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TOP STORIES

GLOBAL

UKRAINE-CRISIS

U.S. says Russia may create pretext to attack Ukraine

WASHINGTON/KYIV, Feb 13 (Reuters) – The United States said

on Sunday that Russia could invade Ukraine “any day now”

and might create a surprise pretext for an attack, as the

German chancellor prepared for talks this week with

President Vladimir Putin to try to ease the crisis.

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-CANADA-TRUCKING

U.S.-Canada bridge to reopen Sunday after police clear

protesters

WINDSOR, Ontario/WASHINGTON/OTTAWA, Feb 13 (Reuters) –

North America’s busiest trade link will reopen for traffic

on Sunday, ending a six-day blockade, a top U.S. official

said, after Canadian police cleared the protesters

fighting to end COVID-19 restrictions.

U.S.

FOOTBALL-NFL-SUPERBOWL-STADIUM

NFL-SoFi Stadium set for sizzling Super Bowl debut

INGLEWOOD, Calif., Feb 12 (Reuters) – The new SoFi Stadium

will get its day in the sun when the $5.5 billion venue

hosts the NFL’s championship game on what is forecast to

be the hottest ever Super Bowl Sunday.

USA-FED-DALY

Fed’s Daly: Being too aggressive on rate hikes could be

destabilizing

Feb 13 (Reuters) – Being too “abrupt and aggressive” with

interest rate increases could be counter-productive to the

Federal Reserve’s goals, San Francisco Federal Reserve

Bank President Mary Daly said on Sunday, signaling she is

not yet prepared to come out of the gate with a half-

percentage-point interest rate hike next month.

BUSINESS

SAUDI-ARAMCO-STOCKS

Saudi Arabia transfers Aramco shares worth $80 billion to

state fund

DUBAI, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince

Mohammed bin Salman has transferred 4% of Saudi Aramco

shares worth $80 billion to the kingdom’s sovereign wealth

fund, the government said on Sunday.

INDIA-LIC-IPO

India’s Life Insurance Corp files $8 billion IPO papers

NEW DELHI, Feb 13 (Reuters) – State-run Life Insurance

Corporation of India (LIC) has filed draft papers with the

market regulator to sell 5% of its shares to potentially

raise nearly $8 billion, dwarfing the biggest IPO in

Asia’s third-largest economy by a considerable margin.

ENTERTAINMENT

USA-BOXOFFICE

Box Office: ‘Death on the Nile’ Besting ‘Marry Me’ in

Quiet Super Bowl Weekend Showdown

LOS ANGELES, Feb 13 (Variety.com) – There’s a battle

between love and “Death” this weekend at the domestic box

office, as the Jennifer Lopez rom-com “Marry Me” and

Kenneth Branagh’s follow-up to his 2017 whodunit “Murder

on the Orient Express” both attempt to lure older

audiences back to movie theaters in their openings.

“Death on the Nile” looks to bow at No. 1 with a muted

$12.8 million from 3,912 locations, while “Marry Me” will

follow with an expected $8 million intake.

FILMFESTIVAL-BERLIN-RABIYE-KURNAZ

German film puts spotlight on Turkish migrants’ place in

today’s Germany

BERLIN, Feb 13 (Reuters) – A film about a German-Turkish

mother’s quest to free her son from Guantanamo prison

poses questions about Germany’s attitude towards millions

of Turkish migrants who have made the country their home

even if many are not citizens.

SPORTS

OLYMPICS-2022-FIGURESKATING-VALIEVA

Olympics-Valieva’s entourage under investigation by World

Anti-Doping Agency

BEIJING, Feb 13 (Reuters) – The world’s top anti-doping

authority will investigate the entourage of 15-year-old

Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva who tested positive

for a banned drug, plunging her into a doping scandal at

the Beijing Winter Olympics.

SOCCER-ENGLAND-BUR-LIV-REPORT

Soccer-Fabinho strike earns Liverpool battling win at

Burnley

BURNLEY, England, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Brazilian Fabinho’s

first-half goal earned Liverpool a 1-0 win at Burnley on

Saturday, as Juergen Klopp’s side closed the gap on

Premier League leaders Manchester City to nine points.

UPCOMING

SPORTS

FOOTBALL-NFL-SUPERBOWL/ (PIX) (TV)

Football – NFL – Super Bowl LVI

The SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California hosts Super Bowl

LVI.

13 Feb 20:00 ET / 01:00 GMT

OLYMPICS-2022/VALENTINES (PIX) (TV)

Olympics – How are ‘closed loop’ athletes celebrating

Valentine’s?

At the Winter Olympics, athletes in the ‘closed loop’ are

thousands of miles away from their other halves, so how

will they be celebrating Valentine’s Day?

14 Feb 00:00 ET / 05:00 GMT

CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE

JAMAICA-CRIME/ (PIX)

Jamaica gang trial tests new anti-crime laws amid a wave

of violence

A trial of dozens of alleged gang members in Jamaica is

testing recent judicial reforms designed to fight the

island’s powerful criminal groups, which have given the

Caribbean nation one of the world’s highest murder rates.

14 Feb

USA-RACE/GEORGIA-ARBERY-CHARGES

What are the charges in the Ahmaud Arbery case?

Three white men were convicted last year of murdering

Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black jogger who was chased

and shot while on a Sunday run in a mostly white

neighborhood in Georgia on Feb. 23, 2020.

14 Feb

USA-RACE/GEORGIA-ARBERY

Hate-crimes trial of Arbery killers hinges on motive

Proving motive in the federal hate-crimes trial of the

three white men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery, a Black jogger

who was chased and shot while running through a mostly

white Georgia neighborhood, won’t be easy for either

prosecutors or defense attorneys, trial experts said, in a

case that may start Monday.

14 Feb

USA-RACE/GEORGIA-ARBERY-PROFILE

Who was Ahmaud Arbery

Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, was jogging through

a mostly white neighborhood on Feb. 23, 2020, when he was

chased by three white men in two trucks, and shot and

killed about two miles (3.2 km) from his mother’s house

near Brunswick, Georgia.

14 Feb

NEW YORK TIMES-PALIN/TIMELINE

Key dates in Sarah Palin’s defamation case against the New

York Times

A jury is poised to decide whether the New York Times

defamed Sarah Palin when it published a 2017 editorial

incorrectly linking the former Alaska Governor and

Republican U.S. vice presidential candidate to a mass

shooting six years earlier. Here is a timeline of events

leading up to the trial.

14 Feb

GOLDMAN SACHS-1MDB/NG-TIMELINE

Events leading up to ex-Goldman banker’s 1MDB graft trial

Former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng is accused of

bribery and money laundering charges in connection with the

multibillion-dollar looting of Malaysia’s 1MDB sovereign

wealth fund. Here is a timeline of key events leading up to

the trial.

14 Feb 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

GOLDMAN SACHS-1MDB/NG

Trial of ex-Goldman banker Roger Ng in 1MDB Malaysia

corruption case begins

Opening statements are expected in Brooklyn federal court in

the trial of Roger Ng, the former head of investment banking

for Goldman Sachs Maaysia, over his alleged involvement in

the looting of billions of dollars from Malaysia’s 1MDB

sovereign wealth fund.

14 Feb 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

BUSINESS / ECONOMICS

BRAZIL-MINING/SAMARCO-CREDITORS

Judge says Samarco creditors meeting will happen in February

A Minas Gerais Justice court decided that Samarco creditors

meeting to vote on the company’s judicial recovery.

Documents seen by Reuters show the meeting is likely to

happen on February 10, but could be posponed for February

17.

14 Feb

EGYPT-ENERGY/

Egypt’s annual EGYPS petroleum show begins

Annual Egypt petroleum show convenes for three days in Cairo

where energy ministers from UAE, Iraq, Nigeria, Egypt, and

Israel attending amongst others and chiefs of BP, ENI,

Apache in panels.

14 Feb

AUTOS-ELECTRIC/CHARGING (PIX)

Smart charging may be key to saving grid in world of

electric cars

As the world gradually shifts towards electric vehicles

(EVs), the big question grid operators, charging companies

and governments face is how to simultaneously power tens of

millions of vehicles without crashing networks and avoid

spending billion on infrastructure.

The answer: smart charging.

14 Feb

TURKEY-ECONOMY/TOURISM (PIX)

High hopes that tourism will steady Turkey’s inflation-hit

economy

Tourism is Turkey is set to return to near pre-pandemic

levels this year, boosting the crisis-hit economy, even as

sector officials say soaring costs and wages will keep a lid

on revenues.

14 Feb

USA-FED/BULLARD

St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President Bullard appears

live on CNBC

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard

participates in live interview on CNBC.

14 Feb 08:30 ET / 13:30 GMT

RELIGION

INDIA-RELIGION/HIJAB

Indian court to decide on wearing of hijab in colleges

A court in southern India is expected to rule on whether

college girls can wear hijab to classes. the latest

flashpoint between minority Muslims and hardline Hindu

groups. Schools and colleges in the area to remain shut

until Tuesday because of tensions.

14 Feb

POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

MYANMAR-POLITICS/SUU KYI (TV)

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to go on trial for election fraud on Feb.

14

A court in military-ruled Myanmar will start the election

fraud trial of deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Feb. 14, a

source familiar with the proceedings says.

14 Feb

EMIRATES-TURKEY/ERDOGAN (PIX) (TV)

Turkey’s Erdogan visits UAE as part of efforts to boost ties

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visits the United Arab

Emirates as part of efforts to boost coopertion between the

two countries, mending ties strained by years of animosity.

14 Feb

MALI-SECURITY/FRANCE

Western foreign ministers hold crunch talks on their future

military presence in Mali

Western foreign ministers will hold crunch talks on their

countries’ future presence fighting Islamist militants in

Mali as France plans a drawdown of troops. The diplomatic

flurry precedes an EU-Africa summit on Feb. 17-18 and three

weeks of consultations amid a deterioration in relations

between Mali and France, the main foreign military power in

Mali.

14 Feb

PHILIPPINES-ELECTION/PACQUIAO (PIX) (TV) (GRAPHIC)

EMBARGOED-Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao speaks to foreign

correspondents about his presidential candidacy

Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, who is vying for the

Philippine presidency, speaks to foreign correspondents in

an online forum about his platform of government.

14 Feb

ISRAEL-USA/ (PIX) (TV)

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits

Jerusalem

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits

Jerusalem from February 14th till February 18th.

14 Feb

UKRAINE-CRISIS/GERMANY (PIX) (TV)

Germany’s Scholz travels to Kyiv

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz travels to Kyiv, meets

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the two leaders

hold joint news conference

14 Feb

USA-ELECTION/TEXAS (FACTBOX)

FACTBOX-Key primary elections to watch in Texas as early

voting begins

Early voting begins on Monday in primary elections in Texas

to choose candidates for governor and the U.S. House of

Representatives. Texas’s March 1 primary election marks the

formal start of the U.S. midterm election season that will

determine control of Congress.

14 Feb 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

USA-ELECTION/IMMIGRATION (PIX)

Republicans try to out-Trump each other in border-focused

election campaigns

Republican candidates running for office in the U.S. midterm

elections in November are pushing ever more restrictive

immigration proposals, including calling for a national

immigration moratorium and the creation of states’ own

border security forces.

In Texas, Republican Governor Greg Abbott is known for his

hardline stance against illegal immigration. Yet Allen West,

a former member of Congress and military veteran, has been

critical of Abbott and argues Texas should take immigration

matters into its own hands, arresting, detaining and

deporting migrants without the consent of the federal

government.

Immigration is a promising issue for Republicans heading

into November’s election, as Democratic President Joe Biden

has struggled with migrants thronging the border amid

record-high border crossings.

14 Feb 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

GERMANY-POLITICS/ (PIX)

Interview with German Finance Minister Lindner

Interview with German Finance Minister Christian Lindner.

14 Feb 09:30 ET / 14:30 GMT

ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT

CHICAGO-PENGUINS/ (PIX) (TV)

Popular Chicago penguin pair to star in children’s book

Penguins at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium who roamed free during

the early days of the pandemic become characters in a

children’s book.

14 Feb 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

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