This week's look ahead

Monday, Jan. 22
Brasília – Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva expected to unveil economic stimulus package.
Lugano, Switzerland – Seven foreigners go on trial in Switzerland's first case against alleged Al Qaeda associates.

Wednesday, Jan. 24
Strasbourg, France – Chief UN envoy to Kosovo, Martti Ahtisaari, reports to Council of Europe on talks over the Serbian's province's future status.
Paris – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice leads the US delegation to the International Conference for Support to Lebanon.
Davos, Switzerland – World Economic Forum convenes, with global trade negotiations high on the agenda. Meeting runs through Jan. 28.
Rome – UN Food and Agriculture Organization presents annual report on state of world's agriculture and food supplies.

Thursday, Jan. 25
Nairobi, Kenya – Deportation hearing for Abubakar Omar Aden, alleged financier of Somalia's Council of Islamic Courts with possible connections to Al Qaeda.
Nairobi, Kenya – Green political parties hold second world congress, presided over by Kenyan Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai.
Tokyo – Japan's parliament convenes for 150-day session.

Friday, Jan. 26
Tokyo – Defense lawyers present final arguments at trial of former Livedoor Co. President Takafumi Horie, charged with security law violations. 

– Associated Press, Reuters

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