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REUTERS WORLD NEWS OUTLOOK FROM FEB 19

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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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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.

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Jordan's King Abdullah.

PARIS - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius meets Mali's Prime Minister Diango Cissoko.

YEREVAN - Armenia announces presidential election results and OSCE observers deliver their verdict.

HAVANA - Colombian government and FARC rebels continue to hold talks in Havana.

BEIJING - A senior Japanese diplomat, Shinsuke Sugiyama, arrives in Beijing for talks on North Korea's nuclear test.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

OSLO - German Chancellor Angela Merkel travels to Norway to meet Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21

BRUSSELS - NATO defence ministers meeting (to Feb. 22) ** WASHINGTON - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits the United States (to Feb. 24).

BARBADOS - General elections

HARARE - Long serving President Robert Mugabe, who has been in power since independence from Britain in 1980, turns 89.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22

BRUSSELS - NATO defence ministers meeting (FINAL DAY)

BUDAPEST - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to make annual state of the nation speech.

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24

ITALY - Parliamentary elections (to Feb. 25)

CYPRUS - Presidential run-off election

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25

ANKARA - German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Turkey.

GENEVA - WTO General Council meeting (to Feb. 26)

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26

CHICAGO - Primary election to fill the U.S. congressional seat

ASTANA - World powers to hold a new round of talks with Iran over Tehran's nuclear work.

WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will deliver two days of congressional testimony on monetary policy and on the economy (to Feb. 27).

JAKARTA - Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance and Central Bank Deputies' Meeting (to Feb. 27).

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