Brazil's outgoing president hikes judges' pay in setback for Bolsonaro
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s exiting President Michel Temer signed into law a 16 percent pay rise for Supreme Court justices on Monday, disregarding a request from his President-elect Jair Bolsonaro that he veto the bill to avoid increasing next year’s budget deficit.
Midwest U.S. commuters confront snow after holiday weekend
Commuters in Chicago and across the Midwest faced inches of heavy, wet snow as they returned to work on Monday after the long U.S. Thanksgiving holiday weekend, with the storm knocking out power, icing roads and canceling hundreds of flights.
Trump urges Mexico to send migrants home after border melee
WASHINGTON/TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday that Mexico should send Central American migrants seeking asylum in the United States back to their home countries, a day after U.S. authorities shut the country’s busiest border crossing and fired tear gas into a crowd there.
GM to slash jobs and production, drawing Trump's ire
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Monday it will cut production of slow-selling models and slash its North American workforce because of a declining market for traditional gas-powered sedans, shifting more investment to electric and autonomous vehicles.
Cyber Monday on track for U.S. online shopping record
Cyber Monday was on track to bring in a record $7.8 billion in U.S. online sales, as millions of shoppers scoured for steep discounts on everything from Lego sets to big-screen TVs.
Bernardo Bertolucci of "Last Tango" fame, dies in Rome
ROME (Reuters) - Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, whose 1972 movie “Last Tango in Paris” shocked audiences with a notorious sex scene that came back to haunt him in his later years, died on Monday.
Julia Roberts backs London store selling presents for refugees
LONDON (Reuters) - A pop-up charity shop backed by Julia Roberts has opened in London, letting shoppers buy food, clothing and even schooling for refugees around the world.
NBA roundup: Warriors pound Blazers to end skid
Kevin Durant scored 14 of his game-high 32 points in a second-quarter run-away Friday night, as the Golden State Warriors snapped a four-game losing streak with a 125-97 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in Oakland, Calif.
McCann returns to Braves on one-year deal
Catcher Brian McCann is returning to the Atlanta Braves on a one-year, $2 million contract, the team announced Monday.
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
AFGHANISTAN-POLITICS/ (PIX) (TV)
Afghan government holds conference in Geneva
First day of Afghan conference in Geneva, with speeches from Afghan, British and German ministers among other. Ahead of 2020 next pledging conference on Afghanistan, the aim of the conference is to show solidarity with the Afghan people and government in their efforts for peace and prosperity at a crucial moment for the country.
Ukraine's parliament speaker Parubiy visits NATO after Russia seizes vessels
The speaker of the Ukrainian, Andriy Parubiy, meets NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels.
French foreign minister Le Drian to meet Russia's Lavrov in Paris
France's Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, will receive Sergey Lavrov, Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, on Tuesday 27 November at 10.30 am. The meeting will be followed by a joint press briefing.
UK PM May expected to hold regular cabinet meeting
UK Prime Minister Theresa May expected to hold regular cabinet meeting
27 Nov, 04:30 ET / 09:30 GMT
Republican Hyde-Smith, Democrat Espy face off in Mississippi U.S. Senate runoff
Republican U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democratic former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy face off in a runoff election for a Mississippi seat in the U.S. Senate.
27 Nov, 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
Interview with Iran's nuclear chief Salehi
Iran's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi is speaking to Reuters following meetings in Brussels aimed at preserving the 2015 nuclear agreement after the United States pulled out of the deal and re-imposed sanctions on Iranian oil exports this month.
27 Nov, 10:00 ET / 15:00 GMT
USA-TRUMP/BILOXI (PIX) (TV)
Trump holds a rally in Biloxi, Mississippi
U.S. President Donald Trump holds a rally in Biloxi, Mississippi on behalf of Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith.
26 Nov, 21:00 ET / 02:00 GMT
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.
G20 trade disputes and security raise concerns over summit's success
As global leaders converge on Buenos Aires for the G20 summit, tensions over global trade, uncertainty over a changing global economy, and concerns that demonstrations by protesters will turn violent, are all casting uncertainty over the success of the high-profile meeting.
EGYPT-AGRICULTURE/HOUSING (PIX) (TV)
Construction erodes Egypt's farmland as high-end housing stands empty
In the absence of law and order that followed the 2011 revolt, the number of unlicensed buildings rocketed in Egypt. Authorities say they want to end unlicensed construction on farmland and provide homes for the poor, but analysts say many of the government’s new developments are too expensive and have inadequate infrastructure.
German, Austrian foreign ministers speak to reporters
Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his counterpart Karin Kneissl from Austria, which currently holds the EU presidency, speak to reporters in Berlin.
27 Nov, 05:30 ET / 10:30 GMT
EU judges hear arguments over stopping Brexit
Top EU court hears a case brought by Scottish politicians opposed to Brexit on whether Britain can unilateraly withdraw its exit notice from the bloc.
27 Nov, 03:00 ET / 08:00 GMT
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.
Ethiopia's Ahmed 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.
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.
Tunisian activists protest Saudi Crown prince visit
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will visit Tunisia on Tuesday amid protests over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE
GERMANY-TRIAL/BVB (PIX) (TV)
German court is expected to pass verdict on attack on BVB soccer team
A German court is expected to rule on the April 2017 bomb attack on Borussia Dortmund's team bus. In early November prosecutors demanded the 29-year-old accused man be imprisoned for life. The man has already admitted that he staged the attack but said he wanted to make money rather than harm or kill anyone.
27 Nov, 08:00 ET / 13:00 GMT
James Fields Jr. goes to trial in death of counter-protester at Virginia alt-right rally
James Fields Jr., Ohio man accused of first-degree murder in the death of a counter-protester 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.
27 Nov, 03:30 ET / 08:30 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
GM pulls the plug on Volt, controversial plant that builds it
GM has signaled plans to end production of the Chevy Volt hybrid, and mothball the Detroit-Hamtramck factory that builds it. Both are symbols of GM's turbulent past.
26 Nov, 17:00 ET / 22:00 GMT
South Africa's national airline briefs parliamentary committee
South Africa's cash-strapped national airline, SAA, briefs parliament's public enterprises committee on a turnaround strategy aimed at reducing its dependence on government bailouts and returning to profitability.
27 Nov, 02:30 ET / 07:30 GMT
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.
FRANCE-ENERGY/ (PIX) (TV)
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. A recently imposed fuel tax has been met with nationwide blockades and protests that have turned violent, with protesters demanding Macron's resignation. (Time TBC)
27 Nov, 03:00 ET / 08:00 GMT
Meeting in Danish parliament committee about dividend tax stripping scandal
Denmark's tax, business and justice ministers will be quizzed by other politicians about the developments in a dividend tax stripping scandal in Denmark and other European countries and about the prospects of reclaiming funds from the fraud.
27 Nov, 02:30 ET / 07:30 GMT
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.
Total's Gonfreville refinery starting shut-down due to strike -CGT union
Total's TOTF.PA 253,000 barrel-per-day Gonfreville refinery in Normandy has started the process of suspending production due to an ongoing strike in the oil sector, according to France's CGT trade union which said the strike had also been prolonged at two of Total's other refineries and two oil depots
Bullard speaks with Reuters
St. Louis Fed president James Bullard sits down with Reuters for a one on one interview covering current policy views, economic outlook, and other topics. The Fed may be more on the fence than suspected for a December rate hike.
FOCUS - Fearful of bias, Google blocks gender-based pronouns from new AI tool
Alphabet Inc's Google introduced a slick feature for Gmail in May that automatically completes sentences for users as they type. Tap out "I love" and Gmail might propose "you" or "it." But Google's technology will not suggest gender-based pronouns such as "him" or "her" because the risk is too high that its "Smart Compose" technology might predict someone's sex or gender identity incorrectly and offend users, product leaders revealed to Reuters in interviews.
27 Nov, 01:00 ET / 06:00 GMT
CRYPTO-CURRENCIES/PROMOTERS (PIX) (TV) (GRAPHIC)
Little known to many investors, cryptocurrency reviews are for sale
When cryptocurrency issuers want positive coverage for their virtual coins, they buy it.
27 Nov, 07:00 ET / 12:00 GMT
Snap's bet on older people for survival could backfire, ad buyers fear
For a company that once defied anyone over the age of 30 to decipher its cultish photo messaging app, it came as a surprise to Wall Street when Chief Executive Evan Spiegel declared that the road ahead for Snapchat be going after older people.
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