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TOP STORIES

GLOBAL

CHINA-MILITARY-ANNIVERSARY

China to show new warships as Beijing flexes military muscle on navy anniversary

QINGDAO, China (Reuters) - 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.

SPAIN-NORTHKOREA-USA

U.S. arrests former Marine connected to North Korea embassy raid in Spain

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have arrested a former U.S. Marine who is a member of a group that allegedly raided the North Korean embassy in Madrid in February and stole electronics, two sources familiar with the arrest said on Friday.

U.S.

USA-TRUMP-RUSSIA-POLL

Trump approval drops 3 points to 2019 low after release of Mueller report: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - 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.

CALIFORNIA-CAPTIVES

California couple sentenced to life in prison in severe child abuse case

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Southern California couple was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Friday after the pair pleaded guilty to charges stemming from grim, headline-making accusations they beat, starved and shackled their 13 children in the family’s home, prosecutors said.

BUSINESS

USA-TRADE-CHINA-HUAWEI

U.S. intelligence says Huawei funded by Chinese state security: report

U.S. intelligence has accused Huawei Technologies of being funded by Chinese state security, The Times said on Saturday, adding to the list of allegations faced by the Chinese technology company in the West.

TESLA-BOARD

Tesla to shrink board to seven directors from 11

Tesla Inc said on Friday that four members of its eleven-member board would be leaving over the next two years, as the electric car company looks to streamline its board.

ENTERTAINMENT

CHINA-HAIRCUT

From Mao to Beckham, Chinese barber turns heads with his scalp sculptures

SHAOXING, China (Reuters) - Wang Jianfeng is no ordinary barber. The 39-year-old from Shaoxing in eastern China specialises in sculpting images of famous faces on to the backs of his clients' heads.

NETHERLANDS-TULIPS

Dutch tulip forecast: brilliant, with a chance of tourists

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - 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.

SPORTS

CRICKET-WORLDCUP-ENGLAND

England batsman Hales takes break for 'personal reasons'

LONDON, April (Reuters) - England batsman Alex Hales, who was named in their provisional squad for the Cricket World Cup, has taken an indefinite break from the game due to personal reasons, his club Nottinghamshire have said.

GOLF-HERITAGE

Lowry leads by one as darkness halts play at RBC Heritage

Shane Lowry held on to his slender lead at the RBC Heritage on Friday though the Irishman still has two holes left to complete his second round after play was suspended for the day at the weather-hit South Carolina tournament.

UPCOMING

ODDLY ENOUGH

BOSNIA-HORSES/COMPETITION (PIX)

Horses pull logs in an ancient competition in Bosnia

Draft horses pull logs in a competition organised in the northwestern Bosnia and expected to be attended by teams from neighboring Croatia and Serbia. The ancient competition attracts many visitors from the region although animal protection activists lobby against it.

20 Apr 11:30 ET / 15:30 GMT

RELIGION

RELIGION-EASTER/POPE-VIGIL (PIX)

Pope Francis leads an Easter vigil service in St. Peter's Basilica

Pope Francis leads an Easter vigil service in St. Peter's Basilica

20 Apr 16:30 ET / 20:30 GMT

2019-04-20 08:00:07

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