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REUTERS NEWS SCHEDULE AT 10 p.m. GMT/6 a.m. SGT

Tue 15th December, 2020 10:00pm
Here are the top stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters
text service as of 10 p.m. GMT/6 a.m. SGT. For a full schedule
of news and events, go to our editorial calendar on Reuters
Connect https://www.reutersconnect.com/planning.
    
    TOP STORIES
    
    GLOBAL
    
    HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-VACCINE-EMA/
    Europe set to approve COVID-19 vaccine in Christmas week
    BERLIN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europeans are set to start
getting coronavirus vaccines before the new year after the
regional drug regulator accelerated its approval process
following the launch of immunisation campaigns in the United
States and Britain.
    
    IRAN-CRASH-CANADA/
    Iran's probe into downing of airliner has major flaws:
Canada report
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Iran is not conducting its investigation
into the downing of a civilian airliner in January properly and
many questions remain unanswered, an independent Canadian report
into the tragedy said on Tuesday.
    
    U.S.
    
    USA-ELECTION-GEORGIA/
    Biden and McConnell talk after top Senate Republican
acknowledges Democrat's election win
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden spoke
with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on
Tuesday and said that the two agreed to meet soon, after the
lawmaker ended his silence on the results of the presidential
election held six weeks ago.
    
    USA-BIDEN-INTERIOR-EXCLUSIVE/
    New Mexico's Deb Haaland emerges as Biden's top choice to
lead U.S. Interior -sources
    WILMINGTON, Del./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative
Deb Haaland of New Mexico appears to be President-elect Joe
Biden’s top choice to head the Interior Department, three
informed sources said, a pick that would make her the first
Native American to lead a Cabinet agency.

    BUSINESS
    
    GLOBAL-CYBER-SOLARWINDS/
    Hackers at center of sprawling spy campaign turned
SolarWinds' dominance against it
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - On an earnings call two months ago,
SolarWinds Chief Executive Kevin Thompson touted how far the
company had gone during his 11 years at the helm.
    
    USA-CYBER-PRIVATE-EQUITY/
    Russian hacks weigh on private equity's software investments
    Some of the world’s biggest private equity firms, including
Blackstone Group Inc, Silver Lake Partners LP and Thoma Bravo
LP, own major stakes in the software firms whose shares dived on
news that they were breached by suspected Russian hackers.

    ENTERTAINMENT
    
    HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAINTHEATRE
    Dismay as London's theatres forced to close their doors
again
    London's theatres will shut again on Wednesday as the
British capital moves into the toughest level of coronavirus
restrictions, with some forced to close Christmas shows just
days after they opened, in a hammer blow for the industry.
    
    CANADA-TATTOO-DAD/
    Like son, like father: Alberta dad gets tattoo to match
son's birthmark
    A Canadian father endured painful hours under a tattoo
needle to help his “self-conscious” son accept a birthmark on
his torso.
    
    SPORTS    
    
    TENNIS-TENNIS-FEDERER/
    Federer not sure he'll be ready for australian open
    Roger Federer said his right knee is still not 100 percent,
casting doubt on his availability for the Australian Open.
    
    BASKETBALL-NBA-MIL-ANTETOKOUNMPO/
    'This is my home': Antetokounmpo signs extension with Bucks
    Reigning National Basketball Association (NBA) MVP Giannis
Antetokounmpo has signed a five-year contract extension to stay
with the Milwaukee Bucks, the 26-year-old said on Tuesday.

    UPCOMING
    BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
    USA-BIDEN/TREASURY-MARKETS 
    ANALYSIS - After COVID shock, U.S. Treasury market set for
new scrutiny - YEAR END
    The functioning of the U.S. treasury market is expected to
come under intense scrutiny by President-elect Joe Biden's
administration, after the $18 trillion market wobbled during the
pandemic in March and nearly brought down the global financial
system, investors, regulators and industry sources said. A
review of major structural changes to improve the resilience of
the market is likely to be one of the first major regulatory
project for Janet Yellen’s Treasury Department and Biden’s other
regulators, the sources said.
    16 Dec 20:00 ET / 01:00 GMT
    CZECH-BUDGET/ 
    Czech parliament votes on 2021 budget, rifts over taxes,
defence makes result uncertain
    Dec 16
    HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/GERMANY BARS (PIX) (TV) 
    End of the party: Berlin bartenders reflect on life in
lockdown
    Famous the world over for their vibe, Berlin's bars have
been empty since Germany entered a second lockdown in November.
Shortly after Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a lockdown
extension that is likely to last until deep into next year,
barmen reflect on the prolonged silence.
    16 Dec 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
    USA-FED/TRUMP 
    Federal Reserve "boneheads" emerge from Trump era (mostly)
unscathed
"Boneheads." "Pathetic." An "enemy" of the United States.
President Donald Trump was often vicious in his critique of the
U.S. Federal Reserve, bashing the central bank governors'
monetary policy decisions with tweets and verbal barbs, while
trying to stack its Washington-based board with cronies.
    16 Dec 07:00 ET / 12:00 GMT
    SLOVAKIA-ECONOMY/CURRENT ACCOUNT 
    Slovakia-Current account
    16 Dec 08:00 ET / 13:00 GMT
    POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
    BRITAIN-POLITICS/JOHNSON (PIX) (TV) 
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes questions in
parliament
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes questions in
parliament.
    Dec 16
    PAPUA-POLITICS/ (TV) 
    PNG leader faces leadership threat after parliament recalled
    Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape faces a threat
to his leadership after opponents were able to get parliament
recalled, where Marape could face a vote of no confidence.
    Dec 16
    VENEZUELA-WAGES/ (PIX) (TV) 
    Empty desks litter Venezuelan state offices in low-pay
exodus
    Venezuelan tax offices stand deserted, classrooms lack
teachers, and utility bills go uncollected, as meager civil
servant salaries drive chronic absenteeism and resignations in
the hundreds of thousands.
    Dec 16
    BRITAIN-AIRPORTS/HEATHROW 
    UK Supreme Court decision in Heathrow expansion case
    Britain's Supreme Court will hand down its decision on
Heathrow Airport's appeal to overturn a block on its expansion
plans
    16 Dec 04:30 ET / 09:30 GMT
    HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/GERMANY-MERKEL (PIX) (TV) 
    Merkel holds Q&A session in parliament
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a Q&A session in
parliament, which will likely center around measures to contain
the spread of the pandemic.
    16 Dec 07:00 ET / 12:00 GMT
    SPORTS
    SPAIN-FLUIDRA/ 
    Fluidra sees further sales growth in 2021 after boom year
for pools
    After a boom year for the swimming pool industry, Spain's
Fluidra expects sales in 2021 to grow slightly less, but above
5%, as it believes the stay-at-home cocooning effect prompted by
the pandemic will not drain away quickly.
    Dec 16
    CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE
    PEOPLE-GHISLAINE MAXWELL/ 
    U.S. expected to file opposition to Ghislaine Maxwell's
renewed bail application
    U.S. prosecutors are expected to file their opposition to
the renewed bail application by Ghislaine Maxwell, the British
socialite facing criminal charges she helped late financier
Jeffrey Epstein procure girls for him to sexually abuse..
Maxwell has proposed a $28.5 million bail package that includes
home confinement,electronic monitoring and round-the-clock
security.
    Dec 16
    FRANCE-CHARLIEHEBDO/TRIAL (TV) 
    Verdict expected in the trial of the alleged accomplices of
Charlie Hebdo attackers
    The Court will at the same time say if it found guilty the
14 alleged accomplices of Islamist gunmen who targeted French
satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket in
January 2015, killing 17 people, and sentence them.
    16 Dec 10:00 ET / 15:00 GMT
    SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY
    HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/VACCINE MARKETING (TV) 
    FOCUS-Vaccine and marketing groups take up challenge of
promoting shots to pandemic's hardest-hit
    As the United States prepares for the enormous task of
distributing the coronavirus vaccine, federal health agencies,
nonprofits, and marketers are crafting public service campaigns
for television, websites and social media to promote vaccination
to all Americans, with emphasis on addressing longstanding,
historically justifiable, distrust among racial minorities
hardest hit by the virus, people working on these plans told
Reuters.
    16 Dec 07:00 ET / 12:00 GMT
    HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/VACCINE-ECUADOR 
    Interview with Ecuador's health minister about vaccination
plans
    An interview with Ecuadorean Health Minister Juan Carlos
Zevallos about the country's plan to obtain coronavirus
vaccines.
    16 Dec 08:00 ET / 13:00 GMT
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