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TOP STORIES

GLOBAL

NORTHKOREA-MISSILES/

South Korea, U.S. fire missiles to protest 'reckless' North Korean test

South Korea and the U.S. military conducted rare missile drills and an American supercarrier repositioned east of North Korea after Pyongyang flew a missile over Japan, one of the allies' sharpest responses since 2017 to a North Korean weapon test.

UKRAINE-CRISIS

Putin finalises 'annexation' in Ukraine even as troops flee front

President Vladimir Putin signed a law to incorporate four partially occupied Ukrainian regions into Russia on Wednesday, in what Kyiv called the act of a "collective madhouse" at a time when Russia's forces have been fleeing from the front lines.

U.S.

STORM-IAN/BIDEN

Biden, Florida's DeSantis stress unity in Hurricane Ian recovery

U.S. President Joe Biden met with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday to tour the devastation from Hurricane Ian, and stressed the need for a united federal and state effort for the lengthy recovery ahead.

OIL-OPEC/USA-BIDEN

Biden disappointed by 'shortsighted' OPEC+ cut, more SPR releases possible

President Joe Biden called on his administration and Congress to explore ways to boost U.S. energy production and reduce OPEC's control over energy prices after the cartel's "shortsighted" production cut, the White House said on Wednesday.

BUSINESS

TWITTER-M&A

Musk, Twitter may reach deal to end court battle as early as Wednesday -source

Elon Musk and Twitter Inc may reach an agreement to end their litigation as soon as Wednesday and clear the way for the world's richest person to close his $44 billion deal for the social media platform, a source familiar with the litigation told Reuters.

USA-BIOFUELS/EPA

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. EPA expected to propose electric cars be eligible for renewable fuel credits -sources

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to propose that electric vehicles be eligible for renewable fuel credits in an upcoming proposal on biofuel blending mandates, three sources familiar with the matter said.

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

FILM-RUST/SHOOTING

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

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.

SPACE-EXPLORATION/ISS

SpaceX capsule heads to space station ferrying NASA crew and Russian

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.

SPORTS

SOCCER-WORLDCUP/QATAR-LABOUR

Qatar to step up labour inspections during World Cup - Union

Qatar will intensify labour inspections during the soccer World Cup including extra health and safety checks to protect workers in the Gulf Arab state from exploitation, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) said on Wednesday.

SOCCER-NWSL

Thorns, Timbers fire two executives amid abuse report fallout

Portland Thorns fired two key executives on Wednesday after a report said abuse was rampant in the top-flight U.S. National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).

UPCOMING

POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

UKRAINE-CRISIS/USA-POLL

Reuters/Ipsos poll on Americans' view on Ukraine crisis

Reuters/Ipsos releases new polling on Americans' view of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the U.S. government's response to it.

5 Oct 22:00 ET / 22:00 GMT

CARIBBEAN-CLIMATE/ (PIX)

Caribbean nations to push for 'loss and damage' at COP27 climate talks, document says

Caribbean nations will unite to seek "loss and damage" compensation for the impact of climate change at the upcoming COP28 climate talks in Egypt, according to notes from a recent regional summit seen by Reuters.

6 Oct

UN-RIGHTS/

Voting at human rights council opens with China, Russia motions in focus

Two days of voting opens at the U.N. Human Rights Council on dozens of resolutions in one of the busiest and most divisive sessions in its history. One of the initiatives is a Western-led effort to create a new independent investigator for human rights violations in Russia and another is to launch a debate into a U.N. report on abuses in China's Xinjiang.

6 Oct

MALAYSIA-POLITICS/ (PIX) (TV)

Malaysia PM to meet king amid speculation over early election

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob will meet the king on Thursday for his weekly audience. Speculation is rife that Ismail may seek the monarch's assent to dissolve parliament and call for early elections.

6 Oct

USA-BLINKEN/LATAM (PIX) (TV)

Blinken to lead US delegation at the General Assembly of the OAS in Peru

Secretary Blinken to lead the U.S. delegation at the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) taking place in Lima, Peru. He will underscore the U.S. commitment to the OAS and this year's theme, "Together Against Inequality and Discrimination."

6 Oct

CANADA-US/REFUGEE-AGREEMENT

Fight over Canada-U.S. asylum-seeker pact goes to Supreme Court

A years-long battle over the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement goes to Canada's highest court on Thursday. A decision could have implications not only for Canada's asylum system but the way Canadians challenge their country's laws or prove breaches of rights.

6 Oct

TURKEY-SWEDEN/NATO

Swedish committee to visit Turkey to discuss extraditions

A committee from Sweden's Justice Ministry will be in Turkey to discuss the technical details about the extradition of people that Ankara considers terrorists. Ankara has said its parliament will not approve Sweden and Finland's NATO bids unless people it considers terrorists are extradited.

6 Oct

USA-BIDEN/ (PIX) (TV)

Biden travels to New York and New Jersey

U.S. President Joe Biden travels to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and New York City. Biden also travels to Red Bank, N.J. In Poughkeepsie, Biden visits IBM. In Red Bank, N.J., Biden participates in reception for Democratic National Committee. In New York City, Biden participates in reception for Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

6 Oct

EU-SUMMIT/TURKEY (TV)

Turkey's Erdogan attends EU summit in Prague

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a summit in Prague gathering leaders of EU countries and representatives from their neighbours including the Balkans and Ukraine in a new format known as the European Political Community.

6 Oct

ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT

IRAQ-HERITAGE/HOUSES (PIX) (TV)

The struggle to save Baghdad's heritage houses

Many of Baghdad's remaining heritage homes are crumbling. Although many are listed as protected by the government, owners struggle to renovate them amid a lack of allocated funds and as rising real estate prices in the capital encourage illicit demolitions.

6 Oct

NOBEL-PRIZE/LITERATURE (PIX) (TV)

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

BUSINESS / ECONOMICS

CANADA-ALBERTA/PREMIER

Alberta's ruling United Conservative Party announces new leader and provincial Premier

Alberta's ruling United Conservative Party announces the result of its leadership contest, installing a new party leader and premier for Canada's main oil-producing province.

6 Oct

MEXICO-AUTOS/

Mexico's INEGI statistics agency publishes auto production, export data

Mexico's INEGI statistics agency publishes auto production, export data

6 Oct

COLOMBIA-COFFEE/

Interview with Roberto Velez, head of Colombia's national coffee federation

We will talk to Roberto Velez, head of Colombia's national coffee federation, about issues facing the coffee industry, particularly regarding output, which declined 31% on year in September.

6 Oct

LUFTHANSA-WAGES/EUROWINGS-STRIKE

Pilots at Lufthansa's Eurowings go on strike

Pilots at Lufthansa's budget airline Eurowings will stage a 24-hour strike after 10 rounds of talks failed, pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) had said on Tuesday.

6 Oct

FOREX-POLL/CANADA

POLL-Strategists give their forecasts for the Canadian dollar

Foreign exchange strategists forecast the performance of the Canadian dollar against its U.S. counterpart over the coming year.

6 Oct

CONAGRA-RESULTS/

Conagra Q1 Results

Conagra is expected to report a rise in quarterly revenue, as the Slim Jim jerky maker benefits from price hikes and a sustained boom in demand for its frozen meals. Investors will be interested in consumer pushback to price increases and any forecast the company provides.

6 Oct

SWISS-ECONOMY/ENERGY (PIX) (TV)

Swiss pursue home-grown energy panacea - reluctantly

Having so far escaped the fuel-driven surge in inflation plaguing their neighbours, the Swiss are moving ahead with plans to boost their energy security and lock-in tame power prices. But only despite themselves.

6 Oct

SUN INTERNATINAL-SAFRICA/

South Africa's Sun International expand its Sun City resort

South Africa's hotel and casino firm Sun International will lay out expansion plans for its popular Sun City resort, which was hit hard by COVID-19 travel restrictions. With the lifting of those restrictions, the Time Square casino owner is anticipating huge demand for its resorts, and the expansion would be a vote of confidence in a sector that is swiftly recovering from the effects of the pandemic.

6 Oct

GRAINS-ARGENTINA/EXCHANGE

Buenos Aires Grains Exchange publishes weekly crop forecast report

6 Oct

TAIWAN-PALAU/ (PIX)

Taiwan holds welcoming ceremony for visiting Palau president

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen holds welcome ceremony for visiting Palau President Surangel Whipps.

6 Oct 02:30 ET / 02:30 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.

6 Oct 08:00 ET / 08:00 GMT

USA-FED/MESTER

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

USA-FED/KASHKARI

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

ALPHABET-GOOGLE/HARDWARE (TV)

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

USA-TREASURY/YELLEN

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

USA-USDA/MEATTRADE

USDA issues Livestock and Meat International Trade data for August

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

6 Oct 15:00 ET / 15:00 GMT

USA-TREASURY/ANNOUNCEMENT

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

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

6 Oct 15:00 ET / 15:00 GMT

ALPHABET-GOOGLE/PIXEL (TV)

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

CONFLICTS / WAR / PEACE

UKRAINE-CRISIS/RUSSIA-MOBILISATION-KAZAKHSTAN (PIX) (TV)

Russian exodus test limits of neighbours' hospitality

While Russia's southern neighbours have so far let in hundreds of thousands of people evading conscription without restrictions, their arrival has stressed local property markets and prompted security concerns among some of the locals.

6 Oct

USA-CAPITOL/SECURITY-OATH KEEPERS

Oath Keepers militia members leader face trial for seditious conspiracy over 2021 U.S. Capitol attack

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and some of his group's associates go to trial, in historic effort by Justice Department to prosecute them for seditious conspiracy charges after they stormed U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

6 Oct

TAIWAN-SECURITY/

Taiwan security chief takes lawmaker questions in parliament

Taiwan National Security Bureau Director-General Chen Ming-tong takes lawmaker questions in parliament.

6 Oct 01:00 ET / 01:00 GMT

YEMEN-SECURITY/HUNGER (PIX) (TV)

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

SPORTS

SOCCER-INDONESIA/ (PIX) (TV)

Indonesia awaits probe into stadium tragedy that killed 131 people

Indonesia is probing one of the world's worst stadium disasters in which at least 131 people were killed in a stampede at an over-capacity soccer match where tear gas was used. President Joko Widodo on Wednesday said locked doors and steep stairs were key factors, and suggested the sport's world governing body FIFA might help Indonesia to run soccer matches better.

6 Oct

SOCCER-WORLDCUP/RANKINGS

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

DISASTERS / ACCIDENTS

STORM-IAN/FLOODS

A week after Hurricane Ian hit, an inland city is still under water

In the central Florida city of Arcadia, Hurricane Ian hit twice. The Category 4 storm blasted the inland city with wind and rain last week. Then the Peace River, already flowing at high levels, swelled over its banks and swamped homes, as rain from Ian ran off into rivers and streams around the state.

6 Oct

SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY

AUSTRALIA-WEATHER/

Sydney set to smash rainfall records as Australia braces for more floods

Sydney is all set to record its wettest year in 164 years, data showed on Thursday, as authorities braced for major floods in Australia's east with more heavy downpours expected to fall over the next three days.

6 Oct

AFRICA-HEALTH/

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

USA-TRANSYOUTH/CARE (PIX) (TV)

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

CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE

PEOPLE-KEVIN SPACEY/ (TV)

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

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