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Updated: 13-02-2019 16:27 IST

The world’s most infamous cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who rose from poverty in rural Mexico to amass billions of dollars, was found guilty in a U.S. court on Tuesday of smuggling tons of drugs to the United States over a violent, colorful, decades-long career.

BRITAIN-EU/ It's May's deal or long Brexit delay, UK's chief negotiator overheard saying in bar

LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers will face a stark choice between Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal or a long extension to the March 29 deadline for leaving the bloc, the UK’s chief Brexit negotiator was overheard saying in a Brussels bar. U.S.

USA-SHUTDOWN/ Trump dislikes border security deal but Republicans urge support

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was unhappy with a deal struck by congressional negotiators on border security that denied him funds for his promised U.S.-Mexican border wall, but did not reject it outright as fellow Republicans urged his support. CALIFORNIA-GOVERNOR/

California Governor Newsom swipes at Trump, cuts water, rail projects SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Tuesday he would scale back massive water and rail projects pushed by his predecessor and had assembled a team of lawyers to protect wildfire victims and ratepayers as utility PG&E enters bankruptcy proceedings.


Mnuchin hopes for 'productive' trade meetings in China BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday he hopes for “productive” trade meetings in China this week, as the two countries seek to hammer out an agreement amid a festering dispute that has seen both level tariffs at each other.

NISSAN-GHOSN-RENAULT-EXCLUSIVE/ Exclusive: Renault to scrap Ghosn's 30 million euro golden parachute - sources

PARIS (Reuters) - The board of Renault was poised to cancel as much as 30 million euros ($34 million) in deferred pay and severance to its ousted boss Carlos Ghosn, as directors met on Wednesday to approve its full-year accounts, sources told Reuters. ENTERTAINMENT

PEOPLE-21-SAVAGE/ Rapper 21 Savage granted bond, to be released: lawyer

Rap artist 21 Savage, who has been in custody in Georgia for nine days on immigration charges, was granted bond on Tuesday and will be released from custody on Wednesday, his attorney said. FILMFESTIVAL-BERLIN-FAREWELL-TO-THE-N/

Catherine Deneuve's new film explores Islamist radicalisation BERLIN (Reuters) - Tolerance and non-judgemental understanding may be the best way to try to save radicalized young Europeans who want to go and join militant Islamists in Middle Eastern conflicts, veteran French actress Catherine Deneuve said on Tuesday.


Golf: Garcia apologizes for Saudi tantrum Former U.S. Masters champion Sergio Garcia has apologized for his disqualification from the Saudi International earlier this month and said he let his emotions get the better of him.

TENNIS-NEWYORK/ Tennis: Querrey downs Harris to advance at New York Open

American Sam Querrey fired his 13th ace on match point to dispatch rising South African talent Lloyd Harris 7-6(2) 6-2 in the first round of the New York Open on Tuesday. UPCOMING


Trump's Venezuela envoy testifies to U.S. House panel amid crisis U.S. President Donald Trump's special envoy for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, testifies in Democratic-led House of Representatives, as Washington presses for change of government in South American nation.


Portugal steps up efforts to tackle labour trafficking but resources are scarce One behind the other, four police cars drive purposefully down a dirt track in southern Portugal and stop in the middle of a field. Officers jump out and tell the Dutch owner of the raspberry farm they are investigating labour trafficking.


Turkish President Erdogan makes speeches amid election campaigning Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will make a speech to Turkish shopkeepers and traders in Ankara amid campaigning for March 31 local elections.

13 Feb 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT USA-HOUSE/CANNABIS

U.S. House panel to discuss cannabis banking U.S. House Financial Services Committee's Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions Subcommittee discusses how and whether to allow cannabis-related businesses access to traditional banks.


ANALYSIS-In Myanmar, new parties challenge besieged Suu Kyi's grip on power New political groups are emerging to contest Myanmar's next election in 2020, aiming to challenge the hegemony of national civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi after she has been weakened by escalating ethnic conflicts and slowing economic growth.


Palestinians quietly police Jerusalem's east in defiance of Israel Israeli police may be the law in East Jerusalem, but when Palestinians there need a crime solved they often turn to their own, undeclared security men, whose mission is quietly defying Israel's 51-year rule by asserting control while keeping order.


Senegal's President campaigns on futuristic city project In the arid scrublands outside Dakar, new state-of-the-art public buildings are marooned in a sea of rebar and dirt roads - evidence that President Macky Sall's promise to create a futuristic city to decongest the capital is very much a work in progress.


NATO defence ministers meet, likely to discuss INF treaty As NATO defence ministers meet at the alliance HQ in Brussels, the US will come up against its deadline to withdraw from the INF arms treaty, which Washington says Moscow is violating


British parliament to debate and vote on Brexit deal progress Prime Minister Theresa May has asked lawmakers to hold their nerve over Brexit and give her more time to renegotiate her Brexit deal. Parliament will hold a debate on Thursday on whether to reaffirm its support for her ongoing efforts.


USA-MILITARY/SENATE (PIX) Prompted by Reuters reports, Senate holds hearings on U.S. military housing

The Senate Armed Services Committee holds a hearing exploring military housing conditions, with testimony from private contractors and DOD brass. The hearings were prompted by the Reuters series Ambushed at Home and come amid a growing chorus of criticism from military families. 13 Feb 14:00 ET / 19:00 GMT

MIDEAST-CRISIS/SUMMIT (PIX) (TV) U.S. co-hosts Iran-focused global summit in Poland

The U.S. co-hosts a global summit focused on the Middle East and Iran. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the meeting would focus on Middle East stability and security and Iran's role in the region. Tehran denounced the summit as “a circus” and summoned Poland’s envoy to protest Warsaw's hosting of the event. 13 Feb 12:00 ET / 17:00 GMT

MIDEAST-CRISIS/SUMMIT (PIX) (TV) U.S. to host Iran-focused global summit in Poland

The U.S. co-hosts a global summit focused on the Middle East and Iran. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the meeting would focus on Middle East stability and security and Iran's role in the region. 14 Feb


'This hurts': In El Chapo's home turf, some lament drug lord's conviction The conviction of Mexico's legendary crime boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman traveled quickly to his rugged home state on Tuesday where locals said they felt pain for a man some described as a fallen folk hero and community benefactor.


One-year anniversary of Parkland school shooting One year after a teen shot 17 people dead at a high school in Parkland, Florida.


USA-SHUTDOWN/ U.S. President Donald Trump could still torpedo a bipartisan deal

U.S. President Donald Trump could still torpedo a bipartisan deal to avert another government shutdown, with Congress racing to enact the accord that would provide some money for border fencing but fall far short of the president's initial demands. 13 Feb 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

AIG-RESULTS/ (PIX) AIG to report Q4 2018 earnings

American International Group Inc plans to report fourth quarter results after markets close on Wednesday (2-13) as investors await news on whether the insurer is any closer to turning a profit in its general insurance business. 13 Feb 16:00 ET / 21:00 GMT

USA-FED/HARKER (PIX) Fed's Harker on prospects for a return to U.S. rate hikes

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker, a centrist at the U.S. central bank, will give his economic outlook and discuss what it would take for him to back a return to interest-rate hikes. He speaks at the Jewish Business Network Power Lunch, in Philadelphia, Pa. 13 Feb 12:00 ET / 17:00 GMT

CISCO SYSTEMS-RESULTS/ (PIX) Q2 2019 Cisco Systems Inc Earnings Release

Cisco Systems Inc is expected to report a rise in second-quarter revenue, as the network gear maker benefits from growth in its newer businesses such as cyber security and application software. Investors will be keeping an eye on its forecast. 13 Feb 16:00 ET / 21:00 GMT

EU-SINGAPORE/TRADE EU lawmakers to vote on EU-Singapore free trade deal

EU lawmakers vote on trade agreement with Singapore, a sign of the EU's deeper push for open market accords with Asian countries 13 Feb 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

SPRINT-M&A/TMOBILE (PIX) House panel holds hearing on T-Mobile and Sprint merger

U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Communications and Technology conducts hearing on proposed merger 13 Feb 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

USA-FED/MESTER Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Mester speaks at global economy conference

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks on the economic outlook and monetary policy before the 2019 Economic Conference hosted by the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics, in Lexington, Ky. 13 Feb 08:50 ET / 13:50 GMT

INVESTMENT-FUNDS/ 13F Hedge Fund Filings

The world's most powerful money managers and hedge-fund investors ranging from Seth Klarman's Baupost Group and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway to Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management and David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital say which U.S. stocks they held at the end of the fourth quarter via 13F SEC filings, shedding light on how they positioned their portfolios before January's dovish Federal Reserve policy-setting meeting, a slowdown in growth in China/U.S. and the volatile global financial markets. 14 Feb

NEWZEALAND-ECONOMY/RBNZ Signing of new RBNZ Monetary Policy Committee Remit and Charter

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr speak after signing the new Reserve Bank Monetary Policy Committee Remit and Charter 14 Feb

USA-FED/POWELL (PIX) (GRAPHIC) In rural Mississippi, still waiting on recovery

Here’s what has happened in Leflore County, Mississippi, the 23rd poorest county in the country, since the end of the recession in 2009. The number of jobs fell 4 percent and nearly 8 percent of the businesses disappeared. Average annual pay at private firms stalled. The median age spiked as working age adults voted with their feet and left. 14 Feb

IRELAND-BONDS/ Ireland looks to raise up to 1.25 billion euros in bond auction

Ireland to raise between 1 billion and 1.25 billion euros in a dual bond auction 14 Feb


Netflix film "Elisa & Marcela" screens in competition in Berlin Isabel Coixet's "Elisa & Marcela", which is based on the true story of two women who married in Spain in 1901, is the first Netflix-acquired film to screen in competition at the Berlin Film Festival.

13 Feb 07:55 ET / 12:55 GMT