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TOP STORIES

GLOBAL

UKRAINE-CRISIS/

Kyiv wary as Russian official signals new retreat in southern Ukraine

KYIV, Nov 3 (Reuters) - A Russian-installed occupation official in southern Ukraine said on Thursday Moscow was likely to pull its troops from the west bank of the Dnipro River, signalling a huge retreat that, if confirmed, would be a major turning point in the war.

PAKISTAN-POLITICS/KHAN

Ousted Pakistan PM Imran Khan shot in shin in what aides call assassination attempt

LAHORE, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was shot in the shin on Thursday when his anti-government protest convoy came under attack in the east of the country in what his aides said was a clear assassination attempt by his rivals.

U.S.

USA-ECONOMY/

U.S. labor market unwavering despite stiff interest rates hikes

WASHINGTON, Nov 3 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market remains strong despite slowing domestic demand amid stiff interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve to tame inflation.

USA-ELECTION/BIDEN

Biden appeals to young voters in U.S. West as midterms near

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M, Nov 3 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden appealed to young voters in New Mexico on Thursday as part of his final major campaign swing ahead of midterm elections that the White House seeks to turn into a referendum on Republicans, and Republicans into a vote on Biden.

BUSINESS

BRITAIN-BOE/

Bank of England raises rates by most since 1989 even as long recession looms

LONDON, Nov 3 (Reuters) - The Bank of England raised interest rates by the most since 1989 on Thursday but warned investors that the risk of Britain's longest recession in at least a century means borrowing costs are likely to rise less than they expect.

STARBUCKS-RESULTS/

Starbucks beats quarterly sales estimate on pricey drinks, China market

Starbucks Corp topped Wall Street estimates for quarterly comparable sales on Thursday, as demand in North America for pricier drinks remained strong and declines in China were not as bad as feared.

ENTERTAINMENT

NETHERLANDS-ART/REMBRANDT

Disputed oil sketch in Dutch museum is a Rembrandt, research finds

AMSTERDAM, Nov 3 (Reuters) - A disputed oil sketch was painted by Dutch master Rembrandt, researchers have concluded after two years of study.

SPORTS

TENNIS-PARIS/

Alcaraz breezes into Paris quarters, Djokovic also through

PARIS, Nov 3 (Reuters) - World number one Carlos Alcaraz swept aside Grigor Dimitrov 6-1 6-3 to book his place in the Paris Masters quarter-finals on Thursday and reigning champion Novak Djokovic advanced with a 6-4 6-1 win over Karen Khachanov.

SOCCER-EUROPA-SOC-MUN/REPORT

Man United beat Sociedad 1-0, Spanish side top group

Manchester United beat hosts Real Sociedad 1-0 on Thursday but the Spanish side finished top of Europa League Group E on goal difference and the English team will go into the knockout round playoffs.

UPCOMING

CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE

THAILAND-SHOOTING/ (PIX) (TV)

WIDER IMAGE-To the sea: The final journey of a victim of Thailand's nursery massacre

A boat bobbing on the Gulf of Thailand carried the ashes of four-year-old Pattanan Mumklang. Nicknamed "Model", the chubby-cheeked girl with a toothy smile had dreamed of seeing the sea and playing in its waves. Her grandmother had promised they would visit this year. But on Oct. 6, Model and many of her classmates were murdered at their nursery by a former police officer, in the world's deadliest killing of children in recent years. Now, several weeks later, her family traveled to the coast to scatter her ashes. "Finally, I can bring you here," her 52-year-old grandmother Saowanee Donchot, who had been raising her, said through tears.

3 Nov 19:00 ET / 23:00 GMT

SINGAPORE-CRIME/USA

Singapore sentences American over bomb threat on flight

American La Andy Hien Duc is expected to plead guilty in Singapore court on Friday for making a bomb threat and slapping a man on a Singapore Airlines flight from San Francisco to Singapore in late September. His bomb threat led to the flight having to be escorted back to Singapore airport by fighter jets.

4 Nov 02:30 ET / 06:30 GMT

CANADA-COURT/

Canada's top court to rule in First Nations woman's sentencing case

Canada's Supreme Court will issue its ruling in the case of a First Nations woman who has challenged the constitutionality of a law that made her ineligible for a conditional sentence after she pleaded guilty to importing cocaine in 2016.

4 Nov 09:30 ET / 13:30 GMT

POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

USA-ELECTION/BIDEN-CALIFORNIA (PIX) (TV)

Biden campaigns for Calif. Democrat seeking re-election to House

U.S. President Joe Biden travels to San Diego to campaign for U.S. Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA), who seeks re-election.

3 Nov 21:30 ET / 01:30 GMT

USA-ELECTION/TAX

How Republicans plan to push tax changes through Biden White House

Just months after Congress passed a 15% minimum corporate tax that goes into effect in 2023, the November midterms could throw US taxation policy up in the air once again. Republicans are pushing to make Trump tax cuts, permanent, cut IRS funding and talking about new corporate tax breaks - and could force Democrats to agree in budget or debt ceiling bills. Taxation policy has become one of the hottest political footballs in the world's largest economy - so what’s a company trying to plan long term policies to do? Corporate tax lawyers and others weigh in.

Nov 4

NEPAL-ELECTION/INTERVIEW (PIX) (TV)

Interview with former PM and opposition leader ahead of Nepal election

Interview with K.P.Sharma Oli, 70, who heads the Communist Unified Marxist-Leninist (UML) party of Nepal. Oli, who remained prime minister twice earlier could be the opposition parties' choice to lead the next government if it wins national elections scheduled on Nov 20.

Nov 4

USA-ELECTION/CLOSING

U.S. House Democrats aim to hold the line against heavy losses in midterms

With the midterm election days away, Democrats including Virginia's Abigail Spanberger, a moderate in a Democratic-leaning district, are trying to hold the line against heavy losses in Congress. In the U.S. House of Representatives, the question isn't whether Republicans will take control, but how many seats they'll take. We visit Spanberger's district to hear the candidates' closing arguments ahead of the Tuesday vote.

Nov 4

USA-ELECTION/BIDEN (TV)

Biden travels to Chicago for political reception

U.S. President Joe Biden travels to Chicago to participate in political reception.

Nov 4

MALAYSIA-ELECTION/ (PIX)

Malaysian pollster to release survey ahead of general election

Independent pollster Merdeka Center is set to publish a survey on voter sentiment ahead of the country's general election on Nov. 19th.

Nov 4

RUGBY-SEVENS/ (PIX) (TV)

Hong Kong holds Rugby Sevens after three years as fans ready to party

Known for its festival vibe that attracts fancy dressed revellers and big corporates, Hong Kong's Rugby Sevens tournament takes place for the first time in more than three years after being postponed due to COVID-19 and stringent travel rules.

Nov 4

USA-COURT/BIDEN-NOMINEES

Biden's ability to reshape judiciary hangs in balance as midterms approach

President Joe Biden's judicial nominees appear nowhere on the ballots voters will cast in the Nov. 8 elections, but with control of the Senate up in the air, his ability to keep reshaping the federal judiciary hinges on the results of the upcoming midterms.

Nov 4

CHINA-GERMANY/ (PIX) (TV)

German Chancellor Scholz visits China

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz visits Beijing at a time of growing concern in the West about China's trade practices and human rights record, as well as anxiety over Germany's reliance on the world's second-largest economy.

Nov 4

CLIMATE-UN/JARGON (PIX)

EXPLAINER-A field guide to climate jargon

Representatives from the world's nations meet in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on Nov. 6-18 to flesh out the rules of a new global climate pact. Decades of climate talks have spawned a host of acronyms and jargon.

Nov 4

UKRAINE-CRISIS/NATO-TURKEY (TV)

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan meets with NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg to discuss bilateral issues as well as Stockholm's bid to join NATO.

Nov 4

ASEAN-SUMMIT/PHILIPPINES

Philippines' foreign ministry holds news conference on ASEAN Summit

Philippines' foreign ministry holds virtual news conference on President Marcos' participation at the ASEAN summit later this month.

4 Nov 03:30 ET / 07:30 GMT

CHINA-GERMANY/

German Chancellor Scholz, Chinese Premier Li to talk to journalists

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to talk to journalists in Bejing.

4 Nov 04:30 ET / 08:30 GMT

USA-ELECTION/DENIERS

FACTBOX-These U.S. election deniers want to run the 2024 elections in battleground states

Republicans who back former President Donald Trump's false claim the 2020 election was stolen have become their party's nominees for secretary of state in battleground states where they can play a decisive role in choosing a U.S. president. Here are the Republican secretary of state candidates in the three states.

4 Nov 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT

USA-ELECTION/DENIERS-PLANS

EXPLAINER-What election deniers could do in 2024 if they win U.S. November midterms

Several Republican candidates for governor and secretary of state in this November's congressional elections are election deniers in battleground states that play a decisive role in U.S. presidential elections. Voting rights groups and many Democrats worry that if the candidates win their races in these midterm elections, they will be in key positions to influence the outcome of the 2024 presidential election.

4 Nov 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT

BUSINESS / ECONOMICS

CZECH-WINDFALL TAX/

Czech parliament votes on windfall tax

The lower house votes on the government's plan to slap a 60% tax surcharge on 2023-2025 profits it sees as excessive at energy firms including electrricity producers and traders, miners, refineries an fuel traders, as well as half a dozen largest banks.

Nov 4

GLOBAL-AGRICULTURE/OECD

OECD agriculture ministers meet in Paris

Agriculture ministers from OECD and non-member countries to meet in Paris to discuss food security issues amidst the war in Ukraine and sustainability questions ahead of the COP-27 summit in Egypt.

Nov 4

SPAIN-ECONOMY/INDUSTRIALOUTPUT

Spain-Industrial output

4 Nov 04:00 ET / 08:00 GMT

TRINIDAD-VENEZUELA/GAS (PIX)

Trinidad requests U.S. permit to feed LNG train with Venezuelan gas

The government of Trinidad and Tobago has requested an authorization from the U.S. government that would allow it to import Venezuelan gas to restart an idled liquefaction train in the Caribbean nation, four sources close to the talks said.

4 Nov 05:00 ET / 09:00 GMT

GLOBAL-ECONOMY/FOOD

U.N. agency FAO releases its latest food price index

U.N. food agency FAO releases its latest monthly global food price index and forecasts for the world cereal market.

4 Nov 05:00 ET / 09:00 GMT

HERSHEY-RESULTS/

Hershey Co Q3 Earnings Release

Hershey Co is expected to post a rise in third-quarter revenue helped by consistent demand for its chocolates and candies despite price increases to offset higher costs. Investors will be on the lookout for updates from the company on demand trends during Halloween and holiday season, shift in consumer spending amid inflation and impact from supply chain challenges.

4 Nov 06:45 ET / 10:45 GMT

USA-FED/COLLINS

Boston Federal Reserve Bank President Collins speaks to Brookings Institution

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Susan Collins speaks on macroeconomic conditions and key dimensions of monetary policymaking in the current context before virtual event of the Brookings Institution's Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy.

4 Nov 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT

USA-FED/BARKIN

Richmond Federal Reserve Bank President Barkin appears on CNBC

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Thomas Barkin is interviewed on CNBC.

4 Nov 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT

USA-USDA/MEATTRADE

USDA issues Livestock and Meat International Trade data for September

4 Nov 11:00 ET / 15:00 GMT

SPORTS

SOCCER-ENGLAND/METAVERSE

Soccer-Interview with former Liverpool CEO Peter Moore on taking sport viewing into the metaverse

Interview with former Liverpool CEO Peter Moore on how technology is taking watching sport in the metaverse, and the increased interaction options that come with it, into a different realm altogether.

Nov 4

ATHLETICS-BEIJING/MARATHON (PIX) (TV)

COVID concerns overshadows Beijing marathon

Due to a recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Beijing, Reuters speak to a group of runners about their concerns ahead of Sunday's marathon. Around 30,000 runners are expected to compete at the Beijing marathon, which was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.

Nov 4

CONFLICTS / WAR / PEACE

BULGARIA-ARMS/USA

Bulgaria parliament expected to approve $1.3 bln deal to buy 8 new F-16 fighter jets

Bulgaria's parliament is expected to approve the purchase a second batch of eight new F-16 aircraft from the United States in a deal valued at about $1.3 billion. The European Union and NATO member country, which had ordered eight Lockheed Martin F-16 jets in 2019, is seeking to replace its ageing Russian MiG-29 fighter jets and improve its compliance to NATO standards.

Nov 4

BRITAIN-SECURITY/RUSSIA-SPYING

British worker at UK embassy in Berlin in court on spying charges

A British man who worked in the British embassy in Berlin appears in court charged with offences under the Official Secrets Act related to passing on information useful to Russia

4 Nov 05:30 ET / 09:30 GMT

ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT

ART-AUCTION/JEWELS-SOTHEBYS (PIX) (TV)

5,53 carats blue diamond ring and a Ferrari could fetch 15 millions CHF and 9.5 millions CHF at Sotheby's auction

5,53 carats blue diamond ring could fetch 15 millions CHF at Sotheby's auction as well as a F2003-GA Ferrari, which could go for up to 9.5 million CHF.

4 Nov 05:00 ET / 09:00 GMT

CONGO-MUSIC/ (PIX) (TV)

Congolese music star Fally Ipupa stages dramatic homecoming

Congolese singer Fally Ipupa dreamed of a triumphant return to his home city of Kinshasa to perform in the capital's largest stadium in front of the thousands who have followed his music career from the back streets to international stardom.

4 Nov 05:30 ET / 09:30 GMT

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