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CHICAGO | Ex-kidnapping victims: Jayme Closs needs space, time to heal

CHICAGO  —Jan 12, 2019—Katie Beers’ joy quickly turned to deep concern when she learned 13-year-old Jayme Closs had been found alive in rural Wisconsin nearly three months after police say a man shot and killed her parents then abducted the girl from their home. “She is going to have to grieve the loss of her … Continue reading CHICAGO | Ex-kidnapping victims: Jayme Closs needs space, time to heal

BARRON, Wis. | Wisconsin man arrested in teen’s abduction, parents’ deaths

BARRON, Wis. —Jan 11, 2019—A 21-year-old unemployed man shot a Wisconsin couple to death in a scheme to kidnap their 13-year-old daughter, holding the girl captive for three months in an isolated north woods community before she managed to escape, authorities said Friday. Jayme Closs was skinny, disheveled and wearing shoes too big for her … Continue reading BARRON, Wis. | Wisconsin man arrested in teen’s abduction, parents’ deaths

BEIJING | The Latest: China confirms holding 2 Canadians

BEIJING — The Latest on the detentions in China of two Canadian men (all times local): 3:55 p.m. China has confirmed it has detained two Canadian men, saying they were being detained on suspicion of “endangering national security.” Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Thursday that entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig … Continue reading BEIJING | The Latest: China confirms holding 2 Canadians

PARIS | French police close probe into Interpol disappearance

PARIS — French authorities say they have closed an investigation into the disappearance and subsequent detention in China of the former president of Interpol, and found no evidence to support his wife’s claim that she got a threatening call in Chinese after he was picked up. Grace Meng, the wife of Meng Hongwei, detailed the … Continue reading PARIS | French police close probe into Interpol disappearance

LYON, France | Interpol: Rules forbid probe of ex-president’s fate in China

LYON, France— Interpol’s secretary general said Thursday that the international police organization’s rules forbid him from probing into the fate of the Chinese government official who served as Interpol president for almost two years before he vanished during a trip to China. In his first public remarks about the disappearance of Meng Hongwei, Interpol Secretary … Continue reading LYON, France | Interpol: Rules forbid probe of ex-president’s fate in China

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | Plea deal apparently reached in newlywed’s disappearance

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Lewis Bennett has insisted he never knew what happened to his wife, who disappeared at sea last year during their sailing honeymoon. That is apparently about to change. Court documents filed Friday in Miami federal court indicate Bennett, 41, has accepted a plea deal in the May 2017 disappearance of Isabella … Continue reading FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | Plea deal apparently reached in newlywed’s disappearance

JAKARTA, Indonesia | The Latest: Lion Air plane crashes into sea, 188 on board

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The Latest on a Lion Air plane disappearance (all times local): 11 a.m. Aviation tracking website Flightradar24 says the Lion Air plane that crashed after takeoff from Jakarta was a brand-new aircraft that has only been in use for a couple of months. The site says the 737 Max 8 plane was … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | The Latest: Lion Air plane crashes into sea, 188 on board

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Turkey keeps pressure on as Saudi prince to address forum

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Turkey’s president kept up pressure on Saudi Arabia on Wednesday as the kingdom’s powerful crown prince was to address an international investment summit in Riyadh, his first such remarks since global outcry over the killing earlier this month of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Prince … Continue reading RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Turkey keeps pressure on as Saudi prince to address forum

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: CIA director in Turkey to review Khashoggi case

ANKARA, Turkey  — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A U.S. official says CIA Director Gina Haspel is in Turkey to review the case of slain Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. The official was not authorized to discuss the trip and spoke only on condition of anonymity. … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: CIA director in Turkey to review Khashoggi case

MADISON, Wis | Authorities seek 2 vehicles in missing Wisconsin girl’s case

MADISON, Wis — Authorities said Monday that they’re looking for two cars in connection with the disappearance of a Wisconsin girl whose parents were gunned down last week. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said during a news conference that investigators are looking for a red or orange Dodge Challenger and a black Ford Edge or … Continue reading MADISON, Wis | Authorities seek 2 vehicles in missing Wisconsin girl’s case

BEIRUT | Silenced forever: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead

BEIRUT — Two days after Jamal Khashoggi vanished into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, The Washington Post published a column featuring his byline and the headline “A missing voice.” The space below it was blank. That influential voice on Saudi affairs has been silenced forever after three decades as a writer, editor, commentator and media … Continue reading BEIRUT | Silenced forever: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump: ‘Certainly looks’ like Saudi writer dead

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s response to missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 4:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says it “certainly looks” as though missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead. Trump did not say Thursday what he based his conclusion on. But he says the consequences for the Saudis “will … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump: ‘Certainly looks’ like Saudi writer dead

WASHINGTON | Trump concedes Khashoggi likely dead, threatens consequences

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump acknowledged Thursday it “certainly looks” as though missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened “very severe” consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him. His warning came as the administration toughened its response to a disappearance that has sparked global outrage. Before Trump spoke, the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump concedes Khashoggi likely dead, threatens consequences

The Latest: UN expert: Government abductions are new worry

The Latest on the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 9:15 p.m. A U.N. expert says the world is witnessing “a new and very worrisome practice” of governments abducting people in foreign countries … Continue reading The Latest: UN expert: Government abductions are new worry

WASHINGTON | Trump says looks like Khashoggi dead, threatens consequences

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday it “certainly looks” as though Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened “very severe” consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him. As the U.S. toughened its response to Khashoggi’s disappearance, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pulled out of a major Saudi investment conference Thursday … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says looks like Khashoggi dead, threatens consequences

MOSCOW | The Latest: Putin: Iran pullout contingent on Syria security

MOSCOW— The Latest on Russia President Vladimir Putin‘s comments (all times local): 6:00 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says any talks about the withdrawal of Iranian forces from Syria would be contingent on providing security guarantees for Syria. Putin said Thursday that Russia helped negotiate the pullback of Iranian forces from the border with Israel … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Putin: Iran pullout contingent on Syria security

PARIS | Western government officials cancel trip to Saudi event

PARIS— Senior government officials from the United States, France, Britain and the Netherlands joined a growing list of people cancelling out of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia amid questions over the kingdom’s involvement in the disappearance of a dissident writer. “I will not be participating in the Future Investment Initiative summit in Saudi Arabia,” … Continue reading PARIS | Western government officials cancel trip to Saudi event

PARIS | French, UK, Dutch ministers cancel trip to Saudi conference

PARIS  — Senior government officials from France, Britain and the Netherlands joined a growing list of people cancelling out of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia amid questions over the kingdom’s involvement in the disappearance of dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi. “I will not go to Riyadh next week” for the conference known as “Davos in … Continue reading PARIS | French, UK, Dutch ministers cancel trip to Saudi conference

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump asks for journalist video ‘if it exists’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s remarks on the missing Saudi journalist (all times local): 11:55 a.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. is asking Turkey for audio and video relating to missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi “if it exists.” The president on Wednesday called Saudi Arabia an important ally, noting it is … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump asks for journalist video ‘if it exists’

ISTANBUL | Pompeo meets Saudi king, prince on Khashoggi’s disappearance

ISTANBUL— America’s top diplomat met on Tuesday with Saudi Arabia‘s King Salman and his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the disappearance and alleged slaying at the kingdom’s hands of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at its consulate in Istanbul. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo smiled and shook hands with both men, who warmly greeted … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Pompeo meets Saudi king, prince on Khashoggi’s disappearance

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

ISTANBUL | Top US diplomat in Saudi Arabia for talks over Khashoggi

ISTANBUL — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived Tuesday in Saudi Arabia for talks with 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 to immediately meet … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Top US diplomat in Saudi Arabia for talks over Khashoggi

ISTANBUL | The Latest: Washington lobbyists drop client Saudi Arabia

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): 6:25 a.m. A Washington lobbying firm has told Saudi Arabia it will no longer represent the kingdom, as international furor builds over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A … Continue reading ISTANBUL | The Latest: Washington lobbyists drop client Saudi Arabia

ISTANBUL | The Latest: Saudi-Turkish team begins search of consulate

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): 6 p.m. Turkish crime scene investigators have searched the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul over the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. The search came nearly two weeks … Continue reading ISTANBUL | The Latest: Saudi-Turkish team begins search of consulate

ISTANBUL | Forensics team searches Saudi Consulate over missing writer

ISTANBUL— Turkish crime scene investigators dressed in coveralls and gloves entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Monday, nearly two weeks after the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi there. Police officers carrying files and equipment walked through the heavy metal doors of the consulate after sunset, carrying out an extraordinary search … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Forensics team searches Saudi Consulate over missing writer