SHOTLIST AFP VIDEOGRAPHICS IMAGES: 01:41 - Revolving shot of the ECB building.- Photo of Mario Draghi appears.- Shot showing the building over a map of Europe.- Symbols of central banks pop up.- Yellow arrows flow from the ECB towards other European countries.- Zoom in on a map of the US, symbol pops up representing the Federal Reserve.- Two red synbols appear on either side of the bank.- Return to the ECB building overa map of Europe. Yellow stars revolve over the building.- Red symbol representing inflation.- Map disappears. Bank shown with a red symbol for interest rates.- Symbol for a bank appears. Yellow arrow from the ECB to the bank.- Bank notes swirl in the background.- Supermarket trolley appears. AFP TEXT:September 9, 2020 The European Central Bank is expected Thursday to prepare the ground for new stimulus measures, armed with a new set of economic forecasts and amid signs of a resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic. The ECB will publish its latest assessments on the eurozone's growth prospects through to 2022, which will be closely scrutinised for signs of whether the worst of the pandemic's devastating economic impact is over. Inflation trends will also be key as fears of deflation are fuelled by sinking oil prices and consumers putting off purchases in the grim economic climate. The Frankfurt-based institution has unleashed unprecedented firepower to help the bloc fight its worst crisis. It is in the process of pumping 1.35 trillion euros ($1.59 trillion) into the eurozone economy through its pandemic bond-buying programme, known as PEPP...(continues) SCRIPT EN:Updated July 4, 2019The European Central Bank was created in 1998 to represent the interests of countries belonging to the Eurozone. Its president is Frenchwoman Christine Lagarde.With its headquarters in Frankfurt in Germany, the ECB is at the head of the Eurosystem of central banks of the eurozone member states. The monetary policy of each member state is therefore managed by the ECB. Unlike the United States, where the central bank -- known as the Federal Reserve -- has two main objectives, keeping unemployment down and controlling inflation, the ECB’s main task is to ensure prices in the euro area remain stable, keeping inflation at a reasonable target rate of around two percent.It does this by fixing interest rates.These decisions have a direct impact on the credit policies of the banking institutions. For example in the case of overheating eurozone economies, the ECB raises interest rates to cool inflation. Higher rates prompt banks to limit lending by setting unattractive rates. On the other hand, to encourage growth in a struggling eurozone, the ECB can cut interest rates to incite banks to issue clients with more credit, thereby encouraging investment.The ECB lends to banks but in theory is not allowed to lend directly to eurozone governments themselves, as this would amount to financing member state deficits. Sources : ECB, Minefi, touteleurope.eu SCRIPT FR: La Banque centrale européenne a été créée en 1998 pour gérer la politique monétaire de la zone euro. Elle est aujourd’hui présidée par la Française Christine Lagarde.Depuis son siège à Francfort, en Allemagne, elle est à la tête de l’Eurosystème regroupant les banques centrales nationales des membres de la zone euro.Étroitement associées à sa gouvernance, elles sont les relais dans chaque pays de la politique de la BCE.Les décisions des banques centrales ont un impact sur l’économie réelle. La banque centrale des Etats-Unis a par exemple deux objectifs principaux : Le maintien d’un taux de chômage basEt la maîtrise de l’inflation.La BCE, en revanche, privilégie la stabilité des prix. Elle cherche avant tout à maintenir l’inflation dans la zone euro autour de 2%. Quels instruments met-elle en œuvre pour atteindre son objectif ?Principalement, elle fixe les taux d’intérêts.Ses décisions vont donc avoir un impact direct sur la politique de crédit des établissements bancaires :En cas de surchauffe de l’économie, la BCE augmente ses taux : avec des taux élevés, les banques limitent les crédits, et pratiquent des taux peu attractifs.En cas de panne de croissance, la BCE abaisse au contraire ses taux, pour encourager les banques à accorder plus de crédits à des taux plus intéressants, ce qui favorise l’investissement. Si la BCE peut prêter aux banques, elle n’a, en théorie, pas le droit de prêter aux États-membres. Cela reviendrait à faire marcher la « planche à billets » pour financer leur déficit. Sources : ecb.europa.eu, BCE, Minefi, touteleurope.eu
Meghan Markle threatened to break up with Prince Harry if he didn't release a statement confirming their relationship, according to a new book
According to a new book by Valentine Low that is slated to be released in October, Harry was "freaking out" about the situation.
A former palace insider said Meghan Markle believed she would be 'the Beyoncé of the UK,' new book claims
The claim was made by a former palace insider in Valentine Low's upcoming book, "Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown."
- Fox News
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reunited with the royal family for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. But royal expert Neil Sean says the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's future with the royal family remains uncertain.
Trump has called several GOP donors who contributed money to Ron DeSantis asking them to stop boosting the Florida governor: report
Former President Trump has tracked appearances made by DeSantis, while also monitoring the governor's poll numbers, per The Washington Post.
- The Daily Beast
Hannah McKay - WPA Pool/Getty ImagesPrince Harry was so unhappy with his life as a working royal that Meghan’s work in helping him find an escape route should be recognized, a source has said.In his new book, Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown, which is being serialized by The Times of London, Valentine Low cites “a surprising source—someone who knows Harry well but remains upset about what Harry and Meghan did”—as saying: “There is a part of me that thinks Meghan did Harry the greates
- The Daily Beast
Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesWelcome to this week’s edition of Royalist, The Daily Beast’s newsletter for all things royal and Royal Family. Subscribe here to get it in your inbox every Sunday.Meghan, the “narcissistic sociopath”Things got so bad between Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and their royal staff that they called her a “narcissistic sociopath.” They also reportedly said on repeated occasions: “We were played.”The fresh revelations are contained in the second extract from the London Times roy
'I love being with her': Trump says in new book that New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman is like his 'psychiatrist'
In her book, Haberman wrote that she was often asked to "decipher" Trump's actions, "but the truth is, ultimately, almost no one really knows him."
King Charles III Is Reportedly Planning To Do a Drastic Choice That May Cut Ties Altogether With Prince Harry & Meghan Markle
It’s no secret that the relationship between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and the rest of the British Royal family has been, erm, strained, to put it delicately. It seems that royal fans are learning new information left and right on what is going on between the years-long rift, with everyone itching to know when […]
- The Daily Beast
Kelly Cestari/GettyLegendary former pro-surfer Chris Davidson is believed to be the victim of a lethal attack in a country bar in New South Wales, Australia. Davidson was reportedly punched in the face outside of South West Rocks Country Club in South West Rocks on Saturday around 11 p.m., causing Davidson to fall and hit his head on the pavement. He was treated by paramedics before being rushed to Kempsey Hospital where he died of his injuries, according to police. He was 45 years old. It is un
- Fox News
King Charles first 'major test': Punish or protect Harry by snubbing his and Meghan Markle's kids, expert says
King Charles III has a decision to make regarding the children of his son Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. No definitive statement has been given regarding their use of prince and princess.
Tropical Storm Ian is expected to be a major hurricane and could impact Florida by next week.
- Yahoo Sports
The NFL doesn't want Tom Brady to set a new trend across the NFL.
Prince William and Kate Middleton realized they needed to 'up their game' after Meghan Markle's first royal engagement, according to a new book
According to Katie Nicholl's book "The New Royals," the Fab Four's relationship transitioned after Meghan Markle's first royal engagement in 2018.
Trump's claim he could declassify files with his mind doesn't "demonstrate much intelligence of any kind," the lawmaker said.
- Biloxi Sun Herald
Rapid intensification is expected by Tuesday, and Ian will spend days in the Gulf of Mexico. Here’s the latest forecast.
Sources claim Udoka's long-time partner knows the identity of the female staffer. The alleged mistress was reportedly involved in Long's move to Boston.
- The Hill
Former top Pence aide: Trump claim that presidents can declassify docs by thinking about it ‘absurd’
Former top Pence aide Marc Short on Friday rejected a recent claim from former President Trump that presidents can declassify documents by thinking about it, calling the notion “absurd.” “That’s absurd, obviously,” Short told CBS News. “I think it would make it very difficult for the intelligence community to have a classification system if that was…
An advisor to the January 6 committee said Mark Meadows' texts provide 'irrefutable' proof of a comprehensive plot to overturn the 2020 election
Denver Riggleman, a former GOP congressman, told "60 Minutes" that Mark Meadows received texts about the alternate electors plot days after the election.
- Roll Tide Wire
A wild Week 4 of college football leads to some big-time changes to the USA TODAY Coaches Poll!
- Yahoo Sports
Aaron Rodgers takes credit for failed Bucs 2-point conversion, puts Tampa video board operator on blast
"Sometimes the Jumbotron shows things they probably shouldn't show, even at home."