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TOP STORIES

GLOBAL

ASIA-PELOSI/

U.S. says China firing missiles over Taiwan is unjustified escalation

China's firing of missiles during military drills around Taiwan was an unjustified escalation, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday, as Beijing said it would sanction House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi for visiting the island.

UKRAINE-CRISIS/

Ukraine wants shipping safe passage deal to extend beyond grain

Three grain ships left Ukrainian ports on Friday under a safe passage deal while the first inbound cargo vessel since Russia's invasion was due in Ukraine later in the day to load, and Kyiv called the pact to be extended to other goods such as metals.

U.S.

USA-CONGRESS/INFLATION

Key U.S. Senator Sinema agrees to $430 bln drug, energy bill

Democratic U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema said on Thursday she agreed to "move forward" on a $430 billion drug pricing, energy and tax bill, subject to a Senate arbiter's approval of the bill, which Democrats intend to pass over Republican objections.

HEALTH-MONKEYPOX/USA

U.S. declares monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency

The United States has declared monkeypox a public health emergency, the health secretary said on Thursday, a move expected to free up additional funding and tools to fight the disease.

BUSINESS

ALLIANZ-RESULTS

Allianz shells out 140 million euros to shut U.S. fund unit after fraud

Allianz spent around 140 million euros on restructuring to wind down a U.S. funds unit at the centre of a multi-billion fraud, the German insurer disclosed on Friday, an expense that added to a worse-than-expected 23% fall in quarterly profit.

CREDIT SUISSE GP-RATINGS/

Credit Suisse cut by Fitch in latest ratings downgrade

Fitch Ratings has cut Credit Suisse Group's long-term issuer default rating one notch to 'BBB' with a negative outlook, the latest downgrade for the embattled Swiss bank.

ENTERTAINMENT

FILM-JOKER

Lady Gaga appears to confirm casting in 'Joker' sequel

Pop star and actress Lady Gaga appeared to confirm her casting in the upcoming motion picture sequel to the Oscar-winning psychological thriller "Joker" on Thursday by posting a musical teaser on Twitter.

SPACE-EXPLORATION/SOUTHKOREA

South Korea launches first lunar orbiter as space bid gathers pace

South Korea launched its first lunar orbiter on Friday as it doubles down on its space programmes, aiming to land a probe on the moon by 2030.

SPORTS

UKRAINE-CRISIS/USA-PRISONERS

After Griner gets jail, Russia ready to discuss swap with U.S.

Russia and the United States said on Friday they were ready to discuss a prisoner swap, a day after a Russian court sentenced basketball star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison for a drugs offence.

EUROPE-RETAIL/SOCCER-WOMEN

Women's soccer gear in demand after historic England win

Weekly sales of women's soccer gear have tripled since the start of the women's European Championship that ended Sunday with an historic England win, according to retailer Fanatics Inc, which sold official merchandise for the tournament.

UPCOMING

BUSINESS / ECONOMICS

TWITTER-M&A/MUSK-BANKS (ANALYSIS)

ANALYSIS-Banks are Twitter deal escape hatch Musk would struggle with

The banks that agreed to finance Elon Musk's $44 billion acquisition of Twitter Inc have a financial incentive to help the world's richest person walk away but would face long legal odds, according to people close to the deal and corporate law experts.

5 Aug 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT

USA-FED/BARKIN

Richmond Federal Reserve Bank President Barkin speaks in Lexington, Va.

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Thomas Barkin speaks in person before the Lexington Chamber of Commerce First Friday's Summer Speaker Series, in Lexington, Va.

5 Aug 12:00 ET / 12:00 GMT

USA-USDA/MEATTRADE

USDA issues Livestock and Meat International Trade data for June

USDA issues Livestock and Meat Trade International Trade data for June,

5 Aug 15:00 ET / 15:00 GMT

USA-RIGS/BAKERHUGHES (GRAPHIC)

U.S. weekly oil and gas rig count data released by Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes releases weekly data detailing the number of oil and gas rigs deployed in the United States & Canada.

5 Aug 17:00 ET / 17:00 GMT

CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE

ALEX JONES-DEFAMATION/TRIAL (PIX)

Alex Jones jury to hear evidence on finances, decide punitive damages

A jury is expected to hear evidence Friday about Alex Jones' finances ahead of deliberating how much money the conspiracy theorist must pay in punitive damages to the parents of a child slain in the Sandy Hook massacre after falsely claiming the shooting was a hoax. The jury on Wednesday found he owed $4.1 million in compensatory damages.

5 Aug 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT

SPORTS

EUROPE-RETAIL/SOCCER-WOMEN (PIX)

Women's soccer merch flies off shelves in wake of historical Euros tournament

Since the start of the UEFA Women's European Championship that ended Sunday, weekly sales of women's soccer merchandise has tripled, according to sports retailer Fanatics which ran all the tournament's official physical retail.

5 Aug 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT

POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

CANADA-CLIMATE/LYTTON (PIX) (GRAPHIC)

INSIGHT-Canadian village razed by wildfire wrestles with climate-proofing its future

A year after a wildfire entirely destroyed the western Canadian village of Lytton, municipal leaders, the British Columbia government and residents are wrestling with the slow and costly reality of future-proofing a community against climate change.

5 Aug 12:00 ET / 12:00 GMT

PHILIPPINES-USA/ (PIX) (TV)

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken visits Philippines

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits the Philippines, a key ally in Asia. Blinken is expected to hold talks with Filipino foreign minister Enrique Manalo.

6 Aug

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