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Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijan meets with Armenians after ceasefire, gunshots heard
GORIS, Armenia, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Azerbaijan began talks with ethnic Armenians from Nagorno-Karabakh on Thursday after the breakaway region was forced into a surrender that stoked calls for the resignation in Armenia of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
Syria's Assad in China, seeks exit from diplomatic isolation
BEIJING, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has arrived in China's eastern city of Hangzhou, kicking off his first visit to the Asian nation since 2004 as he makes further strides to end more than a decade of diplomatic isolation amid Western sanctions.
Trump says if elected again he will send troops to US-Mexico border
(Reuters) - Former U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that if elected again he would shift resources from federal law enforcement agencies and send thousands of overseas-based troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.
McCarthy says US House Republicans to vote on defense spending bill Thursday
(Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Republicans will try again to move forward on fiscal 2024 spending legislation on Thursday, with a procedural vote on a defense appropriations bill.
UAW, Detroit Three automakers in standoff as wider strike looms
DETROIT, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Detroit's Big Three automakers and the United Auto Workers remained far apart in labor negotiations on Wednesday, less than 48 hours before the union's deadline to make significant progress or escalate a strike with new work stoppages.
Toshiba says $14 bln takeover bid by JIP succeeds, set to go private
TOKYO, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Toshiba said on Thursday that a $14 billion tender offer from private equity firm Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) had ended in success - a deal which paves the way for the embattled industrial conglomerate to go private.
LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT
Striking writers, Hollywood studios to meet again Thursday
LOS ANGELES, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Negotiators for the striking Writers Guild of America (WGA) and Hollywood studios will meet again on Thursday to try to resolve a nearly five-month standoff that has disrupted film and television production.
Mexican singer Peso Pluma cancels concert after death threats
TIJUANA, Mexico, Sept 20 (Reuters) - The Mexican singer known as Peso Pluma has called off an October concert in Tijuana, a city on the border with the United States, after receiving death threats, his record label said on Wednesday.
Games-China to open delayed Asian Games in post-COVID era
HANGZHOU, China, Sept 21 (Reuters) - After a year's delay due to COVID-19, the 19th Asian Games officially opens in Hangzhou on Saturday with hosts China eager to lift a country mired in economic gloom and athletes hoping to lay a marker before next year's Paris Olympics.
Cricket-England rest Root ahead of World Cup, Kohler-Cadmore called up for Ireland ODIs
(Reuters) - Joe Root is being rested for the remainder of England's One-Day International (ODI) series against Ireland, with wicketkeeper-batter Tom Kohler-Cadmore replacing the former captain, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Thursday.
BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
Reuters/Ipsos polling on Americans' view of autoworkers strike
As the United Auto Workers union holds its first-ever coordinated strike against the Detroit Three automakers, amid a wave of increased activitly by U.S. labor unions, Reuters/Ipsos polling looks at Americans' support for labor unions and strikes.
21 Sep 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT
USA-AIRLINES/BUDGET (PIX) (GRAPHIC)
FOCUS- Travel boom not enough to drive profits at US budget airlines Frontier, Spirit
Travel boom has delivered bumper earnings for U.S. carriers, but no-frills airlines such as Frontier and Spirit are struggling to return to sustainable profitability.
21 Sep 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT
Darden Restaurants Inc Q1 2024 Earnings
Darden Restaurants is expected to post a rise in first-quarter revenue benefiting from steady demand at its restaurant chains that offset an impact from higher costs. Investors will eye comments on demand and traffic trends, impact from inflation, margin recovery, and any update on forecast that the company provides.
21 Sep 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
Q2 2023 VinFast Auto Ltd Earnings Release
Estimated time. Expected before market open (BMO).
21 Sep 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT
US Treasury announces sales: 3- & 6-month bills; 2-year FRNS; 2-, 5- & 7-year notes
21 Sep 11:00 ET / 15:00 GMT
Freddie Mac releases weekly report on U.S. mortgage rates
Freddie Mac releases a weekly survey report on U.S. mortgage interest rates.
21 Sep 12:00 ET / 16:00 GMT
August trade balance data due for release
Argentine government is due to release August trade balance data
21 Sep 14:30 ET / 18:30 GMT
Lipper reports weekly U.S. fund flows
Thomson Reuters Lipper reports weekly sales of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, showing what changing money flows say about asset allocations, hot and cold sectors, and the varying appeals of regions and industries.
21 Sep 16:30 ET / 20:30 GMT
Reuters Poll-Analysts on outlook for Colombia interest rate decision
Analysts to give their outlook on Colombia's central bank interest rate decision.
US CDC advisers to discuss maternal RSV vaccines
A panel of independent advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will meet to make recommendations on maternal respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccines, ahead of the fall season.
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Ramaswamy makes speech on economic independence from China
Republican presidential candidate and biotech invester Vivek Ramaswamy makes a speech on Thursday Sept. 21 on what he would do as president to achieve economic freedom from China.
Details:Vivek Ramaswamy to Deliver Ohio Speech on How to Declare Independence From Communist China. Vivek to offer unprecedented detail on practical economic independence from China
21 Sep 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
UKRAINE-CRISIS/USA (PIX) (TV)
Ukrainian President Zelenskiy meets with US lawmakers
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends meeting behind closed doors for all members of the U.S. Senate during a visit to Washington where he will also attend meetings at the White House. Zelenskiy will also meet with other senior members of Congress including members of leadership and leaders of national securing committees during his visit to the Capitol.
21 Sep 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to hold press conference at U.N.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will hold a press conference at the United Nations on Thursday.
21 Sep 11:30 ET / 15:30 GMT
German Chancellor Scholz speaks at United Nations
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz addresses the United Nations General Assembly.
CHINA-SYRIA/ (PIX) (TV)
Syria's Assad expected to meet China's Xi on sidelines of Asian Games
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is expected to meet with China's President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Asian Games in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou. Assad last visited China in 2004 to meet then-President Hu Jintao.
World leaders gather for the 78th annual United Nations General Assembly
FRIDAY - Fourth Day of the high-level General Debate as world leaders deliver speeches to the 193-member U.N. General Assembly.High-level meeting of the on the fight Against Tuberculosis.
CONFLICTS / WAR / PEACE
KENYA-SECURITY/ (PIX) (TV)
Kenyan officials to assess mall security on anniversary of Westgate attack
Kenyan officials will conduct a tour of key shopping malls in the capital Nairobi to assess their security 10 years on from one of its deadliest attacks. At least 67 people were killed when gunmen from Somali militant group al Shabaab attacked the high-end Westgate mall and held out for four days as security forces laid siege to the complex.
21 Sep 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT
Guinean student's bike journey accross Africa paused in Chad due to Sudan conflict
Mamadou Safaiou Barry, a 25-year-old from Guinea, embarked on a journey by bicycle from his hometown of Dubréka to Egypt in order to pursue his dream of studying Islamic theology. Despite financial constraints and numerous hardships, including nine days in a Togolese prison, Barry has reached N'Djamena, Chad, where he is currently stuck due to the war in neighbouring Sudan.