Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Feb 10, 2016

US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at an event in Durham, New Hampshire, on Feb 8, 2016.
US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at an event in Durham, New Hampshire, on Feb 8, 2016. PHOTO: EPA

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Wednesday, Feb 10, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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New Hampshire primary results today (Feb 10)

The results of the New Hampshire primary for the Republican and Democratic nominations for president in the United States elections later this year will be announced today (Feb 10). The main Democratic race is between Senator Bernie Sanders and Mrs Hillary Clinton, while on the Republican side, front runner Donald Trump is hoping for a better performance than in last week's Iowa caucuses, which Senator Ted Cruz won.

Nato expected to approve deployments

Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg speaking during a news conference ahead of a Nato defence ministers meeting in Brussels. PHOTO: REUTERS

Nato defence ministers are expected to approve today (Feb 10) new deployments of troops on the territory of former communist countries in eastern Europe as a deterrent against Russia. If the green light is given, the move will represent the biggest expansion in the US-led military alliance's deployments since the end of the Cold War. But the proposal has not found favour with member states such as Germany and Britain, which say it will worsen tensions.

US Fed chief to testify in Congress

US Federal Reserve chairman Janet Yellen will be presenting a testimony to the US Congress on Feb 10 (Feb 11 Singapore time). PHOTO: REUTERS

With global markets more jittery than ever, investors will pick over every word uttered by United States Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen in testimony to the US Congress due today (Feb 10) US time (tomorrow Singapore time). The Fed raised its benchmark interest rate off historic lows in December but held off a further rise In January. Investors will seek clues on whether a rise in March is on the cards after lukewarm US job figures last week.