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RPT-Thai protesters expect biggest anti-government rally in years
BANGKOK, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Thai protest leaders said on Friday they expected the biggest anti-government demonstration in years this weekend and vowed to reiterate their calls for reforms of the monarchy despite official pressure to stop.
Exclusive: Trump to block U.S. downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday - officials
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department plans to issue an order Friday that will bar people in the United States from downloading Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok starting on September 20, three officials told Reuters.
UPDATE 3-EU seals second COVID-19 vaccine deal as WHO scheme deadline looms
BRUSSELS/PARIS, Sept 18 (Reuters) - The European Union has agreed to buy a potential COVID-19 vaccine from Sanofi and GSK in its second such deal to secure supplies, as a deadline for joining the World Health Organization's (WHO) vaccine purchase program looms.
Hong Kong court refuses to recognize overseas same-sex marriages
Sept 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Hong Kong court refused on Friday to recognize same-sex marriages conducted abroad, dealing a blow to the city's LGBT+ community in a case brought by a gay local councilor who got married in New York.
Belarus opposition offers talks as U.N. hears fears of 'another iron curtain'
GENEVA (Reuters) - Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya demanded on Friday an international mission to document what she called "atrocities" during crackdowns on anti-government protests but said she was ready to talk to end weeks of violence.
Toshiba says more than 1,000 postal votes uncounted at meeting
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp on Friday said more than 1,000 postal voting forms for its shareholder meeting went uncounted, and the bank that counted the votes, which carries out a similar job for almost a thousand listed companies, said the oversight may not have been limited to Toshiba.
Libya's Haftar says army has decided to resume output of oil
TUNIS, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar said in a broadcast on Friday that his forces had decided to resume oil production after having blockaded export facilities since January, without giving further details.
FOREX-Dollar set for weekly loss; Kiwi dollar hits 18-month high
LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - The dollar was unable to shake off the previous session's lows on Friday and was set for a weekly fall, losing out to the Japanese yen in particular, which hit a seven-week high as investors sought the safe-haven currency.
WRAPUP 1-Belarus opposition offers talks as U.N. hears fears of 'another iron curtain'
GENEVA, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya demanded on Friday an international mission to document what she called "atrocities" during crackdowns on anti-government protests but said she was ready to talk to end weeks of violence.
DIARY-Political and General News Events from Sept. 18
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