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'Humanitarian pause' in Hamas-Israel war is urged to aid Gaza civilians

GAZA/JERUSALEM, Oct 24 (Reuters) - The United Nations, United States and Canada appealed on Tuesday for a humanitarian pause in the Israel-Hamas war to allow safe deliveries of aid to civilians short of food, water, medicine and electricity in the Israeli-besieged Gaza Strip.


Republican infighting torpedoes Tom Emmer's bid for US House speaker

WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Tom Emmer abandoned his bid to lead the House of Representatives just hours after his fellow Republicans nominated him on Tuesday, as the party infighting that has paralyzed Congress for over three weeks showed no sign of letting up.



Biden's Israel stance angers Arab, Muslim Americans; could jeopardize 2024 votes

WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Arab and Muslim Americans and their allies are criticizing President Joe Biden's response to the Israel-Hamas war, asking him to do more to prevent a humanitarian crisis in Gaza or risk losing their support in the 2024 election.


Trump valued holdings at 'whatever number' he picked, Michael Cohen testifies

NEW YORK, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen testified on Tuesday that he manipulated the values of the former U.S. president's real estate properties to match "whatever number Mr. Trump told us."



Google-parent Alphabet's cloud division misses revenue estimates, as Microsoft’s cloud booms

Google-parent Alphabet's cloud business crawled to its slowest in 10 quarters, sending the company's stock down 5.7% after hours, even as sales at rival Microsoft's cloud unit boomed.


Microsoft sales beat estimates as customers prepare for AI rollout

Microsoft on Tuesday beat Wall Street estimates for fiscal first-quarter results in all segments, driven particularly by strength in its cloud-computing and PC businesses.



'The Hunger Games' to be turned into London stage play

LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - "The Hunger Games" is set to open at a London theatre next year in the first live stage adaptation of Suzanne Collins' novels and the hugely successful film franchise.


Vivaldi's Four Seasons gets climate change makeover

MADRID, Oct 24 (Reuters) - A Spanish music director has adapted Antonio Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" to the grim reality of global warming, adding prominence and drama to the summer concerto while shortening the other three, and he believes the Italian great would not mind.



Basketball-Record 125 international players on NBA opening-night rosters

NEW YORK, Oct 24 (Reuters) - A record 125 players born outside the United States were on National Basketball Association (NBA) opening-night rosters, the league said on Tuesday, with 40 countries and territories.


League backtracks on controversial Pride tape ban

The National Hockey League (NHL) has reversed its ban on players supporting social causes on their equipment, including the use of rainbow-coloured Pride tape on their sticks.




Biden could release a new domestic budget request for Congress

The White House could request another supplemental spending package as soon as Wednesday to address childcare, disaster relief, and other priorities.

25 Oct


Colombia officials, Ecopetrol CEO attend oil conference in Cartagena

Colombian energy minister Andres Camacho, Ecopetrol CEO Ricardo Roa, the president of the National Hydrocarbons Agency, Defense Minister Ivan Velasquez and the heads of private oil and gas companies will attend an annual forum in Cartagena.

25 Oct


Meta Reports Q3 Results

Meta is expected to report an over 20% rise in third quarter revenue helped by higher ad sales. Analysts will look for further commentary on its business outlook and plans for the AI chatbots it announced recently.

25 Oct


Coca-Cola CFO, Liberty Mutual CEO in Northern Ireland for U.S. trade mission

Coca-Cola Chief Financial Officer John Murphy and Liberty Mutual Insurance Chief Executive Officer Tim Sweeney travel to Northern Ireland as part of a trade mission led by the U.S. government's economic envoy to the region Joseph Kennedy, who is seeking to drum up investment following the new EU/UK trade deal for Northern Ireland struck earlier this year.

25 Oct


Thermo Fisher reports Q3 results

Thermo Fisher Scientific is expected to report third-quarter earnings before markets open. Investors will focus on comments on demand trends from its biotech clients as well as demand for life sciences tools and any changes to the medical equipment maker's full year forecast. Any comments related Novo Nordisk's obesity drug Wegovy will also be closely watched as Thermo does filling work for the drug.

25 Oct 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Lloyds Banking Group reports Q3 earnings

Lloyds Banking Group reports third quarter earnings, with investors watching to see whether a UK housing market squeeze is offsetting the benefits to lenders of higher central bank interest rates.

25 Oct 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


Indonesia to update public on its state budget as of September

Indonesia's finance ministry to hold a news conference to update public on the realisation of its state budget as of September. The news conference came amid growing global uncertainties due to U.S. monetary tightening and rising geopolitical tensions.

25 Oct 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


Taiwan chipmaker UMC reports third quarter earnings

Taiwan chipmaker UMC reports third quarter earnings.

25 Oct 09:00 ET / 13:00 GMT


Nigeria finance minister to give speech on infrastructure financing

Nigeria's Finance Minister Wale Edun is expected to make a speech on how to finance infrastructure development at the West Africa Capital Market Conference in the commercial capital Lagos.

25 Oct 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


Spooky Season: How to overcome money fears

We all have questions about money, but here is one you may not have thought about: What are you afraid of?

25 Oct 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


Boeing reports third-quarter results

Boeing is scheduled to report third-quarter results.

25 Oct 12:30 ET / 16:30 GMT


Q3 2023 Roper Technologies Inc Earnings Release

Investors expect positive results from Roper Technologies for the third quarter, based on strong IT spend across industries.

25 Oct 12:30 ET / 16:30 GMT


Automatic Data Processing First Quarter Results

Automatic Data Processing is expected to forecast annual revenue growth of 6.5% owing to continued demand for its human capital management software.

25 Oct 12:30 ET / 16:30 GMT


T-Mobile US Third Quarter Results

U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile US is expected to report its third-quarter results on Wednesday. Investors will focus on wireless subscriber growth as it faces tough competition in the telecom industry.

25 Oct 12:30 ET / 16:30 GMT


Q3 2023 CME Group Inc Earnings Release

CME Group is set report a rise in third quarter profit as volatility in global equity markets, geopolitical tensions and high inflation have pushed trading volumes higher.

25 Oct 13:30 ET / 17:30 GMT


Bank of Canada announces interest rate decision

Bank of Canada announces interest rate decision

25 Oct 14:00 ET / 18:00 GMT


Brazil's Unica releases data on sugar, ethanol production

Industry group Unica releases data on sugarcane crushing, sugar and ethanol output in Brazil's centre-south region for the first half of October.

25 Oct 14:00 ET / 18:00 GMT



Japan supreme court judges if forcing surgery to legally become transgender unconstitutional

Japan's supreme court on Wednesday set to make a landmark judgement on weather a law forcing a surgery to citizens who want to change their legal gender status unconstitutional.

25 Oct



Colombian President Gustavo Petro to visit China

Colombian President Gustavo Petro will visit China from Oct. 24 to 26, at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

25 Oct


South Korea's Yoon Suk Yeol visits Qatar

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol will make a trip to Qatar for a summit with Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

25 Oct


US House Republicans struggle to unite behind speaker pick Tom Emmer

U.S. House of Representatives Republicans on Wednesday were expected to be trying to unite behind Tom Emmer as their nominee for speaker, after struggling to line up enough votes to guarantee he could win the job and fill a leadership vacuum that has paralyzed the chamber for three weeks.

25 Oct


Biden hosts Australian PM for official US visit

U.S. President Joe Biden hosts Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of Australia for visit.

25 Oct


Indonesia's Prabowo and running mate register for next year's election

Indonesia's presidential candidate, Prabowo Subianto, and his running mate, Gibran Rakabuming Raka, register for next year's election at the country's election committee.

25 Oct 03:00 ET / 07:00 GMT


UNCTAD press conference on assistance to Palestinians

The United Nations trade body publishes a report on economic development in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including the Gaza Strip.

25 Oct 09:00 ET /13:00 GMT


Australia, US leaders to discuss Pacific infrastructure, critical minerals

Australia and the United States will announce plans to cooperate on critical minerals and bolster Pacific Islands infrastructure as Prime Minister Anthony Albanese visits Washington this week, a senior Biden administration official said.

25 Oct 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


Sam Bankman-Fried might risk testifying in criminal trial, experts say

Sam Bankman-Fried has little to lose by bucking conventional wisdom and taking the stand at his criminal fraud trial, following weeks of testimony that he stole billions of dollars from unwitting customers of his FTX cryptocurrency exchange.

25 Oct 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


Michael Cohen resumes testimony in Trump civil fraud case

Donald Trump's former lawyer-turned-foe Michael Cohen will take the stand again in New York court as the former U.S. president fights allegations that he inflated his net worth to secure better loan terms.

25 Oct 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


Weekly Austrian cabinet meeting

Ministers hold a news conference after Austria's weekly cabinet meeting.

25 Oct 10:15 ET / 14:15 GMT


Slovak president to appoint ex-PM Fico's new government

Slovakia's president will appoint a new government led by three-time leftist prime minister Robert Fico, who won a Sept. 30 election with pledges to end military end to Ukraine and battle illegal migration.

25 Oct 12:00 ET / 16:00 GMT


UK foreign minister Cleverly takes questions from parliament's European Scrutiny Committee

British foreign minister James Cleverly takes questions from parliament's European Scrutiny Committee on the country's post-Brexit relationship with the European Union.

25 Oct 13:30 ET / 17:30 GMT



In Lebanon's southern town of Qana, residents fear conflict

In the south Lebanon town of Qana, where Israeli shelling killed more than 100 people in 1996 and dozens more in an Israeli airstrike in 2006, escalating clashes on the border with Israel once again fill residents with dread.

25 Oct



Russia's Putin meets religious leaders

President Vladimir Putin holds a meeting with Russian religious leaders.

25 Oct 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT