Here are the top stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters text service as of 11 a.m. GMT/6 a.m. ET. For a full schedule of news and events, go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect STORIESGLOBALMALAYSIA-POLITICS-MALAYS-ANALYSIS/Malays strike back as turmoil opens way for return of nationalistsKUALA LUMPUR – “The power of the Malays has returned,” rejoiced street hawker Mohd Nor Afiq in Kuala Lumpur after a new prime minister was sworn in to replace 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad.SYRIA-SECURITY-TURKEY/Syrian state media denies government plane downed in northwestBEIRUT – Syrian state media denied a government plane was brought down on Sunday and said the army had downed a Turkish drone over the town of Saraqeb in the Idlib region of northwest Syria.U.S.USA-ELECTION-BIDEN-ANALYSIS/Joe Biden got his South Carolina comeback. Will it be enough?MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Joe Biden got the win in South Carolina he desperately needed.CHINA-HEALTH-USA/Washington state man becomes first U.S. coronavirus fatalityA Washington state man in his 50s with underlying health issues became the United States’ first fatality from the coronavirus, officials said on Saturday, as the Trump administration stepped up efforts to combat the spread of the global outbreak.BUSINESSSAUDI-ARAMCO-STOCKS/Saudi Aramco shares hit lowest since IPO, down over 2%DUBAI – Shares of Saudi Aramco hit 32.50 riyals in intraday trade on Sunday, the lowest since it began trading in December following a record initial public offering, as oil prices plunged amid worries about the global spread of the coronavirus.USA-TRADE/USTR vows to push for trade deals with Britain, EU; seeks reforms at WTOWASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Friday said it would focus on concluding new trade agreements with Britain, the European Union and Kenya over the coming year, while strictly enforcing trade laws and pushing for reforms of the World Trade Organization.ENTERTAINMENTPEOPLE-HARVEY-WEINSTEIN-BELLEVUE/Weinstein stir crazy at New York hospital days after sex crimes conviction, spokesman saysHarvey Weinstein is sitting under guard in a cinderblock room at a New York City hospital days after his conviction for sexual assault and rape, and at times “can go stir crazy just staring at the emptiness,” according to a spokesman.FILMFESTIVAL-BERLIN-AWARDS/Berlinale winner explores moral dilemmas of Iran’s capital punishmentBERLIN – A drama film shot in secret to evade government censorship that highlights the moral dilemmas faced by those caught in the web of Iran’s capital punishment machine won the Berlin Film Festival’s Golden Bear award on Saturday.SPORTSBASKETBALL-NBA-ROUNDUP/NBA roundup: Westbrook scores 41 as Rockets edge Celtics in OTRussell Westbrook scored a game-high 41 points, and James Harden found redemption from a poor shooting night with two free throws with 24.3 seconds left in overtime as the Houston Rockets capped a season sweep of the host Boston Celtics with a 111-110 win Saturday.TENNIS-ACAPULCO/Nadal tops Fritz to win title in AcapulcoRafael Nadal captured his third Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC title on Saturday, continuing his good vibes with a triumph in the final over Taylor Fritz with a 6-3 6-3 victory.Nadal survived 10 aces from Fritz and broke the service three times to outperform the 22-year-old American.UPCOMINGPOLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRSUSA-ELECTION/FUNDRAISINGAs Democratic presidential primary heats up, candidates close books on February fundraisingThe candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination are barreling toward the pivotal Super Tuesday contests and on Sunday will begin to tally how much cash their campaigns have raised to fund the fight.1 Mar 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMTCLIMATE-CHANGE/SUMMITCampaigners urge Britain to bolster its carbon targets in run-up to U.N. summit in GlasgowA coalition of 60 organizations representing 15 million people write to Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging him to strengthen Britain’s commitment to a low-carbon economy to bolster chances of success at a major U.N. summit in Glasgow in November.2 Mar 19:00 ET / 00:00 GMTBRITAIN-USA/TRADEBritain is expected to publish its mandate for trade negotiations with the United StatesThe British government is due to publish its negotiating mandate for upcoming talks on a post-Brexit trade deal with the United States.2 MarMALAYSIA-POLITICS/Malaysia’s new PM takes officeMuhyiddin Yassin will take office on Monday after being sworn in as Malaysia’s prime minister succeeding 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad.2 MarBRITAIN-EU/ (TV)Barnier, Frost meet for a first round of talks on future EU, UK tiesEU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and his British counterpart David Frost meet for a first round of talks on future ties.2 MarTAIWAN-USA/Senior US diplomat visits TaiwanJames Moriarty, the US-based head of the American Institute in Taiwan, the top US diplomat in charge of Washington’s unofficial ties with Taipei, visits the island and meets senior officials.2 MarIRAN-NUCLEAR/IAEAQuarterly IAEA report on IranThe U.N. nuclear watchdog issues a quarterly report detailing Iran’s atomic activities, as required by Tehran’s deal with major powers, which it is policing. The date is not set and is subject to change.2 MarARGENTINA-IMF/IMF mission visits Argentina to continue debt talksA technical team from the International Monetary Fund will visit Buenos Aires this week to discuss “next steps” and continue talks on Argentina’s economic program and debt strategy.2 MarCRIME / LAW / JUSTICEUSA-COURT/ABORTIONAbortion rights face new Supreme Court test in Louisiana caseThe U.S. Supreme Court will this week have its first chance to impose new curbs on abortion rights since President Donald Trump strengthened its conservative majority by appointing two justices as it considers the legality of a Louisiana law that could lead two of the state’s three clinics to close down.1 Mar 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMTBUSINESS / ECONOMICSNEWZEALAND-ECONOMY/CHINANew Zealand releases statistics on trade with China after coronavirus outbreakStatistics New Zealand releases provisional data on trade with China in the past four weeks after the coronavirus outbreak disrupted businesses.2 Mar 20:30 ET / 01:30 GMTEUROPE-OILSEEDS/CONSULTANCYStrategie Grains monthly EU oilseed crop estimatesConsultancy Strategie Grains last month cut its forecast for rapeseed production in the European Union this year in the wake of a difficult sowing campaign.2 MarRUSSIA-PALESTINIANS/Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov holds talks Hamas leader Ismail HaniyehRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov holds talks with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh.2 MarDASSAULT AVIATION-CEO/ (PIX)Dassault Aviation chief executive speaks at French aerospace mission to CanadaDassault Aviation CEO Éric Trappier speaks at Montreal event kicking off French aerospace mission to Canada.2 MarMEXICO-ECONOMY/POLLMexico central bank issues monthly poll of private economistsMexico’s central bank will issue its monthly poll of private sector economists forecasts on key indicators like inflation, GDP and the peso exchange rate.2 MarDISASTERS / ACCIDENTSHEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/JAPAN-POLICYJapan government experts brief media on Tokyo’s response to coronavirus outbreakJapan’s health ministry official and a director at National Institute of infectious diseases speak to media about Japan’s response to the novel coronavirus disease including basic policies for prevention and control.2 MarSPORTSOLYMPICS-2020/FUTABA (PIX) (TV)In Fukushima, Olympic torch relay faces cool welcome from nuclear evacueesINSIGHT – Futaba, a town in northeastern Japan, was evacuated nine years ago after the Fukushima nuclear power plant suffered a triple meltdown, leaking radiation across the region. The evacuation order will be partially lifted in March to welcome the torch relay for what Japan is promoting as the “Reconstruction Olympics” – a showcase for a major effort to rebuild the shattered region.2 Mar


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