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TOP STORIES


GLOBAL


VENEZUELA-POLITICS/

Venezuela's Guaido calls for uprising but military remains loyal to Maduro for now

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday made his strongest call yet to the military to help him oust President Nicolas Maduro, although there was little sign of defection from the armed forces leadership and isolated clashes fizzled out.


JAPAN-EMPEROR/

Japan's emperor prays for peace in first abdication in 200 years

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Emperor Akihito, in his final remarks as his three-decade reign drew to a close on Tuesday, thanked the people for their support and expressed hope for a peaceful future.

U.S.


CALIFORNIA-SHOOTING/

Accused California synagogue gunman faces murder, arson charges in court

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A 19-year-old man accused of killing one worshipper and wounding three others in a shooting spree in a California synagogue appeared in court on Tuesday to face murder and attempted-murder charges in an attack prosecutors are treating as a hate crime.


USA-IMMIGRATION-ASYLUM/

Trump directs officials to toughen asylum rules

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump directed officials to toughen rules for asylum seekers on Monday, including by introducing a fee for their applications and barring those who entered the country illegally from working until their claims are approved.

BUSINESS


APPLE-RESULTS/

Apple optimistic on sales as iPhone price cuts help in China

Apple Inc on Tuesday forecast stronger-than-expected third-quarter revenue and Chief Executive Tim Cook said iPhone sales had started to stabilize in China, a sign that Apple’s price cuts there are helping limit sales declines.


FACEBOOK-F8CONFERENCE/

Facebook overhauls messaging as it pivots to privacy

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc debuted an overhaul of its core social network on Tuesday, taking its first concrete steps to refashion itself into a private messaging and e-commerce company as it tries to move past a stream of scandals while tapping new revenue sources.

ENTERTAINMENT


AWARDS-TONYS-NOMINATIONS/

Bryan Cranston, musical 'Hadestown' score top nominations for Broadway's Tony awards

Bryan Cranston, Annette Bening and Laurie Metcalf were among top nominees for Broadway’s Tony awards on Tuesday, with musical “Hadestown” leading all shows with 14 nods.


NETFLIX-OBAMAS/

Obamas' Netflix slate features period drama, family show about vegetables

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company on Tuesday unveiled a wide-ranging slate of programming it will supply to Netflix Inc, including a period drama set in the fashion world and a biopic about Frederick Douglass.


SPORTS


SOCCER-CHAMPIONS-FCB-LIV/PREVIEW

Klopp highlights Liverpool progress without 'world class' Coutinho

Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp said he feared the worst when Philippe Coutinho left for Barcelona but congratulated his side for thriving in the Brazilian's absence as they prepare for a reunion in the Champions League semi-finals.


CRICKET-CANADA/

Canada t20 to kick off second season in july

The Global T20 Canada league said on Tuesday it will kick off its second season in July with a clash between the defending champion Vancouver Knights and Toronto Nationals.



UPCOMING


POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS


AFRICA-GERMANY/MERKEL-BURKINA (TV)

Merkel starts three-day Africa tour in Burkina Faso

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Burkina Faso where she will address an extraordinary meeting of the G5 Sahel amidst a spike in violence in the region

May 1


USA-IRAN/SANCTIONS-DECISION

The debate behind Trump's move to tighten Iran oil sanctions

President Donald Trump's unexpected decision to ban all Iranian oil purchases after May 1 - ending exemptions held by eight nations - came after hawkish economic and security advisers allayed the president's concerns about the potential for oil price hikes, according to three sources familiar with the internal debate.

1 May 01:00 ET / 05:00 GMT


JAPAN-EMPEROR/ (PIX) (TV)

Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito becomes emperor

Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito assumes the Chrysanthemum Throne by taking over the Imperial Regalia of Japan, also known as the Three Sacred Treasures, consisting of a sword, a mirror and a jewel, in a ceremony.

May 1


AUSTRIA-POLITICS/

Weekly Austrian cabinet meeting

1 May 02:00 ET / 06:00 GMT


BRITAIN-PROTESTS/CLIMATE-CHANGE (PIX) (TV)

Extinction Rebellion has a message for the world: We've only just begun

After paralyzing parts of London, the co-founder of environmental group Extinction Rebellion has a message for the world: We've only just begun.

1 May 21:00 ET / 01:00 GMT


SAFRICA-ELECTION/CORRUPTION (PIX) (TV)

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.

1 May 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


SPAIN-ELECTION/CATALONIA

Stars aligned for Catalan independence? Not so fast

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.The story will explore why, what are the expectations of their supporters on the ground and what could happen next.

May 1


WIKILEAKS-ASSANGE/ (PIX) (TV)

Julian Assange will be sentenced at Southwark Crown Court for violating his bail conditions

Julian Assange will be sentenced at Southwark Crown Court for violating his bail conditions.

May 1



CONFLICTS / WAR / PEACE


SYRIA-SECURITY/HERITAGE (PIX) (TV)

Syria's lost heritage stands out in Aleppo's broken minarets

The pencil minaret of the Ottoman Adliyeh mosque in Syria's Aleppo lists to one side and is scored by an ugly gash running down its flank, the result of bombing in the war.

1 May 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


SYRIA-SECURITY/TURKEY

U.S. Syria envoy Jeffrey visits Turkey for talks seen focusing on safe zone plans

U.S. Special Representative for Syria Engagement James Jeffrey visits Ankara for talks with Turkish officials on Syria, expected to focus on plans for a safe zone along the Turkish border east of the Euphrates river.

1 May


AFRICA-SECURITY/SAHEL (TV)

West African leaders attend G5 Sahel meeting as violence surges

West African leaders meet in Burkina Faso for a meeting of the G5 Sahel, a regional force made up of soldiers from Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mauritania to combat jihadists.

May 1



CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE


USA-TRUMP/CONGRESS-BARR (PIX) (TV)

In first post-Mueller report testimony, U.S. Attorney General Barr faces Senate panel

In his first testimony since release of Mueller report that he redacted for public release, U.S. Attorney General William Barr is set to answer questions before Senate Judiciary Committee.

1 May 11:00 ET / 15:00 GMT



BUSINESS / ECONOMICS


GEORGIA-RATES/

Georgia's central bank to announce its decision on refinancing rate

Georgia's central bank holds its monetary committee meeting, where it makes a decision on a key refinancing rate

May 1


MILKEN-CONFERENCE/ (PIX)

Milken Institute’s 22nd Global Conference

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

May 1


USA-FUNDS/CLIMATECHANGE

How climate change is wreaking havoc on farms -- and Wall Street

Historic floods in key Midwestern agricultural-producing states this spring are prompting some fund managers to question how climate change will affect the long-term value of companies that make or sell products ranging from tractors to fertilizer.

May 1


JAPAN-EMPEROR/HEIRS (PIX)

Japan's shrinking pool of imperial heirs leaves just three after Akihito abdicates

Once Japan has a new emperor, Naruhito, its imperial family will be left with just three heirs to the throne -- one of whom is 83.

May 1



ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT


SOUTHKOREA-JAPAN/KPOP (PIX) (TV)

WIDER IMAGE / FEATURE -K-Pop stardom lures Japanese youth to Korea despite diplomatic chill

Yuuka Hasumi put high school in Japan on hold and flew to South Korea in February to try her chances at becoming a K-pop star, even if that means long hours of vocal and dance training, no privacy, no boyfriend, and even no phone.

1 May 19:00 ET / 23:00 GMT


THAILAND-KING/CORONATION-CHAKRI (PIX)

FACTBOX-The 10 Ramas: who were the kings of Thailand's Chakri dynasty?

When he is crowned Thailand's king on May 4, Maha Vajiralongkorn will also formally take the title of Rama X. This Factbox story gives short profiles of the nine monarchs who have preceded him in the Chakri dynasty, which has ruled Thailand since 1782.

May 1


THAILAND-KING/CORONATION-MONGKUT (PIX)

The real "The King and I" - the true story of Thai king's great-great grandfather

Thailand's 19th century King Mongkut or Rama IV was made popular by the 1950s Hollywood musical "The King and I." And though his life was not like in the movie, in many ways it was more amazing.

1 May


FILM-LONGSHOT/ (PIX) (TV)

"Long Shot" pairs Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen in political romance

Oscar winner Charlize Theron and comedy actor Seth Rogen join forces in rom-com "Long Shot," playing an unlikely love pairing between a powerful politician and an unemployed disheveled journalist.

1 May 23:00 ET / 03:00 GMT


THAILAND-KING/CORONATION-ELEPHANT (PIX) (TV)

In Thailand, a "white elephant" fit for the king's reign

Plai Ekachai, 33, is the first "white" elephant to be discovered under the reign of King Rama X and is set to be presented as a gift to the country's new monarch sometime after this weekend's coronation ceremonies, the first the country will have seen in 69 years.

1 May 20:30 ET / 00:30 GMT


ROMANIA-WITCHES/INTERNET (PIX) (TV)

Romania's witches harness the powers of the net

With the power of the internet, Romania's witch community is migrating their ancient practice onto the web. Witchcraft has long been seen as a folk custom and many of Romania's estimated 4,000 witches are now casting spells over the net.

1 May 02:00 ET / 06:00 GMT


JAPAN-EMPEROR/ERA-DISCO (PIX)

Japan hits the dance floor to relive 'bubble' heyday and mark end of Heisei era

Japanese disco fans hit the dance floor to relive the glamour and glitz of the "bubble economy" go-go days as they bid sayonara to the country's Heisei era.

May 1


FILM-EXTREMELYWICKED/ (PIX) (TV)

Former teen idol Zac Efron plays serial killer Bundy in new drama

Actor Zac Efron transforms into notorious serial killer Ted Bundy in "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile," a story told from Bundy's ex-girlfriend's perspective, Liz Kendall, played by Lily Collins. Efron and Collins and director Joe Berlinger talk to Reuters about the film. Released May 3.

1 May 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT



SPORTS


ATHLETICS-SEMENYA/ (PIX) (TV)

Top sports court expected to render decision on Semenya's appeal

The Court of Arbitration for Sport will make a decision on Caster Semenya's appeal on May 1. The double 800-meter Olympic champion wants to have rules for hyperandrogenic athletes proposed by the IAAF to be overturned.

1 May 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


(PIX) (TV) (GRAPHIC)

FRANCE - BTF non-competitive bids

1 May 05:00 ET / 09:00 GMT