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Updated: 14-02-2019 16:28 IST

British Prime Minister Theresa May could face a defeat in parliament on Thursday over her plan to renegotiate the Brexit deal, undermining her pledge to the European Union that, with changes, she can get the agreement approved.

IRAN-GUARDS-ATTACKS-ROUHANI/ Iran's Rouhani blames U.S., Israel for attack on Revolutionary Guards: TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blamed the United States and its regional allies on Thursday for a suicide bombing in southeastern Iran that killed 27 members of the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards, Iranian state TV reported. U.S.

USA-SHUTDOWN/ Congress advances border security bill without Trump border wall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress on Thursday aimed to end a dispute over border security with legislation that would ignore President Donald Trump’s request for $5.7 billion to help build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border but avoid a partial government shutdown. USA-MILITARY-SENATE/

Senators vow urgent reform to correct 'unacceptable' military housing conditions WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senators scolded real estate executives and Pentagon leadership over “unacceptable” conditions in privatized military housing on Wednesday, vowing urgent reform to protect service families from widespread health and safety hazards in base homes.


Airbus to scrap A380 superjumbo production as sales slump TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - Europe’s Airbus is scrapping production of the A380 superjumbo, with lackluster sales forcing it to abandon a dream of dominating the skies with a 21st century cruiseliner.

USA-TRADE-CHINA-MNUCHIN/ U.S.-China trade talks move to higher level as deadline looms

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he was looking forward to trade talks with China on Thursday, as discussions in Beijing moved to a higher level in a push to de-escalate a tariff war ahead of a March 1 deadline for a deal. ENTERTAINMENT

PEOPLE-JUSSIE-SMOLLETT/ 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett angry that some doubt he was attacked

Actor Jussie Smollett said he was angry that some people doubted his statement that he was attacked outside his Chicago apartment in January. CHINA-FILM/

Chinese sci-fi movie 'The Wandering Earth' pulls in $440 million in 10 days BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s first science fiction blockbuster, “The Wandering Earth”, has raked in 3 billion yuan ($443 million) in ticket sales in less than 10 days, putting it on track to become the country’s highest-grossing film.


Isner defeats Tomic to advance to New York Open quarters John Isner made quick work of Australia's Bernard Tomic to advance to the quarter-finals of the New York Open on Wednesday with a 7-6(7) 6-4 victory.

BASKETBALL-GREECE/ Basketball-Olympiakos face points deduction after Greek Cup walkout

ATHENS, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Olympiakos could face points deductions in the Greek league after the team refused to come out of the locker rooms for the second half of their Greek Cup semi-final against arch-rivals Panathinaikos on Wednesday. UPCOMING


South African president responds to debate on state of nation South African president Cyril Ramaphosa responds to parliamentary debate on his state of the nation address, with Eskom restructuring likely to be high on agenda.

14 Feb 07:00 ET / 12:00 GMT USA-ELECTION/MONEY

Democrats want big money out of 2020 White House race, but how far will they go? Democratic U.S. presidential contenders are expected to push one another to show their commitment to getting big money out of politics. But some strategists worry that the candidates could go too far and hamper the party's chances in the November 2020 general election by giving a financial edge to the Republicans.

14 Feb 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT BRITAIN-EU/IRELAND

Irish foreign minister discusses Brexit legislation at parliamentary committee 14 Feb 11:00 ET / 16:00 GMT

MALAYSIA-POLITICS/1MDB-GOLDMAN Ex-Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng to file defence in Malaysia against extradition to U.S.

Lawyers for former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng will appear in a Malaysian court to file a motion against Ng's extradition to the United States. The U.S. Department of Justice has filed criminal charges against Ng related to suspected money laundering at state fund 1MDB. 15 Feb 20:00 ET / 01:00 GMT

SENEGAL-ELECTION/FUTURE-CITY (PIX) (TV) Senegal's President campaigns on futuristic city project

In the arid scrublands outside Dakar, new state-of-the-art public buildings are marooned in a sea of rebar and dirt roads - evidence that President Macky Sall's promise to create a futuristic city to decongest the capital is very much a work in progress. 15 Feb


U. S’s Pence and Polish PM give statements at Warsaw meeting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki give statements during a working lunch at a global summit co-hosted by the U.S. focused on the Middle East and Iran.


U.S.'s Pompeo and Polish FM hold news conference at Warsaw meeting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz hold a news conference at a global summit co-hosted by the U.S. focused on the Middle East and Iran.


Pompeo meets South Korean FM on the sidelines of Mideast conference U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-Wha on the sidelines of the Middle East Peace conference in Warsaw.

14 Feb 09:00 ET / 14:00 GMT SWEDEN-SECURITY/

End of trial of men charged with plotting Sweden terror crime Preliminary date for end of trial of three Central Asian men charged with plotting to commit a terrorist crime and three others charged with financing the Islamic State militant group. Verdict to be communicated at a later date.


PORTUGAL-RIGHTS/COURT Disability charity takes 'court to court' over accessibility breaches

A disability charity is taking judicial action against the Ministry of Justice after it found that a court in Leiria, a city in Portugal's central region, does not to meet accessibility laws. 14 Feb 09:00 ET / 14:00 GMT

CHICAGO-POLICE/ (PIX) After ex-policeman's murder sentence, divisions in Chicago persist

After white former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced last month for the 2014 killing of black teen Laquan McDonald, top local officials urged the third-largest U.S. city to pull together to close a painful chapter in its history. 14 Feb 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

MYANMAR-LAWYER/VERDICT (PIX) (TV) Myanmar court hands down verdict for Muslim lawyer's murder case

A court in Yangon is expected to hand down verdict for four men accused of assassinating Ko Ni, a prominent Muslim lawyer and legal adviser to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi two years ago. 15 Feb


Nvidia reports fourth-quarter results The chipmaker has already announced half a billion dollars cut in its fourth-quarter revenue estimate, citing weak demand for its gaming chips in China and lower-than-expected data center sales.

14 Feb 16:00 ET / 21:00 GMT CBS-RESULTS/ (PIX)

CBS posts fourth quarter earnings Media company CBS is expected to post a rise in its fourth quarter revenue, boosted by strong advertising sales and higher digital subscriptions.


Questions, worries swirl around U.S. Social Security Social Security is one of those topics that spark a lot of questions. The system has some complexities, but people are curious for a simple reason: Social Security is our universal retirement program. Nearly all of us pay into it and have a stake in its future. And right now, we all have reasons to be concerned.

14 Feb 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT EU-CHINA/INVESTMENT

EU lawmakers vote on foreign investment screening, with eyes on China EU lawmakers vote on a far-reaching system to coordinate scrutiny of foreign investments into Europe, notably from China

14 Feb 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT EGYPT-CENBANK/

Egypt's central bank announces interest rates The monetary policy committee of Egypt's central bank meets to set interest rates, with economists polled by Reuters expecting rates to remain unchanged.

14 Feb 12:00 ET / 17:00 GMT USA-FED/HARKER

Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Harker speaks on "approaches to leadership" Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker speaks on "Approaches to Leadership" before the Third Annual Lerner MBA Student Association Conference, in Newark, Del.

14 Feb 11:00 ET / 16:00 GMT USA-CNBC/BRAINARD

Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard appears on CNBC 14 Feb 10:00 ET / 15:00 GMT

USA-SHUTDOWN/ Wary of shutdown, Trump inches toward support for funding deal

U.S. President Donald Trump edges toward backing deal in Congress on government funding that would not meet his demand for $5.7 billion for wall on Mexican border but would avert partial government shutdown. 14 Feb 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

USA-SHUTDOWN/ (TV) Deadline for Congress 'super committee' to cut immigration deal

Expiration of temporary government funding agreement and deadline for “super committee” of Congress to cut immigration deal to prevent President Donald Trump from triggering another shutdown or declaring national emergency. 15 Feb


A weekly look at key economic events for the global economy in the coming seven days. 15 Feb

FRANCE-GRAINS/CROPS Weekly French cereal crop updates resume after winter break

Farming agency FranceAgriMer to resume publication of weekly ratings after break during the winter dormancy period for crops. 15 Feb

INDIA-ECONOMY/ India trade data for January

India is expected to release monthy trade figures on Feb 14 or Feb 15 for which no time or day is fixed. 15 Feb


Chinese film "So Long, My Son" premieres at Berlinale "So Long, My Son", by Chinese director Wang Xiaoshuai, screens in competition at the 69th Berlin Film Festival.

14 Feb 06:15 ET / 11:15 GMT FASHION-LONDON/ (PIX) (TV)

London Fashion Week kicks off Designers Bora Aksu and Matty Bovan present their autumn/winter 2018-2019 collections in the British capital. Dates to be confirmed.

15 Feb