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AFP Americas News Agenda for June 25

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Duty Editor: Daniel Woolls

Tel: +1 202 414 0541

What's happening in the Americas on Tuesday:

+ Obama delivers major climate change speech

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama delivers a major address on a new action plan to combat climate change. 1730 GMT. Picture. Video (US-CLIMATE-WARMING-POLITICS-OBAMA)

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LOS ANGELES: Michael Jackson's family marks the fourth anniversary of his 2009 death, as they pursue a trial seeking compensation from tour promoters AEG Live for alleged negligence (ENTERTAINMENT-US-MUSIC-JACKSON)

RIO DE JANEIRO: Monitoring continuing unrest in Brazil, where days of mass protests against official corruption and the massive cost of staging the World Cup have rocked the government. Graphic. Picture. Video (BRAZIL-UNREST-SPORT-FBL-WC2014)

SANFORD, Florida: Day two in the trial of Florida neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, who shot dead unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in February 2012 -- a shooting that ignited racial tensions in the United States. 1300 GMT. Picture. Video (US-CRIME-MURDER-RACISM-COURT)

SIMI VALLEY, California: British Foreign Secretary William Hague makes speech at the Ronald Reagan presidential library. From 6:00 pm (0100 GMT Wednesday). Picture (US-BRITAIN-POLITICS-DIPLOMACY)

UNITED NATIONS: UN Security Council to hold final meeting on the Mali conflict ahead of the start of the deployment on July 1 of a UN peacekeeping force in the West African nation. 1400 GMT (MALI-CONFLICT-UN)

WASHINGTON: Awaiting US Supreme Court rulings on several key issues, including whether the federal government should recognize same-sex marriage. Picture. Video (US-JUSTICE-GAY-MARRIAGE)

-- US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks at a Pentagon event marking gay pride month, highlighting the military's new rules that allow openly homosexual troops to serve in uniform. 1530 GMT. Coverage on merit. (US-MILITARY-GAYS-RIGHTS)

-- The Conference Board releases its closely watched Consumer Confidence report for June, after a stronger-than-expected May report gave an encouraging sign for US consumer spending. 1400 GMT. Expect coverage (US-ECONOMY-CONSUMER-CONFIDENCE)

-- The US Department of Commerce releases new-home sales data for May. 1400 GMT. Expect coverage (US-ECONOMY-HOUSING-PROPERTY-SALES-NEW)

-- The S&P/Case-Shiller home-price data for 20 US cities in April is released. 1300 GMT. Coverage expected (US-ECONOMY-PROPERTY-HOUSING-PRICE)

-- The US Department of Commerce reports May data on orders for durable goods, manufactured goods expected to last several years, including aircraft, automobiles and computers. 1230 GMT. Expect coverage (US-ECONOMY-MANUFACTURING-DURABLE)

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