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[February 19, 2014]
AP Weekly News Calendar
(Associated Press Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ?Thursday, Feb. 20: SEOUL — Six days of family reunions of war-divided Koreans are scheduled to begin at a North Korean mountain resort, the first such meetings in three years. Whether they go ahead is very much up in the air amid North Korean anger over annual U.S.-South Korean war drills, which begin Monday, and recent alleged flights of nuclear capable B52 bombers near the peninsula. North Korea canceled previously scheduled reunions at the last minute in September, also blaming war games for the move.
NEW DELHI — Bhopal gas tragedy survivors and activists to protest outside the United Nations office.
ATHENS — European Union defense ministers gather in Athens for an informal meeting hosted by Greece, which currently holds the EU's six-month rotating presidency. Through Friday.
NEW YORK — The U.N. Security Council holds a briefing on the Central African Republic crisis. It will hold consultations on Friday morning.
AHMADABAD — Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to address a rally.
ITANAGAR — Statehood day celebrations of northeastern Arunachal Pradesh state.
MILAN — Prada, Max Mara, Fendi and Costume National headline the second day of Milan Fashion Week, a six-day glimpse into the creative imagination of Italy's headliner fashion houses.
PARIS — French dairy and bottled water company Danone reports its full-year earnings.
HONG KONG_HSBC releases preliminary version of PMI manufacturing survey for February.
TOKYO — Japan trade data for January released.
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m. (1330 GMT); Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for January, 8:30 a.m. (1330 GMT); Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m. (1500 GMT); Conference Board releases leading indicators for January, 10 a.m. (1500 GMT).
BENTON, Arkansas — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.
SAN FRANCISCO — Hewlett-Packard Co. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.
NEW YORK — Express Scripts Holding Co. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.
?Friday, Feb. 21: JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia is now home to the world's largest reserve for manta rays, with officials saying that the gentle giants known for delighting tourists are worth more alive than dead. The government is set to announce that manta rays within the archipelago's entire 93,000 square kilometers (36,000 square miles) of ocean will be protected, but no plan was provided for how enforcement would be handled to guard against poaching in the biggest global ray and manta fishery.
FLORIANOPOLIS — Board meeting of the local World Cup organizing committee takes place after FIFA holds team workshop with coaches and representatives of all 32 nations playing in the World Cup in June.
HONG KONG — Hong Kong Master Horse Jumping contest. Through Sunday.
MILAN — Emporio Armani, Etro and Versace headline the third day of Milan Fashion Week of previews for next year's winter looks for women.
TOKYO — Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 4 is going on sale at midnight in Japan, months after hitting global markets. The video-game console is the solitary bright spot for the struggling electronics and entertainment company, as it gets hammered by powerful rivals like Samsung Electronics Co. of South Korea and Apple Inc. of the U.S.
CELAYA, Mexico — Opening of Honda plant in Celaya, marking Mexico surpassing Japan as the major seller of cars to the United States.
PARIS — French luxury and sportswear retailer Kering reports its full-year earnings.
NEW YORK — National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for January, 10 a.m. (1500 GMT) ?Saturday, Feb. 22: VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis elevates 19 churchmen to cardinals' rank, with most of them eligible to elect his eventual successor. All formats. First copy by 0900 GMT.
MILAN — Bottega Veneta, Roberto Cavalli and Jil Sander headline day four of Milan Fashion Week, a six-day glimpse into the creative imagination of Italy's trendsetting fashion houses.
?Sunday, Feb. 23: MITROVICA, Kosovo — Voters chose mayor for the fourth time in as many months in the tense town of Mitrovica. Intimidation, and violence and the killing of moderate mayoral candidate have overshadowed the poll.
MILAN — Marni, Dolce&Gabbana, Missoni and Ferragamo headline day five of Milan Fashion Week, a six-day glimpse into the creative imagination of Italy's trendsetting fashion houses.
?Monday, Feb. 24: SEOUL — Annual U.S.-South Korean military drills set to begin, one of which will last until the middle of April. North Korea used the drills as part of its justification for a meltdown last year that included threats of nuclear war, vows to restart nuclear fuel production and the shutdown of a jointly run inter-Korean industrial park just over the Korean border in the North.
NEW DELHI — The Supreme Court considers whether India should invoke an anti-piracy law to charge two Italian marines accused of killing two fishermen. Italy and the European Union have blasted India's decision to proceed under the law as outrageous.
HAVANA — Havana's annual festival honoring the Cuban cigar opens.
MILAN — Giorgio Armani closes out Milan Fashion Week of womenswear previews for next winter, anchoring the six-day extravaganza.
BERLIN — Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly business confidence index, a key indicator for Europe's biggest economy.
?Tuesday, Feb. 25: NEW YORK — The U.N. Security Council holds briefings and consultation on the Middle East.
FRANKFURT, Germany — Chemical and oil company BASF SE releases fourth-quarter and full-year earnings figures.
?Wednesday, Feb. 26: LONDON — Self-styled "soldier of Allah" Michael Adebolajo and accomplice Michael Adebowale are sentenced for the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby, who was struck by a car and stabbed in a London street.
NEW YORK — The U.N. Security Council holds a briefing and consultations on Guinea-Bissau.
MADRID — Energy company Repsol presents Q4 results. By 0730 GMT.
PARIS — Airbus reports 2013 earnings.
HONG KONG_Release of GDP data for Q4 and full-year 2013 as well as 2014-15 budget.
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