AP Weekly News Calendar
By The Associated Press
Associated Press
2013-08-01 09:01 AM

?Thursday, Aug. 1:

MADRID -- Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy addresses Parliament on a slush-fund scandal that is rocking his ruling Popular Party. Opposition parties had threatened to present a no-confidence motion if he refused to appear. Rajoy's name is among top party members alleged to have received under-the-table payments, something he vigorously denies.

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama meets with Yemen's president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

SEOUL -- South Korean activists and North Korean defectors stage a rally demanding that the Chinese government release North Korean refugees captured in China.

HAVANA -- Three-year anniversary of Raul Castro's speech and beginning of reforms.

WASHINGTON -- House Armed Services and Senate Armed Services subcommittees hold separate hearings on the Defense Department's accounting of prisoners of war and missing-in-action soldiers.

DHAKA,Bangladesh -- New York-based Human Rights Watch reports that at least 150 people a large majority of them unarmed protesters and bystanders were killed in Bangladesh by live ammunition used by security forces in demonstrations earlier this year.

BANGKOK -- Officials say Thailand's 85-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej is set to return to his seaside palace for the first time since being admitted to a Bangkok hospital for lung inflammation four years ago.

JAKARTA -- French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius meets with Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa.

NANDAIME, Nicaragua -- Townspeople celebrate their patron saint Santa Ana, a celebration in which the men and boys dress up like women.

BERLIN -- German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG reports earnings figures for the April-June period, its fiscal third quarter.

FRANKFURT, Germany -- European Central Bank's governing council meets to set monetary policy for the eurozone.

DETROIT -- Automakers release vehicle sales for July.

TOKYO -- Sony is promising a recovery from years of red ink with cost cuts, a return to profit in TV operations and a renewed focus on key sectors like smartphones and game machines.

AMSTERDAM -- Steelmaker ArcelorMittal reports second quarter earnings.

AMSTERDAM -- Royal Dutch Shell PLC reports second quarter earnings.

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Automaker BMW AG reports second-quarter earnings.

PARIS -- French gas and electric utility GDF Suez reports first half earnings.

PARIS -- French pharmaceutical company Sanofi reports first-half earnings.

WASHINGTON -- Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m. (1230 GMT); Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m. (1400 GMT); Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for July, 10 a.m. (1400 GMT); Commerce Department releases construction spending for June, 10 a.m. (1400 GMT).

?Friday, Aug. 2:

BEIRUT -- Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah speaks for Jerusalem Day.

TOKYO -- Toyota Motor Corp. reports fiscal first quarter earnings amid a lift that all Japanese automakers are getting from a weak yen.

TOKYO -- Boeing outlines plans for aircraft development in Japan, an important customers as the nation that has ordered the most of the problem 787 Dreamliner jets.

WASHINGTON -- Labor Department releases employment data for July, 8:30 a.m. (1230 GMT); Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for June, 8:30 a.m. (1230 GMT); Commerce Department releases factory orders for June, 10 a.m. (1400 GMT).

MADRID -- Monthly unemployment figures released.

?Saturday, Aug. 3:

HEBRON, West Bank -- FC Barcelona holds football clinic.

?Sunday, Aug 4:

ISTANBUL -- Members of the Syrian Western-backed opposition group meet to elect members of the provisional government. Through Monday.

TEHRAN -- Swearing in for Iranian President-Elect Hassan Rouhani.

?Monday, Aug. 5:

WASHINGTON -- Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for July, 10 a.m. (1400 GMT).

WASHINGTON -- Congress on break until Sept. 9.

?Tuesday, Aug. 6:

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan -- Court expected to charge former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in case related to the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

SUBIC BAY, Philippines -- President Benigno Aquino III receives the navy's second warship acquired from the U.S. as the Philippines beefs up its forces to confront China's overlapping territorial claims in the South China Sea. The ceremony takes places at a former U.S. Naval base at Subic Bay, where the Philippine military plans to shift most of its assets closer to disputed islands.

UNITED NATIONS -- Argentina's President Christine Kirchner hosts a high-level U.N. Security Council meeting on cooperation between the U.N. and regional organizations. Many foreign ministers will attend to speak.

BERLIN -- Economy Ministry releases June industrial orders figures for Germany, Europe's biggest economy.

WASHINGTON -- Commerce Department releases international trade data for June, 8:30 a.m.(1230 GMT); Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for June, 10 a.m. (1400 GMT).

?Wednesday, Aug. 7:

PRAGUE -- The new government of technocrats led by Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok faces a confidence vote in Parliament.

BERLIN -- Economy Ministry releases June industrial production figures for Germany, Europe's biggest economy.

WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for June, 3 p.m. (1900 GMT).

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