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Here are the top stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters text service as of 6 a.m. ET/10 a.m. GMT. For a full schedule of news and events, go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect or on Media Express




Trump administration to take tough stance against International Criminal Court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday will adopt an aggressive posture against the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, threatening sanctions against its judges if they proceed with an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Americans in Afghanistan.


Sweden faces complex coalition talks after far-right gains

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden faced weeks of uncertainty after its mainstream center-left and center-right blocs emerged in a dead heat from an election on Sunday, while the far-right - which neither wants to deal with - made gains on a hardline anti-immigrant platform.



Hurricane Florence strengthens, churns toward U.S. Southeast coast

Category 1 hurricane Florence gained strength on Sunday in the central Atlantic and is expected to turn into a major storm by Monday night as it churns over the open ocean and heads toward the U.S. East Coast, the U.S. hurricane agency said.


Dallas police officer charged with shooting death of neighbor

A Dallas police officer was charged on Sunday with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a neighbor, who authorities said was shot by the officer when she walked into an apartment she thought was her own and mistook the man living there for an intruder.



CBS CEO Moonves resigns amid new allegations of sexual misconduct

Leslie Moonves, the top executive at CBS Corp (CBS.N) since 2006 and a major figure at the broadcast network and media company for more than two decades, resigned on Sunday amid a new wave of allegations against him of sexual assault and harassment.


Volkswagen investors seek $11 billion damages over dieselgate scandal

BRAUNSCHWEIG, Germany (Reuters) - Volkswagen went on trial on Monday to face investors seeking 9.2 billion euros ($10.6 billion) in compensation, arguing the carmaker should have informed shareholders earlier about its diesel pollution scandal.



Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain wins posthumous Emmys for 'Parts Unknown'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who committed suicide in June at age 61, posthumously earned a pair of Emmy Awards on Sunday for his work on the popular CNN food-and-travel show he hosted, “Parts Unknown.”


'Star is Born' actress Lady Gaga recalls time she 'couldn't get an audition'

TORONTO (Reuters) - Lady Gaga, making her debut as a movie actress in “A Star is Born”, said on Sunday she was humbled by the role, calling herself “just a girl from New York who couldn’t get an audition.”



Djokovic headed for bright finish with U.S. Open win

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For Novak Djokovic, a season that got off to a gloomy start is heading for a brilliant finish after he dismissed Juan Martin Del Potro 6-3 7-6(4) 6-3 to win the U.S. Open on Sunday and earn back-to-back Grand Slam titles.


Stewart scores 25 as Storm take 2-0 Finals lead

League MVP Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and keyed a fourth-quarter run as the host Seattle Storm took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five WNBA Finals with a 75-73 victory against the Washington Mystics on Sunday afternoon.




UN aid, UN refugee chiefs speak on return from Afghanistan

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and UN humanitarian coordinator Mark Lowcock give news conference following their joint mission to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Some 2.5 million Afghan refugees are still living in Pakistan and Iran.

10 Sep, 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


US special representative on N.Korea Stephen Biegun visits S.Korea

United States' special representative on North Korea, Stephen Biegun, visits South Korea between Sept. 10-12. He will visit South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-hwa and Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon, and is expected to discuss measures for denuclearisation and peace on the Korean peninsula and the U.S.-S.Korean alliance.

11 Sep


The 17th anniversary of September 11 attacks

The U.S. commemorates the anniversary of September 11, 2001 attacks.

11 Sep


TRFN-World's local govermments rally in U.S. to fight climate change

Envoys from cities and region worldwide will rally in California on Wednesday to announce greater commitments to curb climate change, as mayors and governors carve out an ever larger role in the fight against the planet-threatening challenge. Some 4,500 delegates representing more than 100 nations and myriad industries are expected to descend on the city of San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit, at which they will announce shared goals to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

11 Sep


U.N. nuclear watchdog's quarterly Board of Governors meeting

The International Atomic Energy Agency's 35-nation Board of Governors, one of the agency's two main decision-making bodies, holds a quarterly meeting. Items on the agenda include Iran's implementation of restrictions on its nuclear activities under a deal with major powers, and North Korea's atomic programme.

11 Sep



U.N. hosts second day of talks on Syria with Iran, Russia, Turkey

United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura holds second and last day of closed-door talks with senior officials from Iran, the Russian Federation and Turkey on forming a Constitutional Committee to draft Syria's future Constitution. No details. Pool cover at the top of the meeting.

11 Sep



US House Republicans ready election-year tax reform legislation

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are set to unveil a second round of tax reform this week that lawmakers hope will draw a sharp contrast with their Democratic foes on tax cuts ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm election battle.

10 Sep, 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Can Brian Duperreault make AIG great again?

Before taking a $180 billion bailout in 2008, American International Group was a financial behemoth with insurance operations spanning the globe, a hard-knuckle underwriting team and enviable profits. After spending nearly a decade shrinking itself without generating much profit, CEO Brian Duperreault is trying to turn things around.

10 Sep, 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


EU lawmakers vote on draft CO2 limits for cars and vans

EU lawmakers vote on draft emission limits for cars and vans after 2020. The vote in the European Parliament's Environment Committee is to be followed by a plenary vote in October before negotiations begin with member states on the final rules.

10 Sep, 13:00 ET / 17:00 GMT


Australia to revise wheat production forecast

Australia will on Tuesday update its forecast for wheat production, the country's largest agricultural export. The figure, widely expected to fall significantly from the previous estimate in June, will reflect sustained dry weather across Australia's east coast.

11 Sep


WIDER IMAGE - Ten years on from Lehman

A photo-led story, marking the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the ensuring crisis in the world economy, focusing on people pictured by Reuters in 2008 to see how their lives have changed since.

11 Sep



Carolina Herrera's new creative director makes his spring '19 debut.

10 Sep, 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


New York Fashion Week - Spring/Summer 2019

Designers debut their collections for Spring/Summer 2019.

11 Sep

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