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U.N. nuclear watchdog, Western powers criticize Iran for holding inspector
VIENNA (Reuters) - The United Nations nuclear watchdog and Western powers on Thursday strongly criticized Iran for preventing one of the agency’s inspectors from leaving the country last week.
Erdogan says U.S. not fulfilling Syria promises, ahead of Trump talks
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States and Russia on Thursday of failing to fulfill their part of a deal for Kurdish militia to leave a Syrian region bordering Turkey, and said he would raise this with President Donald Trump next week.
Exclusive: Trump administration moves closer to easing gun exports
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration has passed a key milestone in a long-delayed rule change that would make it easier to sell U.S. firearms outside the United States, including assault rifles and ammunition, people briefed on the matter told Reuters.
U.S. vaping-related deaths climb to 39, illnesses to 2,051
(Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 2,051 confirmed and probable cases and 2 more deaths from a mysterious respiratory illness tied to vaping, taking the total death toll to 39.
Rollback of China tariffs faces fierce opposition in White House - sources
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An agreement between the United States and China to roll back existing tariffs as part of a ‘phase one’ trade deal faces fierce internal opposition at the White House and from outside advisers, multiple sources familiar with the talks said.
Sears says it has secured a $250 million lifeline, will close 96 stores
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sears told Reuters on Thursday it had won a $250 million lifeline from lenders that include billionaire owner Eddie Lampert, and will close additional stores, as mounting losses strain the beleaguered U.S. department store chain’s finances.
Djokovic has world number one Nadal in his sights at London finale
LONDON (Reuters) - If Novak Djokovic is to claim the year-end number ranking for a record-equaling sixth time he will have to do it the hard way at the ATP Finals next week in London.
Toronto ready to embrace hostile Seattle crowd in MLS Cup
TORONTO (Reuters) - Toronto FC have transformed into road warriors in the playoffs and that could bode well for the Canadian side as they prepare to visit Seattle Sounders for one of the league’s scariest assignments in Sunday’s MLS Cup.
BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
IEA’s Africa Energy Outlook 2019 report launch
The report – Africa Energy Outlook 2019 – is special focus in the forthcoming World Energy Outlook 2019 but is also being published early as a standalone report. The IEA has updated and expanded its analysis to reflect Africa’s increasing importance in global energy affairs.
8 Nov 19:00 ET / 00:00 GMT
REA Group says Australia’s residential market still challenging, but recovering
Online real estate classifieds portal REA Group said on Friday the Australian residential market remains challenging, but there are signs of a recovery.
San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank holds conference on systemic economic risks of climate change
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco holds “Economics of Climate Change” conference to discuss systemic risks to the U.S. banking system from climate change, in San Francisco,Calif.
Global Economy Weekahead
A weekly look at key economic events for the global economy in the coming seven days.
EU-ECOFIN/ (PIX) (TV)
EU finance ministers meet for monthly talks
European Union finance ministers meet to discuss climate finance, sales tax issues and taxation of digital companies.
8 Nov 02:00 ET / 07:00 GMT
Brexit delay leaves French haulier’s border chaos gamble hanging in the balance
As the risks of a no-deal Brexit loomed in 2018, Dieppe-based road haulage boss Bruno Beliard took a bet on the risk of border chaos and switched his cross-Channel operations to non-accompanied freight. Britain’s delayed departure from the EU leaves him lumbered with higher costs while UK-EU trade remains friction-free -- but it is a costly gamble he says may still pay off if Britain leaves the single market.
8 Nov 05:00 ET / 10:00 GMT
Poland’s anti-monopoly office to announce big fine related to Nord Stream 2
Poland’s anti-monopoly office to announce a significant fine as part of its proceedings against Russia’s Gazprom and five European firms responsible for financing the planned Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline.
8 Nov 05:00 ET / 10:00 GMT
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
China’s special envoy to the Middle East briefing.
China’s Special Envoy to the Middle East Mr. Zhai Jun, holds a media briefing following his visit to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Iran between 16 and 24, Oct. 2019.
8 Nov 20:30 ET / 01:30 GMT
INDIA-POLLUTION/ (PIX) (TV) (GRAPHIC)
Low visibility as Indian capital hit by days of air pollution
Air pollution in New Delhi causes low visibility in the Indian capital for days. Residents are going to work in masks, while monuments like the India Gate war memorial and India’s presidential palace remain engulfed in smog.
LEBANON-PROTESTS/GRIEVANCES (PIX) (TV)
Enraged by corruption, Lebanese direct protests at failing state bodies
Lebanese protesters are directing their anger at state-run agencies including the power company, the central bank and publicly-owned telecom companies, part of an unprecedented wave of demonstrations against the ruling elite accused of rampant corruption. What are the protesters’ grievances and how do these square with reality?
INDONESIA-POLITICS/RIGHTS-STUDENT (PIX) (TV)
Students at the vanguard of Indonesia protests
He was once a boy scout and member of a patriotic flag-raising team in high school. But with student protests sweeping Jakarta and other cities in recent months in some of the worst civil unrest to hit Indonesia in decades, Manik Marganamahendra has emerged as an anti-establishment icon.
8 Nov 02:00 ET / 07:00 GMT
GERMANY-USA/POMPEO SPEECH (PIX) (TV)
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at fall of the Berlin Wall anniversary
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at an event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
8 Nov 04:45 ET / 09:45 GMT
France’s Finance Minister Le Maire holds news conference
France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire holds a news conference in Brussels on the sidelines of a meeting of European Union finance ministers.
8 Nov 05:30 ET / 10:30 GMT
Germany’s Merkel , EU’s von der Leyen hold news conference
Germany’s Merkel and European Commission president von der Leyen hold news conference in the German chancellery
8 Nov 07:15 ET / 12:15 GMT
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT (PIX) (TV)
White House Chief of Staff Mulvaney called to House committee
The three committees leading the impeachment inquiry into President Trump issued a subpoena to Mick Mulvaney, White House Acting Chief of Staff, to testify in connection with the investigation about the Ukraine-related whistleblower complaint.
8 Nov 09:00 ET / 14:00 GMT
GERMANY-USA/POMPEO-MERKEL STATEMENTS (TV)
Pompeo, German Chancellor Merkel speak to reporters in Berlin
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and German Chancellor Angela Merkel speak to reporters ahead of their meeting at Berlin’s chancellery.
8 Nov 09:00 ET / 14:00 GMT
DISASTERS / ACCIDENTS
Race against time as rescuers rehabilitate Koalas after bushfires
Rescuers from an Australian koala hospital have continued to rehabilitate injured koalas as they search through fire-ravaged bushland on the New South Wales mid-north coast, after a bushfire tore through a wildlife reserve where hundreds of the Australian marsupial are feared dead.
SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY
Brazil to release Amazon deforestation data for October
Brazil’s space research agency INPE will release preliminary data for deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest for the month of October.
WIDER IMAGE: Haiti’s cyclists brave poverty, protests and poor roads in race for gold
Cycling is not an easy sport to practise in Haiti, wracked by poverty, natural catastrophes and political instability.
CONFLICTS / WAR / PEACE
Ukraine expected to withdraw forces in eastern Donetsk region
Ukraine expected to pull back forces and weaponry from a town in the eastern Donetsk region, the latest in a series of such moves that are a condition for four-way peace talks with Russia, France and Germany.
CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE
USA-COURT/IMMIGRATION (PIX) (TV)
Fate of “Dreamers” in Supreme Court’s hands
The fate of around 700,000 young immigrants, known as “dreamers,” is in the hands of the conservative Supreme Court, which on Nov 12 will weigh President Donald Trump’s plan to end a program that protects them from deportation.
8 Nov 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
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