KOREAS / TENSION
++Running Story – 2 - 8 December 2017++ Monitoring for latest developments as tension continues over North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes after Pyongyang launched a new intercontinental ballistic missile it claims can reach any target in the continental United States.
INDONESIA / VOLCANO
++Running Story – 2 - 8 December 2017++ Covering latest as Mount Agung continues to belch black-gray columns of volcanic dust and steam. Authorities have told 100,000 people to leave an area extending up to 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the volcano.
THAILAND / CRITIC
Bangkok: Prosecutors decide whether to proceed with a case against prominent Thai social critic for allegedly criticizing a king who reigned almost 500 years ago. .Insulting the monarchy, or lese majeste as the offense is known, is punishable by three to 15 years' imprisonment. .At least 93 cases of lese majeste involving 138 people have been prosecuted since the military seized power in 2014.
NEPAL / ELECTION
Katmandu: Nepal holds second phase of national and provincial elections.
UK / BREXIT
++Running Story – 2 - 8 December 2017++ Covering developments as the UK and EU 27 prepare for a crucial leaders' summit on 14-15 Dec, during which it will be decided if enough progress has been made in Brexit negotiations for the parties to proceed with discussions on what a future trade relationship between the UK and the EU may look like.
SWEDEN / NOBELS
Stockholm: This year's Nobel Laureates give news conferences ahead of awards ceremony on Dec. 10.
::7 DEC - 0830GMT - The winners of this year's Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry and Economics give news conference.
GERMANY / SPD
Berlin: Germany's Social Democratic Party holds convention, during which Martin Schulz will speak and then an election for party leader will be held.
BELGIUM / CATALONIA
Brussels: Pro-independence Catalan cultural organizations the ANC (Catalan National Assembly) and Omnium hold a major pro-Catalan independence demonstration.
VATICAN / XMAS TREE
Vatican City: The lights are switched on for the Vatican's Christmas Tree and the traditional nativity scene is inaugurated during a festive ceremony.
GREECE / TURKEY
Athens: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes two-day visit, his first trip to Greece since May 2010 when he visited during his time as prime minister.
AUSTRIA / OSCE
Vienna: OSCE's ministerial two-day meeting, with US Secretary of State Tillerson and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov expected to attend.
ARGENTINA / SUBMARINE
++Running Story – 9-15 December 2017++ The search for Argentine submarine ARA San Juan continues but rescue efforts have ended.
::Covering daily Navy presser Live.
HONDURAS / ELECTIONS
++Running Story – 9-15 December 2017++ Various: Following developments as the government has imposed a curfew to prevent nighttime protesting by supporters of the main opposition candidate, Salvador Nasralla, who has called for a vote recount.
COLOMBIA / SESSIONS
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his counterparts from Colombia and Mexico meet in Cartagena to discuss fighting organized crime and drug trafficking in the Western Hemisphere.
:: Joint statement expected around 1230EST/1730GMT
BRAZIL / LULA CAMPAIGN
Rio De Janeiro: Former President Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva, the frontrunner for the 2018 presidential election, holds rallies in a few areas in Rio de Janeiro.
CHILE / ELECTION DEBATE
Santiago: Presidential candidates Alejandro Guillier of the Nueva Mayoria coalition and Former Chilean President Sebastian Pinera takes part in a presidential debate.
SYRIA / FIGHTING
++Running Story – 2 - 8 December 2017++ Syrian military fighting for Boukamal, IS's last urban stronghold in the country as UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva make little headway.
YEMEN / CRISIS
++Running Story – 2 - 8 December 2017++ UN and humanitarian organisations warn Yemen still headed toward humanitarian catastrophe.
WORLD / SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
++Running Story – 2 - 8 December 2017++ Continued coverage of allegations of sexual misconduct against well-known people in entertainment, media, politics and other professions.