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U.S. Senate panel may force Afghanistan answers from Biden administration
The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee threatened on Tuesday to subpoena Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and other officials if necessary to make them testify to Congress about the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
In tense campaign, Canada’s Trudeau defends snapping at protester
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday defended his decision to shout at a protester who insulted his wife, Sophie Gregoire, as an increasingly tense election race entered its final days.
Democrats’ tax plan would cut bills for most Americans -congressional estimate
U.S. tax code changes sought by Democrats in the House of Representatives to help fund $3.5 trillion in domestic investments would cut annual tax bills for Americans earning less than $200,000 a year through 2025, a congressional estimate showed on Tuesday.
California voters deciding governor’s fate in Republican-led recall
California voters on Tuesday were deciding whether to recall Governor Gavin Newsom in a special election that will test the power of a Republican Party still dominated by former U.S. President Donald Trump in a deeply Democratic state.
Bombardier launches upscale Challenger 3500 in battle for mid-sized private jets
Bombardier on Tuesday unveiled an upscale variant of its Challenger 350 business jet as the planemaker vies to protect its dominant market share in the segment and capitalize on higher demand for private flying during the pandemic.
EXCLUSIVE-Warburg Pincus-backed firm buys Odwalla brand from Coca-Cola
Full Sail IP Partners, a Warburg Pincus-backed investment firm that acquires brands, told Reuters it has bought the rights to Odwalla from Coca-Cola Co KO.N in a bid to revive the juice and smoothie label that the soft drinks giant discontinued last year.
Apple’s new iPhone 13 touts faster 5G, sharper cameras to spur trade-ins
Apple Inc unveiled the iPhone 13 and a new iPad mini on Tuesday, expanding 5G connectivity and showing off faster chips and sharper cameras without raising the phone’s price.
Sylvester Stallone movie memorabilia headed for auction
From “Rocky” boxing gloves to “Rambo” headbands, memorabilia from action movie star Sylvester Stallone’s Hollywood career are going under the hammer in a December auction seen raising around $1.5 million.
Lukaku earns Chelsea narrow win over Zenit
Romelu Lukaku opened his Champions League account for Chelsea as his powerful header earned the holders an unconvincing 1-0 victory over Zenit St Petersburg at Stamford Bridge in their Group H opener on Tuesday.
Men’s and Women’s teams offered identical contract proposals - U.S. Soccer
The U.S. Soccer Federation said on Tuesday it has offered identical contract proposals to the respective men’s and women’s players associations, in an effort to bring the two parties under one collective bargaining agreement (CBA) structure.
ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT
Broadway’s biggest musicals return after unprecedented pandemic shutdown
“Hamilton,” “Wicked,” “The Lion King” and “Chicago” - four of Broadway’s biggest attractions - reopen after an 18 month pandemic induced closure
14 Sep 19:30 ET / 23:30 GMT
TELEVISION-SEX EDUCATION/ (PIX) (TV)
‘Sex Education’ is back in Netflix
What’s next for the teenagers and staff at Moordale Secondary School? The third series of comedy-drama ‘Sex Education’ is about to land on Netflix and cast members speak about shooting intimate scenes and how they’re handling fame.
TELEVISION-THE MORNING SHOW/ (PIX) (TV)
‘Morning Show’ moves beyond #MeToo to COVID and cancel culture
“The Morning Show,” the Apple TV+ series that tackled the #MeToo movement in its first season, returns this week exploring issues from racism and homophobia to addiction and cancel culture, plus a mysterious illness spreading in China.
15 Sep 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
AFGHANISTAN-CONFLICT/ONE MONTH-EVENTS (TIMELINE) (PIX) (TV)
TIMELINE-The dramatic first month of the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan
We chart the major events that have taken place in Afghanistan since the Taliban seized power one month ago.
RUSSIA-ELECTION/SPUTNIK (PIX) (TV)
The town of Sputnik - with Russia’s space and vaccine glory associated with its name - is prepared to vote
The town of Sputnik - which was named after Russia’s space achievements and now gets more attention because it shares the name of Russia’s new COVID-19 vaccine - is prepared to vote for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s team in the country’s parliament election this weekend.
Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis speaks
Britain’s Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis speaks.
Bahrain releases some political prisoners under new law
Bahrain has released up to 30 detainees, most of whom activists say are political prisoners, under a recently expanded law which allows prisoners to be released at any point in their sentence to serve ‘alternative’ non-custodial sentences.
AFGHANISTAN-CONFLICT/ONE MONTH (PIX) (TV)
One month after fall of Kabul, economic crisis stalks Taliban
A month after seizing Kabul, the Taliban face daunting problems as they seek to convert their lightning military victory into a durable peacetime government.
Putin’s party campaigns in Ukraine’s separatist-controlled east ahead of elections
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ruling political party, United Russia, campaigns in Donetsk, a separatist-controlled city in eastern Ukraine, in a bid to convince local residents who have Russian passports to vote in the upcoming parliament election.
RUSSIA-ELECTION/COMMUNISTS (PIX) (TV)
How the authorities squeezed a prominent communist and former presidential candidate out of this weekend’s election
How the authorities squeezed a prominent communist and former presidential candidate – Pavel Grudinin – out of this weekend’s election based on an interview with him
U.S. expected to report more than 200,000 daily COVID cases
U.S. COVID cases are expected to reach a seven-month high with more than 200,000 new infections reported in the coming weeks, with child hospitalizations spiking due to the contagious Delta variant.
15 Sep 00:00 ET / 04:00 GMT
EU-COMMISSION/ (PIX) (TV)
EU Commission head von der Leyen deliver state of union address
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to outline her goals for the 27-country European Union in her annual state of the union address which are likely to include more details on how to achieve the bloc’s ambitious digital targets to catch up with the United States and China
15 Sep 03:00 ET / 07:00 GMT
Weekly Austrian cabinet meeting
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz speaks after the weekly cabinet meeting
15 Sep 04:00 ET / 08:00 GMT
U.N. nuclear watchdog’s quarterly Board of Governors meeting
The U.N. atomic watchdog’s 35-nation Board of Governors holds a quarterly meeting. Wednesday is the third day of the week-long session and Iran’s nuclear programme is likely to be up for discussion.
15 Sep 04:00 ET / 08:00 GMT
Biden’s child tax credit pays off for Republican-dominated states
As President Joe Biden’s Democrats struggle to agree on what to include in a $3.5 trillion social spending bill, Americans are already feeling the effects of one proposal, an increase in the child tax credit worth $105 billion to families this year.
15 Sep 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT
BRITAIN-POLITICS/JOHNSON (PIX) (TV)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes questions in parliament
15 Sep 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
Taiwan foreign minister speaks at forum on Taiwan-US ties
Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu speaks at a forum on Taiwan-US ties.
15 Sep 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT
SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/AUSTRALIA (PIX) (TV)
Australia steps up COVID-19 vaccine rollout
Australia expands its COVID-19 vaccination drive as it secures additional supplies in a bid to step up the pace of its inoculation amid a surge in infections.
FDA advisory committee releases documents on Pfizer booster shots
The U.S. FDA is expected to publish documents from FDA scientists, Pfizer and others that will help inform members of its Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, who will meet on Friday to discuss and make a recommendation on potential booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
Profiles of first all-civilian space crew headed for orbit
The quartet of private citizens who make up the Inspiration4 team, poised to make history aboard a SpaceX rocketship as the first all-civilian crew launched into orbit, may appear at first glance to be everyday people, but they are far from ordinary. Sep 15
BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
Skybridge SALT conference
Skybridge Capital hosts SALT New York 2020 conference under the theme “Building a Better Post-Pandemic World” and featuring speakers across hedge funds, venture capital, private equity, real estate and business operators in fintech, crypto and healthcare/biotechnology.
Ghana reports second-quarter GDP
Ghana’s state statistical service releases data on second-quarter gross domestic product.
15 Sep 05:30 ET / 09:30 GMT
POPE-EEUROPE/SLOVAKIA SASTIN (PIX) (TV)
Pope Francis concludes trip to Slovakia at Sastin pilgrimage site
Pope Francis concludes his trip to Slovakia at the Sastin Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows, the main pilgrimage site in the predominantly Catholic country
15 Sep 03:00 ET / 07:00 GMT
POPE-EEUROPE/SLOVAKIA DEPARTURE (PIX) (TV)
Pope Francis departs Slovak capital Bratislava for Rome
15 Sep 07:30 ET / 11:30 GMT
The micro-economy spinning around Messi’s Paris adventure
For photographer Oliver Sanchez, there is only one story in town: Lionel Messi’s new life in Paris. Newspapers and magazines globally are haranguing his agency Crystal Pictures for images of Messi, he said. Sanchez’ experience reflects how the money train set in motion by Messi’s PSG signing extends beyond the club, from luxury real estate agents to Argentine restaurants.
15 Sep 05:00 ET / 09:00 GMT
GYMNASTICS-USA/NASSAR (PIX) (TV)
Olympic gymnasts testify to Senate panel on FBI investigation of sexual abuse by Larry Nasser
Simone Biles and Aly Raisman are among the gymnastic Olympians testifying to a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the FBI investigation of abuse by Larry Nassar, the former team doctor of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team.
15 Sep 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT