JAPAN / CHERRY BLOSSOM
TOKYO: Japanese celebrate the onset of spring as the cherry blossom begins to bloom at Zojoji Temple, with the Tokyo Tower, one of the most famous landmarks in the capital, as a background. Clients can expect sunrise pictures of the location on these occasions. AP will carry the lives for more three days of the cherries blossoming at least until the end of the month. Exact times to be confirmed.
SPAIN / STRIKE
MADRID: An estimated 1000 Amazon workers begin a two-day strike over pay and conditions.
BELGIUM / ANNIVERSARY
BRUSSELS: Victims, relatives and officials take part in events at Brussels subway and airport to mark the anniversary of the attacks on March 22, 2016, that killed 32 people and injured more than 300 others.
::0658GMT - Brussels Airport. Minute of silence and wreath laying.
::0811GMT - Maelbeek Metro Station. Minute of silence and wreath laying.
::0855GMT - Monument. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel lays flowers in tribute to all victims of terrorist acts in Belgium and abroad
::Still chasing details on access. Unclear if there will be options for live. To be updated.
FRANCE / STRIKE
PARIS: French train workers, air traffic controllers and other civil servants go on strike to protest reforms by President Emmanuel Macron's government.
::1200GMT - Railway workers demonstrate, marching from Place de la Republique to Place de la Nation
::1300GMT - Public service workers demonstrate, marching from Bercy to Place de la Nation
::Covering. Live planned.
EU / SUMMIT
BRUSSELS: European Union heads of state and government meet. Discussion on Brexit and trade tariffs are expected to dominate the agenda.
::Schedule and timings to follow.
::Covering and accessing. Lives planned.
UK / RUSSIA SPY
++ Running Story – 17 - 23 March 2018 ++
Covering developments after the US, UK, French and German leaders released a joint statement agreeing Russia was behind nerve agent attack on former spy.
JORDAN / US
AMMAN: The US opens a counterterrorism training facility.
::AP edited coverage.
US / TRUMP
++ Running Story: 17 - 23 March 2018 ++
Covering developments in Donald Trump's administration as a probe continues into allegations of Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.