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GLOBAL

MIDEAST-CRISIS-USA-SYRIA/

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

WASHINGTON - The United States has no timeline to withdraw troops from Syria but does not plan to stay indefinitely, a senior State Department official said on Friday, a strong signal that forces could stay until the fight against Islamic State militants ends.

TAIWAN-CHINA

Taiwan president calls for international support to defend democracy

TAIPEI - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called on Saturday for international support to defend the self-ruled island's democracy and way of life in the face of renewed threats from China.

U.S.

CALIFORNIA-SHOOTING/

Multiple victims at California bowling alley shooting

Shots were fired at a bowling alley in Torrance, California, on Saturday and there have been multiple victims, police and local media said.

USA-SHUTDOWN/

Trump threatens years-long government shutdown, emergency powers to build wall

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump threatened to keep the U.S. government partially shut for months or years on Friday after he and Democratic leaders failed to resolve their dispute over Trump's request for $5.6 billion to build a wall on the Mexican border.

BUSINESS

PG-E-US-BANKRUPTCY-EXCLUSIVE/

Exclusive: California utility PG&E explores bankruptcy filing - sources

California utility company PG&E Corp (PCG.N) is exploring filing some or all of its business for bankruptcy protection as it faces billions of dollars in liabilities related to fatal wildfires in 2018 and 2017, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

AUTOS-TARIFFS-TESLA/

Tesla urges tariff exemption for Chinese-made car computer 'brain'

WASHINGTON - Tesla Inc has asked the Trump administration to exempt the Chinese-made car computer "brain" of its new Model 3 sedan from 25 percent tariffs imposed in August, saying they threaten the electric carmaker's bottom line.

ENTERTAINMENT

AWARDS-GOLDENGLOBES/

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

LOS ANGELES - 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.

AWARDS-OSCARS-HOST/

Kevin Hart re-considering Oscars hosting role after DeGeneres backing

LOS ANGELES - Kevin Hart, who stepped down as host of the Oscars following criticism over past anti-gay tweets, said he is evaluating his decision after popular comedian Ellen DeGeneres revealed she supported him in the role.

SPORTS

BASKETBALL-NBA-ROUNDUP/

NBA roundup: Celtics rip Mavs wire-to-wire

Jaylen Brown scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 114-93, wire-to-wire victory over the visiting Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.

BASEBALL-MLB-NOTEBOOK/

MLB notebook: White Sox bid big for Machado

The Chicago White Sox's pursuit of free agent infielder Manny Machado appears to be heating up.

UPCOMING

POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

USA-ISRAEL/BOLTON

Trump adviser Bolton meets Israeli PM Netanyahu (tentative)

US National Security Adviser John Bolton expected on three-day working visit to Israel. Focus of talks likely to be Syria. From Israel, he is expected to continue to Turkey.

6 Jan

CONGO-ELECTION/ (PIX) (TV)

Congo presidential election results due to be published

Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral board is due to publish results from the long-anticipated presidential election. But the deadline could be missed because of vote counting delays, officials say.

6 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

TECH-CES/ (PIX)

International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

The 2019 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

6 Jan

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

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