CHINA-PARLIAMENT-BACKSTORY/ The frenzy to cover China's stage-managed parliament session
BEIJING (Reuters) - For many journalists, China’s once in a year parliamentary meeting starts with a sharp-elbowed sprint up the stairs. U.S.
USA-WEATHER/ 'Bomb cyclone' pushes east across the U.S., flood risks remain
The powerful late winter storm, dubbed a “bomb cyclone” by meteorologists, left blizzards, floods and tornados in its wake after hitting the U.S. Mountain and Plains states this week, before pushing east into the Midwest and the Great Lakes Region early Friday. USA-EDUCATION-CHEATING/
Celebrities lose work, students sue U.S. colleges in admissions scandal LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin was dropped by a TV network and her daughter lost a sponsorship deal on Thursday, while students sued prestigious universities in growing fallout from a massive college bribery scandal.
Apple says Spotify wants benefits of a free app without being free Apple Inc on Thursday responded to Spotify Technology SA’s complaint with EU antitrust regulators, saying the audio streaming service “wants all the benefits of a free app without being free”.
TESLA-MODEL-Y/ Tesla unveils Model Y as electric vehicle race heats up, price starts at $39,000
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla Inc unveiled its Model Y electric sports utility vehicle on Thursday evening in California, promising a much-awaited crossover that will face competition from European car makers rolling out their own electric rivals. ENTERTAINMENT
MUSIC-THEWHO/ Who's next? Daltrey and Townshend set for 'full throttle' tour, album
LONDON (Reuters) - “I hope I die before I get old,” The Who sang in their 1965 hit “My Generation”. USA-ELECTION-BOOKER-ACTRESS/
A little love on the campaign trail - Rosario Dawson dating Cory Booker LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Rosario Dawson, whose film credits include “Rent” and “Men in Black II,” has confirmed reports she is dating U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Cory Booker, calling him “a wonderful human being” who she loves and admires.
Bangladesh team narrowly avoid mosque shooting, test called off WELLINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) - The Bangladesh cricket team narrowly avoided being caught up in a shooting at a mosque in Christchurch on Friday that left 30 dead and forced the cancellation of a test match against hosts New Zealand.
SOCCER-ITALY-INT/ Nervous Inter got if wrong from the start, says Spalletti
MILAN, March 15 (Reuters) - Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti said his team got it wrong for the start after they were knocked out of the Europa League by Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday and demanded an improvement for the Milan derby at the weekend. UPCOMING
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS TURKEY-ELECTION/
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan holds local election rally Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan holds a local election rally in the southeastern city of Gaziantep (1030 GMT).
15 Mar 06:30 ET / 10:30 GMT USA-IMMIGRATION/WALL (PIX) (TV)
'Why here?' ask some in New Mexico after Trump wall built in desert The longest section of border fence built to date under President Donald Trump is in a relatively remote area of New Mexico not known as the kind of drug and migrant hotspot the president has vowed to block with his wall. While U.S. Border Patrol lauds the project's success in preventing illegal crossings, critics say it is a symbol of the wasteful, politically-motivated spending Trump is pursuing in his quest to build a border barrier.
15 Mar 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT CLIMATE-CHANGE/YOUTH-USA (PIX) (TV)
Teen students skip school nationwide to protest inaction on climate change Teenage students around the United States are expected to skip school and attend rallies to call for urgent action to slow the pace of climate change. The Youth Climate Strike is a movement started by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thurnberg.
15 Mar 12:00 ET / 16:00 GMT ARGENTINA-ELECTION/PERONISM (PIX) (TV)
Argentina's Fernandez, a divisive figure, hunts allies for election comeback Argentina's former president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, is trying to win over rivals as she plots a political comeback to take on incumbent Mauricio Macri and his IMF-backed economic reforms in elections later this year. It's not proving easy.
15 Mar 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT CLIMATE-CHANGE/YOUTH-USA NYC (PIX) (TV)
New York students skip school, calling for climate change action A group of New York teenage students join contemporaries from around the United States, skipping school to attend rallies to call for urgent action to slow the pace of climate change. The Youth Climate Strike is a movement started by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thurnberg.
15 Mar 14:00 ET / 18:00 GMT ALGERIA-PROTESTS/ (PIX) (TV)
A leader of Algeria's ruling FLN party says Bouteflika is "history now" A leader of Algeria’s ruling FLN party said that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has announced he will not stand for another term after mass protests, “is history now” and the party has to look forward and support demonstrators. Algerians are expected to take to the streets in protest later on Friday over Bouteflika’s decision to postpone elections and extend his fourth term in office.
15 Mar 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT SLOVAKIA-ELECTION/PRESIDENT (PIX) (TV)
First round of Slovakia's presidential election Slovakia holds first round of presidential election. Polls show Zuzana Caputova, a lawyer and activists, leading over the ruling party's candidate Maros Sefcovic.
16 Mar AFGHANISTAN-SINGER/ (PIX) (TV)
Defying threats, Afghan singer Aryana comes home for women Each time Aryana Sayeed, one of Afghanistan's most famous singers, returns to the country of her birth, she braves threats and endures the scrutiny of her every public word and choice of clothes.
16 Mar CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE
USA-EDUCATION/CHEATING (PIX) David Sidoo to be in court for college admission bribe case
David Sidoo, a three-time All Canadian football player, is expected to appear in federal court in Boston after being charged with participating in a scheme with other wealthy Americans commit fraud to get their children into elite universities, such as Yale and Stanford. 15 Mar 14:30 ET / 18:30 GMT
NEWZEALAND-SHOOTOUT/COURT Suspect in New Zealand mosque shooting charged in court
Suspect in the New Zealand shooting at a mosque in Christchurch is charged in court. 16 Mar
BUSINESS / ECONOMICS USA-COMPANIES/FUNDS (TV) ANALYSIS-Mutual funds start to put their mouth where their money is
Corporate America's biggest shareholders have traditionally been content with sharing their views on a company's strategy privately with management. But now some mutual funds are beginning to rethink their stance, amid pressure from investors for them to justify the fees they charge and a push to boost the performance of their holdings. 15 Mar 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT
USA-DRILLING/REVENUES (PIX) INSIGHT-Post-Katrina promise of offshore oil money leaves Gulf states shortchanged
In 2006, a year after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated swathes of the U.S. Gulf Coast, the federal government reached a deal that would give states in the region a growing share of offshore drilling revenues to fund projects protecting them from future monster storms. 15 Mar 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT EGYPT-ENTERTAINMENT/ (PIX) (TV)
Red Hot Chili Peppers play at the pyramids Funk-rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers play live at Egypt's Giza pyramids as part of a world tour.
15 Mar 14:00 ET / 18:00 GMT SPORTS
SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/DRAW (PIX) (TV) Soccer - Champions League - Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals Draw
Four English Premier League teams go into the hat alongside Juventus, Porto, Barcelona and Ajax Amsterdam as UEFA holds the draws for the Champions League quarter-finals and semi-finals at its headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. 15 Mar 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
SOCCER-EUROPA/DRAW (PIX) (TV) Soccer - Europa League - Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals Draw
UEFA holds the draw for the Europa League quarter-finals and semi-finals at its headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. 15 Mar 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT