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What's happening in Europe on Saturday:

+ Radical cleric Abu Qatada to be flown out of Britain

+ Greece seeks deal on new bailout tranche

+ Lisicki, Bartoli set for Wimbledon women's final

LONDON: Britain prepares for the expected departure of radical cleric Abu Qatada. The terror suspect is due to be flown to Jordan on Saturday night. File picture. (BRITAIN-JORDAN-JUSTICE-QATADA-DEPORTATION)

ATHENS: Greek government is locked in talks with EU and IMF lenders on the release of a new bailout tranche of 8.1 billion euros. A deal on massive cuts to state jobs is needed to secure the EU share of 6.3 billion euros before a Eurogroup meeting Monday. Picture. (GREECE-EU-IMF-FINANCE-ECONOMY)

LONDON: Wimbledon women's singles final with France's Marion Bartoli playing Germany's Sabine Lisicki in the first Franco-German Grand Slam final since 1937. Starts 1300 GMT. Picture. Graphic. Live report. (TENNIS-GBR-WIMBLEDON)

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LISBON: Portugal's government works to finalize a deal that will keep the governing coalition afloat. Picture. (PORTUGAL-GOVERNMENT-ECONOMY)

MOSCOW: Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden remains stranded in a Moscow airport transit area for the 14th day amid questions about how and when he can possibly leave Russia for refuge in another country when he has no travel papers and nations are refusing his asylum requests. Picture. Video. (US-SECURITY-INTELLIGENCE-RUSSIA)

PAMPLONA, Spain: The annual San Fermin festival opens in this northern Spanish city with the ceremonial firing of a rocket, a day before the first of the perilous bull runs by festival-goers through the narrow streets. From 1000 GMT. To July 14. Picture. Video. (SPAIN-FESTIVAL-BULLFIGHTING-TOURISM-PAMPLONA)

HELSINKI: German President Joachim Gauck makes an official visit for talks with his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto. Press conference at 0850 GMT. (FINLAND-GERMANY-DEMOCRACY)

ANKARA: Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks holds a press conference after meeting with Turkish leaders for talks on the recent anti-government unrest at 0630 GMT. Picture (TURKEY-UNREST-POLITICS-RIGHTS)

 

-- SPORTS --

CASTRES/AX-TROIS-DOMAINES, France: The Tour de France heads into the mountains for the first time, with a 195-kilometre (121-mile) ride from Castres to Ax-Trois-Domaines in the Pyrenees. Awaiting the riders are 23.1km of climbing at an average gradient of 8.1 percent. Starts 0935 GMT. Picture. Graphic (CYCLING-TOUR-FRA)

 

NURBURGRING, Germany: Final practice and qualifying for Sunday's German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring. From 0800 GMT. Picture. Graphic (AUTO-PRIX-GER)

 

PARIS: Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt takes star billing in the Paris leg of the Diamond League series, competing in the 200m in a stellar field of world record holders, world and Olympic champions. Picture. (ATHLETICS-FRA-DIAMOND)

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