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Saturday, April 2, 2011

World news outlook for the week from April 2, Posted by Meosha Eaton

Following are some of the main world news events expected in the next week (all times GMT). Asterisks denote new listings

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NIGERIA - Parliamentary elections. ** NAIROBI - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits Kenya.

MADRID - Spain's Socialist party meeting.

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KAZAKHSTAN - Presidential elections.

BANGKOK - U.N. climate talks (to April 8).

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TUNIS - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi visits Tunisia.

MILAN - (TBC) Next hearing in a trial over alleged fraud over the acquisition of television broadcasting rights. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi due to appear.

BAKU - Greek President Karlos Papoulias is expected to visit Azerbaijan.

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane hosts a panel discussion on BRICS. ** ANKARA - NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen visits Turkey. ** WASHINGTON - International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn will preview the 2011 IMF/World Bank spring meetings in an address on "Global Challenges, Global Solutions" to students at George Washington University.

HAITI - Preliminary results of presidential run-off election set to be announced. ** TEHRAN - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is expected to hold a news conference. ** RABAT - Britain's Prince Charles expected to visit Morocco.

ASSAM, India - Local elections, phase I.

TOKYO - Experts and officials from EU Naval Force, Japan self defence force and coast guard, Kenyan transport ministry, to meet over anti-pirazy operations (0200).

GENEVA - U.N. hosts annual space security conference (to April 5).

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WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama to meet with Israeli President Shimon Peres.

PARIS - French Ruling UMP party hosts debate on secularism. ** SEOUL - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak meets South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.

ABU DHABI - IAEA energy advisers due to meet.

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ROME - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi expected to stand trial on charges of paying an underage girl for sex and abuse of office.

CAIRO - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visits Egypt.

HAITI - Final results of presidential election to be announced.

ATHENS - World Trade Union Congress (to April 10).

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BUDAPEST - Economic & Financial Affairs Council (Informal) (to April 9).

WASHINGTON - The National Agricultural Landscapes Forum (to April 8).

BOGOR, Indonesia - Indonesia as the chair of ASEAN to host border talks between Cambodia and Thailand.

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PRAGUE - Anniversary of signing a bilateral treaty between the Russia and United States on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms , START-2 (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty).

PRAGUE - Czech President Vaclav Klaus to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (0700).

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SATURDAY, APRIL 9 ** NIGERIA - Presidential elections. ** REYKJAVIK - Iceland to hold a national vote on whether to accept a new Icesave deal.

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