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REUTERS WORLD NEWS OUTLOOK

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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 30

BRUSSELS - Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti meets European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (1230).

BRUSSELS - EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy meets Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban (1100).

BERLIN - Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi meets German Economy Minister Philipp Roesler (1410).

PARIS - French President Francois Hollande meets President of Cameroon Paul Biya (1400). ** KUWAIT - The United Nations will convene a pledging conference to try to secure more than $1.5 billion to help save the lives of millions of Syrians facing a "rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation".

SEOUL - Preparatory Meeting for the Fourth Clean Energy Ministerial (to Jan. 31).

ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia holds 22nd Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of African Union.

TALLINN - Georgia's Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze visits Estonia.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 31

BRUSSELS - EU foreign ministers meet.

BRUSSELS - EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy meets Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti (0730).

BERLIN - Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi meets German President Joachim Gauck.

NEW DELHI - Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2013 (to Feb. 2). ** BERLIN - Leaders of Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition parties meet.

HAVANA - Colombia's official and FARC representatives gather for a new round of peace talks. ** QUITO - Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister Elias Jaua visit Ecuador.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (1400).

MUNICH, Germany - Munich Security Conference (to Feb. 3).

BUENOS AIRES - The International Monetary Fund's board is due to meet to discuss Argentina's progress in improving the quality of its economic data.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2

CAIRO - 12th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference (to Feb. 7).

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3

CUBA - Parliamentary election.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4

BERLIN - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel. ** BANGKOK - France's Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault to visit Thailand (to Feb. 5), and meet Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

PRAGUE - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan meets Czech President Vaclav Klaus (1400).

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

BRUSSELS - European Union to host an international meeting on Mali.

BRUSSELS - French President Francois Hollande to address European Parliament.

CAIRO - Turkish President Abdullah Gul to visit Egypt (to Feb. 8). ** BRATISLAVA/BUDAPEST - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan visits Slovakia and Hungary (to Feb. 6).

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 ** VILNIUS - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich visits Lithuania.

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