News: DIARY-Political and General News Events from Jan. 8

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    TUESDAY, JANUARY 8 
    

    • VIENNA - Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl holds a news conference on her ministry's plans for 2019 - 0830 GMT.
    • DUBLIN - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will visit Ireland to speak at Ireland's annual ambassadors' conference and holds news conference with Irish Foreign Minister Simon Anthony Coveney - 0900 GMT.
    • NEW DELHI – Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne will visit India (to Jan. 9).
    • BEIJING - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping (to Jan. 10).

    BEIJING - A United States delegation headed by Jeffrey Gerrish, the US deputy trade representative, will visit China to participate in vice-ministerial level trade talks (to Jan. 8)

    NEW DELHI - Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on a three-day visit to India (to Jan. 9) PALM SPRINGS, Ca - 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (to Jan. 14). SINGAPORE - Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah and Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan to meet over Pasir Gudang Restricted Area in Singapore.

    BRUSSELS - EU General Affairs Council meeting - 0900 GMT.

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    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9 
    

    THE HAGUE - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte during a visit to the Netherlands.

    LJUBLJANA - Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades starts a two-day visit to Slovenia (to Jan.10)

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    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10 
    

    BREST, France - French-Japanese foreign and defence ministerial meeting in the western city of Brest, France.

    BUCHAREST - European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau will visit Romania (to Jan. 11)

    DAMASCUS - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz will visit his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

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    THURSDAY, JANUARY 11 
    

    VIENNA - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache hold a news conference in Vienna - 1000 GMT.

    BAGHDAD - United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet Iraq's Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi in Baghdad. WASHINGTON/MOSCOW – Eighth Anniversary of U.S.-Russia civilian nuclear cooperation agreement.

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    SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 
    

    HAITI - 9th anniversary of Haiti's magnitude 7 earthquake that destroyed much of the Haitian capital.

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    SUNDAY, JANUARY 13 
    

    BEIGING - Finnish President Sauli Niinistoe will pay a state visit to China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping (to Jan. 16).

    MONDAY, JANUARY 14 ABU DHABI - International Water Summit 2019 (to Jan. 17).

    ABU DHABI - World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2019 (to Jan. 17).

    TUNISIA – 8th Anniversary of ousting of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

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    TUESDAY, JANUARY 15 
    
    • PARIS - OECD Economic Survey Denmark 2019, Paris, France.

    SINGAPORE - Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani speaks at a Financial Times event in Singapore on infrastructure finance.

    OSLO - Norwegian Finance Minister Siv Jensen delivers speech on the "state of the nation" at a breakfast seminar - 0800 GMT.

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    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16 
    

    • BANGKOK - 16th CLMV Senior Economic Officials Meeting.
    • BANGKOK - First Meeting of the Senior Economic Officials for the Fiftieth ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting (SEOM1/50) (to Jan. 18).
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    THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 
    
    • CHIANG MAI, Thailand - ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat (to Jan. 18). BELGRADE - Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Serbia and meets Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic to discuss resolution of the Kosovo crisis, economic cooperation and regional issues.
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    SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 
    

    JERUSALEM - Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko will visit Israel. BRUSSELS - European Motor Show Brussels 2019 (to Jan. 27).

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    SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 
    

    BERLIN - Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev will make an official visit to Germany (to Jan. 22).

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    MONDAY, JANUARY 21 
    

    BRUSSELS - Euro zone finance ministers meet in Brussels.

    BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Affairs Ministers meet in Brussels.

    MOSCOW - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Moscow to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    BUCHAREST - European Affairs Ministers meet in Romania (to Jan. 23).

    BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting.

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    TUESDAY, JANUARY 22 
    

    • BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting.

    FRANKFURT - Handelsblatt Annual German Energy Conference, speakers include Vattenfall CEO Magnus Hall, EnBW CEO Frank Mastiaux, Germany's Economy Minister Peter Altmaier (to Jan. 24) DAVOS, Switzerland - World Economic Forum 2014 Annual Meeting (to Jan 25).

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    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23 
    

    PANAMA CITY, Florida - Pope Francis celebrates his third World Youth Day in Panama (to Jan. 27)

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    FRIDAY, JANUARY 25 
    

    • DAVOS, Switzerland - World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

    EGYPT – Eighth Anniversary of beginning of Egyptian revolution, which marked a series of mass popular protests leading to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.

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    SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 
    

    NEW DELHI - India celebrates its Republic Day with a grand parade exhibiting its military might and national culture with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa as the chief guest - 0230 GMT

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    TUESDAY, JANUARY 29 
    

    SOFIA - Bulgaria will host an economic forum on its bid to join the euro zone. EU Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov to attend. LONDON - Costa Book of the Year will be announced.

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    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 
    

    • SAN SALVADOR - EI Salvador Presidential Election.
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    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4 
    

    ABU DHABI - Pope Francis will visit Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates to attend an interfaith meeting - 0800 GMT.

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    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11 
    

    • BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting.

    BRUSSELS - Euro Zone finance ministers meet in Brussels.

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    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 
    

    • BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting.
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    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 
    

    • ABUJA - Nigerian Presidential Election.
    • ABUJA - Nigerian House of Representatives election.
    • ABUJA - Nigerian Senate election.
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    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18 
    

    • BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - -

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

    • BRUSSELS - EU General Affairs Council meeting.
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    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 
    

    • CAIRO - EU-League of Arab States summit (to Feb. 25).
    • CHISINAU - Moldovan Parliament election.
    • BANGKOK - Thailand Senate election.
    • BANGKOK - Thailand House of Representatives election.

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