The World This Week


Today: Israeli-Palestinian peace talks resume. Three members of Herri Batasuna on trial in Spain. British teenager accused of murdering baby in her care appears in court in Massachusetts. White House hosts climate change conference. Former Vichy government official, Maurice Papon, on trial in Bordeaux. EU Foreign Ministers meet in Luxembourg.

Tomorrow: Russian government signs debt rescheduling agreement. Verdict expected in case of Deborah Parry, British nurse accused of murdering Yvonne Gilford. EU Social Affairs ministers meet in Luxembourg.

Wednesday: Rail strike in Paris. House of Representatives committee votes on measure to give President Clinton "fast-track" authority to negotiate new trade pacts. Cuban Communist Party congress.

Thursday: Emma Bonino releases interim report on BSE. EU Transport ministers meet in Luxembourg. 30th anniversary of death of Che Guevara. EU justice and home affairs ministers meet in Luxembourg.

Friday: Nobel Peace prize announced in Oslo. Council of Europe summit in Strasbourg. De facto leader of North Korea Kim Jong-il expected to assume party leadership.

Saturday: Jewish religious holiday, Yom Kippur. Northern League begins campaign for election to "Padania parliament". SUNDAY: President Clinton begins visit to South America.


Wednesday: Cuba Support Group table quiz in Mother Redcaps, Dublin, 8 p.m.

Irish events should be received by David Shanks, Foreign Desk, by the Friday before publication