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Hong Kong police keep tight tabs on first authorised protest in years
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police on Sunday permitted a small protest march under tight restrictions in one of the first demonstrations to be approved since the enactment of a sweeping national security law in 2020.
Ukraine slams Putin plan to station Russian nuclear weapons in Belarus
KYIV (Reuters) - A top security adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday that Russian plans to station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus would destabilise that country, which he said had been taken "hostage" by Moscow.
EXCLUSIVE-Biden nominee to head FAA withdraws after Republican attacks -sources
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden's nominee to head the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is withdrawing his nomination after Republican criticism that he was not qualified to serve as the top aviation regulator, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Saturday.
Trump casts 2024 contest in apocalyptic terms, slams prosecutors
WACO, Texas (Reuters) - Donald Trump used his first election rally in Waco, Texas, to cast the 2024 presidential vote in apocalyptic terms, slam his leading Republican rival Ron DeSantis and rail against prosecutors pursuing him with criminal investigations he likened to a "Stalinist Russia horror show."
Norway wealth fund to vote in favour of UniCredit remuneration plan
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's $1.3 trillion sovereign wealth fund, one of the world's largest investors, will vote in favour of the UniCredit remuneration package, it said on Sunday.
IMF says risks to financial stability have increased, calls for vigilance
BEIJING (Reuters) - International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva said on Sunday that risks to financial stability have increased and called for continued vigilance although actions by advanced economies have calmed market stress.
Ancient Egypt excavation uncovers 2,000 mummified ram heads at Abydos
CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 2,000 mummified ram heads dating from the Ptolemaic period and a palatial Old Kingdom structure have been uncovered at the temple of Ramses II in the ancient city of Abydos in southern Egypt, antiquities officials said on Saturday.
'Rust' armorer attempts to block special prosecutor's appointment
TAOS, New Mexico (Reuters) - The armorer charged in the New Mexico shooting death of "Rust" cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on Friday challenged the district attorney's plan to appoint a new special prosecutor in the case after the last one was forced to resign.
EXCLUSIVE-Soccer-Ancelotti to Brazil would be a no-brainer, CBF president says
TANGIER, Morocco, March 26 (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti would be an obvious choice to fill Brazil's vacant managerial position if he becomes available at the end of the European season, Brazilian FA (CBF) president Ednaldo Rodrigues has told Reuters.
Rugby-McMillan relieved as Chiefs stay perfect in Super Rugby
Clayton McMillan heralded Waikato Chiefs' "ugly" 24-14 win over the New South Wales Waratahs as his side became the only team in Super Rugby Pacific with a perfect record as the previously unbeaten ACT Brumbies lost 35-17 to the Canterbury Crusaders.
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
AFGHANISTAN-CONFLICT/ONLINE SCHOOLS (TV)
Afghan girls go online for last chance of study – but bad internet is letting them down
Afghan girls and women have turned to online study to get around Taliban restrictions that prevent them from attending schools. But even online, many are being defeated by slow internet speeds and unstable electricity supplies.
27 Mar 21:00 ET / 01:00 GMT
BRITAIN-SCOTLAND/LEADERSHIP (PIX) (TV)
Voting closes in Scottish National Party leadership ballot
A ballot of members of the Scottish National Party to choose a new leader, after the surprise resignation of Nicola Sturgeon last month, closes. The party has not said when it will announce the result but said it would be made public "as soon as the result has been determined".
Cuba announces results of National Assembly elections
Cuba is set to announce on Monday (March 27) the results of Sunday's (March 26) election for representatives to the communist-run country's National Assembly.
TAIWAN-CZECH/ (PIX) (TV)
Czech parliament lower chamber speaker meets Taiwan president
Czech parliament lower chamber speaker Marketa Pekarova-Adamova meets Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei. She also attends a business summit in the morning.
NATO-NORDICS/HUNGARY-FINLAND (PIX) (TV)
Hungarian parliament to vote on Finland's NATO bid
Hungary's parliament votes on the ratification process of Finland's NATO entry after a months-long delay, with the country's president and a government official calling on lawmakers to support the expansion of the defence alliance. The ruling party said it would back the motion, so parliament is expected to approve it.
US Vice President Harris visits Ghana
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris visits Ghana, the first stop of a three-nation tour of Africa. The visit is part of a diplomatic push by the Biden administration to deepen ties with the continent amid competition from China and Russia.
Concerned for fraud, Turks volunteer to safeguard votes after earthquake
Yigit will wait by a ballot box for a whole day on May 14, concerned that someone could cast a vote in Turkey's elections in place of his parents, who were killed in the town of Antakya in earthquakes that devastated Turkey's south last month.
His determination to safeguard the ballot boxes highlights the concerns of millions of voters that problems with recording the heavy death toll from the earthquakes could lead to voter fraud.
KENYA-POLITICS/ (PIX) (TV)
Kenyan opposition leader calls for renewed protests over cost of living
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has called for a second consecutive Monday of protests against President William Ruto's government over the high cost of living. One person was killed and over 200 arrested in last week's demonstration, in which police tear gassed Odinga's convoy.
ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT
EXPLAINER-Who brought the bullet that killed 'Rust" cinematographer?
Six Colt .45 caliber live rounds, including one that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, were found on the New Mexico set of Western "Rust" in October 2021. A key unanswered question in the case is who brought the live rounds onto the production.
CONFLICTS / WAR / PEACE
Myanmar marks Armed Forces Day with military parade
Myanmar troops march in a parade to mark the Armed Forced Day, a celebration of the 78th anniversary of the founding of its national army during World War Two to fight against the Japanese invasion. Myanmar's junta leader Min Aung Hlaing, who ousted the elected government in a coup in 2021, is expected to deliver a speech to mark the occasion.
BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
Global Wind Energy Council annual report
Annual report by the GWEC on challenges facing the wind power sector
HUNGARY-WEDDINGS/ (PIX) (TV)
Love is lost as EU’s highest marriage and inflation rates collide
Surging inflation, which is pushing up costs and eroding the value of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's lavish family support measures, is taking the steam out of Hungary's red-hot wedding market. The number of weddings plunged to its lowest level in nine years in January, with more Hungarians tying the knot even during the height of the COVID lockdowns in 2020.
CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE
Tesla faces new race bias trial after beating $137 mln verdict
A five-day jury trial will kick off in San Francisco federal court to decide how much money Tesla Inc must pay to a Black elevator operator after a different jury found that he was subjected to severe racial harassment while working at the electric auto maker's flagship Fremont, California assembly plant.