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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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
24 Oct 11:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
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
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.
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.
French president Emmanuel Macron heads to Rome and Vatican
French president will meet Italian officials and Pope during a two-day visit.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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