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Ethiopia pushes toward Tigray capital, rebuffs African mediation
NAIROBI/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia said on Saturday its forces had seized another town in their advance on the capital of northern Tigray region and rebuffed an African Union (AU) push to mediate in the war with rebel forces in the region.
Families of detained Hong Kong dozen protest on island near Chinese prison
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Relatives and supporters of 12 Hongkongers, detained in China after trying to flee the city by speedboat, protested on Saturday on an island near the Chinese prison where they have been held virtually incommunicado for nearly three months.
Two weeks after Biden named President-elect, Trump faces stinging setbacks
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Joe Biden on Saturday reached the two-week mark since becoming president-elect, with President Donald Trump stinging from back-to-back setbacks in his desperate, unprecedented bid to undo his election defeat.
Wisconsin governor renews mask mandate despite court challenge as pandemic worsens
(Reuters) - Wisconsin's governor on Friday extended a statewide mask mandate despite a legal challenge from conservatives, renewing an emergency health order requiring face coverings in public spaces to curb an alarming surge in COVID-19 infections.
Mnuchin clawback of Fed funds 'deeply irresponsible,' Biden team says
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's decision to de-fund several Federal Reserve coronavirus lending programs on Dec. 31 is "deeply irresponsible," President-elect Joe Biden's transition team said on Friday, and threatens to undermine the country's fragile economic state.
Analysis: Fed faces ill political winds as Biden prepares for White House
(Reuters) - The U.S. Congress' rapid response to the coronavirus pandemic in March was meant to unleash a $4 trillion fire hose of credit for a stricken economy, distributed broadly by the Federal Reserve to help firms and markets survive a once-in-a-century collapse.
K-Pop's BTS marks year of the pandemic with 'BE' album, and single 'Life Goes On'
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean megaband BTS released their latest album "BE" on Friday and will perform the new single "Life Goes On" remotely for the 2020 American Music Awards on Sunday, the group's music label said.
Back with new Afrobeat album, veteran musician Bockarie asks for better Sierra Leone
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leonean musician and activist Emmerson Bockarie is no stranger to controversy, having received death threats from all ends of the country's political spectrum over two decades and three successive governments.
Djokovic reaches ATP Finals semis, Nadal showdown still on
LONDON (Reuters) - London's farewell edition of the ATP Finals could still have its dream climax after world number one Novak Djokovic beat Alexander Zverev 6-3 7-6(4) to seal a last-four spot on Friday.
F Harrell to leave Clippers for Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers quickly moved on from the reported loss of backup big man Dwight Howard, agreeing to a two-year contract with NBA Sixth Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell, ESPN.com reported Friday.
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Portugal's government to announce new COVID-19 measures
Portugal's government is expected to announce on Saturday new measures to fight the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
21 Nov 13:00 ET / 18:00 GMT
G20-SAUDI/ (PIX) (TV)
Saudi Arabia hosts G20 summit, day two
Saudi Arabia hosts the 15th annual G20 Leaders Summit in Riyadh.
BURKINA-ELECTION/ (PIX) (TV)
Burkina Faso holds presidential and legislative elections
Burkina Faso holds presidential and legislative elections amid a torrent of jihadist and ethnic violence that has torn communities apart, killed hundreds and forced nearly a million to flee their homes.
SERBIA-PATRIARCH/FUNERAL (PIX) (TV)
Funeral of Serbia's Orthodox Patriarch Irinej
Funeral of Serbia's Orthodox Patriarch Irinej. After laying in state in the St Sava temple, Irinej will be buried in cathedral's crypt. Thousands, including top officials and clergy are expected to attend the funeral, despite a spike in coronavirus infection.
U.S. security adviser O'Brien visits the Philippines
White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien Robert O'Brien visits the Philippines, the second leg of his Asia trip after Vietnam.
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/AUSTRALIA (PIX) (TV)
South Australia emerges from snap coronavirus lockdown
South Australia emerges from snap coronavirus lockdown on Sunday - earlier than expected - after threat deemed to be exaggerated.
ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT
AWARDS-AMERICAN MUSIC/ (TV)
American Music Awards ceremony
The American Music Awards are handed out at a ceremony and show in Los Angeles
BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
TAIWAN-USA/PORK (PIX) (TV)
Annual labour protest in Taiwan, joined by main opposition party protest against widening imports of US pork
Taiwan's main opposition party the Kuomintang (KMT) joins the annual Autumn Struggle labour protest, focusing on its opposition to the government's decision to allow imports of US pork containing ractopamine, an additive that enhances leanness.
22 Nov 00:00 ET / 05:00 GMT