ISTANBUL | Mike Pompeo meets Saudi king over Khashoggi’s disappearance

ISTANBUL — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met on Tuesday with Saudi Arabia‘s King Salman over the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, who vanished two weeks ago during a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Pompeo landed in Riyadh on Tuesday morning and was welcomed by Saudi Foreign Minister … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Mike Pompeo meets Saudi king over Khashoggi’s disappearance

PARIS | Macron seeks to regain initiative with government reshuffle

PARIS— French president Emmanuel Macron has appointed a high-profile political ally to the key post of interior minister during a limited cabinet reshuffle aimed at preparing for upcoming economic and social reforms. Christophe Castaner, 52, who heads Macron’s party La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move), replaces Gerard Collomb who resigned two weeks ago … Continue reading PARIS | Macron seeks to regain initiative with government reshuffle

MONROVIA, Liberia | Liberia investigates US-backed charity after alleged rapes

MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberia’s government says it is investigating a charity founded by a young American woman after allegations that a local staffer raped several girls in its care. The More Than Me organization says in a statement that founder Katie Meyler has taken a leave of absence until a separate, independent audit requested by … Continue reading MONROVIA, Liberia | Liberia investigates US-backed charity after alleged rapes

LONDON | Facebook requires UK political ad buyers to reveal identity

LONDON  — Facebook says anyone who takes out a British political ad on the social media platform will now be forced to reveal their identity, in a bid to increase transparency and curb misinformation. The company said Tuesday that it will also require disclaimers for any British political advertisements, which will be archived for seven … Continue reading LONDON | Facebook requires UK political ad buyers to reveal identity

NEW DELHI | Payments companies hit deadline for keeping data in India

NEW DELHI — Global credit card and payments companies like American Express, Visa and MasterCard are facing a challenge in meeting a requirement to store transaction data for all Indian customers within the country. A new rule took effect Tuesday that directs payment companies to store all transaction data on computers within the country. Enacted … Continue reading NEW DELHI | Payments companies hit deadline for keeping data in India

WASHINGTON | How DC unleashed fossil-fuel exports despite climate worries

WASHINGTON— Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s keynote speech at the World Gas Conference in June opened with a marching band and ended with an exhibition by the Harlem Globetrotters. It was a spectacle befitting the industry symposium. “We’re sharing our energy bounty with the world,” Perry gushed from a stage at the Washington Convention Center. Long … Continue reading WASHINGTON | How DC unleashed fossil-fuel exports despite climate worries

ISTANBUL | The Latest: UN urges Saudi Arabia to reveal Khashoggi’s fate

ISTANBUL— The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The United Nations‘ high commissioner for human rights is urging Saudi Arabia and Turkey to “reveal everything they know about the disappearance and possible extrajudicial killing” of Saudi … Continue reading ISTANBUL | The Latest: UN urges Saudi Arabia to reveal Khashoggi’s fate