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Iran court docket upholds jail time period for UK-Iranian assist employee, lawyer says
DUBAI, Oct 16 (Reuters) – An Iranian appeals court docket has upheld a one-year jail time period for British-Iranian assist employee Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on safety offences, her lawyer was quoted by an Iranian information web site as saying on Saturday.
Lebanon Christian chief Bassil: probe into port blast shouldn’t be stopped
BEIRUT, Oct 16 (Reuters) – The chief of Lebanon’s largest Christian bloc, the Free Patriotic motion (FPM), mentioned on Saturday the investigation into final yr’s lethal blast at Beirut’s port shouldn’t be stopped.
Biden says policing is as exhausting as ever, vows reform
WASHINGTON, Oct 16 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday vowed to maneuver ahead with policing reform, telling a gathering honoring slain officers that their career is known as on to do an excessive amount of.
Convicted assassin Robert Durst has COVID, is on ventilator -LA Occasions
Oct 16 (Reuters) – Actual property inheritor Robert Durst, who was sentenced this week to life in jail for murdering a buddy in 2000, has COVID and is on a ventilator, his lawyer informed the Los Angeles Occasions.
Tesla’s Musk dials into Volkswagen govt convention
FRANKFURT, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Tesla boss Elon Musk has addressed 200 Volkswagen executives through a video name after an invite from the German carmaker’s CEO Herbert Diess, who needs to galvanise VW’s high brass for a sooner pivot to electrical autos.
Chinese language property executives ask regulators for ‘applicable loosening’ of restrictions – report
SHANGHAI, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Representatives from 10 Chinese language property corporations met authorities regulators to ask for an “applicable loosening” on coverage restrictions, monetary information outlet Yicai reported late on Friday.
Tennis-Azarenka happy with struggle in comeback win over Ostapenko
Oct 16 (Reuters) – Former world primary Victoria Azarenka mentioned she was happy with her preventing spirit in Friday’s comeback victory towards Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko within the semi-finals of the Indian Wells event.
Soccer-Chelsea keep high forward of Liverpool and Metropolis, United stumble
LONDON/MANCHESTER, England, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Chelsea survived a late onslaught by Premier League new boys Brentford to win a pulsating West London derby 1-0 on Saturday, preserving them high of the desk forward of Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis who cruised to snug victories.
ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT
Pan-African movie pageant returns to Burkina Faso after COVID-19 delays
Burkina Faso will maintain the twenty seventh FESPACO movie pageant in Ouagadougou on Oct.16 – 23 after it was pushed again due to COVID-19 restrictions. FESPACO is Africa’s largest movie pageant and turned 50 in 2019. Organisers say fewer folks had been invited this yr to adjust to well being measures however they acquired greater than 800 movies.
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
HUNGARY-ELECTION/OPPOSITION (PIX) (TV)
Hungarian opposition main ends, preliminary outcomes anticipated as voters choose Orban’s challenger for 2022 election
Preliminary outcomes from the second spherical of Hungary’s opposition main are anticipated late on Sunday. Opposition voters choose the united opposition’s PM candidate who will problem ruling nationalist PM Orban in nationwide elections in April 2022. The runoff is determined between leftist pro-European Klara Dobrev, who gained the primary spherical, and conservative mayor Peter Marki-Zay.
Run-off mayoral elections in main Italian cities poses take a look at for events
Two days of run-off elections due in Italian cities the place no candidate gained an instantaneous, outright majority within the first spherical poll on Oct. 3 and 4. The autumn elections in additional than 1,000 municipalities, together with a number of the nation’s main cities, equivalent to Rome, Milan, Turin, Bologna and Naples, poses a significant take a look at for the political events. Voting continues on Oct. 18.
Ivory Coast’s ex-President Gbagbo to launch new social gathering
Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo will maintain conferences within the capital Abidjan on Saturday and Sunday to announce the formation of a brand new political social gathering. Gbagbo returned to Ivory Coast in June after a decade in exile, having been acquitted by the Worldwide Felony Courtroom of struggle crimes.
Cape Verde holds presidential election
Cape Verde, one in every of Africa’s steady democracies will maintain the primary spherical of its presidential election on Sunday Oct. 17. Seven candidates are working for the highest job to switch Jorge Carlos Fonseca who has served his two phrases. Carlos Veiga is the ruling social gathering’s customary bearer to switch Fonseca. His essential challenger is Jose Maria Neves of the PAICV which was in energy from 2001 to 2011.
17 Oct 01:30 ET / 05:30 GMT
Financial institution of Englands’ Bailey speaks at IMF conferences
Financial institution of England Governor Andrew Bailey speaks as a panelist on the worldwide economic system on the conferences of the Worldwide Financial Fund
17 Oct 09:05 ET / 13:05 GMT
CONFLICTS / WAR / PEACE
YEMEN-SECURITY/MARIB (PIX) (TV)
Humanitarian scenario deteriorates round Yemen’s flashpoint Marib
A renewed struggle for Yemen’s gas-rich Marib area previously month has seen the humanitarian scenario deteriorate with the U.N. this week highlighting elevated casualties and displacement.