REUTERS NEWS SCHEDULE AT 10 p.m. GMT/6 a.m. SGT

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 or on Media Express http://mediaexpress.reuters.com/planning-tools/calendar.

TOP STORIES

GLOBAL

US-AFGHANISTAN-BLAST/

Suicide bomber kills over 50 at religious event in Kabul

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up in a banqueting hall where Islamic religious scholars had gathered in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing more than 50 people, three government officials said.

US-MYANMAR-JOURNALISTS/

Myanmar court allows jailed Reuters reporters' appeal to proceed: lawyer

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar’s High Court has allowed an appeal to proceed in the case of two Reuters reporters jailed for seven years on charges of breaking the country’s Official Secrets Act, defense lawyers said on Tuesday.

U.S.

US-USA-THANKSGIVING-TRAVEL/

Traffic jams, bitter cold on this year's Thanksgiving menu

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans may need an extra helping of patience this Thanksgiving weekend, with the largest number of travelers in a decade expected to hit the road or board flights to celebrate with family and friends after a prosperous year for many.

US-CALIFORNIA-WILDFIRE/

Californians left homeless by wildfire brace for heavy rain

Heavy rains were due to create new problems for residents of Northern California late on Tuesday, raising the risk of mudslides in an area where people left homeless by the state’s deadliest wildfire remain huddled in parking lot encampments.

BUSINESS

US-NISSAN-GHOSN/

France urges Renault to replace Ghosn, Nissan alliance faces strain

PARIS/TOKYO (Reuters) - France urged Renault on Tuesday to replace CEO Carlos Ghosn after his arrest in Japan on financial misconduct allegations, which sources said formed part of an investigation extending to its broader carmaking alliance with Nissan.

US-USA-BIOFUELS-CHEVRON-EXCLUSIVE/

Exclusive: Chevron granted waiver from U.S. biofuel laws at Utah plant - source

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted oil major Chevron Corp a 2017 hardship waiver from U.S. biofuel laws for its Utah refinery earlier this year, according to a source familiar with the company’s operations.

ENTERTAINMENT

US-UN-CHILDREN-BROWN/

Netflix star Millie Bobby Brown, 14, named youngest-ever UNICEF envoy

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations children’s agency UNICEF appointed Millie Bobby Brown, the star of hit Netflix series “Stranger Things”, as its youngest ever goodwill ambassador on Tuesday and the 14-year-old had a message for world leaders: “Listen to us.”

US-AWARDS-GOVERNORS/

'Star Wars' producer Kennedy wants new movie voices 'to bring world to its senses'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - “Star Wars” producer Kathleen Kennedy on Sunday accepted a lifetime achievement award from the organizers of the Oscars and said she hoped it would open the door for new voices in the movie industry who “might bring the world back to its senses.”

SPORTS

US-ICEHOCKEY-NHL-ROUNDUP/

NHL roundup: Trocheck stretchered off in Panthers' loss

The Florida Panthers sustained a potentially devastating injury to 2017 All-Star center Vincent Trocheck but still prevailed 7-5 over the host Ottawa Senators on Monday night.

US-BASKETBALL-NBA-CLE-JRSMITH-TANKING/

Reports: Cavs parting ways with JR Smith

The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly parting ways with JR Smith, just hours after the publication of a story in which Smith accused the team of tanking and said he wants out of Cleveland.

UPCOMING

POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

CZECH-GOVERNMENT/

Czech junior coalition party meets on future of government

Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD) leadership and parliament faction meet to discuss the future of their coalition with Prime Minister Andrej Babis's ANO party. The minority government faces a no-confidence vote on Friday, Nov. 23.

21 Nov, 07:00 ET / 12:00 GMT

SAFRICA-LAND/AFRIFORUM (PIX) (TV)

Trump and land fears boost South Africa's white right "state"

When U.S. President Donald Trump pledged to investigate large scale killings of white farmers in South Africa and violent takeovers of land, Pretoria said he was misinformed. Elsewhere, there was quiet satisfaction.

Nov 21

ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS/INSTAGRAM (PIX) (TV)

Divided by war, Israel and Gaza's Instagrammers tell their own stories

On both sides of the Gaza border, two groups of youngsters who will likely never meet use Instagram to tell the world about their lives. Both Israelis and Gazans feel that the realities of their lives are not reflected -- so they're telling their stories themselves.

Nov 21

USA-ELECTION/RURAL (PIX)

Democrats see rural gains bolstering fight for White House in 2020

Democrats made dramatic gains in this month's U.S. congressional elections despite getting little love from white, rural, working-class voters who two years ago backed President Donald Trump. But the party is convinced it made important inroads in rural America.

21 Nov, 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

AUSTRIA-ANTISEMITISM/

Austria hosts conference on anti-Semitism

Austria's conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who governs in coalition with the far-right Freedom Party, hosts a conference on fighting anti-Semitism. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had been due to attend but cancelled to focus on preventing his government's collapse after his defense minister resigned.

21 Nov, 05:00 ET / 10:00 GMT

EMIRATES-BRITAIN/

UAE court holds hearing of British academic charged with espionage

A United Arab Emirates court is holding a hearing of a British academic charged with espionage.

Nov 21

TANZANIA-POLITICS/

In Tanzania, rising authoritarianism sparks dilemma for Western donors

Western donors providing over a billion dollars in aid annually to Tanzania face a dilemma: how to raise their concern against a slide to authoritarianism under President John Magufuli without undermining essential development programs?

Nov 21

PHILIPPINES-CHINA/ (PIX) (TV)

China's Xi concludes Philippines visit, meets Senate, House speakers

China President Xi Jinping finishes the second part of his 24-hour visit to the Philippines and meets Senate president Vicente Sotto and house speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, a former president known for her pro-China leanings.

21 Nov, 22:00 ET / 22 Nov, 03:00 GMT

BRITAIN-LABOUR/MCDONNELL (PIX) (TV)

Reuters newsmaker: UK Labor’s finance spokesman McDonnell

Britain's shadow chancellor John McDonnell will deliver a speech and be interviewed about what business and the City of London could expect from a Labor government.

21 Nov, 04:00 ET / 09:00 GMT

CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE

SRI LANKA-RATING/MOODY'S-CENBANK

Sri Lanka cbank chief says Moody's too quick to downgrade

Sri Lanka's political crisis has clear economic implications and needs to be resolved as soon as possible, but Moody's acted too hastily in downgrading the country's debt, the head of its central bank said on Tuesday.

Nov 21

DANSKE BANK-MONEYLAUNDERING/

Danske Bank whistleblower to testify before European Parliament committee

Howard Wilkinson, the whistleblower who helped to reveal a major money laundering scandal at Denmark's largest bank, Danske Bank, will testify before the European Parliament

21 Nov, 03:00 ET / 08:00 GMT

AUSTRALIA-DRUGTRAFFICKING/PRISON (PIX) (TV)

Bali Nine member Renae Lawrence to be released from Indonesian prison

Renae Lawrence, the first of a group of nine Australians convicted for trying to smuggle heroin out of Indonesia in 2005 will be released from a Bali jail after 12 years.

Nov 21

BUSINESS / ECONOMICS

WELLS FARGO-AUTOS/

Wells Fargo fighting to leave customers out of auto payout plan

Wells Fargo is fighting to shut some customers out of a sweeping plan to compensate around 600,000 drivers it pushed into car insurance they did not need, according to court documents and sources familiar with the effort. U.S. regulators fined Wells Fargo $1 billion in April over the insurance program and told the bank to compensate drivers who were harmed.

21 Nov, 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

GERMANY-BUDGET/ (PIX) (TV)

Merkel addresses German lower house of parliament

The chancellor addresses the lower house during a week in which the parliament focuses on the government's budget.

21 Nov, 03:00 ET / 08:00 GMT

BIOMARIN-HEMOPHILIAMUSICAL/ (PIX)

BioMarin sets stage early for hemophilia cure off-Broadway

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc is turning to the theater to establish its name with hemophilia patients, long before its experimental cure for the bleeding disorder could reach the market.

21 Nov, 01:00 ET / 06:00 GMT

USA-STATES/TAXES (PIX)

ANALYSIS - Wishful thinking for states counting on new online sales tax this holiday season

At least 32 states have passed or are soon expected to pass laws requiring online sellers to collect and remit sales taxes - including about 20 whose laws would cover spending online during the holiday shopping season.

21 Nov, 01:00 ET / 06:00 GMT

USA-STOCKS/WEEKAHEAD

Wall Street Weekahead - Investors caught in crossfire of fight for holiday shoppers

Investors who see a strong U.S. economy and consumer spending still do not buy the idea that retailers can make it through the holiday season with their profits intact.

Nov 21

RUSSIA-INTERPOL/ (PIX)

Interpol to elect new president of the international police organization

International police body Interpol will elect a new president on Wednesday, with Russian candidate Alexander Prokopchuk widely expected to secure the backing of sufficient members of the organization to be chosen.

21 Nov, 05:00 ET / 10:00 GMT

USA-STOCKS/VOLATILITY

Stock market volatility: Options traders expect more of the same

With six weeks to go before the end of the year, traders in the options market are betting ongoing U.S. stock market gyrations are not about to let up, equity options data on Wednesday showed.

Nov 21

GREECE-BUDGET/

Greece submits 2019 state budget to parliament

Greece to submit to parliament next year’s budget draft, aiming to attain a bigger primary surplus than that agreed with its international creditors and to avoid pension cuts, projecting that economic growth will pick up to 2.5 percent.

Nov 21

ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT

USA-THANKSGIVING/TRAVEL (PIX) (TV)

Millions travel for the Thanksgiving holiday

The U.S. braces for a crush of travelers headed toward their Thanksgiving holiday celebrations.

Nov 21

(PIX) (TV) (GRAPHIC)

FRANCE - BTF non-competitive bids

21 Nov, 05:00 ET / 10:00 GMT

First Published: 2018-11-20 08:05:43
Updated 2018-11-20 23:59:58


© 2018 Thomson Reuters. All rights reserved. Reuters content is the intellectual property of Thomson Reuters or its third party content providers. Any copying, republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Thomson Reuters. Thomson Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. "Reuters" and the Reuters Logo are trademarks of Thomson Reuters and its affiliated companies.