19 Sep 2020 / 14:04 H.

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    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-IRAN-UN-ARMS-EXPLAINER U.S. says U.N. sanctions on Iran to be reimposed Saturday. What does that mean?

    NEW YORK (Reuters)- U.S. President Donald Trump's administration says that on Saturday (2000 EDT/0000 GMT Sunday) all United Nations sanctions on Iran have to be restored and a conventional arms embargo on the country will no longer expire in mid-October.


    USA-ELECTION-GINSBURG/ 'Titanic battle': U.S. Supreme Court seat upends 2020 presidential campaign

    WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday has set off a fierce political battle over her replacement and thrust the sudden vacancy into the forefront in the November presidential election.

    USA-COURT-GINSBURG-BIDEN Biden says presidential winner should pick Ginsburg replacement

    NEW CASTLE, Del. (Reuters)- Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said on Friday that "there is no doubt" that the winner of November's presidential election should pick Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's replacement.


    USA-TIKTOK-BAN-EXCLUSIVE Trump to shut off TikTok, WeChat to new U.S. users on Sunday

    WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat.

    USA-STOCKS-WEEKAHEAD Wall Street Weekahead: Corporate debt frenzy rolls on as worries loom over markets

    NEW YORK (Reuters)- Investors are gearing up for the year's record-breaking pace of corporate bond issuance to continue in the coming week, even after the U.S. Federal Reserve rattled nerves at its September meeting with a gloomier-than-expected economic outlook.


    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.

    MUSIC-MIKA-CONCERT-PREVIEW Beirut-born singer Mika to livestream concert for blast victims

    LONDON (Reuters)- Beirut-born pop star Mika will livestream a concert this weekend to raise funds for victims of the Aug. 4 port blast in the Lebanese capital, and Mexican actress Salma Hayek and Australian singer Kylie Minogue are among those joining in.


    SOCCER-ENGLAND-MUN Man Utd working hard in the transfer market, says Solskjaer

    (Reuters)- Manchester United's transfer window has not gone according to plan, but the Premier League club is working hard to bring in new players, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.

    SOCCER-FIFA Infantino speaks of forces wanting to drag FIFA into the darkness

    BERN (Reuters)- FIFA president Gianni Infantino, the subject of criminal proceedings in Switzerland, spoke of forces which he said wanted to drag the global soccer body into the "darkness of the past" as he defended himself at the annual Congress on Friday.


    POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS THAILAND-PROTESTS/ (PIX) (TV) Thai university students hold mass rally against government and monarchy Thai students from Thammasat University hold a mass rally in Bangkok to call for the ouster of prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's government and reforms in the monarchy. Organizers say tens of thousands of students are expected to attend. 19 Sep 07:00 ET / 07:00 GMT USA-COURT/GINSBURG Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death sets the stage for huge partisan fight in Washington The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, just weeks before Republican President Donald Trump is up for re-election, gives him the chance to solidify a 6-3 conservative majority on the nation's top court and sets the stage for a bitter partisan fight at a time of intense political polarization across the nation. 19 Sep 10:00 ET / 10:00 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 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 16:00 ET / 16:00 GMT USA-ELECTION/TRUMP (PIX) (TV) Trump campaigns in North Carolina U.S. President Donald Trump campaigns in North Carolina. 19 Sep 22:00 ET / 22:00 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 16:00 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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