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Trudeau’s hopes for a decisive win hang by a thread as Canadians vote
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may cling to power in Monday’s election, but he is likely to lose his bid for a parliamentary majority after a tough campaign that dashed his ruling Liberals’ hopes for a convincing win.
Rivals allege mass fraud as Russian pro-Putin party wins big majority
Opponents accused Russian authorities of mass fraud on Monday after the ruling United Russia party, which supports President Vladimir Putin, won a bigger than expected parliamentary majority despite unease over living standards.
U.S. to relax restrictions for vaccinated international travelers in November
The United States in November will re-open for air travelers from 33 countries including China, India, Brazil and most of Europe who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the White House said on Monday, easing tough pandemic-related travel restrictions imposed beginning early last year.
Democrats, Republicans head for showdown on U.S. debt limit
Top Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Monday said they would aim to continue funding the government and increase its borrowing authority in a single bill in coming days, setting up a showdown with Republicans who have vowed not to approve more debt.
Another weak U.S. jobs report may be ahead, JPM data suggests
A JPMorgan model that came closer than virtually all other forecasts in predicting last month’s big U.S. employment report shortfall is pointing to another weak jobs number for September as consumers appear to have dialed back their travel and leisure spending since Labor Day.
Shell agrees $9.5 bln Texas shale assets sale to ConocoPhillips
Royal Dutch Shell said on Monday it is selling its assets in the largest U.S. oil field to ConocoPhillips for $9.5 billion in cash.
Prosecutors rest case against R. Kelly after month of testimony
U.S. prosecutors on Monday rested their sex trafficking case against R. Kelly, after a month of often disturbing and graphic testimony from people who accused the R&B star of sexually abusing women and girls.
Audience for Emmy Awards show rises to 7.4 million
The television audience for Sunday’s Emmy Awards reached 7.4 million viewers, according to data released by broadcaster CBS, up some 16% from last year’s record low.
Barca scrape late draw with Granada as fans stay away
Barcelona limped to a 1-1 draw at home to lowly Granada in LaLiga on Monday, needing defender Ronald Araujo’s last minute header to rescue a point.
Athletics-Bristol 10K runner disqualified after accidentally winning half-marathon
When Omar Ahmed made a wrong turn in the 10K event of the Great Bristol Run, little did he know that he would run an extra 12km to win the half marathon and then get disqualified.
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Biden meets with U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres
U.S. President Joe Biden meets with U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres.
20 Sep 18:30 ET / 22:30 GMT
Biden makes first speech as president to U.N. General Assembly
U.S. President Joe Biden makes his first speech as president to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, in a visit that comes amid turbulence in U.S. foreign policy with Biden’s chaotic exit from Afghanistan, a deal with Australia for nuclear-powered submarines that has alienated France and worries about the world’s recovery from COVID-19.
UN-ASSEMBLY/ (PIX) (TV)
76th U.N. General Assembly kicks off under cloud of COVID-19
Under a cloud of the persistent COVID-19 pandemic and low vaccination rates in many countries, leaders convene for the 76th annual U.N. General Assembly. Day One will feature U.S. President Joe Biden, in his first speech to the assembly as president, and a notable vaccine skeptic, Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro.
SAFRICA-ZUMA/ (PIX) (TV)
South Africa’s Zuma corruption trial resumes after delay due to hospitalization
A corruption trial involving South Africa’s ex-president Jacob Zuma is due to resume on Tuesday at the Pietermaritzburg High Court. Proceedings have been repeatedly delayed, most recently because Zuma was hospitalized for an unspecified medical condition. Zuma has evaded prosecution for more than a decade over charges of receiving kickbacks relating to a $2 billion weapons contract from the 1990s, which he denies.
21 Sep 04:00 ET / 08:00 GMT
EU-POLITICS/ (PIX) (TV)
EU ministers to discuss COVID-19 coordination, EU-UK relations
European Union’s European affairs ministers meet to plan for EU summit of Oct. 21-22, and discuss state of play on COVID-19 coordination and EU-UK relations.
21 Sep 04:00 ET / 08:00 GMT
USA-IMMIGRATION/MEXICO-SOUTH (PIX) (TV)
‘This is a prison’: Mexico struggles to hold migrants far from U.S. border
A bid by Mexico to contain thousands of migrants on its southern border with Guatemala has created a major humanitarian headache for President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and failed to prevent many from reaching the U.S. border en masse.
21 Sep 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY
HONGKONG-SECURITY/CARRIE LAM (TV)
Hong Kong leader speaks in weekly news briefing
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam holds a weekly news briefing.
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/THAILAND-TAXI GARDEN (PIX) (TV)
Out-of-work taxi parking lot converted to vegetable garden for Thai drivers
A taxi company turns the roofs of its grounded taxi fleet into mini vege gardens for employees to help them get through the difficult times during the pandemic.
CAMBODIA-MANNED DRONE/ (PIX) (TV)
Cambodian students design manned drone
Cambodian students have designed a manned drone that is powered by 8 propellers, has one seat and can fly 10 meters high. The drone is currently at an early stage of development and the students hope their next prototype can have 16 propellers, take on more weight, fly higher and longer distance, and eventually, be used in emergency response services.
BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
Federal Open Market Committee begins two-day meeting on interest rate policy
Federal Open Market Committee begins two-day meeting on interest rate policy, in Washington.
Commodity merchant Louis Dreyfus reports first-half results
Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) reports first-half results. Profits for agricultural commodity merchants have been boosted in the past year by strong Chinese demand, rising prices and robust consumption of staples during the COVID-19 pandemic. LDC has just closed a deal to sell a stake to Abu Dhabi investment firm ADQ, an unprecedented opening of its capital that will ease financial pressure on the 170-year-old firm controlled by Margarita Louis-Dreyfus.
UNIVERSAL MUSIC-LISTING/ (TV) (GRAPHIC)
Universal Music Group shares begin trading on Euronext Amsterdam
Universal Music Group, the record label behind some of the biggest stars in the music industry, beomes an independent company and shares begin trading in Amsterdam after its spin-off from French media company Vivendi.
21 Sep 03:00 ET / 07:00 GMT
Five things to watch for from the Fed this week
Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting Tuesday to discuss the U.S. jobs and inflation outlook and craft a policy response that could edge the central bank closer to dialing down its support for the economy.
21 Sep 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT
Central bank bond buying auction results
21 Sep 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
Dutch government presents 2022 spending plans amid economic boom
The Dutch government plans to spend billions in the fight against climate change and in a push to build new houses in the coming year, amid an economic boom that has left many companies scrambling for staff.
21 Sep 09:00 ET / 13:00 GMT
ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT
TECH-RUSSIA/DEEPFAKE-BRUCE WILLIS (PIX) (TV)
Digital replica of Bruce Willis appears in Russian commercial via Deepfake
Digital replica of Bruce Willis appears in a commercial for the Russian telecom services provider Megafon as Willis becomes the first Hollywood celebrity to sell the rights for his digital replica.
Academy Museum for film press conference
Press conference to mark opening of the Academy of Motion Pictures new museum in Los Angeles. Museum opens to the public Sept 30
21 Sep 11:30 ET / 15:30 GMT
Wider Image – In Haiti, festive wakes and Voodoo undertakers help mourners say their last goodbyes
A festive wake and a lavish funeral with a display of dramatic emotions and fanfare bands – these are just some of Haiti’s death rites, which, like its weddings, are often extravagant social events despite the country’s poverty. The rites are viewed as important to guarantee a safe passage to the afterworld – with cremations and organ donations rare because the deceased are deemed still to need their bodies – but also a way to mark one’s social standing. Traditions from the Afro-Caribbean religion Voodoo are often mixed with Christian ones. Voodoo undertakers – called croque-mort (‘dead-biter’ in French) – prescribe what families need to place in the coffins in order to assure a safe journey and ensure the dead are not turned into zombies.
21 Sep 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT
Golf – Ryder Cup – Previews
The United States and Europe prepare for the Ryder Cup at the Whistling Straits Golf Course in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
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