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Sri Lanka on alert for attacks as archbishop slams poor church security

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan security officials have warned that Islamist militants behind Easter Sunday’s suicide bombings are planning attacks and could be dressed in uniform, as the archbishop of Colombo complained about insufficient security around churches.


Global military spending at new post-Cold War high, fueled by U.S., China: think-tank

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Global military expenditure reached its highest level last year since the end of the Cold War, fueled by increased spending in the United States and China, the world’s two biggest economies, a leading defense think-tank said on Monday.



New York officials hit back at Trump over backing NRA gun-rights group

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York’s governor assailed President Donald Trump on Monday for backing the National Rifle Association in its dispute with the state, accusing the U.S. leader of being afraid of the powerful gun lobby.


FBI says received vague tips ahead of deadly California synagogue shooting

The FBI on Monday said it received multiple tips about a security threat minutes before a gunman opened fire in a California synagogue, killing a woman and wounding three others, but did not have enough detail or time to prevent the attack.



Boeing CEO keeps job intact after facing questions on 737 MAX crashes

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Boeing Co CEO and Chairman Dennis Muilenburg emerged with his job intact at an annual meeting on Monday and promised to win back the public’s trust after facing tough questions in the wake of two fatal crashes of the 737 MAX plane.


Google parent Alphabet's revenue misses estimates, rises at slowest pace in three years

Alphabet Inc’s Google failed to reap the benefits of a strong economy that bolstered rivals in the first quarter, leaving the search giant’s revenue below Wall Street targets on Monday.



U.S. film director John Singleton dead at age 51

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - John Singleton, who made his movie directorial debut with the acclaimed “Boyz n the Hood” about young men struggling in a gang-ridden Los Angeles neighborhood, died on Monday at the age of 51, his family said.


U.S. youth suicides rise 29 percent after Netflix debut of '13 Reasons Why'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Suicides by young Americans rose by almost a third in the month following the 2017 streaming debut of popular Netflix television series “13 Reasons Why,” in which a teenage girl is shown slitting her wrists, a U.S. study showed on Monday.



Lazio escape immediate stadium ban over racial insults

Lazio have escaped an immediate stadium closure after their traveling fans racially insulted two AC Milan players during last week's Coppa Italia semi-final, second leg at San Siro.


Hales withdrawn from England's World Cup squad

Batsman Alex Hales has been withdrawn from England's preliminary World Cup squad to avoid any "unnecessary distractions" ahead of the showpiece tournament, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Monday.




FACTBOX-The main political parties in South Africa's election

South Africans voting for a new national parliament on May 8 will have 48 parties to choose from -- more than at any election since the end of white minority rule in 1994. A factbox on the main parties running.

30 Apr 02:30 ET / 06:30 GMT


Top U.S. officials arrive in China for new round of trade talks

Top U.S. officials including Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are expected to arrive at a Beijing hotel ahead of high-level negotiations with their Chinese counterparts.

Apr 30


EXPLAINER-Spawned by Mueller, probes target Trump business, others

Numerous investigations spun out of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe are still alive and kicking, presenting potential ongoing legal and political risk for President Donald Trump, some of his former advisers and others.

30 Apr 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Merkel, Iraqi Premier Adel Abdul Mahdi speak to reporters in Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi speak to reporters after their closed door talks at Berlin's chancellery.

30 Apr 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Senate to vote on objections to peace accords

Colombia's Senate will vote on six objections made by President Ivan Duque to legislation implementing a peace accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group.

Apr 30


Chinese President Xi Jinping gives speech on 100th anniversary of May 4th movement

Chinese President Xi Jinping gives a speech on 100 years since the May 4th movement, an anti-imperialist movement that protested the Versailles Peace Treaty giving away German possessions in China to other foreign powers rather than handing back to China.

30 Apr 22:30 ET / 02:30 GMT


Finance Minister Loeger and Chancellor Kurz to present tax reform

Finance Minister Hartwig Loeger and Chancellor Sebastian Kurz present tax reform.

30 Apr 04:30 ET / 08:30 GMT


Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu visits Slovakia for Visegard Group meeting

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a meeting in Slovakia of the Visegrad Group with his Slovak, Czech, Polish and Hungarian counterparts.

Apr 30


WIDER IMAGE - Danish fishing communities fear Brexit could sink them

In the small fishing town of Thyboron on the northwestern coast of Denmark, many fishermen worry the British waters they have become increasingly dependent on will be out of reach when Britain leaves the European Union.

30 Apr 03:00 ET / 07:00 GMT


Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicates in royal ceremony

Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicates in a ceremony where both the monarch and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are expected to speak.

Apr 30


Stars aligned? Catalonia's separatists press Sanchez to make concessions, but they might struggle to convince him

Catalonia's separatists parties find themselves in the paradoxical situation of being vindicated by Sunday's parliamentary election, which boosted their number of lawmakers, while having lost much of their leeway because of the same ballot.

Apr 30


Ex-Trump adviser Stone to appear in court

President Donald Trump's former adviser Roger Stone, the self-proclaimed dirty trickster, will appear in court for a status hearing.

30 Apr 11:00 ET / 15:00 GMT


Anger over corruption dents faith in S.African president and ANC before poll

More than a year after President Cyril Ramaphosa rode a wave of anger about widespread corruption into office, no senior public official has been convicted of looting the public purse, leaving many voters seething as four judicial hearings continue to shine a harsh spotlight on a scourge that has affected almost every tier of government.

30 Apr 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT



China's vast fleet is tipping the balance in the Pacific

A short text story summarizing our special report on how the Chinese navy, growing faster than any other fleet, now controls the seas off its coast. Once dominant, the United States and its allies sail warily in these waters.

Apr 30


China Challenge: China's vast fleet is tipping the balance in the Pacific

In the third in a series about the transformation of the Chinese military, we show how the nation's navy, growing faster than any other fleet, now controls the seas off its coast. Once dominant in all the Pacific, the United States and its allies sail warily in these waters.

Apr 30


Fearful and fenced in: foreign children of IS face indefinite stay in Iraq

The children ran along the narrow enclosure, screaming, fighting and crying for the attention of the prison worker distributing sweets and balloons. Bug-bitten toddlers, too small to walk, clung to the sides of the chain link fence, staring blankly.

30 Apr 23:00 ET / 03:00 GMT



Aid workers in Mozambique struggle to reach communities cut off by cylcone

Aid workers in northern Mozambique were hoping for a break in torrential rain on Tuesday, which had severed their access to some of the communities worst-hit by Cyclone Kenneth for two consecutive days.

Apr 30



EU court rules on whether EU-Canada free trade deal is lawful

European Court of Justice to rule whether EU-Canada free trade deal's provisions on investor protection are in line with EU law

30 Apr 03:30 ET / 07:30 GMT


Malaysia disposes of nearly 4 tonnes of seized ivory

Malaysian authorities will dispose of nearly four tonnes of seized ivory on Tuesday, as the government looks to beef up enforcement of wildlife conservation and clamp down on wildlife trafficking.

30 Apr 02:00 ET / 06:00 GMT



Anadarko's weak performance in Permian made it a takeover target

Anadarko Petroleum Corp has become the biggest prize in the energy industry in part because of lagging oil production despite large land holdings in the top U.S. shale field.

29 Apr 17:30 ET / 21:30 GMT


UK car production figures published

Britain's car industry released car production data. Output has been hit by consumers shunning diesel, Brexit and emission rule changes, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has said.

30 Apr 19:00 ET / 23:00 GMT


Samsung Elec posts first-quarter earnings

Samsung Electronics, the world's top maker of memory chips and smartphones, reports its first-quarter earnings.

30 Apr 19:00 ET / 23:00 GMT


Pfizer Inc posts first quarter earnings

Pfizer Inc is set to report first-quarter results on Tuesday, when investors will focus on performance of key products like cancer drug Ibrance and pain treatment Xeljanz.

30 Apr 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


GM reports first-quarter results

General Motors Co will report first-quarter earnings and analysts will be watching to see the impact of declining sales on the company's profits and whether pickup truck sales have been sufficient to prop up margins at the No. 1 U.S. automaker.

30 Apr 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


Milken Institute’s 22nd Global Conference

Milken Institute’s 21st Global Conference brings together leaders in business, government, technology, philanthropy, academia, and media.

Apr 30


Q1 2019 General Electric Co Earnings Release

General Electric is set to announce the first-quarter earnings after its CEO sets low 2019 profit targets but promised better from 2020 onwards. Investors will look out for updates on cash flow for the full-year as well as beyond.

30 Apr 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


Eli Lilly to report first quarter earnings

Eli Lilly & Co is expected to post a drop in first-quarter earnings on Tuesday as it takes a hit from rising pricing pressures and the withdrawal of cancer drug Lartruvo.

30 Apr 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


Q1 2019 ConocoPhillips Earnings Release

The independent oil and gas producer is expected to report a fall in quarterly profit as its business takes a hit from year-over-year decline in crude prices. Investors will be looking for any updates on the company's plans to sell further assets as the company seeks to use cash from sales to invest in its U.S. shale operations.

30 Apr 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


Kraft Heinz Co reports first quarter results

Three months after a bombshell set of quarterly results where Kraft Heinz dealt a blow to investor confidence with a barrage of bad news including an over $15 billion write-down of some of its marquess brands' value, Wall Street will likely look past sales numbers to see if incoming CEO Miguel Patricio lays out what his plans are to fix the company's business.

Apr 30


Merck & Co to report first-quarter results

Merck & Co Inc is expected to post higher first-quarter profit on Tuesday, powered by use of its immunotherapy Keytruda as a treatment for lung and other types of cancer.

30 Apr 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT



TRFN-INSIGHT-Death by diet: the race to transform the world's bad food habits

TRFN- After decades of concentrating on how to feed an expanding global population, political leaders are realizing that nutrition - not hunger - is the new frontier, and the focus is shifting from providing enough food to food that is good.

30 Apr 21:00 ET / 01:00 GMT



Japanese react to Emperor Akihito's abdication

Japanese react to Emperor Akihito's abdication, which brings to an end the 31-year Heisei era and makes way for Crown Prince Naruhito to ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne.

Apr 30


Nominations for the Tony Awards for Broadway theater

Nominations are announced for Broadway theater's Tony Awards

30 Apr 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


DATE UNCLEAR - Birth of Prince Harry and Meghan’s first baby is expected

DATE UNCLEAR BUT FULL COVER WHEN ANNOUNCED. The baby will be seventh-in-line to the British throne. The couple, officially the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, said they intended to keep the plans for the arrival of the new royal private and no details of where they birth will take place have been released

30 Apr


Thailand and Netflix sign contract to develop cave boys TV series

Thailand's Culture Ministry, 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach sign a contract with Netflix to turn their 17-day rescue from a cave last year into a TV series.

30 Apr 03:00 ET / 07:00 GMT