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REUTERS-SCHEDULE/…

08/04/2022 | 06:02pm EDT

Here are the top stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters text service as of 10 P.M.GMT/6 A.M SGT. For a full schedule of news and events, go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect https://www.reutersconnect.com/planning.

TOP STORIES

GLOBAL

ASIA-PELOSI/

Furious China fires missiles near Taiwan in drills after Pelosi visit

China deployed scores of planes and fired live missiles near Taiwan on Thursday in its biggest drills in the Taiwan Strait, a day after U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a solidarity trip to the self-ruled island.

UKRAINE-CRISIS/SLUG/

Ukraine under pressure in east as NATO chief says Russia must not win

Ukraine said on Thursday it had been forced to cede some territory in the east of the country in the face of a Russian offensive, and the head of the NATO military alliance said Moscow must not be allowed to win the war.

U.S.

USA-ELECTION/BIDEN-DEMOCRATSS

One and done? Some Democrats say Biden should not seek second term

A few Democrats in the U.S. Congress have begun to voice what many have mulled privately: whether President Joe Biden, the oldest person to ever occupy the Oval Office, ought to choose retirement over re-election in 2024.DATELINE IN CAPS - Lede or nutgraf

USA-RACE/BREONNA TAYLOR

U.S. charges four Kentucky police officers in Breonna Taylor killing

U.S. prosecutors on Thursday charged four current and former Louisville, Kentucky, police officers for their roles in the botched 2020 raid that killed Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was in her home, in a case that sparked nationwide protests. BUSINESS

BUSINESS

USA-ECONOMY/

U.S. weekly jobless claims increase, but labor market remains tight

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased last week, suggesting some softening in the labor market, though overall conditions remain tight.

USA-FED/MESTER

Fed's Mester sees policy rate above 4%, hikes through mid-2023Headline in bold

The U.S. Federal Reserve should raise interest rates to above 4% to help bring inflation down and must aim to keep tightening through the first half of next year, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said on Thursday.DATELINE IN CAPS - Lede or nutgraf

ENTERTAINMENT

FILM-JOKER/

Lady Gaga appears to confirm casting in 'Joker'

Pop star and actress Lady Gaga appeared to confirm her casting in the upcoming motion picture sequel to the Oscar-winning psychological thriller "Joker" on Thursday by posting a musical teaser on Twitter.

MEXICO-BASKETBALL/GRANNY

Mexico's 'Granny Jordan' becomes viral TikTok basketball star

Nicknamed "Granny Jordan" by TikTok users, a video showing Lopez lighting up the court in her small remote town of San Esteban Atatlahuca in the southern state of Oaxaca has been viewed over 1 million times since it was uploaded by her grandson.

SPORTS

MOTOR-F1-ALPINE/AUSTRALIANS

Australians have starring roles in F1's hot summer

Australians have the starring roles in Formula One's summer drama -- retired racer Mark Webber as a behind-the-scenes fixer for rising star Oscar Piastri while fan favourite Daniel Ricciardo stares at an uncertain future.

TENNIS-MONTREAL/DJOKOVIC

Djokovic withdraws from Canada event, Murray handed wildcard

Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from next week's U.S. Open tune-up event in Canada as he cannot enter the country without being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, tournament organisers said on Thursday while handing Andy Murray one of four wildcards.

UPCOMING

BUSINESS / ECONOMICS

GLOBAL-NUCLEARPOWER/ (PIX)

ANALYSIS-Global energy crisis drives rethink of nuclear power projects

Governments across Europe and Asia are extending their aging fleet of nuclear plants, restarting reactors and dusting off plans to resume projects shelved after the 2011 nuclear crisis in Fukushima, Japan. As a result, nuclear power may be on the cusp of a revival of the golden age seen after the 1970s oil crisis that led to a flurry of projects, although opposition from politicians and non-governmental organizations, funding issues and safety concerns will have to be overcome. Includes factbox on nuclear output and global plans for nuclear power.

5 Aug 19:00 ET / 23:00 GMT

SWISS-ENERGY/ (PIX) (TV)

Visit of the Nant de Drance pumped storage plants

The Nant de Drance power plant has a capacity of 900 MW, making it one of the most powerful pumped storage plants in Europe. It is located 600 meters underground, between the Emosson and Vieux Emosson reservoirs, and has a storage capacity of 20 million kWh. The plant offers flexible power generation, playing a key role in stabilising the electricity grid throughout Europe and in safeguarding Switzerland’s power supply.

5 Aug

EASTEUROPE-ECONOMY/SLOWDOWN

ANALYSIS-Boom-time over, as cost of living crisis catches up with CEE households

In the weeks that followed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, even as west Europe’s big economies started to falter, it was still boom-time further east. Buoyed by double-digit wage hikes, Poles, Hungarians and Czechs pushed retail sales to new highs and economists rushed to upgrade their growth forecasts. It seemed too good to last – and it hasn’t. The party is over.

5 Aug

DEUTSCHE POST-RESULTS/

Q2 2022 Deutsche Post AG Earnings Call

Deutsche Post publishes the results of the first half of 2022

5 Aug

MEXICO-AUTOS/

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

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

5 Aug

USA-FED/BARKIN

Richmond Federal Reserve Bank President Barkin speaks in Lexington, Va.

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Thomas Barkin speaks in person before the Lexington Chamber of Commerce First Friday's Summer Speaker Series, in Lexington, Va.

5 Aug 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT

USA-USDA/MEATTRADE

USDA issues Livestock and Meat International Trade data for June

USDA issues Livestock and Meat Trade International Trade data for June,

5 Aug 11:00 ET / 15:00 GMT

POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

SWEDEN-ELECTION/GANGS (PIX)

Gang crime looms over election as shootings spread to Swedish heartlands

Gang crime in Sweden has spread from the immigrant-dominated suburbs of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo, where it put down its first roots in the 1990s, to the smaller towns and cities that make up the Swedish "heartland", and to the majority of voters who will decide the general election in September.

5 Aug

ASEAN-MEETING/ (PIX) (TV)

Foreign ministers of 27 countries meet in Cambodia for ASEAN security forum

Cambodia hosts the East Asia Summit and also the ASEAN Regional Forum, a defence and security gathering of foreign ministers of 27 countries, including the United States, Russia and Australia, with tensions over Taiwan and the war in Ukraine expected to take centre stage. Two plenary closed-doors sessions will take place.

5 Aug

COLOMBIA-POLITICS/ (PIX) (TV)

Colombians cautiously optimistic ahead of leftist Petro's inauguration

Colombians are expressing cautious optimism about the government of incoming leftist President Gustavo Petro, days before he takes office on promises to reshape the polarized and deeply unequal country with a raft of reforms and social programs.

5 Aug

PHILIPPINES-USA/ (PIX) (TV)

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken visits Philippines

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken goes to the Philippines, a key ally in Asia, and will be the first senior U.S. official to visit since the election of Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the son and namesake of the former strongman ruler who Washington helped to flee a people's revolt in 1986.

5 Aug

SAFRICA-POLITICS/RAMAPHOSA (PIX)

ANALYSIS-S.Africa's Ramaphosa on a knife edge as crises spur leadership contest

South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa is beset by crises that have cast doubt on his presidency and left him vulnerable to a leadership challenge as his party begins the process of selecting candidates for the next national election.

5 Aug 01:00 ET / 05:00 GMT

KENYA-ELECTION/WAJACKOYAH (PIX) (TV)

Kenya presidential wildcard vows to erase debt with 'ganja solution'

Sexagenarian reggae aficionado and presidential candidate George Wajackoyah is convinced he has the right medicine for the ills troubling Kenya's voters: a dose of marijuana and some hyena testicles. A tight race between the two leading presidential candidates - veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto - has thrust a spotlight on Wajackoyah's small but committed band of followers, who could force a run-off if neither side gets more than 50% of the vote on Aug. 9.

5 Aug 02:00 ET / 06:00 GMT

CANADA-CLIMATE/LYTTON (PIX) (GRAPHIC)

INSIGHT-Canadian village razed by wildfire wrestles with climate-proofing its future

A year after a wildfire entirely destroyed the western Canadian village of Lytton, municipal leaders, the British Columbia government and residents are wrestling with the slow and costly reality of future-proofing a community against climate change.

5 Aug 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT

SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY

EUROPE-WEATHER/BRITAIN-ICE CREAM (PIX) (TV)

Ketchup or Salad Cream! Pop-up gelato shop serve up ice cream with a summer flavor twist

The Ice Cream Project by Anya Hindmarch reimagines the taste of summer flavors with Baked Bean ice cream and more.

5 Aug

CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE

CANADA-HATECRIME/

Hate crimes surge in Canada after pandemic

Canada, which prides itself as a diverse and one of the most welcoming countries for immigrants and refugees, has seen a sharp rise in hate crimes targeting religion, sexual orientation and race, prompting minority groups to ask the government to pass an anti-racism law.

5 Aug

ODDLY ENOUGH

USA-ILLINOIS/REDNECK-FISHING (TV)

Water, mud and pesky fish! The 'Redneck Fishin' Tournament'

The self-proclaimed 'Redneck Fishin' Tournament' in Bath, Illinois. What started as an attempt to curb the levels of invasive Asian carp fish, a genuine issue for the state, has evolved into a wet and wild event. Participants often wear costumes, and Asian carp are known for jumping high above the water so injuries - like taking a fish to the face - aren't uncommon.

5 Aug

CONFLICTS / WAR / PEACE

SRI LANKA-CRISIS/ (PIX)

Sri Lanka protesters asked to leave Sri Lanka seafront tent camp

Authorities in Sri Lanka's commercial capital Colombo have asked protesters to pack up and leave a seafront tent camp that became the focal point of months-long nationwide demonstrations that forced former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa to flee the country and then quit.

5 Aug

ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT

FESTIVAL-EDINBURGH/ (PIX) (TV)

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Edinburgh Festival Fringe, touted as the world's largest arts festival takes place over 3 weeks in August.

5 Aug


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