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La Palma volcano spurts again as lava nears the sea
LA PALMA, Spain, Sept 27 (Reuters) – A volcano on Spain’s La Palma island began ejecting lava again on Monday after a lull, while hundreds of people in coastal villages hunkered down in anticipation of lava emitted in previous days reaching the sea and releasing toxic gas.
Canada’s Green Party chief resigns, calling it ‘worst period’ of her life
OTTAWA, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Annamie Paul announced her resignation as head of Canada’s Green Party on Monday after losing in her own district in last week’s parliamentary election, stepping aside just under a year after becoming the nation’s first Black leader of a mainstream national party.
New York hospitals face staff shortages as vaccine mandate kicks in
NEW YORK, Sept 27 (Reuters) – New York hospitals were preparing to fire thousands of healthcare workers for not complying with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate taking effect on Monday, with some in the upstate region curtailing services to cope with staff shortages.
U.S. Senate Democrats brace for loss in showdown vote on debt ceiling
WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – The Democrats who control the U.S. Senate were bracing for a likely loss on Monday in a vote on a bill to fund the federal government and lift the nation’s debt ceiling, as President Joe Biden’s party fought over the details of his sweeping social agenda.
Two Fed officials depart amid scrutiny over investment trades
WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Two Federal Reserve officials that came under scrutiny for investment trades they made last year announced their retirements on Monday.
Wells Fargo to pay $37.3 mln to settle U.S. claims it fraudulently overcharged customers
NEW YORK, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Wells Fargo & Co will pay $37.3 million to settle U.S. government claims it fraudulently overcharged commercial clients on foreign exchange services, the latest in a string of scandals over the bank’s treatment of customers.
R. Kelly convicted of luring women, underage girls for sex
NEW YORK, Sept 27 (Reuters) – R. Kelly was convicted by a federal jury on Monday in his sex trafficking trial, where prosecutors accused the R&B singer of exploiting his stardom over a quarter-century to lure women and underage girls into his orbit for sex.
Facebook puts Instagram Kids on hold amid criticism of planned app
Sept 27 (Reuters) – Instagram has hit pause on a new app it is creating for kids, the photo-sharing service owned by Facebook Inc FB.O said on Monday, in a move that comes amid growing opposition for the project.
Europe face tough task to win back Ryder Cup against ‘scary’ Americans
LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Following Europe’s Ryder Cup thrashing by the United States at Whistling Straits former captain Colin Montgomerie summed up neatly the challenge facing the next incumbent in the job.
Hamilton hits 100 but engine concerns hang over title bid
LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton retook the lead in the Formula One championship with his 100th win in Russia on Sunday but engine concerns are hanging over the Mercedes driver’s bid for a record eighth title.
CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE
Meet the defense lawyer who repped R Kelly
A quick profile on the defense lawyer who repped the R&B singer convicted of a decades-long racketeering scheme in which he lured underage girls and women into his orbit.
27 Sep 19:00 ET / 23:00 GMT
U.S. House expected to pass bill to end disparities in crack cocaine sentences
The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday is expected to passed a bill to permanently end the sentencing disparities between crack cocaine and powder, a policy that has led to the disproportionate incarceration of African Americans.
27 Sep 20:00 ET / 00:00 GMT
Petrofac, former executive, to be sentenced for bribery by London judge
Petrofac, a British oil services group, is expected to be sentenced by a London judge after pleading guilty to seven counts of failing to prevent bribery in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates between 2012 and 2015.
GERMANY-TUVSUD/DAM-LAWSUIT (PIX) (TV)
German court trial against TUV Sud after 2019 dam collapse in Brazil
The first civil lawsuit against TUEV Sued for its role in the 2019 Brazil dam collapse will start on Tuesday
28 Sep 03:00 ET / 07:00 GMT
USA-COURT/PUERTO RICO (PIX)
Bitter Supreme Court history revisited in Puerto Rico benefits dispute
The specter of notorious Supreme Court rulings from a century ago that condemned Puerto Ricans to second-class citizenship will lurk in the background when the current justices consider in an upcoming case on whether the U.S. territoryâ€™s residents can be excluded from a federal benefits program that every U.S. state participates in.
28 Sep 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT
ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT
Five key takeaways from R Kelly trial
Five key moments/takeaways from weeks-long R. Kelly sex abuse trial
27 Sep 19:00 ET / 23:00 GMT
FILM-NO TIME TO DIE/PREMIERE (PIX) (TV)
Daniel Craig attends the The World Premiere of No Time To Die
Barbara Broccoli and director Cary Joji Fukunaga will join Daniel Craig and cast members on the red carpet for the The World Premiere of No Time To Die at the Royal Albert Hall
FILM-THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK/ (PIX) (TV)
Cast talks about ‘Sopranos’ prequel movie ‘Many Saints of Newark’
Cast and “Sopranos” creator David Chase talks about the movie prequel about the boyhood of Tony Soprano
28 Sep 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT
Unreleased 1970 John Lennon tape cassette recording goes on auction in Copenhagen
A so far unknown 1970 tape cassette recording of John Lennon speaking and singing during a visit to Denmark goes on auction with an asking price of between $31,500 and $47,000.
28 Sep 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT
FASHION-PARIS/DIOR (PIX) (TV)
Dior kicks off Paris Fashion Week
Dior shows off designer Maria Grazia Churri’s Spring-Summer 2022 collection in Paris Fashion Week, expected to attract VIPs once more as the couture calendar kicks back into motion after a toned down period due to a COVID lockdown.
28 Sep 10:30 ET / 14:30 GMT
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
S.Korea parliament expected to vote on “fake news” law
South Korea’s parliament is expected to vote on a controversial “fake news” bill proposed by the ruling liberals that will make media outlets liable for higher damages for content proven to be false or fabricated.
JAPAN-POLITICS/SAME-SEX-MARRIAGE (PIX) (TV)
Cautious hope for activists after Japan PM contender supports same-sex marriage
When Taro Kono, a leading contender to become Japan’s next prime minister, said he supported same-sex marriage in the run-up to the party elections scheduled for Wednesday, LGBTQ rights activists couldn’t help but feel hope for the change he represented.
USA-SHUTDOWN/ (PIX) (TV)
U.S. congressional Democrats look to stave off federal government shutdown
President Joe Biden’s Democrats, who control the U.S. Congress by razor-thin margins, look to stave off a looming government shutdown, which could come Friday if they miss a midnight Thursday deadline to keep funding federal operations.
WHO briefing on findings of independent probe into Congo sexual abuse reports
The World Health Organization is set to release the final report of an Independent Commission’s probe into allegations of sexual abuse by aid workers combating an Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.
28 Sep 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT
USA-AFGHANISTAN/CONGRESS (PIX) (TV)
U.S. military brass testify before Senate panel on Afghanistan
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin; Gen. Mark Milley, chair of Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command; testify before Senate Armed Services Committee about withdrawal from Afghanistan.
28 Sep 09:30 ET / 13:30 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.
Alberta’s COVID summer leaves hospitals buckling and Premier reeling
The premier of Canada’s main crude-producing province promised Albertans the best summer ever when he triumphantly lifted all COVID-19 public health restrictions on July 1.
Is the French ‘la bise’ back?
As COVID infections slow, French people, including President Emmanuel Macron, are shunning elbow bumps and once again embracing their tradition of kissing on both cheeks, known as ‘la bise’.
BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
Turkish central bank governor, finance minister to speak at economy summit
Turkish central bank governor Sahap Kavcioglu and Finance Minister Lutfi Elvan are expected to speak at a finance summit. Heads of the BDDK banking watchdog, the Turkish Banking Association, as well as officials from banks and finance companies will also be attending and are expected to deliver speeches.
Portugal’s economy minister, Web Summit CEO hold joint news conference
Portugal’s Economy Minister Pedro Siza Vieira and Paddy Cosgrave, the CEO of Europe’s largest technology event, the Web Summit, hold a joint press conference in Lisbon.
28 Sep 05:00 ET / 09:00 GMT
Central bank bond buying auction results
28 Sep 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
HEALTH CORONAVIRUS/POWELL-YELLEN (PIX) (TV)
Yellen, Powell testify on Treasury and Fed Reserve pandemic response
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen testify on Coronavirus and CARES Act before the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.
28 Sep 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT