Global Political Calendar: Trump-Kim summit anniversary, SCO summit and May's succession
The 19th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit to open in Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek, Dushanbe to host the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit, the handshaking anniversary between Trump and Kim, and the race to succeed UK's Theresa May is heating up.

Democrats wrestle with Trump impeachment

Democrats will maintain pressure on U.S. President Donald Trump in the week beginning June 10 with a House judiciary committee hearing on the Mueller report and votes on holding Bill Barr and Don McGahn in contempt of Congress. 
The party is ultimately wrestling – and internally split – on whether to pursue impeachment of Trump

First anniversary of Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump held an unprecedented summit on June 12 last year in Singapore and pledged to establish new relations and a peace regime on the Korean peninsula. 
The meeting, which came after months of escalating tensions marked by nuclear and missile tests, new sanctions and "fire and fury" rhetoric, yielded a short-on-details joint statement that was widely seen as "vague" and resulted in little tangible progress. 

SCO summit and CICA summit

The 19th SCO summit will be held from June 13 to 14 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Kyrgyzstan and attend the summit.
According to Vladimir Norov, the SCO secretary general, the Bishkek summit is expected to sign documents aimed at deepening interaction between regions, strengthen the fight against illicit drug trafficking, establish cooperation in information technologies, environmental protection, health care, and sports.
The Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit, slated for June 14 and 15 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan is a platform for enhancing cooperation towards promoting peace, security and stability in Asia.

Who will be the next British Conservative leader?

British Conservative MPs will vote in the first round of the battle to find a new party leader and prime minister on June 13.
May quit as the leader of the Conservatives on June 7, but will remain prime minister in a caretaker capacity until a successor is appointed – a process which the party has said should be completed by the end of July.
Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, his successor Jeremy Hunt, former Brexit minister Dominic Raab and environment minister Michael Gove are among the frontrunners in the contest.
Candidates would then need to win five percent of a vote – or 16 votes – among lawmakers to get through the first round, and then 10 percent to stay in the contest in the second ballot.


Monday: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas visits Iran.
Tuesday: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and French President Emmanuel Macron are scheduled to address a high-level session of International Labour Organization's annual conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
Wednesday: Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benitez meets with Bolivian President Evo Morales in La Paz, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan meet the press in Berlin ahead of a working dinner, Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga pays an official visit to Kyrgyzstan, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes a two-day visit to Iran, U.S. President Donald Trump hosts Polish President Andrzej Duda at the White House, the Republic of Korea (ROK) President Moon Jae-in is on a state visit to Norway.
Thursday: German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in Berlin, Eurogroup meeting is held in Luxembourg. 
Friday: Leaders from EU southern states – Malta, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain – hold a summit in Valletta, Gaza celebrates the 12th anniversary of Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip from Fatah.
Saturday: Queen Margrethe II of Denmark is on a state visit to Estonia, Papua New Guinea holds referendum election.
Sunday: Presidential election starts in Guatemala.
(Cover photo by CGTN's Gao Hongmei)