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Biden warns UK on Brexit: No trade deal unless you respect N.Irish peace deal
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden warned the United Kingdom that it must honour the Northern Irish peace deal as it extracts itself from the European Union or there would be no U.S. trade deal.
Global coronavirus cases to soon surpass 30 million - Reuters tally
Global coronavirus cases are expected to pass 30 million on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, with the pandemic showing no signs of slowing.
Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine, masks: 'He was confused'
President Donald Trump took exception on Wednesday to comments from the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who said a vaccine for the novel coronavirus could be broadly rolled out in mid-2021 and that masks might be even more effective.
Hurricane Sally weakens to tropical storm, leaves massive floods on U.S. Gulf Coast
Hurricane Sally moved northeast Thursday, where it was expected to bring more than a foot of rain to some areas, one day after it flooded streets and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Bank of England gears up for next stimulus push
The Bank of England is expected to signal on Thursday that it is getting ready to pump yet more stimulus into Britain's economy as it heads for a jump in unemployment and a possible Brexit shock.
ByteDance says China will have to approve its U.S. TikTok deal
China will need to approve ByteDance's proposed deal with Oracle Corp for its TikTok app, the Chinese company said on Thursday, indicating how its bid to stave off a ban in the United States could be further complicated.
Disney's 'Mulan' gets cold reception in boycott-leading Hong Kong
Walt Disney Co's live-action remake of "Mulan" opened on Thursday to a lacklustre reception in Hong Kong, where pro-democracy activists have been leading calls to boycott the movie.
Kanye West assails music business in video showing man urinating on Grammy
Rapper Kanye West went on a Twitter spree on Wednesday, complaining about his contracts with music companies and posting a video depicting a man urinating on one of his Grammy awards.
Nadal makes fast start in Rome, Tsitsipas out
Nine-times champion Rafa Nadal showed little signs of rust when he played his first match in 200 days as he beat fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-1 6-1 in the Italian Open in Rome on Wednesday.
Marauding Maxwell breaks new ground after mental health battle
Less than a year after withdrawing from cricket to tackle mental health issues, master blaster Glenn Maxwell has reached a higher plain in the one-day format while helping Australia turn the tables on world champions England.
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
'Hotel Rwanda hero' to appear in Kigali court bail hearing
Paul Rusesabagina, whose experiences during the 1994 Rwandan genocide inspired a Hollywood movie, is due to appear in court as he applies for bail after being charged earlier in the week with terrorism, forming an armed group, and murder. His trial and the mysterious circumstances surrounding his appearance in Rwanda after years in exile are also shining a spotlight on political opposition to President Paul Kagame.
17 Sep 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT
FACTBOX-Trump, Biden offer clashing visions on reopening economy
The coronavirus pandemic threw millions of Americans out of work, ended the longest U.S. economic expansion on record and undermined a key argument for President Donald Trump's re-election. Now, the Republican president and his Democratic opponent in the Nov. 3 election, Joe Biden, want to convince Americans they can get the economy back on track. A FACTBOX looks at how they want to revive it.
British health secretary expected to update parliament on COVID
British Health Secretary Matt Hancock is expected to update parliament on COVID-19, and particularly the state of the testing service.
17 Sep 06:30 ET / 10:30 GMT
BURUNDI-MASS GRAVES/ (PIX) (TV)
Burundi opens another mass grave as U.N. releases report on human rights
The head of Burundi's Truth and Reconciliation criticized local leaders in charge during a 1974 massacre as another mass gave was opened on a hillside in Gikuzi. The United Nations is due to release a report on human rights in the East African country on Thursday.
17 Sep 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-TESTING (PIX) (TV)
UK lawmakers grill health officials on coronavirus testing programme
British lawmakers quiz health officials on the country's testing programme.
17 Sep 09:30 ET / 13:30 GMT
Trump saw U.N. value on N.Korea, but faces frustration on Iran
Though skeptical of the United Nations, U.S. President Donald Trump saw value when he used it to impose crushing sanctions on North Korea in a bid to start talks with Pyongyang, but he now faces frustration at the world body over a similar push on Iran.
17 Sep 13:00 ET / 17:00 GMT
USA-ELECTION/ (PIX) (TV)
Trump, Biden campaign in Minnesota on state's first day of early voting
President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden each will campaign on Friday, Sept. 18, in Minnesota on the first day of the state's in-person early voting. Trump also will campaign in Wisconsin.
UN rights council to hold urgent debate on Belarus
The Geneva-based council will hold a debate on the Belarussian crackdown on opposition following a disputed presidential election which the UN rights official has described as "alarming". The proposal was brought by Germany on behalf of EU members and has been vigorously opposed by Belarus.
Trump campaigns in Minnesota
U.S. President Donald Trump campaigns in Minnesota.
USA-ELECTION/ECONOMY (GRAPHIC, PIX, REPEAT)
How could this week's economic data impact the election?
A weekly look at jobs, unemployment, inflation, and other economic data issued over the past seven days - and how it could impact the campaign of President Donald Trump or challenger Joe Biden.
LEBANON-CRISIS/MIGRANTS-CYPRUS (PIX) (TV)
Lebanese migrants sent back from Cyprus: 'it would have been better to die at sea'
For years, small boats have left northern Lebanon's coast, packed with migrants hoping to reach European shores. Until recently, they've carried mostly Syrians and Palestinians. But in recent weeks, there has been an uptick in the number of Lebanese attempting to cross the Mediterranean.
Senior US official visits Taiwan
First full day of U.S. Undersecretary for Economic Affairs Keith Krach's visit to Taiwan, which has angered China. He is expected to meet Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen later in the day.
ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT
WIDER IMAGE - Defying protests and poverty, Haitians get creative to wed in style
In a country where more than half the population lives under the poverty line of $2.41 per day, only the wealthiest of Haitian couples can afford the full shebang of a wedding ceremony, lavish dinner reception, and honeymoon. Most have to get creative. Sometimes multiple couples get married at the same time to save on church fees.
AWARDS-EMMYS/PREVIEW (PIX) (TV)
Curiosity high for TV's anything-can-happen virtual Emmys
California may be burning and the United States is in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic, but Hollywood is hoping that there might be some relief in a party - albeit at a distance - at Sunday's Emmy awards. The highest awards in television are going ahead as a live, virtual ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, but without a celebrity audience or a red carpet, after six months of lockdowns
17 Sep 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT
PEOPLE-COLIN KAEPERNICK/AUCTION (PIX) (TV)
Colin Kaepernick's autographed rookie debut jersey up for auction
Colin Kaepernick's official San Francisco 49ers rookie debut jersey is going up for auction. The white Reebok, signed jersey by the former NFL quarterback, is estimated to sell at $80,000 - $100,000 in December. Kaepernick wore this jersey in his NFL debut with the 49ers on October 2, 2011, when he entered the game in the first quarter for a handoff to Frank Gore for a five-yard run against the Philadelphia Eagles.
17 Sep 12:00 ET / 16:00 GMT
SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-VETERAN (PIX) (TV)
UK's Captain Sir Tom Moore gets an autobiography
Interview with Captain Sir Tom Moore as his new autobiography, 'Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day' is set to be released.
Facebook chief scientist says "true AR glasses" at least five years away
Facebook Inc is about five to ten years away from being able to bring to market "true" augmented reality glasses, its chief scientist told Reuters, as the company released plans to launch a first generation product next year.
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/SPAIN-POVERTY (PIX) (TV)
In one of Europe's worst outbreaks, the poor are hit harder
Barcelona's municipality is conducting massive coronavirus testing in one of the city's poorer and more multicultural neighbourhoods as the pandemic hits those communities harder across Spain, which has the highest number of cases in Western Europe
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/SPAIN-NEWS CONFERENCE (PIX) (TV)
Spain health emergency chief holds news conference
Spain's health emergency chief Fernando Simon to hold news conference on the coronavirus situation in Spain.
17 Sep 12:30 ET / 16:30 GMT
BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
United Kingdom-BOE MPC
The Bank of England announces its latest decision on interest rates and monetary policy.
Bank of England set to show it's ready for more stimulus
The Bank of England is likely to signal that it is getting ready to pump more stimulus into Britain's coronavirus-hit economy as it faces the double whammy of an expected jump in unemployment and mounting Brexit tensions.
Grenke founder gives statement after critical research report
Wolfgang Grenke, founder and the main shareholder of German financial services provider Grenke, gives a written statement following a critical report by a short-seller. Grenke said the statement would address accusations against him and the issue of franchises.
17 Sep 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT
Treasury Dept. sells 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities
Treasury Dept. sells 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities.
Delta Air to present at Morgan Stanley Virtual 8th Annual Laguna Conference
Delta Air Lines is due to present at the Morgan Stanley Virtual 8th Annual Laguna Conference
17 Sep 16:30 ET / 20:30 GMT
Grenke holds investor/analyst call after critical research report
German financial services provider Grenke, holds an investor/analyst call following a critical report by a short-seller. Antje Leminsky, Chair of the Board of Directors, and Sebastian Hirsch, member of the Board of Directors, will comment along with company founder and Deputy Chair of the Supervisory Board, Wolfgang Grenke, and the Chair of the Supervisory Board,Ernst-Moritz Lipp.
DISASTERS / ACCIDENTS
Deluge of Sally floods brings worse-than-expected damages
Water damages from Hurricane Sally could be even worse than originally expected - potentially up to $8 billion - due to the havoc wreaked by several feet of rain that caused massive floods. Hurricanes are normally associated with massive wind gusts on the coast, but the damage caused by flooding rains over a big region is worse.
ASIA-STORM/VIETNAM (PIX) (TV
Vietnam braces as storm Noul makes landfall
Vietnam braces as storm Noul to make landfall on the Southeast Asian country's central coast. Vietnam said on Wednesday it may have to evacuate as many as 500,000 people out of harm's way.
18 Sep 21:00 ET / 01:00 GMT
GOLF-USOPEN/ (PIX) (TV)
Golf - U.S. Open - Second Round
Coverage of the second round of the U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York.