Parliament ruling, 737 Max compensation, luxury KitKats

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What to watch for today

Britain’s Supreme Court rules on parliament’s suspension. The court will decide whether prime minister Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue parliament for five weeks was lawful, or a misuse of the process in order to quell Brexit debate ahead of the Oct. 31 deadline for Britain to leave the European Union. A Scottish court earlier ruled Johnson’s move unlawful.

UN General Assembly speeches begin. First up will be Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, who will likely take aim at climate change activists a day after Swedish teen Greta Thunberg delivered stern words of warning to world leaders. He’ll be followed by US president Donald Trump, who may or may not chat with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani this week. The US will also co-host an event at the UN on China’s persecution of its Muslim minorities.

Spain decides whether to exhume general Francisco Franco. The country’s top court is set to announce whether the remains of the dictator, who died in 1975, can be dug up. As one of only two graves in the Valley of the Fallen mass burial site to be marked, advocates of the move say the current resting place glorifies the fascist winners of the country’s bitter 1930s civil war.

Google awaits a landmark “right to be forgotten” ruling. The European Court of Justice is expected to rule on a pair of cases that will determine whether the search giant must alter results globally in accordance with EU law and even automatically delete some search results.

While you were sleeping

Europe blamed Iran for the Saudi attacks. Following a meeting at the United Nations, France, Britain, and Germany jointly pinned blame on Iran for the Sept. 14 attack on Saudi oil facilities. Iran has rejected any role in the attack, though Yemen’s Tehran-backed Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility.

The US-Japan trade deal hit a snag. Japan is seeking assurances the US won’t suddenly put tariffs on its cars, perhaps through a clause that withdraws benefits for US farmers if duties are imposed. The two countries were hoping to sign some form of agreement this week on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Boeing opened its $50 million 737 Max fund. Families of the 346 victims of the two crashes involving the model will get $144,500 in compensation on average. Accepting the money doesn’t mean they waive their right to sue Boeing.

AB InBev refreshed its IPO. The beer giant priced the public offering of its Asia-Pacific business on the Hong Kong stock exchange at the lower end of its range, which will bring in $5 billion instead of the $10 billion it had hoped for earlier. It’s the second-biggest float this year, after Uber.

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Mental health isn’t fashion. A Gucci runway model criticized the fashion house mid-strut for using straitjackets in its latest collection.

A windfall does make you happier. Past research that found lottery winners were not significantly happier later was badly designed.

Equal pay is good business. Actress Michelle Williams attributed her recent success to the financial and professional support she received from her TV studio.

Surprising discoveries

Rugby fans’ appetites are too big for Japan. Rugby World Cup organizers will let fans bring their own food into stadiums after they munched their way through some vendors’ entire food supply.

Hangovers are legally an “illness.” A German court ruled that you can’t make bogus claims about remedies for legitimate ailments—including hangovers.

A walrus sank a Russian navy boat. The ornery creature totaled a small landing craft carrying researchers to shore on an Arctic expedition, but no one was hurt.

Luxury KitKats are selling for $17. Available only in the UK, the upscale candy bars include flavors like gin and tonic and earl grey.

A Japanese chain wants to sell curry… to India. CoCo Ichibanya has plans to serve curry rice in restaurants all over the country starting next year.

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