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REUTERS WORLD NEWS OUTLOOK FROM MARCH 5

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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, MARCH 5

BRUSSELS - Ecofin meeting

BEIJING - First day of the annual National People's Congress.

ABU DHABI - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits Abu Dhabi.

DOHA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry concludes his first overseas trip to Europe and the Middle East, during which he visited nine countries, in Qatar. ** LISBON - Representatives of IMF, ECB and EU meet Portugal's MPs during the seventh evaluation of the country bailout. ** BRASILIA - First visit by World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to Brazil.

NAIROBI - Kenyan presidential election results (or Wednesday, March 6)

VIENNA - International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors Meeting (to March 8).

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

BEIJING - Second day of the annual National People's Congress.

WARSAW - The Visegrad Group to discuss Europe's defense capabilities with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and France's President Francois Hollande at a meeting Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk described as a "breakthrough".

BRUSSELS - Israeli President Shimon Peres visits Brussels, meets EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy

VIENNA - International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors Meeting (to March 8).

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THURSDAY, MARCH 7

LONDON - UK hosts the fifth ministerial-level meeting of the Friends of Yemen in London, with co-chairs the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Yemen. More than 35 countries and international organisations are expected to attend.

VIENNA - International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors Meeting (to March 8).

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FRIDAY, MARCH 8

MOSCOW - G20 Sherpas' Meeting (to March 9).

VIENNA - International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors Meeting (FINAL DAY).

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SUNDAY, MARCH 10

LJUBLJANA - Prime ministers of Slovenia and Croatia, Janez Jansa and Zoran Milanovic, meet to resolve the bank dispute between the countries (location not yet determined)

FALKLAND ISLANDS - The government of the Falklands holds a referendum on the island's status as the Argentine government intensifies sovereignty claims (to March 11).

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MONDAY, MARCH 11

BRUSSELS - European Parliament Plenary Session (to March 14).

STOCKHOLM - Turkish President Abdullah Gul to visit Sweden (to March 13). ** MOSCOW - A Moscow court will start the posthumous trial of an anti-corruption lawyer whose death in custody. Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer for Hermitage Capital Management investment fund, was arrested shortly after accusing state officials of a $230 million theft. He died in 2009 in pre-trial detention after 358 days in jail on suspicion of tax fraud.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 ** OTTAWA - French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault visits Canada, meets Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa. ** LOMBOK, Indonesia - Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers Process Working Group I Meeting (to March 14). ** RIYADH - Arab interior ministers meeting ** HERZLIYA - Herzliya Policy Conference

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