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Reuters Last Updated at 09 Aug 2018, 03:08 IST

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 or on Media Express




U.S. to impose new sanctions on Russia for nerve attack in UK

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington said on Wednesday it would impose fresh sanctions on Russia after it determined that Moscow had used a nerve agent against a former Russian agent and his daughter in Britain.


U.S. 'not willing to wait too long' for North Korea to act: U.N. envoy

CUCUTA, Colombia (Reuters) - The United States is “not willing to wait for too long” for North Korea to take steps toward denuclearization, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Wednesday.



Trump-backed candidates struggle in U.S. elections, raise Republican fundraising woes

As Republican candidates backed by President Donald Trump clung to small leads in closely watched races in Ohio and Kansas on Wednesday, nervousness grew in Republican circles about their ability to continue extending millions of dollars in aid to candidates facing tight races in November.


Crews gain ground on monster California wildfire

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews battling the largest wildfire in California’s history took advantage of milder overnight temperatures to gain considerable ground in containing the blaze on Wednesday, a day after officials said it would take until September to snuff it out.



China to slap additional tariffs on $16 billion of U.S. goods

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China is slapping additional tariffs of 25 percent on $16 billion worth of U.S. imports from fuel and steel products to autos and medical equipment, the Chinese commerce ministry said, as the world’s largest economies escalated their trade dispute.


Fox tops profit, revenue estimates as cable earnings rise

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc’s quarterly profit and revenue topped Wall Street estimates on Wednesday, as the Rupert Murdoch-controlled media company earned higher fees from cable distributors.



Brad Pitt details millions spent supporting Jolie and kids

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Brad Pitt on Wednesday rebutted claims that he had failed to support his children and accused his estranged wife Angelina Jolie of trying to manipulate the media in their long drawn-out divorce.


'Crazy Rich Asians' looks beyond Asia to break Hollywood mold

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - “Crazy Rich Asians” may be the first Hollywood movie in 25 years with an all-Asian cast but the filmmakers hope it will be enjoyed by moviegoers of all backgrounds.



Cali Christmas: Lakers-Warriors holiday meeting headlines 2018-19 schedule

LeBron James and Steph Curry are the headliners for the NBA’s annual Christmas Day marathon with the Los Angeles Lakers visiting the Golden State Warriors as part of a five-game slate.


Mets, deGrom shut out Reds, 8-0

Jacob deGrom tossed six scoreless innings and finally received some run support Wednesday afternoon, when the New York Mets ace snapped a seven-start winless streak by earning the victory as the Mets beat the Cincinnati Reds, 8-0, at Citi Field.




Singapore marks its National Day

9 Aug


Indonesia's opposition leader Prabowo Subianto announces presidential candidacy

Indonesia's opposition leader Prabowo Subianto announces his presidential candidacy and his running mate for the 2019 election. He and his vice president candidate are expected to formally register to the election commission Friday.

9 Aug


FEATURE - "Who are we?" Big donors battle for Democrats' future in Florida

Andrew Gillum, the son of a bus driver who rose to become the mayor of Florida's capital, is struggling to gain traction with voters in his bid to become the state's first black governor. Yet key Democratic donors and leaders, including Tom Steyer, George Soros and Bernie Sanders, have backed 39-year-old Gillum over a crowded field of viable candidates.

9 Aug, 06:00 ET, 10:00 GMT


Trial of Trump's former campaign chairman continues

The trial of President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort on charges of bank fraud, tax fraud and failing to disclose foreign bank accounts resumes in U.S. District Court.

9 Aug


New CyberCommand, National Security Agency chief speaks to industry group

U.S. Army General Paul Nakasone, who in May became head of the eavesdropping National Security Agency and the U.S. military's Cyber Command, speaks to the Intelligence and National Security Alliance's annual Leadership Dinner in McLean, Virginia

9 Aug, 06:30 ET, 10:30 GMT



Police choppers thump over Mexico City as drug crime rises Masked police officers pointed semi-automatic rifles from a helicopter that flew low over Mexico City last week as security forces employ unprecedented heavy-handed tactics to combat a rise in levels of drug violence rarely seen in the capital.

9 Aug, 01:00 ET, 05:00 GMT


Anniversary of World War Two atomic bombing in Nagasaki

A memorial ceremony is held in Japan's Nagasaki, commemorating the day 73 years ago when the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb named "Fat Man" on the city, killing more than 150,000 people.

9 Aug



Rescue and relief work continues after Indonesia quake

Rescue operations underway four days after a powerful earthquake killed dozens, destroyed villages and left thousands of people homeless on Indonesia's tourist island of Lombok.

9 Aug


Japan bracing as strong typhoon heads for Tokyo

Aftermath of Typhoon Shanshan, after it is expected landfall near the capital of Tokyo in the early hours of Thursday.

9 Aug


Australians eat 'parma' for drought-stricken farmers

Thirsty city slickers are pitching in to help farmers in Australia's parched interior by eating a pub delicacy called a "parma," with some of the proceeds marked for drought relief, as part of a nationwide "parma for a farmer" drive.

9 Aug, 01:00 ET, 05:00 GMT



FEATURE - Arrested and killed: inside Bangladesh's war on drugs

Bangladesh is the newest frontline in the state-backed drug crackdowns sweeping Asia. More than 200 people have been shot dead by police since May, when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced the campaign. As with the drug war that President Rodrigo Duterte kicked off in the Philippines, the bodies appeared rapidly after her announcement and - just like the Philippines - the killings appeared to follow a script: suspects died in 'gunfights', typically at night, and weapons and drugs were found nearby.

9 Aug


Tennessee set to execute Billy Ray Irick, convicted of 1985 rape, murder

Tennessee plans on Thursday to put to death by lethal injection Billy Ray Irick, a man convicted in the 1985 rape and murder of a girl. Expect a preview story early Thursday morning and updates following the 7 p.m. CT execution.

9 Aug ,06:00 ET, 10:00 GMT



Palestinians turn to the sun for alternative power resource

Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza are striving to invest in a natural resource that can't be blocked; the sun.

9 Aug


Attention retirement savers: college 529 plans aren't just for grandkids

As a financial planner, Ray Loewe watched clients retire and struggle with what to do with too much leisure time. He vowed that when he retired, he and his wife would travel and take college classes. To put his plan into action, Loewe took advantage of a savings tool typically used by parents and grandparents to stash money away for college - the 529 college savings plan.

9 Aug, 06:00 ET, 10:00 GMT


Interview with Peruvian President Vizcarra

We'll interview Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra during one of his frequent trips to the country's poorer interior regions.

9 Aug


WTO plans to publish quarterly trade outlook indicator (new date)

Regular publication of WTO's quarterly forward-looking indicator of world trade, which may show signs of the impact of Donald Trump's tariffs on world trade. Now expected on Thurs around 1000g.

9 Aug, 06:00 ET, 10:00 GMT


GM squeezes pounds and pennies to attack Ford’s pickup profit machine

How GM made penny-based decisions ahead to launch its 2019 Silverado and GMC Sierra that will have major implications in the highest stakes game going in Detroit: dominance in the world’s most profitable vehicle market segment.

9 Aug, 01:00 ET, 05:00 GMT



WIDER IMAGE - Russian Orthodox nationalists hope for tsar's return

The Union of Orthodox Banner Bearers is a small fringe group of Russian nationalists with no political power that stages processions, rallies and even burns books to promote their views.

9 Aug

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