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————————————————– ———————— This newspaper is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ——————————————– —————————– MONDAY 9 AUGUST ** MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin participates in a videoconference as part of of ONU

** AMSTERDAM – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte talks about the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic in the Netherlands. – 1730 GMT EDINBURGH, Scotland – Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2021 (until August 30)

Vientiane – Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his wife will pay an official visit to Laos (until August 10). NEW DELHI – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the UN Security Council meeting on maritime security.

NAGASAKI, Japan – Nagasaki commemorations 76th anniversary of the nuclear attacks of 1945. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY 11 AUGUST

** LANZAROTE, Spain – Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez meets Canary Islands President Angel Victor Torres in Lanzarote – 08:00 GMT ** RABAT – Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid visiting Morocco (until August 12).

– – – – – – – – – THURSDAY 12 AUGUST MALAYSIA – OECD Economic Surveys: Malaysia 2021. Zambia – Presidential election.

Zambia – Election to the Zambian National Assembly. GLOBAL – International Youth Day. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY 14 AUGUST PAKISTAN – 74th anniversary of Pakistan’s independence from British rule. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY AUGUST 15 JAPAN – 76th anniversary of the country’s surrender during WWII.

INDIA – 74th anniversary of Indian independence from British rule. LIECHTENSTEIN – 215th anniversary of independence.

– – – – – – – – – MONDAY 16 AUGUST WELLINGTON – 2021 APEC Food Security Ministers Meeting.

– – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY 18 AUGUST ** BRUSSELS – European Union interior ministers discuss an increase in illegal border crossings between Belarus and Lithuania, a member state of the EU, at an extraordinary meeting. – 1200 GMT

OSLO – NATO Leader Jens Stoltenberg speaks at a digital event hosted by the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs – 11:00 GMT. NEW YORK, United States – Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar will chair meetings on peacekeeping and counterterrorism at the UN Security Council.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 19 GLOBAL – World Humanitarian Day.

MOSCOW – 29th anniversary of the failed Soviet coup against Mikhail Gorbachev which accelerated the collapse of the Soviet Union. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, SYRIA – 8th anniversary of the nerve gas attack that killed hundreds in rebel-held neighborhoods on the outskirts of Damascus.

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BALTIC WAY – 32nd anniversary of the Baltic Way, a human chain of people in 1989 stretching from Vilnius to Tallinn to mark solidarity in the struggle for independence from the Soviet Union. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY 24 AUGUST POLAND – Poland celebrates the 32nd anniversary of the creation of the first post-communist government in 1989.

UKRAINE – 30th anniversary of independence. WASHINGTON – 209th anniversary of the burning of Washington, including the White House and the United States Capitol, by British troops in the War of 1812.

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URUGUAY – Uruguayan Independence Day. PARIS – 77th anniversary of the liberation of Paris from Nazi occupation during World War II.

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JERUSALEM – German Chancellor Angela Merkel visiting Israel (until August 30). – – – – – – – – – MONDAY 30 AUGUST WASHINGTON DC – US President Joe Biden meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at the White House to discuss Ukraine’s sovereignty and energy issues. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, AUGUST 31 PALESTINE – Palestinians hold National Council elections

– – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 BRUNEI DARUSSALAM – ASEAN + 3 Finance and Central Bank Taskforce (ASEAN + 3 TF) (until September 2).

KRANJ, Slovenia – Informal meeting of EU defense ministers (until 2 September). NORTH OSSETIA, Russia – 17th anniversary of the terrorist attack at Beslan school. MEXICO – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador delivers his third State of the Union address. VENICE, Italy – 78th Venice International Film Festival (until September 11).

– – – – – – – – – THURSDAY 2 SEPTEMBER KRANJ, Slovenia – EU Informal meeting of foreign ministers – Gymnich. (As of Sept. 3) – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 5 MUNICH, Germany – 49th anniversary of the attack on the Israeli Olympic team by Palestinian gunmen, killing 11 Israelis.

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BRUSSELS – Informal videoconference of EU economy and finance ministers. INDIA / BANGLADESH – 10th anniversary of a pact to end a 40-year border demarcation dispute between India and Bangladesh. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8 MOROCCO – Election of the House of Representatives of Morocco. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY 9 SEPTEMBER BRUNEI – 53rd Meeting of ASEAN Economy Ministers (MFA). TORONTO, Canada – Toronto International Film Festival 2021 (as of September 18).

– – – – – – – – – FRIDAY 10 SEPTEMBER BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – 13th meeting of the economic ministers of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. SOUTHAMPTON – Southampton International Boat Show 2021 (to September 19). KRANJ, Slovenia – EU Informal meeting of ministers for economic and financial affairs. (As of September 11) BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Eurogroup. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 11

UNITED STATES – 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 12

BRATISLAVA – Pope Francis visits Slovakia (until September 15). – – – – – – – – – MONDAY 13 SEPTEMBER NORWAY – Election of the Norwegian Parliament.

– – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL – International Day of Democracy.

GUATEMALA – 200th anniversary of independence. EL SALVADOR – 200th anniversary of Independence.

COSTA RICA – 200th anniversary of independence. HONDURAS – 200th anniversary of Independence.

NICARAGUA – 200th anniversary of independence. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 19 RUSSIA – Russia holds parliamentary elections

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WELLINGTON – APEC 2021 Women in Economy Forum. VIENNA – 65th IAEA General Conference (until September 24). – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 NEW YORK – United Nations General Assembly, General Debate, seventy-sixth session (as of September 27). KRANJ, Slovenia – Informal meeting of EU transport and energy ministers (until 23 September) BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU General Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY 23 SEPTEMBER ISLE OF MAN – Election of the House of Keys of the Isle of Man. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 24 BISSAU – Guinea-Bissau celebrates the 48th anniversary of its independence from Portugal. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY 25 SEPTEMBER ICELAND – Election of the Icelandic Parliament. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 26 BERLIN – Berlin holds regional elections

PORTUGAL – Portugal is holding local elections. PORT AU PRINCE – Haiti will organize the first round of presidential elections. GERMANY – Election to the German Federal Diet. BERLIN –BMW Berlin Marathon. – – – – – – – – –

WORLD TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 28 – World Rabies Day. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 BRUNEI – Meeting of ASEAN Foreign Ministers with the UN Secretary General and the President of the 76th AGNU (AUMM) – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1

GLOBAL – International Day of Older Persons. ABUJA – Nigeria celebrates 61 years of independence.

CHINA – 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY 2 OCTOBER

GUINEA – 63rd anniversary of independence from France. GLOBAL – International Day of Non-Violence. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY 4 OCTOBER LUXEMBOURG – Meeting of the Eurogroup. KRANJ, Slovenia – Informal meeting of EU health ministers (until 5 October) BRUSSELS – Eurozone finance ministers to discuss EU stimulus plans, G20 and IMF meetings, banking union, fiscal policy – 13:00 GMT. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY 5 OCTOBER

GLOBAL – World Teachers’ Day. SAN FRANCISCO – 10th anniversary of the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. LUXEMBOURG – Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the EU.

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LJUBLJANA – EU-Western Balkans Summit. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY 7 OCTOBER

MOSCOW – 15th anniversary of the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9

WORLD – World Post Day. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY 10 OCTOBER

IRAQ – Election of the Iraqi Council of Representatives GLOBAL – World Mental Health Day. GLOBAL – World Day Against the Death Penalty.

FIDJI – 51st anniversary of independence. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY 12 OCTOBER BALI – 19th anniversary of the Bali attacks. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 13

GLOBAL – International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction. SAN JOSE, Chile – 11th anniversary of the rescue of 33 Chilean miners trapped in a collapsed Andean mine. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY 14 OCTOBER

GLOBAL – World Sight Day. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15 Washington, DC – Meeting of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (until October 16). GLOBAL – United Nations Global Handwashing Day.

GLOBAL – International Day of Rural Women. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY OCTOBER 16

GLOBAL – World Food Day. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER WORLD – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18 JERUSALEM – 10th anniversary of the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit after more than five years of Hamas incommunicado detention in the Gaza Strip.

LUXEMBOURG – EU Foreign Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY 19 OCTOBER LUXEMBOURG – General Affairs Council of the EU. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY 20 OCTOBER TRIPOLI – 10th anniversary of the capture and murder of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21 BRUSSELS – European Council (to October 22) – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY OCTOBER 22 WELLINGTON – APEC 2021 Finance Ministers Meeting

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LIBYA – 10th anniversary of the declaration of liberation of Libya. VAN, Turkey – 10th anniversary of the earthquake that left more than 600 dead and more than 4,000 injured.

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