Prepping for Peppa; Obscene Calls to Congress: Saturday Wrap

  • Democrats’ VP nominee Kaine says Trump hiding lack of giving
  • Kenny Baker, actor inside ‘Star Wars’ robot R2D2, dies at 81

Here are highlights of Saturday’s top breaking news stories from around the world:

Private-equity giant KKR is pondering a bid for the Canadian television and movie distributor behind the preschool cartoon character “Peppa Pig.” Entertainment One has rejected overtures from U.K. broadcaster ITV.

U.S. vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine said Donald Trump won’t release his tax returns because they would show the billionaire real-estate mogul probably has been lying about how charitable he’s been, particularly to veterans’ groups.

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi advised colleagues to change their mobile phone numbers and not let family members view their texts, saying she’s been inundated with obscene calls and messages since a hacker on Friday posted personal contact information for congressional Democrats.

The U.K. will match the level of agricultural funding that otherwise would have come from the European Union until 2020, and also pledged to support British businesses and universities that now receive billions of pounds a year in medical research funding from the EU after the country leaves the 28-nation bloc.

South Korea’s economy will expand 2.7 percent this year and 3 percent next year, according to the International Monetary Fund, which also welcomed recent fiscal and monetary stimulus in Asia’s fourth-largest economy.


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