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    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12  
    

    ** PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron meets Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk in Paris.

    ** NEW DELHI – Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will give press conference. – 0930 GMT

    ** BELGRADE - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis holds a press conference in Belgrade after meeting Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. – 0930 GMT

    ** HARARE - Zimbabwe Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube will hold a virtual press conference. – 1100 GMT

    ** Abu Dhabi - President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov off to UAE on a working visit.

    VENICE, Italy - Venice Carnival 2024. (To Feb 13)

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio Carnival 2024 (To Feb. 17) NEW DELHI - Kao Kim Hourn, Secretary-General of ASEAN, will be on an official visit to India. (To Feb. 15) WASHINGTON DC - U.S. President Joe Biden hosts Jordan's King Abdullah.

    LONDON - Germany's finance minister Christian Lindner speaks at the London School of Economics about strengthening his country's economic competitiveness and the global "new realities" – 1700 GMT.

    PARIS - French Foreign Minister Stephane Sejourne holds Weimar Triangle talks with German and Polish counterparts Annalena Baerbock and Radoslaw Sikorski at the Chateau de la Celle Saint Cloud. – 1400 GMT

    ALGIERS - The Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain, José Manuel Albares, will visit Algiers at the invitation of his counterpart, Ahmed Attaf. HELSINKI - Finland's Minister for Foreign Affairs Elina Valtonen will meet Montenegro's Minister of Foreign Affairs Filip Ivanović.

    NICOSIA - German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Cyprus where he will have talks with island's President, Nikos Christodoulides.

    BERLIN - German Chancellor Olaf Scholz receives Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk followed by a news conference in Berlin – 1600 GMT

    DUBAI - World Government Summit to be held in Dubai. (To Feb. 14)

    ROME - Argentina's President, Javier Milei, meets with Italian President, Sergio Mattarella, and Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni.

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis meets Argentina's President, Javier Milei, at the Vatican – 0800 GMT.

    ANKARA - Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit NATO-member Turkey to meet with President Tayyip Erdogan.

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    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 
    

    ** WARSAW - German economy minister Robert Habeck visits Poland.

    ** BERLIN - German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock meets with her Palestinian counterpart, Riyad al-Maliki, in Berlin. – 1015 GMT

    ** Abu Dhabi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates. (to Feb 14)

    ** DOHA - President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will make a state visit to Qatar. (To Feb 14) PARIS - Energy and climate ministers from around the world will gather in Paris for the IEA’s 2024 Ministerial Meeting to take stock of the latest developments in energy markets, policies and transitions. (To Feb. 14)

    BRUSSELS – EU-Armenia Partnership Council. OSLO - President of the Liaison Republic of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan will visit Norway. (To Feb. 14)

    NEW ORLEANS - Mardi Gras. BEIRUT - 16th anniversary of the death of Hezbollah commander Imad Moughniyah. GLOBAL - World Radio Day.

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    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 
    

    ** BERLIN - German Finance Minister Christian Lindner gives speech at event in Potsdam. - part of a series of political tub-thumping events by party leaders traditionally held on Ash Wednesday. – 1800 GMT

    ** CAIRO - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Egypt.

    ** DOHA - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Qatari capital Doha.

    ** MOSCOW - Central African Republic President Faustin Archange Touadera will visit Moscow. (To Feb 16)

    ** OTTAWA - King Abdullah II of Jordan will visit Canada. GENEVA - WTO General Council meeting.

    BRUSSELS - Defence ministers from the NATO alliance meet in Brussels. (To Feb. 15)

    GLOBAL - Valentine's Day. BEIRUT - 19th anniversary of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri.

    INDONESIA - Indonesian Regional Representative Council Election.

    INDONESIA - Indonesian Presidency Election.

    INDONESIA - Indonesian House of Representatives Election.

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    ** BANGKOK - Thailand's Deputy Finance Minister Julapun Amornvivat, gives a speech on Thailand Green Visionary. – 0700 GMT CAIRO/ADDIS ABABA - Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will travel to Egypt and Ethiopia. (To Feb. 18) BERLIN – 74th Berlin International Film Festival (To Feb. 25)

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    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16 
    

    ** LONDON - London Fashion Week 2024 (to Feb. 20)

    SINGAPORE - Minister of Finance of Singapore Lawrence Wong announces Singapore's 2024 budget statement. – 0700 GMT

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    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17 
    

    PRISTINA - 16th anniversary of Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia.

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    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18 
    

    LONDON - 77th British Academy Film Awards.

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    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19 
    

    LA HULPE, Belgium - EU informal meeting of tourism ministers. (To Feb. 20)

    BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Affairs Council.

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    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 
    

    BRUSSELS - New Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Kobakhidze has named Brussels as the destination of his first foreign visit as prime minister. (To Feb. 21)

    BRUSSELS – EU-Georgia Association Council. BRUSSELS - EU General Affairs Council.

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    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 
    

    CAPE TOWN - South Africa's Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana presents 2024 budget in parliament. – 1200 GMT RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - G20 foreign ministers meet to prepare for November summit. (To Feb. 22)

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    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 
    

    BRUSSELS - Informal meeting of EU economic and financial affairs ministers (To Feb. 24)

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    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23 
    

    BRUSSELS - Eurogroup meeting.

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    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25	 
    

    LIECHTENSTEIN – Liechtenstein referendum election. GEORGETOWN - Leaders of Caribbean nations will meet in Guyanese capital Georgetown for a CARICOM summit. (To Feb. 28)

    BELARUS - Belarusian Chamber of Representatives Election.

    BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) (To Feb. 29)

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    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26 
    

    ** GENEVA, Switzerland - Geneva International Motor Show (to Mar. 3)

    ** GENEVA, Switzerland - 55th session of the Human Rights Council. (To Apr. 5)

    ABU DHABI - World Trade Organization holds ministerial meeting in UAE.

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    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 
    

    ** CALGARY, Canada - Special Olympics Canada 2016 Winter Games (to Mar. 2)

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    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 
    

    SAO PAULO - G20 finance ministers meet in Sao Paulo to prepare for the annual presidential summit in November in Rio de Janeiro. (To Feb. 29)

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    FRIDAY, MARCH 1 
    

    IRAN - Iranian Islamic Consultative Assembly Election.

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    SUNDAY, MARCH 3 
    

    ** GLOBAL - International Day for Ear and Hearing.

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    MONDAY, MARCH 4 
    

    BRUSSELS - EU Justice and Home Affairs Council. (To Mar. 5)

    MELBOURNE, Australia - ASEAN-Australia Special Summit to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN-Australia Dialogue Relations. (To Mar. 6)

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    TUESDAY, MARCH 5 
    

    ** MOSCOW – 71st death anniversary of Soviet leader Josef Stalin. TOKYO - Japan's Vice Finance Minister for International Affairs Masato Kanda speaks at a panel discussion at an international symposium in Tokyo hosted by the Institute for International Monetary Affairs – 0500 GMT

    LUANG PRABANG, Laos - ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting +1 Informal Meeting. (To Mar. 7)

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    THURSDAY, MARCH 7	 
    

    LUANG PRABANG, Laos - The 30th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Retreat Meeting. (To Mar. 8)

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    FRIDAY, MARCH 8 
    

    ** GLOBAL - International Women's Day.

    IRELAND - Referendum Election.

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    SUNDAY, MARCH 10 
    

    ** TIBET – 65th anniversary of Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, fleeing into exile after a failed uprising.

    PORTUGAL - Portuguese Assembly of the Republic Election.

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    MONDAY, MARCH 11 
    

    ** SENDAI, Japan – 13th anniversary of Sendai earthquake and tsunami. BRUSSELS – Eurogroup Meeting.

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    TUESDAY, MARCH 12 
    

    TOKYO - Japan's Vice Finance Minister for International Affairs Masato Kanda gives opening remarks and appears a panel discussion at an international symposium in Tokyo hosted by Genron NPO - 0400 GMT. BRUSSELS - EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council.

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    FRIDAY, MARCH 15 
    

    ** DUBLIN, Ireland - St. Patrick's Festival (to Mar. 18).

    ** GLOBAL - World Day of Action against Seal Hunting.

    ** DAMASCUS - Syria marks the 13th anniversary of an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.

    RUSSIAN FEDERATION - Russian Presidency Election. (To Mar. 17)

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    SATURDAY, MARCH 16	
    

    ** HALABJA, Iraq – 36th anniversary of 5,000 civilian Kurds being killed in Iraqi chemical weapons attack.

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    SUNDAY, MARCH 17 
    

    ** ITALY - Anniversary of the unification of Italy.

    ** MALDIVES - Maldivian People's Council Election.

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    MONDAY, MARCH 18 
    

    BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Affairs Council.

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    TUESDAY, MARCH 19 
    

    ** EGYPT – 13th anniversary of Egyptian referendum on constitutional reforms.

    BERLIN - EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen discusses the topic "Is Europe being left behind?" at the EUROPE 2024 media summit – 0910 GMT.

    BRUSSELS - EU General Affairs Council.

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    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 
    

    ** BERLIN - German Economy Minister Robert Habeck discusses European competitiveness at a German media summit called EUROPE 2024. – 1630 GMT BRUSSELS – EU Tripartite Social Summit.

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    THURSDAY, MARCH 21 
    

    BRUSSELS - European Council (To Mar. 22)

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    FRIDAY, MARCH 22	 
    

    ** GLOBAL - World Water Day.

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    SATURDAY, MARCH 23 
    

    ** GLOBAL - World Meteorological Day.

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    SUNDAY, MARCH 24 
    

    ** GLOBAL - World Tuberculosis Day.

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    FRIDAY, MARCH 29 
    

    ** DUBAI - HORSE RACING - 2024 Dubai World Cup.

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    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 
    

    ** SOUTH KOREA - South Korean National Assembly Election. WASHINGTON DC - U.S. President Joe Biden welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida for a state visit.

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    THURSDAY, APRIL 11 
    

    ** LUXEMBOURG - Eurogroup Meeting.

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