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This week's look ahead

Upcoming events around the world.

Monday, June 4:

SEOUL, South Korea – Asian Cooperation Dialogue begins.

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PRISTINA, Serbia – Kosovo's parliament to open contest for Kosovo's flag in preparations for its independence.

SÃO PAULO, Brazil – São Paulo's sugar cane-growing association holds 2007 Ethanol Summit.

Tuesday, June 5:

PRAGUE, Czech Republic – US President George W. Bush visits en route to Group of Eight meeting in Germany.

Wednesday, June 6:

63rd anniversary of D-day.

TOKYO – Japan and Australia hold their first foreign and defense ministers meeting.

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PERTH, Australia – The Dalai Lama begins 10-day Australian trip.

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – "The Lion King" celebrates its 10th anniversary with its first production in South Africa.

HEILIGENDAMM, Germany – Group of Eight summit opens. Through June 8.

LIMA, Peru – US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice expects to make a 48-hour visit to Peru to sign cooperation agreements.

Thursday, June 7:

RIO DE JANEIRO – At least 1 million people expected to pack Copacabana Beach for Live Earth concert to be held simultaneously around the world.

Friday, June 8:

TOKYO – Burger King returns to Japan.

GDANSK, Poland – President George W. Bush makes a brief visit to Poland after G-8 summit amid US push to set up a missile-defense base on Polish territory.

MILAN, Italy – Twenty-six Americans, mostly CIA agents, go on trial in absentia for their role in the alleged abduction of an Egyptian imam.

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – The opposition party in St. Vincent and the Grenadines leads a street demonstration in the capital of Kingstown to protest a 15 percent sales tax introduced May 1.

BRASILÍA – Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva attends G-8 meeting in Germany.

Saturday, June 9:

ROME – President George W. Bush meets Pope Benedict XVI, President Giorgio Napolitano, and Premier Romano Prodi.

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – Dissenters' March. Also, Russia holds economic forum and informal CIS summit.


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