Lollapalooza 2018 to start --and other events in international news agenda

Lollapalooza 2018 to start --and other events in international news agenda

WASHINGTON - Agence France Presse
Lollapalooza 2018 to start --and other events in international news agenda

Here is AFP's International 7-Day News Agenda, including Lollapalooza 2018 (All times are in GMT): 

TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018
North America
TAMPA (United States) - US President Donald Trump holds rally for supporters in Florida 2300 GMT PICTURE. VIDEO.
Sub-Saharan Africa
(*) HARARE (Zimbabwe) - Counting continues after Zimbabwe’s landmark election which was the first not to feature former president Robert Mugabe VIDEO. PICTURE. GRAPHIC.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2018
Asia-Pacific
PYEONGTAEK (South Korea) - Repatriation ceremony for the remains of more than 50 US soldiers killed in the Korean War Pool coverage Osan air base 0800 GMT VIDEO.
(+) SINGAPORE (Singapore) - ASEAN foreign ministers meeting 0430 GMT PICTURE. VIDEO.
Europe
LOCARNO (Switzerland) - 71st edition of Switzerland’s Locarno film festival
WARSAW (Poland) - Warsaw holds a minute’s silence to mark 74 years since Polish partisans launched the doomed WWII Warsaw Uprising against the Nazis 1500 GMT PICTURE. VIDEO.
(+) VIENNA (Austria) - British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt in Austria. Joint press conference with host counterpart Karin Kneissl expected around 0800 GMT VIDEO.
(+) MOSCOW (Russia) - Members of Pussy Riot in court for a new hearing, two days after being released for invading the pitch at the World Cup final in Moscow 1700 GMT
MOSCOW (Russia) - Russian trains to end reliance on Moscow time and announce all train departures and arrivals in local time 1900 GMT
North America
(+) ALEXANDRIA (United States) - First witnesses take stand at trial of former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort for tax fraud VIDEO. PICTURE.
WASHINGTON (United States) - Payroll firm ADP releases monthly data on private sector employment 1215 GMT
WASHINGTON (United States) - US releases annual State of the Climate report 1500 GMT
WASHINGTON (United States) - US Federal Reserve announces decision on interest rates 1800 GMT
HONOLULU (United States) - US Vice President Mike Pence presides over ceremony in Hawaii to receive remains of Korean war dead. From 0000 GMT Thursday VIDEO. PICTURE.
Middle East and North Africa
AMMAN (Jordan) - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian visits Jordan VIDEO.
Sub-Saharan Africa
(*) KINSHASA (DR Congo) - Former war lord and ex-vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba returns to DR Congo after 11-year absence ahead of December polls MULTIMEDIA. PICTURE. VIDEO. GRAPHIC.
ANTANANARIVO (Madagascar) - Madagascar opens nominations for candidates seeking to contest the presidential poll scheduled for November 7 VIDEO.
ANTANANARIVO (Madagascar) - Rally by Madagascar’s ex-president Andry Rajoelina who is expected to run in presidential elections later this year
(+) HARARE (Zimbabwe) - SADC/AU observers mission to give preliminary statement on Zimbabwe elections 0800 GMT
(*) HARARE (Zimbabwe) - EU observer mission due to give preliminary assessment on Zimbabwe election 1030 GMT VIDEO.
MORONI (Comoros) - Comoros to join the Southern African Development Community as the regional bloc’s 16th member 1500 GMT GRAPHIC.
Latin America
RIO DE JANEIRO (Brazil) - Prestigious Fields prize to be awarded at the International Mathematical Union world congress 1100 GMT PICTURE.
BUENOS AIRES (Argentina) - Senate commissions send abortion bill to plenary session ahead of vote next week. 1600 GMT VIDEO.
Sports
(*) MIAMI (United States) - International Champions Cup 2018 - Manchester United vs Real Madrid 0000 GMT VIDEO. PICTURE.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018
Asia-Pacific
SINGAPORE (Singapore) - Southeast Asian foreign ministers meet. 0130 GMT PICTURE. VIDEO.
North America
CHICAGO (United States) - Lollapalooza music festival with headliners Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Jack White and Arctic Monkeys 2300 GMT
Middle East and North Africa
JERUSALEM - Jerusalem gay pride parade VIDEO.
Latin America
BRASÍLIA (Brazil) - Brazil’s MDB party confirms Henrique Meirelles as its presidential candidate 1300 GMT VIDEO. PICTURE.
Sports
(+) GLASGOW (United Kingdom) - European Championships in Glasgow VIDEO. PICTURE.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2018
Asia-Pacific
SINGAPORE (Singapore) - Southeast Asian foreign ministers meet counterparts from Australia, India, Canada, EU, Canada, South Korea and the US 0100 GMT PICTURE. VIDEO.
TOKYO (Japan) - Japanese car giant Toyota releases company earnings PICTURE.
Europe
MOSCOW (Russia) - 10th anniversary of the death of Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn
LONDON (United Kingdom) - Sentencing of Safaa Boular, 18, found guilty of planning an attack on the British Museum in London with her mother and sister, in Britain’s first all-female terror cell
(*) EDINBURGH (United Kingdom) - Opening of Edinburgh International Festival (until 27 August) 1200 GMT VIDEO.
North America
WASHINGTON (United States) - US publishes monthly trade balance data 1230 GMT
WASHINGTON (United States) - US releases monthly jobs data 1230 GMT
NEW YORK (United States) - Court hearing for Therese Okoumou, who was arrested after climbing up the Statue of Liberty on July 4 1400 GMT
WASHINGTON (United States) - NASA announces astronauts for first crew flights to ISS aboard Boeing Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon 1500 GMT
Sub-Saharan Africa
KAPIRI MPOSHI (Zambia) - Judgement expected in the trial of two Zambian men accused of homosexuality VIDEO.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 2018
Asia-Pacific
(*) SINGAPORE (Singapore) - ASEAN Regional Forum - taking in ministers from 27 countries including the US, China, Japan, South Korea and Russia. Press conference at 1015 GMT PICTURE. VIDEO.
Sub-Saharan Africa
HARARE (Zimbabwe) - Expected announcement of final presidential election results in Zimbabwe VIDEO.
Latin America
SAO PAULO (Brazil) - Workers’ Party to formally nominate Lula for Brazil’s presidential election VIDEO.
BRASÍLIA (Brazil) - PSDB party confirms Geraldo Alckmin as its candidate in Brazil’s presidential election VIDEO. PICTURE.
BRASÍLIA (Brazil) - REDE party confirms Marina Silva as its candidate in Brazil’s presidential election 1230 GMT VIDEO. PICTURE.
Sports
SHENZHEN (China) - China hosts France’s super cup, the Trophee des Champions, which pits the Ligue 1 champion against the French Cup winner PICTURE.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
KHARTOUM (Sudan) - South Sudan foes to sign final power-sharing deal PICTURE. VIDEO.

MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2018
Latin America
QUITO (Ecuador) - Court to rule on whether to launch proceedings against Ecuador’s ex-president Rafael Correa
(*) BOGOTA (Colombia) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits Colombia

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2018
North America
(+) WASHINGTON (United States) - US releases June consumer credit data 1900 GMT
Sub-Saharan Africa
NAIROBI (Kenya) - 20th anniversary of attacks on US embassies in Dar Es Salaam and Nairobi VIDEO. PICTURE.
Latin America
BOGOTA (Colombia) - New Colombian president Ivan Duque takes office PICTURE. GRAPHIC. VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO.
CIUDAD JUÁREZ (Mexico) - Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador opens a national dialogue on ending record violence fueled by drug cartels
Sports
BERLIN (Germany) - European Athletics championships PICTURE.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2018
Europe
MOSCOW (Russia) - 10th anniversary of the start of the war between Russia and Georgia over control of South Ossetia
Sub-Saharan Africa
(+) KINSHASA (DR Congo) - Closing date for candidate submissions for the Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential elections MULTIMEDIA. PICTURE. VIDEO. GRAPHIC.
Latin America
(*) BUENOS AIRES (Argentina) - Argentinian Senate debates legislation on legalizating abortion 1500 GMT PICTURE. VIDEO.

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