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Following are some of the main world news events expected in the next week (all times GMT). Asterisks denote new listings.

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BRUSSELS - Eurogroup Meeting (1600).

WASHINGTON - Fifty-Seventh Presidential Inauguration (1100).

ADDIS ABABA - 2013 Summit of the African Union (to Jan. 28). ** BERLIN - French President Francois Hollande visits Germany. ** RIYADH - Meeting of Arab heads of state (to Jan. 22), to discuss development plans in the region. ** ROME - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano meets Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam. ** ANKARA - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan meets Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci (1630). ** NEW DELHI - Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr to meet his Indian counterpart Salman Khurshid and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. ** HANOI - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner visits Vietnam. ** ANKARA - Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to meet Ghanaian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni (1100). ** LONDON - Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek to visit Britain.

GENEVA - U.N. Human Rights Council opens two-week session to review countries' records (to Feb. 1).

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BRUSSELS - EU Finance Ministers' meeting. ** BERLIN - French President Francois Hollande meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel (0830).

ISRAEL - National election. ** BERLIN - Joint meeting of German Upper House of Parliament with French Senate (1030). ** BERLIN - Joint meeting of German Lower House of Parliament and French National Assembly, with German President Joachim Gauck and French President Francois Hollande (1315).

OSLO - Meeting of the Nordic Chemical Group (to Jan. 23).


JORDAN - Parliamentary election.

DAVOS - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013 (to Jan. 27).

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will appear before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee to answer lawmakers' questions about the September attack on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya.

SEOUL - U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies to visit South Korea (to Jan. 24).

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 24 ** BRASILIA - European Union-Brazil summit.

PARIS - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Global Forum on Public Debt Management (to Jan. 25).

ADDIS ABABA - 22nd Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of African Union (to Jan. 25).

ADDIS ABABA - Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and his South Sudan counterpart Salva Kiir hold talks.

TALLINN - Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius visits Estonia.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 25 ** CZECH REPUBLIC - Second round of presidential election (to Jan. 26). ** BEIJING - U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies to visit China (to Jan. 26).

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 ** SINGAPORE - By-election. ** SANTIAGO - The first Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and European Union (EU) (to Jan. 27). ** TOKYO - U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies to visit Japan (to Jan. 29).

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 27 ** SOFIA - Bulgaria will hold a referendum on whether to build a new nuclear plant. ** ADDIS ABABA - African Union summit (to Jan. 28).

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MONDAY, JANUARY 28 ** RIGA - The three Baltic states' defence ministers to meet (to Jan. 29). ** VIENNA - International Experts' Meeting on Decommissioning and Remediation after a Nuclear Accident (to Feb. 1).