International 7-Day News Agenda

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DUBAI (United Arab Emirates) – International Climate Conference COP28 VIDEO. PICTURE. GRAPHIC. LIVE VIDEO. (To December 12)

BEIJING (China) – Angola’s FM Tete Antonio visits (To 8)

BERLIN (Germany) – Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde conduct state visit PICTURE. (To 7)

(*) LONDON (United Kingdom) – Turner Prize winner announced VIDEO. PICTURE.

LONDON (United Kingdom) – TV show ‘The Crown’ finale celebration screening (1730 GMT) PICTURE.

OSLO (Norway) – Court hears lawsuit against government over development of three new oil fields (To December 6)

(+) WASHINGTON (United States) – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses a Senate committee via video on the financing of the war

NEW YORK (United States) – Civil trial of ex-president Donald Trump, two of his children, accused of fraud (exact end date to be confirmed) VIDEO. PICTURE. LIVE VIDEO. (To December 29)

ATLANTA (United States) – Gang conspiracy trial of rapper Young Thug, several others (end date to be confirmed) VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO. PICTURE. (To December 29)

BOSTON (United States) – President Joe Biden visits for campaign receptions PICTURE.

(+) WASHINGTON (United States) – Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin meets Swedish Defense Minister Pal Johnson PICTURE.

DOHA (Qatar) – GCC summit VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO. (To 6)

NAIROBI (Kenya) – Africa Fashion Week (To 9)

(+) KASANE (Botswana) – 18th UNESCO committee on the safeguarding of cultural heritage (To 9)

VICTORIA FALLS (Zimbabwe) – 22nd International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) (To 9)

(+) MEXICO CITY (Mexico) – US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen visits (To 7)

ABIDJAN (Ivory Coast) – Football: Ivory Coast host cities, stadiums tour ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations VIDEO. (To 8)

BUCHAREST (Romania) – Swimming: European Short Course Championships PICTURE. (To 10)

(+) SAUDI ARABIA – President Vladimir Putin visits Saudi Arabia, UAE VIDEO.

BEIJING (China) – Mali FM Abdoulaye Diop visits (To 10)

THE HAGUE (Netherlands) – New parliament sits for first time since election, debate on coalition formation PICTURE. VIDEO.

(*) ISTANBUL (Turkey) – EU Parliament’s human rights envoy Nacho Sanchez Amor reports on visit (0700 GMT) VIDEO.

GENEVA (Switzerland) – UN rights chief Volker Turk gives press conference (1000 GMT) VIDEO. PICTURE. LIVE VIDEO.

LONDON (United Kingdom) – Ex-PM Boris Johnson gives evidence to Covid-19 Inquiry (1000 GMT) PICTURE. VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO. (To 7)

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – Trial starts of Bosnian Serb leader Milord Dodik, charged with rejecting the authority of Bosnia’s top international envoy (1200 GMT) VIDEO. PICTURE.

STOCKHOLM (Sweden) – Press conference with the Nobel laureates in medicine Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman (1400 GMT) LIVE VIDEO. VIDEO. PICTURE.

(+) BAKU (Azerbaijan) – US Assistant Secretary of States O’Brien visits

KYIV (Ukraine) – City inaugurates Christmas tree PICTURE. VIDEO.

BRUSSELS (Belgium) – EU negotiations on AI Act

GENEVA (Switzerland) – IATA updates its global forecasts for air transportation PICTURE.

BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT (France) – Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi press conference to present Alliance updates (0800 GMT) PICTURE.

(*) MOSCOW (Russia) – Weekly foreign ministry briefing (0800 GMT) VIDEO.

LONDON (United Kingdom) – Sotheby’s Old Masters and 19th Century Paintings Evening Auction, includes newly-attributed Rembrandt,’The Adoration of the Kings’ (1800 GMT)

ROME (Italy) – Hearing in trial of writer Roberto Saviano for alleged defamation of Deputy PM Matteo Salvini (2300 GMT)

(+) LOS ANGELES (United States) – Deadline for vote to ratify Hollywood deal to end actors strike (0100 GMT)

WASHINGTON (United States) – British FM David Cameron visits VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO. (To 7)

DENVER (United States) – Colorado Supreme Court hears appeal against decision that ex-president Donald Trump is still eligible for office

LOS ANGELES (United States) – ELLE’s 2023 Women in Hollywood celebration event PICTURE.

WASHINGTON (United States) – President Joe Biden speaks at the White House Tribal Nations Summit VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO. PICTURE.

WASHINGTON (United States) – Ukrainian, US firms host arms industry conference (To 7)

TUSCALOOSA (United States) – Fourth Republican presidential debate ahead of the primaries PICTURE.

WASHINGTON (United States) – James Biden appears before the House oversight committee for a deposition PICTURE.

(+) NEW YORK (United States) – Time Magazine names its personality of the year 2023 VIDEO.

WASHINGTON (United States) – US trade balance

OTTAWA (Canada) – Bank of Canada announces key rate

YAOUNDÉ (Cameroon) – President Paul Biya hosts Gabon’s leader General Brice Oligui Nguema VIDEO.


ALAJUELA (Costa Rica) – Football: CONCACAF Central American Cup final, second leg, Alajuelense Sports League (CRC) v Real Esteli (NIC PICTURE.

MANCHESTER (United Kingdom) – Football: Premier League – day 15: Manchester United v Chelsea VIDEO.

BEIJING (China) – China-EU summit VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO. (To 8)

WORLD – Jewish holiday of Hanukkah PICTURE. (To 15)

WORLD – Ubisoft video game ‘Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora released’

TOKYO (Japan) – GDP Q3, second esimate (2350 GMT)

(+) MOSCOW (Russia) – President Vladimir Putin meets Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi

(*) ATHENS (Greece) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan leads delegation of diplomats on visit to improve ties (1015 GMT) VIDEO.

COPENHAGEN (Denmark) – Third reading and vote on the law prohibiting the burning of the Koran VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO.

STOCKHOLM (Sweden) – Press conference with the Nobel laureates in physics, chemistry and economic sciences (0830 GMT) VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO. PICTURE.

STOCKHOLM (Sweden) – Nobel Prize lecture in literature by the 2023 laureate Jon Fosse (1600 GMT) VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO. PICTURE.

MOSCOW (Russia) – Russia Calling! investment forum, President Vladimir Putin expected to attend PICTURE. (To 8)

(+) BRUSSELS (Belgium) – EU Parliament and Council hold negotiations with a view to adopting the Pact on Migration and Asylum in 2024

(+) PARIS (France) – President Emmanuel Macron hosts Hungarian PM Viktor Orban ahead of EU summit

BRUSSELS (Belgium) – EU economy and finance ministers (Eurogroup/Ecofin) meet VIDEO. (To 8)

LONDON (United Kingdom) – 131st session of Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)

LONDON (United Kingdom) – 20th anniversary of Zimbabwe pulling out of the Commonwealth

TBILISI (Georgia) – Court hearing into the case of Anna Muradova (0900 GMT)

BRUSSELS (Belgium) – Eurozone GDP Q3, third estimate (1000 GMT)

(+) VAALIMAA (Finland) – Frontex and Finnish Border Guard hold press conference (1000 GMT) VIDEO.

MILAN (Italy) – Opening night of the new season at La Scala theatre (1700 GMT) PICTURE.

LOS ANGELES (United States) – Premiere of film ‘The Color Purple’ (0000 GMT) PICTURE. VIDEO.

(*) PORT EVERGLADES (United States) – Director-General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay visits Everglades National Park listed as World Heritage in Danger PICTURE. VIDEO.

UNITED NATIONS (United States) – UN Security Council meeting on transnational crime

NAIROBI (Kenya) – Court decision in lawsuit filed against Meta by content moderators for Facebook in Kenya VIDEO.

YAMOUSSOUKRO (Ivory Coast) – 30th anniversary of the death of Ivory Coast President Felix Houphouet-Boigny

(+) LIMA (Peru) – Calls for march against President Dina Boluarte on first anniversary of her taking office (1900 GMT)

WORLD – Film ‘Leave the World Behind’ released on Netflix

MITO (Japan) – G7 Interior and Security Ministers’ Meeting (0200 GMT) (To 10)

(*) MUMBAI (India) – Central bank rate decision (0430 GMT)

BERLIN (Germany) – Social Democratic party congress VIDEO. PICTURE. LIVE VIDEO. (To 10)

(+) NENAGH (Ireland) – Funeral of The Pogues’ singer Shane MacGowan

(+) BRUSSELS (Belgium) – PM Alexander De Croo presents priorities for Belgian EU presidency (0930 GMT)

MOSCOW (Russia) – Inflation for November

MOSCOW (Russia) – Deadline for Russian upper house to set exact date of the 2024 presidential election VIDEO. PICTURE. (To 18)

KRAKÓW (Poland) – Traditional competition to judge best Christmas nativity scene VIDEO.

WIESBADEN (Germany) – November inflation, final estimate (0700 GMT)

STRASBOURG (France) – Council of Europe meets to discuss online gaming sites (1200 GMT)

ROME (Italy) – Pope Francis pays homage to the Immaculate Conception at the Spanish steps (1500 GMT) VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO. PICTURE.

(*) VATICAN CITY (Holy See) – Nativity Scene inaugurated, Christmas Tree lit in St. Peter’s Square (1600 GMT) VIDEO.

LOS ANGELES (United States) – The Game Awards (0030 GMT) PICTURE.

LOS ANGELES (United States) – The Hollywood Reporter’s annual women in entertainment gala PICTURE.

LOS ANGELES (United States) – President Joe Biden visits for campaign receptions (To 9)

WASHINGTON (United States) – US employment report

MIAMI (United States) – Football: Copa America 2024 official draw PICTURE.

WORLD – International Anti-Corruption Day

WORLD – International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime

BEIJING (China) – Inflation figures for November (0130 GMT)

(*) OSLO (Norway) – Press conference with the children of the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Narges Mohammadi (1200 GMT) VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO.

TBILISI (Georgia) – Pro-EU march ahead of expected candidacy decision (1000 GMT)

PRAGUE (Czech Republic) – State funeral for ex-FM Karel Schwarzenberg, an aristocrat and close aide to Vaclav Havel (1100 GMT)

(+) BERLIN (Germany) – 36th European Film Awards (1830 GMT) PICTURE.

(+) ZIMBABWE – By-elections in 14 constituencies

CAPE TOWN (South Africa) – Rugby 7s: HSBC SVNS Cape Town PICTURE. (To 10)

PARIS (France) – Boxing: Heavyweight bout, Tony Yoka v Ryad Merhy VIDEO.

LAS VEGAS (United States) – Basketball: 2023/2024 NBA season – Final TBC v TBC (0000 GMT)

LAS VEGAS (United States) – Mixed Martial Arts: UFC Fight Night

WORLD – World Human Rights Day

OSLO (Norway) – Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony (1200 GMT) PICTURE.

(*) STOCKHOLM (Sweden) – Nobel prize 2023 ceremonies for literature, sciences and economy prizes (1500 GMT) PICTURE.

(+) BRUSSELS (Belgium) – National march against anti-Semitism VIDEO.

GENEVA (Switzerland) – WHO Executive Board special session on situation in occupied Palestinian territories

EGYPT – Presidential election (To 12)

DOHA (Qatar) – Doha Forum, conference on geopolitics, security and technology (To 11)

(*) BUENOS AIRES (Argentina) – Swearing in ceremony of Javier Milei as president PICTURE.

DURBAN (South Africa) – Cricket: South Africa v India, 1st T20 PICTURE.

BRUSSELS (Belgium) – EU foreign ministers meet VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO.

MOSCOW (Russia) – Hearing of a Russian woman accused of involvement in an attack that killed a famous military blogger VIDEO.

BERLIN (Germany) – Relaunch of Berlin-Paris night train, cancelled in 2014 PICTURE.

BRUSSELS (Belgium) – EU Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries decision on 2024 fishing quotas (To 12)

STRASBOURG (France) – European Parliament plenary session (To 14)

(+) OSLO (Norway) – PM Jonas Gahr Store, children of Nobel Peace prize laureate Narges Mohammadi hold a press conference (0930 GMT)

(*) WARSAW (Poland) – Constitutional court rules on legality of provisional or fixed penalties imposed by the CJEU (1000 GMT) VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO.

WARSAW (Poland) – Parliament holds vote of confidence in government of PM Mateusz Morawiecki (1400 GMT) VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO.

(*) LOS ANGELES (United States) – Nominations revealed for Golden Globe Awards VIDEO.

UNITED NATIONS (United States) – UN Security Council meeting on the future of the peacekeeping mission in the DRC

SALÉ (Morocco) – Trial of journalist Hanane Bakour over Facebook post

KAMPALA (Uganda) – Constitutional court to start hearings on petitions challenging anti-gay law

QUETZALTENANGO (Guatemala) – Trial starts of man accused of 2020 murder of French NGO chief Benoit Maria

MARRAKESH (Morocco) – Football: CAF Awards ceremony PICTURE. VIDEO.

(+) THE HAGUE (Netherlands) – South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on official state visit VIDEO. (To 13)

MADRID (Spain) – Trial of ex-IMF boss Rodrigo Rato accused of tax evasion and corruption (To May 23, 2024)

(+) GROZNY (Russia) – Hearing in trial of man accused of burning Koran (0730 GMT) VIDEO.

WASHINGTON (United States) – Federal Reserve holds two-day policy meeting (To 13)

WASHINGTON (United States) – US consumer price index

UNITED NATIONS (United States) – UN Security Council meeting on Haiti sanctions regime VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO.

NAIROBI (Kenya) – Kenya marks 60th anniversary of independence from Britain

GQEBERHA (South Africa) – Cricket: South Africa v India, 2nd T20 PICTURE.

STRASBOURG (France) – EU Sakharov prize presented posthumously to Mahsa Amini, Iranian who died in custody VIDEO.

BRUSSELS (Belgium) – EU-Western Balkans summit LIVE VIDEO. VIDEO.

BERN (Switzerland) – Election of the new Swiss President by the Federal Assembly PICTURE.

PARIS (France) – OPEC monthly report

BRUSSELS (Belgium) – Protest against EU austerity measures, called by the European Trade Union Confederation

BERLIN (Germany) – Trial begins against an official of Germany’s BND foreign intelligence agency for spying for Russia

GENEVA (Switzerland) – Global Refugee Forum 2023 PICTURE. (To 15)

MADRID (Spain) – Inditex Q4 results (0700 GMT)

WASHINGTON (United States) – US Producer Price Index (1330 GMT)

UNITED NATIONS (United States) – UN Security Council meets on Yemen

TIKRIT (Iraq) – 20th anniversary of capture of toppled Iraqi president Saddam Hussein by US troops

HANGZHOU (China) – Badminton: World Tour Finals (To 17)


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