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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 here.




Australia PM Morrison says he will attend U.N. climate summit

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday he would attend the U.N. COP26 climate summit in Glasgow as his conservative government faces global pressure to take further action to cut carbon emissions.


Sydney to open to travellers without quarantine, but citizens first

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Sydney will allow in fully vaccinated travellers from overseas from Nov. 1 without the need for quarantine, the country’s most populous state said on Friday, although the easing of strict entry controls will initially benefit only citizens.



Ex-President Bill Clinton recovering from infection in hospital, doctors say

ORANGE, California (Reuters) - U.S. former President Bill Clinton is recovering after two days of treatment for an infection in a California hospital, his doctors said on Thursday.


Biden signs bill raising U.S. debt limit, averting default

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday signed legislation temporarily raising the government’s borrowing limit to $28.9 trillion, pushing off the deadline for debt default only until December.



Boeing finds new defect in continuing struggle to produce Dreamliner 787

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Thursday that some titanium 787 Dreamliner parts were improperly manufactured over the past three years, the latest in a series of problems to plague the wide-body aircraft.


Microsoft to shut down LinkedIn in China, cites ‘challenging’ environment

Microsoft Corp is pulling the plug on LinkedIn in China nearly seven years after its launch, marking the retreat of the last major U.S.-owned social network in China as authorities there further tighten their control over the internet sector.



Adele makes music comeback with new single ‘Easy On Me’

LONDON (Reuters) - British songstress Adele made her highly-anticipated music comeback on Friday, releasing her first new record since her 2015 Grammy award-winning album “25”.


Living room acrobatics earn Peruvian inaugural Balloon World Cup

TARRAGONA, Spain (Reuters) - Anyone who has ever leapt over a couch to prevent a party balloon from touching the living room floor can now dream of parlaying those skills into a World Cup triumph.



Tunisia’s Jabeur to become first Arab player to crack top 10

Ons Jabeur will become the first Arab player to crack the top 10 of the world rankings after reaching the Indian Wells semi-finals on Thursday and the Tunisian said she is just getting started.


NZ’s Williamson to manage ‘frustrating’ elbow issue through T20 World Cup

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said his hamstring is fine but a “frustrating” elbow issue will need to be managed through the Twenty20 World Cup.




Norway court to decide on detention of bow-and-arrow attacker

A Norwegian court will decide on Friday how long a man suspected of killing five people with a bow and arrow and other weapons can initially be held in detention, police said.

15 Oct 07:00 ET / 07:00 GMT


Biden’s U.S. Supreme Court commission to release draft findings

President Joe Biden’s commission to study potential changes to the U.S. Supreme Court is due to release the first draft on its discussions on reforms including possibly expanding the number of justices, an idea touted by some liberal activists and Democratic lawmakers.

15 Oct 14:00 ET / 14:00 GMT



Germany’s SPD, Greens and FDP hold talks to form government

FDP, Greens and SPD meet again for talks to form a coalition government.

15 Oct 07:00 ET / 07:00 GMT


Cape Verde, trying to bounce back from pandemic, votes for new president

Cape Verde, one of Africa’s most stable democracies, will vote for a new president on Sunday as the country tries to right its tourism-driven economy from the blow dealt by the coronavirus pandemic.

15 Oct 08:00 ET / 08:00 GMT


Hungarians vote in second round of opposition primary to pick PM candidate who will try to oust ruling PM Orban in 2022 elections

The second round of Hungary’s opposition primary will end over the weekend, where voters will pick the united opposition’s PM candidate who will challenge ruling nationalist PM Orban in national elections in April 2022. The race is tight in the runoff, with leftist pro-European Klara Dobrev, who won the first round, running against conservative Peter Marki-Zay, a mayor from the countryside.

15 Oct 09:00 ET / 09:00 GMT


Nail salon in Malaysia offers press-on nails based on Netflix’s Squid Game

Inspired by the popular Netflix series Squid Game, a nail salon in Malaysia is selling press on nails featuring designs based on the characters and concept from the South Korean show

15 Oct 09:00 ET / 09:00 GMT


Drought in northern Kenya pushes millions towards hunger

In northern Kenya, the ribs of dead sheep stretch towards the blazing sun as parched herders trudge past, a day’s march from water. This is the second consecutive season the rains have failed, meaning 2.4 million people will struggle to find enough to eat by November, the United Nations World Food Programme says.

15 Oct 09:00 ET / 09:00 GMT


German economy minister discusses renewable power surcharge

German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier will discuss the 2022 renewable power support surcharge of the German Renewable Energy Sources Act at a news conference.

15 Oct 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Turkey’s Erdogan makes speech at religious education symposium

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks at a symposium on religious education in Turkey marking the 70th anniversary of the opening of the country’s first religious Imam Hatip school.

15 Oct 12:00 ET / 12:00 GMT


German Chancellor Merkel, Belgian PM De Croo hold news conference

German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets King Philippe and Prime Minister Alexander de Croo in Brussels and will talk to journalists at a news conference at 1450 GMT.

15 Oct 14:40 ET / 14:40 GMT


Former Taliban commander appears in U.S. court on murder, terrorism charges

Former Taliban commander Haji Najibullah will appear for an arraignment in Manhattan federal court on Friday on murder and terrorism charges in the deaths of three U.S. troops and an Afghan interpreter and the downing of a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan in 2008.

15 Oct 15:00 ET / 15:00 GMT



China’s Shenzhou-13 spacecraft lifts off with astronauts to build its space station

The Shenzhou-13 spacecraft lifts off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center as China launches its second manned space mission to help build its new space station.

15 Oct 07:30 ET / 07:30 GMT



Nigeria statistics office expected to release latest inflation data

Nigeria’s statistics office is expected to release latest inflation data during a press conference. Annual inflation has been slowing for the past few months with authorities saying food prices are moderating.

15 Oct 09:00 ET / 09:00 GMT


U.S. banks see wealth management boom on borrowing, new assets

Big U.S. banks’ wealth management businesses put in another stellar performance in the third quarter, buoyed by record levels of new money flowing into accounts and surging demand from clients to borrow against their investment portfolios.

15 Oct 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Organisers host a news conference at close of United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Kunming

Organisers of a United Nations affiliated Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) host a closing news conference at the end of five days of meetings, both online and in-person from Oct. 11 to 15. Speakers at the news conference will include Ms. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, CBD Executive Secretary and Mr. Huang Runqui, Minister of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, China.

15 Oct 11:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


Goldman Sachs reports third quarter earnings

Goldman Sachs Group Inc is expected to announce third quarter profits rose on strong capital markets activity. The bank is also expected to update on its progress against targets and discuss the outlook for 2022.

15 Oct 12:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President Bullard speaks on “Optimal Monetary Policy for the Masses”

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks on “Optimal Monetary Policy for the Masses” before virtual Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute Fall 2021 Institute Research Conference.

15 Oct 15:45 ET / 15:45 GMT


New York Federal Reserve Bank President Williams participates in panel organized by Banque de France

Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John Williams participates in “Monetary Policy and Macroeconomic Stars” panel before “Conference on Real-Time Data Analysis, Methods and Applications” organized by the Banque de France.

15 Oct 16:20 ET / 16:20 GMT