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Clashes as French protesters rally against Macron’s pension bill

PARIS/NANTES, France, March 28 (Reuters) - Black-clad groups set fire to garbage cans and threw projectiles at police in Paris, who charged at them and threw teargas in confrontations on the fringes of a march against President Emmanuel Macron and his deeply unpopular pension bill.


At least 40 die in fire during protest at migrant center in Mexico, officials say

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico, March 28 (Reuters) - At least 40 migrants from Central and South America died after a fire broke out late on Monday at a migrant detention center in the Mexican northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, apparently caused by a protest over deportations, officials said Tuesday.



Nashville school shooter had ‘emotional disorder’ and small arsenal, police say

NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 28 (Reuters) - The 28-year-old former student who killed three children and three adults at a Christian grade school in Nashville on Monday was under a doctor’s care for an “emotional disorder” and had purchased seven guns ahead of the shooting, the city’s police chief said on Tuesday.


Pence must testify in Jan. 6 attack probe, judge rules -reports

WASHINGTON, March 28 (Reuters) - A federal judge has ruled that former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence must testify to a grand jury about conversations he had with former President Donald Trump leading up to the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, a source familiar with the ruling said on Tuesday.



U.S. charges FTX’s Bankman-Fried with paying $40 mln Chinese bribe

NEW YORK, March 28 (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday unveiled a new indictment against Sam Bankman-Fried, accusing the founder of the now-bankrupt FTX cryptocurrency exchange of paying a $40 million bribe to Chinese officials so they would unfreeze his hedge fund’s accounts.


Lululemon sees 2023 sales, profit above estimates on strong demand

March 28 (Reuters) - Lululemon Athletica Inc forecast annual sales and profit above Wall Street estimates on Tuesday, betting on strong demand for its pricier yoga wear even as inflation hurts consumer spending, sending its shares up about 9% in extended trading.



UK’s Prince Harry says tabloid’s journalists are ‘criminals’

LONDON, March 28 (Reuters) - Britain’s Prince Harry has accused Buckingham Palace in court documents of withholding information from him about phone-hacking and said he was exposing the alleged wrongdoing by tabloid “criminals” out of love for his country.


Chloe Bailey makes solo album debut with ‘In Pieces’

NEW YORK, March 28 (Reuters) - U.S. singer and actress Chloe Bailey, half of sister R&B duo Chloe x Halle, releases her debut solo album on Friday, a record whose message she says is: it is OK to show your vulnerable side.



Confident Fritz swats aside Rune to reach Miami quarters

March 28 (Reuters) - A cool, confident Taylor Fritz booked his ticket to a fifth straight quarter final at the Miami Open on Tuesday, easing past Denmark’s Holger Rune 6-3 6-4, as Italian 10th seed Jannik Sinner breezed by sixth-seeded Andrey Rublev in straight sets.


West Indies keep South Africa at bay to win T20 series

JOHANNESBURG, March 28 (Reuters) - Reeza Hendricks smashed 83 from 44 balls but it was not enough for South Africa, who fell seven runs short of their massive target as the West Indies claimed a 2-1 series win following the third Twenty20 International at The Wanderers on Tuesday.




Press conference by visiting Czech delegation to Taiwan

Press conference by a visiting Czech delegation to Taiwan, led by speaker of the lower chamber of the Czech parliament, Marketa Pekarova Adamova.

29 Mar 22:20 ET / 02:20 GMT


European rights court hears Swiss, French climate cases

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg will hear two of three precedent-setting climate cases being brought this year.

29 Mar


Biden hosts reception celebrating Greek Independence Day

U.S. President Joe Biden hosts reception in White House East Room celebrating Greek Independence Day.

29 Mar


Blinken participates in Second Summit for Democracy

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken participates in second Summit for Democracy in Washington.

29 Mar


Reaction to Myanmar junta’s dissolution of NLD and 39 parties ahead

The ousted ruling party of Myanmar Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was among dozens of political parties dissolved late on Tuesday after failing to meet a registration deadline for an election widely dismissed as a sham that will perpetuate the military’s political dominance.

29 Mar


Senegal opposition coalition calls for protests ahead of leader’s court hearing

Senegal’s main opposition coalition has called for three days of protests starting Wednesday, a day ahead of a court hearing for one of its leaders in a libel case.

29 Mar


Moldova’s Foreign Minister Nicu Popescu speaks to Reuters

Moldova’s Foreign Minister Nicu Popescu speaks to Reuters as his Europe-minded country feels the heat of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

29 Mar


US Vice President Harris arrives in Tanzania

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris arrives in Tanzania, the second stop of a three-nation tour of Africa.

29 Mar


Foxconn founder Terry Gou to speak at Brookings Institution

Foxconn founder Terry Gou to speak at Brookings Institution as part of US trip.

29 Mar


Biden welcomes Argentina’s Fernandez to White House

U.S. President Joe Biden holds bilateral meetings with President Alberto Fernández of Argentina at White House.

29 Mar


Taiwan president leaves for New York at start of overseas trip

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen leaves for New York at start of a trip to Guatemala and Belize.

29 Mar 00:30 ET / 04:30 GMT


FACTBOX - EU keeps on doing business with Russia despite tough sanctions

With ten rounds of sanctions since Russia invaded Ukraine a year ago last month, the European Union has rolled out its toughest regime ever against a foreign country.

29 Mar 05:00 ET / 09:00 GMT


Weekly Austrian cabinet meeting

Ministers hold a news conference after Austria’s weekly cabinet meeting.

29 Mar 06:15 ET / 10:15 GMT


PM takes questions in parliament

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak takes questions in parliament.

29 Mar 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


Montenegro’s justice minister news conference on Do Kwon case

Montenegro’s justice minister scheduled news conference on Do Kwon case, followinng the arrest of the cryptocurrency entrepreneur last week.

29 Mar 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


Under pressure, Starbucks CEO agrees to testify before US Senate panel

Starbucks Corp. interim Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz testifies before U.S. Senate committee after earlier resisting requests to appear and answer questions about company’s compliance with labor law.

29 Mar 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


US House panel holds hearing on Ukraine assistance

U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee conducts hearing titled “Oversight, Transparency, and Accountability of Ukraine Assistance.”

29 Mar 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


US holds Gulf of Mexico drilling rights auction

The Biden administration will hold a Gulf of Mexico drilling auction to satisfy a requirement in the government’s new climate change law.

29 Mar 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


UN to vote whether to ask top global court to issue opinion on climate responsibility

The island nation of Vanuatu, which is currently recovering from major cyclones, has rallied over 100 countries to support its call for a UN resolution to get the world’s top court – the International Court of Justice – to issue an advisory opinion on the responsibility of governments to combat climate change.

29 Mar 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT



Malaysia issues annual economic, monetary and financial stability reports

Malaysia’s central bank to hold a news conference following the release of its annual economic, monetary and financial stability reports.

29 Mar 23:00 ET / 03:00 GMT


What’s better than OpenAI? Developers shop for alternatives

Microsoft-backed OpenAI is no longer the only game in town for software developers looking to capitalize on an expected $90 billion market for artificial intelligence.

29 Mar


US FDA decides on the first OTC opioid overdose reversal drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is set to make its decision by Wednesday on over-the-counter sale of Emergent BioSolutions’ opioid overdose reversal drug, making it the first drug for the indication to be sold nationwide without a prescription.

29 Mar


Tesla releases proxy filing

Tesla is expected to publish its proxy filing ahead of its annual meeting.

29 Mar


UK finance minister Hunt speaks to lawmakers about his budget

Finance minister Jeremy Hunt speaks to parliament’s Treasury Committee about the budget plan he announced on March 15.

29 Mar 04:45 ET / 08:45 GMT


U.S. bank regulators testify to Congress on bank crisis

Top regulatory officials for the Federal Reserve, Treasury Department and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation will testify before the House Financial Services Committee on recent bank failures.

29 Mar 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Dollarama Inc Q4 2023 Earnings

Discount store chain Dollarama Inc is expected to report a rise in fourth-quarter revenue, helped by steady demand for its cheaper food, clothing and supplies.

29 Mar 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT



The theme of the “Freedom of Mobility Forum” will be : “In a decarbonized world, will freedom of mobility be affordable to a happy few only?”

29 Mar 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


Federal Reserve Vice Chair for Supervision Barr speaks on the Community Reinvestment Act

(PRE-RECORDED REMARKS) Federal Reserve Vice Chair for Supervision Michael Barr speaks on the Community Reinvestment Act before the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) Conference.

29 Mar 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


Czech Republic-Central Bank Rates

The Czech National Bank meets on policy and is likely to keep its key interest rate at a more than two-decade high of 7.00%.

29 Mar 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


Portuguese react to zero VAT on basic food products

Struggling to make ends meet as prices soar, locals in Portugal’s capital Lisbon react to a new government measure to scrap value added tax (VAT) on essential food products.

29 Mar 09:00 ET / 13:00 GMT


Fed’s Barr, FDIC’s Gruenberg testify on recent bank failures before House panel

Top regulatory officials for Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation testify before House panel to discuss recent failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank.

29 Mar 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


Tesla shareholders urge court to revive billion-dollar SolarCity case against Elon Musk

Tesla Inc investors will make their case to the Delaware Supreme Court to revive their lawsuit against Elon Musk that sought billions in dollars in damages from the electric carmaker’s chief executive for allegedly coercing the company’s board into buying SolarCity in 2016.

29 Mar 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


Dallas Federal Reserve Bank releases quarterly survey of energy executives

Energy executives weigh in on their outlook for oil and gas production and prices in first quarterly survey of 2023.

29 Mar 11:00 ET / 15:00 GMT


Treasury Dept. sells 17-week bills, 2-year FRNS

Treasury Dept. sells 17-week bills, 2-year floating rate notes.

29 Mar 11:30 ET / 15:30 GMT



Vietnamese artist on quest to paint thousands of heroic mothers

Dang Ai Viet, a painter in her 70s, travels the length of Vietnam to paint portraits of Vietnamese “heroic mothers” - a term referred to women who has 3 or more sons killed fighting the Vietnam war.

29 Mar


Who did it? Question lingers in murder drama ‘The Night of the 12th’

Interview with director Dominik Moll about his crime drama “The Night Of The 12th”, which won best film at last month’s Cesar Awards in France.

29 Mar 04:00 ET / 08:00 GMT


Prince Harry expected to arrive for UK court hearing against Daily Mail publisher

The publisher is asking London’s High Court to dismiss lawsuits brought by Harry, singer Elton John and others alleging phone-tapping and other breaches of privacy.

29 Mar 05:00 ET / 09:00 GMT



Indonesia tries to salvage U20 World Cup amid domestic opposition over Israel team

Indonesia will send a top official to Switzerland to discuss a way forward with soccer’s governing by FIFA on hosting next month’s Under-20 World Cup, after the tournament draw was cancelled amid resistance over Israel competing.

29 Mar


Olympics - IOC Executive Board meeting

Day two of an IOC executive board meeting. The IOC will hold a news conference at the end of the day’s meeting.

29 Mar 03:00 ET / 07:00 GMT



WHO press conference on global health issues

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will brief the media on global health issues.

29 Mar 09:00 ET / 13:00 GMT



U.S. Defense Secretary, top general testify

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and top U.S. general Mark Milley will appear before lawmakers on the House Armed Services Committee to testify about the Pentagon’s budget.

29 Mar 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT