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TOP STORIES

GLOBAL

USA-CHINA

U.S. sending ‘dangerous signals’ on Taiwan, China tells Blinken

NEW YORK, Sept 23 (Reuters) - China has accused the United States of sending “very wrong, dangerous signals” on Taiwan after the U.S. secretary of state told his Chinese counterpart on Friday that the maintenance of peace and stability over Taiwan was vitally important.

JAPAN-STORM

Typhoon lashes central Japan killing two

TOKYO, Sept 24 (Reuters) - A typhoon lashed central Japan on Saturday with torrential rain and fierce winds, killing two and leaving tens of thousands of households without power.

U.S.

USA-ABORTION/ARIZONA

Judge rules that Arizona can enforce near-total abortion ban

WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - An Arizona judge ruled on Friday that a 1901 ban on nearly all abortions in the state can be enforced after being blocked for about 50 years, a decision that drew immediate criticism from abortion-rights activists and Democrats and is likely to be appealed.

USA-ELECTION/REPUBLICANS

Conservative group calls on Republicans to disavow ‘left-leaning’ companies

WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - A leading U.S. conservative group is pressuring Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives to shun “left-leaning” corporations that take stances on social issues such as abortion, election reform and LGBTQ rights, in exchange for its endorsement for party leadership positions.

BUSINESS

BARCLAYS-LAWSUIT

Barclays shareholders sue in U.S. over $17.6 bln debt sale blunder

NEW YORK, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Barclays Plc was sued on Friday in a proposed U.S. class action in which shareholders claimed they were defrauded in connection with the British bank’s sale of $17.6 billion more debt than regulators had allowed.

DIGITAL WORLD-M&A/INVESTORS

Some investors backing out of SPAC merging with Trump’s media firm

Sept 23 (Reuters) - Some investors are backing out of Digital World Acquisition Corp’s plan to acquire former U.S. President Donald Trump’s social media firm Truth Social, the blank-check firm said on Friday.

ENTERTAINMENT

NETFLIX-BRIDGERTON/LAWSUIT

Netflix dismisses lawsuit against the creators of ‘The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical’

Sept 23 (Reuters) - Netflix Inc dropped its lawsuit against the creators of “The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical” after reaching a settlement, according to person familiar with the matter.

USA-BIDEN/ELTON JOHN

Rocketman at the White House: Bidens host Elton John for South Lawn soiree

WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden and about 2,000 fans on Friday basked in a performance at the White House by musical legend and activist Elton John, who is on a lengthy farewell tour in the United States.

SPORTS

TENNIS-LAVERCUP

Tennis-Tears flow as curtain comes down on Federer’s glittering career

LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Roger Federer’s trophy-laden career ended with defeat on Friday, but for once the result hardly mattered as the Swiss maestro headed into retirement with tears in his eyes and cheers ringing in his ears.

GOLF-PRESIDENTS

Golf-U.S have Internationals on the ropes after dominating fourballs CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept 23 (Reuters) - International captain Trevor Immelman vowed his men would fight to the final bell in the Presidents Cup but they were outclassed on Friday by the United States who dominated the fourballs by taking four of five points.

UPCOMING

BUSINESS / ECONOMICS

USA-HUNGER/ (PIX) (TV)

‘Definitely not enough’ - Inflation challenges Biden administration’s hunger policy

Rising hunger is a problem for U.S. President Joe Biden as he gears up to host the First White House Summit on Hunger in 50 years and pledges to eliminate hunger in the United States by 2030. 24 Sep 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

SUDAN-ECONOMY/ (PIX) (TV)

Sudanese head north to Egypt as economy slows to a crawl

In downtown Khartoum’s al-Souq al-Arabi, travel agencies helping young Sudanese men seek a brighter economic future in Egypt have replaced some of the once-packed hardware stores in the capital’s main commercial hub. The exodus reflects growing despondence over prospects at home, where the economy has been in freefall, power and water cuts are common and anti-army protests have rocked the streets since a coup a year ago. 25 Sep

ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT

FASHION-MILAN/DOLCEGABBANA (PIX) (TV)

Dolce & Gabbana presents its Spring/Summer 2023 creations during the Milan Fashion Week

Dolce & Gabbana presents its Spring/Summer 2023 creations during the Milan Fashion Week 24 Sep 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT

FASHION-MILAN/MONCLER (PIX)

Moncler presents its Spring/Summer 2023 creations during the Milan Fashion Week

Moncler presents its Spring/Summer 2023 creations during the Milan Fashion Week 24 Sep 17:00 ET / 21:00 GMT

CAMBODIA-FESTIVAL/ (TV)

Cambodians celebrate Festival of the Dead, for the first time since COVID

Cambodians mark the ‘Festival of the Dead’ for the first time since the pandemic, visiting pagodas during the 15-day festival that takes place annually to offer prayers and food to the spirits of their deceased relatives, who they believe only emerge to eat the food during this period and holding buffalo races and wrestling competitions. This year’s festival lasts from Sep. 11-25. 25 Sep

FASHION-MILAN/ (PIX) (TV)

Milan Fashion Week (Spring/Summer 2023)

Designers present their Spring/Summer creations during the Milan Fashion Week from 20th-26th September 2022. 25 Sep

POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

GULF-GERMANY/ (PIX)

Germany’s Scholz meets with UAE president on his trip to the Gulf

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is scheduled to meet the president of the United Arab Emirates, Mohammed bin Zayed, on Sunday. 25 Sep

BRITAIN-POLITICS/LABOUR (PIX) (TV)

Annual Labour party conference held in Liverpool Annual Labour party conference takes place in Liverpool from Sunday 25 to Wednesday 28 September 25 Sep

UN-ASSEMBLY/ (PIX) (TV)

77th annual U.N. General Assembly high-level debate World leaders to take part in the 77th annual U.N. General Assembly high-level debate. 25 Sep

GULF-GERMANY/

Germany’ Scholz meets with Qatari Emir on Gulf trip

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz heads to Qatar, where he will meet Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani for talks, during a trip to the Gulf. He will be accompanied by a high-ranking business delegation during the trip, which will focus on deepening cooperation in the areas of IT and energy as well as regional security issues. 25 Sep

ITALY-ELECTION/ (PIX) (TV)

Italians vote in election that could crown Meloni and rightist allies

Italy holds a national election could make history, giving the country its first female prime minister at the head of its most right-wing government since World War Two. 25 Sep

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