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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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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron will deliver a long-delayed speech on the European Union.

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Benin President Boni Yayi (1045).

JORDAN - Parliamentary elections.

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.

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify before a congressional committee to answer questions about the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. ** MADRID - Catalan Parliament votes on declaration of sovereignty.

SEOUL - U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies to visit South Korea (to Jan. 24). ** MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov holds news conference to summarise diplomatic high points of 2012 (0700).

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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).

SANTIAGO - European Union-Latin America and Caribbean (EU-LAC) Summit (to Jan. 26).

ADDIS ABABA - 22nd Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of African Union (to Jan. 25). ** BUENOS AIRES - French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault visits Argentina (to Jan. 25).

ADDIS ABABA - Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and his South Sudan counterpart Salva Kiir together will hold their second summit. ** LIMA - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy visits Peru (to Jan. 25).

TALLINN - Lithuania's 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 ** SANTIAGO - Latin American Presidents meet (to Jan. 28).

SOFIA - Bulgaria will hold a referendum on whether to build a new nuclear plant.

ADDIS ABABA - 20th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of States and Governments of African Union (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).

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 29 ** BERLIN - Germany will host a Sudan investment conference. ** SEOUL - Myanmar's Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi visits South Korea.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30 ** SEOUL - Preparatory Meeting for the Fourth Clean Energy Ministerial (to Jan. 31). ** TALLINN - Georgia's Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze visits Estonia.

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