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Attack on Ukraine nuclear plant prompts U.N. call for access

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for international inspectors to be given access to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant after Ukraine and Russia traded accusations over shelling of Europe's largest atomic complex at the weekend.


China announces fresh military drills around Taiwan

China's military announced fresh military drills on Monday in the seas and airspace around Taiwan - a day after the scheduled end of its largest ever exercises to protest against last week's visit to Taipei by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.



U.S. Senate approves bill to fight climate change, cut drug costs in win for Biden

The U.S. Senate on Sunday passed a sweeping $430 billion bill intended to fight climate change, lower drug prices and raise some corporate taxes, a major victory for President Joe Biden that Democrats hope will aid their chances of keeping control of Congress in this year's elections.


Trump-backed Michigan attorney general candidate involved in voting-system breach, documents show

The Republican nominee for Michigan attorney general led a team that gained unauthorized access to voting equipment while hunting for evidence to support former President Donald Trump’s false election-fraud claims, according to a Reuters analysis of court filings and public records.



SoftBank posts record $23 bln net loss on Vision Fund pain

SoftBank Group Corp unveiled a $23 billion quarterly net loss on Monday, its biggest ever, as a market sell-off upended tech stocks and shredded valuations at its sprawling Vision Fund unit.


Euro zone investor morale edges up, recession still likely - Sentix

Investor morale in the euro zone was essentially unchanged in August from the previous month, with a slight rise too little to stave off fears of recession in the 19-country currency bloc, a survey showed on Monday.



Baidu bags China's first fully driverless robotaxi licenses

China search engine giant Baidu Inc said on Monday it has obtained permits to operate fully driverless robotaxi services on open roads from two Chinese cities, the first of their kind in the country.



Lack of self belief cost Man Utd, says Ten Hag

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag said a lack of self belief cost his side on Sunday as they slumped to a 2-1 home defeat by Brighton & Hove Albion in their Premier League opener.


Transformed Kyrgios completes Washington double

Nick Kyrgios ended a three-year title drought with a dominant victory over Yoshito Nishioka at the Citi Open on Sunday and the Australian said he was stunned at his "incredible transformation" over the last year.




ANALYSIS-Democrats score big wins on climate, drugs with $430 billion U.S. Senate bill

Democrats scored a major policy victory when the U.S. Senate passed a $430 billion climate change, healthcare and tax bill that will help reduce the carbon emissions that drive climate change while also cutting drug costs for the elderly.

8 Aug 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Singapore PM delivers National Day message

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong delivers his message ahead of the country's National Day.

8 Aug 11:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken concludes visit to South Africa

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken concludes his visit to South Africa. On Tuesday, he will take part in National Women’s Day celebrations.

Aug 9


Gang crime looms over election as shootings spread to Swedish heartlands

Gang crime in Sweden has spread from the immigrant-dominated suburbs of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo, where it put down its first roots in the 1990s, to the smaller towns and cities that make up the Swedish "heartland", and to the majority of voters who will decide the general election in September.

Aug 9


Erdogan launches drill ship after Greece, Cyprus accuse Turkey of stoking tensions in Mediterranean

President Tayyip Erdogan attends the launch of Turkey's new drill ship Abdulhamid Han from Tasucu in the southern Mersin province.Greece and Cyprus have accused Ankara of stoking tensions as it prepared to dispatch the ship to the Mediterranean in search of natural gas.

Aug 9


New Zealand's foreign minister on working visit to Malaysia

New Zealand's foreign minister Nanaia Mahuta on a working visit to Malaysia until Tuesday.

Aug 9


U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken visits Congo

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Democratic Republic of Congo, where he will meet with government officials and members of civil society ahead of the central African country's elections in 2023. Issues on the agenda include trade and investment, corruption, and efforts to restore peace in the country's restive east.

Aug 9


Azeri foreign minister visits Turkey to attend ambassadors' conference

Azeri Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov visits Turkey to attend its ambassadors' conference at the invitation of his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.

Aug 9


Kosovo's traditional wedding makeup reflects centuries of tradition

Gorani, a small minority in Kosovo living in the vicinity of the Shara mountain for centuries managed to preserve their own language and traditions including a special wedding ceremony where the bride wears ancient makeup covering her whole face with various colours and motives.

Locals say the most important mission of this ritual is protecting the bride against the evil eyes of the wedding guests.

Aug 9


OSCE secretary general visits Turkey

Helga Schmid, Secretary General of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), visits Turkey to address the 13th Ambassadors Conference.

Aug 9


Biden signs bill to boost chipmakers, compete with China

U.S. President Joe Biden signs bill to subsidize U.S. semiconductor industry and boost efforts to make United States more competitive with China

Aug 9


Vermont holds primary elections for U.S. House, Senate

Vermont Democrats and Republicans choose their nominees to contest November's congressional elections, which will determine which party controls U.S. House of Representatives and Senate for next two years.

Aug 9


Wisconsin holds primary elections for U.S. House, Senate

Wisconsin Democrats and Republicans choose their nominees to contest November's congressional elections, which will determine which party controls U.S. House of Representatives and Senate for next two years.

Aug 9


Key midterm primaries in Wisconsin, Minnesota will influence Senate control, abortion policies

Wisconsin Democrats will pick their challenger to Republican U.S. Senator Ron Johnson and Minnesota Republicans will decide whether to nominate a candidate who pledges to ban abortion in the state, with voters in Vermont and Connecticut also casting primary ballots.

Aug 9


Minnesota holds primary elections for U.S. House

Minnesota Democrats and Republicans choose their nominees to contest November's congressional elections, which will determine which party controls U.S. House of Representatives for next two years.

Aug 9


Connecticut holds primary elections for U.S. House, Senate

Connecticut Democrats and Republicans choose their nominees to contest November's congressional elections, which will determine which party controls U.S. House of Representatives and Senate for next two years.

Aug 9


Kenya to hold presidential, parliamentary and local elections

Kenya is scheduled to hold presidential, parliamentary and local elections. The focus will be on the presidential vote, whose outcome in the past has been hotly contested, leading to court challenges in 2017 and 2013 and violence in 2007 that killed at least 1,200 people.

9 Aug 03:00 ET / 03:00 GMT



Ukrainian ambassador to the IAEA holds a news conference on the situation at the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine

Ukrainian ambassador to the IAEA holds a news conference on the situation at the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine

8 Aug 12:00 ET / 12:00 GMT


Swedish, Norwegian and Danish defence ministers joint news conference in Malmo, Sweden

Swedish, Danish and Norwegian denfence ministers Peter Hultqvist, Morten Bodskov and Bjorn Arild Gram hold a joint news conference in Malmo in the south of Sweden in connection with talks about defence cooperation in Scandinavia.

8 Aug 14:30 ET / 14:30 GMT



Tyson Foods Q3 Earnings

U.S. meat and poultry processor Tyson Foods Inc is expected to post an increase in quarterly revenue on higher meat prices and improving demand from restaurants. Investors will look out for potential revisions to forecasts and comments on supply chain, margins and inflation.

8 Aug 12:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


Wait and see: U.S. companies curb investment as they await Fed moves

Business investment appears to be an early victim of red-hot U.S. inflation and rising interest rates.

8 Aug 13:00 ET / 13:00 GMT


Court hearing on preliminary injunction on Ben & Jerry's request to block sale of Israeli business

U.S. federal judge will determine whether or not to grant a preliminary injunction blocking the sale of Ben & Jerry's Israeli business to licensee Avi Zinger

8 Aug 18:00 ET / 18:00 GMT


Q2 2022 American International Group Inc Earnings Release

AIG will report second-quarter results. Investors will look to see what impact weather-related claims and Ukraine's invasion by Russia have on the insurer's bottom line.

8 Aug 20:00 ET / 20:00 GMT


USDA issues weekly Crop Progress

8 Aug 20:00 ET / 20:00 GMT


Roblox Reports Second Quarter Results

Roblox Corp is expected to post a fall in quarterly revenue, driven by a slowdown in demand for its games after the removal of the pandemic-induced restrictions.

Aug 9


Hard to swallow: High U.S. beef prices may rise further

U.S. consumers grappling with soaring inflation could face even higher beef prices after drought and lofty feed costs forced ranchers to reduce their cattle herds, a decision that will tighten livestock supplies for years, economists said.

Aug 9


Zero-COVID, zero babies- many Chinese women delay or give up on having children

China’s “zero-COVID” strategy and widespread economic pessimism are making an already bad demographic headache much worse, the latest data trickling through from various cities and provinces shows.

9 Aug 03:00 ET / 03:00 GMT



COVID SCIENCE-Latest research on the novel coronavirus

Every Monday and Thursday, Reuters will produce a roundup of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

8 Aug 16:00 ET / 16:00 GMT


Life amid the drought in Coyame, Mexico

Farmers and ranchers show the consequences of the drought in northern Mexico, the most affected area of the country. Due to this situation, the Federal Government decreed the beginning of an emergency due to severe, extreme or exceptional drought , as of July 13.

Aug 9


EXPLAINER: The causes and consequences of Amazon deforestation

As Brazil heads into peak fire season, we look at the causes and consequences behind deforestation the world's largest rainforest.

Aug 9

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