AP Weekly News Calendar

?Thursday, Sept. 12:

GENEVA — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the Syrian crisis and Russia’s proposal to stockpile Syria’s chemical weapons at its naval base at Tartous, Syria.

VIENNA — Fourth day of International Atomic Energy Agency meeting; possible statements on Iran.

MADRID — The foreign ministers of Spain and Portugal hold talks in Madrid.

JAKARTA — The Dutch ambassador to Indonesia makes a public apology on his country’s behalf at a ceremony in the Netherlands Embassy for a series of summary executions carried out by its army in its colony between 1945 and 1949, which thousands of Indonesians were killed in the war of independence. 0300 GMT.

KATMANDU — United Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) calls for a general strike to protest against investigation into the death of Krishna Prasad Adhikari, killed by the then-Maoist rebels in 2004 on the charge of spying on their activities.

SRINAGAR — Separatists have called for a strike to protest the killing of a Kashmiri man in firing by Indian security forces in Indian controlled Kashmir.

NEW YORK — U.S. Security Council consults on Congo fighting; U.N. peacekeeping force in Somalia.

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addresses Defense Ministry and Self-Defense Forces.

TOKYO — U.S. envoy for North Korea policy Glyn Davies meets with his Japanese counterpart, Junichi Ihara.

MACAU — Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi attends promotional event on her movie “My Lucky Star.”

LONDON — Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge attend Tusk Trust dinner, Kate’s first public engagement since giving birth.

WARSAW — The Marketing Suite opens on the 50th floor of Warsaw’s eye-catching skyscraper designed by Daniel Liebeskind that is nearing completion after a construction process that was protracted by some controversy.

PYONGYANG — Opening ceremonies of 2013 Asian Cup and Interclub Weightlifting Championship hosted by North Korea. South Korean athletes are competing in this event — the first time for athletes from the south to visit the north, since 2003.

BRUSSELS — The European Parliament is expected to vote on legislation establishing a new, centralized oversight for the bloc’s largest banks. The so-called single supervisory mechanism is due to be operational late next year and will be anchored with the European Central Bank. It constitutes a main pillar of the bloc’s planned banking union which aims at stabilizing the region’s financial system. By 0700 GMT; vote at 1000 GMT.

FRANKFURT — In recession-hit Europe, Dacia, the Romanian subsidiary of French manufacturer Renault, is bucking the region’s sliding sales. In the first half of this year, the company sold 141,278 passenger cars in the EU, 17.6 percent more than it sold during the same period last year. That’s the biggest percentage increase in Europe, an impressive result in a market that fell 6.6 percent in that period.

SEOUL — Bank of Korea holds a press conference on the benchmark interest rate.

FRANKFURT, Germany — Showing of the most expensive, striking, cool and outrageous vehicles on the exhibition floor at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bentley, Smart and Audi.

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m. (1230 GMT); Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m. (1400 GMT); Treasury releases federal budget for August, 2 p.m. (1800 GMT).

?Friday, Sept. 13:

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Russian President Vladimir Putin to have his first meeting with Iran’s new president, Hasan Rouhani, during a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. 1100 GMT.

LONDON — London Fashion Week opens. Through Tuesday.

RIO DE JANEIRO — Rock in Rio music festival, with Beyonce, David Guetta, and others. Through Sunday.

VILNIUS, Lithuania — Eurogroup, Ecofin finance ministers’ meeting. Through Sept. 14.

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases retail sales data for August, 8:30 a.m. (1230 GMT); Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for August, 8:30 a.m. (1230 GMT); Commerce Department releases business inventories for July, 10 a.m. (1400 GMT).

?Saturday, Sept. 14:

CAIRO — Trial of former president Hosni Mubarak in killings of protesters during the Arab Spring uprising resumes.

?Sunday, Sept. 15:

BERLIN — Bavaria holds a state election just a week before Germany goes to the polls in a national vote. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative allies hope for a triumphant performance in a longtime stronghold. Voting ends at 1600 GMT. Results expected late Sunday or during the night.

TOKYO — Japan is once again without nuclear power as the only reactor in operation following the Fukushima disaster goes offline for safety checks. The government presses ahead with plans to restart reactors that meet new safety guidelines as TEPCO struggles to handle massive amounts of radiation-contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima plant.

BAMAKO — Malian President-elect Ibrahim Boubacar Keita is due to be sworn in between Sept. 15 and 19. His inauguration will allow for some $4 billion in promised aid to be disbursed that was contingent on the formation of a democratically elected government after last year’s coup.

?Monday, Sept. 16:

KIGALI — Rwanda holds parliamentary elections.

PRAGUE — Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to give a speech at the Forum 2000 international annual conference.

PETITE RIVIERE DE L’ARTIBONITE, Haiti — Haitian President Michel Martelly is due to finally inaugurate a small defense force of some 40 troops who were trained as engineers and technicians in Ecuador. Haiti’s defense ministry says the men will be the first cadets of what it hopes will be a 1,500-force that patrols the border and responds to disasters.

NEW YORK — U.N. Security Council consults on sanctions on Libya.

NEW YORK — Human Rights Watch releases report on Central African Republic’s serious violations committed against civilians, including killings and rapes, by the Seleka alliance that seized power in March 2013.

LISBON, Portugal — Inspectors from the country’s bailout creditors will arrive Sept. 16 to assess Portugal’s progress on repairing its public finances and adopting economic reforms.

?Tuesday, Sept. 17:

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The first prosecution witness takes the stand in the crimes against humanity trial of Kenya’s deputy president. 1100 GMT.

RAWALPINDI — Hearing in the anti-terrorism court in the Benazir Bhutto case. Former president Pervez Musharraf is on trial for murder. Musharraf is not expected to attend.

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Residents of a notorious slum once controlled by Jamaica’s biggest gangster will march to Parliament to demand accountability for a deadly military raid into their community that killed more than 70 people three years ago.

NEW YORK — U.N. Security Council has briefing on the Middle East, including Syria, instability in Lebanon, and the Israel/Palestinian situation.

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

?Wednesday, Sept. 18:

MADRID — Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima to visit Spain and meet with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

NEW YORK — U.N. Security Council consults on Liberia peacekeeping force; its political mission in Sierra Leone; and on Sudan/South Sudan tensions.

NEW YORK — Opening of the U.N. General Assembly.

MILAN — Womenswear spring/summer 2014 fashion previews. Through Sept. 23.

BRUSSELS — The European Commission, the 28-nation bloc’s executive arm, is presenting its draft legislation on financial benchmarks aiming to prevent further manipulation as was revealed in the case of the LIBOR, the critical rate banks use to borrow from each other.

MADRID — Spanish clothes retailer Inditex, which owns the Zara store chain, presents earnings report for the first six months of the year.

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