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January 7, 2019 8:10 PM White House says Trump position unchanged as Syria withdrawal plans slow

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House sought to make the case on Monday that President Donald Trump had not changed his position on withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria, a day after his national security adviser outlined conditions for a withdrawal that could take months. Trump’s abrupt announcement last month that he was bringing home the roughly 2,000 troops 119

January 7, 2019 3:45 PM Sprint to debut 5G smartphones with Samsung in U.S. in summer

(Reuters) - U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp said on Monday it plans to release 5G smartphones with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in the United States during the summer. Last month, rival Verizon Communications Inc disclosed similar plans for the first half of 2019. 5G can offer data speeds up to 50 or 100 times faster than current 4G networks. As part of the rollout 137

January 6, 2019 11:28 AM Iran's central bank proposes slashing four zeros from falling currency: IRNA

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s central bank has proposed slashing four zeros from the rial, state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday, after the currency plunged in a year marked by an economic crisis fueled by U.S. sanctions. “A bill to remove four zeros from the national currency was presented to the government by the central bank yesterday and I hope this matter 118

January 5, 2019 9:34 PM Paul Maurice, Todd Reirden, Jon Cooper, Bill Peters named coaches for All-Star Game

The four coaches for this month's NHL All-Star Game will be Paul Maurice of Winnipeg, Todd Reirden of Washington, Jon Cooper of Tampa Bay and Bill Peters of Calgary. Each of the teams is a division leader -- Winnipeg (Central), Washington (Metropolitan), Tampa Bay (Atlantic) and Calgary (Pacific). The NHL All-Star Weekend is Jan. 25-26 in San Jose, California 51

January 5, 2019 8:10 PM Officials: No tsunami expected from earthquake near Alaska

ADAK, Alaska – Officials say a large earthquake has struck in a remote area of the Aleutian Islands near Alaska, but a tsunami is not expected. The U.S. Tsunami Warning System says the 6.0-magnitude quake struck just before 10 a.m. Saturday about 90 miles (145 kilometers) southwest of the town of Adak on Adak Island. Several hundred people live in the town. Large 102

January 5, 2019 6:41 PM NHL names four coaches for All-Star Game

Tampa Bay’s Jon Cooper, Winnipeg’s Paul Maurice, Washington’s Todd Reirden and Calgary’s Bill Peters will serve as the head coaches for NHL All-Star Weekend from Jan. 25-26 in San Jose, Calif., the league announced Saturday. They are the coaches of the teams with the highest points percentage — points earned divided by total possible points — in each of the four divisions 123

January 5, 2019 3:14 PM Enes Kanter: New York Knicks player will not travel to London over Turkish spy fears

New York Knicks centre Enes Kanter says he will not travel to London for his side's upcoming NBA game because of fears over Turkish spies. The Turkish native is a critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and was detained in Romania when he travelled overseas in May 2017. The Knicks will play the Washington Wizards at the O2 Arena on 17 January 100

January 5, 2019 8:08 AM Iran says despite U.S. sanctions, it has found new 'potential' oil buyers

LONDON (Reuters) - All countries that were granted waivers from the United States to continue buying a certain amount of Iranian oil imports are complying with U.S. sanctions, a senior Iranian energy official said, noting that Tehran was hopeful to find new buyers. The United States withdrew from a nuclear deal with Iran last year and snapped sanctions 115

January 5, 2019 12:57 AM Washington governor to pardon pot crimes, six years after legalization

(Reuters) - Washington state will create a streamlined system to pardon people convicted of misdemeanor marijuana possession before the drug was legal, under an initiative launched on Friday by Governor Jay Inslee, who is considering a run for U.S. president. Voters in Washington state and Colorado in 2012 made their two states the first in the United 179

January 5, 2019 12:14 AM Fearing Congo violence, U.S. deploys small military force to Gabon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday that U.S. military personnel had deployed to Gabon in response to possible violent demonstrations in the Democratic Republic of Congo after a presidential election there. In a letter to congressional leaders, Trump said the first of about 80 military personnel arrived in Gabon on Wednesday 107