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Ukraine, Russia to sign deal to reopen grain ports, Turkey says

ISTANBUL/KYIV, July 22 (Reuters) - Russia and Ukraine will sign a deal on Friday to reopen Ukrainian Black Sea ports for grain exports, Turkey said, raising hopes that an international food crisis aggravated by Russia's invasion can be eased.


Crisis-hit Sri Lanka swears in new prime minister

COLOMBO, July 22 (Reuters) - Senior Sri Lankan lawmaker Dinesh Gunawardena was sworn in on Friday as the new prime minister, his office said, a day after the swearing-in of a new president as the Indian Ocean nation grapples with its worst economic crisis in decades.



Trump watched Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot unfold on TV, ignored pleas to call for peace

WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) - Donald Trump sat for hours watching the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol unfold on live TV, ignoring pleas by his children and other close advisers to urge his supporters to stop the violence, witnesses told a congressional hearing on Thursday.


Biden says he is 'doing well,' working after testing positive for COVID

WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) - Joe Biden, the oldest person ever to serve as president of the United States, has tested positive for COVID-19, is experiencing mild symptoms and will continue working but in isolation, the White House said on Thursday.



Competition watchdog clears BT joint venture with Warner Bros Discovery

Britain's competition watchdog on Friday approved a merger of sports broadcasting businesses of BT Group BT.L and Warner Bros. Discovery


Amazon strikes $3.5 bln deal for One Medical in long march into U.S. healthcare on Thursday agreed to buy primary care provider One Medical ONEM.O for $3.49 billion, expanding the e-commerce giant's virtual healthcare and adding brick-and-mortar doctors' offices for the first time.



Actor Amber Heard appeals ruling that she defamed ex-husband Johnny Depp

Actor Amber Heard on Thursday filed to appeal a Virginia jury's decision last month that she defamed ex-husband Johnny Depp when she claimed in a newspaper opinion piece that she was a survivor of sexual violence, according to court documents.


Ne-Yo wants to let the music speak for itself in new album 'Self Explanatory'

NEW YORK, July 21 (Reuters) - U.S. R&B singer Ne-Yo is letting his music speak for itself with the release of his eighth studio album "Self Explanatory," which came out last week.



Lyles retains 200m crown as US sweep podium, Jackson wins women's title

Noah Lyles retained his 200 metres title as U.S. sprinters secured their second podium sweep while Shericka Jackson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce made it a 1-2 finish for Jamaica in the women's event at the World Championships on Thursday.


Djokovic joins Nadal, Federer, Murray for Team Europe at Laver Cup

ennis fans are used to seeing Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray fight tooth and nail to beat each other at the Grand Slams but the "Big Four" are set to play together in the same team for the first time at the Laver Cup in London.




USAID Administrator Power on visit to Kenya to assess drought situation

USAID Administrator Samantha Power gives a press conference while on a visit to Kenya, a country hard-hit by the global food crisis. The trip comes after Power announced this week about $1.3 billion in additional humanitarian and development assistance for the Horn of Africa, where millions of people face severe hunger amid the worst drought in more than 40 years.

22 Jul 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot hearings lay blame at Trump's feet

After losing the 2020 election, Donald Trump ignored close allies who told him that his claims of widespread election fraud were untrue, and when the followers who believed his false accusations stormed the U.S. Capitol, he sat back and watched. That was the narrative the U.S. House of Representatives' select committee on Jan. 6, 2021, laid out in eight hearings over six weeks, which wrapped up with a close look at the former president's actions during the 187-minute assault on Congress by thousands of his followers.

22 Jul 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


SPECIAL REPORT-How a former leftie fell into the pro-Trump conspiracy rabbit hole

Reuters identifies a Vermont man who left a series of anonymous death threats and menacing voicemails to state election workers and tells the story of how the man, a former Obama supporter, fell into an abyss of online misinformation and conspiracy theories that motivated his campaign of threats.

22 Jul 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


German Chancellor Scholz holds news conference on energy situation

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will hold a news conference on the country's current energy situation.

22 Jul 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Russia, Ukraine, Turkey to sign U.N. deal unlocking grain exports

Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and U.N. Secretary-General Guterres are to sign a deal in Istanbul to resume Ukrainian grain exports from besieged Black Sea ports, in what Ankara calls a first step toward easing a global food crisis.

22 Jul 13:30 ET / 13:30 GMT


Thai PM faces no confidence vote in parliament

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and 10 of his ministers are the subject of a no confidence vote in parliament in the last big test of his eight-year premiership ahead of an election due next year. The 68-year-old architect of the 2014 military coup is expected to prevail with a big enough house majority for his 17-party coalition.

23 Jul


Trump, Pence hold dueling campaign events in Arizona for opposing candidates

Donald Trump and his former vice president, Mike Pence, are expected to hold dueling campaign events in Arizona on Friday for rival Republican candidates seeking the nomination to run for governor. Trump is backing Kari Lake, a supporter of his false claims about the 2020 election, while Pence is supporting Karrin Taylor, who has not attacked the election process.

22 Jul 02:00 ET / 02:00 GMT



Thinking ahead - German city gets rigorous in saving energy

The Southern German municipality of Augsburg sets an example and saves energy - no more illumination of touristic sites by night, warm public swimming pools or overheated public buildings - here is how to brace for next winter.

22 Jul 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Philippine central bank governor hosts dinner for members of the media

Dinner with BSP Governor Felipe Medalla

22 Jul 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Nowhere to live: Canada rents surge as home prices start to fall

Canadian home prices are dropping fast, but that's little relief for consumers, who face sky-rocketing rents and fading buying power amid a 'forceful' pace of rate hikes, which experts say once again exposes a housing shortage in the country.

22 Jul 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT



22 Jul 11:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


Verizon Communications Inc Reports Second Quarter Results

Verizon Communications is expected to report a drop in quarterly revenue as the wireless services provider finds itself losing subscribers in a highly competitive U.S. telecoms landscape.

22 Jul 11:30 ET / 11:30 GMT


Target puts the squeeze on suppliers after inventories pile up

Target Chief Executive Officer Brian Cornell Target Chief Executive Officer Brian Cornell pledged in a June blog post that the retailer would take necessary actions to adapt to a post-pandemic landscape, paring a record $15.1 billion in unsold merchandise. 22 Jul 12:00 ET / 12:00 GMT


Twitter Inc Reports Q2 Earnings

The social media platform, which is entagled in a legal battle with Elon Musk on his $44 billion proposal to take the company private, is expected to report a fall in earnings and a slowdown in revenue growth amid a slowdown in the digital ad market.

22 Jul 12:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


Mexico's Banorte discusses Q2 earnings with analysts

Mexican banking institution Grupo Banorte will discuss its second-quarter earnings in a call with analysts, who are expected to ask about the firm's potential bid for Citigroup's retail unit in the country, Citibanamex.

22 Jul 14:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


U.S. weekly oil and gas rig count data released by Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes releases weekly data detailing the number of oil and gas rigs deployed in the United States & Canada.

22 Jul 17:00 ET / 17:00 GMT


USDA issues twice yearly Cattle and calf inventory

USDA issues twice yearly Cattle and calf inventory

22 Jul 19:00 ET / 19:00 GMT



How Poland's border fence is affecting wildlife such as rare lynx.

Cutting through Poland's famous Bialowieza primaeval forest, the fence on the country's border with Belarus that is meant to stop the flow of migrants has stopped the migration of a unique endangered species: the Bialowieza lynx.

22 Jul 11:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


White House updates on Biden's condition following COVID diagnosis

The White House plans a daily update on U.S. President Joe Biden's health following his COVID diagnosis on Thursday.

23 Jul



Fans get dressed up on Comic Con's unofficial cosplay day

Fans get dressed up on Comic Con's unofficial cosplay day

23 Jul