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WASHINGTON | US, Turkish officials say Trump’s decision on Syria troops was made without consulting national security team, US allies

WASHINGTON  — US, Turkish officials say Trump’s decision on Syria troops was made without consulting national security team, US allies By Associated Press

WASHINGTON | Trump call with Turkish leader led to US pullout from Syria

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump‘s decision to withdraw American troops from Syria was made hastily, without consulting his national security team or allies, and over strong objections from virtually everyone involved in the fight against the Islamic State, according to U.S. and Turkish officials. Trump stunned his Cabinet, lawmakers and much of the world with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump call with Turkish leader led to US pullout from Syria

MOSCOW | The Latest: Turkey urges diplomatic solution to conflict

MOSCOW — The Latest on raised tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local): 4: 10 p.m. Turkish officials say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged the presidents of Russia and Ukraine to overcome their dispute through diplomatic channels. The officials from Erdogan’s office said that the Turkish leader held separate telephone conversations on Wednesday … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Turkey urges diplomatic solution to conflict

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia | Press group urges action in slain Slovak reporter case

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — An international press freedom group held a memorial Friday for slain Slovakian reporter Jan Kuciak to keep pressure on local authorities to solve his killing and to draw attention to crimes against journalists worldwide. The Vienna-based International Press Institute said nearly 75 journalists have been killed around the world in 2018, including … Continue reading BRATISLAVA, Slovakia | Press group urges action in slain Slovak reporter case

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Saudi prince to give first speech since Khashoggi’s slaying

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Saudi crown prince is to make his first international speech since the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Mohammed bin Salman is to address the Future Investment Initiative summit in Riyadh on Wednesday afternoon. The summit is the prince’s brainchild, an effort to … Continue reading RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Saudi prince to give first speech since Khashoggi’s slaying

WASHINGTON  | Trump: ‘I’m not satisfied’ with accounts of Khashoggi death

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump said Monday he’s not satisfied with the explanations he’s heard about the death of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi and is awaiting reports from U.S. personnel returning from the region. Khashoggi, who lived in the United States and wrote critically about the Saudi royal family, died earlier this month at the … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump: ‘I’m not satisfied’ with accounts of Khashoggi death