DIARY-Political and General News Events from Dec. 15

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15

** BRUSSELS - European Euro Summit.

** WARSAW - Slovakian President Andrej Kiska will visit Poland.

** ADDIS ABABA - IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde is on visit to Ethiopia.

BRUSSELS - European Council meeting (Final Day). TOKYO - Myanmar President Htin Kyaw to visit Japan (to Dec. 17). BEIJING - South Korean President Moon Jae-in will pay a state visit to China (to Dec. 16). BEIJING - British Chancellor Philip Hammond visits Beijing.

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis meets Bolivian President Evo Morales at the Vatican - 0900 GMT.

BEIJING - South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in China.

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17

COLOMBO - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka (to Dec. 19).

BEIJING - Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano will pay an official visit to China (to Dec. 19)

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 18

BEIJING - Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano meets Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in China.

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19 ** SEOUL – Vietnam Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh will pay an official visit to the Republic of Korea (to Dec. 21).

** LJUBLJANA - Kosovo Foreign minister Behgjet Pacolli will visit Slovenia.

HANOI - General Secretary of the LaoPeople's Revolutionary Party and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith will pay an official visit to Vietnam (to Dec. 21). CAIRO - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visits Egypt, meets with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Coptic Christian Pope Tawadros II.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20

LJUBLJANA - Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen and Hungarian President Janos Ader visit Slovenia.

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21 WARSAW - British Prime Minister Theresa May to visit Poland.

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22

** NIAMEY - France President Emmanuel Macron will visit Niger (to Dec. 23).

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MONDAY, JANUARY 1 MAURITANIA - The design of the new banknotes in the redenominated currency has been made public. The new notes will be issued on Jan. 1.

TALLIN – 7th anniversary of adoption of the euro by Estonia. MALTA - Malta takes over the presidency of the EU from Luxembourg.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 2 LONDON - Costa Book Category Awards Winners to be announced. PALM SPRINGS, Ca - 29th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (to Jan. 15). - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, JANUARY 4 BURMA - 70th Anniversary of Burma's Independence.

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 7 PHNOM PENH - The ruling Cambodian People's Party celebrates the 39th anniversary of the victory over the Khmer Rouge regime.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10 LONDON - London Boat Show 2018 (to Jan. 14).

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 11

** WASHINGTON/MOSCOW – 7th Anniversary of U.S.-Russia civilian nuclear cooperation agreement.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 12 ** HAITI - 8th anniversary of Haiti's magnitude 7 earthquake that destroyed much of the Haitian capital.

** BRUSSELS - European Motor Show Brussels 2018 (to Jan. 21). SOFIA - EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker visits Sofia.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 13 DETROIT - North American International Auto Show 2018 (to Jan. 28).

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 14 ** TUNISIA – 7th Anniversary of ousting of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. INDIA - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to India on a four-day visit (to Jan. 18).

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MONDAY, JANUARY 15 ** ABU DHABI - International Water Summit 2018 (to Jan. 18).

** ABU DHABI - World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2017 (to Jan. 18). GENEVA - Human Rights Council, Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, 29th session (to Jan. 26).

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 16

** MOSCOW - The Gaidar Forum – 2017: "Russia and the World" (to Jan. 18).

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MONDAY, JANUARY 22

** ADDIS ABABA - 2015 Summit of the African Union (to Feb. 1). MOSCOW - The Argentine President Mauricio Macri will visit Russia (to Jan. 23). GENEVA – United Nations Human Rights Council, Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice, 21st session (to Jan. 26). BRUSSELS - The Eurogroup finance ministers meeting in Brussels.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 23

** BRUSSELS - EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting.

DAVOS, Switzerland - World Economic Forum 2018 Annual Meeting (to Jan 26).

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 24

ADDIS ABABA - 2015 Summit of the African Union (to Jan. 31).

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25

EGYPT – 7th Anniversary of beginning of Egyptian revolution, a series of mass popular protests leading to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 26

LONDON - Costa Book of the Year will be announced.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 27

VENICE - Venice Carnival 2018 (to Feb. 13).

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MONDAY, JANUARY 29

GENEVA – United Nations Human Rights Council, Working Group on Situations, 21st session (to Feb. 2).

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MONDAY, JANUARY 30

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