International 7-Day News Agenda

International 7-Day News Agenda

Please note that all times are in GMT. Major events are listed under ‘Highlights’.

For full details of our coverage of top stories, please see our regularly updated News Advisory.

(+) : Event added in the last 24 hours.

(*) : Event updated in the last 24 hours.

(*) TAUNGGYI (Myanmar) – Tazaungdaing festival of light (0830 GMT) PICTURE. VIDEO. (To 23)

BEIJING (China) – Uzbekistan’s FM Bakhtiyor Saidov visits (To 22)

(*) BEIJING (China) – Uruguay President Luis Lacalle Pou makes a state visit VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO. (To 24)

(*) BEIJING (China) – Chairman of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin leads delegation on visit (To 23)

LONDON (United Kingdom) – South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol conducts state visit PICTURE. VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO. (To 23)

BERLIN (Germany) – ECB President Christine Lagarde gives speech during a debate on inflation (1600 GMT)

(+) AJACCIO (France) – Premiere of Ridley Scott’s film ‘Napoleon’ (1800 GMT) PICTURE.

STRASBOURG (France) – European Parliament plenary session VIDEO. PICTURE. (To 23)

REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visits PICTURE. VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO. (To 22)

NEW YORK (United States) – Civil trial of ex-president Donald Trump, two of his children, accused of fraud (exact end date to be confirmed) VIDEO. PICTURE. LIVE VIDEO. (To December 29)

(+) SAN FRANCISCO (United States) – Nvidia Q3 results

(+) WASHINGTON (United States) – President Joe Biden participates in a meeting on progress to counter the flow of fentanyl into the US (1600 GMT) PICTURE.

WASHINGTON (United States) – US Federal Reserve publishes latest meeting minutes (1900 GMT) (To 22)

(+) WASHINGTON (United States) – Justice Department announces Cryptocurrency Enforcement Actions (2000 GMT) PICTURE.

(+) UNITED NATIONS (United States) – UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine (2000 GMT)

(+) ALGIERS (Algeria) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits VIDEO. (To 26)

JOHANNESBURG (South Africa) – 19th African investigative journalism conference organised by Witwatersrand University (To 22)

CARACAS (Venezuela) – Trial of rights activist Javier Tarazona, accused on terrorism charges VIDEO.

(+) SANTIAGO (Chile) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visits Chile and Antarctica (2200 GMT) PICTURE. (To 26)

(+) BOGOTÁ (Colombia) – UN delegate Antonia Urrejola visits to monitor peace process with FARC (To 28)

QUITO (Ecuador) – Constitutional Court examines lawsuit aiming to legalise euthanasia in Ecuador (To 27)

SANTIAGO (Chile) – Parapan American Games PICTURE. (To 26)

HONIARA (Solomon Islands) – 2023 Pacific Games (To December 2)

NEW DELHI (India) – Virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit, hosted by India VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO.

(+) BUSAN (South Korea) – USS Carl Vinson makes port visit (0500 GMT) VIDEO.


LONDON (United Kingdom) – Finance minister Jeremy Hunt presents autumn budget to parliament PICTURE. VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO.

MINSK (Belarus) – Foreign, Defence Ministers, heads of security councils of CSTO states meet ahead of organisation’s summit PICTURE.

(*) ATHENS (Greece) – Greek parliament debate on September floods and reconstruction

(*) VATICAN CITY (Holy See) – Pope Francis meets relatives of Hamas hostages and Palestinians

(+) PARIS (France) – Ridley Scott’s film ‘Napoleon’ released in France VIDEO.

PARIS (France) – Sale of a manuscript by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

VIENNA (Austria) – UN nuclear watchdog IAEA holds quarterly Board of Governors meeting PICTURE. VIDEO. (To 24)

VIENNA (Austria) – IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi holds a press conference (1200 GMT) VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO.

(+) LONDON (United Kingdom) – British NGO ShareAction releases study on green finance in Europe

(+) MOSCOW (Russia) – President Vladimir Putin holds meeting with government via video conference (0700 GMT) VIDEO.

(+) MOSCOW (Russia) – President Vladimir Putin meets with heads of G20 countries via videoconference (0700 GMT) VIDEO.

(+) MOSCOW (Russia) – Foreign ministry weekly press briefing (0800 GMT) VIDEO.

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS (France) – SophI.A Summit, international conference on artificial intelligence (1000 GMT) (To 24)

(+) ROME (Italy) – Relatives of Palestinians in Gaza hold press conference after meeting Pope Francis (1300 GMT) VIDEO.

PRAGUE (Czech Republic) – Summit of Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Slovak presidents (1400 GMT) PICTURE.

(*) BERLIN (Germany) – Chancellor Olaf Scholz meets with Italy’s PM Giogia Meloni (1535 GMT) PICTURE. VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO.

(+) UNITED NATIONS (United States) – UN Security Council meeting on Gaza (1500 GMT)

DALLAS (United States) – 60th anniversary of the assassination of US president John F. Kennedy VIDEO.

(+) ALGIERS (Algeria) – Commission of historians on colonisation meets for first time (To 23)

RABAT (Morocco) – Visa for Music 2023, music festival in Africa and the Middle East (To 25)

(+) BRASÍLIA (Brazil) – South American (Brasilia Consensus) foreign and defence ministers meet (1200 GMT)

RIO DE JANEIRO (Brazil) – Football: World Cup 2026 – Qualifiers South American zone – day 6: Brazil v Argentina (0030 GMT) VIDEO. PICTURE. LIVE VIDEO.

(*) BEIJING (China) – French FM Catherine Colonna visits VIDEO. (To 24)

MINSK (Belarus) – CSTO security alliance leaders to meet, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin attends PICTURE.

VATICAN CITY (Holy See) – Christmas tree arrives in St. Peter’s square VIDEO. PICTURE.

(+) BERLIN (Germany) – Lawmakers vote on federal budget

LONDON (United Kingdom) – 60th anniversary of the first broadcast of BBC science fiction drama ‘Doctor Who’

LONDON (United Kingdom) – 130th session of the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) (To 24)

(*) YEREVAN (Armenia) – PM Nikol Pashinyan holds weekly cabinet meeting (0700 GMT) VIDEO.

(+) LUXEMBOURG (Luxembourg) – ECJ rules on aid granted to Ryanair in Austria (0830 GMT)

BRUSSELS (Belgium) – Eurozone PMI Flash Composite for November (0900 GMT)

FRANKFURT (Germany) – ECB publishes minutes of October monetary policy meeting (1230 GMT)

(+) UNITED STATES – Thanksgiving

CANADA – EU-Canada summit (To 24)

(+) DIAMNIADIO (Senegal) – Senegalese President Macky Sall inaugurates new UN regional headquarters VIDEO.

(*) JUBA (South Sudan) – UN envoy to South Sudan Nicholas Haysom holds press conference (0700 GMT)

PRETORIA (South Africa) – Central bank monetary policy statement (1300 GMT)

QUITO (Ecuador) – President-elect Daniel Noboa takes office (1600 GMT) PICTURE. VIDEO.

SANTIAGO (Chile) – ECLAC presents its report ‘Social Panorama of Latin America and the Caribbean 2023’ (1400 GMT)

SANTIAGO (Chile) – Palestinian football club pays tribute to Palestinian victims in Gaza (2300 GMT) VIDEO.

BRISBANE (Australia) – Golf: Australian PGA Championships (0100 GMT) PICTURE. (To 26)

(*) WORLD – Black Friday, promotional shopping day VIDEO.

(*) PRAGUE (Czech Republic) – Slovak PM Robert Fico visits VIDEO. PICTURE.

PRAGUE (Czech Republic) – UN human rights chief Volker Turk visits

(+) PARIS (France) – UNESCO Executive Council votes on presidency

COVENTRY (United Kingdom) – Amazon workers strike over pay

LONDON (United Kingdom) – Music retailer HMV reopens flagship Oxford Street store following a four-year absence

WIESBADEN (Germany) – GDP Q3, final (0700 GMT)

PARIS (France) – Nicolas Sarkozy gives evidence at his trial over alleged illegal financing of his 2012 presidential campaign (0800 GMT) PICTURE.

MUNICH (Germany) – Ifo business confidence survey (0900 GMT)

(+) LISBON (Portugal) – European Identity and Democracy group political parties meet (1900 GMT) PICTURE.

MARRAKESH (Morocco) – 20th Marrakech International Film Festival VIDEO. PICTURE. (To December 2)

(+) JOHANNESBURG (South Africa) – Former Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius’ parole application re-examined VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO.

NAIROBI (Kenya) – Court due to rule on legal challenge to new taxes which argues they are unconstitutional

(+) ANTANANARIVO (Madagascar) – Results of first round of presidential election expected

ARUSHA (Tanzania) – Summit of East African Community leaders

FREETOWN (Sierra Leone) – Trial resumes of opposition leader Samura Kamara (0000 GMT) VIDEO.

N’DJAMENA (Chad) – Campaign for constitutional referendum opens (2300 GMT) VIDEO. (To December 15)

(+) HAVANA (Cuba) – EU Special Representative for Human Rights Eamon Gilmore visits (0000 GMT) (To 24)

ABU DHABI (United Arab Emirates) – Auto: Formula One – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix PICTURE. (To 26)

VALENCIA (Spain) – Moto: MotoGP Valencia Grand Prix PICTURE. (To 26)

WORLD – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women VIDEO.

ISTANBUL (Turkey) – Rally to protest violence against women VIDEO.

MADRID (Spain) – Rally on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (1700 GMT) VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO.

MANCHESTER (United Kingdom) – Football: Premier League – day 13: Manchester City v Liverpool (1230 GMT) VIDEO. PICTURE.

PHNOM PENH (Cambodia) – Annual water festival (0200 GMT) PICTURE. VIDEO. (To 28)

VIENNA (Austria) – OPEC+ ministers meet to assess oil output VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO.

LONDON (United Kingdom) – Booker Prize winner announcement VIDEO. PICTURE.

LONDON (United Kingdom) – Rally against anti-Semitism (1330 GMT) VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO. PICTURE.

NICE (France) – Junior Eurovision Song Contest (1500 GMT)

(+) ALGIERS (Algeria) – Mary Lawlor, UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, visits (To December 5)

(+) casablanca (Morocco) – Rally in support of Palestinians and against normalisation of ties with Israel (0900 GMT)

ABU DHABI (United Arab Emirates) – Auto: Formula One – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Grand Prix PICTURE.

VALENCIA (Spain) – Moto: MotoGP Valencia Grand Prix, Grand Prix PICTURE.

(*) BANGKOK (Thailand) – Loy Krathong, full moon festival VIDEO.

(*) PARIS (France) – Trial of six teenagers in children’s court over role in killing of teacher Samuel Paty (To December 8)

(*) ODINTSOVO (Russia) – Hearing of activist Maksim Lypkan, 18, accused of spreading ‘fakes’ about the Russian army on Telegram VIDEO.

(+) ATHENS (Greece) – Lawmakers of far-right party Spartans called to testify at Supreme Court over fraud claims

(*) BRUSSELS (Belgium) – EU trade ministers meet

(*) CZECH REPUBLIC – Schools strike protesting government’s austerity measures

BARCELONA (Spain) – Union for the Mediterranean meeting

LONDON (United Kingdom) – 33rd session of the General Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) (To December 6)

(*) BRUSSELS (Belgium) – NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg holds press conference before foreign ministers meeting (1100 GMT) VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO.

PRAGUE (Czech Republic) – Czech unions protest against the government’s austerity measures (1200 GMT)

(+) STRASBOURG (France) – ECHR rules on case regarding anti-Covid measures which banned public demonstrations in 2020 in Switzerland (1330 GMT)

BRUSSELS (Belgium) – ECB president Christine Lagarde testifies before European Parliament (1400 GMT) VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO.

VICHY (France) – Albert Londres Prize for journalism (1700 GMT)

ATLANTA (United States) – Opening arguments scheduled to begin in gang conspiracy trial of rapper Young Thug, several others VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO.

(*) CASABLANCA (Morocco) – Appeal trial for Internet user Said Boukioud sentenced to five years for insulting the monarchy

(+) ATHI RIVER (Kenya) – Court hearing for convicted US paedophile on new charges of sexually assaulting a three-year-old girl

BRUSSELS (Belgium) – NATO foreign ministers meet PICTURE. LIVE VIDEO. (To 29)

(*) ANKARA (Turkey) – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi visits PICTURE.

PARIS (France) – International Bureau of Expositions general assembly, 2030 World Expo host decided

BARCELONA (Spain) – Michelin guide announces starred restaurants in Spain and Portugal PICTURE.

(+) ORLY (France) – Protest at call of Air France unions against company’s pull out from Orly

BRUSSELS (Belgium) – Toyota Europe presents strategy at annual press event

PARIS (France) – IEFA Conference of Paris (To 29)

VILLEPINTE (France) – World Nuclear Exhibition (To 30)

OSLO (Norway) – Court hears lawsuit against government over development of three new oil fields (To December 6)

(*) LONDON (United Kingdom) – First transatlantic flight using ‘renewable’ kerosene fuel, operated by Virgin Atlantic

LONDON (United Kingdom) – Easyjet annual results (0700 GMT)

NUREMBERG (Germany) – GFK German consumer sentiment index (0700 GMT)

STRASBOURG (France) – ECHR hearing on admissibility and merits of the case of a Hungarian ALS sufferer who wants the right to assisted suicide (0800 GMT)

FRANKFURT (Germany) – ECB monthly survey of credit growth in the eurozone (0900 GMT)

UNITED NATIONS (United States) – UN Security Council meeting on Israel-Palestinian issue (1500 GMT)

WASHINGTON (United States) – US consumer confidence index (1500 GMT)

CAIRO (Egypt) – Trial of Egypt former presidential hopeful Ahmed Tantawi and supporters

RIO DE JANEIRO (Brazil) – The ’50 Best’ annual list of the best restaurants in Latin America (1200 GMT) PICTURE.

WORLD – International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

TOKYO (Japan) – International Robot Exhibition (iRex) 2023 (0100 GMT) (To December 2)

(+) PARIS (France) – Verdict in trial of Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti on charges of misusing his position to settle scores with opponents (1400 GMT) VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO.

PARIS (France) – Extradition hearing for Greek businessman Nikolaos Bogonikolos, wanted for espionage in US

(+) LISBON (Portugal) – Parliament votes on 2024 budget (1000 GMT) PICTURE.

WIESBADEN (Germany) – November inflation, first estimate (1300 GMT)

WASHINGTON (United States) – GDP Q3, second estimate (1330 GMT)

UNITED NATIONS (United States) – UN Security Council meets on situation in Syria (1500 GMT)

RIYADH (Saudi Arabia) – Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva visits

NAIROBI (Kenya) – Court hears lawsuit filed by family of woman allegedly killed in 2012 by British soldier

(+) PARIS (France) – IOC Executive Board meeting VIDEO. LIVE VIDEO. (To December 1)


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