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.
INDONESIA / FORUM
Bali: Annual intergovernmental forum on the development of democracy in the Asia Pacific region, opens. . Indonesia and Australia are co-hosting the event, which is aimed at promoting and fostering regional and international cooperation in the field of peace and democracy.
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.
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.
FRANCE / BREXIT
Paris: AP interviews the head of Citigoup's France operations about the impact of Brexit on the company, which is hiring more people in France because of the UK's decision to leave the EU.
ITALY / POPE
Rome: Pope Francis pays homage to the Statue of the Immaculate Conception at the Spanish Steps – traditionally the pope brings a wreath of flowers which a fireman then places on the statue of the Virgin in the square on top of a column.
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.
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.
BAHRAIN / MANAMA DIALOGUE
Manama: Regional leaders gather to discuss key security issues at the IISS Manama Dialogue.
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.