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The Latest: Trudeau denies ex-AG’s claim of interference

TORONTO — The latest on questions in Canada over whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s office tried to wrongly influence the former attorney general on whether to prosecute a major Canadian engineering company (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he completely disagrees with his former attorney general and says that he … Continue reading The Latest: Trudeau denies ex-AG’s claim of interference

WASHINGTON | US ambassador to Canada emerges as favorite for UN post

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is backing Craft for the post, and she also has the support of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton, according to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US ambassador to Canada emerges as favorite for UN post

WASHINGTON | GOP senator: Rep. King’s racial remarks hurt Republicans, US

WASHINGTON  —Jan 11, 2019—Iowa Republican congressman Steve King says he’s not a racist, but he’s facing heavy criticism from his party over his remarks about white supremacy. King on Friday said from the House floor that he is an advocate for “Western civilization,” not white supremacy or white nationalism. But he didn’t deny remarks published … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP senator: Rep. King’s racial remarks hurt Republicans, US

NEW YORK | Republicans worry a primary challenge would hurt Trump

NEW YORK —Jan 02, 2019 —  Donald Trump declared himself “the most popular president in the history of the Republican Party” on Wednesday. Yet his allies fear a primary challenge from a high-profile Republican could doom his re-election. The concern was outlined in a private email shared among Republican National Committee members hours after the GOP’s last … Continue reading NEW YORK | Republicans worry a primary challenge would hurt Trump

WASHINGTON | New GOP rivalry? Romney barrels into DC blistering Trump

WASHINGTON —Jan 02, 2019— Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee and incoming Utah senator, has quickly set himself apart from other Republicans in the new Congress with a blistering attack on President Donald Trump‘s leadership and character, triggering what could become a new rivalry in the GOP ranks. Romney put to rest expectations that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | New GOP rivalry? Romney barrels into DC blistering Trump

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says Romney ought to be ‘team player’

WASHINGTON  — Jan 02, 2019— The Latest on Sen.-elect Mitt Romney‘s criticism of President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:10 a.m. President Donald Trump is responding to blistering criticism from Republican Sen.-elect Mitt Romney. Trump says he would “much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says Romney ought to be ‘team player’

WASHINGTON | CIA briefs House leaders on Khashoggi as Senate nears votes

WASHINGTON — CIA Director Gina Haspel briefed House leaders on Wednesday on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as the Senate prepared for a possible vote on two resolutions that would rebuke Saudi Arabia for its role in the slaying. Two people familiar with the meeting said House leaders were receiving a briefing from … Continue reading WASHINGTON | CIA briefs House leaders on Khashoggi as Senate nears votes

WASHINGTON | CIA director to brief Senate leaders on Khashoggi’s slaying

WASHINGTON— CIA Director Gina Haspel is headed to Capitol Hill to brief Senate leaders Tuesday on the slaying of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as senators weigh their next steps in possibly punishing the longtime Middle East ally over the killing. The CIA director is set to meet Republican and Democratic Senate leaders, as well as … Continue reading WASHINGTON | CIA director to brief Senate leaders on Khashoggi’s slaying

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: Trump-Merkel meeting set for Saturday

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 5 p.m. President Donald Trump will meet Saturday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, after a travel snag thwarted their plans to meet Friday. Technical issues with Merkel’s aircraft delayed by a day her arrival in Argentina … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: Trump-Merkel meeting set for Saturday

WASHINGTON | Mueller focused on tip about WikiLeaks plans, document shows

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller‘s team believes a conservative author and conspiracy theorist tipped off Donald Trump’s confidant Roger Stone months before WikiLeaks released thousands of emails stolen from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, according to a document newly made public. The document, which was drafted as part of a plea offer to Jerome Corsi, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mueller focused on tip about WikiLeaks plans, document shows

MOSCOW | Kremlin still expecting Putin-Summit to go ahead

MOSCOW — The Kremlin says it still expects a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump to go ahead as planned. Trump, in an interview with The Washington Post on Tuesday, said he may cancel his planned sit-down with Putin in Argentina following Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian naval ships last weekend. … Continue reading MOSCOW | Kremlin still expecting Putin-Summit to go ahead

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. | Associate of Roger Stone in plea talks with Mueller

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A conservative writer and associate of Trump confidant Roger Stone says he is in plea talks with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. Jerome Corsi told The Associated Press on Friday that he has been negotiating a potential plea but declined to comment further. He said on a YouTube show last week … Continue reading JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. | Associate of Roger Stone in plea talks with Mueller

WASHINGTON | Report: Ivanka Trump used personal email for government work

WASHINGTON — Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and adviser, sent hundreds of emails about government business from a personal email account last year. That’s according to The Washington Post, which reports the emails were sent to White House aides, Cabinet officials and her assistants. The White House didn’t immediately respond to questions Monday, but a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Report: Ivanka Trump used personal email for government work

WASHINGTON | Trump on Khashoggi death tape: ‘No reason for me to hear it’

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump said there is no reason for him to listen to a recording of the “very violent, very vicious” killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has 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 | Trump on Khashoggi death tape: ‘No reason for me to hear it’

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

WASHINGTON | Trump talks to CIA, State leaders about Khashoggi killing

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump spoke on Saturday with his CIA chief and top diplomat about the spy agency’s assessment of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. American intelligence agencies have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing, according to a U.S. official. The Saudi government has denied that claim. Trump called … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump talks to CIA, State leaders about Khashoggi killing

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

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Post urges independent probe in columnist slay

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The latest on developments following the Oct. 2 killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 1:50 a.m. The Washington Post says neither Saudi Arabia nor the United States is doing enough to get to the bottom of what happened to columnist Jamal … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Post urges independent probe in columnist slay

TOKYO | Pence in Japan to discuss trade, N. Korea before summits

TOKYO — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Tokyo on Monday to discuss North Korea and other issues with Japanese officials before heading to two regional summits. Pence is expected to also discuss China’s growing regional influence and bilateral trade with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when they meet Tuesday, officials said. During a … Continue reading TOKYO | Pence in Japan to discuss trade, N. Korea before summits

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey: Highest level of Saudi govt ordered writer’s slaying

ANKARA, Turkey— The order to kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi came from the highest level of the Saudi government, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday, adding that the international community had the responsibility to “reveal the puppet masters” behind the slaying. In an op-ed in The Washington Post, Erdogan said he did not believe … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey: Highest level of Saudi govt ordered writer’s slaying

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

SOFIA, Bulgaria | Netanyahu decries writer’s death, stresses Saudi stability

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the slaying of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a horrendous act and “should be duly dealt with” in a way that doesn’t undermine Saudi Arabia’s stability. Netanyahu said at a news conference in Varna, Bulgaria on Friday that Iran is a bigger threat than Saudi Arabia … Continue reading SOFIA, Bulgaria | Netanyahu decries writer’s death, stresses Saudi stability

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: UN would look into Saudi writer’s death if asked

ANKARA, Turkey  — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stands by his earlier call for an independent and transparent investigation into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq reiterated Tuesday that the secretary-general can … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: UN would look into Saudi writer’s death if asked

ISTANBUL | Saudi account of Khashoggi killing is widely denounced

ISTANBUL  — Turkey will “never allow a cover-up” of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia‘s consulate in Istanbul, a senior official in Turkey’s ruling party said Saturday, reflecting international skepticism over the Saudi account that the writer died during a “fistfight.” The comment was one of many critical reactions to the … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Saudi account of Khashoggi killing is widely denounced

ISTANBUL | The Latest: Germany calls for clarity in Khashoggi case

ISTANBUL — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local): 6:05 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is demanding further clarity over the death of writer Jamal Khashoggi, after Saudi officials acknowledged Saturday that the … Continue reading ISTANBUL | The Latest: Germany calls for clarity in Khashoggi case

ISTANBUL | Turkey probes whether Khashoggi remains taken from consulate

ISTANBUL — A Turkish official said Friday that investigators are looking into the possibility that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi‘s remains may have been taken to a forest outside Istanbul or to another city after his suspected killing at the consulate earlier this month. Ankara’s top diplomat, meanwhile, denied sharing any audio from the Saudi … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Turkey probes whether Khashoggi remains taken from consulate

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Washington Post to publish new Khashoggi column

ANKARA, Turkey — 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 local): 1:30 a.m. Thursday The Washington Post plans to publish a new column by missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi in which he discusses the … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Washington Post to publish new Khashoggi column