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Kushner plays down Russia's interference in 2016 election

Apr. 23, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said Tuesday the investigations into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election "had a much harder impact on our democracy" than what Russia actually did. Mere days after Americans read a redacted version of special counsel Robert...

Turkey arrests 2 people suspected of spying for UAE

Apr. 19, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Friday formally arrested two men on charges of spying for the United Arab Emirates, Turkey's state-run news agency said. Authorities were also investigating the possibility that the men could have been involved in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi...

The Latest: Trump vetoes measure on US and Yemen war

Apr. 17, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's veto of a congressional resolution on U.S. involvement in war in Yemen: 8:40 p.m. President Donald Trump has vetoed a congressional resolution to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. The veto is just the second in Trump's...

Trump vetoes measure to end US involvement in Yemen war

Apr. 17, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump vetoed a resolution passed by Congress to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. The veto — the second in Trump's presidency — was expected, and Congress lacks the votes to override it. But passing the never-before-used war powers...

2019 winners and finalists in journalism and arts

Apr. 15, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists: JOURNALISM Public Service South Florida Sun Sentinel for examining mistakes by school and law enforcement officials before and after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting massacre in Parkland, Florida. Nominated as finalists:...

Retired general confirmed as US ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Apr. 10, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to confirm a retired four-star general, John Abizaid, as the U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, filling an important diplomatic post that has been vacant for more than two years. U.S.-Saudi relations are in turmoil after the murder of U.S.-based...

Western banks help Saudis raise $12 billion in bonds

Apr. 10, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Saud Arabian state-controlled oil company Aramco - the most profitable in the world - has raised $12 billion in a bond issue that shows Western investors are keen to do business with the kingdom despite global outrage over last year's killing of a dissident journalist. Bonds from Saudi Aramco...

Khashoggi's son comments on financial compensation by Saudis

Apr. 10, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The son of slain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi appeared to acknowledge on Wednesday that financial compensation had been made to the family, but said it did not amount to an admission of guilt by Saudi rulers. Salah Khashoggi described King Salman and Crown...

Pelosi calls on President Trump to sign Yemen resolution

Apr. 9, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on President Donald Trump Tuesday to sign into law a resolution ending American involvement in the war in Yemen. "The situation in Yemen ... has left an indelible scar and stain on the conscience of the world," Pelosi told reporters. She said the...

State Dept. bars 16 people for roles in Khashoggi killing

Apr. 8, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. State Department on Monday publicly designated 16 people for their roles in the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in October. Such designation makes those individuals and immediate family members ineligible for entry into the United States....