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UK leadership favourite Liz Truss U-turns on pay plan in
first big misstep
British foreign minister Liz Truss, the front-runner to
replace Boris Johnson as prime minister, was forced to backtrack
on one of her most striking pledges a day after announcing it
following a backlash from fellow Conservatives and opposition
Yemen's warring parties agree only to renew two-month truce,
Yemen's warring sides agreed to renew a two-month truce
expiring on Tuesday, the United Nations envoy said, despite
international pressure for an extended and expanded deal that
would build on the longest stretch of relative calm in over
Trump-backed candidates on ballot as voters in five U.S.
states go to pollsHeadline in bold
Donald Trump's effort to play Republican kingmaker faced
fresh tests on Tuesday as voters in five states cast ballots in
high-profile races for U.S. Congress, governor and other offices
ahead of November's midterm elections.
Zawahiri strike gives Biden counter-terrorism strategy
boost, but concerns persist
The CIA drone strike that killed Al Qaeda leader Ayman
al-Zawahiri delivered a long-sought win for U.S. President Joe
Biden's counter-terrorism strategy, officials and experts said
on Tuesday, but also sharpened concerns about militants'
presence in Afghanistan.
Fed officials stay resolute on need to make policy more
A trio of Federal Reserve officials from across the policy
spectrum signaled on Tuesday that they and their colleagues
remain resolute and "completely united" on getting U.S. interest
rates up to a level that will more significantly curb economic
activity and put a dent in the highest inflation since the
U.S. job openings fall to nine-month low; labor market holds
tightHeadline in bold
U.S. job openings fell by the most in just over two years in
June as demand for workers eased in the retail and wholesale
trade industries, but overall the labor market remains tight,
allowing the Federal Reserve to continue raising interest rates.
SIMON&SCHUSTER-M&A/PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE
Horror author Stephen King says writers hurt by book
Horror author Stephen King said writers will have fewer
places to shop their books if Penguin Random House is allowed to
merge with Simon & Schuster, in testimony on Tuesday in a trial
to determine if the deal may go forward.
Australian AI star Appen flags first-half loss, shares
Australia's Appen Ltd which runs artificial intelligence
training for Facebook, Google and Amazon.com Inc, said a
spending slowdown by clients would bring its first half-year
loss since listing, sending its shares tumbling.
Djokovic likely to miss U.S. Open over COVID-19 vaccine
There is a petition circulating to allow Novak Djokovic to
play at the U.S. Open but the Serbian appears likely to miss the
entire North American hardcourt swing barring a sudden change in
COVID-19 protocols in the United States and Canada.
Lewandowski, Bayern clear air after rocky Barcelona move
New Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski said farewell to
his former Bayern Munich team mates and club staff during a
brief visit to the Bundesliga champions' headquarters on
Tuesday, despite his rocky departure and spat with Bayern
BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
Central American development bank news conference in Taiwan
The Central American Bank for Economic Integration's
President Dante Mossi holds news conference in Taiwan.
3 Aug 21:30 ET / 01:30 GMT
UKRAINE-CRISIS/RUSSIA-CHERNOGOLOVKA (PIX) (TV)
Chernogolovka targets 50% of Russian soft drinks market as
Coke, Pepsi leave
As the world's largest soft drinks producers reduce their
exposure to Russia, domestic player Chernogolovka is hoping to
capitalise on the void left behind to seize 50% market share in
the coming years, CEO Natalia Sakhnina told Reuters.
InfoWars parent begins bankruptcy amid dispute over Jones
Free Speech Systems, the parent company of conspiracy
website InfoWars, will begin its bankruptcy case in Texas court
on Wednesday, seeking permission to use existing cash accounts
and pay key vendors. FSS will be opposed by family members of
children killed in the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre,
who allege that Alex Jones took $62 million from the company
while burdening it with $65 million additional debt owed to PQPR
Holdings, another entity affiliated with Jones.
3 Aug 00:00 ET / 04:00 GMT
CVS HEALTH - RESULTS/
CVS Health Q2 Results
Pharmacy chain CVS Health Corp is set to report second
quarter 2022 results before markets open on Wednesday. Investors
will be interested in Omicron-related surge in COVID testing
volumes at the company's stores, as well as the performance of
its insurance and pharmacy benefit management business.
Investors will also keep a close eye on any updates to the
company's full year targets.
3 Aug 02:30 ET / 06:30 GMT
3 Aug 03:15 ET / 07:15 GMT
Debt agency auctions three-month T-bills
Greek debt agency auctions 625 mln euros of three-month
T-bills. A previous sale in July was priced to yield 0.20%
3 Aug 05:00 ET / 09:00 GMT
ZIMBABWE-ECONOMY/SCRAPMETAL (PIX) (TV)
Impoverished Zimbabweans turn to scrap metal trade as
Shepherd Chowe pushes a cart filled with tins, iron rods and
other metallic objects down a dusty pathway in Hopley, a poor
settlement about 15 km west of Zimbabwe's capital, Harare. He is
among desperate Zimbabweans selling scrap metal for survival as
the cost of living soars, piling pressure on a population
already facing food shortages and high unemployment, and
stirring memories of economic chaos years ago under the late
leader Robert Mugabe's near four-decade rule.
3 Aug 05:00 ET / 09:00 GMT
Regeneron to report second-quarter 2022 earnings
Drugmaker Regeneron Pharmaceuticals is set to report its
second-quarter results on Wednesday, before markets open.
Investors will watch for sales growth of its blockbuster drugs
Eylea, Dupixent, comments on its "next-generation" antibodies
for COVID, and impact of FX headwinds.
3 Aug 06:30 ET / 10:30 GMT
Under Armour reports quarterly results
Under Armour Inc is expected to report the impact it is
seeing on consumer demand from decades-high inflation and
provide further updates on the effect of surging transportation
and commodity costs.Investors will also be on the look out for
an update from the company on its search for a new CEO.
3 Aug 06:55 ET / 10:55 GMT
Moderna reports Q2 earnings
Moderna is expected to report second-quarter earnings on
Wednesday. Investors will focus on any changes to the sales
forecast for its COVID-19 vaccine, and comments on how the
vaccine maker expects to drive growth once demand for COVID-19
vaccines begins to wane.
3 Aug 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
U.S. Treasury issues Quarterly Refunding data
3 Aug 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT
Yum Brands Q2 Earnings
Taco Bell parent Yum Brands Inc is expected to post an
increase in second-quarter same-store sales, boosted by strong
online demand and higher prices. Investors will look out for
comments on U.S. labor shortages, sales trends and the impact of
inflation on its business.
3 Aug 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT
Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Harker speaks on
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick
Harker speaks on "Using Fintech to Promote Financial Inclusion"
before hybrid Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Sixth Annual
3 Aug 10:30 ET / 14:30 GMT
Treasury announces sales: 3- & 10-year notes, 30-year bonds
Treasury Dept. announces sales of 3- and 10-year notes,
3 Aug 11:00 ET / 15:00 GMT
SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY
Vaccine makers take a shot at Lyme disease, decades after
Poor sales triggered the withdrawal of an approved Lyme
disease vaccine roughly two decades ago. Now, two drugmakers -
Valneva and Pfizer - are convinced they wont suffer the same
fate with a new shot for the tick-borne disease.
CONFLICTS / WAR / PEACE
LEBANON-BLAST/INVESTIGATION (EXPLAINER) (PIX) (TV)
EXPLAINER - Why are Lebanon's politicians fighting the
Beirut port blast probe
Lebanon on Thursday marks the second anniversary of the
Beirut port explosion which killed at least 215 people, wounded
thousands and damaged swathes of the capital. An investigation
into the 2020 Beirut blast has been stalled as a result of
several lawsuits against the investigating judge, leaving
families of the 230 victims with little closure two years since
the third-largest non-nuclear explosion in history.
INDONESIA-USA/MILITARY (PIX) (TV)
Indonesia, United States host 'Super Garuda Shield' joint
Indonesia and the United States co-host the Super Garuda
Shield joint-training exercise with Japan, South Korea,
Australia and others, in South Sumatra. The two-week long drill
will officially be opened by the Commander of the Indonesian
National Armed Forces Andika Perkasa and the U.S. Army Pacific
Command General Charles A. Flynn.
SRI LANKA-CRISIS/ (PIX)
Sri Lanka's new president makes key policy speech amid
Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe will likely lay
out key priorities for his government in a speech in parliament
on Wednesday, including stating immediate goals regarding the
economy, political stability and social assistance. The island
nation of 22 million people is currently suffering its worst
economic crisis in seven decades.
3 Aug 01:00 ET / 05:00 GMT
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Turkish foreign minister to meet with Cambodian counterpart
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuolu will meet his
Cambodian counterpart and current chair of ASEAN Prak Sokhonn in
A Kenyan town unites to ward off election violence
Only a road separates between the towns of Kibigori and
Chemose in western Kenya on a faultline between two of the
nations largest ethnic groups the Luo and the Kalenjin who
are fielding competing candidates in the Aug. 9 elections. Polls
five years ago saw one resident killed and homes burned down in
clashes between the rival groups. But this time residents have
formed a group of peace ambassadors to address problems before
they erupt into violence.
ASEAN-MEETING/ (PIX) (TV)
ASEAN foreign ministers meet, Myanmar crisis in focus
Foreign ministers of ASEAN hold meetings in Cambodia, where
the crisis in Myanmar is expected to figure prominently, a week
after the bloc's unusually strong rebuke of the junta over its
executions of four activists and criticism for stalling on an
ASEAN-led peace plan. Myanmar has declined to send a non-junta
Weekly Austrian cabinet meeting
Ministers hold a news conference after Austria's weekly
3 Aug 06:15 ET / 10:15 GMT
INSIGHT-Pro-Trump activists swamp election officials with
sprawling records requests
Pro-Trump operatives are flooding local officials with
public-records requests to seek evidence for the former
presidents false stolen-election claims and to gather
intelligence on voting machines and voters, adding to the chaos
rocking the U.S. election system.
3 Aug 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
U.S. Senate panel eyes election reform in post-Trump
3 Aug 10:30 ET / 14:30 GMT
Canadian, German foreign ministers meet for a discussion in
Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly and German
counterpart Annalena Baerbock will meet at the Montreal chamber
of commerce to discuss the international geopolitical situation
and ties between the two countries.
3 Aug 11:30 ET / 15:30 GMT
CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE
EL SALVADOR-CRIME/ (PIX) (TV)
In El Salvador, discrepancy over deaths and mass graves
In El Salvador, testimony from police officers and
conflicting statistics on mass graves are leading critics to
question if homicides in the Central American country are being
fully reported as access to official information tightens.
3 Aug 09:00 ET / 13:00 GMT
Alex Jones defamation trial continues
Jones, founder of the Infowars radio show and webcast, is on
trial in Texas to determine how much he must pay for spreading
falsehoods about the killing of 20 children and six staff at
Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on Dec.
3 Aug 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT