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[January 24, 2013]

AP Weekly News Calendar

(Associated Press Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Thursday, Jan 24: WASHINGTON _ Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the nomination of Sen. John Kerry to be secretary of state.

WASHINGTON _ Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the country's mental health system.

CHICAGO _ Sentencing hearing for David Headley, who pleaded guilty to charges that he conducted scouting missions ahead of the 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai, India, that left more than 190 people dead.

WASHINGTON _ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m. (1330 GMT); Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates(equals). Conference Board releases leading indicators for December.

Friday, Jan. 25: CAIRO _ Egypt marks 2-year anniversary of uprising.

WASHINGTON _ Thousands of abortion opponents take part in the annual March for Life.

WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases new home sales for December.

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

HONG KONG _ The billionaire Kwok brothers who control one of Hong Kong's biggest property developers expected to return to in court for a mention ahead of their trial on corruption charges expected to begin later this year.

YOKOHAMA _ Bodies of seven JGC workers who were killed in Algerian oil field hostage-taking return to Japan by a special government plane from Algeria along with seven survivors. JGC president is expected to hold a press conference.

SEOUL _ Samsung Electronics releases more details about its fourth-quarter financial results, following its preview earlier this month that its operating profit beat its previous record-high level as consumers snaps up Galaxy smartphones over iPhones.



BANGALORE _ Bangalore Fashion Week (Three Day event) begins.

HANOI _ Vietnam marks the 40th anniversary of the signing the Paris peace agreement to end the Vietnam War.

MOSCOW _ A bill that would make it illegal to hold gay rights rallies is to come up for a first vote in Russia's parliament.

BERLIN _ Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly index of business confidence, a closely watched indicator for Europe's biggest economy.

FRANKFURT, Germany _ European Central Bank to detail early repayments by banks of money lent in massive rounds of 3-year lending in 2011/12.

BARCELONA _ World Handball Championship Semi-Finals.

Saturday, Jan. 26: NEW DELHI _ India celebrates its Republic Day with the annual parade that show cases its military strength and cultural diversity.

SANTIAGO _ Chile hosts the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean summit in Santiago Jan 26-27.

CAIRO _ Verdict expected in Port Said deadly soccer riot trial.

Sunday, Jan 27: ALLAHABAD _ Paush Purnima, an important bathing date at the Maha Kumbh festival, which is one of the world's largest religious gatherings that lasts 55 days and falls every 12 years.

SOFIA, Bulgaria _ Bulgarians are asked to vote in a nationwide referendum on whether to build a new nuclear plant in the Balkan country.

WARSAW, Poland _ Holocaust survivors and dignitaries mark the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.

CAIRO _ Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi travels to Ethiopia to participate in African Union summit.

LAHORE, Pakistan _ Meeting scheduled with Tahir-ul-Qadri and constitutional experts on the composition of the Election Commission per the Long March Declaration.

Monday, Jan. 28: WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases durable goods for December, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for December.

GUANTANAMO, CUBA _ Guantanamo Bay military tribunal resumes for alleged 9/11 conspirators.

NASSAU, Bahamas _ Voters will decide if some forms of gambling for citizens is legalized in the Bahamas.

SEOUL _ Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will travel to South Korea on a five-day trip for the opening ceremony of the 2013 Special Olympics in Pyeongchang and to attend the Global Development Summit.

BRUSSELS _ European Commission announces two science projects that will receive up to (EURO)1 billion each over 10 years to help keep the continent at the cutting edge of technology.

MADRID _ Madrid's Criminal Court No. 21 holds Operación Puerto doping-in-sport trial. Trial ends March 22.

BERLIN _ Organizers of the annual Berlin film festival present the program for this year's event.

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba _ Start of weeklong pretrial hearing for the five Guantanamo Bay prisoners accused of planning and aiding 9/11 attack. Trial not likely to start in 2013 Tuesday, Jan. 29: CAIRO _ Verdict from administrative court on request for Mubarak to be released due to his health.

WASHINGTON _ Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for November, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for January, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia _ Chinese ambassador to Malaysia holds press conference on upcoming high-level visits. Staffing. Filing on merit.

BANGKOK _Court hearing in case of two Iranians suspects for alleged bomb plot Valentine's last year.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands _ A former foreign ministry staffer goes on trial on charges of passing secrets to a couple in Germany who were working as Russian spies.

AMSTERDAM _ Royal Philips Electronics NV reports fourth quarter earnings.

Wednesday, Jan. 30: CAIRO _ Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi travels to Germany for a two-day meeting with German Chancellor and other officials.

KUWAIT CITY _ U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to chair a humanitarian pledging conference for Syria.

WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases fourth-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands _ A Dutch court delivers a landmark ruling in a civil case brought by Nigerian farmers against Shell seeking compensation for polluting their land and waterways in the oil-rich Niger Delta.

GENEVA _ Swiss drug maker Roche Holding AG posts annual earnings before the opening of the Zurich exchange Wednesday.

MADRID _ Spain's National Statistics Institute to announce advance GDP figures for fourth quarter of 2012. The economy shrank contracted by 0.4 percent in the third quarter, the fifth quarter in a row to shrink. The economy is forecast to show a 1.5 percent fall for all of 2012 and 0.5 percent in 2013.

STOCKHOLM _ Fashion retailer H&M presents fourth-quarter and full-year 2012 earnings.

TOKYO _ Japanese video game maker Nintendo reports earnings that include the key year-end holiday shopping season.

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

GOHEUNG _ South Korea will make its much-delayed third attempt to shoot a rocket reaching orbit. The window for the launch lasts from Jan. 30 to Feb. 8, but the launch is likelly to take place on the first day.

MEXICO CITY _ Elections commission to rule on whether any candidates violated campaign spending limits in July elections.

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