(CNN) -- The following are the stories we expect to be making the headlines in the next seven days:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16
Red rover: Hugo Chavez is set to embark on an international tour.
Are cars electric?
The 2008 Green Car of the Year Award will be handed out at the Los Angeles auto show.
Trial begins of ethnic Russians accused of inciting a public riot following the removal of a Soviet war memorial from the Estonian capital, Tallinn.
Will he, won't he?
Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda is tentatively scheduled to meet with George W. Bush at the White House.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17
The Leonids meteor shower hits its peak. Experts expect that perhaps a dozen meteors per hour will be visible.
Kosovo is scheduled to hold parliamentary elections that will go some way to deciding the future of the Balkan territory.
After a meeting with other OPEC leaders, Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez is set to embark on an international tour that will include France and the UK.
The finance ministers and central bank governors of the G-20 countries are scheduled to meet in Cape Town, South Africa.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Up in smoke
The annual Cannabis Cup takes place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, with coffee shops competing for the title of best marijuana, seed store and hemp products.
An international conference on landmines -- the cause death and injury long after a conflict ends - takes place in Amman, Jordan.
The Association of South East Asian Nations holds its summit in Singapore.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Edinburgh hosts the International Atomic Energy Agency conference on international illicit nuclear trafficking.
Stars from the small screen will be walking up the red carpet at the Emmy Awards in New York.
Former boxer Mike Tyson will be sentenced after pleading guilty earlier in the year to charges of possession of drugs.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20
Give Japan the finger
The Japanese government is scheduled to begin fingerprinting and photographing all foreign visitors.
The adorable couple
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.
To the polls
Parliamentary elections are set to take place in Jordan.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Jena 6 hearing
A hearing is set to take place in Los Angeles that could allow the press to attend the trial of juvenile Mychal Bell who is one of the accused in the "Jena 6" case where six black students are accused of beating a white student.
It's World Hello Day. The organizers encourage everyone to say hello to at least 10 people. The day was started to promote the importance of personal communication in preserving peace.
The United Nations sponsors World Television Day to commemorate the first World Television forum in 1996.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22
If you're an American, it's time to give thanks and eat until you feel sick.
Vienna hosts the International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors meeting.
Fireworks in Beirut
Lebanon marks its national day. E-mail to a friend