ABBA’s virtual reunion show

ENTERTAINMENT -- Holographic virtual avatars representing Swedish pop legends ABBA – dubbed “Abbatars” – are to be revealed in a global TV special in December, to be followed by a world tour in 2019-20.

Royal bodyguards among Khashoggi suspects

LONDON -- Revelations that seven of the 15 suspects implicated in the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi had close links to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman raises suspicions about what the prince knew.

Nov 7-9: SND Amsterdam Conference 2018 infographic
Nov 7-9: SND Amsterdam Conference 2018

AMSTERDAM -- Join SND and an inspirational line-up of speakers for the Smart News Design Conference - a one-day event followed by hands-on workshops. See you there!

World War I Centenary graphics package infographic
World War I Centenary graphics package

LONDON -- November 11, 2018 marks the centenary of the armistice that ended World War I . Enrich your coverage with Graphic News’ comprehensive package, for both print and digital publishers.

Guide to U.S. midterm elections

U.S. -- Americans head to the polls to decide which party controls the two chambers of Congress and has the power to oversee President Donald Trump and his administration.

“Intel squad” sent to target Khashoggi

SAUDI ARABIA -- The Turkish newspaper Sabah has identified fifteen suspects linked to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as having links to the Saudi royal family and military.

Yemen faces worst famine in 100 years

YEMEN -- The United Nations is calling on the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition in Yemen to halt airstrikes which are killing civilians and contributing to what could become “the worst famine in the world in 100 years.”

Migrant caravan moves north from Honduras

LATIN AMERICA -- Hundreds of Hondurans fleeing poverty and violence in their home country are moving northwards in a migrant caravan with hopes of making it to new lives in the United States.

Brexit talks stall before midweek EU summit

BRUSSELS -- The EU and Britain face a “moment of truth” for Brexit negotiations at a crunch summit Wednesday, where leaders will decide whether enough progress has been made in talks to warrant a special summit in November.

The radio broadcast that terrified a nation

NEW YORK -- On October 30, 1938, with the world lurching towards World War II, Orson Welles caused mass panic in the U.S. when the now infamous live radio adaptation of “The War of the Worlds” was broadcast to an unsuspecting public.

Saudis discussed plan to lure Khashoggi -- U.S.

ISTANBUL -- The Washington Post reports that U.S. intelligence intercepts outlined a Saudi plan to detain prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared a week ago. The Saudi government has dismissed the allegation.

Apollo moon missions’ 50th anniversary

SPACE -- The Apollo programme began 50 years ago with the first manned Apollo space flight which laid the groundwork for the missions that saw a dozen men land on the moon between 1969 and 1972.

Smart displays grow in popularity

TECH -- Smart displays that function as home assistants are gaining traction, with Amazon, Google and Facebook all launching new devices that allow users to control smart home devices.

Parties battle for control of Congress

UNITED STATES -- The U.S. midterm elections take place every four years – midway through a president’s term in office. All 435 seats in the House and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate will be contested on November 6, 2018.

UK in talks with Boeing to replace AWACS

LONDON -- The UK has begun talks with Boeing to replace its fleet of ageing E-3 Sentry surveillance planes with the U.S. aerospace group’s more modern E-7 Wedgetail early warning and control aircraft.

Third of U.S. voters don’t know candidates

WASHINGTON -- Just weeks before midterm elections for control of the U.S. Congress, one in three registered voters do not know the name of their party’s congressional candidates in their districts, a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll has found.

Joint ESA-JAXA mission to Mercury

KOUROU -- A joint ESA-Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency spacecraft will become the third probe to visit Mercury. The BepiColombo spacecraft - launching in October - will send two satellites to conduct complementary observations.

Satellite tests space junk retrieval methods

SPACE -- A luggage-sized satellite deployed from the International Space Station, called RemoveDEBRIS, is endeavouring to capture and make safe space junk using several different experimental techniques.

Norway to host largest NATO war games in years

NORWAY -- Over 40,000 troops will converge on Norway for NATO’s largest military exercise in recent years. Dubbed Trident Juncture 18, the two-week drill will take place from October 25 to November 7 and include Finland and Sweden.


Oct 20: Thierry Henry: Player to Manager

SOCCER -- Monaco travel to Strasbourg in Thierry Henry’s first game since being appointed manager of Monaco. Henry left his position as assistant coach with the Belgian national team to return to Ligue 1, France’s premier football competition.

Oct 19-21: Hamilton aims to secure F1 title in Austin

F1 -- Lewis Hamilton will secure his fifth F1 crown if he outscores Sebastian Vettel by eight points in Austin. Hamilton has claimed the chequered flag at the last four races held in Texas, winning his 2015 title at the circuit.

Oct 23-24: Copa Libertadores semi-finals, 1st leg

SOCCER -- The Copa Libertadores, South America’s premier club competition, reaches the semi-final stage with River Plate facing Gremio and Boca Juniors taking on Palmeiras in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Dec 3: Football nominees for Ballon d’Or

SOCCER -- The 30-man shortlist for the prestigious Ballon d’Or awarded by France Football includes Real Madrid’s Luka Modric plus seven teammates, and perennials Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Oct 19-21: Japanese MotoGP at Twin Ring Motegi

MOTOGP -- Ahead of Round 16 of the World Championship, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez holds a 77-point lead over Andrea Dovisioso of Ducati, about to start his 290th Grand Prix, a MotoGP record.

Oct 19-21: United States F1 Grand Prix

F1 -- With a 67-point lead over title rival Sebastian Vettel, and with a maximum 100 points left in the season, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton could wrap up the Drivers’ Championship at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

Oct 20: English Premier League season

SOCCER -- Manchester City host Burnley, Jose Mourinho returns to Stamford Bridge as Chelsea clash with Manchester Utd, while West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur face off in the London derby.

Oct 21-28: Singapore hosts WTA Finals

TENNIS -- The world’s top eight women tennis players contest the season-ending WTA Finals at Singapore’s Indoor Stadium. From 2019-28, the Chinese city of Shenzhen takes over hosting duties for the most prestigious event on the WTA calendar.

Oct 27-Mar 7: Alpine Skiing World Cup -- print

SKIING -- The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is the premier international circuit of alpine skiing competitions, taking place at more than 30 venues in 12 countries. The season begins in Soelden, Austria.

Oct 27-Mar 7: Alpine Skiing World Cup -- web

SKIING -- The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is the premier international circuit of alpine skiing competitions, taking place at more than 30 venues in 12 countries. The season concludes in March at the finals in Soldeu, Andorra.

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