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Updated: 14-11-2018 03:34 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




Britain agrees Brexit divorce deal with EU, May's opponents vow to thwart it

Britain struck a draft divorce deal with the European Union after more than a year of talks, thrusting Prime Minister Theresa May into a perilous battle over Brexit that could shape her country’s prosperity for generations to come.


Gaza-Israel frontier calms as enemies warily cease fire

Palestinian militants and Israel held their fire late on Tuesday following an Egyptian mediation effort, bringing a relative calm to the Gaza frontier after the fiercest rocket salvoes and air strikes since the 2014 war.



Deadly California wildfire grows as teams sift through ashes for remains

Convoys of fire engines rumbled through the smoldering northern California town of Paradise on Tuesday on their way to combat still-active sections of the state’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire in history, which grew by 8,000 acres.


U.S. trial of Mexico's 'El Chapo' begins amid heavy security

The trial of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will begin with lawyers’ opening statements in a federal court in Brooklyn on Tuesday, amid intense public attention and extraordinary security measures.



Amazon picks New York City, Washington D.C. area for $5 billion new headquarters Inc picked America’s financial and political capitals for its split new headquarters, saying on Tuesday it will build offices for more than 25,000 people each in New York City and close by Washington, D.C.


Juul Labs to pull sweet e-cig flavors to curb youth use

Juul Labs Inc, the U.S. market leader for electronic cigarettes, said on Tuesday it will pull popular flavors such as mango, cucumber and fruit from retail store shelves in an effort to reduce surging teenage use of its products.



Final season of 'Game of Thrones' to premiere in April

HBO’s hit Emmy-winning drama “Game of Thrones” will debut its eighth and final season starting in April, the network announced in a trailer released online on Tuesday.


Spotify launches in the Middle East and North Africa

Spotify, the world’s most popular paid music streaming service, officially launched in the Middle East and North Africa on Tuesday.



Steelers' Bell doesn't report, won't play in 2018

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell did not report to the team before Tuesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline, general manager Kevin Colbert confirmed, meaning he is ineligible to play the rest of the season.


MLB investigating discrimination claims against Mariners

Major League Baseball announced Tuesday it will investigate claims of racial discrimination against the Seattle Mariners that were made on Monday by a former employee




Fijians head to the polls for general election

Fijians head to the polls for general election

Nov 14


ASEAN summit

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

Nov 14


Sweden's parliament to vote on new Prime Minister

Sweden's parliament will vote on whether centre-right, Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson will become new prime minister. Voters delivered a hung parliament in a general election in September and neither major bloc has been able to form a government.

14 Nov 03:00 ET / 08:00 GMT


U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry visits Prague

U.S energy secretary Rick Perry visits Prague and holds a news conference with Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis.

14 Nov 09:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


UK Foreign Minister Hunt appears in front of Lords committee on foreign policy

Foreign minister Jeremy Hunt appears in front of Lords committee to discuss foreign policy

Nov 14


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 14


Czech cabinet to vote to stay out of UN migration pact

The Czech cabinet will most likely vote to pull out of the UN migration deal, following others such as Austria and Hungary.

Nov 14


Minister Chris Grayling appears in front of Lords committee to discuss post-Brexit transport

Minister Chris Grayling appears in front of Lords committee to discuss post-Brexit transport

Nov 14


Sueddeutsche Zeitung Economic Summit

The Economic Summit conference organised by Sueddeutsche Zeitung daily will focus on issues in economy, politics and society. Speakers include Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier and Croatia's President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.(day 3 of 3)

Nov 14


Germany's Schaeuble and French counterpart Ferrand presents inter-parliamentary agreement

Wolfgang Schaeuble, president of the German parliament, and his French counterpart Richard Ferrand hold joint press conference to present an inter-parliamentary agreement in Paris

Nov 14


US Senate Republicans hold leadership elections for new Congress

U.S. Senate Republicans - including new and returning members - elect their leaders to the newly-elected 116th Congress in a closed-door session.

14 Nov 09:30 ET / 14:30 GMT



U.N. Security Council set to lift Eritrea sanctions on Wednesday

The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea, diplomats said, after the country's rapprochement with Ethiopia and thawing of relations with Djibouti.

Nov 14



West Africa cracks down on lethal fake drug trade

Tens of thousands of people in Africa are dying needlessly from malaria each year because of fake and counterfeit medication, a new a EU-funded report says, as the continent grapples with a thriving trade in bogus drugs made primarily in China.

Nov 14


Kenyan court to sentence two policemen for killing several people

Kenyan court to sentence two police officers found guilty of killing several people in 2014. The independent police watchdog brought the case.

14 Nov



Fed's Daly speaks at Boise State University

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President Mary Daly gives lecture at Boise State University, in Boise, Idaho.

13 Nov 17:00 ET / 22:00 GMT


Federal Reserve Vice Chair for Supervision Quarles testifies to House Financial Services Committee

Federal Reserve Vice Chair for Supervision Randal Quarles gives seminannual testimony before the House Financial Services Committee on efforts, activities, objectives, and plans of the Federal Reserve with respect to the conduct of supervision and regulation of depository institution holding companies and other financial firms supervised by the Federal Reserve, in Washington.

14 Nov 10:00 ET / 15:00 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 14


Q3 2018 Tencent Holdings Ltd Earnings Release

Tech giant Tencent to announce Q3 results ended Sept 30

Nov 14


Iranian car plant shows limits to its economic ambitions in Syria

In an Iranian government-owned car plant near Homs, the small number of vehicles on the assembly line underscores the obstacles hobbling Tehran's economic ambitions in Syria.

Nov 14


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. Wednesday's U.S. guest list include hedge fund investor Kyle Bass of Hayman Capital Management, Shawn Kravetz of Esplanade Capital and Monica Erickson of DoubleLine Capital.

Nov 14


PREVIEW-Hong Kong Q3 economic growth expected to cool as trade war, interest rates bite

Hong Kong's economic growth is expected to have cooled in the third quarter amid prolonged uncertainty from U.S., China trade tensions and higher interest rates, which pose broader risks to growth this year.

Nov 14


S.Korea regulator reviews Samsung BioLogics' alleged violation of accounting rules

South Korea's top financial regulator plans to review allegations that Samsung BioLogics, Samsung Group's drugmaking arm, violated accounting rules in relation to its joint venture. The regulator delayed a decision in July on whether Samsung breached accounting rules when it switched to valuing its stake in Samsung Bioepis at fair market value instead of at book value.

Nov 14


Open parliament hearing about Macquarie's role in Denmark in light of dividend tax stripping scandal

Danish Business minister Rasmus Jarlov and tax minister Karsten Lauritzen will be quizzed by other politicians about a major dividend tax fraud scandal, including the role of Australia's Macquarie, and measures to prevent such scandals going forward.

14 Nov 03:30 ET / 08:30 GMT


U.S. Postal Service scheduled to release 2018 financial results

U.S. Postal Service is scheduled to release its 2018 financial results. It has posted losses totaling several billion dollars each year for over a decade and currently have over $122 billion in debt and unfunded liabilities.

Nov 14


Indian PM and IMF MD speak at Singapore's Fintech conference

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde speak at a session on the third day of the Fintech Festival organised in Singapore.

14 Nov 20:30 ET / 01:30 GMT


Colombia president, energy minister at oil conference in Bogota

Colombia's president, energy minister, head of state oil company Ecopetrol and other officials will attend a three-day conference in Bogota. We'll seek comment from the energy minister on whether a recent court ruling on local referendums will mean more mining and oil investment and ask the head of Ecopetrol about the halted Cano Limon pipeline and investment plans.

Nov 14


EU lawmakers vote on CO2 emissions for trucks

The European Parliament votes on how much to slash carbon dioxide for trucks by 2030 in a bid to cap greenhouse gases without harming the sectors' competitiveness.

14 Nov 07:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


Montenegrin activists protest oil prospecting in the Adriatic

Montenegrin environmentalists protest against undersea oil exploration in the Adriatic Sea which is due to be launched in mid November. Italian-Russian consortium won a government concession for oil exploration in 2016, but the activists say their activities would severely damage fisheries and undersea environment.

Nov 14


INSIGHT-U.S. farmers scramble to repair trade war damage, find new markets

Inside an Illinois barn, farmers make a desperate plea to Sri Lankan officials - please buy our soybeans. The wooing of such a tiny market reflects the depth of U.S. farmers' problems since losing China as a customer, and a growing number have started scrambling to salvage oversea trade ties after giving up hope for diplomatic solutions to the trade war.

14 Nov 08:00 ET / 13:00 GMT


WIDER IMAGE - Kenya's Northern Transport Corridor

The Northern Transport Corridor: an economic lifeline linking the continent with Kenya’s maritime port of Mombasa.

Nov 14


Macy's Inc To Report Third Quarter Results

The department store operator is expected to post a rise in quarterly same-store sales, benefiting from its strategies to combat declining customer traffic. Macy's that has been focusing for several years on expanding the loyalty program, growing Macy's Backstage, its off-price brand, is also likely to get a boost from increased consumer spending Analysts will be looking out for more signs from the company about its sales turnaround as the all-important holiday shopping season looms.

14 Nov 08:30 ET / 13:30 GMT


India releases WPI inflation data for Oct

India will release monthly WPI inflation data for October on Nov 14, around 12.00 noon. (Local Times)

14 Nov 01:30 ET / 06:30 GMT


India trade data for Oct

India is expected to release trade data for Oct on Nov 14 or Nov 15 at any time. No time or date is fixed for the release of data.

Nov 14


Monthly French grain supply-and-demand outlook

Farming agency FranceAgriMer gives monthly forecasts for major cereals. Focus on any revisions to expected French wheat exports.

Nov 14


Colombia's Grupo Argos releases third quarter results

Colombian holding company Grupo Argos, which has interests in energy, airport concessions and cement, will release its third quarter results.

Nov 14



The Country Music Awards hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley

The 52nd Annual CMA Awards featuring the top artists in country music.

Nov 14


Prince Charles turns 70

Prince Charles celebrates his 70th birthday on the 14 of November.

Nov 14


FRANCE - BTF non-competitive bids

14 Nov 05:00 ET / 10:00 GMT

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