AFP Americas News Agenda for May 7

Duty Editor: Daniel Woolls

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What's happening in the Americas on Tuesday:

+ Obama, S. Korea leader meet at White House

WASHINGTON: South Korean President Park Geun-Hye meets at the White House with President Barack Obama for talks expected to focus on tensions with North Korea. Picture. Video (NKOREA-SKOREA-US-MILITARY-SUMMIT)


LOS ANGELES: Following the wrongful death trial pitting Michael Jackson's 82-year-old mother against concert promoter AEG Live. She accuses AEG of negligently hiring Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted two years ago over the singer's 2009 death from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol. From 1700 GMT. Expect coverage (ENTERTAINMENT-US-MUSIC-JACKSON-TRIAL)

MONTEVIDEO: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro begins a Latin American tour that will take him to Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil, all members of the Mercosur regional trading bloc along with Caracas. Picture (URUGUAY-VENEZUELA-ECONOMY-TRADE-MERCOSUR)

NEW YORK: US federal judge Edward Korman holds a hearing regarding age limits on emergency contraception and its availability in US pharmacies. 1500 GMT. Coverage on merit (HEALTH-US-WOMEN-CONTRACEPTION-PHARMA-COURT)

WASHINGTON: Experts discuss the challenges of landing people on Mars, and the medical challenges of helping them survive there, during a conference at George Washington University. 1400 GMT (US-SPACE-MARS)

-- Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama speaks at the University of Maryland on "peace through compassion" at 1400 GMT and takes part in a dialogue at 1730 GMT on the commonalities between Buddhism and Islam's mystical Sufi tradition (US-CHINA-TIBET-RELIGION)

-- A US Senate panel holds a hearing on the confirmation of career diplomat Deborah Jones to be the next US ambassador to Libya, replacing Chris Stevens, who was killed last year in an attack on the US mission in Benghazi. 1400 GMT. Picture (US-LIBYA-DIPLOMACY)

-- First Lady Michelle Obama, campaigning for better nutrition for Americans, signs copies of her "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Garden Across America" at Washington's Politics and Prose bookstore. 1515 GMT. Picture (LIFESTYLE-US-HEALTH-FOOD-OBAMA)