DIARY - Political and General News Events From Oct 8

Mon Oct 8, 2012 5:44pm BST

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coming week.DARWIN/ADELAIDE, Australia - (TENTATIVE) 2012 World Solar
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    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17
    OSLO - Colombia's government and FARC guerrillas hold a
joint news conference. 
    GLOBAL - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. 
    ISTANBUL - International New Media Conference (to Oct. 19). 
    
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    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18
    BRUSSELS - European Council meeting (to Oct. 19).  
    VERONA, Italy - "2012 Euroasiatic Forum" (to Oct. 19).
    JERUSALEM - 1st anniversary of release of Israeli soldier
Gilad Shalit after more than five years held incommunicado by
Hamas in the Gaza Strip. 
    
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    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
    BRUSSELS - European Council meeting (Final Day).  
    SYDNEY - Australian International Motor Show 2012 (to
Oct.28).  
    
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    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20
    TRIPOLI - First anniversary of capture and killing of Libyan
leader Muammar Gaddafi.  
    
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    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21
    GALICIA, Spain - Local elections.
    
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    MONDAY, OCTOBER 22
    BOCA RATON, FL - Presidential debate.  
    BRUSSELS - European Parliament Plenary Session (to Oct. 23).
 
    BRUSSELS - Eurostat will publish revised 2011 debt and
deficit levels of all EU member States.
    SAUDI ARABIA - First death anniversary of Saudi Arabia's 
Crown.  
    
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    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23
    GENEVA - WTO Dispute Settlement Body Meeting.
    LIBYA - First anniversary of declaration of Libya's
Liberation.  
    VAN, Turkey - First anniversary of earthquake that killed
more than 600 people and injured more than 4,000 others. 
    
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    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 
    NEW YORK - The Buttonwood Gathering (to Oct. 25) of leading
policymakers, banking executives and regulators to discuss
pressing economic and financial issues.  
    CALI, Colombia - VI Americas Competitiveness Forum (to Oct
26).  
    UNITED NATIONS - United Nations Day.
    PARIS - French appeals court delivers its final verdict on
Jerome Kerviel, the former Societe Generale trader sentenced to
three years in prison in France's biggest ever rogue trading
scandal.
    LUSAKA, Zambia  - 48th Anniversary of Independence.  
    
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    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
    BRUSSELS - European Parliament Plenary Session (to Oct. 26).
    VILNIUS - Celebration of the 20th anniversary of the
Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania in co-operation with
the Constitutional Court.
    
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    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
    BRUSSELS - 1st anniversary of an EU agreement to tackle the
European sovereign debt crisis that included a writedown of 50
percent of Greek bonds, a recapitalisation of European banks and
an increase of the bailout fund of the European Financial
Stability Facility (EFSF) totaling to euro 1 trillion. 
    LONDON - (TENTATIVE) London International Animation Festival
(to Nov. 4).  
 
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    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 
    UKRAINE - Parliamentary elections.  
    LITHUANIA - Parliamentary elections - Second Round.
    SICILY REGION, Italy - Regional elections. 
    CORK, Ireland - Cork Jazz Festival (to Oct. 31).  
    
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    MONDAY, OCTOBER 29
    MAYAN RIVIERA, Mexico - G20 Sherpas meeting (to Oct. 30).
    
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    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30
    GENEVA - WTO Trade Policy Review Body meeting of Israel (to
Nov. 1).
    BUTOVO, Russia - Russia marks annual day of remembrance for
the victims of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin's purges.  
    
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    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31
    GLOBAL - World population reached 7 billion in Oct 2011.  
    BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan - Launch of ISS Progress 49,
to carry supplies, hardware, fuel and water to the International
Space Station.
    
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    NOVEMBER (UNDATED)
    UNITED NATIONS - U.N. is expected to hold a debate on
whether to upgrade the Palestinians' U.N. status to a sovereign
country.
    
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    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
    MEXICO - Mexicans celebrate 'Day of the Dead', keeping alive
a tradition that blends Catholic rituals with the pre-Hispanic
belief that the dead return once a year from the underworld.
    
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    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
    MEXICO CITY - G20 Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting
(to Nov. 4).
    PORT MORESBY - Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla
to visit Papua New Guinea (to Nov. 5).
    
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    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4
    MEXICO CITY - G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank
Governors Meeting (to Nov. 5).
    MEXICO CITY - G20 Trade & Investment Promotion Summit (to
Nov. 6).
    
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    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5
    VIENTIANE - The 9th Summit of ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) (to
Nov. 6).
    CANBERRA - Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla t0
visit Australia (to Nov. 10).
    
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    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
    UNITED STATES - Presidential elections.
    GEORGIA, U.S. - Special Election (to fill vacancies and
propose questions).
    PUERTO RICO - Governor elections.
    GURGAON, India - World Economic Forum on India (to Nov. 8).
    GLOBAL - International Day for Preventing the Exploitation
of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. 
    MELBOURNE - Melbourne Cup 2012, Australia's major
Thoroughbred horse race.
    
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    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7
    BRUSSELS - European Parliament Plenary Session (to Nov 8).
    GURGAON, India - World Economic Forum on India (SECOND DAY).
    ANDORRA - Andorra takes over Chairmanship of the Committee
of Ministers (CM) of Council of Europe (to May 2013).
    HERZLIYA, Israel - Fisher Institute for Air and Space
Strategic Studies to host Fifth Annual Civil Aviation Conference
together with the Israeli Civil Aviation Authority.
    
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    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8
    BEIJING - China's ruling Communist Party will hold a
congress to appoint a new generation of central leaders.
    GURGAON, India - World Economic Forum on India (FINAL DAY).
    
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    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9
    UNITED KINGDOM - General Elections in Turks and Caicos
Islands (British overseas territory).
    VIENNA - OPEC to publish Monthly Oil Market Report.
    
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    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10
    WELLINGTON - Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla
to visit New Zealand (to Nov. 16).
    
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    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11
    FRANKFURT - The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA).
    FUKUOKA, Japan - 2012 November Grand Sumo Tournament (to
Nov. 25).
    
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    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12 
    BRUSSELS - Eurogroup Meeting.
    GLOBAL - World Pneumonia Day. 
    ISTANBUL - Next hearing in trial against 44 pro-Kurdish
journalists accused of belonging to armed militant group. 
    
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    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
    INDIA - 'Diwali' Hindu festival of lights.
    YANGON - Second anniversary of release of Myanmar's detained
opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, from house arrest.

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    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
    LISBON - Portugal's biggest umbrella union, the CGTP, to
stage a general strike to protest against a new batch of tax
hikes announced by the government a few hours earlier. 
    GLOBAL - World Diabetes Day.
    
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    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15     
    ISTANBUL - Atlantic Council Energy & Economic Forum (to Nov.
16). 
    LAS VEGAS - XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. Link:- - - - - - - - - -
    
    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16
    GLOBAL - International Day for Tolerance.
    
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    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17
    SIERRA LEONE - Presidential and Parliamentary elections. 
    
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    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18
    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
    STRASBOURG, France - European Parliament Plenary Session (to
Nov 22).

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    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20
    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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    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25
    GLOBAL - International Day for the Elimination of Violence
against Women.
    
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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).
    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
    QUITO, Ecuador - Meeting of Ministers of Justice or other
Ministers or Attorney General of the Americas (REMJA VI) (to
Nov. 30).
    
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    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29
    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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    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1
    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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    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
    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. 
    
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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).
    
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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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    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15
    BEVERLY HILLS Ca.- (TBC) Announcement of Nominations for the
69th annual Golden Globes Awards. 
    
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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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