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North Korea fires artillery and flies jets near border as South Korea, U.S. pledge cooperation

South Korea said it scrambled warplanes in response to 180 North Korean military flights near the countries' shared border on Friday, hours after the North fired about 80 artillery rounds in protest of Seoul's joint military drills with the United States.


Xi tells Scholz political trust easy to destroy, hard to rebuild

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday met with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the first G7 leader to visit China since the COVID pandemic began, warning of the ease with which mutual political trust can be destroyed.



Biden to laud Democrats' high-tech gains in visit to California's Viasat

U.S. President Joe Biden will visit communications firm Viasat Inc VSAT.O on Friday, days before critical midterm elections, to tout his party's push to boost domestic production and reduce reliance on overseas semiconductors, the White House said.


Yellen to travel to India, G20 summit as forum struggles with Ukraine war

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will travel to India and the Group of 20 Summit in Indonesia next week to bolster U.S.-India economic ties and to try to overcome G20 divisions prompted by Russia's war in Ukraine, the Treasury said on Friday.



Twitter to start layoffs on Friday - internal email

Twitter Inc will tell employees by email on Friday about whether they have been laid off, temporarily closing its offices and preventing staff access, following a week of uncertainty about the company's future under new owner Elon Musk.


Shares in Monte dei Paschi plunge 14% after capital raise

Shares in Monte dei Paschi di Siena BMPS.MI plunged 14% on Friday, triggering an automatic trading suspension, after the state-owned bank successfully completed a 2.5 billion euro ($2.4 billion) capital raise.



Vietnam to require 24-hour take-down for "false" social media content

Vietnam's information minister said on Friday authorities had tightened regulations to deal with "false" content on social media platforms so that it must be taken down within 24 hours instead of 48 hours previously.


WNBA star Griner visited in Russian jail by U.S. officials for first time in months

Officials from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow met with Brittney Griner on Thursday, officials said, in the first visit in months for the WNBA star who is jailed in Russia and could soon be transferred to a penal colony.



NBA-Kyrie Irving apologizes after suspension, says he's fighting anti-Semitism

Brooklyn Nets star guard Kyrie Irving apologized late on Thursday for promoting a film he said contained "false anti-Semitic statements," just hours after his team suspended him for not disavowing anti-Semitism.


WTA launches program in bid to increase female coaches

The WTA has launched a program to aid the progress of female coaches into professional tennis and promote "career pathways for women."




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


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


Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan meets NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan holds talks with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to discuss Sweden and Finland's bids to join NATO (1330 GMT). Before meeting Stoltenberg, Erdogan will attend the MUSIAD Expo fair in Istanbul (0800 GMT) and an international women and justice summit (1100 GMT).

4 Nov 09:30 ET / 13:30 GMT


Campaign period starts in Malaysia ahead of election

Political parties in Malaysia kick start campaign rallies as the official 14-day campaigning period starts.

5 Nov


Malaysia election candidates submit nominations

Candidates running for Malaysia's general election formally submit their applications to the election commission ahead of the polling day on Nov. 19th.

5 Nov


Last year's global pledge to end deforestation is off to a bad start

One year after more than 140 countries pledged to halt all deforestation by 2030, little has been done either to finance protections or pass laws to encourage conservation, experts say. The pledge had been praised widely at last year's COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, particularly as Brazil, Indonesia and Congo all signed on. The three countries together comprise more than 80% of the world's remaining tropical forests.

5 Nov


Biden, Trump, Obama take the stump in Pennsylvania in U.S. midterms closing weekend

President Joe Biden and his two immediate predecessors, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Barack Obama travel to Pennsylvania in the critical final 72 hours of the U.S. midterm elections. The state is home to a critical Senate race as well as a divisive governor's contest.

5 Nov



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


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


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


USDA issues Livestock and Meat Trade International Trade data for September.

4 Nov 11:00 ET / 15:00 GMT


U.S. oil refiners to keep running at breakneck speeds in fourth quarter

U.S. oil refiners this quarter will run their plants at breakneck rates, near or above 90% of capacity, as tight fuel supplies continue to keep margins and operating rates high, according to company forecasts and analysts surveyed by Reuters.

4 Nov 11:30 ET / 15:30 GMT


Fed's Evans interview

Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans speaks with Reuters Friday after the Fed raised interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point for the fourth straight time as the U.S. central bank battles high inflation.

4 Nov 12:00 ET / 16:00 GMT


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.

4 Nov 13:00 ET / 17:00 GMT


German Chancellor Olaf Scholz visit China.

5 Nov


Fleeing Russians fuel economic boom, local angst, in neighboring Georgia

The small mountainous country of Georgia is set to be one of the world’s fastest growing economies this year, as an influx more than 100,000 Russians fleeing Vladimir Putin’s mobilization drive propels an economic boom. It is not all good news. Some locals have been priced out of the market, and economists question whether the expansion can be sustained and how Georgia avoids a hard landing if the Russians leave.

5 Nov



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



Thousands expected to attend candlelight vigil to remember stampede victims in Seoul

Thousands are expected to attend a candlelight vigil organised by a South Korean opposition political group, to remember the victims of the deadly Halloween crush. The day also marks the end of a week-long national mourning.

5 Nov

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