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Updated: 31-10-2018 03:30 IST
Indonesia deployed divers on Tuesday to search for an airliner that crashed with 189 people on board, as “pinger locators” tried to zero in on its cockpit recorders and find out why an almost-new plane went down in the sea minutes after take-off.


Iranian spy service suspected of assassination plot in Denmark: security chief

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark said on Tuesday it suspected an Iranian government intelligence service had tried to carry out a plot to assassinate an Iranian Arab opposition figure on its soil.



Trump arrives in Pittsburgh as synagogue victims mourned, protesters gather

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump,shrugging off objections from some critics that he was unwelcome, arrived in Pittsburgh on Tuesday to offer condolences for the 11 Jewish worshipers shot to death in their synagogue, as thousands of mourners attended the first funerals for victims of the massacre.


Land O'Lakes ends support for U.S. Rep. King after furor over views

Agricultural dairy cooperative Land O’Lakes pulled its support on Tuesday for U.S. Representative Steve King, an Iowa Republican whose past inflammatory comments on immigration and race drew renewed scrutiny after the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue.



Facebook's rise in profit outweighs slow user, sales growth

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Tuesday beat profit estimates but missed targets for growing monthly users and reported its slowest revenue growth in about six years in a quarter some investors feared would be hit harder by defections from the social media site.


General Electric reveals deeper regulatory probe, restructuring

General Electric Co slashed its dividend on Tuesday, said it faces a deepening federal accounting probe and vowed to restructure its power unit, as new Chief Executive Larry Culp took his first steps to revive the struggling conglomerate.



Disney tells a different 'Nutcracker' story on the big screen

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - “The Nutcracker,” the beloved holiday season tale of toys that come to life, moves from the ballet stage to the big screen in an action-adventure story being released by the Walt Disney Co on Friday.


Geoffrey Rush would 'look at me and lick his lips': actor

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush touched his co-star on the breast and humiliated her with sexual innuendo during a production of “King Lear”, the co-star told an Australian court on Tuesday, as News Corp defended publishing some details of her claims.



NBA roundup: Thompson sets trey record

Klay Thompson set an NBA record with 14 3-pointers as part of an NBA-season-high 52-point performance, and the visiting Golden State Warriors stormed to a 149-124 win over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.


Calgary Olympic committee recommends city scrap 2026 Winter Games bid

Calgary’s Olympic assessment committee on Tuesday recommended the city scrap a bid for the 2026 Winter Games after a funding row with the Canadian government.




Philippine rescue teams try to reach dozens trapped after typhoon triggers landslides

A rescue mission hampered by impassable roads in the mountainous Cordillera region of the Philippines will use helicopters early on Wednesday to reach the site of a landslide that trapped 31 people in a government building, after Typhoon Yutu struck, killing at least 5 people elsewhere.

Oct 31


Opposition lawmaker leads rally to strip Assange of citizenship

Opposition legislator Paola Vintimilla leads a rally in front of the presidential palace to demand that Ecuador withdraw citizenship from the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has lived for six years in the Andean nation's London embassy. Ecuador gave him citizenship last year amid a failed bid to convince Great Britain to give him diplomatic immunity.

Oct 31


Poll looks at key races in Arizona, Florida and Kansas

A Reuters/Ipsos/UVA Center for Politics opinion poll looks at the state of play in Senate and governors races in Arizona, Florida and Kansas.

31 Oct, 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Colombia hosts regional meeting on Venezuela migration crisis

Latin American governments will meet in Bogota to discuss the Venezuelan migration crisis as thousands try to get into Peru before a for residency expires.

Oct 31


Prime Minister Viorica Dancila may announce cabinet reshuffle

Romania's Prime Minister Viorica Dancila is expected to unveil cabinet reshuffle plans in a meeting attended by seniors of the ruling Social Democrat Party.

Oct 31


Myanmar and Bangladesh ministers visit Rohingya camps

A joint delegation of Myanmar and Bangladesh officials visits the Rohingya camps outside of Cox's Bazar, after the two countries agreed on Tuesday to begin by mid-November the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh to escape an army crackdown.

Oct 31


U.N. General Assembly due to vote on the 27th annual resolution calling for the U.S. to lift economic embargo on Cuba

U.N. General Assembly due to vote on the 27th annual resolution calling for the U.S. to lift economic embargo on Cuba. The U.S. voted against such resolutions for 24 years but abstained for the first time 2016 as Washington and Havana forged a closer relationship. However, the Trump administration again voted no in 2017 and this year plans to present eight amendments on Cuba's human rights record. It is unclear if the U.S. has enough support for the amendments to be adopted.

31 Oct, 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


South Sudan's President to host peace conference in Juba with his archrival and former deputy

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir will host a "Peace Celebration" in the capital of Juba. His arch rival and former deputy turned rebel leader Riek Machar is due to attend. The two men signed a peace deal in August to end a five-year war, but fighting continues in several parts of the country.

Oct 31


Reuters/Ipsos poll on state of play in Kansas governor's race

A Reuters/Ipsos/UVA Center for Politics opinion poll looks at the state of play in the Kansas governor’s race, a matchup between state secretary Kris Kobach -- a prominent supporter of Trump’s claims of voter fraud -- and Democrat Laura Kelly, a state senator.

31 Oct, 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


New Venezuela stores are flush with products - if you have greenbacks

Raging hyperinflation and a recent change to foreign exchange laws in Venezuela have given rise to stores that sell an ample array of products but require payment in greenbacks or the equivalent amount in local bolivar currency.

Oct 31



Mattis speaks in webcast at United States Institute of Peace

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks in a webcast at the United States Institute of Peace.

30 Oct, 17:30 ET / 21:30 GMT



Search and investigation continue after Indonesia plane crash

Indonesian search teams continue to retrieve wreckage and remains of victims from crash site in a bid to uncover why an almost-new plane crashed minutes after take-off.

Oct 31



Jewish Americans trained in firearm defense at Pennsylvania academy

Jewish Americans are trained to use firearms in response to an active shooter at an Israeli Defense Academy in Pennsylvania following a deadly shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday.

31 Oct, 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT



Samsung Elec posts Q3 earnings

Samsung Electronics, the world's top maker of memory chips and smartphones, is scheduled to post third quarter results. The firm estimated earlier this month the July-Sept operating profit to mark a record high thanks to strong data demand for its memory chips but analysts say its earnings hit a peak and will experience slowing growth due to falling chip prices as the super chip cycle is fizzling out.

31 Oct, 19:30 ET / 23:30 GMT


Regular news conference by China's Taiwan Affairs Office

Regular news conference talking about increasingly strained ties between Beijing and Taipei.

31 Oct, 22:00 ET / 02:00 GMT


Innovent Biologics $421mln IPO begins trading in Hong Kong

Shares in China's Innovent Biologics will begin trading on the Hong Kong Exchange. The company, which priced its shares near the top end of its indicative range, is only the fourth biotech to list under new rules in Hong Kong aimed at wooing early-stage drug developers. The previous three have all seen their shares drop below IPO prices.

Oct 31


Australia-Inflation for Q3

ABS consumer price data for Q3 are expected to show headline and core inflation slowed to under 2 pct, the floor of the RBA's target band, in part due to a pullback in power prices and changes in government controlled costs, including child care. The RBA has already adjusted its forecasts lower, so it would have to be a very weak result to change the outlook for steady rates.

31 Oct, 20:30 ET / 00:30 GMT


Serbia's stats office to announce Sept foreign trade data

Serbia's stats office to announce Sept foreign trade data

Oct 31


Federal Reserve Board holds open meeting on banking related agenda

Federal Reserve Board holds open meeting to discuss proposed rules that would modify the enhanced prudential standard framework for large banking organizations, in Washington.

31 Oct, 10:30 ET / 14:30 GMT


Federal Reserve to unveil rule-easing package for regional banks

The Federal Reserve will unveil a rule easing package for regional and superregional banks like PNC, Capital One and US Bancorp. The changes follow the passage of the Dodd Frank rewrite in May which the Fed is charged with helping to implement.

31 Oct, 23:30 ET / 03:30 GMT


Hong Kong releases monthly property data

Hong Kong government releases monthly property data

Oct 31


Q3 2018 General Motors Co Earnings Release

General Motors due to report third-quarter earnings

31 Oct, 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


GM expected to report slightly lower third-quarter profit

General Motors Co is expected to report a slightly smaller third-quarter profit on Wednesday due to rising steel and aluminum costs and slumping demand in China, but investors will watch whether the Detroit automaker maintains its full-year earnings forecast.

31 Oct, 07:30 ET / 11:30 GMT


Serbia's stats office to announce Sept industrial output data

Serbia's stats office to announce Sept industrial output data

Oct 31


Serbia's stats office to announce flash estimate for Q3 GDP

Serbia's stats office to announce flash estimate for Q3 GDP

Oct 31


India govt to appoint new chief economic adviser soon

A government panel headed by a former central bank governor Bimal Jalan is likely to recommend on Thursday a new chief economic adviser who could play a crucial role in finalizing the last budget of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of elections early next year. The post is lying vacant since the resignation of Arvind Subramanian in June.

Oct 31



Musk shakes up SpaceX satellite project to meet aggressive launch window-sources

SpaceX has captured imaginations and headlines by slashing the cost of transporting cargo to space with rockets that can return to earth and land. But that effort needs cash. Musk has said his plan to bring high-speed Internet to the world through a new satellite constellation - dubbed Starlink - is crucial to generating that cash needed to fund the next-generation rocket capable of flying paying customers to the moon and eventually colonizing Mars.

31 Oct, 01:00 ET / 05:00 GMT



The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit the Pacific countries

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, visit Rotorua as part of their official tour of the Pacific.

Oct 31


Cast of historical drama "Outlaw King" speak to Reuters

Medieval action drama "Outlaw King" has European premiere and the cast speak to Reuters

Oct 31


Cuban artists push for revision of new decree they fear will hike censorship

A raft of Cuban artists are pushing for a revision of legislation set to go into force in December that they fear will increase censorship on the Communist-run island's famously vibrant creative scene.

Oct 31



Pakistan's Supreme Court to rule on Christian woman facing death over blasphemy

Pakistan's Supreme Court is on Wednesday due to rule on the final appeal by a Christian woman sentenced to death by hanging over blasphemy allegations, a case that has drawn global headlines and indignation.

Oct 31


FRANCE - BTF non-competitive bids

31 Oct, 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT

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