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Ukraine says its troops advance towards Izium as fighting rages in Donbas

Ukraine reported intense Russian shelling across the frontlines on Tuesday as both sides traded blame for the weekend strike on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex which triggered international concern about a potential atomic disaster.


Taiwanese foreign minister warns China preparing for invasion

Taiwan's foreign minister said on Tuesday that China was using the military drills it launched in protest against U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit as an excuse to prepare for an invasion of the self-ruled island.



FBI searches Trump's Florida home as part of presidential records probe

Former President Donald Trump said FBI agents raided his Mar-a-Lago estate on Monday and broke into his safe in what his son acknowledged was part of an investigation into Trump's removal of official presidential records from the White House to his Florida resort.


After court win, Biden again tries to end Trump 'remain in Mexico' program

Several thousand migrants forced to wait in Mexico under a Trump-era program gradually will be allowed to enter the United States to pursue their asylum claims in coming weeks and months, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said on Monday.



Australia business activity booms in July, costs surge

A measure of Australian business confidence rebounded in July as sales and profits held up surprisingly well in the face of rising interest rates and high inflation, though firms also reported record costs amid supply constraints.


Rating agencies expect U.S. spending bill to cut inflation, deficit over time

A sweeping bill passed by the U.S. Senate on Sunday and intended to fight climate change, lower drug prices and raise some corporate taxes, will bring down inflation over the medium to long term and cut the deficit, rating agencies Moody's Investors service and Fitch Ratings told Reuters on Monday.



Pop music and 'Grease' star Olivia Newton-John dead at age 73

Singer Olivia Newton-John, who soared to the top of the world's pop music charts in the 1970s and 1980s with such tunes as "I Honestly Love You" and "Physical" and starred in the hit movie musical "Grease," died on Monday at age 73 at her home in Southern California.


Alex Jones likely to win large cut in Sandy Hook punitive damages award - attorneys

U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones could end up owing as little as 10% of the $45.2 million in punitive damages that a Texas jury awarded to the parents of a Sandy Hook victim last week, legal experts told Reuters on Monday.



Serena advances in Toronto, joins Rybakina and Halep in second round

Three-times winner Serena Williams moved into the Toronto Open second round with a 6-3 6-4 win over Spain's Nuria Parrizas Diaz on Monday while Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina and Simona Halep also advanced.


Inter terminate Sanchez contract by mutual agreement

Inter Milan have ended the contract of Chile forward Alexis Sanchez by mutual agreement, the Serie A club said on Monday.




FACTBOX-Four key races in Wisconsin, Minnesota midterm primaries

Voters in states including Wisconsin and Minnesota will pick candidates for the U.S. Congress and other offices in primaries on Tuesday, in another test of former President Donald Trump's influence in the Republican Party ahead of the Nov. 8 midterms. Vermont and Connecticut also hold nomination contests, while Minnesota holds a special election for its currently vacant 1st Congressional District. A factbox on four key races.

9 Aug 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Landmark U.S. healthcare bill sets stage for lower Medicare prescription drug costs

The climate and healthcare legislation that Congress is set to approve later this week includes the most important improvements to the Medicare program in nearly two decades. The changes aim to address one of the biggest concerns of seniors: the fast-rising cost of prescription drugs. Here is a breakdown of the changes to expect in Medicare - and when they will roll out.

9 Aug 11:00 ET / 11:00 GMT



Shrinking U.S. cattle herd signals more pain from high beef prices

U.S. consumers grappling with soaring inflation face more pain from high beef prices as ranchers are reducing their cattle herds due to drought and high feed costs, a decision that will tighten livestock supplies for years, economists said.

9 Aug 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Capri Holdings reports first quarter results

Capri Holdings is expected to report a rise quarterly revenue as demand for its high-end Versace handbags and apparel holds strong among affluent shoppers still largely unaffected by decades-high inflation.

9 Aug 10:30 ET / 10:30 GMT


Sequencing the West African “yam belt” for food security

Stacks of hairy yams line a market in Ibadan, Nigeria, where traders haggle over quality and price before loading them into cars for the last mile to consumers. Nearby, a man navigates heavy traffic with a hand cart piled high with the tubers. Yams - pounded into paste, ground into flour, boiled or fried – provide sustenance and livelihoods across West Africa. But growing conditions across the "yam belt" from Guinea to Cameroon are deteriorating just as prices of other staples soar.

9 Aug 10:30 ET / 10:30 GMT


Mexico-Inflation Final

9 Aug 11:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Q2 Earnings

U.S. cruise operator Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd is expected to post a smaller quarerly loss, helped by pent-up demand for leisure travel. Analysts will look out for comments on return to profitability, inflation, and current booking and pricing trends.

9 Aug 11:30 ET / 11:30 GMT


Ralph Lauren Corp reports first quarter results

Ralp Lauren Corp is expected to report a rise in quarterly revenue as demand for luxury goods holds up even as inflation surges. However, investors will be on the lookout for commentary about any signs of a slowdown.

9 Aug 12:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


Treasury Dept. announces sales of 4- and 8-week bills

Treasury Dept. announces sales of 4- and 8-week bills.

9 Aug 15:00 ET / 15:00 GMT


June industrial production data due

Argentine government is due to release June industrial production data

9 Aug 18:30 ET / 18:30 GMT

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