By The Associated Press
2013-10-10 09:01 AM
?Thursday, Oct. 10:
STOCKHOLM -- The Swedish Academy announces the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in literature. 1100 GMT.
BRUSSELS -- European Parliament President Manfred Schulz announces the winner of the bloc's top human rights award. Nominees for the 50,000 euros ($65,000) Sakharov prize include Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden and imprisoned dissidents from Belarus.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei -- Leaders of Southeast Asian nations attend their annual summit with regional partners, overshadowed by President Barack Obama's absence and territorial rifts with China. Began Wednesday.
PYONGYANG -- North Korea marks the 68th foundation anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea.
SEOUL -- South Korea, United States and Japan to hold trilateral maritime drills involving U.S. aircraft carrier USS George Washington in waters off South Korea's southern coast from Oct. 8-10. North Korea expected to make angry response.
NEW YORK -- U.N. Security Council consults on Sudan and South Sudan tensions in morning; Syria in afternoon.
WASHINGTON -- Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the impact of a government default on financial stability and economic growth.
WASHINGTON -- Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee on the impact of the federal shutdown on government efficiency and the federal work force.
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan celebrates its National Day under the shadow of protests against the increasingly unpopular government of President Ma Ying-jeou.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry begins two-day visit. Meeting expected with Malaysian foreign minister, but embassy and government officials say no immediate press conference planned. Public speech scheduled for Friday.
ATHENS -- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen meets with Greek Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos. Rasmussen is also to meet with the country's prime minister and defense minister on Friday.
VILNIUS -- Interview with Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius, with focus on Russia's sudden ban on Lithuanian dairy products, widely seen as bullying ahead of crucial EU summit in Lithuania in November. Interview starts at 1300 GMT.
ATHENS -- Prime Minister Antonis Samaras meets with Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and the head of Chinese telecoms company ZTE, Hou WeiGui, as part of Greece's efforts to seek investment in the financially strapped country.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Press conference by FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke after board meeting of local World Cup organizing committee.
KATMANDU -- Hindu festival Shikali Letival. Devotees sacrifice animals hoping to get the blessing of deities during this festival.
NEW DELHI -- India Fashion Week.
BANGKOK -- Fashion Week.
SYDNEY -- Seven tall ships begin their race to Auckland.
KUALA LUMPUR -- Hong Kong actor Donnie Yen attends a press conference to promote his latest film "Special ID"
SEOUL -- Bank of Korea holds a meeting to decide a benchmark call rate.
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); Treasury releases federal budget for fiscal year 2012, 2 p.m. (1800 GMT).
NEW YORK -- Safeway Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.
?Friday, Oct. 11:
OSLO, Norway -- The 2013 Nobel Peace Prize is announced by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. 0900 GMT.
WASHINGTON -- Finance ministers from the Group of 20 nations and central bankers meet.
WASHINGTON -- Values Voter Summit. Through Oct. 13. Conservative speakers Republican Sens. Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz.
MANILA -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits. Through Saturday.
LONDON -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton receives Chatham House Prize and is honored by British Foreign Secretary William Hague and others. She will take part in discussion of key issues.
NEW YORK -- JPMorgan Chase & Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.
NEW YORK -- Wells Fargo & Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.
?Saturday, Oct. 12:
HANOI, Vietnam -- The body of the late legendary Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap lies in state at the national funeral house to allow the country's top leaders, diplomats and people to bid last farewell to the military mastermind who drove the French and the Americans out of Vietnam. Giap was a national hero whose legacy was second only to that of his mentor, former President Ho Chi Minh, who led the country to independence.
WASHINGTON -- Annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Through Sunday.
MALE, Maldives -- The first democratically elected president of the Maldives, who was ousted last year in what he called a coup, faces a presidential election runoff against the brother of the country's former dictator. Mohamed Nasheed, who received 45 percent in the first round, could still see a challenge in securing a simple majority if his three election opponents form an alliance against him. The second round of voting pits Nasheed against Yaamin Abdul Qayyoom, a brother of Maldives' former autocrat Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.
TAIPEI -- Over 3,500 elderly Taiwanese attempt to set Guinness record for most people at one time to have feet washed.
SEOUL, South Korea -- The Busan Film Festival concludes, announcing winners.
?Sunday, Oct. 13:
BUCHAREST, Romania -- Syrians living in Romania stage rally in support of Syria's President Bashar Assad.
HANOI, Vietnam -- Thousands of people bid last farewell to legendary Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap as his coffin, placed on an artillery carriage, is driven through streets. His body will be flown for burial in his home province of Quang Binh in central Vietnam. Giap, the military mastermind who drove the French and then the Americans out of Vietnam died on Oct. 4 at age 102.
TRIPOLI, Libya -- Trial resumes for two politicians facing the death penalty for using election posters deemed offensive to Islam. Ali Tekbali and Fathi Sager from the National Libyan Party are charged with insulting religion, instigating sedition and harming national security -- charges that stem from posters used in elections last year showing men discussing the role of women in Libyan society.
HANOI, Vietnam -- Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang starts a three-day official visit to Vietnam to boost bilateral ties between the two Communist neighbors. This is the first Chinese leader to visit Vietnam since the new leadership was installed in China in March. The two countries are two ideological allies, but have disputed territorial claims in the South China Sea. Through Wednesday.
YANGON -- Nepalese ophthalmologist Sanduk Ruit makes his first medical mission to Myanmar during which time he will travel to villages and cities performing more than 1,000 operations to cure the blind. Through Oct. 27.
?Monday, Oct. 14:
STOCKHOLM -- The Nobel Memorial Prize in economics is announced by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. 1100 GMT.
LONDON -- Sentencing of Sikh gang for revenge attack on retired Indian Army Lt. Gen. Kuldip Singh Brar, whose throat was slashed as he walked with his wife in central London.
LONDON -- Crimewatch program expected to shed new light on expanding police inquiry into disappearance of Madeleine McCann, with possible new leads in other European countries.
MADRID-- Trial on thalidomide victims in Spain to start.
?Tuesday, Oct. 15:
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis convenes the Vatican bureaucracy for a farewell ceremony for the Vatican's No. 2, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, blamed for most of the failures and gaffes of Benedict XVI's papacy. Bertone has blamed "crows and vipers" for spreading malicious rumors that ruined him.1300 GMT.
HONG KONG -- Carson Yeung money laundering trial back in court.
BERLIN -- Germany's ZEW institute releases its monthly investor confidence index for Europe's biggest economy.
TAIPEI -- Taiwan holds fashion show featuring upcoming and veteran Taiwanese fashion designers and their new lines. Through Oct. 17.
?Wednesday, Oct. 16:
NEW YORK -- U.N. Security Council hears briefing, consults on U.N. mission in Mali.
PARIS -- French yogurt maker Danone reports its third-quarter sales. 0600 GMT.