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Out This Week: GTA IV & Mario Kart


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Games

World

  • Monday 28: Sarkozy visits Tunisia.
  • Thursday 1: Russian protests.
  • Friday 2: Torch in Hong Kong.
  • Saturday 3: Press Freedom.

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Games

SUNDAY 27

Mario Kart (Wii)

TUESDAY 29

Brain Voyage (DS)

Grand Theft Auto IV (360, PS3)

Great War Nations: The Spartans (PC)

Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor (PC)

Let’s Yoga (DS)

Let’s Pilates (DS)

Roogoo (360, PC, Wii, DS)

SNK Arcade Classics Volume 1 (PSP, PS2)

Toy Shop (DS)

FRIDAY 2

Iron Man (360, PSP, PS2, PS3, Wii, DS)

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VC

Double Dragon (NES®, 1-2 players, Rated Everyone 10+ — Mild Violence, 500 Wii Points)

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XBLA

Nothing

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DVD and Hi Def

The Golden Compass (also on Blu-Ray)

27 Dresses (also on Blu-Ray)

UFC 80: Rapid Fire

Fall of the Roman Empire

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Theater

Made of Honor

Iron Man

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Box Office

  1. Baby Mama $18.2/$18.2
  2. Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay $14.5/$14.5
  3. The Forbidden Kingdom $11.2/$38.2
  4. Forgetting Sarah Marshall $11.0/$35.0
  5. Nim’s Island $4.5/$38.9
  6. Prom Night $4.4/$38.1
  7. 21 $4.0/$75.7
  8. 88 Minutes $3.6/$12.6
  9. Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who $2.4/$147.8
  10. Deception $2.2/$2.2
  11. Street Kings $2.1/$23.6
  12. Leatherheads $1.8/$29.2

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World

MONDAY 28

UN addresses food crisis Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary-general, hosts a meeting of UN agency heads in Geneva, where the food price crisis and climate change will be discussed.

Missile defence shield Karel Schwarzenberg, Czech foreign minister, visits the US to meet Condoleezza Rice, secretary of state, for talks on the proposed US missile defence shield in the Czech Republic.

EU foreign policy talks EU foreign ministers meet in Luxembourg (to April 29) to discuss issues including the Middle East peace process and the political situations in Iraq, Pakistan and Zimbabwe.

Environmental challenge The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s environment policy committee meets in Paris (to April 29) to discuss links between trade and the environment.

Ahmadi-Nejad in Sri Lanka Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, the Iranian president, visits India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka for talks on bilateral relations, the proposed Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline, and to inspect Sri Lankan projects part-funded by Iranian aid.

Sudanese envoys in UK Mustafa Uthman Isma’il, an adviser to the Sudanese president, and Deng Alor, foreign minister, visit the UK for talks with Gordon Brown, prime minister, on the situation in Sudan.

UN mission in Iraq The UN Security Council meets in New York to discuss Iraq with regard to the UN assistance mission and multinational force operating in the country.

Alitalia finances Representatives from Enac, the Italian civil aviation authority, meet executives from troubled national carrier Alitalia to review the company’s finances.

Energy conference London hosts the fourth international Russian power conference at which delegates will discuss mergers and acquisitions and the credit crunch.

Sarkozy visits Tunisia Nicolas Sarkozy, French president, visits Tunisia to meet Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia’s president, to discuss the possible sale of Airbus aircraft to Tunis Air and civilian nuclear energy co-operation.

TUESDAY 29

Sudan mission review The UN Security Council meets to discuss its mission in Sudan and the Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara. Its mandate expires on April 30.

EU-Russia partnership Russia and the European Union hold talks to formulate a new bilateral agreement. Topics under discussion include trade, energy and human rights.

Italian parliament The newly elected Italian parliament meets for the first time since the centre- right People of Freedom coalition, led by Silvio Berlusconi, won the national election.

South Stream pipeline Kostas Karamanlis, the Greek prime minister, meets Vladimir Putin, the outgoing Russian president, to discuss the possibility of Greece participating in the Russia-backed South Stream gas pipeline.

Mobile in the spotlight Ofcom ends its consultation into misleading mobile marketing practices in the UK. The industry regulator proposes to have new rules in place by the summer.

Food and drink in Ireland Belfast hosts the International Food, Drink, Hospitality and Retail Exhibition (to May 1), offering international and local products and services.

FT Reports

Working in the Gulf

WEDNESDAY 30

Democracy in Thailand Noppadon Pattama, the Thai foreign minister, talks at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club about the return to democracy, the southern conflict and Burma.

Directors’ forum The annual convention of the Institute of Directors is held in London. Speakers include David Cameron, UK Conservative party leader.

THURSDAY 1

Polls for London mayor Elections for the London Assembly and London mayor take place. Elections will also be held across England and Wales to choose councillors on local authorities.

Award for European unity The presentation of the international Charlemagne Award for European Unity takes place in Germany, with Angela Merkel, chancellor, being this year’s winner. It has been awarded each year since 1950 and is regarded as one of the most prestigious European prizes.

Russian protests The United Civil Front, led by Garry Kasparov, chess grandmaster and part of the Other Russia anti-Kremlin opposition, protests against Dmitry Medvedev’s election as Vladimir Putin’s successor with a march to be held in St Petersburg.

Iran’s nuclear programme Foreign ministers from the five UN Security Council permanent members of China, France, Russia, the UK and the US, plus Germany, discuss progress on Iran’s nuclear programme (to May 2).

FRIDAY 2

European summit Macedonia hosts leaders from central European countries including Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland and Turkey to discuss topics from the credit crunch to bilateral relations.

Torch in Hong Kong The Olympic torch arrives in Hong Kong. The torch left Greece on March 25 and has travelled via 22 venues ahead of the Beijing Games in August.

SATURDAY 3

Press freedom World Press Freedom Day is marked. The event was first recommended by the UN Economic and Social Council in 1993 to promote global press freedom.

SUNDAY 4

Polls in Equatorial Guinea Municipal and legislative elections to the Chamber of People’s Representatives take place. Legislative elections were to take place in 2009 but were brought forward to coincide with municipal polls.

Compiled by Nathalie Kilby

preview@ft.com

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