• WORLD AGENDA: October 2018 interactive (Interactive)
  • SOCCER: Best FIFA Football Awards 2018 (Graphic)
  • DUBAI: QE2 floating hotel (Graphic DUE Sep 25, 16:00GMT)
  • MILITARY: Ukraine-Russia conflict spreads to sea (Graphic DUE Sep 25, 16:00GMT)
  • GOLF: Tiger Woods by numbers (Graphic DUE Sep 25, 17:00GMT)
  • Further details: See Index - Planning

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.

World Agenda for October -- Print

LONDON -- World events include elections in Brazil, the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Indonesia, and NATO’s largest military exercise since 2002, taking place on Russia’s doorstep in Norway.

World Agenda for October -- digital

LONDON -- Each month Graphic News moves a World Agenda, an illustrated diary of upcoming events supplied in both print and interactive web format, covering news, sport, science and entertainment.

Brazil heads for unpredictable election

BRASILIA -- Brazil’s presidential campaign is growing increasingly polarized ahead of the first round on Oct 7, as voters rejecting centrist candidates and gravitate to opposite ends of the political spectrum.

€200 billion money laundering scandal

LONDON -- Shell companies, mostly registered in London, are being investigated over the laundering of €200 billion of Russian criminal funds through the Estonian branch of Denmark’s largest bank.

Capt Cook’s ship Endeavour finally “found”

RHODE ISLAND -- Marine archaeologists from Australia say they’ve identified where they think the ship that 18th-century explorer Captain James Cook used to sail around the world may be located.

A million more children face famine in Yemen

YEMEN -- British charity Save the Children has warned that more than five million children are at risk of starvation in Yemen, as renewed fighting threatens to disrupt food and aid supplies through the vital port city of Hodeidah.

Spanish dictator Franco to be exhumed

POLITICS -- The Spanish parliament votes on a law aimed at legally protecting the Socialist government's plans to move the remains of former dictator Francisco Franco out of a giant memorial “The Valley of the Fallen” outside of Madrid.

North Korea pledge to scrap military sites

PYONGYANG -- North Korea has agreed to abolish its missile engine testing facilities in the presence of international experts, and “expressed readiness” to close its main nuclear complex if the U.S. takes “reciprocal action”.

Japanese billionaire to be first Moon tourist

SPACE -- Elon Musk’s company SpaceX has named its first private passenger on a voyage around the Moon as Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa. The mission will be the first lunar journey by humans since 1972.

Syria mistakenly shoots down Russian plane

SYRIA -- A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was brought down by a Syrian missile over the Mediterranean, killing all 15 people on board, the Russian defence ministry said Tuesday.

China tit-for-tat tariffs on U.S. imports

BEIJING -- China has vowed to add $60 billion of U.S. products to its import tariff list in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s new tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports, which take effect next Monday.

Machines to take over half workplace tasks

TECH -- More than half of all workplace tasks will be carried out by machines by 2025, says The World Economic Forum in a new report that highlights the speed with which the labour market will change in coming years.

Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination in turmoil

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. Senate vote on President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was thrown into uncertainty after a woman accused him of high school-era sexual misconduct.

First bike path made from recycled plastic

ZWOLLE -- An experimental bicycle track made from recycled plastic has opened in the Netherlands as part of a project that could lead to more sustainable roads being rolled out across the country.

5G phone technology on the horizon

LONDON -- With the first 5G-ready smartphones expected to be released in 2019, mobile phone operators are gearing up to test the new super-fast network. Sony and Samsung both want to be first to market a 5G smartphone.

Wrangler – Jeep’s new off-road warrior

LONDON -- The all-new Jeep Wrangler is guaranteed to cross the roughest of terrains without getting stuck, powered by a new 2.0-litre turbocharged I4 engine featuring Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ hybrid eTorque system.

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.

How WWI changed the map of Europe

HISTORY -- The map of Europe underwent drastic revision after World War I. The defeated Central Powers suffered huge territorial losses, and new independent countries were born, from Finland to Yugoslavia.


Oct 5-7: Thailand MotoGP at new Chang Circuit

MOTOGP -- The fifteenth round of the 2018 season sees MotoGP go to Thailand for the first time, where the heat and humidity at the Buriram International Circuit will test the endurance of riders and teams.

Sep 28-30: Le Golf National hosts 42nd Ryder Cup

GOLF -- The 42nd Ryder Cup will be held at the Albatros Course of Le Golf National in St-Quentin-en-Yvelines, southwest of Paris, just the second Ryder Cup to be held in continental Europe, after the 1997 contest in Spain.

Sep 22-30: Cycling Road World Championships

CYCLING -- The 2018 Road World Championships route looks set to be one of the toughest in history, with organisers of the race in the Austrian city of Innsbruck including gradients of up to 25 percent in the elite men’s road race.

Sep 29-Oct 1: English Premier League season

SOCCER -- In a table-topping clash Liverpool visit Chelsea, while Manchester City take on struggling Brighton, Arsenal host high-flying Watford, and Tottenham Hotspur go to bottom-placed Huddersfield.

Oct 2: UEFA Champions League group stage

SOCCER -- Reigning champions Real Madrid take on CSKA Moscow, Manchester Utd host Valencia, Juventus face BSC Young Boys, Bayern Munich clash with Ajax, and Manchester City visit Hoffenheim.

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