DIARY-Political and General News Events from May 15

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----------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. Indicates new events ----------------------------------------------------------- WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 ** DALLAS, United States - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro meets former U.S. President George W. Bush in Dallas.

** BUDAPEST - Hungarian President Janos Ader and Czech President Milos Zeman to hold a news conference after their meeting in Budapest - 1030 GMT. ** PARIS - Canada's prime minister Justin Trudeau visits Notre-Dame Cathedral - 1200 GMT.

** WASHINGTON D.C - Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland holds a closed meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative - 1445 GMT. ** PARIS - British PM Theresa May holds bilateral with New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern - 1530 GMT. ** ANKARA - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan hosts Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi at the presidential palace and hold a joint news conference - 1600 GMT.

BEIJING – President of Singapore Halimah Yacob will arrive in Beijing for a three-day visit, during which she will meet with top Chinese leaders and speak at a high-level conference. (to May 16). BEIJING – Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos will pay a state visit to China (to May 16).

OTTAWA – Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic visits Canada (to May 17).

PARIS - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden arrives in Paris to meet French President Emmanuel Macron and launch the "Christchurch Appeal" against terrorism and violent extremism on the internet.

PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron to meet with Jordanian King Abdallah III, Senegalese President Macky Sall in Paris.

RIGA - Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili will meet with her Latvian counterpart Raimonds Vejonis, attend a flower ceremony at the Freedom Monument.

PARIS - Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg arrives in Paris to meet French President Emmanuel Macron.

BEIJING - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for talks in Beijing. BEIJING - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong meets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing - 0800 GMT. BEIJING - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras meets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing - 0800 GMT.

SOCHI - Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen in Sochi.

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) meeting. VINA DEL MAR, Chile – APEC Second Senior Officials’ Meeting (to May 16).

TEL AVIV, Israel - 2019 Eurovision Song Contest (to May 18). GLOBAL - U.N. International Day of Families. - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, MAY 16 ** TOKYO - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will hold bilateral talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and will be welcomed by Japanese Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. ** BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte speak to reporters after their working lunch - 1145 GMT.

LATVIA - Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cuvusoglu visits Latvia and meets with Latvian government officials - 1315 GMT. LJUBLJANA, Slovenia - Cape Verde Minister of Foreign Affairs Luis Filipe Lopes Tavares will meet his Slovenian counterpart Miro Cerar.

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Development) meeting.

LISBON – 7th anniversary of 78 billion euro bail-out of Portugal by eurozone leaders.

BRUSSELS - The European Commission holds a conference on plans to strengthen the international role of the euro against the dollar's dominance. Among the speakers: ECB board members Peter Praet and Luis De Guindos, EU Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis and Spain's Finance Minister Nadia Calvino - 0700 GMT. BRUSSELS - Euro zone finance ministers meet in Brussels. BRUSSELS - Eurogroup meeting.

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FRIDAY, MAY 17 SINGAPORE - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern makes an official visit to Singapore, to appear at a news conference - 0400 GMT.

SANTIAGO, Chile - Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting (to May 18). GLOBAL - World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.

BRUSSELS - European Union finance ministers meet in Brussels.

- - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, MAY 18 ** ZAGREB - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic hold a joint news conference ahead the European People's Party campaign rally in Croatia - 1630 GMT.

CROATIA - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Zagreb.

GLOBAL - International Museum Day.

AUSTRALIA - Australian Senate election. - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, MAY 19 BEIJING – Brazil Vice President Hamilton Mourao will visit China (to May 24). SWITZERLAND - Referendum election.

INDIA - Indian People's Assembly election. - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, MAY 21 PARIS - The OECD publishes its economic outlook for member countries and other major economies. - 0930 GMT BISHKEK – India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will represent her country at the Council of Foreign Ministers' meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to be held at Bishkek in the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan (to May 22).

BRUSSELS - EU General Affairs Council meeting. MALAWI – President election.

MALAWI - Malawian National Assembly election. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 GLOBAL - International Day for Biological Diversity. - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, MAY 23

** LJUBLJANA – President of Finland Sauli Niinisto will meet President of Slovenia Borut Pahor and other high officials (to May 24).

EUROPEAN UNION - European Parliament election.

- - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, MAY 24 IRELAND – Referendum election. - - - - - - - - -

SATURDAY, MAY 25

TOKYO - U.S. President Donald Trump will travel to Japan for meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and North Korea and trade seen high on the agenda (to May 28).

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SUNDAY, MAY 26

BELGIUM - Belgian Chamber of Representatives election. - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, MAY 27 BANGKOK - ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting (to May 31). MADAGASCAR – Referendum election.

NETHERLANDS - Dutch Second Chamber election.

MADAGASCAR - Malagasy National Assembly election. - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, MAY 28 BRUSSELS – European Council President Donald Tusk to meet with the leaders of the European Union (EU) member states.

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) meeting.

BRUSSELS - EU ministers responsible for trade meet in Brussels.

RIGA - Launch of OECD Economic Surveys: Latvia

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FRIDAY, MAY 31 GLOBAL - World No Tobacco Day. - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, JUNE 3

LONDON - U.S. President Donald Trump will make a state visit to UK (to Jun.5)

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THURSDAY, JUNE 6 LUXEMBOURG – EU Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting (to June 7).

PARIS - U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife travel to France, where Trump will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron. - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, JUNE 9 ASTANA - Kazakhstan to hold early presidential election.

- - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, JUNE 13 LUXEMBOURG - Eurogroup meeting. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, JUNE 14 LUXEMBOURG - Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - -

SATURDAY, JUNE 15 PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Referendum election. - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, JUNE 16 GUATEMALA – President election. GUATEMALA - Guatemalan Congress of the Republic election.

- - - - - - - - - MONDAY, JUNE 17 LUXEMBOURG – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, JUNE 20 BRUSSELS - European Council meeting (to June 21). BANGKOK - ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting (to June 23). BANGKOK - 34th ASEAN Summit - - - - - - - - -

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 MAURITANIA - President election. - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, JUNE 25 LUXEMBOURG - General Affairs Council (Cohesion) meeting.

VIENNA - 176th Meeting of the OPEC Conference - - - - - - - - -

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 VIENNA - 6th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting

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FRIDAY, JUNE 28 OSAKA, Japan - G20 summit (to June 29). - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NOTE: The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event.

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