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British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned lawmakers that failure to back her plan to leave the European Union would be catastrophic for Britain, in a plea for support two days ahead of a vote in parliament that she is expected to lose.

FRANCE-PROTESTS/

Yellow vest protests hit with police water cannon, tear gas in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris police fired water cannon and tear gas to push back “yellow vest” demonstrators from around the Arc de Triomphe monument on Saturday, in the ninth straight weekend of protests against French President Emmanuel Macron’s economic reforms.

U.S.

USA-SHUTDOWN/

Government shutdown breaks record, with no end in sight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A partial U.S. government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border entered its 22nd day on Saturday, making it the longest shuttering of federal agencies in U.S. history, with no end in sight.

IRAN-USA-PRISONERS/

U.S. says aware of reports of Iran's detention of U.S. citizen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it was aware of reports of the detention of a U.S. citizen held in Iran for more than six months, amid heightened tensions between the countries following the reimposition of U.S. sanctions.

BUSINESS

GLOBAL-MARKETS-THEMES/

May Day, May Day! World markets themes for the week ahead

(Reuters) - With less than 80 days to go until Britain leaves the European Union, the path to Brexit winds to a critical crossroads on Tuesday when lawmakers vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's withdrawal deal.

BRAZIL-POLITICS-TRADE/

Brazil president says he wants free trade with 'the entire world'

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro wants "bilateral trade with the entire world without an ideological bias," he said on Twitter on Saturday ahead of the Davos World Economic Forum later this month.

ENTERTAINMENT

PEOPLE-RKELLY/

R. Kelly's attorney denies abuse allegations in documentary

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An attorney for R. Kelly on Friday called a new documentary series about the R&B singer a “for-profit hit piece,” and said the latest accusations of abuse by the Grammy-winning musician were a “complete fabrication.”

AWARDS-BRITS-NOMINATIONS/

Anne-Marie, Dua Lipa and George Ezra among BRIT Awards nominees

LONDON (Reuters) - Singers Anne-Marie, Dua Lipa, Jess Glynne and George Ezra are among the nominees for next month’s BRIT Awards, Britain’s annual pop music honors, in a list dominated by young talent.

SPORTS

FOOTBALL-NFL-LAR-DAL/

Anderson, Gurley run Rams past Cowboys, into NFC title gam

C.J. Anderson rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns, and Todd Gurley added 115 yards and a score as the Los Angeles Rams ran their way into the NFC Championship game with a 30-22 victory Saturday over the visiting Dallas Cowboys.

SOCCER-MARADONA/

Maradona recovering in hospital after surgery

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina’s World Cup winning captain Diego Maradona was recovering in hospital on Saturday after successfully undergoing a routine operation for stomach bleeding, his lawyer said.

UPCOMING

POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

SWEDEN-POLITICS/LIBERALS (PIX) (GRAPHIC)

Swedish Liberal Party decides on deal to support Soc Dems Lofven as PM

Sweden' Liberal Party will decide whether to support Soc Dem leader Lofven as PM in vote next week. LIberals are split on whether to support Lofven or centre-right rival Kristersson of the Moderates.

13 Jan 04:00 ET / 09:00 GMT

GREECE-MACEDONIA/COALITION (PIX)

Greek PM meets conservative coalition partner

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras meets his conservative coalition ally to see if he will keep supporting the government, hoping to avert a snap election after the parties fell out over a deal on neighbouring Macedonia's name.

13 Jan 03:30 ET / 08:30 GMT

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