I am a new Eikon user and just began exploring the Python API. Is it possible to open a news stream? I thought this functionality existed but cannot find it in the documentation.
In some form certainly. I'm not sure if there are any immediate plans to introduce a specific interface for streaming headlines with filtering capabilities etc. But we're definitely adding an interface for streaming market data, and this is the top of the list priority for this API. Using streaming market data interface you will be able to subscribe to the RIC NFCP_UBMS, which provides unfiltered stream of news headlines. Every new news headline is published as an update on this RIC. To help you visualize it I suggest you pop up a Quote app in Eikon application and type in NFCP_UBMS. At the moment you can subscribe to this live news stream using Eikon COM and .NET APIs.
@Alex Putkov. I implemented what was suggested in the answer, but am seeing some issues. Please see https://community.developers.thomsonreuters.com/questions/20045/nfcp-ubms-missing-headlines.html Thanks!