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Islamic State airs video purporting to be leader al-Baghdadi

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State’s media network on Monday published a threatening video message purporting to come from its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in what would be his first appearance since declaring the jihadists’ now-defunct “caliphate” five years ago.


Departing Japanese Emperor Akihito thanks the people, prays for peace

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.



Charges filed in deadly California synagogue shooting

The 19-year-old accused gunman in a deadly California synagogue shooting is due in a San Diego court on Tuesday for arraignment in Saturday’s attack, with officials adding a hate crime to his offenses.


U.S. Army veteran charged with plotting to bomb white nationalist rally

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A U.S. combat veteran of the war in Afghanistan who prosecutors say plotted to detonate multiple nail bombs at a Los Angeles-area white nationalist rally, seeking to cause mass casualties, was arrested in an FBI sting operation, federal prosecutors said on Monday.



Boxed in: $1 billion of Iranian crude sits at China's Dalian port

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Some 20 million barrels of Iranian oil sitting on China’s shores in the northeast port of Dalian for the past six months now appears stranded as the United States hardens its stance on importing crude from Tehran.


Trump sues Deutsche Bank and Capital One to block House subpoenas

U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and seven of his companies filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Deutsche Bank and Capital One Financial Corp to block the banks from complying with federal subpoenas investigating his financial dealings.



U.S. youth suicides up after Netflix show, cause unclear: study

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Suicides by young Americans rose by nearly a third in the month following the 2017 debut of popular Netflix television drama series “13 Reasons Why,” in which a teenage girl kills herself, a U.S. study showed on Monday.


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

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - John Singleton, who made his directorial debut with the acclaimed film “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, days after he suffered a stroke.



Man Utd's Solskjaer must show authority by dropping De Gea-Wright

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must show he is not afraid to make big decisions and drop error-prone goalkeeper David de Gea for the final two games of the Premier League season, former England striker Ian Wright has said.


Australia's Warner leaves IPL with World Cup confidence

Australian batsman David Warner will head to the World Cup in red hot form after signing off from the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a 56-ball 81 for Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday.




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


Germany's Merkel, Iraqi Premier Adel Abdul Mahdi meet in Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi meet in Berlin then hold a news conference at 1315 local time (1115 GMT).

30 Apr 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


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. He is seeking to have the charges against him dismissed and has also sought to have a full, unredacted copy of the Mueller report provided to his attorneys.

30 Apr 11:00 ET / 15:00 GMT


Senate committee to hear testimony from U.S. Attorney General Barr

Senate Judiciary Committee expects to hold session with US Attorney General today, with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report set to dominate.

May 1


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


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


Labour Day protests in Hong Kong

Hundreds of workers in Hong Kong march for better labor rights in the annual May Day protest.

May 1


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.

May 21:00 ET / 01:00 GMT



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.

May 1


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. The meeting comes amid a rise in violence across the Sahel but concentrated in Mali and Burkina Faso where attacks have surged in recent months.

May 1



Mutual fund darling Cloudflare tangled in debate over hate-speech

Scrutiny of Cloudflare Inc intensifies after the gunmen in three recent attacks on synagogues and mosques in the United States and New Zealand used hate-speech websites the cyber-defense company counts as clients.

30 Apr 12:00 ET / 16:00 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. The company is also expected to discuss plans to launch new heart drug tafamidis, which is currently under review at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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


Apple to report second-quarter results

Apple Inc is expected to report a fall in second-quarter revenue and profit.

30 Apr 16:00 ET / 20:00 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. Investors will focus on Lilly's 2019 forecast after the recent completion of its animal unit spin-off and updates on non-opioid pain drug tanezumab and cancer therapies pegilodecakin and LOXO-292.

30 Apr 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


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


Trade war and sagging prices push U.S. family farmers to leave the field

Years of low grain prices and the U.S. trade war with China are pushing U.S. farmers into retirement.

30 Apr 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


Facebook annual F8 Developer conference

Facebook hosts its annual event for software developers where it will announce new services. Last year's event included reveal of a new dating service.

30 Apr 13:00 ET / 17:00 GMT


AMRO to release ASEAN+3 Regional Economic Outlook (AREO) 2019

The ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office releases its latest growth projections and prospects for East Asian economies and regions via its flagship ASEAN+3 Regional Economic Outlook 2019 report.

1 May 17:00 ET / 21:00 GMT


Q1 2019 ConocoPhillips Earnings Release

The oil and gas producer is expected to report a fall in quarterly profit on a year-over-year decline in crude prices. Investors will be looking for updates on its plans to sell assets, payments from Venezuela over its $2 billion arbitration award on its nationalization of properties, and updates on its Alaska development plans.

30 Apr 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


Amazon warehouse event in Baltimore

Amazon hosts a media event at a warehouse in Baltimore. We will ask the company about automation, working conditions, the $15 minimum wage and its impact on turnover and the latest one-day shipping announcement.

30 Apr 13:00 ET / 17:00 GMT


Russia's FinMin announces OFZ bond auctions

Russia's Finance Ministry announces OFZ bond auctions for Wednesday

30 Apr 12:00 ET / 16:00 GMT


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. Investors will focus on Merck's business development plans, as they look for alternative avenues of growth outside of Keytruda, and in the face of multi-billion deals announced by rivals.

30 Apr 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


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 Institute’s 22nd Global Conference

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

May 1


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



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


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


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. He is the great great grandfather of King Vajiralongkorn who will be officially crowned as Thailand's monarch in a grand coronation ceremony on May 4.

May 1


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


Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen talk love and composting

Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen talk about political satire, love in the public eye and starting a compost, as they promote their new movie "Long Shot."

1 May 22:00 ET / 02:00 GMT


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