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What’s happening in Europe on Monday

MONT PELERIN, Switzerland: Rival Cypriot leaders meet for UN-backed talks focused on the divided island’s territorial disputes, seen as a rare opportunity to make progress on one of the world’s longest-running political crises. 0925 GMT. VIDEO PICTURE (CYPRUS POLITICS TALKS UN)

LONDON: The British government updates lawmakers on a landmark High Court ruling that ministers cannot begin the Brexit process without prior approval from parliament. 1530 GMT. VIDEO (BRITAIN POLITICS EU )

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SAINT PETERSBURG: Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang holds talks with Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev as the two countries look to boost closer trade and political ties. (RUSSIA CHINA POLITICS ECONOMY)

FRAUENKIRCHEN, Austria: Austria hosts a meeting of central European defence ministers to discuss cooperaton in the migrant crisis. A second day of talks takes place in Sarajevo on Tuesday. (EUROPE MIGRANTS)

MOSCOW: Russian servicemen hold annual reenactment of a famous WWII parade on Red Square, 75 years after the original show of defiance as Nazi troops closed in on Moscow. 0700 GMT (RUSSIA WWII PARADE HISTORY POLITICS)

BULGARIA: Official results from the first round Bulgaria’s presidential election, ahead of a runoff vote on November 13. Picture. Video (BULGARIA-VOTE)

ANKARA: Turkey’s EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik meets EU ambassadors following strong criticism by the bloc of Turkey’s arrests of pro-Kurdish MPs. 0700 GMT. (TURKEY EU POLITICS KURDS)

LISBON: Start of annual “Web Summit”, bringing together investors, start-ups and giants of the tech sector as well as high-profile speakers.

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angel Merkel visits the Immigration department’s offices in Berlin. 1330 GMT. PICTURE (GERMANY POLITICS IMMIGRATION)

BERLIN: German President Joachim Gauck receives former editor-in-chief of Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet Can Dundar at Bellevue. 1330 GMT. (GERMANY TURKEY MEDIA POLITICS DIPLOMACY MASS-MEDIA)