This week's look ahead

Monday, June 5:

Italy - Preliminary hearing in the case of former premier Silvio Berlusconi, who is facing indictment on corruption charges.

Wednesday, June 7:

Venezuela - Energy ministers from Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, and Argentina to discuss building a South American pipeline.

Thursday, June 8:

Norway - Peace talks are tentatively planned between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger rebels. The talks are aimed at bolstering the monitoring of a shaky cease-fire. Fighting has killed an estimated 374 people since the beginning of April.

Washington - President Bush meets Chile's first woman president, Michelle Bachelet.

Friday, June 9:

Germany - The World Cup soccer tournament kicks off in Munich and will last through July 9.

Camp David - Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen meets President Bush.

- Associated Press

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