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Updated: 27-11-2018 03:32 IST
Prime Minister Theresa May warned on Monday that Britain would be thrust into the unknown if parliament rejects the Brexit deal she has negotiated with the European Union, as members of parliament from all sides lined up to criticise the agreement.


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.




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.

Nov 27


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.

Nov 27


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.

Nov 27


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


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


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.

Nov 27


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.

Nov 27


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.

Nov 27


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


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.

Nov 27


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.

Nov 27



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.

Nov 27


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.

Nov 27



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



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.

Nov 27


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


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.

Nov 27


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

Nov 27


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.

Nov 27


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


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.

Nov 27

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