By The Associated Press
2014-04-24 09:22 AM
?Thursday, April 24:
TOKYO -- President Barack Obama in Tokyo all day, meets the emperor and prime minister; attends state dinner at Imperial Palace.
LONDON -- Counterterrorism director of Scotland Yard presents new plan to prevent young British Muslims from traveling to Syria to fight against the Assad regime. This trend has posed a major security challenge to western Europe because of threat they will bring terror tactics back to Europe.
MOSCOW -- Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to appear in court for the start of court proceedings in a third criminal case, where prosecutors are expected to demand he be jailed. Navalny, a vocal critic of President Vladimir Putin, avoided jail time following a conviction last summer and has been on house arrest for the past two months.
BALI -- Trial of a French citizen Francois Jacques Guily continues. He is accused of smuggling half a million dollars' worth of illegal drugs onto the resort island of Bali, and may be facing death penalty if found guilty.
DHAKA -- Workers union hold protest at the site of Rana Plaza garment factory, which collapsed a year ago, killing 1100 people. Later in the day, Bangladesh Garments Manufacturer Association hold prayer session at the same site to remember those who were killed in Bangladesh's deadliest disaster
MUMBAI and KASHMIR -- Sixth polling day in the multiphase Indian national election.
NEW YORK -- U.N. Security Council briefs on the combined AU/UN peacekeeping force in Darfur; sanctions on Ivory Coast; and on Yemen's political developments.
BEIJING -- Danish Queen Margrethe meets with President Xi Jinping.
PRAGUE -- A European Union two-day summit meeting opens with leaders of post-Soviet republics as part of its Eastern Partnership program. Through Friday.
BEIJING -- U.S. Congressional delegation headed by Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor meets with Premier Li Keqiang.
CANBERRA -- Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit national capital Canberra during 10-day Australian tour.
MUNICH -- Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial on charges of bribery and incitement to breach of trust connected with a $45 million payment to a German banker. 0730 GMT.
WASHINGTON -- Congress on break until April 28.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Hedge fund billionaire John Paulson is scheduled to speak at a two-day investment summit organized by Puerto Rico's government to lure investors and help boost the U.S. territory's economy. Through Friday.
BERLIN -- Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly business confidence index, a key indicator for Europe's biggest economy. 0815 GMT.
AMSTERDAM -- Consumer goods giant Unilever PLC, maker of Dove soap and Ben & Jerry's ice cream, reports first quarter results. 0800GMT.
AMSTERDAM -- Dutch brewer Heineken updates markets on first quarter trading.
GENEVA -- Swiss drugmaker Novartis reports first quarter results Thursday before the opening of trading in Zurich. 0600 GMT.
PARIS -- French beverage company Pernod Ricard reports its quarterly sales figures.
PARIS -- Renault reports first quarter sales.
TOKYO -- Canon reports first quarter earnings
WASHINGTON -- Commerce Department releases durable goods for March, 8:30 a.m. (1230 GMT); 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).
NEW YORK -- Aetna Inc. releases quarterly financial results before the market opens.
NEW YORK -- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. releases quarterly financial results before the market opens.
NEW YORK -- Altria Group Inc. releases quarterly financial results before the market opens.
DETROIT -- General Motors Co. releases quarterly financial results before the market opens.
PHOENIX -- Southwest Airlines Co. releases quarterly financial results before the market opens.
MINNEAPOLIS -- 3M Co. releases quarterly financial results before the market opens.
PEORIA -- Caterpillar Inc. releases quarterly financial results before the market opens.
NEW YORK -- United Airlines releases quarterly financial results before the market opens.
NEW YORK -- Verizon Communications Inc. releases quarterly financial results before the market opens.
NEW YORK -- UPS releases quarterly financial results before the market opens.
NEW YORK -- American Airlines Group Inc. releases quarterly financial results before the market opens.
NEW YORK -- Amazon.com Inc. releases quarterly financial results after the market closes.
NEW YORK -- Starbucks Corp. releases quarterly financial results after the market closes.
NEW YORK -- Visa Inc. releases quarterly financial results after the market closes.
NEW YORK -- Microsoft Corp. releases quarterly financial results after the market closes.
?Friday, April 25:
BERLIN -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Poland's prime minister, Donald Tusk, for talks likely to center on the situation in Ukraine. Pre-meeting statements at 1230 GMT.
LISBON, Portugal -- Euphoria gripped Portugal during the 1974 Carnation Revolution, when junior army officers dislodged a four-decade dictatorship in an almost bloodless coup that brought democracy, labor rights, and public education and health care. On the coup's 40th anniversary Friday, the prevailing mood is anger. The annual public holiday is this year providing a lightning rod for those keen to voice their discontent at how a recent financial crisis and its associated austerity measures are stripping away some of those cherished entitlements.
NEW YORK -- U.N. Security Council holds open debate on sexual violence against women in combat.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke meets with reporters in Rio as part of a visit to four World Cup host cities.
CANBERRA -- Duke and Duchess of Cambridge end 10-day Australian visit in national capital, Canberra.
HAVANA -- Cuba and the European Union are set to begin talks at the end of the month on a reset in relations that have been sour for more than a decade. While EU officials say human rights concerns will still play a role in the bloc's policy, recent historic visits by cabinet-level officials from France and the Netherlands suggest an increasing willingness to engage the Communist-run nation. That could make it easier for European companies to do business with Cuba at a crucial moment when the country is seeking to lure badly needed foreign investment.
AMSTERDAM -- Royal KPN NV reports first quarter earnings.
STOCKHOLM -- Electrolux presents Q1 results.
STOCKHOLM -- Truck maker AB Volvo presents Q1 results.
BEIJING -- Search engine Baidu reports quarterly results. Post-0000 GMT.
TOKYO -- Honda reports final quarter earnings for the fiscal year and annual results.
TOKYO -- Japanese automaker Mazda releases fiscal last quarter and annual earnings.
DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. releases quarterly financial results before the market opens.
?Saturday, April 26:
AMSTERDAM -- The Netherlands gears up for its first ever "King's Day" -- the country's national holiday, celebrated on the birthday of its newly installed monarch, King Willem Alexander. Amsterdam is expecting more than a million visitors for the occasion. 1000 GMT.
KRAKOW -- Thousands of Poles gather around churches for thanksgiving prayers and vigils on the night before their beloved pope, Polish-born John Paul II is made a saint in a Vatican ceremony. 1400 GMT.
SAO PAULO -- Proponents of marijuana legalization stage a march.
?Sunday, April 27:
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis canonizes Popes John Paul II and John XXIII in a massive celebration in St. Peter's Square. Mass begins at 0800GMT.
JOHANNESBURG -- Twentieth anniversary of the end of apartheid in South Africa.
AMSTERDAM -- Ajax is expected to clinch the Dutch league champion in a match at Heracles Almelo, with celebrations planned in the city in the early evening.
?Monday, April 28:
OSWIECIM -- Thousands of young Jews walk with World War II survivors in the annual March of the Living at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the former Nazi death camp, in memory of the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust. 200 GMT.
NEW YORK -- U.N. Security Council holds open debate on security sector reform.
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Drug and chemical company Bayer AG report.
TOKYO -- Electronics maker Panasonic releases fiscal last quarter and annual earnings.
PARIS -- French utility GDF-Suez reports its first-quarter earnings.
?Tuesday, April 29:
NEW YORK -- U.N. Security Council adopts resolution on sanctions in Ivory Coast; holds open debate on Middle East situation.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's governor is scheduled to unveil the first balanced budget in decades as U.S. investors and Puerto Ricans anxiously await what kind of cuts are proposed to help the U.S. territory emerge from an eight-year recession as it juggles $70 billion in public debt. 2300 GMT.
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Deutsche Bank AG, Germany's biggest bank, reports first-quarter earnings figures.
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Automaker Volkswagen AG reports first-quarter earnings figures.
MADRID -- National Statistics Institute releases first-quarter unemployment figures. 0800 GMT.
PARIS -- Sanofi reports first quarter results.
HELSINKI -- Nokia Corp. publishes Q1 earnings, its last quarterly report to include mobile phone section before sale to Microsoft. 0500 GMT.
?Wednesday, April 30:
NEW YORK -- U.N. Security Council holds consultations on Syria.
TOKYO -- Bank of Japan policy statement.
BERLIN -- Germany's Federal Labor Agency releases April unemployment figures for Europe's biggest economy.
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Automaker Daimler AG reports first-quarter earnings figures.
MADRID -- National Statistics Institute releases first-quarter GDP figures. 0800 GMT.