Here are the top stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters text service as of 10 p.m. GMT/ 6 a.m. SGT. For a full schedule of news and events, go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect or on Media Express




North Korea launches more missiles; U.S. seizes ship in mounting tensions

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles on Thursday in its second such test in less than a week, and the United States said it had seized a North Korean cargo ship as tensions again mounted between the two countries.


Venezuela lawmaker seeks refuge in Argentine embassy after colleague's arrest

CARACAS/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A Venezuelan opposition lawmaker sought refuge at Argentina’s Embassy in Caracas on Thursday, according to an Argentine foreign ministry source and a Reuters witness, a day after the arrest of a top figure in the opposition-controlled legislature.



House Democrat weighs subpoena or court case for Trump's taxes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House tax committee Chairman Richard Neal said on Thursday that he will decide by the end of the week whether to subpoena President Donald Trump’s tax returns or go to court to obtain the documents, which the administration refuses to hand over.


Accused California synagogue shooter charged with federal hate crimes

A California nursing student accused of a deadly shooting spree in a San Diego-area synagogue and arson at a nearby mosque was charged on Thursday with 109 counts of federal hate crimes and civil rights violations, prosecutors said.



Uber valued at $82 bln in IPO as market jitters, Lyft woes weigh

Uber Technologies Inc priced its initial public offering on Thursday at the low end of its targeted range to value the company at $82.4 billion, hoping the conservative approach would let it avoid the market chaos suffered by rival Lyft.


Trump rattles saber at China ahead of make-or-break trade talks

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was taking steps to authorize new tariffs on $325 billion in Chinese imports as officials prepared for last-ditch talks to avert an escalation of a trade war that threatens to derail the global economy.



Will Smith brings own fun-loving Genie to new "Aladdin"

Hollywood star Will Smith was reluctant at first to play Genie in the live-action remake of Disney's "Aladdin" as it meant following in the big footsteps of late comedian Robin Williams who voiced the character in the 1992 animated film.


Prince Harry given baby romper at first workday as father

Prince Harry was given a baby outfit for his son Archie by Princess Margriet of the Netherlands on Thursday as the new dad went back to work to mark a year until the 2020 edition of the Invictus Games he founded for wounded military personnel.



Koepka in the hunt at Byron Nelson ahead of PGA Championship defense

Brooks Koepka did not get the luxury of seeing the full Trinity Forest layout before the opening round of the AT&T Byron Nelson in Dallas on Thursday but that did not keep him from shooting a six-under-par 65.


Federer survives match points to beat Monfils

Roger Federer survived two match points against French maverick Gael Monfils to extend his claycourt comeback and reach the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open on Thursday.




U.S., S.Korea envoys to discuss nuclear standoff with N.Korea

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun is expected to hold talks with his South Korean counterpart Lee Do-hoon amid a nuclear standoff between the United States and North Korea in the wake of a failed summit in February. The two are expected to speak to media after their meeting.

May 10


U.S. envoy on North Korea meets South Korea's Unification Minister

U.S. nuclear envoy Stephen Biegun is expected to discuss possible food aid to North Korea with South Korea's Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul, a day after North Korea fired an unidentified projectile.

May 10


UN camp offers temporary respite for beleaguered Venezuelan migrants

Under the harsh midday sun, Maria Moreno bursts into tears, recalling how she and her six children fled their native Venezuela a month ago. They lived on the streets until finding temporary shelter in a recently-built United Nations camp outside the Colombian desert city of Maicao, which officials hope will help migrants get on their feet.

May 10


Palestinians continue to hold weekly protest along Gaza-Israel border

Palestinians continue border protests against Israel to demand the right to return to lands from which their ancestors fled or were driven out in 1948 during Israel's founding,. they also demand an end to the blockade... Egyptian security mediators arrived to observe calm along the border

May 10


After ousting Bashir, Sudan's activists struggle to loosen military's grip

After spearheading the rallies that toppled former President Omar al-Bashir, Sudan's main protest group is now locked in a stand-off with the country's new military rulers that is testing its clout as a political force.

10 May 02:00 ET / 06:00 GMT


Parliament votes on teachers pay after PM's threat to quit

Parliament will vote on the controversial issue of retroactive pay hikes for teachers, which Prime Minister Antonio Costa said would derail budget consolidation and cause his government's resignation if approved. The center-right opposition, which had backed the pay hike motion in a committee vote, has since backtracked, largely defusing the crisis.

May 10


Rights group tries to block Saudi vessel from loading French arms

A French human rights group on Thursday sought to block the loading of weapons onto a Saudi Arabian vessel that is due to dock in northern France later in the day, its lawyers said, arguing the cargo contravened an international arms treaty.

May 10



U.N. Libya envoy Ghassan Salame due to brief the U.N. Security Council

U.N. Libya envoy Ghassan Salame due to brief the U.N. Security Council

10 May 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT



RBA quarterly outlook for monetary policy and the economy

The RBA's quarterly outlook is likely to see downgrades to growth and inflation after recent disappointing data and as the housing market continues to deteriorate. Further discussion on whether to cut rates is likely, assuming they have not already eased at their policy meeting on May 7.

10 May 21:30 ET / 01:30 GMT


New York Federal Reserve Bank President Williams speaks before bankers event

Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John Williams speaks before the 21st Annual Bronx Bankers Breakfast organized by the Business Initiative Corporation of New York, the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, and the Office of the Bronx Borough President, in Bronx, N.Y.

10 May 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


Occidental chief faces shareholders amid takeover battle for Anadarko

Occidental Petroleum CEO Vicki Hollub faces shareholders publicly for the first time during a contentious battle to acquire rival Anadarko Petroleum for $38 billion that stakes her reputation on ability to pull off a deal to create the third largest U.S. oil company.

10 May 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT


Global Economy Weekahead

A weekly look at key economic events for the global economy in the coming seven days.

May 10


Federal Reserve Board Governor Brainard speaks at community development conference

Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard gives opening remarks at Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference, in Washington.

10 May 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg meets French President Macron in Paris

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg travels to Paris to meet French President Emmanuel Macron as a report commissioned by the French government to look at the U.S. social media giant's self-policing mechanisms on hate speech online is released.

10 May 09:00 ET / 13:00 GMT



Egg-freezing boom misses the mark with minority women

Social egg-freezing, a practice that allows women to delay childbearing, has skyrocketed in popularity in the last 5 years, but word of the procedure has failed to reach — and resonate with — women of color.

May 10



Israel boosts security and launches PR campaign ahead of Eurovision

Israel steps up its security and public relations campaigns for the Eurovision song contest ahead of the finals, starting on May 14. In the host city, Tel Aviv, fans are beginning to trickle in as workers put the finishing touches to the venues.

10 May 03:00 ET / 07:00 GMT


Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber drop new single

Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber drop their new single, 'I Don't Care'.

May 10