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President Zuma, you will not be missed

In March 2009, less than two months before Jacob Zuma assumed office as the fourth President of post-apartheid South Africa, the Dalai Lama's visa application to enter the country was denied. The Tibetan spiritual leader had been scheduled to attend a peace conference in Johannesburg, on the invitation of fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureates Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and F.W. de Klerk.

House panel weighs holding Bannon in contempt if he fails to show

The House Intelligence Committee has scheduled a Thursday meeting to hear testimony from Steve Bannon -- but it's an open question whether President Donald Trump's former chief strategist will even show up.


Events rescheduled as high winds sweep through Pyeongchang

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Several Olympic events were postponed or rescheduled as strong winds swept through the Pyeongchang region on Wednesday, damaging temporary structures set up for the Games.

'Chelsea Bomber' to be sentenced

The man convicted in the 2016 bombing in New York's Chelsea neighborhood that injured 30 people, Ahmad Khan Rahimi, is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan.


Motor racing: Patrick says Indy 500 deal is set-report

(Reuters) - Danica Patrick said her plans to run the Indianapolis 500 in what is scheduled to be the final race of her career are set, according to a report on IndyCar's website on Monday.


Ohio delays execution after ex-juror seeks reprieve for death row inmate

(Reuters) - Ohio Governor John Kasich on Thursday postponed next week's scheduled execution of a convicted double murderer in light of a letter from a juror in the man's trial asking that he not be put to death because the jury was not given information pertinent to his sentencing about his troubled childhood.


Mattis to brief media at White House at 1:30 pm: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is scheduled to brief media at the White House at 1:30 p.m., the Pentagon said, without providing a subject.


Hong Kong schools to shut early due to flu outbreak

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong authorities, grappling with a seasonal flu outbreak, have decided to shut all kindergartens and primary schools from Thursday, days ahead of scheduled Lunar New Year holidays, to rein in spread of the disease.

SpaceX set to launch world's most powerful rocket

On February 6th, SpaceX is scheduled to launch the world's most powerful rocket, the Falcon Heavy. The gargantuan rocket will carry Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla into Mars' orbit, as long as it doesn't explode on the way there. CNN Tech's Rachel Crane reports.

Digestive Tract

Personal Health: The Importance of Infants’ Exposure to Microorganisms

Fewer scheduled cesarean deliveries and more breast-feeding could give babies more protective bacteria.

In Natalie Wood case, beware Hollywood theories

Robert Wagner, the actor and husband of the late actress Natalie Wood, has been dubbed a "person of interest" in her death. An investigator for the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department made this claim in an interview scheduled to air on CBS's "48 Hours" on Saturday, February 3, as part of a special titled "Natalie Wood: Death and Dark Water."


Tennis: Injury-hit France tied with Netherlands in Davis Cup

PARIS (Reuters) - Holders France ran into a spot of bother as they split the opening day's singles matches to finish locked at 1-1 with Netherlands in the first round of their Davis Cup World Group tie after being hit by injuries on Friday. French number one Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had been ruled out of the tie with a knee problem and Lucas Pouille, who was scheduled to play the first singles rubber, pulled out injured on Friday.

Stormy Daniels skips 'The View' interview

After porn star Stormy Daniels sat down with Jimmy Kimmel, she canceled a scheduled appearance on 'The View' and says she is not giving any more interviews. CNN's Sara Sidner has the latest.


Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor faces second sentencing

(Reuters) - Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar is scheduled to appear in a Michigan courtroom on Wednesday for a second sentencing hearing, after already being sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for abusing young female gymnasts who were entrusted to his care.


BRIEF-Caesars Entertainment Says Gordon Ramsay Steak Is Scheduled To Open At Harrah's Resort Atlantic City


Waco standoff revisited in A&E documentary

Marking the 25th anniversary, Waco and messianic leader David Koresh are having a TV moment, drawn by the story's tawdry mix of salacious elements and bureaucratic overreach. The result is a six-hour miniseries, "Waco," starring Taylor Kitsch, more notable for its casting than its execution, followed in short order by "Waco: Madman or Messiah," a four-hour A&E documentary seemingly scheduled to piggyback on all that promotion.

Trump set to leave Washington ahead of shutdown deadline

President Donald Trump is scheduled to depart Washington and head to his Florida resort hours before the deadline to avoid a government shutdown Friday at midnight.


U.S. tests nuclear power system to sustain astronauts on Mars

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Initial tests in Nevada on a compact nuclear power system designed to sustain a long-duration NASA human mission on the inhospitable surface of Mars have been successful and a full-power run is scheduled for March, officials said on Thursday.


Parents of captive siblings to make court appearance in California

PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - A Southern California couple accused of keeping their 13 children captive and malnourished in the family's squalid suburban home were scheduled to make a first court appearance on Thursday.

Couple charged with torture scheduled for court hearing

David and Louise Turpin, accused of keeping their 13 children captive and shackling some of them inside a squalid Southern California home, have their first court hearing Thursday.


BRIEF-Antares Pharma Provides Xyosted Regulatory Update



Pope Faces Turmoil in Chile Over Indigenous Group and Sex Abuse

Firebombs exploded at three churches in Santiago, Chile’s capital, on Friday, just days before Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Chile and Peru.

Past presidents' physicals: What we learned

President Donald Trump is scheduled to undergo a physical examination Friday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The exam will be conducted by US Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson, the same physician who performed President Barack Obama's last two physicals while in office.


Trump cancels Britain trip, blames Obama for 'peanuts' London embassy deal

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump canceled a trip to London scheduled for next month to open a new embassy, blaming Barack Obama for selling off the old one for "peanuts" in a bad deal.


Trump cancels UK visit, says will not unveil new U.S. embassy

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump canceled a visit to London scheduled for early this year, saying he was disappointed with the "Obama administration having sold" the U.S. embassy in the British capital.


BRIEF-Allegiant Reports December 2017 Traffic


Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear War Would Be ‘Devastating,’ So the C.D.C. Wants to Get People Prepared

The nation’s public health agency says a workshop was scheduled months ago, before President Trump’s recent tweets about nuclear buttons and North Korea.


BRIEF-Wex Inc Announces Plans For Potential Debt Repricing



Tennis: Auckland Classic set for Sunday finish after further rain

(Reuters) - The Auckland Classic will be extended by a day with the final now scheduled to be played on Sunday after persistent rain washed out play for a second consecutive day on Friday.


U.S. FCC chairman cancels tech event appearance after threats: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has canceled a scheduled appearance next week at a large consumer electronics event in Las Vegas after receiving unspecified deaths threats, two sources briefed on the matter said on Thursday.


Symphony chat platform faces outage due to unplanned maintenance

NEW YORK, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Chat and data service Symphony Communication Services LLC had unscheduled maintenance on Thursday, disrupting the free version of the Wall Street-backed platform for some users, a spokeswoman said.

FBI won't lead probe of officer's killing

The FBI declined to take over the investigation of a Baltimore homicide detective's fatal shooting the day before he was scheduled to testify to a federal grand jury in a police corruption case involving seven fellow officers.

Iconic White House tree to be cut down

The south facade of the White House will undergo a dramatic change this week: the historic Jackson Magnolia, a tree that has been in place since the 1800s, is scheduled to be cut down and removed.

Lorde cancels Israel concert

Grammy-award winning artist Lorde has canceled a scheduled concert in Tel Aviv following activists' calls for her to join the growing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel.

House panel to interview publicist who arranged Trump Tower meeting

The House Intelligence Committee has at least two interviews scheduled Monday to kick off a packed week of witnesses in the panel's Russia probe.


Brazil's Temer delays pension-vote talks as he recovers after surgery

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer has postponed meetings scheduled for Thursday to discuss a crucial pension reform vote as he recovers well in hospital following minor surgery, his office said, and he will not be back on the job until Friday.


Brazil's Temer back in hospital for prostate tests

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer canceled his scheduled meetings on Wednesday and flew to São Paulo for tests to evaluate surgery he had in October to reduce the size of his prostate, his office said.


Canadian regulator schedules hearing on CanniMed-Aurora takeover battle

Dec 12 (Reuters) - The Ontario Securities Commission on Tuesday scheduled a hearing on CanniMed Therapeutics' request to intervene in a hostile takeover bid by bigger rival Aurora Cannabis Inc on Dec. 20.


BRIEF-Allegiant Reports November 2017 Traffic


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If Trump Goes, John Lewis Will Skip Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Opening

Mr. Lewis and Bennie Thompson, both House Democrats, said they would not attend the museum opening because Mr. Trump is scheduled to be there.


Haye's rematch with Bellew to take place in May

(Reuters) - The postponed rematch between former heavyweight world champion David Haye and fellow Briton Tony Bellew has been scheduled for May 5 at the O2 Arena in London, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.


As Brexit deal takes shape, Juncker to meet MEPs

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission added to mounting confidence in Brussels that it is set for a Brexit deal with London when it scheduled talks with EU lawmakers ahead of a crunch meeting on Monday with Theresa May.

N. Korea: Trump is 'begging for nuclear war'

US President Donald Trump and his administration are "begging for nuclear war," North Korea's Foreign Ministry said Saturday. Trump is "staging an extremely dangerous nuclear gamble on the Korean peninsula," a Foreign Ministry spokesman said in a written statement that also calls Trump a "nuclear demon." The comments came ahead of joint US-South Korean military drill, scheduled to begin Monday.


Yellen: Recovery 'increasingly broad based' in both U.S. and worldwide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy has gathered steam this year and will warrant continued interest rate increases amid a strengthened global recovery, outgoing Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congressional leaders on Wednesday in her final scheduled testimony on Capitol Hill.


Thousands of American Air flights in December missing pilots: union

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of December flights on American Airlines do not yet have pilots scheduled to work because of a system scheduling error, the carrier's pilots union said as it gears up for one of the busiest travel periods of the year.


Thousands of American Air flights in December missing pilots -union

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Thousands of December flights on American Airlines do not yet have pilots scheduled to work because of a system scheduling error, the carrier's pilots union said as it gears up for one of the busiest travel periods of the year. (Reporting by Alana Wise, editing by G Crosse)

Pelosi slams Trump's empty chairs 'stunt'

Democratic leaders announced Tuesday that they will not attend a previously scheduled meeting with President Donald Trump after the President tweeted Tuesday morning that the meeting likely wouldn't result in a deal about funding the government.


U.S. judge says Uber withheld evidence, delays Waymo trial

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday said Uber Technologies Inc "withheld evidence from me" and granted a request from Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving car unit to delay a trade secrets trial that had been scheduled to begin next week.

Woman who killed disabled daughter dies in apparent suicide

A Chicago-area woman who was scheduled to return to prison Monday for killing her disabled daughter in 2015 was found dead in her apartment of an apparent suicide.


U.S., South Korea to hold joint air force drill in early December

SEOUL (Reuters) - The air forces of South Korea and the United States are scheduled to hold a regular joint drill next month, deploying six F-22 Raptor stealth fighters in the exercise, a South Korean defense ministry official said on Friday.

Death row lacks lethal injection drugs

South Carolina lacks the drugs it needs to execute a death row inmate, who was scheduled to die on December 1.


Haye pulls out of Bellew fight after 'freak accident'

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Britain's former heavyweight world champion David Haye has pulled out of next month's scheduled showdown with WBC cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew after suffering a "freak accident".


UPDATE 1-Iliad posts higher quarterly sales as it prepares Italian launch

* Launch in Italy scheduled for end 2017/early 2018 (Changes media slug, recasts and adds CFO comments on Italy)


U.S. attorney general to meet with House intelligence panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to appear behind closed doors for an interview with the U.S. House of Representatives' intelligence committee on Nov. 30, a Department of Justice spokesman said on Wednesday.


Head of Afghan election body sacked, raising doubts over 2018 ballots

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani sacked the chairman of the country's Independent Election Commission on Wednesday, raising doubts over whether parliamentary and council ballots scheduled for next year will take place as planned.


Brazil F1 tire test canceled for security reasons

LONDON (Reuters) - Pirelli and McLaren have canceled a Formula One tire test scheduled for the Brazilian Grand Prix circuit after teams were targeted by armed robbers in Sao Paulo over the weekend.


Pirelli cancel F1 tire test in Brazil after attacks

LONDON (Reuters) - Pirelli and McLaren have canceled a Formula One tire test scheduled for the Brazilian Grand Prix circuit on Tuesday and Wednesday after teams were targeted by armed robbers in Sao Paulo over the weekend.


South Korea says it will join U.S. aircraft carrier drill November 11-14

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will join three U.S. aircraft carrier strike groups in a joint drill scheduled for Nov. 11 to 14, the South's military said on Friday.

No formal Trump-Putin meeting scheduled, White House says


France's Macron broaches Lebanon in surprise Saudi visit

DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron held hastily scheduled talks in Riyadh on Thursday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman amid rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, notably over Lebanon and Yemen.


BRIEF-Saputo Inc announces plant closure in the United States

* Will close its cheese manufacturing facility in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and the closure is scheduled in May 2018​


Amid Lebanon crisis, France's Macron flies to Riyadh to see Crown Prince

DUBAI (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron is making a previously unscheduled trip to Saudi Arabia on Thursday to see Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman amid rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, notably over Lebanon and Yemen.


Macron unexpectedly heads to Riyadh to discuss crises with Crown Prince

DUBAI (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron will make a previously unscheduled trip to Saudi Arabia on Thursday to see Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and discuss crises in Lebanon, Yemen and the wider region.


Texas and Florida due to execute men for 1990s murders

(Reuters) - Two states are scheduled to execute convicted murderers on Wednesday night, one who would be the third executed in Florida since August and one whose planned execution in Texas has raised the ire of Mexican officials and two United Nations experts.

3 UCLA basketball players reportedly arrested in China for shoplifting

Three freshmen on the UCLA men's basketball team were arrested after allegedly shoplifting in the Chinese city of Hangzhou just days ahead of their scheduled season opener, according to ESPN.


Wawrinka returns to training after knee injury

(Reuters) - World number seven Stan Wawrinka has returned to training ahead of his scheduled comeback at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) exhibition event in December.

Trump finds familiar path in wake of massacres

Waking here Monday to news of another gun massacre at home, President Donald Trump used a pre-scheduled set of remarks to express his condolences. He ordered flags flown at half-staff. And he pledged to stand with the families of the victims.


Ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont freed with conditions in Belgium

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian judge has granted conditional release to sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his ministers, and the group is scheduled to appear at court within 15 days, Belgian prosecutors said on Monday.


Russia-backed Syrian congress postponed: Turkish presidential spokesman

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Russian-sponsored Syrian peace congress scheduled for Nov. 18 has been postponed and the main Syrian Kurdish group will not be invited if it is held later after objections by Turkey, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Sunday.


Fraud probe to delay Liberia election run-off: election commission

MONROVIA (Reuters) - A presidential election run-off in Liberia scheduled for Tuesday will be delayed by a Supreme Court fraud investigation, a spokesman for the National Elections Commission said.


Dutch bank cancels actor Spacey appearance at business conference

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch bank ING said on Friday it had decided to cancel a scheduled appearance by actor Kevin Spacey at a business conference it is organizing in Rotterdam.


Syrian opposition rejects Russia-sponsored congress

BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian opposition to President Bashar al-Assad rejected a Russian-sponsored congress of Syrian groups scheduled for Nov. 18 in Sochi and insisted any peace talks be held under U.N. sponsorship in Geneva, opposition officials said on Wednesday.


BRIEF-Ruby Tuesday says board to postpone co's 2017 annual meeting of shareholders

* Ruby Tuesday Inc - on Oct 30, co's board determined to postpone co's 2017 annual meeting of shareholders, previously scheduled for Jan 22, 2018


Thailand's political activity ban stays for now: PM

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military government on Tuesday said it will not yet lift a ban on political activity, despite a general election scheduled for next year and growing pressure from political parties to lift it.

'Just like you': Rose McGowan gives rousing speech

One of Harvey Weinstein's most high-profile accusers is scheduled to make her first public appearance since charges of sexual harassment against the mogul came to light three weeks ago.


Tiger Woods expected to plead guilty to reckless driving in Florida

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Reuters) - Golfer Tiger Woods is scheduled to plead guilty on Friday to reckless driving and enter a program for first-time offenders to avoid a conviction for driving under the influence, a prosecutor in Florida said.


UPDATE 1-Brazil judge suspends pre-salt oil auctions set for Friday

BRASILIA, Oct 26 (Reuters) - A federal judge in the Brazilian state of Amazonas issued an injunction on Thursday ordering the suspension of the billion-dollar auctions of pre-salt oil and gas rights scheduled for Friday.

Defendant's brother kills victim's brother after testimony, police say

It sounds like a scene from a Mafia movie: Minutes after the brother of an assault victim testifies for the prosecution, the defendant's brother fatally shoots the witness as he's driving away from the courthouse in broad daylight. The victim's other brother, who had also been scheduled to testify, was slain nine weeks prior.

Trump's absolutely wild press conference

President Donald Trump wasn't scheduled to talk to the press on Wednesday. He spent the morning at the White House and was set to jet off to a fundraiser in Dallas this evening.


Tax fight clouds prospects for passing budget in House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican infighting over a state and local income tax provision that could be part of tax legislation this year is "an issue of concern" hanging over a budget measure scheduled for a vote on Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives, an aide said.


Golf: PGA Tour China series back next year after hiatus

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The PGA Tour China series will return with a full schedule of tournaments in 2018 after this year's scheduled was scrapped, tour officials announced at the HSBC Champions on Wednesday.


Tezos leaders to tout cryptocurrency project in Vegas as promoters fight

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The creators of an embattled technology project called Tezos, which raised $232 million in one of the largest "initial coin offerings" ever, are scheduled to make their first public appearance on Tuesday since a dispute between them and the head of a Swiss foundation that controls the money became public.


Kenya opposition chief: people should stay home, not protest during polls

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga told a BBC interviewer that he was not calling for protests during repeat presidential elections scheduled for Thursday, but that he wanted supporters to stay at home and boycott the vote.


Ex-Platinum executive, NYC union chief face trial for bribe charges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York federal jury is scheduled to hear opening statements on Tuesday in a bribery trial of the former head of New York City's correction officers' union and a former executive at the now-defunct hedge fund firm Platinum Partners.


African Markets - Factors to watch on Oct. 23

The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Monday. - - - - - EVENTS: *Court decides on bail for Rwanda's president vocal opponent GLOBAL MARKETS Japanese shares jumped on a weaker yen on Monday as an election win for Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc gave a green light for more super-easy policy stimulus, while the euro eased as Spain's constitutional crisis aggravated concerns about


Trump campaign's digital director to meet House intelligence panel: WSJ

(Reuters) - The digital director for Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign is scheduled to meet the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Tuesday as the panel investigates alleged Russian meddling in last year's election, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.


Trump campaign's digital director to meet House intelligence panel -WSJ

Oct 22 (Reuters) - The digital director for Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign is scheduled to meet the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Tuesday as the panel investigates alleged Russian meddling in last year's election, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.


UPDATE 2-Creditors of debt-laden Brazilian firm Oi request meeting delay

SAO PAULO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Several groups of Oi SA creditors have requested the postponement of a meeting scheduled for Monday to discuss the Brazilian phone carrier's bankruptcy protection process, a representative for a key bondholder group said on Friday.


UPDATE 1-Creditors of debt-laden Brazilian firm Oi request meeting delay

SAO PAULO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Several groups of Oi SA creditors have requested the postponement of a meeting scheduled for Monday to discuss the Brazilian phone carrier's bankruptcy protection process, a representative for a key bondholder group said on Friday.


Senate panel postpones hearing with Trump lawyer Cohen in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Intelligence Committee investigating U.S. allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election said on Friday it had postponed a public hearing with Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's lawyer, and it would be rescheduled.


Oi bondholders request delay of Monday creditors meeting

SAO PAULO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Several groups of bondholders in debt-laden Brazilian phone carrier Oi SA have requested the delay of a creditors assembly scheduled for Monday, representatives for the International Bondholders Committee said on Friday.


Kenya election board CEO rejected by opposition goes on leave ahead of poll

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The chief executive of Kenya's election board, who the opposition has demanded must be fired before a repeat presidential election scheduled for Oct. 26, said on Friday he was taking three weeks of leave.

Sanders bows out of speech after backlash

Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Thursday he will visit Puerto Rico in wake of Hurricane Maria, bowing out of his previously scheduled speaking gig at the Women's Convention next week.


REFILE-Banco do Brasil requests delay of Oi creditors assembly -sources

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO, Oct 19 (Reuters) - State-controlled lender Banco do Brasil SA has asked to delay an assembly of creditors of Brazilian phone company Oi SA scheduled for Monday, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.


House panel sets Puerto Rico recovery hearing for Oct. 24

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives panel said on Tuesday that it has scheduled an Oct. 24 hearing to examine Puerto Rico's hurricane recovery efforts and the role of a financial oversight board in those efforts.

Hospital ship barely used as patients suffer

Sammy Rolon is living in a makeshift clinic set up at a school. He has cerebral palsy and epilepsy and is bedridden. He's waiting for surgery that was scheduled before Hurricane Maria smashed into Puerto Rico. Now, he can't even get the oxygen he needs.


NFL seeks compromise solution to anthem protests

(Reuters) - The National Football League will try to find a way to move on from the controversial issue of players protesting during the national anthem before games when it meets with team owners in New York this week for a regularly-scheduled meeting.


U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl to enter plea in desertion case

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, accused of endangering the fellow soldiers who searched for him after he walked off his combat outpost in Afghanistan in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban, is scheduled to enter a plea in his case on Monday.


Cyprus president to seek second five-year term in Jan '18 vote

NICOSIA (Reuters) - Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said on Saturday he planned to seek a second five-year term in elections scheduled for January 2018, pledging to pick up the pace of reunification talks which collapsed in acrimony in mid-2017.


Kenya's Odinga says October poll would be illegal

LONDON (Reuters) - Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Friday his withdrawal from a presidential election rerun scheduled for Oct. 26 meant the poll had been "canceled" and there should be fresh nominations for a new vote.