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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 https://www.reutersconnect.com/planning. TOP STORIES


China warns U.S. over Uighur bill, raising doubts over early trade deal China warned on Wednesday that U.S. legislation calling for a tougher response to Beijing's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority will affect bilateral cooperation, clouding prospects for a near-term deal to end a trade war.

NATO-SUMMIT 'Nasty', 'two-faced', 'brain dead': NATO pulls off summit despite insults

NATO leaders set aside public insults ranging from "delinquent" to "brain dead" and "two-faced" on Wednesday, declaring at a 70th anniversary summit they would stand together against a common threat from Russia and prepare for China's rise. U.S.

USA-TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT Legal experts summoned by Democrats call Trump actions impeachable

President Donald Trump's actions to prod Ukraine to pursue investigations that could benefit him politically represent impeachable offenses, constitutional law experts called by Democrats testified to the U.S. Congress on Wednesday as lawmakers laid the groundwork for formal charges against Trump. USA-TRUMP-FOODSTAMPS

Trump administration moves to remove 700,000 people from food stamps The Trump administration said on Wednesday it will make it harder for states to keep residents in the U.S. food stamp program in a move that is projected to end benefits for nearly 700,000 people.


Under Pichai, Alphabet's moonshot projects may face more scrutiny Alphabet's leadership change has some investors hoping that the owner of Google will take a hard look at the cash-burning ventures championed by its founders.

MUSK-LAWSUIT Elon Musk, at defamation trial, says he wrote 'pedo guy' tweet 'off the cuff'

Elon Musk, wrapping up two days of testimony at his defamation trial on Wednesday, insisted his "pedo guy" Twitter message at the heart of the case was an "off-the-cuff" insult hurriedly written in anger and not meant to be taken literally. ENTERTAINMENT

FILM-JAMES-BOND-TRAILER With 'No Time to Die,' Daniel Craig's license as James Bond expires

In the latest James Bond movie, "No Time to Die," Daniel Craig dons the famed tuxedo of the iconic British secret agent 007 for his fifth and final time. SOUTHKOREA-KPOP

South Korean actor found dead in latest K-pop tragedy South Korean actor Cha In-ha was found dead in his home, police said on Wednesday, the country's third young celebrity to die over the past two months as concern mounted over the intense social pressures that artists face.


Reed, Woodland share lead in Bahamas, Woods stumbles late Patrick Reed and Gary Woodland set the first-round pace at the windswept Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas on Wednesday while tournament host Tiger Woods was four shots back after faltering over the final two holes.

SOCCER-UEFA UEFA announces new playoff system for 2022 World Cup qualifiers

UEFA is to introduce a new-look playoff system for its 2022 World Cup qualifying competition which will avoid the need to compare results of teams in different groups. UPCOMING


What is bribery? Trump impeachment hearing highlights vague U.S. laws What is bribery? That question Is heavily debated by legal experts during first official congressional hearing into potential impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump.


Tennessee to execute Lee Hall Jr, convicted of murdering his ex Tennessee is scheduled to execute Lee Hall Jr who was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend.


Int. Criminal Court hears arguments on Afghanistan war crimes case Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court hear arguments on prosecution efforts to proceed with a war crimes investigation in Afghanistan, which has put the court at odds with Washington.


USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT-FRAMERS America's 'Founding Fathers' star in Trump impeachment hearing

Framers of 230-year-old U.S. Constitution play central role in impeachment hearing as constitutional law professors outline case for, and against, ousting Republican President Donald Trump. 4 Dec 18:00 ET / 23:00 GMT

TAIWAN-ELECTION/MAYOR (PIX) (TV) Interview with Taipei mayor

Reuters interview with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, who has set up his own political party, the Taiwan People's Party, to contest legislative elections in January, and is widely believed to have presidential ambitions. 5 Dec 23:00 ET / 04:00 GMT

USA-CONGRESS/FED (PIX) Fed's oversight practices may have contributed to repo market issues -Quarles

The U.S. Federal Reserve may have contributed to recent turmoil in overnight lending markets through oversight practices that possibly discouraged banks from investing, a senior U.S. central bank official said on Wednesday. Testifying before the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, Fed Vice Chair Randal Quarles said the central bank is reviewing its supervisory practices in the wake of the issues that surfaced in the "repo" market. 5 Dec 23:00 ET / 04:00 GMT

MYANMAR-ROHINGYA/WORLD COURT-GAMBIA (PIX) (TV) With memories of Rwanda: The Gambian minister taking on Suu Kyi

A profile of Gambia's justice minister, Aboubacar Tambedou, who has thrust himself into the centre of a monumental legal battle by filing a case at the United Nations' top court accusing Myanmar of committing genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority. Tambedou is no stranger to high-profile legal cases: In the early 2000s he secured the prosecution of Rwandan army general Augustin Bizimungu for his role in genocide. 5 Dec

CANADA-POLITICS/ (PIX) (TV) A weakened Trudeau seen reaching out to Canada's opposition as parliament convenes

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will formally unveil the agenda of his weakened minority government and looks set to reach out to the opposition for support on tax cuts, health care and fighting climate change. 5 Dec

RUSSIA-GOVERNMENT/ (TV) Prime minister Medvedev speaks to Russian TV channels

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speaks to heads of Russian television channels. 5 Dec 04:00 ET / 09:00 GMT

PORTUGAL-USA/POMPEO-SILVA (PIX) U.S. Sec of State Pompeo holds press conference with Portuguese foreign minister and defence minister

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds press conference with Portuguese foreign minister Augusto Santo Silva and Defence minister Joao Gomes Cravinho after a private meeting to discuss bilateral relations and multilateral themes such as NATO and the situation in Venezuela. 5 Dec 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

SOUTHKOREA-CHINA/ (PIX) (TV) Senior Chinese diplomat meets South Korean president in Seoul

A high-ranking Chinese diplomat, State Councillor and foreign minister Wang Yi, meets South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Seoul. 5 Dec 10:00 ET / 15:00 GMT

USA-CONGRESS/MNUCHIN (TV) Tresaury Secretary Steven Mnuchin discusses regulatory agenda with Congress

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies before House Financial Services Committee. Mnuchin will discuss Trump administration's efforts to trim rules on financial sector, which Democrats have cautioned could pose additional risks to U.S. economy. 5 Dec 10:00 ET / 15:00 GMT


A look back at some of the biggest Showbiz headlines of the past decade A look back at some of the biggest Showbiz headlines of the decade

5 Dec 20:00 ET / 01:00 GMT FILM-STAR WARS/ (PIX) (TV)

Cast of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' talk about the new movie The stars and director of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" discuss the final installment in the nine-episode film saga that debuted more than 40 years ago


HEALTH-VAPING/CDC U.S. CDC weekly update on lung illnesses related to e-cigarettes

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updates the number of confirmed and prbable cases and deaths every Thursday as the investigation into what has caused the mysterious illness deepens 5 Dec

CLIMATE-CHANGE/DROUGHT-ZIMBABWE (PIX) (TV) Water levels at Victoria Falls run low

Water levels at the iconic Victoria Falls, on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, are running low after a prolonged drought affecting much of southern Africa. 5 Dec

CLIMATE-CHANGE/ACCORD (TV) Spain hosts UN Climate Change Conference (COP-25)

World leaders meet in Madrid for the 2019 U.N. climate change conference (COP25). The event, which was due to be held in Santiago, Chile in December, was relocated due to civil unrest in the country. 5 Dec


Bulgarian parliament to approve state budget at second reading 5 Dec

NOVARTIS-INVESTORS/ Novartis holds R&D day to profile its portfolio

Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan updates investors on the Basel-based drugmaker's up-and-coming pipeline. 5 Dec

NOVARTIS-RESEARCH/ Novartis goes over its R&D efforts with investors, analysts

Novartis holds annual research day with analysts, investors to talk about prospects in it pipeline that include a medicine against sickle cell disease, among others. 5 Dec

COLOMBIA-OIL/ Companies submit counter-offers in Colombia oil block auction

Companies will submit counter-offers in Colombia's ongoing auction of 59 oil blocks, while any blocks without counter-offers will be awarded. 5 Dec

SAUDI ARAMCO-IPO/PRICING (PIX) (TV) Saudi Aramco to price its IPO, which could be the world's biggest

Saudi Aramco will price its initial public offering (IPO) on Dec 5, which is expected to be the world's biggest flotation, surpassing the $25 billion deal by Alibaba in 2014. Plan to build a trunk after the pricing is out. 5 Dec

INDIA-ECONOMY/RATES (PIX) India cenbank set to cut rates for a sixth time

The Reserve Bank of India is seen cutting rates for a sixth time despite rising inflation as it tries to revive a moribund economy from its weakest level in more than six years. The RBI is widely expected to cut rates by 25 basis points taking the repo rate to 4.9%. 5 Dec 01:15 ET / 06:15 GMT

EU-ECOFIN/ (PIX) (TV) EU finance ministers to urge money-laundering, virtual currency reforms

EU finance ministers are set to adopt common positions on new rules and supervision of money-laundering risks, regulation of virtual currencies, next steps on capital markets union, energy taxation and financial architecture for development. 5 Dec 02:00 ET / 07:00 GMT

BRITAIN-ECONOMY/AUTOS UK new car registrations released, completing W. Europe data

Britain's car industry body publishes monthly new sales figures. Demand has been hit by tougher emissions rules, a crackdown on diesel and uncertainty caused by Brexit with registrations forecast to to fall in 2019, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. 5 Dec 04:00 ET / 09:00 GMT

GLOBAL-ECONOMY/FOOD U.N. agency FAO releases its latest food price index and cereal supply outlook

U.N. food agency FAO releases its latest monthly global food price index and its updated cereal supply outlook. 5 Dec 04:00 ET / 09:00 GMT

TIFFANY-RESULTS/ Tiffany reports third-quarter earnings

The U.S. jeweler, which is being bought by French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH in a multi-billion dollar deal, is expected to post a rise in third-quarter same-store sales, after fall for two straight quarters.Tiffany's improved marketing and new product lines are expected to lure shoppers to its stores. Investors will look out any comments on how trade tensions between the U.S and China and protests in Hong Kong is impacting its business. 5 Dec 08:30 ET / 13:30 GMT

USA-FED/QUARLES Federal Reserve's Quarles, FDIC's Williams, NCUA's Hood testify before Senate Banking Committee

Federal Reserve Vice Chair for Supervision Randal Quarles, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chair Jelena Williams and National Credit Union Association Chair Rodney Hood testify before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on "Oversight of Financial Regulators," in Washington. 5 Dec 10:00 ET / 15:00 GMT

CHEVRON-OUTLOOK/ (PIX) (GRAPHIC) Chevron outlines 2020 capital spending plan

Chevron Corp releases its 2020 spending plans, expected to be in the range of $18 billion to $20 billion. 5 Dec 10:00 ET / 15:00 GMT

IMF-ECONOMY/ IMF officials hold regular news briefing

IMF officials hold regular news conference to discuss global economic events. 5 Dec 10:30 ET / 15:30 GMT

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