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Saudis do not know how Khashoggi was killed - foreign minister

Saudi Arabian officials do not know details of how dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in their consulate in Istanbul or where his body is, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Sunday.


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Posted 2018/10/21 16:32:36

Leading U.S. senator blames Saudi prince for Khashoggi death

A leading Republican U.S. senator said on Sunday he believed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible for the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.


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Posted 2018/10/21 15:58:41

Trump says U.S. to exit landmark nuclear arms pact, Russia threatens retaliation

President Donald Trump said Washington would withdraw from a landmark Cold War-era treaty that eliminated nuclear missiles from Europe because Russia was violating the pact, triggering a warning of retaliatory measures from Moscow.


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Posted 2018/10/21 15:55:42

UK, France and Germany press Saudi for facts to back up Khashoggi explanation

Saudi Arabia needs to provide facts for its explanation of what happened to journalist Jamal Khashoggi to be considered credible, Britain, France and Germany said in a joint statement on Sunday.


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Posted 2018/10/21 15:06:55

UK, France and Germany condemn Khashoggi killing

The UK, France and Germany have issued a joint statement condemning the killing of Jamal Khashoggi "in the strongest possible terms".
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Posted 2018/10/21 14:46:00

Kremlin says we want answers from Washington over arms treaty plan

Russian President Vladimir Putin will seek an explanation of why Washington plans to pull out of an arms control treaty when he meets U.S. national security adviser John Bolton in Moscow this week, RIA news agency quoted Putin's spokesman as saying.


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Posted 2018/10/21 14:02:38

Afghans shut out by polling station chaos return to vote

Afghans unable to vote in Saturday's parliamentary election because hundreds of polling stations failed to open were given another chance to cast their ballot on Sunday after the authorities extended voting for another day.


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Posted 2018/10/21 14:02:04

Trump plan to quit arms treaty a mistake - Gorbachev

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, a co-signatory of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, said on Sunday U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to quit the treaty was a mistake, Interfax news agency reported.


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Posted 2018/10/21 13:29:21

Black woman racially abused on Ryanair flight

Ryanair has been criticised after footage emerged of a passenger racially abusing an elderly black woman sat next to him.
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Posted 2018/10/21 13:22:00

German foreign minister - U.S. should consider consequences of leaving nuclear treaty

Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said the United States should consider the consequences, both for Europe and for future disarmament efforts, of pulling out of an international treaty aimed at eliminating a class of nuclear weapons.


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Posted 2018/10/21 13:08:47

Israel puts West Bank Bedouin village eviction on hold for several weeks

Israel said on Sunday it would put on hold for "a number of weeks" its threatened razing of a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank amid international calls to drop the plan, saying it would try to negotiate an evacuation.


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Posted 2018/10/21 12:29:27

Prince Harry inspires athletes as pregnant Meghan trims Australia schedule

The pregnant wife of Britain's Prince Harry, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will cut back her busy schedule as the royal couple enter the last week-and-a-half of their tour to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.


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Posted 2018/10/21 11:12:18

Trump, Europeans call Saudi account of Khashoggi death inadequate

U.S. President Donald Trump joined European leaders on Saturday in pushing Saudi Arabia for more answers about Jamal Khashoggi after Riyadh changed its story and acknowledged that the journalist died more than two weeks ago at its consulate in Istanbul.


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Posted 2018/10/21 11:10:52

At least 22 dead as train overturns in Taiwan

At least 22 people have died and 171 are injured after a train derailed and overturned on a coastal railway in Taiwan.
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Posted 2018/10/21 11:08:00

Rebels kill 13 and abduct 12 kids in Ebola-hit area

Congolese rebels have killed 13 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an area at the centre of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak.
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Posted 2018/10/21 10:57:00

Trump changes tone with Saudi Arabia over killing

Donald Trump has said he is "not satisfied" with Saudi Arabia's response to the death of Jamal Khashoggi.
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Posted 2018/10/21 07:23:00

Trump: US to pull out of nuclear treaty with Russia

President Donald Trump has said the US will pull out of a nuclear treaty with Russia because Moscow has violated the agreement.
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Posted 2018/10/20 20:29:00

Germany, France seek deeper Saudi explanation of Khashoggi death

Germany and France on Saturday called Saudi Arabia's explanation of how Jamal Khashoggi died in Istanbul incomplete, going further than U.S. President Donald Trump in pressing the kingdom over the journalist's disappearance and death.


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Posted 2018/10/20 20:27:37

Germany questions arms sales to Saudi over Khashoggi killing

Germany should not approve arms sales to Saudi Arabia until investigations into the circumstances of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death have been completed, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Saturday.


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Posted 2018/10/20 20:27:37

Former Dutch prime minister, Wim Kok, dies at 80

Wim Kok, a former Dutch prime minister who helped forge the country's famed consensus-based politics and oversaw pioneering legalisations of euthanasia and gay marriage, died on Saturday of heart failure.


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Posted 2018/10/20 20:17:37