November 24, 2019 / 6:21 AM / 21 days ago

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GLOBAL

US-HONGKONG-PROTESTS/

More than a million turn out in Hong Kong test of support for China-backed leader

HONG KONG (Reuters) - More than a million voters thronged polling stations across Hong Kong on Sunday in district elections viewed as a key barometer of support for city leader Carrie Lam, besieged by nearly six months of often violent pro-democracy protests.

US-POPE-JAPAN/

Pope urges abolition of nuclear weapons at Nagasaki ground zero

NAGASAKI, Japan (Reuters) - Pope Francis, speaking in one of only two cities hit by atomic bombs in history, appealed on Sunday for the abolition of nuclear weapons, saying their mere possession was perverse and indefensible.

U.S.

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U.S. Navy Secretary says he did not threaten to resign in dispute with Trump

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy Secretary said on Saturday he did not threaten to resign amid a disagreement with President Donald Trump over whether a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct should face a board of peers who may oust him from the elite force.

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Justice Ginsburg in hospital, but expected to be released soon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in a Maryland hospital after suffering from chills and a fever, but is expected to be released on Sunday, the Supreme Court said on Saturday.

BUSINESS

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Elon Musk: About 150,000 orders thus far for Tesla Cybertruck

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Saturday that there have been about 150,000 orders thus far for the electric carmaker’s Cybertruck, which was unveiled late on Thursday.

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Canada’s use of Huawei 5G would hamper its access to U.S. intelligence: U.S. official

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - The U.S. national security adviser urged Canada on Saturday not to use Huawei 5G technology, saying that doing so would put in jeopardy intelligence sharing with the United States and expose Canadians to being profiled by the Chinese government.

ENTERTAINMENT

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Michael Jackson Hollywood movie reported in the works

(Reuters) - Michael Jackson’s story is headed for Hollywood from the producer who helped make hit film “Bohemian Rhapsody,” industry media reported on Friday.

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Absence of China a ‘loss’ at Chinese-language ‘Oscars’ in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Reuters) - The absence of China was a “loss” at this year’s Golden Horse Awards, the Chinese-speaking world’s version of the Oscars, director Ang Lee said on Saturday, after Beijing ordered a boycott following controversy last year.

SPORTS

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Inspired Nadal fires Spain into Davis Cup final against Canada

MADRID (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal fired hosts Spain into the Davis Cup final as he joined Feliciano Lopez to win a thrilling late-night doubles and seal a nail-biting 2-1 victory over Britain on Saturday.

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Federer and Zverev Mexico City match breaks world attendance record

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Broadcaster ESPN claimed a new world record for attendance at a tennis match on Saturday, with more than 42,000 people watching Germany’s Alexander Zverev go down 6-3, 4-6, 2-6 to Roger Federer in an exhibition match in Mexico City.

CONFLICTS / WAR / PEACE

UKRAINE-DEFENCE/

Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Zahorodniuk speaks in interview

Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Zahorodniuk speaks in interview.

24 Nov 11:00 ET / 16:00 GMT

LANDMINES-SYRIA/

Conference in Oslo reviewing the mine-ban treaty

International conference to review progress of the Mine Ban Treaty. Story on merit. event.medvind.no/mine-2019/

25 Nov

BUSINESS / ECONOMICS

NIGERIA-SMARTCARDS/ (PIX) (TV)

Meet the Nigerian entrepreneur providing smart card solutions to 21 African countries

Kofo Akinkugbe is the founder of West Africa’s foremost smart card production company - Secure ID- located in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos. The company offers smart cards and digital security solutions to Nigeria’s rapidly growing telecoms sector among other clients. Nigeria is on a campaign to increase local production and diversify its economy away from oil.

25 Nov

EU-CROPS/ (PIX)

EU crop monitor issues monthly yield forecasts

Focus on yield revisions for maize and sugar beet that are being harvested, as well as comments on sowing conditions for winter crops.

25 Nov

POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

CLIMATE-CHANGE/ACCORD

PREVIEW-Governments under pressure to step up efforts to curb climate change at Madrid talks

Governments face an uphill struggle at a summit in Spain next week to inject fresh momentum into efforts to curb global warming, dogged by a lack of strategic consensus, U.S. scepticism and increasingly militant protests calling for more action.

25 Nov

USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT-TOWNHALLS

Vulnerable Democratic congress members face voters on impeachment

Several freshman Democratic congress members will hold town halls in their home districts following weeks of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The response they receive from voters could offer early clues on how the investigation is playing out in some of the key swing districts ahead of 2020, when vulnerable Democrats will be on the ballot as the party tries to keep control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

25 Nov

CLIMATE-CHANGE/SWISS-BACKSTORY (PIX)

BACKSTORY-Slowing down to see Switzerland’s melting glaciers

Reuters photographer Denis Balibouse spent years shooting fast-moving subjects in fast-breaking events – the winning goal in a Europa League soccer clash, the confrontation in an Extinction Rebellion street protest. Then he found himself facing a different kind of challenge - how to capture a much slower story, the century-long retreat of Switzerland’s glaciers in the face of global warming.

25 Nov

QATAR-TURKEY/

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visits Qatar

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan heads to Qatar for an official visit.

25 Nov

CLIMATE-CHANGE/ACCORD (FACTBOX)

FACTBOX-Main sticking points at this year’s U.N. climate talks in Spain

representatives from around 195 countries meet in Madrid, Spain, from Dec. 2-13 to flesh out the broad rules agreed last year for implementing landmark climate deal the Paris Agreement. Factbox outlines some of the sticking points

25 Nov

CLIMATE-CHANGE/ACCORD-JARGON/ (FACTBOX)

FACTBOX-A field guide to U.N. climate jargon Guide to most common acronyms and jargon used at UN climate talks

25 Nov

BRITAIN-BODIES/ (PIX) (TV)

Driver of truck with 39 bodies inside due in court

Maurice Robinson, 25, due to appear before London’s Old Bailey central criminal court on charges of manslaughter, immigration offences and money laundering after 39 bodies found in back of his truck on Oct 23.

25 Nov

CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE

MOZAMBIQUE-USA/TRIAL

Awaiting verdict for salesman indicted in Mozambique loan scandal

Jury is deliberating in the case of Jean Boustani, the Privinvest salesman accused of helping to defraud U.S. investors in bonds backed by the Mozambican government. The case is before Judge William Kuntz in Brooklyn.

25 Nov

BRITAIN-BARCLAYS/QATAR

“Big Dog” Jenkins, former Barclays exec, to start giving evidence in Qatar fraud trial

Roger Jenkins, Barclays’ former top rainmaker nicknamed “Big Dog” by colleagues, is expected to start giving evidence on Monday in a London fraud trial over alleged secret fees paid to Qatar in return for emergency funding during the credit crisis. Jenkins is one of three former Barclays executives who deny conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation and fraud by false representation — offences that each carry a maximum jail sentence of 10 years.

25 Nov

INSYS-OPIOIDS/NEW YORK

Awaiting verdict New York doctor convicted of taking kickbacks from opioid maker Insys

Jurors are deliberating in the trial of Gordon Freedman, a New York doctor charged with accepting thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc in exchange for prescribing his patients an addictive fentanyl spray the drug manufacturer produced.

25 Nov

RELIGION

POPE-JAPAN/ (PIX) (TV)

Pope Francis visits Japan

Pope Francis visits Japan, including the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

25 Nov

ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT

USA-THANKSGIVING/TURKEYS (TV)

Many Americans’ Thanksgiving dream: a faux turkey in every pot

When American vegetarians, pescetarians and flexitarians sit down at the Thanksgiving table this week, there’s one thing many agree they would be thankful for: a tasty, plant-based alternative to turkey.

25 Nov

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