Press agenda on September 10

Here are the main topics World Bulletin’s English Desk plans to cover on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018

Press agenda on September 10

TURKEY

ANKARA - Turkey's Parliament Speaker Binali Yildirim to meet Japanese Princess Akiko Mikasa.

ANKARA - Turkey’s statistical authority TurkStat to release GDP figures for second quarter of this year and final version of annual GDP figures for 2017 
 

US 

WASHINGTON - Russian national Maria Butina, accused of being a Russian agent, to appear before U.S. district court in nation’s capital. 

WASHINGTON - Trump administration to announce closure of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) office in Washington over Palestine's seeking prosecution of Israel through International Criminal Court. 

NEW YORK - UN Security Council expected to discuss crisis in Venezuela. 
 

GERMANY 

BERLIN - Foreign Minister Heiko Maas meets Luxembourg counterpart Jean Asselborn for talks on EU and international issues. 

UK 

LONDON - Global Donors Forum to start in London. 

LONDON - British parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee to publish report on Britain and humanitarian intervention. 
 

FRANCE 

STRASBOURG - The EP sitting kicks off with debate on EU accession to Istanbul Convention, international treaty that aims to reduce violence against women. 

PARIS - UNESCO to hold International Meeting on the Recovery and Rehabilitation of the Iraqi City of Mosul.

SWITZERLAND 

GENEVA – UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura to meet guarantor countries’ -- Turkey, Russia, Iran -- diplomats.  

 

RUSSIA 

VLADIVOSTOK - Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. 
 

CROATIA 

ZAGREB - Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen meets Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic during his visit to capital Zagreb. 
 

KOSOVO

PRISTINA - Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi will hold a press conference with leaders of the Presevo Valley located in Southern Serbia, populated with Albanian community.

SOUTH AFRICA

DURBAN - President Cyril Ramaphosa to open the international Telecommunications World Conference in Durban expected to attract more than 7,000 delegates.
 

JOHANNESBURG - Follow-up on reports that former President Jacob Zuma held a secret meeting with top officials of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) planning to oust current party and state President Cyril Ramaphosa.

SYRIA 

IDLIB - Civilians in Idlib, Syria’s last opposition stronghold, brace for expected attack by Assad regime. 

YEMEN 

SANAA - War-weary Yemenis struggle with effects of recent plunge in value of local currency. 

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