Week InAdvance: September 26, 2022

Mon Sep 26 Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, is celebrated. | Tue Sep 27 Japan holds state funeral for former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. | Wed Sep 28 US president hosts first US-Pacific Island Country summit in DC. | Thu Sep 29 Election of the lord mayor of the City of London. | Fri Sep 30 Deadline for US government shutdown. | Sat Oct 1 National Day to commemorate the founding of the People's Republic of China, beginning the Golden Week national holiday. | Sun Oct 2 Daylight saving time begins in Australia.


Russia is moving swiftly to stage votes on annexing regions of Ukraine under its control. The so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, as well as occupied Kherson and Zaporizhzhia, plan votes for several days through Tuesday just as Moscow plans to mobilize reservists in an escalation of the seven-month war.


Italians go to the polls on Sunday to elect their 70th government since the end of World War II, with a far-right coalition favored to win. 


German Chancellor Olaf Scholz visits the Middle East as Europe's biggest economy races to shore up energy supplies. OPEC's World Oil Outlook is published on Tuesday, and EU energy ministers meet on Friday in Brussels for the second time in a month.  

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