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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
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.
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.
BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
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
International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas
The 2019 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas
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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