May 10-19: “Alien: Covenant” debuts worldwide

LONDON -- “Alien: Covenant,” the sixth movie in the hugely successful Alien universe, sees original director Ridley Scott, take the series back to its horror film roots.

“Covenant” is intended to be a bridge between Scott’s original 1979 “Alien” and the 2012 prequel “Prometheus,” the fifth film in the franchise. Here’s what’s happened so far in the almost 40-year-old billion dollar franchise.


President Trump’s bumpy 100 days

LONDON -- President Donald Trump has reached the 100-day milestone of his presidency with Gallup polling showing that just 40% of Americans approve the way he is handling his job.


Apr 28-29: Pope Francis to visit Egypt

CAIRO -- Pope Francis visits Egypt on April 28-29 to build on inter-faith dialogue with Muslim leaders. The visit follows a spate of terrorist attacks on the Christian community.




Venezuela unrest leaves 26 dead

CARACAS -- Two Venezuelan men died Tuesday from gunshots at political demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government, bringing the death toll to 26.


Macron set for Elysee in runoff with Le Pen

PARIS -- France’s hotly contested and divisive presidential election sees centrist Emmanuel Macron facing off against the extremist right-wing Marine Le Pen in next month’s runoff.

World Agenda for May available now

LONDON -- Each month Graphic News moves a World Agenda -- an illustrated diary of upcoming events -- in both print format and as a responsive version for digital devices.


NASA Cassini heads for Saturn’s rings

PASADENA -- Space probe Cassini will repeatedly dive between the atmosphere and Saturn’s rings starting Wednesday until ts death plunge, scheduled for September 15.

Iran’s presidential candidates confirmed

TEHRAN -- The final list for Iran’s May 19 election has been released, with moderate incumbent Hassan Rouhani likely to face a strong challenge from hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi.


Marginals – the battleground for UK election

LONDON -- Theresa May’s snap general election will be decided in marginal constituencies -- seats with majorities of 10% or less that require a swing of 5% for the incumbent party to lose.


North Korea may be planning nuke test

PYONGYANG -- Satellite imagery of North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site from April 12 suggests that preparations are well underway for its sixth nuclear test since 2006.



Motorsports 2017


May 4: Europa League semi-finals

AMSTERDAM -- Ajax take on Olympique Lyon at the Amsterdam Arena, and Celta Vigo face Manchester United at the Estadio Municipal de Balaidos.


May 2-3: Champions League semi-finals

MADRID -- Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid clash at the Santiago Bernabeu, while AS Monaco face Juventus at the Stade Louis II. Second leg matches take place May 9-10.

Apr 28-30: F1 Russian GP on the Black Sea

SOCHI -- Sebastian Vettel takes a seven point lead into the next GP but rival Lewis Hamilton holds an impressive record at Sochi having won it twice in the last three years.


Apr 29: Klitschko returns to face Joshua

LONDON -- Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko returns to the ring to face undefeated Anthony Joshua for the IBF and IBO heavyweight titles, and the WBA Super crown.

Calls for video ref after Real defeat Bayern

MADRID -- A series of controversial refereeing decisions in the match have heightened calls for Video Assistant Referee technology to be introduced at the highest levels of the game.


Apr 26: Sharapova returns after drug ban

STUTTGART -- Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova will return to tennis at the Porsche Grand Prix, after serving a 15-month suspension for testing positive for meldonium.

Apr 27-30: WRC Rally Argentina

CORDOBA -- Racing ranges from the fast, sandy tracks in the Santa Rosa de Calamuchita valley to the rocky, moonlike Traslasierra mountains, with a night street test in the city.


Apr 25-27: English Premier League

LONDON -- Chelsea host Southampton, and Tottenham go to Crystal Palace needing a win to keep their challenge alive, while City clash with United in the Manchester derby.



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