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What's happening in Europe on Tuesday:

+ Ukrainian police storm opposition headquarters

+ UN chemical watchdog receives Nobel Peace Prize

+ French parliament debates C. African Republic mission

KIEV: EU diplomacy chief Catherine Ashton is to arrive in Kiev after police dismantled protest barricades and stormed the headquarters of the pro-Europe opposition, spearheading anti-government demonstrations for weeks. Picture. Video. Graphic. (UKRAINE-UNREST-POLITICS-EU)

OSLO: The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons receives the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo, in recognition for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons. 1200 GMT. Picture. Video. (NOBEL-PEACE-NORWAY-PRIZE)

PARIS: The French parliament is to debate the country's military intervention in the Central African Republic starting from 1400 GMT, after Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault briefs leading lawmakers on the mission. Picture. (CENTRAFRICA-UNREST-FRANCE-)

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BRUSSELS: European Union finance ministers meet from 0900 GMT under pressure to agree the next step toward Banking Union, the new rules designed to prevent a repeat of the banking crisis. Picture. (EU-EUROZONE-ECONOMY-BANKING)

MARSEILLE, France: A court is to rule from 0900 GMT in the fraud case of a French firm that sparked a global health scare by using industrial-grade silicone in breast implants sold in dozens of countries. Picture. Video. (FRANCE-HEALTH-IMPLANTS-TRIAL-FRAUD)

MUNICH, Germany: Works councils of European aerospace and defence giant EADS, maker of Airbus, meet. Details possible on a restructuring plan that may include thousands of job cuts. (GERMANY-FRANCE-AEROSPACE-DEFENCE-EADS)

STOCKHOLM: The 2013 Nobel laureates in medicine, literature, economics, physics and chemistry receive their prizes from Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf at a gala ceremony in Stockholm. 1530 GMT. Picture. (NOBEL-SWEDEN-PRIZE-CEREMONY)

LONDON: Three members of a Sikh gang are sentenced for their role in an attack in Britain on a retired Indian general who was involved in a controversial military operation against Sikh separatists in Amritsar in 1984. From 1015 GMT (BRITAIN-INDIA-SIKH-TRIAL)

VIENNA: Second day of talks between technical experts from Iran, world powers and the IAEA on implementing last month's nuclear accord with Tehran. No news conference planned. (IRAN-NUCLEAR-POLITICS-IAEA)

-- SPORTS --

PARIS: Manchester United look to rebound from two successive league defeats by reaching the last 16 of the Champions League, while former winners Juventus and Benfica are well placed to join them there.(Fbl-Eur-C1). Picture.

AFP

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