• SAUDI ARABIA: MbS rookie or reformer (Graphic)
  • WEATHER: Hurricane Willa (Graphic)
  • LATIN AMERICA: Migrant caravan pushes into Mexico (Graphic)
  • MILITARY: Russian missile in breach of INF treaty (Graphic)
  • BASEBALL: World Series 2018 (Graphic DUE Oct 22, 17:00GMT)
  • Further details: See Index - Planning

U.S. to quit Cold War nuclear arms treaty

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump says the U.S. will withdraw from a key Cold War nuclear weapons treaty because Russia has developed a new medium-range missile in violation of the deal.

Moscow has denied it is breaking the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which banned the U.S. and Soviet Union from having “ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges of between 500 and 5,500 kilometres.”

Migrant caravan continues march towards U.S.

LATIN AMERICA -- Thousands of Central American migrants who managed to cross from Guatemala into Mexico have vowed to continue marching northwards with hopes of making it to the United States.

Mohammed bin Salman – rookie or reformer?

RIYADH -- The Jamal Khashoggi affair has battered the international reputation of 33-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS), who has projected himself as a single-minded reformer.

Hurricane Willa in Pacific off Mexico

WEATHER -- Hurricane Willa has developed into an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 145mph (230kmh). Willa could make landfall on Mexico’s coast between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta.

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.

Qatar readies first phase of Doha Metro

DOHA -- The Doha Metro, one of the fastest driverless train systems in the world, is a key part of Qatar’s ambitious infrastructure programme as the state gears up to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

Zunum planning fleet of hybrid-electric planes

AVIATION -- Seattle-based startup Zunum Aero, backed by aviation giants Boeing and JetBlue, is aiming to reshape regional air travel with its ZA10 – the first in a series of planned hybrid-electric commuter aircraft.

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.

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.

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 26-28: Mexico F1 Grand Prix 2018

F1 -- The Mexican Grand Prix takes place at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City. Interactive graphic with live results and print graphic available.

Oct 26-28: Australian MotoGP

MOTOGP -- Seventeenth round of the 2018 MotoGP season takes place at the Phillip Island circuit, Australia from October 26-28.

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 23: Champions League Day 3

SOCCER -- Manchester United host reigning Serie A champions Juventus at Old Trafford, as Cristiano Ronaldo returns to the club for the second time.

Oct 24: Champions League Day 3

SOCCER -- German Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund host Atletico Madrid, as both teams aim to take control of the group following successive victories in the first two matchdays.

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 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.

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.

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