September 7, 2017 / 11:21 AM / 3 months ago

Thursday Morning Briefing

Hurricane Irma wrought devastation across the Caribbean, a leaked document revealed Britain’s tough plans on immigration and a special report explores how Honda is trying to rediscover its ‘racing spirit’.

Rohingya refugees walk to the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Teknaf, Bangladesh, September 5, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma killed eight people on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin and also caused devastation on other islands as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at Florida.  

Live Coverage: Irma likely to drop to Category 4 upon landfall in Florida

From sugar mills to hog farms, U.S. agriculture braces for Irma

Hurricane Irma threatens luxury Trump properties

The U.S. Virgin Islands for years redirected money intended to help pay insurance claims after large disasters for other needs, raising the vulnerability of residents as Hurricane Irma ravishes the territory.

U.S.

Fifteen states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging President Donald Trump’s decision to end protections and benefits for young people who were brought into the United States illegally as children. 

In Harvey's aftermath, a flood of emotions as rebuilding begins 

Meth, coke and oil: A drug boom in the Texas shale patch

Trump and his party: an American odd couple

Business

Special report: How Honda lost its mojo - and the mission to get it back

Euro grinds higher before ECB, global stocks stutter

ECB to start laying groundwork for stimulus exit

India's Eicher set to make $1.8 billion-$2 billion binding bid for Ducati: paper

EU national consumer bodies press Volkswagen on Dieselgate repairs

Emirates could restore U.S. capacity within six to nine months

Chinese logistics firm Best, backed by Alibaba, launches $930 million U.S. IPO 

Oil prices dipped over fears that Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean could interrupt crude shipments in and out of the United States, and as Libyan output began to recover from disruptions.

Breakingviews - Cheap data feeds Murdoch’s Indian cricket pitch

 

A reveller puts grease on his body as he takes part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain September 6, 2017.REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A reveller puts grease on his body as he takes part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain September 6, 2017.REUTERS/Jon Nazca

 Asia

China said it agreed the United Nations should take more action against North Korea after its latest nuclear test, while pushing for more dialogue to resolve the crisis on the Korean peninsula. North Korea said it would respond to any U.N. sanctions and U.S. pressure with “powerful counter measures”, accusing the United States of aiming to start a war. 

Suu Kyi says Myanmar is trying to protect all citizens in strife-torn state 

Ex-bank manager to face charges in Philippines for cyber heist, others cleared 

Indonesian school a launchpad for child fighters in Syria's Islamic State

Russia

Vladimir Putin took a jab at Rex Tillerson, joking that the U.S. Secretary of State had “fallen in with the wrong company” since he had awarded him a Russian state honor for his contribution to Russian-U.S. relations. 

Facebook says likely Russian-based operation funded U.S. ads with political message

Putin thinks North Korea crisis will not go nuclear, diplomacy to prevail

Brexit Britain

These are unexpectedly good times for the European Union, writes columnist Andrew Hammond. "More than a year after Britons voted to withdraw from the organization, the euro has hit eight-year highs against the pound, eurozone economies have recorded improved growth and voters have rejected far-right populists in France and the Netherlands." Beyond the positive economic and political news, European leaders are also uniting around defense and security strategies, says Hammond. 

Podcast: Deluded hopes of a painless Brexit deal for Britain

Britain considers tough curbs on EU migration

May calls on MPs to back bill, move closer to Brexit

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