BRUSSELS -- Greater “burden sharing” is set to be a theme of the NATO summit in Brussels, with just eight of the alliance’s 29 members living up to their commitments to spend at least two percent of GDP on defence.
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CHICAGO -- The Boeing 737 MAX has been a commercial triumph with more than 5,000 cumulative orders, but with the entire fleet now grounded Boeing must reimburse carriers scrambling to find replacement aircraft.
UTRECHT -- Three people were killed and five others injured in a shooting in a tram in the Dutch city, in a possible terrorist attack. Police arrested the suspect, believed to be a 37-year-old man of Turkish origin.
SYDNEY -- Sydney Metro Northwest, the first stage of the railway billed as the country’s biggest public transport project, will begin service as early as April in the congested and sprawling capital of New South Wales.
LONDON -- The UK will eliminate import tariffs on a wide range of goods and keep the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland free of customs checks if it leaves the European Union with a no-deal Brexit.
U.S. -- Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke has announced that he will seek the 2020 presidential nomination, joining the sprawling field of Democrats vying for the chance to run against President Trump.
UNITED NATIONS -- More than 5.6 million of Syria’s population are seeking refuge abroad, while another 5.7 million remain internally displaced from their homes, as the Syrian civil war enters its ninth year.
CAPE CANAVERAL -- The much-delayed LightSail 2 is a project to demonstrate controlled solar sailing using a miniature CubeSat satellite. It is due to launch from the Kennedy Space Center sometime in April.
NEW DELHI -- India’s general election pits Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling BJP against a raft of opposition parties under the Indian National Congress banner. Around 900 million people will vote during the five-week election.
LONDON -- As the final territory held by so-called Islamic State is recaptured in Syria, the international community is faced with the question of what to do with returning foreign fighters and their families.
ITAGUAI -- Within a decade Brazil could become just the seventh nation with a nuclear-powered submarine, the culmination of an $8.9bn programme that includes five attack submersibles built with French technology.
BRUSSELS -- European political institutions are shoring up their defences to stop Russian attempts to try to influence the European Parliament elections by hacking into institutions and spreading fake news.
ALASKA -- Thirty years ago the Exxon Valdez oil tanker spilled 41 million litres of crude oil off the coast of Alaska, causing an ecological disaste, fouling more than 1,600km of coastline and killing hundreds of thousands of animals.
SOCCER -- The opening qualifying matches for the Euro 2020 European Championships kick off, played in 12 cities across Europe. Each matchday features 25 matches across 10 different groups over three days.
F1 -- The new F1 season commences with the Australian Grand Prix, with 10 teams - and the return of some familiar faces - lining up on the grid, taking in 20 races and concluding in Abu Dhabi in December.
SOCCER -- Liverpool, facing third-placed Tottenham, vie to stay ahead of Manchester City, who visit Fulham, while in the battle for fourth place, Arsenal host Newcastle and Manchester Utd take on Watford.
SOCCER -- Favourites Barcelona clash with Manchester Utd, Manchester City face Premier League rivals Tottenham, Liverpool meet Porto and Ajax take on Juventus. First leg matches take place on April 9/10.
SOCCER -- Spanish rivals Villareal and Valencia clash in the quarter-final, while London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea face Napoli and Slavia Prague respectively, and Benfica meet Eintracht Frankfurt. First leg matches take place on April 11.
CYCLING -- The 2019 Giro d’Italia features three individual time trials and seven summit finishes in a balanced but testing route which ramps up into a brutal second half raced almost entirely uphill.