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GLOBAL

HUNGARY-GOVERNMENT-ORBAN

Thousands protest against PM Orban’s government, “runaway inflation”

BUDAPEST, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Thousands of Hungarians including teachers and students marched through Budapest on Sunday to protest against the government, demanding higher wages for teachers and a curb on surging inflation that is eroding incomes.

ITALY-POLITICS-FRANCE-MACRON

France’s Macron to hold talks with new Italian PM Meloni on Sunday

PARIS, Oct 23 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron, currently on an official visit to Italy, will hold talks with new Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni later on Sunday, the French presidency said, without providing further details.

U.S.

USA-CAPITOL-SECURITY

Trump is not ‘man enough’ to testify in Jan. 6 probe, Pelosi says

WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump is too much of a coward to obey a subpoena from the U.S. Congress compelling him to testify to a special committee investigating his role in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested on Sunday.

PEOPLE-SALMAN-RUSHDIE

Salman Rushdie lost sight in one eye following attack, agent says

Oct 23 (Reuters) – Salman Rushdie lost sight in one eye and the use of one hand following an attack on stage at a literary event in western New York in August, his agent said.

BUSINESS

NEURALINK-MUSK

Neuralink’s ‘show & tell’ delayed by one month, Elon Musk says

Oct 23 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk said in a tweet on Sunday pushed back by a month the date for Neuralink’s “show & tell” event to Nov. 30 and did not provide further information.

ITALY-WAGES

Italy’s Illycaffe to pay global employee bonus, CEO tells paper

MILAN, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Italian premium coffee maker Illycaffe will pay a cash bonus to its employees to help them cope with increasingly stretched finances, its chief executive told Il Corriere della Sera newspaper on Sunday.

SPORTS

SOCCER-ENGLAND-TOT-NEW/REPORT

Newcastle into top four after win at Tottenham

LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Newcastle United produced their biggest result of an already impressive season with a deserved 2-1 victory at Tottenham Hotspur to move into the Premier League’s top four on Sunday.

SOCCER-GERMANY-BOC-UNB/REPORT

Bochum stun Bundesliga leaders Union Berlin 2-1

BOCHUM, Germany Oct 23 (Reuters) – Relegation-threatened VfL Bochum scored once in either half to stun Union Berlin 2-1 on Sunday, leaving the Bundesliga leaders with only a slim gap at the top and bagging a second win of the season to move off the bottom of the table.

UPCOMING

SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY

CLIMATE-UN/GAZA-ENVIRONMENT (PIX) (TV)

edited version-In power-starved Gaza, discarded batteries pose environmental risk

Thousands of tons of old batteries sit piled up in Gaza scrapyards, slowly leaking pollutants into the surrounding area and providing a stark example of the environmental disaster facing the enclave after 15 years of blockade.

24 Oct

HEALTH-WHO/

WHO Regional Committee meeting for the Western Pacific

The seventy-third session of the World Health Organization Regional Committee for the Western Pacific will be held from 24 to 28 October 2022 in Manila.

24 Oct 01:00 ET / 01:00 GMT

CLIMATE-UN/COP27-ACCESS (PIX) (TV)

Climate activists fear their voices will be curtailed at COP27 in Egypt

The decision to hold next month’s COP27 climate summit in a highly secured tourist resort in Egypt, along with a selective accreditation process, are curbing civil society’s participation in the event, activists say.

24 Oct 07:00 ET / 07:00 GMT

BUSINESS / ECONOMICS

ECUADOR-MINING/ (TV)

Campaigners ask Ecuador to approve vote to ban mining near Quito

Ecuadoreans from north of Quito will present the country’s national electoral authority with some 400,000 signatures in support of a referendum to ban mining development in the biodiverse area.

24 Oct

USA-CARBON/PIPELINES (PIX)

Opponents of US carbon pipeline draw lessons from prior pipeline fights Landowners hoping to block proposed carbon pipeline projects in the U.S. Midwest are getting help from some of America’s most prominent anti-pipeline campaigners, including groups that fought against the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.

24 Oct

ALIBABA-CHINA/SHOPPING (PIX)

A Singles Day without livestream superhosts leaves Alibaba in a quandary When Alibaba kicks off its Singles Day extravaganza on Monday, it will for the first time in five years steer away from using mega sales stars, casting a pall over China’s biggest shopping event and leaving brands guessing on how well they will do.

24 Oct

WORLD-WORK/QUITTING

Poker legend Annie Duke on why quitting can be a good thing

Instead of blindly following the ethos of “never quit,” perhaps we should be learning how to quit our jobs more often, and better. Poker legend Annie Duke has a new book out on the subject – entitled simply, “Quit: The Power of Knowing When To Walk Away.”

24 Oct 04:00 ET / 04:00 GMT

BENIN-COTTON/ (PIX) (TV)

Cotton exporter Benin developing home-grown textile industry

Benin is Africa’s leading cotton producer, but exports almost all of its cotton raw. Now, an initiative is under way to create jobs and revenue by processing the cotton locally in several new textile factories, with the goal of exporting apparel to consumer markets in Europe, Asia, Africa and the United States.

24 Oct 09:30 ET / 09:30 GMT

MEXICO-ECONOMY/INFLATION

Mexico-Inflation

24 Oct 11:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

RESULTS-AGRICULTURE/PREVIEW

ADM, Bunge expected to post solid profits on tight grain supplies

Global grain merchants Archer-Daniels-Midland Co and Bunge Ltd likely continued their recent string of solid quarterly profits, bolstered by tight global grain supplies and strong demand for food and fuel, analysts said ahead of both companies’ quarterly earnings releases this week.

24 Oct 11:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

CONFLICTS / WAR / PEACE

ETHIOPIA-CONFLICT/ (PIX)

African Union-led Ethiopia peace talks expected to start

Peace talks on the war in Ethiopia are start on Monday in South Africa, the African Union said on Friday, following earlier commitments by the government and Tigray forces to participate. The Ethiopian government and its allies, which include Eritrea’s military, have been fighting Tigray forces in the north of the country on and off since late 2020.

24 Oct

POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

ISRAEL-ELECTION/NETANYAHU (PIX) (TV)

It’s all about Bibi; Netanyahu comeback dominates Israel election

Was the 2021 “end of the Netanyahu era” just a brief hiatus? On trial for corruption, Netanyahu is looking to conquer the prime minister’s office for a sixth time on Israel’s Nov 1 election which his rivals have cast as a battle for Israel’s democracy.

24 Oct

FRANCE-ITALY/

French president Emmanuel Macron heads to Rome and Vatican

French president will meet Italian officials and Pope during a two-day visit.

24 Oct

USA-ELECTION/FOUL

What happens if a candidate cries foul in U.S. midterm elections?

Challenges to election results are not new in the United States, but former President Donald Trump’s campaign to overturn the 2020 election result – based on false claims of voter fraud – escalated such efforts to an unprecedented level. What if some losing candidates, inspired by Trump, decide to cry foul this year? Here’s how challenges could unfold after November’s midterm elections.

24 Oct

USA-TRUMP/NEW YORK-TRIAL (TV)

Trump Organization criminal tax fraud trial to kick off in New York

Donald Trump’s family company is set to face a criminal trial on tax fraud charges in New York that could trigger fines and further complicate the real estate firm’s ability to do business. Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Monday in Manhattan state court.

24 Oct

HALLOWEEN-DAY/BELGIUM-PUMPKINS (TV)

Belgian town organizes a pumpkin boat race, just in time for Halloween

The Belgian town of Kasterlee organises its annual pumpkin boat race. Contestants start the day by carving out giant pumpkins – the content of which will be used for soup. They then turn them into boats which they use for a relay race.

24 Oct

CLIMATE-UN/EU (TV)

EU environment ministers prepare mandate for COP27

EU environment ministers will seek to approve two sets of conclusions that will serve as the EU’s general negotiating mandate for the 27th United Nations Climate Change conference (COP27), and for the 15th United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP 15).

24 Oct 08:00 ET / 08:00 GMT

UKRAINE-CRISIS/GERMANY-UKRAINE

German-Ukrainian Business Forum in Berlin

German chancellor Olaf Scholz and Ukrainian Prime Minister, Denys Shmyhal open the 5th German-Ukrainian Business Forum, where the involvement of business in the process of Ukraine’s reconstruction is to be discussed.

24 Oct 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT

UKRAINE-CRISIS/SWEDEN-NATO

Sweden’s defence minister visits Finland

Sweden’s new Defence Minister Pal Jonson visits Finland

24 Oct 10:45 ET / 10:45 GMT

CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE

MICHIGAN-SHOOTING/ (PIX)

Teen accused in Michigan school shooting expected to plead guilty

Ethan Crumbley, 16, is due before Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Kwame Rowe at 8:30 a.m. local time. Prosecutors expect he will plead guilty to 24 counts against him. He is accused of opening fire in Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan on November 30, 2021 and killing four students and injuring seven others.

24 Oct

USA-TRUMP/BARRACK

Trump ally Barrack expected to testify in his own defense ‘foreign agent’ trial

Tom Barrack, a onetime fundraiser for former U.S. President Donald Trump, is expected to testify in his own defense on Monday in his trial on charges of being a foreign agent for the United Arab Emirates.

24 Oct 13:30 ET / 13:30 GMT

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