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Taiwan shoots at Chinese drone after president warns of 'strong countermeasures'

PENGHU, Taiwan, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Taiwan fired warning shots at a Chinese drone which buzzed an offshore islet on Tuesday shortly after President Tsai Ing-wen said she had ordered Taiwan's military to take "strong countermeasures" against what she termed Chinese provocations.


Cataclysmic floods in Pakistan kill 1,100, including 380 children

CHARSADDA, Pakistan, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Torrential rains and flooding have submerged a third of Pakistan and killed more than 1,100 people, including 380 children as the United Nations appealed for aid on Tuesday for what it described as an "unprecedented climate catastrophe."



Trump adds ex-Florida solicitor general to Mar-a-Lago legal team - source

WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Republican former President Donald Trump has added former Florida Solicitor General Chris Kise to his legal team in the case involving classified documents he stored at his Mar-a-Lago club, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.


Biden demands action on gun violence as U.S. campaign ramps up

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Aug 30 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden vowed to ban assault weapons and fund police officers in a speech marking the first of three visits over a week to the political battleground of Pennsylvania ahead of November's congressional elections.



U.S. regulators to vet Alibaba, other Chinese firms' audits -sources

HONG KONG, Aug 30 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators have selected e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and other U.S.-listed Chinese companies for audit inspections starting next month, three sources familiar with the matter said.


Musk requests to delay Twitter trial to November - court filing

Aug 30 (Reuters) - Elon Musk sought to delay the Twitter Inc trial by about a month to November, according to a court filing, as a whistleblower provided the world's richest person with fresh ammunition to back out of a $44 billion deal to buy the social media company.



Kyiv ravers escape horrors of war through music

KYIV, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Parties rarely start with a DJ arriving in his military uniform, but this is the reality for Ukraine's electronic music scene as it forges on through the war.


Young stars, fragile families to the fore at maskless Venice

VENICE, Aug 29 (Reuters) - The Venice Film Festival opens on Wednesday with all health limitations lifted, but with the emotional fallout of the pandemic echoed in the many films exploring families facing trauma, which highlight a new generation of talent.



Swiatek cruises into second round clash with Stephens at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Iga Swiatek crushed Italy's Jasmine Paolini 6-3 6-0 on Tuesday to set up a highly-anticipated second-round showdown with 2017 champion Sloane Stephens at the U.S. Open.


Feisty Fulham bring Brighton's unbeaten run to an end

LONDON, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Aleksandar Mitrovic bagged his 100th goal for Fulham on the way to a 2-1 Premier League win over Brighton & Hove Albion at Craven Cottage on Tuesday, bringing an end to the visitors' longest unbeaten run in the top flight.




High tension as Nord Stream Russian gas link starts new shutdown

Overnighter ahead of planned maintenance for three days at the Nord stream 1 pipeline looking at market concerns the pipeline might not restart on time which would send gas prices soaring even higher.

31 Aug 20:00 ET / 00:00 GMT


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 Gazpromhas said, piling pressure on the region as it seeks to refuel ahead of winter.

31 Aug


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.

31 Aug



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, one of the most densely-populated areas, land space is running short as a growing population leads to a surging demand for housing.

31 Aug


Malaysia's Independence Day

Malaysia celebrates its 65th Independence Day.

31 Aug


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.

31 Aug


In crisis-hit Lebanon, no closure on migrant boat sinking

An economic crisis is driving a spike in perilious sea-based migration from Lebanon that in April ended with the sinking of a migrant ship.The arrival of a submarine to the country last week aimed to bring answers to the families of dozens who are stil missing.

31 Aug


UN rights chief ends disappointing term for China activists

Michelle Bachelet, once a political detainee under Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and a doctor for tortured children, pledged to be the champion of victims when she became U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights in 2018.

31 Aug 00:00 ET / 04:00 GMT


EU foreign ministers meet in Prague

EU foreign ministers meet in Prague for a second day. The ministers will discuss two main themes: Russian aggression in Ukraine and EU relations with Africa.

31 Aug 02:00 ET / 06:00 GMT


Closed meeting of the Federal Cabinet in Meseberg

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Finance Minister Christian Lindner, Economy Minister Robert Habeck take part in closed door meeting of German government and hold news conference afterwards.

31 Aug 03:30 ET / 07:30 GMT


Russian and Iranian foreign ministers meet in Moscow

Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian meets Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow for talks.

31 Aug 04:00 ET / 08:00 GMT


Weekly Austrian cabinet meeting

Ministers hold a news conference after Austria's weekly cabinet meeting.

31 Aug 06:15 ET / 10:15 GMT


WHO press conference on Monkeypox, COVID-19 and Ukraine

World Health Organization director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and other experts brief media on Monkeypox outbreak, COVID-19 pandemic and situation in Ukraine.

31 Aug 09:00 ET / 13:00 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.

31 Aug


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.

31 Aug


Union members review new proposal from Mexico's Telmex

The union for workers at Mexican telecoms company Telmex will hold a general assembly meeting to review a new proposal by the company, the result of a working group both parties agreed to in order to end a two-day strike in July.

31 Aug


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.

31 Aug


Women in sleepy Indian village at forefront of water revolution

Women in a sleepy Indian village have ushered in a quiet revolution with their stoic grit and perseverance, almost forcing the authorities to bring water to their parched homes after years of struggle.

31 Aug


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.

31 Aug


This decade's oil boom is moving offshore - way offshore

Global oil companies are eyeing billions in new offshore drilling investments, including in the remote iceberg waters off Canada's Atlantic coast, reversing a long decline in building the long-life projects.

31 Aug 02:00 ET / 06:00 GMT


Denmark's government publishes budget proposal and new economic forecasts

The Danish government publishes its budget proposal and new economic forecasts.

31 Aug 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


Reuters August Oil Price Poll

Reuters monthly oil price forecasts for the current and following years.

31 Aug 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


Bed Bath and Beyond Strategic Update

Bed Bath and Beyond is set to provide a strategic update on its business before markets open as the troubled home goods retailer battles dwindling demand and plunging profits.

31 Aug 07:30 ET / 11:30 GMT


Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Mester speaks on economy

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks on the economic outlook and monetary policy before the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Breakfast Series, in Dayton, Ohio.

31 Aug 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT


India releases April-June quarter GDP data

India will release GDP data for three months through June on Aug 31, Wednesday, at 5.30 pm (India local time). Indian economy is projected to grow by 15.2% year-on-year in April-June quarter, according to economists polled by Reuters, who, however expected the pace to more than halve this quarter and slow further toward the end of the year as interest rates rise.

31 Aug 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT


Belgian government meets to decide on energy measures

Belgian PM De Croo convenes a government meeting to discuss measures related to energy including a cap on energy prices, a tax on excess profits of energy companies and the extension of Doel 3 and Tihange 2 reactors, which are scheduled for closing in September and February

31 Aug 09:00 ET / 13:00 GMT



Scientists look to solve ozone threat to Africa's food security

Within a series of glass domes on a grassy field in North Wales, crops like sorghum, wheat, pigeon pea, and papaya are deliberately being bathed in harsh, ozone-heavy air. It’s part of a scientific project to discover how a predicted rise in ozone pollution levels might affect food supplies in some of the world’s most vulnerable regions.

31 Aug


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.

31 Aug


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.

31 Aug



WIDER IMAGE-Ukraine firefighters adapt to working in war zone Ukraine’s second largest city of Kharkiv has suffered from continuous bombardments since Firefighters in Ukraine used to have the protocols, the experience and the kit to deal with whatever blaze they encountered.

31 Aug 04:00 ET / 08:00 GMT



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

A generation before the Gold Coast became Ghana, local photographer J.K. Bruce-Vanderpujie opened a small studio in the then-colonial capital Accra, where his family would become the de facto visual historians of a nation that had not yet been born.

31 Aug 05:30 ET / 09:30 GMT


La Tomatina tomato fight festival returns after COVID ban

Revelers play in tomato pulp during the annual "La Tomatina" food fight festival in Bunol, Spain.

31 Aug 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


U.S. Labor Day weekend travel volumes seen rebounding to pre-pandemic levels

The number of people traveling for the U.S. Labor Day holiday weekend is expected to rebound to pre-pandemic levels and possibly set new records in some cases, according to several travel companies.

31 Aug 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


La Tomatina tomato fight festival returns after COVID ban

Revelers play in tomato pulp during the annual "La Tomatina" food fight festival in Bunol, Spain.

31 Aug 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Cast and makers of Venice opening film 'White Noise' arrive on the Lido

Filmmaker Noah Baumbach and his "White Noise" cast members, including Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Don Cheadle and Jodie Turner-Smith, arrive by boat ahead a news conference at the Venice Film Festival. The movie opens the 79th Venice Film Festival later on Wednesday.

31 Aug 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

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