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German cyber defense agency defends handling of data breach
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s BSI cyber defense agency on Saturday defended its role in responding to a far-reaching data breach, saying it could not have connected individual cases it was aware of last year until the entire data release became public.
No breakthrough in U.S. shutdown talks, new meeting planned
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior Trump administration officials and Democratic congressional staffers failed on Saturday to break a deadlock over a proposed border wall and end a two-week-old partial government shutdown, but will meet again on Sunday.
Democrat Warren takes economic message to Iowa in kickoff to 2020 race
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (Reuters) - Senator Elizabeth Warren informally kicked off the 2020 Democratic presidential nominating fight on a weekend visit to Iowa, condemning the corrupting influence of money on politics and lamenting lost economic opportunities for working families.
Exclusive: California utility PG&E explores bankruptcy filing - sources
(Reuters) - 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.
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.
Hollywood ready to party in (possibly) Trump-free Golden Globes
LOS ANGELES (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.
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.
Knicks' Kanter to miss London game, says he fears for his life
(Reuters) - New York Knicks center Enes Kanter says he will not go to London for a game with his NBA team because he fears he could be assassinated for criticizing Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.
Bautista Agut overcomes Berdych to lift Doha trophy
(Reuters) - Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut overcame a mid-match scare to overcome Tomas Berdych 6-4 3-6 6-3 in the Qatar Open final on Saturday for his ninth career title.
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)
UPDATED - 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
International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas
The 2019 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas
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 hand over to the head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine a document granting "autocephaly" or independence to the church, sealing its split from Russia which Ukrainian leaders see as vital to the country's security.
6 Jan 03:30 ET / 08:30 GMT
Pope conducts Mass for the Feast of Epiphany at the Vatican
Pope Francis marks the Feast of Epiphany with Mass at the Vatican.
6 Jan 04:00 ET / 09:00 GMT
French cardinal to go on trial over paedophile priest cover-up
The Roman Catholic archbishop of Lyon is to go on trial on Monday charged with covering up the activities of a priest who sexually abused boy scouts during the 1980s and early 1990s.
6 Jan 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
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