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AP Weekly News Calendar

April 30, 2014

The Associated Press

Thursday, May 1:

WASHINGTON Senate Finance Committee hearing on the president's trade agenda.

WASHINGTON Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on propane shortages this past winter.

WASHINGTON House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing on the Central African Republic.

DETROIT Automakers release vehicle sales for April.

Viacom Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

Exxon Mobil Corp. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

Kellogg Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

MasterCard Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

Kraft Foods Group Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel departs for two-day visit to Washington, her first since allegations that the NSA spied on her cellphone strained relations.

ISTANBUL Clashes expected in Istanbul as some trade unions and political parties vow to mark May 1Labor Day at Istanbul'sTaksim Square, in defiance of a government ban on rallies in the city's main hub.

LONDON A coroner is due to open an inquest into the death of Peaches Geldof, at a brief hearing that may reveal what killed the 25-year-old celebrity.

PARIS French far right leader Marine Le Pen holds annual May Day rally as her National Front party campaigns for European Parliament elections amid growing support for its nationalist ideas among voters disillusioned by Europe's economic woes.

GENEVA United Nations reviews North Korea's human rights record.

WARSAW Poland's air force base in Malbork takes its turn in NATO Air Policing over the Baltic States, until August 31. Poland's four MiG-29 fighters and some 100 troops are to be reinforced by troops from the U.S., Britain, France and Denmark.

PARIS French far right leader Marine Le Pen holds annual May Day rally as her National Front party campaigns for European Parliament elections amid growing support for its nationalist ideas among voters disillusioned by Europe's economic woes.

AMMAN_Opening of the International Warrior Competition involving commandos from around the world. Runs through May 4.

STOCKHOLM Potential clashes as neo-Nazis march in southern city of Jonkoping. Larger counter-demonstration expected.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Dubai International Airport, the region's busiest, starts a major overhaul of its two runways. We had a NN announcing the plans April 13. Watching for any glitches.

HAVANA Hundreds of thousands march through the streets of the Cuban capital on May Day. Event expected to be begin around 7:30 a.m. EDT (12:30 GMT).

Friday, May 2:

FRANKFURT, Germany Chemical and oil company BASF SE releases first-quarter earnings.

CVS Caremark Corp. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

Chevron Corp. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.

BRUSSELS Eurostat releases official unemployment figures for March. Joblessness in the eurozone is expected to remain at 11.9 percent, a near-record high, despite the economic recovery.

HAVANA Alan Gross turns 65 years old.

Saturday, May 3:

PARIS Air France pilots start monthlong strike in which they threaten to walk off the job for a few hours a day to demand better conditions.

LISBON, Portugal Portugal's prime minister expected to announce the country's successful exit from its 2011 public finances bailout.

CAIRO Al-Jazeera journalists' trial resumes.

CAIRO_press conference on Saturday night at 7 30 at the airport terminal 4 by the ministry of antiquities to speak about retrieved antiquities.

Sunday, May 4:

PARIS Japanese Prime Minister Abe visits the Louvre Museum in Paris as part of a European tour.

CAIRO Trial opens for Morsi's son over drug offenses.

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates Etihad Airways to hold major press conference. Details unclear.

Monday, May 5:

BRUSSELS Finance minister from the 18 nations sharing the euro currency discuss Portugal's exit from its bailout program. They are also expected to take stock of the progress made toward overhauling the bloc's financial system by creating a so-called banking union.

BRUSSELS The European Union's executive arm published its latest set pf economic forecasts for the 28-nation bloc.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Travel industry executives gather for annual Arabian Travel Market trade show. Runs May 5-8.

GENEVA For the second time in four months, the Holy See faces a grilling from a UN committee on how it has handled sex abuse by priests. The first hearing, in January, looked at the Vatican's compliance with a child rights treaty.

PRAGUE German President Joachim Gauck opens a three-day vsit to Prague.

Tuesday, May 6:

FRANKFURT, Germany Luxury automaker BMW AG reports first-quarter earnings figures.

FRANKFURT, Germany German airline Lufthansa reports first-quarter earnings figures.

FRANKFURT, Germany Sports gear maker Adidas AG reports first-quarter earnings figures.

GENEVA Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS AG, reports its first quarter results Tuesday before the opening of trading in Zurich.

PARIS OECD releases latest forecasts in its World Ecomomic Outlook.

PARIS Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives a speech at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, marking 50 years since it joined the organization and as he tries to revive Japan's economy.

PARIS Angelina Jolie speaks to journalists about the film "Maleficent," a dark Disney film: "Sleeping Beauty" from the villain's perspective.

LONDON Jury selection due to start at trial of veteran entertainer Rolf Harris on indecent assault and child porn charges.

PARIS French utility EDF reports its first-quarter sales figures. Upcoming: NewsNow before markets open.

GENEVA Final day in a two-day hearing that marks the second time in four months the Holy See has faced a grilling from a UN committee on its handling of sex abuse by priests.

Wednesday, May 7:

BRUSSELS Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and other top officials from the 28-nation bloc.

BEIRUT Third attempt by members of parliament to elect a new head of state. President Michel Suleiman's term expires on May 25.

GENEVA The UN reviews the human rights record of Qatar, whose treatment of foreign workers has been under scrutiny since it was chosen as host of the 2022 World Cup.

AMSTERDAM The world's largest brewer ABInBev, owner of Budweiser, reports first quarter earnings.

BERLIN Germany'sEconomy Ministry releases March industrial orders figures for Europe's biggest economy.

FRANKFURT, Germany Industrial conglomerate Siemens AG releases earnings figures for the January-March period, its fiscal second quarter.

FRANKFURT, Germany Commerzbank AG reports first-quarter earnings figures.

HONG KONG_Start of high-profile corruption trial for billionaires Thomas and Raymond Kwok and former chief secretary Rafael Hui.


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