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 - European Union to host an international meeting on Mali. ** WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with chief executives from 12 companies to discuss immigration and deficit reduction. ** CAIRO - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to meet Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and senior Muslim clerics. ** LONDON - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will meet British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg (1200) and Prime Minister David Cameron (1315).

BRUSSELS - French President Francois Hollande to address European Parliament.

PHNOM PENH - French Prime Minister Jean Marc Ayrault visits Cambodia. ** ANKARA - Turkish President Abdullah Gul to meet Council of European Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland (1130). ** LONDON - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will attend a meeting of the United Kingdom National Security Council.

CAIRO - Turkish President Abdullah Gul to visit Egypt (to Feb. 8).

BUDAPEST/BRATISLAVA - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan visits Hungary and Slovakia (to Feb. 6). ** BEIJING - Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faysal al-Mekdad meets Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi.

ALGIERS/ TRIPOLI - German Economy Minister Philipp Roesler visits Algeria and Libya (to Feb. 6).

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 ** VIENNA - New Slovenian President Borut Pahor meets Austrian President Heinz Fischer. Joint news conference to follow (1130).

VILNIUS - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich visits Lithuania. ** ATHENS - Peer Steinbruck, German Chancellor candidate in upcoming election for the main opposition Social Democratic Party (SPD) meets Greek President Karolos Papoulias, Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras, Athens mayor George Kaminis.

LJUBLJANA - Slovenia Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec meets his Croatian counterpart Vesna Pusic (1300).

CAIRO - The Organization of Islamic Co-operation meets (to Feb. 7).

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BRUSSELS - European Council meeting (to Feb. 8).

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee will hold a confirmation hearing for John Brennan, who has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be the next CIA director (1930).

SARAJEVO - NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen visits Bosnia. ** MANILA - German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle visits Philippines (to Feb.8). ** WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee holds a confirmation hearing for John Brennan to be the next director of the CIA (1930).

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BRUSSELS - Eurogroup Meeting.

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 ** BRUSSELS - EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. ** WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his annual State of the Union address. ** MADRID - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will meet Spanish lawmakers.