Moscow says FBI arrested Russian a day after it detained ex-U.S. Marine
MOSCOW/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday the United States had detained a Russian citizen, a day after Moscow arrested the former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan on suspicion of spying.
No breakthrough in U.S. shutdown talks, Pelosi plans new legislation
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats would pass new legislation to try to reopen parts of the government next week after talks between the Trump administration and Democratic negotiators on Saturday failed to end a two-week partial government shutdown.
Three killed, four wounded in California bowling alley shooting
(Reuters) - Three men were killed and four wounded in a shooting at a bowling alley in the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance and police said early on Saturday they were searching for a suspect or suspects.
Japanese prosecutors want Ghosn to sign confession, says son: paper
PARIS (Reuters) - Japanese prosecutors want Carlos Ghosn, the detained auto executive who oversaw an alliance that sold 10 million vehicles a year, to confess to financial misconduct, his son told France’s weekly Journal du Dimanche (JDD).
South Korea's Celltrion aims to set up China JV within first half of 2019: chairman
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean drugmaker Celltrion Inc (068270.KS) aims to set up a joint venture in China within the first half of this year, and begin selling products in the country next year, its chairman said on Sunday.
Kevin Hart re-considering Oscars hosting role after DeGeneres backing
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - 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.
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.
Pelicans send Cavs to ninth straight loss in 35-point blowout
Jrue Holiday and Julius Randle scored 22 points each as the visiting New Orleans Pelicans handed the reeling Cleveland Cavaliers their ninth consecutive loss, 133-98, Saturday night.
Elliott, Prescott help Cowboys hold off Seahawks
Dak Prescott guided two fourth-quarter touchdown drives as the Dallas Cowboys rallied to defeat the visiting Seattle Seahawks 24-22 Saturday night in the NFC wild-card round. UPCOMING POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS USA-IMMIGRATION/BORDER-GUATEMALA (PIX) (TV) Palm oil growth pressures farmers in rural Guatemala, fueling migration The rapid growth of the palm oil industry in Guatemala has increased pressure on traditional subsistence farming, accelerating social upheaval and encouraging people to leave poor rural areas already prone to migration. 6 Jan 13:00 ET / 18:00 GMT USA-ISRAEL/BOLTON Trump adviser Bolton visits Israel (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. 7 Jan MOZAMBIQUE-FINANCE MINISTER/ Mozambique Attorney-General's Office responds to ex-finance minister arrest Mozambique's Attorney-General's Office will on Monday hold a briefing on the arrest of former finance minister Manuel Chang on U.S. charges relating to the country's $2 billion debt scandal, set to mark the first official response from Mozambique. 7 Jan CALIFORNIA-GOVERNOR/NEWSOM Gavin Newsom to be sworn in as California governor Progressive Democrat Gavin Newsom to be sworn in as Governor of California, following the unprecedented fourth term of Democrat Jerry Brown, who righted the state's finances and held the state's Democrats to a fiscally prudent, center-left course. 7 Jan BUSINESS / ECONOMICS TECH-CES/ (TV) Media preview day at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas The 2019 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas 7 Jan BRITAIN-BARCLAYS/QATAR Four former Barclays executives face London jury in Qatar fraud trial Four former Barclays executives face a London fraud trial over undisclosed payments to Qatari investors in 2008, in the first criminal prosecution of senior managers over events during the credit crisis. 7 Jan USA-HEALTHCARE/JPMORGAN JP Morgan Healthcare Conference Biotech and big pharma head to San Francisco for the JP Morgan conference, which companies use as a venue to announce major M&A deals or other initiatives. 7 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 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-EPIPHANY/ (PIX) 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 FRANCE-RELIGION/TRIAL 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 FRANCE-RELIGION/TRIAL (PIX) (TV) French cardinal to go on trial over child abuse 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. 7 Jan
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