December 7, 2022

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REUTERS NEWS SCHEDULE AT 6 a.m. SGT/10 p.m. GMT

Here are the top stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters text service as of 6 a.m. SGT/10 p.m. GMT. For a full schedule of news and events, go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect https://www.reutersconnect.com/planning.

TOP STORIES

TOP STORIES

GLOBAL

AFGHANISTAN-CONFLICT-USA

U.S. starts troop withdrawal from Kabul; hits Islamic State with drone attack

President Joe Biden warned on Saturday that another militant attack was highly likely as U.S. troops began their withdrawal from Kabul airport after a two-week scramble by Washington and its allies to evacuate citizens and at-risk Afghans.

AFGHANISTAN-CONFLICT-TALIBAN

Taliban prepare to form new cabinet as U.S. evacuation nears end

The Taliban said on Saturday they were preparing a new cabinet as the U.S. evacuation nears its end and they expected that sharp currency falls and economic turmoil following their takeover of Kabul two weeks ago would subside.

U.S.

STORM-IDA

U.S. Gulf Coast residents flee ‘extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida on Saturday intensified over warm Gulf of Mexico waters, prompting tens of thousands to flee coastal areas, while President Joe Biden pledged aid to help states quickly recover once the storm has passed.

USA-CONGRESS-VOTING-RIGHTS

Thousands march in Washington, U.S. cities for voting rights

Thousands of protesters rallied in Washington and other U.S. cities on Saturday to demand protections for voting rights, aiming to pressure lawmakers to pass legislation to counter a wave of ballot restrictions in Republican-led states.

BUSINESS

HEALTH-THERANOS-TRIAL

Theranos founder claims abuse by ex-boyfriend in fraud trial -court filings

Theranos Inc founder Elizabeth Holmes has accused her former boyfriend, who was president of the blood-testing startup, of abusing her, court documents unsealed on Saturday showed, hinting at a possible defense strategy with jury selection in her fraud trial set to start next week.

TECH-ANTITRUST-GOOGLE

Google Play app store revenue hit $11.2 bln in 2019, lawsuit says

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug 28 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google generated $11.2 billion in revenue from its mobile app store in 2019, according to a court filing unsealed on Saturday, offering a clear view into the service’s financial results for the first time.

ENTERTAINMENT

ROMANIA-FESTIVAL

Musicians take stage at Romanian classical music festival despite pandemic

BUCHAREST, Aug 27 (Reuters) – World-renowned orchestras return to Romanian capital Bucharest from Saturday for its George Enescu Festival, one of Europe’s biggest classical music events, with organizers urging concert-goers to respect rules as COVID cases rise.

FILM-MISSION-IMPOSSIBLE

Tom Cruise shows off latest daredevil ‘Mission: Impossible’ stunt

LOS ANGELES, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Tom Cruise on Thursday presented what he called his most dangerous stunt ever in a clip from his upcoming “Mission: Impossible 7” movie.

SPORTS

TENNIS-USOPEN

U.S. Open unfolds amid a new era for players’ mental health

NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Players’ mental health is in focus as the U.S. Open kicks off Monday, after four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka led the charge for her fellow athletes this year.

BASKETBALL-NBA-REFEREES

NBA to require referees to have coronavirus vaccine

The National Basketball Association (NBA) will require referees working games during the coming season to be vaccinated against coronavirus, the league said on Saturday.

UPCOMING

POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

AFGHANISTAN-CONFLICT/GERMANY (TV)

German foreign minister Maas travels to Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Qatar

German foreign minister Maas travels to Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Qatar

29 Aug

ISRAEL-GERMANY/ (PIX) (TV)

CANCELLED – German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Israel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Jerusalem.

29 Aug

SINGAPORE-POLITICS/PRIMEMINISTER (PIX)

Singapore PM delivers National Day rally speech

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong delivers his National Day rally speech.

29 Aug

SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/AUSTRALIA (PIX)

Australia’s New South Wales reports new daily caseload

New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state, announces the latest COVID-19 case updates, after Sydney’s COVID-19 cases slightly eased on Friday but still hovered near record levels.

29 Aug

BUSINESS / ECONOMICS

APPLE-EPIC GAMES/

Federal judge to rule in Apple-Epic lawsuit over App Store rules for developers

A federal judge in Oakland, California is expected to rule in coming days on the antitrust lawsuit brought by “Fortnite” maker Epic Games against Apple Inc.

29 Aug

CALIFORNIA-RECALL/

As recall looms, California governor aims to galvanize Democrats

California Governor Gavin Newsom and his supporters are stepping up their fight against a Republican-backed recall with a barrage of door knocks, text messages and outreach to communities of color as opinion polls show the Democrat in danger of losing.

29 Aug