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08/11/2022 | 02:02am

Here are the top stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters text service as of 6 A.M. GMT/2 P.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

GLOBAL

UKRAINE-CRISIS/

Heavy fighting near Donetsk as Russia presses offensive in eastern Ukraine

Heavy fighting raged around the eastern Ukrainian town of Pisky on Thursday as Russia pressed its campaign to seize all of the industrialised Donbas region, while to the west Kyiv accused Moscow of using a nuclear plant to shield its artillery.

CHINA-SOUTHKOREA/

S.Korea, China clash over U.S. missile shield, complicating conciliation

China and South Korea clashed on Thursday over a U.S. missile defence shield, threatening to undermine efforts by the new government in Seoul to overcome longstanding security differences.

U.S.

USA-ABORTION/WYOMING

Judge blocks Wyoming abortion ban from taking effect amid legal challenge

A Wyoming judge on Wednesday blocked the state's near-total ban on abortion from taking effect while doctors, a clinic operator and others sue to invalidate the law.

PEOPLE-HARVEY WEINSTEIN/STELLANTIS-LAWSUIT

Harvey Weinstein, Chrysler end dueling lawsuits over 2019 Jeep crash

Harvey Weinstein and the U.S. business of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles STLA.MI agreed to end competing lawsuits over a 2019 crash in which the now-imprisoned former Hollywood movie producer flipped a Jeep Wrangler while trying to avoid a deer.

BUSINESS

USA-FED/INFLATION

Fed officials say more rate hikes needed, despite slowing inflation

Slowing U.S. inflation may have opened the door for the Federal Reserve to temper the pace of coming interest rate hikes, but policymakers left no doubt they will continue to tighten monetary policy until price pressures are fully broken.

SINGAPORE-ECONOMY/GDP

Singapore downgrades Q2 GDP, outlook as risks grow

Singapore's economy expanded less than initially estimated in the second quarter and the government revised its growth projections for 2022 lower, flagging risks to the global outlook from the Ukraine war and inflation.

ENTERTAINMENT

WASHINGTON-COWBOYS/

Cowboy cosplayers recreate the Wild West, compete with vintage guns

Passers-by at the Renton Fish and Game Club in Washington state on Saturday could be forgiven for thinking they had time-traveled to the late-1800s Wild West.

AFGHANISTAN-CONFLICT/ANNIVERSARY-AUSTRALIA

'Freedom, happiness, opportunities': Afghan women learn to swim, drive in Australia

At an indoor pool in a western Sydney suburb, about 20 Afghan women who recently reached Australia as refugees listen to former asylum seeker Maryam Zahid as she offers them swimming classes and talks about the country's beach culture.

SPORTS

TENNIS-MONTREAL/

Kyrgios stuns Medvedev on day of upsets in Montreal

Nick Kyrgios produced a serve-and-volley masterclass to topple world number one Daniil Medvedev 6-7(2) 6-4 6-2 for his eighth straight win on a day of upsets at the Canadian Masters in Montreal on Wednesday.

TENNIS-TORONTO/

Serena loses to Bencic in first match of farewell tour

The first stop on Serena Williams' farewell tour came to a quick end as she fell 6-2 6-4 to Belinda Bencic in second-round action at the Canadian Open on Wednesday a day after announcing her forthcoming retirement from tennis.

UPCOMING

CONFLICTS / WAR / PEACE

UKRAINE-CRISIS/DENMARK-DONORS (TV)

Defence ministers of Ukraine, UK and Denmark host ministers from allied countries in Copenhagen to discuss long-term support for Ukraine

Defence ministers of Ukraine, UK and Denmark host ministers from allied countries in Copenhagen to discuss long-term support for Ukraine, including military training, mine clearance and weapon supplies.

11 Aug 06:00 ET / 06:00 GMT

UKRAINE-CRISIS/DENMARK-DONORS (TV)

Ukrainian President Zelenskiy gives online speech to international donor conference in Copenhagen

Ukrainian President Zelenskiy to hold online opening speech at donor conference in Copenhagen where defence ministers of Ukraine, UK and Denmark host ministers from allied countries to discuss long-term support for Ukraine.

11 Aug 08:15 ET / 08:15 GMT

AFGHANISTAN-CONFLICT/ANNIVERSARY-IMMIGRANT (PIX)

WIDER IMAGE- A year of struggle as an Afghan family builds a new life in California

For the past year, Reuters has been following Najib Mohammadi, a former interpreter for U.S. special forces in Afghanistan, who arrived in the United States days before the fall of Kabul with his wife and young children. Mohammadi has spent the year struggling to settle into his new home in Sacramento, while also becoming an unofficial resource for others, including Afghan soldiers he trained who were evacuated to the U.S. in the airlift and U.S. military interpreters stuck in Afghanistan.

We plan to use Mohammadi’s story to touch on issues such as the overwhelmed resettlement agencies since the fall of Kabul, the inequities of who got out and who didn’t, as well as the various other hurdles Afghan refugees have faced in the United States. But we will also describe some of the highlights: his relief that his three small children will grow up in safety, and his excitement about enrolling in school to continue his education.

11 Aug 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT

BUSINESS / ECONOMICS

USA-GASOLINE/PRICES (PIX) (GRAPHIC)

U.S. gasoline prices drop below $4 for first time since March

After surging to record highs above $5 per gallon earlier this summer, gasoline prices have fallen back below $4 per gallon, according to data from the American Automobile Association (AAA). Demand for fuels began to taper when prices reached their peak and crude prices have fallen on concerns about economic downturn.

11 Aug 07:00 ET / 07:00 GMT

SUNCOR ENERGY-ELLIOTT/ANTITRUST

Suncor Energy faces anti-trust concerns, refinery profit risk in selling fuel stations

Canadian oil producer Suncor Energy's potential sale of its Petro-Canada fuel retail business faces obstacles from anti-trust concerns that might force it to find multiple buyers, to a potential strategic problem for its refining business, analysts and shareholders say.

11 Aug 11:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

CANADA GOOSE-RESULTS/

Canada Goose Holdings Inc reports first quarter results

Canada Goose is expected to report a rise in quarterly revenue, boosted by demand for luxury goods holding strong among affluent consumers. Investors will be keen to hear if the company expects the recent heat wave in Europe to to affect demand for its parkas and jackets.

11 Aug 12:30 ET / 12:30 GMT

YPF-RESULTS/CALL

Argentina's YPF discusses quarterly results with analysts

Argentina's YPF to review second-quarter results in a call with analysts.

11 Aug 13:00 ET / 13:00 GMT

USA-TREASURY/ANNOUNCEMENT

Treasury announces sales: 3- & 6-month bills, 20-year bonds, 30-year TIPS

Treasury Dept. weekly announcement of 3- and 6-month bill sale offerings; announces sales of 20-year bonds, 30-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities.

11 Aug 15:00 ET / 15:00 GMT

MEXICO-ECONOMY/RATES

Mexico-Interest Rate

11 Aug 18:00 ET / 18:00 GMT

ARGENTINA-INFLATION/ (TV)

July CPI data due for release

Argentines react to the announcement of July consumer inflation data.

11 Aug 18:30 ET / 18:30 GMT

CITGO PETROLEUM-RESULTS/ (PIX)

U.S. oil refiner Citgo Petroleum delivers big second-quarter profit

U.S. oil refiner Citgo Petroleum posts second-quarter earnings on rising fuel demand and stronger margins. It posted a $3 millon profit a year ago and travel began an upswing and demand for gasoline and diesel began to climb.

11 Aug 20:00 ET / 20:00 GMT

RIVIAN-RESULTS/

Rivian Reports Second Quarter Results

Investors expect Rivian to post a growth in revenue over last quarter as production of electric SUV and pickup truck increased in the quarter. Wall Street also expects the company to provide updates on how it plans to ramp up production to meet demand.

11 Aug 20:00 ET / 20:00 GMT

INVESTMENT-MUTUALFUNDS/LIPPER

Lipper reports weekly U.S. fund flows

Thomson Reuters Lipper reports weekly sales of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, showing what changing money flows say about asset allocations, hot and cold sectors, and the varying appeals of regions and industries.

11 Aug 20:30 ET / 20:30 GMT

POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

AFRICA-MIGRATION/SPAIN (PIX)

Risky crossing from Africa to Spanish islands looks unstoppable

Standing in a cemetery of abandoned boats, Mohamed Fane picks a West African franc off the floor and shudders in memory of the traumas of his journey from Senegal to the Canary Islands. After an arduous overland trip, smugglers shepherded the 33-year-old carpenter into a flimsy wooden vessel with two dozen others to sail from the southern Moroccan coastal town of Dakhla - but it ran out of fuel far from the Spanish islands. One famished and thirsty man died on board. Such horrendous experiences are commonplace on one of the busiest and most perilous routes into Europe for Africans fleeing poverty, conflict and hunger accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the knock-on effect of the Ukraine war.

11 Aug 07:00 ET / 07:00 GMT

USA-AFRICA/RWANDA (PIX) (TV)

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken visits Rwanda

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits the East African nation of Rwanda where he will focus on the role the government can play in reducing violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Blinken is also expected to raise the detention of Paul Rusesabagina, a U.S. permanent resident who was portrayed as a hero in the movie “Hotel Rwanda” and sentenced to 25 years in prison on terrorism charges related to the activities of an organisation opposed to President Paul Kagame's rule.

11 Aug 08:00 ET / 08:00 GMT

GERMANY-POLITICS/ (PIX) (TV)

German chancellor holds summer news conference on domestic, foreign issues

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will discuss current issues related to domestic and foreign policy at a summer news conference.

11 Aug 09:00 ET / 09:00 GMT

KENYA-ELECTION/

Kenya election observers to brief press as results trickle in

International observers will brief the media on their preliminary findings from Kenya’s Aug. 9 general election. Preliminary results from Kenya's presidential election showed a tight race between the two main candidates vying to replace President Uhuru Kenyatta, with citizens praying an announcement of a winner would not unleash violence as in years past.

11 Aug 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT

TURKEY-POLITICS/ERDOGAN

Turkey's Erdogan makes a speech at an opening ceremony for hydroelectric power plants

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech at an opening ceremony for 34 hydroelectric power stations (1100 GMT). He will also chair a meeting of the High Consultative Board at the presidential palace (1230 GMT).

11 Aug 11:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

UKRAINE-CRISIS/TURKEY

Turkish foreign minister makes speech at end of ambassadors' conference

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu hold a news conference at the end of the annual ambassadors' conference and could comment on the war in Ukraine (1430 GMT). Before that, there will be speeches by Turkey's ministers of trade (0915 GMT), finance (1115 GMT) and industry (1230 GMT).

11 Aug 14:30 ET / 14:30 GMT

ODDLY ENOUGH

CALIFORNIA-FALCONS/ (TV)

San Francisco metro system hires falcons to scare pigeons away

The Bay Area Rapid Transit system of the San Francisco Bay Area is turning to falcons to scare away pigeons from making a home at one of its metro stations. So far, officials say the adult male Harris hawk, named Pac-Man, is doing an excellent job at keeping the station clean of pigeons.

11 Aug 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT

DISASTERS / ACCIDENTS

SIBANYE STILLWATER-FLOODS/

Sibanye Stillwater updates on impact of floods at its U.S operations

South African diversified miner Sibanye Stillwater provides an update on the impact of floods on its U.S platinum group metal operations, where production was suspended in June.

11 Aug 13:00 ET / 13:00 GMT

CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE

USA-EDUCATION/CHEATING

Ex-biotech CEO to be sentenced in U.S. college admissions scandal

A former biotech chief executive is scheduled to be sentenced in the U.S. college admissions scandal after he admitted he paid a tennis coach $50,000 to secure his daughter's acceptance to Georgetown University. Robert Repella, the former CEO of privately-held Harmony Biosciences, pleaded guilty in May as part of an agreement to cooperate with authorities in an ongoing investigation dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues.”

11 Aug 14:00 ET / 14:00 GMT

USA-CAPITOL/SECURITY-ROBERTSON

Ex-cop who stormed U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 2021 to be sentenced

Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to impose an eight-year sentence for Thomas Robertson, an ex-cop who stormed the U.S. Capitol and destroyed evidence. If the judge agrees, it would mark the toughest sentence to date for a Jan. 6 defendant.

11 Aug 18:00 ET / 18:00 GMT

SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/SCIENCE

COVID SCIENCE-Latest research on the novel coronavirus

Every Monday and Thursday, Reuters will produce a roundup of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

11 Aug 16:00 ET / 16:00 GMT

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