DIARY - Political and General News Events From Nov 15

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NOVEMBER (UNDATED)

** BRUSSELS - Five major world powers and Germany due to meet.

TEHRAN - Syrian national dialogue meeting.

JUBA - Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir will visit

South Sudan.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15

** BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets French Prime

Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (1600) and Dutch Prime Minister Mark

Rutte (1900).

PHNOM PENH - Summit of leaders from Southeast Asian states

(ASEAN) and partner countries (to Nov. 20).

NEW YORK - U.S. President Barack Obama will visit the New

York City area still reeling from the devastation brought by

Superstorm Sandy.

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron meets Chilean

President Sebastian Pinera (1500).

** PARIS - Foreign and Defence Ministers of Germany, Spain,

Italy, Poland hold meeting on European Defence (1230).

HELSINKI - EU's economic commissioner Olli Rehn to hold a

speech about Europe's economic outlook (0830).

** PARIS - French President Francois Hollande meets Peruvian

President Ollanta Humala-Tasso meets (1130).

** LISBON - Troika heads meet with Portugal's Parliament

members (1200).

NEW DELHI - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi meets

Indian Vice-President Hamid Ansari and Foreign Minister Salman

Khurshid.

BRUSSELS - Chilean President Sebastian Pinera meets EU

Commission President Jose Manual Barroso (1100).

TOKYO - Japan's Lower house of parliament is expected to

vote on a deficit financing bill.

HELSINKI - Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen meets NATO

Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. A news conference to

follow (1015).

** BERN, Switzerland - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

visits Switzerland.

** ANKARA - Turkish President Abdullah Gul to meet his

Congolese counterpart Denis Sassou Nguesso (1045). A news

conference to follow (1130).

** TOKYO - (CANCELLED) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

visits Japan (to Nov. 19).

PARIS - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visits France.

** BANGKOK - U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta meets Thai

Defense Minister Sukampol Suwannathat.

HAVANA - (DELAYED UNTIL NOV. 19) Colombian government and

leftist rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)

negotiators to meet.

RIGA - Latvia's parliament expected to hold its second and

final reading of the 2013 budget.

ISTANBUL - Atlantic Council Energy & Economic Forum (to Nov.

16).

** SEOUL - Defence ministry officials of 16 Asia-Pacific

countries and military experts attend an opening ceremony of the

first Seoul Defence Dialogue.

** BERLIN - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, Jewish

Claims Conference chairman Julius Berman and others attend a

ceremony to sign a new version of the 1952 'Luxembourg

Agreement' to recompense Holocaust victims.

PARIS - French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici and Bank of

France Governor Christian Noyer speak at a conference about how

to finance the economy.

TALLINN - 4th annual Baltic Energy Summit (to Nov. 15).

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate intelligence committee will

hold hearings on security and intelligence issues raised by the

Sept. 11 attacks on American facilities in Libya.

LAS VEGAS - XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. Link: http://www.grammy.com/news/xiii-latin-grammy-nominations-to-be-announced-sept-25

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama to hold a meeting

with Democratic and Republican leaders of the House of

Representatives and the Senate to begin negotiations.

MOSCOW - German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Russian

President Vladimir Putin.

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is expected

to dissolve the lower house of parliament.

WARSAW - French President Francois Hollande meets Polish

President Bronislaw Komorowski and Prime Minister Donald Tusk.

TOKYO - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets Japanese

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda.

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with

civic leaders for fiscal talks.

** LONDON - Syria opposition coalition meeting with British

Foreign Secretary William Hague.

** CADIZ, Spain - Iberoamerican Summit. Leaders from Spain,

Portugal and Latin America gather to attend.

** SIEM REAP, Cambodia - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta

meets ASEAN Defense Ministers.

** UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency

(IAEA) is expected to submit its next quarterly Iran report to

member states.

HANNOVER, Germany - Germany's Greens party congress (to Nov.

18).

GLOBAL - International Day for Tolerance.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

BANGKOK - U.S. President Barack Obama visits Thailand.

** CAIRO - Arab foreign ministers will meet to discuss the

Israeli attack on Gaza.

** PHNOM PENH - ASEAN foreign ministers meeting.

SIERRA LEONE - Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

** CAIRO - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan visits Egypt

(to Nov. 18) and meets President Mohamed Mursi.

ISTANBUL - International Istanbul Book Fair (to Nov. 25).

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18

NATIONWIDE - France's opposition UMP party votes to pick a

new leader.

PHNOM PENH - U.S. President Barack Obama to visit Cambodia.

** MADRID - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy meets

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (to Nov. 19).

GLOBAL - World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day.

VUKOVAR, Croatia - 21st Anniversary of Vukovar massacre. On

Nov. 18, 1991, Serb militia and Yugoslav army troops who refused

to accept Croatia's independence captured the once prosperous,

ethnically mixed town on the banks of the Danube, after reducing

it to rubble in a brutal three-month siege.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19

BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting.

** YANGON - U.S. President Barack Obama to visit Myanmar and

meets both his counterpart, Thein Sein, and Nobel Peace Prize

winner Aung San Suu Kyi.

STRASBOURG, France - European Parliament Plenary Session (to

Nov 22).

HAVANA - (DELAYED FROM NOV. 15) Colombian government and

leftist rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)

negotiators to meet.

** OTTAWA - David Jacobsen, U.S. Ambassador to Canada and Gary

Doer, Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. to talk about the sate of

U.S.-Canada relations at the CABC forum (1530).

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20

BRUSSELS - Eurogroup meeting.

AMSTERDAM - Slovakian President Ivan Gasparovic visits the

Netherlands (to Nov. 22).

BRUSSELS - EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting.

LONDON - The Church of England is to vote on whether to

allow the ordination of women bishops, the culmination of more

than 10 years of debate on one of the most divisive issues

within the Anglican community.

GLOBAL - World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

ANKARA - Hearings in trial of former president Kenan Evren

and retired Air Force commander Tahsin Sahinkaya for staging

Sept. 12, 1980, military coup (to Nov. 22).

NUREMBERG, Germany - 67th anniversary of the Nuremberg

trials.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22

BRUSSELS - EU summit (to Nov. 23).

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25

CATALONIA, Spain - Regional elections.

GLOBAL - International Day for the Elimination of Violence

against Women.

YEREVAN - 2012 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships (to

Dec. 8).

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26

VIENNA - IAEA Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee

meeting.

DOHA - The 18th session of the Conference of the Parties to

the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

(UNFCCC) and the 8th session of the Conference of the Parties

serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (to

Dec. 7).

TOKYO - Canada and Japan to hold first round of bilateral

trade talks.

MUMBAI - 4th anniversary of a series of devastating attacks

on the Indian city by militants. The attacks, which began on 26

November 2008 and lasted nearly three days, left 174 people

dead, including nine gunmen.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27

LONDON - British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)

British Academy Children's Awards.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

BRUSSELS - Eruo Zone finance ministers expected to hold a

news conference.

QUITO, Ecuador - Meeting of Ministers of Justice or other

Ministers or Attorney General of the Americas (REMJA VI) (to

Nov. 30).

PARIS - A French court rules on whether to drop the Carlton

investigation against Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The former IMF

chief is accused of participating in a suspected prostitution

ring that operated out of the luxury Carlton Hotel in the

northern French town of Lille.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29

** UNITED NATIONS - (TBC) U.N. is expected to hold a debate on

whether to upgrade the Palestinians' U.N. status to a sovereign

country.

VIENNA - IAEA Board of Governors Meeting.

GLOBAL - International Day of Solidarity with the

Palestinian People.

TEHRAN - 1st anniversary of an attack on the British embassy

by dozens of Iranian students and protesters angry over

Britain's unilateral sanctions.

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DECEMBER (UNDATED)

NEW DELHI - Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit India.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1

KUWAIT - Parliamentary elections.

GLOBAL - U.N. World Aids Day.

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Launch of egasus XL,

Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) to provide

significant new information to increase our understanding of

energy transport into the corona and solar wind and provide an

archetype for all stellar atmospheres.

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2

GHANA - Presidential election.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 3

BRUSSELS - Eurogroup Meeting.

GLOBAL - International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4

GEORGIA, U.S. - Primary run-off election.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan - Launch of Soyuz TMA-07M to carry

three Expedition 34/35 crew members to the International Space

Station.

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9

ROMANIA - Parliamentary elections.

BEIJING - China celebrates the 11th anniversary of its entry

into the World Trade Organization.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 10

STRASBOURG, France - European Parliament Plenary Session (to

Dec. 13).

GLOBAL - World Human Rights Day.

OSLO - Press conference with the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates

at the Norwegian Nobel Institute.

SILIVRI, Turkey - Trial of 193 pro-Kurdish defendants,

including politicians, activists, academics and others, on

charges related to supporting terrorism.

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11

GENEVA - WTO General Council meeting (to Dec. 12).

VIENNA - OPEC to publish Monthly Oil Market Report.

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13

BRUSSELS - European Council meeting (to Dec. 14).

BEVERLY HILLS Ca.- Announcement of Nominations for the 69th

annual Golden Globes Awards.

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14

BRUSSELS - European Council meeting (Final Day).

LOS ANGELES - (TBC)Nominations for the 18th Annual Screen

Actors Guild awards to be announced.

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16

** JAPAN - General elections.

VENEZUELA - State elections.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 17

TUNISIA - 2nd Anniversary of the self-immolation of street

vendor Mohamed Bouazizi in protest of the confiscation of his

wares and the harassment and humiliation that he reported was

inflicted on him by a municipal official and her aides. This act

became the catalyst for the Tunisian Revolution.

NORTH KOREA - First death anniversary of North Korean leader

Kim Jong-il.

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18

GLOBAL - International Migrants Day.

TUNISIA - 2nd Anniversary of Protests sparked by the Dec 17

self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi, that led to the ousting of

President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali 28 days later on 14 January

2011.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19

LONDON - The British government will respond to

recommendations by the Independent Commission on Banking on the

future of the financial services industry.

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20

MOSCOW - Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service to celebrate

its 92nd birthday.

GLOBAL - International Human Solidarity Day.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26

INDIA/INDONESIA/SRI LANKA/THAILAND - 8th anniversary of the

Indian Ocean tsunami.

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - 5th anniversary of the death of

Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 31

GENEVA - The current round of the Kyoto Protocol expires.

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 1

EUROPEAN UNION - Ireland takes over EU Presidency (to June

30).

UNITED KINGDOM - United Kingdom assumes G8 Presidency for

2013.

RUSSIA - Russia assumes G20 Presidency for 2013.

TALLIN - 2nd anniversary of adoption of the euro by Estonia.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 3

PALM SPRINGS, Ca - 2012 Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival (to

Jan. 16).

CANBERRA - Summernats car festival (to Jan. 6).

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4

BURMA - 65th anniversary of Burma's independence.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 5

ARGENTINA/CHILE/PERU - Dakar Rally 2012 (to Jan. 20).

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 11

CZECH REPUBLIC - Presidential election (to Jan. 12).

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 20

JERUSALEM - (POSTPONED) World Jewish Congress Plenary

Assembly (to Jan. 22).

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 22

ISRAEL - National election.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23

JORDAN - Parliamentary elections.

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 27

SOFIA - Bulgaria will hold a referendum on whether to build

a new nuclear plant.

LOS ANGELES - Film, TV actors honor Dick Van Dyke with

lifetime award from the Screen Actors Guild, which represents

film, television and other performers in the United States.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30

DAVOS, Switzerland - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (to

Feb. 1).

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