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Ecuador’s president says Assange tried to use its embassy to
spy WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange repeatedly violated his
asylum conditions and tried to use the Ecuadorian embassy in
London as a center for spying, Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno
told Britain’s Guardian newspaper.
SUDAN-POLITICS Sudan protesters move to protect Khartoum sit-in
Sudanese protesters moved to block an attempt on Monday to
break up a sit-in outside the Defense Ministry, where
demonstrators have been pushing for a quick transition to
civilian rule after President Omar al-Bashir was ousted, a
Reuters witness said. U.S.
USA-WEATHER Deadly storms push through the U.S. East Coast
Tornados, wind gusts of up to 70 mph and pounding hail
remained threats early Monday from eastern New York and into New
England, as the remnants of a deadly weekend storm push out to
sea, the National Weather Service said. USA-TRUMP-OMAR
Trump wishes ‘no ill will’ with tweet on Muslim lawmaker:
White House President Donald Trump did not wish any harm in his Twitter
post criticizing Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s comments
on the 9/11 attacks, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said
EU countries back starting trade talks with United States European Union countries gave final clearance on Monday to
start formal trade talks with the United States after months of
delay due to French resistance.
AUTOSHOW-SHANGHAI/TOYOTA-SINGULATO Exclusive: Toyota sells electric vehicle technology to
Chinese startup Singulato
Exclusive: Toyota sells electric vehicle technology to
Chinese startup Singulato. ENTERTAINMENT
CUBA-ART Art frenzy takes over Havana as biennial kicks off
Cones of white paper sprout from the seasalt-eroded pillars
of one colonial building along Havana’s seafront, elaborately
painted curtains cascade from another while out front children
play with an installation of multicolored hoses. BRITAIN-ROYALS/BABY-ASTROLOGY
It’s written in the stars – Meghan’s royal baby will be bold Boy or girl, Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan’s
first child will be bold and courageous, and Harry will be the
more patient parent, according to a U.S. astrologer.
Woods wins Masters to claim first major in 11 years Tiger Woods completed one of sport’s greatest comebacks to
end an 11-year major title drought at the Masters on Sunday by
claiming a fifth Green Jacket.
SOCCER-ENGLAND-LIV-CHE Salah screamer gives Liverpool vital win against Chelsea
A spectacular strike from Mohamed Salah helped Liverpool
maintain their two point lead over Manchester City in the
Premier League title race with a crucial 2-0 win over Chelsea at
Anfield on Sunday. UPCOMING
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS USA-TRUMP/MARALAGO-CHINA
Chinese woman arrested at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago due in court The Chinese woman arrested after bluffing her way into U.S.
President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Florida resort is due in
court on Monday for arraignment. Yujing Zhiang faces federal
charges for making false statements and entering a restricted
15 Apr 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT USA-PULITZER/ (TV)
Pulitzer prizes announced for awards in journalism, drama,
letters and music The Pulitzer Prizes, the highest honors in U.S. journalism,
are due to be announced on Monday at 3 p.m. EDT. Up to 21
categories will be honored in journalism, drama, letters and
15 Apr 15:00 ET / 19:00 GMT USA-IMMIGRATION/VISAS (PIX)
Denials of U.S. immigrant visas skyrocket after
little-heralded rule change More and more would-be immigrants find themselves being
denied visas based on determinations by the State Department
that they might become so-called “public charges,” dependent for
support on the U.S. government, documents, data and interviews
show. Some who have lived for years in the United States
illegally now are forced to wait for months in Mexico, separated
from wives, fiances and children, as they try to prove they can
support themselves and gain permission to return.
15 Apr 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT TAIWAN-USA/ (PIX) (TV)
U.S. delegation visits Taiwan amid China tensions A U.S. delegation attends a ceremony at the American
Institute in Taiwan (AIT), to mark the 40th anniversary of the
Taiwan Relations Act, a US law governing their unofficial
relationship, amid renewed tensions across the strait. The
delegation, made up of current and former U.S. officials,
includes several congressmen and former speaker of the House of
Representatives Paul Ryan.
15 Apr 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT VENEZUELA-POLITICS/BRAZIL-BUS (PIX)
Venezuelans live on Brazilian border bus that is going
nowhere Ten destitute Venezuelan immigrants who fled their country’s
mayhem did not get far when they crossed into Brazil: they have
been living for three months on an abandoned bus just over the
border. They are some of the tens of thousands of migrants that
have fled the political and economic upheaval in Venezuela
through Pacaraima, the only road crossing to Brazil, creating
tension at the border.
15 Apr 14:00 ET / 18:00 GMT FRANCE-PROTESTS/MACRON (TV)
France’s Macron unveils new policies in bid to quell unrest Emmanuel Macron will outline a broad new policy push shaped
by months of town hall-style meetings across France in response
to the « yellow vest » protests that have rocked the country. The
French president will address the nation during the main evening
TV news bulletin at 8:00 pm local time.
15 Apr 14:00 ET / 18:00 GMT SPAIN-ELECTION/ECONOMY
Spain’s election: « It’s not the economy, stupid » For the first time in more than a decade a political
campaign in Spain is not dominated by the economic crisis and
the parties have opt to send moving messages that appeal to the
heart and not to the pocket of the voter. The story will look
into why, and what are the economic challenges the next prime
minister will have to deal with.
16 Apr NORWAY-RUSSIA/
Russia reaches verdict in trial of Norwegian accused of
submarine espionage A court in Moscow is due to reach its verdict on April 16 in
the trial of Frode Berg, a retired former guard on the
Norwegian-Russian border, accused by Russian authorities of
gathering information about Russian nuclear submarines on behalf
16 Apr CANADA-POLITICS/ALBERTA (PIX)
Albertans go to the polls in provincial election Canada’s energy center, Alberta, is set to vote in a
conservative government on Tuesday, polls suggest, ending a
four-year foray into leftist politics that has left the province
with deep deficits and still unable to build more pipelines to
16 Apr CONFLICTS / WAR / PEACE
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. 16 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. 16 Apr
BUSINESS / ECONOMICS USA-FED/EVANS
Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Evans appears on
CNBC’s « Squawk Box » Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans
appears on CNBC’s « Squawk Box. »
15 Apr 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT SAUDI-FINANCE/ (PIX)
Saudi Arabia’s finance ministry holds news conference Saudi finance ministry holds news conference about
preparations for next week’s financial sector conference.
Officials might announce important decisions.
15 Apr 09:00 ET / 13:00 GMT USA-FED/EVANS
Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Evans speaks before
business economics group Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans
speaks before the New York Association for Business Economics,
in New York.
15 Apr 13:00 ET / 17:00 GMT AUTOSHOW-SHANGHAI/ (PIX) (TV)
The Shanghai Auto Show showcases the latest vehicles for the
world’s largest auto market The Shanghai auto show press days begin April 16. 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.
16 Apr USA-FED/ROSENGREN
Boston Federal Reserve Bank President Rosengren gives
lecture Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren
delivers 33rd Annual Cornelson Distinguished Lecture hosted by
Davidson University, in Davidson, N.C.
15 Apr 20:00 ET / 00:00 GMT ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT
BRITAIN-ROYALS/BABY-ASTROLOGY (PIX) (TV) (GRAPHIC) It’s written in the stars – Meghan’s royal baby will be bold
Boy or girl, Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan’s first
child will be bold and courageous, and Harry will be the more
patient parent, according to a U.S. astrologer.
15 Apr 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT 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.
16 Apr SPORTS
ATHLETICS-BOSTON/ (PIX) 123rd Running of the Boston Marathon
Runners compete in the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon
on the sixth anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. 15 Apr 09:00 ET / 13:00 GMT
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