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Japan’s foreign minister calls for early release of detained nationals during talks in China
TOKYO/BEIJING (Reuters) – Japan’s foreign minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said he called on Beijing for the early release of a detained Japanese national during a meeting with Chinese diplomat Qin Gang held on Sunday.
Pope Francis leads Palm Sunday service, bounces back from illness
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis led a Palm Sunday service the day after he was discharged from hospital following a bout of bronchitis, and urged the world to take better care of the poor, the lonely and the infirm.
ANALYSIS-Biden’s strategic silence on Trump may be tested in days ahead
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Joe Biden was asked on Friday morning about the impact that the indictment of his White House predecessor and political rival Donald Trump would have on America, the US president had an emphatic response: no comment.
Brittney Griner urges Biden to bring home reporter Gershkovich, accused of spying in Russia
US basketball star Brittney Griner, who was freed from a Russian penal colony in a prisoner exchange last year, has urged the Biden administration to keep using “every tool possible” to win the release of a US reporter accused of spying in Russia.
Norwegian wealth fund seeks Credit Suisse boardroom shake-up
Norges Bank Investment Management will vote against the re-election of Credit Suisse Chair Axel Lehmann and six other directors at the Swiss lender’s annual general meeting on Tuesday, the Norwegian wealth fund said on its website.
Up to 30% of jobs to be cut by enlarged UBS, Tages-Anzeiger reports
GENEVA (Reuters) – The bank created by the UBS takeover of Credit Suisse is poised to reduce its workforce by 20-30%, Swiss daily Tages-Anzeiger reported on Sunday, citing an unnamed senior UBS manager.
In the spotlight: London hosts the Olivier Awards for theater
LONDON (Reuters) – A stage adaptation of Studio Ghibli’s 1988 animation “My Neighbor Totoro” leads nominations at Sunday’s Olivier Awards, where actors Jodie Comer and Paul Mescal are also in the running for Britain’s top theater honors.
Blackpink’s Jisoo makes solo debut with ‘ME’
SEOUL (Reuters) – K-pop group Blackpink’s Jisoo became the last member to make a solo debut with her EP “ME” released on Friday.
Motor racing-Verstappen wins chaotic Australian Grand Prix after red flag drama
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Max Verstappen won the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday after two late red flags and a slew of crashes threw the race into chaos before the Red Bull driver was allowed a processional victory lap around Albert Park.
Swimming-Canadian teenager McIntosh sets another world record
Teenager Summer McIntosh set a world record in the 400m individual medley at the Canadian swimming trials on Saturday, four days after she achieved the same feat in the 400m freestyle.
CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE
Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen likely key witness in criminal case
A former lawyer for Donald Trump who once said he would do anything to protect the former US president is now poised to be a key witness in the criminal trial of his longtime boss.
Apr 2 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT
Possible update from UK’s Met Police head on plan to sack corrupt officers
The head of Britain’s biggest police force, the Met, is expected to provide an update early this week on his promise to sack officers who are corrupt, racist or have broken the law.
Malaysia parliament expected to scrap mandatory death penalty, cap lifetime prison sentences
Malaysia’s parliament is expected to pass legal reforms to scrap the mandatory death penalty, trim the number of offenses punishable by death, and place a cap on lifetime prison sentences to between 30-40 years. The TV edit will include reactions from residents in Kuala Lumpur to the reforms.
Jury verdict expected on damages in Tesla race discrimination trial
A federal jury in San Francisco is expected to render a verdict on Monday on how much Tesla Inc must pay to a Black former employee after the electric-vehicle maker was found to have failed to prevent severe racial harassment at its flagship assembly plant in California.
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Montenegro’s leaders vote in presidential election
Two main candidates in Montenegro’s presidential election, incumbent President Milo Djukanovic and pro-Western former economy minister Jakov Milatovic, cast votes
Apr 2 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
POLAND-POLITICS/JOHN PAUL II-MARCH (PIX) (TV)
Polish march in defense of pope John Paul II on his death anniversary
Polish march down Warsaw streets to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the death of pope John Paul II. A new book says the late pope knowingly covered up clerical paedophilia scandals when he was archbishop of Krakow. While many people have said the accusations should lead to a reassessment of John Paul’s legacy, many religious conservatives, including ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party politicians, condemn what they see as a left-wing plot to discredit a figure who is at the core of the nation’s identity.
Apr 2 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
Supporters of ex-president of Kosovo gather in Pristina ahead of war crime trial
Supporters of ex-president Hashim Thaci gather in Pristina to show support, as he will stand a war crimes trial on April 3. Thaci is by many Kosovars considered a hero for his role in the insurgency against Serbian forces in Kosovo.
Apr 2 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT
Finns react to election results
Finns react to election results on their way to work.
Apr 3 20:00 ET / 00:00 GMT
TIMELINE-The 30 years of Northern Ireland’s ‘Troubles’
On April 10 it will be 25 years since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement which has largely ended three decades of conflict in Northern Ireland, known locally as the “Troubles”. A look back at some of the violent events of the period.
Apr 3 22:00 ET / 02:00 GMT
TIMELINE-The long road to Northern Ireland’s Good Friday Agreement
A look back on the key developments in the history of Northern Ireland ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, which in large part ended 30 years of political and sectarian conflict.
Apr 3 22:00 ET / 02:00 GMT
Voting at the UN Human Rights Council
A series of motions are being brought before the 47-member rights council in Geneva for two days of voting. Among them is a bid to renew and strengthen an inquiry into rights violations in Ukraine in the context of the war.
Biden takes Investing in America tour to Minnesota
US President Joe Biden travels to the Minneapolis area to promote his economic agenda.
UK’s NEU expected to announce results of vote on government’s new pay offer
Britain’s teachers union, the NEU, is expected to announce the results of their ballot on whether to accept or reject the government’s new pay offer.
The union said the would be recommending its members reject the offer.
Architects of peace mull route out of Northern Ireland deadlock
A quarter of a century after unpalatable compromises ended decades of bloodshed in Northern Ireland, some of the architects of the Good Friday Agreement hope the lessons of that deal can help chart a route back from years of political deadlock.
Reuters/Ipsos poll on Trump indictment
A Reuters/Ipsos poll looks at US public opinion on the criminal charges facing former President Donald Trump as he seeks a return to the White House.
BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
BULGARIA-ELECTION/RESULTS (PIX) (TV)
Bulgarian exit polls announced in fifth parliamentary election in two years
Leaders of main Bulgarian parties reacted to the exit polls of the fifth parliamentary election within two years after the inclusive October polls failed to produce a working government.
Apr 2 13:00 ET / 17:00 GMT
Montenegro’s presidential candidates comment on first results
Two main candidates in Montenegro’s presidential election incumbent President Milo Djukanovic and pro-Western former economy minister Jakov Milatovic gave comments after early results are announced.
Apr 2 16:00 ET / 20:00 GMT
From fast food to autos, India’s digitally connected users lure investors
Mumbai resident Shivam Vahia cannot remember the last time he left home to shop. He spends about 30,000 rupees ($364) a month buying necessities like groceries, clothes and gadgets, all by tapping a few buttons on his mobile phone.
Motor racing-Las Vegas Grand Prix speeds city’s transformation into sports juggernaut
The Las Vegas Grand Prix is still eight months away but at the corner of Harmon Avenue and Koval Lane, construction crews are in overdrive building the state-of-the-art paddock.