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Updated: 11-01-2019 15:33 IST

A Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act, saying the defense had not provided sufficient evidence to show they were innocent.


Poland arrests Chinese Huawei employee, Polish national over spying allegations

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland has arrested a Chinese employee of Huawei and a Polish cyber business specialist on allegations of spying, state news agency PAP said on Friday, deepening the controversy over Western criticism of the Chinese telecoms equipment maker.



Donations keep Death Valley National Park partly open during shutdown

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. (Reuters) - California’s Death Valley National Park, famed for its record-breaking heat, is keeping its visitor center and some restrooms open during the partial U.S. government shutdown with donations from a non-profit group and two hotels, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.


Wisconsin girl, 13, found alive three months after murder of parents

A 13-year-old Wisconsin girl, missing since her parents were discovered shot dead in their home three months ago, was found on Thursday, malnourished and dirty but alive, after apparently fleeing her captor in a remote community, police and media said.



Exclusive: Goldman Sachs on course to launch cash management in mid-2020

NEW YORK/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc is considering paying big multinational corporations more for their deposits than other banks as it paves the way for its entry into a mundane but prized business: managing cash.


Exclusive: China to set lower GDP growth target of 6-6.5 percent in 2019 - sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - China plans to set a lower economic growth target of 6-6.5 percent in 2019 compared with last year’s target of “around” 6.5 percent, policy sources told Reuters, as Beijing gears up to cope with higher U.S. tariffs and weakening domestic demand.



Jackson estate slams as 'pathetic' abuse claims in new documentary

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Jackson’s estate on Thursday condemned on Thursday an upcoming documentary about alleged child sexual abuse by the late singer as another “outrageous and pathetic attempt” to cash in on his fame.


Lady Gaga says won't work again with singer R.Kelly

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lady Gaga has vowed to remove a duet she recorded with R&B singer R.Kelly from streaming services and never collaborate with him again.



Pained Murray says Australian Open could be his swansong

MELBOURNE, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Andy Murray may retire after the Australian Open, with the severe pain from his troublesome right hip having become almost unbearable for him to play on, the former world number one said on Friday.


Fulham need experienced signings to avoid the drop, says Ranieri

Fulham are looking to sign experienced "leaders" during the January transfer window to help the struggling club retain their Premier League status, manager Claudio Ranieri said.




Macron seeks to quell 'yellow vest' rebellion with national debate

In 1789, France's king summoned the aristocracy, clergy and citizens to discuss ways to quell popular discontent over a sclerotic feudal society. It marked the beginning of the French Revolution. Two centuries later, President Emmanuel Macron, criticised for his own monarchical manner, is also resorting to a national debate to mollify "yellow vest" protesters whose uprising has shaken his administration.

11 Jan 08:00 ET / 13:00 GMT


Macedonian parliament votes to change country's name

Macedonia's parliament is expected to pass an amendment to the constitution changing the country's name to Republic of North Macedonia as agreed with Greece last year to end a decades-long name dispute. Opposition lawmakers are boycotting the vote and will protest with supporters outside as the vote takes place.

11 Jan 07:00 ET / 12:00 GMT


News conference after two-day Austrian cabinet meeting

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache hold a news conference at the end of a two-day cabinet meeting on the outskirts of Vienna.

11 Jan 05:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


U.N. Security Council briefed on Democratic Republic of Congo

The U.N. Security Council to be briefed on Democratic Republic of Congo. The country held a national election on Dec. 30.

11 Jan 09:15 ET / 14:15 GMT


Spain government to present 2019 draft budget proposal

Spain's Socialist government will present its 2019 draft budget proposal after the weekly cabinet meeting. Pedro Sanchez said, though failure by parliament to pass the draft could prompt a snap election. The government is expected to revise economic forecasts as part of the budget announcement.

11 Jan 07:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


Julian Castro to announce decision on 2020 U.S. presidential bid

Democrat Julian Castro, who served as secretary of Housing and Urban Development under former President Barack Obama, says he will announce on Jan. 12 in Texas whether he will run for president in the 2020 election.

12 Jan



Brazil's Bolsonaro swears in new Army commander

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro expected to speak at ceremony swearing in the new commander of the Brazilian Army.

11 Jan 09:00 ET / 14:00 GMT



Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to discuss government accountability, followingspeculation of future of sheriff

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican, will speak about "holding government officials accountable" at the headquarters of the Broward County Sheriff. DeSantis is expected to announce the suspension of Sheriff Scott Israel over his handling of the Parkland mass shooting.

11 Jan 15:00 ET / 20:00 GMT



Serbia December inflation data

Stats office to publish December inflation data

11 Jan 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


U.S. shutdown sends traders, farmers scrambling for agriculture data

When the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a slew of critical crop reports would not be released on Friday due to the partial government shutdown, the phones at Gro Intelligence, which provides crop and weather forecasts, blew up.

11 Jan 08:00 ET / 13:00 GMT


Hong Kong's rural hinterland could hold key to chronic land crunch

Hong Kong's government says it needs to build billions of dollars' worth of artificial islands to give the city's glittering skyline room to grow, but critics say developers are hoarding unused land that could solve the problem.

11 Jan 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


GM tries to leave factory shutdown controversy behind with a new SUV

General Motors will try to move past the controversy over its job cuts and factory shutdowns, starting with an investor meeting on Jan 11 and continuing on Jan 13 with the unveiling of a new, Made in the USA Cadillac SUV.

11 Jan 09:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


The North American International Auto Show in Detroit

Media events for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

12 Jan

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