EUROPE-IRAN — The Iranian president meets with Pope Francis, who has praised Tehran and the West for the landmark nuclear deal, in the first visit by an Iranian president to the Vatican since Mohammad Khatami attended John Paul II's funeral in 2005.
FRANCE-STRIKES — French aviation workers, taxi drivers, teachers and other public servants go on strike, demanding higher salaries or more attention to their problems, in a new challenge to Francois Hollande's Socialist government and its efforts to modernize the economy.
ROMANIA-MOLDOVA — Moldova's new prime minister — the sixth this year — visits close ally Romania less than a week after protesters stormed the Moldovan Parliament to protest his government and demand early elections.
EUROPE-MIGRATION — EU justice and interior ministers complete a two-day meeting in Amsterdam to discuss the migrant crisis and terrorism.
RUSSIA-LAVROV — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov holds his annual news conference.
RUSSIA-PUTIN — Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a meeting with a presidential council charged with fighting corruption.
SLOVAKIA-HOLOCAUST — The prime ministers of Slovakia and the Czech Republic open a museum on the Holocaust.
GERMANY-EARNS-SIEMENS — Industrial conglomerate Siemens releases earnings figures for the October-December period, its fiscal first quarter.