Americas News Agenda for May 7

Duty Editor: Stephanie Griffith

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What's happening in the Americas on Wednesday:

+ Syrian opposition leader visits US

+ Ukrainian presidential hopeful gives speech

WASHINGTON: Syrian National Coalition leader Ahmad Jarba gives a speech on the future of his country at the US Institute of Peace on his first official visit to the United States ahead of high-level talks. 1500 GMT. Picture. (SYRIA-CONFLICT-US)

WASHINGTON: Ukrainian presidential hopeful Valeriy Konovalyuk speaks at the National Press Club amid mounting fears of open war in his crisis-hit country. 1500 GMT. (UKRAINE-POLITICS-CRISIS)


LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas/LOS ANGELES: President Barack Obama travels to the US state of Arkansas to survey damage caused by a recent spate of deadly tornadoes. He then heads to California for Democratic fundraisers. Picture. Video. (US-WEATHER-OBAMA)

NEW YORK: Sotheby's launches its spring auction season with a sale of impressionist and modern art. 2300 GMT.(US-ART-AUCTION)

WASHINGTON: Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen testifies before the Joint Economic Committee in the US Congress. 1400 GMT. Picture. Video. Expect coverage. (US-ECONOMY-YELLEN)

-- US Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the Council of Americas. 1315 GMT. Coverage on merit.

-- Kerry meets his Danish counterpart Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard. 1600 GMT. Coverage on merit.

-- Former Egyptian foreign minister Amr Mussa gives a speech to a conference on US-Egypt strategic relations. 1800 GMT. Expect coverage. (US-EGYPT-DIPLOMACY)