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08/16/2022 | 06:00pm EST

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.




Blasts at Russian base in Crimea suggest Ukrainian fightback

KYIV, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Moscow denounced sabotage and Ukraine hinted at responsibility for new explosions on Tuesday at a military base in Russian-annexed Crimea that is an important supply line for Russia's invasion of Ukraine.


Kenya's Odinga says presidential election result a 'travesty'

NAIROBI/KISUMU, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Kenyan politician Raila Odinga rejected as a "travesty" the result of the Aug. 9 presidential election he was declared to have lost to Deputy President William Ruto and warned on Tuesday of a long legal crisis facing Kenya's democracy.



Liz Cheney in Trump's sights in Republican U.S. midterm primary

Donald Trump's campaign to oust congressional Republicans who supported his impeachment gets its last major test of the U.S. midterm primary season on Tuesday, when Liz Cheney and Lisa Murkowski face challengers backed by the former president.


U.S. carries out missile test delayed over Chinese drills

WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The United States military on Tuesday said it carried out a test of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile that had been delayed to avoid escalating tensions with Beijing during China's show of force near Taiwan earlier this month.



Walmart.com drew higher-income shoppers looking to buy food

NEW YORK, Aug 16 (Reuters) - U.S. inflation at a four-decade high has hit lower-income Americans the hardest. On Tuesday, Walmart's results showed that those with bigger wallets are getting squeezed, too.


Amazon to charge extra fee to certain sellers during holiday season

Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it would charge an additional fee to certain sellers during the upcoming holiday season to offset rising costs of labor and logistics.



African penguins endangered by shipping noise in Algoa Bay

CAPE TOWN, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The already endangered African penguin is being driven away from its natural habitat off the east coast of South Africa due to noise from ship refuelling, a scientific study has found.


OK Google, get me a Coke: AI giant demos soda-fetching robots

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug 16 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is combining the eyes and arms of physical robots with the knowledge and conversation skills of virtual chatbots to help its employees fetch soda and chips from breakrooms with ease.



Osaka suffers first round loss at Cincinnati, Gauff out injured

Naomi Osaka's U.S. Open preparations suffered another setback as the former world number one was swept aside 6-4 7-5 by China's Zhang Shuai while American Coco Gauff retired with an ankle injury in the Cincinnati Open first round on Tuesday.


F1 governing body approves 2026 engine regulations

LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Formula One's governing body approved engine regulations for 2026 on Tuesday, an eagerly-awaited move that could lead to the arrival of premium Volkswagen Group brands Porsche and Audi.




WHO press conference on Monkeypox, COVID-19 and Ukraine

World Health Organization director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and other experts brief media on Monkeypox outbreak, COVID-19 pandemic and situation in Ukraine.

17 Aug


Indonesia's Independence Day

Military officers take part in a ceremony to celebrate Indonesia's 77th Independence day at the Presidential Palace.

17 Aug


Afghan refugee accused of New Mexico murders faces court hearing

An Afghan refugee accused of killing four Muslim men in New Mexico faces a court hearing on Wednesday expected to reveal more details on murders that have shaken the state's Muslim community.

17 Aug


Ethnic Serbs in Kosovo's north and south reflect on latest tensions

Fourteen years after it declared independence, Kosovo authorities find it difficult to establish control of its northern part which is populated majority by Serbs. It remains a potential flashpoint which could further destabilize the region. Some 50,000 Serbs, financially helped by Belgrade refuse to recognize Pristina institutions and consider Serbia as their country. Another 50,000 Serbs mostly live in enclaves in the south of the River Ibar

17 Aug


Caribbean nations meet to prepare for COP27 climate conference

Leaders of Caribbean nations meet for a two-day conference in The Bahamas to discuss the region's approach to the COP27 climate talks in Egypt in November.

17 Aug


ANALYSIS-Action wanes at U.N. to isolate Russia almost six months into Ukraine war

On a June night under the chandeliers of Russia's United Nations mission in New York, dozens of U.N. ambassadors from Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia attended a reception to mark the country's national day - less than four months after Moscow invaded neighboring Ukraine.

17 Aug 04:01 ET / 04:01 GMT


Get out the camping lights: how UK handled 1973 energy crisis

Boosterish plans for a high-wage, high-growth economy lie in ruins as Britain's Conservative prime minister struggles to get to grips with a cost-of-living crisis, compounded by rising worker unrest. It is December 1973 and classified records from time show the echoes with today.

17 Aug 06:00 ET / 06:00 GMT


Myanmar junta to hold its regular presser

Myanmar military government to hold its regular press conference while the United Nation's special envoy Noeleen Heyzer is visiting the country.

17 Aug 06:30 ET / 06:30 GMT


Biden farm debt relief could save farms, but disappoints Black farmers

Deep in the climate and energy bill passed by Congress is a debt relief program that could save thousands of farms from the brink of foreclosure, according to data obtained from a freedom of information request. Lawyers say it could spare the Department of Justice from an ill-fated legal battle. But the measure has disappointed many of the farmers of color the program was initially meant to help.

17 Aug 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Weekly Austrian cabinet meeting

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

17 Aug 10:15 ET / 10:15 GMT


Angolans abroad to vote for first time, but wonder if it will change anything

Dania Silva is excited to be one of the thousands of Angolans abroad to be voting remotely for the first time in their country's election next week, though she wonders whether her vote will change anything.

17 Aug 11:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


Communication Workers Union announces result of latest Royal Mail Group workers strike ballot

The Communication Workers Union will announce the result of its latest strike ballot among Royal Mail Group staff at 4pm.

17 Aug 15:00 ET / 15:00 GMT


NATO's Stoltenberg meets Kosovo and Serbia leaders in Brussels

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg separately meets Kosovo's Prime Minister Albin Kurti and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Brussels. He gives a joint news conference with Vucic at 1330GMT and Kurti at 1500GMT.

17 Aug 15:00 ET / 15:00 GMT



TJX Q2 Results

Discount store operator TJX Cos Inc is likely to report a fall in second-quarter earnings, hurt by higher freight and labor expenses amid a global supply chain disruption. Investors will be looking out for the company's comments on supply, consumer spending trends and cost inflation.

17 Aug


Amid strikes, Lebanon's shaking public sector is on its last legs

Three years into a financial meltdown, Lebanon's frail public sector could be on its last legs, with around an hour of state-provided electricity per day, entire villages without mains water and intermittent worker strikes that bring ministries to a halt.

17 Aug


Ghana monetary policy committee holds emergency meeting

Ghana's monetary policy committee holds an emergency meeting to review recent economic developments, after which it will announce decisions, according to the central bank.

17 Aug


French wheat harvest quality report

Farm office FranceAgriMer publishes results on crop quality in the French wheat harvest, including milling criteria like protein content and test weights that are crucial for export markets.

17 Aug


Canadian alternative lenders face funding challenge as investors flee to safer assets

Canadian mortgage investment corporations (MIC), alternative lenders that offer riskier home loans and small construction financing, are struggling to attract investors, firms and analysts said, leading to possible consolidation in the sector.

17 Aug


IMF releases annual assessment on Saudi Arabia

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) release its annual assessment on Saudi Arabia's economy.

17 Aug


ANALYSIS: Investors leave topsy-turvy global oil markets, exacerbating volatility

Traders and fund managers have left crude oil markets in recent months, dropping activity to a seven-year low amid the worst global energy crisis in decades as investors become unwilling to deal with persistently high volatility.

17 Aug 05:00 ET / 05:00 GMT


Walmart.com drew higher-income shoppers looking to buy food

U.S. inflation at a four-decade high has hit lower-income Americans the hardest. On Tuesday, Walmart's results showed that those with thicker wallets are getting squeezed, too.

17 Aug 09:00 ET / 09:00 GMT


FACTBOX-U.S., European banks could lose over $5 bln from risky buyout loans

Wall Street banks are facing tougher times in the riskiest parts of the loan market. Large U.S. banks are on track to lose $5 to $10 billion more in the coming quarters on leveraged loans they have underwritten, according to bankers and analysts. Here's what they have lost so far.

17 Aug 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


INSIGHT-Coca-Cola and McDonald's left Russia. Their brands stayed behind

Western companies with iconic brands like Coca-Cola that exit Russia face years of battling knockoffs and unauthorized imports clamoring to fill the void they leave behind, a risky bid as courts show little sympathy for firms that depart.

17 Aug 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


ANALYSIS-Loeb returns to Disney with new suggestions but may face tougher battle

When billionaire investor Daniel Loeb first pushed Walt Disney Co to embrace streaming it felt like a quick and easy victory. Now that his hedge fund Third Point is back with a new $1 billion investment and a string of fresh changes that he feels the company should make, including spinning off sports cable channel ESPN, the battle may be tougher, Wall Street analysts and people close to the company say.

17 Aug 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


ANALYSIS-U.S., European banks could lose over $5 bln from risky buyout loans

Wall Street banks are facing tougher times in the riskiest parts of the loan market. Large U.S. banks are on track to lose $5 to $10 billion more in the coming quarters on leveraged loans they have underwritten, according to bankers and analysts.

17 Aug 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Lowe's Cos Q2 2022 Earnings Release

Lowe's Cos is expected to post a slight increase in second-quarter revenue, buoyed by pent-up demand for patio furniture and grills after a cooler April knocked demand in the spring selling season last quarter. Investors will keep an eye out for the company's comments on demand trends and the impact of inflation on business.

17 Aug 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Target Corp reports second quarter results

Target Corp's outlook for sales and earnings will be on top of investors' minds when it reports second quarter results, following earlier warnings from the company that inflation was hurting consumer spending at stores and would dampen full-year profits. The company's inventory levels will also provide on indication on how much more it needs to discount to shift excess stock.

17 Aug 12:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


Federal Reserve Board Governor Bowman speaks before a Fintech conference

Federal Reserve Board Governor Michelle Bowman speaks on "Technology, Innovation and Financial Services" before the VenCent Fintech Conference, in Little Rock, Ark.

17 Aug 13:30 ET / 13:30 GMT



Spiralling fuel costs hit Damascus drivers

Damascus minibus driver Khaled al-Hassi remembers a time when he could fill his tank with cheap fuel to drive passengers across the Syrian capital and take home enough money for food, drink and a comfortable life.

17 Aug


Taiwan air force trip to see F-16s

Taiwan's air force takes reporters to visit an air force base to see F-16s and talk to their pilots.

17 Aug



Spanish authorities struggle to contain wild boars presence in urban areas

Spanish authorities are struggling to contain the presence of wild boars in urban areas. Barcelona city hall has launched a program to reduce it with scheduled captures and euthanize.

17 Aug



Indonesians celebrate Independence Day with 'greasy' tree trunk climbing competition

Indonesians celebrate the country's 77th Independence Day with a traditional game called 'Panjat Pinang', which literally means 'climbing palm tree' in Bahasa Indonesia, where participants ascend a greased tree trunk to reach for prizes hung at the top.

17 Aug



U.S. officials discuss crackdown on weapons trafficking to Haiti and the Caribbean

U.S. officials including agents from the Department of Homeland Security will describe efforts to crack down on trafficking of weapons to Haiti and other Caribbean countries, amid rampant gang violence in Haiti and complaints by countries in the region that the U.S. needs to do more to staunch gun running.

17 Aug 14:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


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

Andino Reynal, 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.

17 Aug 14:00 ET / 14:00 GMT

ę Reuters 2022
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LOWE'S COMPANIES, INC. -0.75% 207.47 Delayed Quote.-19.73%
MCDONALD'S CORPORATION -0.54% 271.41 Delayed Quote.1.79%
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