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TOP STORIES

GLOBAL

BRITAIN-EU/

Britain in Brexit chaos: parliament crushes May's EU deal again

British lawmakers crushed Prime Minister Theresa May's European Union divorce deal on Tuesday, thrusting Britain deeper into crisis and forcing parliament to decide within days whether to back a no-deal Brexit or seek a last-minute delay.

MIDEAST-CRISIS/ISLAMIC STATE

Hundreds surrender as Islamic State nears defeat in last enclave

Islamic State faced imminent defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday as hundreds of jihadist fighters and their families surrendered and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said the battle was as good as over.

U.S.

USA-EDUCATION-CHEATING

Biggest U.S. college fraud bust nets actors Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin

Federal authorities arrested dozens on Tuesday for a $25 million scheme to help wealthy Americans, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin and some CEOs, cheat their children’s way into elite universities, such as Yale and Stanford.

USA-ABORTION-OHIO

Appeals court says Ohio may withhold Planned Parenthood funding

A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected Planned Parenthood’s constitutional challenge to an Ohio law depriving the organization of state funding because it performs abortions, handing a victory to anti-abortion advocates.

BUSINESS

ETHIOPIA-AIRPLANE

EU suspends Boeing 737 MAX flights, U.S. senators suggest similar move

The European Union’s aviation safety regulator on Tuesday suspended all flights in the bloc by Boeing 737 MAX and the U.S. Senator who chairs a panel overseeing aviation suggested the United States take similar action following a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people.

USA-TRADE-LIGHTHIZER

Deal or no deal, U.S.-China trade talks may finish in weeks: Lighthizer

The United States and China may be in the final weeks of discussions to hammer out a deal to ease their tit-for-tat tariffs dispute, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Tuesday.

ENTERTAINMENT

USA-EDUCATION/CHEATING-SOCIALMEDIA

'Slap in face': TV star's daughters ripped online in college fraud scheme

The daughters of "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin became targets of scorn on social media on Tuesday after their mother was charged in an alleged scheme to help privileged Americans get their children into elite universities by fraudulent means.

SAFRICA-PIGCASSO

Painting sow Pigcasso hogs the limelight at South Africa farm

Brandishing a paintbrush in her snout, Pigcasso enthusiastically tosses her head to create bright, bold strokes across a canvas propped up in her sty.

SPORTS

TENNIS-INDIANWELLS

Hurkacz stuns Nishikori to progress at Indian Wells

Pole Hubert Hurkacz fired 10 aces en route to a 4-6 6-4 6-3 upset win over world number seven Kei Nishikori of Japan to reach the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday.

GOLF-PLAYERS

Woods' neck in good shape and he expects putter to be the same

Tiger Woods heads into this week’s Players Championship with his neck in good shape and he expects his putter to feel the same.

UPCOMING

POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

CLIMATECHANGE-YOUTH/NEWZEALAND

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern talks with students striking for climate change

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will talk to student leaders organising a march against government inaction on climate change in a round table discussion that would be streamed live from the parliament on Wednesday.

Dozens of youth protests have been planned around the world on Thursday as part of a 'School Strike 4 Climate' movement.

13 Mar 19:30 ET / 23:30 GMT

BRITAIN-EU/AUSTRIA

Austrian EU ministers, provincial governors discuss Brexit

Austria's Europe minister Gernot Bluemel and the governors of Austria's nine provinces hold a meeting on Brexit and how best to prepare for it, followed by a news conference.

13 Mar 06:30 ET / 10:30 GMT

KENYA-FRANCE/MACRON-MEETING (PIX) (TV)

France's Macron meets with Kenya's president

French President Emmanuel Macron holds a bilateral meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Both leaders take part in a signing ceremony followed by statement to the media

13 Mar 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT

KENYA-FRANCE/ (PIX) (TV)

France's Macron visits Kenya

French President Emmanuel Macron visits Kenya. The French leader will hold talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, focusing on investment opportunities for French firms in the African country, followed by a joint media briefing.

13 Mar

ETHIOPIA-FRANCE/ (PIX) (TV)

French President Emmanuel Macron visits AU headquarters

French President Macron visits Africa Union headquarters, meets AU chairperson Moussa Faki before holding a media briefing.

13 Mar

USA-TRUMP/RUSSIA-FLYNN

Status report due on Trump ex-adviser Flynn in Russia probe

Status report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team and defense lawyer is due in the case of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, who has pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents in probe of Russian interference in 2016 election. A federal judge has delayed sentencing until Flynn has finished helping prosecutors.

13 Mar

USA-TRUMP/RUSSIA-TIMING (PIX)

Not so fast: Mueller still investigating pivotal Russia probe issues

The timing of the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election is a major topic of discussion in Washington, with the disclosure of the findings expected to be a seismic event in American politics.

13 Mar 03:00 ET / 07:00 GMT

KENYA-FRANCE/MACRON-ARRIVAL (PIX) (TV)

France's Macron arrives in Kenya

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives in Nairobi and attends a welcoming ceremony hosted by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

13 Mar 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

IRAQ-IRAN/ROUHANI (PIX) (TV)

Iran's Rouhani visits Iraq

The third day of a visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's to Iraq. The visit, which is his first to the country, comes amid heightening tension between Washington and Tehran, with an Iraq devastated by years of war caught in the middle.

13 Mar

MALAYSIA-SOUTHKOREA/

South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets Malaysian PM Mahathir

South Korean President Moon Jae-in to meet Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at his office in Putrajaya, Malaysia's administrative capital. They are expected to witness the signing of four MOUs between the two countries, and deliver a joint statement.

13 Mar 22:30 ET / 02:30 GMT

USA-TRUMP/CONGRESS-EMERGENCY

Senate expected to vote on measure to repudiate Trump emergency declaration

U.S. Senate is expected to vote on measure, already passed in House, to repudiate President Donald Trump’s “national emergency” declaration, potentially dealing him another defeat in his failed effort to fund construction of U.S.-Mexico border wall.

13 Mar

BRITAIN-EU/ (PIX) (TV)

UK lawmakers vote on whether to leave the EU without a deal

Prime Minister Theresa May has promised lawmakers that if her revised Brexit deal is rejected on March 12, she will give them the opportunity the following day to vote on whether to leave the European Union on March 29 without a deal.

13 Mar

USA-TRUMP/RUSSIA-MANAFORT (PIX) (TV)

Trump's ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort faces sentencing in Washington

President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort tentatively faces sentencing after U.S. special counsel investigating whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russia said Manafort had breached his plea agreement.

13 Mar 09:30 ET / 13:30 GMT

KENYA-FRANCE/MACRON-NEWSER (PIX) (TV)

France's Macron gives news conference in Kenya

French President Emmanuel Macron attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Jomo Kenyatta Mausoleum and gives a joint news conference together with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

13 Mar 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT

DISASTERS / ACCIDENTS

CALIFORNIA-WILDFIRES/ENVIRONMENT (TV)

As wildfires devour communities, toxic threats emerge

As an uncontrollable wildfire turned the California town of Paradise to ash, air pollution researcher Keith Bein knew he had to act fast: Little is known about toxic chemicals released when a whole town burns and the wind would soon blow away evidence. Fires like the one that razed Paradise last November burn thousands of pounds of wiring, plastic pipes and building materials, leaving dangerous chemicals in the air, soil and water. Lead paint, burned asbestos and even melted refrigerators from tens of thousands of households only add to the danger, public health experts say.

13 Mar

CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE

AUSTRALIA-ABUSE/PELL (PIX) (TV)

Former Vatican Treasurer Pell faces jail sentence for abusing two boys

Former Vatican Treasurer Cardinal George Pell faces jail on Wednesday when an Australian court is set to sentence him for sexually abusing two choir boys in Melbourne in the 1990s.

13 Mar

BUSINESS / ECONOMICS

CERAWEEK-ENERGY/VENEZUELA

Venezuela's opposition appointed ambassador to the United States to speak at CERAWeek

Carlos Vecchio, the ambassador to the United States of Venezuela's opposition, and Luisa Palacios, chairwoman of the Citgo Petroleum board, will speak on Tuesday evening at the CERAWeek energy conference.

12 Mar 19:00 ET / 23:00 GMT

CERAWEEK-ENERGY/POMPEO

Exclusive: Pompeo to meet oil executives, push U.S. crude exports

U.S. Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo will meet with top oil executives before he addresses a conference on Tuesday, seeking to get them to help the administration’s effort to boost crude exports to Asia and to support its policy of isolating Iran, according to three people at two companies briefed on the agenda.

12 Mar 19:30 ET / 23:30 GMT

CERAWEEK-ENERGY/POMPEO-SPEECH

Pompeo speaks to energy conference in Houston

U.S. Secretary Michael Pompeo speaks Tuesday at a conference of top energy executives in Houston amid rising global energy prices prompted in part by U.S. sanctions on oil-producing nations Venezuela and Iran.

12 Mar 19:00 ET / 23:00 GMT

AUSTRALIA-ECONOMY/CONSUMERSENTIMENT (GRAPHIC)

Australia-Consumer sentiment for March

Westpac MI survey of consumers for March is likely to show a sharp fall given gloomy media coverage of disappointing economic news last week, which some termed a "per capita recession.".

13 Mar 19:30 ET / 23:30 GMT

GEORGIA-RATES/

Georgia's central bank to announce its decision on refinancing rate

Georgia's central bank holds its monetary committee meeting, where it makes a decision on a key refinancing rate

13 Mar

CERAWEEK-ENERGY/

Top energy executives, oil ministers debate the future of fossil fuels

Global energy ministers and executives from the world's largest oil producers meet in Houston March 11-15 to discuss factors affecting oil and gas, electricity and power markets.

13 Mar

AUSTRALIA-ABUSE/PELL-COURTHOUSE (PIX) (TV)

People gather outside courthouse after Cardinal Pell is sentenced for sexually abusing two choir boys

People gather outside the Victorian County Court House after former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell is sentenced by Chief Judge Peter Kidd for sexually abusing two choir boys in Australia two decades ago.

13 Mar

ZIMBABWE-ECONOMY/ (PIX)

Zimbabwe finance minister to give update on government economic reforms

Finance minister Mthuli Ncube is expected to give an update on government's economic reforms that Zimbabwe is pursuing to try revive a stricken economy and earn the support of foreign lenders who have long withheld funding over unpaid arrears.

13 Mar 03:00 ET / 07:00 GMT

BRITAIN-BUDGET/ (PIX) (TV)

UK's Hammond to use budget update to call for Brexit deal

Finance minister Philip Hammond is expected to use his half-yearly budget update to tell lawmakers he will loosen his grip on public spending, if they back Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal. Hammond is also likely to announce weaker economic growth forecasts, due to a slowing global economy as well as the Brexit drag.

13 Mar 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT

FRANCE-GRAINS/FRANCEAGRIMER (PIX)

Monthly French grain supply-and-demand outlook

Farming agency FranceAgriMer gives monthly forecasts for major cereals. Focus on any revisions to expected wheat exports in the EU's biggest grain producer.

13 Mar

USA-AUTOS/LABOR (PIX)

UAW president speaks at bargaining convention ahead of labor talks

United Autos Workers President Gary Jones is scheduled to give the keynote speech at the union's bargaining convention ahead of talks this summer with the automakers for new labor agreements.

13 Mar 09:00 ET / 13:00 GMT

BRAZIL-MINING/ (PIX)

Interview with Brazil Mining Secretary Alexandre Vidigal de Oliveira

Brazil Mining Secretary Alexandre Vidigal de Oliveira will speak to Reuters about the response to the disaster at the Vale SA mining facility in Brumadinho that left hundreds dead, among other policy initiatives

13 Mar 09:00 ET / 13:00 GMT

SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY

CLIMATECHANGE-NETHERLANDS/

Dutch tally costs and effects of plans to combat climate change

Dutch researchers publish calculations of the costs of plans to reach the government's climate goals, and their expected effect on greenhouse gas emissions. The plans look set to dominate the campaign for the March 20 elections, which could see the government lose its Senate majority.

13 Mar 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT

ISRAEL-ENVIRONMENT/CORAL (PIX) (TV)

Israel rescues Red Sea coral reef from abandoned oil pipeline

Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority is rescuing a spectacular coral reef in the Red Sea that grew along the underwater infrastructure of a secretive oil pipeline company that had kept the coastline closed to the public for decades.

13 Mar 04:00 ET / 08:00 GMT

ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT

BRITAIN-ROYALS/BABY-FASHION (PIX) (TV) (GRAPHIC)

Royal fashionista: a look at Meghan's wardrobe

Fashion commentators and Meghan Markle wardrobe specialists comment on the names and prices that makeup the duchess's closet.

13 Mar 23:00 ET / 03:00 GMT

SPORTS

SPORT-DOPING/WADA (PIX) (TV)

World Anti-Doping Agency Annual Symposium

Lausanne hosts the World Anti-Doping Agency Annual Symposium. WADA President Craig Reedie and Director General Olivier Niggli will speak to the media at the end of the day.

13 Mar 04:00 ET / 08:00 GMT

ALASKA-IDITAROD/

Alaskan and Norwegian battle in final stretch of Iditarod sled-dog race

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is expected to conclude early on Wednesday with either an Alaskan or Norwegian musher becoming the first to cross the finish line in the Gold Rush town of Nome, capping a contest made especially rigorous by above-normal temperatures.

13 Mar

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