These are the main stories and upcoming coverage plans for the Reuters text service starting at 11 a.m. GMT/6 a.m. ET. For a complete calendar of news and events, visit our editorial calendar at Reuters Connect or Media Express TOP STORIES GLOBAL FRANCE-ACCIDENT-HELICOPTER/ Five killed in French helicopter accident, floods PARIS (Reuters) - Three emergency workers were killed during the night when their helicopter crashed while on a rescue mission in southeastern France, while two other people died in the heavy floods that hit the region, the Monday the authorities. HONG KONG-PROTESTS/ Hong Kong office employees start lunchtime protest week HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hundreds of office workers in the Hong Kong business district met on Monday for the first time in a week of lunchtime protests that support the pro-Democratic movement after its resounding victory in the district polls from last month in the city ruled by China. U.S. USA-TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT/ The White House says it will not participate in Trump's impeachment hearing on Wednesday WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House told Democratic lawmakers on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump and his lawyers would not participate in a congressional impeachment hearing this week, citing a lack of “fundamental fairness.” USA-CRASH-TEXAS/ Air crash north of San Antonio International Airport kills three: NBC (Reuters) - Three people died when a small plane crashed on the north side of the San Antonio International Airport in Texas on Sunday night, NBC Chicago said, citing firefighters. DEAL DEUTSCHE-BANK-MONEY-LAUNDERING-EXCLUS/ Exclusive: U.S. digs deeper into Deutsche role in Danske money laundering scandal - sourcesFRANKFURT/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has in recent weeks stepped up its investigation into Deutsche Bank’s role in the 200 billion euro ($220 billion) Danske Bank money laundering scandal, four people familiar with the inquiry told Reuters. CHINA-ECONOMY-PMI-FACTORY-CAIXINA/ China's manufacturing activity surprises with the fastest expansion in three years: Caixin PMI BEIJING (Reuters) - The activity of factories in China showed surprising signs of improvement in November, with growth that rose to a maximum of three years, a private sector survey showed on Monday, reinforcing optimistic government data published during the weekend. ENTERTAINMENT SHOWBIZ-YEAR-ENDER/ A year in the entertainment world: judicial drama, box office records and a young billionaire LONDON (Reuters) - From the youngest self-made billionaire in the world to celebrities in court, the entertainment world produced a wide range of headlines this year. Below are some of the most important stories in the 2019 entertainment world. USA-OFFICE/ Box office: 'Frozen 2' sets thanksgiving record, 'Knives Out' scores LOS ANGELES, ( - Disney's Frozen 2 filled the box office competition during Thanksgiving, generating $ 85.2 million over the weekend and a record $ 123.7 million in five holiday days. SPORTS MOTOR-F1-ABUDHABI-HAMILTON/ Hamilton ends F1 season in style in Abu Dhabi ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton concluded the Formula One season in style on Sunday while crossing without opposition to a dominant victory at Abu Dhabi in his 250th Grand Prix. WOMEN OF ALPIN SKI/ Alpine skiing: Shiffrin wins slalom to tie for second place in the all-time list of the World Cup (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin placed second in the list of women's World Cup victories when she dominated the slalom event in Killington, Vermont, on Sunday. COMING SOON POLICY/INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS CLIMATE CHANGE/HAND AGREEMENT (PIX) (TV) Spanish Prime Minister Sánchez greets leaders at the UN climate change conference The interim Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, and the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, greet the leaders at the 2019 UN climate change conference (COP25) in Madrid. The event was to take place in Chile in December, but it moved due to civil unrest in the country. 2 Dec 05:30 ET, 10:30 GMT USA-TAXES/JETS (INSIGHT, PIX) INSIGHT-Off the radar: the advantages of US chief executives UU. They add millions to corporate tax bills As U.S. corporate jet use approaches pre-financial-crisis levels and CEOs take an increasing number of personal trips on the company tab, many investors are being kept in the dark about the true cost of the perk. 2 Dec 06:00 ET, 11:00 GMT CLIMATE CHANGE/PHOTO AGREEMENT (PIX) (TV) Leaders pose for a family photo in the climate talks in Madrid Leaders attending the 2019 U.N. Climate Change conference (COP25) in Madrid pose for family photo. Governments face a struggle at a United Nations summit in Spain next week to inject momentum into efforts to curb global warming, dogged by lack of consensus, U.S. scepticism and disruptive protests demanding more action. 2 Dec 06:00 ET, 11:00 GMT CLIMATE CHANGE/OPENING OF AGREEMENT (PIX) (TV) UN Climate Change Conference COP25 declared open in Madrid The 2019 UN climate change conference (COP25) was declared open in Madrid. The event was to take place in Chile in December, but it moved due to civil unrest in the country. 2 Dec 06:00 ET, 11:00 GMT USA-TRUMP/ACCUSATION Democrats are approaching formal charges of impeachment against Trump U.S. congressional Democrats will take a big step closer to impeaching President Donald Trump this week, with a hearing to prepare for consideration of formal charges of misconduct against him. Trump is widely expected to be impeached before Christmas, in a political drama that is likely to continue until next November's election determines which party controls the White House and Congress in the early 2020s. 2 Dec 06:00 ET, 11:00 GMT TURKEY-POLITICS/ERDOGAN Erdogan of Turkey chairs the meeting of the Executive Committee of the AK Party Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan chairs a meeting of the central executive committee of his AK party (1130 GMT). 2 Dec 06:30 ET, 11:30 GMT USA-TRUMP/ACCUSATION (EXPLAINER)EXPLAINER-How does impeachment of a U.S. president work? A concise explainer on how the impeachment process will take place if the House of Representatives votes to accuse the president of crimes and misdemeanors. The Chamber takes a big step forward in the political trial process this week with a Judicial Committee hearing on Wednesday. 2 Dec 07:00 ET, 12:00 GMT CLIMATE CHANGE/AGREEMENT-PELOSI (PIX) (TV) U.S. Congressional speaker Pelosi holds news conference at start of U.N. climate talks in Madrid U.S. Congressional delegation led by Democrat speaker Nancy Pelosi holds a news conference shortly after U.N. climate talks open in Madrid. Democrats have pledged to overturn the Trump administration's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Paris Agreement to combat global warming. 2 Dec 09:30 ET, 14:30 GMT CLIMATE CHANGE/AGREEMENT-SANCHEZ (PIX) (TV) The acting Prime Minister of Spain and the UN Secretary General hold a joint press conference The acting Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, and the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, hold a joint press conference at the end of the first day of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid. The event was to take place in Chile in December, but it moved due to civil unrest in the country. 2 Dec 11:45 ET, 16:45 GMT BRITAIN-REAL/ANDREW-GIUFFRE (TV) A woman who says she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew talks to the BBC Virginia Giuffre gives her first interview in the UK to Panorama and reveals new details about her time with Jeffrey Epstein. 2 Dec 15:30 ET, 20:30 GMT NATO-SUMMIT/LONDON (PIX) (TV) Heads of State and Government of NATO meet in London NATO Heads of State and Government will meet in London from December 3 to 4. Dec 3 NATO-SUMMIT/SYRIA (TV) Erdogan of Turkey will meet with EU leaders for talks on Syria at the NATO summit Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will meet with leaders from Germany, France and Britain at a NATO summit to discuss Turkey's military operation in northeastern Syria and plans to settle Syrian refugees, Turkish officials say . Dec 3 NATO-SUMMIT/LEADERS-PALACE (PIX) (TV) Reception of NATO leaders at Buckingham Palace NATO leaders will attend a reception at Buckingham Palace and meet with Queen Elizabeth. Dec 3 VENEZUELA-POLITICA/COLOMBIA (TV) Foreign ministers of the TIAR treaty countries meet in Bogotá The foreign ministers of the signatory countries of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance, known by its Spanish initials TIAR, will meet in Bogotá to continue discussions on the possible actions it can take against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. Dec 3 CLIMATE CHANGE/UN The World Meteorological Organization publishes the report State of the climate 2019 The World Meteorological Organization publishes its Climate Status report in 2019, with information on global temperatures and extreme weather events, and long-term climate change indicators, such as sea level rise, ocean heat and thaw. The data correspond to the first 10 months of the year. Dec 3 NATO-SUMMIT/LONDON-STOLTENBERG (PIX) (TV) NATO General Stoltenberg and the Norwegian Prime Minister speak at the Central Hall Methodist discussion event NATO General Stoltenberg and the Norwegian Prime Minister speak at the Central Hall Methodist discussion event . Dec 3 NATO-SUMMIT/DOWNING-STREET (PIX) (TV) British Prime Minister Johnson receives NATO leaders at the Downing Street reception British Prime Minister Johnson receives NATO leaders at the Downing Street reception . Dec 3 DEAL / ECONOMICS BRITAIN-EU/FRANCE-REALESTATE Brexit, ultra-low rates help luxury real estate shine in City of Lights Robert Drake bought a 2 million euro apartment near the Elysee Palace, attracted by lower interest rates and the conviction that even a Brexit agreement will not stop bankers drifting to continental Europe. Your purchase is a reflection of how the damage caused to Brexit in London is helping to increase prices on Parisian luxury real estate. 2 Dec 06:00 ET, 11:00 GMT AUSTRALIA-ECONOMY/RATES Australia-RBA cash rate RBA holds its last policy meeting of the year and it is considered almost certain that it will keep rates at 0.75%, since it measures the impact of the three cuts delivered since June, although there is a small possibility of a decrease given the signs of a slowdown in Employment growth Dec 3 22:30 ET RUSSIA-ECONOMY/ Russian bank officials speak at the Russian Financial Forum The Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Russia, Ksenia Yudaeva, and other officials speak at the Russian Financial Forum in Moscow. Dec 3 GEORGIA-CPI/ Georgia State Statistics Service will publish inflation report Georgia State Statistics Service will publish inflation report for preceding month. Dec 3 FRANCE-ELECTRICITY/ Energy executives speak at the annual congress of the French electricity union UFE Junior Minister of Ecology, Emmanuelle Wargon, and the executive directors of French energy companies, including Kie's, Engie's, Vattenfall's Hall, Total's Pouyanne and EDF's Levy, will participate and speak at the all-day event. Dec 3 CRIME/LAW/JUSTICE USA-COURT/GUNS (TV) The Supreme Court hears the first gun rights case in a decade The conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court hears a challenge backed by the influential National Rifle Association lobby group to New York City’s strict limits on handgun owners transporting their firearms outside of the home. 2 Dec 10:00 ET, 15:00 GMT DISASTERS/ACCIDENTS ASIA-STORM/PHILIPPINES (PIX) (TV) Typhoon Kammuri is expected to hit the Philippines, it may disrupt SEA Games headquarters Typhoon Kammuri is expected to make landfall in the Philippines and pass through areas south of Manila, as the country is host to the Southeast Asian Games and could cause heavy rains and interruptions in some events. Communities in areas susceptible to floods and landslides induced by rain have been instructed to prepare. Dec 3 SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGY CLIMATE CHANGE/AGREEMENT (TV) Spain hosts the UN Conference on climate change (COP-25) World leaders meet in Madrid for the 2019 United Nations climate change conference (COP25). The event, which was to be held in Santiago, Chile in December, was relocated due to civil unrest in the country. Dec 3 This story has not been edited by The Times of India and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed to which we subscribe. (This story has not been edited by and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed to which we subscribe.)