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UAE pardons British academic sentenced to life for spying
ABU DHABI/DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates on Monday pardoned a British academic jailed for life on spying charges, granting his family’s request for clemency minutes after showing a video of him purportedly confessing to being a member of UK intelligence agency MI6.
U.S. fires tear gas into Mexico to repel migrants, closes border gate for several hours
TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - U.S. authorities shut the country’s busiest border crossing and fired tear gas into Mexico on Sunday to repel Central American migrants approaching the border after U.S. President Donald Trump vowed the asylum-seekers would not easily enter the country.
Midwest commuters face blizzard as they head back to work
Commuters in Chicago and across the Midwest will face a blizzard packing more than a foot of snow and whiteout conditions as they head back to work on Monday after the long Thanksgiving weekend.
Ghosn in firing line again as Mitsubishi Motors board meets
Mitsubishi Motors Corp’s board will meet on Monday to remove Carlos Ghosn from his role as chairman after his arrest and ouster from alliance partner Nissan Motor Co last week for alleged financial misconduct.
Exclusive: Russia plans stiffer fines for tech firms that break rules - sources
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia plans to impose stiffer fines on technology firms that fail to comply with Russian laws, sources familiar with the plans said, raising the stakes in the Kremlin’s fight with global tech giants such as Facebook and Google.
Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci dies: media
MILAN (Reuters) - Bernardo Bertolucci, the Italian director famous for movies such as “Last Tango in Paris” and “The Last Emperor”, has died at 77, Italian media reported on Monday.
'Married man' Justin Bieber says wants to be more like Jesus
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Justin Bieber marked his first Thanksgiving as a married man, saying that “love isn’t always easy” but adding he was trying, like Jesus Christ, to be more patient and selfless.
Soccer: Atlanta close in on MLS Cup place after win over Red Bulls
Atlanta United have one foot in the Major League Soccer (MLS) championship match after beating New York Red Bulls 3-0 in the first leg of the Eastern Conference final on Sunday.
Canadian football: Calgary tops Ottawa to prevail in Grey Cup
The Calgary Stampeders made it third time lucky when they secured the 106th Grey Cup Canadian Football title with a 27-16 victory over the Ottawa Redblacks in Edmonton on Sunday.
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
James Fields Jr. goes to trial in death of counterprotester at Virginia alt-right rally
James Fields Jr., Ohio man accused of first-degree murder in the death of a counterprotester at a white nationalist rally, faces trial in Circuit Court. Fields is charged with driving a car into a crowd at the August 2017 "Unite the Right" rally.
26 Nov 09:30 ET / 14:30 GMT
Italian interior minister says to help demolish villa owned by alleged Rome mafia family
Italy's interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has promised to take part in the demolition of a villa built illegally by an alleged Mafia family in Rome
26 Nov 05:00 ET / 10:00 GMT
Iran nuclear chief Salehi meets EU officials in Brussels
News conference with EU Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete and Vice-President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi.
26 Nov 05:00 ET / 10:00 GMT
British PM May likely to give statement to parliament following EU summit
British Prime Minister Theresa May is likely to give statement to parliament following the special European Union summit.
26 Nov 10:30 ET / 15:30 GMT
Afghan government holds conference in Geneva
First day of Afghan conference in Geneva, with speeches from Afghan, UK, German ministers, US ambassador, UNHCR chief and other.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/ACCORD (PIX) (TV)
PREVIEW-Political divisions loom over Poland climate talks
Divisions within Europe and tension between the United States and China pose major challenges to the next round of United Nations talks on climate change. The most important U.N. climate conference since the Paris Agreement of 2015 opens on Dec. 2 in Katowice, Poland, a coal-mining region among the most polluted in Europe.
Ethiopia's PM to meet with leaders of opposition parties as election preparations begin
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is meeting with the leaders of opposition parties to discuss reforms ahead of elections due in 2020.
ZAMBIA-BRITAIN/ (PIX) (TV)
Duke of Sussex visits Zambia
Prince Harry visits Zambia at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. While in the region, the Duke of Sussex will also attend a board meeting for African Parks, of which he is President.
CONFLICTS / WAR / PEACE
Qatar minister of state for defense holds roundtable
Qatar's minister of state for defence Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah will hold a roundtable discussion amid American efforts to push ahead with plans for a so-called Arab Nato, ongoing talks for a Russian S-400 missile system and the tiny state's growing defence ties with Turkey.
CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE
Three Chicago police officers who are charged with conspiracy to cover up the 2014 shooting of black teen, face trial
26 Nov 12:00 ET / 17:00 GMT
USA-MEXICO/EL CHAPO (PIX)
Witness testimony continues in U.S. trial of "El Chapo"
Jesus "El Rey" Zampada, a key witness for U.S. prosecutors in the drug trafficking trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, is expected to conclude his testimony. He will likely be followed by a U.S. law enforcement witness. Monitoring, coverage on merit.
26 Nov 09:30 ET / 14:30 GMT
BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
CHINA-POLLUTION/ECONOMY (PIX) (TV)
Insight: Smog war casualty: China coal city bears brunt of pollution crackdown
Following warnings from Beijing that the war on smog should not relent even as China’s economy slows, the coal mining city of Jincheng, the worst performer among 28 Chinese cities forced to impose restrictions last winter to improve air quality, is bracing for another punishing season of crackdowns expected to force hundreds more small mining firms to shut down.
27 Nov 18:00 ET / 23:00 GMT
U.S. Supreme Court hears antitrust dispute over Apple's App Store
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments to take up Apple Inc’s bid to escape a lawsuit accusing it of breaking federal antitrust laws by monopolizing the market for iPhone software applications and causing consumers to pay more than they should.
26 Nov 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
EXCLUSIVE-Argentina says close to inking a two-way beef deal with US
Argentina is on the verge of signing a deal with the United States that would for the first time allow U.S. fresh beef to be exported to Argentina, the South American country's International Trade Secretary Marisa Bircher said.
26 Nov 07:00 ET / 12:00 GMT
France unveils path to curb nuclear dependence in medium-term energy policy
The French government presents its medium-term energy policy PPE which lays out a road map for it to reduce the share of nuclear power in its energy mix, increase renewables and energy efficiency, and curb carbon emissions. (Date to be confirmed TBC)
China looks to deepen ties in Argentina as U.S. pulls back in Latin America
China is forging closer economic ties with Argentina while the United States under President Trump has increasingly disengaged from Latin America. Expected announcements during Xi's official visit demonstrate China’s push to strengthen economic, diplomatic and cultural ties with Argentina and other Latin American countries.As Argentina hosts this month`s G20 summit, its reliance on China as a customer for its commodities and a lender of last resort for its crisis-stricken economy has never been greater.
AUTOSHOW-LA/ (PIX) (TV)
Los Angeles Auto show media days
Media preview for the Los Angeles auto show, including a look at Rivian's new all-electric pickup and other vehicles making headlines.
SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY
SPACE-MARS/ (PIX) (TV)
Spacecraft for detecting 'Marsquakes' lands on red planet
NASA's first robotic lander dedicated to studying the deep interior of Mars, with instruments to detect planetary seismic tremors never measured anywhere but Earth, is expected to land on the Martian surface after a six-month voyage through space.
26 Nov 14:00 ET / 19:00 GMT
NASA's latest Mars craft nears landing for unprecedented seismic mission
NASA's first spacecraft built to explore the deep interior of another world streaked toward a landing scheduled for Monday on a vast, barren plain of Mars, carrying instruments to detect planetary heat and seismic rumblings never measured anywhere but Earth.
26 Nov 15:00 ET / 20:00 GMT
ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT
FILM-AQUAMAN/PREMIERE (PIX) (TV)
Jason Momoa and Amber Heard premiere superhero film Aquaman
London hosts the world premiere of "Aquaman" starring Amber Heard and Jason Momoa in the title role as the half-human, half-Atlantean.
26 Nov 13:00 ET / 18:00 GMT
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