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NEW YORK | Report: 53 journalists killed worldwide so far in 2018

NEW YORK — The number of journalists killed worldwide in retaliation for their work nearly doubled this year, according to an annual report by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The New York-based organization found that 34 journalists were killed in retaliation for their work as of Dec. 14, while at least 53 were killed overall. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Report: 53 journalists killed worldwide so far in 2018

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Saudi Arabia rejects US Senate’s ‘interference’ in kingdom

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia says it rejects last week’s U.S. Senate resolution that put the blame for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi squarely on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The statement from the kingdom is an unusually strong rebuke of the Senate. Saudi Arabia said the resolution “contained blatant interferences” … Continue reading RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Saudi Arabia rejects US Senate’s ‘interference’ in kingdom

ANKARA, Turkey | Saudi refusal to extradite Khashoggi’s killers vexes Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey says it is disappointed by Saudi Arabia’s rejection of its request for the extradition of the killers of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The State-run Anadolu news agency on Monday quoted Fahrettin Altun, the communications director of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as saying it’s now in the international community’s interest to … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Saudi refusal to extradite Khashoggi’s killers vexes Turkey

WASHINGTON | After CIA briefing, senators lay blame on Saudi crown prince

WASHINGTON — Breaking with President Donald Trump, senators leaving a briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel on Tuesday said they are even more convinced that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said he believes if the crown … Continue reading WASHINGTON | After CIA briefing, senators lay blame on Saudi crown prince

WASHINGTON | CIA director briefs senators on journalist Khashoggi’s death

WASHINGTON — CIA Director Gina Haspel briefed Senate leaders on the slaying of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi Tuesday as senators weighed punishing the longtime Middle East ally over the killing. The CIA director met with a small group of senators, including the chairmen and ranking senators on the key national security committees. Senators from both … Continue reading WASHINGTON | CIA director briefs senators on journalist Khashoggi’s death

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: Trump ends summit with 2 hours of talks with Xi

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 9:20 p.m. President Donald Trump has wrapped up his time at a summit for world leaders with more than two hours of talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The two are trying to tamp down tensions … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: Trump ends summit with 2 hours of talks with Xi

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senators unhappy briefing excluded CIA chief

WASHINGTON — The Latest on senators’ closed-door briefing with top Trump administration officials over the U.S. response to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Senators are expressing disappointment that officials from the intelligence community were not present at a closed-door briefing over the U.S. response to the killing of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senators unhappy briefing excluded CIA chief

WASHINGTON | Trump says CIA has not found Saudi prince culpable in murder

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday disputed that U.S. intelligence officials had concluded that the de facto leader of American ally Saudi Arabia ordered the killing of a U.S.-based journalist critical of the kingdom’s royal family. Citing vehement denials by the crown prince and king that they were involved, Trump said “maybe the world … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says CIA has not found Saudi prince culpable in murder