November 2, 2022


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UKRAINE | Today is day 251 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Here are your updates:

  • Russian Ministry of Defense spokesman Igor Konashenkov said yesterday that Russia has received sufficient guarantees from Ukraine concerning shipping agreements and that Russia will resume participation in the U.N.-brokered deal to allow grain exports from Ukraine. [more]
  • U.S. officials say Russia has fired as many as 100 missiles this week targeting water and electrical infrastructure sites across Ukraine. [more]
  • Russia’s foreign ministry said yesterday that it intends to summon Britain's ambassador to Moscow to discuss allegations that a recent Ukrainian drone strike on Russia’s Black Sea fleet was carried out under the guidance of British naval warfare specialists, which British officials have denied. [more]

U.S. ECONOMY | The Federal Reserve is expected to announce another three-quarters of a point increase in its key short-term interest rate when it concludes its latest two-day policy-setting meeting today. Economists are also watching for any suggestions that rate increases may slow over the next year. [more]

POLITICAL VIOLENCE | David DePape, the man accused of attacking U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband. Paul Pelosi, at the couple's San Francisco home, pleaded not guilty to charges against him in his first court appearance yesterday. DePape is facing state charges of attempted murder, burglary and elder abuse, as well as a federal charge of attempting to kidnap a U.S. official. [more]

U.S. POLITICS | The Supreme Court yesterday rejected a request from Sen. Lindsey Graham to block a Georgia grand jury subpoena for his testimony in an investigation into attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. [more]

EMPLOYMENT | There were 10.72 million job openings in the U.S. in September — up about 500,000 from July — according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released yesterday. [more]

OPIOID CRISIS | Reports say pharmacy chain CVS has agreed to pay $5 billion to settle state and local lawsuits claiming it mishandled prescriptions of opioid painkillers, contributing to the surge of opioid-related overdose deaths. [more]

NORTH KOREA | Reports say North Korea launched at least 17 missiles and fired about 100 rounds of artillery into the seas off its eastern and western coasts today, prompting air raid and military alerts in the South, as well as multiple sea-bound missile launches by South Korea’s military. [more]

SAUDI ARABIA AND IRAN | Saudi Arabia has reportedly shared intelligence information with the U.S. indicating that Iran may be preparing for an attack on the Middle East kingdom. [more]

ISRAEL | With approximately 80% of the vote counted, reports say former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and its allies appear poised to win a majority of seats in the country’s parliament. [more]

BRAZIL | Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stopped short of conceding his election loss to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva yesterday, but authorized his administration to begin working with da Silva to transfer power. [more]

CANADA | Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced yesterday that Canada plans to increase immigration into the country to address chronic labor shortages, with a goal of allowing 500,000 people per year to immigrate by 2025. [more]

DENMARK | Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s Social Democrats party won the most votes in yesterday’s parliamentary elections in Denmark. Reports say Frederiksen intends to resign her position and try to form a new government with a broader coalition. [more]

ALCOHOL | A new study published in JAMA Network Open says that 1 in 5 deaths in the U.S. among adults aged 20-49 were attributable to excessive alcohol use during the study period of 2015 to 2019. [more]

BASEBALL | The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Houston Astros, 7-0, last night to take a 2-1 lead in the World Series. Game 4 of the best-of-seven series is scheduled to take place tonight in Philadelphia. [more]

R.I.P. | Rapper Takeoff, a member of the hip-hop group Migos, was shot and killed early yesterday in Houston, Texas. Investigations into the shooting are ongoing and no arrests have been made. [more]

MUSIC | Performers to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at Saturday’s induction ceremony in Los Angeles include Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, and Carly Simon. [additional info] [more]

TODAY IN HISTORY | On this date in 2000, the first resident crew—including one American and two Russians—arrived at the International Space Station. [more history]

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