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08/09/2022 | 06:00pm 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.




Kyiv urges travel ban on Russians as Moscow steps up assault in eastern Ukraine

Ukraine's president called on the West to impose a blanket travel ban on Russians, an idea that has found support among some European states but angered Moscow, which pressed on with a fierce military offensive in eastern Ukraine.


Taiwanese foreign minister says China drills part of a game-plan for invasion

TAIPEI, Aug 9 (Reuters) - 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 a game-plan to prepare for an invasion of the self-ruled island.



Trump solicits donations after FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago home

WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday tried to turn the news that the FBI had searched his Florida estate to his benefit, citing the investigation in text messages and emails soliciting political donations from his supporters.


Conceding to Manchin, U.S. climate bill exempts most oil industry from methane fees

The U.S. Senate climate bill’s fee on oil and gas industry methane emissions will cover less than half the sector’s releases of the powerful greenhouse gas, thanks to concessions made to win over party holdout Joe Manchin, according to a review of the legislation and interviews with lawmakers that negotiated it.



AppLovin offers to buy video game software maker Unity in $17.5 bln deal

Gaming software company AppLovin Corp made an offer on Tuesday to buy its peer Unity Software Inc in a $17.54 billion all-stock deal, threatening to derail Unity's announced plan to acquire AppLovin's smaller competitor ironSource.


Micron's warning of weak demand rattles chip stocks

Micron Technology cut its current-quarter revenue forecast on Tuesday and warned of a negative free cash flow in the coming three months as customer inventories pile up amid waning demand for chips used in PCs and smartphones.



Face paint and folklore transform Chicago bride for traditional wedding in Kosovo

DONJE LJUBINJE, Kosovo, Aug 9 (Reuters) - For Bosniaks in the Kosovan village of Donje Ljubinje, a wedding ceremony is an art form.


Pope concerned for Amazon and indigenous peoples, says its first cardinal

MANAUS, Brazil, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Pope Francis will install the first cardinal of Brazil's Amazon region this month in a sign of his concern for the rainforest and its indigenous inhabitants, the man whom he picked for the role said.



Serena Williams to retire from playing after U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug 9 (Reuters) - American great Serena Williams said on Tuesday she was "evolving away from tennis" and planned to retire from the sport she dominated with 23 Grand Slam titles following the U.S. Open tournament, which begins later this month.


Former NFL running back Lynch arrested for DUI in Las Vegas

Former Super Bowl-winning NFL running back Marshawn Lynch has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence, Las Vegas police said on Tuesday.




Record heavy rains continue to sweep through South Korea

A record torrential rain continued to hit South Korea, knocking out power, causing landslides and leaving roads and subways submerged and blocked.

10 Aug


Drought means low water levels in Rhine and a headache for international shipping

Drought means the River Rhine -- a major artery in Western Europe for the transport of commodities from coal to chemicals -- is drying up and in some places houseboats are already perched on the sandbanks. Without heavy rainfall, the waterway could get even shallower meaning barges which have already had to cut cargo to reduce their draught may not be able to run at all, putting further pressure on industries hit by high energy prices and inflation.

10 Aug


EXPLAINER: The causes and consequences of Amazon fires and deforestation

As Brazil heads into peak fire season, we look at the causes and consequences behind deforestation the world's largest rainforest.

10 Aug



Biden signs bill to expand access to health care, benefits for toxic exposed veterans, survivors

U.S. President Joe Biden signs into law S. 3373, Sgt. 1st Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promises to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022.

10 Aug


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.

10 Aug


For Gaza children, another round of violence intensifies mental health crisis

When Israel struck Gaza for the second time in just over a year, reducing buildings into rubble and inducing panic among residents, Joumana put on headphones, covered her eyes in a blindfold and stretched on the couch.

10 Aug


Canada's largest auto worker union expected to choose new president

Canada's largest private sector union, Unifor, which plays a key role in talks with automakers is expected to choose a new union president to replace outgoing leader Jerry Dias.

10 Aug


U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Congo

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Democratic Republic of Congo, where he will meet with government officials and members of civil society ahead of the central African country's elections in 2023. Issues on the agenda include trade and investment, corruption, and efforts to restore peace in the country's restive east.

10 Aug


U.S. Republican lawmakers gear up for crackdown on consumer watchdog, securities regulator

Republicans in Congress are preparing for an aggressive crackdown on the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in the expectation they will take control of the House of Representatives following the November mid-term elections – and potentially the Senate, according to a dozen financial lobbyists, Capitol Hill staffers and lawmakers.

10 Aug 00:00 ET / 00:00 GMT


Japan Unification Church leader press conference

Speakers are Tomihiro Tanaka, the President of Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (Unification Church) and Tatsuya Yamada, Head of Legal Division, General Affairs Department. The news conference comes on the day that Prime Minister is expected to reshuffle his Cabinet as public backing for his government falls on concerns over Unification Church ties to the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

10 Aug 06:00 ET / 06:00 GMT


Zimbabwean novelist Dangarembga to face trial in 2020 protest case

The trial of prize-winning Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga is set to begin on Wednesday on charges related to a protest she carried out against the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa in 2020.

10 Aug 07:00 ET / 07:00 GMT


EXPLAINER-What criminal charges could Trump face over the removal of White House records?

Donald Trump's son has said the FBI's unprecedented search of the former president's Mar-a-Lago estate was part of an investigation into Trump's removal of official presidential records from the White House to his Florida resort.

10 Aug 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Weekly Austrian cabinet meeting

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

10 Aug 10:15 ET / 10:15 GMT


WIDER IMAGE - Desperate Sri Lankans board boats for Australia to flee crisis

As anarchy gripped the Sri Lankan city of Colombo in May, Meenu Mekala and Nirosh Ravindra gambled their family's life savings on a two-week, 4,700-km voyage aboard a rusting trawler with their two young sons. The decision ended in ruin. Meenu, a Buddhist, and Nirosh, a Christian, first met and fell in love as migrant labourers in Dubai, despite opposition from their families.

10 Aug 11:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


ANALYSIS-U.S. Senate bill to accelerate renewables gold rush, investors say

For the first time, investors seeking to pour cash into U.S. clean energy projects can count on at least a decade of generous federal subsidies, offering them long-sought confidence in the staying power of the world’s third biggest renewables market.

10 Aug 11:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


Colombia anti-frackers hold news conference on proposed bill to ban technique

Colombia's anti-fracking coalition, buoyed by the inauguration of new leftist President Gustavo Petro, will hold a news conference on their latest effort to get congress to pass a bill banning use of the technique.

10 Aug 13:00 ET / 13:00 GMT



Colombia's new president, finance minister attend business conference

Colombia's new President Gustavo Petro, Finance Minister Jose Antonio Ocampo and other officials will attend and speak at the Colombian Business Association's (ANDI) annual conference.

10 Aug


U.S. coal plants delay closures in hurdle for clean energy transition

Travel brochures in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, tout the town's beaches on Lake Michigan as the Malibu of the Midwest. But pages of glossy photos leave out a feature of the landscape: a coal plant on the shore that will remain open until mid 2025 instead of closing this year as planned.

10 Aug


U.S SEC to vote on reforms to hedge fund disclosures

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will vote on proposed new rules to boost hedge fund and private equity fund disclosures as it looks to increase oversight of the private funds industry and better monitor systemic risks.

10 Aug


Egypt's key inflation rates to be announced

Egypt's key inflation rates to be announced. Inflation has shot up since the central bank floated the pound currency in November as part of a $12 billion IMF programme aimed at boosting the economy.

10 Aug


German finance minister gives statement on legislation to offset inflation

Finance Minister Christian Lindner to present the key points of planned legislation to offset high inflation.

10 Aug 08:00 ET / 08:00 GMT


Slovak economy minister holds news conference on Druzhba pipeline suspension

Slovak Economy Minister Richard Sulik holds news conference on Druzhba pipeline suspension due to issues over tariffs for transit thorugh Ukraine.

10 Aug 09:30 ET / 09:30 GMT


Students cheer as online translation tools add more African languages

Ugandan IT student Andrew Njuki spent years hunched over English-language textbooks, often grappling with material that would have been easier to grasp in his mother tongue Luganda.

10 Aug 09:30 ET / 09:30 GMT


Canadians return to fixed-rate mortgages near rate peak as economic uncertainties grow

Canadian home buyers are shifting to fixed-rate mortgages at the fastest pace in a year, on bets that more rate hikes from the central bank are in store to bring inflation under control, even as the cost of these home loans remains close to the highest level since 2009.

10 Aug 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT



Ghana stats office releases consumer price inflation data

10 Aug - 17 Aug 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Palantir Technologies Inc Reports Second Quarter Results

Palantir Technologies is expected to post a rise in quarterly revenue as more enterprises and government agencies turn to the data analytics software company amid the Ukraine crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic.

10 Aug 12:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


U.S. consumer inflation may have slowed in July

A steep drop in gasoline prices in July may have led the biggest deceleration in month-on-month inflation in 17 years in July, the Labor Department is expected to report on Wednesday. Prices overall last month may have advanced by just 0.2% after rising by 1.3% in June - a monthly slowdown that would be the largest since 2005. Whether receding inflation is widespread or limited mostly to gas prices, however, is the big question for Wednesday's report.

10 Aug 12:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


Wendy's Q2 Earnings

U.S. burger chain Wendy's Co is expected to post an increase in quarterly revenue on strong online demand and higher prices. Investors will look out for potential revisions to forecasts and comments on current sales trends and the impact of inflation on its business

10 Aug 12:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Evans speaks on economy

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions or monetary policy before event, Drake University and the Greater Des Moines Partnership: Economic Update, in Des Moines, Iowa.

10 Aug 15:00 ET / 15:00 GMT



Alex Jones lawyer faces possible punishment over release of Sandy Hook families' medical record

Norman Pattis, a lawyer for talk show host Alex Jones face possible discipline in Connecticut over the release of the medical records of families of children slain in the Sandy Hook massacre.

10 Aug 14:00 ET / 14:00 GMT

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APPLOVIN CORPORATION 4.77% 20.42 Delayed Quote.-79.32%
DOW JONES AFRICA TITANS 50 INDEX 1.91% 409.18 Real-time Quote.-25.18%
EURO / BRAZILIAN REAL (EUR/BRL) -4.36% 5.0728 Delayed Quote.-16.31%
IRONSOURCE LTD. 6.10% 3.65 Delayed Quote.-55.56%
LONDON BRENT OIL 0.83% 88.63 Delayed Quote.9.50%
MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. 3.23% 51.72 Delayed Quote.-46.22%
NASDAQ COLOMBIA 4.09% 265.198232 Real-time Quote.-30.34%
PALANTIR TECHNOLOGIES INC. 1.35% 8.24 Delayed Quote.-55.35%
S&P AFRICA 40 INDEX 1.59% 131.92 Real-time Quote.-25.82%
THE WENDY'S COMPANY 1.39% 18.95 Delayed Quote.-21.64%
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