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North Korea calls for Pompeo to be dropped from talks; tests tactical weapon

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Thursday it no longer wanted to deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and that he should be replaced in talks by someone more mature, hours after it announced its first weapons test since nuclear talks broke down.


Putin ally to Ukraine's probable new leader: Do deal and get territory back

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s new president could regain control over the separatist-controlled east of his country within months and get cheap gas and major investment from Russia if he does a deal with Moscow, the Kremlin’s closest ally in Ukraine said.



In unflattering detail, Mueller report reveals Trump actions to impede inquiry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his inquiry into Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election described in extensive and sometimes unflattering detail how President Donald Trump tried to impede the probe, raising questions about whether he committed the crime of obstruction of justice.


Senate leader calls for raising minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21

U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products, including vaping devices, to 21 from 18 to curb their “epidemic” use among teens.



Pinterest, Zoom shares surge in market debuts after IPOs

Shares of Pinterest Inc surged almost 30 percent in their stock market debut on Thursday, valuing the online scrapbook company at around $16 billion and signaling investor appetite for new tech listings.


Sears sues Lampert, claiming he looted assets and drove it into bankruptcy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sears Holdings Corp sued longtime former chairman Eddie Lampert, his hedge fund ESL Investments and others like Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, claiming they illegally siphoned billions of dollars of assets from the retailer before it went bankrupt.



Zombies to star at Cannes Film Festival, but no Netflix or Tarantino

Bill Murray fighting off zombies and an Elton John biopic tracking the singer’s early days will be among the highlights at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, though Quentin Tarantino’s hotly-anticipated latest outing looked set to miss out.


Expansive New Kingdom tomb unveiled in Egypt's Luxor

Archaeologists on Thursday unveiled an unusually large tomb on Luxor's west bank dated to ancient Egypt's 18th dynasty.



Nadal, Djokovic ease into Monte Carlo quarter-finals

Champion Rafael Nadal and top-ranked Novak Djokovic turned in impressive displays to reach the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals on Thursday.


Ferrari wrong to use team orders so early, says Berger

Ferrari should allow Charles Leclerc to race on level terms with four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel rather than favouring the German, their former driver Gerhard Berger said on Thursday.




U.S. House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi news conference in Belfast

Pelosi and a delegation of members of the U.S. congress finish a four day trip to Northern Ireland and Ireland, where they delivered a strong message to Britain that Brexit cannot undermine 21 years of peace on the island.

19 Apr 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


What Sudan tells us about 21st century coups: Peter Apps COLUMN

Barely a week before Zimbabwe%u2019s military ousted President Robert Mugabe in November 2017, its top commander visited Beijing. Exactly what he discussed with his People%u2019s Liberation Army counterparts has never been disclosed.

19 Apr 03:00 ET / 07:00 GMT


Massachusetts man to be sentenced over threatening letters to Trump's sons

A Massachusetts man is scheduled to be sentenced after plead guilty to charges he mailed threatening letters containing a suspicious powder to several prominent people, including U.S. President Donald Trump's sons.

19 Apr 11:00 ET / 15:00 GMT


Pakistan PM Khan appoints new finance ministry chief in major reshuffle

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan made a sweeping cabinet reshuffle on Thursday after only seven months in power and appointed Abdul Hafeez Shaikh as de facto finance minister to steer the country through worsening economic turmoil.

19 Apr



Man caught in New York cathedral with gas cans, lighters

A 37-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday night after walking into St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City with two full gasoline cans, lighter fluid and lighters, police said.

18 Apr 17:30 ET / 21:30 GMT



Reuters Corporate Survey

A monthly poll of about 480 large and midsize companies, conducted for Reuters by Nikkei Research and taken alongside Reuters Tankan survey.

19 Apr 19:00 ET / 23:00 GMT


Reuters Corporate Survey

A monthly poll of about 480 large and midsize companies, conducted for Reuters by Nikkei Research and taken alongside Reuters Tankan survey.

19 Apr 19:00 ET / 23:00 GMT


U.S. lawmakers to get long-awaited analysis of new NAFTA deal

New North American trade pact will modestly boost U.S. economy including automotive sector, but may curb vehicle production and limit consumer auto options, long-awaited analysis from U.S. International Trade Commission shows.

18 Apr 18:00 ET / 22:00 GMT


Global Economy Weekahead

A weekly look at key economic events for the global economy in the coming seven days.

19 Apr


Paris International Oil Summit

Speakers at the 20th edition of the annual summit includes Total's Chairman and CEO Patrick Pouyanne; Chairman and CEO of Angola's Sonangol Carlos Saturnino; Mustafa Sanalla, Chairman of Libya National Oil Corporation, and Ibrahim al-Muhanna, adviser to Saudi Energy Ministry

19 Apr


U.S. refiners planning major plant overhauls in 2nd quarter

U.S. oil refiners are planning a heavy slate of plant overhauls this quarter with total production this month off 8.5 percent compared with the start of the year, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

19 Apr 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Dutch tulip forecast: brilliant, with a chance of tourists

As spring flower fields around the Netherlands burst into bloom, painting the countryside with dazzling swathes of red, white, and blue, a modern day tulip bubble may be forming: tourists.

19 Apr 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT



COVER CANCELLED Thai sacred water is taken to Temple of Emerald Buddha for King's coronation

The holy water collected nationwide in Thailand for the King's coronation is taken in a procession from the Wat Suthat royal temple to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

19 Apr



Filipino Catholic devotees nail themselves on the cross in Good Friday rites

Catholic devotees in Cutud village north of Manila nail themselves on the cross as a sign of repentance during Good Friday rites.

19 Apr 00:00 ET / 04:00 GMT


Pope presides Good Friday Passion of the Lord Mass

Pope presides at a solemn "Passion of the Lord" service in St. Peter's Basilica commemorating the last hours in Jesus' life

19 Apr 11:00 ET / 15:00 GMT

First Published: 2019-04-18 08:00:19
Updated 2019-04-18 23:49:19

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