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Out this week: Soul Calibur 4 (360, PS3)


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Games:

World:

  • Tuesday 29: McCain on tour.
  • Thursday 31: Withdrawal from Iraq; Child labour deadline.
  • Sunday : Action on AIDS

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Games

TUESDAY 29

Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm (PC)

Everlight (PC)

MLB Power Pros 2008 (Wii, PS2)

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI (PC)

Spectral Force 3 (360)

Soul Calibur 4 (360, PS3)

Summer athletics (Wii, 360, PS2)

WEDNESDAY 30

Beijing 2008 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games (PC)

Baseball Mogul 2009 (PC)

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VC

Art of Fighting 2 (NeoGeo, 1-2 players, 900 Wii Points)

Chase H.Q. (TurboGrafx16, 1 player, 600 Wii Points)

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XBLA

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 (800 MS Points)

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DVD and Hi Def

The Lost Boys (also on Blu-Ray)

Shine a Light (also on Blu-Ray)

Harold and Kumar: Escape from Guantanamo BayBlu-Ray) (also on

Stargate: Continuum (also on Blu-Ray

Wargames 25th Anniversary Edition

Patriot Games (Blu-Ray)

Clear and Present Danger (Blu-Ray)

The Sum of All Fears (Blu-Ray)

Dark City: Directors Cut (Blu-Ray)

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Theater

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Swing Vote

The Midnight Meat Train

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Box Office

  1. The Dark Knight $75.1/$313.7
  2. Step Brothers $30.9/$30.9
  3. Mamma Mia! $17.7/$62.5
  4. The X-Files: I Want to Believe $10.0/$10.0
  5. Journey to the Center of the Earth $9.7/$60.4
  6. Hancock $8.3/$206.4
  7. WALL-E $6.4/$195.3
  8. Hellboy II: The Golden Army $5.1/$66.0
  9. Space Chimps $4.5/$16.1
  10. Wanted $2.7/$128.6
  11. Get Smart $2.2/$124.1
  12. Kung Fu Panda $1.0/$208.9

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World

MONDAY 28

US-Pakistan talks Yousaf Raza Gillani, the prime minister of Pakistan, meets George W. Bush, US president, at the White House (to July 30) to discuss economic development, counter-terrorism and regional co-operation.

Disarmament conference The third part of the United Nations’ Conference on Disarmament takes place in Geneva (to September 12), where delegates seek to negotiate weapons control treaties and arms policy.

Border disagreement Cambodian and Thai foreign ministers hold talks to resolve a border dispute over the 900-year-old Preah Vihear temple. UNESCO’s decision this month to list the temple as Cambodia’s second world heritage site triggered a nationalist backlash from groups in Thailand.

Human rights in China Amnesty International holds a briefing to deliver its evaluation of Chinese authorities’ record in four areas related to the core values of the Olympics: persecution of human rights activists, detention without trial, censorship and the death penalty.

TUESDAY 29

Disaster management The French presidency of the European Union hosts a congress (to July 31) on disaster management in the bloc. Delegates at the event in Aix-en-Provence will debate “feedback and perspectives on training, transport, equipment and mutual assistance”.

Security mandates The UN Security Council meets in New York to discuss adopting new mandates for its missions in Darfur, Georgia and the Ivory Coast (to July 30).

Trade rules The World Trade Organisation’s general council meets (to July 30) to discuss regulations of trade between the world’s nations.

Economic challenges Angel Gurría, the secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, visits New Zealand to meet Helen Clark, the prime minister, for talks on economic challenges (to July 30).

Conservatives woo US Liam Fox, Conservative MP and UK shadow defence secretary, addresses an event in Washington. He will focus on the theme, “What can the US expect from a future Conservative administration”?

MCain on tour US Republican presidential candidate John McCain attends The Nevada McCain Victory 2008 Finance Leadership as part of his election campaign.

Focus on CSR The International Corporate Social Responsibility conference takes place in Malaysia, with the theme “Where responsibility meets the bottom line”.

BoE figures The Bank of England releases lending figures for the month to end of June, covering growth rates, amounts outstanding and changes in total lending to individuals, broken down into lending secured on dwellings and consumer credit. The release also includes data on the value and number of approvals secured on dwellings.

WEDNESDAY 30

Somalia peace talks Somalia’s transitional federal government and the opposition Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia meet in Mecca to discuss co-operation, justice and reconciliation. It follows a peace agreement in June.

Policymakers meet Chicago hosts the American Legislative Exchange Council annual conference (to August 2). Legislators, businesspeople and public policy experts attend the conference, where speakers include Liam Fox.

Abeyi dispute Sudan armed forces and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army complete the withdrawal of forces from Abeyi as part of a plan by the Sudanese government
of National Unity’s main parties to resolve their dispute over the region.

THURSDAY 31

Withdrawal from Iraq The deadline passes for the US and Iraqis to produce a “status of forces agreement” that would allow US troops to remain in Iraq beyond the UN security mandate, which expires in December.

Child labour deadline The deadline for the Ivory Coast to end child labour on its cocoa farms passes. The country faces sanctions on exports to the US if the deadline set by US legislators is missed.

Festival city The Edinburgh Art Festival takes place (to August 31) and coincides with the Edinburgh Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The art and comedy events are held across multiple venues and include exhibitions, installations and live shows.

Eurozone confidence The European Commission releases its monthly business and consumer survey and the business climate indicator for the euro area for July 2008.

FRIDAY 1

Nuclear power in India The International Atomic Energy Agency meets to consider an agreement with India for safeguarding civilian nuclear facilities. India’s civilian reactors must be subject to regular IAEA inspections as a condition for nuclear trade with the US and other states in the Nuclear Suppliers Group.

Revenue chief The new chairman of the UK’s Revenue & Customs, Mike Clasper, takes up his position. He joins HMRC from Terra Firma Capital Partners where he was the operational managing director. He is a former chief executive of BAA.

US unemployment The US Bureau of Labour Statistics releases employment figures for July 2008. The report includes the employment status of the civilian population broken down by various criteria, including race, sex, and age.

SATURDAY 2

Iran bilateral relations Tehran hosts the 10th South Africa-Iran – Joint Bilateral Commission (to August 3). The meeting is co-chaired by Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma the South African foreign minister, and Hossein Samsani, the Iranian finance minister, who will discuss relations between the two nations.

SUNDAY 3

Action on AIDS Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, opens AIDS 2008, the international conference on the disease, in Mexico City. Delegates discuss new research and debate the global response to AIDS. Separately, Mr Ban meets Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón and Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, foreign secretary, to discuss climate change and meet business leaders via the UN Global Compact’s Mexico network (to August 5).

APEC talks Ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation bloc meet in Melbourne to discuss structural reform ahead of the group’s main summit in Lima in November.

Constitutional reform Latvia holds a referendum on proposed changes to the constitution to allow a vote on dismissing parliament.

Welsh roots The National Eisteddfod of Wales is held in Cardiff (to August 9). The event, the largest and oldest festival of Welsh culture, promotes the language and arts.

TA celebration The Prince of Wales marks the centenary of the UK’s volunteer Territorial Army at an event in Caithness.

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