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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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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama meets Italian President Giorgio Napolitano.

MOSCOW - G20 finance ministers and central bank governors' meeting (to Feb. 16).

CHICAGO, IL - U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Chicago, to discuss economic proposals.

VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI meets Romanian President Traian Basescu (1000). ** ANKARA - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan meets Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos. ** BOGOTA - Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Qatar's Emir to visit Colombia.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 ** ISLAMABAD - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visits Pakistan (to Feb. 17).

VILNIUS - Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski to visit Lithuania. ** ABU DHABI - French defence minister to address Gulf Defence Conference. ** RIYADH - Saudi Arabia holds counter-terrorism conference.

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17

CYPRUS - Presidential elections.

ECUADOR - Presidential and parliamentary elections. ** CAIRO - International mediator for the Syrian crisis, Lakhdar al-Brahimi, meets with Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby amidst negotiations over an initiative to hold talks between the Syrian opposition and President Bashar al-Assad.

ABU DHABI - IDEX 2013 - 11th International Defence Exhibition & Conference (to Feb 21).

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18

BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting.

ARMENIA - Presidential election.

UPPSALA, Sweden - Nordic Next working group meeting (to Feb. 19).

NEW DELHI - British Prime Minister David Cameron visits India (to Feb. 19).

PARIS - UNESCO hosts meeting on action plan for Mali heritage.

HAVANA - Colombian government and FARC representatives to hold next round of peace talks (to Feb. 10).

NAIROBI - 27th Session of UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (to Feb. 22).

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

ATHENS - French President Francois Hollande to meet Greek President Karolos Papoulias and Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. ** MOSCOW - The Arab Cooperation Forum. Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby and Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari to attend. ** ZAGREB - Croatia Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic meets Slovenia's Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

VILNIUS - Speaker of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, John Bercow, to visit Lithuania (to Feb. 22).

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 ** ITALY - Parliamentary elections (to Feb. 25). ** CYPRUS - Presidential run-off election.

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