Thursday, September 8:
WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama speaks to a rare joint session of Congress on his new jobs program. 0000 GMT.
PARIS _ French court issues verdict in trial in which designer John Galliano is accused of making anti-Semitic remarks. The accusations led to his sacking by Dior and jolted the fashion industry.
HAVANA _ Watching for developments in visit by ex-New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson to seek freedom of jailed U.S. government subcontractor Alan Gross. Developing from 1200 GMT.
SANTIAGO, Chile _ Chile's education reform protesters calling on supporters across South America to go to Chilean embassies and consulates.
WASHINGTON _ Treasury Department holds counterterrorism financing symposium.
WASHINGTON _ Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on new state voting laws.
LOS ANGELES _ Jury selection starts in trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's doctor.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ President Michel Martelly expected to unveil new government advisory board responsible with creating jobs and promoting business investments in Haiti.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ Federal civil rights prosecutors expected to release findings of investigation into Puerto Rico's police department following allegations of corruption and misconduct.
YAROSLAVL, Russia _ President Dmitry Medvedev to speak at his annual Global Policy Forum, which this year is accompanied by uncertainty over his political future.
FRANKFURT, Germany _ European Central Bank's governing council meets to set interest rates for the 17-nation eurozone. Decision at 1145 GMT, followed by news conference starting 1230 GMT.
UNITED NATIONS _ International Literacy Day.
TOKYO _ Revised economic growth data released for April-June are expected to underscore the devastation from the March 11 earthquake in northeastern Japan.
WASHINGTON _ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m. (1230 GMT); Commerce Department releases international trade for July, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m. (1400 GMT); Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for July, 3 p.m. (1900 GMT)
Friday, September 9:
RICHMOND, Virginia _ President Barack Obama speaks on his jobs plan in attempt to rally support. 2300 GMT.
BELGRADE, Serbia _ EU President Herman Van Rompuy is expected to attend an EU-Serbia forum on the troubled country's efforts at EU integration. Belgrade has arrested all war crimes suspects, but is told it must improve ties with breakaway Kosovo to achieve progress.
PARIS _ French President Nicolas Sarkozy pays homage to victims of Sept. 11 attacks at U.S. Embassy ceremony.
MYANMAR _ US special envoy to Burma Derek Mitchell arrives on first visit to the country.
MEXICO CITY _ Former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice to appear at Telmex Foundation event
MARSEILLE, France _ Finance Ministers from the Group of Seven leading economies gather in Marseille amid jitters about Europe's debt crisis and the health of the global economy. The United States, Germany, Britain, France, Japan, Italy and Canada will be represented. Through Saturday.
WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for July. 1400 GMT.
Saturday, September 10:
CAIRO _ Trial of former minister of oil, five senior oil ministry officials, and a businessman for exporting gas to Israel at low prices resumes.
PARIS _ Far-right party convention, with Marine le Pen speech
SHANKSVILLE, Pennsylvania _ Former President George W. Bush speaks at dedication ceremony of the Flight 93 National Memorial honoring those killed on United Airlines Flight that crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, after passengers and crew members fought with hijackers.
MONTERREY, Mexico _ Mayor Fernando Larrazabal to announce whether he will heed his party's request to step down to allow "politics free" investigation into casino fire that killed 52 people and corruption allegations. 1500 GMT.
Sunday, September 11:
NEW YORK, WASHINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA _ Observance of 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.
NEW YORK _ President Barack Obama attends memorial center service at World Trade Center site.
PARIS _ France hosts ceremonies to mark the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks with replicas of the Twin Towers across from the Eiffel Tower, a mass at Notre Dame, and an interfaith service at the original Statue of Liberty.
BERLIN _ Memorial Service for 9-11 victims with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
GUATEMALA CITY _ Presidential election.
MANAMA, Bahrain _ Eight opposition figures sentenced to life in prison by the special security tribunal.
SANTIAGO, Chile _ 38th anniversary of coup that ousted President Salvador Allende and put Gen. Augusto Pinochet in power.
Monday, September 12:
FLORIDA _ Republican presidential candidates debate.
CAIRO _ Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan expected to visit Cairo. Also visiting Tunisia and Libya in 4-day tour.
BRUSSELS _ EU foreign ministers meet.
GENEVA _ Start of the U.N. Human Rights Council's 17th session, lasting thru Sept. 30.
BASEL, Switzerland _ Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank and chairman of the Global Economy Meeting at the Bank for International Settlements, holds bimonthly news conference. 1030 GMT.
Tuesday, September 13:
CAIRO _ Arab Foreign ministers of the Arab peace Initiative committee scheduled to hold their regular meeting at Arab League to discuss Palestinian bid for statehood in the UN later in the month. Syria is also on the agenda.
MEXICO CITY _ Pro-legalization drug conference begins.
FRANKFURT _ First press day of Frankfurt International Auto Show, with news conferences and new model unveilings by VW, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, and many others.
TOKYO _ Nintendo shows how it plans to fight the intensifying competition against Sony in portable gaming.
Wednesday, September 14:
FRANKFURT, Germany _ Trial continues of Arid Uka, a 21-year-old Kosovo Albanian charged with the slaying of two U.S. airmen outside Frankfurt airport in March.
LUBLIN, Poland _ EU officials and experts on minorities are meeting for three days of discussion on the situation of the growing ranks of ethnic, religious and language minorities in the bloc. Through Friday.
HONG KONG_Asian Development Bank releases latest Asian development outlook report.
Thursday, September 8: