AUSTRALIA-SECURITY-MELBOURNE One dead in shooting outside Australia nightclub, three injured
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A drive-by shooting outside a nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne inflicted “horrific injuries” that killed a security guard and wounded three men, police said on Sunday, but there was no suggestion yet that the attack was terror-related. U.S.
USA-TRUMP-TAX House panel chairman gives IRS April 23 deadline on Trump taxes
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. congressional Democrats on Saturday headed for a showdown with the Internal Revenue Service over President Donald Trump’s tax returns, setting a new hard deadline of April 23 for the federal tax agency to hand the documents over to lawmakers. USA-WEATHER
Tornado hits small Texas town, seven reported hurt (Reuters) - At least seven people were hurt and the small east Texas town of Franklin sustained major damage on Saturday when a tornado touched down amid severe thunderstorms in the region, police and local media said.
Trade rows cloud global economy as officials fret over slowdown WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Trade disputes and tighter financial conditions are among the top threats to a slowing world economy, global finance officials said on Saturday, urging countries to take steps to shore up growth.
IMF-WORLDBANK-MNUCHIN Mnuchin says hopes U.S.-China trade talks nearing 'final round'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday a U.S.-China trade agreement would go “way beyond” previous efforts to open China’s markets to U.S. companies and hoped that the two sides were “close to the final round” of negotiations. ENTERTAINMENT
FILM-STAR-WARS 'Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker' sees return of emperor Palpatine
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The ninth film in the original “Star Wars” saga will be called “The Rise of Skywalker,” and will feature the return of the evil emperor Palpatine to threaten the young heroine Rey and the Resistance, Walt Disney Co revealed on Friday. MEXICO-ART-AIWEIWEI
Artist Ai Weiwei takes aim at state violence in Mexico with Legos MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Chinese artist Ai Weiwei unveiled a new installation in Mexico that tells the story of 43 students likely massacred five years ago in a case that exposed government stonewalling and complicity in abuses, a frequent theme for the dissident artist.
Molinari and Woods renew majors battle for Green Jacket AUGUSTA, Ga. (Reuters) - Francesco Molinari surged two shots clear at the top of the Masters leaderboard on Saturday to set up another final round showdown with Tiger Woods for a major title.
BASEBALL-MLB-ROUNDUP MLB roundup: Davis finally breaks out as Orioles win
Chris Davis had three hits and four RBIs to end his record skid with a flourish as the Baltimore Orioles snapped a four-game losing streak with a 9-5 win over the host Boston Red Sox on Saturday. UPCOMING
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS VENEZUELA-POLITICS/POMPEO (PIX) (TV)
U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo visits Colombia-Venezuela border city U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will make a brief stop in Cucuta, Colombia on Sunday to visit organizations supporting Venezuelan refugees and assess the challenges of the closed border between the two countries.
14 Apr 17:00 ET / 21:00 GMT USA-ELECTION/BUTTIGIEG (PIX) (TV)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg announces his Democratic presidential candidacy South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg announces his 2020 Democratic presidential candidacy in a hometown rally.
14 Apr 14:00 ET / 18:00 GMT INDONESIA-ELECTION/PREVIEW (TV)
Religion weighs in as Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority country, gears up to elect a new leader Millions of Indonesians will vote this week in presidential and parliamentary elections, the biggest single-day poll in the world. Opinion polls show incumbent President Joko Widodo has a double-digit lead over rival Prabowo Subianto, a retired military general.
15 Apr GERMANY-POLITICS/
German CDU fight over industrial policy belies scrap for post-Merkel era After a brief truce, Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats are fighting among themselves again over the future shape and leadership of their party as she stage manages her slow-motion exit as German chancellor.
15 Apr MALAYSIA-POLITICS/NAJIB (TV)
Trial resumes for former Malaysian PM Najib charged over 1MDB-linked scandal Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak returns to court as his trial over charges linked to a multi-billion-dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) resumes. Najib is facing seven criminal charges over $10.3 million which allegedly flowed into his personal bank accounts from SRC International, a former 1MDB unit.
15 Apr 21:00 ET / 01:00 GMT VENEZUELA-POLITICS/USA (PIX)
Interview with U.S. charge d'affaires for Venezuela We'll interview the U.S. charge d'affaires for Venezuela, James Story, on the next steps in the United States' push for a political transition in the beleaguered South American country.
15 Apr CANADA-POLITICS/ALBERTA
Canada's main oil-producing province Alberta holds provincial election Canada's main oil-producing province Alberta goes to the polls on Tuesday to elect a government. Polls suggest the opposition United Conservative Party - promising decisive action on pipelines, jobs and the economy - is set to oust the incumbent New Democratic Party government.
15 Apr NORTHKOREA-ANNIVERSARY/ (PIX) (TV) (GRAPHIC)
Birth anniversary of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung North Korea celebrates the 107th anniversary of the birth of founder Kim Il Sung by laying flowers at his statue in the capital Pyongyang.
15 Apr CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE
AUSTRALIA-ABUSE/PELL-MEDIA (TV) Hearing in application for jail or fines for media for reporting Pell trial
First hearing in application by Victoria state prosecutors to the state's Supreme Court to send 32 journalists to jail or impose fines for breaching a suppression order on coverage of Cardinal George Pell's child sex abuse trial. 15 Apr
BUSINESS / ECONOMICS AEROSPACE-BUSINESS JETS/CHINA (PIX)
Planemakers to announce modest orders at Chinese business jet show Planemakers are expected to announce modest orders for planes at a Chinese business jet show this week amid reports that economic uncertainty in Asia's largest market is softening demand for new corporate aircraft.
14 Apr 16:00 ET / 20:00 GMT ASIA-BANKS/DIGITAL (PIX)
ANALYSIS-Asia's tech champions zero in on main street banking Asia's internet firms are challenging the region's traditional banks for consumer finances, tapping their massive user networks for business and following a trail blazed in China by tech giants Alibaba and Tencent.
15 Apr 20:30 ET / 00:30 GMT CHINA-MALAYSIA/RAILWAY
Malaysia PM to share more details on China-backed rail project ECRL Malaysia's Prime Minister is having a press conference to share more information about the East Coast Rail Link project that will resume after being suspended since July for renegotiations with China on the cost. The cost has been reduced by about a third to $10.7 billion.
15 Apr 23:00 ET / 03:00 GMT EU-CROPS/
EU crop monitor updates yield forecasts, assessment of field conditions MARS crop monitoring service to issue monthly report. Cereal crops in the European Union have generally in decent condition after a mild winter but dry conditions have been a concern in parts of the EU.
15 Apr CHINA-MALAYSIA/RAILWAY (TV)
Malaysia to announce decision on China-led ECRL project Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad will hold a news conference to announce the decision on whether it will proceed with the multi-billion dollar East Coast Rail Link. The news conference comes after a final round of negotiations in Beijing on Friday.
15 Apr 23:00 ET / 03:00 GMT CHINA-JAPAN/ (PIX)
Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono visits China from April 13-15 Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono visits China from April 13-15. Kono is scheduled to meet his counterpart Wang Yi, and attend the China-Japan high level economic dialogue on Sunday.
15 Apr CANADA-CENBANK/
Bank of Canada to release business outlook survey The Bank of Canada will release its quarterly survey of sentiment among Canadian businesses amid ongoing labor pressures and trade uncertainties. A survey on bank lending to businesses will also be released.
15 Apr USA-TRUMP/TAX-LEGAL (PIX)
15 Apr PHILIPPINES-ECONOMY/BUDGET
POSTPONED-Philippines' President Duterte signs 2019 national budget Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte signs 2019 national budget after a four-month delay.
15 Apr ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT
PEOPLE-MICHELLEOBAMA/BOOK TOUR (TV) Michelle Obama brings her book tour to London for arena talk
Fans descend on Britain's capital city to see ‘Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama’ at the O2 arena. 14 Apr 17:00 ET / 21:00 GMT
TELEVISION-GAME OF THRONES/RATINGS (PIX) 'Game of Thrones' TV viewing data
HBO expected to release U.S viewing figures for Sunday's first episode in final season of "Game of Thrones" 15 Apr
AFGHANISTAN-HUNTING/BIRDS (PIX) (TV) "A hunter's hope": Snaring birds in warring Afghanistan
Every year 49-year-old farmer and bird hunter Jan Agha goes to a nearby desert to catch cranes, then he trains them before selling them as pets. Bird hunting and breeding has become a welcome leisure activity and distraction in war-torn Afghanistan. 15 Apr 20:30 ET / 00:30 GMT
SPORTS GOLF-MASTERS/ (PIX) (TV)
Golf - The Masters Golf pros compete at the Masters being held at Augusta National Golf Club.
14 Apr 10:45 ET / 14:45 GMT RELIGION
RELIGION-EASTER/POPE-PALMSUNDAY (PIX) (TV) Pope Francis leads Palm Sunday service and delivers Angelus prayer
Pope Francis leads a Solemn Palm Sunday service and delivers Angelus prayer 14 Apr 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT