emerged from bankruptcy, reports earnings after a successful IPO.

MADRID _ Monthly unemployment figures released.

Tuesday, Feb. 5: STRASBOURG, France _ French President Francois Hollande addresses the European Parliament.

BRUSSELS _ The European Union hosts an international meeting to organize support and aid to the Malian government.

GENEVA _ Switzerland's biggest bank UBS AG posts fourth-quarter results before the opening of the Zurich exchange Tuesday.

HELSINKI _ Nordic paper maker Stora Enso releases Q4 earnings. 1400 GMT.

TOKYO _ Toyota reports earnings that reflect its powerful comeback to the world's No. 1 automaker despite boycotts in China, the 2011 Japan disaster and the earlier recall fiasco.

Wednesday, Feb. 6: CAIRO _ Islamic Summit. Through Thursday.

AMSTERDAM _ Arcelor Mittal reports fourth quarter earnings.

AMSTERDAM _ INBEV Busch reports fourth quarter earnings BERLIN _ Economy Ministry releases December industrial orders figures for Germany, Europe's biggest economy STOCKHOLM _ Truck and bus maker Volvo presents fourth-quarter results.

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