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Rouhani says Iran ready to confront U.S. after military
SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 - President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday
Iran was ready to confront the United States and its Gulf Arab
allies, a day after an attack on an Iranian military parade
killed 25 people, including 12 members of the elite
All aboard: Hong Kong bullet train signals high-speed
integration with China
SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 - Hong Kong’s controversial bullet train
got off to a smooth start on Sunday, as hundreds of passengers
whistled north across the border at speeds of up to 200 kph (125
mph), deepening integration of the former British colony with
Delta flight makes emergency landing in Tokyo: airline
SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 - A Delta Air Lines plane flying from
Shanghai to Seattle made an emergency landing in the Japanese
capital on Sunday for an equipment check, a Delta customer
service representative said.
Danger remains even as flood waters recede in Hurricane
SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 - Nearly all rivers and waterways in
North and South Carolina will crest Sunday, but most will remain
at dangerous flood levels for days to come, the U.S. National
Weather Service warned, more than a week after the arrival of
Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 40 people.
Asian firms shuffle production around the region as China
SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 - A growing number of Asian manufacturers
of products ranging from memory chips to machines tools are
moving to shift production from China to other factories in the
region in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs on
In Nigeria, Shell’s onshore roots still run deep
SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 - Royal Dutch Shell wants to reweight its
footprint in Nigeria to focus on oil and gas fields far
offshore, away from the theft, spills, corruption and unrest
that have plagued the West African country’s onshore industry
Cavalli raises hemlines in body conscious show in Milan
SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 - Short and wrapping designs that
highlighted the body’s form and movement marked out Roberto
Cavalli’s dynamic spring-summer 2019 collection in a runway full
of energy on Saturday at Milan Fashion week.
Annual Oktoberfest kicks off in Munich with beer,
SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 - Thousands of visitors, many of them
dressed in traditional lederhosen or dirndl corseted dresses,
descended on Munich on Saturday for the start of the annual
Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival.
Anderson beats Djokovic again in Laver Cup as Team World
SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 - Kevin Anderson took down Novak Djokovic
for a second straight night as Team World rallied to win the
final two matches and reel Team Europe’s lead back to 7-5 after
the second day of the Laver Cup in Chicago on Saturday.
Murray to end season after playing in Shenzhen and Beijing
SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 - Andy Murray will end his season after
playing in the Shenzhen and Beijing tournaments over the next
two weeks to be "in the best possible shape" for the Australian
Open in January," the Scot said on Saturday.
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Pro-Brexit movement splinters in fight against PM May's exit
The grassroots campaign to steer Britain into a more radical
departure from the EU is at a crossroads: time is short, and the
self-styled "People's Army" of activists that was a driving
force in bringing about Brexit is splintering.
23 Sep 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
From reality TV to U.N., Trump to wield Security Council
He has chaired board meetings, cabinet meetings and starred
in a reality television show, but on Wednesday President Donald
Trump will wield the gavel in the United Nations Security
Council to denounce Iran over accusations of meddling in the
Middle East. Trump is able to preside over the 15-member council
as the United States holds the monthly rotating presidency,
which coincides with the annual gathering of world leaders at
the United Nations in New York this week.
23 Sep 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
Swedish parliament to elect new speaker
The Swedish parliament will elect a new speaker, which could
affect government talks after the September 9 election. The
election produced no clear winner and with the traditional left
and right blocs virtually tied the anti-immigration Sweden
Democrats could gain influence.
While the speaker holds little formal power he or she is
responsible for facilitating government talks and could play a
role in what is likely to be complicated negotiations to form a
UK PM May due to speak to cabinet on Brexit
British PM May due to hold a cabinet meeting on Brexit after
the EU rejected her so called Chequers plans.
CANCELLED: Opening statements scheduled in the second trial
of Paul Manafort
The prosecution and the defense make their opening
statements in the second trial of former Trump campaign manager
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visits the United States
for UN General Assembly
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visits the United States
for the UN General Assembly meetings between Sept. 23-27.
CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE
PEOPLE-COSBY/ (PIX) (TV)
Bill Cosby's fall from grace shows power of #MeToo movement
Comedian Bill Cosby, once known as America's Dad, will be
sentenced to prison this week for drugging and sexually
assaulting a former friend in 2004. His conviction, the first of
a celebrity since the #MeToo movement began exposing sexual
misconduct by some of the most powerful men in entertainment and
other fields, demonstrates how much the world has changed, after
he spent decades essentially shrugging off similar allegations
with few consequences.
23 Sep 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT
USA-COURT/KAVANAUGH (PIX) (TV)
TENTATIVE - U.S. Senate panel probes Kavanaugh, accuser in
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who
accused him of a 1982 sexual assault are called to testify in
the Senate, pushing back a key vote in the judge's confirmation
Ex-presidents launch new report - ‘Regulation – the
responsible control of drugs’.
Influential group of former presidents from around the world
launch new report lobbying for countries to push ahead with
legalizing and regulating their recreational and medicinal
narcotics markets. The group began advocating for a less
prohibitive approach to managing the global drug problem several
years ago and has been consistently ahead of the curve as public
policy evolves toward decriminalization in many countries.
BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
Canada PM to speak to media, set to be pressed on NAFTA
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will speak to the
media and is set to be pressed on stalled talks to renegotiate
NAFTA. U.S. officials say Washington may press ahead alone with
Mexico on forging a new North American Free Trade Agreement if
Canada does not agree to a deal quickly.
23 Sep 16:00 ET / 20:00 GMT
African fertilizer conference in Cape Town
Fertilizer conference focused on Africa, where investment
opportunities and updates on projects across the continent is in
spotlight as farmers look to increase crop yields.
Looming debt repayments pose challenge for Egypt
Egypt faces a delicate task meeting upcoming debt repayments
and raising new funds amid emerging market turbulence.
Fed hike to make cash inviting, end era of stocks as the
only game in town
When the Federal Reserve raises U.S. interest rates this
week, as is widely expected, it will formally end the era of
stocks as the only game in town.
BIOTECH-CHINA/INVESTMENT (PIX) (GRAPHIC)
FOCUS-As China builds biotech sector, cash floods U.S.
Enthusiasm from Chinese investors has inflated the size of
U.S. biotech funding rounds and quickening the pace that
companies can raise money. But events of the past month suddenly
have brought a sobriety to the party in China’s biotech and
healthcare investing sector.
23 Sep 21:00 ET / 01:00 GMT
ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT
FASHION-MILAN/GREEN CARPET (PIX) (TV)
Green Carpet Fashion Awards will be held at La Scala in
Sunday September 23, Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia
2018. This year's awards will be held at La Scala in Milan.
Cindy Crawford, Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Donatella
Versace, Ellie Goulding, Elle Macpherson and Armie Hammer
expected to attend.
24 Sep 20:00 ET / 00:00 GMT
Gucci at Paris Fashion Week
Gucci presents its latest ready-to-wear collection for
Spring/Summer 2019 at Paris Fashion Week.
First Published: 2018-09-23 00:14:26
Updated 2018-09-23 12:01:07
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