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Palestinians fire rockets, Israel bombs Hamas TV after botched Gaza raid

Palestinians in Gaza fired scores of rockets and mortar bombs into southern Israel on Monday and Israel launched retaliatory air strikes, a day after an Israeli incursion prompted deadly fighting in the enclave.


Iran honoring nuclear deal as new sanctions hit, IAEA report shows

Iran has continued to implement the main nuclear restrictions set by its 2015 deal with major powers even as the United States reimposed sanctions against Tehran, a U.N. atomic watchdog report showed on Monday.



Trump seeks end for Florida recount as Republicans' leads shrink

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday urged Florida election officials to end a recount and declare his fellow Republicans the winners of disputed races in last week’s midterm elections


Authorities search for missing in wind-whipped California wildfires

Authorities searched on Monday for more than 200 people unaccounted for in one of the wildfires rampaging through parts of California, voicing concern about a possible rising death toll, as gusty, dry winds spurred the spreading flames.



General Electric seeks 'urgent' asset sales to cut debt: CEO

General Electric Co is pursuing assets sales with “urgency” to reduce its high debt and is unsure when its ailing power business will hit bottom, Chief Executive Officer Larry Culp said in a television interview on Monday, sending its shares down as much as 10 percent.


Apple shares drop on iPhone suppliers' warnings

Apple Inc shares fell to their lowest in more than three months on Monday as three suppliers issued warnings on results that pointed to weakness in iPhone sales.



Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man and other Marvel superheroes, dead at 95

Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Panther and a cavalcade of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures in pop culture with soaring success at the movie box office, died at the age of 95, his daughter said on Monday.


Miley Cyrus, Neil Young lose homes in Malibu wildfires

Singers Miley Cyrus and Neil Young were among hundreds of people who lost their homes in wildfires that destroyed parts of the California seaside town of Malibu, where flames burned for a fourth day on Monday.



NHL roundup: 5-goal period lifts Panthers over Senators

Aleksander Barkov scored twice as the Florida Panthers won their fourth straight game, scoring five goals in the second period to defeating the visiting Ottawa Senators 5-1 on Sunday afternoon.


NBA Roundup: Harden hot as Houston cooks up home win

James Harden scored a game-high 40 points and Houston won on its home floor for the first time this season.




Thai junta and Thaksin-backed populists face off before 2019 poll

Battle lines are being drawn between Thailand's military government and the populist movement led by ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra as both sides attempt to outmaneuver the other ahead of a general election in 2019.

13 Nov 18:00 ET / 23:00 GMT


ASEAN summit

Leaders gather in Singapore for opening ceremony of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.

13 Nov 04:30 ET / 09:30 GMT


U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Shinzo Abe meet in Tokyo

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence meet in Tokyo to discuss cooperation toward North Korea’s denuclearisation.

Nov 13


Chinese officials brief on President Xi's attendance at APEC summit

Chinese diplomats brief on Xi's attendance at the APEC summit in Papua New Guinea at the end of this week.

13 Nov 01:30 ET / 06:30 GMT


German chancellor Merkel addresses EU Parliament

German chancellor Angela Merkel addresses European Parliament in Strasbourg in debate on the future of Europe

13 Nov 09:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


US Energy Secretary Rick Perry meets Hungarian Foreign Minister

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry visits Budapest. Will hold press conference with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto.

13 Nov 09:30 ET / 14:30 GMT


U.S. Senate, House return after extended election campaign break

Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives return after an extended election campaign break, starting a lame-duck Congress.

Nov 13


Paris peace conference on 100th anniversary of WW1 armistice

Peace forum organised by French President Emmanuel Macron on the centenary of the WW1 armistice continues with debates about global governance.

13 Nov 03:00 ET / 08:00 GMT


Possible British cabinet meeting to discuss Brexit withdrawal agreement

Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to call a meeting of her cabinet to discuss the text of a possible withdrawal agreement and seek their approval for it.

Nov 13


China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets his German counterpart Heiko Maas at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, followed by a joint news conference.

13 Nov 22:00 ET / 03:00 GMT


A week after U.S. elections, Repulicans, Democrats spar over Florida recounts

Republicans and Democrats sparred in court over ongoing recounts in Florida's close contests for U.S. senator and governor, a week after U.S. elections in which Democrats took control of the House of Representatives while President Donald Trump's Republicans kept the Senate. The Florida races are two of more than a dozen high-profile contests across the United States that remain undecided.

Nov 13


Trade minister Liam Fox speaks at Citi's "The Future of Europe" forum

Liam Fox will make a speech and take part in a panel dicussion on what Brexit means for the UK's relationship with Europe, and the impact it could have on trade, the financial sector, the Irish border and cooperation with international partners.

13 Nov 06:30 ET / 11:30 GMT


Lebanon's Hariri holds news conference to speak about government formation

Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri will hold a news conference to discuss political developments and the formation of a new government, his office said.

13 Nov 06:30 ET / 11:30 GMT



Verdict expected in trial of Jordan militants behind attack on castle

Jordan's state security court is expected to sentence militants accused of a staging an attack in Dec 2016 on a Crusader castle in southern city of Karak which left ten dead, including four of the assailants.

13 Nov


Norhern European defense ministers to meet in Oslo

Ministers of defense from the Nordic and Baltic countries, as well as those of Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and Britain, will meet in Oslo to discuss security challenges and the future development of their defense cooperation. Under-Secretary-General for UN Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix, will also participate

13 Nov 08:30 ET / 13:30 GMT



Trial over more restrictive Kentucky abortion law scheduled to begin

The trial over Kentucky's more restrictive abortion law is scheduled to begin. State legislators passed a law that bans a common abortion procedure from the 11th week of pregnancy and the law will not be enforced while the legal battle continues. Kentucky is one of several states with Republican-controlled legislatures that have moved to restrict access to abortions in a fight meant to take the issue ultimately to the U.S. Supreme Court, where pro-life advocates hope abortion rights as protected by the Roe V Wade decision will be overturned.

13 Nov 10:00 ET / 15:00 GMT


Census Bureau's top scientist testifies at New York trial John Abowd, the chief scientist for the U.S. Census Bureau, will take the stand in the closing days of a trial in New York over the planned addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census. Plaintiffs say the question will repress response in immigrant communities, and should be struck. Abowd will testify that, while the question is likely to harm the quality of census data, it will not result in an undercount.

13 Nov



Trade war and censors blow chill wind through China’s giant tech scene

In China’s tech epicenter on the outskirts of Beijing, start-up investors, gig economy workers and engineers are feeling the chill of a broader slowdown in the country’s once high-flying tech scene.

13 Nov 18:00 ET / 23:00 GMT


Tyson Foods Inc reports Q4 results

The top U.S. meat processor is expected to report a slight rise in sales helped by improving demand for beef, however the company, which appointed a new CEO in September, is still seeing its profits saddled with falling pork prices due to higher Chinese tariffs and rising transportation costs.

13 Nov 07:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


INSIGHT-Steel tariffs creating big profits but few new jobs

Nucor, America's largest steelmaker, has also been among its biggest lobbyists for tariffs from the Trump administration. But the globally competitive company doesn't need them to make money - and like many modernized steel firms - is not likely to create large numbers of factory jobs even as it expands. The higher price of steel, meanwhile, could cost jobs in other industries.

13 Nov 07:00 ET / 12:00 GMT


Global Grain conference in Geneva

Major gathering of grain industry to discuss trends including the rise of Black Sea exporters like Russia and the advent of technology like blockchain.

Nov 13


Boeing to announce October orders/deliveries tally

Boeing's CFO Greg Smith told a conference last week that October numbers would be lower than normal as the world's largest plane maker continues to be dogged by delays from GE/Safran JV CFM.

13 Nov 03:30 ET / 08:30 GMT


Serbia's stats office to announce October CPI data

Serbia's stats office to announce October CPI data

Nov 13


Home Depot Inc To Report Third Quarter Results

The biggest U.S. home improvement retailer is set to post a drop in quarterly same-store sales as signs of slowing spending on housing mount due to higher prices. The retailer is also expected to bear the brunt of already implemented and looming tariffs on Chinese imports, through higher costs and pricing pressures.

13 Nov 08:30 ET / 13:30 GMT


Federal Reserve Board Governor Brainard speaks at Fintech event

Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on "Artificial Intelligence and the New Financial Landscape" before event, Fintech and the New Financial Landscape, in Philadelphia, Pa.

13 Nov 10:00 ET / 15:00 GMT


Fed's Kashkari moderates panel with Senator Johnson

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari gives welcome and introductory remarks, and moderates an audience question-and-answer session with Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, at the 2018 Regional Economics Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, in Minneapolis, Minn.

13 Nov 10:00 ET / 15:00 GMT


Fuel shortages spread deeper into oil-rich Venezuela

Despite living in the country with the world's largest oil reserves, Venezuelans' daily lives have been upended by severe fuel shortages in the past two weeks as the economy unravels. While long an issue in border regions, snaking, hours-long lines for gasoline are now spreading further into the center of the country.

Nov 13


Tesla chooses new chairman of the board

Tesla's board is expected to announce the appointment of a new chairman by November 13, a deadline imposed by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. As part of settlements with the SEC, Musk was stripped of his chairmanship of the electric carmaker, although he was allowed to retain the role of CEO. Reuters will have a full story on the day that appointment is announced.

Nov 13


Reuters Global Investment Outlook Summit

At the Global Investment 2019 Outlook Summit, Reuters journalists will speak with nearly 40 hedge funds, money managers and macroeconomists about the biggest investment and macroeconomic themes in the coming year. Tuesday's U.S. guest list include PIMCO managing director and global economic advisor Joachim Fels, Blackstone's Byron Wien and Penny Foley, Portfolio Manager for the TCW Emerging Markets and International Equities Groups

Nov 13


U.S. pigs out on bacon, ribs as trade wars cut chicken demand

Americans are losing their taste for chicken and eating more beef and pork as President Donald Trump's trade wars reduce U.S. pork exports to China and Mexico and leave cheaper bacon and pork loins at home. The shift is set to end an unprecedented streak of more than two years of profits for the chicken businesses of meat companies such as Tyson Foods Inc, which reports earnings on Tuesday, and Sanderson Farms Inc.

13 Nov 03:00 ET / 08:00 GMT



WHO updates on DR Congo's Ebola outbreak

Peter Salama, WHO Deputy Director-General for Emergency

Preparedness and Response, updates on Congo's worst ever Ebola outbreak.

13 Nov 07:15 ET / 12:15 GMT


Every breath you take: Indian capital's smog leaves children gasping for air

Deepa Tampi worries a lot about the air her two children breathe. The garment exporter says she believes her 14-year-old daughter Mahika and 12-year-old son Vihaan both became asthmatic because of high levels of pollution in the New Delhi area.

Nov 13



Taiwanese senior Pokémon Go enthusiast plays with 11 phones at once

Seventy-year-old Chen San-yuan straps himself up and connects to 11 mobile phones before heading to the park with his Pokemon Go enthusiast pals to hunt for the little cartoon monsters.

13 Nov 22:00 ET / 03:00 GMT

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