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Coronavirus kills 7th person in Italy, pandemic fears grip Wall Street
The coronavirus death toll climbed to seven in Italy on Monday and several Middle East countries were dealing with their first infections, sending markets into a tailspin over fears of a global pandemic even as China eased curbs with no new cases reported in Beijing and other cities.
Julian Assange put lives at risk, lawyer for United States says
Julian Assange is wanted for crimes that put at risk the lives of people in Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan who had helped the West, some of whom later disappeared, said a lawyer acting for the United States in its bid to extradite him.
Weinstein found guilty of sexual assault, rape, in turning point for #MeToo movement
Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexual assault and rape in a New York court on Monday and taken away in handcuffs, a turning point for the #MeToo movement that inspired women to publicly accuse powerful men of misconduct.
With $1.5 tln childcare plan, Sanders floats another big campaign pledge
U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Monday proposed spending $1.5 trillion over 10 years to create a universal child care and early education system, to be funded by taxing the wealthiest Americans.
U.S. sees no material impact from virus on U.S.-China trade deal – for now
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Reuters he does not expect the coronavirus outbreak to have a material impact on the Phase 1 U.S.-China trade deal, although that could change as more data becomes available in coming weeks.
Juul halts Indonesia e-cig sales, throwing Asia expansion in doubt
Juul Labs Inc is halting sales in Indonesia, citing concerns that it can’t stop retailers from selling its high-nicotine e-cigarettes to young people in a largely unregulated tobacco market.
Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician portrayed in ‘Hidden Figures’, dies at 101
Katherine Johnson, the black woman whose mathematical genius took her from a behind-the-scenes job in a segregated NASA as portrayed in the film “Hidden Figures” to a key role in sending humans to the moon, died on Monday at the age of 101, NASA said.
Actor Smollett pleads not guilty to new Chicago hoax charges; seeks stay, dismissal
Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty in a Chicago court on Monday to renewed felony charges that he made false reports to police about being attacked in a hate crime that he is accused of staging in a bid to advance his career.
“He was my everything”: NBA’s Kobe Bryant mourned at Los Angeles arena
A gallery of basketball legends joined thousands of Kobe Bryant fans in Los Angeles on Monday to pay homage to the transcendent NBA star, his daughter and seven others who died last month in a helicopter crash that sent shockwaves through the world of sports and beyond.
Fury versus Joshua ‘will happen’, says promoter Hearn
A fight between British champions Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury for the undisputed world heavyweight title “will happen” and could be the biggest in the history of the sport, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn said on Monday.
SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY
CHINA-HEALTH/SINGAPORE (PIX) (TV)
Singapore’s Bangladeshi workers head home as coronavirus shakes community
Some Bangladeshi workers in Singapore have left the country or been told to stay home after a coronavirus outbreak struck some migrant construction workers. The migrant workers often live in close-knit, cramped conditions in which virus’ thrive and their families thousands of miles away have been urging them to return home.
25 Feb 22:00 ET / 03:00 GMT
Flood warnings after Storm Dennis
Flood warnings after Storm Dennis hits the UK
Doomsday Arctic vault to receive rare consignment of seeds
A batch of crop seeds from across the globe, including from the Cherokee Nation in the United States and the Prince of Wales’ property, will be deposited on Tuesday in a “doomsday vault” built in an Arctic mountainside to safeguard global supplies.
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
USA-ELECTION/DEBATE (PIX) (TV)
Tenth U.S. Democratic presidential candidates debate
CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute will co-host the tenth Democratic debate at The Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina. Twitter will be a debate partner.
INDIA-USA/TRUMP (PIX) (TV)
U.S. President Donald Trump visits New Delhi
U.S. President Donald Trump starts visit to New Delhi, where he is expected to hold meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indian executives.
Togo president declares landslide election win, opponent slams ‘masquerade’
Togo President Faure Gnassingbe declared an electoral victory on Monday as official preliminary results showed him re-elected in a landslide, though an opposition candidate also claimed victory and called Monday’s result a “masquerade.”
Reuters/Ipsos poll: 2020 Democratic presidential candidates
The Reuters/Ipsos poll will release it’s weekly measurement of support for candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
Key quotes from the Democratic presidential debate
Key quotes from the Democratic presidential debate in Charleston, South Carolina
Ireland’s Fianna Fail, Fine Gael meet for initial government talks
The leaders of Ireland’s Fine Gael and Fianna Fail, two of the three largest parties to emerge from a Feb. 8 election and the only two willing to consider working together, due to meet for the first time early in the week for what they describe as exploratory talks as likely weeks-long negotiations to form a government step up.
Spot analysis for Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina
Spot analysis for Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina
Dam water floods 12,000 year-old town in southeast Turkey
Water behind a nearby dam that is expected to be operational for 50 years have started flooding the 12,000 year-old town of Hasankeyf in southeastern Turkey.
BRITAIN-ASSANGE/ (PIX) (TV)
Hearings in extradition case of Wikileaks’ Julian Assange
Full extradition hearings of Wikileaks’ Julian Assange starts at Woolwich Crown Court. Starts Monday and lasts until Friday.
USA-ELECTION/CALIFORNIA (PIX) (TV)
New voting machines, fewer polling places – will California’s primary see Iowa-style chaos?
Some of California’s biggest counties – including Los Angeles and Orange – are introducing new voting procedures for the critical and widely watched March 3 California primary: touch screen voting machines, changed polling places and new, early voting times.
25 Feb 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
Polish Constitutional Tribunal to decide whether Supreme Court had a right to question the validity of judges appointed under the new government rules
The ruling nationalist Law and Justice party (PiS) had asked the Constitutional Tribunal to investigate whether the Supreme Court had the right to rule on the legitimacy of judges appointed under the new rules.
25 Feb 07:00 ET / 12:00 GMT
BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
Turkish Central Bank Governor Murat Uysal speaks in a meeting in western Turkey
Turkish central bank governor Murat Uysal speaks in a meeting in Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Gazprom neft reports 2019 IFRS results
DEERE-HELLOTRACTOR/AFRICA (PIX) (TV)
FOCUS-Deere taps tractor-hailing tech in bid to break ground in Africa
It’s ride-hailing, farm style. Deere & Co. is teaming up with the “Uber of tractors” in Africa and betting on a future where farmers summon machines with the touch of a button.
25 Feb 02:00 ET / 07:00 GMT
Swedish c.bank’s Jansson to give speech about current monetary policy in London
Deputy Governor Per Jansson will talk about the economic situation and current monetary policy at Goldman Sachs during a visit to London.
25 Feb 04:30 ET / 09:30 GMT
JP MORGAN-INVESTOR DAY/
JPMorgan Chase to hold investor day
JPMorgan Chase executives will host shareholders and analysts at its annual investor day on Tuesday. The largest U.S. bank by assets is expected to provide updates on financial targets and other topics that affect earnings or the broader economy.
25 Feb 08:00 ET / 13:00 GMT
Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Kaplan speaks before real estate symposium
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan speaks before the University of Missouri – Kansas City Real Estate Trends Symposium, in Kansas City, Mo.
25 Feb 09:45 ET / 14:45 GMT
CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE
U.S. top court weighs prohibition on encouraging illegal immigration
U.S. Supreme Court hears bid by President Donald Trump’s administration to resurrect federal law that makes it felony to encourage illegal immigrants to come or stay in United States after it was struck down by lower court as violating free-speech rights.
ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT
FILMFESTIVAL-BERLIN/THE WOMAN WHO RAN (PIX) (TV)
S.Korea’s The Woman Who Ran in competition at Berlinale Director Hong Sangsoo presents his 24th film “Domangchin
Yeoja” (“The Woman Who Ran”) in Competition at the 70th Berlinale, portraying interactions between women in the South Korean capital Seoul.
25 Feb 04:15 ET / 09:15 GMT
FILMFESTIVAL-BERLIN/HILLARY (PIX) (TV)
Hillary Clinton discusses new documentary at the Berlinale
Hillary Clinton and director Nantette Burstein expected at a news conference to present “Hillary,” a new documentary screening at the Berlinale film festival.
25 Feb 05:15 ET / 10:15 GMT