This week's look ahead
• Monday, Feb. 5
Havana – International meeting of Economists on Globalization and Development Problems, includes mostly leftist economists.
London – 15 think tanks and nongovernmental organizations release report on diplomatic solutions to international standoff over Iran's nuclear program.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahahtir Mohamad holds a peace conference to discuss making any war a crime.
• Tuesday, Feb. 6
Cape Town, South Africa – Chinese President Hu Jintao visits. His eight-nation African tour ends Friday in the Seychelles.
• Thursday, Feb. 8
Beijing – Six-nation talks resume on ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program.
Frankfurt – European Central Bank's governing council meets to set interest rates for 13-nation eurozone.
• Friday, Feb. 9
Sihanoukville, Cambodia – First port visit by US Navy warship at Cambodia's main seaport in more than 30 years.
• Sunday, Feb. 11
Lisbon – National referendum on making abortion legal.
Dublin, Ireland – First rugby match ever played in Croke Park, Ireland's citadel for Gaelic sports. It has banned British sports since Gaelic Athletic Association was founded in 1884.
David Clark Scott