WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump stresses Saudi crown prince’s denial

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 10:10 am. President Donald Trump says the crown prince of U.S. ally Saudi Arabia has told him directly that he had nothing to do with the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but Trump says he wonders “will anybody really know.” A … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump stresses Saudi crown prince’s denial

WASHINGTON | Amid Khashoggi questions, Trump won’t listen to death tape

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump said he would not listen to a recording of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi even as an upcoming report on the slaying threatens to put him in a diplomatic bind: how to admonish Riyadh for the slaying yet maintain strong ties with a close ally. Trump, in an interview … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Amid Khashoggi questions, Trump won’t listen to death tape

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar | Madagascar heads to runoff election on Dec. 19

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar — In Madagascar, two former heads of state qualified for the second round of the presidential election, to be held on Dec. 19. Andry Rajoelina, president of the transitional period of 2009 to 2014, won 39 percent of the vote and Marc Ravalomanana, president from 2002 to 2009, received 35 percent of the … Continue reading ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar | Madagascar heads to runoff election on Dec. 19

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says ‘no reason’ to hear Khashoggi tape

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 9:45 a.m. President Donald Trump says there’s “no reason” for him to listen to an audio recording of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (jah-MAHL’ khahr-SHOHK’-jee) at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Trump confirms the U.S. has the recording, which … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says ‘no reason’ to hear Khashoggi tape

FRANKFURT, Germany | The Latest: Macron addresses Germany’s parliament

FRANKFURT, Germany — The Latest on the French president’s visit to Germany (all times local): 3:35 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has called for Europe to take more responsibility for its defense and security and for France and Germany to play a leading role together. Macron made the remarks while speaking in the German lower … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | The Latest: Macron addresses Germany’s parliament

BUCHAREST, Romania | Painting found in Romania studied as possibly stolen Picasso

BUCHAREST, Romania— Romanian prosecutors are investigating whether a painting by Pablo Picasso that was snatched from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago has turned up in Romania. Four Romanians were convicted of stealing Picasso’s “Tete d’Arlequin” and six other valuable paintings from the Kunsthal gallery in Rotterdam. One of them, Olga Dogaru, told … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Painting found in Romania studied as possibly stolen Picasso

WASHINGTON | Trump says report on Khashoggi death expected in coming days

WASHINGTON  — An upcoming administration report about the circumstances surrounding the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may put President Donald Trump in a diplomatic bind: how to admonish Riyadh for the slaying yet maintain strong ties with a close ally in the Middle East. “We’ll be having a very full report over the next … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says report on Khashoggi death expected in coming days

LONDON | The Latest: Labour leader: New EU vote ‘not for today’

LONDON — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn says another referendum on Britain and the European Union is “an option for the future” — but not today. The Labour Party leader also panned British Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed Brexit agreement with the EU, calling it a … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Labour leader: New EU vote ‘not for today’