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North Korea fires ballistic missiles after condemning U.N. meeting, U.S. drills

SEOUL/TOKYO, Oct 6 (Reuters) - North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea on Thursday in the direction of Japan, after the return of a U.S. aircraft carrier to the region and a U.N. Security Council meeting in response to the North's recent launches.


Brazil election: Lula has 51% of voter support versus 43% for Bolsonaro, poll finds

SAO PAULO, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Brazil's leftist presidential candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva maintains a clear lead over right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, a poll showed on Wednesday, as the candidates scrambled to win over voters ahead of an Oct. 30 runoff.



U.S. appeals court sends DACA case back to lower court to consider new rule

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that a program that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation was unlawful, but said current enrollees could renew their status and sent the case back to a lower court to consider a new Biden administration regulation.


U.S. court allows Justice Dept to fast-track appeal in Trump case

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday agreed to fast-track a legal challenge to a third-party review of most of the records seized by the FBI from former President Donald Trump's home, after prosecutors complained the process is hampering their investigation.



Musk, Twitter could reach deal to end court battle, close buyout soon - source

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct 5 (Reuters) - Elon Musk and Twitter Inc may reach an agreement to end their litigation in coming days, clearing the way for the world's richest person to close his $44 billion deal for the social media firm, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.


China battery maker CALB shares fall in Hong Kong debut

HONG KONG, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Chinese lithium battery maker CALB Co Ltd's stock slipped into the red early after its Hong Kong Stock Exchange trading debut, falling below its HK$38 apiece issue price.



SpaceX capsule heads to space station ferrying NASA crew and Russian

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct 5 (Reuters) - A SpaceX rocket soared into orbit from Florida on Wednesday carrying the next long-term International Space Station crew, with a Russian cosmonaut, two Americans and a Japanese astronaut flying together in a demonstration of U.S.-Russian teamwork in space despite Ukraine war tensions.


Alec Baldwin settles with slain 'Rust' cinematographer's family

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct 5 (Reuters) - Actor Alec Baldwin and the producers of the Western movie "Rust" have reached a settlement in a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the family of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who Baldwin shot dead during filming last year, the parties said on Wednesday.



Chelsea firmly back on track after sweeping past Milan 3-0

LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Chelsea got their Champions League campaign back on track in emphatic style on Wednesday when they brushed aside AC Milan with a dominant 3-0 home win thanks to goals from Wesley Fofana, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Reece James.


Australia recall Stoinis, Richardson, Agar for England series

MELBOURNE, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Australia has recalled all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, along with paceman Kane Richardson and spinner Ashton Agar, for the T20 series against England in the leadup to the World Cup.




Legal cannabis poses a quandary for US companies screening staff for drugs

Employers across the U.S. are grappling with a sea-change in how they handle drug testing, compounded by a shortfall in the number of able-bodied workers that has driven the U.S. jobless rate to a multi-decade low.

6 Oct 06:00 ET / 06:00 GMT


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

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

6 Oct 08:00 ET / 08:00 GMT


Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Mester gives opening remarks via Zoom at Fed event

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester gives virtual opening remarks before the "Real-Time Data Analysis, Methods, and Applications" conference sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

6 Oct 12:50 ET / 12:50 GMT


Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Kashkari participates in Q&A

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a question-and-answer session before the Bremer Financial Corporation Fall Leadership Conference.

6 Oct 13:15 ET / 13:15 GMT


Google unveils new Pixel phone, watch, other gadgets

Google holds its annual hardware launch event, live from New York.

6 Oct 14:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


U.S. Treasury's Yellen urges changes at multilateral development banks to address global challenges

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Thursday will call for changes at multilateral development banks to ensure they can better address shocks from the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia's war against Ukraine while continuing to work on reducing poverty and boosting sustainable growth.

6 Oct 15:00 ET / 15:00 GMT


USDA issues Livestock and Meat International Trade data for August

6 Oct 15:00 ET / 15:00 GMT


US Treasury's announces sales: 3- & 6-month bills; 3- & 10-year notes; 30-year bonds

6 Oct 15:00 ET / 15:00 GMT


Demonstrations of the latest Google Pixel phone and watch

Product leaders demonstrate how the latest Pixel phones, watches and other gadgets work

6 Oct 15:00 ET / 15:00 GMT


Bank of Canada governor to deliver a speech

Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem will deliver a speech at the Halifax Chamber of Commerce in Nova Scotia.

6 Oct 16:00 ET / 16:00 GMT


Levi Strauss & Co Q3 earnings

Levi Strauss & Co is expected to report a rise in third-quarter revenue, boosted by strong demand for its jackets and jeans as people look to refresh their wardrobe after a long pandemic-led pause. Investors will look out for comments on supply-chain disruptions, higher costs and impact inflation on consumer spending.

6 Oct 16:05 ET / 16:05 GMT


Federal Reserve Board Governor Cook speaks on economic outlook

Federal Reserve Board Governor Lisa Cook speaks on the economic outlook at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, in Washington.

6 Oct 17:00 ET / 17:00 GMT


Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Kashkari participates in Q&A on cyber security

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates virtually in a question-and-answer session, "Cyber Risk and Financial Stability," before the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Managing Cyber Risk from the C-Suite Conference.

6 Oct 17:00 ET / 17:00 GMT


Chicago Fed's Evans participates in moderated Q&A

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans participates in moderated Q&A with Illinois Chamber of Commerce.

6 Oct 17:00 ET / 17:00 GMT


Lipper reports weekly U.S. fund flows

Thomson Reuters Lipper reports weekly sales of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, showing what changing money flows say about asset allocations, hot and cold sectors, and the varying appeals of regions and industries.

6 Oct 20:30 ET / 20:30 GMT


Federal Reserve Board Governor Waller speaks on economy

Federal Reserve Board Governor Christopher Waller speaks on the economic outlook before the Mark C. Berger Workshop Series, in Lexington, Ky.

6 Oct 21:00 ET / 21:00 GMT


Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Mester speaks on monetary policy and the economic outlook

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks via Zoom on monetary policy and the economic outlook before the Council for Economic Education "Economists on the Economy" event

6 Oct 22:30 ET / 22:30 GMT



In an empty kitchen, Yemeni family struggles with hunger

In a bare kitchen in her house in Sanaa, Umm Zakaria prepares for a daily challenge - creating a meal from nothing to feed her extended family. As the truce in Yemen's eight-year war runs out, hunger is growing.

6 Oct 07:00 ET / 07:00 GMT



Soccer-Brazil pull further clear atop FIFA World Rankings, Spain drop below Italy

In the last change to the FIFA World Rankings before the World Cup starts next month, Brazil have pulled clear at the top of the standings, Spain dropped below Italy, while Croatia, Serbia and Iran were big climbers.

6 Oct 08:30 ET / 08:30 GMT



Africa CDC, WHO Africa brief reporters on COVID-19, Ebola and other health topics

Experts from the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization's Africa office hold online media briefings on COVID-19, Ebola and other health topics.

6 Oct 09:00 ET / 09:00 GMT


SPECIAL REPORT-As children line up at U.S. gender clinics, families confront many unknowns

The United States has seen an explosion in the number of children who identify as transgender, and as many of them seek medical care to transition, families must make life-altering decisions based on a dearth of science on the safety and efficacy of treatment. Runs with sidebar USA-TRANSYOUT/DATA.

6 Oct 11:00 ET / 11:00 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.

6 Oct 16:00 ET / 16:00 GMT



Announcement of 2022 Nobel Literature Prize

The winner of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature is announced at a news conference at the Swedish Academy.

6 Oct 11:00 ET / 11:00 GMT



Jury selection to begin in Kevin Spacey civil sex abuse trial

Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Thursday in a civil trial against Kevin Spacey stemming from a lawsuit brought by fellow actor Anthony Rapp, who accuses Spacey of making an unwanted sexual advance in 1986 when Rapp was 14.

6 Oct 13:30 ET / 13:30 GMT


Sentencing trial for Kaleb Franks in Michigan governor kidnapping plot

Kaleb Franks is scheduled for sentencing after pleading guilty to kidnapping conspiracy as part of plot to abduct Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. After striking a plea deal, Franks served as a key witness for the prosecution in convicting two other men. Hearing set for 4 p.m. ET in Grand Rapids before Judge Robert J. Jonker.

6 Oct 20:00 ET / 20:00 GMT



OPEC+ move reignites Americans' top worry ahead of midterm elections

A move by OPEC+ to sharply cut global oil produciton threatened to send gas prices higher, reigniting American voters' top worry -- inflation -- ahead of the November midterm elecitons.

6 Oct 16:00 ET / 16:00 GMT


Bosnian Serb opposition protests against allegedly rigged vote

Opposition parties plan to hold protests in Banja Luka, the main city of Bosnia's autonomous Serb Republic, alleging an election for the region's president at the weekend was rigged and they ask for re-count of ballots.

6 Oct 16:00 ET / 16:00 GMT

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