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Updated: 17-04-2019 15:30 IST

Here are the top stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters text service as of 10 a.m. GMT/6 a.m. ET. For a full schedule of news and events, go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect or on Media Express TOP STORIES


Satellite images may show reprocessing activity at North Korea nuclear site: U.S. researchers Satellite images from last week show movement at North Korea’s main nuclear site that could be associated with the reprocessing of radioactive material into bomb fuel, a U.S. think tank said on Tuesday.

FRANCE-NOTREDAME-PROBE French President Macron hopes to rebuild Notre-Dame in five years

President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday that France would rebuild the fire-devastated Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, saying he hoped the work would be done in five years and the French people would pull together to repair their national symbol. U.S.

USA-IMMIGRATION-BOND Trump attorney general's ruling expands indefinite detention for asylum seekers

The U.S. Attorney General on Tuesday struck down a decision that had allowed some asylum seekers to ask for bond in front of an immigration judge, in a ruling that expands indefinite detention for some migrants who must wait months or years for their cases to be heard. USA-COLUMBINE-THREAT

Denver area schools shut as police hunt armed woman 'infatuated' with Columbine Public schools in Jefferson County, the site of Columbine High School, and nearby districts were closed on Wednesday as police hunted for an armed Florida woman “infatuated” with the Columbine massacre, three days before the 20th anniversary of that attack.


U.S. firms no longer 'positive anchor' for Beijing ties: AmCham in China Frustrated U.S. businesses can no longer be counted on as a “positive anchor” in U.S.-China relations, a top U.S. business lobby said on Wednesday, arguing any deal to end trade tensions must address structural problems in China’s economic system.

CHINA-ECONOMY-GDP China's first-quarter growth unexpectedly steadies, but too early to call clear recovery

China’s economy grew at a steady 6.4 percent pace in the first quarter, defying expectations for a further slowdown, as industrial production jumped sharply and consumer demand showed signs of improvement. ENTERTAINMENT

BRITAIN-ROYALS/BABY-SUPERFANS Pictures and podcasts: royal fans old and new await Baby Sussex

In Ryan Hatrick's London kitchen, Prince William and his wife Kate smile from lined up royal-themed mugs, a magnet of Queen Elizabeth sticks to the oven, and a tea towel marking Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle hangs nearby. FILM-AVENGERS-ENDGAME

'Avengers: Endgame' movie directors plead: 'Don't spoil it' The directors of “Avengers: Endgame” pleaded with fans on Tuesday not to spoil the movie by giving away storylines after reports that some scenes had leaked online.


Iranian woman cancels return home after arrest warrant issued -source Sadaf Khadem, who last Saturday became the first Iranian woman to contest an official boxing fight, has cancelled her return to Tehran after an arrest warrant was issued for her in her home country, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.

BOXING-HEAVYWEIGHT-JOSHUA-MILLER Miller returns 'adverse finding' before Joshua bout - Hearn

American Jarrell Miller has returned an “adverse finding” in a voluntary drug test ahead of his world heavyweight title fight with Britain’s Anthony Joshua, boxing promoter Eddie Hearn said on Wednesday. UPCOMING


Alberta vote fuels fight over PM Trudeau's signature climate policy The Alberta vote is likely to fuel the Conservative Party's attack on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's signature climate change policy - a nationwide carbon tax - ahead of the October national election.

17 Apr 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT IRELAND-USA/ (PIX) (TV)

U.S. House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi addresses Irish parliament U.S. House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi addresses Irish parliament


WIDER IMAGE - Twenty years after Columbine, survivors help others heal Almost two decades separate the traumatic experiences of Michelle Wheeler and Chad Williams, who both survived mass shootings. But as they shared their stories one evening last July, 20 years seemed to evaporate in the crisp Colorado air. The similarities were too many to count.

17 Apr 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT ESTONIA-POLITICS/ (PIX) (TV)

Estonian parliament votes on Juri Ratas as candidate for PM Estonia's parliament (or Riigikogu) votes on whether Centre Party chairman and acting Prime Minister Juri Ratas should be the next Prime Minister candidate. President Kersti Kaljulaid digitally signed an order tasking Ratas with forming a government during a state visit to Portugal on Tuesday.

17 Apr 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT RUSSIA-GOVERNMENT/ (PIX)

Russian government reports to parliamentary about performance The Russian government reports to the country's parliament about its goals and performance.


Alberta vote exposes cracks in Conservative Party leadership Jason Kenney's likely win in Alberta should help the Conservative Party build momentum going into a tough national election in October, but it highlights the difficulties that the relatively unknown Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has with his more visible and controversial allies -- Kenney and Ontario Premier Doug Ford.


EU Parliament to release new forecasts on the results of EU elections, including British vote The European Parliament publishes its last forecasts, based on national polls, of the results of EU elections in May. It will be the first time British polls will be used for the projection.


Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa leads independence celebrations as economy wobbles Zimbabwe celebrates 39 years of independence from colonial rule amid growing anger from citizens that President Emmerson Mnangagwa is failing to deliver on promises to quickly revive an economy that was ruined under Robert Mugabe's long rule, which ended after a coup in 2017.


Second phase of India's seven-phased general election After a largely peaceful start to India’s staggered general election, people in the restive region of Kashmir are among 150 million voters eligible to cast their ballot in the second phase of poll on Thursday. Voting will take place in 97 seats across 13 states and federally administered regions.

18 Apr 22:30 ET / 02:30 GMT NIGERIA-POLITICS/ (PIX)

Nigerian tribunal to rule on suspended judge A tribunal will rule on whether Nigeria's suspended chief judge breached asset declaration rules. The suspension of the country's most senior judge weeks ahead of an election led to accusations that the president was meddling with the judiciary.


U.S. attorney general to release redacted Mueller report U.S. Attorney General William Barr plans to release redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in 2016 election.


CHINA-ARMY/XI (PIX) (TV) (GRAPHIC) The China Challenge: How China is replacing America as Asia's military titan

First in a series about Xi Jinping's transformation of the People's Liberation Army: Xi has refashioned the PLA into a force that's rapidly closing the gap on U.S. firepower - and in some vital areas has surpassed it, meaning American victory over China in a regional war is no longer assured. 18 Apr

CHINA-ARMY/XI-SHORT How China is replacing America as Asia's military titan

A short text story summing up a Reuters special report on how Chinese leader Xi Jinping has refashioned the People's Liberation Army into a force that's rapidly closing the gap on U.S. firepower -- and in some vital areas has surpassed it. 18 Apr


Judge to decide if ex-President Kuczynski stays in jail before trial Justice to decide if accepts a prosecutor demand to order former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to three years in jail before trial while he is investigated for allegedly taking bribes from Brazilian builder Odebrecht.


Canadian convicted in stabbing of Michigan police officer at airport to be sentenced Amor Ftouhi, the Canadian citizen convicted of terrorism in the stabbing of a police officer last year at the airport in Flint, is scheduled to be sentenced at 9:30 a.m.


PEPSICO-RESULTS/ PepsiCo Inc Q1 Earnings

PepsiCo is expected to report a rise in first-quarter sales, driven by higher demand for beverage and snacks in North America. However, its international business is likely to show a drop in sales, hurt by currency fluctuations and ongoing geopolitical tensions. Investors will also watch for management's comments on investments in advertising and its impact on annual profit. 17 Apr 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT

EU-TECH/REGULATION EU lawmakers to vote on fines for internet firms that fail to remove extremist content

The European Parliament will vote on whether to endorse draft plans to fine Facebook, Google, Twitter and other online platforms if they fail to remove extremist content within one hour. 17 Apr 12:00 ET / 16:00 GMT

USA-TRADE/EU EU to publish list of U.S. imports it could hit with tariffs in Boeing case

The European Commission is set to publish a list of U.S. products it could hit with tariffs over its WTO aircraft subsidy case against Boeing 17 Apr 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT

USA-FED/BEIGEBOOK Federal Reserve issues the Beige Book Federal Reserve issues Beige Book of economic condition, in Washington.

17 Apr 14:00 ET / 18:00 GMT USA-CENSUS/BUSINESS (PIX)

INSIGHT - Companies warn Trump: Census citizenship question could be costly An array of U.S. companies have told the Trump administration that a citizenship question on the 2020 Census would harm business if it leads to an undercount of immigrants, undermining the data they use to place stores, plan inventory and plot ad campaigns.

17 Apr 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT USA-FED/HARKER

Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Harker speaks on economic outlook Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker speaks on the economic outlook before a Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce luncheon, in Vineland, N.J.

17 Apr 12:30 ET / 16:30 GMT USA-FED/LOGAN

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Senior Vice President Lorie Logan speaks before Money Marketeers group Federal Reserve Bank of New York Senior Vice President Lorie Logan speaks before the Money Marketeers of New York University, in New York.

17 Apr 19:00 ET / 23:00 GMT BRITAIN-EU/BUDGET

Deadline for UK to tell EU if it will pay to bloc's 2019 budget even after no-deal Brexit Britain must tell the EU whether it would contribute to the bloc's 2019 as envisaged even in case of a no-deal Brexit. Should the worse-case scenario materialise, a positive decision from London would encourage the EU to engage on talks with the UK on future trade ties. Without that, the EU would be less inclined to accommodate Britain's needs.


Pinterest IPO at NYSE Image sharing app Pinterest Inc is scheduled to price its initial public offering on Wednesday. It is the first high-profile IPO of a consumer-focused tech company since Lyft last month, a stock which has struggled since going public. Pinterest has set the terms for its IPO which would value it at up to $11.3 billion, below its last fundraising round which valued it at $12 billion in 2017. Prior to Lyft going public, Pinterest had been weighing a valuation at or near the last fundraising round, Reuters reported.


SEC, Tesla's Musk due to submit report on settlement talks The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Tesla CEO Elon Musk are due to submit a letter to U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan on their negotiations to resolve the agency's motion to hold Musk in contempt of court for violating an earlier settlement agreement.


Shanghai auto show opens to the public Shanghai auto show opens to the public. Global and Chinese domestic automakers will try to reignite growth in the world's largest car market with new models, and previews of electric and autonomous vehicles. Trade tensions with the U.S. could hang over the gathering.


AUTOSHOW-NEW YORK/ (PIX) (TV) (GRAPHIC) U.S. automakers show off new models in New York

Automakers will debut new models at New York City's auto show, and auto dealers will gather for a conference. The U.S. auto industry is bracing for sales declines in 2019, as well as trade tensions that could threaten imported German and Japanese vehicles popular in the coastal states. 18 Apr

AUTOSHOW-NEW YORK/ (PIX) (TV) (GRAPHIC) U.S. automakers show off new models in New York

Automakers will debut new models at New York City's auto show, and auto dealers will gather for a conference. The U.S. auto industry is bracing for sales declines in 2019, as well as trade tensions that could threaten imported German and Japanese vehicles popular in the coastal states. 18 Apr

FILMFESTIVAL-CANNES/LINEUP (PIX) (TV) Cannes Film Festival announces lineup

Organisers of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival announce the list of films which will be competing for the competition's main prize, the Palme d'Or. 18 Apr

BRITAIN-ROYALS/ (PIX) (TV) The Queen attends the Royal Maundy service

The Queen attends the Royal Maundy service at St George's Chapel. 18 Apr

THAILAND-KING/CORONATION (PIX) (TV) Thailand holy water collected nationwide will be sanctified for Thai's king coronation

The holy water collected nationwide is sanctified at the Wat Suthat royal temple in Bangkok ahead of King Maha Vajiralongkorn's coronation in May. 18 Apr


U.S. states hop on California pet store bunny ban ahead of Easter For the first time ever, Californians this year can't buy bunnies from pet stores as Easter gifts in a move that other states are trying to follow to protect the cuddly baby rabbits.


RELIGION-EASTER/SINAI-MANUSCRIPTS (PIX) (TV) Ancient Christian manuscripts in Sinai digitally preserved by modern technology

A team of photographers from Greece is working in St. Catherine’s Monastery at the foot of Egypt's Mount Sinai to digitise thousands of fragile documents. 17 Apr 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

RELIGION-EASTER/PHILIPPINES-FLAGELLATION (PIX) (TV) Catholic devotees in the Philippines march, self-flagellate for Lent

Catholic devotees in the Philippines are due to commemorate the suffering of Jesus Christ by taking part in a procession that seeks repentance in the run-up to Easter. Devotees traditionally march bare-chested, hooded and without shoes,and are whipped by spectators or self-flagellate with sticks of bamboo, while others wear robes and carry wooden crosses. 18 Apr