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19 Sep 2020 / 18:11 H.

    Here are the top stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters text service as of 10 a.m. GMT/6 a.m. ET. For a full schedule of news and events, go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect https://www.reutersconnect.com/planning.

    TOP STORIES

    GLOBAL

    HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-BRITAIN

    New UK lockdown likely sooner rather than later, ex-advisor warns

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is likely to need to reintroduce some national coronavirus lockdown measures sooner rather than later, a leading epidemiologist and former senior government health advisor said on Saturday.

    TAIWAN-LEE

    In shadow of China war games, Taiwan bids farewell to 'Mr Democracy'

    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan bid farewell on Saturday to former president Lee Teng-hui, dubbed "Mr. Democracy" for ending autocratic rule in favor of free elections and championing Taiwan's separate identity from China, as Beijing again sent jets close to the island.

    U.S.

    USA-COURT-GINSBURG

    Trailblazing U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg dies; succession battle looms

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a stalwart liberal on the U.S. Supreme Court since 1993, died on Friday at age 87, giving President Donald Trump a chance to expand its conservative majority with a third appointment at a time of deep divisions in America with a presidential election looming.

    USA-ELECTION-TRUMP

    Trump seeks to shore up military support in North Carolina campaign swing

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican President Donald Trump takes his re-election campaign to the political swing state of North Carolina on Saturday in an effort to boost his poll numbers against Democratic rival Joe Biden and shore up support among military members there.

    BUSINESS

    USA-CHINA-TIKTOK-LAWSUIT

    TikTok files complaint against Trump administration to try to block U.S. ban

    (Reuters) - Popular video-sharing app TikTok has asked a U.S. judge to block the Trump administration from enforcing a ban on the Chinese social media network, according to court documents filed late on Friday.

    USA-ELECTION-ECONOMY

    Fiscal fizzle saps U.S. economic recovery, a possible boost to Biden

    (Reuters) - This week's economic data offers fresh hints that the U.S. recovery will slow without new federal aid, a possible blow to President Donald Trump's reelection bid, especially since any new spending before the Nov. 3 presidential election seems unlikely.

    ENTERTAINMENT

    People-Harvey-Weinstein

    Queen Elizabeth formally strips Harvey Weinstein of his British honour

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth has formally stripped Harvey Weinstein of his honorary award following his conviction for sexually assaulting a former production assistant and raping an actress.

    FASHION-NEWYORK-REBECCA-MINKOFF

    New York Fashion Week 2020 trends? Masks, social distancing and voting

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Masks, social distancing and voting were the key themes at New York Fashion Week, as the five-day parade of shows in the COVID-19 era closed on Thursday with designer Christian Siriano presenting his Sarah Jessica Parker-inspired collection at his Connecticut home.

    SPORTS

    BASEBALL-MLB-ROUNDUP

    MLB roundup: Angels' Pujols passes Mays on homer list

    Albert Pujols hit two homers and moved into sole possession of fifth place on the major league career home run list, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-2 win against the Texas Rangers in the opener of a four-game series on Friday night in Anaheim, Calif.

    BASKETBALL-NBA

    LeBron James miffed by most valuable player voting totals

    (Reuters) - Los Angles Lakers forward LeBron James said he was "pissed off" after receiving only 16 first-place votes for the NBA's most valuable player (MVP) award.

    UPCOMING

    POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

    RUSSIA-POLITICS/NAVALNY-RECOVERY (PIX)

    Kremlin critic Navalny seen walking in photo from hospital

    Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny posted a picture on Instagram of himself walking down stairs and said that his path to recovery was "clear, although long".

    19 Sep 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

    USA-COURT/GINSBURG-SENATE

    Ginsburg's death complicates stakes in battle for control of U.S. Senate

    U.S. Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death sets the stage for a bitter confirmation battle in the Senate, where Democrats are still angry over Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's refusal to consider a nomination to the court in the final year of Barack Obama's administration.

    It also complicates re-election prospects for Republican incumbents in competitive districts, ahead of November's elections that will determine which party controls the chamber for the next two years.

    19 Sep 12:00 ET / 16:00 GMT

    CHINA-TAIWAN/ (TV)

    China holds high-profile forum on relations with Taiwan

    China holds a high profile annual forum in Xiamen on relations with Chinese-claimed Taiwan with a key note speech from a senior as yet unnamed Chinese official.

    20 Sep 21:00 ET / 01:00 GMT

    HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/USA-DEATHS (PIX)

    The U.S. reaches the grim milestone of 200,000 deaths

    The spread of coronavirus is expected to claim over 200,000 lives in the United States this week, more than double the number of fatalities in India, the country reporting the second-highest number of cases in the world.

    20 Sep

    BRAZIL-POLITICS/LULA (PIX) (TV)

    Interview with former Brazilian president Lula

    Brazil's former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks to Reuters about his chances of annulling corruption sentences against him and running again for president, his role in Brazilian politics in the run-up to the 2020 election and opposition to the right-wing Bolsonaro government.

    20 Sep

    USA-ELECTION/FUNDRAISING

    Presidential candidates detail spending, fundraising in new filings

    Presidential candidate file new monthly disclosures with the Federal Election Commission that detail fundraising and spending.

    20 Sep

    ITALY-VOTE/ (PIX) (TV)

    Italy holds regional elections, referendum to cut parliamentarians

    Numerous elections taking place across the country on Sept 20-21. The entire nation is voting on a referendum to sanction a proposed cut in the number of parliamentarians. In addition, seven regions are up for grabs, including Tuscany, Puglia and Veneto and there are mayoral races in some 1,100 municipalities. Results not due until Monday.

    20 Sep

    CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE

    USA-COURT/GINSBURG-SUCCESSOR (FACTBOX)

    FACTBOX-Prominent decisions by Trump's potential picks to succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    A look at prominent decisions of judges that President Donald Trump has identified as his potential next nominees should a vacancy emerge on the U.S. Supreme Court. One of them may succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg and pull the court further to the right.

    19 Sep 12:00 ET / 16:00 GMT

    SPORTS

    GOLF-USOPEN/ (PIX) (TV)

    Golf - U.S. Open - Fourth Round

    Coverage of the fourth round of the U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York.

    20 Sep

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