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Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday the differences blocking a deal over a new national unity government were “not easy” and signaled he was at odds with his ally Hezbollah over the last outstanding issue.


Life's a beach for Brazil's Bolsonaro as spaceman joins his team

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil’s far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, who nearly died from a stab wound while campaigning last month, donned a bulletproof vest on Wednesday and headed to the beach in Rio de Janeiro to attend an acrobatic air show in his honor.



Trump says U.S. could send up to 15,000 troops to border

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States could send as many as 15,000 troops to the border with Mexico, as he hardens his stance against a caravan of migrants fleeing violence and poverty in Central America.


Trump contends U.S. Constitution does not cover birthright citizenship

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee the right to citizenship to everyone born in the country, an assertion that runs counter to the long-established legal interpretation of the document.



GM offers buyouts to cut costs after strong quarterly profit

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Wednesday stepped up efforts to cut costs in response to tariff and market pressures, even as it reported third-quarter profit that blew past Wall Street expectations.


Musk shakes up SpaceX in race to make satellite launch window: sources

SEATTLE/ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk flew to the Seattle area in June for meetings with engineers leading a satellite launch project crucial to his space company’s growth.



Chris Pine puts on Scottish accent for historical drama 'Outlaw King'

LONDON (Reuters) - “Star Trek” actor Chris Pine swaps space for medieval Scotland in Netflix action drama “Outlaw King” in which he plays 14th century rebel warrior Robert the Bruce who fought the English to regain control of his homeland.


Jane Fonda, Amy Schumer among stars to appear on U.S. voter telethon

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood celebrities including Jane Fonda, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Amy Schumer will take part in an online telethon on Monday to urge young people to pledge to vote in Tuesday’s congressional midterm elections.



NBA roundup: Leonard, Raptors rout 76ers

Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and Jonas Valanciunas added 23 points off the bench as the Toronto Raptors defeated the visiting Philadelphia 76ers 129-112 on Tuesday night.


Record-holding former pitcher Fischer dies at 88

Former major league pitcher and pitching coach Bill Fischer died Tuesday night in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was 88.




German Chancellor Merkel meets Ukraine's Poroshenko

German Chancellor Angela Merkel travels to Ukraine and will meet President Petro Poroshenko.

1 Nov, 07:15 ET / 11:15 GMT


"The colour of pearls": Myanmar's trade in human hair is booming

Hair helps pay the rent for Za Za Lin, whose eyes filled with tears as her long black mane was combed, cut, and untangled by practiced hands at a roadside market stall in Myanmar's commercial hub of Yangon.

Nov 1


UK PM May hosts European Round Table of Industrialists at Downing Street

May meets with the European Round Table of Industrialists, which brings together 55 chief executives and chairmen of major multinational companies.

1 Nov, 06:30 ET / 10:30 GMT


Trudeau's dilemma: how to be tough with Saudis without losing key jobs Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is faced with a dilemma as an election approaches - how to credibly clamp down on Riyadh over its human rights record while sparing a huge arms deal with Saudi Arabia.

Nov 1


Armenian parliament to hold formal election of Prime Minister to clear way for snap election

Armenian parliament is expected to hold a formal election of new prime minister after it failed to elect him a week ago. If it fails twice, the legislature will be dissolved and early parliamentary elections called - plan that was offered by the acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who wants the vote to be held in December

Nov 1


El Salvador's President Salvador Sanchez Ceren visits Beijing

El Salvador's President Salvador Sanchez Ceren attends a welcome ceremony hosted by his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, followed by a meeting and signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. El Salvador is the latest country to switch diplomatic tie from Taiwan to China, drawing strong criticism from the United States.

1 Nov, 05:00 ET / 09:00 GMT


Europe torn over Islamic State children in Syria

For years, they heard little from daughters who went to join Islamic State. Now dozens of families across Europe have received messages from those same women, desperate to return home from detention in Syria.

1 Nov, 03:00 ET / 07:00 GMT


Oprah to campaign with Georgia's Abrams

Oprah Winfrey lends her star power to Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams quest to become the United States' first black woman governor at a pair of appearances in the state on Thursday.

Nov 1


Traitors or Russian agents? Clergy caught in Ukraine church row

Priests like Metropolitan Oleksandr face a choice: join Ukraine's new independent church and be labelled a renegade by supporters of his own church, or stay away, and risk being branded a Russian agent. It is a decision facing thousands of clerics as Ukraine prepares to sever ties to the Russian Orthodox Church going back to 1686.

Nov 1


Preview of Madagascar elections on November 7

Preview of Madagascar elections on November 7.

Nov 1


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.

1 Nov, 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


South African president to hold briefing with foreign media

President Ramaphosa will be meeting with members of the international media in an on-the-record dialogue in a Q&A format.

1 Nov, 11:00 ET / 15:00 GMT


Madagascar’s next leader: accountant, DJ, or milkman?

In Madagascar's presidential election on Nov. 7, voters will choose from a whopping 36 candidates on the ballot. The following are the three front runners in Wednesday's vote. A runoff between two of the candidates is likely in December.

Nov 1


Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in parliament for swearing in of top court officials

No significant news expected, but watching for any drastic measures he announces.

Nov 1


Home after years in exile and rebellion, an Ethiopian politician talks about freedom and fears

A year ago, rebel leader Berhanu Nega was launching attacks against Ethiopia from neighbouring Eritrea and faced a death penalty at home.

Nov 1


DMZ no-fly zone comes into effect

South and North Korea to set up a no-fly zone over their heavily fortified border in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The zone will extend 40 kilometers north and south from the Military Demarcation Line in the East and 20 kilometers in the West for fixed-wing aircraft.

1 Nov, 21:30 ET / 01:30 GMT


Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets U.S. delegation

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets a delegation of U.S. congressmen in Beijing.

1 Nov, 04:00 ET / 08:00 GMT


Former Harvard president expected to testify in Asian-American bias trial

Former Harvard University President Drew Faust is expected to take the witness stand on Thursday as the university defends itself at trial against allegations that it discriminates against Asian-American applicants.

1 Nov, 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


Co-leaders of Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party speak to media

Co-chairs of Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Pervin Buldan and Sezai Temelli, to make statements to reporters about the current political situation in Turkey ahead of local elections scheduled for next March.

Nov 1


Democrats hammer home healthcare message with the help of Oprah, Obama and Biden on the campaign trail

Democrats focus relentlessly on healthcare in the closing elections pitch, tuning out Republican attempts to frame the debate around immigration, ahead of Nov. 6 elections that will determine which party controls the U.S. Congress for the next two years.

Nov 1



SPECIAL REPORT: Third installment in Military Housing Project

The third installment in the Reuters series Ambushed at Home. Exploring how the U.S. military handed major control to private housing landlords, limiting the rights of enlisted families when problems occur.

Nov 1



Synagogue massacre suspect, Robert Bowers, appears in court Robert Bowers charged in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre appears in court after being charged with killing 11 worshipers at the Tree of Life synagogue on October 27. He faces 29 charges, including 11 counts of using a firearm to commit murder and obstruction of exercise of religious beliefs resulting in death.

1 Nov, 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


Human Rights Watch news conference on sexual violence in North Korea

Human Rights Watch will hold a news conference in Seoul to release a new report on sexual violence against women in North Korea.

1 Nov, 22:00 ET / 02:00 GMT


Tennessee to execute inmate, Edmund Zagorski, using electric chair

Tennessee is scheduled to execute Edmund Zagorski on Nov. 1. He has requested the state use an electric chair rather than lethal injection. Execution set for 7 p.m. Central Time. It will be the first U.S. execution by electric chair since 2013. Zagorski, 63, was convicted of the 1983 murder of two men.

Nov 1



Colombia's Ecopetrol holds call with investors after Q3 results

Colombia's state-run oil company Ecopetrol will hold a call with investors on Thursday after the release of third quarter results.

1 Nov, 09:00 ET / 13:00 GMT


United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization releases monthly food price index

United Nations food agency (FAO) releases food price index, which measures monthly changes for a basket of cereals, oilseeds, dairy products, meat and sugar. FAO also releases its cereal supply and demand brief, including production forecasts.

1 Nov, 05:00 ET / 09:00 GMT


Cigna reports third quarter earnings

Cigna Corp, which gained U.S. antitrust approval for its acquisition of pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts last month, is expected to report a higher quarterly profit on Thursday. Investors will focus on the health insurer's progress in closing the Express Scripts deal, growth in members, and comments on medical costs for its corporate customers.

1 Nov, 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


Czech Republic-Central Bank Rates

The Czech National Bank is due to announce its monetary policy meeting decision at 1200 GMT and is widely expected to deliver a fourth straight interest rate increase - which would be the first time such a series of hikes has occurred since inflation targeting started in 1998.

1 Nov, 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT


Dexeu's Suella Braverman, Falconer at Chatham House

Chatham House to host a day's session on trade and protectionism. Dexeu's Suella Braverman and Trade negotiator Crawford Falconer speaking.

Nov 1


Japanese automakers' weapon of choice in Trump trade war: Flexible plants

Japanese automakers are under pressure in the United States from the rapid decline in U.S. consumer demand for sedans and U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to impose tariffs on imported cars. They’re coping by exploiting their lead in technology that allows one plant to build many models.

1 Nov, 01:00 ET / 05:00 GMT



Interview with inventor of the WWW

The inventor of the worldwide web, Tim Berners-Lee, speaks to Reuters.

1 Nov, 01:00 ET / 05:00 GMT



Halloween is celebrated at West Hollywood Carnival

West Hollywood stages its annual Halloween Carnival.

31 Oct, 21:00 ET / 01:00 GMT


Halloween is celebrated across the US

Halloween is celebrated across the US

31 Oct, 19:00 ET / 23:00 GMT


Any height, any gender - no taboo for LGBT+ Mexican dance troupe

An LGBT+ dance group in Mexico offers transgender and homosexual performers a chance to take part in traditional folk dance and tackle prejudice at the same time.

1 Nov, 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


A Libyan theatre group is fighting against the odds

Looking up in despair, a woman holds a dying young man as the sounds of gunfire rings out on a theater stage in the Libyan capital. A 62-member group of young Libyans is using the theater as a way to come to grips with the daily violence and conflict gripping the North African country since the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

1 Nov, 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT



Estonian traffic police give out organ donor cards for speeding

Traffic police officers in Estonia, which has one of the highest rates of fines issued for speeding in Europe, have started to hand out cards encouraging speeding drivers to become organ donors in the hope it will inspire them to slow down.

1 Nov, 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

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