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WHO team, on tightly controlled China mission, visits hospital
WUHAN, China (Reuters) - The World Health Organization-led team investigating the origins of COVID-19 during a mission that has been tightly controlled by its Chinese hosts visited a hospital on Saturday in the central city of Wuhan that treated early coronavirus patients.
UK says it expects no vaccine interruption from EU; Brussels admits Irish ‘blunder’
BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - EU officials confessed on Saturday to a “blunder” in invoking Northern Ireland Brexit emergency powers during a showdown with Britain over vaccines, and London said it expected its supply of COVID-19 shots would not be interrupted.
CDC orders sweeping U.S. transportation mask mandate as COVID-19 rages
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a sweeping order late Friday requiring the use of face masks on nearly all forms of public transportation Monday as the country continues to report thousands of daily COVID-19 deaths.
‘Bomb-making manuals’ found in home of Proud Boy who stormed U.S. Capitol
(Reuters) - U.S. law enforcement agents found bomb-making instructions inside the home of a member of the Proud Boys right-wing extremist group who was charged with participating in the Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol, prosecutors said on Friday.
Analysis: A tulip by another name? ‘Gamestonk’ and the case for investor caution
NEW YORK (Reuters) - It sounds like the start of a parable: Investors stuck inside during a pandemic begin to bid up an asset until its price becomes untethered to reality. The value soars until one day the market runs out of buyers and freezes, causing prices to plummet and some unlucky few to lose fortunes more than ten times their annual incomes in the span of a few hours.
Analysis: Robinhood and Reddit protected from lawsuits by user agreement, Congress
(Reuters) - Robinhood Markets Inc’s user agreement is likely to protect the brokerage app from a barrage of lawsuits filed by customers after it blocked a frenzied trading rally in companies such as GameStop Corp that was fueled on social media forums.
A Minute With: Gary Oldman on ‘Mank’, streaming and revisiting Smiley
LONDON (Reuters) - Oscar winner Gary Oldman goes back to 1930s Hollywood in Netflix film “Mank”, playing screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he pens “Citizen Kane”.
California’s Coachella music festival canceled for third time
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Coachella music festival due to be held in southern California in April 2021 was canceled on Friday by local health officials because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Rested Durant, Nets take on slumping Wizards
The Brooklyn Nets rested Kevin Durant Friday and were still good enough to match a franchise record for points scored in a regulation game.
Surging Sabres edge Devils in shootout
Linus Ullmark made 31 saves and was perfect in the shootout as the host Buffalo Sabres extended their point streak to five games with a 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday.
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
VIETNAM-POLITICS/CONGRESS (PIX) (TV)
Vietnam hosts 13th Party Congress
Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party holds its a massive five-yearly National Congress - the Southeast Asian country’s biggest political event for years. During the nine-day event, a new Party and government leadership will be selected, as will plans and a roadmap for the next five-year period.
RUSSIA-POLITICS/NAVALNY-PROTESTS (PIX) (TV)
Russians rally in support of Navalny
Russians rally in support of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny one week after over 3500 were detained at protests across the country.
31 Jan 09:00 ET / 09:00 GMT
NOBEL-PRIZE/PEACE (PIX) (TV) (GRAPHIC)
Navalny, WHO, Thunberg among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize
Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, the World Health Organization and climate campaigner Greta Thunberg are among those nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, all backed by Norwegian lawmakers who have a strong track record in picking the winner.
31 Jan 09:00 ET / 09:00 GMT
BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
SWEDEN-FILM FESTIVAL/ (TV)
Cinema fan spends week on isolated island with only movies for company
The Gothenburg Film Festival has invited one cinema fan to spend one week in a lighthouse on an isolated island, with only movies for company.
ANALYSIS-How Yellen can navigate Gamestop saga after taking Wall Street speaking fees
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s speaking fees from Wall Street could make any future engagement in the GameStop Corp trading saga tricky, but there is a path forward should the matter fuel systemic risks needing her direct involvement.
31 Jan 12:00 ET / 12:00 GMT
SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY
South Korea’s health minister to announce adjusted social distancing measures
South Korea’s health authorities are expected to announce adjusted social distancing measures.
31 Jan 07:30 ET / 07:30 GMT
Soccer - Italy - Serie A - Lazio v Atalanta
Lazio host Atalanta in a Serie A match. Will wrapup other 3pm games in this report.
31 Jan 14:00 ET / 14:00 GMT