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Zelenskiy urges Russians to 'go home' as Ukraine presses offensive in south

MYKOLAIV, Ukraine/KYIV, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has urged Russian troops to flee for their lives as his forces launched an offensive near the city of Kherson, saying Ukraine's military were taking back their territory though Russia said the assault had failed.


Rockets land in Green Zone, Iran closes Iraq border after Baghdad clashes

BAGHDAD, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Militants fired rockets at Baghdad's fortified Green Zone as clashes between Shi’ite Muslim groups spilled into a second day, Iraq's military said, and Iran closed its border with Iraq after the worst fighting in the Iraqi capital for years.



Solomon Islands to ban navy ships from ports until new process in place

SYDNEY, Aug 30 (Reuters) - The Solomon Islands has suspended entry into its waters for foreign navy ships pending adoption of a new process for approval of port visits, the prime minister's office said on Tuesday, in a bid to better police its exclusive economic zones.


First Solar pledges big U.S. factory expansion thanks to climate law

First Solar Inc will spend $1.2 billion to expand its solar panel manufacturing operations in the United States, creating hundreds of jobs including with a new factory in the Southeast, the company said on Tuesday.



Gazprom tightens gas squeeze on France's Engie

PARIS, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Russia's Gazprom will reduce gas deliveries to Engie from Tuesday in a dispute over contracts, the French utility said, deepening winter energy supply concerns.


Australia demands Apple, Meta, Microsoft share anti-abuse steps, threatens fines

SYDNEY, Aug 30 (Reuters) - An Australian regulator sent legal letters to Facebook owner Meta Platforms, Apple Inc and Microsoft Corp demanding they share their strategies for stamping out child abuse material on their platforms or face fines.



Parched UAE turns to science to squeeze more rainfall from clouds

ABU DHABI, Aug 30 (Reuters) - As a twin-turboprop aircraft takes off under the burning desert sun with dozens of salt canisters attached to its wings, United Arab Emirates meteorological official Abullah al-Hammadi scans weather maps on computers screens for cloud formations.


Subject of Australia's 'Teacher's Pet' podcast found guilty of 1982 murder

SYDNEY, Aug 30 (Reuters) - An Australian court on Tuesday found the former high school teacher who was the subject of the hit podcast "The Teacher's Pet" guilty of murdering his wife 40 years ago, after public attention triggered renewed interest in the case.



Spaniard Mir joins Repsol Honda on two-year contract

Spaniard Joan Mir will ride for Repsol Honda alongside Marc Marquez after signing a two-year contract, the MotoGP team said on Tuesday.


Retirement getting closer but Wawrinka still has the fire

Former U.S. Open winner Stan Wawrinka hinted that he was getting closer to hanging up his racket after being forced to retire mid-match during his opening round contest at the hardcourt major on Monday against French lucky loser Corentin Moutet.




Truckloads of tomatoes loaded for Tomatina food fight festival

Over 140 tons of tomatoes will be loaded onto six trucks which will take part on Wednesday (August 31) in the Tomatina food fight festival which returns after a two year hiatus due to COVID restrictions.

30 Aug 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Century-old photo studio stores Ghana's history in black and white

Over the past 100 years, the family-run Deo Gratias photo studio in Accra has captured some of the most important moments and figures in Ghana’s modern history, amassing the world’s largest collection of 20th century Ghanaian photographic prints under one roof.

Aug 31



Q3 2022 Bank of Montreal Earnings Release

Bank of Montreal reports third-quarter results before market open (BMO). Analyst call at 8 am ET.

30 Aug 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Norway finance minister gives speech ahead of government budget conference

Norwegian Finance Minister Trygve Slagsvold Vedum to give speech on the state of the economy ahead of the cabinet's fiscal budget conference

30 Aug 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Musk's bold goal of selling 20 mln EVs could cost Tesla billions

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk has set his young company on an aggressive expansion path like no other auto executive has dreamed - but one riddled with potholes and road blocks that could stall or sidetrack the journey. Musk's audacious goal of selling 20 million electric vehicles in 2030 is at the center of the company's growth promise for shareholders and its pledge to drive the adoption of sustainable energy.

30 Aug 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT



30 Aug 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


Richmond Federal Reserve Bank President Barkin speaks on inflation and the economy

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Thomas Barkin speaks on the economy before the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce, in Huntington, W.Va.

30 Aug 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT


Best Buy Co Inc Q2 Earnings

Best Buy Co Inc is expected to report a drop in quarterly sales, as soaring inflation pushes consumers to shift spending away from discretionary products such as electronics. Wall Street will also be keen to hear the retailer's take on its inventory levels and whether steeper discounts will be needed to spur demand heading into the holiday season.

30 Aug 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


FILE: Nord Stream 1 pipeline undergoes three-day maintenance

The Nord Stream 1 pipeline from Russia to Germany will undergo another shutdown period which Gazprom says is needed for the pipeline's only remaining compressor to have maintenance. The shutdown, to run from Aug. 31-Sept. 2, follows a 10-day maintenance curtailment in July, and raised fears over whether Russia would resume supplies, which have been reduced since mid-June.

30 Aug 09:30 ET / 13:30 GMT


New York Federal Reserve Bank President Williams particpates in WSJ moderated Q&A

Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John Williams participates in moderated discussion before the WSJ Live Q&A event organized by the Wall Street Journal, in New York.

30 Aug 11:00 ET / 15:00 GMT


Treasury Dept. announces sales of 4- and 8-week bills

Treasury Dept. announces sales of 4- and 8-week bills.

30 Aug 11:00 ET / 15:00 GMT


In affluent Singapore, rise of million-dollar “public housing”

Hundreds of public housing apartments in Singapore, one of the world's most expensive cities, are being sold for over one million Singapore dollars ($716,000) as a shortage of new units due to COVID-related construction delays drives up demand.

Aug 31


Ceramics factory opens at sunrise due to rising energy costs

Ceramics factory workers of Citta di Castello start their shifts before sunrise to optimise sunlight and save energy

Aug 31


Mexico central bank updates inflation, growth forecasts with quarterly report

Mexico's central bank will publish its quarterly report, which will give updated inflation and economic growth forecasts.

Aug 31


French livestock feed makers hold press conference

French livestock feed makers association SNIA holds press conference as drought strains supply of forage crops and adds to pressure on livestock farmers.

Aug 31


Swiss govt presser set to address possible power shortages

Press conference following meeting of Federal Council expected to address new contingency plans for addressing possible future electricity shortages due to Switzerland's dependence on gas imports this winter.

Aug 31



ANALYSIS - BlackRock too green for Texas; rest of Wall Street okay - for now

Most big Wall Street firms passed a test for business as usual in Texas last week when state Comptroller Glenn Hegar kept all but BlackRock Inc off a list of companies whose stance on boycotting oil and gas stocks could trigger divestment by public agencies. But top banks like Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase & Co may not get so lucky next time as politicians in other conservative states weigh how to treat companies they say have let progressive, or "woke", values get in the way of financial decisions.

30 Aug 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT



Biden heads to Pennsylvania to discuss combating gun violence

President Joe Biden will travel to the battleground state of Pennsylvania on Tuesday to discuss his efforts to reduce gun violence, a top concern among Americans ahead of congressional elections in November.

30 Aug 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


EU foreign ministers meet in Prague

EU foreign ministers meet in Prague. The ministers will discuss two main themes: Russian aggression in Ukraine and EU relations with Africa. Outside of the main session, there are informal luncheons with the Moldavian, Georgian, and Ukrainian ministers

30 Aug 09:00 ET / 13:00 GMT


Japan PM Kishida holds news conference

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida holds a news conference to explain the decision to hold a state funeral for former leader Shinzo Abe, as opposition is mounting in public sentiment following revelations of ties between the Unification Church and the ruling party.

31 Aug 22:00 ET / 02:00 GMT


In Gaza, land space is running short among a fast-growing population

In Gaza land space is running short as the need for houses hikes amid a growing population in one of the world's most densely-populated areas, triggering an internal competition over space, also for the dead.

Aug 31


Malaysia's Independence Day

Malaysia celebrates its 65th Independence Day.

Aug 31


UK leadership contenders take part in final Conservative Party hustings in London

The two candidates to replace Boris Johnson as prime minister, Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, take part in the final hustings event organised by the Conservative Party in which they will take questions from party members in London.

Aug 31



Taiwan defence ministry holds news conference

Taiwan defence ministry holds an online news conference.

31 Aug 22:00 ET / 02:00 GMT


Nord Stream 1 pipeline to shut for three days

Russia will halt natural gas supplies to Europe for three days from Aug. 31-Sept. 2 via its main pipeline into the region, state energy giant Gazprom has said, piling pressure on the region as it seeks to refuel ahead of winter.

Aug 31


IMF team ends Sri Lanka visit as loan hopes rise

An IMF team concludes talks with Sri Lankan officials on a bailout package for the country facing its worst economic crisis in more than seven decades. Sri Lankan officials are hopeful of a staff-level agreement on their request for an IMF loan of about $3 billion.

Aug 31



G20 environmental and climate ministerial meeting

G20 ministers to meet in Bali for the third environment and climate discussions under Indonesia presidency, with main topics including acceleration of Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) implementation and transition toward a low carbon emission economy.

Aug 31


Newser after G20 environmental and climate ministerial meeting concludes

Indonesia's Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya holds a news conference after G20 ministers meet in Bali for the third environment and climate discussions, with main topics including acceleration of Nationally Determined Contribution implementation and transition toward a low carbon emission economy.

Aug 31

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