This week's look ahead
Upcoming events around the world.
Monday, June 4:
SEOUL, South Korea – Asian Cooperation Dialogue begins.
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.
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.