U.S. stock futures were slightly lower Monday morning as Wall Street looks to bounce back from a losing week. Dow futures implied an opening decline of roughly 160 points, while S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures also were in the red. The tech-focused Nasdaq Composite saw the biggest declines last week, falling nearly 3.9%.

Twitter shares fell Monday in premarket trading after CEO Parag Agrawal announced in a tweet that Elon Musk is no longer joining the social network's board of directors. International benchmark Brent dropped about 4.1% to around $98.50 per barrel. Inflation in China came in hotter than expected for the month of March, as the world's second-largest economy experiences its worst wave of Covid infections.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urges South Korean lawmakers to provide military aid. He says the country's sanctions on Russia cannot alone put an end to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. "The war is far from over," he says, indicating tens of thousands of citizens in Mariupol have likely been killed.

French leader Emmanuel Macron and far-right rival Marine Le Pen are set to face off in a final vote after exit polls showed the two politicians leading the first round of French presidential elections. The runoff is set for April 24. Russia appoints general with cruel history to oversee Ukraine offensive.
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