08/15/2022 | 06:01pm

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Ukraine calls on world to 'show strength' after shelling near nuclear plant

KYIV, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Ukraine called for new sanctions on Russia and warned about the consequences of catastrophe at Europe's biggest nuclear plant, where fresh shelling nearby has renewed a blame game between both sides.


Kenya's Ruto declared president-elect in chaotic scenes

NAIROBI/KISUMU, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Kenya's elections chief declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner of a tight presidential race on Monday but some senior election officials disowned the result, fuelling fears of widespread violence like that seen after previous disputed polls.



Giuliani a target of Georgia's criminal probe into 2020 U.S. election

Rudy Giuliani, former President Donald Trump's personal lawyer who helped lead challenges to the 2020 election results, said on Monday that he is a target in a criminal probe in Georgia examining attempts by Trump and his allies to overturn the election.


White House plans campaign to highlight policy wins ahead of midterm elections

WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The White House is seeking to improve President Joe Biden's low approval ratings by launching a campaign to highlight some of the recent key policy wins by the administration ahead of the November midterm elections.



NYSE delistings signal Beijing may be willing to compromise on U.S. audit dispute -analysts

HONG KONG, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The move to delist five Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) signals Beijing may be willing to compromise in order to strike an audit deal with the United States and end a more than decade-old dispute, analysts and advisers said on Monday.


Walmart enters streaming deal with Paramount+ in race with Amazon

U.S. retailer Walmart Inc on Monday struck a deal with Paramount Global to offer Paramount+ streaming service to the subscribers of its membership program in a push to better compete with Inc.



Russia, planning to go it alone, unveils model of new space station

Russia's space agency on Monday unveiled for the first time a physical model of what a planned new Russian-built space station will look like, suggesting Moscow is serious about abandoning the International Space Station (ISS) and going it alone.


R&B singer R. Kelly's obstruction trial begins in Chicago

CHICAGO, Aug 15 (Reuters) - R&B singer R. Kelly's latest federal trial began on Monday with the selection of a jury to hear charges that he lured underage women into having sex with him and obstructed a 2008 state case that ended with his acquittal.



Soccer-Nunez sees red as Liverpool held to home draw by Palace

LIVERPOOL, England, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Liverpool forward Luis Diaz scored a splendid solo goal to cancel out Wilfried Zaha's opener for Crystal Palace as the teams drew 1-1 in the Premier League at Anfield on Monday, with Reds striker Darwin Nunez sent off on his home debut.


British Open champion Smith to miss BMW Championship with hip injury

British Open champion Cameron Smith has withdrawn from this week's BMW Championship due to a hip injury, the PGA Tour announced on Monday.




Buffett's Berkshire boosts Ally and Activision holdings, sheds Verizon

Berkshire Hathaway Inc, run by billionaire Warren Buffett, has tripled its stake in online banking company Ally Financial Inc and increased its bet that "Call of Duty" video game maker Activision Blizzard Inc will be acquired by Microsoft Corp.

15 Aug 21:30 ET / 21:30 GMT


S.Korean retirees back at factories while Korea Inc. wait for foreign workforce to return

The pandemic has been worsening shortage of workers across South Koreaís shipyards, seaweed farms and construction sectors and the elderly people are helping the country to log near record-low jobless rate. Even so, the staff shortage across the countryís key industrial engines and farming has been worsening, and it sets up a new inflation risk at a time when inflation is running at a 24-year high.

16 Aug 23:00 ET / 23:00 GMT


Indonesia president delivers state of the union, budget speeches

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo delivers his annual state of the union address at parliament, followed by a speech on his 2023 budget proposal.

16 Aug


Colombia to release second quarter GDP growth figures

Colombia's government will release gross domestic product growth figures for the second quarter.

16 Aug


As economy wilts, Argentina's Massa looks to woo farm bosses

The "superminister" tasked with rescuing Argentina's crisis-racked economy needs cash now, and so just days into the job he has launched a charm offensive to win over farm industry titans to access crucial debt forgiveness ahead of a looming deadline.

16 Aug


Food shortages loom as Sri Lanka's farmers face another poor harvest

The standing paddy crop across most of Sri Lanka's major rice growing belt is stunted, for the second successive season, because of a lack of fertiliser, farmers, a union leader and local government officials said. A severe shortage of fuel in the island nation of 22 million people, which is battling its worst economic crisis in seven decades, is adding to the already deep agrarian distress.

16 Aug


Grupo Argos holds quarterly earnings call

Colombia's Grupo Argos is scheduled to discuss its second-quarter earnings in a call with analysts.

16 Aug


Reuters Newsmaker with AustralianSuper CEO Paul Schroder

LIVE Reuters Newsmaker featuring AustralianSuper Chief Executive Officer Paul Schroder, a key part of the executive team that doubled the fundís membership, grew retirement assets to more than $250 billion and established a global investment profile Ė more than half AustralianSuper's assets are offshore, with fast growing offices in London and New York.

16 Aug 06:00 ET / 06:00 GMT


Home Depot Q2 Earnings Release

Home Depot is expected to show a rise in second-quarter revenue as steady demand for tools, paint and building materials from professionals help the home improvement chain offset a slowdown in its do-it-yourself (DIY) customer base. Investors will keep an eye out for the company's comments on demand trends and the impact of inflation on business.

16 Aug 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Walmart reports Q2 results

The world's largest retailer is expected to report a drop in quarterly profits as it struggles to clear out a surge in merchandise inventories and sees a jump in purchases of lower-margin food items amid decades high-inflation. Investors will be keen to hear if consumer spending patterns have changed over the past few weeks after an easing in prices of gas and commodities and their progress on right-sizing inventory.

16 Aug 11:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


Colombia's Grupo SURA holds quarterly results call

Colombia's Grupo SURA will discuss second-quarter earnings in a call with analysts.

16 Aug 13:30 ET / 13:30 GMT


Treasury Dept. announces sales of 4- and 8-week bills

16 Aug 15:00 ET / 15:00 GMT



Chinese survey vessel to dock in Sri Lanka after delay, India's worries

Chinese research and survey vessel Yuan Wang 5 is expected to reach the Sri Lankan port of Hambantota, built with money from Beijing, worrying India which is trying to expand its influence in its southern neighbour hit by an economic crisis. The ship was initially supposed to dock on Aug. 11 but got delayed following opposition from India.

16 Aug


Caribbean nations meet to prepare for COP27 climate conference

Leaders of Caribbean nations meet for a two-day conference in The Bahamas to discuss the region's approach to the COP27 climate talks in Egypt in November.

16 Aug


Climate bill exposes rift in US environmental movement

Support for the sweeping climate and tax package has exposed a rift in the environmental movement that had been unified under the Trump administration.

16 Aug


Trump-backed challengers take on Republican incumbents in Wyoming, Alaska

Donald Trumpís campaign to oust congressional Republicans who supported his impeachment will be tested on Tuesday when his endorsed challengers take on U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski in Alaska and U.S. Representative Liz Cheney in Wyoming. Alaska voters will also determine whether to nominate Republican former governor and one-time vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin for the U.S. House of Representatives.

16 Aug


Wyoming holds primary elections for U.S. House Wyoming Democrats and Republicans choose their nominees to contest November's congressional elections, which will determine which party controls U.S. House of Representatives for next two years.

16 Aug


Alaska holds primary elections for U.S. House, Senate

Alaska Democrats and Republicans choose their nominees to contest November's congressional elections, which will determine which party controls U.S. House of Representatives and Senate for next two years.

16 Aug


German chancellor Scholz, Sweden's PM Andersson talk to journalists

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz visits Sweden, meets Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson.

16 Aug 07:30 ET / 07:30 GMT


Philippines foreign minister holds 'meet and greet' for journalists

Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo speaks to journalists for the first time in a "meet and greet" event after his appointment.

16 Aug 07:30 ET / 07:30 GMT


Three key races in Wyoming, Alaska midterm primaries

Voters in Wyoming and Alaska will pick candidates for the U.S. Congress and other offices in primaries and a special election on Tuesday, in another test of former President Donald Trump's influence in the Republican Party ahead of the Nov. 8 midterms.

16 Aug 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Power of Trump's endorsements tested in 12 U.S. midterm primaries

Former U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking to demonstrate his power over the Republican Party with more than 200 endorsements of candidates ahead of the Nov. 8 midterm elections that will determine control of Congress for 2023 and 2024.

16 Aug 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


German Chancellor Scholz meets Palestinian President Abbas

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hold news conference after meeting in Berlin

16 Aug 14:15 ET / 14:15 GMT



Verdict due in trial of German man accused of 2020 car rampage

A German court is due to rule in a case against a man accused of murdering five people, including a baby, by ploughing a speeding car into a pedestrian zone in Trier in 2020.

16 Aug



Western states deadlocked on plan to reduce water consumption from Colorado River

U.S. officials on Tuesday are due to release new projections for reservoir levels along the drying Colorado River. They are also expected to address the status of talks among seven Western states that were asked to negotiate drastic cutbacks for themselves and so far have failed to reach agreement. The century-old Colorado River compact is under more stress than ever during the region's worst drought in 1,200 years.

16 Aug 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT

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