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By The Associated Press
Associated Press
2014-04-10 09:22 AM

?Thursday, April 10:

PARIS -- Lawmakers from 47 countries decide whether to sanction one of their own, voting on a measure that could see Russia lose its voice in Europe's oldest human rights organization. The vote in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe takes aim at the Russian delegation, which includes a man targeted by both European and U.S. sanctions. Russia has said they'll walk out if they're sanctioned. Debate at 0900 GMT. Vote at 1200 GMT.

PRAGUE -- NATO's Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen visits to discuss with the Czechs the future relations with Russia after its intervention in Ukraine, the upcoming NATO summit in Cardiff. 1030 GMT.

CAMPIA TARZII MILITARY BASE: Some 400 U.S. and Romanian troops participate in a joint military exercise called Dacian Viper 2014 in northwestern Romania. They will be flying US F16 fighter jets alongside Romanian Mig-21s and LancerRs in a weeklong pre-planned exercise. NATO's eastern nations have been calling on the allies to beef up their presence following Russia's recent annexation of Crimea and tensions following that move.

AUSTIN, Texas -- President Barack Obama speaks at a civil rights summit at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library at the University of Texas.

WASHINGTON -- Rajiv Shah, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, testifies before a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on the administration's development priorities in the 2015 budget.

WASHINGTON -- House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on whether the U.S. should relinquish control of the Internet's address system.

WASHINGTON -- Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the reliability of the nation's electric grid and security of that system.

MILAN -- A Milan court holds a hearing to determine how Silvio Berlusconi will serve his tax fraud sentence. The options include community service and house arrest. The court has five days to issue a decision. Closed door hearing opens at 1500 GMT.

NEW YORK -- U.N. Security Council consults on Sudan and South Sudan, and on the U.N. peacekeeping force in South Sudan.

BERLIN -- Myanmar's opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Brief statements planned at the beginning of the meeting, 1200 GMT.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Blenheim and Wellington on a 10-day New Zealand visit.

LONDON -- Third day of Irish President D. Higgins' state visit to Britain. He's visiting a farm near Oxford and the Newbury horse stables, then returning for another Windsor Castle dinner, this time specifically Northern Ireland-focused.

PARIS -- A giant map of World War I battles projected on Paris' Luxembourg Gardens, along with images of the devastating conflict, remind visitors of the importance of European unity a century later. 1500 GMT.

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Anti-doping disciplinary panel expected to hand down decision for sprinter Asafa Powell, the world's fastest man between 2005 and 2008. He returned a positive test for a banned stimulant at a Jamaican meet last year.

WASHINGTON -- Spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Through Saturday.

SEOUL -- After a monthly policy meeting, Bank of Korea's new governor holds his first press conference for the first time since taking office. The bank is expected to stand pat as recovery of Asia's No. 4 economy is on track. The central bank is also expected to revise up its growth forecast of South Korea's economy as it adopts a new methodology that counts research and development, weapons and some other spending that used to go to the expense category as assets.

(backslash) BERLIN -- Leading German think-tanks release updated forecast for the country's economy.

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 March, 2 p.m. (1800 GMT).

?Friday, April 11:

ATHENS -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives in Athens for a one-day visit.

PARIS -- French President Francois Hollande goes to Mexico, hoping to improve relations after years of tension over a Frenchwoman convicted of involvement in a kidnapping gang.

WASHINGTON -- Group of 20 finance ministers and central bank chiefs meet.

NEW YORK -- JPMorgan reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

NEW YORK -- Wells Fargo reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

WASHINGTON -- Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for March, 8:30 a.m. (1230 GMT).

?Saturday, April 12:

PARIS -- French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius goes to Cuba, in the highest-level visit in 30 years, as France tries to get a foothold for French businesses and build up investment in the communist island.

WAIKATO, New Zealand -- Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Waikato on a 10-day New Zealand visit.

?Sunday, April 13:

SKOPJE -- Macedonia holds the first round of presidential elections. The second round is to be held on April 27, along with early parliamentary elections to be held the same day for the first time.

LONDON -- Jude Law, Tom Hiddleston and Judi Dench are among contenders for Britain's leading theater prizes, the Olivier Awards. Ceremony begins 1730 GMT.

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand -- Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Christchurch on a 10-day New Zealand visit.

?Monday, April 14:

LONDON -- Tate Modern expects to have a blockbuster with its exhibition of Matisse's colorful cutouts, the biggest-ever show of the French artist's vibrant late work.

?Tuesday, April 15:

PARIS -- French dairy and bottled water company Danone reports its first-quarter sales figures.

GENEVA -- Swiss food and drink giant Nestle reports first quarter results Tuesday before the opening of trading in Zurich. 0600 GMT.

GENEVA -- Swiss drugmaker Roche reports first quarter results Tuesday before the opening of trading in Zurich. 0600 GMT.

BERLIN -- Germany's ZEW institute releases its monthly index of investor confidence in Europe's biggest economy

MEXICO CITY -- The first High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation marks a major milestone in the global fight against poverty.

Over 1,300 development leaders will join Enrique Pena Nieto, President of Mexico, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and OECD Secretary-General Gurria to review global progress in making development co-operation more effective.

?Wednesday, April 16:

BELGRADE, Serbia -- Serbia's parliament to convene for the first time since March 16 elections, when a center-right party won an overwhelming majority of 158 seats in the 250-member assembly -- the first to do so in more than two decades. 0800 GMT.

SYDNEY -- Duke and Duchess of Cambridge land in Sydney for 10-day Australian visit.

GENEVA -- Credit Suisse, the second-largest bank in Switzerland behind UBS, reports its first quarter results Wednesday before the opening of trading in Zurich. 0600 GMT.

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