The World this Week


Today: Clinton in Nicaragua. European Parliament begins session in Strasbourg. Trial in absentia of six Libyans accused of bombing flight from Brazzaville to Paris begins in Paris. Tanzanian magistrate hearing evidence in US embassy bombing trial.

Tomorrow: Annan presides over talks between Portugal and Indonesia on status of East Timor. OECD forum on climate change in Paris.

Wednesday: First instalment of US food aid arrives in Russia. International Federation of Human Rights sends mission to Chile.

Thursday: Iranian President meets Pope in Vatican. European Parliament debates relations with Central Asia. Mandela in the Netherlands. EU Industry Commissioner in Hungary.

Friday: NATO accession ceremony for Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic in Missouri. EU Justice and Internal Affairs Council meets in Brussels.

Saturday: OECD and Inter-American Development Bank seminar on inequality in Paris. Clinton visits Little Rock, Arkansas. EU General Affairs Council meets informally in Eltville.

Sunday: Mexican opposition PRD holds convention to elect party leader. Gorbachev visits Cambridge, England. Yemeni President in Japan. Fourth International Defence Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi.


Today: Launch of Zena Project for Bosnian women in Dublin by Ms Hope Hanlan, representative of the UN Commissioner for Refugees.

Friday: Oireachtas committee on European affairs discusses Agenda 2000.