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Updated: 05-01-2019 03:31 IST
Personal data and documents from hundreds of German politicians and public figures including Chancellor Angela Merkel have been published online in what appears to be one of Germany’s most far-reaching data breaches.

MIDEAST-CRISIS-USA-SYRIA/

U.S. says no timeline for Syria withdrawal as fighting continues

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has no timeline for the withdrawal of American troops from Syria but does not plan to stay indefinitely, a senior State Department official said on Friday, sending a strong signal that U.S. forces could stay until the fight against Islamic State militants is over.

U.S.

USA-SHUTDOWN/

On first day in power, House Democrats challenge Trump to end shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats wasted no time flexing their new power in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday by approving legislation backed by new Speaker Nancy Pelosi that would end a 13-day partial government shutdown, ignoring President Donald Trump’s demand for $5 billion for a border wall.

USA-COURT-TRANSGENDER/

U.S. court rules for Trump on transgender military limits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. court on Friday ruled in favor of a Trump administration policy barring certain transgender people from serving in the U.S. armed forces, handing the president his first legal victory on the issue after several defeats.

BUSINESS

USA-FED-POWELL-RISKS/

Powell tells markets Fed is flexible and aware of risks

ATLANTA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Friday sought to ease market concerns that the U.S. central bank was ignoring signs of an economic slowdown, saying he was aware of the risks and would be patient and flexible in policy decisions this year.

USA-ECONOMY/

Upbeat employment report underscores U.S. economic strength

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. employers hired the most workers in 10 months in December while boosting wages, pointing to sustained strength in the economy that could ease fears of a sharp slowdown in growth.

ENTERTAINMENT

AWARDS-GOLDENGLOBES/

Headline in boldHollywood ready to party in (possibly) Trump-free Golden Globes

(Reuters) - The Golden Globes kick off the showbusiness awards season on Sunday with Hollywood apparently in the mood for a party, and with plenty to celebrate.

PEOPLE-BRITNEY-SPEARS/

Britney Spears suspends shows after dad 'almost died'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Britney Spears said on Friday she was pulling out of her upcoming Las Vegas concerts and other work commitments to be with her family after her father was taken ill.

SPORTS

DOPING-USADA-TYGART/

Do not leave athletes in limbo: U.S. doping chief

(Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) challenged the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday to not leave athletes in limbo and make a quick ruling on Russia’s failure to allow access to a data in a tainted Moscow laboratory.

TENNIS-SHENZHEN/

Sharapova suffers injury blow ahead of Australian Open

(Reuters) - Former world number one Maria Sharapova’s Australian Open preparations suffered a blow after a thigh injury forced her to retire from the Shenzhen Open quarter-final clash against Aryna Sabalenka on Friday.

UPCOMING

POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

USA-ELECTION/WARREN (PIX)

Democrat Elizabeth Warren to visit Iowa for 2020 White House race

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a liberal firebrand who has taken on Wall Street and traded barbs with Donald Trump, will hold her first events in Iowa since launching her exploratory committee for the 2020 presidential race.

4 Jan 19:00 ET / 00:00 GMT

USA-ELECTION/WARREN (PIX)

Democrat Elizabeth Warren to visit Iowa for 2020 White House race

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a liberal firebrand who has taken on Wall Street and traded barbs with Donald Trump, will hold her first events in Iowa since launching her exploratory committee for the 2020 presidential race.

5 Jan

USA-SHUTDOWN/ (PIX)

Administration officials, congressional staffers try to end shutdown impasse

Trump administration officials, led by Vice President Mike Pence, and congressional staffers are to meet to try to end impasse over the 2-week-old partial shutdown of U.S. government.

5 Jan

BUSINESS / ECONOMICS

USA-FED/WILLIAMS

New York Fed President Williams takes part in Atlanta discussion

Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John Williams debates monetary policy at the zero bound, possibly shedding light on a broader debate in the Fed about changes to its framework.

5 Jan 08:00 ET / 13:00 GMT

ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT

CHINA-ICEFESTIVAL/ (PIX) (TV)

Harbin Ice Festival opens

The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, commonly known as Harbin Ice Festival, officially opens with a fireworks display and a light show.

5 Jan 06:30 ET / 11:30 GMT

FASHION-LONDON/MENS (PIX)

Men's London Fashion Week - Autumn/Winter 2019

Designers present their Autumn/Winter 2019 collections in the London

5 Jan

RELIGION

UKRAINE-CHURCH/ (PIX) (TV)

Ukrainian President, head of new Ukrainian church visit Istanbul for ceremony marking church's independence

The Ecumenical Patriarch in Istanbul is set to sign a document granting "autocephaly" or independence to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, marking an historic split from Russia which Ukrainian leaders see as vital to the country's security.

5 Jan 03:30 ET / 08:30 GMT

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