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Updated: 14-01-2019 11:29 IST

Here are the top stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters text service as of 6 a.m. GMT/1 a.m. ET. For a full schedule of news and events, go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect or on Media Express




Ahead of vote, UK PM May warns it would be catastrophic to halt Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers on Sunday that failing to deliver Brexit would be catastrophic for democracy, in a plea for support two days before parliament is expected to reject her deal with Brussels.


Urging Gulf states to heal rift, U.S.'s Pompeo lands in Riyadh

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that a rift between Qatar and its Gulf Arab neighbors had gone on for too long and was threatening regional unity needed to counter Iran.



Republican Senator Graham urges Trump to open U.S. government temporarily

A Republican senator close to President Donald Trump on Sunday backed a temporary re-opening of the federal government, in the 23rd day of the longest shutdown ever, to allow for talks on a spending agreement that could satisfy Trump’s border security demands.


Key Republican to ask FBI about report of Trump counterintelligence probe

The Republican head of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said on Sunday he plans to ask the FBI about a report it launched a probe into whether President Donald Trump had been working on Russia’s behalf, suggesting the agency may have gone too far.



CEO exits as PG&E faces fire liabilities, bankruptcy preparations

PG&E Corp Chief Executive Geisha Williams has stepped down, the company said on Sunday, as pressure from potentially crushing liabilities linked to catastrophic wildfires have pushed the California utility owner to the financial brink and prompted it to make bankruptcy preparations.


Sears bankruptcy raises old questions about cost of going broke

Sears has survived the Great Depression and world wars. Whether the 126-year-old retailer stays afloat or goes out of business now hinges in part on paying for the enormous bill piled up by going broke.



Maroon 5 to play Super Bowl halftime show

Pop band Maroon 5 will provide the halftime entertainment at next month’s Super Bowl in Atlanta in a show that will also feature rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi, the National Football League said on Sunday.


R. Kelly's attorney denies abuse allegations in documentary

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.”



Saints hunt another Super Bowl after ending Eagles long run

Comeback kings the New Orleans Saints are hoping a return to the National Football Conference (NFC) title game next weekend will be a lucky charm.


Sharapova doles out dreaded double bagel to Dart

Former champion Maria Sharapova gave hapless Harriet Dart a 6-0 6-0 shellacking to fly into the second round of the Australian Open on Monday and had no words of comfort to offer the British qualifier after leaving her in tears.




Spain government to present 2019 draft budget proposal at parliament

14 Jan 04:00 ET / 09:00 GMT


Austrian foreign minister meets Slovak counterpart

Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl holds a joint news conference with her Slovak counterpart Miroslav Lajcak after a bilateral meeting.

14 Jan 08:15 ET / 13:15 GMT


Turkish Foreign Minister meets Luxembourg counterpart, holds news conference

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu meets Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn and holds a joint news conference (0900 GMT) where he is likely to comment on a tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump warning it would devastate Turkey economically if they attack a Kurdish militia in Syria.

14 Jan 04:00 ET / 09:00 GMT


Los Angeles teachers expected to strike

Teachers for the Los Angeles Unified School District are expected to go on strike after union and school officials reached an impasse in contract negotiations. The LAUSD is the largest school district in the nation,with more than 600,000 students.

14 Jan 10:00 ET / 15:00 GMT


Hong Kong marks the beginning of the new legal year

Hong Kong’s Chief Justice and members of the legal profession mark the opening of the new legal year with a ceremony and speeches. Hong Kong's top judge, Geoffrey Ma, may address recent challenges to the city's vaunted rule of law including accusations of a politicisation of the judiciary against democracy activists.

14 Jan 04:00 ET / 09:00 GMT


Italy's Interior Minister Salvini meets European Migration Commissioner Avramopoulos

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini meets with Europe's Migration and Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitis Avramopoulos and both will hold a press conference afterward.

14 Jan 05:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Thousands of New Zealand doctors to strike over pay and work conditions

Thousands of junior doctors will walk off work at public hospitals in New Zealand on Tuesday, after talks between their union and the government over wages and working conditions broke down last week.

The doctors strike is the latest stand-off between Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's centre-left government and its traditional union support base, after school teachers, midwives and bus drivers resorted to industrial action last year demanding pay hikes.

15 Jan 14:00 ET / 19:00 GMT



CPI inflation data for December

India will release Consumer Price Index-based inflation data for December on January 14 around 5.30 pm (India local time)

14 Jan 07:00 ET / 12:00 GMT


Coffee price slump leaves farmers earning under a cent a cup

Coffee is a booming business for Western retailers but the farmers who grow the crop are facing a crisis with arabica prices at their lowest level for nearly 13 years.

14 Jan 02:30 ET / 07:30 GMT


Opening of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH)

Opening day of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) hosted by the Richemont luxuary group brands (Hermes, Van Cleef, IWC Montblanc)

14 Jan 02:00 ET / 07:00 GMT



The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Birkenhead

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Birkenhead where they will meet a number of local organisations that support and empower groups within the community.

14 Jan 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


Berlin Fashion Week - Autumn/Winter 2019

Berlin's fashion week presents the Autumn/Winter collection for 2019.

14 Jan 04:00 ET / 09:00 GMT

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