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

·12 min read

Here are the top stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters text service as of 10:10 p.m. GMT /6:10 a.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

USA-RUSSIA/BIDEN-PUTIN

Biden warns Putin of sanctions, military support for Ukraine if Russia invades

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW, Dec 7 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday the West would impose "strong economic and other measures" on Russia if it invades Ukraine, while Putin demanded guarantees NATO would not expand further eastward.

META-ROHINGYA/LAWSUIT

Rohingya refugees sue Facebook for $150 billion over Myanmar violence

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are suing Meta Platforms Inc, formerly known as Facebook, for $150 billion over allegations that the social media company did not take action against anti-Rohingya hate speech that contributed to violence.

U.S.

USA-CAPITOL/SECURITY-BANNON

U.S. judge sets July 18 trial date for Trump associate Bannon

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - A judge set a July 18 trial date on Tuesday for Steve Bannon, who served as chief strategist to former President Donald Trump, on criminal charges of contempt of Congress for defying a House of Representatives inquiry into the deadly Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot.

USA-CAPITOL/SECURITY

Trump ex-chief of staff Meadows ends cooperation with Capitol riot panel

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Mark Meadows, who served as former President Donald Trump's White House chief of staff, has decided not to cooperate with the congressional committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot, and the panel said on Tuesday it is prepared to pursue contempt charges against him.

BUSINESS

INTEL-STOCKS/

Intel CEO aims to build chip plants with money raised from Mobileye IPO

Intel Corp will keep most of the money it raises next year when it sells a stake in its Mobileye self-driving-vehicle components unit in a planned initial public offering, targeting some of those funds to build more Intel chip plants, Chief Executive Pat Gelsinger said on Tuesday.

APPLE-CHINA/

Apple's Tim Cook signed $275 bln deal to placate China - The Information

Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook signed an agreement with Chinese officials, estimated to be worth about $275 billion, to placate threats that would have hobbled its devices and services in the country, The Information reported on Tuesday.

ENTERTAINMENT

FILM-WEST SIDE STORY/LATAM

Spielberg opens doors to Latino artists with new 'West Side Story'

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Steven Spielberg marks a milestone in U.S. film history by insisting on an authentic Latinx cast for his remake of the musical "West Side Story", opening worldwide this week.

SPORTS

OLYMPICS-2022/AUSTRALIA

Australia won't send officials to Beijing Olympics-Sydney Morning Herald

SYDNEY, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Australia will not send officials or politicians for the Winter Olympics to be held in Beijing next year, with a final decision on whether to launch a full diplomatic boycott to be made within days, the Sydney Morning Herald said in a report on Wednesday.

CYCLING-US/BIRCH

Cycling-American rider Birch swapping velodrome for outer space

Eleven-time American national champion Christina Birch is swapping the cycling velodrome to start a journey she hopes will take her all the way to the moon.

UPCOMING

BUSINESS / ECONOMICS

ITALIAN THAI DEV-CEO/ (PIX)

Thai construction tycoon guilty of poaching gets supreme court verdict

Premchai Karnasuta, president of Thailand’s largest construction company Italian-Thai Development Pcl, gets a supreme court verdict after two lower courts have previously found him guilty of charges related to poaching of protected animals. He was last sentenced in 2020 to more than three years in jail but was released on bail.

8 Dec

CHINA-DIDI GLOBAL/INVESTORS

Hedge funds that lost out on bets on Didi

Several hedge funds lost out on bets on ride-hailing company Didi Global Inc, which last week revealed its plan to withdraw from the New York Stock Exchange, filings showed. Shares in Didi, which went public in June, plummeted 19.4% after the company said it planned to instead pursue a listing in Hong Kong.

8 Dec

CHANGE-SUITE/WELLNESS (PIX)

Wellness Check: Can better benefits help companies retain workers?

When companies think about the financial health of their employees, they might consider basic issues like salary, retirement benefits and health coverage.

8 Dec

EU-TRADE/COERCION

EU proposes measures to avoid being coerced by other countries

The European Commission proposes new ability of EU to apply trade, investment or other restrictions towards any third country unduly interfering such as through sanctions or boycotts in the policy choices of the bloc or its members.

8 Dec

MEXICO-ECONOMY/

Mexico central bank publishes its financial stability report

Mexico's central bank will publish its financial stability report.

8 Dec

INDONESIA-CHINA/ (PIX) (TV)

Natuna incursions spark anti-Chinese anger in Jakarta

An Indonesian organisation is planning to stage a protest outside the Chinese embassy in Jakarta on Wednesday following reports that China has encroached on Indonesia’s maritime area in the South China Sea.

8 Dec

AMAZON.COM-INDIA/FUTURE-RELIANCE

India's Supreme Court is set to hear Amazon and Future Group's case over $3.4 billion retail deal

India's Supreme Court is set to hear Amazon and Future Group's dispute on the Indian firm's $3.4 billion sale of retail assets to market leader Reliance Industries. The U.S. firm has accused Future of violating certain contracts by agreeing to the sale while Future has denied any wrongdoing.

8 Dec

OIL-CONFERENCE/ (PIX)

Energy ministers, oil executives discuss markets, energy transition at conference

World Petroleum Congress runs Monday to Wednesday in Houston, bringing oil ministers and energy executives together to debate the future of oil markets.

8 Dec

ALPHABET-WAYMO/ (PIX) (TV)

How Waymo's fully driverless taxi operation in Arizona, the first in the U.S., is holding up

A look at Waymo's year-old robotaxi service in Arizona shows the challenges of building self-driving cars, as competition with GM's Cruise and Ford's Argo heats up.

8 Dec 11:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY

VENEZUELA-POLLUTION/ (TV)

Algae propelled by pollution covers Venezuela's Lake Maracaibo in green carpet

Residents of Venezuela's Zulia state long ago became accustomed to the dark waters of Lake Maracaibo, tinted black by oil pollution. But now worsening contamination has changed the lake's color, spangling it with green algae. Oil leaking from rusted pipelines, untreated sewage and growing plastic contamination are pushing nitrogen and phosphorus levels upwards, speeding the spread of the algae.

8 Dec

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-ANNIVERSARY (PIX) (TV)

One year on from the world's first Coronavirus vaccine being administered at a UK hospital in Coventry.

8 Dec

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/WHO-BRIEFING (TV)

WHO chief Tedros to give news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), give news conference on situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and an update on the Omicron variant.

8 Dec

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/SLOVAKIA

Slovak governent discusses extending lockdown

Government discusses extending lockdown by a week to Dec. 16 as hospitals continue to be strained.

8 Dec

GLOBAL-ENVIRONMENT/CORALS

Indian Ocean coral reefs at risk of collapse by 2070 - study

All coral reefs in the western Indian Ocean, around 12,000 sq km or 5% of global total, are at risk of collapse by 2070, according to a new study published this week in Nature Sustainability journal.

8 Dec 04:00 ET / 04:00 GMT

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/FRANCE-ADVISOR

Government scientific advisor Delfraissy in Senate

Head of France's government scientific advisory body answers Senators' questions as Omicron takes root in France.

8 Dec 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT

CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE

THERANOS-HOLMES/

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' fraud trial continues

The trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes on charges of defrauding investors and patients about her now-defunct blood-testing startup once valued at $9 billion is expected to resume, potentially with more testimony from Holmes. Coverage planned.

8 Dec

MALAYSIA-POLITICS/NAJIB (PIX) (TV)

Malaysia court to decide on appeal by former PM Najib over guilty verdict

A Malaysia court will deliver its verdict on an appeal filed by former premier Najib Razak over his conviction in a corruption case related to state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

8 Dec 01:00 ET / 01:00 GMT

EU-COURT/VACUUMS

EU court ruling on Dyson claim for damages over EU energy labelling law

European Court of Justice judgment on claim for 176 million euros of damages claimed by Dyson and other vacuum cleaner makers over EU energy labelling rules introduced in 2013 and annulled in 2017.

8 Dec 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT

PEOPLE-GHISLAINE MAXWELL/DEFENSE

Maxwell's defense seeks difficult balance in attacking accusers

As Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers cross-examine her accusers, they face the difficult task of casting doubt on their claims without alienating the jury, legal experts say.

8 Dec 11:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

USA-RACE/DAUNTEWRIGHT (PIX) (TV)

Opening statements set for trial of ex-Minnesota officer who shot Daunte Wright

Opening statements set in the manslaughter trial of Kimberly Potter, a white former Minnesota police officer charged in the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, a Black man whose April death sparked protests. Potter, who was a police officer in the city of Brooklyn Center just north of Minneapolis, has pleaded not guilty to first- and second-degree manslaughter charges. Her lawyers have said Potter, 49, mistakenly used her handgun instead of her stun gun in the death of Wright, a 20-year-old shot during a traffic stop.

8 Dec 15:00 ET / 15:00 GMT

USA-COURT/RELIGION (PIX)

U.S. Supreme Court hears Maine dispute over religious schools

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in a challenge to a Maine tuition assistance program that bars taxpayer money from being used to pay for religious instruction.

8 Dec 15:00 ET / 15:00 GMT

POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

BRITAIN-POLITICS/FOREIGN (TV)

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss Chatham House speech

8 Dec

USA-BIDEN/ (PIX) (TV)

Biden travels to Kansas City, Mo., to speak about infrastructure

U.S President Joe Biden travels to Kansas City, Mo., to deliver remarks on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

8 Dec

POLAND-LGBT/ (TV)

Polish LGBT community faces rising levels of depression and prejudice, says report

The number of LGBT people in Poland with depression has risen by more than 50% since 2017, according to a report published on Tuesday, amid what campaigners say is a government-inspired reversal in the trend of growing tolerance in recent years.

8 Dec

MALAYSIA-POLITICS/NAJIB (EXPLAINER) (PIX)

EXPLAINER-The cases against Malaysian ex-PM Najib over the 1MDB scandal

A Malaysia court will deliver its verdict on an appeal filed by former premier Najib Razak over his conviction in a corruption case related to state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), a scandal that has seen numerous cases filed against the former PM.

8 Dec 01:00 ET / 01:00 GMT

CLIMATE-CHANGE/UN (PIX)

INTERVIEW: U.N. climate agency chief speaks with Reuters

Interview with the head of the U.N. climate agency, Patricia Espinosa, about the Glasgow conference and continued efforts in the run up to the next summit being held in Egypt.

8 Dec 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT

TAIWAN-USA/ (PIX) (TV)

Taiwan president addresses AMCHAM event

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen addresses the American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan.

8 Dec 11:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

BRITAIN-POLITICS/PMQS (PIX) (TV)

Prime Ministers Questions take place in parliament

8 Dec 11:55 ET / 11:55 GMT

USA-OPIOIDS/NEW YORK

TENTATIVE-Closing arguments in New York opioid trial

Closing arguments are scheduled in the state of New York and two counties' lawsuit against drugmakers Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and AbbVie Inc over their alleged role in fueling the opioid epidemic. The case is before Justice Jerry Garguilo in Suffolk County.

8 Dec 14:00 ET / 14:00 GMT

USA-CONGRESS/CRYPTOCURRENCY (TV)

Six Cryptocurrency CEOs testify at U.S. House committee hearing

Six cryptocurrency CEOs testify at U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee hearing titled, “Digital Assets and the Future of Finance: Understanding the Challenges and Benefits of Financial Innovation in the United States.”

8 Dec 15:00 ET / 15:00 GMT

ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT

FILM-DON'T LOOK UP/ (PIX) (TV)

DiCaprio calls satire 'Don't Look up' a timely gift for climate change activists

Leonardo DiCaprio calls his new movie "Don't Look Up" a gift. Not because he got to work with a cast that includes Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Timothee Chalamet and Jonah Hill, to name just a few, but because the film captures the urgency of climate change, while also making people laugh.

8 Dec

SOUTHKOREA-WEBTOON/ (PIX) (TV)

S.Korea "webtoon" firms leverage low-cost stories with huge upside

Netflix's most watched series in late November, "Hellbound," is an adaptation from a "webtoon" original. Referring to webcomics optimised for smartphones, with rapid updates of episodes taking about three minutes to read each, the "webtoon" was first developed in South Korea within the past decade or so, but now spans more than 9,000 creators and more than 12,000 titles.

8 Dec

TELEVISION-AND JUST LIKE THAT/ (TV)

The cast of the 'Sex and The City' sequel hit the red carpet

The cast of the 'Sex and The City' sequel, 'And Just Like That' hit the red carpet.

8 Dec

NIGERIA-FASHION/CULTURAL HERITAGE (PIX) (TV)

Nigerian heritage inspires jewellery for all time

A Nigerian designer is incorporating artefacts like the famous Benin Bronzes into fashion accessories, hoping to promote the country's cultural heritage as well as make a profit.

8 Dec 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT

SPORTS

SUMO-JAPAN/BOY (PIX)

Japan's schoolboy sumo wrestler eyes national championship prize

Kyuta Kumagai, an aspiring sumo wrestler weighing 90 kg at 11 - twice the size of most boys his age - is hoping to become the national champion one day, even though it means enduring gruelling training regimens that sometimes leave him in tears and occasional failures.

8 Dec

DISASTERS / ACCIDENTS

INDONESIA-VOLCANO/ (PIX) (TV)

Search and rescue continue in remote areas after Indonesia volcanic eruption kills 34

Search and rescue efforts continue in remote areas despite having been hampered by bad weather sometimes, days after a volcanic eruption on Indonesia's Java killed at least 34 people and displaced thousands. 17 people remain missing.

8 Dec