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Chinese President Xi wins his third term and associates his leaders with loyalists
BEIJING, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping won a precedent-setting third term on Sunday and set up a governing body of loyalists, cementing his place as the country’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong.
Sunak is the frontrunner to be UK PM after Johnson drops his comeback bid
LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Rishi Sunak looked set to become Britain’s next prime minister after Boris Johnson pulled out of the contest on Sunday, saying that even if he had enough support to make it to the final ballot, he would realized that the country and the Conservative Party needed unity. .
Trump not ‘man enough’ to testify at Jan. 6 inquest, Pelosi says
WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump is too cowardly to obey a U.S. Congressional subpoena requiring him to testify before a special commission investigating his role in the Capitol attack. Jan. 6, 2021. Representatives, Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested on Sunday.
US appeals court temporarily blocks Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan
WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked President Joe Biden’s plan to forgive billions of dollars in student debt, a day after a judge dismissed a lawsuit by Republicans by six states challenging the loan forgiveness program. .
Tesla cuts prices in China by up to 9% as demand slows and price war looms SHANGHAI, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Tesla has cut starter prices for its Model 3 and Y models by up to 9 % in China, reversing a trend of industry-wide increases amid signs of slowing demand in the world’s biggest auto market.
Singles Day without live superhosts leaves Alibaba in dilemma
SHANGHAI, Oct 24 (Reuters) – When Alibaba kicks off its Singles Day extravaganza on Monday, for the first time in years, it will not be headlined by its two sales mega-stars, casting a veil over the China’s biggest business event and leaving brands guessing how well they’ll do.
Salman Rushdie lost sight in one eye following attack, officer says 23 October (Reuters) – Salman Rushdie lost sight in one eye and use of one hand following a an onstage attack at a literary event in western New York in August, his agent said.
Taylor Swift Reveals Her Late Night Thoughts On ‘Midnights’ Pop Album
Oct 21 (Reuters) – Taylor Swift returned to pop on Friday with the launch of her 10th studio album, a record titled “Midnights” inspired by her late-night thoughts, and she also released a video of her “nightmarish storylines “like a horror movie.
Verstappen wins US GP as Red Bull takes constructors’ crown
Oct 23 (Reuters) – Max Verstappen hit back after a slow pit stop to win the United States Grand Prix in Austin on Sunday as his Red Bull team clinched the Formula 1 constructors’ title a day after the billionaire owner died Dietrich Mateschitz.
Kohli blitz propels India to victory in Pakistan cliffhanger
MELBOURNE, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Virat Kohli snapped a stunning half-century to lead India to a four-wicket last-ball win against rivals Pakistan in a classic T20 World Cup match on Sunday which took place in front of a huge crowd at the Melbourne cricket ground.
MEASLES HEALTH/AFRICA (PIX)
INSIGHT-COVID disrupted measles vaccinations in Africa and now cases are rising
The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted measles vaccination campaigns around the world in 2020 and 2021, leaving millions of children unprotected against one of the world’s most contagious diseases, complications of which include blindness, pneumonia and death. After what health experts call the biggest setback in a generation, 26 significant or disruptive measles outbreaks have broken out around the world, according to the World Health Organization.
October 24 06:00 ET / 06:00 GMT
CLIMAT-UN/COP27-ACCESS (PIX) (TV)
Climate activists fear their voice will be reduced at COP27 in Egypt
The decision to hold next month’s COP27 climate summit at a highly secure tourist resort in Egypt, along with a selective accreditation process, are hampering civil society participation in the event, campaigners say.
October 24 07:00 ET / 07:00 GMT
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
EU environment ministers prepare mandate for COP27
EU environment ministers will seek to endorse two sets of conclusions which will serve as the EU’s overall negotiating mandate for the 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) and for the 15th UN Conference on biodiversity (COP 15).
October 24 08:00 ET / 08:00 GMT
German-Ukrainian Business Forum in Berlin
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal open the 5th German-Ukrainian Business Forum, where business involvement in Ukraine’s reconstruction process is to be discussed.
October 24 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT
Visit of the Swedish Minister of Defense to Finland
Visit to Finland by new Swedish Defense Minister Pal Jonson
October 24 10:45 a.m. ET / 10:45 a.m. GMT
COMPANY / ECONOMY
October 24 11:00 a.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. GMT
ADM and Bunge set to post strong earnings on tight grain supplies
Global grain traders Archer-Daniels-Midland Co and Bunge Ltd likely continued their recent run of strong quarterly profits, supported by tight global grain supplies and strong demand for food and fuel, analysts said ahead of the release. of the quarterly results of the two companies this week.
October 24 11:00 a.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. GMT
USDA releases Crop Progress weekly
The USDA publishes Crop Progress weekly.
October 24 8:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. GMT
CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE
Trump ally Barrack set to testify in his own defense ‘foreign agent’ trial
Tom Barrack, a former fundraiser for former US President Donald Trump, is expected to testify in his own defense on Monday at his trial for being a foreign agent for the United Arab Emirates.
October 24 1:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. GMT
ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT
PEOPLE-HARVEY WEINSTEIN/ (TV)
Harvey Weinstein sexual assault trial opens in Los Angeles
First day of opening arguments in the trial of disgraced former film producer Harvey Weinstein, who faces sex-related charges involving five women.
October 24 3:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. GMT