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  • POLICE SPOKESMAN SAYS THREE SRI LANKA CHURCHES AND THREE HOTELS WERE HIT BY EXPLOSIONS.

  • YANGON, April 21- Myanmar's Supreme Court will rule on Tuesday on an appeal of two Reuters journalists imprisoned for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law, in a case that has raised questions about the country's transition to democracy. The Supreme Court, the highest court in Myanmar, listed the journalists' case on its website and Facebook page on...

  • At stake is the leadership of a country on the frontline of the West's standoff with Russia following the 2014 Maidan street protests and the annexation of Crimea. President Donald Trump and to the 5- Star Movement in Italy, which was also driven by a comedian. "I think the top election issue is frustration with the status quo," said Mary O'Hagan, Ukraine Resident...

  • LONDON, April 20- A top member of Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party will tell her in the coming week that she must step down by the end of June or her lawmakers will try again to depose her, the Sunday Times reported, without citing sources. Brady, who chairs the Conservative Party's influential 1922 Committee of backbench lawmakers, will tell her that...

  • BRASILIA, April 20- Avianca Brasil has canceled more than 1,300 flights, Brazilian media reported on Saturday, as the bankrupt airline was forced to reduce its fleet by more than two-thirds. The cancellations, for April 19-28, are nationwide, with airports in Brasilia, Guarulhos in Sao Paulo, and Galeao in Rio de Janeiro, the hardest hit, O Estado de Sao Paulo reported.

  • ISTANBUL, April 20- Turkey's ruling AK Party submitted a second petition to cancel and re-run Istanbul elections it lost three weeks ago, citing thousands of ballots cast by people it said were ineligible to vote due to previous government decrees, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Saturday. Based on initial results and a series of recounts, the main...

  • Efforts to streamline operations and create surge capacity helped railway crews reroute the 50 to 60 daily trains that use the east-west main line that floodwaters severed for almost two weeks, Chief Executive Lance Fritz told Reuters. Net income at Union Pacific, which serves the Western two-thirds of the country, rose 6.2 percent to $1.4 billion, or $1.93 per...

  • *At least three attackers killed- Interior Ministry spokesman. *Taliban denies responsibility for the attack. KABUL, April 20- At least seven people were killed in an attack on the Afghan communications ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, breaking months of relative calm in the capital and underlining the continued security threats despite efforts to open...

  • QINGDAO, China, April 20- China will show off new warships including nuclear submarines and destroyers at a parade next week marking 70 years since its navy's founding, a senior commander said on Saturday, as Beijing flexes its increasingly well-equipped military muscle. President Xi Jinping is overseeing a sweeping plan to refurbish the People's Liberation...

  • **MANILA- Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Tadao talks to the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines on the bank's priorities for 2019 and economic outlook for Asia. MANILA- Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Tadao talks to the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines on the bank's priorities for 2019 and...

  • PHILADELPHIA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia issues Non-manufacturing Business Outlook Survey for April- 1230 GMT. STOCKHOLM Riksbank to hold monetary policy meeting 2 0700 GMT. OSLO- Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen and CEO Yngve Slyngstad give introductory statements before the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs...

  • NEW YORK, April 19- The number of Americans who approve of President Donald Trump dropped by 3 percentage points to the lowest level of the year following the release of a special counsel report detailing Russian interference in the last U.S. presidential election, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll. The poll, conducted Thursday...

  • April 17- PepsiCo Inc's quarterly sales and profit beat Wall Street estimates on Wednesday, as the beverage maker's advertising and marketing push helped drive sales of its snacks, sparkling waters and low-sugar sodas globally. Shares of PepsiCo hit a record high of $125.92 in morning trading after the company said its core sales grew at the fastest pace in...

  • NEW YORK/ DUBAI, April 19- Qatar Investment Authority and private realty firm Crown Acquisitions said on Friday they were the unnamed investors in a deal with Vornado Realty Trust valued at $5.56 billion that involves a portfolio of prime New York retail properties. Vornado sold a non-controlling stake in its portfolio of properties along Fifth Avenue and...

  • MAPUTO, April 19- The International Monetary Fund will grant Mozambique a $118.2 million credit facility to help it rebuild infrastructure after a devastating cyclone that killed hundreds of people and flattened whole villages, the lender said on Friday. More than 1,000 people have been reported killed by the storm in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi after...

  • CARACAS, April 19- Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Friday called on supporters to take to the streets on May 1 for what he called "the largest march in the history" of the South American country to keep the pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to leave power. Guaido, the head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly who in January invoked the...

  • NEW YORK, April 19- The number of Americans who approve of President Donald Trump dropped by 3 percentage points to the lowest level of the year following the release of a special counsel report detailing Russian interference in the last U.S. presidential election, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll. The poll, conducted Thursday...

  • April 19- Generic drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd on Friday received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market its generic nasal spray for opioid overdose, the health regulator said. This is the first approval of a generic naloxone nasal spray for use in a community setting by individuals without medical training, the FDA said...

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Friday it had determined that imports of wooden cabinets from China are harming American producers, keeping alive a trade investigation that could lead to tariffs on the products. If the Commerce Department determines the products are unfairly subsidized or dumped on the U.S. market, and the...

  • DUBAI, April 19- Qatar Investment Authority and private realty firm Crown Acquisitions have jointly bought a significant stake in a portfolio of prime New York retail properties owned by Vornado Realty Trust. The statement came after Vornado had announced on Thursday that it had sold a stake in a portfolio of New York properties along Fifth Avenue and...