WASHINGTON | US official: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing

WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. official said Friday. The Saudi government has denied the claim. The conclusion will bolster efforts in Congress to further punish the close U.S. ally for the killing. The Trump administration this week … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US official: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing

SYDNEY | Homeless Aussie who helped thwart attack charged with theft

SYDNEY — A homeless Australian man who shot to fame after using a shopping trolley to help police thwart last week’s militant attack in Melbourne has been charged over a series of burglaries. Michael Rogers was hailed as a hero and dubbed “Trolleyman” on social media after emerging from a crowd with a trolley to … Continue reading SYDNEY | Homeless Aussie who helped thwart attack charged with theft

SAN DIEGO | Migrants won’t see armed US soldiers on border

SAN DIEGO — As thousands of migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers converge on the doorstep of the United States, what they won’t find are armed American soldiers standing guard. Instead they will see cranes installing towering panels of metal bars and troops wrapping concertina wire around barriers while military helicopters fly overhead, … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Migrants won’t see armed US soldiers on border

JACKSON, Miss | Dem’s lobbying work draws GOP ire in Mississippi Senate race

JACKSON, Miss. — Republicans in Mississippi’s intensifying U.S. Senate race are slamming Democrat Mike Espy’s lobbying work for an African leader who was later deposed and charged with crimes against humanity. Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and a GOP campaign group have launched ads questioning whether Espy lied about his work for Ivory Coast ex-President Laurent … Continue reading JACKSON, Miss | Dem’s lobbying work draws GOP ire in Mississippi Senate race

WASHINGTON | Dem struggle over Pelosi bid, with no end game in sight

WASHINGTON— Democrats won the majority. Now they just need a speaker of the House. The standoff over Nancy Pelosi’s bid to regain the gavel intensified Friday as Democrats left Washington for the Thanksgiving holiday, an unsettling finish to an otherwise triumphant week that saw them welcome a historic class of newcomers to Capitol Hill and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Dem struggle over Pelosi bid, with no end game in sight

United States | On the Detention of Civil Society Leaders

United States – The United States is very concerned about Turkey’s detention today of academics, journalists, and civil society activists with ties to the Anatolia Culture Association. Transparency, rule of law, and freedom of expression and association are fundamental elements of every healthy democracy. The U.S.-Turkey partnership is strongest when Turkish democracy is thriving. We … Continue reading United States | On the Detention of Civil Society Leaders

United States | Joint Statement on U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership

United States – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin met November 16, 2018, in Washington, D.C., to hold a plenary session of the U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership Commission. The plenary meeting marked the tenth anniversary of the U.S.–Ukraine Charter on Strategic Partnership, a document that enshrines the principles upon which … Continue reading United States | Joint Statement on U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership

United States | Conviction of Khmer Rouge Leaders Noun Chea and Khieu Samphan

United States – The United States welcomes the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia’s issuance of the judgment finding former Khmer Rouge leaders Khieu Samphan and Noun Chea guilty of crimes against humanity and genocide. In their capacities as Head of State for the Khmer Rouge regime and as the Deputy Chairman of the … Continue reading United States | Conviction of Khmer Rouge Leaders Noun Chea and Khieu Samphan