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Xi tells Scholz China and Germany should work together during 'times of turmoil'

BEIJING, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping touted the need for greater cooperation between China and Germany amid "times of change and turmoil" in his first meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, with talks expected to touch on Russia's war on Ukraine, climate change and developing economic ties.


Russia signals retreat in southern Ukraine but Kyiv fears trap

KYIV, Nov 4 (Reuters) - A Russian-installed official in southern Ukraine said Moscow will likely pull its troops from the west bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson and urged civilians to leave, possibly signalling a retreat that would be a setback to Russia's war.



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

OCEANSIDE, Calif., Nov 3 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden urged young voters in New Mexico and California on Thursday to vote to protect democracy as part of his final major campaign swing, days ahead of midterm elections that could see his Democrats lose control of the U.S. Congress.


Trump considering launching fresh White House bid after midterm elections-advisers

WASHINGTON, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Former President Donald Trump is considering launching a third bid for the White House this month, three Trump advisers said on Thursday, while Trump himself teased a strong possibility of a comeback during a rally in Iowa later in the day.



Twitter to start layoffs on Friday -internal email

(Reuters) - Twitter 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.


SocGen profit tops forecast but France lags

PARIS, Nov 4(Reuters) - Societe Generale, France's third-biggest listed bank, joined European rivals in posting a higher than expected net income in the third quarter as market volatility boosted trading revenues.



Brooklyn Nets suspend Kyrie Irving for refusing to disavow anti-Semitism (Reuters) - The Brooklyn Nets on Thursday suspended star guard Kyrie Irving for at least five games, saying that despite holding a second press conference to address a controversial documentary he had still refused to disavow anti-Semitism.


FIFA pleads with World Cup nations to 'focus on football' in Qatar (Reuters) - FIFA have written to World Cup teams urging them to focus on the soccer in Qatar and not let the sport be dragged into ideological or political "battles".




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 06:30 ET / 06:30 GMT


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 13:30 ET / 13:30 GMT



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 07:30 ET / 07:30 GMT


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 08:30 ET / 08:30 GMT


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 10:00 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 10:00 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 13:30 ET / 13:30 GMT



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4 Nov 08:00 ET / 08:00 GMT


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 09:00 ET / 09:00 GMT


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

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

4 Nov 09:00 ET / 09:00 GMT


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 10:45 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 14:00 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 14:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


USDA issues Livestock and Meat International Trade data for September

4 Nov 15:00 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 15:30 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 16:00 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 17:00 ET / 17:00 GMT



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 09:00 ET / 09:00 GMT



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 09:30 ET / 09:30 GMT

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